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Charming Home (3bed, 2bath) Nestled in Woods and Close to Town

40 Reviews
Sleeps9
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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Overview

Harbor Springs House Rental Photos and Description

House, 3 Bedrooms + Loft, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 7-9)

Location! Location! Enjoy the tranquility and solitude of a north woods cabin while so close to downtown Harbor Springs! Relax in our warm and inviting timber-frame home and enjoy the natural surroundings. A great base for all the nearby 'Up North' attractions. Ideal accomodations for a couple, or a couple families. Two first floor bedrooms, one with a queen, the other with a twin over full bunk bed including a twin trundle. The second floor includes a master bedroom with a queen bed, and an open loft room with entertainment center and queen hide-a-bed. Both floors offer a full bath. Up to nine people can sleep in comfort. The full kitchen contains all the conveniences of home. The massive fieldstone hearth and woodstove add to the rustic feel, while the high speed wi-fi reminds you that civilization is close at hand. A plasma big screen with stereo and DVD is provided for your entertainment.

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Owner
Member since: 2012
Call Owner
Speaks: english

About The Owner

I'm an active duty Air Force pilot from Michigan, husband of a wonderful lady, and father of two smart boys who hopes to one day retire to our house in Harbor Springs. We enjoy our home away from 'home' when leave allows, and my family has a place of stability during the lengthy deployments.

Why The Owner chose Northern Michigan

Harbor Springs is a wonderful community in the truest sense of the word. The people are warm, genuine, and welcoming. There may not be a better place on earth to enjoy four distinct, varied, and beautiful seasons. The long, sunny summer days and natural air conditioning of Little Traverse Bay. The uncrowded, undeveloped sandy beaches. The smell of fudge. Fall colors that would leave a New England leaf-peeper breathless, and miles of empty roads and paths by which to enjoy them. Three months of real winter, complete with downtown sleigh rides, a great town sledding hill, a municipal ice rink, and the best skiing in the midwest. Watching the world wake in spring. Marvelling at the wildflower colors on display while out for a morning walk in one of Harbor's nature preserves, then passing through clouds of lilac on the walk back through town. Mackinac Island. The Little Traverse Wheelway bike path. Wilderness, Petoskey, and Burt Lake State Parks. Fishing the Bear River or Walloon Lake. Sailing Little Traverse Bay. Hiking the North Country Trail. Biking the Tunnel of Trees. Headlands dark sky park. Golfing some of the finest courses in the nation. The opportunities to enjoy the unspoiled outdoors are practically endless. This is the place I wish I'd spent my childhood, and I'm hoping to give that experience to my two young boys.

What makes this house unique

You won't find another property that combines the solitude and privacy of the North woods while offering such convenience of proximity to town and recreational opportunities. We love the feel of the wood stove in the winter. The house has such a warm feel, and lounging with a book under the skylight in the loft is so relaxing. I love to have my morning coffee on the upper balcony, listening to the songbirds and looking for wildlife in the woods. We particularly like that we can park the car and access nearly all of our favorite activities by bicycle.

Reviews

4.9
based on 40 traveler reviews

Charming Home (3bed, 2bath) Nestled in Woods and Close to Town
average rating of 4.925 based on 40 reviews
Muncie, IN
5

wonderful home to enjoy

  • 5 of 5

My family and I fortunately arranged with Niki to stay here at the last moment before a ski trip. My daughters were amazed and enthralled with the beautiful home with many choices of nice bedrooms and lounging areas. Perfect for vacation.

It's obvious that you care. Cooking in the kitchen was very pleasant with high quality pots,pans,etc.

Close proximity to boyne and nub's nob made those trips a breeze. Even meijer was nearby for "emergency" cold medicines.

We'll definitely look into returning to enjoy your home.

  • Submitted: Mar 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
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5

Great ski house

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 5 stayed 3 nights and found everything clean and comfy. Very close to Boyne Highlands and Nub's Nob for skiing. Newer appliances were a nice surprise and the kitchen was fully stocked with everything we needed. Keep the upstairs master bedroom and bathroom doors open at night or you will wake up cold since it's a post and beam construction with no heat ducts upstairs. We'll definitely book again next year.

  • Submitted: Feb 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
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5

Beautiful pristine home away from home

  • 5 of 5

What a welcoming home to walk into. Everything was exactly as stated it would be, door unlocked and keys right on counter. No hassle check in and peaceful stay. Our family had a fun and relaxing time while here, and wished for a longer stay. The only thing my daughter missed and a big reason for returning home was

because she missed our cat. Ha ha! We joked we should have a rent-a-cat

Service! Hope to stay here again as soon as we can get away. Thank you for the best home away from

Home we could ever have!

  • Submitted: Feb 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
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5

Great ski vacation getaway

  • 5 of 5

Stayed here for a ski weekend with my family. Everyone absolutely loved this place. My wife is very particular about where we stay when we travel, and the house passed all of the tests. Our family is all adults and there was more than enough room for all five of us. Everything was very clean, dealing with the owner was as easy as it gets. The whole experience was just really awesome.

  • Submitted: Jan 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
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5

Great Time

  • 5 of 5

Property was as promised. Everything we expected. Great location convenient to Petoskey or Harbor Springs. Thanks for everything we will surely be back.

  • Submitted: Nov 10, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A great time

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful home to spend a wonderful weekend with family. Will be back!

  • Submitted: Nov 2, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
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Map

Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Harbor Point
Nearest Ski
3.5 Miles
Boyne Highlands
Car: recommended

This home is central to all the world-class activities that Harbor Springs has to offer. There are Lake Michigan beaches, Nubs Nob and Boyne Highlands Ski Hills (which offer both downhill and cross country skiing as well as mountain biking in the summer), lots of local hiking options, numerous golf courses, plenty of shopping, and the Mackinac Island ferries are a short drive away. In the winter Harbor Springs has a fantastic sledding hill as well as downtown sleigh rides and a free ice rink with rentals available. The breathtaking 'Tunnel of Trees' begins at the edge of town.

Downtown Harbor Springs: 1.6mi

Downtown Petoskey: 9.3mi

Lake Michigan Beaches:

Zorn Park: 1.9mi

Petoskey State Park: 5.5mi

Thorne Swift Nature Preserve: 5.7mi

Cross Village/Wilderness State Park: 22mi

Mackinac Ferries: 33mi

Boyne Highlands: 3.4mi

Nubs Nob: 5mi

Public Golf:

Harbor Point: 3mi

Little Traverse Bay: 4.5mi

Chestnut Valley: 9mi

Burt Lake State Park: 21mi

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Rates & Availability

Harbor Springs House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer
May 28 2016 - Sep 5 2016
7 night minimum stay
$1,200
 
 
Fall
Sep 6 2016 - Nov 18 2016
2 night minimum stay
$125
$850
 
 
Winter
Nov 19 2016 - Dec 23 2016
2 night minimum stay
$140
$950
 
 
Winter Holiday
Dec 24 2016 - Dec 31 2016
7 night minimum stay
$1,700
 
 
Winter
Jan 1 2017 - Mar 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
$150
$1,000
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$150
$1,000
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200

No tents, campers, snowmobiles or fireworks.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Amenities

Harbor Springs House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Upstairs
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 bunk bed , Bunk bed is twin over double with twin trundle bed
    Loft - 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • Queen size Beds (2), Bunk Beds (1)
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
There are two townie bike, double jogging stroller, propane BBQ and sleds available for your use. The upstairs loft has books about the area as well as a selection of children's titles. A downstairs bedroom includes toys to help entertain youngsters while there are also cards, games, and puzzles available for adults in the hall closet.

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