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Watch Sunsets from Secluded Beach- Count the Four Lighthouses

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Cottage, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 8)

If you desire a place to reconnect with your family,friends and nature, this is the place for you. Quiet and secluded, Pago Tchi Gashag (Pago) welcomes you to relax and enjoy the natural surroundings, glowing sunsets, peaceful treetops, and shimmering lake.

Private Lake Michigan shoreside retreat, with panoramic views of Lake Michigan, Waugochance to Beaver Chain of Islands, and four twinkling lighthouses. A few steps down to the beach. Pago, built by the founders of Nubs Nob, is lovingly cared for and updated by it's current owners. Two wood burning stone fireplaces, floor to ceiling windows over the shore, lakeside dining area, cozy seating areas,two spacious bedrooms, plus a daybed area, two full baths, laundry room and rec area. Kitchen is perfect for meal prep, or takeout at the Good Hart store deli or Cross Village restaurants. Al fresco dining on one of Pago's patios or on the deck is always an option.

Watch an occasional eagle fly by on the lake side or the hummingbirds at the feeder on the inland side. Walk the beach for miles in either direction. Relax at days end with a beach fire as you watch for lit up freighters in the shipping lanes. If you are a bicyclist, M 119 right off the driveway, is a favorite of many riders.

Cross Village is one-point-two miles down the road with Three Pines Art Gallery, Legs Inn restaurant and bar, and a convenience store/deli/gas station. Twenty minutes to the north is Mackinac Island and its amenities to choose from. Twenty minutes to the south is the Harbor Springs area with Boyne Highlands and other golf courses to choose from. For those who enjoy shopping there is the Petoskey Gaslight district or the boutiques in downtown Harbor Springs.

A stop at a local bait shop will help you locate the hot fishing spots among the many surrounding inland lakes and Lake Michigan. Many local marinas rent motorboats or kayaks if you choose to be on the water for a day.

Ideal for families or couples.

Keywords: Cottage

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Member since: 2004
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 9, 2018

About The Owner

We were entrusted with the care of Pago in 1998. The adventure in renovating and renting began immediately. Our children have grown up while helping with the care and keeping of Pago. Family and friends have been wonderful in offering advice and support. Through the years we have been blessed to have had many wonderful people as our guests, some we now consider friends, as they have returned many summers. While renovating Pago we have tried to stay true to the spirit in which Pago was intended. It is a place to realize the beauty that surrounds us, to enjoy the outdoors, a cure for 'nature deficit disorder.' We live in the Petoskey area (40 minutes away) and are easily accesible should our guests have any questions or needs. We have actively tried to improve the Pago experiance every year by renovating and listening to our guests suggestions. Having grown up in the immediate area we are able to offer our guests the 'locals' insight on some of the areas attractions and services available. We prefer to talk with potential guests before we agree on the contract. In talking, person to person, with our guests, we feel we can honestly answer questions they may have. However, we hope our guests will be honest in how they present themselves also. We understand that Pago may not be what some are looking for. Vacations are precious time, to be spent with those you love, if Pago is not the right fit, it is better for all to decide that early on. Our goal is for all of our guests to have an enjoyable and relaxing stay at Pago. Please feel free to give us a call if you are interested in renting Pago so that we may answer any questions you might have.

Why The Owner chose Harbor Springs

If you are looking for privacy, and to get away from it all, this is the place for you. Should you choose to explore the surrounding area there are many attractions within 20-30 minutes driving time. Pago allows for an intimate get-a-way or time to reconnect with your family without the daily intrusions.

What makes this cottage unique

Lake Michigan plays a starring role at Pago. The cottage is very unassuming when you drive up to it. However when you step inside and see the view thru the row of windows overlooking the lake it changes everything. Wood floors and the fieldstone fireplace upstairs give it the'Up North' feeling. Downstairs the tile floors and stone fireplace help it feel clean and cozy. Outside, the beach, dunes and lake are constantly changing. We have tried to allow for many options to enjoy various outdoor locations. There are chairs and tables for your use outside. They are lightweight so that you may take advantage of moving them to where you are most comfortable.


Harbor Springs Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
  • Rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Convertible bed(s) - 2 twin/ single
  • Queen size Beds (1) located in master bedroom, Twin or Single Beds (4) 2 twin beds in private bedroom, 2 twin beds as day beds., Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Queen size sleeper couch in downstairs great room.
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Board games available along with a limited number of outside games/toys.


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(9 traveler reviews)

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Watch Sunsets from Secluded Beach- Count the Four Lighthouses
average rating of 5.0 based on 9 reviews

Quiet and serene

  • 5 of 5

This was our fourth year at Pago. We love the quiet beach and rustic surroundings. Will be back again next year!!!

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing views and wonderful owners

  • 5 of 5

This was our first stay at Pago. We found everything to be as advertised and more. You walk in to the most amazing view of Lake Michigan. We loved every minute of our vacation. Most of our time was spent at the cottage. Andi and Ron were wonderful to work with. They answered all of our emails and calls promptly. Pago was clean, well stocked and the perfect secluded location. It was very hard leave. We look forward to returning next year. Thank-you Andi and Ron for sharing your beautiful home.

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Grand Rapids, MI

One of our favorite places!

  • 5 of 5

Pago is the perfect cottage retreat. Located in a beautiful area, very private, peaceful and quiet. Great view over the big lake and gorgeous sunsets every night. Lots of wildlife, including a few bald eagles who make an appearance most mornings. Highly recommended for those who want to get away from it all for a week of tranquility, unplugged from the daily grind. We've enjoyed three visits here and hope to do so again in the future!

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Peaceful and relaxing

  • 5 of 5

This was a lovely and quiet getaway for our family! We had a blast, and would definitely return in the future!

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cadillac, Michigan


  • 5 of 5

We rented Pago for one week August 20-27. What a charming property! Ron and Andi are absolutely wonderful to work with. Pago, conveniently located, we were never without something to do or see. The house sits on a hill with just a few steps down to a wonderful sandy beach. On the first level, the house has beautiful (well varnished) hardwood floors and an amazing stone fireplace. We immediately fell in love when we opened the door and immediately saw nothing but beautiful blue waters of Lake Michigan! The screened in porch is beyond the large picture windows that line the whole wall of the living and dining room. The lower level is just as charming with tiled floors and fireplace. We had a fire the first night we arrived since it was quite chilly, and it was GREAT! The fire pit on the beach is perfectly located. Our mornings started out slow every day with a walk on the beach south, which is Conservancy property. Very private! Every day we enjoyed walking out to the point (to the south) to collect rocks. Crepe's at the Good Hart camping trailer are a MUST! Dinner at Leg's Inn in Cross Village is a MUST. Breakfast at the Old World Cafe is an ABSOLUTE MUST!!! The decor, service, and food are outstanding at Old World Cafe. We hope they offer a dinner service by next year. Daily visits to the local artist sanctuary in Cross Village is a TOTAL MUST!!! Three Pines Studio is AMAZING!!! You can buy art, look at art, or make art. Maddie is a textile painter and very informative. The owner, Gene, is a wealth of knowledge, and an amazing potter. The General Store-Marathon station in Cross Village is a good place to go for beverages, snacks, and some deli foods. The Curio shop across from Leg's Inn was a real treat because it has unique items from around the world. Very nice european toys for children. Pago is absolutely perfect in every way. I cannot think of one negative. The location is perfect, right off the Tunnel of Trees. The driveway is long, so you don't see the house from the road. If I had to make one request it is for a King size bed in the main floor bedroom, but the Queen size bed is certainly very comfortable. The furniture is all very comfortable. The kitchen is well stocked with nice dishes, pots, pans, pitchers, etc...

We plan to return every year Ron and Andi will have us.

Our son age 8 said, "I just want to sit here and think about this moment, because I love it here."


  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Chicago, Illinois

Peaceful property with private beach!

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay here. Our pup loved running on the beach, and we enjoyed sitting outside and enjoying the beautiful sunsets. Very peaceful location. House is wonderful!

  • Submitted: Jan 31, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
18 Miles
Pellston Regional Airport
Nearest Barpub
1.2 Miles
Leggs Inn
Nearest Golf
8 Miles
True North Golf Club
Nearest Restaurant
1.2 Miles
Leggs Inn
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $100
Damage Deposit $200

We ask for the security deposit at the time of booking your reservation. It is refunded shortly after checkout if there is no damage found.
We try to split the payments into 2 equal amounts depending on how far ahead the reservation is made.
Last payment is due 1 month before check-in.There are no hidden charges or taxes charged above the quoted rates.
Add $100 to above price if you would like to bring a pet.
Add $500 to above price if you would like us to provide sheets and towels.
June, July and August are 1 week minimum stay (Sat-Sat)

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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