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Laura Kirchner

Member since: 2012
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Speaks: english

Good Hart Beach House on Lake Michigan. 100' of Private Beach! Stunning Views!

11 Reviews
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

Harbor Springs House Rental Photos and Description

Beach house on Lake Michigan in peaceful Good Hart, incredible views and beach.

Located on the shore of Lake Michigan in tranquil Good Hart facing due west towards Beaver Island, this beach house is a true getaway. Enjoy lake views through full height glass in every room. Spend your days playing at the beach, hiking in the woods, taking long beach walks, watching world-class sunsets, relaxing under dark starry night skies, and wandering into Harbor Springs and Petoskey for quaint small town shopping, dining and gallery hopping. Golf at Boyne is 20 minutes away. Mackinac Island 40 minutes away. Enjoy the peacefulness of a private lake house with all the amenities of northern Michigan.

Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Laura Kirchner (Owner)
Member since: 2012
Call Owner
Speaks: english

About Laura Kirchner

We lived in Chicago and Vieques, PR before landing in Ann Arbor, MI. Having grown up in Harbor Springs, we always wanted to have a summer home in the area. We've always loved the northwest coast of Michigan, the tunnel of trees, the sunsets, and the water. The house is a dream and we always feel so fortunate and peaceful every time we are there. We are excited to share it with you.

Laura Kirchner purchased this house in 2008

Why Laura Kirchner chose Northern Michigan

We fell in love with the house the moment we set foot on the deck. The views are breathtaking and the architecture of the house takes advantage of the site perfectly. The entire water side of the house is glass and every room has glass doors that open onto the porch. It is an open and livable space, yet still manages to be cozy and comfortable. We just love it.

What makes this house unique

It is a special piece of property because it sits on a bluff very close to the water. The house has both amazing views from being perched above the beach, yet the water is still within yards of the house. The beach is pristine and beautiful. Set on a small cove, the waves break farther out and the water closer to shore is shallow and typically calm providing a great place for swimming and playing.

Reviews

5
based on 11 traveler reviews

Good Hart Beach House on Lake Michigan. 100' of Private Beach! Stunning Views!
average rating of 5.0 based on 11 reviews
5

Wonderful vacation spot if you need to relax!

  • 5 of 5

This property was a perfect fit for our small family after a really hectic summer. We just the right amount of room to feel cozy but enough room for us each to have a bit of space. We loved the view from the deck, and our daughter loved the proximity to the water. Despite the damp weather on a few days, the house felt open, clean, and welcoming. We were able to cook our own meals with a well-appointed kitchen, and we appreciated the nice dishes and flatware for eating. Thank you Laura for opening up your house to us. We will look forward to returning.

  • Submitted: Sep 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful views, comfortable stay

  • 5 of 5

The pictures don't even do this home justice. The views are just beautiful. We kept calling it our "private tree house". The house had all the accommodations needed. We loved the beach chairs down at the water's edge. One word of advise... don't make the tallest guest sleep in the bunk beds.

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Nancy, I'm so glad you all enjoyed your trip. Thanks so much for the positive feedback. Laura
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5

Spectacular views! Great beach! Lovely, well-appointed home!

  • 5 of 5

We usually stay further south & we are SO glad we ventured up North this summer! What a wonderful, relaxing area ~ so stunning & beautiful!

We enjoyed spectacular views from every room in the house and loved the wall of sliding glass doors that opened along the beach side of the home. The large deck was perfect for enjoying morning coffee and the beautiful sunsets! There were maybe 20 stairs and a short private trail to the beach which was great! The shallow water (2-3') was warm and relatively calm. We bought an inflatable 4-person boat and enjoyed paddling around the lake.

The home was very clean and upscale - great beds & linens! Very comfortable & relaxing.

We enjoyed a 30-40 minute trip to Mackinac City & Mackinaw Island and enjoyed biking around the island. The General Store was cute and did have really good pot pies! We bought several to bring home!

Lastly, The owner, Laura, was amazing and so great to work with. I really appreciated her care and attention to our stay. Thanks so much for sharing your home!

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Sarah! I'm so glad you enjoyed your stay. Thank you so much for the nice comments. Laura
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Michigan
5

Magical Getaway!

  • 5 of 5

One of the best family vacations we've ever had! Design of home pay homage to the natural beauty of Lake Michigan and surrounding forest. Only minutes from several wonderful areas and the Tunnel of Trees Hwy (M-119) is magnificent. At times we felt like were were on a tropical island with soothing breezes and the sound of waves. Love the short private trail to the beach, relaxing with a morning coffee or enjoying the utter solitude of the beautiful sunsets. Lovely wildflowers and great stone work around the home. Thank you for sharing this magical spot!

  • Submitted: Nov 11, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Fantastic, Relaxing Week Away

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time and our children proclaimed they wanted to move in. The house was beautiful and immaculate. It is always nice to feel like you are at home while on vacation rather than living out of a hotel room. The house had everything we needed with a well equipped kitchen to make meals for the family. The back of the house is lined with sliding doors so you can enjoy the lovely views of the lake from anywhere in the house. Simply breathtaking during the morning and evenings. We loved our morning and evening strolls on the beach and we were lucky enough to catch a couple of great evening sunsets.

We must agree that the pot pies from the Good Hart general store were very good and a trip up to Legs Inn is definitely worth it too. The location made it easy to visit several locations both north and south. We managed day trips up to the Tahquamenon Falls and Mackinac Island as well as going south to visit Harbor Springs and Petoskey. We highly recommend Pond Hill Farm. Perfect place to pick up food for the cabin plus the kids loved the activities and the cafe/wine tasting was also worth it.

  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Sue! I am so glad your family had a great vacation.
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5

A place to reconnect with family - very clean, quiet, breathtaking sunsets!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I were very pleased with the property. It was clean, comfortable and relaxing. The sandy beach provided the perfect setting to relax each evening with our adult sons and their girlfriends. The wildlife, soothing sounds from the lake, and beautiful sunsets made each day very special. There are many fine restaurants and shopping available in nearby towns. The local general store in Good Hart makes the BEST HOMEMADE POT PIES EVER! Thank you to the owners for sharing with us their rental home. We highly recommend the Good Hart Lakehouse.

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Cecilia! Glad you and your family enjoyed your time together.
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Map

Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Pellston
Nearest Golf
20 Miles
Boyne Highlands
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Legs Inn
Nearest Ski
20 Miles
Boyne Highlands
Car: necessary

Good Hart is a serene and peaceful place. Our house is just off the 'Tunnel of Trees' and surrounded by nature, the water is spectacular, the view are amazing, the beach is beautiful and always empty (like a private beach!). There are hiking trails, miles of sandy beach (great for long walks!), huge sand dunes. A real get away. The sunsets are truly world-class and at night the sky is full of stars. All you have to do is relax and enjoy!

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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
Jul 7 2017 - Sep 8 2017
7 night minimum stay
$2,400
$10,000
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$350
$1,900
$6,000
 

Additional information about rental rates

Check-in at 4pm, check-out at 11am. 7 night minimum stay.

50% + $400 security deposit to reserve, balance 50% due 30 days prior to check-in.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Amenities

Harbor Springs House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Queen size Beds (1) Largest bedroom has queen bed, Double Beds (1) Second largest bedroom has a double (full) bed., Twin or Single Beds (1) The smallest of the three bedrooms has twin bunk beds., Bunk Beds (1) The smallest of the three bedrooms has twin bunk beds.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing

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