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

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

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. Ferry to Mackinac Island 40 minutes away. Enjoy the peacefulness of a private lake house with all the amenities of northern Michigan.

Laura Kirchner
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
November 20, 2017

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 Harbor Springs

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.


Harbor Springs House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only
  • No beach fires
  • No docking boats
  • Wood burning stove is not for renter use
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Mobile Phone
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 2
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Large bedroom with en-suit full bath, deck and views of lake
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Medium size with en-suit full bath, deck and views of lake
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , Small but cozy, cute room with deck and views of lake
  • Two of the bedrooms have queen beds and attached baths. The third bedroom has a full bed and shares a bathroom. All three bedrooms have full height glass walls facing the lake that open on to the deck.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • 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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Good Hart Beach House on Lake Michigan. 100' of Private Beach! Stunning Views!
average rating of 5.0 based on 19 reviews
Milwaukee, WI


  • 5 of 5

This is a beautiful house in a great location! We had only one sunset, but it was a spectacular one! We will treasure our time forever!

  • Submitted: Oct 10, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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we live in East Lansing Michigan

perfect long weekend

  • 5 of 5

We were up for family wedding in Cross Village. The house is simple, serene and has everything we needed. Nice mental break from all the huzza of extended family and wedding chaos.

Being on the beach and listening to waves at night promotes a quality of sleep that is precious.

We really enjoyed being out of the main stream. Weather unusually hot for September so swimming was an unanticipated treat as well.

  • Submitted: Sep 26, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Ann Arbor, MI

Very clean, beautiful views, comfortable!

  • 5 of 5

This home has everything. The beach is great, it's very private, very clean, & has a great layout with a central living area & bedrooms on either end with tons of windows featuring the lake view through the trees. We like that there is no musty odor in this home. All our needs were anticipated & seen to. There are even laundry facilities & a dishwasher. This is our second stay in this home, & it gets perfect marks for consistency. Thanks for a great week. We'll see you again, soon we hope!

  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beach House Recharge

  • 5 of 5

This place has the best of both worlds - it's remote but nicely located from a number of towns. The views are panoramic and the owners take the time to ensure it's a good fit and answer all questions. If you're looking to recharge, this is the place.

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fantastic stay - Tunnel of Trees

  • 5 of 5

This property is fantastic and just as described. Every room in the house offers breathtaking views of Lake Michigan. The beach area has a private feel that is great for relaxing, swimming and long beach walks. Tunnel of trees is beautiful area to explore (Pond Hill Farm, Legs Inn, Wilderness State Park, Thorne Swift Nature Preserve - list goes on and on). Family vacation to remember for years to come and we can't wait to return.

  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Vacation Get-Away

  • 5 of 5

This is a lovely, secluded house about 15 miles north of Harbor Springs, Michigan. It was just the right size for my family of five, and all the amenities were as advertised. The trip to Harbor Springs takes about 20 minutes, and Petoskey, Charlevoix, Cheboygan, and Mackinaw City are all within easy driving distance. We didn't go to Traverse City, but according to Google Maps, it's a little less than two hours from the house. We probably would have made that trip if we'd had two weeks of vacation instead of one, but you can't have everything.

The homeowner was really easy to deal with, and she responded promptly to all of my questions before our arrival and while we were there. The house was clean, nicely decorated and equipped exactly as described in the VRBO posting.

Finally, I'll just mention that as lovely as the photos posted here are, they really don't do justice to how beautiful the Lake Michigan sunset is. If you rent this house, make sure you take the few steps down from the back deck to the beach every evening and watch the sun go down. You won't regret it.

(Also, try the cherry pie and beef pot pie at the Good Hart general store.)

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for the nice feedback Louis! I'm so glad you and your family had a nice vacation. I agree, the sunsets are impossible to capture in their full glory!
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
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!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $400
Property Damage Protection $59
Tax Rate 6.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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