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Lake Mich. view cottage in the Tunnel of Trees

21 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


Half Baths
Minimum Stay
2 nights


Harbor Springs Cottage Rental Photos and Description

Beautiful 3 bedroom, 2.5 baths with upstairs loft with views of Lake Mich

Beautiful family cottage with 2 1/2 baths that sleeps 8 with all new appliances and furnishings in a private association with stunning views of Lake Michigan from the deck. Located off M-119 (Tunnel of Trees) one mile from Good Hart. Easy walking access to an uncrowded beach with a fire pit to enjoy the stars. Easy access to Harbor Springs, Petoskey, Pellston airport, Mackinaw City, and Mackinaw Island.

  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Tom Hess
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
October 23, 2016
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About Tom Hess

I grew up in Michigan and went to college at Michigan Technological University. I currently work for a pharmaceutical company in Princeton, New Jersey

Tom Hess purchased this cottage in 1963

Why Tom Hess chose Northern Michigan

My parents built this property in the 60's. I have been coming up to Northern Michigan for over 50 years. Even though I now live in the Philadelphia area, I continue to come back every year to enjoy the wildlife, views and stunning sunsets on Lake Michigan

What makes this cottage unique

The cottage is located in a private association just off M=119 (the Tunnel of Trees). This allows a very peaceful and quiet environment. You can walk and enjoy the beach without crowds. The fire pit on the beach allows you to view the unbelievable star display. The cottage has enough bedrooms and bathrooms to sleep multiple families. You are 1 mile away from the quaint store and shops in Good Hart. You are in close proximity to Mackinaw Island, Harbor Springs, Petoskey, and the Star Park in Mackinaw City.


based on 21 traveler reviews

Lake Mich. view cottage in the Tunnel of Trees
average rating of 4.857143 based on 21 reviews

Very nice!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time; clean house just as described; owner easy to work with. convenient distance to Mackinaw Island and Harbor Springs. thanks!

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful slice of Lake Michigan pie.

  • 5 of 5

Our 3 generation (ages 20 to 90) family vacation was enjoyed by all. I loved rock hounding on the beach. We walked the shoreline, sunned and read at the shore. We were all lulled by the sound of the surf. Everyone enjoyed the beach fires and star gazing. Spotting the eagles that nest around the point was a highlight. One evening my husband and I were lucky enough to see a fox trotting down the beach; we watched it until it disappeared around the point.

Other reviews talked about swimming so I'll weigh in as well. If you wear river shoes or an old pair of sneakers you can walk out to where you're able to swim. Using a boogie board to get you out to where it's deep enough to swim also works. The water is fairly shallow; I swam quite a way out but it was never over my head. If you "play" in the water as opposed to swimming, the rocks might be a problem. There are 2 local township or county beaches that were nice alternatives. (I personally loved the rocks, but I do like rock hounding....).

The cottage was comfortable and spacious. Having a dishwasher and a washer and dryer was a bonus. The real feature for this cottage is the beautiful Lake Michigan location. It's quiet, beautiful, and relaxing. The property as well as the surrounding villages of Good Hart and Cross Village facilitate "down time." I look forward to a return visit.

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Arlington Heights, IL

How can you improve on perfection?

  • 5 of 5

Our family of nine thoroughly enjoyed your wonderful vacation home for our reunion. The cottage really exceeded our expectations--the house, the deck, the forest on the property, the beach, and the perfect weather. The kids had a great time building exquisite forts on the beach from the rocks found in the lake.

We enjoyed being there so much that many adults never wanted to leave the property. "How can you improve on perfection?" But some did find the nearby sandy swimming beach excellent. We also enjoyed the general store and crepes in Good Hart.

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful area!

  • 4 of 5

We really loved this area of Michigan! This cottage had a wonderful layout for a group. The bonfire pit by the lake is a gorgeous setting at night. Beaches nearby were very nice. Must put this out there though...we had our 1 and 2.5yr old children with us and the outside property wasn't the most kid-friendly (deck has shorter railings and big openings). Didn't ruin our time or anything but just something to keep in mind if you have very young children. The views and sunsets from the deck were beautiful and we enjoyed our stay overall.

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Delphos, OH


  • 5 of 5

What a beautiful setting!!! The cottage is in the middle of a woods with Lake Michigan right out your back door. The views are breathtaking! The cottage is fully equipped and has everything you could possibly need. Saw lots of wildlife. If you are looking for a peaceful place to stay with lots of options for shopping & sightseeing, this is the place for you. Really enjoyed Moose Jaw Junction restaurant. Hope to be able to come back again next year.

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Clare, MI

Relaxing Vacation!

  • 5 of 5

The views of Lake Michigan from this cottage are beautiful but once you wander down to the beach it is breathtaking! Our three college kids enjoyed our nightly fires near the beach. Roasted hot dogs can't be beat! The ping pong table got a workout with some heated games. Short drives took us to Mackinaw City for golf and Petoskey for shopping. The Tuesday night Perch on the Porch at the Crow's Nest is a must for a great meal out. The kitchen had everything we needed to prepare our meals. The beds were comfortable and it was peaceful drifting off to sleep with the sound of the waves on the beach.

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Nearest Barpub
15 Miles
Crow's Nest
Nearest Golf
20 Miles
Boyne Mountain Golf Resort
Nearest Restaurant
15 Miles
Crow's Nest
Nearest Beach
15 Miles
Cross Village
Car: necessary

Located in a Private Association just off of M-119 (Tunnel of Trees). 30-45 minutes from Harbor Springs, Petoskey, and Mackinaw Island. Association rules do not allow motorcycles on the property.

1 mile from the Good Hart Store.

No Pets Allowed

No Internet


Rates & Availability

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Fall Color Season
Sep 30 2016 - Oct 29 2016
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250

Linens and towels provided. Our cleaning service can take care of 4 bags of garbage per week. Any additional bags will incur a cost of $4/bag. A $250 deposit is required to reserve the property. That money will be applied to your rental amount. If you cancel 90 days before your visit date it will be refunded. If less than 90 days I will try to find another renter for your dates. If successful, I will return your deposit. If not, I will not return your deposit. Your rental amount and a $250 refundable damage deposit will be due no later than 30 days prior to your visit date. There will be no refunds within 30 days of your rental dates.

$250 non-refundable deposit is required to hold the property which will be added to the rental amount and also act as your damage deposit. The $250 refundable damage deposit and rental amount are due 30 days prior to your stay. Preferred payment is by checks. However, we can accept credit cards with a surcharge of 2.5% of the total amount.

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Harbor Springs Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Water View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , jetted tub , Doors to Master bedroom and Guest bedroom. Jacuzzi Tub
  • 2.5
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king , Master Bedroom with door to bathroom
    Guest Bedroom - 1 queen , Guest Bedroom with door to bathroom
    Guest Bedroom - 2 twin/ single , Guest bedroom with access to bathroom in hallway
    Loft - 1 double , 1 twin/ single , One double and 1 twin with lots of space for sleeping bags
  • One King size bed Master bedroom, One Queen size bed Guest bedroom, Two Twin or Single Beds in guest bedroom, One Double and One Twin beds in loft
  • Books
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • jetted tub ...
  • churches
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
Association rules do not allow motorcycles on the property Outside shed for storage of bikes No Internet No pets allowed

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