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Lake Mich. view cottage in the Tunnel of Trees

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

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.

Tom Hess
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 19, 2017

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.


Harbor Springs Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
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 ...
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


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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Lake Mich. view cottage in the Tunnel of Trees
average rating of 4.76 based on 25 reviews

Private and rustic cabin with beautiful views of the lake through the trees.

  • 4 of 5

Great northern Michigan location! About 20 minutes from Harbor Springs and 8 minutes to Cross Village. Nice restaurants and shopping, but remote and private too!

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Private, Serene, Beautiful...

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed the house, it had a nice layout with plenty of room for all of us.

There was a little walk down to Lake Michigan, but the path was like a mini hiking path through the woods and down some wooden stairs. We enjoyed it, just a little nature adventure to the lake.

It was very private and peaceful. We were the only ones on the beach for our entire stay except for an occassional person walking by on the shore. The beach is rocky and not the best for swimming, but it was doable with water shoes.

Great overall experience.

The owner was very attentive and prompt.

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
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Beautiful Setting

  • 3 of 5

We had a girls weekend here and it was fun. It was a bit of a walk to the beach if you have trouble walking. There were a few more steps than we had anticipated, but not bad if you are used to hiking. There's no internet and our GPS had a hard time finding the cabin since it is way back in the woods. My only other complaint was the musty smell in the cabin. If you are allergic at all, this may bother you. Other than that, we had a nice time. I highly recommend the restaurant "Legs" just a few miles north of the cabin. Thank you Tom!

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
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Awesome place to relax

  • 5 of 5

Absolutely awesome place to relax. Nice private walks on the beach, or relaxing on the deck. Fireplace was great as temps dipped. Nice large kitchen area, as well as the entire house. We will be going back, as well as taking more family in the future.

  • Submitted: Jun 13, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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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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

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100
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 non-refundable deposit is required to reserve the property. That money will be applied to your rental amount. If you cancel I will try to find another renter for your dates and if successful will 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. If you cancel within the 30 days prior to your visit, I will try to find another renter for those dates. If successful will return the rental amount and damage deposit. Following your stay, your damage deposit will be returned minus any damages or long distance phone calls.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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