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Harborview Cottage Overlooking Beautiful Lake Michigan

Bedrooms 3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights


Minimum Stay
3 nights

About the property

3 bedroom with Lake Michigan Views and Sounds of Lake

This cottage is the perfect retreat for the family. Located on a bluff just above Lake Michigan. The huge oversized upper and lower deck are a great place to relax, dine, enjoy the view, and listen to the sounds of Lake Michigan and the forest. The wide staircase down to the cabin provides a quiet secluded home without view of neighbors. The cottage is on a bluff above the lake.

Beautiful hardwood floors throughout both levels. Two bedrooms are located on the second level and 1 bedroom is on the first level. There are two queen beds and 3 twin beds. Bedrooms are comfortably furnished with linens. The fully equipped kitchen has stove, dishwasher, refrigerator, microwave, and toaster. The dining area is surrounded by windows. Provided are bath towels, cookware, tableware, and glassware. The living area has a fireplace and DVD player.

The cottage is located minutes away from the unique shops and restaurants of Harbor Springs and Petoskey. Public beaches are located in Harbor Springs and Petoskey. The beautiful Petoskey State Park on Lake Michigan is just a 10 minute drive and is great for family picnics, climbing on the dunes, swimming and hiking. GOLF! Boyne Highlands (171 World Class Holes (800) 462-6963), Little Traverse Bay Golf Club in Harbor Springs, Hidden River Golf & Casting Club in Petoskey plus others, all outstanding and all open to the public. For fun for kids of all ages, try the Great American Adventures water park which is a 16 minute drive from the cottage. For a short day trip, its fun to visit Indian River, Boyne City, Charlevoix, Beaver Island, Mackinac City/Bridge/Island, St. Ignace and Sault St. Marie.

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Joan Cook-Mills
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
February 22, 2017

About Joan Cook-Mills

The cottage was built in 1998 and looks nearly new inside. We enjoy the cottage and views/sounds of the lake with family. The oversized deck is enjoyed by all. Even the teens look forward to staying and don't want to leave.

Joan Cook-Mills purchased this cottage in 2012

Why Joan Cook-Mills chose Northern Michigan

We love the secluded relaxing cottage and spend time going to beaches or playing games. Our favorite is listening to the lake and watching the wildlife. The cottage is so bright and roomy.

What makes this cottage unique

A benefit is the two oversized decks and lots of windows for light and views.


4.8/5 -
(5 traveler reviews)

Harborview Cottage Overlooking Beautiful Lake Michigan
average rating of 4.8 based on 5 reviews

Its a beautiful home with an amazing view of the lake.

  • 5 of 5

This was our fourth visit to Harborview Cottage and we'll keep coming back.

  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Tranquil and soothing

  • 5 of 5

Perfect location on the bluffs. Very private. Cottage has all your basic needs. Clean and well appointed. The sound of the waves, wonderful breezes, and beautiful color of Lake Michigan - soothing, healing and mesmerizing. Great therapy. Plan to return someday.

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Comfortable, beautiful views

  • 4 of 5

My family has been visiting Harbor Springs for years. This was our first stay on the water since the Harborside Inn closed some years ago and we were delighted with the cottage. The view of the water is beautiful and the cottage clean and comfortable. May want to invest in auto-drip coffee maker for the caffeine addicted.

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: The view is beautiful and the sounds of the lake so relaxing. A coffee maker is available and several specialty coffee shops are nearby.
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Family Trip

  • 5 of 5

Great, very clean and comfortable! Would recommend highly to others!

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Beach Getaway Close to Beautiful Harbor Springs

  • 5 of 5

Our Fourth of July weekend at this wonderful cottage couldn't have been better. The cottage itself provides the perfect amount of space - a great living / dining area, and a huge front porch with unobstructed views of the harbor and Lake Michigan. The location is amazing, which we did not know before renting the cottage. Located in the "tunnel of trees," the cottage sits off of a beautiful road that twists along the lake front, with beautiful homes and countryside. Even better - although secluded from sight in its own patch of trees - the cottage is a short drive or long walk from Harbor Springs, one of the most idyllic small towns I've ever seen. We watched the Fourth of July parade, and it felt like we stepped back to a better time. Finally - and perhaps best - was the beach - a short walk through the woods in front of the cottage leads you to a private beach. I highly recommend this cottage!

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you. We agree and enjoy our stays at the cottage. The closest beach is nearby at Thorne Swift Nature Preserve with a boardwalk through the forest to the public beach.
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Petoskey State Park
"Beautify sand beach, trails and picnic areas"
"Venetian Festival in Charlevoix is the last week of July. Enjoy the fireworks, street parad..."
Car: necessary

The two story cottage is located is on a wooded bluff just above Lake Michigan. There is a beautiful southern view. All bedrooms are comfortably furnished with linens. Enjoy the views from the living area, kitchen, and bedroom. The kitchen is fully equipped with stove, dishwasher, refrigerator, microwave, toaster and dishes. The living area has a stone fireplace and DVD player. This cottage provides a peaceful vacation retreat.


Rates & Availability

Harbor Springs Cottage Rental Rates

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3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning fee per stay $140
Refundable damage deposit $300

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Harbor Springs Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 twin/ single , 1 bunk bed
  • First floor bedroom has queen bed, double closet, dresser and chair. Second floor front bedroom has queen bed with double closet, double rocking chain and window with view of Lake Michigan. Second floor back bedroom sleeps 3 and has a twin bed, a sturdy Amish-built bunk bed, window with view of forest, double closet and a rocking chair.
  • DVD Player
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

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