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Home On Bluff Over Looking Beautiful Lake Michigan, Beach Access.

Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Space 4,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

Sleeps 14 With Many Amenities. Sandy Beach, Unforgettable Sunsets.

Located on M-119, the Tunnel of Trees, north of Harbor Springs. This spacious home is situated on a bluff over looking Lake Michigan. This is a very spacious home, with just over 4,000 sq. ft. of living area. The design allows for large groups of all ages to be together in one place and not feel crowded. There are five bedrooms, three and one-half baths and the ability to sleep fourteen in beds. Both the living room and family room have large state of the art television and comfortable seating areas. The property spans both the east and west side of M-119. The house has a very large yard with lots of shade trees for sitting and relaxing while looking out at beautiful Lake Michigan. Across M-119 on the west side is a small historical cabin for with more views of Lake Michigan. There is a 1/4 bath for convenience of guests that spend time out on the large sun deck located on the bluff. The deck is available for sunning, dining and watching unobstructed views of sunsets. The night time star gazing is indescribable! The property includes 75 feet of sandy beach for enjoying the crystal clear waters of northern Lake Michigan. The beautiful 172 step staircase is just a short distance south of the property and includes frequent rests area along the journey. The trip is worth it as you encounter some of the purest sand along the Lake Michigan shoreline. Beach chairs, umbrellas, sand toys and a fire pit make the trip worthwhile!

Teresa Toland
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 20, 2017

About Teresa Toland

The Goose Cottage is jointly owned by two couples who have enjoyed Lake Michigan for many years. We have boated in the Harbor Springs and Petoskey area and fell in love at first site. For many years we have explored the area and gotten to know the friendliness of the locals as well as the beauty of the northern Michigan area. Having our beautiful home on the magnificent Lake Michigan shoreline is a dream come true!

Teresa Toland purchased this house in 2013

Why Teresa Toland chose Northern Michigan

The property was of the size to accommodate our families. We loved the views of Lake Michigan, the sounds of the waves washing against the shore as we relax on the decks of the property. The beach is some of the most beautiful sand to be found in this area. We love the beauty of Harbor Springs all year round.

What makes this house unique

Northern Michigan allows for activities throughout all the seasons. Boating, fishing, hiking, golf, skiing, snowmobiling, hunting, just to name a few. It attracts visitors from all over the US. Harbor Springs and Petoskey are nearby for shopping and dining.


Nearest Ski
13 Miles
Nub's Nob - 5 star ski resort
Car: necessary

Just 8 minutes for downtown Harbor Springs.


Harbor Springs House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 4000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Master Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 2 - upper level - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , Lower level
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , main level laundry room. Vanity and sink
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Master bedroom - main level
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , Upper level
    Bedroom 3 - 2 queen , 2 twin/ single , twins are daybed and trundle
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , Lower level
    Bedroom 5 - 1 queen , lower level
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • churches
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
30-45 minutes from Mackinaw Island, family fun activities in Petoskey and Mackinaw City, plenty of shopping and great restaurants.


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(13 traveler reviews)

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Home On Bluff Over Looking Beautiful Lake Michigan, Beach Access.
average rating of 5.0 based on 13 reviews

clean and updated home

  • 5 of 5

Our experience was very good at Goose Cottage.

We had 8 adults and 6 children - the bedrooms and bathrooms were comfortable for the families -

I appreciated that the living spaces were large enough for our group. The washer and dryer were excellent!

The only thing that was a little difficult for the young ones, were all the steps to the beach!

Otherwise we all enjoyed the beach and fire pit.

Cottage was well located for trips into Harbor Springs and Mackinac Island. Pond Hill Farm was another popular destination. We had a great week!

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your comments! The Goose Cottage is located near so many attractions including ski slopes in the winter. I am glad you enjoyed the beach and the fire pit. We strive to ensure that our renters have a great experience and all the amenities of home!
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Beautiful home with an awesome view and plenty of amenities!

  • 5 of 5

We had a very enjoyable four night stay at the Goose Cottage. So many nice things to say about it! The home is nicely decorated and very well kept - perfect for our group of ten adults (4 couples), with either a king or queen bed in each bedroom. The location was great for the bicycling that we did from Harbor Springs to Charlevoix and Petoskey to Brutus. We enjoyed beautiful sunsets on the party deck, walking on the beach, and just hanging out in the evening. It is such a beautiful area with so many things to do. We'll definitely have to come back since we didn't nearly have time to do it all.

  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your comments. We are very happy that you enjoyed your stay. Your feedback assists us in ensuring that our guests have a great experience. The sunsets are amazing and we never tire of seeing the sunset over Lake Michigan.
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Grannie, Papa, Children and Grandkids

  • 5 of 5

Our extended family has, for years, gathered at very large multifamily beachfront homes in Northern Outer Banks. This year was the first year we took our adult children and grandchildren for a week "on our own".

Absolutely wonderful!

In fact, we all would like to return in 2018, 2019 and on.

The home is very comfortable for the number of guests recommended. This is the best stocked kitchen I have ever had. The owners are generous with house supplies as well as beach access chairs, umbrellas, and importantly for us, toys for the children. Grandkids had fun on the swings and exploring the (very safe) tree house.

The sandy beach is clean and quite private. Downside: the water entry is rocky rather than sany. Who cares? The water was fresh and clear. The 80 some steps down to the beach were quite doable even for the 3 yo. It is however, not somewhere that I could take elderly parents.

The view from the "party deck" is spectacular. Great that they provided grill at that site. Makes this home away from home a great place for teens and party goers.

Owner was very pleasant and responsive when a call was made for assistance (just one time!). They really do want families to leave with good memories.

Every location was clean and well cared for.

Downside: The road which runs in front of the house does have cars on it! No speed demons. None the less, we always had to have 1-2 adults out on the lawn with the kids. But that's the point of family vacation. It really quieted down at night. Likewise, caution when walking young children to the beach access. Otherwise, the walk to the access is quite easy. And you don't have to carry anything other than towels! And the babies if you are lucky enough to have them along.

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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June 2017 -Amazing Cottage! Perfect for all ages! Breathtaking views!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time at the Goose Cottage! The cottage had everything we could possibly need and the owners organizational skills are amazing and were so very helpful! We would run over to the party deck every evening to watch the breathtaking sunset. The cabinets down on the beach were packed full of sand toys, boogie boards, beach chairs and umbrellas. The rooms are much larger than in the pictures so it did not ever feel crowded with our large family. Our family drinks a lot of coffee so when we saw the large Coffee Urn we were so excited (it also went on my Christmas list)!! Owners are wonderful and very responsive! We will definitely be back again! Teresa and Ingrid, thank you for sharing your vacation home with us! -A.H.

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful amenities, gorgeous setting and great owners!

  • 5 of 5

We spent a week at the Goose Cottage with two other families toward the end of June. Even though the weather was only in the high 60's and low 70's we had a perfect stay. The views from the home, yard, cabin and party deck were stunning. With 12 people ranging from 12 - 65, everyone had a spot to get away or gather for a game or meal. The party deck has to be experienced to truly understand how special it is. We all agreed a hot tub would be a great addition on the chilly nights, though! Thank you Tolands for a great vacation. We will definitely be back.

  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

I cannot imagine a better spot than Goose Cottage for a vacation with extended family! We were a group of 14 ranging in age from young adults to seniors who gathered from all across the U.S. for a delightful week on Lake Michigan. Even though our group included some who are known to be "picky" about their accommodations, all agreed that Goose Cottage was absolutely perfect. The cottage itself is immaculately clean, beautifully appointed, and exceptionally spacious with very comfortable beds and furniture. We enjoyed every bit of the outside property as well including the house deck, the incredible "party deck," and the lovely beach area. We have stayed in many different vacation rentals over the years. This was by far the best. As a plus, the owners are very responsive and easy to deal with. Highly recommend!

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $250
Damage Deposit $500

Rents weekly Sunday-Sunday in the summer.

If requesting weekend rentals, please contact owner

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.

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