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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 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 28, 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.


Harbor Springs House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 4000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • 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.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(8 traveler reviews)

Home On Bluff Over Looking Beautiful Lake Michigan, Beach Access.
average rating of 5.0 based on 8 reviews
Ann Arbor


  • 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
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A Perfect Vacation Home

  • 5 of 5

Our extended family of 10 - from teens to 70's enjoyed a wonderful week at this home. Very clean and comfortable with everything you need. Beach, party deck and deck on home are great. We cooked, played games, traveled around the area and relaxed. View of Lake Michigan is outstanding. Owners were so easy to work with. Highly recommend this rental home. We hope to return. We especially the enjoyed The Fish restaurant.

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Atlanta Ga.

Family Vacation,

  • 5 of 5

A wonderful home for our family vacation, fantastic view of Lake Michigan.home is comfortably furnished, with plenty of room for our group of 10-ages 1-77!!!!

Well located for day trips to Harbor Springs, Mackinac Island, Petoskey etc.

A great vacation, enjoyed by all.

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A Fabulous Winter Retreat

  • 5 of 5

My 3 siblings and their families joined my family for a winter ski trip over the long holiday weekend. Goose Cottage was an amazing place for all of us to reconnect and unwind after trips to Boyne Highlands and Nubs Nob. Both resorts are a short drive (15 minutes tops) and while skiing was our goal, we were pleasantly surprised by the natural beauty surrounding the home and the upscale ammenities inside. Sharing stories by the large fireplace, enjoying the solitude of the frozen lake just outside the windows or bonding over meals in the spacious dining room and perfectly staffed kitchen all made for a memorable weekend. The 9 cousins, all teens or young adults enjoyed their basement hide-a-way for card games, movie watching and inevitable laughter and chatter. After a long day skiing we hiked to the lake marvelling at the natural sights of lakefront caves and ice formations. We enjoyed The Fish for dinner, pizza in Harbor Springs and shopped at the IGA in town. The house looks much larger in person than the pictures. The bedrooms were large and the entire home was spotless, well organized and appointed with nearly every necessity. All of us thoroughly enjoyed the time we spent at Goose Cottage and if we come back to Northern Michigan we will definately seek out this house again, winter or summer.

  • Submitted: Mar 11, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Midland, Mi.

64 yrs. and up Family reunion

  • 5 of 5

5 siblings and spouses had a marvelous time at Goose Cottage in Harbor

springs. It offered much more than we needed, but we totally enjoyed our stay there.

  • Submitted: Sep 22, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lifetime Family Memories

  • 5 of 5

For the first time, we decided that our entire family (children, spouses & grandchildren) would take a weeklong vacation together, and the "Goose Cottage" proved to be the perfect place to have this memory making experience. Not only did the beautiful home accommodate all 13 of us with ease, but the setting overlooking Lake Michigan was awesome. Dinner and sunsets on the Party Deck were outstanding, and the days spent on the private Lake Michigan beach were fun and relaxing. We will all cherish the memories of our week at Goose Cottage forever. It truly exceeded all expectations.

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Ski
13 Miles
Nub's Nob - 5 star ski resort
Car: necessary

Just 8 minutes for downtown Harbor Springs.


Rates & Availability

Harbor Springs House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Summer 2017
Jun 18 2017 - Aug 26 2017
7 night minimum stay
Fall and Winter 2017
Aug 27 2017 - Mar 31 2018
2 night minimum stay
Summer 2018
Jun 17 2018 - Aug 26 2018
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $250
Refundable 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 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
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