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Teresa Toland

Member since: 2012
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Speaks: english

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

7 Reviews
Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


Northern Michigan House Rental Photos and Description

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!

  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Teresa Toland (Owner)
Member since: 2012
Call Owner
Speaks: english

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.


based on 7 traveler reviews

Home On Bluff Over Looking Beautiful Lake Michigan, Beach Access.
average rating of 5.0 based on 7 reviews

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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Great, Great Place!

  • 5 of 5

I cannot say enough good things about Goose Cottage. Great location overlooking the water with a fantastic deck to take in the most breath taking sunsets. We rented the house to celebrate a birthday and had numerous family and the house more than accommodated our large group. Easy drive into Harbor Springs or Potoskey. The house is furnished like a home and not a rental meaning all the furniture, cutlery, dishes, etc are of a high quality and plenty of it. The basement is a huge area if the weather is not accommodating. The basement in HUGE and fully finished. I could go on and on as this is a great house with a great owner who is tremendously helpful. Do yourself a favor and use this house when in the area.

  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: The Goose Cottage is an amazing property that occupies space on the east and west side of M-119. M-119 is a scenic stretch of road that snuggles the bluff over looking Lake Michigan. The views are amazing everyday. The Goose Cottage is more than just a house. Families can enjoy the large front yard for games such as bean bag toss, frisbee toss, and just sitting and watching the motorcycles and bicyclers go by. While there is traffic on the road, it is very safe and is considered a state approved bicycle route. As you cross over to the west side of M-119, you encounter a historical cabin on the property with even better views of Lake Michigan. Continue on down several steps to the large bluff side deck, which is equipped with running water and fridge. It also has a large table and chairs and recliners for further enjoyment. Just a short walk south is the staircase to the beach. Although it is 172 steps, you will be glad you made the trip. There are two cabinets that hold beach chairs, umbrellas, and sand toys. And the beach is made up of some of the most beautiful sand to be found along the Lake Michigan shoreline. Words and pictures just don't do this property justice. We love it and we hope you will too!
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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

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Summer 2016
Jun 26 2016 - Sep 4 2016
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning Fee $250

Rents weekly Sunday-Sunday in the summer.

If requesting weekend rentals, please contact owner

1/3 of payment is required to hold rental, depending on the amount of advanced notice of rental. 30%-50% generally.
Remainder due 30 days prior to scheduled stay.
Methods of payment include Paypal, check, money order, cashiers check

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Northern Michigan House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 4000 sq. ft.
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
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • 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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