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Paul Matthews

Member since: 2013
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Speaks: english

Cozy, Romantic, Log Cabin.

12 Reviews
Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Overview

Northern Michigan Cabin Rental Photos and Description

1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, 4 Sleeps

Historic, log cabin that has been lovingly renovated to provide a romantic getaway. This gem has been featured on the local log cabin home tour and photographed by Traverse The Magazine. Perfect for two people but will sleep four. Unique opportunity for horse people to do self care horse boarding across the road at Kestrel Farms and enjoy the miles of well maintained, nature trails at Good Hart Farms.

Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Paul Matthews (Owner)
Member since: 2013
Call Owner
Speaks: english

About Paul Matthews

Paul and Sara Matthews are the owners of this cabin which is adjacent to their 200 acre equestrian facility. We have owned this property for 20 years and enjoy it with our two young children, 3 dogs and numerous horses.

Paul Matthews purchased this cabin in 1993

Why Paul Matthews chose Northern Michigan

We are both natives of Northern Michigan and love community of Goodhart.

What makes this cabin unique

We chose this property for its size, beauty and the fact that it is surrounded by state land and Conservency.

Reviews

5
based on 12 traveler reviews

Cozy, Romantic, Log Cabin.
average rating of 5.0 based on 12 reviews
5

Great Getaway!

  • 5 of 5

Visited this cabin for a long weekend in July and enjoyed every minute of it! Paul has thought of everything that you might need during your stay and the cabin is well maintained. We enjoyed cooking and spending time by the fire. The location of the cabin is perfect! Close to so many great northern Michigan destinations, there is something for everyone.

  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Charming cabin, far off the beaten path.

  • 5 of 5

The cabin is comfy and cozy with everything you need for a relaxing stay. Very clean and the bed was very comfortable. We hiked the Good Hart Farms conservancy next door and enjoyed that very much. We probably did about 3 miles of the possible 7.5miles of loop trails. There is a sportsmans club about a half mile east of the cabin where they were practicing with shotguns occasionally. Not sure if that's a seasonal thing or not but it was a little distracting. At night the sky is free of light pollution and loaded with stars!

  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Jan and John

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I loved arriving and exploring this beautifully appointed original log cabin. Believe me this is not roughing it! Paul has clearly seen to every detail and provided everything you may need for a delightful stay. This area of MI is so peaceful and to have Lake MI and Sturgeon Bay a short drive away is fantastic. Take a walk with your coffee amongst the windflowers in the morning and at night slumber deeply after gazing up at the amazing ceiling in the vaulted bedroom, super comfy bed! Thanks Paul for your hospitality.

We hope to return!

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Jackson, MI
5

Lovely Spot in the Woods

  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful all-around vacation spot. Don't let the "cabin" name fool you into thinking backwoods; this is a perfect blend of quaint/rustic and modern/equipped. All the wood details throughout are beautiful and nothing is missed. The reclaimed wood ceiling in the bedroom was my favorite. The kitchen and bathroom are stocked - towels, soap, TP, paper towel, dishes, cutlery - and so is the firepit area (cut firewood and lighters/matches are graciously provided). You will see the Milky Way on clear nights and hear coyotes in the neighboring field.

Even though we visited in July, nights were chilly and we were thankful for the gas fireplace and the EdenPure heater. The cabin is much larger than the pictures make it look - loft perfect for our two kids. The open porch is the highlight of the place. Make sure you traipse through the wildflowers all around the house.

We walked across the street to Kestrel Farms and were able to visit with the horses and dogs, and we met Paul's wife and daughter, both of whom were kind and welcoming.

Paul is a great resource for dining and things to do around Harbor Springs/Petoskey/Good Hart - a very nice man.

We recommend the Good Hart General Store for potpies and Michigan craft beer. The owner is a hoot! Also just down the road is St. Ignatius Church, surrounded by a Native American cemetery. It's a historical, sacred, interesting place to visit. Take mosquito spray!

Obviously, don't miss dinner and a sunset at Legs Inn in Cross Village.

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rochester Hills, MI, USA
5

Comfy and Cute

  • 5 of 5

This cabin was the perfect home base for exploring many things to do in the area. We travelled with our two adult children and one small dog. The cottage was clean and cozy and really well decorated! We enjoyed the bountiful nature around us and hiked in the nature preserve. There were even some very vocal coyotes one evening! A nice grill is provided, as well as a great fire pit that we took advantage of. A really nice beach is not far away and the pot pies from the Good Hart store were yummy! A great restaurant not too far away is the Legs Inn where you can sample some incredible Polish food and beer. There is also a beautiful horse farm across the road. You won't be disappointed with this rental!!

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Slice of Heaven

  • 5 of 5

The Hide Away Cabin is the perfect choice if you are seeking a relaxing, peaceful respite from the business of our world.

I stayed at the cabin for some quiet, reflection time. By myself with just the deer, coyotes and the sweet horses across the country road.

I highly recommend it!

  • Submitted: Jun 7, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
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Map

Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Pellston Regional Airport
Nearest Barpub
8 Miles
Legs Inn
Nearest Golf
8 Miles
Boyne Highlands
Nearest Motorway
30 Miles
I-75
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
The Fish
Nearest Ski
8 Miles
Nubs Nob
Nearest Beach
2.5 Miles
Church beach

Beautiful rural setting surrounded by conservancy and state land. Hiking and horse back riding trails galore! Lots of wild life and bird watching opportunities. Several nice beaches within 2.5-15 miles. Mackinaw Island 40 minutes and a ferry ride away.

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Rates & Availability

Harbor Springs Cabin Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$175
$1,100
 

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $15
Pet charge 15.00 per pet $15

Horse boarding available for additional charge. Stall or paddock available. Self care. Contact owner for pricing.
Check in time. 1:00 PM
Check out time 11:00 AM

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Amenities

Northern Michigan Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 700 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Rural ...
General:
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Full bath with shower only.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • One bedroom with queen sized bed. Sleeping loft with 2 twins.
Entertainment:
  • Stereo
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
Rental is seasonal only from May 15th to November 1st.

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