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Beautiful Private Beach Front Cottage In Private Harbor Springs Association

Bedrooms 5
Space 3,000 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

5 Bedroom 3.5 Bath Sleeps 8

Enjoy Harbor Springs spectacular fall colors while gazing at the beauty of Little Traverse Bay. Nestled between sand dunes, pines, and the pristine water of Little Traverse Bay, this cottage has spectacular views from almost every room. The private beach is the best in the area with artesian springs bubbling up on the light sandy beach. Included in the rental is membership to the association for use of the beach chairs, pavilion, grills, fire pit, and Inn. If complete privacy is preferred, the cottage has a front and back patio, each with a water feature and views. Relax outside on the lounge chairs while you grill and eat or just read a book while listening to the wind blow through the pines, waves wash on the beach, and birds sing. (see silver medal award winning wayfarer tea video shot at the cottage) Lots of windows in all the rooms so take in the magnificent surroundings. Wood is just steps away if you want a crackling fire in the fireplace. The kitchen has all the amenities including microwave, coffee maker, toaster, convection oven, disposal, dishwasher, washer/dryer. The master bedroom with queen size bed and bath are on the main floor along with the dining room, and very large living room with fireplace. Upstairs are 3 bedrooms with a twin, 2 twins, and a full bed. A full bathroom is upstairs as well. A separate entrance with bedroom (2 twins) and full bath is attached to the cottage a on lower level. Everything you need is here including beach towels. Just bring your desire to enjoy and relax.

Mary Beth Masimore
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, German, Spanish outside source
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
November 19, 2017

About Mary Beth Masimore

Our family has owned this property since it was built in 1932. It has been updated but has a wonderful ambiance. The cottage is called 'Sandrift'.

Mary Beth Masimore purchased this cottage in 1932

Why Mary Beth Masimore chose Harbor Springs

It will give you a vacation that will make you want to come back again and again.

What makes this cottage unique

Totally private property with both amazing lake views, beach, sand dunes and abundance of trees Water is from our artesian well. Best water ever. This rental includes membership to the private association.


Harbor Springs Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 29
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • We will send you our house rules with the contract
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront ...
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • 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 Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Glass tile shower is updated and has jets Vanity is marble
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , upstairs and has window
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , separate bedroom and entrance
    Bathroom 4 - outdoor shower , on back patio
  • All bathrooms have windows
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , lake views
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , lake views
    Bedroom 4 - 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 5 - 2 twin/ single , separate entrance and bath
  • Master bedroom has attached full bath, lake view as well as sand dune and tree view from 3 sides. Access to back patio.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • racquetball
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Menonaqua is 5-10 minutes to downtown Harbor Springs or Petoskey


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Beautiful Private Beach Front Cottage In Private Harbor Springs Association
average rating of 4.0 based on 2 reviews

Spectacular views

  • 4 of 5

Wonderful home with spectacular view. This was our first time staying in Menonaqua -- and it will not be our last! Truly a wonderful experience. Wonderful panoramic view of Little Traverse Bay!

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Very nice home...very quaint. Some things are a little outdated.

  • 4 of 5

Location is awesome. Probably about 200 yards to the beach. No air conditioning, was really only an issue 1 hot day.

Owner was very accommodating and responsive.

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
1 Miles
Harbor Springs
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Car: not necessary

There are many boat, kayak, bike, and other rentals available. Golf and tennis, parachuting, zip line. A full fitness center 3 minutes away. Chamber of Commerce and help with all this plus the many wonderful restaurants. Harbor Springs is one of America's Best Towns for Fall Colors

Travel & Leisure magazine has ranked Harbor Springs as one of America's Best Towns for Fall Colors. It would be hard to dispute them. Harbor Springs has the most scenic drive in the state, the famous 'Tunnel of Trees' that begins in Harbor Springs and winds for 20 breathtaking miles along an impressive bluff overlooking Lake Michigan. Making the drive even more impressive are the wonderful shops and restaurants you'll find along the way before reaching the drive's end in Cross Village. If you take only one color tour this fall, this is the one it should be.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning $250
Refundable damage deposit $1,000

No pets. No smoking. We rent from mid June to Labor Day on a weekly basis Saturday to Saturday only. The other weeks are negotiable in term of minimum time and change over days. We only take cash or checks. No refunds unless we are able to rent your dates.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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