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Great house w/porch. Less than 1mi to beach. 1blk to store. 2 blks to bike path

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,400 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 6 - 7)

Cheery cottage (vacation home) with 2 master suites (with attached baths), one on each level, and additional guest room and bath on main level. (Great opportunity for reunions with additional rental next door under same owner - see vrbo #3495242ha).

Sip beverages and enjoy alfresco dining on the covered porch or catch the last of the sunset on the patio with a cool drink while grilling dinner on the gas grill. Or take the night off and go out for a great meal at one of the local restaurants.

Nap in the backyard in a shaded garden hammock or relax with a good book. Open living space describes the kitchen, dining and living space on upper level. Lower level provides an additional living space with TV, desk, and small dining table. Bar refrigerator and coffee maker are also available for sleepy guests in lower level master suite.

Televisions (3), DVD, VHS, stereo unit with CD and IPod player are included. Electric fireplace on both levels can warm up a chilly evening for skiers to relax and lounge with hot chocolate and a good movie and leave you rejuvenated for another day on the slopes. Nubs Nob and Boyne Highlands are less than 10 minutes away and Boyne Mountain is a 25 minute ride away in Boyne Falls.

In the warm months, go to the beach, get in a boat, take a walk along the Bluff with beautiful views of the Bay or along the water past beaches and marinas. Ride a bike, play golf or tennis, sightsee or shop 'til you drop in the unique stores you will find in Harbor Springs and Petoskey (across the Bay). Take the ferry (30 minutes away) to Mackinac Island for the day and see the Fort and Arch Rock, among other sights. Rent a horse or take a carriage ride while on the Island.

This house is a short walk to town. Skiing slopes (2) are within 10 minutes of the house. You can reach northern Mi by flights to Pellston Airport (closest airport and 25 min. away), or Traverse City - 1.5 hrs. away, or Lansing Mi Airport - 3.75 hrs away. Flights to Detroit are cheaper but drive will take longer.

This home is cozy and comfy and lends itself to gatherings of all sorts. A great getaway for families, or couples/friends, a respite for one or a romantic retreat for two. There's always plenty to do 'up north' and the opportunity to do nothing if the mood strikes.

Keywords: Newly renovated, nicely appointed, casual, all seasons vacation home (cottage) with all the amenities and yard. A restful getaway located on Little Traverse Bay near beaches, golf, shops, skiing, playground, boating, art shows, festivals and activities for all seasons. Perfect for families and friends. Sleeps 7. Two master suites each with attached bath, (1) guest suite and additional bath and laundry space. Open kitchen with all conveniences, dining and living space. Additional living space on lower level. Large outdoor front porch (24'x12') and backyard patio with gas grill. TVs, cable and wifi included. Relax in hammock in large backyard in summer or warm up in front of electric fireplace in winter.

More Details

Barbara Arnold
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english, german
Response time:
Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
April 26, 2017

About Barbara Arnold

I grew up spending all my summers in this area since I was 9 yrs. old. I brought my children here for their summers and I hope someday they will do the same when they have children. I love the area in any and all seasons as there is something to be had for everyone regardless of talents, hobbies or interests.

Barbara Arnold purchased this house in 2009

Why Barbara Arnold chose Northern Michigan

I chose this area because of my fond memories but also because of its' universal appeal to others, and the opportunity for year round activities.

Skiing, boating, golfing and tennis are all nearby and the slopes are less than 10 minutes away.

What makes this house unique

I love enjoying the company of friends for beverages and a grilled dinner on the patio. I appreciate napping in the shaded garden hammock in the backyard or just relaxing in an adirondack chair late in the day. Gathering on the porch to recounts day's activities is a ritual.

Relaxing in front of the fireplace after a day on the nearby slopes of Nubs Nob or Boyne Highlands is warm and restful. Catching a movie in the comfort of this home seems to work for the weary skier.

Heading downtown to watch the sailboat races or the yachts arriving on the waterfront or sit by the Bay is a pleasure of mine. Walking the boardwalk down to the beach and sitting and swimming in the afternoon is the best.

Rainy days do not deter me - with book in hand I head to the covered porch and relax. Sometimes the games will emerge when others also congregate on the spacious porch.

I enjoy walking or riding my bike along the Bluff looking at the spectacular views of the Bay and boating on the Bay is even better. Jumping into the clear clean waters of Lake Michigan is a joy.

I always find myself rested and renewed as I head home from this nest up north.


Harbor Springs House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1400 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm System
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Ducted Cooling
  • Ducted Heating
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Area
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Rumpus Room
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Attached to Master Suite - washer and dryer
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Attached to LL Master Suite - double vanity
  • 3 full bathrooms
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , attached bath
    Bedroom 2 - 2 double
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king , 1 twin/ single , attached bath/lower level
  • King size beds (2) - one king bed in each master suite (blue room LL) and green room), Double Beds (2) 2 double beds in yellow room, Twin or Single Beds (1) one additional twin bed in master suite (blue room LL).
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Shed
  • Small Cooler
  • Wood Deck
  • 3 bicycles
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Two master suites with king beds (additional twin bed in one suite) and master baths, 3rd bedroom with 2 double beds and additional bath. Large covered porch, (2) living spaces - electric fireplace, bar refrigerator and coffee maker for lower level, beach towels, beach chairs and 2 adult bicycles provided.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Great house w/porch. Less than 1mi to beach. 1blk to store. 2 blks to bike path
average rating of 4.90625 based on 32 reviews

Awesome house in Harbor Springs!

  • 5 of 5

This is the second time we have stayed at Barbara's house. We love it! Great location to get to the ski hill and wonderful being in downtown Harbor Springs. House is very cute and clean . Barbara is an exceptional host! Will definitely be returning next year!

  • Submitted: Apr 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nice place!

  • 5 of 5

Nice place with good space. Worked great for our family. Clean and comfortable!

  • Submitted: Mar 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great house! Great Location!

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay here. The owner is great and the house is comfortable and well stocked. We hope to stay here again!

  • Submitted: Mar 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very clean and comfortable.

  • 5 of 5

House was perfect for our family skiing weekend. Plenty of room. Beds were very comfortable. We would definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Feb 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Charming and amazing use of space. Barbara has thought of everything.

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful place to stay. We had a great time and definitely be back. All our needs were met and we felt just like home.

  • Submitted: Feb 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great house in a great location

  • 5 of 5

Despite a slight issue with the entrance on our arrival date we had a wonderful repeat experience. Barb quickly addressed our issue and the rest of our stay went as expected. This was our second year at the house for a ski weekend and the location is great for access to Boyne Highlands and Nubs Nob. We look forward to our next trip up.

  • Submitted: Jan 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
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Stafford's Pier Restaurant
"Dine in one of the four venues provided at this restaurant. Dress up or down to eat on the p..."
Nubs Nob Ski Resort
"Great Midwest skiing just 10 minutes away."
B.C. Pizza
"Great take-out or eat-in just a few blocks away."
The Fish Restaurant
"Order the fish...any kind."
Out to Lunch
"Treat yourself to breakfast out."
Island Bean Coffee Co.
"Good coffee and outdoor patio to sip it. Wi-Fi available here too."
Chang Cuisine
"Best chinese and thai food around only a few blocks away. Plan to take back to the cottage a..."
Little Traverse Bay Restaurant
Nearest Airport
18 Miles
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Bar Harbor
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Boyne Highland and True North
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Chang's and B.C. Pizza
Nearest Ski
5 Miles
Nub's Nob and Boyne Highlands
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Harbor Springs

Art shows, outdoor musical entertainment/festivals, food festivals, boat parades, indoor waterpark, canoeing, color tours in fall, carriage rides in summer.

Walking distance to beach, shopping, restaurants, grocery and coffee shops.


Rates & Availability

Harbor Springs House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Spring 2017
Apr 17 2017 - May 25 2017
2 night minimum stay
Summer I 2017
May 26 2017 - Jun 23 2017
2 night minimum stay
Summer Holiday 2017
Jun 24 2017 - Jul 8 2017
7 night minimum stay
Summer II 2017
Jul 9 2017 - Sep 3 2017
7 night minimum stay
Winter 2017 II
Nov 1 2017 - Dec 21 2017
2 night minimum stay
Winter Holiday 2017-18
Dec 22 2017 - Jan 7 2018
4 night minimum stay
Winter I 2018
Jan 8 2018 - Apr 1 2018
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning $150
Refundable damage deposit $200

Refundable damage deposit of $200 is required.
Deposit will be returned within 10 days of post rental inspection.
FYI - In 3 yrs of renting there has only been one occasion where a portion of the deposit was withheld.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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