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Open All Year**Newer Home**Sandy Beach on Lake Mich**Sunsets**Gameroom

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Last updated: 09/28/2015
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  • Minimum stay:1-7 nights
  • Internet:No
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description


Near Nub's Nob, and Boyne Highlands!

For your Fall Color Tour, Cozy Family Thanksgiving, Holiday & Winter Ski Getaways, Spring Break, and Summer Vacations!!

New in 2006, this cottage style home has 4 bedrooms, 2.5 baths and a total living area 2,400 sq. ft. Plenty of room to spread out. This house is truly designed with the family in mind, with separate spaces for the grown-ups and kids alike.

Vintage Mod, Baby! It's luxurious, with a retro feel - sure to evoke a flashback or two. The shag carpeting, custom ceramic tile, custom woodwork and a mix of retro antiques and custom furniture (not to mention a few surprises), will help make this a vacation to remember.

Located in Harbor Springs opposite Lake Michigan on the famous Tunnel of Trees - a top destination for bicyclists. You're close to such vacation spots as Petoskey, Charlevoix, Cross Village, The Inland Water Way and The Straits of Mackinaw.

Atop this 130' bluff, witness panoramic views that will allow you to see all the way to Charlevoix and on some days even Beaver Island! Enjoy these views from the home as well as from the meandering bluffside staircase with secluded sun deck that leads to the very private sandy frontage* on Lake Michigan. Reminiscent of America's Pacific Northwest, you can walk for miles up, and down the beach without seeing a single person*.

Keywords: Sand Beach, Nubs Nob, Boyne Highlands, Skiing, Winter Getaway, Lake Michigan


Property Type

  • House

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14, Beds for 8-14

  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

    Does not have closet, dresser only...moreless

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen


  • Bedroom 3: 1 bunk bed


  • Bedroom 4: 1 bunk bed


  • Convertible bed(s): 1 baby crib, 3 sleep sofa /futon

    Also 2 portable cots...moreless

  • Queen size Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (2) Cots, Baby Cribs (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (3) Futons, Bunk Beds (2)...moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

Other Amenities

  • Swing Set


  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library:

    60s music on vinyl!...moreless

  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable:

    (2) HD Satellite Top 200 w/ movie channels...moreless

  • Stereo
  • Television:

    (2) High Def LCD TV in Great Room Standard Def TV in Game Room...moreless


  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Museums
  • Restaurants
  • Theme Parks

Local Services & Businesses

  • Fitness Center

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Boating
  • Horseback Riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Miniature Golf
  • Shopping
  • Shuffleboard
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Parasailing
  • Racquetball
  • Rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • Sailing
  • Skiing
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining Area


  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine


  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator


  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill


Write a review 4.8
from 5 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Sep 19 - May 27, 2016
2 night min stay
Early Summer I
May 28 - Jun 10, 2016
7 night min stay

Early Summer II
Jun 11 - Jun 17, 2016
7 night min stay

Early Summer III
Jun 18 - Jun 24, 2016
7 night min stay

Jun 25 - Aug 26, 2016
7 night min stay

Late Summer l
Aug 27 - Sep 2, 2016
7 night min stay

Late Summer II
Sep 3 - Sep 9, 2016
7 night min stay

Late Summer lll
Sep 10 - Sep 16, 2016
7 night min stay

Sep 17 - May 26, 2017
2 night min stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Tax Rate 6%


* Lake level changes can greatly effect the size and makeup of this lake Michigan shoreline. In average lake level conditions the shoreline is a mix of sand and rocks with a sandy strip of beach that goes for miles up the coast (as pictured in "Surf Cottage photos"). In high level years, much of this sandy strip can disappear exposing underlying rocks. This is the nature of the Lake Michigan coast and can not be controlled. Shoreline conditions can change dramatically in just a few months time.

Summer: $250 at time of reservation, 50% (less $250) March 1st, and the remaining 50% 30 days prior to arrival.

Fall/Winter/Spring: 50% at time of reservation, 50% no later than 30 days prior to arrival. Reservations made within 30 days of arrival 100% at time of booking.

Payment: Visa, MC, check or money order. 3% fee for all credit card payments, except for last minute rentals, under 2 weeks.

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Last updated: 09/28/2015
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Owner info

Year Purchased: 2006

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Speaks: english

Guestbook comments from the owner

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  • Kitchen


  • View from Bluff

    View from Bluff

  • Quaint towns

    Quaint towns

  • Retro Style Great Room

    Retro Style Great Room

  • Sunset view from bluff-side deck

    Sunset view from bluff-side deck

  • Dining Room

    Dining Room

  • Great Room from above

    Great Room from above

  • Private Sandy Beach

    Private Sandy Beach

  • Visit a farm!

    Visit a farm!

  • Great food, great views!

    Great food, great views!

VRBO #78360

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