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Great for Large Groups and Family Reunions! Great WiFi, All Possible Amenities

Bedrooms 7
Space 10,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

House, 7 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 8 Baths, (Sleeps 20)

Located only 10 minutes from two of Northern Michigan's beloved ski resorts, Boyne Highland and Nub's Nob, and only minutes from Lake Michigan and the gorgeous beaches of Petoskey and Harbor Springs.

This house has seven bedrooms, two kitchens, eight full baths, an indoor sauna, an indoor hot tub, three living rooms, a media room with huge flat screen television, flat screen TVs in nearly all rooms, full cable TV, internet, a magnificently equipped kitchen with a chef's dream gas stove, a gorgeous full stone wall fireplace, and...and...and...

This gorgeous, comfortable, clean and totally bright house is nestled in the scenic gated community of Birchwood Farms, just five miles north of Harbor Springs. Golf, tennis and pool available within walking distance and the gorgeous beaches of Northern Michigan are within a few miles. You are able to use Birchwood's golf courses, pool, tennis courts and magnificent dining room and club house as part of renting this home!

Harbor Springs and neighboring Petoskey are spectacular. Both are home to great restaurants, tremendous shopping, countless recreational opportunities and natural beauty!

And we are only about 30 minutes from Mackinaw.

Please see more pictures here:

Keywords: Harbor Springs, Petoskey, Vacation, Ski, Northern Michigan

More Details

Property Manager
Alyssa Briggs
Member since: 2008
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 16, 2018

About Alyssa Briggs

We live part of the year in nearby Petoskey and part of the year in Ohio. This home has been in our family for decades and we're delighted to share it with you. (We have great staff members who work with us to care for the property and help our guests.)

Why Alyssa Briggs chose Birchwood Farms

This property is spacious, attractive, tasteful and clean. You can watch a movie in the third floor entertainment center, while others soak in the hot tub on the garden level as some play cards in the main level living room as still others sit in the sunroom looking for deer in the woods. In summer 2016, we engaged in a thorough update. Additional updates happen constantly! From installing new flat screen televisions to a new refrigerator in the main kitchen (one of three in the home), we have taken steps to insure that this home meets and exceeds your expectations. New beautiful flooring has been added to the garden level. We love this home and it shows!

What makes this house unique

If requested, we can provide full concierge service. From grocery delivery to golf or tennis arrangements, we can make sure that your time in the Great North is amazing. Private chef, lift tickets delivered to your door, maid or laundry service...You name the amenity and we will work to bring it to you.

Guestbook comments from the manager

This house is beautiful and fits large groups well! The area is very relaxing. Can't wait to come back.
Aug 2013
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Birchwood Farms House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 10000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 20
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Resort ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 8 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
    Bathroom 5 -
    Bathroom 6 -
    Bathroom 7 -
    Bathroom 8 -
  • 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 20
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 5 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 6 - 1 king
    Bedroom 7 - 2 bunk bed
    Convertible bed(s) - 1 double , 2 baby crib , 5 sleep sofa /futon
  • King size beds (1), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1), Bunk Beds (1)
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Sauna ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Private Chef
  • arboretum
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
We can provide you with any services you want or need. Please let us know and we can assist with full Concierge service.


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Great for Large Groups and Family Reunions! Great WiFi, All Possible Amenities
average rating of 4.88 based on 26 reviews

Beautiful Large Home in Woods

  • 5 of 5

This home was perfect for our large group of adults and children (17 persons total). We had well-designed bedrooms and adequate dinner seating so we could all eat at the same time. The 8 bathrooms were a real luxury and the home provided plenty of entertainment options. Everyone enjoyed the lovely scenery outside the wide windows and the quiet walks in the neighborhood. Several of the family members took advantage of the two nearby ponds where they caught and released a number of impressive fish. The location of the property is within easy driving distance of many attractions. Our family particularly enjoyed Mackinaw Island, the Petoskey State Beach where some of the grandchildren had to be pried from the water, the very beautiful Thorne Smith Nature Preserve with a trail that leads down to the shore of Lake Michigan, and the indoor water park in Boyne Falls. We highly recommend this vacation rental.

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are thrilled that you enjoyed your stay and would love to welcome you there again next year!
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very spacious for big groups.

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful time for our family of 17 ski trip!.

Owners are great to work with. Would consider this home again.

  • Submitted: Feb 10, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much! We loved having you and your family, Sarah. Hurry back!
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Great Retreat Weekend!

  • 5 of 5

We had the privilege to bring a group of about 15 young adults for a weekend away. This is a perfect location for a large group! It accommodated more than enough room for everyone, awesome media room (big screen TV & fast internet), and only 15 minutes from Boyne Highlands for skiing and snowboarding. The hot tub and sauna were a total bonus considering we were there during very cold days in Michigan! It was extremely clean and the owners were very helpful, timely in their response, and very informative. We would definitely come again!

  • Submitted: Jan 13, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful home and everyone had a great time.

  • 5 of 5

Very comfortable spacious clean and easy to enjoy.

  • Submitted: Jan 1, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We are a ski club that came up for a wine tour. We had a wonderful time golfing, walking the trails, hot tub, sauna, wine tour... We ate at the clubhouse and had pizza another night along with cooking with a wonderfully stocked kitchen.

Everybody was very accommodating, helpful and friendly. What a wonderful place to stay. We will be back next year.

  • Submitted: Oct 16, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much! We truly loved having you and the emails about your many wonderful adventures in Northern Michigan! One of the greatest joys for us in renting vacation homes is hearing about what our renters do and where they explore! Charlotte Bronte said, “Happiness quite unshared can scarcely be called happiness; it has no taste.” We are so thrilled to be able to share the happiness that we have experienced all of our lives in Northern Michigan! You were delightful guests and we look forward to welcoming you back next year.
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Amazing, Perfect Home

  • 5 of 5

This home is spectacular! Everything about it - from its sheer size to its tasteful furnishings and decorations - is wonderful. We had 18 people and never felt as if we had too many. It was hard to leave! While we loved Harbor Springs and Petoskey, we loved this house so much that we found ourselves spending many hours "at home."

The kitchen was a perfect meeting spot for many of us. And those who weren't in the kitchen gathered in the nearby sunporch or dining room and we all felt like we were together. There was not one negative thing about this home. It was so clean and bright. It's obvious that the owners really care. It's not too often when you feel like you've really gotten your money's worth on a vacation, but this was one of those times. We can't wait to come back.

  • Submitted: Sep 21, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your great comments! We truly love welcoming people to our homes and to Northern Michigan! You were perfect renters and we so appreciate the great care you took of our home. We hope to see you again. From one Alyssa to another! Warmest Regards!
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Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Pellston Airport Commercial& Harbor Springs privat
Nearest Beach
5 Miles
Too many to list!
Car: necessary

Harbor Springs and Petoskey are true gems. From amazing shopping and restaurants to Lake Michigan and a ring of inland lakes and a great bicycle path and walking trails, you will never run out of activities. You may run out of energy first!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $500
Damage Deposit $750

There is an additional $50 booking fee.

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund