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Great for Large Groups and Family Reunions!

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 14-18)

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.

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.

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

More Details

Property Manager
Alyssa Briggs
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 24, 2017

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 Harbor Springs

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: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 20
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Resort
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • 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
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • 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!
average rating of 4.85 based on 21 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: Jun 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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What a lovely home in beautiful Harbor Springs

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay in this beautiful, very spacious home! It was very clean and the owner is incredibly nice and responsive. It's a really pretty area and neighborhood. It couldn't have been more perfect for our family reunion.

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A lot of house in a beautiful setting

  • 4 of 5

I rented the home with my family for my parents wedding anniversary. There were 18 of us at the home and we definitely able to spread out and each have space, we actually lost some people at times. The hot tub and ping pong table got used as well as the clubhouse pool and workout room. The kitchen was our favorite aspect of the home, it was really nice to have all that space and dishes for everyone. The location was beautiful, but the traffic in both Harbor Springs and Petoskey was new to us, sometimes going one way or the other took more time than anticipated. We swam mostly at Petoskey State Park, which had a really nice beach area for little ones. Minor concerns were as a cook: the home did not have a full set of measuring cups, spoons or any spatulas, but otherwise, had everything we needed.

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful home

  • 5 of 5

This home is huge! Everything you could possibly need is provided-very well-stocked kitchen, the hot tub was great. We really had fun at the pool, this is a luxury resort!

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful home in Harbor Springs Michigan

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our vacation in beautiful Michigan. The property was clean, Alyssa was a delight to work with, the rooms were adequate for our family reunion. Also wonderful was the use of the amenities in Birchwood Farms resort.

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Better than expected!

  • 5 of 5

It was a beautiful home with more than enough space for everyone, the hot tub and sauna were awesome. The group that came with me found themselves wanting to spend more time at the house than out in town! The house is very private as you are surrounded by trees and has a good amount of space for parking. I would highly recommend this property.

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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

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