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Hope Cottage on Lake Michigan

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Space 3,100 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

House, 4 Bedrooms, 3.5 Baths, (Sleeps 8)

Beautiful and spacious beachfront cottage with spectacular views of Lake Michigan. Located just off the renowned 'Tunnel of Trees,' Hope Cottage offers a quiet retreat with the comforts of home.

Walls of windows on three floors look out onto the lake. Four comfortable bedrooms; master bedroom has private deck and jacuzzi tub in bath. Open plan on ground floor blends indoor and outdoor living. Lower-level recreation room lets kids have space of their own.

Enjoy a long walk on the sand and pebble beach or in the nearby nature reserve. Curl up with a book by one of the two stone fireplaces. Sip a glass of wine on one of the decks and watch the sun set over the lake. Listen to the waves on the shore as you fall asleep.

The surrounding area includes a state park with beautiful sand dunes, scores of lakes and rivers for boating and fishing, horse and cross-country skiing trails, and two downhill ski resorts. Foodies can walk to the Good Hart General Store for homemade doughnut holes and pies (and a copy of the New York Times); drive to Pond Hill Farm for organic produce, humanely raised meats, and gourmet groceries; or strike out for Ellsworth's nationally known restaurant, The Rowe Inn.

Keywords: Lakefront, beachfront, cottage

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Harbor Springs House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3100 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
  • Lakefront
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Heating
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Master bath - toilet , shower , jetted tub
    Ground floor bath - toilet , shower
    Front hall bath - toilet
    Lower level bath - toilet , shower
  • 3.5
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Lower level bedroom - 1 queen
    Ground floor bedroom - 2 twin/ single
    Second floor bedroom - 2 twin/ single
    Master bedroom (second floor) - 1 queen
  • Queen size Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (4)
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • swimming
  • tennis


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Hope Cottage on Lake Michigan
average rating of 5.0 based on 3 reviews

So spacious & comfortable -- & what a view!

  • 5 of 5

My adult children, their children, and I so enjoyed our two-week stay at Hope Cottage. This wonderful property not only provided bedrooms for all the adults but such amenities! My grandson played catch with his dad in the spacious yard; most of the guys played a little xbox at one time or another downstairs; we had access to a desktop computer; we all rested in the hammock. My six-year old grandson especially enjoyed the stocked game shelves. (We had some marathon Risk games.) But it was the stupendous view of Lake Michigan that we all enjoyed the most, whether from the Adirondack chairs on the decks or from the couch in the living room. Everyone but the 4 month-old splashed & swam in the lake, too, of course. And yes, we did walk to the Good Hart General Store for a cookie or two (& maybe pies) -- plus, we indulged in delicious crepes from the crepe truck. We're going back!

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful cottage

  • 5 of 5

I have rented Hope Cottage for a week in July for the past 2 summers and am planning on renting again next summer. It is a wonderful vacation home: my sons, their wives and grandchildren have made this a yearly family ritual. Hope Cottage has everything and more than you may need. It's large enough for everyone to have their own space, if wanted, but plenty of space for gatherings . The amenities are outstanding, from a large, very well equipped kitchen to all sorts of electronics, should you want to spend time indoors. The bedrooms, are large, as is the living area with a great wide open floor plan. Everything is very clean! The views from inside and from the deck are spectacular, as are the sunsets. Good Hart General Store is just a short walk away. Biking along the Tunnel of Trees is breathtaking! Eagles soaring along the lakeshore, to fawns making their appearance are some of the nature that you encounter.

This cottage is a wonderful destination, great place to stay! Can't say enough good things about it!!

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  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Hope Cottage is everythin...

  • 5 of 5

Hope Cottage is everything as advertised, although much more. It has been years since I visited this part of Michigan, and the quiet beauty, expansive stands of pine and birch, and clear blue waters of Lake Michigan made me regret why I hadn't been back sooner. Be it winter, spring, summer or fall, it is a worthy destination. Thanks to the Owners of Hope Cottaqe for sharing!

  • Submitted: Apr 20, 2009
  • Stayed: April 2009
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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David Horn
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english, french, italian
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Calendar last updated:
February 11, 2018


Nearest Point of Interest
Hope Cottage
Nearest Point of Interest
Good Hart General Store


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
Tax Rate 6.0%

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.

50% deposit required to confirm reservation; balance (with security deposit and taxes) due 30 days before rental period begins.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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