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Minutes from Scenic M-22 and Popular Atv/Orv Trails!

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Last updated: 04/25/2017
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  • Minimum stay:1-6 nights
  • Sleeps:8
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:Cottage
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

Cottage, 1 Bedroom + Loft, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-8)

Welcome to your lakefront cottage experience! Listen to the loons on this 80-acre all sports lake. Dock belonging to the rental is available with paved public boat launch. We provide canoe, paddles, swimming raft and paddleboat for your enjoyment.

This vacation rental on Harper Lake is in Irons, Michigan. Irons is a small town located just northwest of Baldwin, about 30 minutes from Ludington and Manistee and just 50 minutes from Traverse City. White Pines cottage is quiet, super-clean, and nestled in a peaceful wooded setting with 129 feet of lake frontage.

Besides dining area and eating bar, there is a large deck with gas grill, sitting benches and picnic table overlooking the lake. Lawn and beach chairs available along with a lakeside fire-pit for nighttime relaxing and/or marshmallow roasting.

Canoeing or tubing on the Little Manistee River is only a few minutes away. Pere Marquette and Pine River nearby also. Just minutes from Tippy Dam as well as the North Country Trail system. Also, Irons has miles of public trails for quad, dirt-biking, and mountain biking as well as hiking. Famous Dublin jerky (plus all your grocery needs) can be bought at the Dublin store - only a few miles away!

Traverse City is located 50 minutes to the north and offers fantastic wineries, dining, and shopping. Bass, perch, and pike can be found in Harper Lake. Little Manistee Casino 35 miles away.

White Pines is located only 1/2 hour from M-22. M-22 is 116 miles of scenic highway winding through the countryside and a reputation for one of the prettiest color tours you will ever experience! M-22 will allow you to explore the Lake Michigan shoreline, climb the Sleeping Bear Dunes, discover art galleries, wineries and dining. The colors are delightful even in other seasons!

Check-in is Saturday after 3:00 p.m. Eastern time and checkout the following Saturday 11:00 a.m.Eastern time.

Keywords: Cottage, vacation home, lakefront getaway near Traverse City and Ludington, bungalow, wooded setting, all sports lake, fall color tour, M-22, located near casino, ORV, ATV,quads, trails, North Country Trail System, hiking, boating, canoeing, kayaking, geocaching, fire pit
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Member since: 2010

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/25/2017

Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 600 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 8
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    We do not rent to individuals under the age of 21. ...moreless

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered:

    Pets are considered per individual basis. There is an additional $80.00 fee per pet. No more than 2 dogs per reservation. Please notify us when making reservation. Pets are not allowed to be left unattended in cottage....moreless

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 2-8

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen


  • Loft: 1 queen, 1 double, 2 twin/ single


  • Bedroom 3

    optional queen size sleeper sofa...moreless

  • Queen size Beds (2) 1 queen in main floor bedroom and 1 in sleeping loft, Double Beds (1) located in sleeping loft, Twin or Single Beds (2) located in sleeping loft, for additional sleeping - 1 queen-size sleeper sofa in living area- all pillows have pillow covers changed weekly to guard against stains and cross-contamination - need to bring your own linens ...moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower


  • full bath with shower and tub - need to bring your own towels

Other Amenities

  • private dock, paddleboat, canoe, swimming raft, picnic table, fire pit, firewood and kindling provided, lawn and beach chairs, coffeemaker, toaster, toilet paper, paper towels, pillows, blankets, gas grill...moreless


  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Churches
  • Library
  • Playground
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Laundromat

Leisure Activities

  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Paddle Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Lakefront:

    White Pines is located right on the shore of Harper Lake. The cottage is nestled in a wooded setting with privacy from the neighboring cottages....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Pier Fishing
  • Rafting
  • Skiing
  • Snowmobiling
  • Swimming
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining:

    table has 4 chairs, but does extend out to accommodate more - also 2 bar stools at kitchen counter...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people


  • Heating:

    newly installed gas furnace...moreless

  • Living Room:

    sleeper sofa can be used to accommodate 1-2 more guests, 2 chairs, TV, stereo, DVD player...moreless

  • Parking:

    on-site parking for vehicles...moreless

  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Wireless Internet:

    password protected - renters will be notified of password...moreless


  • Kitchen:

    fully stocked with dishes, pots, pans and utensils - need to bring your own towels for kitchen and dishes...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven:

    gas powered...moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    toilet paper, paper towels, cleaning supplies, lightbulbs, coffee filters...moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    large sized with top freezer compartment...moreless

  • Stove:

    gas powered 4 burner stove ...moreless

  • Toaster:



  • Balcony
  • Bicycles:

    Big M Mountain Bike Trails nearby

  • Boat:

    a paddleboat is available with rental...moreless

  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf: - Fawn Crest is public nine hole course 11 miles away in Wellston...moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    a canoe and paddles are available with rental...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    new gas grill...moreless

  • Ski & Snowboard:

    Big M Cross Country Ski Trails closeby



Write a review 4.7
from 19 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Spring 2017
May 6 - Jun 9, 2017
2 night min stay
$700 $2,500
Summer 2017
Jun 10 - Sep 8, 2017
6 night min stay
$800 $3,000

Changeover Day: Saturday

Fall 2017
Sep 9 - Nov 30, 2017
2 night min stay
$700 $2,500
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Pet Fee $80
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $150
  • Tax Rate 6%

Owner's cancellation policy:

50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.

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Last updated: 04/25/2017
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30 Miles
Nearest Airport
Manistee County Blacker Airport
4 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Oak Grove Tavern
30 Miles
Nearest Ferry
SS Badger Car Ferry
11 Miles
Nearest Golf
Fawn Crest Golf Course
10 Miles
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Jackie's Place
24 Miles
Nearest Ski
Caberfae Peaks Ski & Golf Resort
4 Miles
Nearest Beach
Sand Lake

Car: Necessary

Little Manistee, Pere Marquette, and Pine River for canoeing, kayaking or tubing, Tippy Dam, North Country Trail system and other public trails for hiking, dirt-biking, ATVs or quads, Famous Dublin jerky, Boat rentals available in Traverse City, fishing charters on Lake Michigan offered right out of Irons, Big M Mountain Bike trails for biking and hiking, Little River Casino in Manistee, M-22 for the most popular scenic drive in Michigan, Manistee National Forest, Sand Lake swimming and sandy beach, winery tours near Traverse City, Great Wolf Lodge Resort, Lake Michigan public beaches only 30 minutes away, geocaching, Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore is a 1 1/2 hour beautiful scenic drive


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2008

About the owner: We are working professionals who are extremely busy with work, families, and friends. When the weekends roll around, we head up to our favorite lake 'up-north.' When we are not entertaining, we love to take advantage of the lake as we canoe, kayak, and boat.

Why the Owner Chose Irons, MI, USA:
Our family has been retreating to Harper Lake for the past 30 years. We have found Harper Lake to be one of the most relaxing places to unwind and de-stress after a busy workweek. Nothing beats the soothing nature of being on the water and the tranquility of star-gazing away from city lights. In August, the aurora borealis display is awesome! We bought our cottage because it is an easy drive from home and the perfect getaway from the busyness of our normal lives.

The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
The wooded setting with the private lake frontage creates a beautiful view no matter what window we look out. Our most favorite ritual is going for a walk around the lake each morning sipping our favorite coffee. We love this location because it is surrounded by national forest and recreation areas - all of which are beautiful places to hike and walk.

Contact us

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/25/2017

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  • Approach to White Pines Cottage from W. Harper Drive

    Approach to White Pines Cottage from W. Harper Drive

  • view of kitchen from living room

    view of kitchen from living room

  • Bathroom


  • Balcony deck looking at lake

    Balcony deck looking at lake

  • paddleboat and dock

    paddleboat and dock

  • view of lake from standing on dock

    view of lake from standing on dock

  • Kitchen


  • dining area with expandable table

    dining area with expandable table

  • deck view of lake

    deck view of lake

  • White Pines Cottage from lake

    White Pines Cottage from lake

  • View as driving into property

    View as driving into property

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This listing was first published here in 2010.

Date last modified - Wednesday, April 26, 2017

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