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Great location on inland lake within minutes of Lake MI beaches, M-22, & ATV fun

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Space 600 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 6 nights

Overview

About the property

Cottage, 1 Bedroom + Loft, 1 Bath, Sleeps up to 10 people.

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.

Location is perfect for relaxing and also for fun day trips to the surrounding area. Only 30 minutes from Lake Michigan beaches,

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, Lake Michigan beaches, wine tours

More Details

Owner
Kathy Rose
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
August 21, 2017

About Kathy Rose

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.

Kathy Rose purchased this cottage in 2008

Why Kathy Rose chose Northwest

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.

What makes this cottage unique

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.

Amenities

Irons Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 600 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Heating ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • full bath with shower and tub - need to bring your own towels
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Loft - 1 queen , 1 double , 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - optional queen size sleeper sofa
  • 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
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • 4 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • library
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
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
Notes:
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

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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Great location on inland lake within minutes of Lake MI beaches, M-22, & ATV fun
average rating of 4.8076925 based on 26 reviews
5

We had a wonderful time!

  • 5 of 5

We had such a great time! The cottage and lake were so peaceful, relaxing, quiet and fun. The owners are very friendly and helpful, plus the cottage is wonderfully clean. Since the cottage is only 30 minutes from Ludington, Manistee and Lake Michigan, we expected to do quite a bit of exploring. We changed our minds once we got to the cottage, however, and spent the majority of our time at the cottage and on the lake because we had such a great time! Definitely a do-over! :)

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad you had a great time! We, of course, are prejudiced - but we think the location is perfect. We can stay "at home" and relax and enjoy the peace and quiet at the lake OR we have a short drive to all kinds of sightseeing, shopping and exploring the west coast of Michigan. We would love for you to come again!
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Ypsilanti, MI
5

Wonderful and relaxing 😊

  • 5 of 5

My family and dogs had an absolutely fantastic time! Fishing, kayaking, canoeing, swimming was enjoyed by all of us. Very peaceful. We have been to the Irons area before, and just love it! I would highly recommend staying at this cabin to everyone!

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad you enjoyed your stay! We also love the Irons area and are still continually amazed at all the different things we can do here. Come and stay with us again!
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Evansville, IN
5

Perfect retreat for a relaxing getaway 💜

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 6 absolutely loved this cottage! There was everything we needed on hand for the whole week, the lake was perfect with just enough sandy beach for the toddlers. The bigger kids really loved the canoe and jumping off the raft! The owners were kind enough to let us park our family's RV which turned it into a family reunion! We loved the Dublin Store, cooking on the campfire pit, and playing in the lake. Definitely hope to make this journey from Evansville, IN into a yearly trek! Thank you so much for sharing your piece of heaven with us 😊💜

  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We would love for you to make White Pines Cottage your destination each year and continue to make some more great family memories! Yes - after all these years we still LOVE to go to the Dublin Store ourselves! So glad you found it and loved it as well. See you in 2018!
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5

Wonderful Getaway!

  • 5 of 5

This cabin was absolutely perfect for our family to gather for the 4th of July. We had a great time, thank you!

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad you enjoyed your stay! The 4th of July holiday is awesome on the lake with all the 'competition' for bigger and better fireworks displays every year! Please come and stay with us again in the future!
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Lima Ohio
5

A little bit of heaven!

  • 5 of 5

We had such a wonderful time.....The cottage was wonderful, the lake amazing and the atmosphere ..... heaven! Not sure who enjoyed it most, is or our dog Sami.....he spent hours jumping off the dock for his frisbee!

  • Submitted: Jun 12, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad you enjoyed your time at our cottage! We, too, find it a very relaxing getaway and always go home refreshed. Hoping you will visit us again!
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South Haven, MI
5

Quaint little cabin on the lake

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful little cabin with lots of room. Views of the lake are stunning. Paddling or canoe to the little island is a must, its like a little adventure. One of the most peaceful and quiet places I've stayed at so far. Listening to the loons while fishing early morning was unforgettable. Owners had a nice stocked house with necessities. Will definitely will be staying again.

  • Submitted: May 22, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Manistee County Blacker Airport
Nearest Barpub
4 Miles
Oak Grove Tavern
Nearest Ferry
30 Miles
SS Badger Car Ferry
Nearest Golf
11 Miles
Fawn Crest Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
10 Miles
M-55
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Jackie's Place
Nearest Ski
24 Miles
Caberfae Peaks Ski & Golf Resort
Nearest Beach
25 Miles
Lake Michigan
Nearest Point of Interest
White Pines Cottage
Nearest Point of Interest
Harper Lake Public Boat Launch
Nearest Point of Interest
Irons Cafe & Oak Grove Bar
Nearest Point of Interest
Jackies Place
Nearest Point of Interest
The Dublin General Store
Nearest Point of Interest
Dublin Fudge
Nearest Point of Interest
Kayak/Canoe Launch
Nearest Point of Interest
North Country Trail
Nearest Point of Interest
Tiny's Bait Shop & Trading Post
Nearest Point of Interest
Na-Tah-Ka Restaurant
Nearest Point of Interest
Granny's Kitchen
Nearest Point of Interest
Sand Lake swimming beach
Nearest Point of Interest
Blossom's Restaurant
Nearest Point of Interest
Little River Casino
Nearest Point of Interest
Rico's
Nearest Point of Interest
Manistee National Golf
Nearest Point of Interest
Fawn Crest Golf Course
Nearest Point of Interest
Club 37
Car: necessary

Lake Michigan is 30 minutes away - great beaches at both Ludington State Park and Orchard Beach State Park in Manistee.Rivers - 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. For golfers, there are numerous golf courses from 15 -

30 minute drive.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $80
Damage Deposit $150

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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