The Blue Dog - Lake Michigan Cottage on the Beach - Good Hart
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- Minimum stay:7 nights
- Property type:Cottage
- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:Yes
Grandpa built the Blue Dog in 1916 and it has been in the family ever since. With it's pine interior and stone fireplace, it has a unique rustic charm and is a great getaway for a couple or small family with up to three children. Enjoy drinks and beautiful sunsets from the porch swing on the large covered front porch; There is a sundeck on a dune below the porch (a good spot for star gazing!) and a fire pit on the beach-- perfect for roasting marshmallows and making s'mores ! You can beach walk for miles, or ride bikes through the M-119 'tunnel of trees'. A shallow sandy swimming cove, and 2 kayaks provided.
Ideal for naturalists, cyclists, families, couples, or you and a few friends. Enjoy the weather and play on the beach take a side trip or play golf nearby. You can walk several miles along the Lake in either direction! Go kayaking , then kick back while watching the amazing sunsets over the Lake. If it rains, light a fire in the fireplace and catch up on your reading, card playing, or get the others to join in board game or satelitte TV.
There is a full kitchen for cooking.
In Good Hart (7mi. South along M-119) be sure to visit the Good Hart General Store (groceries and deli wine and beer), Primitive Images (antiques, gifts, and tea room), the Crepe Cart, and A Studio Shop.
Groceries are available at the Cross Village General Store; gas, deli, beer, liquor, party supplies, or the Good Hart General Store; gourmet goodies and deli, or the Harbor Springs IGA.
Restaurants in Cross Village include: famous Legs Inn ,a must see which also has music and dancing on weekends, the Crows Nest.
Restaurants in Harbor Springs include: Turkeys for great pizza, breakfast, lunch and dinner - cocktails; The Pier, The New York, Mustang Wendy's, The Paper Station, Teddy Griffin's Roadhouse, and The Fish to name a few for fine dining and cocktails.
Property is available for the 2017 rental season, June 24to Sept. 16th for weekly rentals (Saturday to Saturday) at $1500 per week.;
Directions: 20 minutes North of Harbor Springs via M-119 or State Road /Robinson Rd. Then 1 mile North of Good Hart on M-119. Take Left drive down Chippewa Cove Woods, a hard right at bottom of hill and 50 yds. to the 'Blue Dog' driveway to arrive at your cozy lakefront cabin!
Keywords: Lakefront cottage, 2 bedrooms (one queen bed, 2 double beds), sleeps 2-5, large covered front porch with porch swing-glider (great for drinks, sunsets!) Lower sundeck on dunes below porch. 2 ocean kayaks provided.
Member since: 2006
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Children Welcome
- Non Smoking Only
Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6
Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bathroom
- CD Player
- DVD Player
- Satellite / Cable
- Winery Tours
Local Services & Businesses
- Horseback Riding
- Miniature Golf
- Sight Seeing
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Dining Area
- Seating for 6 people
- Living Room
- Wood Fireplace
- Coffee Maker
- Cooking Utensils
- Dishes & Utensils
|Dates||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Jun 24 - Sep 16, 2017
7 night min stay
My Standard Rate
7 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
- Pet Fee $30
- Tax Rate 6%
Rented by the week = 7 nights. *This cottage rents Saturday to Saturday.* Check-in at 4pm, check-out at 11am
Cleaning fee is included in the rent.
Pet Fee $30 per week one well-behaved pet only
We must add 6% State of Michigan Use Tax to cost of rental.
$500 Deposit will confirm reservation; balance due 30 days prior to arrival day.
Cancellation policy: 100% Deposit returned if cancelled prior to 7 days of reserved rental start date. If after 7 days, deposit will be returned only if able to re-rent cottage for reserved dates.
Owner's cancellation policy:
50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
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Year Purchased: 1916
About the owner: The Blue Dog cottage was built by grandpa in 1916 and has been in the family ever since. The family has enjoyed many great times at this cozy cabin on the Lake as we have watched our children and children's children grow up there. We are sure that new visitors to the Blue Dog will be able to create their own special memories.
Why the Owner Chose Harbor Springs, MI, USA:
Built by Grandpa, handed down to the grandchildren who now manage it.
The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
Peace, solitude, great sunsets, amazing stars your can almost reach up at touch in the night sky, beach walks, campfires- a wonderful getaway on Lake Michigan.
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View of beach and Lake from the porch
Covered Porch --beachside on the Lake
Beach and sitting areas
Stone wood-burning fireplace
Bedroom with queen-size bed
The Blue Dog!
Covered front porch looks out over Lake
Front porch looks out over beach and Lake
Looking at cottage from shoreline--two kayaks are available to renters
view of picnic table and Lake from cottage
Kitchen area and stone fireplace
Bedroom with two double beds
This listing was first published here in 2010.
Date last modified - Monday, October 24, 2016
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