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The Blue Dog - Lake Michigan Cottage on the Beach - Good Hart

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View of beach and Lake from the porch

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Last updated: 11/12/2016
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Sleeps:6
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:1.5
  • Property type:Cottage
  • Internet:No
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

About the Property

Lake Michigan Cottage on the Beach; 2 Bedroom , 1 Full Bath, 1/2 Bath

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.

Owner

Member since: 2006

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 11/12/2016

Property Type

  • Cottage

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered
  • Wheelchair Accessible:

    Sort of, but, no ramp and bedrooms are upstairs-...moreless

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1

    ...moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet

    ...moreless

  • downstairs bath features toilet, sink, and stall shower upstairs half-bath was added this year- features toilet and sink...moreless

Entertainment

  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television

Attractions

  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Library
  • Museums
  • Restaurants
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • Groceries

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Boating
  • Horseback Riding
  • Miniature Golf
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing

Location Type

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Racquetball
  • Sailing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people

General

  • Fireplace
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Wood Fireplace

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Deck / Patio:

    Large front porch with hanging swing. Great for relaxing and watching the sunset after a busy day! Lower sun deck on dunes below porch....moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    2 kayaks are provided...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill
 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Summer 2017
Jun 24 - Sep 16, 2017
7 night min stay

$1,500
My Standard Rate
7 night min stay

$1,475

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Pet Fee $30
  • Tax Rate 6%

Notes:

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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Last updated: 11/12/2016
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Location

15 Miles
Nearest Airport
Pellston
20 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Mackinaw City
7 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Legs Inn
 

Owner info

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.


Contact us

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 11/12/2016

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Photos

  • View of beach and Lake from the porch

    View of beach and Lake from the porch

  • Front Entrance

    Front Entrance

  • Covered Porch --beachside on the Lake

    Covered Porch --beachside on the Lake

  • Beach and sitting areas

    Beach and sitting areas

  • Stone wood-burning fireplace

    Stone wood-burning fireplace

  • Dining area

    Dining area

  • Bedroom with queen-size bed

    Bedroom with queen-size bed

  • The Blue Dog!

    The Blue Dog!

  • Covered front porch looks out over Lake

    Covered front porch looks out over Lake

  • Front porch looks out over beach and Lake

    Front porch looks out over beach and Lake

  • Looking at cottage from shoreline--two kayaks are available to renters

    Looking at cottage from shoreline--two kayaks are available to renters

  • view of picnic table and Lake from cottage

    view of picnic table and Lake from cottage

  • Kitchen area and stone fireplace

    Kitchen area and stone fireplace

  • Livingroom area

    Livingroom area

  • Bedroom with two double beds

    Bedroom with two double beds

VRBO #302433

This listing was first published here in 2010.

Date last modified - Thursday, December 01, 2016

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