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All Season Enjoyment Overlooking Lake Michigan

Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Space 3,500 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

House, 5 Bedrooms + Loft, 3.5 Baths, (Sleeps 15)

Whatever season you like best, this home is the perfect place for you! Whether it's the Trillium bloom in the spring, sunsets over Lake Michigan in summer, driving the Tunnel of Trees in the fall, or skiing and snowboarding in the winter, you can do it here.

This is a custom Town & Country Builders home, situated on 10 acres of trees on a bluff overlooking Lake Michigan. Breathtaking views of the lake from almost every room remind you why northern Michigan is such a coveted vacation spot. This home is over 3500 sq. ft., designed to let everyone spread out and relax!

The main floor includes a family room with vaulted ceiling, beautiful stone fireplace and comfortable furnishings. It joins an open dining area that seats 8, with additional seating for 5 at the granite bar in the kitchen. The large kitchen includes a Subzero refrigerator, Jenn Air 6 burner range top and pro-style hood, two ovens, dishwasher and large pantry. The master suite features a king size bed, stone fireplace, private balcony, and private bathroom with large tiled shower and double sinks.

There are two bedrooms, a full bath and a loft on the upper level. The loft has two chaises perfect for relaxing with a good book, while still enjoying the beautiful view of the lake.

The walk-out lower level features two bedrooms, each with two queen beds.There is also a full bath and a rec room with large screen TV, ping pong table, and game table that calls out for those evening games of Monopoly with the family!

There is a deck with dining set, and a patio off the lower level great for playing ladder ball or bean bag toss( games included!).

The highlight of a Lake Michigan vacation is, of course, going to the beach and dipping your toes in the lake.Take a walk down the bluff on our beautiful staircase.You can enjoy the views and relax on the sun deck or continue down to the shores of Lake Michigan. Enjoy walks, sunning, swimming and more on 300 ft. of private, sandy beach. (Beach chairs provided).

**Changes in the lake water levels can seriously affect the shoreline. Normal levels have a beach with sand, as our pictures show. High water levels can cover the sand, or erode it to expose the rocks underneath. Conditions along the shore are changed by the water and wind, and are a natural cycle that we do not control.**

This large, comfortable home is a great spot for entertaining or for family get-togethers, just 15 minutes from the great skiing of Boyne Highlands and Nub's Nob. A short drive north brings you to Cross Village for lunch at Legs Inn, while a 40 minute drive brings you to the Mackinaw Bridge. Head south to the great shopping, dining, beaches or marinas of Harbor Springs or Petoskey.

Keywords: vacation home, house, lake house

More Details

Member since: 2010
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 14, 2018


Harbor Springs House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Floor Area:
  • 3500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 15
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 15
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (4), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (3), Bunk Beds (1)
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(31 traveler reviews)

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All Season Enjoyment Overlooking Lake Michigan
average rating of 4.935484 based on 31 reviews

Wonderful cottage with great location and nice facilities

  • 5 of 5

Thought the cover photo (front view of cottage) may not be very fancy, this property is really great and we are happy we did not miss it.

1. Great location. Located right on M119 - Tunnel of Trees, it save us a lot of drive since our main purpose was to check the Fall colors.

2. Great lake view. Well maintained stairs down to the lake front with plenty of chairs, very thoughtful.

3. Modern facilities. All the equipment in the kitchen are new and clean, we made some great food here.

4. Clean room. All rooms are clean, 2 rooms with 2 queen beds each; 2 rooms with 2 single beds each; 1 master bedroom with 1 king bed. Though the description says it can host 15 people, I think 10 might be the best.

Checking in and out was easy and quick. and the owner Teresa was kind and helpful. The cleaner forget to put enough trash bags in the kitchen, so we contacted Teresa and the cleaner came in 30 mins to provide us more supplies.

I can only think of two issues which could be potentially improved.

1. The water pressure was not very high, at least in the Master bedroom.

2. It would be great if they have labels on the kitchen drawers/storage, etc. As I said, they have more than enough tools in the kitchen, sometimes we get confused.

Overall, it was a great experience and thanks Teresa for hosting us.

  • Submitted: Oct 22, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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It was a beautiful place . Perfect for a small family reunion.

  • 5 of 5

Lots of good space. Well maintained. Very clean and fully equipt.

  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

All we ever want is EVERYTHING, right?

Well, here it is! A monstrous house, loaded with beds and bathrooms. A huge kitchen, full of all the necessities. A beautiful view of Lake Michigan from multiple windows. It's own private beach with sunsets that are truly stunning.

Location, location, location!

It's within 20 minutes of Harbor Springs. 30 minutes to Petoskey and its State Park. 1 hour to Mackinaw City and The Bridge or a ferry ride to the Island.

Okay, there has to be some negative here, right? Well, some of my family did not like the quantity of steps (194) to the private beach. I did. I enjoy exercising and was able to run them 5 times in the morning on day 5.

So, in essence, it also has its own private cardio workout area.

I, my wife, our six kids (3 married) and our 4 granddaughters (from the married kids, lol) all LOVED THIS PLACE!

We are looking forward to a return trip, if we can all get the same available week off again.

Mike Sharp,

Fort Wayne, IN

  • Submitted: Sep 24, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very comfortable, beach area very rocky

  • 4 of 5

This was an excellent, large, well-equipped property and our extended family of 11 was very comfortable with lots of private space for each family! The gathering spaces were very accommodating for us as well! The only disappointment was that we rented this home primarily for the beach access only to find that it was not at all as the pictures represented. It did state that some years the beach is more rocky than others. This year, the beach was not usable as there were many large rocks covering the beach area - obviously the water level was much higher than it usually is. I think it might be helpful to change out the beach access picture from year to year so it is accurate.

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Another great stay

  • 5 of 5

Family vacation 2017, love this place and the location

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad to know our guests enjoyed their stay!
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Awesome time with 3 generations...and a great view!

  • 5 of 5

We chose this house because of all the 5 star reviews and it did not disappoint! It was spacious and clean on the inside and had great outdoor living space as well. We had 5 adults, 6 kids and a baby and everyone had a great time. We cannot thank you enough for sharing your piece of Michigan beauty!

  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $250
Damage Deposit $200

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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