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In town vacation home with porch. Near shops, beaches, and ski slopes.

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Last updated: 09/26/2016
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  • Minimum stay:2-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

Cheery cottage (vacation home) with 2 master suites (with attached baths), one on each level, and additional guest room and bath on main level. (Great opportunity for reunions with additional rental next door under same owner - see vrbo #3495242ha).

Sip beverages and enjoy alfresco dining on the covered porch or catch the last of the sunset on the patio with a cool drink while grilling dinner on the gas grill. Or take the night off and go out for a great meal at one of the local restaurants.

Nap in the backyard in a shaded garden hammock or relax with a good book. Open living space describes the kitchen, dining and living space on upper level. Lower level provides an additional living space with TV, desk, and small dining table. Bar refrigerator and coffee maker are also available for sleepy guests in lower level master suite.

Televisions (3), DVD, VHS, stereo unit with CD and IPod player are included. Electric fireplace on both levels can warm up a chilly evening for skiers to relax and lounge with hot chocolate and a good movie and leave you rejuvenated for another day on the slopes. Nubs Nob and Boyne Highlands are less than 10 minutes away and Boyne Mountain is a 25 minute ride away in Boyne Falls.

In the warm months, go to the beach, get in a boat, take a walk along the Bluff with beautiful views of the Bay or along the water past beaches and marinas. Ride a bike, play golf or tennis, sightsee or shop 'til you drop in the unique stores you will find in Harbor Springs and Petoskey (across the Bay). Take the ferry (30 minutes away) to Mackinac Island for the day and see the Fort and Arch Rock, among other sights. Rent a horse or take a carriage ride while on the Island.

This house is a short walk to town. Skiing slopes (2) are within 10 minutes of the house. You can reach northern Mi by flights to Pellston Airport (closest airport and 25 min. away), or Traverse City - 1.5 hrs. away, or Lansing Mi Airport - 3.75 hrs away. Flights to Detroit are cheaper but drive will take longer.

This home is cozy and comfy and lends itself to gatherings of all sorts. A great getaway for families, or couples/friends, a respite for one or a romantic retreat for two. There's always plenty to do 'up north' and the opportunity to do nothing if the mood strikes.

Keywords: Newly renovated, nicely appointed, casual, all seasons vacation home (cottage) with all the amenities and yard. A restful getaway located on Little Traverse Bay near beaches, golf, shops, skiing, playground, boating, art shows, festivals and activities for all seasons. Perfect for families and friends. Sleeps 7. Two master suites each with attached bath, (1) guest suite and additional bath and laundry space. Open kitchen with all conveniences, dining and living space. Additional living space on lower level. Large outdoor front porch (24'x12') and backyard patio with gas grill. TVs, cable and wifi included. Relax in hammock in large backyard in summer or warm up in front of electric fireplace in winter.

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Property Type

  • House
  • 1400 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Responsible Renter should be 25 yrs of age or older...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7, Beds for 7

  • Other (See Description)

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  • Bedroom 1: 1 king

    attached bath...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 2 double

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  • Bedroom 3: 1 king, 1 twin/ single

    attached bath/lower level...moreless

  • King size beds (2) - one king bed in each master suite (blue room LL) and green room), Double Beds (2) 2 double beds in yellow room, Twin or Single Beds (1) one additional twin bed in master suite (blue room LL)....moreless

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

    Attached to Master Suite - washer and dryer...moreless

  • Bathroom 3: toilet, combination tub/shower

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  • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower

    Attached to LL Master Suite - double vanity...moreless

  • 3 full bathrooms

Other Amenities

  • Two master suites with king beds (additional twin bed in one suite) and master baths, 3rd bedroom with 2 double beds and additional bath. Large covered porch, (2) living spaces - electric fireplace, bar refrigerator and coffee maker for lower level, beach towels, beach chairs and 2 adult bicycles provided....moreless

Entertainment

  • Books
  • Books For Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games For Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable:

    cable...moreless

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Autumn Foliage
  • Bay/Sound
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Forests
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Horseback Riding
  • Miniature Golf
  • Paddle Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Beach
  • Waterfront

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Ice Skating
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Roller Blading
  • Sailing
  • Skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people

General

  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning:

    window air conditioner in kitchen/dining area off living space...moreless

  • Alarm System
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Ducted Cooling
  • Ducted Heating
  • Fireplace:

    (2) Electric...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided:

    all necessary linens are available, including beach towels....moreless

  • Living Area
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street:

    driveway available for parking...moreless

  • Rumpus Room
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet

Kitchen

  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher:

    New dishwasher 2011...moreless

  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    Some coffee, tea, sugar, hot chocolate, salt, pepper and condiments....moreless

  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles:

    3 adult 1 child...moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    Large front porch (24'x12') and backyard patio...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Shed
  • Small Cooler
  • Wood Deck
 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Color Season
Sep 11 - Nov 17, 2016
2 night min stay
$190
$1,250
Winter I 2016
Nov 28 - Dec 16, 2016
2 night min stay
$180
$1,200
Peak Winter
Dec 17 - Jan 8, 2017
7 night min stay

$1,550
Winter II 2017
Jan 9 - Apr 16, 2017
2 night min stay
$180
$1,200
Spring 2017
Apr 17 - May 25, 2017
2 night min stay
$180
$1,190
Summer I 2017
May 26 - Jun 29, 2017
2 night min stay
$190
$1,260
Summer Holiday
Jun 30 - Jul 9, 2017
7 night min stay

$1,550
Summer II 2017
Jul 10 - Sep 16, 2017
7 night min stay

$1,470
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$190
$1,250 $4,800
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • cleaning $150
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $200

Notes:

Refundable damage deposit of $200 is required.

Deposit will be returned within 10 days of post rental inspection.

FYI - In 3 yrs of renting there has only been one occasion where a portion of the deposit was withheld.


Owner's cancellation policy:

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.


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Last updated: 09/26/2016
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Location

  • Stafford's Pier Restaurant

    "Dine in one of the four venues provided at this restaurant. Dress up or down to eat on the p..."

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  • Nubs Nob Ski Resort

    "Great Midwest skiing just 10 minutes away."

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  • B.C. Pizza

    "Great take-out or eat-in just a few blocks away."

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  • The Fish Restaurant

    "Order the fish...any kind."

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  • Out to Lunch

    "Treat yourself to breakfast out."

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  • Island Bean Coffee Co.

    "Good coffee and outdoor patio to sip it. Wi-Fi available here too."

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  • Chang Cuisine

    "Best chinese and thai food around only a few blocks away. Plan to take back to the cottage a..."

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  • Little Traverse Bay Restaurant

18 Miles
Nearest Airport
Pellston
1 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Bar Harbor
2 Miles
Nearest Golf
Boyne Highland and True North
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Chang's and B.C. Pizza
5 Miles
Nearest Ski
Nub's Nob and Boyne Highlands
1 Miles
Nearest Beach
Harbor Springs

Art shows, outdoor musical entertainment/festivals, food festivals, boat parades, indoor waterpark, canoeing, color tours in fall, carriage rides in summer.

Walking distance to beach, shopping, restaurants, grocery and coffee shops.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2009

About the owner: I grew up spending all my summers in this area since I was 9 yrs. old. I brought my children here for their summers and I hope someday they will do the same when they have children. I love the area in any and all seasons as there is something to be had for everyone regardless of talents, hobbies or interests.

Why the Owner Chose Harbor Springs, MI, USA:
I chose this area because of my fond memories but also because of its' universal appeal to others, and the opportunity for year round activities. Skiing, boating, golfing and tennis are all nearby and the slopes are less than 10 minutes away.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
I love enjoying the company of friends for beverages and a grilled dinner on the patio. I appreciate napping in the shaded garden hammock in the backyard or just relaxing in an adirondack chair late in the day. Gathering on the porch to recounts day's activities is a ritual. Relaxing in front of the fireplace after a day on the nearby slopes of Nubs Nob or Boyne Highlands is warm and restful. Catching a movie in the comfort of this home seems to work for the weary skier. Heading downtown to watch the sailboat races or the yachts arriving on the waterfront or sit by the Bay is a pleasure of mine. Walking the boardwalk down to the beach and sitting and swimming in the afternoon is the best. Rainy days do not deter me - with book in hand I head to the covered porch and relax. Sometimes the games will emerge when others also congregate on the spacious porch. I enjoy walking or riding my bike along the Bluff looking at the spectacular views of the Bay and boating on the Bay is even better. Jumping into the clear clean waters of Lake Michigan is a joy. I always find myself rested and renewed as I head home from this nest up north.


Contact us

Speaks: english, german

 

Photos

  • In town vacation home with porch. Near shops, beaches, and ski slopes.

    In town vacation home with porch. Near shops, beaches, and ski slopes.

  • Porch dining - seats up to 8.

    Porch dining - seats up to 8.

  • Living Room

    Living Room

  • Guest bath next to yellow bedroom.

    Guest bath next to yellow bedroom.

  • kitchen dining - seats 6-8 comfortably

    kitchen dining - seats 6-8 comfortably

  • Green Room - Master suite - king bed, attached bath; walkout to patio/backyard.

    Green Room - Master suite - king bed, attached bath; walkout to patio/backyard.

  • Master Bath (with laundry)

    Master Bath (with laundry)

  • King bed in master suite - lower level

    King bed in master suite - lower level

  • Master bath lower level (double sinks, shower and commode)

    Master bath lower level (double sinks, shower and commode)

  • Backyard hammock is relaxing.

    Backyard hammock is relaxing.

  • Backyard patio with grill and seats 6 under the umbrella. Lounges for naps/sun

    Backyard patio with grill and seats 6 under the umbrella. Lounges for naps/sun

  • Christmas in Harbor Springs. Shops are decorated and offer special events.

    Christmas in Harbor Springs. Shops are decorated and offer special events.

  • Front porch - great for reading, relaxing, conversing, and laughing.

    Front porch - great for reading, relaxing, conversing, and laughing.

  • Comfy living room on main floor with TV.

    Comfy living room on main floor with TV.

  • Kitchen counters (new 2014) with extended seating, and new sink (2014)

    Kitchen counters (new 2014) with extended seating, and new sink (2014)

  • Kitchen overhead microwave (new 2014).

    Kitchen overhead microwave (new 2014).

  • View of Harbor Springs from the bluff

    View of Harbor Springs from the bluff

  • Master suite on main level.

    Master suite on main level.

  • Yellow bedroom with closet

    Yellow bedroom with closet

  • Master bedroom LL (twin bed in addition to K bed)

    Master bedroom LL (twin bed in addition to K bed)

  • L.L. living space with TV, electric fireplace, refrigerator, & coffee maker.

    L.L. living space with TV, electric fireplace, refrigerator, & coffee maker.

  • Yellow Room - Bedroom w/ 2 full beds

    Yellow Room - Bedroom w/ 2 full beds

  • Nearby skiing - 10 minutes away at Boyne Highlands or Nubs Nob.Lessons available

    Nearby skiing - 10 minutes away at Boyne Highlands or Nubs Nob.Lessons available

  • Additional rental next door. Together houses sleep 13. See vrbo 3495242

    Additional rental next door. Together houses sleep 13. See vrbo 3495242

VRBO #350797

This listing was first published here in 2011.

Date last modified - Tuesday, September 27, 2016

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