House, 3 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 6 - 7)
About Barbara Arnold
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.
Barbara Arnold purchased this House in 2009
Why Barbara Arnold chose Harbor Springs
I chose this area because of my fond memories but also because of it's 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.
What makes this House unique
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.
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Wonderful house and location! Barbara is great to work with! This is my third time renting this hous
Same as above! Excellent experience!
Great family gathering
We loved the comfy beds, large bathrooms and space to spread out, or gather for board games. The location is perfect for summer and winter fun. We hope to stay here again.
Location and charm!!
Really enjoyed Barb’s place! It had everything I could possibly need while on vacation to cook and be comfortable. The only issue we had was that we could not get internet. She was responsive and gave us a couple tips to restart the equipment but couldn’t get it all week.
Glad you liked the house and amenities. So sorry to hear you never got internet working. I did send another note asking if all was good and assumed no response meant no problem. For future reference, I do have a Property Mgr that can address these kinds of issues.
Great place to stay while skiing.
Lovely house. Perfect for our ski vacations.
Happy you could make it again this year. Always happy to have regulars return!
Excellent layout for two families, location, a clean, fun delight
My family stayed here the week of the 4th on the downstairs floor with our daughter of Barb's house and my older parents used and loved the entire upstairs master. They each had their own bathroom. There would have been room for another whole family to join. Both the masters are so spacious and so are the baths, the house is so fun and bright. We loved the porch and the living room and the backyard. She has done such a great job of making it feel so vacationy. We were so delighted. Everything was so clean and well stocked. The beds and linens and towels fresh and plush. Beach chairs, lawn games, very nice. Toiletries are even provided, towel hooks, waste baskets, Kleenex, notepads positioned every misc. thing is in right there when you are looking for it. We've stayed in houses where owners put in the oldest bare minimum to things but it seems like this owner really cares and has selected high quality things, like a very spacious cooler for the beach on wheels, adult bikes, kids bikes. She has put so many homey finishing touches everywhere too. The best and possibly only grocery store in town two blocks away. We did walk downtown and pulled our daughter in a wagon. The walk was about ten minutes and pleasant. I think this house is a great find and price. We hope to rent again. Thank you Barbara!
So glad you appreciated the extra touches. I travel a bit and always appreciate when extras are provided at my stays. I want my guests to have that same benefit. Look forward to hearing from you again.
Everything we needed and more
This house turned out to be perfect for us. With two bedrooms on the main floor and one downstairs, it worked very well for our group of 3 couples. The kitchen -- and the whole house -- is very well-outfitted, and we appreciated the many nice decorative and comfort touches throughout the house. The front porch was our favorite morning and evening hangout spot. Of course. The neighborhood was nice. It was close enough to town for some of us to easily walk, and a quick drive for the others, and the IGA is just two blocks away. Barbara's notes about everything were clear, getting in and out was easy, and we really loved being there.
I’m glad the house suited your group. It’s always nice when each couple has their own bath. Glad you used the porch to begin your day and wind it down in evening. Hope to have you come again.
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.