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Lake Michigan Beachfront Efficiency Guest House

Bedrooms Studio
Space 170 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Cottage, Studio, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2)

A perfect 'honeymoon getaway' for any stage in your relationship, our cozy and romantic A-frame is situated one hundred feet from our large Tudor A-frame with a stand of cedar in between for privacy. It is old-world styled to match, furnished in antiques, with a separate drive and beach area.

Inside, it is an efficiency-type with tumbled marble floor, electric heat, a Queen Anne futon that makes into a very comfortable double bed, a combination sink-stove-refrigerator/freezer unit, and kitchen area. There is a half-bath with built in vanity and granite counter top and an attached classy stone and timber private hot outdoor two-person shower.

There is a large stone and cedar deck overlooking Lake Michigan, complete with deck chairs and an elaborate corner bench and table for outside dining. The view from there is spectacular; and from the beach a few steps away, you can see Charlevoix, Beaver Island, and the entrance to the Straits of Mackinaw.

M119, at the top of our bluff, is extremely popular with bicyclists and car buffs who never tire of the 'green tunnel of trees' with magnificent views of the lake between Harbor Springs and the sand dunes of Sturgeon Bay north of Cross Village. Evenings will provide some of the most beautiful sunsets you have ever seen and occasional northern-light spectacles best viewed near the warmth of a beach fire.

Keywords: Beach House

More Details

Richard and Stephanie Guyor
Member since: 2004
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 17, 2018

About Richard and Stephanie Guyor

Retired teachers, we built the guest house as place to stay while we constructed our larger home next door on our 202 feet of lake MI frontage, renting it to hundreds of appreciative guests since 1974. Every year we have added unique features to the property while also completely restoring, as volunteers, the historic St. Ignatius mission church, 1/2 mi. north on the beach, and keeping it open daily for visitors to discover & enjoy.

Richard and Stephanie Guyor purchased this cottage in 1969

Why Richard and Stephanie Guyor chose Harbor Springs

Located on Lamkin Rd., a designated Natural Beauty Road fronting Lake Michigan below the M-119 Tunnel of Trees, halfway between Harbor Springs and Cross Village, on a natural point of beachfront property, it provides privacy in a popular resort area.

What makes this cottage unique

Gated entrance, secluded privacy, view four stone waterfalls on property, one with arched bridge approach and deck overlook . . subtle night lighting. Brilliant starlit nights enjoyed by the beach fire. Swim, sail, kayak or canoe from our beach, or sun & shade under a beach umbrella.


Harbor Springs Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Floor Area:
  • 170 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Not suitable for children
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Weekly rental only in July and August from Saturday to Saturday.
  • $7.50 per night for animal with pre approval.
  • Smoking on property, but not in beach house.
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Village ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1
  • Studio, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • CD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
DirectTV with all premium movie channels, Toaster, Coffee pot, Ceiling fan, Wood for beach fires, Pillows & Blankets are provided, Bring your own personal linens (sheets, towels, and pillow cases)


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(16 traveler reviews)

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Lake Michigan Beachfront Efficiency Guest House
average rating of 4.75 based on 16 reviews
West Michigan

Great place to get away!

  • 5 of 5

This place is small but has all the room you need and is very comfortable! Owners are extremely accommodating and helpful. The view is amazing and sound of the waves makes it a hard place to leave.

  • Submitted: Sep 15, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Quaint and Relaxing Escape

  • 5 of 5

Our stay was amazing! The cottage had everything we needed for a comfortable week's stay, and the view of Lake Michigan is breathtaking! It is evident the owners take great pride in maintaining this property. This is definitely a place we would return to and recommend for a "Pure Michigan' vacation! Thank you for the wonderful time - the owners are true gems!!

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Tranquil vacation

  • 5 of 5

We were very pleased with our stay. The cottage was quaint, very clean, and provided us with all of the amenities needed for our stay. The property was private and peaceful. Our cats loved chasing chipmunks and squirrels around the cottage, and our son enjoyed playing in the sand. We watched a beautiful sunset each night, fell asleep to tranquil waves crashing on the shore below, and woke to warm, pleasant weather. It was a delightful vacation.

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful cabin and property

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I had a wonderful stay and Dick and Stephanie's cabin. Dick was very accommodating and gave us helpful tips in where to visit while enjoying our stay. The property and cabin were very clean and they have put a lot of work into both. Will be recommending this place to friends and family.

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Tecumseh, Michigan

Breathtaking and Beautiful

  • 5 of 5

I had been waiting to get the opportunity to visit this guest house for about five years + and finally we did. We totally enjoyed the location as we had our own private beach area right on my favorite Great Lake--Michigan! On a scale of 1 to 5, I'd rate it a 10. So romantic, cozy and beautifully created! We've rented many places and this is probably my favorite. My husband and I plan to return next year. Stunning view out the front door and ditto while taking outdoor shower. You can easily cook with two burners and plenty of kitchen supplies and also supplied outdoor grill. We didn't go out to eat the day we were there as we wanted to rush back to enjoy the house, have a campfire and watch the sunset. Doesn't get any better than this!

  • Submitted: Sep 20, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Perfect Anniversary Getaway!

  • 5 of 5

We had the pleasure of spending our 2nd Anniversary at this amazing lake cottage! From the moment we arrived with our 2 pugs, we knew it was going to be hard to leave. The location couldn't be more perfect, tucked under some trees, with a perfectly manicured lawn and a direct view/access out to the lake. The pictures really don't capture the beauty of the location and the craftsmanship of the cottage. The description and photos of the interior are extremely accurate and you can tell how small (and perfectly cozy) the cottage is. It worked great for us, even with the 2 small dogs. And once you arrive, you will want to spend every waking moment out on the porch, or down at the beach. We made a beach fire every evening and roasted hot dogs and marshmallows and played guitar while the sun was setting. And it was so lovely to sleep with the door open and hear the waves crashing into the rocks at night. It was by far the most peaceful and relaxing vacation, just what we needed to escape the big city hustle!

The owners are fantastic and we had such nice conversations with Richard while there, who provided us with lots of details and made sure we were well taken care of. Thank you so much for your wonderful hospitality!

We cannot wait to come back next year to this magical cottage!

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
12 Miles
Harbor Springs
Nearest Barpub
9 Miles
Legs Inn
Nearest Ferry
30 Miles
Mackinac Island
Nearest Golf
25 Miles
Boyne Highlands
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
6 Miles
The Fish
Nearest Ski
25 Miles
Nubs Nob
Nearest Beach
Right out front
Car: necessary

Canoe and row boat included, Beach walking, Beach fires with star gazing. Bring any beach toys that you enjoy and water shoes Beachfront is suitable for launching windsurfers, kayaks, canoes, water toys.Nearby is Mackinac Island, water park and other activities in Mackinaw City, cruising Little Traverse Bay in Harbor Springs, ,Nine miles from historic Legs Inn Restaurant and one-half mile from St. Ignatius Church, national and Michigan historic mission church.,


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $8

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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