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Lake Front, Recently Renovated 3 Bedroom Cottage, Harper Lake

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,095 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Cottage, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6-8)

Harper Lake cottage is a newly renovated cozy getaway. It features three bedrooms (one queen and two full), two full baths and a fully equipped kitchen. Dock space is provided with a public launch to this all sports lake. We provide one 14 ft. fishing boat and two paddle boats for your enjoyment.

Keywords: vacation home, cottage

Nick Kussy
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 24, 2018

About Nick Kussy

My family and I have been enjoying the up-north experience for over 30 years and always look forward to our times and travels in Northern Michigan.

Nick Kussy purchased this cottage in 1995

Why Nick Kussy chose Irons

The cottage is centrally located near the Pine river, Little Manistee River,Big Manistee River and the Pere Marquette River. You are 45 miles from Traverse City, 50 miles to Ludington,and 30 miles to Manistee. You can spend a relaxing day at the lake or drive to a city and enjoy the many activities city life can offer.

What makes this cottage unique

Enjoy the quiet mornings paddling around the lake or fishing for bass. If you enjoy water skiing, spend the day time speeding around the lake. At the end of the day, enjoy the starry nights around a camp fire.


Irons Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1095 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lakefront
  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Telephone
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Has a walk-out balcony overlooking the lake
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , has an adjoining full bathroom
  • all bedrooms have one queen bed
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • paddle boating
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water skiing


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Lake Front, Recently Renovated 3 Bedroom Cottage, Harper Lake
average rating of 4.883721 based on 43 reviews

Fantastic stay!!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I really enjoyed our stay at the Harper Lake Cottage. We had never been to this area before, and Nick messaged us with various places to visit. There was also a book in the cottage of sights to see - along with menus of some local restaurants. There is a store (Dublin) that carries both groceries and various hardware items just a short distance away. If you like jerky, they have a huge selection.

The cottage itself was so very nice. Overall it had a nice, warm and inviting "home" feeling. It was very clean and well-stocked. The kitchen was supplied with spices, dishes, pots and pans and various small appliances including a toaster and coffee maker. The cottage also had things that many other places often do not - like extra toilet paper, dish soap, hand soap, etc. There is an air conditioner in the main upstairs bedroom and we really enjoyed our mornings out on the balcony. There is also an air conditioner in the living room downstairs which cooled off the whole floor. On cooler days we had the doors open to catch the nice breeze coming in from off of the lake.

The lake is beautiful. While there was activity (boating) on the lake, it was not crowded, and there was no activity late at night. There were neighbors present for just a few days but they were nice and quiet. Overall, our two week stay at the cottage was very quiet and peaceful.

There was a variety of wildlife - numerous types of birds and (in our travels) we saw deer, frogs, wild turkeys, cranes and we also rescued a large turtle who was taking way too long to cross the road when cars were coming...

We also appreciated that we could bring our dog to the cottage. He had a great time in the lake!

We loved the area too - some of our stops included Manistee, the Northwestern Michigan Fair (by Traverse City) and the state park in Ludington. We also loved the dune rides and went twice!.

Overall we loved our stay and look forward to coming back again!

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Relaxing vacation

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful, relaxing week at Harper Lake. Loved that we could bring our dog, but there was no dog hair or dog odor in the cottage which was wonderful! Traverse City was close enough to go in for a day trip and other than that we enjoyed the kayaks and the calm of the lake. The cottage was so well stocked anything we had forgotten was available. Very pleasant week- would definitely recommend!

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Family fun

  • 4 of 5

We loved our stay. Nicks place was a very efficient lake house. We found it to sleep six comfortably. Everything was there that was needed. Lots of boats and water toys and plenty of seating at the fire ring. It was very quiet. The area had lots to offer as well. We visited elbow lake, a Local lake just down the road and it was so secluded and beautiful. Dublin was only five miles away so it was a quick trip if anything was needed.

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Awesome lake property

  • 5 of 5

It was a very clean Lake cottage well very well stocked Nick was an awesome owner come over told us what we needed to know just a beautiful place the lake is awesome very clean looking forward to going back

  • Submitted: Jun 3, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Love it !!

  • 5 of 5

Highly recommended!!!

  • Submitted: May 28, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place Great Owner

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed the lake house. Not sure we were going to get there. It was a snowmobile trip but the weekend we booked there was no snow. Nick worked with us for 3-4 weeks until we finally had a snow weekend. I highly recommend the house for an Irons getaway.

  • Submitted: Feb 22, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
Cleaning fee per stay $75
Pet Fee $75

Your first payment of $100 is required to secure your reservation. The balance is due 30 days prior to your stay. If you cancel before 30 days, a full refund will be provided ( $100) . If you cancel during the 30 day window, cancellation fee is $100. Your security deposit will be mailed to you within 5 business days of a successful exit. During the summer season, booking is from Sunday to Sunday.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.