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Charming Home (3bed, 2bath) Nestled in Woods and Close to Town

Sleeps9
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms + Loft, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 7-9)

Location! Location! Enjoy the tranquility and solitude of a north woods cabin while so close to downtown Harbor Springs! Relax in our warm and inviting timber-frame home and enjoy the natural surroundings. A great base for all the nearby 'Up North' attractions. Ideal accomodations for a couple, or a couple families. Two first floor bedrooms, one with a queen, the other with a twin over full bunk bed including a twin trundle. The second floor includes a master bedroom with a queen bed, and an open loft room with entertainment center and queen hide-a-bed. Both floors offer a full bath. Up to nine people can sleep in comfort. The full kitchen contains all the conveniences of home. The massive fieldstone hearth and woodstove add to the rustic feel, while the high speed wi-fi reminds you that civilization is close at hand. A plasma big screen with stereo and DVD is provided for your entertainment.

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Owner
Owner
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
80%
Calendar last updated:
October 21, 2017

About The Owner

I'm an active duty Air Force pilot from Michigan, husband of a wonderful lady, and father of two smart boys who hopes to one day retire to our house in Harbor Springs. We enjoy our home away from 'home' when leave allows, and my family has a place of stability during the lengthy deployments.

Why The Owner chose Northwest

Harbor Springs is a wonderful community in the truest sense of the word. The people are warm, genuine, and welcoming. There may not be a better place on earth to enjoy four distinct, varied, and beautiful seasons. The long, sunny summer days and natural air conditioning of Little Traverse Bay. The uncrowded, undeveloped sandy beaches. The smell of fudge. Fall colors that would leave a New England leaf-peeper breathless, and miles of empty roads and paths by which to enjoy them. Three months of real winter, complete with downtown sleigh rides, a great town sledding hill, a municipal ice rink, and the best skiing in the midwest. Watching the world wake in spring. Marvelling at the wildflower colors on display while out for a morning walk in one of Harbor's nature preserves, then passing through clouds of lilac on the walk back through town. Mackinac Island. The Little Traverse Wheelway bike path. Wilderness, Petoskey, and Burt Lake State Parks. Fishing the Bear River or Walloon Lake. Sailing Little Traverse Bay. Hiking the North Country Trail. Biking the Tunnel of Trees. Headlands dark sky park. Golfing some of the finest courses in the nation. The opportunities to enjoy the unspoiled outdoors are practically endless. This is the place I wish I'd spent my childhood, and I'm hoping to give that experience to my two young boys.

What makes this house unique

You won't find another property that combines the solitude and privacy of the North woods while offering such convenience of proximity to town and recreational opportunities. We love the feel of the wood stove in the winter. The house has such a warm feel, and lounging with a book under the skylight in the loft is so relaxing. I love to have my morning coffee on the upper balcony, listening to the songbirds and looking for wildlife in the woods. We particularly like that we can park the car and access nearly all of our favorite activities by bicycle.

Map

Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Harbor Point
Nearest Ski
3.5 Miles
Boyne Highlands
Car: recommended

This home is central to all the world-class activities that Harbor Springs has to offer. There are Lake Michigan beaches, Nubs Nob and Boyne Highlands Ski Hills (which offer both downhill and cross country skiing as well as mountain biking in the summer), lots of local hiking options, numerous golf courses, plenty of shopping, and the Mackinac Island ferries are a short drive away. In the winter Harbor Springs has a fantastic sledding hill as well as downtown sleigh rides and a free ice rink with rentals available. The breathtaking 'Tunnel of Trees' begins at the edge of town.

Downtown Harbor Springs: 1.6mi

Downtown Petoskey: 9.3mi

Lake Michigan Beaches:

Zorn Park: 1.9mi

Petoskey State Park: 5.5mi

Thorne Swift Nature Preserve: 5.7mi

Cross Village/Wilderness State Park: 22mi

Mackinac Ferries: 33mi

Boyne Highlands: 3.4mi

Nubs Nob: 5mi

Public Golf:

Harbor Point: 3mi

Little Traverse Bay: 4.5mi

Chestnut Valley: 9mi

Burt Lake State Park: 21mi

Amenities

Harbor Springs House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Upstairs
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 bunk bed , Bunk bed is twin over double with twin trundle bed
    Loft - 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • Queen size Beds (2), Bunk Beds (1)
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
There are two townie bike, double jogging stroller, propane BBQ and sleds available for your use. The upstairs loft has books about the area as well as a selection of children's titles. A downstairs bedroom includes toys to help entertain youngsters while there are also cards, games, and puzzles available for adults in the hall closet.

Reviews

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Charming Home (3bed, 2bath) Nestled in Woods and Close to Town
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4

Very comfortable home

  • 4 of 5

My wife and I had a very enjoyable stay here. The home is very charming and the beds and furniture are very comfortable. The kitchen comes well stocked with all the utensils and the appliances are all new. The only things missing were a dishwasher, but then other than breakfast we didn't eat there. There is a Mr Coffee drip type coffee maker, but we were happy we took along our Kurig type since we each like different types of coffee.

  • Submitted: Oct 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Great cabin to stay at for any duration!

  • 5 of 5

This cabin exceeded expectations and was perfect for a weekend getaway! Amenities listed were all available, and the entire place was very clean. Kitchen appliances were also very updated which was awesome to use while cooking. The location was also perfect - it's secluded in a more wooded area, but only 5 minutes from downtown Harbor Springs which was a win-win. I would definitely recommend this place to anyone staying in Harbor Springs, and I will definitely consider staying here again when in the area. Great and thorough hosts!

  • Submitted: Oct 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Great location, comfy beds

  • 5 of 5

Great location and very well stocked with games, kitchen tools, etc. I almost always hate the beds at rental houses but slept quite well here. Would definitely return!

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Ypsilanti, MI.
5

Quiet Tranquil House To Just Get Away

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful place to just get away! Upper level sitting area with natural light coming in from skylight is the place to read and lounge. The living room with the beautiful fireplace (and no tv!!) is so comfy and relaxing - light a fire, open all the windows and the door to the deck and sit and read, snooze, day-dream, snuggle and recharge.

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Location

  • 4 of 5

This house is located just outside of Harbor Springs, and it was perfect for the 4 of us, since we had planned on making several day trips in the area. The house provided a comfortable and affordable place to return to each night.

  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Grand rapids
5

Beautiful home close to harbor springs nestled back in the woods!

  • 5 of 5

Perfect house for a weekend getaway! Beautiful kitchen and a huge table for all 9 of us to sit down together for dinner!

  • Submitted: May 30, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200

No tents, campers, snowmobiles or fireworks.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.