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

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Last updated: 10/23/2016
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  • Minimum stay:2-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

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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Property Type

  • House

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:


  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9, Beds for 7-9

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen


  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen


  • Bedroom 3: 1 bunk bed

    Bunk bed is twin over double with twin trundle bed ...moreless

  • Loft: 1 sleep sofa /futon


  • Queen size Beds (2), Bunk Beds (1)

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

Other Amenities

  • 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....moreless


  • Books
  • DVD Player:

    There is a DVD player and a local rental store on the way to Petoskey. They are more than happy to rent to our guests....moreless

  • Games:

    There are games and puzzles available....moreless

  • Television:

    There is a plasma tv for your enjoyment, however, there is no satellite or cable. There an antenna for broadcast tv, but receptiong can be spotty, especially in poor weather....moreless

  • Toys:

    There are toys, puzzles, games and art supplies for young children....moreless


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities


  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Library
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Boating
  • Miniature Golf
  • Paddle Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

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


  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 10 people


  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Electric heat...moreless

  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking:

    No trailers or snowmobiles allowed on property....moreless

  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove:

    Wood not provided...moreless


  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Fully stocked utensils, cookware, and bakeware....moreless

  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    Some basic supplies, lots of spices...moreless

  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Balcony
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard:

    Boyne Highlands and Nubs Nob are both approximately 5 miles away....moreless

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional


Write a review 4.9
from 44 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Sep 6 - Nov 18, 2016
2 night min stay
Nov 19 - Dec 23, 2016
2 night min stay
Winter Holiday
Dec 24 - Dec 31, 2016
7 night min stay

Jan 1 - Mar 31, 2017
2 night min stay
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Refundable Damage Deposit $200


No tents, campers, snowmobiles or fireworks.

Owner's cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting owner when booking

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Last updated: 10/23/2016
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3 Miles
Nearest Golf
Harbor Point
3.5 Miles
Nearest Ski
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


Owner info

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 Harbor Springs, MI, USA:
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.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
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.

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  • Main living area

    Main living area

  • Master Bedroom with large closet

    Master Bedroom with large closet

  • First floor bedroom 2. Twin over full and twin trundle

    First floor bedroom 2. Twin over full and twin trundle

  • Kitchen from Dining area

    Kitchen from Dining area

  • Kitchen


  • Loft living area with hide-a-bed sofa

    Loft living area with hide-a-bed sofa

  • First floor bath

    First floor bath

  • Balcony off master bedroom

    Balcony off master bedroom

  • Entry drive

    Entry drive

  • First floor bedroom 1

    First floor bedroom 1

  • Living room

    Living room

  • Dining area

    Dining area

  • Fieldstone hearth from upstairs

    Fieldstone hearth from upstairs

  • Master bathroom with shower and jacuzzi tub

    Master bathroom with shower and jacuzzi tub

  • Back yard

    Back yard

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This listing was first published here in 2012.

Date last modified - Monday, October 24, 2016

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

Harbor Springs, MI, USA #409360

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