House, 3 Bedrooms + Loft, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 7-9)
About Niki Hull
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 Niki Hull chose Harbor Springs
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.
100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
We ran, we biked, we shopped, and ate at some great restaurants! We were very close to the Little Traverse Wheelway trail, which was our goal. We visited Harbor Springs, Petoskey and Charlevoix, all beautiful towns and close by. The house was very accommodating for the 4 of us and had every thing we needed. I highly recommend, the weather was cooler than normal so the fireplace was cozy!
Peaceful, but Close to Everything!
We really enjoyed our stay! The house is surrounded by woods and is off of a road that doesn't seem to get a ton of traffic, so it is nice and quiet. The woodwork inside is beautiful, the bedrooms and bathrooms are in great shape, and the kitchen is nicely equipped. The property manager, Mitch, does a nice job keeping the place clean and ready for guests, as everything was clean and tidy. We hope to be able to stay here again in the future!
Great little house in the woods
Plenty of room and well equipped for our family of 4. The house was clean and well taken care of. There is no cable but internet was provided. We loved the open beams in the house and being in the woods.
March 8, 2019
Great interesting home in the woods close to the Highlands and Nubs.
Wonderful place to stay for a ski trip to Nubs Knob!
Had a great time here - it was our second stay at this property. It's well maintained, conveniently located, and very comfortable. We will stay here again! Thanks!
Great house near ski resorts
The house is spacious and conveniently located near the ski resorts. We enjoyed our stay very much.
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
Harbor Point: 3mi
Little Traverse Bay: 4.5mi
Chestnut Valley: 9mi
Burt Lake State Park: 21mi