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Watch Sunsets from Secluded Beach- Count the Four Lighthouses

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View of Pago from the water


Last updated: 03/25/2017
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  • Minimum stay:3-7 nights
  • Sleeps:8
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:Cottage
  • Internet:No
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

Cottage, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 8)

If you desire a place to reconnect with your family,friends and nature, this is the place for you. Quiet and secluded, Pago Tchi Gashag (Pago) welcomes you to relax and enjoy the natural surroundings, glowing sunsets, peaceful treetops, and shimmering lake.

Private Lake Michigan shoreside retreat, with panoramic views of Lake Michigan, Waugochance to Beaver Chain of Islands, and four twinkling lighthouses. A few steps down to the beach. Pago, built by the founders of Nubs Nob, is lovingly cared for and updated by it's current owners. Two wood burning stone fireplaces, floor to ceiling windows over the shore, lakeside dining area, cozy seating areas,two spacious bedrooms, plus a daybed area, two full baths, laundry room and rec area. Kitchen is perfect for meal prep, or takeout at the Good Hart store deli or Cross Village restaurants. Al fresco dining on one of Pago's patios or on the deck is always an option.

Watch an occasional eagle fly by on the lake side or the hummingbirds at the feeder on the inland side. Walk the beach for miles in either direction. Relax at days end with a beach fire as you watch for lit up freighters in the shipping lanes. If you are a bicyclist, M 119 right off the driveway, is a favorite of many riders.

Cross Village is one-point-two miles down the road with Three Pines Art Gallery, Legs Inn restaurant and bar, and a convenience store/deli/gas station. Twenty minutes to the north is Mackinac Island and its amenities to choose from. Twenty minutes to the south is the Harbor Springs area with Boyne Highlands and other golf courses to choose from. For those who enjoy shopping there is the Petoskey Gaslight district or the boutiques in downtown Harbor Springs.

A stop at a local bait shop will help you locate the hot fishing spots among the many surrounding inland lakes and Lake Michigan. Many local marinas rent motorboats or kayaks if you choose to be on the water for a day.

Ideal for families or couples.

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Member since: 2004

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 03/25/2017

Property Type

  • 2 story
  • Cottage

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 8
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8

  • Bedroom 2: 2 twin/ single


  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen


  • Convertible bed(s): 2 twin/ single


  • Queen size Beds (1) located in master bedroom, Twin or Single Beds (4) 2 twin beds in private bedroom, 2 twin beds as day beds., Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Queen size sleeper couch in downstairs great room....moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

Other Amenities

  • Board games available along with a limited number of outside games/toys....moreless


  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games:

    Some board games and puzzles provided. ...moreless

  • Music Library:

    Collection of albums for downstairs record player/stereo. Collection of cassette tapes for upstairs tape player....moreless

  • Stereo:

    Stereo downstairs with record collection for those who wish to travel back in time....moreless

  • Television
  • Toys:

    Small collection of beach toys provided....moreless

  • VCR
  • Video Library:

    Small collection of childrens videos....moreless


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic


  • Restaurants

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Lakefront:

    The beach is immediately in front of the cottage. Beach walking is unlimited from the cottage in either direction. The beach is a mix of sand & rocks with adequate sandy areas for swimming and wading....moreless

  • Rural

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Parasailing
  • Sailing
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Swimming
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining:

    Picnic style dining room table. Seats 8 easily....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people


  • Clothes Dryer:

    full size dryer located in laundry room...moreless

  • Fireplace:

    Large fieldstone fireplace in upstairs and downstairs great rooms....moreless

  • Garage:

    1 car garage...moreless

  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    Pillows & blankets provided. Bed sheets, pillowcases & dishtowels provided as upgrade if renters wish to have them provided....moreless

  • Living Room:

    Upstairs living room with sofa and loveseat. Downstairs great room with sleeper sofa and several chairs. Downstairs has stereo and record collection for those who want to travel back in time....moreless

  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone:

    One phone line with phone upstairs and downstairs....moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Towels provided as an upgrade with an additional charge....moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    full size washer located in laundry room...moreless

  • Wood Fireplace:

    (2) 2 beautiful large fieldstone fireplaces...moreless


  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Glasses, dishes and silverware for 8 people....moreless

  • Freezer:

    Small freezer above the refrigerator...moreless

  • Kitchen:

    Fully equipped with service for 8...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Deck / Patio:

    (4) Patio immediately outside of kitchen on the inland side. Deck on upper portion of stairs leading to the beach along with built in bench at beach level. Screened porch on upper level of cottage on the lake side. Brick patio on lower level lake side....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Lawn space on inland side of cottage....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Weber charcoal grill provided....moreless



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from 5 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Jun 17 - Sep 2, 2017
7 night min stay

Sep 5 - Sep 23, 2017
3 night min stay
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Refundable Damage Deposit $200
  • Pet Fee $100
  • Taxes Not included


We ask for the security deposit at the time of booking your reservation. It is refunded shortly after checkout if there is no damage found.

We try to split the payments into 2 equal amounts depending on how far ahead the reservation is made.

Last payment is due 1 month before check-in.There are no hidden charges or taxes charged above the quoted rates.

June 17-September 2 rent is $1900 per week.

Add $100 to above price if you would like to bring a pet.

Add $500 to above price if you would like us to provide sheets and towels.

Owner's cancellation policy:

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Last updated: 03/25/2017
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18 Miles
Nearest Airport
Pellston Regional Airport
1.2 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Leggs Inn
8 Miles
Nearest Golf
True North Golf Club
1.2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Leggs Inn

Car: Necessary


Owner info

About the owner: We were entrusted with the care of Pago in 1998. The adventure in renovating and renting began immediately. Our children have grown up while helping with the care and keeping of Pago. Family and friends have been wonderful in offering advice and support. Through the years we have been blessed to have had many wonderful people as our guests, some we now consider friends, as they have returned many summers. While renovating Pago we have tried to stay true to the spirit in which Pago was intended. It is a place to realize the beauty that surrounds us, to enjoy the outdoors, a cure for 'nature deficit disorder.' We live in the Petoskey area (40 minutes away) and are easily accesible should our guests have any questions or needs. We have actively tried to improve the Pago experiance every year by renovating and listening to our guests suggestions. Having grown up in the immediate area we are able to offer our guests the 'locals' insight on some of the areas attractions and services available. We prefer to talk with potential guests before we agree on the contract. In talking, person to person, with our guests, we feel we can honestly answer questions they may have. However, we hope our guests will be honest in how they present themselves also. We understand that Pago may not be what some are looking for. Vacations are precious time, to be spent with those you love, if Pago is not the right fit, it is better for all to decide that early on. Our goal is for all of our guests to have an enjoyable and relaxing stay at Pago. Please feel free to give us a call if you are interested in renting Pago so that we may answer any questions you might have.

Why the Owner Chose Harbor Springs, MI, USA:
If you are looking for privacy, and to get away from it all, this is the place for you. Should you choose to explore the surrounding area there are many attractions within 20-30 minutes driving time. Pago allows for an intimate get-a-way or time to reconnect with your family without the daily intrusions.

The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
Lake Michigan plays a starring role at Pago. The cottage is very unassuming when you drive up to it. However when you step inside and see the view thru the row of windows overlooking the lake it changes everything. Wood floors and the fieldstone fireplace upstairs give it the'Up North' feeling. Downstairs the tile floors and stone fireplace help it feel clean and cozy. Outside, the beach, dunes and lake are constantly changing. We have tried to allow for many options to enjoy various outdoor locations. There are chairs and tables for your use outside. They are lightweight so that you may take advantage of moving them to where you are most comfortable.

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Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 03/25/2017

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  • View of Pago from the water

    View of Pago from the water

  • Upstairs great room with fireplace

    Upstairs great room with fireplace

  • View of Pago looking South

    View of Pago looking South

  • Downstairs Great Room with Fireplace

    Downstairs Great Room with Fireplace

  • Upstairs master bedroom

    Upstairs master bedroom

  • Beach to the North of cottage

    Beach to the North of cottage

VRBO #41790

This listing was first published here in 2004.

Date last modified - Saturday, March 25, 2017

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