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Sparkling interior/exterior, WiFi, Golf, Pool, Tennis, Sleeps 10

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,500 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

3 King beds/4 Twins, 3 full baths, 2 Gathering areas

This large and welcoming home is ideal for family gathering or a group of couples. It includes three individual levels with a total sleeping capacity for ten. The home has just been completely remodeled inside and out. This includes a new exterior facade, new landscaping and new large tired deck overlooking renowned Beck-in-Ridge Horse Farms. It has been completely repainted in the interior with many new quality furnishings throughout. It includes WiFi, BBQ and a two car garage.

Guests will enjoy three separate gathering areas. The main level portion has wonderful views of the back lawn, surrounding countryside and paddocks. Close by is the upscale dining area with seating for eight to ten. The convenient and well equipped kitchen overlooks the great room and dining area which has French doors leading to the deck and stunning views. There are beautiful hard wood floors throughout the entire main level.

Stepping down into great room with its beautiful natural stone fireplace and comfortable seating, it is perfect for either enjoying the new flat screen TV or reading one of the many books from the library bookcase. The wet bar at the one end of the great room is ideal for entertaining.

Also, on the main level is the master suite w/ king bed & a full bath with fireplace, a two person sunken Jacuzzi tub and separate shower. There are individual his and her sink areas.

Upstairs is a large bedroom with a king and a twin bed. Down a short hallway is a second full bath. Additionally, on this level is a wonderful office with “L” shaped deck, bookcase and seating area. It may be difficult to finish any work as the views from this room are amazing.

The Lower Level includes a third gathering area w/ walk out access to the patio. The gathering area includes sofa, TV, game table, a set of bunk bed, & twin bed. A third bedroom with king bed & TV and full bath is just off the gathering area.

This inviting home includes WiFi, BBQ and crib plus multiple outside areas to set and enjoy a morning cup of coffee or an evening of spectacular sunsets.

More Details

Property Manager
Resort Rental and Management
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 5, 2018

Guestbook comments from the manager

We enjoyed our week at Meadows Bliss in Birchwood Farms very much. This home suited us perfectly. Thank you for your assistance.
Jun 2013
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Birchwood Farms House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq. ft.
  • 3 stories
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , jetted tub , This bath includes a fireplace and jacuzzi tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , tub , shower
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , This is an ensuite will full bath, fireplace and jacuzzi tub
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king , A full bath is attached
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , 1 twin/ single , Full bath a short walk down the hall
    Other sleeping available - 2 twin/ single , 1 bunk bed
  • Master suite has a king bed and full bath with a jacuzzi tub, fireplace and his/her sinks
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • limited accessibility
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • racquetball
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Some choose to live at the water’s edge while others desire to reside closer to the clouds. More fortunate are the few who discover a place suspended somewhere in between. Birchwood Farms Golf & Country Club is more than a vacation residence. It is a community where people of all ages come together. Where you can do nothing but relax all day or live out your dreams. Perched high above the shores of Lake Michigan in picturesque Harbor Springs, Birchwood affords its guests the best of all worlds. This private, 1,600 acre, year-round resort community boasts 27 holes of pristine Northern Michigan golf, surrounded by natural woodlands and unspoiled lake views. From its 10 tennis courts and heated swimming pool, to its world class dining facilities, and state of the art fitness facility and wintertime trails for skiing, hiking and snowshoeing, you'll discover the Northern Michigan way of life of which you’ve always dreamed.


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average rating of 4.6 based on 7 reviews


  • 5 of 5

Overall this house was perfect for our needs. We went up North for a ski trip with family and friends, and the house set up was pretty good.

We would stay here again in the future.

Oh, and if you like nature, we probably saw 100 deer over our 3 day stay outside the complex just roaming around.

  • Submitted: Feb 12, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your very positive review. It is greatly appreciated. We look forward to having you as guests in the futures. Joy Resort Rental and Management
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milford, Michigan

I hate giving reviews especially when you find a gem like this. Really nice house, great views.

  • 4 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed the house from the fireplace to the horses out in the stables,. The kids had a ball and the adults liked the space for everyone. A little further from the hills, but worth it.

  • Submitted: Jan 15, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to provide your positive review....especially when you don't like writing them. We agree this house is ideal for multiple families. Everyone may have their own space while still having common areas to share. Yes, the views are lovely and peaceful. Again, thank you Joy
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Ann Arbor

  • 5 of 5

We certainly enjoyed our stay at Meadow Bliss. The house is very well appointed and comfortable and the setting is lovely.We had everything that we needed in terms of appliances and entertainment. We had horses in the field in front of the house often which the children loved. Everything was clean and ready for us when we arrived. The house was a bit stuffy because the windows were all closed, but it soon cooled down. There is no air conditioning, which didn't bother us, as the nights were cool, but in really hot weatehr, could be a problem. I would definitely recommend Meadow Bliss to others and if we were looking for a rental in the area, I would be very happy to return.

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your very positive review. Your feedback is most valuable and welcome. We look forward to having you as guests in the future. Joy
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Eaton Rapids, MI

Plenty of space for extended family vacation

  • 4 of 5

We found this property to be very accommodating for our annual family trip which included the grandparents and small children. We all had our own space in this house and loved that all the bedrooms had a king size bed. There was also ample space to gather and visit. We love to cook and be in the kitchen --so that was the only space that felt a little crammed but we adapted and I'm sure it is fine for most families. This is the first rental we've found where each couple (with kids) & the grandparents had our own bathroom -which was a big bonus :) It also had more silverware than anywhere we've been and we appreciated not having to unload the dishwasher and wash silverware to get through 3 meals.

The house itself was clean and well decorated, with plenty of available space to "move in" for the week we stayed. There are a just few areas which looked like they needed a little maintenance TLC -like a few windows that wouldn't open, door knobs that are loose or won't work properly & toilets that you had to jiggle the handle on so they didn't run all the time -but nothing that would prevent us from recommending this as a very nice rental property.

Any question or issue we had (like needing gas for the grill and the required "red" trash bags) was met promptly and without problems.

The kids loved the pool at the clubhouse and we really enjoyed the woods on the hiking trail. You will get a good workout on the steep hills of the hike! A beautiful property surrounds the house. We really loved Harbor Springs!

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your positive and valuable feedback. We are pleased you found the property so fitting for your stay. We will definitely address the concerns provided. We look forward to having you as guests in the future. Joy
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Meadows Bliss

  • 5 of 5

Joy recommended Meadows Bliss for our family ski getaway and we are thankful she did. The home is lovely and the view of the bay and a horse farm is delightful. We are looking forward to next years ski weekend and hope to book Meadows Bliss again. Joy was very helpful in accommodating our arrival time and made several great suggestions for our visit to the area.

  • Submitted: Mar 23, 2015
  • Stayed: February 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the kind words...we strive to make sure we have the perfect house for each individuals needs. We look forward to having you as guests in the future.
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Nearest Airport
22.4 Miles
Pellston Airport
Nearest Barpub
1.8 Miles
Birchwood Country Club
Nearest Ferry
38.5 Miles
Shepler's Mackinac Island Ferry
Nearest Golf
1.8 Miles
Birchwood Country Club
Nearest Restaurant
4.7 Miles
Stafford's Pier Restaurant
Nearest Ski
10.1 Miles
Boyne Highlands and Nub's Nob
Nearest Beach
4.7 Miles
Zorn Park Beach

As a vacation destination, Harbor Springs offers a guarantee that you’ll never run out of things to do while visiting. If total relaxation and seclusion is what you’re after, we can definitely accommodate that as well. Starry nights, moonlit waters and lapping shorelines are amenities that it is happy to offer at no extra charge.

You are encouraged to explore the many options and to take advantage of the wonderful day trips surrounding our immediate area. Hop in the car and experience the Oden State Fish Hatchery, travel the inland waterway, or head north and catch a ferry to Mackinac Island for a day of history and adventure on an island free of motorized vehicles.

The Tunnel of Trees

Head north from Harbor Springs along M-119 through the famous Tunnel of Trees. This state historic highway snakes its way along the twists and turns of the Lake Michigan Shoreline. Along the way, visit Pond Hill Farm just minutes north of Harbor Springs for organic produce, canned goods, and free hayrides. Continue north and you won’t miss Good Hart, a small tourist village complete with picture perfect general store. For a picnic along the beach, stop in at the general store for a sandwich or salad and then turn right onto Lamkin Drive just north of the store. Make a sharp right at the bottom of the hill and you’ll find yourself at the township park. Seven miles north of Good Hart is Cross Village, home to Leg’s Inn, featuring authentic Polish cuisine and live music throughout the summer.

Petoskey and Charlevoix

Across Little Traverse Bay from Harbor Springs are the bustling resort towns of Petoskey and Charlevoix. Be sure to visit Petoskey’s fabulous Gaslight Shopping District for unique finds. Follow US-31 south to Charlevoix and walk the waterfront, admiring the marina district and the surrounding beauty. Be sure to grab a drink along the Pine River Channel at Stafford’s Weathervane Restaurant. Castle Farms in Charlevoix offer visitors the opportunity to experience a medieval castle, now operating as a museum and event destination.

Mackinac Island

Follow US-31 north all the way until it merges with I-75 and you’ll run right into Mackinaw City. Mackinaw City is your portal for daily ferry trips to beautiful Mackinac Island, a tiny island bordered by Lakes Michigan and Huron where fudge is abundant, natural beauty rich, and history preserved in the grandest of fashions. You’ll soon notice that you’ve stepped back in time to a place where motorized vehicles are not permitted. Enjoy the peace and tranquility only found on Mackinac Island.


Prestigious International Dark Sky Park designation has been awarded to Emmet County’s Headlands property, a 600-acre thickly forested gem situated along the clear blue expanse of Lake Michigan just west of Mackinaw City.

What is a Dark Sky Park? Such parks are defined as a park or other public land possessing exceptional starry skies and natural nocturnal habitat where light pollution is mitigated and natural darkness is valuable as an important educational, cultural, scenic, and natural resource. The rigorous process of application requires public participation and often years/months of preparation.

The world’s first International Dark Sky Park is Natural Bridges National Monument in Utah. Four additional parks in the US are Cherry Springs State Park in Pennsylvania, Geauga Park District’s Observatory Park in Ohio, Clayton Lake State Park in New Mexico, and Goldendale Observatory Park in Washington.

How rare is Dark Sky Park designation? According to the IDA Web site, only 1% of US population lives in gold-tier areas; 16% in silver; and 21% in bronze. Compare that to Australia at 29%, 9%, and 25%; Canada at 3%, 14%, and 12%; and Germany 0%, 34% and 41%. Thus Gold DSPs will likely be designated in areas of sparse population.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
Cleaning Fee $205
Administrative Fee $50
Rental Damage Protection $39
Tax Rate 6.0%

DAMAGE AND CLEANING ISSUES: Any damage or cleaning issues noticed upon arrival should be reported to the management immediately. If damage or cleaning issues are not reported within 3 hours of your arrival, your credit card may be charged for the cost of the repair. All general maintenance issues should also be reported so the unit can be kept in good repair. You must contact the management to address any cleaning issues within 3 hours of your arrival. You will not incur any additional charges if the following items are adhered to:
No damage is done to the unit or its content including the linens.
No items are missing upon the inventory check.
All debris, garbage and discards are placed in proper containers.
All soiled dishes are placed in the dishwasher.
There was no exceeding the maximum occupancy of the unit.
There was no smoking or evidence of smoking in a designated non-smoking unit.
Unit is left in neat condition.
Pet friendly units show no sign of pet damage or excessive cleaning
If you experience any problems whatsoever with the vacation property during your stay, please contact us and we will do our best to rectify the matter as soon as it is practically possible. Should a problem remain unresolved, you are required to notify us in writing within 7 days of your return. No action can be taken or liability accepted for any complaints received after this period. We aim to resolve complaints within a two month period from receipt, the details of which will be kept confidential to only the parties involved.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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

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