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On Lake Michigan-Private Sandy Beach- Big Water View-Beach Fire Pit-Private

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Walk outside your front door and Lake Michigan is waiting for you...

A cozy cottage located on scenic Lake Michigan. An unspoiled natural setting for those seeking rest and relaxation and a unique escape. Idyllic hiding place for adults - a great place for children to figure out how to have fun without electronics or batteries - sand castles, skipping stones, hammocks, camp fires, bugs, woods, stars and water.

The Hide Away offers a setting to renew your 'being' and help restore the peace that tends to be lost in everyday hectic living.

Located in Good Hart, Michigan, the Hide Away is a short drive from Harbor Springs, where you will find some of the best golf, tennis, hiking, fishing, biking, kayaking, dining and shopping in Northern Michigan.

Keywords: Beachfront Cottage Lake Michigan private beach

More Details

Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 5, 2018

Guestbook comments from the owner

"Enjoyed our week very much. This cabin is very comfortable - Beautiful views, sunsets, camp fires, and the always wonderful sound of water. Hope to return - '"
Mar 2007
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Harbor Springs Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
  • Lakefront
  • Waterfront
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1), Bunk Beds (1)
  • CD Player
  • Stereo
  • Outdoor Grill
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


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On Lake Michigan-Private Sandy Beach- Big Water View-Beach Fire Pit-Private
average rating of 5.0 based on 26 reviews
Downstate MI

Absolutely Peaceful!

  • 5 of 5

Peace & quiet defined. :) Truly enjoyed our stay! We wished it was longer. This is a wonderful place to 'get away' from life's hustle & bustle. Exactly what we needed to unwind & enjoy some time away. The cabin has rustic charm & was quite cozy in the cold November. What a spectacular view of beautiful Lake MI!! The owner is very hospitable & so very helpful. Sincerely cares that your stay is comfortable. Highly recommend this lovely cabin!

  • Submitted: Jan 6, 2015
  • Stayed: November 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A week in Paradise

  • 5 of 5

We spent August 10-17th. The weather cooperated and the sunsets were spectacular. We were able to golf three of the seven days--- great times. Mackinaw City and Mackinaw Island were better than I remember as a girl. It was a real treat spending a week where I have so many great memories, growing up. Hope to return again next year and many years to come

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2013
  • Stayed: August 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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This spot could be my favorite place on Earth

  • 5 of 5

I had never been to Good Hart, but Northern Michigan has consistently been the geographical love of my life for years. Until this past weekend, I would have been happy in any northern city in any cottage, but after a weekend at the Hideout, I realize that this is the one place I have a strong need to go back to year after year.

Sitting on acres of lush greenery, you feel totally secluded, like you are on a deserted island in the middle of lake Michigan. But the reality is that you are only about 15 miles from civilization. There are neighbors close by, but each lot is completely surrounded by trees so there is a sense of privacy that I have never experienced before.

The cottage is very cute and clean. It's been decorated to the max with kitchy cabin decor but it's done with thought and sophistication. It's not cheesey, it's just really fitting, warm, and charming. The bathroom is small but clean and the kitchen is stocked with anything you could need. There are 2 grills for convenience and a storage facility with camping, boating, and sporting gear.

The cabin has huge picture windows so you are constantly reminded of the amazing setting. The Good Hart area is secluded with private properties and stunning homes. It's very upscale and rustic at the same time.

I left the cabin yesterday and I really miss it! The fact that you are on lake michigan with a very distant view of Beaver Island makes you feel very connected to nature and the state of Michigan.

It's a wonderful place and I clearly cannot say enough good things about this cabin. If you are considering this place versus another, I would highly recommend the Hideout. It's literally like a little piece of heaven on earth!

  • Submitted: Jun 13, 2011
  • Stayed: June 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
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Royal Oak, MI

absolutely perfect place to escape

  • 5 of 5

Me and my girlfriends stayed at the Hideaway for a girl's long weekend and couldn't have had a better time. The cabin itself is clean, amazingly well kept, and full of character and warmth - very spacious for our group of 4. The property is large and very well secluded, lending itself to the feeling that you and your group are the only inhabitants for miles (even though neighbors are right down the same small street). The seclusion, amazing views, and gorgeous scenery helped make this one of the most relaxing trips of my life. Very short and easy distance from Harbor Springs, which was wonderful for quick trips to town for dining or picking up essentials. Doug, the property owner, couldn't have been more helpful, accomodating, and friendly. We're already planning our next trip back!

  • Submitted: Jun 13, 2011
  • Stayed: June 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
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Sterling Heights, MI

The Perfect Find!!!

  • 5 of 5

We were looking for a new fall get-away location when someone recommended the Homeaway site. We found the Hideaway and reserved our 3-day stay Oct 09. This is an absolutely lovely home in a great area with alot of privacy. Wonderful, cozy, private, comfortable. We loved it so much we're hoping for a week next summer. The owner was great, all contact timely and informative. The property was everything promised and very clean; full function kitchen & fireplace in the livingroom. Small private beach area with a fire ring. The pictures are exactly what you get! There is no TV, but a very nice CD player. We found that our cell phones didn't work inside and sketchy outside, but it wasn't really a problem when you're getting away from it all. It's only 30 minutes to Mackinaw, Petosky and less to Harbor Springs if you're looking to get out and about. We told everyone who asked what a great place it was and what a wonderful time we had.

  • Submitted: Oct 22, 2009
  • Stayed: October 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
14 Miles
Harbor Springs Airport and Pelston Airport


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500

Upon Reservation

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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