3 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom With Fireplace Lakefront Home In Quiet Community.
About Kathryn Ywaniw
Married couple, currently semi-retired splitting time between Florida and Petoskey homes. Born and raised in Birch Run, Michigan with many family members having second homes in the Petoskey area.
Kathryn Ywaniw purchased this House in 2002
Why Kathryn Ywaniw chose Harbor Springs
Attracted to this home given its proximity to Harbor Springs, Petoskey, and family with the amenities of an all sports lake. Split time between fishing for small mouth bass and northern pike in the lake, golfing, bicycling, gaming, skiing and snowmobiling as our children grew up.
What makes this House unique
The views from this lakefront home are spectacular.
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
Everything You Could Ask For and More!
My party of 5 stayed here for a week and we loved it! Here are some highlights.
Location: Perfect! It’s right on Round Lake, so not only do you get excellent views of the lake, but you’re also right between both Harbor Springs and Petoskey with both being a short drive in opposite directions. The location is far away enough from everything to be quiet, but close enough to not feel disconnected from town.
Ambiance: The stylings of the cottage are so quaint and nice. The cottage has been updated/expanded enough for quality of life improvements, (updated bathrooms, larger bedrooms, laundry room, dining room) but keeps the classic A-frame character in tact. Waking up each morning and seeing the sweeping wooden beams across the ceilings nearly transports you back in time to a style of cottage that really isn’t seen much anymore. It’s amazing.
Owner Contact: Kathy and Mike are fantastic! They respond quite fast to any questions and even came over to give us a gift basket as a little welcome gift. They couldn’t have been nicer people and I look forward to working with them in the future to stay here again.
Price point: The cost per night of this place is right on the money, pun intended. The sunrise, sunset, and night sky views from the front porch (lakeside) alone make the price point worth it.
Comfort: Everyone on my stay said they got the best sleep they’ve had in a while all seven nights of the stay. Like other reviewers have said, be advised that the loft bedroom has no air conditioning since the window in the room overlooks the living room, but this is easily counteracted with the high-powered ceiling fan and leaving the windows open downstairs overnight to cool down the cottage. The HOTTEST night we had up there was only 65 degrees, so this method worked out very well.
Overall, we absolutely cannot wait to stay here again. My wife and I already booked another stay in the fall and we’re so excited to see the fall colors on the lake. Hopefully my family will be making our stay in this cottage an annual summer tradition for as long as Kathy and Mike will have us.
Great location and good fishing lake.
Quiet and clean
My family and I stayed here for a week and were very satisfied. The house was clean and it was nice not to have the neighboring houses right on top of you which is typical of lake houses. The upstairs can get a little warm but the window AC unit definitely helped. I would note the second bedroom upstairs does not have a window unit (it doesn’t have window) but there is a ceiling fan. My brother stayed in that room and was not bothered, the fan did the job. The lake was clean with a sandy bottom and not busy at all. We rent every year for the last several years and my dad said this was his favorite!
We are happy you enjoyed your stay at our lakehouse. Hope to have you back again!
Our son called it the Ah house...
Our son called it the Ah house because it has a bump out which looks like an h. It was a nice clean home right on a quiet lake. The location was perfect for us- between Petoskey and Alanson. Thanks!
Thanks Noel! So happy you had a great visit.....come back again.
Very enjoyable lake home!
We enjoyed our stay here very much. The check in process was so easy and the home was in a great location!
Thanks Denise! I'm glad you enjoyed our lakehome as mentioned in your comments here and in our guestbook at the house. I am perplexed as to the one star rating.....in error I presume? Thanks again for staying and enjoying our home, the lake, and surrounding areas.
Very clean, roomy and in a perfect location
My family loved the cottage we rented at round lake. We only had one good day of weather so we didn’t get much time at the lake but that was ok because there was plenty to do within 10 minutes of the cottage. I would have given it 5 stars but there were a couple of small things that we thought should be changed. The overall price of the rental was a little high and the TVs should be upgraded. We probably wouldn’t have even notice the TVs if it was nicer weather but on those rainy nights we tried to watch TV and could barley hear it. The owners were very helpful with any questions we had and overall we would totally stay here again!
Conveniently located between Petoskey and Harbor Springs. Less than 1 mile to Petoskey State Park. Thirty minutes to the Mackinac Bridge and ferries to Mackinac Island. Fifteen minutes to Boyne Highlands for summer activities such as zip-lining, golf, and theme festivals. Little Traverse Wheelway (bike path) is less than a mile bike ride away to the East and West---ride bikes to Alanson, Harbor Springs, Petoskey, Bay Harbor, Charlevoix.