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Tunnel of Trees Bluff Chalet with Beach on Lake Michigan

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 1,700 sq ft
Property type chalet
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

3 Bedrooms, 2 1/2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 8

Chalet style cottage sits on bluff overlooking the Tunnel of Trees and Lake Michigan. Chalet sits on the non-lake side of the Tunnel of Trees, but has private beach on the other side of street. Has one plus acres of woods behind the cottage.

Main level (2nd Floor) has a full kitchen and dining area, a large living room with a fireplace, a fully-furnished three season room, a half bath, and a large deck with views of Lake Michigan.

Top level (3rd Floor) has a Master Bedroom with a king-size bed with its own coffee bar and deck providing beautiful views of Lake Michigan. A second bedroom has one twin bed and one twin trundle bed. A full bathroom is on this level.

A carpeted lower level (1st floor) has a bedroom/living area with two twin beds and a daybed.

A separate utility room has a washer and dryer.

Kitchen has a full complement of dishware and cookware along with a standard coffee maker, Keurig coffee maker, electric griddle, and Crock Pot.

Wi-fi internet, Direct TV, and landline phone. The family room has a 35 inch flat panel television and DVD player. The lower level bedroom living area has its own TV (no Direct TV access) with a DVD player.

Beautiful stone patio in front of cottage and a fire pit with four Adirondack chairs behind the cottage. Both charcoal and propane barbecues.

Updates since the Summer of 2014.

* Main Living Room - Bar cabinet added.

* Master Bedroom - private coffee bar (Keurig) and reading area added.

* 1st Level Bedroom / Living Area - Old carpet removed with new flooring; new flat screen TV with Direct TV access.

* Patio - wooden chaise lounge with cushion.

* Outside Front - 3 Post Lights added next to exterior staircase.

* Outside Back - Creek discovered back in woods just past ridge line.

More Details

Michael Epperly
Member since: 2013
Speaks english
Response time
Within 12 hours
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
19 June, 2018

About Michael Epperly

I grew up in the Detroit area but spent a good portion of my childhood summers in Northern Michigan. From that experience I always had a dream of someday owning a cottage in Northern Michigan.

Michael Epperly purchased this chalet in 2013

Why Michael Epperly chose Harbor Springs

I was introduced to the Tunnel of Trees approximately ten years ago and was instantly taken by its uniqueness and natural beauty.

There are many facets to this property. It has a Chalet style home is surrounded by trees yet has great views overlooking the Tunnel of Trees and Lake Michigan. Behind the property is over an acre of unblemished woods with a creek running through it. Property also has private beach access.

What makes this chalet unique

The property is conveniently located for a diverse set of day trips. Aside from touring or biking the Tunnel of Trees, it is a short drive to the Sturgeon Bay (with its dunes), a 30 minute trip to Mackinaw City, and 30 minutes or less to Harbor Springs and Petoskey.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday chalet rental in Harbor Springs, Michigan

Property Type:
  • chalet
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1700 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:30 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:30 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Only go up entire driveway if you have a AWD or 4WD vehicle.
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • 2nd Floor - toilet
    3rd Floor - toilet , bath with shower , Shared by the two 3rd floor bedrooms.
    1st Floor - toilet , shower enclosure
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • 3rd Floor - 3 single bed , One twin bed and one twin trundle bed.
    1st Floor - 2 single bed , Two twin beds with a sitting area.
    3rd Floor Master Bedroom - 1 extra lg. double bed , Own coffee bar and private 3rd floor balcony
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • 2 bicycles
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • festivals
  • forests
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • ski


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Tunnel of Trees Bluff Chalet with Beach on Lake Michigan
average rating of 5.0 based on 36 reviews

Great place--perfect for a family!

  • 5 of 5

The property was so very clean and very convenient to everything that we wanted to do. Lots of room--plenty of bathrooms for a family of 4. The view from the third floor balcony took our breath away when we walked out there. Even though it was cool out, we left the door open in the 3rd floor master and listened to the waves from the lake each night. It was very memorable. The owners had everything tool that was needed to make a great dinner or breakfast. Even though there was a DVD library---the weather was so good, that we didn't even watch any videos. Visit the Legs Inn, drive to the Sleeping Bear Dunes, visit Mackinac Island and really close to home--the Port of Cross Village--lovely little park to look for Petoskey stones and bird watch.

  • Review Submitted: 10/06/2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Get a Away Spot

  • 5 of 5

We rented this house for Memorial Day Weekend to celebrate my 50th birthday. It was the perfect quite get a away spot. The house is quite spacious with 3 levels and an enclosed porch and 2 outside decks. We did not get to use the outside area as the midgees were out in full force!!! This house does have alot of steps so be ready!! Would love to come back and see the fall colors here- maybe bring the rest of the family!!! Renae& Brian Raboczkay

  • Review Submitted: 03/06/2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Winter Escape

  • 5 of 5

Just returned from our winter escape to this lovely little cottage in the north. The cottage was clean and exactly as advertised. I was a little worried that it would be cold, as most seem to use the home in the summer and the temperatures during our stay were between -15 and 15 degrees, but it was very warm and inviting. While my boys were out hitting the slopes during the day, my dog and I relaxed by the fireplace. This time of year is very quiet there, walking through the woods I experience a silence I have never experienced before, always having lived in populated areas. It was amazing. Watching the lake change with the weather was really cool too. Overall a very nice getaway, I would highly recommend this spot. Would love to see it in the warm weather too, would be a completely different experience.

  • Review Submitted: 02/01/2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Thanksgiving Weekend Getaway!

  • 5 of 5

We greatly appreciate the thought and effort that the owner put forward to make this property the perfect retreat venue for our family's annual Thanksgiving celebration. The property is even better than described as the owner makes sure to provide every convenience necessary for a stress-free stay. We've utilized several locations for our retreat over the years and this one definitely tops the list. A wonderful, well-appointed property with a wonderful view of the Lake Michigan located in a town where waitresses and convenience store staff might call you "Hon" as they greet you. We reluctantly left at the end of our stay having reconnected as a family and re-energized ourselves both spiritually and emotionally (the view creates a truly magical environment).

  • Review Submitted: 02/12/2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Lovely location. Owner attentive to all the details. Quiet and comfortable home.

  • Review Submitted: 30/09/2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Spotlessly clean cottage

  • 5 of 5

We had plenty of room, everything we needed was there. Its a good location and nice beach. Owner was very helpful. I would recommend it for anyone.

  • Review Submitted: 15/09/2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
17 Miles
Pellston Regional Airport (25 minutes)
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Legs Inn
Nearest Ferry
20 Miles
Mackinac Island Ferry (30 minutes)
Nearest Motorway
20 Miles
US-131 or I-75
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Legs Inn, Crow's Nest, Old World Cafe
Nearest Ski
20 Miles
Boyne Highlands and Nubs Nob
Nearest Beach
On property

Cross Village is a natural destination point for travelers in Emmet County, as it stands at the northern end of M-119, a state designated Scenic Heritage Route, that extends north from Harbor Springs following the Lake Michigan shoreline. This road is renowned for its natural scenery, particularly the bordering hardwood forests. En route to Cross Village, the traveler passes meadows, occasional panoramic views over Lake Michigan, historic cottages, tree stands that bridge the road in canopy fashion, through Good Hart, and antique shops. The road winds and twists to encourage slow speed and enhance the enjoyment of the scenic tour. While Cross Village is a the terminus of M-119, it is not the end of the road, as Shore Drive continues northeast out of the Township into Bliss Township.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday chalet in Harbor Springs, Michigan

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Early Summer 2018
19 May 2018 - 22 Jun 2018
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add AU$27 per night, per additional guest
Summer 2018
23 Jun 2018 - 1 Sep 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add AU$27 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add AU$14 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit AU$270.9
Cleaning AU$203.18 + Tax
Pet Fee AU$162.54 + Tax

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if cancelled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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