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Tunnel of Trees Bluff Chalet with Beach on Lake Michigan

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 157 m²
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 November, 2017

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:
  • 157 m²
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:30 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:30 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • 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 ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • 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 32 reviews


  • 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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Allegan, Mi

Property was clean and just as described in listing. Had a great time, felt like vacationingfriends

  • 5 of 5

The owner, Mike was very helpful. Gave great info about the area. House was clean and just as described. Very happy with our time in this home

  • Review Submitted: 07/09/2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Battle Creek, MI

Beautiful house in a great surrounding

  • 5 of 5

Thoroughly enjoyed the place with all its amenities. Nice kitchen, and all vessels provided. Very easy to visit Petoskey, Mackinaw island and numerous other places. The beach was right there and very private and secluded. A very relaxing week with family inside and outside(campfire, grilling etc). Beautiful sunsets on Lake Michigan! We will return !!!.... Baker's

  • Review Submitted: 26/08/2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The Chalet was beautiful. So relaxing and comfortable. It had everything we needed and more!

  • 5 of 5

The property is spectacular. The three seasons room was a great place for eating and just being together. There is plenty to do in the area, but the cottage is wonderful if you just want a place to relax. The Legs Inn is very close and is a must for dinner. They have great food and a beautiful garden that looks out over the lake.

  • Review Submitted: 30/07/2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great house, relaxing location!

  • 5 of 5

Our family (me, husband, sons-21, 18 and 15, grandma and puppy) REALLY enjoyed the stay at this house. Michael had awesome instructions for everything! plus was very responsive to any email or text messages. The house was CLEAN and had plenty of amenities for when we cooked/grilled at the house. Nice to have the two bikes and two kayaks available. Plenty of games (Ticket to Ride was a big hit) and puzzles. A lot of movies were available.

  • Review Submitted: 28/07/2017
  • Date of Stay: July 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
Late Fall 2017
31 Oct 2017 - 14 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add AU$13 per night, per additional guest
Holidays 2017
15 Dec 2017 - 1 Jan 2018
5 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add AU$13 per night, per additional guest
Early Summer
19 May 2018 - 15 Jun 2018
5 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add AU$13 per night, per additional guest
Summer 2018
16 Jun 2018 - 1 Sep 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add AU$13 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add AU$13 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit AU$264.76
Cleaning AU$165.47 + Tax
Pet Fee AU$132.38 + Tax
Tax Rate 6.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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