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Bedrooms 3
Space 1,400 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 6 - 7)

Cheery cottage (vacation home) with 2 master suites (with attached baths), one on each level, and additional guest room and bath on main level. (Great opportunity for reunions with additional rental next door under same owner - see vrbo #3495242ha).

Sip beverages and enjoy alfresco dining on the covered porch or catch the last of the sunset on the patio with a cool drink while grilling dinner on the gas grill. Or take the night off and go out for a great meal at one of the local restaurants.

Nap in the backyard in a shaded garden hammock or relax with a good book. Open living space describes the kitchen, dining and living space on upper level. Lower level provides an additional living space with TV, desk, and small dining table. Bar refrigerator and coffee maker are also available for sleepy guests in lower level master suite.

Televisions (3), DVD, VHS, stereo unit with CD and IPod player are included. Electric fireplace on both levels can warm up a chilly evening for skiers to relax and lounge with hot chocolate and a good movie and leave you rejuvenated for another day on the slopes. Nubs Nob and Boyne Highlands are less than 10 minutes away and Boyne Mountain is a 25 minute ride away in Boyne Falls.

In the warm months, go to the beach, get in a boat, take a walk along the Bluff with beautiful views of the Bay or along the water past beaches and marinas. Ride a bike, play golf or tennis, sightsee or shop 'til you drop in the unique stores you will find in Harbor Springs and Petoskey (across the Bay). Take the ferry (30 minutes away) to Mackinac Island for the day and see the Fort and Arch Rock, among other sights. Rent a horse or take a carriage ride while on the Island.

This house is a short walk to town. Skiing slopes (2) are within 10 minutes of the house. You can reach northern Mi by flights to Pellston Airport (closest airport and 25 min. away), or Traverse City - 1.5 hrs. away, or Lansing Mi Airport - 3.75 hrs away. Flights to Detroit are cheaper but drive will take longer.

This home is cozy and comfy and lends itself to gatherings of all sorts. A great getaway for families, or couples/friends, a respite for one or a romantic retreat for two. There's always plenty to do 'up north' and the opportunity to do nothing if the mood strikes.

Keywords: Newly renovated, nicely appointed, casual, all seasons vacation home (cottage) with all the amenities and yard. A restful getaway located on Little Traverse Bay near beaches, golf, shops, skiing, playground, boating, art shows, festivals and activities for all seasons. Perfect for families and friends. Sleeps 7. Two master suites each with attached bath, (1) guest suite and additional bath and laundry space. Open kitchen with all conveniences, dining and living space. Additional living space on lower level. Large outdoor front porch (24'x12') and backyard patio with gas grill. TVs, cable and wifi included. Relax in hammock in large backyard in summer or warm up in front of electric fireplace in winter.

More Details

Barbara Arnold
Member since: 2011
Speaks english
Response time
Within a few hours
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
14 June, 2018

About Barbara Arnold

I grew up spending all my summers in this area since I was 9 yrs. old. I brought my children here for their summers and I hope someday they will do the same when they have children. I love the area in any and all seasons as there is something to be had for everyone regardless of talents, hobbies or interests.

Barbara Arnold purchased this house in 2009

Why Barbara Arnold chose Harbor Springs

I chose this area because of my fond memories but also because of its' universal appeal to others, and the opportunity for year round activities.

Skiing, boating, golfing and tennis are all nearby and the slopes are less than 10 minutes away.

What makes this house unique

I love enjoying the company of friends for beverages and a grilled dinner on the patio. I appreciate napping in the shaded garden hammock in the backyard or just relaxing in an adirondack chair late in the day. Gathering on the porch to recounts day's activities is a ritual.

Relaxing in front of the fireplace after a day on the nearby slopes of Nubs Nob or Boyne Highlands is warm and restful. Catching a movie in the comfort of this home seems to work for the weary skier.

Heading downtown to watch the sailboat races or the yachts arriving on the waterfront or sit by the Bay is a pleasure of mine. Walking the boardwalk down to the beach and sitting and swimming in the afternoon is the best.

Rainy days do not deter me - with book in hand I head to the covered porch and relax. Sometimes the games will emerge when others also congregate on the spacious porch.

I enjoy walking or riding my bike along the Bluff looking at the spectacular views of the Bay and boating on the Bay is even better. Jumping into the clear clean waters of Lake Michigan is a joy.

I always find myself rested and renewed as I head home from this nest up north.


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

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1400 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • See Rental Agreement
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm System
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Ducted Cooling
  • Ducted Heating
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Area
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • local restaurant guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Rumpus Room
  • thermos flask
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • mini-fridge
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower enclosure , Attached to Master Suite - washer and dryer
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , bath with shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower enclosure , Attached to LL Master Suite - double vanity
  • 3 full bathrooms
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 extra lg. double bed , attached bath
    Bedroom 2 - 2 double bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 extra lg. double bed , 1 single bed , attached bath/lower level
  • King size beds (2) - one king bed in each master suite (blue room LL) and green room), Double Beds (2) 2 double beds in yellow room, Twin or Single Beds (1) one additional twin bed in master suite (blue room LL).
  • Books
  • books - fiction/non-fiction
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • games - kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • video player
  • Barbecue
  • deck chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • patio
  • Veranda / Loggia
  • Shed
  • Small Cooler
  • wooden decking
  • 3 bicycles
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • ski
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Two master suites with king beds (additional twin bed in one suite) and master baths, 3rd bedroom with 2 double beds and additional bath. Large covered porch, (2) living spaces - electric fireplace, bar refrigerator and coffee maker for lower level, beach towels, beach chairs and 2 adult bicycles provided.


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More Summer & Fall dates avail next door#3495242.
average rating of 4.925 based on 40 reviews

This is the 2nd time we have stayed here.

  • 5 of 5

Barbara has thought of every detail. This is our 2nd year in a row to stay here. Location is excellent 5 to 10 min from everything.

  • Review Submitted: 23/02/2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Clean, great layout, well stocked, convenient!

  • 5 of 5

For full transparency I will state I did not actually get to stay at the property. I was in charge of finding a house that my husband and I along with his sister and her family could share for a ski weekend Up North. Unfortunately two weeks before our stay my husband broke his ankle and needed surgery to repair it. That kind of put a damper on a ski weekend for us but my sister in law and her family did go. What I can say from my personal experience was that the communication from Barbara, the home owner, was excellent. Through calls and email we had all the info we needed before the trip. The rest is from SIL's perspective. The house was great! Clean, comfy, and well stocked. The layout would be great for multi family sharing. Easy drive to Nubs and downtown Harbour Springs. Had it been any other time other than the dead of winter, the porch would have been great to lounge out on :) We plan on trying this trip again next year so I asked her should we go back to this house and without hesitation or reservation she said absolutely!

  • Review Submitted: 15/02/2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great Weekend.

  • 5 of 5

We very much enjoyed our time at the Nest up North. The place was very spacious and comfortable. Felt very much at home. Barb was very responsive and made our stay as pleasant as possible. The family had such a great time thatbthey are already talking about requesting the same property for our next trip. Thanks for everything Barb.

  • Review Submitted: 23/01/2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Awesome cottage & very responsive owner!

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 5 stayed here last week for our annual Harbor Springs ski trip. We had a wonderful time and were very satisfied with the home and the responsiveness of the owner. The home was clean, the perfect size for our family, and stocked with plenty of extras that I was not expecting (books, magazines). The location is great--close to downtown and a 10 minute drive to Boyne Highlands. We will definitely look into renting this home again. Thank you!!

  • Review Submitted: 13/01/2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A great 2 weeks!!

  • 5 of 5

This house is a great place to stay in charming Harbor Springs. Spacious, yet cozy and comfortable, the house is well stocked with everything you need. Downtown with shops, restaurants, bakery, ice cream and the wonderful Farmers Market is just a 15 minute walk or quick drive or bike ride. Cocktails, dining, and naps on the front porch are a treat. We had one minor issue that was resolved immediately via email with a follow up phone call from Barbara. We thoroughly enjoyed our two weeks at this house and highly recommend it.

  • Review Submitted: 10/08/2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

This was our fourth time staying at this property and it never disappoints! We feel like we are at home, we unpack and can just relax for the week. It is well appointed and always clean! The location is perfect, we spent many days down at Zorn Beach, but were also able to do a quick day trip to visit a friend in Kalkaska, stopped in Boyne City for dinner, and went zip lining over at Boyne Highlands one afternoon. We love the fully supplied kitchen, as we make many meals there. There isn't anything you could ask for. We travel with another family and the spaces are just perfect. We enjoy both living areas and and to have two master suites is an added bonus! We all enjoy the hammock in the back perfect for relaxing in the afternoon or evening.Each evening, we end up on the beautiful front porch eating dinner or just sipping wine. We LOVE this property!

  • Review Submitted: 25/07/2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad to have you and your crew back each year! The things you mentioned are the things that I always hope will be appreciated.
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Nearest Airport
18 Miles
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Bar Harbor
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Boyne Highland and True North
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Chang's and B.C. Pizza
Nearest Ski
5 Miles
Nub's Nob and Boyne Highlands
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Harbor Springs

Art shows, outdoor musical entertainment/festivals, food festivals, boat parades, indoor waterpark, canoeing, color tours in fall, carriage rides in summer.

Walking distance to beach, shopping, restaurants, grocery and coffee shops.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday house in Harbor Springs, Michigan

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Summer I 2018
20 May 2018 - 28 Jun 2018
2 night minimum stay
Holiday Week 2018
29 Jun 2018 - 8 Jul 2018
7 night minimum stay
Summer II 2018
9 Jul 2018 - 3 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit AU$268.78
cleaning AU$201.58

Refundable damage deposit of $200 is required.
Deposit will be returned within 10 days of post rental inspection.
FYI - In 3 yrs of renting there has only been one occasion where a portion of the deposit was withheld.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if cancelled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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