OPEN ALL YEAR*Newer Home w/ Sandy Beach Lake Mich!

The Surf Cottage in the spring during the trillium bloom.
The Surf Cottage in the spring during the trillium bloom.Sunset from the deckDining roomGreat Room!Another view of the great room looking back into the kitchen.Fully stocked kitchen.Flat screen satellite TV with DVD library.60s vinyl collection with working turntable.2nd living room with pool table and PS2 w/games.Other view of 2nd living room looking back towards mural.Upstairs bedroom - queen bedMiddle floor bedroom - queen bed.Bunk beds!Second bedroom with bunkbeds.Upstairs bathroom (there are 3 total)Middle floor bathroomLate August afternoon off the deckView from the deck looking South.Another view of Lake Michigan!Our very private beach.Home is located on the "Tunnel of Trees""Tunnel of Trees" during the color season.We are open all year!!And, yes, you can surf here.
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From $229 / night

2853 South Lake Shore Drive, Harbor Springs, MI 49740
OPEN ALL YEAR*Newer Home w/ Sandy Beach Lake Mich!
4 bedrooms
14 guests
Varies min stay

Overview Description


Bedrooms: 4
Bathrooms: 2.5
Sleeps: 14
Type: Home
Per night: $280
Per week: $1,600 - $3,600
Pets allowed: Yes
Internet: No
Description of the Harbor Springs vacation home rental

For your Fall Color Tour, Cozy Family Thanksgiving, Holiday, & Ski Getaways, Spring Break, and Summer Beach Vacations!

This new cottage style home has 4 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, and a total living area 2,400 sq. ft. Plenty of room to spread out. This house is truly designed with the family in mind, with separate spaces for the grown-ups, and little ones alike.

Vintage Mod, Baby! It's luxurious, with a retro feel - sure to evoke a flashback or two. The shag carpeting, custom ceramic tile, custom woodwork and a mix of retro antiques and custom furniture (not to mention a few surprises), will help make this a vacation to remember.

Atop this 130' bluff, witness panoramic views that will allow you to see all the way to Charlevoix, and on some days even Beaver Island! Enjoy these views from the home as well as from the meandering bluffside staircase, with secluded sun deck that leads to the very private sandy frontage* on Lake Michigan. Reminiscent of America's Pacific Northwest, this is the secluded beach you have dreamed of. You can walk for miles up, and down the beach* without seeing a single person.

Located in Harbor Springs opposite Lake Michigan on the famous Tunnel of Trees - a top destination for bicyclists. You're close to such vacation spots as, Petoskey (25 min.), Cross Village (25 min.), and The Inland Water Way (30 min.).

Not to mention your only 40 minutes to The Straits of Mackinaw, and all that area has to offer! Ferrys to Mackinac Island, Waterpark, Resataunts, Fort Michilimackinac, etc Oh don't forget about Fudge!!

*See Owners site link for complete details and pictures.
Area Information
The Surf Cottage is located on the "Tunnel of Trees", voted by AAA to be the most scenic route in Michigan. The road has the appearance of a bike path as the trees are very close to the road and there is no dividing line. A very popular destination for bicyclists.

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Availability Calendar



Begins Ends Week
Weekly Monthly Min
Sep 17 2016 May 26 2017 $280 $280 $1,600 - 2 Nights
May 27 2017 Jun 09 2017 - - $1,600 - 1 Week
Jun 10 2017 Jun 16 2017 - - $2,100 - 1 Week
Jun 17 2017 Jun 23 2017 - - $2,700 - 1 Week
Jun 24 2017 Aug 25 2017 - - $3,600 - 1 Week
Jun 25 2017 Aug 27 2017 - - $3,600 - 1 Week
Aug 26 2017 Sep 01 2017 - - $2,700 - 1 Week
Aug 27 2017 Sep 03 2017 - - $2,700 - 1 Week
Aug 29 2017 Sep 05 2017 - - $2,600 - 1 Week
Sep 02 2017 Sep 08 2017 - - $2,100 - 1 Week
Sep 03 2017 Sep 10 2017 - - $2,100 - 1 Week
Sep 05 2017 Sep 12 2017 - - $1,900 - 1 Week
Sep 09 2017 Sep 15 2017 - - $1,600 - 1 Week
Sep 10 2017 Sep 17 2017 - - $1,600 - 1 Week
Sep 12 2017 Sep 19 2017 - - $1,600 - 1 Week
Sep 16 2017 May 25 2018 $280 $280 $1,600 - 2 Nights
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Check In: 4 p.m. Check Out: 11 a.m.
Lodging tax: 6%
Deposits: $250 to hold a home for the summer until March 1st.
Payment Options: Cashier's Check, Mastercard, Money Order, Personal Check, Visa
Other Fees: We do not charge cleaning fees or pet fees.



  • Beds

  • 2 Queen Beds
  • 4 Twin Beds
  • 3 Sofa Beds
  • 1 Crib
  • Features

  • Air Conditioning
  • Deck
  • Lakefront
  • Pool Table
  • Balcony
  • Fireplace
  • Linens Provided
  • View (Lake)
  • Beach Chairs
  • Full Kitchen
  • Parking Included
  • View (Water)
  • Beach Towels
  • Game Room
  • Pet Friendly
  • Waterfront
  • Beachfront
  • Heating
  • Appliances

  • Alarm Clock
  • DVD Player
  • Oven
  • TV (Cable/Satellite)
  • Blender
  • Dishwasher
  • Radio
  • Telephone
  • CD Player
  • Hair Dryer
  • Refrigerator (Full)
  • Toaster
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Ice Maker
  • Stereo
  • VCR
  • Charcoal Grill
  • Microwave
  • Stove
  • Washer/Dryer
  • Coffee Maker
  • Activities

  • Beach
  • Fishing
  • Snowmobiling
  • Grocery Store
    (8 miles)
  • Bicycling
  • Hiking
  • Surfing
  • Parasailing
    (10 miles)
  • Boating
  • Lake
  • Downhill Skiing
    (4 miles)
  • Miniature Golf
    (15 miles)
  • Cross-Country Skiing
  • Playground
  • Golf
    (4 miles)
  • Movie Theater
    (15 miles)
Other Vacation Rental Amenities
We also have a 60's themed library of books, magazines, movies, TV shows and vinyl records with a turn table stereo.
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Pat Amschler

2015 Summer vacation

Pat Amschler

Missouri USA

2015 Summer vacation

July 14, 2015

Absolutely wonderful home - so beautiful with a great floor plan, great décor, great views of the lake from the living areas in the house and several of the bedrooms, and plenty of room for our 5 families with 10 adults and 2 children . The deck out the back door was large enough for all of us to gather and was low enough to the ground that there was no railing providing a better view of the lake. The house was very well equipped (appliances, household items, games, kayak, firewood, DirecTV stations, dvds). The location was great for what we were looking for - the northern area (Petoskey, Mackinaw, Harbor Springs, Charlevoix). The small town it resides in (Cross Village) had a great convenience store with a good selection of items including good pizza, bakery items, deli sandwiches and beer. The price on these items was sometimes less than the IGA where we bought our supplies (the IGA was extremely small, congested and expensive) - we would suggest driving a bit further to Petoskey to grocery shop. Leggs Inn in Cross Village exceeded our expectations - great food, wonderful patio area in the back with another excellent view of the lake, great service and décor. The beach was great - we searched for Petoskey stones and found many beautiful stones but not sure we found any of the Petoskey - it was fun looking... Our biggest disappointment was the lagoon - the water was high and we had no way to get around it but use the neighbors walkway to the beach. Even that walkway required you to walk in the lagoon water and after a rain during the week that walkway went under water. I understand that this is not normal, but it definitely put a damper on our trips to the beach. Even with the lagoon, we rate this property at 5 stars - best we have stayed at!

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