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Ski hills are OPEN! Book your ski trip! Bring your dog! Great location!

People5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Space 975 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, sleeps 4 comfortable, 5 maximum

Your 'SECOND HOME' is located at 620 Second Street. Just 2 blocks from down town Harbor Springs. Where you and your pets can stay at an affordable price! YES! Your pets are welcome! Shopping, dining, beach, marina and church are all within walking distance. 5 Miles to Nubs Nob and Boyne Highlands Ski Resort.

The house is clean. All linens are provided. A fully equipped kitchen, so that you can prepare all your meals at home. Electric stove. We supply dish soap, hand soap, laundry soap, coffee and sugar! We have a Washer, Dryer, Central Air and a Central Vacuum system not to mention Free

WI-FI! A nice little "office" area outside the back bedroom.

Enjoy our secluded patio while cooking on the NATURAL GAS BB-Q grill. Never have to worry about running out of gas!

The large yard is great for kids to play & animals to run. The yard is not fenced in. We do have a cork screw style anchor and chain for the dogs!

The house sleeps 4 comfortable. The back bedroom has a very comfortable queen size bed, closet, flat screen Smart TV with DVD player and plenty of space. The front bedroom now has a twin size bunk beds. There is a trundle bed underneath. Makes the bottom bunk into a King, but it leaves absolutely NO room to walk around! Not going to kid you! We can have it set up if you request prior to your arrival. We just remodeled the front and back bedroom. Our Living room has a flat screen TV and DVD.

Harbor Spring truly is a great place to vacation. Come stay at your 'SECOND HOME' any time of the year! Every season in Harbor Springs has something wonderful to offer!

Skiing information: We are located approx. 5 miles from Nubs Nob & Boyne Highlands ski resorts. Both resorts offer Down hill and Cross country skiing, snow boarding and snow shoeing trails. Chestnut Valley has night Cross Country skiing trails that connect to Nubs Nob trails.

Golf information: There are too many Golf courses to list them all! Boyne Highlands, Chestnut valley, Springbrook, Little Traverse Bay Golf course, Harbor Point (semi-private), Birchwood the list goes on and on!

Christmas season: Thanksgiving weekend is when the Christmas tree is set up downtown. Santa arrives in the afternoon for the children. In the evening here is a tree lighting ceremony where everyone sings Christmas carols before they light the tree! You have to attend on of these! It's like a Norman Rockwell painting!

December hosts the Annual Christmas Open houses. Harbor Springs is on the 1st Wednesday of December while Petoskey holds theirs the 1st Friday of December. This is when the stores downtown are open from 6:00pm to 9:00pm and offer seasonal goodies and drinks! This is a beautiful time to be here! Small town festivities!

More Details

Owner
Linda or Abe Thiessen
Member since: 2008
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
12 December, 2017

About Linda or Abe Thiessen

My husband Abe & I have 2 beautiful daughters! Amelia and Grace! We currently live just around the bay in Charlevoix, MI. We like to come to Harbor Springs for the 4th of July, Christmas Tree lighting ceremony and the Annual Christmas Open House.

Linda or Abe Thiessen purchased this house in 1987

Why Linda or Abe Thiessen chose Harbor Springs

My Grandpa built this house back in the 50's. It's been in the family the whole time. I bought this house when I was 20 years old. When I had to move to Charlevoix for work, I didn't want to sell the house. We decided to turn it into a vacation rental. We don't have a lot of money. We are not trying to 'make' money off of it. We just need it to pay for itself in order to keep it! We like to keep the price down so EVERYONE can enjoy Harbor Springs! Although Harbor Springs is considered a destination for the wealthy, we'd like to keep it affordable so average people can vacation too! Our house is nothing 'fancy'! Keep that in mind as you drive past all the big, fancy houses on Main Street!

What makes this house unique

One of the main 'unique benefits' or our house is, WE ALLOW ANIMALS! However, our location is everything! Our house is located just 2 blocks from down town. Located behind the Holy Childhood Church, you can faintly hear the church bells in the morning! Close enough to town to walk to dinner, church and the beach. Yet far enough out to be quiet and relaxing!

Location

Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Pellston/Traverse City
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Bar Harbor
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Too many to mention!
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
New Yorker, The Pier, Turkey's
Nearest Ski
7 Miles
Nubs Nob and Boyne Highlands Ski Resorts
Nearest Beach
0.5 Miles
City Beach

Summer in Harbor is absolutely beautiful and offers a variety of golf courses, fishing, boating, shopping, dinning even a sk8 park! You can ride your bike from Harbor Springs to Charlevoix on the paved bike path that hugs the Lake Michigan coast! Winter in Harbor offers GREAT downhill and cross country skiing, snowmobile trails, snow-shoeing, sledding and ice skating. Don't miss the annual Christmas tree lighting ceremony, the Christmas 'Open House' on the 1st Wednesday of December!

Other Activities: Winter-down hill & cross country skiing, snow-shoeing, snowmobiling, sledding, ice skating, ice fishing. Tree lighting ceremony & Christmas open house

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Harbor Springs in Emmet County

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 975 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • beach
  • city centre
Theme:
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Comfort height toilet
  • The bathroom was completely remodeled in 2011. We provide hand soap and towels, except beach towels. Please do not take our towels to the beach! We have lost too many in the past!
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Back Bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed
    Front Bedroom - 1 Single Bed , Bunk beds in front bedroom. Trundle bed available on request
  • Back bedroom has Queen size bed, a dresser and closet. Front has a bunk bed. There is a Trundle under the bottom bunk that can be set up on request. It will eliminate the ladder to the top bunk and leave VERY LITTLE to NO room to walk around!
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • 1 bicycles
  • 4 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • ski
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Our house is not big and fancy, Just comfy and cozy! We try to make this as affordable and comfortable as we can by providing most of the things needed on vacation. Our yard is large so children & animals can play. We do allow dogs. With respect to guests without animals, we ask that you keep the animals off the furniture and pick up after them in the yard. 2009 we added a dishwasher, new dining table, chairs and beachtowels...but someone took them! 2010 we added wireless WI-FI and a brand NEW Natural gas BB-Q! 2011 Complete Bathroom remodel 2013 New couch and head board. The sprinkler system scheduled to turn on at 5:00 a.m. Please feel free to help out in any of the flower gardens or window boxes! There is plenty of parking in the driveway for a boat or snow mobile trailer and guests! The laundry room is a good size. both a washer & dryer. We do supply the soap and fabric softener

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Ski hills are OPEN! Book your ski trip! Bring your dog! Great location!
average rating of 4.792453 based on 53 reviews
Indiana
5

Charming, clean and great location in Harbor Sprin

  • 5 of 5

My wife, 15-month-old daughter and pug thoroughly enjoyed our stay in Harbor Springs. The house is perfect for a small family, with everything you need for a vacation. A short walk or bike ride away is downtown Harbor Springs with wonderful shops, restaurants, beach, etc.

The home is very clean, with laundry, dishwasher, microwave, etc. to really make it feel like your home away from home. Linda was also extremely helpul! We plan on staying there again in the future!

  • Review Submitted: 24-Jun-2009
  • Date of Stay: June 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Our Second Stay Here

  • 5 of 5

Harbor Springs, Michigan is like going to a small historic town in New England without the hassle of flying. This cute-and-cozy rental is within easy walking distance to shops, restaurants, and beautiful Lake Michigan scenery, or just using it as your "home base" for making short drives to explore many other Northern Michigan attractions nearby like Mackinaw Island. The accommodations are comfy with all the ammenities of home, plus you can often see deer grazing right in its front yard! We loved our first stay here and our second one even more. Oh, and we were able to bring our dog along for these stays too!

  • Review Submitted: 07-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wayland, MI
5

Great Harbor Springs location

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay. On a quiet street but can walk downtown. Clean, updated 2nd Home. Had the nicest bathroom in our price range since we started vacationing in rentals. All the comforts of home. We will definitely will consider staying here Again. In fact a friend has already asked for info on the place to rent it.

  • Review Submitted: 22-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Super cute cottage!!

  • 5 of 5

Had all the amenities we needed for our week long stay! Linda is quick to respond if there are any issues and the house was pre-stocked with all the essentials! We would definitely stay here again:)

  • Review Submitted: 06-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Ideal vacation spot

  • 5 of 5

This was our second time staying here and we enjoyed it as much this time around as we did the first. It is cozy, comfortable, and convenient. We love taking our evening walks and choosing between the woods, the marina, the beach, or Main Street. We felt like we were in the thick of things and yet away from the hustle and bustle at the same time. Quiet, peaceful and relaxing, this is a perfect home base. We made runs to the Soo Locks, Leggs Inn, Downtown Petoskey, and local lakes for kayaking. We will definitely be back again.

  • Review Submitted: 28-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

It was absolutely wonderful and perfect for our family of 3 and 1 dog!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful vacation. The cottage really did feel like home. The cottage's close proximity to Harbor Springs, tunnel of trees, and the beach was perfect. Thank you again for a fantastic place to enjoy our summer vacation!

  • Review Submitted: 20-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £74.57
Pet Fee £18.64

500-$1000 per week, $220 - $250 per weekend
$50 Cleaning fee
$25 Per Dog fee
RESERVATION ARE CONFIRMED ON A FIRST PAID, FIRST CONFIRMED BASIS. INTUIT or Pay-Pal is quickest way to confirm
Dates will only be held after we receive a deposit of 50% of the total rental rate.
Balance MUST be paid 1 MONTH prior to your arrival.
Cancellation within 1 month of your arrival, forfeits all monies

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