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Booking fall dates for color tour and winter dates for skiers and boarders.

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,400 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights


About the property

10-12 min drive to slopes. 3 min drive to dwntn. 2 blocks to grocer

Nicely appointed, comfy home with fully stocked kitchen, family room, 3 bedrooms and 3 full baths. Two bedrooms have attached baths - Q bed in one en suite and K bed in the other en suite. Good storage in closets and dressers. The home sleeps 6


The kitchen is easy to work in with all appliances including microwave and 2 coffee makers (Keurig & traditional). The dining area seats 6 comfortably with table insert, seats 8. Insert is in front closet if needed.

Two televisions are provided in upper and lower living spaces. Stereo and games also provided in lower level living space.

The family room is a nice respite after a day on the slopes or at the beach. The bright room provides a view of flowering bushes and trees in backyard through the sliding doors to the deck.

This large deck off the family room, overlooking the large backyard, provides a nice opportunity for outdoor dining (at umbrella tables) and relaxation, as well as a nice play space for adults and kids alike. Enjoy some time under the umbrella or on a lounger with a cool beverage on one of the many sunny days in summer. There is a fire table on patio for cooler nights.

This home is located within walking distance to all the town has to offer - shops, restaurants and take-out, tennis courts, playgrounds, marina, beach, grocery (less than 2 blocks away!), boat and bike rentals, and churches.

There is a laundry room on the lower level to minimize the need to haul extra bags on planes/in cars.

For larger families/reunions this owner provides a second property, situated next door, for those who wish for additional space. Together the homes can accommodate 12-15 people. View additional property at vrbo #350797.

More Details

Barbara Arnold
Member since: 2012
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English
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Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
23 June, 2018

About Barbara Arnold

I am a professor of Graduate Studies in Education in Ohio. I grew up spending my summers in Harbor Springs. I appreciate all the seasons in this beautiful town. My children have also enjoyed their summers here. And I am hoping that soon they will have children that will also be fortunate enough to be able to share summer memories of the beautiful Bay and the surrounding areas.

Barbara Arnold purchased this house in 2012

Why Barbara Arnold chose Harbor Springs

I chose this property because of my fond memories from youth and because there is something for everyone to enjoy in each of the seasons. Whether it is relaxing on the deck, walking or biking in the neighborhood, shopping on Main St., golfing, boating, beaching or skiing, there is fun to be had. Located next door is another rental that can be rented in addition for larger groups and/or family reunions. Ask about that if you are interested.

What makes this house unique

The large backyard is a great spot for hanging out with large deck off the family room. The family room itself is cheery and restful. The kitchen is easy to work in and lends itself to helpers who can keep you company while being creative. The location is great - close enough to all the sports you want to enjoy. Buggy rides in the summer will pass by this home - fun for everyone. Located next door is another rental that can be used for larger groups and/or family reunions. Ask about that if you are interested (vrbo #350797).


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Harbor Springs in West Traverse

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1400 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Deck umbrella to be closed nightly to avoid issues with wind and damage. It happened.
  • Keep grill away from siding, and clean and cover once cooled. Put chair cushions in garage when not in use. Use fire pit on cement pad away from house
  • Dishes should be clean and put away prior to check-out. Kitchen trash should be moved to garage trash can prior to departure.
Location Type:
  • beach ...
  • city centre ...
  • lake ...
  • town ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Holiday Complex
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 3 full bathrooms 2 - stand in showers 1- tub shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , w/bath
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , w/bath
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Bicycles
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • 6 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • ski pass optional
  • ski
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
*Pond Hill Farm is fun for all ages - 5 mi from cottage north on M-119. *Legs Inn Polish Restaurant with garden dining overlooking Lake Mi in Cross Village north on M-119 approx 35 min. * Bike trail to Petoskey and beyond or to Cross Village is a biker’s dream Drive north to Mackinac City if you have never taken the ferry to Mackinaw Island - no cars allowed.


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Booking fall dates for color tour and winter dates for skiers and boarders.
average rating of 4.92 based on 25 reviews

Great place to stay near the slopes!

  • 5 of 5

The house was comfortable and roomy, and we had every comfort of home. Owner was very easy to work with, simple in and out, quick responses. We've stay with them before and will stay with them again! Thanks!

  • Review Submitted: 25-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad it worked out for your crew. We’ll be happy to see you next year.
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New Place, Same Great Experience

  • 5 of 5

We had to move to the rental next door this year for our annual ski trip. The place was just as wonderful. We look forward to our trip next year. Thanks!

  • Review Submitted: 21-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Good snow provides good bookings. Glad the other property worked out for you, Located next door to the original property and providing accommodations for 6 people as well, I’m glad you weren’t disappointed. See you next year.
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Beautiful cottage!

  • 5 of 5

Perfect spot for everything. Quiet neighborhood and great location. Barbara was super helpful and available to answer any question we had!!

  • Review Submitted: 09-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Awesome place to stay....

  • 5 of 5

Really a great place to stay with 3 or 4 couples. Just down the street to the main town and then you can use the bike path to go all the way to Bay Harbor and even beyond. Also very close to golf courses and in the winter to some great Michigan ski slopes.

We will be back for some winter fun.

Thanks Barb for all you help.

  • Review Submitted: 14-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Property is accurately listed.

  • 4 of 5

We were happy to find the house clean and well stocked with essentials and extras. We had beach chairs for the beach. While we could walk to the small beach in Harbor Springs, we preferred the beach at Petosky State Park. I ended up paying an extra $50 for an unseated screen and flimsy screen door frame that the previous tenants were responsible for. It was not clear that I needed to report all defects on arrival and that the owner did not inspect between renters. But at least I received the rest of the deposit was returned.

  • Review Submitted: 12-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: The Petoskey State Park (15 min. Away) has a great beach. Just need to purchase passes there. To be accurate, I do have a cleaning crew that inspects damage in the house as they go through and thoroughly clean the house. They did not note the screen torn away until after your visit. It is important to let owners know if you find something amiss so that you will not be held responsible. I am refunding your $50, I'm glad you appreciated the extras.
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Clean and Comfortable-Great Family Gathering Place!

  • 5 of 5

Good location for exploring "up north", nice drive to Tunnel of Trees and Cross Village or back to Petoskey and Charlovoix. Nice space for an extended family get-together. We had a lovely time, thanks Barb!

  • Review Submitted: 03-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
17 Miles
Pellston, MI
Nearest Barpub
0.8 Miles
Bar Harbor
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Harbor Point Golf Club
Nearest Restaurant
0.8 Miles
New York Restaurant and Staffords Pier
Nearest Ski
8 Miles
Nubs Nob or Boyne Highlands
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Harbor Springs
Car: recommended

Playgrounds, tennis courts, art shows, shopping, golf, fall color tours,' beaches and grocery are all within a few blocks.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £113.05
Damage Deposit £150.74

Refundable damage deposit of $200 is required. Refund will be sent within 10 days upon post rental inspection.
FYI - In 3 yrs of renting, only once has a portion of deposit been withheld.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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