This beautiful cozy artist beach cottage just a few steps from Lake Michigan offers incredible private beach and waterfront living. Just minutes from downtown Harbor Springs MI off of M-119 the "tunnel of trees" , this recently remodeled cottage was first built/developed by a famous local artist to Harbor Springs. Truly a magical place with a rich artistic history offers you and your family a wonderful private beach experience! This artist community was founded over 100 years ago by famous local artist Ivan Swift and this was his original cottage! For more details check out our facebook page:
2 Large Bedrooms, 3 Full Bathrooms, Cozy Bunk House, Sleeps 10
Jack R. Owner
- Calendar last updated:
- 17 Dec 2018
About Jack R. Owner
My wife and I and 3 legged dog rigby enjoy boating, water sports, golf, hiking, and anything outdoors. I have been an independent insurance advisor helping clients for more than 30 years. We love to travel and see and explore new places around the world. We currently reside in Brighton, MI.
Jack R. Owner purchased this House in 2017
Why Jack R. Owner chose Harbor Springs
When we saw this historic artist cottage steps from beautiful Lake Michigan we immediately fell in love. This 100 year old artist community Chippewa Cove was founded by local artist Ivan Swift and was the site of many of his works of art. The cottage sits at the North end of the community and offers a real private and quiet experience. In addition to having over 100' of lake frontage there is an additional 250' of private park frontage for you to enjoy! This property is a real gem! Like our facebook page @swiftcottagegoodhart
What makes this House unique
Only just a few steps to Lake Michigan with a beautiful white sand beach along with a large deck to sit outside and hear the waves or sip some wine and listen to the loons!
100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
A pleasant cottage for a winter getaway in a quiet and peaceful location
We enjoyed Thanksgiving at the Swift Cottage and were impressed by the high standard of the accommodations and the location of the cottage on the lake. Despite a great deal of snow outside and a low temperature of 0 one night, the cottage stayed warm, and the fireplace worked well. The view from the beach is impressive, and we appreciated all the bird activity and even saw some bald eagles. Everything in the kitchen worked well and the refrigerator is huge, and we were able to cook a turkey and all the sides for Thanksgiving dinner. Jack's communication was always extremely fast and helpful and he was always able to address our questions, both before and during our stay. While we visited the Swift Cottage effectively in the winter, it must be a wonderful retreat during the summer too and we would very much like to visit again.
Fantastic! Beautiful location, gorgeous cottage, lots of privacy.
Swift Cottage is absolutely gorgeous. The private beach is breathtaking and the views from the cottage are too. Sits in the woods just off of the tunnel of trees and it’s only a few steps to the beach. The inside is amazing too. Super comfy living room and beds. Everything was high quality and the kitchen had all the equipment, dishes, supplies, cookware you could possibly need. Plenty of firewood was provided and the fireplace is beautiful! Loved sitting outside in the Adirondack chairs to watch the sunrises, sunsets, and waves on Lake Michigan. We even saw a bald eagle a couple of times! Only 1/2 hour from Mackinac Island and also close to all kinds of shopping, hiking, and state parks. Jack was super nice and called ahead of time to see if we had any questions or needed anything. He also gave us great advice and answered all of our questions. One of the nicest places we’ve ever stayed! We definitely hope to stay here again and we’d recommend it to anyone.
Stepping back in time... with all the modern luxuries
We absolutely loved staying at Swift Cottage -- it is a magical place, and we can't wait to return!!
Family vacation to Swift Cottage
Swift Cottage is truly a special treat in northern Michigan! Just off of the tunnel of trees, (which is a must if ever in the area) the property offers a beautiful sandy beach and unmatchable views of the sunset. Yet it still has that upnorth woods feel with muture trees and camp fire. The cottage itself is tastefully decorated and gives off cozy vibes. If youre looking for a peaceful and private getaway, Swift is the perfect spot! You could go all week without leaving the home and be perfectly happy, but down town harbor springs is a short 20 min drive. My family has vacationed in many homes arcoss the united states, but this is the 1st home weve booked for a 2nd stay! That itself says ALOT about the beauty of Swift Cottage. Thank you for opening your home to us!
Amazing place, location, amenities
Don't get me wrong, the pictures are amazing.. but they don't do all the justice this place deserves.. Owners are fantastic and extremely responsive. The cottage is in amazing with everything you would need. This place is a MUST VISIT!!! Not too many places that have this kind of view and lake frontage. Will definitely visit again!!!
We'll be going back for sure!
What a beautiful place to stay! The view is stunning. Private beach access was perfect for our whole family. The house was thoughtfully renovated, while maintaining the cottage charm and was the perfect amount of space for our group. The owners were very welcoming and made sure we had everything we needed. We can't wait to book for next year. Thanks for a lovely week!
5 Minutes from the Harbor Springs Outdoor Club and 1.3 miles from GoodHart General Store