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"Beachfront Cottage On Little Traverse Bay … Summer Fun Just Steps Away!"

Bedrooms 4
Separate WC's1
Space 1,400 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


About the property

4 Bedrooms 2.5 Bathrooms Sleeps 8

This family cottage sits on a dune with direct access to a quiet community beach and cool waters of the Bay with incredible sunset views. Location of the community is 4 miles to downtown Harbor Springs and 4 miles to downtown Petoskey. Each town is an easy bike ride along the bay. There are 4 bedrooms and sleeps 8 with kitchen; living room ; sun room; 2.5 baths; dining area and an expansive back deck with grille. Amenities include digital TV; high speed internet ; washer/dryer; refrigerator ; gas oven/cook top; dishwasher; disposal; ceiling fans and fully furnished. The beach which is steps away is a great place to relax by the bay. There is a beach pavilion with picnic tables and grills. The beach has it's own beach chairs. Cottage does not have A/C

Nancy Lindsay
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
15 January, 2018


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Harbor Springs in Little Traverse

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1400 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Terrace
  • Barbecue
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • Boating
  • Miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • cycling
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • Kayaking
  • sailing
  • ski
  • Snowboarding
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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(4 traveller reviews)

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"Beachfront Cottage On Little Traverse Bay … Summer Fun Just Steps Away!"
average rating of 5.0 based on 4 reviews
St. Charles, IL

Great Location Cottage

  • 5 of 5

This cottage on the bay was perfect for our family of 5 - three kids in their late 20s ! It is well situated between downtown Petoskey and quaint Harbor Springs, which made for wonderful sightseeing and time spent milling around each historic downtown. The cottage location was private with good access for morning walks. Views from the west-facing bedrooms were gorgeous, looking right out onto the bay! We spent many evenings on the front porch watching the sunsets and waves.

Being steps away from the beach was ideal since we spent many hours spent in the water swimming and paddle boarding. The beach was in great shape - chair provided, picnic tables, sandy without debris or stones, and access to a fire pit. We made the most of the beach and convenient amenities!

  • Review Submitted: 30-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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quintessential cottage!

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 5 (with three 31-and-under sons) just spent one of our best family vacations ever at "Clearview Cottage". From the authentic knotty pine to the bright, clean sunroom with tv an internet, to the newer master suite, everything was inviting and warm. All the rooms on the lakeside had fabulous views and the clean, wide beach was just steps away down a quaint wildflower path. The bathrooms were sufficient for us and well-maintained. The owners were delightful and helpful. We hated to leave and hope to come back next year!!

  • Review Submitted: 03-Aug-2015
  • Date of Stay: July 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Lake Michigan Clear View Cottage for Family Vacation

  • 5 of 5

The best experience I have ever had for a family vacation. The owners were more than accommodating in our personal time of need and provided us with such a memorable experience that we would not hesitate to come back. The cottage is just as advertised and provides the renter with virtually all intangible items you would not normally think of. The views of Little Traverse Bay is never boring. The water temperature was surprisingly warm to swim in without Sharks, Salt, or Jellyfish. This was "pure Michigan" at its best. We chose an activity and destination everyday. Bike riding, swimming, Golfing, tennis, and driving through the Tunnel of Trees. Variable array of great restaurants with-in 15 minute drive if you choose to go out. The pavilion on the beach is clean, large, and very well positioned. Fantastic shopping in Petoskey, Harbor Springs, and Charlevoix were also attractive. At the end of the day, watching the beautiful sunset from the beach was different everyday. Social time with beach guests was also easy in a family-oriented fashion with the Menonaqua Association. I highly recommend this owner and cottage!

  • Review Submitted: 03-Aug-2015
  • Date of Stay: July 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Truly amazing view from patio, right on the beach, shaded peaceful deck on babbling brook

  • 5 of 5

Our family of five was lucky to stay here at quiet Menonaqua beach and won't forget it. I didn't see any other homes that had this direct beach access - heaven. The beach is clean and the Lake Mich water is clear and clean. A little inlet is perfect for kids to play in (or keep beverages cold!). The cottage has all the mod amenities we needed, with plenty of sitting rooms for different activities: reading, catching a ball game on TV (if you can peel your eyes away from the view of Little Traverse Bay), games. The two full bathrooms and powder room are fresh and clean. The cottage was immaculate, actually. It's the nicest combo of lake cottage charm (original bright wood) and contemporary comforts (strong shower power and WiFi). Beautiful bike to Harbor Springs. Great wine shop, deli, bakery, brew pub, family restaurant an easy 15 min bike/5 min drive. We'll be back!!! The question is, do we share this secret? YES!

  • Review Submitted: 01-Jul-2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Stafford's Pier Restaurant
Tom's Mom's Cookies
Petoskey State Park
little traverse bay bike trail
Turkey's Cafe & Pizzeria
Roast & Toast
Little Traverse Bay Restaurant
American Spoon
Crooked Tree Arts Center
Toski Sands Meat & Produce
Yoga Roots and Healing Arts
Pond Hill Farm
Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Little Traverse and many others
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Nearest Ski
3 Miles
Boyne Highlands/Nubs Nob
Nearest Beach
0.3 Miles
Our beach
Car: recommended


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Harbor Springs, Michigan

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Peak summer
7 Jul 2018 - 25 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
26 Aug 2018 - 3 Sep 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights

Additional pricing information

Cleaning fee £142.48
Refundable Damage Deposit £356.2

No pets, no smoking. 50% deposit, cleaning fee and refundable damage deposit is required to reserve property. Balance is to be paid 30 days prior to arrival. Must pay by personal check, cashier's check or money order.

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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