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Beautiful Quiet and Serene Cottage On Lake Michigan

Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 nights


About the property

2800 Sq. Foot House - 4 to 6 Bedrooms/includes two bedroom apartment over garage

4 Bedrooms -- All With Lake Views.

3 Bedrooms Upstairs -

Master - King (bathroom w/ shower)

2nd Bedroom - 2 Singles

3rd Bedroom - Queen

2nd Bathroom - w/shower upstair

Downstairs bedroom - Queen

Full bathroom w/shower

2 bedroom apartment over garage(has its own bathroom and kitchen)

Gorgeous Upper and Lower Decks Leading Down to Private Beach -

perfect Views for Lake Michigan Sunsets -

Kayak and Paddle Board Available for Use -

Outdoor Gas Grill with gas line hooked up. no need to fill up propane tank.

House recently renovated with all new furniture including beds.

New American Cherry hardwood floors installed throughout first floor.

New washer & dryer along with dishwasher.

Screened in Porch.

Wireless Wifi throughout the main house and carriage house.

HD TV with Cable

40 Minute Drive to Mackinaw Bridge and Upper Peninsula.

More Details

Dan and Julie Murphy
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
5 September, 2017

About Dan and Julie Murphy

We are born and raised in Michigan but now reside in the Los Angeles area with our three children. We get back to our cottage as often as our schedule allows us. We love the quiet and natural beauty surrounding our home and of course the nearby private beach.

A great place to relax and get away from the daily grind.

Dan and Julie Murphy purchased this house in 2014

Why Dan and Julie Murphy chose Northern Michigan

House was originally constructed in 1999. We purchased in Sept of 2014 and are thrilled to have a home back in Michigan. Harbor Springs is a beautiful New England styled city on the banks of Little Traverse Bay with terrific restaurants and quaint shops.

Its known for its fresh air, spectacular beauty and hospitality.

A short 4 mile drive south is Petoskey which also has a great downtown area.

What makes this house unique

Northwest Lower Michigan is an outdoorsman's dream with an abundance of activities including cycling, fishing, golf, kayak, sailing, zip lining etc...

In the winter a paradise for skiers and snowboarders.


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

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • main bedroom bathroom -- shower second bedroom upstairs/bath/shower bathroom downstairs - shower
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • master bedroom - king second bedroom upstairs - queen third bedroom upstairs - two singles 4th bedroom downstairs - queen
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Bicycles
  • Terrace
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Barbecue
  • churches
  • festivals
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • ski
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
We also have a two bedroom apartment over garage for rent along with main house rental. Price for garage apartment rental if main house is also rented. Garage apartment is great for teens -


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(6 traveller reviews)

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Beautiful Quiet and Serene Cottage On Lake Michigan
average rating of 5.0 based on 6 reviews

Wonderful vacation property!

  • 5 of 5

This was a great place for our family to stay. The house is roomy and well designed with comfortable furnishings and comfortable beds. The beach was great with easy access. Lovely area, lucky enough to have frequent bald eagle sightings as well!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 4, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Loved it!

  • 5 of 5

It was exactly what our family wanted - away from the hustle and bustle of our daily lives. Room to watch movies, play games, and enjoy a beautiful view within 30 min of the ski slopes. Perfect!

  • Review Submitted: Dec 31, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Bloomfield Hills, MI

A Terrific Property!

  • 5 of 5

This property is beautiful, well furnished, clean, and comfortable! It has all the beach toys one could want and it is close to Harbor Springs. The decks are great if you aren't of a mind to go down to the beach. Julie Murphy is wonderful to work with; and, frankly, we can't wait to go back!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 13, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

This home offers it all including the beauty of having Lake Michigan as the backdrop. The house itself is spacious and modern with lovely decorative touches that provide a feeling of warmth and comfort. It was clean and well equipped from the beach to the pantry. Julie is a very gracious owner and we so appreciate her hospitality. The location is perfect...close enough to HS, yet private enough to offer R & R. Thank so much Julie..we will be back!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 4, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

This is a wonderful rental. House is as described, comfortable, cozy, well kept, beautifully decorated and it has everything needed for a great stay. The view of the beach from every room and the strong sound of the waves is super relaxing. Watching the sunsets from the deck while having dinner outside was a memorable experience for me and my friends. Julie, the owner was great to work with, flexible, very responsive and provided great recommendations to fully enjoy the quaint town of Harbor Springs and make the most of our stay. I am looking forward to going back!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 28, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Silver Spring, Maryland USA

Magical Spot Beautiful Cottage

  • 5 of 5

The cottage was exactly as described - beautiful, quiet and serene. It was wonderfully decorated with local nautical themes, and had just about any amenity you'd want. The location was superb - near the charming, elegant but low key town of Harbor Springs in one direction, and the pine and cedar filled woods (in the famous "Tunnel of Trees") heading to wilder north country in the other. The cottage and its generous deck were perched above a glorious Lake Michigan. We spend alot of time listening to the surf and watching the sialboats go by. We had the private white sand beach and swimming to ourselves. We could have been more active - paddle boards and bikes were available. At night, you could have a campfire on the beach - a rare luxury these days - and even see the Milky Way. The owner was a delight. I would unhesitatingly recommend this rental to a friend and relative. In fact, I hope we can return next year.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 24, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
18 Miles
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Birchwood Farms(Private), Boyne(Public)
Nearest Ski
10 Miles
Boyne Highlands
Car: necessary

Our cottage is located 5 miles north of Harbor Springs. Nestled along the deepest harbor in the Great Lakes Harbor Springs is a bustling tourist destination since before the turn of the century. Harbor Springs and its surrounding areas offer an abundance of natural beauty and four seasons of outdoor activities. You will enjoy an array of cultural and culinary attractions that continually delight visitors as well as provide an uncomplicated tranquility to residents.

Located in the Little Traverse Bay area of Northern Michigan, Harbor Springs offers four seasons of events and activities for all ages to experience, explore and enjoy. Our cottage is located at the gateway to the iconic and scenic M-119 Tunnel of Trees, a harbinger for our area’s natural beauty.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Harbor Springs, Michigan

Rental Basis:
per property
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4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights

Additional pricing information

July 4th week price is $7500. This includes main house and two bedroom garage apartment.

We also have a two bedroom garage apartment available for rent for an additional $1000.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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