YES THE PONTOON comes with the cottage rental which is .This spacious 2 bedroom 1 full bathroom cottage has been completely updated w/new paint throughout, flooring, brand new bathroom, fireplace, kitchen counter & back splash, fire pit, deck & dock! There is another nice shower in the garage, which is great! This lovely furnished cottage is on Harper Lake & comes with a 21' Tahoe pontoon with a 60 hp engine- great for fishing, anchoring & swimming or cruises around the lake! Also comes with 2 kayaks! Beautiful view of the lake from the huge screened in porch that seats 8 or the massive deck! Harper Lake is an "All Sports" lake for fishing, rowing, water skiing, ice fishing, and relaxing. It is just a mile from the Little Manistee River. Significant towns in the area include Traverse City, Manistee, and Ludington on Lake Michigan, and Cadillac, Big Rapids, and Grand Rapids inland. This is truly a cozy cottage that comes fully furnished! We have plenty of lawn chairs, rafts and floats!
One Of The Best Views Of The Lake From This Cottage!
- Calendar last updated:
- 12 Mar 2019
About Pam Ritsema
We were born & raised and lived our whole life in Grand Rapids, MI. We have two older sons that love to fish, hunt, snowmobile and we all love hanging out at the cottage! We have always loved traveling up north for scenic drives and always wanted to have a cottage up North! Our dream came true when we purchased this cottage in 2015 and could not be any happier with the location & beauty of Harper Lake ! We look forward to making so many special memories in our new cottage!
Pam Ritsema purchased this Cottage in 2015
Why Pam Ritsema chose Irons
So close to so many things- great for same day excursions!! Whether it's wine tasting & touring the beautiful surroundings of Traverse City an hour away, Manistee is 1/2 hour, Ludington and Lake Michigan in only 35-40 minutes! We purchased this cottage in 2015 as our dream has always been to have a little piece of paradise up North and we definitely found our gem! We have always loved coming up north, since there is so much to offer between fishing, relaxing, fun in the sun, wineries, hunting, so much to do! We wanted a cottage where we didn't have to climb a lot of steps from the lake to the house, this is so perfect! This cottage has one of the best views of the lake!
What makes this Cottage unique
The pontoon comes with the rental (except for the fall renters).The view from the large sun porch and the deck will take your breath away, whether you are enjoying your morning coffee or a glass of wine at sunset Harper Lake is such a beautiful lake, and this view never gets old! The fire pit is large enough for several people, as well as the massive deck, grilling area and eating area.
100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
We enjoyed taking the pontoon out & anchoring it for a few hours of swimming in the deeper water. We loved the fire pit & screened in porch. The cottage itself was clean & just your home away from home kind of feel. Also recommend Kayaking on the Little Manistee River just a short distance are some launch sites from the cottage.
Beautiful, clean, fun cottage rental
So many extras with this rental! The lake was beautiful and the cottage was so homely feeling. It has been updated and decorated beautifully. The owner was very responsive and there when ever we had questions.
Fantastic week of R&R on the lake
We spent a week at Pam and Brian's beautiful cottage in early July. Everything exceeded our expectations. The view of the lake from the house is captivating. The home was very clean, well decorated and fully stocked with anything you would need. The owners are very generous in the amenities they offer including use of their kayaks, floats and pontoon boat which we used quite a bit. We'd have lunch on the boat, just cruise around or play card games while watching the sunset, just fab! When we weren't on the lake we spent most of our time in the screened in porch, where we were even able to enjoy a quick thunderstorm. You really get the Northwoods feel at this place, and are somewhat off the beaten path but we were still able to do day trips: golfing, kayaking down the Pine river and wine tasting up in Traverse City. It was the perfect trip to disconnect and "slow down"- one our favorite vacations (and we travel a lot). Pam is very easy to communicate with and I can't say enough good things about our stay. We are hoping to rent again next summer! If you're lucky enough to stay here, then you are lucky enough!
We had a great time staying here! Beautiful cottage and lake! Would definitely stay again!
gorgeous lake and cottage
beautiful lake. Very quiet during the week days. Cottage is the nicest one we have stayed at by far. Owners have put careful and incredibly time into the decor. Cottage is more than well stocked with everything required for cooking, entertaining and relaxing.The pontoon boat is amazing. Spent nearly ever waking moment on it. A couple of observations: the cell service is extremely sketchy which may or may not work to your advantage. Limited restaurants close by. Fishing was challenging to say the least. Caught 9 pike, double digit large mouth bass and 2 bluegill and I fished for over 35 hours. If those are not deal breakers for you then we'd highly recommend this cottage.
Great Vacation House
We had a great time at the cottage on Harper Lake. The house is very roomy with plenty of space to spread out. We really enjoyed the screened in sun porch and ate most of our meals at the table out there. The house was very clean with all the necessities of home provided. Our two boys, ages 14 and 12, loved the pontoon boat, kayaks, and floats. There is even a little island you can go over to and explore. It was the perfect location to get away but still close enough for day trips to the "big cities" up north. We would definitely recommend spending a week here!
This is a perfect location to fish the major trout streams nearby: Big and Little Manistee, Pere Marquette, Ausable and Tippy Dam, snowmobile the trails, hunt, take northern Michigan drives- or just enjoy a perfect family vacation on the lake!
Manistee is a short 30 minute drive to Little River Casino, 40 minutes to Ludington only an hour drive to Traverse City!
Additional pricing information
No smoking Not suitable for pets No parties or events NO PONTOON INCLUDED FOR OCTOBER 1- NOV 18TH Seasonal rental