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Charming Main Street Forget-Me-Not Cottage

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

In-town 3 Bedroom house with 2 Baths, Sleeps 6.

* You will love relaxing at this charming in-town cottage located on Main Street, just a short, flat (no hills to climb up or down, important in Harbor Springs) walk to shops, beaches (two public ones) and the waterfront.

* This cottage is not just a rental property, but is our family cottage. Due to the school schedules of our children, it is now available in August and for Autumn and Winter getaways.

* There is a 12' x 12' covered and furnished front porch for dining, reading and people-watching in the summer. The large, private backyard has a beautiful patio that provides another outdoor living space.

* There are two bedrooms upstairs, one with a new queen-size bed, the other with two twins, and a full bathroom. Downstairs is a third bedroom with a new double bed and another full bathroom.

* The main living space is open to the kitchen and has a big bay window view of Main Street. The kitchen is fully equipped with a microwave oven, dishwasher, refrigerator and new stove.

* We provide all sheets and towels, and the kitchen has most accessories you would need (blender, toaster, pots and pans, etc.)

More Details

Owner
Julie Ryckman
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
80%
Calendar last updated:
July 15, 2017

Why Julie Ryckman chose Northern Michigan

I grew up summering and skiing in Harbor Springs at our family's cottage nearby. My husband and I wanted our own place so our future kids would be able to do the same.

What makes this house unique

The house had no central heating when we bought it! We gutted the first floor and rearranged the rooms, opening it up a bit and putting in a new kitchen and bath.

We think it dates back to about 1890. There was a railroad line that went down Main Street and crossed our lot to get back to Third Street. The old railroad cut diagonally across the yard with our house on one side, snug up against the lot line. We think that is part of why our yard is so rocky!

There used to a second house on the other side of the track, but it was at the back, facing Third Street (behind the existing garage). It was gone before we purchased the house, burned down by the local fire department as practice for the crew.(The house had reverted to the City due to non-payment of taxes.)

We love being so close to town. If you are without a car, you don't feel 'stuck' with no where to go. You can walk or bike to so many places in just a few minutes.

Amenities

Harbor Springs House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Water View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Upstairs Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
    First Floor Bathroom - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Downstairs Bedroom - 1 double , 2 twin/ single
    Master Bedroom - 1 queen
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
* Beautiful backyard with hammock, outdoor furniture, perennial garden and Weber grill.Perfect play space for children or to enjoy a cool drink in the warm late afternoon sun. * First floor laundry room with washer and dryer. * Television with cable /DVD in living room. * Stereo/CD player. * Wireless internet

Reviews

5/5 -
(4 traveler reviews)

Charming Main Street Forget-Me-Not Cottage
average rating of 5.0 based on 4 reviews
5

Lovely home in the heart of Harbor Springs

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay in this lovely home. Location is perfect distance to wonderful restaurants and shopping. I would highly recommend

  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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5

WONDERFULLY CONVENIENT, CLEAN PROPERTY!

  • 5 of 5

My sisters and I came up for some much-needed rest and relaxation after losing two of our beloved family members. We had traveled from across the country and were thoroughly exhausted. This was the perfect place for us to rest and rejuvenate. The three of us will never forget the kindness this property owner extended with her lovely hospitality, especially on such short notice. Thank you for making your home available to us. Forget-Me-Not Cottage was such a special place both inside and out on the big front porch on the wicker furniture and out back in the beautiful garden with colorful and fragrant flowers in bloom. Harbor Springs is heavenly -- we enjoyed the super easy walk into the darling village, along the water, pastries from one of the cute bakeries, a Stafford's Pointer Boat tour, and dinner at the Pier. I can't wait for a return visit :)

  • Submitted: Jun 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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5

Charming cozy house, perfect location, super clean

  • 5 of 5

Perfectly titled, this "cottage" is so charming and comfortable. The bedding and towels were luxury quality; honestly, I don't think I've rented a home more meticulously clean. We thoroughly enjoyed the backyard patio one sunny afternoon and drank our morning coffee on the covered porch. Located 2-3 blocks from the shops and Farmers Market, and the bike path leads right to the house. Couldn't have made a better choice for our Girls Getaway in Harbor Springs. Thank you!!!

  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Perfect for us!

  • 5 of 5

The internet description had fine pictures of the interior, and the actual home was as pictured - comfortable, and charming, with many unexpected amenities. The location was great - walking distance to the downtown, which provides a good selection of fine

restaurants and a variety of interesting shops. The owner offered clear directions for

how to use the home facilities, and everything was easy. We enjoyed cooking some meals in the well-equipped kitchen. All in all - an enjoyable week! I would definitely recommend it to friends or relatives.

  • Submitted: Jun 13, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are happy to hear you had a great week. We try hard to keep the cottage clean and comfortable so our guests can relax there in-between adventures out to enjoy the beautiful area of Harbor Springs.
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Other Activities:

Top Thing to do in City:

* Skiing in winter.

* Boating, Golf and Biking.

* Walking.

* Shopping.

* Dining Out.

Top Thing to do in Budget:

* Watch the stars at night- sleep out on the hammock!.

* Go biking and look for the secret beach.

* Play tennis at courts behind elementary schools.

* Walk into town for live music on Mon. and Thurs. evenings.

* Find someone with a boat!.

Top Thing to do in Family:

* Go to the beach, hunt tadpoles and baby toads.

* Bike into town for ice cream and fudge..

* Rent kayaks.

* Fish off city docks.

* Feed the deer at the Deer Park.

* Harbor Springs has so much to offer in the summer. For active travelers, the public boat launch is a block away.

* Kayaks and bikes are available for rent in town.

* There is a weekly children's Sailing School in the summer (a block from the house)- reservations required. (Little Traverse Sailors.)

* Public tennis courts are up on the bluff behind the elementary school (six courts)- access them through the Middle School entrance.

* Two public beaches, one with lifeguards and a bathhouse, are a bike ride away. For a full day at the beach, try the Petoskey State Park. It is on the Harbor-Petoskey Rd. and is beautiful.

* There are also numerous public golf courses in the area.

* There are many art galleries and art shows in the area.

* Downtown Harbor Springs has a waterfront concert every Monday evening and on Thursday evenings, the town comes alive with several streetside musical performances (perfect with that after-dinner ice cream cone).

* For a quiet afternoon, escape to the Harbor Springs Library, located above the fudge shop, and try to read while enveloped in the sugary rich aroma of fresh fudge and caramel.

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Rates & Availability

Harbor Springs House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer 2017
Jul 29 2017 - Sep 1 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$1,900
 
 
Autumn 2017
Sep 5 2017 - Dec 21 2017
3 night minimum stay
$225
From
$250
Thu,Fri,Sat
$1,100
 
 
Christmas/New Years 2017
Dec 22 2017 - Jan 1 2018
4 night minimum stay
$375
$2,200
 
 
June 2018
May 31 2018 - Jun 29 2018
3 night minimum stay
$300
From
$375
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,500
 
 
July 4th 2018
Jun 30 2018 - Jul 6 2018
7 night minimum stay
$3,500
 
 
Summer 2018
Jul 7 2018 - Aug 31 2018
7 night minimum stay
$2,000
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$300
From
$375
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
Cleaning $100

This charming cottage is available by the week during June and August and at Christmas/New Year's.
It is available weeks, weekends and partial weeks the rest of the year (except July).


Summer rental rates(except July 4th)- $1900 per week, plus a $100 cleaning fee.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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