2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, sleeps 4 comfortable, 5 maximum
About Linda Laughlin
I have 2 beautiful daughters! Amelia and Grace! We currently live just around the bay in Charlevoix, MI. We like to come to Harbor Springs for the 4th of July, Christmas Tree lighting ceremony and the Annual Christmas Open House.
Linda Laughlin purchased this House in 1987
Why Linda Laughlin chose Harbor Springs
My Grandpa built this house back in the 50's. It's been in the family the whole time. I bought this house when I was 20 years old. In 2001, I had to move to Charlevoix for work, I didn't want to sell the house. I decided to turn it into a vacation rental. I don't have a lot of money. I am not trying to 'make' money off of it. I just need it to pay for itself in order to keep it! I like to keep the price down so EVERYONE can enjoy Harbor Springs! Although Harbor Springs is considered a destination for the wealthy, we'd like to keep it affordable so average people can vacation too! My house is nothing 'fancy'! Keep that in mind as you drive past all the big, fancy houses on Main Street! However, the house is very comfortable, clean and in a spectacular location.
What makes this House unique
One of the main 'unique benefits' or our house is, WE ALLOW ANIMALS! However, our location is everything! Our house is located just 2 blocks from down town. Located behind the Holy Childhood Church, you can faintly hear the church bells in the morning! Close enough to town to walk to dinner, church and the beach. Yet far enough out to be quiet and relaxing!
100% refund if cancelled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date.
We found the home true to the owners listing. We didn’t need for anything. We settled in comfortably. We enjoyed a peaceful stay full of beautiful flowers in bloom and enjoyed watching the deer move happily through the neighborhood. This says much for the area. We enjoyed our privacy and always felt safe and secure. We will return to northern Michigan and will include this property in our ‘favorites’ for a lovely get away. Thank you much*
Awesome Cozy Cottage
Very nice cozy cottage close to everything. You can walk to shopping and restaurants in Harbor Springs, yet it's so quiet and is right next to a nature preserve. The owner is very responsive and provides almost everything you need for a great stay.
Such a cute little cottage in a perfect location!!
This was our second time staying here and just loved it! We were there to go skiing at Boyne Highlands and it's just a 10/15 minute drive away. The cottage was perfect for our family of four. Had everything we needed. My husband loved going to Johann's every morning for fresh bagels, and I enjoyed my walk through the nearby neighborhood with gorgeous homes and lots of woods! Would definitely stay there again!!
Great weekend getaway
Cozy little Cottage. Great location near downtown Harbor Springs and quick drive to Nubs Nob.
The cabin is cute, cozy, well maintained, not overly priced, and in a great location. If you turn right out of the drive and walk down the road it is absolutely beautiful as you end up surrounded by a nature preserve.
Our bigger issue was the cleanliness. There were random hairs everywhere - from the bath tub to the silverware drawer to in a coffee cup. Granted, the owners are kind enough to allow pets, these appeared more human.
The other issue revolves around cleaning too. The owners ask that you pick-up, run and empty the dishwasher, vacuum, strip the linens and put them in the washer (dry them too if you have time) because they clean the cabin themselves. That is cool, but then why the cleaning fee?
Overall, it is a great place for a small family to have a great Harbor Springs experience for a reasonable price. Just be prepared to allow time to clean before you leave and be charged for your efforts.
Hi Roger, sorry to hear about the cleanliness, First I’ve heard of this. I will make sure it’s looked after.
We charge a cleaning fee and “request” that you help with some of the cleaning. Only thing we require is that you rhave n the dishwasher, because t takes a while to complete. If you look at ANY vacation rental, they have the same policie.
Glad you had a nice stay regardless.
Small but well laid out. My wife, the dog, and I had a great ski weekend get away in Harbor Springs. Nice to have our own kitchen & bring the dog while close to the ski hill. Overall had a great trip and will book again next year.
Summer in Harbor is absolutely beautiful and offers a variety of golf courses, fishing, boating, shopping, dinning even a sk8 park! You can ride your bike from Harbor Springs to Charlevoix on the paved bike path that hugs the Lake Michigan coast! Winter in Harbor offers GREAT downhill and cross country skiing, snowmobile trails, snow-shoeing, sledding and ice skating. Don't miss the annual Christmas tree lighting ceremony, the Christmas 'Open House' on the 1st Wednesday of December!
Other Activities: Winter-down hill & cross country skiing, snow-shoeing, snowmobiling, sledding, ice skating, ice fishing. Tree lighting ceremony & Christmas open house