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Michigan Surf Cottage

Cabin in Harbor Springs, United States



About this property

Looking to score some surf on the Great Lakes? 
You may have some luck staying at The Surf Cottage in Harbor Springs, Michigan.  While this area certainly isn't known for it's consistent surf, there are waves on occasion... just look at the pics!  Your best best is a longboard or SUP to catch the small wind waves and remember freshwater waves don't float you as much so you'll need more board. 

The Cottage
Built in 2006, The Surf Cottage is a cabin-style vacation home with 4 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, and a total living area 2,400 sq. ft. Plenty of room to spread out. This house is truly designed with the family in mind, with separate spaces for the grown-ups, and little ones alike. Vintage Mod, Baby! It's luxurious, with a retro feel - sure to evoke a flashback or two. The shag carpeting, custom ceramic tile, custom woodwork and a mix of retro antiques and custom furniture (not to mention a few surprises), will help make this a vacation to remember.

Set atop a 130' bluff, witness panoramic views that will allow you to see all the way to Charlevoix, and on some days even Beaver Island! Enjoy these views from the home as well as from the meandering bluffside staircase, with secluded sun deck that leads to the very private sandy frontage on Lake Michigan.

Located in Harbor Springs opposite Lake Michigan on the famous Tunnel of Trees - a top destination for bicyclists. You're close to such vacation spots as, Petoskey (25 min.), Cross Village (25 min.), and The Inland Water Way (30 min.). Not to mention your only 40 minutes to The Straits of Mackinaw, and all that area has to offer! Ferries to Mackinac Island, Waterpark, Resataunts, Fort Michilimackinac, etc.... Oh don't forget about Fudge!!

The Beach
Reminiscent of America's Pacific Northwest, this is the secluded beach you have dreamed of. You can walk for miles up, and down the beach without seeing a single person. You don't have to spend a fortune for a West Coast vacation rental, you can have the same gorgeous beaches right here in Michigan.


  • Kid Friendly
  • Washer/Dryer
  • A/C
  • Television
  • Outdoor Fire pit
  • Indoor Fireplace
  • Pets Considered


  • Golfing
  • Diving
  • Hiking


Period Cost
Per Night $260
Per Week $1,600
Per Month $6,000


This property is located near Surf Cottage Break. Don't come here planning to surf, but if conditions are right, (and you've got plenty of neoprene) there are fun waves to be had right in front of the cottage. Even when its flat you can enjoy breathtaking SUP paddles up and down the coast.

Surf Type

  • Beach break
  • Longboard
  • SUP
  • Freshwater

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Property Images

The Surf Cottage. Beach vacation rental in Michigan

Surfing in October, photo from the Surf Cottage deck.

The Surf Cottage Great Room

Our front yard - endless water at The Surf Cottage

Lake view from the cottage deck

The Surf Cottage Dining Room

Middle floor bedroom of The Surf Cottage

The Surf Cottage kitchen

Bunkbeds in our Michigan lakefront cabin rental

Pool table - Michigan lakefront cabin

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