Idylwilde Cottage: Charming historic Harbor Springs home nestled in a private community association with Lake Michigan beach access


Welcome to Idylwilde Cottage, located in a private association in Harbor Springs.


Enjoy up north cottage living on the side patio leading to the backyard.


There's plenty of seating in the living room around the wood burning fireplace.


Serve up your favorite drinks around the living room bar.


There's another sitting area with a TV and DVD player.


The front entry way leads into dining room adjacent to the updated kitchen.


The updated kitchen is fully stocked so you cook meals and dine in.


The master bedroom with a shared Jack and Jill bath.


Relax in the master bedroom with a wood burning fireplace and television.


A second bedroom with two double beds.


A third bedroom with a single bed.


A fourth bedroom with two twin beds.


A fifth bedroom with a queen bed.


Idylwilde Association offers a private beach access along the Little Traverse Bay.

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Property at a Glance

3 Star

  • Private community beach access
  • 5 bedrooms
  • 3 ¾ baths
  • Sleeps 11
  • WiFi
  • Smoke free

Idylewilde Cottage is a charming lakefront vacation rental in Michigan with private community beach access. Located in the picturesque Ideylwilde Association just a few minutes’ drive north of downtown Harbor Springs, this historic home has 5 bedrooms and 3 baths, plenty of space for a group of up to 9 to spread out and relax.

There’s plenty of seating in the living room area, where the family can gather around the wood-burning fireplace. An additional seating area off the living room offers a place to kick back and watch TV. Serve up your favorite drinks around the living room bar. The kitchen is fully equipped with updated appliances, and the dining area accommodates up to 9.

The king-size master bedroom features a wood-burning fireplace with a TV and DVD player. A Jack and Jill bathroom with a tub connects the master to a second bedroom with two double beds. A third bedroom has a queen-size bed and a wood-burning fireplace. A fourth bedroom has a single bed and a fifth has two singles, perfect for the kids. While there is no air conditioning in the home, fans can be provided.

Idylwilde Cottage has a large yard for the kids to play games. Gather around the fire pit and make S’mores or just relax in the evening glow of a warming fire. Access to the Idylwilde Association’s private community beach along the Lake Michigan shoreline is just a short walk down the quiet road from the cottage.

The beach is a natural shoreline consisting of rocks, sand, and beach grasses. Water shoes are suggested as the water is rocky (conditions can vary from the property photos due to weather and waves).

Just a 5-minute drive from downtown Harbor Springs, other nearby towns include Good Hart, Cross Village, Petoskey and Bay Harbor, Mackinaw City and Mackinac Island, and Boyne City and Charlevoix.



  • Private association
  • Sleeps 11 (1 king bed, 1 queen bed, 2 double beds, 3 single beds)
  • Maximum occupancy: 11
  • 3 ¾ baths
  • Furnished
  • Washer and dryer
  • WiFi
  • Cable TV
  • 3 wood-burning fireplaces
  • Deck with furniture
  • Large private yard
  • Gas grill
  • Smoke free

Kitchen & Dining

  • Full-size refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Dishwasher
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Blender
  • Dining capacity: 9

Entertainment & Activities

  • Private association beach access
  • Minutes from beaches, shopping, dining, sightseeing, and water sports in nearby Harbor Springs and Petoskey.
  • Wireless internet
  • Cable TV
  • 2 DVD players



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