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Luxury Harbor Springs Home-Minutes from Lake Michigan and Ski Areas

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Last updated: 01/12/2017
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  • Minimum stay:1-7 nights
  • Sleeps:10
  • Bedrooms:4
  • Bathrooms:3.5
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

About the Property

House, 4 Bedrooms, 3.5 Baths, (Sleeps 10)

This luxury retreat is nestled in the trees on 10 beautiful acres of mature spruce and hardwoods in the picturesque resort community of Harbor Springs Michigan – often called the Aspen of the Midwest. It is the perfect vacation home....would be lovely for an intimate wedding gathering as well.

Located on a private 10-acre parcel, yet just a two-minute drive from downtown Harbor Springs, you'll enjoy the feeling of 'getting away from it all', while still being close to Lake Michigan, dining, shopping, boating etc. For skiing, Boyne Highlands and Nubs Nob are less than 10 minutes away.

Custom built by Richard Darnton/Darnton Builders, this 5,930 square foot log home has many beautiful artistic elements –a hand-crafted timber stairway with twig railings, pine wall paneling with custom milled edge detail, interior hewn beams salvaged from a local church, and a reading nook in the great room built from a hollowed-out tree trunk.

The gourmet kitchen featuring a Wolf range, Subzero refrigerator, large walk-in pantry and granite countertops is open to the cozy gathering room and takes advantage of woodland views and a spectacular stone fireplace. A large screened porch (also with a stunning stone fireplace), and expansive deck provide plenty of room to enjoy nature and the outdoors in this extraordinary northern Michigan setting just a few minutes from Lake Michigan.

The home is ideal for entertaining and family gatherings. Rooms are spacious and thoughtfully furnished. The great room has a twenty five foot high ceiling; the walk-out lower level features a game room and family room. And if you love sports, there also an indoor basketball/sports court!

The master suite is on the main floor and features two walk-in closets, a private deck and a large bathroom with tiled shower and double sinks. The bath area is designed for relaxing with a vintage tub set into a niche framed with hewn timbers. Three spacious bedrooms,full bath and a loft are located on the 2nd floor.

A personal office space just off the spacious foyer is the perfect place to work from home.

Keywords: luxury, Harbor Springs, lake view, log home, close to golf
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Member since: 2009

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 80%
Calendar last updated: 01/12/2017

Property Type

  • House
  • 5500 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Children Welcome
  • Limited Accessibility
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Accessible

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 10

  • Bedroom 1


  • Bedroom 2


  • Bedroom 3


  • Bedroom 4


  • Queen size Beds (3) The master bedroom queen bed is hand-crafted by Bed's By Design in Harbor Springs - plush comfort and natural materials. All queen beds have down duvets., Twin or Single Beds (5)...moreless

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

Other Amenities

  • Screened porch with fireplace, Indoor basketball area, game room. Full concierge services available upon request (priced separately)....moreless


  • Air Hockey
  • Books
  • Books For Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games For Kids
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR


  • Family


  • Autumn Foliage
  • Bay/Sound
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Coin Laundry
  • Festivals
  • Forests
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Synagogues
  • Water Parks
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Horseback Riding
  • Miniature Golf
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Downtown
  • Lake:

    We have a beautiful lake view from the property and are just a 2-minute drive from the downtown Harbor Springs waterfront....moreless

  • Lake View:

    Enjoy a beautiful view through the trees of the lake Michigan Harbor in Harbor Springs....moreless

  • Resort
  • Rural
  • Town
  • Water View

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Ice Skating
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Roller Blading
  • Sailing
  • Skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining Area


  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Garage:


  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Paper Towels
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace:

    (2) Hand crafted stone fireplaces in both the great room and the screened porch. Firewood provided....moreless


  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Catering Available:

    Upon request...moreless

  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher:

    Fisher Paykel double drawer dishwasher...moreless

  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    If you enjoy cooking, you will love this kitchen - 48' Wolf Range with large griddle (great for pancake breakfasts!), Subzero refrigerator,large walk-in pantry with beautiful dinnerware, stemware, serving pieces...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator:

    SubZero stainless steel refrigerator...moreless

  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Barbecue
  • Binoculars
  • Deck / Patio:

    Large deck with view of the bay is perfect the evening BBQ and looks over the camp fire area and surrounding woods....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck


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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Ski Season
Jan 8 - Apr 8, 2017
3 night min stay
Jun 24 - Aug 5, 2017
7 night min stay


Changeover Day: Friday

Additional information about rental rates


  • Cleaning fee $325
  • Taxes Not included


June - Change over days are typically Fridays for weekly rentals.

$300 security deposit required for all rentals.

Owner's cancellation policy:

50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.

100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.

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Last updated: 01/12/2017
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20 Miles
Nearest Airport
Pellston Regional Airport PLN
2 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Bar Harbor
40 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Mackinaw Island
5 Miles
Nearest Golf
Boyne Highlands
11 Miles
Nearest Motorway
M-119 and U.S. 31
2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
The New York and Stafford's Pier
5 Miles
Nearest Ski
Boyne Highlands
2 Miles
Nearest Beach
Harbor Springs City Beach

Car: Necessary

Harbor Springs, Northwest, Michigan, USA (2 Miles from downtown Harbor Springs) Harbor Springs is often called 'the Aspen of the Midwest'. It is a lovely community on Lake Michigan with an abundance of activities for both water lovers and skiers; unique shops, art galleries and great dining experiences are enjoyed year round.

Other Activities: Shopping, Kayaking, Boating, Snowboarding, Snowmobiling, Tubing, Water skiing, Wildlife Viewing, Health/Beauty Spa, Miniature Golf, Basketball Court, Biking, Golf


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2002

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Speaks: english
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 80%
Calendar last updated: 01/12/2017

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  • Great Room

    Great Room

  • Kitchen


  • Master Bedroom

    Master Bedroom

  • Screened porch fireplace

    Screened porch fireplace

  • Pantry


  • Stairway railing detail

    Stairway railing detail

  • Loft


  • Guest bedroom

    Guest bedroom

  • Living Room

    Living Room

  • Indoor basketball area - Go Green!

    Indoor basketball area - Go Green!

  • Spacious deck with view of Lake Michigan/Little Traverse Bay

    Spacious deck with view of Lake Michigan/Little Traverse Bay

  • Kitchen


  • Dining


  • Screened porch

    Screened porch

  • Pantry


  • Artisan detail on stairway railing

    Artisan detail on stairway railing

  • Stairway and entry foyer

    Stairway and entry foyer

  • Guest bedroom niche

    Guest bedroom niche

  • Hand-forged entry door strap hinge

    Hand-forged entry door strap hinge

  • Reading niche

    Reading niche

  • Sitting/reading area and dining

    Sitting/reading area and dining

  • Loft


VRBO #261346

This listing was first published here in 2009.

Date last modified - Thursday, January 12, 2017

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