About the property
- Condo2650 sqft
- Half Baths1
- Minimum Stay0 - 7 nights
4 Bedroom/ 3.5 Bath sleeps 8
This condo unit is the second largest and newest built condo in Harbor Terrace Condominiums, with over 2,650 square feet on two levels. . Located across from Harbor View Yacht Club and the HUGE city marina, sculpture park amphitheater, and playground, it is in a prime location for families of all ages! Blocks from the Lake Michigan beach at Stearns Park, and the downtown shopping, this condo has a front row seat to the daily arrival and departure of THE BADGER, the last coals burning ferry on the Great Lakes! Plus the Jamesport and Ludington Bay breweries are less than a block away! This condo has a unique, modern design in a 1920's historic building with secure private access, two private parking spaces, with one indoors. An elevator takes you to #414, located on the Fourth and Fifth floors with fabulous water views from most every window. Our condo is one of the largest in the building with over 2,650 square feet of upscale living space.
Private balconies on both floors, includes a HUGE entertainment deck on the fifth floor and access to a roof top deck to view stunning sunsets, the lighthouse, ferry and celebration fireworks!. Am indoor 10 person hot tub and beautiful, large indoor heated pool, and rooftop terrace are all available to guests of our home.
This exquisite custom designed condo has a spacious open floor plan has distressed beach style flooring and exposed loft style beams. Upon entrance into the main hall, the ultra modern powder room is on your right. This unique half bath features a chrome and glass decorator vessel sink with European inspired accents.
Continuing down the hall you pass a large storage closet and the first of two laundry closets. Next, the spacious dining room boasts a tressel dining table which seats twelve and overlooks the marina, with stunning views of the sailboats, yachts and the car ferries. Adjacent to dining area is an 11-foot granite bar with eight barstools to visit with friends and family while preparing meals in the incredible gourmet kitchen. As a chef-restaurateur, the owner has designed her dream kitchen! From numerous small appliances to three convection ovens, a six burner gas stove, stainless refrigerator and dishwasher, the kitchen features brands such as Keurig, Cuisinart, Bosch, etc.. Tremendous amount of storage and extremely well stocked with all essential tools and kitchenware necessary for cooking, baking and serving. Designed with high gloss cabinetry and dramatic lighting, this kitchen also boasts an extensive cookbook collection! The living room has three walls of picture windows overlooking Pere Marquette Lake, the SS Badger, Harbor View Marina, Lake Michigan and the village of Ludington. This room has ample seating for family and guests, a well stocked game table and unique artwork, with open areas for children to play. The living room overlooks the first floor deck, a cozy area to sip lemonade and grill on the commercial infra-red Char-Broil grill.
There also is an Executive Master Suite on the main floor. This is the Owner's Suite (The 'Safari Room' ) and is decorated with unique collectibles from their world travels. Warm brown tones and leather accents make this a perfect Oasis. The suite features a 32' HD Flat screen, DVD player, Walk-in closet. The Spa-like Master Bath is fully tiled with double sinks, a separate Euro style rain shower and a luxurious jetted tub.
Taking the stairs to the top floor, you will discover a granite topped entertainment bar featuring a stainless sink, refrigerator and dishwasher, complete with plenty of wine and bar glasses, as well as appetizer plates for entertaining. There is also a microwave, toaster and coffeemaker for a quick breakfast in the morning! This area opens into the spacious family room, with huge picture windows overlooking the lakes and harbor and leads out to an enormous 200 sq. ft. deck. This modern room includes a red leather sectional and rocking chair, granite topped cocktail and side tables. A 57' HD, wall-mounted flat panel TV is perched above a dramatic linear gas fireplace. This fun entertainment room is decorated with a collection of artwork from the owner's travels. In a hidden alcove next to the door leading to the deck, you will find a color printer/scanner/fax, office supplies and local brochures available to all guests. Stepping outside onto the top floor deck, you will find an outdoor dining set, and ample wicker lounge seating. This party deck is a perfect spot to sip your morning coffee as you watch the Badger depart for Wisconsin. Also perfect for an afternoon lunch under the umbrella of the dining table, or plenty of room for friends to join you for a sunset cocktail party.
Also on the this floor are three spacious, beautifully decorated bedrooms and two full bathrooms.
The 'Hollywood' Master Suite has 180 degree breathtaking lakefront views of Lake Michigan, Pere Marquette Lake, two Marina's and the SS Badger Car Ferry. The West facing windows also overlook the condo's huge entertainment deck. This dramatic room features a king wrought iron bed and sleeps 2, with a 36' HD flat screen, DVD, and ceiling fan. You will feel like a Diva with photos and portraits of your favorite Stars! The Hollywood Room has a private bath overlooking the village. This Floor to ceiling marble and tiled bathroom continues the black and white décor and features a Double sink, floating mirror and pen lighting. There is an abundance of high glass and frosted glass storage cabinets and thick thirsty towels!
The 'Ocean Retreat' is like a day at the beach with owner's shell & sand collections, dramatic wave mural, and partial lake view. Mission style queen bed, large closet, ceiling fan and flat screen TV. This room sleeps 2.
The hallway between the Ocean Room and the Children's Room has a second laundry and a shared bath. This FUN full bath features RED high gloss double sink vanity, with pull-out drawers and additional storage cabinets with abundant storage! An inviting tub/shower is perfect for adults as well as for bathing children
The Children's 'Nautical' room has a set of bunks and a queen beda sailboat collection and child-size furniture, ceiling fan, a large closet, with lots of toys, books and surprises! This room sleeps 4.
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- Calendar last updated:
- Mar 20, 2018
About Rita VanderVen
Gary and Rita are from Grand Rapids. We grew up in Oceana County less than 5 miles from each other. We have 6 children and 10 grandchildren. Our Eldest son was born in Ludington 30 years ago!
Rita VanderVen purchased this Condo in 2012
Why Rita VanderVen chose Pere Marquette charter Township
We grew up in the area and loved the beaches, tubing at the state park, fishing in Hamlin Lake, the incredible Lake Michigan sunsets and family walks to the 'House of Flavors' for ice cream. We have traveled the world, and are thrilled to call Ludington home!
What makes this Condo unique
We designed our condo with families in mind! We love to entertain and the TWO fabulous decks and custom gourmet kitchen are fantastic! Rita designed the entire house around our 11 foot granite bar, where the whole family can watch and visit as she cooks! The grandkids love the secret playroom and the indoor pool! Gary and the 'guys' can always be found watching a game upstairs on the BIG screen TV or admiring the sailboats from the deck! We moved in December, before New Year's Eve, and the whole family joined us to welcome in 2013 while viewing the ball drop from the rooftop deck!
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Very clean, makes walking around town easy!
Probably the cleanest Homeaway property we've stayed in, and we have had some great rentals in the past in other parts of the country. Worked well for two families with four kids total...only tough part was three bedrooms upstairs and only one downstairs (but we made it work). Not a big deal if your kids are older than ours. Would be a great condo for people with kids 4 and up. We had a 2 yr old and 1 yr old with us and felt we had to watch them like hawks/move breakables/etc. Fabulous property for kids 4 and up though- nooks to play in, toys, books, 2 blocks to waterfront park, etc. Indoor pool was great, maybe 82-83 degrees so chilly for some but kids didn't care! Will definitely consider this property again once kids are a tad older. Rita and Gary were good to work with and have a great condo layout and design taste. Thanks much!
Thanks so much!
We are glad you loved your stay at our condo!
We try to accommodate all ages, and even have high chairs, boosters, and pack-n-plays and gates available for the younger ones, if requested.
For those on the other end of the age group, the Grandparents have loved the separate private Master suite on the first floor with no stairs to climb!
Thanks for staying with us!
Rita and Gary
Wonderful Condo! Fabulous Location! Great hospitality provided by the owner!
This was the first time that our family stayed for a week at this condo. It was everything that was advertised and more. Spacious! Well-appointed! Thoughtfully decorated! Lovingly cared for! It had all that we needed. We especially enjoyed a dining space large enough for enjoyable family meals and multiple spaces that we could use in a variety of ways!
Thank you Ken,
We look forward to having you back next year!
First Family Vacation
When my husband and I decided that we would spend our first family vacation in Ludington, we looked at two potential rentals. The first was a single family home that was about a 10 minute drive from the town of Ludington, and the other was this property. At my husband and mother in law's suggestion we opted for this property over the single family home. In looking at the photos, I was not thrilled about the decision because we have two small boys (age 1 and 3) and I was terribly concerned that my 3 year old would end up breaking something and my 1 year old would end up hurting himself on a sharp edge or falling down the steps. When we arrived we met the owner and she was wonderful - welcoming, kind and offering plenty of helpful information about things to do during our stay. The unit was spotless and beautifully decorated, and to my surprise it was very child friendly. My 3 year old was thrilled to see the decorated crawl space that became his special play spot throughout our stay. There was only one hiccup throughout our stay which was an issue with the AC panel. I texted the owner as soon as we noticed the issue and she called back promptly and the problem was completely resolved in less than 2 hours. Her responsiveness and the responsiveness of her repair person was great. All in all despite my initial concerns, this property ended up being the perfect place for our first family vacation - it was the perfect size (together there were 4 adults - me, my husband, my mother and my mother-in-law - and 2 children ages 1 and 3), very child friendly (the property had a pack-n-play, toys, a special crawl space decorated for children, travel booster seats, and is in walking distance to an awesome playground), centrally located (we walked to the beach or the marina almost every evening, we walked to get ice cream at House of Flavors, and we were just a short drive from a terrific state park), and warm and welcoming. We will most certainly be looking to stay here again when we return to Ludington. In closing, I should add that while the unit is great for families, it would also be a fantastic place for families with older children or all adults. There are two balconies, which we didn't use very often with our children, but the large balcony would be great for entertaining and evening BBQs.
This was my second year in this rental and it was a wonderful experience. The condo is fully equipped with everything you need. It is great for family gatherings.
Thank you Sandy,
We're always glad to have you back!
Wonderful, Spacious Condo Near the Water!!
My family & I loved this warmly decorated & well thought out, detailed home - our family of 5 had enough space, we found the kitchen to be outfitted with exactly we needed & loved the indoor pool immensely!! We would definitely recommend this condo to a large family, especially with an easy walk to the marina & very short car ride away from the beach & lighthouse - would also recommend the farmers market & petting zoo which was approx. 20 minutes south, had a lot of fun there & at different wineries - thanks to VERY hospitable owners - guests were pleased!!!
Our summer vacation!
Th condo is gorgeous, comfortable, secure, and accommodating. Everything you need is right at your fingertips. The condo has lovely views, is very family friendly, and has easy access to down town and beach. LOVED it.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
High SeasonCheck In is 4pm Saturday and Check Out is 10am the following Saturday. Off season Check-In day is negotiable. Rental is ALWAYS a minimum of 1 week (7 nights) only! Rates subject to change at any time unless you have a letter from owner confirming your booking, confirming receipt of signed contract & deposit and required fees. WE DO NOT ACCEPT CREDIT CARDS FOR DEPOSITS OR FEES! Refund policy is stated on the Rental agreement you will receive once you confirm your request to book. You will also confirm that you received and red the condo rules.