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LAKE MI-Harbor Views- WEEK Min. 2 level Condo 2,650sq.ft/4BR-3.5BA-Indoor Pool

Ludington, MI, USA
  • Condo2650 sqft
  • Bedrooms4
  • Sleeps8
  • Bathrooms3
  • 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.


Rita VanderVen

Member Since 2013
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Response time:
within one day
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!


    • Internet
    • Air Conditioning
    • Swimming pool
    • Accessible
    • Heater
    • Fireplace
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Hot Tub
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
      • Bedroom 3
        1 queen
      • Bedroom 2 Master Suite
        1 king
      • Bedroom 4
        2 baby crib, 2 bunk bed
      • Bedroom 1 Master Suite-Main Floor
        1 king
      • All three bedrooms are located on upper level of condo. #2 Bedroom - 'Hollywood' Master Suite with 180* breathtaking lakefront views of Lake Mi./Pere Marquette, Marina's and the Badger Ferry. Private, overlooks huge entertainment deck, king wrought iron bed, 36' HD flat screen with cable , DVD, ceiling fan. (Master Bath detail below). #3 Bedroom - The 'Ocean Retreat' like a day at the beach
        owner's shell & sand collections, dramatic wave mural, partial lake view. Mission style queen bed, large closet, ceiling fan, flat screen TV w/ DVD (not cabled). #4 Darling 'Nautical' room: two sets of bunks, sailboat collection,child-size furniture, ceiling fan, large closet, with many toys and surprises! (Bedroom 1 ) Main Floor Owner's Executive Master Suite /'Safari Room' decorated w/ unique collectibles from their world travels. 32' HD Flat screen, cable & DVD player, Walk-in closet. Spa-like, fully tiled bath w/double sinks, Euro tiled rain shower, jetted tub


      • 3 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bath
      • Bathroom 1 Master Suite- Main Floor
        toilet, shower, jetted tub, Tiled Master bath with rain shower and jetted tub
      • Bathroom 2 Master Suite
        toilet, shower, Contemporary subway tiled bath with loads of storage!
      • Bathroom 3 Upstairs
        toilet, combination tub/shower, Dramatic white tile with trendy high gloss red vanity
      • Bathroom 4 Main Floor
        toilet, A uniquely elegant powder room!
      • #1 Master Owner's Bath on the Main floor, in Private suite
        completely tiled in natural stone, features a separate Euro rain shower, double sinks, and a deep 2-person heated jetted tub, designer towels, and loads of storage #2 Second floor Master Bath off the Hollywood room: Dramatic floor to ceiling subway tiled bathroom in a black and white decor! Double sink, floating mirror with pen lighting, loads of high gloss and glass front storage, thirsty hotel quality towels and marble tiled walk in shower. #3 Bath - Red high gloss double sink vanity, with pull-out drawers with abundant storage! perfect for adult showers or kids bath-time. Inviting tub/shower and additional storage cabinetry. #4 Bath - Half bath located on the main floor, off the dining/kitchen area. Unique chrome and glass decorator sink in European inspired powder room.

      Location Type

        • Lake View
        • Water View


            • Adventure
            • Away From It All
            • Family
            • Historic
            • Romantic
            • Spa
            • Sports & Activities
            • Tourist Attractions


                • Guests provide their own meals


                    • Internet
                      WiFi, WiFi printer/scanner/fax machine.
                    • Air Conditioning
                      Throughout both levels. Ceiling fans in all bedrooms and both living rooms help circulation of heat and air conditioning.
                    • Elevator
                      Two level
                    • Fireplace
                      Upper level state-of-the-art linear gas fireplace with black porcelain walls and reflective glass pebbles. Totally enclosed for safety. On and Off remote.
                    • Garage
                      First floor, heated, with garage door opener (single car).Additional designated outside parking space adjacent.
                    • Hair Dryer
                    • Heating
                      Generous hot water heater. Never take a cold shower!
                    • Clothes Dryer
                      One on each level High efficiency front loaders. Very quiet laundry closets contain stacking washers/dryers.
                    • Iron & Board
                    • Linens Provided
                      Luxury 600+ count hotel quality linens. Double mattress pads on all beds. Down comforters with rich, washable duvets. Over 20 pillows to choose from including feather, foam, etc.
                    • Living Room
                      Three walls of windows overlooking Badger Car ferry /Lake Mich., Pere Marquette & Downtown. High top game-table w/game library! Lloyd Flanders WICKER Chaise, 2 Rockers & sofa and guest chaors
                    • Parking
                      One outdoor space designated for the unit behind the unit's inside parking garage space. Ample additional spaces are available in the street for guests and visitors. No meters.
                    • Telephone
                    • Towels Provided
                      Ample luxury thick towels, with quick-dry feature. Remember, there are two washers and dryers to always have a clean towel! Beach towels for pool.
                    • Washing Machine
                      One on each level! (The owners Pet Peeve!) High efficiency front loaders. TWO Very quiet laundry closets contain stacking washers/dryers on both floors.


                        • Coffee Maker
                          Keurig 48 oz. pod system. French Press. Krups Cappuccino Maker. Teapot. Coffee Grinder. on second level. Cuisinart 12 cup system & thermal server on second level.
                        • Dishes & Utensils
                          Fully equipped, modern service for twelve plus additional for entertaining. Barware on both levels,: glasses, wine openers.Ample knife sets, serving pieces, platters, kitchen tools, etc.
                        • Dishwasher
                          Stainless steel. Additional dishwasher located in bar area on second level.
                        • Kitchen
                          Upper level bar mini kitchen has sink, fridge, microwave, dishwasher, coffee maker, & full barware & dishes. Handy for the upper level HUGE entertainment deck with NEW HUGE infrared grill.
                        • Microwave
                          Stainless steel convection. Additional microwave located in bar area on second level.
                        • Oven
                          Stainless steel double wall unit with microwave/convection and additional lower convection oven.
                        • Pantry Items
                          Fully equipped. Set of stainless pots/pans, bake ware, Cuisinart food processor, margarita blender, crock pot, Magic Bullet, can opener. EVEN those extras like flour, sugar, salt & pepper.
                        • Refrigerator
                          Stainless steel, side-by-side with water/ice maker on door.
                        • Stove
                          Stainless steel five burner with griddle and grill bridge burner and large convection oven.
                        • Toaster
                          Stainless steel four slice.


                            • Child's Highchair
                            • Dining
                              Expandable table with two leafs. Six dining chairs and two dining benches. Matching hutch. Wine bar and Baker Furniture granite top buffet and elegant glass top wine bar on first floor .
                            • Dining Area
                            • comfy seating for 10 people


                                • Satellite / Cable
                                • Books
                                  Selections Provided. in most rooms as well as a collection of cookbooks!
                                • Game Room
                                  Binoculars, Telescope (for adults) and over 20 adult games including checkers, chess, cribbage and a CARROM board made in Ludington, factory just a few blocks away!
                                • Games
                                  Great GAME Library For all ages! Including puzzles!
                                • Music Library
                                  Anything you could want via the cable system!
                                • DVD Player
                                  DVD Players and Blu-Ray player (in main family room). Excellent sound bar.
                                • Stereo
                                  Turn Table, CD, Stereo Radio available by the second floor deck door, (Owner was a DJ!) Bring your OLD records or look through ours! Better yet, pick up favorites at the many 2nd-hand stores downtown
                                • Television
                                  Four total. Three in bedrooms. One large 57' HD, LCD flat screen smart television on upper level family room.
                                • Toys
                                  Games, blocks and toys. Stuffed dolls & animals plus children's books. Baby dolls, doll-furniture & tea sets in the secret room under the stairs! A chest (and closet) of fun for kids of all ages!
                                • Video Games
                                  Wii Player with a couple games. Movies and Games via REDBOX available close by.
                                • Video Library
                                  Generous selections.


                                    • Balcony
                                      Rooftop community deck access with views to the lighthouse, Lake Michigan and Pere Marquette Lake. Perfect placeto watch the Badger going in-and-out past the lighthouse!
                                    • Boat
                                      We overlook the Municipal Marina where you can rent charter fishing boats. Ludington is world famous for its Salmon!
                                    • Deck / Patio
                                      Main floor deck with two swivel chairs & cocktail table. Upper level party deck with glass dining table & 4 chairs, 2 chaise loungers, loveseat, 2 armchairs & ottoman and views of Lake Michigan!
                                    • Golf
                                      Numerous local golf courses! Many top courses recognized in Golf Digest!
                                    • Kayak / Canoe
                                      Rentals available at the beach down the street
                                    • Outdoor Grill
                                      NEW large Gas Grill on second level deck.
                                    • Ski & Snowboard
                                      Cross Country 5 minutes away at the State Park. Ski Runs about 1 hour North
                                    • Water Sports Gear
                                      For rent 5 blocks away at the City Beach (At Sterns Park) or 15 minutes north to Ludington State Park or 20 minutes south to Silver lake and Sand Dunes.


                                        • Long-term Renters Welcome
                                        • wheelchair accessible
                                          Main floor only .. doors are somewhat tight for wheelchairs.

                                          Pool / Spa

                                            • Communal Pool
                                              Heated, large indoor, semi-outdoor enclosed built-in pool, located on second floor.
                                            • Heated Pool
                                            • Hot Tub
                                              Giant 10 person hot tub indoors located on second floor.
                                            • Indoor Pool
                                            • Private Pool


                                                • churches
                                                • cinemas
                                                • health/beauty spa
                                                • library
                                                • live theater
                                                • marina
                                                • museums
                                                • playground
                                                • restaurants
                                                • winery tours

                                                  Leisure Activities

                                                    • scenic drives
                                                    • antiquing
                                                    • bird watching
                                                    • boating
                                                    • horseback riding
                                                    • miniature golf
                                                    • paddle boating
                                                    • beachcombing
                                                    • shelling
                                                    • shopping
                                                    • shuffleboard
                                                    • sight seeing
                                                    • sledding
                                                    • walking
                                                    • wildlife viewing

                                                      Local Services & Businesses

                                                        • ATM/bank
                                                        • fitness center
                                                        • groceries
                                                        • hospital
                                                        • laundromat
                                                        • massage therapist
                                                        • medical services

                                                          Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                            • pier fishing
                                                            • basketball court
                                                            • cycling
                                                            • fishing
                                                            • fly fishing
                                                            • freshwater fishing
                                                            • golf
                                                            • hiking
                                                            • jet skiing
                                                            • kayaking
                                                            • mountain biking
                                                            • cross country skiing
                                                            • rafting
                                                            • roller blading
                                                            • sailing
                                                            • snowboarding
                                                            • snowmobiling
                                                            • swimming
                                                            • tennis
                                                            • water skiing
                                                            • water tubing
                                                            • wind-surfing

                                                              House Rules

                                                              Check-in: 4:00 PM

                                                              Check-out: 10:00 AM

                                                              Cancellation Policy

                                                              100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                              7 Reviews


                                                              Latest reviews

                                                              Very clean, makes walking around town easy!

                                                              Luke J.Columbus, indiana

                                                              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!

                                                              Owner's Response:

                                                              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!

                                                              KenHolland, MI

                                                              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!

                                                              Owner's Response:

                                                              Thank you Ken,

                                                              We look forward to having you back next year!


                                                              First Family Vacation

                                                              2 Hoos Plus 2Clifton, Virginia

                                                              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.

                                                              Condo review

                                                              SandyOrlando FL

                                                              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.

                                                              Owner's Response:

                                                              Thank you Sandy,

                                                              We're always glad to have you back!


                                                              Wonderful, Spacious Condo Near the Water!!

                                                              Amy W.Poneto, Indiana

                                                              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!

                                                              TNnancyNashville, TN

                                                              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.


                                                              Ludington, MI, USA

                                                              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.

                                                              7 Reviews
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