Beautiful Home in Town, on the Bluff, with Gorgeous Views of Harbor and Bay.

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Last updated: 10/11/2016
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  • Minimum stay:1-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

Renovated historic home with one of the best views in Harbor Springs. Just a 5 minute walk to downtown shops and restaurants, as well as the public beaches. Front porch offers amazing panoramic views of Little Traverse Harbor and Little Traverse Bay, perfect for outdoor dining, and relaxing. Formal dining room and large living room perfect for larger gatherings, with the cozy den providing quiet tv, movie viewing, and music. Back patio features a gas grill, elegant seated fire-pit, more dining space, and ample back yard. First floor laundry room and whole-house central air conditioning , and wi fi add to your convenience and comfort.

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Property Type

  • House
  • 4400 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Children Welcome
  • Limited Accessibility:

    Back door entry has one step and there is one bedroom and bathroom on the first floor. Front porch is accessible this way through the house to the front door....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered:

    Sorry, no cats. Well-mannered dogs allowed with permission of owner. Additional pet fee....moreless

Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 10

Bathrooms: 4 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1


  • Bathroom 2


  • Bathroom 3


  • Bathroom 4


  • Bathroom 1 is on the first floor and is also used as the guest bedroom bath. Two bathrooms upstairs with tub/showers are en suite with bedrooms. Third upstairs bathroom is shared with bedrooms 4 and 5. It has two sinks and a large tiled shower....moreless

Other Amenities

  • NOTE: Summer season rentals are 7 night minimums; Extra per-person fee of $30 when more than six guests.. PAYPAL payments preferred, select FRIENDS/FAMILY, or pay by CASHIER's CHECK. ...moreless


  • Books:

    Many books throughout house...moreless

  • DVD Player:

    available on sleeping porch for TV hook-up...moreless

  • Stereo:

    with additional speakers in kitchen,outside on front porch and at backyard patio....moreless

  • Television:

    three TV's: kitchen, master bedroom, and a "smart TV" in the den....moreless

  • Video Games:

    Can be set up on tv on sleeping porch...moreless


  • Churches
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

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

Location Type

  • Downtown:

    Walk into town is a few minutes down the bluff via the quaint boardwalk. Perfect for easy walks into town for shopping, dining, beach front activities and a few blocks to a local supermarket....moreless

  • Lake View:

    OUTSTANDING VIEWS from "THE Bluff" are over rooftops of town and onto the city's harbor and Little Traverse Bay and Lake Michigan....moreless

  • Waterfront:

    City's two public beaches are within 5-10 minutes' walk, Zoll St. beach welcomes dogs. Public beach provides "beach house" with bathrooms and changing rooms, and climbing set for kiddies. ...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Sailing
  • Skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • Swimming
  • Water Skiing
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 10 people


  • Air Conditioning:

    two zones, one on each floor....moreless

  • Clothes Dryer:

    in-wall ironing board in laundry room...moreless

  • Fireplace:

    gas fireplace in living room...moreless

  • Garage:

    used for storage, garbage can and recycling bin...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    two zones, one on each floor...moreless

  • Internet:

    wi fi, and printer...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room:

    two seating areas, gas fireplace....moreless

  • Parking:

    2 spaces in driveway , extra spaces along Spring Street....moreless

  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided:

    except beach towels...moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    laundry tub in laundry room also. Must provide your own laundry supplies....moreless


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils:

    fully furnished as private residence so has many cooking, baking, and serving pieces....moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen:

    Kitchen island has additional sink and ample work space plus three bar stools for quick meals....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven


  • Bicycles:

    Bicycle rental is 5- minute walk down the hill to "Touring Gear." Reservations are encouraged during peak season....moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    Patio has outdoor dining plus a gas fire pit and comfortable seating to enjoy those cooler evenings outdoors....moreless



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from 4 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Sep 9 - Dec 17, 2016
2 night min stay
Dec 18 - Jan 2, 2017
6 night min stay
Jan 3 - Mar 18, 2017
3 night min stay
Mar 19 - May 19, 2017
3 night min stay
Early Summer
May 20 - Jun 22, 2017
3 night min stay
Peak Summer
Jun 23 - Aug 18, 2017
7 night min stay

Late Summer
Aug 19 - Sep 9, 2017
6 night min stay
Sep 10 - Dec 21, 2017
2 night min stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Refundable Damage Deposit $1,000
  • Cleaning $225
  • per guest,over 4 guests $30
  • Pet Fee $150
  • Taxes Not included


Property Damage Protection through CSA is REQUIRED and can be paid on line once the owner sends guest the link.

Rental Payment is by cashiers check to owner/manager, or PAYPAL account.

HOUSE IS FOR SALE and as such renters must agree to an afternoon showing with 24 hours notice.

Rates subject to change until reservation is confirmed.

Owner's cancellation policy:

50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.

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Last updated: 10/11/2016
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15 Miles
Nearest Airport
Pellston, MI
4 Miles
Nearest Golf
Boyne Highlands, Little Traverse Golf Club
4 Miles
Nearest Ski
Nubs Nob and Boyne Highlands

Car: Recommended


Owner info

Year Purchased: 1997

About the owner: I once lived in Harbor Springs full time and started a family there, and have been spending summers and other weekends throughout the year since 1991.

Why the Owner Chose Harbor Springs, MI, USA:
This special home was built by a city founder, merchant, and President of its first bank. It's been owned by four local families in its 85 year history, some of whose descendants still reside in town. Its prime location and unusual siting on the lot and large picture windows maximizes the lake view. The size of the lot also allows for family games--front yard and back!

The Unique Benefits at this House:
It's all about the VIEWS and LOCATION! You have to see it to believe it! The unique floor plan allowed us to completely update the home for today's lifestyle. This includes four bathrooms (two en suite), two sinks in the modern kitchen, a very practical back entry "mudroom", original hardwood floors throughout, a butler pantry off the kitchen and dining rooms to make entertaining a breeze, a first floor laundry room with laundry tub and in-wall ironing board, all while maintaining the home's integrity and 'prairie style' design with architectural elements and some furnishings. The new landscaping and patio provides a great "summer" experience with a stone patio featuring a new gas grill, patio table, and gas fire pit with cushioned seating. A wonderful second floor "sleeping porch" provides another space for reading and napping, plus floor space for twin air mattresses to sleep two more little bodies.

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  • View from Bluff Drive.

    View from Bluff Drive.

  • front porch

    front porch

  • Foyer


  • Dining Room

    Dining Room

  • Den


  • 1st Floor bedroom

    1st Floor bedroom

  • upstairs bathroom # 3

    upstairs bathroom # 3

  • View from front porch

    View from front porch

  • front porch seating

    front porch seating

  • "Sleeping Porch"

    "Sleeping Porch"

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This listing was first published here in 2015.

Date last modified - Wednesday, October 19, 2016

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