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Beautiful home in town, on the bluff, with gorgeous views of harbor and bay.

Bedrooms 5
Space 4,400 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

5 bedroom, 4 bath home with BEST VIEW of Harbor! Just minutes away from town.

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.

Carmen Ludy
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 26, 2017

About Carmen Ludy

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.

Carmen Ludy purchased this house in 1997

Why Carmen Ludy chose Harbor Springs

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!

What makes this house unique

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.


Harbor Springs House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 4400 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 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.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 5 - 1 queen
  • The bedroom on first floor shares the adjacent, full size guest bathroom with shower. Two twin air mattresses provide additional sleeping arrangement.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • limited accessibility ...
  • churches
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
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
NOTES: 1)Home is for sale so renters must agree to a house showing once given 24 hours notice. 2) Summer season rentals are 7 night MINIMUM 3) EXTRA $5/night, per-person fee when more than 6 guests. 4) PET FEE of $150 for well-behaved, four-legged guests when approved by owner. PAYPAL payments preferred, select FRIENDS/FAMILY, or pay by CASHIER's CHECK.


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Beautiful home in town, on the bluff, with gorgeous views of harbor and bay.
average rating of 5.0 based on 8 reviews
Indianapolis, IN

Gorgeous Home. Magnificiant View. Perfect Location

  • 5 of 5

All the good reviews that have already been written can't adequately describe the grandeur of this home. The refurbished home sits on the most beautiful property in all of Harbor Springs. The grand front porch was positioned on the bluff to take full advantage of the unparalleled view of the town, harbor and lake. The interior of the house has everything you could want and more. The kitchen and bathrooms have all been updated and house top of the line appliances and fixtures. The back yard has space for yard games, a fire pit and plenty of privacy. If the home is available to rent in future summers, we will go back....and back ....and back!

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Ann Arbor


  • 5 of 5

This was our 2nd year staying at this house and I hope to be able to make it an annual vacation. The house is perfect in every way, from the location on the bluff, the views from the porch, the lovely interior design, the size, kitchen, the back terrace, etc.

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing house with equally amazing view

  • 5 of 5

Visited with a group of 10

Amazing house

The porch was the perfect place to watch boats, play lawn games and have a cocktail. Plenty of space for everyone to spread out have their own perfect vacation. The beds were comfy, the fire pit out back for smores was key and the location cannot be beat. Only wish we were staying another week!

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Austin, TX

Great House in any setting but add in the view and wow

  • 5 of 5

The house is beautifully appointed! Each and every room invites you to just sit and take in all the thoughtful touches. The kitchen is great for group cooking and socializing. We had 4 couples in our group and each couple had their own dedicated bath. All 4 baths are nicely done, there was no bathroom envy, we all enjoyed our privacy. Highly recommended!

  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Ann Arbor

Extended Family Gathering - Perfect!!

  • 5 of 5

I do not know how this house could be any better. The house is beautiful, both inside and outside. All of the rooms were well appointed. Besides the 5 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms, the common areas (living room, TV room, sleeping porch) made the house perfect for everyone. The chef's kitchen was stocked with the best appliances and plenty of place settings for a large group.

Regarding its location, the views from the front porch are as beautiful as the pictures. The house is a short walk down the bluff to town and a bike rental shop. A short walk to the grocery store. Easy access to the 26 mile "Little Traverse Wheelway" bike path and easy access for a drive north to the "Tunnel of Trees."

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: This family enjoyed my home and Harbor Springs and treated it with respect. They were easy to communicate with and left the house in great condition, including starting some laundry and emptying the dishwasher. I really appreciated that!
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Bucket List!

  • 5 of 5

We have always wanted to stay on Bluff Street with its view of the town, harbor and bay. The bonus for this visit, besides this remarkable home, were the Christmas lights and the town's splendid Christmas tree.

The owner's description of their home does not do it justice.

Thank you for allowing us this wonderful opportunity.

  • Submitted: Dec 8, 2015
  • Stayed: December 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I wash happy to be able to accommodate this family's bucket list! They treated my home well and were easy to communicate with.
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Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Pellston, MI
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Boyne Highlands, Little Traverse Golf Club
Nearest Ski
4 Miles
Nubs Nob and Boyne Highlands
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional
This calendar has not been updated in over 2 months and the availability shown may not be accurate.

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $250
Pet Fee $150
Refundable damage deposit $1,000

Property Damage Protection through CSA is REQUIRED and can be paid on line once the owner sends guest the link $59/$1500 coverage).

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.

50% required with signed lease agreement, balance due 2 weeks before check-in. may pay by Paypal or cashier's check.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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