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SANDFORD BOYCE

Member since: 2010
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Speaks: english

AUTHENTIC DOWNTOWN HARBOR SPRINGS

45 Reviews
Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

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Overview

Harbor Springs Condo Rental Photos and Description

2 Bedrm/ 2 Baths; NO FEES CLEANING/BOOKING; SECURITY FEE WAIVED FOR PAST GUEST

Cheerful warm condo with bright natural light and high (11') ceilings. We welcome guests with wine (your choice at Gurney's Bottle Shop across the street), egyptian linens (professionally cleaned and pressed), and an authentic downtown Harbor Springs location.

Top floor of the historic bank building on Main Street. Elegant styling. Comfortable Living. Very Hi-Speed WiFi.

Remodeled and re-furnished in 2010. This 1500 sq. ft. condo is 1 of 4 privately owned apartments in this 125 year-old town hub, commercial building.

Located in the center of downtown, the apartment is ideally located across Bay Street from Little Traverse Bay (view, however, is onto Main Street), with restaurants and shopping at your doorstep.

Aficionados of the area, know there are romantic, elegant and secret places all around Harbor Springs.

After a vigorous day of boating (or skiing), swimming, hiking, (snow-shoeing),biking, golfing, tennis, shooting skeet (guests are welcome at the Gun Club) or whatever in the playlands of Emmet County, why not head for downtown civilization?

Relax with wine in front of the fireplace, while watching High Definition TV or playing cards & Monopoly in your Main Street apartment. After your full day, come home to covered parking and an elevator ride to your 2 bedroom 2 bathroom condo. Enjoy excellent dining, bountiful shopping, antiquing and museums all within 2 blocks. Walk along the Little Traverse Bay. Take in the amazing starry night sky and hope for a display of Northern Lights. Look forward to a relaxing evening. Prepare dinner at home in the unusually well-equipped kitchen or simply take the elevator down to street for surprisingly delightful restaurants. Don't forget to visit the museums and other shops.

Need a baby-sitter? Pre-arrival refrigerator stock-up? Airport pick-up? Movies? Ski rentals? Cross country trails? Etc., etc. - We can fulfill most requests.

My family has 'summered' in Harbor Springs since 1923, and we would not miss a single year. As our guest, you will have the unique opportunity to share in the warmth of the community and the loveliness of the Summer (and Winter) season in Northern Michigan.

Keywords: Condo, romantic, fireplace, restaurants, upscale, shopping, elegant, downtown, clean, sunny, bright, convenient, sophisticated, immaculate.

More Details
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
SANDFORD BOYCE (Owner)
Member since: 2010
Call Owner
Speaks: english

About SANDFORD BOYCE

My family has lived in Harbor Springs for nearly 100 years. I know this area well and have put many of my favorite places and activities on the map for you to enjoy.

SANDFORD BOYCE purchased this condo in 2010

Why SANDFORD BOYCE chose Northern Michigan

My Grandmother spent the summer of 1923 in Northern Michigan because she had a very sick infant who needed fresh air and cool nights. The doctor had told Granny that her son might not make it thru the hot, pollen-laden summer heat of Louisville. Granny was so pleased with the climate and her child's return to health, that she bought a cottage that year and spent every summer in Harbor Springs until she died in 1983. My mother who was a teacher carried on the tradition.

What makes this condo unique

1)Harbor Springs is charming and full of interesting shops and places to visit.

2) Reserved covered parking.

3) Elevator from ground parking area to the 3rd. floor apartment.

4) across street from Gurney's Liquors!

5) 6 restaurants-Stafford's Pier;New York, Turkeys Cafe-Cornichous Two;Harbor Bar-;Chart Room-; all within 2 block area!!

6) Free WiFi in apartment.

Reviews

4.9
based on 45 traveler reviews

AUTHENTIC DOWNTOWN HARBOR SPRINGS
average rating of 4.9333334 based on 45 reviews
5

HEAVENLY STAY AGAIN!!!!

  • 5 of 5

SO HAPPY to find everything just as it was last year!!! Spacious, but cozy with puffed up upholstered sofa and chairs! Wonderful light coming in those great windows! Kitchen -large and supplied with every and any possible need and more!!! Full sets of beautiful dishes and glasses. Big dining table -so useful if having guests, fine for just two, and handy when wanting to spread out info on the area. Huge bedroom with very comfortable king. Enormous walk in closet, supplied with many hangars, large chest of drawers, etc. -plenty of room to "move in" and then store luggage in closet. Bath large, well supplied, and has very convenient storage. Guest room, lovely also, with twins and a big closet and a guest bath just across the hall.

Location: Very short walking distance to The Pier, all restaurants and shops!!! Close to wonderful areas for morning walks!

The owner is very pleasant and helpful -always at the ready with answers to questions! This listing is very well cared for!!!

PERFECTION!!!!! We look forward to being here again next year! It's our favorite getaway for our anniversary!!! The Logans

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Southlake,TX 76092 USA
5

IDEAL AGAIN!!!!

  • 5 of 5

SO HAPPY to find everything just as it was last year!!! Spacious, but cozy with puffed up upholstered sofa and chairs! Wonderful light coming in those great windows! Kitchen -large and supplied with every and any possible need and more!!! Full sets of beautiful dishes and glasses. Big dining table -so useful if having guests, fine for just two, and handy when wanting to spread out info on the area. Huge bedroom with very comfortable king. Enormous walk in closet, supplied with many hangars, large chest of drawers, etc. -plenty of room to "move in" and then store luggage in closet. Bath large, well supplied, and has very convenient storage. Guest room, lovely also, with twins and a big closet and a guest bath just across the hall.

Location: Very short walking distance to The Pier, all restaurants and shops!!! Close to wonderful areas for morning walks!

The owner is very pleasant, helpful and very easy to contact!!! -always at the ready with answers to questions! This listing is very well cared for!!!

PERFECTION!!!!! We look forward to being here again next year! It's our favorite getaway for our anniversary!!! The Logans

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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St louis MO USA
5

Perfect location great apartment

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay! Great location, great apartment with every convenience provided- beach towels, beach chairs, great bedding! Construction was of some concern because of parking but was only a little inconvenient, had we stayed for the 4th of July it would have been a bigger issue. Sandy was a great owner and very helpful and accommodating.

  • Submitted: Jul 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great property

  • 5 of 5

We found the property lovely, clean and very enjoyable. The locale is unbeatable. I recommend this property without hesitation.

  • Submitted: Feb 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
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Portage, MI
5

Beautiful Condo with a Great Location!

  • 5 of 5

This condo is located on the third floor of a bank building with wonderful views of Harbor Springs. The condo was immaculate and furnished beautifully. The owner was very helpful with recommendations ( We loved the Blue Cow in Big Rapids for dinner on our way up north). The location was perfect. So close to Petosky and skiing in Boyne Highlands and Nubs Nob. We had drinks at the Pier and dined at Mustang Wendy's. Both were excellent. The gift of a bottle of wine from the wine shop was greatly appreciated. Looking forward to returning next year!

  • Submitted: Feb 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Appreciate the lovely review! Part of the fun of travelling in Northern Michigan is exploration. The BLUE COW is a gem of a restaurant on old 131 in the town of Big Rapids. If you are just driving thru , stop to use their lovely bathrooms. Not kidding, but buy cup of coffee or a coke.-Owner Sandy
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Jackson, Mi
5

Harbor Springs - The Naples of the North

  • 5 of 5

We had the pleasure of staying in the beautiful Downtown Condo. The unit was just what was needed to do, nothing but relax. The summer season was over but the Fall brings a colorful view of life in the North. The owner worked with us to be sure that we were able to maximize our enjoyment. We will return next season

  • Submitted: Nov 5, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Stafford's Pier Restaurant
"Known for whitefish and pike."
Pond Hill Farm
"Fun for families with children. Petting zoo. Adults will like the wine tasting. Natural food..."
City Park Grill
"Fun bar. Weekend rock bands . Food is good as well"
Tom's Mom's Cookies
"everyone loves cookies"
Turkey's Cafe & Pizzeria
"Pizza and other casual items. Great for kids. Parents will appreciate the bar service. "
Thorne Swift Nature Preserve
"Cedar-forest walk (boardwalk in wet areas). Takes you to great lookout and beach for swimmi..."
The New York
"One of the more sophisticated restaurants in the area. Kind of expensive. "
Out to Lunch
"Personal choice for reasonable breakfast/brunch of omelet and bacon."
Harbor IGA Super Market
"This store has very good quality meats and other foods. Actually surprisingly high qualtity. "
Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Pellston
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
Pier & New York
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Pier & New York
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
Bay Street Harbor Springs
Nearest Point of Interest
Swim out back door
Nearest Point of Interest
Swim- Village Beach
Nearest Point of Interest
Swim- Zoll St. Beach
Nearest Point of Interest
Museum- Historical Society
Nearest Point of Interest
Museum- Chief Blackbird Home
Nearest Point of Interest
Fine Dining- New York Restaurant
Nearest Point of Interest
Food & Bar- Pier Restaurant
Nearest Point of Interest
Food & Bar- Turkeys (good Breakfast)
Nearest Point of Interest
Food- Out to Lunch (and breakfast)
Nearest Point of Interest
Golf & Ski- Boyne
Nearest Point of Interest
Ski- Nubs Nob
Nearest Point of Interest
Hiking- Wilderness State Park
Nearest Point of Interest
Odawa Casino
Nearest Point of Interest
Kayak- Wolverine Kayaks
Nearest Point of Interest
Kayak- Bear River Canoe
Nearest Point of Interest
Exploring- Bois Blanc
Nearest Point of Interest
Exploring- Mackinac Island
Nearest Point of Interest
Food- Cornichons Cafe
Nearest Point of Interest
Food- Mary Ellen's Newstand
Nearest Point of Interest
Little Traverse Golf Club
Car: recommended

Check the map for nearby locations of some of the activities noted above.

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Rates & Availability

Harbor Springs Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Summer Season 2016
Jun 16 2016 - Aug 28 2016
3 night minimum stay
$375
$2,300
$7,800
 
 
Christmas Holiday 2016
Dec 23 2016 - Jan 1 2017
3 night minimum stay
$375
$2,300
 
 
Summer Season 2017
Jun 1 2017 - Sep 4 2017
3 night minimum stay
$375
$2,300
$7,800
 
 
Christmas Holiday 2017 2017
Dec 22 2017 - Jan 1 2018
3 night minimum stay
$375
$2,300
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$250
$950
$2,500
 

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 6.0%

During Summer Season, the customary length of stay is 7 days. I do consider shorter visits when circumstances permit me to fill in between longer visits. During Off-Season minimum stay is 2 days.

$100 cancellation fee. I customarily am able to re-book dates, and usually refund 100% less the $100 cancellation fee.See Exhibit A , paragraph 3 for more on Cancellation Policy.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Amenities

Harbor Springs Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 3
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Elevator ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • Master has tub & shower. Guest has shower.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • King size beds (2) Guest bedroom can be split into twins. Currently the twins are made up in King mode., Twin or Single Beds (2) These are extra long twins and can be made up in advance as a King bed. We have the proper linens for both twin and king configuration.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis
  • 2 bicycles
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing

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