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SANDFORD BOYCE

Member since: 2010
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Speaks: english

AUTHENTIC DOWNTOWN HARBOR SPRINGS

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

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Overview

Northern Michigan 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.

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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
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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 42 traveler reviews

AUTHENTIC DOWNTOWN HARBOR SPRINGS
average rating of 4.928571 based on 42 reviews
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
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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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5

Extremely well appointed in the heart of town

  • 5 of 5

We have visited Harbor Springs many times over the last 30 years, but were unable to find a place that was downtown and convenient to all that Harbor Springs has to offer. What a wonderful surprise to find this condo. All of the info need to get into the condo with no hassle was provided well in advance. The condo is huge, extremely clean, and has all of the amenities of home. In addition, it is a convenient stroll to all of the fabulous restaurants and shops. We will stay here whenever we return to Harbor Springs.

  • Submitted: Oct 20, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Brevard, NC
5

Great Location

  • 5 of 5

This was our first time booking through VRBO and we found the experience a positive one. The condo was just as it appeared in the photos, and we especially appreciated the prompt and thorough communication from the owner. Highly recommend staying here.

  • Submitted: Sep 20, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
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Southlake,TX 76092 USA
5

Lovely! Spacious! Convenient! Fully equipped!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I have loved Harbor Springs for many years.......since our honeymoon 54 years ago! We recently needed to find a new place to stay while there and discovered this gem on the VRBO website. We couldn't have been more pleased!!!! There is an "Ahhhhhh" moment when you open the door... it's spacious with large windows letting in wonderful light; nicely decorated with very comfortable furniture, including a long table that will seat 10-12. This lovely condo is WELL equipped with beautiful dishes, top rated full sets of pots & pans...all that anyone could need or want in a kitchen or bath. Our overnight guests enjoyed the 2nd bedroom and bath. We loved the location, easy walks to all of Harbor Springs and short drives to other towns and sites and golf courses. We found the reserved parking slot very helpful!!!! The owner is always available and helpful and very pleasant, checking on us to make sure all was well. We look forward to coming back!!!!!!! The Logans

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: WASN'T THAT A NICE REVIEW! VICKI AND I TRY HARD TO OFFER A SPOTLESS, BRIGHT, CHEERFUL AND COMFORTABLE APT IN THE MIDDLE OF DOWNTOWN. GUESTS TO HARBOR SPRINGS ARE QUITE EXPERIENCED TRAVELLERS. WE ALL APPRECIATE A GOOD THING WHEN WE FIND AND WE ALWAYS GO BACK. SINCERELY SANDY BOYCE
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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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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Summer Season 2016
Jun 1 2016 - Sep 5 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%

As of February 2016, VRBO includes a SERVICE FEE of 6%-10%. Owners still have to pay 3% per rental!! Guests formerly had no additional charge. Please understand, the VRBO add-on fee does not go to Owner!

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 3 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

Northern Michigan 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
  • museums
  • 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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