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Charming 3-Bedroom Private Home, In-Town Harbor Springs near beaches,skiing

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


About the property

3BR/2.5BA With Little Traverse Bay Views, A Short Walk From Town

This charming, fully renovated home, originally built in 1882, has 3 sizable bedrooms and 2 full bathrooms, plus a half bath on the second floor. the beds are 1 queen and twins iin the other 2 bedrooms, with a pull out sofa in the living room. Enjoy the private, beautifully landscaped backyard, nearby parks and beaches, ski resorts and gorgeous views of Little Traverse from the front patio. Four seasons of activities and scenic vistas at your fingertips.

Carol Gove
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
April 24, 2018

About Carol Gove

In the 24 years that our family has enjoyed this home (fall and spring week-ends, winter skiing, and summer) there have been three major renovations in order to accommodate family and friends. I grew up in D.C. and thought I couldn't live without salt water, but found that I could do quite well. Harbor Springs is located four hours from my home in Grosse Pointe, Michigan, an easy drive up I-75.

Carol Gove purchased this house in 1989

Why Carol Gove chose Harbor Springs

Friends and guests always remark about how warm and friendly the house is. Open and very good for families, but also great for a couple or a single person.

What makes this house unique

View!!!! Large private backyard and front garden patio overlooking Little Traverse Bay. From the back yard one can look through the kitchen windows and through the front windows and see the lights of Pestoskey across the Bay.


Harbor Springs House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • pets considered
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Water View
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • 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 ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 1 child bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • ski lift privileges
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


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Charming 3-Bedroom Private Home, In-Town Harbor Springs near beaches,skiing
average rating of 5.0 based on 1 reviews
South Florida

A Gem Just Steps from Downtown Harbor Springs

  • 5 of 5

My family of 6 really enjoyed our stay in this lovely, well-appointed home. Everyone slept comfortably and it was a plus to have an extra half bath on the second floor to accommodate the four adults who slept in the two bedrooms upstairs. It also helped to have a comfortable pull out sofa in one of the two living areas for an extra guest. This home is decorated beautifully, the only thing we missed was having a large dining area that could seat several people at once but we were able to spread out throughout the house the one time we had extended family over. The outdoor living areas were breathtaking, between the view of the bay from the front yard to the bountiful garden in the back, we spent a lot of time outdoors on this property during our stay. This home has great access to downtown Harbor Springs (a quick walk or drive) as well as road trips outside of the immediate area with just a quick turn our two in either direction. The rental process was easy, the homeowner was very responsive to our questions and was thorough with her arrival/departure instructions. We would definitely consider renting this gem again!

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for you kind review. I'm so glad you all enjoyed your visit!
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Harbor Springs, Pellston, Traverse City
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
New York, the Pier, the Bar Harbor
Nearest Ferry
25 Miles
Mackinac Island Ferry
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Little Traverse
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
New York, the Pier, Turkey's
Nearest Ski
5 Miles
Nub's Nob, Boyne Highlands
Nearest Beach
0.4 Miles
Zoll, City Beach, Pestoskey State Park
Car: recommended

Harbor Springs Michigan is a small historic waterfront community. It is a very charming place without a commercial hotel although many visitors arrive by boat. It is located on Little Traverse Bay and offers magnificent views of the water and hills across the Bay to Petoskey. Skiing @ Nub's Nob or Boyne Highlands is 15 minutes away.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150
Pet Fee $150
Damage Deposit $600

Will e-mail instructions re property, keys, etc. upon receipt of final payment.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 90 days before arrival date.

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