Contemporary corner loft at State and Main streets in the heart of downtown
I remember counting the mile markers from the backseat as we headed north on Interstate 75 with my Uncles Harry and Bert and cousin Pat. Traveling from the flatlands and cornfields of Ohio over the Michigan state line and into the fir and birch trees that soon began dotting the Northern Michigan landscape. We drove over the Mackinac bridge and on into Canada to fish for trout and northern pike in what became the most remote place I'd ever been. That first time north, I recall the temperature contrast, even in August as the humidity in the south gave way to the dryer, more comfortable air to the north. I couldn't believe the climate difference a few hundred miles north by car could make and I knew then I'd be back someday. I came back in my early 20's and took a job on Mackinac Island. Working as a "dock porter". I traveled by bicycle throughout the streets and inner trails of Mackinac Island everyday. My main responsibility was to "meet and greet" hotel guests at the ferry dock. As dock porters, we were the first point of contact with the guest and we'd often take their luggage, (by bicycle) to the several hotels and bed and breakfasts on the island. In reflection, Dockporting was the most joyful and healthful job I ever had. I was literally paid to ride a Schwann bicycle and get a tan! I would recommend building at least a "day trip" to Mackinac Island. On my days off, I'd take my Schwinn onto the ferry and head for the mainland. There I would either ride into the upper peninsula from St Ignace or head south from Mackinac City. Riding M119, through the "canopy of trees" into Harbor Springs. Outside your window, over Main Street you'll see a coffee and doughnut shop. It was on one of those benches I would stop for a sandwich and drink, never realizing I would one day own a little piece of this wonderful village. I'm so happy now to be able to share it with you! Relax, Enjoy and I hope you forget about time along the way!
Dave purchased this Studio in 2014
Why Dave chose Harbor Springs
LOCATION, COMFORT, and CONVENIENCE. 103 West Main is in the heart of downtown Harbor Springs. You're at the corner of State and Main streets and everything that this great community has to offer is a minute from your doorstep. Leave your car keys on the kitchen countertop as restaurants like Pierson's, The Pier, The New York, and Guerney's sandwich shop are a block away. Boutique clothing shops and coffee houses are at the bottom of your steps. The marina, the beach, and the bluff are also a block away. 103 has been contemporarily appointed with comfort and couples in mind. Two plush lounge chairs in the living area give you freedom to relax and forget about time. The space comes with a California King Size bed and will ensure a good nights sleep. LED and pendant lighting (dimmer controlled) will set the mood while window treatments can either let the sunshine in, or block it out. There is a 42'' flat-screen HDTV with cable and Wifi in the air if you opt to stay connected, but only if you wish :)
What makes this Studio unique
Outside your door to Main street you'll be in the center of town instantly. Awake to the fresh smells of the farmers' market in the Summertime and fall asleep to the glow of the Christmas tree display during the winter.
Please consider the following guidelines when booking this property:
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Very nice place centrally located. Very accommodating host
Easy walk to restaurants/bars downtown and about a 10-15 minute drive to Boyne/Nubs. Would definitely stay here again.
I"m glad my place worked out so well for you Tim. Hope to see you again sometime. Take care. Dave
Great spot with comfy accommodations!
Thanks for the feedback Alison. I'm happy to hear the space worked out so well for you. Hope to see you again. Take care! Dave
Loved it! Great location, clean and steps from all the shops downtown.
This studio apartment continues to be my favorite place to stay when visiting northern Michigan. It is beautifully maintained and located in the most perfect setting. Thank you again Dave for allowing me to use your beautiful place to rest, relax and rejuvenate.
You're very welcome Julieann. Take best of care. Dave
Right smack in the middle of downtown Harbor Springs. Walk to the dock, shops, everything.
Right smack in the middle of downtown Harbor Springs. Walk to the dock, shops, everything. The unit is very open, attractive, and comfortable. The owner is very accommodating.
I'm happy to hear my place worked out so well for you Paul. Maybe we will see you back again. Take care. Dave
Perfect for 2!
Thank you Ruth, I appreciate your kind feedback. Take best of care. Dave
Great studio for 2
The apartment was very clean, well furnished and in a great location to explore Harbor Springs and surrounding area. The king bed was really comfortable. Short walk to nice restaurants and beach. Dave was very easy to work with. We really enjoyed our stay.
To access the unit: Upon receipt of your 2nd payment, you will be given a 4 digit combination to a lockbox that is inside my mailbox (#103). This contains a key to access the Main Street glass doorway. My unit is on the second floor, at the top of the steps, on the right hand side of the landing. Upon receipt of your final payment, I will give you a 4 digit code that you will type into the keypad to enter the unit
Trash: There is a small waste basket underneath the kitchen sink. If this becomes full, re-line the basket with another trash bag there under the sink or in the kitchen closet. There is a trash dumpster behind the unit. Follow the alleyway that is to the right of the unit, (when facing the Main Street entrance)
Air conditioner: There is a window unit in the flat. Feel free to use this when you are in the unit. Please be mindful of the energy when away from the unit by either turning the temperature slightly up, or off. Thank you :)
Additional linen and towel/bathroom service: If you are planning on visiting longer than 7 days, we can arrange for the housekeeper to do a linen/sheet change and "quick clean" for an additional $25.00 for each service..
Summer parking: free public street parking is available throughout downtown Harbor Springs from 7a-7p everyday for up to 3 hours at a time. After 3 hours, you will have to move your car to a different spot. After 7p, you can park your car overnight until 10a the next day beginning the 3 hour time limit once again. There is also free overnight parking at the Depot or Guerney Lot's. Located 1.5 blocks from unit.
Winter parking: You can park free of charge anywhere in downtown Harbor Springs with no time limit. However, you cannot park on the street overnight due to snow plow access in the event of snow. You can park overnight, and free of charge at the Guerney and Depot lots. These lots have two area's within them, (area 1 and 2). On odd days of the week, park in Area 1. On even days of the week, park in Area 2. (i.e. Tuesday, Feb 24th-park in Area 2 when you are in for the evening and then remove or alternate the car to Area 1 sometime on the 25th.