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180' Views of the bluff, Main Street, and the Harbor!!!

Bedrooms 1
Property type studio
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights
Popular Features
  • Internet
  • Parking
  • non smoking only
  • Air Conditioning


About the property

Contemporary corner loft at State and Main streets in the heart of downtown

Located at the corner of State and Main Streets in downtown Harbor Springs, this 2nd floor corner loft is contemporarily equipped with comfort and convenience for two adults in mind. A commercial grade, California king bed will ensure a good nights rest. The living space has two plush lounge chairs and a circular coffee table positioned so you can surf the HDTV comfortably. Recessed and adjustable LED lighting is wired throughout the space with pendant lighting in the bar area. You set the mood. There is a fully equipped kitchen with bar top for two. Whether you cook your own meals or bring back leftovers from quality restaurants like the Pier and The New York a block away; you'll easily forget about time, in this cozy and tranquil space! ;)

Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 23, 2017

About Dave

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 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, 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 autonomous, joyful, and healthful job I ever had. I was paid to ride a Schwinn bicycle!

On my days off, my Schwinn and I would take the ferry to the Mackinac City. From there, I'd pedal south on M119. Passing through Good Hart, I'd take a break and sit on the old wooden bench outside the general store, head back, leaning into the summer sun. Soon, I'd venture a few miles further south passing historic Legg's Inn before hitting that gradual grade downward through the "canopy of trees" into Harbor Springs. Harbor Springs was my destination then, and I'm so thrilled now to literally have a little corner of this charming village that I can call my own and I'm so happy now be able to share it with you :)

Dave purchased this studio in 2014

Why Dave chose Northern Michigan

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 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, 1-2 blocks 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.


Harbor Springs Studio Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • studio
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 510 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 2
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • not suitable for children
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Lake View
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • shower/bath towels provided
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
  • California King bed with commercial grade medium-firm mattress sleeps 2 adults comfortably. linens provided
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Ski & Snowboard
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
There is a key to the unit within a lockbox adjacent to the unit. A 4 digit combination will be provided once 2nd payment is received. If trash receptacle under sink becomes full, please tie and remove and take to dumpster located behind unit, (down alleyway on left hand side of building) Please remove your shoes while inside the unit and conserve heat and air-conditioning energy while away from unit. Thank you :)


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(38 traveler reviews)

180' Views of the bluff, Main Street, and the Harbor!!!
average rating of 4.9473686 based on 38 reviews

Beautiful, clean accommodations with a perfect location.

  • 5 of 5

This studio apartment was the best I've stayed in. It was clean, the bed was amazingly comfortable and the location was perfect. The host, Dave was very accommodating and easy to work with. This is definitely a place I would rent again.

  • Submitted: Feb 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review Julieann, I'm glad to hear my space worked out for you. Hope to have you back again sometime. Dave
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wonderful weekend away

  • 5 of 5

My husband & I celebrated out 42nd anniversary in Harbor springs. The apartment was perfect, clean, well stocked and a great location. Dave was very helpful & always responded to my e-mails right away. Thanks for sharing your wonderful place Dave!

  • Submitted: Nov 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cute place - great location!

  • 5 of 5

I had a work trip in Harbor Springs and was looking to stay somewhere a bit more enjoyable than the Best Western I stayed in last year. This place was perfect! Cute and clean, with a big comfy bed. Plus great shops and restaurants right below!

  • Submitted: Nov 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Gwen, I'm glad my space worked out so well for you. I'd love to have you back again sometime. Take care. Dave
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Amazing Weekend!

  • 5 of 5

First time in Harbor Springs and I can not imagine staying at any other location. We had another couple travel with us who secured a very cute rental home about 2 miles away, but there is nothing like staying in a beautifully maintained apartment above a store front in such a charming city. We attended the local HS homecoming football game among many other festive fall activities. I look forward to staying at this beautiful main street retreat around the same time next year!

  • Submitted: Oct 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your thoughtful review. It sounds like you got off the beaten path taking in the local football game, and the homecoming game at that! Hope to see you again sometime. Take care. Dave
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Perfect weekend with the ideal location.

  • 5 of 5

Dave's condo was the perfect location to explore by foot. A pleasant surprise on Saturday morning was the Farmers Market right outside the door. As foodies, we sampled some of the best fare in Northern Michigan. Awesome!

  • Submitted: Oct 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the great review Greg, I'm happy to hear you and your wife found my flat enjoyable, comfortable, and convenient. You're welcome back anytime. Best, Dave
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Perfect location in Harbor Springs for a couple.

  • 5 of 5

Great studio in a perfect location. Very well equipped with anything you may need for a weekend or a month stay. Perfect location for a day trip to the U.P., Traverse City or anywhere in between. Miles of bike trails outside your door. Thanks Dave.

  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: You're very welcome Paul, very pleased to hear my flat worked out for you guys. You know where to find me the next time you're in town. Take care. Dave
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Rates & Availability

Harbor Springs Studio Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
winter 2017
Jan 2 2017 - Apr 3 2017
2 night minimum stay
spring fling
Apr 4 2017 - May 25 2017
2 night minimum stay
Memorial Day weekend
May 26 2017 - May 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
summer 2017
May 31 2017 - Aug 3 2017
2 night minimum stay
Labor Day weekend 2017
Aug 31 2017 - Sep 5 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning fee $75
Refundable damage deposit $300
Tax Rate 6.0%

Check in: 3p
Check out: 11a

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Harbor Springs, Pellston, Traverse City
Nearest Barpub
The New York, Pier, and Bar Harbor
Nearest Ferry
25 Miles
Mackinac Island Ferries
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Boyne Highlands
Nearest Motorway
25 Miles
Interstate 75
Nearest Restaurant
The New York, Pier, and Bar Harbor
Nearest Ski
5 Miles
Boyne Highlands/Nubs Nob
Car: not necessary

Accessing the unit: Upon receipt of your 2nd payment, you will be given a 4 digit combination to a lockbox that contains a key. The lockbox is located within my #103 Mailbox just to the left of the Main Street main doorway. Use this key to enter the unit and replace it back to the lockbox the next time you go outside. There is an additional key on the bartop within the unit. Use this key throughout your visit and simply leave it on the bartop upon checkout.

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.


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