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jeff gardner

Member since: 2014
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Speaks: english

downtown harbor springs 1 block to restaurants,bars,pier,beaches and boating....

3 Reviews
Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights

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renovated 4 bedroom house with all the amenities and location is the best

Location is KEY and this is it !!! Beautiful large 4 bedroom home in downtown Harbor Springs .One block to shopping one block to all downtown amenities,stores,restaurants, bars,shopping beaches,pier,marinas and 4 icecream parlors.Park your car and see the sites because walking or biking is all you need from this great location.This town has farmers markets on wed and sat music festivals lake side,golf,tennis,fishing and of course skydiving to get the adrenaline going !! p.s." booking fee" just added by VRBO is optional.

  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
jeff gardner (Owner)
Member since: 2014
Call Owner
Speaks: english

About jeff gardner

summer resident since 1956

jeff gardner purchased this house in 2014

Why jeff gardner chose Northern Michigan

Location Location and comfort

What makes this house unique

Location, big rooms,amentities and newly renovated


based on 3 traveler reviews

downtown harbor springs 1 block to restaurants,bars,pier,beaches and boating....
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 3 reviews

Great for family

  • 5 of 5

We have teenagers and a toddler. This house had a great location for a mix of activities. Teenagers headed to town or the beach everyday, both are just two blocks from house. Our toddler enjoyed an adventure camp at Boyne just several minutes drive from house. Tunnel of trees starts just above the back of the house on the bluff and we were able to easily carry and launch our kayak just four blocks away at Ford Park. We took advantage of daily mass across the street at the Holy Childhood Parish. And, yes, the bells ring at 6 am, noon and 6 pm. By third day, we were able to sleep through the early morning ones. We really enjoyed this house. The updates throughout the house are top grade and in exactly the areas we used the most. The kitchen, the front porch, the first floor bedroom and the bathrooms. The front porch pictures do not do it justice. It is exactly what you need for a relaxing northern town vacation. We also loved that it is the only house on the block that sits back off street. Leaving a large front yard to watch the kids play while relaxing on the porch. My parents joined us and were able to have a quiet space to themselves with the first floor bedroom. We enjoyed meeting the owner, Jeff. He was very nice and very helpful.

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Grandville, MI

Great Harbor Springs home / location

  • 5 of 5

Our group of 4 couples just came back from a long weekend in Harbor Springs. This house worked out perfectly for us. It is a beautiful old home that has been updated in many areas. One of the highlights was the new front porch which is where we spent most of our time. It's a great space to hang out and plenty big enough for a large group. The updated kitchen and bathrooms were also very nice. The 3 upstairs bedrooms haven't been redone but they're fine.

We've already decided this is the house we'll be renting next year too. It's really hard to beat the location and amenities this house has to offer.

The owner Jeff is very easy going and happy to help with anything you need.

Thanks, Jeff! We really enjoyed our weekend.

  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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great time in harbor springs!

  • 4 of 5

this is a lovely home. it fit all of our needs and we were very comfortable in the home.

this property is still being upgraded, but by no means is it in any level of disrepair. the door opens into a brand new kitchen with stainless steel appliances (all new), beautiful cabinetry and flooring. there is a table that seats 6 comfortably and a breakfast bar for at least 5. the living room is open to the kitchen. so no one has to feel left out of what is going on.

the living room is large and comfortable with big cozy furniture and a great fire place and TV with lots of channel choices. not the usual limited selections. this room is designed for your group to gather and watch the game, or play a game.

another feature that is quite striking is the beautiful front porch with the great white wicker furniture. there is plenty of seating and it's all very comfortable. the lawn leading up to the porch is lush and green. the house also has the advantage of having a deep set back from the street. this is great and a bit more private than being right on the walk. it's a great lawn and has plenty of space to play with safety.

there is a bedroom downstairs on the main floor. upstairs there is a master bedroom that is quite bright and has access to a small porch with chairs for that end of a busy day relaxing moment. the second bedroom has a queen bed and is quite dark. this has to do with the structure of the house and the need for darker curtains to keep that bright morning sun from shining in your sleepy eyes. but the beds in both rooms are comfortable and the linen is new and clean.there were only two couples and we did not need more than these two rooms, but there is a 3rd bedroom.

there is only one bathroom upstairs that is shared by all the bed rooms. there is a 3 piece bath room down stairs as well. the bathrooms are outdated but clean and very functional. they are on the remodeling list for this winter and this will only enhance the home's attractiveness. if all the rooms are filled one bathroom upstairs may be problem. we did not have that problem. the one detail that I must share is that while the house is in an excellent location to downtown. it is also across the street from a church. bells begin ringing at about 6:00 am on Sunday. this is part of the general background noise that HS folks are used to. we were not. they rang again at about 7:00 am. i doubt that they can be avoided if one stays in town.

  • Submitted: Oct 14, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Golf
1 Miles
harbor point
Nearest Ski
5 Miles
boyne highlands...
Car: not necessary

this is like norman rockwell town !! rated top 10 small towns in Town and Country Magizine !!


Rates & Availability

Harbor Springs House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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summer rates
Jul 17 2016 - Oct 15 2016
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
cleaning fee $125

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Northern Michigan House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub , shower
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 2 twin/ single , sleeps 4 in one room
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • churches
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • 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:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • ski lift privileges
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing

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