Stroll Our Sidewalks and Walk the Waterfront at the Village at Bay Harbor

You’ve decided to make a stop in Bay Harbor and you want to make the most of your visit.  Where do you begin?  The Village at Bay Harbor, of course.

Located on the Marina waterfront, The Village at Bay Harbor is filled with boutique shops, restaurants and specialty services.  Meet friends for coffee, browse our fashionable merchants, stay for dinner or just enjoy a stroll along the docks.  There’s always plenty to do in The Village.

Propellers offers a wide variety of colorful resort wear, footwear, nautical gifts and accessories, carrying brands such as Tommy Bahama, Lilly Pulitzer and Sperry. At the Bay Harbor Logo Store, you’ll discover an extensive collection of apparel and accessories with the signature Bay Harbor logo. Enjoy seasonal retailers like Tulips Little Pop-Up Shop featuring brands like Trina Turk, Calypso, Cortland Park, Linda Richards, Joseph Ribkoff, Elan and more – you never know what treasures you might find.   Need a precision haircut, exceptional color or fabulous blowout? Ilaria Hair Studio provides hair and nail care in an upscale, contemporary setting with top-of-the line products. You’ll feel your very best with a soothing Swedish massage or therapeutic deep tissue treatment from Grega’s Massage Therapy.

Fox Motors offers handy on-site rentals, sales and service of GEM electric vehicles for Bay Harbor residents and visitors. This fun, easy-to-use vehicle is a great way to experience the Bay Harbor community. Find your perfect yacht at Walstrom Marine Yacht Sales, representing the finest American manufactured boat lines such as Tiara, Chris Craft, Pursuit and Hatteras Yachts. Lake Michigan Yacht Sales offers new boats from Riviera, Rampage and Larson as well as a list of brokerage boats. Boat rental is also available for a wide variety of water activities, including water skiing, fishing and cruising.

Harbor Sotheby’s International Realty is located on Main Street, right in the Village. From waterfront mansions to Cliffside condos, Harbor Sotheby’s can help you find the perfect Bay Harbor home. Elisabeth Meda Interior Design, Meda Painting, Old Republic National Title Insurance Company, Looby Baumgarten CPA and Devon Title Agency also provide convenient specialty services.

The Bay Harbor History Exhibit tells the fascinating story of the community’s creation. You’ll want to see how Bay Harbor grew to become one of the country’s best residential developments and the important role the community plays in the Little Traverse Bay region. Also located in the Village is the independent non-profit Bay Harbor Foundation. Supported by Bay Harbor’s residents, business owners and employees, the Foundation provides donations, grants, scholarships and programs to area non-profit organizations serving our Northern Michigan neighbors in need

Just next door, with an incredible location on Lake Michigan, Bay Harbor Lake Marina is one of the area’s most popular destinations. In fact, the marina was named one of the “Top Ten Ports in North America” by Motor Boating Magazine, and one of the “10 Best Family-Boating Resorts” by Boating Life. Here, boaters are treated like kings, with waterside concierge services and docking assistance. And the boating community offers a great social life, with dock parties, cookouts and day trips. For visitors, it’s fun to walk along the docks and peer into the impressive collection of boats.

When you’ve worked up an appetite, The Village offers plenty of delicious dining options.  If you have a taste for pancakes, omelet and other breakfast favorites, nothing satisfies like The Original Pancake House.  For a mid-day boost, stop by The Coffee Beanery, a warm and friendly shop with all your favorite java creations.  Time for Happy Hour?  Knot, Just A Bar is the place to be with great drinks, a large selection of craft beers and casual lunch and dinner fare right on the waterfront.

If you prefer a more elegant atmosphere, head to the Inn at Bay Harbor where you’ll find great options including The Inn Cafe and The Vintage Chophouse I Wine Bar.  Or enjoy live entertainment, drinks and dinner in The Links Grille at Bay Harbor Golf Club.

Looking for even more shopping? Bay Harbor is located in the middle of the Little Traverse Bay Triangle, surrounded by the three charming lakeside towns of Petoskey, Charlevoix and Harbor Springs. These villages have an extensive collection of unique retailers, restaurants, art galleries and antique shops just minutes away. Threads, Hilda’s, Craig Ryan and Robert Frost offer fine apparel and shoes. If you seek terrific independent bookstores, check out nationally award-winning McLean & Eakin Booksellers, Between the Covers and Horizon Books.

Cutler’s, Ciao Bella, Lake Affect, The Quiet Moose, Huzza, Savoir Faire and Sky Iris carry an upscale eclectic mix of home goods. Buy your perfect one-of-a-kind necklace at Barbara Box Boutique and Douglas Bacon Jewelry, where exquisite original designs dazzle. For the art lovers in the crowd, there are dozens of art galleries. Be sure to try these local favorites: Tvdeten Fine Art, Ward and Eis Gallery, James Peery Art, Elizabeth Pollie, Knox Galleries, Hramiec Hoffman and Pierre Bittas Galleries. And don’t miss the Northern Michigan Artist’s Market and Northgoods for more local artwork and gifts.

With so much to offer, you’ll definitely want to spend time here in The Village at Bay Harbor.  Visit this very special place, browse our boutiques, check out the harbor and enjoy a delicious meal.  One thing’s for sure.  No matter how long you are here, you’re going to want to stay longer.”

It’s happened many times before.  Visitors come to vacation in Bay Harbor and never want to leave.  Conveniently located in the heart of The Village at Bay Harbor, Harbor Sotheby’s International Realty features on-site local experts who understand the unique attributes of the luxury Northern Michigan market.  Endorsed as the Bay Harbor community’s preferred real estate broker by the Bay Harbor Community Council, Harbor Sotheby’s is a member of the world-renowned Sotheby’s International Realty network, known for representing luxury homes and properties of distinction throughout the world.  Browse Harbor Sotheby’s listings in Bay Harbor on ExploreBayHarbor.com or stop by the agency’s Main Street office in The Village.