unlike any other place in the world

Tucked along five miles of Lake Michigan shoreline, Bay Harbor is a prime destination for vacationers and residents alike. With stunning views, world-class amenities, unrivaled recreational opportunities and a calendar full of seasonal events, its the perfect place to mix business with pleasure, connect with friends and family or simply unplug and enjoy some downtime.

We invite all to come explore and enjoy anytime of the year to browse our specialty shops, savor a delicious meal, attend one of our annual events and enjoy lovely accommodations at our boutique hotel or charming vacation homes. Sail your vessel into the Bay Harbor Lake Marina. Relax and enjoy a round of award-winning golf at the Bay Harbor Golf Club while soaking in the amazing sunsets on Lake Michigan.

Bay Harbor has so much to offer, you may find it hard to leave. The good news is, you don’t have to. You will find a variety of opportunities for living year-round or seasonally, from luxury homes to building sites to condos and yacht docks.

Awards & Accolades

CNBC International Property Award, Best Residential Development USA (2009)
The CNBC Property Awards, in association with CNBC Arabia and the New York Times, are judged by a panel of 52 independent professionals whose collective knowledge of the property industry is unsurpassed by any other property awards. The International Property Awards are also supported by 12 professional bodies and many of these are represented on the judging panel. Having earned these high accolades, winning developments including North Sound Yacht Club and Bay Harbor are now entitled to display the CNBC Property Awards logo with pride. This symbol of excellence has become recognized and appreciated by property buyers the world over. 

Clean Marina Recertification, Bay Harbor Lake Marina (2009)
Michigan Boating Industries Association, Michigan Sea Grant, and the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality – The Clean Marina Program (CMP) is a joint undertaking by the Michigan Boating Industries Association, Michigan Sea Grant, and the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality.  It is the policy of a clean marina to protect the health of boaters, staff, and the environment by preventing the discharge of pollutants to the water, land, and air. 

Guinness Book of World Records (2009) 
Largest Electric Vehicle Parade

ULI International Award for Excellence (2003)
Urban Land Institute, The ULI Awards program is the centerpiece of the Institute’s efforts to identify and promote best practices in all types of real estate development.

Top 50 Best Resort Courses (2003)
Conde Nast Traveler

Honor Award (2002)
SmithGroup – JJR for Bay Harbor, American Society of Landscape Architects

America’s Top 75 Golf Resorts (2002)
#20 – Golf Digest

Regional Cooperation Award  (2001)
Bay Harbor and Emmet County Planning Office – Northwest Michigan Council of Governments (NWMCOG) and the Planner’s Review and Advisory Committee (PRAC)

Out of safety concerns for guests, employees, community members and resort property, Bay Harbor Company prohibits the operation of unmanned aerial systems, or aerial drones by the general public, including recreational users and hobbyists on or over Bay Harbor property. Likewise, commercial use is also prohibited on Bay Harbor property, except in limited circumstances when an approved Bay Harbor operator has obtained an FAA exemption and received written permission from Bay Harbor Company. This prohibition includes drones for filming or videotaping, use associated with special events, as well as any use by media or journalists operating on or above Bay Harbor property. 

Any authorized operation of aerial drones will be governed by Federal Aviation Administration rules and regulations, local law enforcement, as well as policies established by Bay Harbor Company. Flying a drone in a reckless manner is a violation of Federal law and FAA regulations and could result in civil fines or criminal action. If you see someone flying a drone in a reckless or irresponsible manner, call local law enforcement. Thank you for your cooperation.

The following operators have been approved for professional drone use in Bay Harbor:

Alex Childress/Alex Childress Photo
[email protected]

Dan Hasty/Wave Break Media
[email protected]

Images are subject to review.