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Lake Michigan Cottage on Sturgeon Bay Sandy Beach

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Jerono's Arrowhead. New porch and patio furniture.

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  • Minimum stay:1-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

This architecturally unique cottage is on Sturgeon Bay Drive, two miles north of Cross Village. It is directly on Lake Michigan. The beach is private and sandy. The cottage boasts large windows upstairs and down, providing constant, intimate contact with the Lake.

The upstairs houses the newest two bedrooms (the white wooden Queen Bed and another has a 3 person Bunk Bed), a washer and dryer and a shower bathroom. The downstairs is where you'll find a full kitchen, eating area and living room, bedroom (Full Bed) and shower bathroom.

The UpNorth attractions are 30 minutes away in either Mackinaw or Harbor Springs. If you desire golf, shopping, movie theaters, kid's roadside attractions, or fine/casual dining, it's all there. All-The-Fudge-You-Can-Eat.

But...

Our bet is that you will want to mostly stay right here.

Hike, ride a bike, kayak, boardsail, comb the beach. Climb the huge sand dune 150 yards to the south (you saw it when you came down the road). Or walk a 1/4 mile north on the road and as you first go downhill (at the bottom of the hill) peer into the woods on your right and see an old logging trail to walk.

Explore.

Our family has outlawed TV in this place. But we could not give up the internet. The streaming internet content over DSL (with your laptop and our wireless router) gets you quite a bit of entertainment. But our rule: no screen time until after dark. Go OUTSIDE!

The ever shifting sand creates numerous sand bars, providing shallow, gradual depth to the water. Most summers an adult needs to go out 50-75 yards before the water is over their head.
Perfect water experience for kids. Perfect place to plant yourself, with your favorite beverage. Or take a stroll, looking for unique stones. The beach is not a crowded one. Early morning runs and walks are tranquil. On dead still mornings the loons can wake you. On other days the crashing waves are the first thing you hear and the play time in them are a blast.

The beach is not conducive to docks, so powered, noisy watercraft are rare. However you can launch watercraft in Cross Village.



Keywords: Family, Quiet, Secluded, Charming, Beach, Water, Fun, Lighthouse Views, Cross Village, Harbor Springs, Mackinaw, kid friendly, Private, Wooded, Unwind, Relaxing, Legs Inn, Crow's Nest, Tunnel of Trees, Cross Village, Wycamp

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Property Type

  • Cottage

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 7-8

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

Other Amenities

  • Two single person sit-on kayaks

Entertainment

  • CD Player
  • Stereo

Attractions

  • Cinemas
  • Museums
  • Restaurants
  • Theme Parks

Local Services & Businesses

  • Fitness Center

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Miniature Golf
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing

Location Type

  • Beachfront
  • Lakefront:

    Water is 100 feet in front of cottage. Cottage is at water level -- NO BLUFF...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining Area

General

  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Linens Provided:

    Bring your own Beach Towels...moreless

  • Parking Off Street:

    Driveway parking and parking across street...moreless

  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine:

    HE front loader -soap provided...moreless

  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace:

    UNDER RENOVATION -CANDLES ONLY ...moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Summer
Jun 27 - Sep 11, 2015
7 night min stay

$1,700

Changeover Day: Saturday

Post-Summer
Sep 12 - Oct 16, 2015
7 night min stay

$1,300

Changeover Day: Saturday


Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
  • Cleaning Fee $100 + tax
  • Tax Rate 6%

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Last updated: 07/20/2015
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Location

15 Miles
Nearest Airport
Pellston Airport
2.5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Legs Inn
18 Miles
Nearest Ski
Nubs Knob/Boyne Highlands

Car: Necessary

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 1965

About the owner: We come back to this place every Summer and Fall. This past year, I have been back more frequently as I work toward upgrading this cottage for your use and ours. The purpose of renting this cottage is sustainability. Our desire is to share it and grow it. We are interested in forming relationships with people that may want to use it multiple years in a row. But that certainly does not need to be your interest. If you are interested in a clean, modest cottage at a fair price I gotcha covered.

Why the Owner Chose Cross Village:
This is a long standing family cottage. I grew up here most summers since I was six! Although the subdivision has populated over the years, it has not lost its connection with nature. My family forged a bond with this place and now my kids have too. I suppose it will be in our family forever. Or my child's version of forever anyway! We intend on modernizing this charmer year after year (see downstairs bathroom most recently) and adding more amenities.

The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
A drink or a meal at Legs Inn in Cross Village is an attraction for many (I grew up in that bar!) Crow's Nest is another eatery 1.5 miles south of Cross Village (out State Road). The 'Tunnel of Trees' is what they have named the 20 mile stretch of Lakeshore from Cross Village to Harbor Springs and is very scenic. But take State Road to Harbor if you need faster travel.


Contact us

Speaks: english
 

Photos

  • Jerono's Arrowhead. New porch and patio furniture.

    Jerono's Arrowhead. New porch and patio furniture.

  • Living area. Couch is Queen Sleeper

    Living area. Couch is Queen Sleeper

  • Kitchen and Dining area. Living Room is behind you.

    Kitchen and Dining area. Living Room is behind you.

  • Downstairs bedroom

    Downstairs bedroom

  • Upstairs bedroom

    Upstairs bedroom

  • Upstairs laundry

    Upstairs laundry

  • South side yard

    South side yard

  • Yard in front of cottage. before the beach.

    Yard in front of cottage. before the beach.

  • Firepit in front yard

    Firepit in front yard

  • We created a sitting area in the beach grass.

    We created a sitting area in the beach grass.

  • View of lake from deck

    View of lake from deck

  • Sunset and living room candles

    Sunset and living room candles

  • Living Room

    Living Room

  • Downstairs Bath

    Downstairs Bath

  • Upstairs bath

    Upstairs bath

  • Upstairs bedroom

    Upstairs bedroom

  • View of Lake Michigan from upstairs windows

    View of Lake Michigan from upstairs windows

  • Top of Dune in front of cottage at sunset 2013

    Top of Dune in front of cottage at sunset 2013

  • The two kayaks in use.

    The two kayaks in use.

  • 2014 Lake level is high this year. Lake bottom is sandy and shallow though!

    2014 Lake level is high this year. Lake bottom is sandy and shallow though!

  • View out living room window

    View out living room window

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  • Bedrooms
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  • Bathrooms
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  • Property type
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Speaks: english
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  • Calendar last updated 07/20/2015
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