Lake Michigan Cottage on Sturgeon Bay Sandy Beach
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- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:No
Cross Village cottage 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.
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.
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
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Children Welcome
- Non Smoking Only
- Pets Not Allowed
Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 7-8
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms
Kitchen & Dining
- Dishes & Utensils
- Coffee Maker
- Parking Off Street:
- Wood Fireplace:
- Washing Machine:
- Linens Provided:
- Clothes Dryer
- Two single person sit-on kayaks, One 3 person canoe
- CD Player
- Wireless Internet
- Broadband Access
- Deck / Patio
- Outdoor Grill
Location & View
- Freshwater Fishing
- Mountain Biking
- Theme Parks
- Sight Seeing
- Fitness Center
- Miniature Golf
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Peaceful and serene
Peaceful and serene
We stayed for a week with our 5 kids (ages 7-17) and loved every minute of it! It was peaceful, quiet and away from all the hustle and bustle of everyday life. The sandy beach and swimming in the lake was a favorite for all of us and the kayaks were an added bonus. We loved roasting marshmallows in the evenings in the fire pit and staying out on the beach to view all the stars and the Milky Way. That was a rare treat for us being from Chicago! The kitchen was fully stocked with dishware, pans, etc. and the house had everything we could have asked for including games and puzzles. There were no TVs which was really nice since it forced the kids to actually talk to each other and spend time together playing games---something we don't do much anymore in this high-tech world. We really enjoyed all the windows in the main room which made it so nice and bright during the day and let in the cool breezes in the evening. The downstairs bathroom looked to be recently remodeled and was absolutely beautiful! All in all it was a great lake house. Taking a trip to Mackinac Island is a must when staying in this area of Michigan. The short drive to the boat dock was only around 20 minutes or so. All in all we LOVED this house and would definitely recommend it and hope to stay again next summer. We have stayed in many different places in Michigan in the past few years but this one was definitely our favorite by far!
- Guest Anonymous
- Date of stay 07/27/13
- Review Submitted 08/22/13
Recommended for: Romantic getaway, families with young children, adventure seekers, families with teenagers.
May, June, September, October = $1300/wk(except Labor Day/July 4th weeks are 1700) July and August = $1700/wk Cleaning fee is included - NOT EXTRA. We must add 6% State of Michigan Use Tax to cost of rental. Balance + 500 dollar security in full 30 days prior to arrival day. Rented by the week = 7 nights. *This cottage rents Saturday to Saturday.* 50% Deposit due with return of signed rental agreement Note: Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice
Note: Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.
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- Nearest Airport: Pellston Airport at 15 Miles
- Nearest Ski: Nubs Knob/Boyne Highlands at 18 Miles
- Nearest Restaurant: Legs Inn at 2.5 Miles
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.
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Jerono's Arrowhead. New porch and patio furniture.
Living area. Couch is Queen Sleeper
Kitchen and Dining area. Living Room is behind you.
Beach has no rocks as of June 1st 2013, shallow sand bars.
South side yard
Our gathering spot on the beach
View through Living Room windows
Yard in front of cottage. before the beach.
Sunset and living room candles
View of Lake Michigan from upstairs windows
Come down to the Beach!
Sandy beach. No rocks as of June 1st, 2013
View of Lake Michigan from Living Room
Top of Dune in front of cottage at sunset
The two kayaks in use.
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