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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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Last updated: 11/20/2014
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

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.

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

                          Payment Type

                          • Discover
                          • Mastercard
                          • Visa
                           

                          Reviews

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                          Rental basis: Per property
                          Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                          Pre-Summer
                          May 23 - Jun 26, 2015
                          7 night min stay

                          $1,300

                          Changeover Day: Saturday

                          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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                          Calendar

                          Last updated: 11/20/2014
                          Check availability
                          23 Available
                          21 Unavailable
                          22 Today
                          23 Selected dates
                           

                          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.


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                          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

                          VRBO #387545

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                          This listing was first published here in 2011.

                          Date last modified - Monday, December 22, 2014

                          $1,300 - $1,700 per week (USD)
                          3

                          3 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
                          Sleeps 8

                          View calendar: Updated 11/20/14
                          Minimum stay: 7 nights
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                          Lake Michigan Cottage on Sturgeon Bay Sandy Beach

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