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Cranmer Hearth Lakehouse

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Last updated: 02/07/2017
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  • Minimum stay:1-7 nights
  • Sleeps:10
  • Bedrooms:4
  • Bathrooms:4.5
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:No
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

House, 4 Bedrooms + Den, 4.5 Baths, (Sleeps 8-10)

The fireplace was built with stones found by the Cranmer family from the lake, the woods and area farm fields over 60 years ago. It’s why we call our lake house the “Cranmer Hearth”.

It’s almost 3 acres with 200 feet of frontage on Lake Michigan in Cross Village at the northern beginning of the nationally historic highway called the ‘Tunnel of Trees”; a stunning example of the best of ‘Northern Michigan’.

We’ve renovated and with professional assistance from Interior Design Options of Gaylord have redecorated this beautiful beachside home. Four bedrooms, two are master suites, one with a king bed and one with a queen bed. The two smaller bedrooms are one with a double bed and one with two twins plus a den with a futon. So it sleeps 8 comfortably, 10 with the futon with 4.5 bathrooms. MyPillows and Boll & Branch bedding new for the 2017 season! Stunning sunsets and fresh water breezes with a small, always babbling spring just feet from the deck - it's a great spot to unwind and just hang out for a week or two.

Many amenities including granite counters in the kitchen, espresso maker and flat screen televisions with Satellite TV and just minutes from Cross Village – a pleasant, peaceful village – the opposite of the hectic lives most of us live. Yet within 20 to 30 minutes from Harbor Springs, Mackinaw Island and Pelston Airport (PLN) - daily non-stops from Detroit.

Welcome - we'd love to have you as our guests!

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Member since: 2009

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few days
Response Rate: 10%
Calendar last updated: 02/07/2017

Property Type

  • House

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 10
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 8-10

Bathrooms: 4 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom


  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Games:

    Wii ...moreless

  • Video Library


  • Restaurants

Leisure Activities

  • Boating
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing

Location Type

  • Beachfront

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Kayaking
  • Sailing
  • Skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • Swimming


  • Dining
  • Dining Area


  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Free Long Distance
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Fireplace


  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill


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from 25 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
May 18 - Sep 22, 2018
7 night min stay

My Standard Rate
1 night min stay


Additional information about rental rates


  • Taxes Not included


Summer 2017- $2850/week total

Please inquire for Fall rates and May/June discounts!

Spring - Summer - $2750/week

Very competitive rates

50% due at booking and remainder due 30 days ahead of date of rental

Fall prices (week and weekends!)- please contact

Owner's cancellation policy:

50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.

100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.

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Last updated: 02/07/2017
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Owner info

Year Purchased: 2009

About the owner: Greetings from Cross Village! We purchased and renovated this wonderful lakehouse in Spring 2009 and were overwhelmed by both the interest in it and how nice the folks were who became our guests. Thank you, Joe and Joletta Richert

Why the Owner Chose Harbor Springs, MI, USA:
It's an unbelievable part of the world - standing on 200 feet of sand and dunes makes us (at least) realize what a great state Michigan is. Located at the beginning of one of our country's top 10 scenic highways, the 'Tunnel of Trees', when you get here, you're there.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
There is a small year 'round spring that trickles through the rocks just a few feet south of the deck and patio. Cross Village is a quiet place, yet it is only 20 to 30 minutes from Harbor Springs, Mackinaw Island, and Pelston Airport (PLN) with daily flights to Detroit. Some of Michigan's best golf is within minutes, too.

Contact us

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few days
Response Rate: 10%
Calendar last updated: 02/07/2017

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  • Beach view of House

    Beach view of House

  • View to the South

    View to the South

  • The spring just off the deck

    The spring just off the deck

  • Woodsview Queen Bedroom Suite

    Woodsview Queen Bedroom Suite

  • Twin Bedroom

    Twin Bedroom

  • Beach composition - pebbles and sand

    Beach composition - pebbles and sand

  • Front row seats to Lake Michigan

    Front row seats to Lake Michigan

  • View to the North

    View to the North

  • partial view of living/dining area and kitchen

    partial view of living/dining area and kitchen

  • Lakeview King Bedroom Suite

    Lakeview King Bedroom Suite

  • Double Bedroom

    Double Bedroom

  • Sunset on the beach.

    Sunset on the beach.

VRBO #240010

This listing was first published here in 2009.

Date last modified - Saturday, March 11, 2017

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