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Cozy Lakefront Cottage in Cross Village with Glorious Lighthouse Views

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Last updated: 03/06/2017
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Sleeps:8
  • Bedrooms:4
  • Bathrooms:1.5
  • Property type:Cottage
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

Perfect Setting, 4BR 1.5 BA A-Frame Cottage In The Woods

Glorious views of 3 lighthouses, freighters, sailboats and amazing sunsets from your front porch overlooking Lake Michigan. 300 feet of your own private beach to enjoy, with a multitude of beautiful beach stones to pick through like seashells. Miles of secluded beaches to explore, along with an outdoor experience that includes wildlife viewing, hiking, biking and climbs to the top of some of the highest sand dunes in Northern Michigan. Have you ever heard the cry of a Loon? I can guarantee that you will here! Also enjoy our neighboring nesting bald eagles For large parties/groups this property and the cottage next door can be rented together. See Homeaway # 231556.

1 upstairs bedroom with 2 single beds, the master bedroom on the main floor has a king, and a loft with a new queen sized bed and a view. In the basement are a full size bed, a single bed and a rollout couch. All the comforts of home, located 3 miles north of Cross Village and 20 minutes north of Harbor Springs and 20 minutes south of Mackinaw City.

This cottage includes all towels and linens; you supply the paper products. The kitchen has dishes, pots and pans, coffee maker, microwave oven, electric range and refrigerator, dishwasher. There is a washer and dryer. The living area has a TV with DVD player and a CD player/radio as well as a fireplace. Out on the porch you will find a table that sits four and a gas grill.
The cottage is located on the shores of Sturgeon Bay, and has 300 feet of private beach. You can spend your day walking the beach, picking up beautiful glacial stones, or swim, kayak and play on the beach. There are a number of hiking trails located in the area if you are interested in a secluded walk in the woods.

Biking or hiking the back roads and trails is another popular pastime. In the fall, there is hunting, fishing, and beautiful foliage.
Cross Village is an historic Indian village located on the shores of Lake Michigan, at the end of the famous M119 hwy 'Tunnel of Trees' scenic drive. Legs Inn Bar and restaurant is a must see while in town, as it is on the national register of historic places. It is famous for its Polish cuisine and fantastic views of the Lake, as well as the unique drift wood sculptures that make up the interior design. Harbor Springs, a quaint and charming town, is 20 miles South, and has many wonderful shops and restaurants. Mackinaw City is 20 minutes to the north, and there you can catch the ferry boat to Mackinac Island, home of the world famous Grand Hotel.

There you can rent bikes and tour the island (no automobiles allowed), hire a horse and buggy for a tour or just wander the streets and indulge in delicious fudge, which the town is famous for!
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Member since: 2005

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 2 days
Response Rate: 80%
Calendar last updated: 03/06/2017

Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 2000 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 8
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8

  • Bedroom 1: 1 king


  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen


  • Bedroom 3: 2 twin/ single


  • Bedroom 4: 2 twin/ single


  • New features: Wireless Internet. New carpeting throughout, spring 2009. New fridge 2008. Painting improvements 2009 The king in the master can be separated into two single beds. The loft has a new queen. The basement has bunk beds and a full bed. Upstairs bedroom has 2 single beds....moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bathroom

Other Amenities

  • Pets considered with an additional fee.


  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library


  • Away From It All
  • Family


  • Autumn Foliage
  • Churches
  • Forests
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Horseback Riding
  • Paddle Boating
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Beach
  • Lake

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Ice Skating
  • Jet Skiing
  • Mountain Biking
  • Pier Fishing
  • Roller Blading
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Skiing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people


  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet


  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Balcony
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway To Water
  • Wood Deck

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional


Write a review 4.9
from 7 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
My Standard Rate
7 night min stay


Additional information about rental rates


  • Cleaning $0
  • Pet Fee $100


Weekly summer rate $2300

A 50% deposit will hold your reservation, with the balance due one week prior to arrival. Deposit is fully refundable with cancellation 60 days prior to arrival date. Cleaning fees are included.

June, July and August: one week minimum stay $2000 per week

September through May: 3 night minimum stay $225/ per night, 3 night minimum

Weekly rate peak summer $2,000

Weekly fall rate $1,500

Owner's cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting owner when booking

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Last updated: 03/06/2017
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15 Miles
Nearest Airport
2 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Legs Inn
15 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Mackinaw City
21 Miles
Nearest Golf
Boyne Highlands
15 Miles
Nearest Motorway
I-75 Exit 326
10 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Moosejaw Junction
21 Miles
Nearest Ski
Nubs Nob
50 Metres
Nearest Beach
Out front door

Car: Necessary

In a rarely travelled corner of Northern Michigan far from the hoards in some surrounding towns, lies Cross Village and Sturgeon Bay. Beautiful, uncrowded beaches and views that are next to none. Sand dunes, beach combing and water activities, the list of things to do is endless. Near the famous resort towns of Mackinaw City, Harbor Springs and Petoskey ,yet far enough away to enjoy the peace and solitude.

Other Activities: Mackinac Island, Shopping in Harbor Springs and Petoskey.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2005

About the owner: Your host Bob Elkins' family owned the cottage to the south since 1968. My sister now owns the family cottage, and also rents with Homeaway #231556 . My wife Kady and I bought this cottage " sight unseen"from the inside. I knew what I was getting on the outside and it was great! Bob splits his time between here and Key West FL. where he works as a realtor and as a commercial fisherman/ charter captain. Kady is a nurse at the hospital in Petoskey.

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Speaks: english
Response time: Within 2 days
Response Rate: 80%
Calendar last updated: 03/06/2017

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  • Cottage living room

    Cottage living room

  • kitchen


  • living room

    living room

  • dining room and kitchen

    dining room and kitchen

  • Loft Queen Bed

    Loft Queen Bed

  • Our cottage on the lake

    Our cottage on the lake

  • Go ahead... Don't do a thing!

    Go ahead... Don't do a thing!

  • Winter dogs

    Winter dogs

  • Beach


  • Evening view from deck

    Evening view from deck

  • Panorama


  • love the lake!

    love the lake!

  • the view from the top of Grape Hill- worth the climb!

    the view from the top of Grape Hill- worth the climb!

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