The home is located on M119 Heritage Highway (bring your bicycle) with 165 feet of frontage on Lake Michigan for beach activities. The 3 acre property is half dune and half forest. This is a 2 story self-catering home for family vacations. Stairs are unavoidable as the main floor is upstairs to maximize the great view. Three bedrooms have queen size beds with linens provided. The 4th bedroom has 2 sets of twin bunks( bring sleeping bags). In addition there are 2 queen size futons in the all-purpose room. If you will be using them, you will need to bring the linens. Twelve bath towels are provided.
We like to cook and think the kitchen is well equipped. There are salt, pepper, and a few basic spices along with a small amount of sugar, flour, and etc. You will need to bring any perishables you would like to have. Additionally there are soaps,paper towels, coffee filters, and T.P. You will need your own shampoo. A new full propane container is in the garage should the grill run low.
We love to experience the woods and waters and therefore decided to enjoy life in Cross Village without a TV. Internet service is provided by satellite which is the only option available at the beach location. The satellite has a finite capacity, less than many are accustomed to. Service can be affected by the weather. There is no problem with email, banking, etc. but streaming video, music, and game playing depletes the capacity quickly.
The path to the beach is over low undulating dunes. No stairs! It is 50- 75 yards from the house to the water. There are chairs to take to the beach. Mother Nature is a factor in our beach of sand and small stones which changes with the weather. We suggest beach shoes and beach towels.
There is a traditional telephone land line in the house. Cell phone service is sporadic at the beach level. AT&T works best. Access to cell service is better up in the village. Any long distance calls are the responsibility of the guest. ( $.25/minute)
Our home was designed by architect Robert Wood of Harbor Springs based on the philosophy that the primary visual interest should be nature. We have tried to create an indoor environment which invites the eye to look outside. With that in mind, much of the house, including the carpet, is neutral in color. We request guests bring both indoor and outdoor shoes to help keep the carpet beige. There is a hose by the downstairs door for rinsing sandy feet.
This house has extensive decking made of wood so we suggest footwear on the deck as protection from splinters.
There is an attached 1 stall garage with opener for easy unloading.
The village offers a post office, general store-gas station,churches, and restaurants. An eclectic variety of activities are available in the area: watch a polo match, attend a concert, climb a dune, shop, eat in one of many area restaurants, or just tuck in with a puzzle or good book. Artists in the neighborhood offer classes and workshops. Wycamp lake is just a couple of miles North. There are many hiking trails through area forests and conservancy properties. Multiple golf courses are a short drive away. Mackinac City and ferries to Mackinac Island are less than a 1/2 hr. drive.
Medical care is available in nearby Petoskey.