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Contemporary, Lake Michigan, Sandy Beach, Great View

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Sunset over Lake Michigan from Deck


Last updated: 01/14/2017

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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Sleeps:6
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:No
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

3 bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms, sleeps 6

An 'Upside Down House', that is, the living space-consisting of a great room, dining and kitchen areas, bath and large deck on top floor-allowing for unbelievable panoramic lake and sunset views. Extremely uncrowded beach as far as eye can see. Wood stove in Great Room. Front, covered porch, looking across at sand dunes and forest, large entry way, hall and three bedrooms, bath, laundry/sand room, screened porch and open deck to hang wet laundry, etc. off master bedroom on next floor down. Beautiful wood floors throughout, marble floors in baths. Garage and basement on ground floor. Cat walk over dune grass to sandy beach-no-rocks on beach or in water, on Lake Michigan's Sturgeon Bay, dead end road that borders Wilderness State Park.

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Member since: 2011

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few days
Response Rate: 10%
Calendar last updated: 01/14/2017

Property Type

  • House
  • 2500 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 6
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

  • Bedroom 1: 1 double


  • Bedroom 2: 1 double


  • Bedroom 3: 2 twin/ single


  • Two bedrooms on Lake side, one of which has a screened porch with hammock. One bedroom faces dunes and forest....moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower


  • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower


  • There is an additional toilet and sink in basement.

Other Amenities

  • From driveway or garage, one flight of stairs to front porch/door leading to large entry, 3 bedrooms, full bath, screened porch, laundry/sand room with door leading to walkway to beach. Outside sand room door is a tap for washing off sand from two and four legged beings. Top floor is Great Room, dining area and kitchen and large deck overlooking beach and lake. Contemporary furnishings. From entryway there is a doggy door leading to front porch and small fenced in area. Beautiful hardwood floors throughout thus request that shoes are left in entry or sand room PLEASE. ...moreless


  • Books:

    Small library/book shelf...moreless

  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games For Kids
  • Music Library:

    c.d.s available for use. Mostly classical music ...moreless

  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • Television:

    There is a small t.v. for dvds. No cable hookup...moreless


  • Away From It All
  • Family


  • Autumn Foliage
  • Bay/Sound
  • Churches
  • Festivals
  • Forests
  • Marina
  • Restaurants
  • Water Parks

Local Services & Businesses

  • Groceries

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Horseback Riding
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Beach:

    Home is on a sand dune on Sturgeon Bay/Lake Michigan beach. Between house and water are dune grass and sandy beach. No rocks in or out of water....moreless

  • Beach View
  • Beachfront:

    The home is on a dune on the Lake Michigan beach....moreless

  • Lake:

    On beach at top of Lake Michigan...moreless

  • Lake View
  • Lakefront:

    On northern Lake Michigan beach...moreless

  • Village:

    Four miles north of Cross Village-year round population under 400, In village commercial establishments consist of one gas station/convenience store, one art gallery and two restaurants. ...moreless

  • Water View
  • Waterfront:

    The home is on Lake Michigan, northwest tip of the lower peninsula....moreless

  • Waterfront:

    Catwalk from house over beach grass to sandy beach...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Roller Blading
  • Sailing
  • Snorkeling
  • Swimming
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people


  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Firewood
  • Garage
  • Heating
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Area
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking On Street
  • Telephone:

    House phone for local calls only...moreless

  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided:

    Bath towels provided. Please bring your own beach towels...moreless

  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove


  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen:

    Fully equipped...moreless

  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Beach Chairs
  • Binoculars
  • Boat
  • Deck / Patio:

    Large deck overlooking Lake Michigan and great sunsets...moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    Two kayaks for guest use. Life vests available...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Charcoal grill, decks on beach, beach chairs, l...moreless

  • Porch / Veranda:

    Front porch looking out on sand dunes across the way....moreless

  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway To Water
  • Wood Deck


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My Standard Rate
7 night min stay


Additional information about rental rates


  • Refundable Damage Deposit $400
  • Pet Fee $25
  • Cleaning fee/week $150
  • Taxes Not included


Minimum summer stay is one week, Autumn minimum stay is 3 nights.

Reservation is secure with receipt of a 25% deposit. Remainder due 30 days before occupancy.

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10 Miles
Nearest Airport
Pellston International Airport
4 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Legs Inn
10 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Mackinaw Island Ferry
15 Miles
Nearest Golf
True North or Boyne Highlands
25 Miles
Nearest Train
Petoskey, Mi.
20 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Interstate 75 exit 326
4 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Legs Inn
15 Miles
Nearest Ski
Nubs Nob

Car: Necessary

Contemporary Lake Michigan Beachfront Home. Decks for viewing breathtaking sunsets, watch eagles fly above, hummingbirds hover near by, loons flying overhead,, Waugochance to Beaver Chain of Islands, three twinkling lighthouses, freighters in the distance. Walk the sandy beach for miles, bird watch, hike dunes and forest just across the (dead end) road or in Wilderness State Park-a five minute beach walk north. Walk out your door for a sunrise jog or yoga on the beach. Cycle back roads and nationally historic 'Tunnel of Trees' scenic road to Harbor Springs. Sleep-in your bed or hammock (on beach-side screened porch)-to soothing sound of waves lapping on the shore. Take a ferry to car free, Mackinaw Island or bridge to the Upper Peninsula, play golf, fish on a close-by inland lake, dine out-all15 minutes away. Sail, kayak, swim in summer, enjoy Spring trillium in bloom, Fall foliage in fall. Take an art/craft class at nearby Studio/Art Gallery

Other Activities: Take a break from building sand castles and take a kayak out (two available) or cross the road and hike in to more dunes, forests, paths. Bike in to the village and enjoy authentic Polish food and/or live music at the Legs Inn. Drive over to Douglas Lake (Pellston) for a fine dinner on the Lake.

Take a ferry from Mackinaw City over to Mackinaw Island, get some fudge, rent a bike and head to the other end of the island and escape the summer island crowds or take a horse and buggy ride (no cars allowed on Island). And, most wonderful of all, sip wine on the deck and watch the beautiful sunsets over the lake.


Owner info

About the owner: The house was designed and built (literally) by my late husband who taught structural engineering at the University of Michigan. The space is a joy and a delight to be in, comfortable and inviting.

Why the Owner Chose Harbor Springs, MI, USA:
For several summers my family rented a house down the beach. We fell in love with the area as a perfect get away for parents, grandparents, kids and dogs. We were lucky to find this piece of land/sand with no rocks-on beach or in water-just sand. The house was completed about 11 years ago.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
As I appreciate it when my dog is welcome on my travels, the house welcomes (well behaved) dogs, has a doggy door and a small fenced in area off front porch. The house is maintained in excellent condition-smoke free and shoe free.

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Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few days
Response Rate: 10%
Calendar last updated: 01/14/2017

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  • Sunset over Lake Michigan from Deck

    Sunset over Lake Michigan from Deck

  • Walking on Beach in Front of House

    Walking on Beach in Front of House

  • Kitchen and Dining Area

    Kitchen and Dining Area

  • Partial View of Great Room

    Partial View of Great Room

  • Entering Great Room

    Entering Great Room

  • Cozy-up around Wood Stove in Winter

    Cozy-up around Wood Stove in Winter

  • Granddaughter on deck not included in rental

    Granddaughter on deck not included in rental

  • Looking north from Top Deck

    Looking north from Top Deck

  • Partial View of Great Room

    Partial View of Great Room

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