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Lake Michigan Cottage on Sturgeon Bay Sandy Beach

Bedrooms 3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Cottage, 3 Bedrooms + air bed, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 7-8)

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.


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.


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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Harbor Springs Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
  • Lakefront ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • sleeper sofa - 1 queen
  • Queen size Beds (1) Upstairs, queen Beds (1) Downstairs, Bunk Beds (1) Upstairs Top bunk is a Twin Bottom is a Full
  • CD Player
  • Stereo
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • miniature golf
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Two single person sit-on kayaks


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Lake Michigan Cottage on Sturgeon Bay Sandy Beach
average rating of 4.9333334 based on 15 reviews
San Diego, CA

Beautiful location and Views

  • 5 of 5

This cottage exceeded my expectations. Views from everywhere in the house--trees, the dunes and the lake. The property is extremely clean, well furnished and maintained, and the kitchen is stocked with everything you could possibly need. I really appreciated some of the lovely touches-the hand painted lamps in the upstairs bedroom, the ship on the fireplace, the pictures, etc. We loved exploring the nearby towns of Harbor Springs and Petoskey and went to Pond Hill Farm which was lovely in the fall. Great little cafe with wine and beer tasting. We even made it up to Taquamenon Falls and Whitefish Point in the UP-an easy day trip. The General Store in Hart has the best meat pies and baked good ever!

Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful cottage. I hope to get back in the near future.

Carol W.

  • Submitted: Oct 31, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
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Incredible weather in a wonderful location

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay at this lake house. The weather was warm in September so we took full advantage of kayaking, walks on the shore and swimming in the clear blue water. The sunsets were spectacular!

There was plenty to do nearby. Ate countless times at Leg's Inn, drove our convertible through the winding Tunnel of Trees, enjoyed beer and wine flights at the nearby winery, and visited Petoskey, Harbor Springs and drove up to the UP to see the national park. We even had time to leave a festive pumpkin for the next guests! Loved it and would be so happy to stay there again next year.

  • Submitted: Oct 14, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
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Mattawan, Michigan

Lovely place!

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our time at the cottage! The place was immaculate and comfortable with a very well equipped kitchen. The cottage stocked lots of games, puzzles, and supplies. Our favorite place was the beach area - a beautiful spot to sit with a book and look out over that glorious lake view! We enjoyed long walks along the shoreline as well!

  • Submitted: Sep 28, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A wonderful house in an ideal location.

  • 5 of 5

This house made our vacation most enjoyable.

  • Submitted: Sep 13, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
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Rockford, MI

Perfect, peaceful cottage

  • 5 of 5

Once again I cannot say enough great things about this cottage. The location is perfect, the view is awesome and the peace and quiet is much welcomed. This was our second year staying here and we want to make it a tradition. The cottage is so clean that you would never know anyone else stayed there. It has everything you and your family would need, including a paddle board and kayaks.

  • Submitted: Sep 12, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
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Plymouth, Michigan

Our family enjoyed vacationing at the Jerono house very much

  • 5 of 5

Very clean and comfortable. Kitchen and bathroom fully equipped and updated. Loved the kayaks and paddle boards which were used everyday! Great weather and a lovely location on Lake Michigan!

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the review! So glad you enjoyed another summer at Jerono's Arrowhead.
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Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
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Calendar last updated:
January 26, 2018

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.

The Owner purchased this cottage in 1965

Why The Owner chose Harbor Springs

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.

What makes this cottage unique

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.


Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Pellston Airport
Nearest Restaurant
2.5 Miles
Legs Inn
Nearest Ski
18 Miles
Nubs Knob/Boyne Highlands
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning Fee $150 + Tax
Tax Rate 6.0%

Cancellation Policy: Cancellations made more than sixty days prior to the reservation date will incur a $25.00 penalty to cover costs of reimbursement of the $850.00 ($825.00 returned to you). Cancellations that are made less than sixty (60) days but more than thirty (30) days prior to the arrival date will incur a $100.00 fee (750.00 returned to you). Cancellations or changes that result in a shortened stay, that are made within thirty (30) days of the arrival date, forfeit the full advance payment. Late arrival or early departure does not warrant any refund of rent. If any of your checks bounce (returned check) you will be required to pay my bank’s charge for this.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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