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Deck perches on boulders cantilevered over beach

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  • Minimum stay:3-7 nights
  • Sleeps:6
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:Cottage
  • Internet:No
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

Michigan sunsets and crystal clear waters equals life on "Cross Village time". Located on Michigan's #1 scenic drive, the towns of Harbor Springs, Petoskey, Mackinaw City and Cheboygan are all within a 30-minute drive. The great room is all windows facing the lake offering an unrestricted view of Lake Michigan. A spacious deck, just a few steps out the door, juts out over the beach for sunning and star-gazing.

Rentals during the summer season 6/10/17 - 9/16/17 are full weeks only Saturday to Saturday. September 17 - October 28 minimum rental 3 nights.

If your idea of vacation is active, the area offers boating, hiking the north country trails, biking, antiquing and shopping. Three Pines Gallery and the famous Legs Inn are a one mile walk into Cross Village. Seven miles north of Cross Village, Bliss Park has acres of climbing dunes and sandy beach.

Bringing water shoes is recommended for swimming and beach-walking because the beach and water are a mixture of sand and rounded rocks. The beach in front of the house is sandy but the amount of sandy lake bottom varies from year to year.

The deck rests on large boulders jutting out over the beach. If your children are under the age of reason, constant supervision would be required to prevent them from climbing through the railings.

Keywords: Lake Michigan family cottage

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Owner

Member since: 2012

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 11/23/2016

Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 1148 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    over 21 only please...moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    Not recommended for young children. Deck railings are not child-proof. Constant supervision required to prevent climbing on or through deck railings. The deck is supported by large boulders and juts out over the beach. ...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered:

    Up to two well-behaved pets are welcome. See detailed rules in rental agreement. The beach is dog heaven....moreless

  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

  • Bedroom 2

    ...moreless

  • Bedroom 1

    ...moreless

  • King-size in first bedroom, 4 twin trundle beds in second bedroom

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

Other Amenities

  • Petoskey, Harbor Springs, Mackinaw City and Cheboygan are all within a 30-minute drive....moreless

Entertainment

  • Stereo:

    Small sound system with radio tuner. Bring own cable to plug in personal device....moreless

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Restaurants
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Beachfront:

    Cottage is located within 20' of lake with deck cantilevered over the beach on big boulders (see photos)....moreless

  • Village:

    Cottage is located one mile south of Cross Village, home of iconic landmark Legs Inn....moreless

  • Water View:

    See photos for view from cottage and deck....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Sailing
  • Snorkeling
  • Swimming
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining:

    Dining area is in great room (see photos)....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people

General

  • Clothes Dryer:

    Small washer/dryer in cottage but we request renters limit use to urgent circumstances....moreless

  • Heating:

    Electric baseboard heat....moreless

  • Linens Provided:

    Bedding and kitchen towels provided. Renter must bring own bathroom and beach towels....moreless

  • Living Room:

    see photos...moreless

  • Parking:

    No more than 3 vehicles/trailers please. ...moreless

  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone:

    Land line for all incoming calls and local outgoing calls. Long distance calls available only with calling card....moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Kitchen only...moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    Small washer/dryer in cottage but we request renters limit use to urgent circumstances....moreless

  • Wood Fireplace:

    Firewood provided. Collect kindling in nearby woods....moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils:

    provided...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Service for 8, basic pots, pans, serving dishes, cooking utensils...moreless

  • Kitchen:

    Fully equipped kitchen, but no dishwasher...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven:

    Electric stove/oven...moreless

Outside

  • Deck / Patio:

    Large deck close to lake with table and chairs....moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    Two one-person kayaks, lifejackets provided....moreless

 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
summer 2017
Jun 10 - Sep 15, 2017
7 night min stay

$1,330
Fall 2017
Sep 16 - Oct 17, 2017
3 night min stay
$200
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$200

Additional information about rental rates

Fees and Rental Conditions:

  • Property Damage Protection $59

Notes:

Cancellation Policy - If a renter wishes to cancel their reservation 45 days or more prior to their beginning rental date, their deposit will be refunded (less service charges by credit card company).

If a renter cancels in less than 45 days from the beginnng rental date, a refund will be made (less carrying charges by the credit company) only if the owner is able to book another renter for the same rental period.

Check-in is at 3:00pm on the first day of rental. Check-out is at 11:00am on the day of departure.


Owner's cancellation policy:

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.


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Owner info

Year Purchased: 1963

About the owner: Cottage is owned by a family trust. Our parents built this lake house in the early 60's when his family was young with the help of a local Indian carpenter and stonemason. When the family grew, they built another cottage on the bluff across M-119 which is reserved for family use. We rent the lake house to help preserve our family tradition for yet another generation.

Why the Owner Chose Harbor Springs, MI, USA:
Cross Village and the changing moods of Lake Michigan provide a getaway that restores perspective to our hectic lives. The view from inside the house feels like you're on a boat overlooking the water. See reviews.

The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
The beaches along this stretch of Lake Michigan are sparsely populated. You can walk the waterline for miles and encounter few souls.


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Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 11/23/2016

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Photos

  • Deck perches on boulders cantilevered over beach

    Deck perches on boulders cantilevered over beach

  • looking north on M-119 "Tunnel of Trees", Michigan's # 1 scenic drive

    looking north on M-119 "Tunnel of Trees", Michigan's # 1 scenic drive

  • from beach looking north

    from beach looking north

  • from inside cottage looking out at deck

    from inside cottage looking out at deck

  • another view from inside looking toward deck

    another view from inside looking toward deck

  • inside cottage looking north

    inside cottage looking north

  • bathroom

    bathroom

  • bedroom with four twin trundle beds

    bedroom with four twin trundle beds

  • another view of bedroom with king-size bed

    another view of bedroom with king-size bed

  • calm day on Lake Michigan

    calm day on Lake Michigan

  • Ahhhh...a glass of wine?

    Ahhhh...a glass of wine?

  • Sunset view from deck

    Sunset view from deck

  • view from M-119 looking toward cottage

    view from M-119 looking toward cottage

  • stairs going down to lake

    stairs going down to lake

  • fully equipped kitchen, sorry but no dishwasher

    fully equipped kitchen, sorry but no dishwasher

  • inside view of sunset

    inside view of sunset

  • front view of wood-burning fireplace with back to the lake

    front view of wood-burning fireplace with back to the lake

  • view from north, kitchen is on the left

    view from north, kitchen is on the left

  • bedroom with four twin trundle beds

    bedroom with four twin trundle beds

  • bedroom king-size bed

    bedroom king-size bed

  • view of back of cottage looking north

    view of back of cottage looking north

  • windy day on the lake

    windy day on the lake

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This listing was first published here in 2012.

Date last modified - Friday, December 02, 2016

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Harbor Springs, MI, USA #410253

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