CONTEMPORARY, LAKE MICHIGAN, SANDY BEACH, GREAT VIEW

Marlene Ross

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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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CONTEMPORARY, LAKE MICHIGAN, SANDY BEACH, GREAT VIEW

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

Overview

Cross Village House Rental Photos and Description

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.

Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Marlene Ross (Owner)
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About Marlene Ross

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 Marlene Ross chose Cross Village

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.

What makes this house unique

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.

Why HomeAway

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
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Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
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Reviews

Reviews

5
based on 11 traveler reviews

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Contemporary, Lake Michigan, Sandy Beach, Great View
average rating of 5.0 based on 11 reviews
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Cross Village Northern Michigan
Oak Park, IL
5

Perfect!...Again

  • 5 of 5
We rented Marlene’s house last summer and had such an amazing time that we knew we had to rent it again this year. The experience was even better which I didn’t think was possible! But, our familiarity with the house, it’s incredible views and all its wonderful amenities, made it feel like home to us. Even our dog seemed to remember it and couldn’t contain her excitement and sheer joy when we let her out of the car! The lake was calm most days so the kids were swimming daily and even tried kayaking. And when there were waves, they just had fun riding them. We did have a couple of cooler, rainy days and we used those days to pull ourselves away from the comfort and calm of the home and beach and do some exploring. The road was not busy which allowed the kids to ride their bikes without us worrying. We rode our bikes to Legs Inn for lunch one afternoon. We weren’t sure our younger one would make it but lunch at Legs Inn seemed to motivate him. The food was very good and the views of the garden and lake were stunning! The only downside to our trip this year was that it was harder to leave this time … and our depressed pup was even more depressed, attempting a brief hunger strike and only now finally accepting the fact that we don’t actually live there ☺ Thank you, Marlene, for providing us and so many other guests with such a memorable experience. We will be back!!
  • Submitted: Sep 23, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
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Cross Village Northern Michigan
Canton, Oh
5

fantastic

  • 5 of 5
Lovely home, amazing views. Clean, comfortable. We loved staying in your home. Your husband did a great job in designing! Nice walk way to the lake. Lake is clear, beach is sandy with a nice fire pit. Our dog Carli loved the lake and the fire place at night in the living area. We did not use the screened in porch , but in the summer that would be amazing. Enjoyed Good Hart store, Pond Hill winery. Everyone we met was friendly. Enjoyed cooking while looking at that amazing view.
  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
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Recommended for:  Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Romantic Getaway
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Cross Village Northern Michigan
5

Stellar in every possible way !!!

  • 5 of 5
I felt so fortunate to have been able to stay here ! Marlene went out of her way to adjust her schedule so I could rent her cottage at the last minute. It was the perfect place for a retreat and renewal.... peaceful, relaxing, and visually stunning inside and out. The cottage and setting are breathtaking... The architecture allows for maximum enjoyment of the expansive views of the sandy beach, dunes, and Lake Michigan .. I could simultaneously watch the full moon set over the Lake and the sun rise in the East. The starry night sky and horizontal lightening displays on the water were all viewable from the master bedroom as well as from the living room and deck.
The furnishings and amenities are beautiful , comfortable, and thoughtful. Marlene has provided lots of resource material ( Birding books, binoculars, and a guide to the area Nature Preserves), a well equipped kitchen, a wonderful music system, quality linens, beautiful artwork, a comfy hammock overlooking the Lake, and everything needed for the beach. Her desire for all who stay here to have a memorable and special time is evident in all she has done, and continues to do for all of her renters. And we thank you !!
All types of sea birds grace the waters and beach in front of the cottage. A mature bald eagle soared past me on the deck (a first for me )...and one morning during coffee I witnessed a juvenile bald eagle perched on the neighbor's catwalk railing.
There is some beautiful hiking at the adjoining Wilderness nature preserve at the end of the road and accessible from Route 119. If you decide you want/need a dose of the city life, Petoskey is only a 25 minute ride away. I highly recommend the bookstore ( McLean and Eakin) , Grand Traverse Pie Company and the grocery store . Check out the Tunnel of Trees drive on Route 119, and make sure you enjoy a meal at Legs Inn in Cross Village ( request outdoor seating). A drive over the Mackinaw Bridge is well worth the panic attack that may ensue mid-crossing. When you make it across, check out Clyde's drive-in diner on Route 2... I hear the burgers are great. (Unfortunately, he was closed for maintenance the day I braved the trip).

Everything about my experience was terrific at this Cross Village cottage ...It just does not get any better than this !! and my dog was appreciative that he could come, too :)
  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
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Cross Village Northern Michigan
5

Fantastic!

  • 5 of 5
This house is fantastic! The upside down layout is perfect-having the main living space overlooking Lake Michigan leads to a mesmerizing experience. The weather was great this year and we were able to paddle board and kayak all week. The water is so clear and the sand so clean. A pair of bald eagles visited us three mornings and then flew off in the direction of Wilderness state Park. This clean and beautiful house is such a treasure-providing us with a relaxing, and memory filled week.
  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
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Cross Village Northern Michigan
5

Fantastic!

  • 5 of 5
This house is fantastic! The upside down layout is perfect-having the main living space overlooking Lake Michigan leads to a mesmerizing experience. The weather was great this year and we were able to paddle board and kayak all week. The water is so clear and the sand so clean. A pair of bald eagles visited us three mornings and then flew off in the direction of Wilderness state Park. This clean and beautiful house is such a treasure-providing us with a relaxing, and memory filled week.
  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
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Cross Village Northern Michigan
5

Beautiful scenery!

  • 5 of 5
We were here July 2013. Our family LOVES this area, and this was by far our best rental yet. Our labradors had so much fun running down the path to the spectacular beach to swim in lake Michigan. We walked the beach everyday, and saw spectacular sunsets. We even got to see the Northern Lights one night!! Looking forward to a return visit! Thank you!! Sorry it took so long to write this review.
  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
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Map

Map

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

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Rates & Availability

Rates & Availability

From $275 Per night

Cross Village House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Autumn
Sep 15 2014 - Oct 31 2014
3 night minimum stay
$275
 
 
Summer, 2015
Jul 1 2015 - Aug 29 2015
7 night minimum stay
$2,300
 

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Notes 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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Amenities

Amenities

Cross Village House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq. ft.
  • 2 stories
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Lake ...
  • Village ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Firewood
  • Garage
  • Heating
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Area
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking On Street
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • There is an additional toilet and sink in basement.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 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.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Stereo
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Beach Chairs
  • Binoculars
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • 5 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • festivals
  • forests
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
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.
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