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

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:
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Marlene Ross (Owner)
Advertiser since 2011
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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 9 traveler reviews

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Contemporary, Lake Michigan, Sandy Beach, Great View
average rating of 5.0 based on 9 reviews
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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: May 10, 0009
  • 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 18, 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 16, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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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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Cross Village Northern Michigan
Weston, Missouri
5

Everything and More

  • 5 of 5
First off,thank you Marlene for sharing this incredible place.
When we arrived, my husband walked in first and as I approached the foyer he said .".drop everything and come up here right now you have got to see this!" The view was spectacular. The proximity to the beach fabulous. The multiple sitting areas no matter the weather abundant. Laying in bed watching the sun set one evening priceless.
This spotless,well stocked,beautiful home is not to be missed. Directions and instructions perfect. Location..well we have been renting houses all along the coast from Saugatuck up and this one is the winner. It was a perfect for rest and relaxation. From yoga in the morning with that beautiful view and the sound of waves to the miles of virtually deserted beach to walk on in both directions we totally tuned out. Easy proximity to Mackinaw City, the Island, Petosky and the tunnel of trees. The famous Polish resturant Legs just 3 mi up the road,walk bike drive what ever.
What one thing would I bring next time beside our personal items and food? My bike. There are so many trials to explore. This is a home for all ages and we could not have been happier with our choice. This home is well set up for beach living.Hose on porch , sand room, were wonderful for cleaning feet, both ours and our dogs. Yes, even in this gorgeous house in this magnificent setting, Marlene allows well behaved dogs, our 12 yr old lab is pretty sure she experienced the highlight of her life here too.
What a week!
  • Submitted: Sep 16, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
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Owner's Response: Thank you, Elaine for the lovely, enthusiastic review. I am very happy to be able to share this very special place with others. Makszi-dog also enjoys knowing that his fellow four-legged pals have a fine time as well. Do come back.
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Cross Village Northern Michigan
Oak Park, IL
5

Perfect Retreat!

  • 5 of 5
This rental was everything we hoped for and more! Our high energy family (including our well-behaved but very active dog) found many opportunities to enjoy the outdoors without having to travel far from the house, with swimming, hiking the dunes, bike riding, kayaking and beach walks (treasure hunts) all right there. The photos give a sense of the layout and design of the home and show the natural beauty surrounding it, but, as another reviewer mentioned, they don't do it justice. The more time we spent there, the more we appreciated how much thought and creativity went into creating this very special and calming place. My daughter felt this immediately and asked the first day if we could stay all summer, which we all wished we could. And we are now back home dealing with a depressed pup :) The house was well kept and stocked and the private beach was very nice and sandy with only a few rocks. The views both in the front and back of the house were stunning and we were happily distracted nightly by the incredible sunsets. Even on cloudier days, the sun managed to pop out just in time to amaze us. We did head to Harbor Springs one afternoon, which is a cute resort town, and into Wilderness State Park, but our most enjoyable times were spent at the house. We highly recommend it and hope to be back next year!
  • Submitted: Jun 3, 0055
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
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Map

Map

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

Availability & Rates

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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
 

Additional information about rental rates

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 ...
  • Village ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Lake ...
Theme:
  • Family
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking On Street
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Firewood
  • Laundry Soap
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Wood Stove
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Parking
  • Garage
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Area
Kitchen:
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Oven
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Blender
  • Pantry Items
  • Stove
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:
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Books
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Beach Chairs
  • Binoculars
  • Wood Deck
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 5 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • festivals
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • forests
  • marina
  • water parks
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • horseback riding
  • walking
  • sight seeing
  • scenic drives
  • photography
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • snorkeling
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • golf
  • wind-surfing
  • mountain biking
  • roller blading
  • swimming
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • fishing
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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