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Julie Appel-Hill

Member since: 2012
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Speaks: english
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Julie Appel-Hill

Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
May 19, 2015
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Sunsets and Serenity

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

Cross Village Cottage Rental Photos and Description

Cottage, 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 6)

We're booked June 20 - August 29 but not for prime September weeks or weekends, including the spectacular fall color season on Michigan's #1 scenic drive.

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 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.

If your idea of vacation is more active, the area offers boating, hiking the north country trails, biking, antiquing and shopping. Three Pines Gallery and the famous Legs Inn are a 1 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

More Details
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Julie Appel-Hill (Owner)
Member since: 2012
Call Owner
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Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
May 19, 2015

About Julie Appel-Hill

Our father, Carroll Appel, built this lake house when his family was young with the help of a local Indian carpenter and stonemason. They named it Shimnikon 'place of the apples'. When the family grew, Dad built a retirement home across M-119 and up the bluff which the family now uses. We rent the lake house to help preserve our family tradition for yet another generation.

Julie Appel-Hill purchased this cottage in 1963

Why Julie Appel-Hill chose Cross Village

Cross Village and the changing moods of Lake Michigan provide a getaway that restores perspective to our hectic lives.

What makes this cottage unique

The beaches along this stretch of Lake Michigan are sparsely populated. You can walk the waterline for miles and encounter few souls. Wildlife is abundant.

Why HomeAway

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
Book with confidence
Book with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
Guarantee the rental meets your expectations
Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

Reviews

4.8
based on 13 traveler reviews

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Sunsets and Serenity
average rating of 4.8461537 based on 13 reviews
Traverse City, MI
5

Girls Get-Away

  • 5 of 5

We rented this cottage last September for a week as a "Girls Get-Away". What a great time we had. The deck is beautiful for watching sunsets - which we applauded each evening!! The cottage is very comfortable and perfect for a relaxing vacation. The owner made sure we had what we needed inside the cottage and ample firewood was provided. We will definitely go back there again.

  • Submitted: Apr 14, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Comfort is THE essential ingredient for a girls' weekend. So glad you found it. Thanks for taking the time to write a review!
Jenison, MI
4

Great Get-away Site

  • 4 of 5

My wife and I had a very peaceful and relaxing week here. The lake view was great and the surrounding setting was wonderful. Its location in relation to Cross Village a great - we walked easily to Leggs for lunch.

  • Submitted: Sep 13, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
5

Total Peace and Relaxation!

  • 5 of 5

I rented this property for one week to get away from a hectic job and busy life. The cabin is ideally situated with fantastic views both from inside and the expansive deck. I think I took 60 sunset photos! You hear the waves even from the back bedrooms. Beds are comfortable, great cross ventilation even on warm days, kitchen is fully equipped - I cooked every day. (I did get carryout from Leggs Inn twice, though.) Bring your own DVDs and reading material in case of rain. This is a typical Up North cabin - no frills, but totally comfortable. And the beach is fantastic! My dog had never been to a beach before and went nuts. The property manager is thoughtful, responsive, and unobtrusive - nearby if you need anything. I would stay here again. Note: Since this is on the Tunnel of Trees, be prepared for some motorcycle noise during the day. But by dusk, things quiet down.

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Chicago
5

Just what we were looking for!

  • 5 of 5

Hello! Want to let everyone know that this is a very special little place that was everything they said it would be and everything we wanted! It was perfect for a get-a-way with my boyfriend. The fireplace (and all the wood cut and ready! Lifesaver!!) was killer as was the view and setting. This place is easy to find and is right on the Tunnel of Trees drive - gorgeous! We even got up super early one morning and sat out on the deck and looked at about a trillion stars (Chicago city folk here...we don't see many!) They are correct when they say there is really no cell reception there but...we loved that! As such, it was an incredibly relaxing, romantic and restful break...we hope to return someday!! Thanks again Appel-Hill family for sharing your place with us!

  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
st clair shores, mi
5

No Stress Getaway

  • 5 of 5

The sound of the surf, jet black skies with billions of stars, million dollar sunsets. The lake house is an unbelievable get away. Leave your electronics at home, no phone, no internet, no tv. Beautiful family cottage on a sandy and rocky New England feeling beach. A place to stop and pause. Gigantic windows open to Lake Michigan with (4) light houses visible on clear days. The open floor plan allowed us to all hang out together. A beautiful stone fireplace sits in the center of the living space. We were dying to try it out but the weather was just too nice to use it. The house sits a few steps up from the sidewalk and everything on one level makes it very nice for people who have trouble with level changes. The kitchen was stocked with all kinds of cooking gear and the essential cork screw. Our family ate together, talked, played games, listened to old music and enjoyed the nature surrounding the cottage. A "ten" beach is just up the road with white sand dunes and turquoise crystal clear water. The Legs Inn is almost walkable with indoor and outdoor seating, live music and great food. Within a short drive are the big towns of Petoskey, Harbor Springs or Mackinaw City. Zip lining, mountain biking, go carts and golf is only a half hour away. Recommended for laid back families and friends.

  • Submitted: Sep 24, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
5

Sunsets and Serenity

  • 5 of 5

Cottage was warm and comforting, but the deck spectacular. Whether contemplating the lake from expansive windows inside the cottage or from the deck, it would be easy to imagine you're on the bow of a boat. Kitchen complete. Location ideally located for day trips to Cheboygan, Mackinaw, Harbor Springs and Petoskey but we found we lost motivation to leave the peace and quiet. Beach shoes required for walking. Attentive owner checked in with us soon after arrival to welcome and assure all was well. When can I book for next year?

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

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Rates & Availability

From $168 Per night

Cross Village Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
OFF PRIME TIME
Sep 15 - Jun 14
3 night minimum stay
$175
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
$1,175
 

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59.00
Notes Cancellation policy - If renter wishes to cancel reservation, 50% of the deposit will be refunded if cancellation occurs 30 days or more prior to check-in date. If cancellation occurs less than 30 days prior to check-in date there will be no refund.

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Cross Village Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Lakefront
  • Village ...
  • Water View ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Dialup Access
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • bathtub with shower
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • king in first bedroom, 4 twin (single) beds in second bedroom
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing

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