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Julie Appel-Hill

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

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SUNSETS AND SERENITY

Cross Village Cottage Rental Photos and Description

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

Now open for reservations for 2014.

Lake 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.

Water shoes are necessary for swimming and beach-walking because the Great Lakes water levels are low. There is a sandy beach but there are rounded rocks to walk navigate to the water line.

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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Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility

Julie Appel-Hill

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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 1966

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

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.

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

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Sunsets and Serenity
average rating of 4.9 based on 10 reviews
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Sunsets and Serenity
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p410253vbi
810-240-1444
Cross Village Northern Michigan
Chicago
5

Just what we were looking for!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
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!
Recommended for:  Romantic Getaway
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Sunsets and Serenity
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Cross Village Northern Michigan
st clair shores, mi
5

No Stress Getaway

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Sep 24, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
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.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
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Sunsets and Serenity
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Cross Village Northern Michigan
Chicago, IL
5

Sunsets and Serenity

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
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?
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children
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Sunsets and Serenity
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Cross Village Northern Michigan
Livonia, MI
5

Best Autumnal Weekend/Anniversary Celebration EVER!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2012
  • Stayed: Sep 2012
Having rented prior throughout MI and the east coast, this was one of the nicest settings ever. The windows overlooking the lake; the waves and the wind ... no better scenery for breakfast or dinner! Owner was always helpful and responsive. Long walks on the beach, visitng the sights along the Tunnel of Trees, or just relaxing with a book on the deck ... this simple cottage is great. With a DVD player, movies can be watched; didn't miss the TV at all. Visited Harbor Springs one day and the famous Legs Inn another, (within a brisk walking distance), this cottage had a bit for all who want to get away from the hectic pace of the world!
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing
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Sunsets and Serenity
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810-240-1444
Cross Village Northern Michigan
Brighton, Mi
4

Our Week Up North

  • 4 of 5
  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2012
  • Stayed: Sep 2012
The cottage was charming with an amazing fireplace for cool morning and evening fires. The view was outstanding as were the sunsets each and every night. The cottage was clean and the owner extremely helpful.The location, although remote, enabled us to visit Harbor Springs, Petoskey, Mackinaw Island as well as The Upper for a pastie....they each made a nice comfortable day trip. It had almost all the conveniences of home except the lack of a TV and internet and sporadic cell service...which The owner had made very clear to us prior to our arrival, so the accomodations were just as described online...We drove done to Wilderness State Park each night to walk the beach ...seeking a petoskey stone. Well, we never found a petoskey stone, but we found lots of drift wood, saw several coyotes along the way and picked up some pretty stones. Great place to walk...the dog enjoyed it, too.
Thank you for sharing your cottage and allowing our dog to come , too.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Sightseeing
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for renting our cottage and taking the time to provide feedback!
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Availability & Rates

Cross Village Cottage Rental Rates

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Sep 15 - Jun 14
$175
3 nights
 
 
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$1,175
7 nights
 

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $49.00

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:
  • Lakefront
  • Water View
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Heating
  • Parking
  • Living Room
  • Dialup Access ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Parking Off Street
Kitchen:
  • Stove
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
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:
  • Television ...
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • limited accessibility
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • boating
  • bird watching
  • shopping
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • mountain biking
  • kayaking
  • cycling
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
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