Imagine yourself sipping a cool drink on the deck of this beautiful beach home gazing out at this inland sea. As the day wears on and the sun begins to set beyond the horizon one of the most beautiful sunsets anywhere in the world unfolds before you.
Go to sleep to the sound of waves gently lapping the Lake Michigan shore. If you are lucky,you might be treated to the sound of a summering pair of Loons or the crashing waves as a storm comes in. Spend your day walking 32 miles of unobstructed beach or simply sit in a beach chair and watch the ships go by. Anglers can seek fish in the water before you, perhaps standing and casting off a sandbar or from a kayak. There is world-class trout fishing only a few miles away.
Location: Cross Village/Harbor Springs, Lower Michigan, Michigan, USA 20 miles North from the sophisticated resort cities of Harbor Springs and Petoskey, often referred to as Michigan’s jewels. 17 miles North to the legendary Mackinac Island and City where you can be transported back 100 years. Of course, you will find fine dining and unique shops in these nearby cities. There is also an abundance of movie theatres, concerts and entertainment available. In a single day it is possible to experience gourmet dining, world-class shopping and yet return to a pristine natural setting where it is possible to wander the shore, seeking such treasures as the unique Petoskey stone, tumbled glass and drift wood. If you are lucky, you may see an eagle fly overhead or witness the hatching of the Piping Plover-an endangered species of shore bird.
If you are looking for a place where you can unwind, this is for you, if you are looking for a place where you can share experiences as a family, this is for you, if you are looking for paradise, this is for you.
Inside you will find a fully functioning kitchen, dining room with a view and a vaulted ceiling living room overlooking Lake Michigan. A modern décor and tiled floors accentuate this space. The private master bedroom, bath and walk in closet, with vaulted ceiling and skylight also overlook the Lake. Three additional bedrooms and bath look out onto sand dunes and forest. A wrap around deck on four sides of the cottage allows you to enjoy views of the Lake and surrounding terrain. While the interior is tasteful and comfortable your eyes, like ours, will remain transfixed on the exquisite Great Lake before you.