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Turquoise Beach - Lake Michigan Cottage

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Cottage, 3 Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 1.5 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

8/10 mile south of Cross Village just off scenic M-119's Tunnel of Trees Lakeshore Drive ( take right at fork below hill), this property is located on the shore of Lake Michigan 18 miles north of Harbor Springs. Google Map  for 6069 N Lake Shore Dr. Cross Village, MI.   Ideal for naturalists, cyclists, families, couples, or you and a few friends. Enjoy the weather and play on the beach  take a side trip or play golf nearby.  You can walk several miles along the Lake in either direction! Go kayaking or canoeing, then kick back while watching the amazing sunsets over the Lake. If it rains, light a fire in the fireplace and catch up on your reading, card playing, or get the others to join in board game or satelitte TV.

There is a full kitchen for cooking, and a Webber charcoal grill outside.

Groceries are available at the Cross Village General Store; gas,  deli, beer, liquor, party supplies, or the Good Hart General Store; gourmet goodies and deli, or the Harbor Springs IGA.

Restaurants in Cross Village include: famous Legs Inn ,a must see which also has music and dancing on weekends, the Crows Nest.

Restaurants in Harbor Springs include:  Turkeys for great pizza, breakfast, lunch and dinner - cocktails; The Pier, The New York , Mustang Wendy's, The Paper Stations, Teddy Griffin's Roadhouse, and The Fish for fine dining and cocktails.

Cross Village is also home to Three Pines Studio and Art Gallery, and a post office, all within walking or biking distance.

In Good Hart (7mi. South along M-119) be sure to visit the Good Hart General Store, Primitive Images (antiques, gifts, and tea room), the Crepe Cart, and A Studio Shop. 

Our Summer 2017 rental season begins June 24th  through September 16th . We rent Saturday to Saturday- Check in Saturday 4pm, check out Saturday 11 am. $1600 per week.

Keywords: Lakefront Cottage

More Details

Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 2, 2017

What makes this cottage unique

I love to enjoy a relaxing morning cup of coffee out on the deck. Freighters can be seen and heard passing through the Straights-- count the lighthouses! Sunsets and the night sky are incredible--sometimes shooting stars, and sometimes the Northern Lights make an appearence.


Harbor Springs Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 6
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Lakefront
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Downstairs bathroom has a shower, sink and toilet; upstairs bathroom has a sink and toilet.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Queen size Beds (2) One Queen bed upstairs, one queen bed downstairs, Double Beds (1) One double bed in smaller upstairs bedroom off larger upstairs bedroom.
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


4.8/5 -
(5 traveler reviews)

Turquoise Beach - Lake Michigan Cottage
average rating of 4.8 based on 5 reviews
Brighton , Michigan

Brighton folks

  • 5 of 5

Just left and so miss that wonderful veranda! Great week! We are already looking to returning same time next year. Pictures do not give it justice...wonderful Lake Michigan rental...exemplitifies "pure Michigan"!! Thank you so very much for sharing this treasure! We so enjoyed your dish TV (not available in most rentals in the area) and hope you may consider wi-Fi in the future. :). We actually only took a couple day trips because we so loved the home! Home away from home could not be any better...who lives on Lake Michigan and can watch it's ever changing personality? Thanks to the Graham's!

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're so glad that you enjoyed your stay!! We look forward to having you back again next year!!
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30th Anniversary Celebration spectacular!!

  • 5 of 5

Can't say enough how much we enjoyed cottage!! Wanted to cry when we left! So peaceful, warm and welcoming. Wonderful sandy beach to spend hours on. I agree w past renter, LOVE the chipmunks! We went kayacking and enjoyed it! We were Friday for Petoskey Fest and had a blast! Thank you so much for such a lovely time! My husband proposed to me 31 years ago at Legs Inn and we honeymooned camping up on hill at Lakeshore this really is a special place in our heart and we hope to move up that way! Appreciate you sharing your cottage!! And the sunsets are truly spectacular!

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay!!! We think it's a pretty special place as well😊. Happy 30th anniversary to you both!!
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Columbus, OH

Almost heaven

  • 5 of 5

Comfortably furnished with a nicely equipped kitchen with all appliances in perfect working order. Airy sleeping, even on cooler evenings. Very easy beach access via solid, built-in steps, and wonderful, wonderful, WONDERFUL sunsets.

The chipmunks are a delight, please continue to keep them around.

I'd spend my entire summer there if I could.

  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed your stay!!!!
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million dollar views

  • 4 of 5

The owner was very easy to work with. We enjoyed many happy hours on the deck overlooking the beautiful lake and sunsets. Everything was clean and the "Tunnel of Trees" road, just outside our door, was driven by us many times. The site depicted the house well, however, there were no pictures of the baths. We found out only after we arrived that there is no shower, only a bathtub.

  • Submitted: Jul 4, 2010
  • Stayed: Jun 2010
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are very happy to report that we have recently remodeled the downstairs bathroom and now have a stall shower for our renters.
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Harbor Springs, MI

After spending a weekend ...

  • 5 of 5

After spending a weekend at this cottage in Cross Village, my husband and I decided to move from East Lansing to Harbor Springs. We loved staying here --the sunsets are magic and as a bonus, we got to watch a thunderstorm move in on the horizon. Wonderful.

  • Submitted: Jan 6, 2007
  • Stayed: Jan 2007
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Harbor Springs Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Summer 2017
Jun 24 2017 - Sep 16 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $30
Tax Rate 6.0%

Rented by the week = 7 nights. *This cottage rents Saturday to Saturday.* Check-in at 4pm, check-out at 11am
Pet Fee $30 per week; one well-behaved pet only

Reservations will be confirmed upon $500 deposit. Cancellation policy: 100% Deposit returned if cancelled prior to 7 days of reserved rental start date. If after 7 days, deposit will be returned only if able to re-rent cottage for reserved dates. Cleaning fee is included - NOT EXTRA.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
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Nearest Airport
17 Miles
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Legs Inn
Nearest Ferry
24 Miles
Mackinaw City
Car: necessary


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