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Beautiful Lake Michigan Beachfront Cottage

Bedrooms 7
Half Baths1
Space 4,600 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

7 Bedrooms, 3.5 baths, Sleeps 16 On the beach

Beautiful 4800 sq ft, 7 bedroom, 3.5 bath family vacation cottage on Lake Michigan near Harbor Springs in Cross Village. Built in 2001. Swim and ski. Great room, family room, wood and gas fireplaces, leather sofas, oak trim, well-equipped stainless kitchen, Italian tile, Karastan carpet, cathedral ceilings and windows. Three levels for separation. Huge cedar deck with 10 step stairway to sandy Lake Michigan beach and stream nearby. The General Store has groceries, liquor and gas. 20 minutes from Pelston airport with Northwest Air service and car rentals. Near Harbor Springs, Petoskey, Machinack Island, Nubs Nob and Boyne Highland's ski resorts. 70' LED flatscreen TV with surround sound downstairs, 50' plasma upstairs.

Greg Hebert
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 21, 2018

About Greg Hebert

We built this home to rent to families like ours. We live downstate in Ann Arbor and vacation in our cottage year round.

Greg Hebert purchased this cottage in 2001

Why Greg Hebert chose Harbor Springs

Cross Village is one of the last un-crowded and wild areas on Lake Michigan.

What makes this cottage unique

Lake Michigan, eagles, light houses, Harbor Springs and Mackinaw, skiing and boating, minutes from everything up north.


Harbor Springs Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 4600 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 17
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront ...
  • Lake
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Rural ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Alarm Clock
  • Alarm System
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Ducted Heating
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Garage
  • Gas Heating
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Area
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Master Bath - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Powder Room - toilet
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • There is an outdoor shower and foot wash
  • 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 17
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king , Gas Fireplace
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Opens to Deck, Private Bath
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Opens to Deck
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
    Study - 1 king , Walk-in Closet, Private bath
    Den - 1 queen
    Guest Quarters - 2 double , 3 twin/ single , 1 baby crib , Private, Above Garage
  • Master Bedroom has a screened in porch, walk out to the deck, gas fireplace, walk-in closet, private bath, King Size bed. Bedrooms 2 and 3 share a bath behind sliding doors to make a private suite. The Study bedroom has a sliding door and bath to make a private suite. Guest Quarters are above the garage with a King, Twin and Crib, table and chairs, sofa and rocker. It's a private get away space.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Beach Chairs
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • 9 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
There is one step from the garage to the foyer and two steps from the foyer to the main floor, including the deck. Otherwise, the house is wheelchair accessible. There is a washer, Dryer and Ironing Board in the Utility Room downstairs. There are 10 steps to the beach with a handrail. There is a small refrigerator and sink in the bar area downstairs. This is a non-smoking pet free home.


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Beautiful Lake Michigan Beachfront Cottage
average rating of 4.875 based on 8 reviews


  • 5 of 5

The view was beautiful, the house was spacious and it was the perfect getaway. It is only 5 minutes from Legs Inn, which is fantastic if you love Polish food! The beach is gorgeous and while it was a little too early in the season to swim, we hung out down there all weekend. You have very sketchy cell reception, but I thought that was the best part of the vacation.

  • Submitted: Jun 15, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very clean and comfortable - Great Location!

  • 5 of 5

Greg was very prompt and courteous with replying via HomeAway and my friends and I had a fantastic time at their home for our annual weekend of skiing over President's Day. Approx 25 min from Boyne Highlands/Nubs Knob. Greg sent checklists for check in/out and made it easy to get situated. The house is HUGE and could easily accommodate a group of 17 people as advertised. The house is very clean and comfortable with plenty of deck space. 2 living areas and a large kitchen.... The house is situated right on Lake Michigan with a private beach and we are tempted to come back to rent in the summer months. Be sure to bring your own TP and some basic soap/paper products!

  • Submitted: Feb 17, 2016
  • Stayed: February 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Amazing family reunion

  • 5 of 5

I love family reunions. Every year I try to find the perfect spot, and this year, yes I found it! We had the best week in the house, it is absolutely an amazing property. I will list some pros and cons.


Size, it is huge.

Location - Beautiful place with lots of interesting places to visit in any direction. House is quite secluded so you feel peaceful and rested but still close to stores, restaurants and attractions. It is right on the Lake and the views are spectacular. Best sunsets ever.

Equipment - it is well equipped with sand toys, kayaks, ice hockey, nice play area in basement... you almost do not need to bring anything, but bikes is a good idea.

Kitchen has lots of everything.

Deck - Very large with lots of sitting and tables. Great, great, great.

Owner - very nice and always available for questions.

Cons -

Internet is slow because of location. This however could be a pro since it was great to disconnect from work.

Sand - It is hard work to keep the carpet and floors without sand!

I recommend visiting Harbor Springs, and Mackinaw Island. Restaurants, Legs In (Polish) just around the corner is fabulous. Crow's nest is a family restaurant 2 miles from the house but you can also order pizza to go for those easy nights. Go down tunnel of trees until you reach Pond Hill Farm, the restaurant there is super nice and the farm great to visit for both kids and adults.

For grocery shopping I recommend IGA in Harbor Springs, easy drive on 77 south, right straight from the house. 20 minutes. It really has everything.

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much. We're glad you had a good time with your family. That is why we built our cottage. We have a better Wi-Fi system on order, but, we are only a mile from Wilderness State Park for a reason. Lastly, I'm pretty sure the sand is an important part of the beach experience. Thanks again. Linda and Greg Hebert.
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50th Wedding Anniversary Family Gathering

  • 5 of 5

This was the perfect lake house for our family of 14 (8adults & 6 teens)

Plenty of room inside, large screened-in porch & huge deck. The 1st

night were were treated to a spectacular sunset and were lulled a sleep

to the sounds of the waves lapping on the shore....AAaaaa.

We are a family of great cooks, so we made good use of the well equipped kitchen and the gas grill. We brought most of our food as

the IGA is 25 mins. away. (You can get bread, milk and eggs in the

village.) Our favorite hangout was the sandy beach

and fire pit for S'mores. (So glad we brought our kayaks and we used them every day. We had bikes too, but did not use them much)

The Tunnel of Trees, pot pies from Good Hart General store, Zip line

at Boyne Highland, shopping in Petoskey, Mackinac Is., Leggs Inn, we

did it all and still had plenty of time on the lake.

Early a.m. strolls along the shoreline looking for Petoskey stones and

watching the bald eagles were my special "me" time.

The owners are easy to work with and respond promptly to any questions or concerns.

We left relaxed and refreshed and wanting to return.

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2011
  • Stayed: July 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Nancy, I'm glad you had such a good time at our cottage and thank you for such a gracious review. You pretty much encapsulated our experience at the cottage during the warm weather. It's indoors and skiing during the winter. I hope you are able to come back next year. Greg
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Overall experience

  • 4 of 5

Pros - Very roomy house. Kitchen well equipped. Screened porch off of the master bedroom is a great place to read, catch a nap or visit with friends/family. Easy to get to with a couple of good restaurants nearby. Nice fire pit and sandy area near the water. Fun creek nearby and a short drive to "tunnel of trees" area by Harbor Springs. Family friendly setting with accommodating owner.

Cons - Shallow water area full of rocks. Must go some distance offshore to swim. Only one TV for everyone to share. Needs dedicated cabinet space for renters. House starting to need some TLC/amenities to match the rental price.

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2011
  • Stayed: July 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Ed, Thank you for your review. We have another television on order to install in the upstairs great room. Greg
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Had a wonderful stay

  • 5 of 5

My family had a great time at the cottage. We have been renting in the area for many years and with this house we finally found a comfortable fit for our extended family of 13 people (8 adults, 5 kids). We liked staying in the same house rather than staying in multiple cabins which we have done in past years. There was plenty of room to spread out and have privacy when desired, yet it was also easy to share meals and to have family time all together. We hope to return next year!

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2010
  • Stayed: August 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: My wife and I are so glad you enjoyed the cottage. It was designed to allow for privacy in the bedrooms and outside perimeter and still come together in the Great Room or the downstairs Family Room. I'm glad that worked out for you. See you next year!
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Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Pellston, Michigan
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Legs Inn
Nearest Ferry
20 Miles
Mackinaw Island
Nearest Golf
12 Miles
True North Golf Club
Nearest Motorway
20 Miles
I-75 and Levering Road
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Legs Inn
Nearest Ski
19 Miles
Nubs Nob / Boyne Highland
Nearest Beach
100 feet out the door
Car: necessary

The cottage is on Lake Michigan near Petoskey, Harbor Springs and Mackinac Island. Wilderness State Park and its sand dunes are two miles away. Skiing at Boyne Highlands and Nubs Nob are 20 minutes away. The area is unspoiled Up North Wilderness with pristine beaches.

Other Activities: Motor Boating, Snowmobiling, Dining, Up Northing

Ski: Nubs Nob and Boyne Highlands for downhill skiing. Our front door for cross country.




Owner's Cancellation Policy

Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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