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Cranmer Hearth - Inquire about June 2016 discounts!

21 Reviews
Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Property type house


Northern Michigan House Rental Photos and Description

House, 4 Bedrooms + Den, 4.5 Baths, (Sleeps 8-10)

The fireplace was built with stones found by the Cranmer family from the lake, the woods and area farm fields over 60 years ago. It’s why we call our lake house the “Cranmer Hearth”.

It’s almost 3 acres with 200 feet of frontage on Lake Michigan in Cross Village at the northern beginning of the nationally historic highway called the ‘Tunnel of Trees”; a stunning example of the best of ‘Northern Michigan’.

We’ve renovated and with professional assistance from Interior Design Options of Gaylord have redecorated this beautiful beachside home. Four bedrooms, two are master suites, one with a king bed and one with a queen bed. The two smaller bedrooms are one with a double bed and one with two twins plus a den with a futon. So it sleeps 8 comfortably, 10 with the futon with 4.5 bathrooms. Stunning sunsets and fresh water breezes with a small, always babbling spring just feet from the deck - it's a great spot to unwind and just hang out for a week or two.

Many amenities including granite counters in the kitchen, espresso maker and flat screen televisions with Satellite TV and just minutes from Cross Village – a pleasant, peaceful village – the opposite of the hectic lives most of us live. Yet within 20 to 30 minutes from Harbor Springs, Mackinaw Island and Pelston Airport (PLN) - daily non-stops from Detroit.

Welcome - we'd love to have you as our guests!

Keywords: Lake House

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  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Member since: 2009
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Speaks: english

About The Owner

Greetings from Cross Village! We purchased and renovated this wonderful lakehouse in Spring 2009 and were overwhelmed by both the interest in it and how nice the folks were who became our guests. Thank you, Joe and Joletta Richert

The Owner purchased this house in 2009

Why The Owner chose Northern Michigan

It's an unbelievable part of the world - standing on 200 feet of sand and dunes makes us (at least) realize what a great state Michigan is. Located at the beginning of one of our country's top 10 scenic highways, the 'Tunnel of Trees', when you get here, you're there.

What makes this house unique

There is a small year 'round spring that trickles through the rocks just a few feet south of the deck and patio. Cross Village is a quiet place, yet it is only 20 to 30 minutes from Harbor Springs, Mackinaw Island, and Pelston Airport (PLN) with daily flights to Detroit. Some of Michigan's best golf is within minutes, too.


based on 21 traveler reviews

Cranmer Hearth - Inquire about June 2016 discounts!
average rating of 5.0 based on 21 reviews
seattle, wa


  • 5 of 5

Another fabulous stay. The house easily accommodates all our family and friends who join us over the 2 week stay. Very private and peaceful; well cared for and has all the amenities we need. The booking process is always professional and organized. Hope to be back next summer!!

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Ann Arbor, MI USA

Perfect Family Holiday

  • 5 of 5

Our multi-generational family spent a wonderful week at gorgeous Cranmer Hearth. The layout was perfect with several bedroom options that fully met the needs of our group. It's a beautiful place, inside and out. The common areas - kitchen, dining area, and living room - were comfortable and functional. We loved the deck and the fire pit and spent many hours along the Lake Michigan shore - walking for miles, swimming, skipping stones, playing beach games. The house is close enough to walk the beach to Leg's Inn for dinner (and a walk back is required if you order dessert!). We loved biking M119, too. A dream family vacation!

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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seattle, wa

5th summer renting this lovely property!

  • 5 of 5

I have said it all in previous reviews: Perfect location, clean, well stocked, gorgeous beach. Our family once again enjoyed a wonderful 2 week stay. We were excited to see a few upgrades/ improvements: a new AC unit (although, we never needed to use it with the breeze off the lake) and better screen doors on the back porch. Thanks for another fabulous summer in Cross Village!

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Hillsdale, Michigan

Family person

  • 5 of 5

This was our second stay here and it was absolutely great. The listing description was accurate as were the photos. The property wasclean and well maintained. All questionswere answered by the owners representative and they were easy to work with. Our family came from Wyoming and Colorado and stayed primarily at the cottage although trips to Mackinaw City and Island were enjoyed. This is an outstanding spot.

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great time

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time!!!!

Everything was great very nice very clean!!!

We will be back next year!!

  • Submitted: Sep 27, 2011
  • Stayed: Sep 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Gary - glad you had a good time - go tigers, lions...
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seattle, wa

Our Third Summer and still loving this place!

  • 5 of 5

Another fantastic two week stay at this lovely home!

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2011
  • Stayed: Jul 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Cross Village House Rental Rates

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Additional information about rental rates

Summer 2016- $2850/week total
Please inquire for Fall rates and June discounts!

Spring - Summer - $2750/week
Very competitive rates
50% due at booking and remainder due 30 days ahead of date of rental
Fall prices (week and weekends!)- please contact

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Northern Michigan House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Free Long Distance
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Dining Area
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1)
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming

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