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Michael Epperly

Member since: 2013
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Speaks: english

Tunnel of Trees Bluff Chalet with Beach on Lake Michigan

15 Reviews
Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type chalet
Minimum Stay 2 - 6 nights

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Overview

Northern Michigan Chalet Rental Photos and Description

3 Bedrooms, 2 1/2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 8

Chalet style cottage sits on bluff overlooking the Tunnel of Trees and Lake Michigan. Chalet sits on the non-lake side of the Tunnel of Trees, but has private beach on the other side of street.

Main level (2nd Floor) has a full kitchen and dining area, a large living room with a fireplace, a fully-furnished three season room, a half bath, and a large deck with views of Lake Michigan.

Top level (3rd Floor) has a Master Bedroom with a king-size bed with its own coffee bar and deck providing beautiful views of Lake Michigan. A second bedroom has one twin bed and one twin trundle bed. A full bathroom is on this level.

A carpeted lower level (1st floor) has a bedroom/living area with two twin beds and a daybed.

A separate utility room has a washer and dryer.

Kitchen has a full complement of dishware and cookware along with a standard coffee maker, Keurig coffee maker, electric griddle, and Crock Pot.

Wi-fi internet, Direct TV, and landline phone. The family room has a 35 inch flat panel television and DVD player. The lower level bedroom living area has its own TV (no Direct TV access) with a DVD player.

Beautiful stone patio in front of cottage and a fire pit with four Adirondack chairs behind the cottage. Both charcoal and propane barbecues.

Updates since the Summer of 2014.

* Main Living Room - Bar cabinet added.

* Master Bedroom - private coffee bar (Keurig) and reading area added.

* 1st Level Bedroom / Living Area - Old carpet removed with new flooring; new flat screen TV with Direct TV access.

* Patio - wooden chaise lounge with cushion.

* Outside Front - 3 Post Lights added next to exterior staircase.

* Outside Back - Creek discovered back in woods just past ridge line.

More Details
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Michael Epperly (Owner)
Member since: 2013
Call Owner
Speaks: english

About Michael Epperly

I grew up in the Detroit area but spent a good portion of my childhood summers in Northern Michigan. From that experience I always had a dream of someday owning a cottage in Northern Michigan.

Michael Epperly purchased this chalet in 2013

Why Michael Epperly chose Northern Michigan

I was introduced to the Tunnel of Trees approximately ten years ago and was instantly taken by its uniqueness and natural beauty.

There are many facets to this property. It has a Chalet style home is surrounded by trees yet has great views overlooking the Tunnel of Trees and Lake Michigan. Behind the property is over an acre of unblemished woods with a creek running through it. Property also has private beach access.

What makes this chalet unique

The property is conveniently located for a diverse set of day trips. Aside from touring or biking the Tunnel of Trees, it is a short drive to the Sturgeon Bay (with its dunes), a 30 minute trip to Mackinaw City, and 30 minutes or less to Harbor Springs and Petoskey.

Reviews

5
based on 15 traveler reviews

Tunnel of Trees Bluff Chalet with Beach on Lake Michigan
average rating of 5.0 based on 15 reviews
5

Wonderful place for a relaxing long weekend!

  • 5 of 5

We have absolutely no complaints about our stay! The cottage was spacious and clean, and had all the necessities for our stay. The yard and beach are both lovely. We had a great time exploring the surrounding area and would love to come back someday!

  • Submitted: Apr 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Scenic Michigan Retreat

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I planned a last minute trip up north to get away and enjoy Valentines Day together. When we came across this property, in Cross Village, we knew it would be perfect for us. The serenity is something that could not be painted; up north had just had a snow storm and the views of Lake Michigan were breathtaking. In addition, to the beautiful views, the cottage was perfect. The cottage was clean, nice and warm, and just inviting. Last but not least, the location of the cottage is optimal; we were about a half hour drive to the Mackinac Bridge, and the cottage is right on M119, Trial of Trees, which follows the coast line of northern Lake Michigan from Harbor Springs to Cross Village. We plan on renting this property again come summer, and for many more winter vacations to come.

The Small Family

Richard and Lisa.

  • Submitted: Feb 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
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5

What a lovely escape from city life!

  • 5 of 5

Plenty of space, very clean, well stocked and great location. Would definitely like to go back.

  • Submitted: Nov 8, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Gerlachs' Birthday Getaway

  • 5 of 5

Fantastic lodging! Everything we expected and more! We didn't miss seeing the color change either!

Thank you Michael and company for your attention to detail!

  • Submitted: Nov 1, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
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5

A perfect vacation home

  • 5 of 5

Whenever you secure a vacation home based on pictures, you don't know until you get there what it is really like. I can honestly say that my friends and I were very pleased when we arrived at our chalet for the weekend. It was so cozy, clean, and equipped with everything we needed. Thank you, Michael for a splendid stay and I will recommend your place to anyone planning a vacation in the area.

Denise Curtis

Munising, Mi

  • Submitted: Oct 14, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
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5

Thought of everything to make our stay perfect!

  • 5 of 5

This was a beautiful, clean and comfortable property, perfectly described in the listing. Kitchen supplied with plenty of pots and pans for cooking, along with an outdoor gas grill which we used. The fire pit was great for s'mores and the clear sky for star-gazing in the dark night was perfect! Seven adults stayed here comfortably with plenty of room to sit and relax and enough chairs and tables to eat together. We loved eating on the 3-season porch.We came to The Mackinaw area to go on the Fall Big Mac bicycle tour. We enjoyed Legs Inn while there. The directions and instructions from the owner helped immensely with the comfortable feel of the house. I would recommend this property to a relative as long as they are aware of the stairs to get to the house.( as you can see in the picture) The parking lot did hold 4 cars, so that was great! Owner fantastic, all questions sent by text answered promptly. Thanks!!!

  • Submitted: Sep 24, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
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Map

Nearest Airport
17 Miles
Pellston Regional Airport (25 minutes)
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Legs Inn
Nearest Ferry
20 Miles
Mackinac Island Ferry (30 minutes)
Nearest Motorway
20 Miles
US-131 or I-75
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Legs Inn, Crow's Nest
Nearest Ski
20 Miles
Boyne Highlands and Nubs Nob
Nearest Beach
On property

Cross Village is a natural destination point for travelers in Emmet County, as it stands at the northern end of M-119, a state designated Scenic Heritage Route, that extends north from Harbor Springs following the Lake Michigan shoreline. This road is renowned for its natural scenery, particularly the bordering hardwood forests. En route to Cross Village, the traveler passes meadows, occasional panoramic views over Lake Michigan, historic cottages, tree stands that bridge the road in canopy fashion, through Good Hart, and antique shops. The road winds and twists to encourage slow speed and enhance the enjoyment of the scenic tour. While Cross Village is a the terminus of M-119, it is not the end of the road, as Shore Drive continues northeast out of the Township into Bliss Township.

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Rates & Availability

Cross Village Chalet Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Early Summer 2016
May 1 2016 - Jun 24 2016
3 night minimum stay
$120
From
$170
Fri,Sat
$850
 
Notes: Rates are based on 7 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
 
Summer 2016
Jun 25 2016 - Sep 3 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
6 night minimum stay
$200
$1,355
 
Notes: Rates are based on 7 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
 
Late Summer
Sep 4 2016 - Oct 22 2016
3 night minimum stay
$150
From
$200
Fri,Sat
$1,000
 
Notes: Rates are based on 7 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
 
Fall 2015
Oct 23 2016 - Dec 23 2016
2 night minimum stay
$100
From
$150
Fri,Sat
$750
 
Notes: Rates are based on 7 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $140
Pet Fee $100 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $200
Tax Rate 6.0%

1/2 of rent due with reservation plus damage protection fee.

Rent balance due 30 days prior to scheduled arrival date.

Cancellation Policy:
100% REFUND, less a $50 administration fee, if you provide written notice of cancellation AT LEAST 30 DAYS prior to your arrival date.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Northern Michigan Chalet Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chalet
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1700 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Lake View ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • 2nd Floor - toilet
    3rd Floor - toilet , combination tub/shower , Shared by the two 3rd floor bedrooms.
    1st Floor - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • 3rd Floor - 3 twin/ single , One twin bed and one twin trundle bed.
    1st Floor - 2 twin/ single , Two twin beds with a sitting area.
    3rd Floor Master Bedroom - 1 king , Own coffee bar and private 3rd floor balcony
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • festivals
  • forests
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • skiing

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