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.
- Cottage4600 sq. ft.
- Separate WCs1
- Minimum Stay2 - 7 nights
7 Bedrooms, 3.5 baths, Sleeps 16 On the beach
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- Response time:
- within a few hours
- Calendar last updated:
- 9 Jul 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 Bliss
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.
Local Services & Businesses
Sports & Adventure Activities
beautiful private location right on Lake Michigan.
This place was perfect for our crowd of 13 with room to spare. It is a family friendly home with something to do for all ages. We especially loved the fire pit right on the beach. Great vacation home!
The you. Your group were excellent guests. I hope you can come back again.
We stayed at this rental for our annual family vacation. There was plenty of room for our gang of 14 with room to spare. The home was well appointed and it has a nice beach. Cross Village is a cute little town and is close to some of the bigger northern cities if you're looking for a day trip. The owner was very friendly and accommodating. Great rental.
After a couple of hiccups when we first got there .....which the owner addressed immediately....we had a wonderful stay. The sunsets were beautiful, especially those where are guests were kayaking on velvet Lake Michigan. We enjoyed making smores at the firepit, playing air hockey, and the cool nightime breezes. The local food was great and we will definitely be back for our next family reunion! Thanks!
Thank you for your kind review and for being such an excellent guest. Linda and I are glad you had an enjoyable reunion and we look forward to your next stay. It is a truly beautiful lakeshore.
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.
Very clean and comfortable - Great Location!
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!
Amazing family reunion
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.
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.
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.
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.