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Crystal Lake Waterfront LOG CABIN & BEACHFRONT Sleeps 5-12

Judy Berghoff

Member since: 2008
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Speaks: english
Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Judy Berghoff

Member since: 2008
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Response rate:
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Calendar last updated:
May 18, 2015
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Crystal Lake Waterfront LOG CABIN & BEACHFRONT Sleeps 5-12

Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

Crystal Lake Cabin Rental Photos and Description

Cabin, 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-12)

CRYSTAL LAKE: return to your childhood summer vacations! Wake up early, the sun is shining, the bacon’s frying and the lake is clear and inviting. Walk out to your private sandy beach on Crystal Lake. Take a refreshing swim to the 'blue line”. Spend the day golfing, fishing, water skiing, or just relaxing. Read a book or watch the kids play. It’s your vacation!

Welcome to our LOG CABIN on Crystal Lake! Come and enjoy our two beautiful, weed-free, hard-packed, sandy-bottomed swimming beaches. Crystal Lake is known as one of the ten most beautiful inland lakes in the world and you’ll know why when you see it! What our beaches offer is plenty of sugar soft sand for castle building and a dock and swim platform for sun bathers and swimmers. The crystal clear water is perfect for children, as it is shallow until you are out beyond the dock.

The LOG CABIN sleeps five and is about 200 feet from the water’s edge and is situated among the pines, behind our WATERFRONT cottage which sleeps seven. You could have a total of twelve people with both cottages for a FUNTASTIC vacation. It is a beautiful, authentic LOG CABIN which was built by hand in 1959! The cabin is about 1000 square feet and has two living areas. A charming stone fireplace lends backwoods ambiance to the front room. The tools that built this cabin are hanging on the wall. This room contains a king size bed, a twin bed, and a pleasant sitting area. A locking door separates the front and back rooms. The back room contains the kitchen, bathroom and a curtained off 2nd bedroom with 2 twin beds. The kitchen has a stove, oven, microwave, toaster oven, refrigerator, blender and dinner table to seat 10! There is also an outdoor charcoal grill outside and a stone FIRE PIT. This cottage shares the beachfront and dock with our FRONT WATER cottage. Should you be looking for another cottage , additional beds SEVEN, please contact us for we also OWN the cottage in front of the LOG cabin.

Dogs are an important member of many families. As our cottages are on a private road with just one neighbor across the road, it’s a very safe place for dogs. There is no road between the cottages and the lake. Over half the lake has the road right next to the homes or between the lakes and the property. Well-behaved dogs can run and swim to their hearts’ content! We allow Dogs in our LOG CABIN . If you are interested in bringing your dog along, please call us to discuss that possibility. There is an additional charge for each dog and we ask they not be left unattended in the cottages. We have a large dog crate on the premises.

Our LOG CABIN is in Mollineaux Bay between Frankfort and Beulah off 115. The dock and swim platform are shared for two properties. Beach chairs are in good supply! Please ask about boat rental options. If you have any questions please call or email us for additional information.

We are very proud of our LOG CABIN. They are nestled in an area we like to think of as our 'Heaven on Earth'. There are many wonderful things to do in this area. The bike path to Elberta and Beulah is only a mile down the neighborhood road. The full length of the “rails to trails” is about 24 miles. Explore the pristine North Michigan country side. Buy a cherry pie – the Cherry Hut in Beulah has been recommended by Reader’s Digest as having the nation’s best cherry pie! The beautiful city of Frankfort, Michigan, just a couple miles down the road, is a quaint, picturesque, port city with great dining, shopping, KILWIN'S ICE CREAM, and Lake Michigan Beaches. See a movie at the historic Garden Theater in Frankfort.

Bring your dog for a walk on the Lake Michigan beach at Elberta (by “Trick Dog”). The famous Sleeping Bear Dunes are less than an hour north of us! Take a day trip to Traverse City for a sail on a tall ship. Visit the Lelanau Peninsula and do some antiquing. There is always berry picking for strawberries, cherries, blueberries, or raspberries close by. Check out the always family friendly double features at the Cherry Bowl drive-in theater just down M-31 in the town of Honor.

We invite you to enjoy the beauty of Northern Michigan and enjoy the breath-taking views of one of the most beautiful lakes in the world right on your very own beachfront. The memories you make will bring you back year after year! THe calendar is up to date. CALENDAR may represent ONE cottage being booked so please send us your inquiry and we will let you know availability.

Keywords: Waterfront LOG CABIN

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Judy Berghoff (Owner)
Member since: 2008
Call Owner
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Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
80%
Calendar last updated:
May 18, 2015

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Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
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Reviews

4.2
based on 8 traveler reviews

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Crystal Lake Waterfront LOG CABIN & BEACHFRONT Sleeps 5-12
average rating of 4.25 based on 8 reviews
South Lyon ,Mi.
4

The best of two worlds

  • 4 of 5

It is a cute little rustic cabin which was very clean and cozy. You feel like you are in the middle of the woods ; yet

your only a minute away from beautiful Crystal Lake. Our dog Katie loved swimming and romping on the dock.

After along day in the sun, we enjoyed relaxing by the fire pit. The stores and the restaurants are close by in

Frankford, everything you would need. Looking forward to returning, great family retreat. Would recommend.

  • Submitted: Apr 1, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
1

Huge potential, but a total let down! Literally made us sick!

  • 1 of 5

We booked the log cabin for 8 nights 8/30/14-9/7/14. We arrived around 5:30 PM on 8/30 to find the cabin occupied by another family who told us they had rented the cabin until 8/31. Called owner and left voicemail to ask for assistance in figuring out how to resolve the issue. NO RESPONSE FROM HER! Fortunately the family agreed to vacate the property and move to the lake front home since they had that property rented for the following week and the previous occupants vacated early. We were able to get into the cabin around 8 PM.

Positives about the cabin:

-It is a good size and nicely laid out

-Stocked with the basic kitchen supplies you would need

-Bed is comfortable

Negatives about the cabin:

-It was filthy! The cleaning fee you are required to pay is obviously not being put to use!

-It is EXTREMELY musty and there is mold everywhere, especially in the bathroom. The shower curtain was covered in black mold.

-The site is advertised as pet friendly, but there is poison ivy everywhere! The occupants who were moving out warned us to keep our dog on a close leash or she'd easily get into poison ivy. Taking care of poison ivy is an easy fix, but clearly not attempted by owners.

-Less than 5 minutes of warm water for 1 shower

Due to the mustiness/mold we were unable to stay more that 2 nights. It was difficult to breathe and we were unable to sleep at night. By the second night our puppy was wheezing so we decided it was better for all of us to get out of there. I again called the owner to let her know and to see if we could negotiate a partial refund. We paid for 8 nights in advance (over $1800) and only stayed 2. NO RESPONSE FROM HER YET AGAIN. It has now been over 3 months since our awful experience with this property owner and she has failed to return our attempts to reach her. Home Away, the service that advertises her property through VRBO has also failed to assist.

We feel a responsibility to let other families know that this property isn't all it's cracked up to be. The owner will be responsive while she negotiates your contract and takes your money, but she will disappear the second you have a concern. We gave her every opportunity and ample time to respond to us. We understand that family emergencies or other issues can arise, so we were patient, but there is no excuse for failure to return a call for well over 3 months. It's too bad, because the property has potential!

  • Submitted: Dec 15, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Beverly Hills, MI
5

Fun Family Vacation

  • 5 of 5

We had such a great time on Crystal Lake. Our group stayed here in July and really had a great time. The beach and water were pristine. We rented both properties, which was perfect for a larger group. Evenings were spent watching the kids put on plays on the beach and sitting around the beautiful stone fire pit roasting smores. Daytime was spent relaxing in the sun, swimming, tubing down the nearby Platt River, and visiting the Sand Dunes. This was the perfect spot for a relaxing family vacation. Thank you!

  • Submitted: Sep 12, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Birch Run
5

Cozy Log Home

  • 5 of 5

Can't say enough about our stay. Beautiful and quiet. Loved the area for biking, shopping, dinning and just setting by the lake. Pet friendly. This log home is very comfortable and clean. King bed in the living room near the fireplace. Romantic. Hated leaving.

  • Submitted: Jun 6, 2012
  • Stayed: May 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Moline, IL...the Quad Cities
5

Private & Beautiful

  • 5 of 5

Our week at the front cottage was wonderful. The cottage is very private and only steps from the clear beauty of Crystal Lake. Located only a short distance from grocery stores, and restaurants so that you can cook in or eat out. We chose to eat in most of the time because it was so beautiful.

We found the surrounding towns of Frankfort and Beulah to be charming. They offer interesting shops, bakeries, antiques, galleries, etc. There is a light house in Frankfort that you can walk out to.

We recommend this property for a relaxing and private experience.

  • Submitted: May 29, 2012
  • Stayed: May 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Lexington, Michigan
5

Waterfront Family Vacation

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in the front cottage right on the lake in July of 2011. The property was clean and well maintained. All of the amenities within and around the property were as described in the listing. The swimming area is particualarly nice for children as it is within easy view from all points facing the lake from the cottage as well as the the screened in porch, kitchen, and main living room. The lake is shallow for a consideable distance away from the cottage which places boat traffic away from the little ones. They really enjoyed the dock and swim ladder. The property is loaded with mature trees which provide shade when desired with ample sun near the beach and dock areas. Firepit was very nice to have for cooking and family fun. The children very much enjoyed their accomodations in the three bed loft. Accessible by ladder, this is a nice feature. The cottage itself is a classic Northern Michigan geataway finished in knotty pine and well furnished with screened in porch. The view of Lake Michigan weather is spectacular from here. Sleeping accomodations are very comfortable and clean. The property is also just a stone's throw from some really great fishing accesible by boat on Railroad Point. This is a great value for any family wanting to experience what the Crystal Lake area has to offer. We recommend this rental to anyone seeking a private getaway to this area of Michigan.

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2011
  • Stayed: Jul 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

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Rates & Availability

From $150 Per night

Crystal Lake Cabin Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
SPRING RATES 2015
May 22 2015 - Jun 26 2015
3 night minimum stay
$150
 
 
SUMMER 2015
Jun 27 2015 - Aug 28 2015
7 night minimum stay
$1,799
 
 
FALL
Aug 29 2015 - Sep 25 2015
3 night minimum stay
$150
 

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Pet Fee $100.00
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Amenities

Crystal Lake Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Wood Fireplace
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Shower TUB in bathroom.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • King bed and twin bed in same room adjacent to fireplace Two twins in other room IN LOG CABIN
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Games
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 9 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
GREAT Place for family getaways where exploring the outside is your purpose. MOST beautiful area great for bonfires, swimming, boating, etc.

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