BEAUTIFULLY REMODELED 1920 CRAFTSMAN-STYLE HOME

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Richard or Jill Lutz

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Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay nights
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BEAUTIFULLY REMODELED 1920 CRAFTSMAN-STYLE HOME

Crystal Lake House Rental Photos and Description

1750 sq foot, 3 bedroom, 2 1/2 baths sleeps 8 very comfortably.

Remodeled in 2007, this 1920 craftsman style home is built on a bluff overlooking beautiful Crystal Lake on a 70 foot high bluff providing both privacy and the quiet most people want on their vacation. Take a short 1 mile drive down to the beautiful sandy public beach to enjoy a swim in the crystal clear lake or go out fishing and watch the fish 12 feet down bite on your hook. Your family can play on the public beach one mile down the road while you watch from your warm sunny perch on the 175 foot wide beach or in the shade from the picnic area. The beach has bathrooms, picnic area, boat launch and pavilion.

Our home is custom built for artists with custom trim, maple floors and cabinets with many built-in storage cabinets, stone gas fireplace, inlaid stairs, three decks, and a gourmet kitchen. The owner utilized many unique pieces of wood in the custom interior decor. The home has 45 acres of woods with trails. for your hikes. Enjoy deer and other wildlife visiting the artisan well and stream. Guests can visit nearby Sleeping Bear National Park, Crystal Mountain, artists' shops, take a charter boat ride on Lake Michigan and fish fish fish!. One can also hike or bike (we have five bikes) on the Betsy Valley Trail, or visit any of the 8 golf courses within a 30 minute drive.

World class fishing: The world record Brown Trout was caught in Betsy Bay in Frankfort in 2008. Lake Michigan and Crystal Lake fishing are always productive for a wide variety of fresh water species including Coho Salmon, Lake Trout, Rainbow Trout, Perch, Brook Trout, Steel Head Trout, Bass, pan fish, and other native fish.

World class golfing: The Frankfort area offers 8 golf courses within 25 minutes. Arcadia Bluffs has been rated as one of the World's most scenic and best courses in the world. Crystal Mountain's three courses are unmatched in beauty and will bring the most capable players to their knees. Crystal golf course provides wonderful views of Crystal Lake and challenges to the best golfers. Other courses are very playable and offer their own challenges and views. Golf pros are available for private lessons at several of the courses. Crystal Mountain offers a health spa, swimming pool and other activities for children and adults as well.

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • non smoking only
  • Long-term Renters Welcome

Richard or Jill Lutz

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Jill is employed as the Title One Director with the local school system. Richard is a retired construction trades teacher/builder having taught as an adjunct at Eastern Michigan University and retired from teaching Building Trades at the local school district. Jill graduated from Eastern Michigan University in Elementary Education with a minor in art. Jill's art background and interest has melded with Richards craftsmanship to transform a 1920 cottage into a beautiful year around home.

Richard or Jill Lutz purchased this house in 1983

Guests enjoy Jill's mother's artwork as well as Jill's handcrafted ceramics. Richard's craftsmanship is obvious throughout the home from inlaid maple stairs to utilizing wood pieces they have gathered from all over the United States. The home is many steps about the standard rentals in the area. One feels like they are truely welcome in this lovely home made with much pride and tender loving care!

When Jill and I first traveled in this area and rented a nearby cottage, we instantly fell in love with the beautiful wooded lake views and above all the quiet. To fall asleep at night listening to the waves gently washing ashore is a dream in itself. Our friend who owns a home nearby called us letting us know his cousin was selling this cottage. We drove up in the dead of winter, walked back to the cottage and we noticed a sign hanging next to the door. 'Greenwood' We looked around and our view was the many 100 foot tall pines standing out against the beautiful white snow covered lake. We were in love and immediately made a call to purchase what was soon to be our home.

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay nights
Contact the owner directly to confirm reservation details and pay with an approved method (credit card, check, or bank transfer), to protect your payment up to $1,000.
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
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Reviews

Property Reviews

Beautifully Remodeled 1920 Craftsman-Style Home
average rating of 4.857143 based on 7 reviews
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Crystal Lake Northern Michigan
Toledo Ohio
5

Beautiful cottage

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2009
  • Stayed: Aug 2009
Great cottage -- beautiful woodwork; great 'space' for community and privacy; nice hot tub and separate jucuzi bath; good access to the lake. It's not on the lake itself, but excellent access down a hill.
Recommended for:  Pet-friendly, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children
Helpful votes: 8/8
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Crystal Lake Northern Michigan
5

When can we come back?!!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Nov 13, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
We stayed with our daughter and son-in-law for 3 days at this cozy cottage and didn't want to leave. It had it all...plenty of things to do, beautiful views and a gorgeous place to stay. The house is one of a kind! The kids were busy and we were relaxed...can't wait to do it again!
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Crystal Lake Northern Michigan
5

Piece of Heaven

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Oct 30, 2010
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
Jill and Richard's house is so perfect we could have stayed forever. It is very comfortable and they have thought of every little amenity to make the stay as easy as being home. We have been vacationing in the area for over 20 years and are thrilled to find this gem. Four adults and one five year old had a very memorable and relaxing time there. We could not have asked for more and heartily recommend it.
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Crystal Lake Northern Michigan
5

Absolutely beautiful!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
What a beautiful place for our family reunion! The home is first class with every amenity covered. I truly could have come with just my clothing and had everything I needed! The home will sleep eight, but we had six adults and found it a bit tight. I think it would be perfect for 4 adults and 4 children though. The lake is beautiful and there is a lot to do in the area. I would definitely recommend it for anyone who just wants to "get away from it all." Oh so peaceful!

The location of the home is up on a bluff so access to the lake is a bit of a challenge especially anyone with small children or older individuals not used to walking up and down hills.
Owner's Response: Thank you for your recommendation! We try to furnish everything we would want if we were on vacation consequently, paper products soaps, toilet paper etc are all furnished. We are thinking about furnishing a golf cart to get down to the lake next year. However, there is plenty of parking room should a renter wish to drive down. Many renters choose to drive for those needing a fast trip back to use the bathroom.
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Crystal Lake Northern Michigan
4

Great Week of Vacation

  • 4 of 5
  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
We had a great week of vacation at this house. The house was very nice and clean and well maintained sitting high up on a bluff above Crystal Lake. Nice large deck facing the lake, but with all the tall trees the lake view is limited. However it is very peaceful and pretty out on the deck. This house is not right on the lakefront. There is a trail off the back deck that leads down through the woods to the road and then a short walk to the lake. The lake is beautiful and crystal clear. The deeper parts of the lake are a beautiful deep blue. The only downside was that there were warnings to swimmers about swimmer's itch, caused by bacteria in the water from duck feces that causes an itchy rash, therefore we were reluctant to swim in the lake. We did use their kayaks and paddle boat though. Tried fishing but didn't have much luck. Frankfort is a quaint little port town with lots of small family restaurants and bar & grill type places and a lot of unique shops. Ate at the Smokehouse, Bayview Grill, Dinghy's, Papano's Pizza, and the Fusion. All had good food. There is a nice Lake Michigan beach area in Frankfort. No warnings on the Lake Michigan beach about swimmer's itch so we got in the water there, but the Lake Michigan water is pretty cold. Definitely take the short trip up to Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore and do the dune climb, take the Pierce Stocking Scenic Drive and visit the Port Betsie Lighthouse. Played golf at Champion Hill and Pinecroft both nice courses and reasonably priced at $49 for 18 holes. The weather was magnificent with daytime highs in the mid 70's and nighttime lows in the upper 50's. The owners of the home were very helpful and easy to deal with.
Owner's Response: Thanks for the review. We are so glad you enjoyed our home. You are the first renter who has mentioned swimmer's itch. We have not experienced this very often at Crystal Lake. We have researched this and were told that some bites can occur in very warm shallow water, but by putting on a lotion to prevent the bites (just like for sunburn lotion to prevent sunburn) no bites occur. Since the bites only occur at the water's edge and most people swim off the dock, this has not been an issue. Thank you again for spending time in our beautiful area! Sincerely Jill and Richard Lutz
Helpful votes: 0/2

Map

The Fusion Restaurant
Coho Cafe
Cabbage Shed
Bayview Grille
Papano's Pizza
Mayfair Tavern
Hotel Frankfort Restaurant
Lighthouse Cafe
Cabbage Shed
Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore
Gretchen Knoblock Original Oil Paintings
Sleeping Bear Inn
Celia's on the Bay
Dinghy's Restaurant & Bar
Bayview Grille
Frankfort-Elberta Chamber of Commerce
Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Traverse City
Nearest Ferry
40 Miles
Ludington
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
just off M115
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Bellows Public beach w picnic pavillion,& restroom
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Dinghy's
Nearest Ski
18 Miles
Crystal Mountain
Nearest Golf
8 Miles
8 courses within 20 miles
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
7 in Frankfort
Car: necessary

Our home is located on top of a 70 foot high bluff overlooking Crystal Lake. The public beach is located only 1 mile away and has a boat launch, public restrooms and a beautiful sandy beach. The home is located close to Sleeping Bear National Park( 8 miles), Lake Michigan, Crystal Mountain, world class golf courses, Lake Michigan (1 Mile), charter fishing,(4 Miles)(world record brown trout caught here in Betsie Bay in 2008), shopping, artists, biking, art festivals, wind surfing, boating, water skiing, (all within 4 miles) National Cherry Festival (43 miles) mushrooming, bird watching and much wildlife to view out the back door or walks in our 45 acre woods.

Golf: Crystal Mtn 3 18 hole courses 18 miles, Crystal Lake 18 hole 8 miles, Pinecroft 18 hole 20 miles, Chestnut hills 18 holes and 18 miles, Champion Hills 18 holes 25 miles,

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Availability & Rates

Crystal Lake House Rental Rates

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 6.0%
Cleaning $200

Notes

  • Peak Season June, July, August
  • Shorter reservations may be possible IF vacancies exist after June 15th, 2011. Daily rate is $425.00 plus 6% tax and $200.00 cleaning fee.

Amenities

Crystal Lake House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1750 sq. ft.
  • 3 stories
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Lake ...
  • Village ...
  • Lake View ...
Theme:
  • Family
General:
  • Heating
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Water Cooler
  • Filtered Water
  • Firewood
  • Laundry Soap
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Baby Gate
  • Iron & Board
  • Mobile Phone
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Parking ...
  • Internet ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Linens Provided ...
Kitchen:
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Gourmet Kitchen
  • Garbage Disposal
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Ice Maker
  • Stove
  • Grill
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Cooking Utensils ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 7 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , jetted tub , Top floor
    living room - toilet , middle floor
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , finished basement
  • All bathrooms recently remodeled and sparkling clean! Guaranteed!
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , 1 baby crib , crib available upon request
    Bedroom 4 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , new studio bed
  • Linens, towels and beach towels are included.
Entertainment:
  • VCR
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • CD Player
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Video Library
  • DVR
  • Television ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Books ...
  • Music Library ...
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Golf ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Deck Furniture
  • Porch Furniture
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Large Cooler
  • Small Cooler
  • Raft
  • Water Skis
  • Wood Deck
  • Boat Dock
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Bicycles ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Boat ...
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 8 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • children welcome ...
  • pets considered ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • non smoking only
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Whirlpool
  • Jacuzzi
  • Hot Tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • live theater
  • library
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • festivals
  • churches
  • marina
  • autumn foliage
  • forests
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • eco tourism
  • outlet shopping
  • sight seeing
  • paddle boating
  • gambling casinos
  • walking
  • beachcombing
  • scenic drives
  • antiquing
  • photography
  • horseback riding
  • bird watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • medical services
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • hospital
  • fitness center
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • mountain biking
  • hunting small game
  • surf fishing
  • golf
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • fly fishing
  • cycling
  • tennis
  • skiing
  • water skiing
  • hunting big game
  • deepsea fishing
  • hunting
  • rafting
  • sound/bay fishing
  • pier fishing
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
  • sailing
  • wind-surfing
  • surfing
  • freshwater fishing
  • water tubing
  • roller blading
Notes:
AC has been installed in the home spring of 2012. Upper bedrooms also have ceiling fans when renters prefer the cool breezes coming in off the lake.