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Bob Dunn

Member since: 2012
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Speaks: english
Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type chalet
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

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Calendar last updated:
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Chalet close to Crystal Mountain

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type chalet
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

Overview

Crystal Mountain, Thompsonville Chalet Rental Photos and Description

2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, Sleeps 4, and a full kitchen

This is a two bedroom cabin that is great for 2-4 people. Two single beds are located in the loft and the other is a queen bed in a bedroom with TV. The kitchen has all the utensils you will need for cooking. The living room has cable TV with WiFi. bed, A wood burning stove is available for use.

There is a garage for one car and a screened in back porch. Also, a charcoal weber grill is available to use as well as a fire pit.

It is located at the end of a cul de sac with woods surrounding the area.

Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Bob Dunn (Owner)
Member since: 2012
Call Owner
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Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
May 17, 2015

About Bob Dunn

We, Ann and Bob, are two retired educators who like the outdoors as well as travel. We currently reside in Manchester, MI. Bob likes to fish and bike. We both like to cross country ski. This cabin fits all our needs. Since we will not be using it at various times we thought we would continue to rent it as the previous owners did.

Ann is a graduate of Mercy College and Bob graduated from MSU. We have traveled to Europe several times, South Africa in 2011, up the Rio Negro in 2010, New Zealand in 2013, Norway 2014 and have several other trips planned. This year, 2015, we went to Switzerland for 2 weeks of cross-country skiing. Our son lives in Kingston, NY and our daughter resides in N.C. at Chapel Hill. So we have to travel to see them too.

Bob Dunn purchased this chalet in 2012

Why Bob Dunn chose Crystal Mountain, Thompsonville

Bob learned about the area by fishing out of Arcadia for salmon and steelhead fishing the Manistee River for the past 35 years. Being that we like to cross country ski we found Crystal Mt. area to accommodate our needs to be outside in the winter. This is an area we can go year around and enjoy our retirement.

What makes this chalet unique

After using a trailer for 5 years, we just decided it was time to buy a place that would meet our needs year around. We looked at many places and found one that was perfect for us. We did not need a big place, but wanted some place that was close to Lake Michigan to fish, available to be on the water in other locations, and ski in the winter. As people who know, the Fall is spectacular! To ride your bike in remote areas, up and down M 22, and just be outside at this time is wonderful.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you for the hospitality.

We had a fabulous time :-)

The pie was fantastic

We look forward to Renting from you again.
Mar 2015
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Why HomeAway

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type chalet
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights
Travel with confidence
Travel with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
Guarantee the rental meets your expectations
Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

Reviews

4.8
based on 8 traveler reviews

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Chalet close to Crystal Mountain
average rating of 4.75 based on 17 reviews
5

Couldn't be more pleased...

  • 5 of 5

What a lovely, charming little cabin. My wife and I stayed here for a weekend getaway for our anniversary, and while we originally had every moment of the trip planned, the coziness reeled us in and we could help but spend our mornings reading and sipping tea on the back porch and evenings cuddled on the couch next to the adorable wood stove and winding staircase. The only thing better than the cabin itself, was my interaction with the owner, Bob. From the minute I contacted him with a question about availability to the morning we were to arrive, he was a pleasure to work with. He responded quickly to questions and even helped with some local knowlege to suggest things to do in the area, and if that wasn't enough, we arrived to the cabin and found a small gift and card wishing us a happy anniversary. This will undoubtedly become a yearly trip for us, thank you so much, Bob!

  • Submitted: May 17, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for coming on your Anniversary. It is always helpful to have some sort of idea of what you would like to do. This makes helping the client more constructive. Like you, I too enjoy drinking tea on the screened in porch. It was a pleasure working with you. I look forward to your return, Bob
Canton, MI
5

Family Ski Weekend

  • 5 of 5

We came up for a ski weekend and loved the location to the mountain. The cabin was perfect for a family of 4. The kids loved sleeping in the loft. Bob was great to work with. The cabin had everything you need to make the stay enjoyable. Already planning the return trip!

  • Submitted: Jan 27, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
4

Very nice home close to Crystal Mountain

  • 4 of 5

Very clean home. Very close to Crystal Mountain. Perfect for a family of four, but too tight for any additional guests. Very good customer service. Heard back from the owner quickly when I had questions. Kitchen well stocked with pans, plates, cooking utensils etc. Heater was a bit too loud for me in master bedroom. There was also a large temperature difference between front room/kitchen and master bedroom. Well stocked with blankets, pillows etc. very nice that we were able to park in the garage.

  • Submitted: Jan 23, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Anita, I am glad you had a good time. I have limited the cabin to four because of the structure. As for the heating difference, I turn on the fans in the two rooms you identified. This generally helps with air circulation in the cabin. Thanks for your response, Bob
5

Ski Trip 2014

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time! Your place had everything we needed. Skiing was great. Very close to Crystal Mountain. My boys loved sleeping in the loft!

Thank you,

Karen

  • Submitted: Dec 30, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
5

Great Location for Biking around Crystal Mountain and close to many other outdoor gems.

  • 5 of 5

Bob & Ann are wonderful to deal with, my son and I were doing a mountain bike race at Crystal mtn. and I wanted to take the whole family without paying an arm and a leg. THeir Chalet fit our needs perfectly, Our 2 boys slept in the loft and our daughter enjoyed the couch and we had the bedroom. With it's location only 2.5 miles from the lodge at crystal it was an easy warmup ride to crystal for the race. They also surprised us with a pie from Norma's, it was so good we had to go back for more! THanks for sharing your wonderful place with our family.

Mike & Sue and family.

  • Submitted: Oct 20, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am glad the family enjoyed themselves. The area has so many places to explore and you took advantage of some of them. This is a wonderful hiking and biking area besides the skiing and fishing available. As for the pie, Norma certainly likes you coming back for more. Bob
5

Clean and charming getaway!

  • 5 of 5

We have enjoyed many great family ski weekends at the chalet this winter. It is stocked with everything you need and located a couple miles from Crystal Mountain on a quiet cul-da-sac. We loved coming back to a cozy fire in the woodburning stove after a long day of skiing. Looking forward to many more fun filled stays.

  • Submitted: May 9, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: HomeAway

Map

Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Traverse City
Nearest Barpub
1.5 Miles
Crystal Mt, Crystal Palace
Nearest Ferry
35 Miles
Manistee
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Crystal Mt. There are several others in the area.
Nearest Motorway
1.5 Miles
M115/US31
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Crystal Mt, Crystal Palace
Nearest Ski
2 Miles
Crystal Mt.
Nearest Beach
10 Miles
Arcadia, Frankfort
Car: necessary

The rental is within a 40 minute drive to Traverse City. There are several other golf courses besides Crystal Mt. in the area. The biking can vary from easy to M 22. Those that are in training for triathlons or trips have used M22 for training. Access to Lake Michigan for fishing is within a half hour drive. The town of Arcadia has a marina and great information on salmon fishing. Kayak/Canoeing on the Betsie River is within a 1/2 mile.

Bike Benzie Tour can be found at this site. htpp://bikebenzie.org

Other information about the area can be found here;

www.frankfort-elberta.com

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Rates & Availability

From $125 Per night

Crystal Mountain, Thompsonville Chalet Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Independence weekend
Jul 3 - Jul 7
3 night minimum stay
$150
 
 
Martin Luther King
Jan 18 - Jan 20
3 night minimum stay
$150
 
 
President's weekend
Feb 15 - Feb 17
3 night minimum stay
$150
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$125
From
$140
Fri,Sat,Sun
$800
 

Additional information about rental rates

Notes Rates are subject to change at any time prior to confirmation. If you desire a longer stay, please contact the owner.
If you are interested in renting the cabin every weekend during skiing season for special rate, please contact Bob at 734.646.4715
Deposit of 1/2 the amount due within a week of confirmation. The balance due within 30 days of the first rental date. After this, there will be no refunds unless the owner finds someone else to rent.
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Amenities

Crystal Mountain, Thompsonville Chalet Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chalet
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Lake ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Mountain ...
  • Resort ...
  • River ...
  • Town ...
  • Village ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Washing machine and dryer in a bathroom closet.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , Loft
  • The two twins are up the winding stairs to the loft.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • festivals
  • forests
  • live theater
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
Notes:
This is a location that will provide access to a lot of outdoor activities. Being in a cul de sac with few homes, the peace and quiet is refreshing.Renters have liked the close location to Bear Dunes, Interlochen and skiing. Biking can be done from the front door with a bike trail close by. If you are interested in fishing, please let me know. Charters are available in Arcadia and Frankfort.

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