Two prime summer weeks still open! Plus think about Spring Break and contact us to discuss details and rates! Lots to do the area and a fun place to spend family time during any season!
Welcome to northern Michigan! We are proud to offer you this beautiful property on the premier part of beautiful Crystal Lake. Crystal Lake is an all sports lake located just minutes from downtown Ludington. We are confident that your stay will be enjoyable because first and foremost the natural surroundings are breathtaking. You can enjoy your morning coffee or family dinner on the large, wrap around deck over-looking the water. (there are two gates on the deck so that younger ones can run around freely.) You can go down to the lakefront which is just steps away and enjoy swimming in the sandy bottom lake, taking a kayak ride(3 kayaks included), fishing in the row boat (included) or just relaxing in a lounge chair reading a good book while your toes dangle in the warm water.
We have worked hard at making the house a comfortable and inviting place for your family too. You will find a well-stocked, modern kitchen with all the ammenities. The dining area easily fits 10 people, and the upper living room has very comfortable furniture and a flat screen tv with satellite. The basement living room is fully stocked with games, puzzles, books, magazines, and even children's books and toys. There is also another tv with a dvd. This is a great place for the kids to hang out with each other.
When we have rented vacation properties, we have appreciated when the owners have invested in comfortable beds and good quality linens. Therefore, we have done the same in this property. We have tried to pay attention to details so that this will feel like your own home away from home.
The layout of the home is as follows: Top floor has a large front family room and eating area over looking the lake. Master bedroom with queen bed and totally rebuilt master bathroom, 2nd bedroom with two twins plus one trundle, full bathroom, kitchen, entry with laundry and breakfast nook. The lower level has a large family room / game room, bedroom with queen bed, bunk beds and a twin bed, 2nd rec room area with TV / DVD and plenty of seating.
Crystal Lake is a unique find. It is much quieter and much less expensive than Hamlin Lake. Yet it is just as close if not closer to destinations like: downtown Ludington, Manistee, and Pentwater.
Keywords: fishing, skiing, swimming, modern kitchen, minutes to Ludington, large deck, wooded lot, sandy bottom
We have been married for 18 years and we have 3 kids. We live in Grand Rapids Michigan where Brian works at a local bank and Cindy is a Spanish teacher.
The Owner purchased this house in 2011
Brian grew up vactioning in Ludington. We absolutely love Ludington because it feels like you are truly 'up north.' The pace of life is much slower and the local people are incredibly friendly.
It's location is amazing. Unlike the bigger and busier Hamlin Lake, it's setting is serene and undisturbed. However, you are minutes away from so many northern Michigan attractions.
Our family of 8 enjoyed this house sooo much! It was very spacious and clean. Though it doesn't have a/c, it does have plenty of fans. The kids loved using the kayaks and fishing off the dock. The home is well furnished and has many games and toys to entertain children. The Ludington area offers great beaches on Lake Michigan as well as trails at the state park. They also have an amazing ice cream spot called "House of Flavors." We would definitely recommend this vacation home and hope to return someday ourselves. Thanks Brian & Cindy!
Our family, totalling 11 people, stayed for a week & loved it! We spent all our time outdoors on the huge deck or on the lake. The neighbors were close but great. Very quiet setting & close to town & shopping areas. Lots of steps from house to water, but we all needed the exercise, & there was another nice little deck by the dock with electricity(very nice to charge the boat battery) so we could listen to the radio while we hung out. Fishing was good, many fish frys. Can't wait to go back.
We stayed at the cottage during the winter months so I can't speak to the lake-- other than the beautiful view! The cottage sits above the lake so your view is breathtaking-- the deck is expansive and great for enjoying the sunshine! There is a nice grill for cook outs and the kitchen is fully stocked! Comfy living quarters and the cute town of Ludington is just a short drive away. I would highly recommend this cottage!!