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BEAUTIFUL SUNSETS OVER THE ALL SPORT'S, QUIET CRAWFORD LAKE.

Teresa and Rick

Advertiser since: 2012
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Speaks: english
Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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BEAUTIFUL SUNSETS OVER THE ALL SPORT'S, QUIET CRAWFORD LAKE.

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

Overview

Kalkaska House Rental Photos and Description

House, 3 Bedrooms, 1.5 Baths, (Sleeps 8) lake front

Our home is very clean with most of the interior completely remodeled with knotty pine throughout,including the bedrooms. New fully equipped kitchen ,as well as new floors and doors throughout. New windows to enjoy the lake views,not to mention the gorgeous sunsets. Complete new entertainment center with a 32'flat screen TV withDVD/CD player. Beautiful view of calm, all sports lake from the large front deck.With 125 ft. of water frontage. Sandy bottom!! Fish off the new, double wide, T shaped; fiberglass dock, sun tan, or just relax.It has hook up's for docking your boat, and other water toy's.(public access is just two lots away).

Our cottage is centraly located with Traverse City, Torch Lake ,Boyne City and Schuss Mtn. and Shanty Creek all within a half an hour. We are located six miles east of downtown Kalkaska. There are many opportunities for Up North adventure, such as visiting Mackinac Island, Petoskey ,Charlevoix, and Indian River. For the golfers there are three golf courses within five miles of our lake house. For the snowmobilers and ATV enthusiests, you can literally take off from our lake house to join up with the main rideing trails!! not to mention mountain bike, hike etc. Early morning walks around the lake are a personal favorite,the wild life and scenery are simply beautiful. If your lucky you will also see the Bald Eagles that nest on the south end of the lake! Our lake house comfortably sleeps 8 people.There are 3 bedrooms plus a queen sofa sleeper in the living room.One of the bedrooms has a queen bed, the other a double bed and the3rd has 2 trundle beds. There are two bathrooms-one full bath with tub and shower and the half bath is located right off the laundry room at the back entrance. The living room has two fireplaces as well! You will enjoy roasting hotdogs or S'mores over an open fire in one of our two fire pitts. There is also a covered patio complete with gas-grill and prep table off the kitchen entrance!! We hope to make your vacation a wonderful,relaxing and memorable experience. Sincerely, Rick & Teresa

Keywords: Ranch 3 bedroom bath and a half lake front.

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Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Teresa and Rick (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2012
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Speaks: english

About Teresa and Rick

We have lived in Kalkaska for the past 24 years.I (Teresa) was even born in the Kalkaska hospital. Therefore, I am a true native! My husband Rick however, is a' transplant' from Plymouth Mi. He moved here to marry me! After this many years here, he is now considered a' local-yoko as well. We have two children. Our son is 22, and our daughter is 13 yrs. old. We have lived out here at Crawford Lake for 23 years now.We love it here and this is why we purchased our lake front cottage in June of 2012. The cottage is just across the lake from our primary home. This makes it perfect for our new venture of renting our cottage as a vacation get away /retreat. Again, we love Crawford Lake so much, as well as the surrounding area , so we thought why not share it with others! Sooo, that's what we did!! We are loveing meeting new people and makeing new friends. Our guests have been wonderful and we are grateful to have had them stay with us. So far, they love it here as much as we do!

Teresa and Rick purchased this house in 2012

Why Teresa and Rick chose Kalkaska

What attracted us to the area is the fact that you have access to so many fun and exciting out door activities. There is skiing, snowmobiling, snowshoeing,dirt-biking, four-wheeling, hiking, boating, swiming, water-skiing,fishing,golf;and the list goes on! It is also very peaceful and beautiful . The sceinery and wildlife are breathtakeing,and all you have to do is look out the window! Lastly, we love this location because it is only 20 minutes from Traverse City, Torch Lake and the casinos. Perfect!!

What makes this house unique

AHH The View . Sitting on the deck or dock having a drink and watching the sun set over the lake and trees will leave you speechless. The fall colors over the lake reminds us of being in the smokey mountains mostly due to the fact that this lake is not jamm packed with homes one after the other. The south end of the lake has no homes, just all cedar trees. You may even catch site of the bald eagles that nest on the south end of the lake!

Why HomeAway

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 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:
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Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

Reviews

Reviews

5
based on 9 traveler reviews

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Beautiful Sunsets Over the all sport's, quiet Crawford Lake.
average rating of 5.0 based on 9 reviews
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Beautiful Sunsets Over the all sport's, quiet Crawford Lake.
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Kalkaska Northern Michigan
Toledo, Ohio
5

Peaceful and Quiet

  • 5 of 5
My husband and I were looking for a quiet peaceful place to relax and enjoy a little one-on-one time away from the crazy busy city life with three kids! We completely found that here at Summer Sky's Cottage! We enjoyed kayaking, fishing, sitting out on the dock watching the sunset, roasting hotdogs over the bonfire, and observing the bald eagle and her baby! The cottage had everything we needed for a very comfortable stay. When we wanted a taste of the city life, we headed west to Traverse City, Sutton's Bay and the surrounding cities for wine tasting, shopping and sightseeing.
Rick and Teresa couldn't have been any nicer or more accommodating and we wish we could've stayed a little longer! We hope to make it back again someday soon!
  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: We are so glad you enjoyed your stay! It was a pleasure having
you and we hope you will come back soon! Fall colors are absolutely gorgeous here, as is winter for skiing , snowmobiling, ice fishing and just plain snugging in at the cabin in front of the fireplace for some r & r . Take care .
Sincerely, Rick and Teresa
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5

A cozy and fun get away on a beautiful lake

  • 5 of 5
This vacation spot was just what we were looking for! My husband and I, our 20-year-old twin sons, and our yellow lab were warm and cozy is Rick and Theresa's home. It was clean, the furniture was very comfortable, and the kitchen had everything we needed (even a large crockpot!). The lake views were wonderful. The house was close to the town of Kalkaska and several ski resorts. My husband tried out his new snowshoes on the golf course down the road. He plans to come back to golf there in the summer.
Rick and Theresa couldn't have been more helpful and accommodating as our hosts.
This place is truly a gem all year round!
  • Submitted: Jan 15, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Dear Nick and Mary Beth,
We are so glad you enjoyed your stay and were snugg and comfortable.
Rick and I enjoyed meeting you and visiting a bit with you and the boys.
Thank you for your tips on snowshoeing Nick, I realy do want to try it!
I feel so fortunate, to be able to just step out my front door and go.
It is truely such a beautiful winter wonderland here! ,with so many winter activities to enjoy! We are glad you had fun!
We hope you will come back and stay with us again.(perhaps in the summer, it's gorgeaous ,or spring for mushrooming or in the fall for color tours) any time! we would love to see you again!
Take care and best wishes,
Rick and Teresa
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5

Lovely Week in Sunset Paradise!

  • 5 of 5
We had a great time here at the lake house! The house met our needs wonderfully and the beds were so comfortable! The only things we missed were the indoor fireplace (it was not functioning) since we had a cold spell in early Aug and the hammock. The place was clean and had some of the essentials stocked. The outdoor amenities were lovely! The waterfront fire pit was well used, as was the additional fire pit on windier nights. We cooked out on the gas BBQ daily and there is excellent shopping not too far from the house!! We kayaked on the lake everyday and eagle watching proved to be fun and exciting. The water was lovely and refreshing, particularly at the dock with a sandy-bottom swim area! The property is a shady spot and the dock gets sun in the afternoon- well into the evening! Sunsets were just amazing!! My favorite pastime for our week of lakefront pleasure was tying my float up off the dock and just soaking up the rays! There are plenty of options for quick day trips from the house. There was some very good fishing too off the dock and out in the kayak. Rick and Teresa were lovely hosts and available whenever we needed anything. A splendid stay, we hope to return!
  • Submitted: Oct 4, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind review! It was a pleasure meeting
you and your friend's. We are truely sorry we could not get the fire-place
to re-ignite while you were here. It has since been re-lit. (We simply
do not leave it on in the summer, as it's usually to hot.)
Despite this, we are glad you enjoyed your stay and hope you will indeed come back and stay with us again!
Sincerely, Rick and Teresa
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Kalkaska Northern Michigan
5

Relaxing

  • 5 of 5
We had such a wonderful time. Our first time in your cabin but hopefully won't be our last. It was so nice to stay in such a clean and comfortable vacation rental. It felt like a home away from home.

Thank you so much,
Mike and Carla Crooks
  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Carla,
Thank you so much for staying with us!
We're so glad you enjoyed your stay at the cottage.
Rick and I enjoyed meeting and sitting and getting to
know you a little better. We truely hope you will come
back and visit with us again soon! Sincerely, Rick and Teresa
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Beautiful Sunsets Over the all sport's, quiet Crawford Lake.
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p397807vb
+1 -231 384 5817
Kalkaska Northern Michigan
5

Wonderful Family Retreat!

  • 5 of 5
What a perfect location and house to call "home" for a week in Northern MIchigan! The lake is clean, sandy bottom and could be mistaken for a mirror at times, it reflects some amazing sunsets that you would think came off a postcard. My son and I enjoyed our morning kayak trips to the south end to visit the eagle's nest and the sun bathing turtles, and paddle boated every evening. Perfect bon fires at the water's edge, and plenty of room for the kids to run around and play. The house was spotless, more than comfortable and nicely furnished and decorated. Everything we needed was right at our hands. Had some fun day trips to Traverse City, Torch Lake and Elk Rapids.....my kids favorite was Elk Rapids, cute little town with a wonderful beach and "riding the rapids" on the river. Thank you Rick and Teresa, you are so kind and thoughtful! We made some long lasting memories and will cherish them for years to come :)
  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Jen, Dan and Kid's,
We are so glad you enjoyed your vacation! Thank you for staying
with us! It was such a pleasure meeting you, and the kid's.
(They are so sweet and very well mannered. )
Despite the weather, we are glad you enjoyed the lake, by kayaking
swimming ,Eagle watching etc.
Take care and we hope you will stay with us again!
Sincerely, Rick and Teresa (Summer Sky's Cottage)
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Beautiful Sunsets Over the all sport's, quiet Crawford Lake.
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Kalkaska Northern Michigan
Grand Rapids, MI
5

Wonderful getaway for families!!!!

  • 5 of 5
We recently stayed at Rick and Teresa's cottage and had a fantastic time! The home is extremely clean, comfortable and well stocked with all of the things you would have in your own home. We really appreciated the care and commitment Rick and Teresa brought to our stay. They made sure we were happy with the home while making sure we knew how to operate everything in the home. We stayed with our two son's who are three and five. The lake is perfect for little one's who are learning to swim and for adults as the lake is shallow until just past the dock. We were so upset when it was time to go and our son has decided we will go back every year now! He calls it our kalkaska cottage! While we were there we went to Sleeping bear dunes, Traverse city, Mackinac Island, and a canoe trip on the Manistee River. This cottage is close to everything yet far enough away for peace and quiet after a long day of having fun! Thank you Rick, Teresa, and Summer for your hospitality and fantastic home!
  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Dear Jennifer, Dan and Boys,
Thank you so very much for your kindness and generosity! We fell in
love with your sweet little boys. They are just too cute!! (and smart!)
We truely appreciate your staying with us and thank you for donating
your floaties and pump for others to use at the cottage. That was so
nice of you. We hope you will indeed come back each year to "your"
cottage as your little guy says!
Take care and thanks again for everything!
Sincerely, Rick, Teresa and Summer

Map

Map

Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Cherry Capital Airport/ Traverse City
Nearest Barpub
4 Miles
The Outlaws Bar on 571
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Grandview Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
M-72
Nearest Restaurant
7 Miles
Kalkaska
Nearest Ski
23 Miles
Schuss & Shanty Creek Resort
Nearest Beach
Crawford Lake
Car: necessary

The Sleeping Bear Dunes and Mackinac Island are a great day trip from our cottage; as is Leelenau County for thier wine tourse. Also, the snowmobile and RV enthusiests can leave right from our cottage in order to hook up with the main rideing trails. Lastly, Turtle Creek Casino's and Resort is only 20 minutes away.

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Rates & Availability

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From $165 Per night

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Amenities

Amenities

Kalkaska House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Rural
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Garage ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Fireplace ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Theres a full bath in the bedroom area, and a half bath at the back entrance of the cottage ;off from the laundry room.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , Our 3rd bedroom has 2 twin trundle beds each one sleeps 2 .
  • Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2) There are two trundle beds in the largest bedroom each will sleep two., Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) There is a queen sofa sleeper in the living room.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • hunting small game
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
Notes:
Doublewide T shaped dock with hook ups. 125 feet of lake frontage. Only two doors down from the public access and boat launch. Complete new entertainment center. Two firepitts and complete deck furniture for your outdoor dining, entertainment and relaxation as you look out over the lake,complete with outdoor speaker system for your musical enjoyment!

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