|Minimum Stay||2 nights|
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.
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
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!!
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!
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!
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!
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!
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
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 :)
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!
The Sleeping Bear Dunes and Mackinac Island are a great day trip from our cottage; as is Leelanau County for their wine tours. Also, snowmobile and RV enthusiasts can leave right from our cottage in order to hook up with the main riding trails. Lastly, Turtle Creek Casino's and Resort is only 20 minutes away. Schuss and Shanty Creek are only 25 minutes away for your skiing and sledding fun and Torch Lake is just 20 minutes away as well! There are so many choices for everyone's up north get away adventures!
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
|Refundable damage deposit||$250|
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