CRYSTAL LAKE WATERFRONT JUN-OCT FRANKFORT 2014

Carolyn Bates (primary) or Cynthia Koster

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Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Carolyn Bates (primary) or Cynthia Koster

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CRYSTAL LAKE WATERFRONT JUN-OCT FRANKFORT 2014

Frankfort Cottage Rental Photos and Description

Cottage, 4 Bedrooms, 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 8)

Living in our cottage gives you that real summer feeling. Lots of space outside to use anytime of the day as deck is on east and south side, patio and screen porch on the west. The house is comfortable, well furnished, and sunny. There is an easy walk, slightly down hill, to our sandy beach on Crystal Lake. As we have a joint ownership with two of our friends, living in the other two cottages, we share the wonderful sandy beach, where you will love to go barefoot.

The Summer Assembly is just down the road has children's and adult theater, church choir and services, slide shows, dinners, and other social events.

The house has 1/2 log siding, with the grey curved side on the exterior, and the flat finished wood side on the interior.

Timber frame construction inside, with lofts on either side of the living room enclose the bedrooms and den and allow for a two story living room and dining room, and huge stone wood burning fireplace. It has a very warm, cozy, cottage feeling inside.

Fully equipped kitchen with access to screen porch. Lots of storage space. Patio or deck is a great space for cocktails.

Twin beds (2) in south bedroom with full bath with shower and tub.  Second bedroom, queen bed, with attached half bath.  The master suite with queen bed and desk, and full bath with shower and tub with grab handles. The second floor has one bedroom with two twin beds. NEW MATTRESSES ON ALL BEDS.

The den, by the front door, has books, games, TV and WIFI, land phone line, desk, and a wonderful couch to curl up in and read for an afternoon.  

There are small heaters, but always bring something warm to curl up in on chilly mornings. Mid morning, with the sun shining, it will warm up quickly.  Because it is partially in the trees, it stays cool on hot days. We have fans to help if it gets too hot, which is seldom.

Bring good walking shoes, umbrella, swim suit, sun tan lotion, hat, warm jacket, light weight casual clothes.

Please feel free to call us or email us with questions and suggestions.

Our favorite attractions:

AW Root beer drive in:  Frankfort and

Beulah: 15 minutes,

Boat rentals: Frankfort, Beulah,

Cherries: August, everywhere,

Cherry pie: Cherry Hut, Beulah, 20 minutes

Cherry Republic: Glen Lake, 30 minutes,

Fishing expeditions: Frankfort,

Frankfort:   10 minutes, (see photos)

Golf: Frankfort, Manistee, Crystal Lake Country Club (see photos)

Lake Michigan beaches: Frankfort, 10 minutes; Elberta, 15 min., Empire, 30 minutes (see photos),

Library has wifi and computers: Frankfort,

Museum and historic lighthouse: Point Betsie (lighthouse) north on M22, 10 minutes,

Platte River boating trip:  20 minutes north,

Restaurant with view of Lake Michigan and bag piper: Manistee golf course (see photos),

Restaurants: Frankfort (see photos)

Shopping:  Frankfort, Traverse City, 

Sleeping Bear Sand Dunes: 30-40 min. drive, (see photos)

Theater, swimming and tennis lessons, church, at CSA: 5 minutes,

Traverse City airport: 45 minutes

Video rental: Benzonia, rte 31 south, on small hill before strip mall,  20 minutes, 

Keywords: SLEEPS 8, 4BR, 2.5BR  $1900-$2250, WIFI TV NEW LISTING, Crystal Lake, Frankfort, North East Michigan, private sandy beach, secluded, cottage, summer, beach front, lake front, stone wood burning fireplace, patio, wrap around deck, screen porch, trees, washer, dryer, linens, cleaning, timber frame, two story living room, handicap ramp and all doors, wood walls and floors, real cottage feel, off-street parking, 2 cars, master suite, two floors, electric flat top stove, full stocked kitchen, microwave, dishwasher, No pets, No Smoking, Saturday 11am out, Saturday 5pm in, families, seniors, small reunions, swimming, boating, biking, fishing, walking, shopping, restaurants, Lake Michigan, Beulah, Michigan,

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Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
  • children welcome
Guestbook comments from the owner
Hi Carolyn,

 

Just wanted to let you know that we enjoyed our stay in the Bates Cottage!

 

Thank you!  We appreciate the offer for extra time, but we needed to get home at a reasonable time Saturday

and get back to reality!

 

Sincerely,

Susan
Aug 2012
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Carolyn Bates (primary) or Cynthia Koster

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My sister, mother and I own the cottage. I manage the rentals. I have been a professional photographer, specializing in architecture, for almost 40 years. I live and work out of Burlington, Vt.

My passion is to keep Lake Champlain and Crystal Lake clean.

I love dogs, and I have a wonderful 'woodle' visit almost everyday. She is a cross between a poodle and wheaton terrier.

My main sport is swimming. I have been going up to Crystal Lake since I was 8

Carolyn Bates (primary) or Cynthia Koster purchased this cottage in 1952

Our mother came up to Crystal Lake from St Louis in the early 1920's and we have been coming up here ever since. In 1952 my parents bought some land and built three grey log cottages. The largest, on the hill, is ours. The other two cottages are now part of Grey Logs Assoc. and owned by other people. We all love to swim, and thus visiting Crystal Lake every summer, the ultimate place to swim, was perfect

We also loved the camaraderie of belonging to the CSA, for tennis lessons, theater, church choir, dinners.

I have always loved swimming in the late afternoon at Crystal Lake. It is just magnificent. You might want to rent a small boat and row out into the middle and just relax, with a picnic lunch. Sitting on the beach and reading your favorite pulp fiction, while you sip on homemade lemonade is just the very best.

Our cottage is just a short drive to Frankfort for all basic supplies, and walking the long sandy beach on Lake Michigan. Within an hour, you can do all of the many adventures I have listed on my map. Please see photos, too.

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
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Reviews

5
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Crystal Lake Waterfront Jun-Oct Frankfort 2014
average rating of 5.0 based on 4 reviews
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Crystal Lake Waterfront Jun-Oct Frankfort 2014
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Frankfort Northern Michigan
San Francisco, CA
5

GREAT VACATION IN 2013

  • 5 of 5
The cottage has been upgraded since our stay in 2012, and is even more comfortable. There are new mattresses, the kitchen is now fully stocked and LR has a comfortable new sofa and chairs. The location is great, you hear birds (and no car noise) in the mornings, there is a deck that has both sun and shade, and there is a wonderful feeling of beauty and solitude. The beach is a only a few minutes down the driveway, easy for kids to go off and play, town is 10 minute trip for groceries, shopping, movies and wonderful restaurants. There are several river trips available in close proximity, along with Sleeping Bear, with steep cliffs, and wandering paths through the dunes.
  • Submitted: Nov 4, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Frankfort Northern Michigan
Joplin, MO
5

A FABULOUS FAMILY GETAWAY -- WITH OPPOTUNITIES FOR LOTS OF SHORT DAY-TRIPS

  • 5 of 5
My husband and I, our 2 young sons, and my parents spent a lovely week at the Bates Cottage. The home was very comfortable and it was wonderful to come "home" after a day at the beach or sightseeing and be able to make a home-cooked meal and relax. We loved Point Betsie and the pier/lighthouse in Frankfort. We made it to the Cherry Hut in Beulah--best cherry pie my mother has ever had :) We also really enjoyed the Granary in Beulah -- lots of local foods/wines to purchase as well as a flea market we didn't have nearly enough to time to get through--if you are lucky the shop across the way may even be open and offer you a peek at some vintage Chris Craft boats. We had a fun evening at the Cherry Bowl Drive-In -- they will even announce your presence before the movie starts if you want and the cars will honk in appreciation :) We were directed to a great Rock Shop (closer to Honor, but with a Beulah address) and were able to purchase a lovely Petoskey stone -- the state rock, I believe and very cool. Our boys enjoyed plenty of time at all the nearby beaches -- Crystal Lake, Frankfort, Point Betsie (if you want Lake rocks, bring your bucket -- they are plentiful here),& Glen Haven. Our most fun (and long) daytrip was to Mears - where we were able to go on Mac's Dune Buggy rides of the Silver Lake Sand Dunes -- it was about 2 hours from the cottage, but in our opinion it is NOT to be MISSED !! Beautiful views and such a fun ride (ask for Weasie !!) ! There are plenty of yummy ice cream shops -- Scoops downtown has hand-scooped Moomers ice cream (we recommend the almond delight or Very Cherry), or there is the Cremee stand in front of Glen's supermarket -- lemon custard ! The neighbors were friendly and helpful and Carolyn was extremely easy to work with -- she was very accessible before and during our stay. We hope to visit Bates Cottage again next year. Our boys are already working on their "to-do" lists !!
  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities
Owner's Response: Justin and Catrina. Thank you for writing such a wonderful letter about your stay at our cottage. And I am very excited that you will be returning next year!

Warmly, Carolyn
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Frankfort Northern Michigan
Kalamazoo and Frankfort Michigan
5

CRYSTAL LAKE COTTAGE, FRANKFORT MICHIGAN

  • 5 of 5
I have known the owner and family of this property since my teenage years in the 60's. I have never rented the cottage but I have been a frequent guest over the years. I would best describe the place as a classic "up north" lake cottage with modern amenities and beautifully landscaped grounds. The owner accurately describes (and photographs) the property inside and out.
  • Submitted: May 11, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Frankfort Northern Michigan
Brighton, Michigan
5

CRYSTAL LAKE COTTAGE

  • 5 of 5
The listing accurately describes the property on Crystal Lake but until actually staying there, the full beauty and peaceful surroundings can only be imagined! I had the wonderful privilege of spending several days in this cottage and found it to be so clean and comfortable, close to nearby attractions and many places to dine were within a few minutes drive. I was in awe of the beautiful gardens on the property and felt the love and care it had been given over many, many years by the owner. I would definitely recommend this cottage for a summer stay, and would very much like to return again.
  • Submitted: Apr 17, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Sightseeing, People with Disabilities
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Map

Car: necessary

It gets so dark at night that you can watch the stars and see if you can find the big dipper, orion, and caseopia.

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Availability & Rates

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Frankfort Cottage Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
July
Jun 28 2014 - Aug 2 2014
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$2,250
 
 
Sept
Aug 30 2014 - Sep 27 2014
3 night minimum stay
$1,900
 
 
oct
Sep 28 2014 - Oct 18 2014
3 night minimum stay
$1,500
 

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $49
Tax Rate 6.0%
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Amenities

Frankfort Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Lake View ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
General:
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Heating ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Internet ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Iron & Board
Kitchen:
  • Stove ...
  • Oven ...
  • Toaster
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Microwave
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Dining ...
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • Wall heaters in both of the full bathrooms.
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single , NEW MATTRESSES on second floor
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , master suite with private full bath and NEW MATTRESS
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , Next to full bath. NEW MATTRESSES
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , with half bath and NEW MATTRESS
  • ALL NEW MATTRESSES.
Entertainment:
  • Television ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Games
  • Books
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Lawn / Garden
Suitability:
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • children welcome ...
Attractions:
  • health/beauty spa
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • live theater
  • restaurants
  • churches
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
Leisure Activities:
  • miniature golf
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • boating
  • antiquing
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • mountain biking
  • golf
  • kayaking
  • cycling
  • tennis
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • wind-surfing
  • water tubing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • pier fishing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • jet skiing
Notes:
Screen porch, two story stone fireplace, handicap ramp and doorways, gardens, timber frame two story living room, wood walls for a real cottage feel, den, small library with books to read, trees for shade, deck on east and south side, patio on west side, therefore you can always sit in the sun, parking for 2 cars, short walk to private beach shared with the two other cottages on this driveway. Sandy beach. Great for children Seniors 55+
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