CRYSTAL LAKE WATERFRONT JUN-OCT FRANKFORT 2014

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Carolyn Bates

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

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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 are on the west. 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 CSA just down the road has children's and adult theater, church choir, slide shows, dinners, and other social events.

The construction of the walls are 1/2 log siding, with the grey curved side on the exterior, and the flat finished wood side on the interior.

Timber frame construction, 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, cosy, cottage feeling inside.

Full large kitchen with access to screen porch. Lots of storage space. Patio 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 Rootbeer drive up:  Frankfort, 

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; Empire, 30 minutes (see photos),

Library for wifi and computers: Frankfort,

Museum and historic lighthouse: Point Betsie 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, in 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, garden, 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, kitchen utensils, pots and pans, microwave, dishwasher, No dogs, 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:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible

Carolyn Bates

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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 purchased this cottage in 1952

My 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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Crystal Lake Waterfront Jun-Oct Frankfort 2014
average rating of 5.0 based on 8 reviews
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We enjoyed our stay in the Bates Cottage!

  • Submitted: Jan 7, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
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
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The cottage was a perfect home away from home.

  • Submitted: Jan 7, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
Hi Carolyn,

The thanks should be ours. The cottage was a perfect home away from home. It was very comfortable. We loved the place and definitely would like to rent again next year. I will be in touch when we know our dates. 

Thank you again.

Take care, MB
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We love the cottage

  • Submitted: Jan 7, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
Hi Carolyn.  

We love the cottage -- it reminds me of the one we had when I was growing up.  And thank you for the pie and coffee, we have been enjoying both!  The weather here is glorious and we are having a great time.  Thank you!
Kate
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Hard to believe our two weeks are almost up.

  • Submitted: Jan 7, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
Carolyn,

I meant to email you when we received our coffee and pie from Tabitha - but I guess we've been a little distracted enjoying our vacation! Thanks for both. Delicious pie and great coffee!

Hard to believe our two weeks are almost up. We've been having an amazing time.
We enjoyed all the Fourth of July festivities in Frankfort yesterday and we're heading to Glen Arbor to tune the Crystal River today! I'll post some pics to your Facebook page once I get home and get them loaded off our camera.

Thanks so much,
Leslie
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Crystal Lake Waterfront Jun-Oct Frankfort 2014
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Great vacation in 2013

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Nov 4, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
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.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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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

Frankfort Cottage Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Minimum Stay
 
june
May 31 2014 - Jun 27 2014
$1,900
7 nights
 
 
July
Jun 28 2014 - Aug 2 2014
Changeover Day: Saturday
$2,250
7 nights
 
 
Sept
Aug 30 2014 - Sep 27 2014
$1,900
3 nights
 
 
oct
Sep 28 2014 - Oct 18 2014
$1,500
3 nights
 

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $49.00
Tax Rate 6.0%
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Amenities

Frankfort Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Beachfront ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
General:
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Internet ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Heating ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Iron & Board
Kitchen:
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Microwave
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Stove ...
  • Oven ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Kitchen ...
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Dining ...
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • Wall heaters to keep you warm.
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , with half bath and NEW MATTRESS
    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
  • ALL NEW MATTRESSES. QUEEN BEDS or TWIN BEDS
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Games
  • Books
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Deck / Patio ...
Suitability:
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Attractions:
  • health/beauty spa
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • live theater
  • restaurants
  • churches
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • sight seeing
  • shopping
  • boating
  • wildlife viewing
  • antiquing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • tennis
  • cycling
  • kayaking
  • golf
  • sailing
  • water skiing
  • swimming
  • mountain biking
  • hiking
  • wind-surfing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • pier fishing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
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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