LARGE FAMILY COTTAGE ON THE SHORE OF BEAUTIFUL CRYSTAL LAKE

Jonathan Ball

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Sleeps12
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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LARGE FAMILY COTTAGE ON THE SHORE OF BEAUTIFUL CRYSTAL LAKE

Crystal Lake Cottage Rental Photos and Description

5 Bedroom, 3 Bath Cottage Sleeps Up To 12, With Private Beach And Dock

Large, 2,700 square foot, year-round cottage on wooded lot that sits on 80' of private frontage on the desirable south shore of Crystal Lake. 5 spacious bedrooms can accommodate up to 12 people in 2 king rooms, 1 queen room, 1 room with 2 doubles, and 1 room with a twin bunk bed. 3 full bathrooms.

Property was purchased by current owner in December 2013 and has been completely renovated with new kitchen appliances and island; new carpeting, laminate, and tile flooring throughout; fresh paint, new light fixtures and window treatments; many new furnishings and all new mattresses. Great Room features a vaulted ceiling, natural cut stone fireplace, and expansive windows facing the lake. Open concept kitchen, dining area and great room are perfect for comfortable entertaining and family gatherings. A screened porch facing the lake off the kitchen offers a relaxing respite.

Cottage sits on a large yard with a private, sandy beach located across a low-trafficked street (25 mph speed limit), with a new dock and swim platform. Crystal Lake is an exceptionally clear, spring-fed lake of almost 10,000 acres. The south shore generally features calm waters with a gradual slope that is ideal for wading and swimming for children of all ages. The lake is easily large enough to accommodate boat traffic and is a wonderful place for power boating, sailing, windsurfing, and kayaking. A boat mooring is provided for the use of guests.

1.8 miles to Congregational Summer Assembly. 3 miles to quaint downtown Frankfort, with dining, shopping, and a gorgeous Lake Michigan public beach. Travel 4 miles to Point Betsie Lighthouse and public beach for stunning sunsets, and 5-6 miles to the southern edge of Sleeping Bear National Lakeshore, voted by Good Morning America viewers as 'Most Beautiful Place in America,' with miles of unspoiled dunes. 17 miles to Crystal Mountain golf and skiing. 18 miles to Arcadia Bluffs, ranked by Golf Digest as America's 10th Best Public Golf Course. 30 miles to Traverse City and year-round activities and events, wineries, dining, and shopping. Hike or bike the 22-mile Betsie Valley Trail, a former railroad line now trail running from Frankfort to Thompsonville, partly along Crystal Lake. Or just sit at the end of the dock and enjoy the cool lake breezes!

Please note the renovation was completed just prior to our first guests arriving on June 28, 2014, and it has been occupied ever since. We will update the photos as soon as possible! Please contact us if you have questions.

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Jonathan Ball

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We're Jon and Kathy Ball, and we grew up vacationing in northwest lower Michigan from our native suburban Detroit. In 1988, we rented our first cottage on Crystal Lake with our toddler son. In 2001, we bought our own place on the south shore, near Beulah. In 2012, with our children grown, we decided to make Crystal Lake our permanent home.

Jonathan Ball purchased this cottage in 2013

We've had our eye on this property for several years. It's a very roomy cottage in a pleasant location on the lake, but it suffered from a couple of quirky features and needed some attention. In December 2013, we were fortunate enough to be able to acquire the cottage and begin to put our own stamp on it. We've done a number of very substantial renovations over the winter of 2013-14, and we're excited to share the results with our guests!

We think you'll enjoy the views of the lake from almost every room, the large, open gathering space, the screened porch, and the big yard and waterfront.

Sleeps12
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
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Nearest Airport
39 Miles
Traverse City
Car: necessary

6 miles from Sleeping Bear National Lakeshore (22 miles from Visitor Center)

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Crystal Lake Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
July-early August
Jun 28 2014 - Aug 15 2014
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$3,250
 
 
August
Aug 16 2014 - Aug 29 2014
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$2,500
 
 
Off-season
Aug 30 2014 - May 29 2015
3 night minimum stay
$295
$1,950
 
 
June
May 30 2015 - Jun 26 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$2,500
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$295
$1,950
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
Cleaning $150 + Tax
A deposit of $100 is required to hold a reservation for up to 7 days, during which we will send you the rental agreement for your review and signature. 50% of the rental charges are due with the rental agreement, and the remaining 50% and damage deposit are due 30 days prior to check-in date.
Tax Rate 6.0%
Notes Rates are subject to change until confirmed. The initial $100 deposit may be made by electronic transfer or credit card (via PayPal). The remaining payments may be made by check or electronic transfer. Deposits will be refunded 50% if cancelled 90 days or more prior to the check-in date. Deposits are non-refundable after 90 days prior to the check-in date.
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Amenities

Crystal Lake Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2700 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
Theme:
  • Family
General:
  • Internet
  • Telephone
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Parking ...
  • Living Room
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
Kitchen:
  • Kitchen ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
Dining:
  • Dining Room
  • Child's Highchair
  • seating for 12 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , main floor
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , main floor
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , second floor
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , main floor
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , main floor
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , second floor
    Bedroom 4 - 2 double , second floor
    Bedroom 5 - 1 bunk bed , second floor
Entertainment:
  • Television ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • DVD Player
  • Video Games ...
  • Stereo ...
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Deck / Patio ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • sailing
  • water skiing
  • jet skiing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
  • cycling
  • cross country skiing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • hiking
  • fishing
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