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Tim Dyer

Member since: 2007
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Speaks: english

140' Private Frontage on Crystal Lake - Crystal Lake Getaway

6 Reviews
Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


Northern Michigan House Rental Photos and Description

Cottage, 4 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 3 Baths, (Sleeps 10-12)

This 2,400 sq. ft., 4 bedroom, 3 bath well maintained cottage has a spacious 140' of PRIVATE FRONTAGE on Crystal Lake. If this cottage is too large for your needs, check out our other cottage two doors down which is a 1600 sq', 3 bed/2 bath cottage with dock and hoist, or our other cottage near Beulah which is a totally remodeled 1,100 sq', 3 bedroom, 2 bath cottage also with private frontage w/dock. More information is available by clicking the website link.

The cottage is clean and spacious, sleeps 10, and has plenty of parking and room to spread out and enjoy your vacation.

4 bedrooms (3 on upper level, 1 on lower level), 3 full baths. There is a queen bed in each of the 11'x15' and 14'x14' bedrooms, a double bed in the 9'x15' third upper level bedroom, 2 double beds in the 15'x15' fourth lower level bedroom, as well as a pull out sofa on the lower level rec room, and there is one porta-crib available as needed. Ceiling fans in each bedroom and dining room and fans in every room.

Spacious living areas on the upper level, fully equipped kitchen, dining and living rooms with oak floors, fireplace, TV, excellent views of the lake from nearly every room, upper balcony.

Lower level family room with TV, pullout couch (queen sleeper sofa) and love seat, sun room w/foosball table, additional fridge, deck outside of sun room w/patio furniture and gas and charcoal grills. New washer and dryer also in lower level.

The beach and amenities - a 40’x70’ sandy beach area and stairs to the water, boat and wave runner lifts are provided, firewood is also provided for fire pit at no cost. Two kayaks are also provided (please bring your own life jackets).

The cottage is located on the north/northwest side of Crystal Lake and faces almost due south, therefore, when it is hot out, the prevailing winds are generally present to help keep you cool. Also because of this location, we have never had issues with mosquitoes. There are no steps to the beach, yet, the cottage is across the road from the lake. We actually have come to prefer this, as there is plenty of room to enjoy the beach, fire pit and play games. Plenty of room and privacy from any neighbors.

Our property is less than one mile to the beginning of the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. You can spend your entire week seeking out new and isolated beaches, trails, lakes, and dunes, all along the way to the popular dune climb attraction which is about a 20 minute drive from the cottage.

This is your vacation and we want you to enjoy it. Please email us or call us with any further questions.

More Details
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Tim Dyer (Owner)
Member since: 2007
Call Owner
Speaks: english

About Tim Dyer

Tim and Michele have three daughters, Lyndsey, Elle and Bri, and enjoy heading north as much as possible.

Tim Dyer purchased this house in 2001

Why Tim Dyer chose Northern Michigan

We purchased our cottage in 2001 after several years of vacationing in the area and enjoy all the activities and beauty of the area and now with 3 properties, want to share the beauty of the area with you and your family, and make your vacation as relaxing and enjoyable as possible.

What makes this house unique

Crystal Lake and the Sleeping Bear Dunes area have recently been voted one of Americas best destinations by Good Morning America. With many familites returning year after year, this alone makes it a testament to the beauty of the area. Play our kids favorite game and count license plates from different states during your vacation (their record? 47 states).


based on 6 traveler reviews

140' Private Frontage on Crystal Lake - Crystal Lake Getaway
average rating of 5.0 based on 6 reviews

Wonderful Family Vacation

  • 5 of 5

Our 2nd time vacationing at Crystal lake and we loved this home. It's in a great location, close to Frankfort, Glenn Arbor, Empire, Traverse City and more. The house itself had so many great features including: balcony, upstairs dining/kitchen, great water frontage, beach, dock, fireplace and more.

We will be coming back!

  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Joplin Missouri

Great Family Vacation Destination

  • 5 of 5

My extended family has been vacationing at Crystal Lake for over 30 years and have enjoyed many fun rentals...but we have unanimously voted this beautiful home as our favorite. We will keep coming back. The house itself it beautiful and is perfect for adults and children both. Everything is provided right down to play and beach toys for the kids and adults. The beach area is like a personal park with wonderful sandy beach and great grassy play area with fire pit for those wennie roasts. Ten of us fit very comfortably into the spacious home and the laundry and downstairs play area are very family friendly. This place is where wonderful family memories are made. Thanks Tim!

  • Submitted: Feb 4, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Macomb, MI

We Love Crystal Lake :)!!!

  • 5 of 5

This cottage is GREAT! Comfortably fit 10 of us - 5 teenagers included! The kids hung out downstairs and we had the whole upstairs to ourselves - including a great balcony with outstanding view of the lake. The kids loved the kayaks, swimming, snorkling. Has all the amenities you could possibly ask for and then some! The weather was great during our stay and we did so many fun things ... golf, Sleeping Bear Dunes, Frankfort pier, stroll down Main Street, Point Betsie for sunsets and a swim in Lake Michigan, drove up and down all the hilly back roads. Lots of wildlife to see - including an eagle! The water was fantastic - and the lake is so large that you never feel crowded. We also went to the Outlet where the water is so shallow and warm. There is a great bike/walk trail from the Outlet to downtown Beulah that follows the lake where the old railroad was. Lots of history here. Can't wait to go back!!!

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Morton Grove

Family Summer Vacation 2012

  • 5 of 5

Our family enjoyed a week of vacation during July 2012 at this cottage. It was a very hot week but the wonderful breeze off Crystal Lake and the many floor and ceiling fans in the cottage made the space comfortable, especially at night for sleeping. The house is spacious, airy and nicely decorated. The lake frontage is really lovely - sandy beach on one side and a grassy play area with swings on the other. We enjoyed a marshmallow roast over a fire in the fire pit provided one night, in spite of the heat. The upper balcony is great for sitting and lake viewing and retains shade for much of the day. Great place to spend a vacation!

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cincinnati, OH

weekly renter

  • 5 of 5

This property is perfect for a Crystal Lake family vacation! The lakefront is perfect with a yard big enough for badminton and volleyball, a sandy beach area, and a dock with area big enough for relaxing. The location makes Beulah, Frankfort and Sleeping Bear dunes accessible. There is enough room for 2 families to share the space - we look forward to staying here again!

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Vacation spot

  • 5 of 5

We have been coming to Crystal Lake for almost twenty years. We have been renting Crystal Lake Getaway for more than 5 years. It is pne of the nicest places we have rented. It is the perfect spot for our family. We enjoy the lakefront access and spend most of our days at the beach. It is great to have access to the bikes and kayaks. The dock is a plus as we usually have waverunners. The house is in great condition as the owners are constantly upgrading and making improvements. The upstairs has a gorgeous view of the lake. It's a great place to relax and getaway. We can't wait to be there this year.

  • Submitted: Jan 18, 2011
  • Stayed: Jan 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Located on the Northwest Shore of Crystal Lake amongst other very nice homes, and located about 2 miles from Point Betsie, one mile from the start of the Sleeping Bear Dunes Lakeshore, and about 10 minute drive from either Frankfort or Beulah.


Rates & Availability

Crystal Lake House Rental Rates

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Aug 30 2015 - Jun 3 2016
2 night minimum stay
Jun 4 2016 - Jul 1 2016
7 night minimum stay
Jul 2 2016 - Aug 26 2016
7 night minimum stay
Late Summer
Aug 27 2016 - Dec 31 2016
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $1,000

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Northern Michigan House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Lakefront
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Internet
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Washing Machine
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Dining Area
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 3
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Queen size Beds (2) One queen each in two of the bedrooms, Double Beds (3) Two doubles in one bedroom, one double in another bedroom, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) pullout couch into queen
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • cinemas
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

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