About the property
- Chalet1450 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay2 - 7 nights
4 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, Sleeps 12
Ideally located, you are invited to this Petoskey Michigan Lakefront Ski Chalet Vacation Rental of unmatched beauty and unrivaled seasonal activities. This Chalet offers year attractions including water sports steps from your door, great snowmobiling to miles of trails, skiing, golfing and absolutely gorgeous views of the lake.
With all the area has to offer with its unique shops, boutiques and art galleries located in Petoskey's Gas Light District and Harbor Springs, shopping should definitely be on you list of things to do. You may also want to see if Lady Luck is with you at the Odawa Casino in town.
The shared resort offers 450 feet of waterfront access, with a one-of-a-kind shallow, hard bottom, sandy beach that stretches out at least 300 ft., with only waist deep water. This combination of beach and park-like atmosphere makes this location the most desirable on Crooked Lake. Sorry. no pets allowed.
The park-like property also features a private marina, with two slips available for your water crafts of up to 26 feet. Also included is a volleyball court, horseshoe pit, multiple fire pits and most of all, a tranquil setting for relaxing on a wooden swing, to watch the boats go by, read a novel or watch the fantastic sunrises or sunsets from the point.
From the lake, you can cruise the famous and historic inland waterway. It starts on Crooked Lake, goes to Burt Lake to Mullett Lake, then out to Lake Huron! There are two marinas located within 2 miles for your watercraft rental needs.
Fall is a special time of year when the trees come alive with vibrant colors. Many areas to view the color changes are great, but there is nothing as commanding as the Tunnel of Trees, along the shore of Lake Michigan. This area is just north of Harbor Springs about 20 minutes from your Petoskey Waterfront Rental.
Skiing and snowmobiling makes this the Midwest's Premier Winter Destination, with trails just waiting to be ridden. The ski resorts of Boyne Highlands and Nubs Nob are only about 10 minutes from your chalet. The snowmobile trails are right out your door! Ice skating, sledding sleigh rides and ice fishing are also just a sampling of what is in store for you during your dream vacation.
Spring time bring out colorful blooms and the 21 championship golf courses open for the avid golfer, which are all within 25 miles of the resort. Hikers will also enjoy this time of the year, for its many trails and paths are waiting to be explored once again. Do not forget to visit the mighty Mackinaw Bridge and Island. It is only about 25 minutes from your Petoskey Michigan Lakefront Beach Chalet Vacation Rental.
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About Jim Suzak
Hi, We are a family that love and cherish the experiences we get everytime we visit our Lakefront Chalet just outside of Petoskey. We have watched our kids play, learn and grow and have been cherishing those memories that we have been experiencing for the past 16 years or so at our Beachfront Chalet. We would like to share our unit so you too can experience your own lifelong memories.
Jim Suzak purchased this Chalet in 1996
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This is the place to stay!
I was planning a family gateway up north, and the biggest decision to make was where to stay. I wanted to go to different places, including Mackinac, Petoskey, Harbor Springs, Travel City... so the location was very important to us.
Once I saw the add for this Chalet I initially thought: "This is too good to be true". (Actually it turned out to be even better than expected). The first thing I did was to contact Jim; he was extremely nice, very reasonable, helpful, enthusiastic, and efficient. It was a pleasure to make business with him.
Once I got to the Chalet, it was exactly what I expected... actually it looks even better than the pics. It is gorgeous! Just by the lake with a private beach. The Chalet is equipped with everything you need. Four bedrooms with ceiling fans and an amazing balcony in the second floor, two bathrooms with enough supplies, very nice fireplace in the living room, brand new plasma, big kitchen with everything you need. But the best part is the view! Gorgeous view... to seat by the lake, bonfire, some grill, and relax. Everything the add says is there. The property is in perfect conditions. Jim makes sure that you feel at home, and actually provides you with a Binder with all the activities, dinning, Marinas of the area. I felt I was in a Resort. We were there late May and actually were able to swim in the lake. I am from Dominican Republic and you would imagine that I am used to great beaches with white sand. But this was actually very nice. The Crooked Lake had very clean water, sand up to ~1 mile, calm.... it was perfect.
The location was one of the best things. It was really central. Just took us 25mins to get to Mackinaw City, 10mins from Petoskey downtown, 15mins from Charlevoix, about an hour from the Dunes (Traverse City). It made our lives easier. We spend all mornings traveling and knowing these amazing places, and in the afternoons enjoying the Chalet.
I am a physician working at the Detroit Medical Center, and I can guarantee that you will not regret renting this property. Jim is amazing and he will make sure that you have everything you need.
Clean, comfy, conveniently located near shopping and other communities.
What a beautiful setting and beach front on Crooked Lake. The cottage is a perfect size for enjoying family and friends. Cooking in or eating out it’s perfect!
It was just like the picture showed neat and clean right on the water.
We had a great time! The owner was great wanting to make sure our stay was a wonderful experience. Had listed places to go where the nearest market was. His number in case we neede anything. Great overall experience!
Great place! Right on beautiful Crooked Lake and close to everything in the Petoskey area. The house was neat and just the right size for 4 couples. Plenty of room for all of us without tripping over each other. Nice fire pit just out the back door right on the sandy beach. Definitely want to come back.
You and your group are always welcomed back. Thank you
Nicely equipped and located (a few minutes to Petosky). Loved having the beach out the front door and a place to fish for the kids. Next summer we will look for a cottage a little bigger with bigger beds for our family of 9. Although the picture and description lets you think the beachfront is yours, you are actually sharing it with four other cottages.
Thank you for the review. You are always welcomed back. Yes, it is a shared complex which is noted in the property description.
Perfect Beachfront Vacation
This was our first significant family vacation since our youngest was born one year ago and this property exceeded our expectations. The house wasn't necessarily toddler friendly (most homes are not), but we made it work. Stairs were a bit concerning, but our 2.5 year old learned them quickly, and our concerns went away. It was nice having the two rooms upstairs so adults could hang out downstairs during nap and bed time without fear of waking them up. Great view of the water from one room upstairs and one on the main floor.
The beach alone will bring us back to this property in the future, it is amazing and very well kept. We spent a few hours before the boys took a nap and a fews hours after their nap on the sandy beachfront. Being so close to the sand made our life real easy to mange the two little ones with the numerous toys. The water was warm with a shallow, sandy bottom which goes out a long way. Our baby monitor even worked from the fire pit for some late night or mid day relaxation on the beach.
The bike path is across the main street, a bit tricky to cross, but worth it for a bike ride into Alanson a few miles to the East and the Petoskey Brewery about 5 miles to the West and Downton Petoskey a few miles farther.
The house is well maintained inside and out allowing us to feel very comfortable the the entire seven night stay. Don't plan on using the wifi, but we didn't plan to use it anyway, so no harm done. Weber charcoal grill made for some great meals.
Would stay at this property again in the future.
Thank you and you and your family are always welcomed back. I apologize for the WiFi but that issue has since been resolved. Thank you!
Other Activities: shopping, kayaking, boating, cross country skiing, snowmobiling, snowboarding, spa, basketball court, horseshoes, miniature golf
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
Spring, Winter, Fall .......$135 - $225/night ......$875-$1575/week. Summer 2016 .................................................$2350/week. Holidays ...........................................................$325/night Holidays rates may differ Plus $125 standard cleaning & linen fee plus 6% Michigan tax ** Ask about our off season Fall and Spring Specials ** ====