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Tim Novak

Member since: 2009
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Speaks: english

Cozy Cottage on Crooked Lake, Lake, Michigan

15 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


Michigan Cottage Rental Photos and Description

Cottage, 3 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 6)

This cottage has been completely renovated (finished in 2014) and is just like new! The lakefront cottage is located on 265 acre Crooked Lake in Clare County. It has everything Michigan has to offer within a reasonable distance for an enjoyable family vacation or romantic weekend. A few of the great activities available are water sports, fishing, hunting, ATV’s, Fall hiking, color tours, skiing @ Crystal or Caberfae, snowmobiling (the Pere Marquette snowmobile trail is nearby). Golf courses and Soaring Eagle Casino within a short distance.

The lakefront swimming area has a sandy bottom with a gradual drop off. Fishing includes Bluegills, Perch, Rockbass, Crappie, and Largemouth Bass. There is a free public boat launch approximately one mile away to launch your boat, pontoon or jetski.

For your Mid-Michigan shopping experience and other activities you only need to go to Clare, Houghton Lake, Cadillac or Mount Pleasant.

Want to Hunt Northern Michigan whitetail deer, turkey, and other small game? The Au Sable State Forest and Pere Marquette State Forest only minutes away. Ice fishing produces nice pike as well as other fish.

Six guest limit. Renters must be a minimum 25 years of age, unless accompanied by an adult guardian. This cabin is pet and smoke free. Check-in time 3:00 pm and check-out time is 12:00 noon.

E-mail us if you need more pictures or information.

Keywords: Cottage, lakefront, Crooked Lake

More Details
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Tim Novak (Owner)
Member since: 2009
Call Owner
Speaks: english


based on 15 traveler reviews

Cozy Cottage on Crooked Lake, Lake, Michigan
average rating of 4.9333334 based on 15 reviews
Rochester, MI

Perfect Family Getaway!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at this cottage for a 4-day long weekend and absolutely fell in love with the relaxing lake life! The cozy cottage had just enough room for our family of 5--2 adults and children ages 6, 4 and 1 year. Everything in the cottage was updated and well stocked with paper products, cleaning supplies, even bug spray and band aids! The sandy bottom and shallow lakefront provided hours of entertainment for the kids! We fished right off the dock, cooked all our meals in the well stocked kitchen, made a bonfire every night and also enjoyed a few of the DVDs provided. Any food or other items you may have forgotten are available at the general store or the family dollar, just a few minutes away. We will definitely refer this property to friends and family and also plan to return ourselves!

  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A Perfect Week

  • 5 of 5

Our family (parents and two adult children) spent a completely satisfying and relaxing week at this cottage on Crooked Lake. The weather during our particular week was fantastic so we were able to enjoy being on the lake on inflatables and to swim everyday. The water was great and the lake seems clean. When we arrived on a Sunday there was a fair amount of boat activity but during the week the water was very quiet and we could hear a loon and appreciate other lake wildlife. We sat around a fire in the fire ring almost every night. The mosquitoes joined in unfortunately, but as the evening cooled they became manageable guests. The cottage is lovely, very comfortable in every way. We had our bikes and took the opportunity to explore many side roads and were thrilled when we found ice cream close by. We definitely recommend a stay on Crooked Lake!

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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So cozy and quaint!

  • 5 of 5

When we first walked through the door the house smelled really fresh and clean it was open and airy and everything was clean and in order. The view from the house onto the lake was extraordinary and we spent most of our time on the deck enjoying the view. The house was fully stocked with everything you needed and tons of unexpected items. The little town was so cute and the restaurants and stores were perfect and close to the property. Tim was so nice and was readily available for any questions that I had it was very nice that he provided firewood and I want to thank him for that. I would definitely rent this house again!

  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Canton, MI


  • 5 of 5

I cannot say enough good things about our experience. We just returned from a 3 day stay, and we are already planning a return visit!

The owners were great to work with. They provided great comminication both before and during our visit. The house was immaculate. Everything was newly updated and beautifully decorated. The view was inctedible! It was so relaxing to sit out on the back deck and take it all in.

We cannot recommend this place enough. If you are looking for an up north getaway, this is your place!

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Best vacation for a busy city family!

  • 5 of 5

The lake is cute but big enough for tubing and skiing. Then you arrive at this adorable cottage that looks pretty small, but had plenty of room with a nice layout. I felt like I walked into a model home. Everything was brand new, and smelled brand new. Tons of cleaning supplies filled the closets and cabinets under sinks to easily maintain without having to go to buy supplies at the store. We loved the kitchen, which had all brand new appliances. No central air, but the window units worked so efficiently. Beds were very comfortable, and they did a great job with all the recessed lighting throughout the cottage. Beautiful view of the lake through large windows. Bunk beds in 2nd room, with day bed and trundle in 3rd make it really nice for kids. Very quiet at night. I also loved that the yard is all fenced in up to the water. My favorite spot was sitting on the back deck, while the kids (age 4 and 6) played and splashed in the shallow waterfront. It was very shallow up to the end of the dock, so we didn't have to worry about them as they played. They literally lived in that water from sun up to sun down and had a blast. My husband and kids caught tons of fish from the dock. Definitely a highlight for them. A campfire with family stories under the stars was the perfect end to each day. This was the best vacation for a family who lives very busy lives the rest of the year. We stayed 7 days, and I could have had another week. We are already talking about coming back for a couple nights in the fall. We felt like this house was our own, and made some of the simplest but best memories that week in a sleepy little lake town. We also went to the Lumberjack Festival nearby and had a blast. Our 6 year old won the "greased pig contest" which was hilarious for our city family.

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Windsor, Ontario

A Great Getaway

  • 5 of 5

Helpful & Kind Owners - Check ✔

Fantastic Accommodations - Check ✔

Gorgeous Lakefront View - Check ✔

Friendly Neighbours & Community - Check ✔

Relaxing Experience - Double Check ✔✔

We had a spectacular time and have already recommended it to countless family and friends.

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Crooked Lake (Clare County) Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Memorial Day
May 27 2016 - May 30 2016
3 night minimum stay
July 4th
Jul 1 2016 - Jul 4 2016
3 night minimum stay
Labor Day
Sep 2 2016 - Sep 5 2016
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

> 6 guests $150
Pet Fee $250
Cleaning fee $85

Please note there is an upcharge for Holiday stays ( Memorial Day, July 4th and Labor Day) This includes both weekend and weekly reservations.

50% deposit to hold reservation
payment in full three weeks prior to check in
$250 security deposit due three weeks prior to check in (refundable upon favorable inspection)

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Michigan Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 850 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lakefront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , 4' shower stall
  • Bathroom has been completely renovated with new 48 inch shower, stool, vanity and ceramic floor.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 twin/ single , This bedroom is equipped with a day bed with extra mattress
    Bedroom 2 - 1 bunk bed , This bedroom is equipped with bunkbeds
  • Queen size Beds (1) The master bedroom is equipped with a newer queen bed. Bedroom (#2) is equipped with a day bed and trundle and bedroom (#3) is equipped with a bunk bed.
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseshoes
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • roller blading
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing

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