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Beach House on Crystal Lake with 200 Foot Private Access

Bedrooms 5
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

House, 5 bedrooms +loft & screen 'sleeping' porch, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 10-14)

Delight in this rare opportunity for seclusion on Crystal Lake. Enjoy natural wonders while staying in this unique home. The Lodge is nestled in 3 acres of woods and enjoys lake views out both the front and the rear of the home. The 200 feet of private beachfront on Crystal Lake is directly across from the lodge. Round Lake and Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore adjoin the property to the north and a creek meanders through. Deer, fox, sandhill cranes, bald eagles and a bobcat are frequent


The Lodge is clean and spacious. There is plenty of room to find private spaces even if you are with a larger group. The fully furnished five bedroom/three bath home sleeps 2 - 14. The two story great room features a fieldstone wall and a gas fireplace. The loft has 2 bedrooms with a private deck and spectacular views.

A screen 'sleeping' porch with a queen futon couch is attached to one of the main floor bedrooms. The porch over looks Round Lake. The porch can be a quiet place to escape with a book, away from the common areas and it is a real treat for sleeping. The porch offers the comforts of home and the sights, sounds & smells of sleeping outdoors.

The home works well for multiple families & groups. It can also provide a retreat for smaller gatherings of those seeking comfort and luxury. This up-north lodge is an ideal base for outdoor adventures in Sleeping Bear Dunes. It is well suited for reunions of family and friends,. Also very popular for wedding parties, as well as a long weekend with the guys or the girls.

The Lodge is located seven miles from the boat launch in Beulah. Dock is provided. The sandy private beach on Crystal Lake offers a safe, secluded area perfect for swimming, canoeing, kayaking, fishing, water skiing, and sailing. There is a fire pit on the beach for bonfires. This home is a treasure and a true sanctuary, providing an escape on one of the most beautiful lakes in the world.

The lodge & Crystal lake are so delightful that you likely won't want to leave, but when you do, the Benzie area has much to offer. Nearby communities of Beulah, Frankfort and Empire are unique, charming, and free of traffic and chain stores. Galleries, boutiques and fine dining restaurants abound. Recently restored Point Betsie lighthouse is a 5 mile drive or bike ride. Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, the Most Beautiful Place in Amercia, according to ABC's Good Morning America is immediately outside your back door at the Lodge. Frankfort is a deep water port on Lake Michigan with public boat access. There are seven outstanding golf courses within 20 minutes, and fantastic boating and fishing. Located 2 mies fro Crystal Downs Country Club, this is an ideal location for visiting September golfers. Farmer's markets & other markets provide fresh local produce, flowers, fish and meats.

This property is truly a treasure. Please contact us if you would like a tour.

Additional photos can be found on the Crystal Lake Lodge Facebook page.

More Details

Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 21, 2018

About Mary

After summering at Crystal Lake as a teenager, Mary made this her permanent home in 1989. Currently living and swimming a mile down the road from the Lodge, Mary is always available. " Love of water and the outdoors is what motivates me and it is why I have made this my home."

Mary purchased this house in 2010

Why Mary chose Beulah

Crystal Lake and the many opportunities for outdoor adventures. It is a beautiful property and I am grateful to have it. It is a joy to share it with others who appreciate it.

What makes this house unique

This home is a real treasure. The architecture is interesting and the property is beautiful. A stay at the lodge provides an outdoor experience while enjoying the comforts of a beautiful home.


Beulah House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • If cancelled 90 days before check in, full refund issued minus a 75 dollar fee.
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Master Suite - 1 queen
    First floor Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Loft - 1 sleep sofa /futon , mimimal privacy
    First floor, Bedroom 3 - 1 double , This room has the screen 'sleeping' porch attached
    Screen 'sleeping' porch - 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Upstairs Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , Balcony overlooking Round Lake
    Upstairs Bedroom 5 - 1 queen , Balcony overlooking Round Lake
  • Queen size Beds (4), Double Beds (1), Futon couches (2), Baby Cribs (1)
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • jetted tub
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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(9 traveler reviews)

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Beach House on Crystal Lake with 200 Foot Private Access
average rating of 5.0 based on 9 reviews

Time of our lives!

  • 5 of 5

This year, I wanted to reconnect with some of my oldest and dearest friends who I had not seen in person for many years. Since college, many of us have gotten married, started families and have pursued careers all over the world. I decided that my 40th birthday, would be the perfect excuse to bring everyone together in Michigan. After some research and a recommendation from a colleague, we all decided that this home on Crystal Lake could be an ideal venue for our reunion. We spent a long weekend at the lodge, and had a wonderful time. The home itself was welcoming with enough spacing to accommodate a large group. Each of the 5 bedrooms were charming and immaculate. The lodge is located directly across the street from Crystal Lake, which was serene, beautiful and clear. We regret that it was too cold to go swimming, however we thoroughly enjoyed boating on the lake! This venue is also very close to a number of attractions in the Benzie county and is relatively close to Traverse City. We also had the opportunity to meet and briefly chat with the owner... she could not have been more friendly and hospitable. I highly recommend this home for your escape up north!!

  • Submitted: Jun 15, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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St. Charles

Dream vacation!

  • 5 of 5

We have found the perfect vacation home! Traveling Up North to Michigan has been a family tradition. It started with my dad spending the summers in Frankfort; he brought us kids each year and I have continued pace with my own family. We have stayed in various cottages/lakehouses, but this lodge is a dream come true! It is the perfect size for my growing family. The rooms are beautifully decorated and comfortable each has its own personality. The kitchen is updated and has every amenity. We loved the private beach with the fire pit for bonfires! I loved that it was an easy distance from both Beulah and Frankfort. Mary has put so much of herself into this treasure; it definitely felt like a home away from home. My family and I hated to leave. We have already reserved it again for next year!! Thank you so much for sharing your home Mary! You made us feel so welcome :)

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Livonia, MI

Our "Uncamping" Trip!

  • 5 of 5

Our 3-family, 13-year, tent-camping tradition was changed-up this year when we decided to rent a house together after a few years of rainy camping. We searched for quite a while to find just the right place to accommodate 6 adults and our 7 young adult children. We found the perfect place in the Crystal Lake Lodge. We were so happy to have enough space to sleep comfortably, cook in a kitchen complete with everything we needed, eat together as one big family at the wonderful dining table, or at the table on the balcony when the weather was too nice to stay inside. The private beach was just perfect for our group, with space to sit and enjoy the beautiful lake, throw our kayaks into the water, and enjoy a campfire at night. The location was perfect, with gorgeous views all around, but a nice secluded feel. Mary was a perfect host, accessible and very nice! We definitely plan to return to Cyrstal Lake Lodge, it was a wonderful, comfortable home.

  • Submitted: Jun 14, 2015
  • Stayed: June 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Getaway

  • 5 of 5

Our family stayed here during the winter and it was an excellent winter getaway. Very warm and cozy with a good central gathering area by the fireplace and a big table for family meals. It was family friendly with enough beds for all of us and a crib for any babies if desired. The kitchen was great too and we even managed to do some winter BBQ'ing. Right by the lake and close by town to pick up supplies, but still far enough away to get away from it all for a bit. Enjoyed going to see the lighthouse nearby and winter walks during the day. Mary was a great help throughout our stay and was available for any questions we had at any point. Would definitely recommend as both a summer or winter getaway

  • Submitted: Jan 15, 2015
  • Stayed: December 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Atlanta, GA

Beyond our Expectations! Gramma's House

  • 5 of 5

What an amazing week! We really didn't know what we were walking into when we saw the Crystal Lake Lodge online. We were pleasantly surprised at all of the room including private space for all our family. The beach is perfect for family time and access is exceptionally easy into the water. A 4 step stairway rather than a ladder down into the perfect sand bottom of that amazingly "crystal" clear water. Shallow a long way out was great for mini swimmers. Also excellent for BIG swims, water was cool but we loved it! The house itself was very, very clean with lots of places to put our stuff. Kitchen is bigger than you think with lots of room for lots of cooks and counter space for everything.

Lake Michigan is so close! 2 miles away there is a trail head right out to the dunes. Trail walk is about a mile and then a short climb over the dunes to that beautiful Lake Michigan beach. One day we were out with our 2 1/2 year old nephew on one of the Lake Michigan beaches and he said "I want to go back to Gramma's House" Since that day we all refer to it as Gramma's house. That is just how comfortable we were there. We pretty much gave up on the sightseeing during the last couple of days because our favorite place to be was Gramma's House and Gramma's Beach!! Can't wait for next year! Thanks for everything and especially helping us deal with our specific needs.

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2013
  • Stayed: August 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Howell, MI

A fabulous find!

  • 5 of 5

This place was amazing! large enough for 2 families, we brought our three teen girls and a couple of friends. Very clean and spacious. The master suite was unreal! The jacuzzi tub room all to itself in the secluded corner was a treat. The kids had plenty of room and bathrooms to avoid fights and keep out of each others way. The loft area was used a lot as the only TV was up there, and the kitchen was big enough for everyone to use while I was cooking. I loved the large gas grill on the deck and the fire pit at the lake. We really enjoyed the beautiful blue water and the private beach (just a short walk, but note it is across the road.) The property is a large and lovely one and in a great place, close to town and just before a stop sign. The only drawback to our stay was the lack of a place to park the boats, the waves are very strong and my husband had to rent a spot from a reluctant resort owner. (Mary said she would try to buy one.) We had perfect weather and a memorable stay. I would love to be able to return with another larger group because we could have for sure accommodated more people. Nice laundry facility. Note :if you have small kids, I would recommend water shoes because we collected quite a few zebra mussels while hanging out in the water- our contribution to a safer waterfront, but they can be sharp and dangerous to those unfamiliar with them (most lakes in Michigan have them these days.)

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2012
  • Stayed: August 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Ski
16 Miles
Crystal Mountain
Car: recommended

Property is contigious to Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, voted The Most Beautiful Place in America by Goodmorning America, 2012


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed. Rent covers up to 12 over night guests. Ad an additional $10/night for each additional guest.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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