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Mary

Member since: 2010
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Speaks: english

Exquisite spacious home with sandy Crystal Lake beach

8 Reviews
Sleeps14
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

Northern Michigan House Rental Photos and Description

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 visitors.

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.

This exquisite home works well for 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 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. Farmer's markets & fish 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
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Mary (Owner)
Member since: 2010
Call Owner
Speaks: english

Why Mary chose Northern Michigan

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.

Reviews

5
based on 8 traveler reviews

Exquisite spacious home with sandy Crystal Lake beach
average rating of 5.0 based on 8 reviews
St. Charles
5

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: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Livonia, MI
5

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: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

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: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Atlanta, GA
5

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: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Howell, MI
5

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: Aug 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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st. louis, mo
5

Fabulous Family Vacation

  • 5 of 5

We spent a week in this fabulous house with 18 people!! It was spacious and beautiful. Enough roon for everything you can inagine....Kids and adults alike had a fabulous time!! We will be back year after year!!

  • Submitted: Sep 21, 2011
  • Stayed: Jul 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

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

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Rates & Availability

Crystal Lake House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Spring
May 1 2016 - Jun 17 2016
3 night minimum stay
$415
$2,495
 
 
Summer Time
Jun 18 2016 - Aug 26 2016
7 night minimum stay
$3,595
 
 
Fall 2016
Aug 27 2016 - Oct 31 2016
3 night minimum stay
$415
$2,495
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
Tax Rate 6.0%

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.

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Amenities

Northern Michigan House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
Bedrooms:
  • 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)
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • jetted tub
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • 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
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

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