5 Bedroom 2.5 BA Sleeps 13
Jeff or Kim Miller
About Jeff or Kim Miller
Contact me directly at jeff at jk-miller dot com or by phone Three One Two, Two Five Five, Seven Zero Four Six.
Jeff or Kim Miller purchased this House in 2005
Check-in: 9:00 AM
Check-out: 3:00 PM
100% refund for cancellations made before January of the rental year. After that, any money paid will not be refunded.
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
Quirky House with Amazing Yard & Beach
We had a great time staying here for a week with 6 adults, 4 kids under 3, and 2 small dogs.
The house has a very interesting layout - 3 stories total with the kitchen in the "basement". But it works well. The kitchen walks straight out onto a covered porch which was lovely for meals and evening card games. There are 2 bedrooms with twin beds, a bathroom, and a living room on the middle floor. The upper floor had the remaining bedrooms. For planning purposes - the downstairs and middle floor have AC, but it's stuck at 74, so box fans are a must as it gets hot in the bedrooms. The upper floor has window AC units, but it not in the "bunk room". We added another box fan, which helped.
The yard is perfect. A double deck with fenced in grassy area. Lots of seating and comfy patio furniture. The beach was enjoyed by all of us. The water was clear and the sand was clean and soft. A little rocky in some spots, but it didn't bother any of us. There is a floating raft off the end of the dock, which our kids liked jumping off of. There's a box on the beach full of toys, buckets, etc.
The house is located on a semi-busy road, but the fences and decks are all gated, so it wasn't an issue (and neither was noise). It's also next to the public boat ramp, which was fine. Mosquitoes only came out at night (thank goodness!), but so did the raccoons, so beware.
Large spacious kitchen was well-equipped. Bathrooms were roomy. Beds were fine. Lots of TVs around the house.
Overall, no real complaints. We'd definitely stay there again!
We are glad that you had a nice stay. We've added language in the manual about operating the thermostat. Sorry for the confusion! Glad the trash pandas didn't spoil your trip.
Little Crooked Lakehouse 2019
We had 8 adults and 10 kids under 10. The set up works fantastic for us with a nice gated grassy area and a sandy beach. The lower level kitchen and bathroom are very convenient. Plenty of space for our family getaway 🌞
Glad you had a nice vacation!
Wonderful beach house!
We have stayed here 3 times and love this house. Lot’s of room, covered poach and private beach.
Family vacation 2015
Every other year our family of 11 goes on a vacation together. Our family consists of my husband, myself, our two daughters, two son in laws and 5 grandchildren ranging in age from 4 to 12. The little crooked lake house provided the best vacation we have ever had. It was perfect. Our every need was provided for. Our grandchildren got up every morning and went to the beach immediately and stayed there until they were forced to come in. Because of the set up we were able to sit on the deck and watch them play. The dock provided the perfect boundary for the little ones.
We are thrilled that you enjoyed your stay! Please come back any time.
We had the Banick family reunion in this area b/c everyone is from there originally. Of the 40+ people staying at another rental home and with family & friends, all gathered at this house for dinners and playing throu the week. It was AWESOME! This house was so perfect for large family gatherings b/c there is so much to do. In is house stayed 14 people with toddlers to grandparents.
Thank you for having your home open for others to enjoy the beauty of Sister Lakes.
We are so happy our home met or exceeded your expectations and that you had such a nice time.
Amazing vacation destination
Little Crooked Lake House is a Michigan get away dream! The house is comfortable with all of the amenities you need plus extras! Plenty of room for even a few families to relax together without feeling crowded. The yard and beach areas are spacious; grassy play area inside the fencing, a small sandy area for the little ones and a large shallow area that is ringed by the dock. The swim out to the raft is perfect for exercise as well as play! The 2 leveled porch is perfect for all sorts of relaxation. A nice picnic table with an umbrella on the sunny deck and a spacious covered area with a table. The covered deck is especially perfect for waiting out the rainstorms or escaping the sun for a while! The house is an easy walk to Driftwood and the Roller Rink. Sister Lakes is also an easy starting point to travel to South Haven, St. Joseph and Saugatuck.
The property is clean and well maintained, full house air conditioning is a plus. In addition, all the windows open if you prefer the cool night breezes!
We highly recommend Little Crooked Lake House! We're hoping to return next year!
We are thrilled you and your family had a great vacation.
Sister Lakes is a collection of several lakes adjacent to one another. The area comes alive during the summer with many summer vacationers, shopping fairs and other activities. Our rental is within walking distance to pubs, a roller rink, a restaurant and a popular ice cream 'hang out' for kids and teens. Gold courses are nearby as is the quaint little towns of St. Joseph, MI (on Lake Michigan) and Dowagiac for even more restaurant and entertainment options.