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Kevin Birchmeier

Member since: 2010
Speaks: english

Beautiful Crooked Lake Cottage - Sleep 4

22 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights

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Cottage, 2 Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4)

Quaint cottage ideally located on Crooked Lake in a unique, park like community called Watersedge Resort. The shared resort offers 450 feet of waterfront access, sandy beach and a one-of-a-kind shallow, hard bottom beach that stretches out at least 225 feet, with only waist deep water. This combination of beach and park-like atmosphere makes this location the most desirable on Crooked Lake.

The park-like property also features a private marina, with two slips available for your watercrafts 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.

Take a trip through the Inland Waterway on your boat or rent one from the two marinas less than 2 miles away. Crooked Lake is connected to Lake Huron by traveling through Burt Lake and Mullet Lake. It is a beautiful way to spend a sunny summer day.

Fall is a special time of year when the trees come alive with vibrant colors. Jump on the paved bike trail connecting Alanson to Petoskey to Charlevoix. Your only a 6 mile ride to the Petoskey State Park.

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 15 minutes from your doorstep.

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 cottage. 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 30 minutes from the resort.

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 your list of things to do. You may also want to see if Lady Luck is with you at the 'new and ultimate' Odawa Casino in town.

Sorry, no pets allowed.

Keywords: Cottage, Lakefront Property

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  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Kevin Birchmeier (Owner)
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english


based on 22 traveler reviews

Beautiful Crooked Lake Cottage - Sleep 4
average rating of 4.7272725 based on 22 reviews

Cute, cozy lakefront cottage

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time. The cottage was cozy and just right for our family of four with two younger kids. The beach is nice and the sandy bottom shore is lovely for swimming. There are lots of nice fire pits, a swing, and a volleyball net. The traffic noise from 31 is quite noticeable, but did not affect our sleep. It is handy to be more or less across the street from the bike trail. We loved it.

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful family vacation in the perfect location!

  • 5 of 5

Our family thoroughly enjoyed our stay at your little cottage! The beach area depth was perfect for young and old and the ability to have our boat right there was just great! The cottage was in great condition and prepped with all the little things you might not think of bringing. Thank you for such great hospitality - we look forward to returning!

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am glad your family enjoyed the cottage and resort. Look forward to hearing from you in the future.
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Nice property

  • 4 of 5

We really liked the cottage and the way it was decorated. The beach was very nice and it was basically quiet when we were there. The cottage was very clean and the only drawback was the mattresses were very firm and could have used a foam pad on top of the mattress to soften the feel. We enjoyed how close it was to really great places to visit. It was comforting to come back to the rental and be able to relax and just soak in the ambiance. The cottage had plenty of towels (bath and kitchen) and nice kitchen facilities. We had a great time! Hubby appreciated the bottle of wine--the rest of us don't drink. The beach had umbrellas and chairs available to use. There is a grill at the cottage, but we did not use it. Definitely would consider returning!!

  • Submitted: Jun 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Weekend escape

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I enjoyed our weekend in the Petoskey area. Your cabin was cute and cozy and had everything we needed to escape a busy week. I was impressed with how clean and comfortable everything was. The location was perfect for us to explore Petoskey, Charlevoix, and Harbor Springs. I would definitely like to return again next winter to try out the local skiing attractions. I should also mention how thankful we are that you took time away from your vacation in Mexico to respond to our booking questions. That went above and beyond and let us know that you would be available if any issues arose...which they didn't. Thank you for sharing your cottage!

  • Submitted: May 23, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cute but moldy

  • 3 of 5

We stayed in the early spring. I was pretty cold so we couldn't really open up the cabin. It had a very strong smell of mold. Without that smell, it would have been perfect. Close to the towns we wanted to visit, clean and comfortable. As it was, the smell nearly drove us away early. Get rid of the small and I would stay again.

  • Submitted: Apr 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: First sorry to read that that your stay was not at a five star rating. Thanks for letting me know about your concern. My cleaning company has not reported any issues so I was unaware of an odor concern. I will notify the cleaning company and ozanate the cottage after the long winter. If you decide to rent again please contact me during your stay so I can address your concern in a more timely manner. I have a cleaning and mechanical service companies that handle issues. Look forward to hearing from you in the future.
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Nice Cottage by the Lake

  • 4 of 5

This cottage is very well located. You can see Crooked Lake from the window and it was very beautiful. I am sure it would be even better in the summer. The cottage is conveniently located about 15 mins from Boyne Highlands and NubsNob resorts. We stayed there over a very cold weekend for skiing and had a great time. The furnace was a bit loud but manageable.

This unit was clean and the owner was very nice.

We are hoping to return for more family fun.

Thanks for your hospitality,


  • Submitted: Feb 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
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Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Pelston Airport
Nearest Golf
7 Miles
Boyne Highlands
Nearest Motorway
13 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Northwoods Restaurant
Nearest Ski
7 Miles
Boyne Highland/Nubs Nob
Nearest Beach
5 Miles
Petoskey State Park - Lake Michigan

Crooked Lake is part of the Inland Waterway. The Inland Waterway connects Lake Huron to Mullet Lake, Burt Lake, Crooked Lake and Pickeral Lake. A beautiful boating experience.


Rates & Availability

Oden Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Summer Rates
Jun 18 2016 - Sep 3 2016
5 night minimum stay
Holiday season
Dec 22 2016 - Jan 3 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
cleaning fee $75
Tax Rate 6.0%

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Oden Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 650 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • Both bedrooms have TVs
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Private Marina, Full service casino located 15 minute away.

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