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Denis Frankenberger

Member since: 2010
Speaks: english

Brand New House Overlooking Beautiful Crystal Lake

23 Reviews
Sleeps9
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights

Overview

Michigan House Rental Photos and Description

4 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, Sleeps 9 comfortably not including sofa's

Brand new Custom built Executive Home located on one of the highest points in Benzie County, Michigan. And one of the most stunning, incredible, breath taking views in all of Michigan. With the house and deck facing West, one can see almost 100% of 8 1/2 mile long Crystal Lake, noted as one of the most beautiful lakes in the U.S. It is also the newest home for rent in Northern Michigan.

ALL PREVIOUS RENTERS HAVE RATED THIS HOME - FIVE STAR !

This 3400 sf home AIR CONDITIONED home features a large combination Great room with flat screen HD TV, gas fireplace/Dining area/Living area/Kitchen with granite counter tops/breakfast bar; a heated 4 seasons room; a full length deck with dining tables at each end, and two large bedrooms on the walk-in first level including a huge Master BR, and two bathrooms. Free WIFI is included.

Then on the lower level a large family/rec room including a regulation size billiard table and game table with a gas stand alone fireplace ALSO with large exterior windows with incredible views of Crystal Lake, a built in bar with fridge, and two additional large bedrooms and bathroom. The entire home has just been tastefully furnished for your enjoyment.

Keywords: House, Home, Vacation Home, Upscale Home, Upscale House, Lakeview House, Lakeview Home, Crystal Lake House, Crystal Lake Home

More Details
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Denis Frankenberger (Owner)
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english

About Denis Frankenberger

Owner built the Home in 2008 and is for rent by the week or longer throughout the year.

Denis Frankenberger purchased this house in 2008

Why Denis Frankenberger chose Michigan

Crystal Lake is one of the most beautiful lakes in the U.S. and the house is located on top of a mountain with an incredible view of almost the entire lake.

What makes this house unique

Unique, breath taking views with total privacy in a relatively secluded area with only one other home within 500 yards.

Guestbook comments from the owner

What a beautiful home, set up high on the hills of Benzie County, overlooking the beautiful Crystal Lake. We have stayed in a few homes in this area and none compare to Stoneridge. The home was describe very well and accurate, home was clean and well supplied with all our needs. Denis and Anne were both so helpful in answering questions and providing guidance. I would highly recommend this property to others...perfect location for our ski trip to Crystal Mountain only 11 miles to the resort. We will be returning to the Stoneridge home!!! Thank you so much Denis and Anne!
Dec 2010
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Reviews

5
based on 23 traveler reviews

Brand New House Overlooking Beautiful Crystal Lake
average rating of 4.9565215 based on 24 reviews
5

Breathtaking View and Home.

  • 5 of 5

Thank you very much for your fine hospitality, a beautiful home, and that breathtaking view of the Crystal Lake area and sunsets. My sister and I had a mothers and sons vacation and your home was perfect in all ways. My sister and her sons are from Philly. Their first steps into your spacious home with the floor to ceiling windows, wrap-around porch, and breath-taking view of Crystal Lake at sunset time gave the first impression of Michigan that will always be remembered. We loved the big kitchen that overlooked the great room. We are that family who all congregates around the kitchen when we are cooking. Our boys are older teenage cousins so the lower level with two bedrooms, a kitchenette stocked with snacks and pop and the pool table was perfect for the end of the day. The porch was where my sister and I started the day with coffee and ended it with wine. We loved the three bathrooms that gave moms and boys our own space and the four roomy bedrooms. The details of your home - the hardwood floors, the sun room, full kitchen, comfortable great room were beautiful. Your home was impeccably clean and tidy. We appreciated the washer and dryer, the outdoor grill, and the garage to store our bikes and rafts.

In addition to the beauty of the home, it is situated perfectly in the vicinity of lots of activity. We are an active family. We spent the days biking the Betsy and Heritage Trails, hiking the Sleeping Bear Dunes, kayaking on the Platt River, swimming in Lake Michigan and Crystal Lake, renting a pontoon from Crystal Marina, visiting Glen Arbor, Traverse City, Leland (Fishtown), Frankenmuth, Beulah for shopping, local galleries and lunches, visiting Leelanau Peninsula vineyards, going to the Cherry Bowl drive-in for a movie (very charming), playing mini golf. We didn't get to golf this year but there is a golf course nearby. When we dined out, we were always outside or on water. And, there was a grocery store nearby that allowed us to make meals for the best seat in north Michigan - on the deck at sunset.

Your beautiful home was perfect to launch the day and was the perfect retreat at the end an active day. We look forward to coming back. Next time we might bring the husbands...

  • Submitted: Jul 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful House

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the house with 3 other couples. The moment we walked into the front entrance, we fell in love with the house. The large, wide open family room with its wood paneled cathedral ceiling and large windows leaves quite an impression. The large windows along the entire west side of the house allow for gorgeous views of Crystal Lake. The modern kitchen has all the amenities one would want; all bedrooms are spacious, and the entire house is very clean. We spent quite a few nights on the deck watching the sunset over Lake Crystal. The location is excellent, and everything, from grocery stores to beaches and dunes, is within easy reach. This is an incredible place and we would highly recommend it to anybody.

  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Trenton, MI.
5

John and Jean an thee other couples.

  • 5 of 5

The house is one of the best I have ever seen outside an in. We are four couples, all related, who rent a house each year. We take turns finding accommodations, this was our 28th year and my year to find a house. When we all entered the foyer and looked at the kitchen on the side and the great room in front of us we all said WOW.

The home is so clean, neat an inviting I would recommend it to anyone. the beds, always a concern, were exceptional. This home is something special in so many ways. the sunsets, sitting on comfortable chairs on the wrap around deck, are fantastic over the lake, they are simply dramatic.

I would not hesitate to strongly suggest this beautiful home to anyone, believe me this is a great one!

  • Submitted: Sep 29, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Private Paradise

  • 5 of 5

The house was fantastic, well appointed and within easy reach of all North West Michigan has to offer, a real private paradise. The sights and sunsets of Crystal lake were fabulous. The house was extremely well maintained and well equipped with everything needed for a wonderful family holiday. Both Denis and the property manager, Anne, were wonderful to work with, keeping in touch with us regularly and offering advice on things to see and do during our stay. Would highly recommend this property and look forward to coming back next year.

  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Southeast Michigan
5

Family together

  • 5 of 5

The house is spectacular and easy for a handicapped person to manage as well as able bodied. Everything was neat and clean and convenient. Loved having the linens supplied. Great location for day trips to so many locations, and wonderful views of Crystal Lake and beyond including incredible sunsets. Watching approaching storms and those that hit nearby was amazing. The younger set loved the pool table and we saw some pretty neat wildlife very close by. Great to work with Dennis and Anne.

All in all, a great week.

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Colorado Springs, CO
5

Beautiful home, wonderful vacation

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful vacation staying at this home. The home is close to a lot of fun things to do and fun places to explore, but it's so beautiful that just relaxing at the home makes for a great vacation in and of itself. The owner and property manager were both great, and the home is set up well so guests don't have to worry about anything and can focus on relaxing.

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Traverse City
Nearest Golf
0.5 Miles
Crystal Lake
Nearest Restaurant
1.5 Miles
Nearest Ski
13 Miles
Crystal Mountain
Nearest Beach
1.5 Miles
Beulah
Nearest Point of Interest
Crystal Lake Marina
Nearest Point of Interest
Beulah Beach
Nearest Point of Interest
Frankfort Beach
Nearest Point of Interest
Elberta Beach
Nearest Point of Interest
Crystal Mountain
Nearest Point of Interest
Kayaking and Canoeing on the Platt River
Nearest Point of Interest
Sleeping Bear Dunes National Park
Nearest Point of Interest
The Manitou Restaurant
Nearest Point of Interest
East Shore Marina
Nearest Point of Interest
Betsie Valley Trailhead
Nearest Point of Interest
Arcadia Bluffs Golf Course
Nearest Point of Interest
Frankort, MI
Nearest Point of Interest
Point Betsie Lighthouse
Car: necessary

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Rates & Availability

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Summer Rates
Jun 18 2016 - Sep 3 2016
7 night minimum stay
$2,950
 
 
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
$335
$1,950
 

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SPECIAL $1,950/week ($1,000 Off) for Wk of Saturday, June 13 to 20, AND Sat. June 20 to 27.

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Amenities

Michigan House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Mountain View
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Garage ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (2), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1)
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

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