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Crystal Lake Cottage-Sleeps 12

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Crystal Lake Cottage-Sleeps 12

This is a four bedroom, 2 bath cottage that sits right on the water of Crystal Lake. It's on the most coveted street on the lake. It's very quiet and because of how the property sits on the lake, there is no seaweed! It's all sand in the water by our dock. Between the panoramic view from the living room next to the stone fireplace to the view from the grill on the deck, this cottage is sure to delight even the hardest of hearts. Although we do not provide a boat, you are welcome to tie yours up. If you want to turn off your cell phone, relax and float away that stress, you've found your summer memory maker-look no further.

Lansing = 50 minutes

Mt. Pleasant = 40 minutes

Grand Rapids = 58 minutes

Rents Friday to Friday

Crystal Lake is a spring-fed, clean/clear lake with a sandy bottom. The lake is 70 foot deep at it's maximum, but is shallow on the lake shores and has one buoy-marked rock in the southeast section of the lake. The lake supports a mixed use of sail, power, and fishing activities from late March through late November.

Sailing on the lake is supported by the Crystal Sailing Club. Established in 1961, the CSC is a family centered working club which supports a Flying Scot fleet. The club is located on the North shore of the lake. The most common classes of sailboats found on the lake are Flying Scots, Sunfish, and some larger cruiser type boats (to about 25'). Public access to Crystal Lake can be made via a DNR boat launch. The best time to view sailing activities are during the Parade of Sails on July 4th, during Flying Scot fleet activities, and during Crystal Sailing Club functions as per their website.

The preceeding information was graciously provided by Mr. James Horak, Commodore of the Crystal Sailing Club.

For more information on the cottage owner and their story, please click the links below.

More Details

Lake Cottage Group, LLC
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
November 23, 2017

About Lake Cottage Group, LLC

The current owners consist of five families who use this home as their summer cottage.

Lake Cottage Group, LLC purchased this cottage in 2014

Why Lake Cottage Group, LLC chose Crystal

The current owners grew up going to a country cottage they all called 'The Ranch.' It was very rustic with no indoor plumbing and a wood stove for cooking. The Ranch originally belonged to their great grandfather Mary and James Edward Rowse. Great Grandpa Jim actually traded the store he and Mary owned in Oil City, Michigan for the Ranch which belonged to his cousins. When he passed, it was handed down to his three sons Arnold, Dutch, and Gale. When non-family members used to stay at The Ranch, they were charged $3 for the weekend to help off-set oil and supply costs. People aged and time passed too quickly before family could organize to buy it. The Ranch was sold and children and grandchildren for years longed for those wonderful times that created such good memories.

In search of that special place, the current cottage owners camped for years. They were introduced to the Fenwick's, another family on Crystal Lake years ago by the eldest of three brothers. All the siblings were invited to stay with the family every summer along with their spouses and children and did so for years. One sister, and three brothers began to expand their own families and thought it might be time to search for something they could call their own. One day, while staying on the lake, one of the brothers went for a walk a street over from where they were staying at the Fenwick’s and ran into an older gentleman that was putting a for sale sign in the yard. The excitement began as two brothers developed a deep relationship with the gentleman. The idea was shared with the rest of the family and soon they all came together to call this their summer cottage. The older gentleman wanted to know that his cottage and the memories would continue to be shared. As our Great Grandparents Jim and Mary shared The Ranch with their sons, and our Grandparents Arnold and Evelyn shared it with us to build memories with our families, we share this cottage with you and yours.

What makes this cottage unique

Crystal Lake is located in eastern Montcalm County. This large Michigan Lake of 760 acres has reported depths of 70 feet. The city of Crystal Michigan is located on the south east shore of the lake. The city is big enough for a grocery store, gas station, and bank and yes a sporting goods store.


Nearest Airport
51 Miles
Capital Region International Airport
Nearest Barpub
2.6 Miles
Downtown Bars
Nearest Golf
21 Miles
Pine River Country Club
Nearest Beach
3 Miles
Downtown Public Beach

In the fall, Anderson & Girls Orchards in Stanton is a must see. Uncle Johns Cider Mill & Winery is another great option. Winter-fest is another great experience in addition to ice fishing.


Crystal Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 5:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21 ...
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • We want you to have fun but be safe. Water Safety-you and your guests agree to never be in water alone and to wear life jackets that you provide.
  • All sheets & pillow cases shall be removed and placed in laundry area. At least one load of laundry started prior to checkout. $50 noncompliance fee.
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • There is one King, 2 Queens, and two twin beds currently. Air mattresses available upon request.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing


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average rating of 4.785714 based on 14 reviews

Great home on the lake!

  • 5 of 5

The home was stocked with everything anyone could need. The yard is large and was perfect for the kids and campfires. The rooms were large and comfortable. Highly recommend this home if you are looking for a relaxing family vacation.

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great week!

  • 5 of 5

The place was great!

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Albuquerque, New Mexico

Great location on a beautiful lake!

  • 5 of 5

Nice property. Cottage was furnished very thoughtfully, too. We enjoyed ourselves!

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Exception property!

  • 5 of 5

Very organizes, well appointed and stocked with everything you need. Perfect location on the south side of the lake.

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much. We are very thankful to have such wonderful people like you share your time and memories with us.
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Wonderful Lake House

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time. The house worked out so well for our family. The kitchen was so well stocked along with paper product and towels, coming from Florida it was SO helpful that we did not have to bring all that with us. The fire pit was a treat for our family, we enjoyed some of the games you had and the open floor plan was so easy to have great family interaction. Thank you so much for letting us rent your wonderful lake house, it was perfect for us. We will keep you in mind if we plan to come up with the family again. Crystal Lake is a very nice lake! Great community and wonderful neighbors. Thank you again! Donna Currier

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Loved it!

  • 5 of 5

Thank you so much for letting us stay at your cottage! We had 4 couples and there was plenty of space with the 4 bedrooms and large living area. The guys enjoyed ice fishing and the women enjoyed playing games and sitting around the beautiful fireplace.

Thank you for letting us make wonderful memories together!

  • Submitted: Feb 23, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning Fee $125 + Tax
Pet Fee $100 + Tax
Tax Rate 6.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.