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100' of direct, private frontage on the east shore of Crystal Lake

Bedrooms 5
Space 2,000 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

4 bedroom, 1 loft style bedroom, 2 bathroom cottage directly on the water

This beautiful summer cottage is located within the Village of Beulah with 100' of direct, private, sandy frontage on the east end of Crystal Lake. Inside this perfectly situated duplex, you'll find 4 bedrooms, 1 loft-style bedroom, 2 kitchens, 2 bathrooms, with plenty of space for the whole family. Boasts sleeping arrangements for 12 with 2 queen beds and 4 double beds. The deck, covered porch, large yard, and sandy beach are all you could ask for in a summer rental. Each half of the house has a charcoal BBQ grill and outdoor furniture for guests to use. There is also a private, portable fire pit, dock, and boat mooring.


*Parking is available across Center Street in the open lot.

*No more than 12 people MAXIMUM allowed on the property at any time. Babies and small children are included in the head count.

*Do not move indoor furniture outside.

*Absolutely no fireworks.

*Absolutely no pets allowed on property.

*Portable fire pit available for use on sandy beach area only. Do not dump ashes anywhere except available metal ash can.

*Quiet time between 10:00 p.m. and 8:00 a.m.

More Details

Property Manager
Ashley or Cierra
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
April 11, 2017


Beulah Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront ...
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , large half of duplex
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , small half of duplex
  • Starter toilet paper and hand soap is provided.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , large half of duplex
    Bedroom 2 - 2 double , large half of duplex
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , loft-style bedroom in small half of duplex
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , small half of duplex
    Bedroom 5 - 1 double , small half of duplex
  • Sheets and towels are not provided. Blankets, comforters, and pillows are provided. We do offer linen rentals at $10.00 per towel set and $20.00 per sheet set. Please set up linen rental at least two weeks prior to your arrival date.
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
HOUSE RULES: *Parking is available across Center Street in the open lot. *No more than 12 people MAXIMUM allowed on the property at any time. Babies and small children are included in the head count. *Do not move indoor furniture outside. *Absolutely no fireworks. *Absolutely no pets allowed on property. *Portable fire pit available for use on sandy beach area only. Do not dump ashes anywhere except available metal ash can. *Quiet time between 10:00 p.m. and 8:00 a.m.


2/5 -
(1 traveler reviews)

100' of direct, private frontage on the east shore of Crystal Lake
average rating of 2.0 based on 1 reviews

Beautiful spot but OWNERS ARE A NIGHTMARE

  • 2 of 5

We rented this condo for a long weekend this summer and were very excited to spend a weekend with close friends. Originally, we had 12 adults and a few children under the age of 2. When we booked there was no statement saying that only 12 people total, including children were allowed. We are very responsible adults, we were quiet, kept things clean, and were totally appropriate. After one day we received a call stating that we were not allowed over 12 people total and people had to leave IMMEDIATELY. We had no time to figure out the best way to handle the situation and had to force a family to go home who had expected to stay the whole weekend. THE OWNERS ARE THE NEXT DOOR NEIGHBORS AND CONSTANTLY MONITORED EVERYTHING WE DID. It was quite ridiculous and was very disappointing. Crystal Lake is beautiful and such a fun area. I would definitely recommend staying somewhere on the lake BUT NOT IN THIS CONDO.

  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Lauren, We are sorry to hear that you did not enjoy your stay at Summer Retreat as much as you could have. The owners do live next door and they do get worried when they see groups larger than 12 at their home. There are strict rules at all of our properties regarding maximum occupancy, and I'm sure if you had been following the rules, the owners would not have bothered to keep an eye on you whatsoever. This home is somewhat stricter than others in the fact that babies and children DO count toward the maximum occupancy of 12. I would like to point out that on every possible occasion, the rental agency reminded you that Summer Retreat will only accommodate up to 12 PEOPLE MAXIMUM, INCLUDING CHILDREN AND VISITORS, AT ALL TIMES. We tell you this on our websites, when you book the property with us over the phone, in your confirmation letter, in your rental agreement (which must be signed and returned prior to arrival), in the information sheet you receive about the house, and lastly, when you check in at our office in a face-to-face conversation. You personally assured us that at no time would you have any more than 12 people at the house. These home owners take pride in their property, and we take pride in managing it for them. Those are the rules, they are very clear, and if a renter breaks them, we are required to do something about it. I would always suggest being up-front with the person you are renting a property from regarding the number of people in your group (including children) so they are able to find you the property that best suits your needs.
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Nearest Airport
31 Miles
Traverse City Cherry Capital Airport
Nearest Barpub
The Corner Pub, Beulah, MI
Nearest Ferry
60 Miles
Ludington, MI
Nearest Golf
1.5 Miles
Crystal Lake Golf Club
Nearest Train
140 Miles
Grand Rapids, MI
Nearest Motorway
Beulah Highway
Nearest Restaurant
The Cherry Hut
Nearest Ski
11 Miles
Crystal Mountain Resort, Thompsonville, MI
Nearest Beach
Beulah Beach
Car: recommended

Located within the charming Village of Beulah on the east end of Crystal Lake, this cottage is close to restaurants, shops, and the public beach for your convenience. It is also just a short drive from the port city of Frankfort. Catch the fantastic view of the 4th of July fireworks right from the front decks or venture into town for a local craft show or farmer's market. This cottage makes a perfect home base for someone looking to explore beautiful Benzie County and all it has to offer!


Rates & Availability

Beulah Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
May 25 2017 - Jun 16 2017
7 night minimum stay
Jun 17 2017 - Sep 2 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Sep 3 2017 - Sep 30 2017
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Departure Fee $200
Tax Rate 8.0%

In the event that you need to cancel your reservation, you will be required to pay a $100.00 cancellation fee.

After April 1st, all summer season cancellations are subject to forfeiture of the entire down payment amount unless the property can be re-rented for the dates that you reserved; a refund will then be made less the $100.00 cancellation fee. Once the final payment has been made 30 days prior to arrival, your stay cannot be cancelled and the full rental rate for the entire stay will be forfeited.
Unfortunately, we must be very strict on the maximum number of occupants for each rental unit. There is a local ordinance that states no more than two people per bedroom are allowed. Violation of this ordinance by our company would result in a $500.00 per day fine. A number of factors also affect this number such as owner preference, property size, septic holding tank usage, parking, and noise control. All members of a group count towards this number except for children two years of age or younger. If renters do exceed the maximum occupancy of a unit, a$500.00 per day fine will be assessed and renters will be asked to vacate the property without refund.

Stand-alone lodging such as tents and campers are NOT permitted at any of our rental properties.

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.

To make a reservation, please contact us toll-free at 1-888-326-2352. At the time of booking, we will need your name, mailing address, phone number(s), e-mail address, and a 25% down payment. The remaining balance is due 30 days prior to your arrival date. We accept Visa, MasterCard, or Discover, or you may send a check or money order.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the manager or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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