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Teresa and Rick

Member since: 2012
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Speaks: english

Beautiful Sunsets Over the all sport's, quiet Crawford Lake. Year round rental!

14 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


Michigan House Rental Photos and Description

House, 3 Bedrooms, 1.5 Baths, (Sleeps 8) lake front

Our home is very clean with most of the interior completely remodeled with knotty pine throughout,including the bedrooms. New fully equipped kitchen ,as well as new floors and doors throughout. New windows to enjoy the lake views,not to mention the gorgeous sunsets. Complete new entertainment center with a 32'flat screen TV with DVD/CD player. Beautiful view of calm, all sports lake from the large front deck.With 125 ft. of water frontage. Sandy bottom!! Fish off the new, double wide, T shaped; fiberglass dock, sun tan, or just relax.It has hook up's for docking your boat, and other water toy's.(public access is just two lots away).

Our cottage is centrally located with Traverse City, Torch Lake ,Boyne City and Schuss Mtn. and Shanty Creek all within a half an hour. We are located six miles east of downtown Kalkaska. There are many opportunities for Up North adventure, such as visiting Mackinac Island, Petoskey ,Charlevoix, and Indian River. For the golfers there are three golf courses within five miles of our lake house. For the snowmobile-rs and ATV enthusiasts, you can literally take off from our lake house to join up with the main riding trails!! not to mention mountain bike, hike etc. Early morning walks around the lake are a personal favorite,the wild life and scenery are simply beautiful. If your lucky you will also see the Bald Eagles that nest on the south end of the lake! Our lake house comfortably sleeps 8 people.There are 3 bedrooms plus a queen sofa sleeper in the living room.Two of the bedrooms have a queen bed, and the 3rd has 2 trundle beds. There are two bathrooms-one full bath with tub and shower and the half bath is located right off the laundry room at the back entrance. The living room has two fireplaces as well! You will enjoy roasting hot-dogs or S'mores over an open fire in one of our two fire pitts. There is also a covered patio complete with gas-grill and prep table off the kitchen entrance!! We hope to make your vacation a wonderful,relaxing and memorable experience. Sincerely, Rick & Teresa

Keywords: Ranch 3 bedroom bath and a half lake front.

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  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Teresa and Rick (Owner)
Member since: 2012
Call Owner
Speaks: english

About Teresa and Rick

We have lived in Kalkaska for the past 26 years.I (Teresa) was even born in the Kalkaska hospital. Therefore, I am a true native! My husband Rick however, is a' transplant' from Plymouth Mi. He moved here to marry me! After this many years here, he is now considered a " Local-Yoko" as well. We have two children. Our son is 23, and our daughter is 14 yrs. old. We have lived out here at Crawford Lake for 23 years now.We love it here and this is why we purchased our lake front cottage in June of 2012. The cottage is just across the lake from our primary home. This makes it perfect for our new venture of renting our cottage as a vacation get away /retreat. Again, we love Crawford Lake so much, as well as the surrounding area , so we thought why not share it with others! So, that's what we did!! We are loving meeting new people and making new friends. Our guests have been wonderful and we are grateful to have had them stay with us. So far, they love it here as much as we do!

Teresa and Rick purchased this house in 2012

Why Teresa and Rick chose Michigan

What attracted us to the area is the fact that you have access to so many fun and exciting out door activities. There is skiing, snowmobiling, snowshoeing,dirt-biking, four-wheeling, hiking, boating, swimming, water-skiing, fishing, golf;and the list goes on! It is just so very peaceful and beautiful . The scenery and wildlife are breathtaking, and all you have to do is look out the window! Lastly, we love this location because it is only 20 minutes from Traverse City, Torch Lake and the casinos. Perfect!!

What makes this house unique

AHH!... The View . Sitting on the deck or dock having a drink and watching the sun set over the lake and trees will leave you speechless. The fall colors over the lake reminds us of being in the smokey mountains mostly due to the fact that this lake is not jam- packed with homes one after the other. The south end of the lake has no homes, just all cedar trees. You may even catch site of the bald eagles that nest on the south end of the lake!


based on 14 traveler reviews

Beautiful Sunsets Over the all sport's, quiet Crawford Lake. Year round rental!
average rating of 5.0 based on 14 reviews

Exceeded our Expectations!

  • 5 of 5

We are four women who have enjoyed a number of rentals for our annual Valentines Ski Weekend - but this one takes the cake! We felt completely at home in this very cozy and comfortable cottage. Teresa and Rick are excellent and attentive hosts, and they clearly have put a lot of love into this cottage. We lacked for nothing, and cooked some outstanding meals in the well-appointed kitchen. Slept very well! The location put us near so many things to do that it's very convenient, and we were able to sight one of the eagles and the nest. Already planning our next visit!

  • Submitted: Feb 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for staying with us ladies! We enjoyed meeting all of you, and getting to know you a little better. We are so glad you enjoyed your adventures while staying with us and that you got to see the Eagle and its nest! Take care and come back soon! Sincerely, Teresa and Rick
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South Lyon, MI

The Perfect Cabin

  • 5 of 5

Teresa and Rick are the greatest hostess we have come across by far. Very friendly and personable, they definitely make you feel at home, away from home. We had a great, relaxing weekend at the cabin and our little dog as well. Super clean, very comfortable with everything you need for a nice weekend getaway. We are already planning our next visit. Go and check it won't regret it.

  • Submitted: Feb 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much Josefina! It was such a pleasure having you, Kurt and the puppy stay with us! We're so glad you enjoyed yourselves and liked the cottage. We look forward to having you back soon! Sincerely, Teresa and Rick P.S. I still melt when I think of all the puppy kisses I got! thank you for letting me love on your fur baby! xoxo
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Morrow, OH

Couldn't ask for more!

  • 5 of 5

Quiet, private, clean, and comfortable for either staying and relaxing all day or returning to after day trips in the area. Teresa and Rick are wonderful hosts who welcome you to share their love for the lake and have provided everything you could want in their lake house. Each person in our three generation family went home with wonderful memories. (Our dog loved it, too!) We hope to return in the future. Thank you, Teresa and Rick!

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much Molly! We are so glad you had fun sight seeing etc. in the surrounding area and just hanging out and relaxing. It was truly a pleasure meeting you all and we hope you will come back soon! Sincerely, Teresa and Rick
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  • 5 of 5

The pictures don't begin to tell the story. This is one of the cleanest, quietest, homiest places I have ever stayed. It was comfortable, relaxing, and perfect for day trips to Traverse City, and to Suttons Bay. The kitchen was clean and well-equipped, the deck was perfect for relaxing and looking out over the lake, and the beds were very comfortable. The owners went out of their way to make the stay welcoming, homey, and easy to arrange. It was absolutely perfect!

  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Kathleen, Thank you so much for your kind review. It was a pleasure meeting you and your sister. We are so glad you enjoyed your stay and hope you will come back again soon! Have a wonderful summer, and take care. Sincerely, Teresa and Rick
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Bay City, MI, USA

quiet and cozy

  • 5 of 5

Loved our stay. The landlord is a great fun loving guy. He put a lot of time into his place, because it is gorgeous. Very comfortable beds and furniture. Any thing you need is there. All you need to do is bring food and clothes. Everything else is there. What a great place to stay. Already booked us for next year. Looking to book in the winter for snowmobiling. Loved it. I like how clean and well kept the place is. Loved the setting on the water and how peaceful it Is even on a weekend. Looking forward to our stay next year. Well worth the price.

  • Submitted: May 18, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad you enjoyed your stay Dr. ! It was a pleasure meeting you and getting to know you and we look forward to seeing you this winter for some snowmobiling fun! Thank you so much for your wonderful review and for staying with us! Sincerely, The Skrobecki's at Summer Sky's Cottage
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Toledo, Ohio

Peaceful and Quiet

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I were looking for a quiet peaceful place to relax and enjoy a little one-on-one time away from the crazy busy city life with three kids! We completely found that here at Summer Sky's Cottage! We enjoyed kayaking, fishing, sitting out on the dock watching the sunset, roasting hotdogs over the bonfire, and observing the bald eagle and her baby! The cottage had everything we needed for a very comfortable stay. When we wanted a taste of the city life, we headed west to Traverse City, Sutton's Bay and the surrounding cities for wine tasting, shopping and sightseeing.

Rick and Teresa couldn't have been any nicer or more accommodating and we wish we could've stayed a little longer! We hope to make it back again someday soon!

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad you enjoyed your stay! It was a pleasure having you and we hope you will come back soon! Fall colors are absolutely gorgeous here, as is winter for skiing , snowmobiling, ice fishing and just plain snugging in at the cabin in front of the fireplace for some r & r . Take care . Sincerely, Rick and Teresa
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Cherry Capital Airport/ Traverse City
Nearest Barpub
4 Miles
The Outlaws Bar on 571
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Grandview Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
7 Miles
Nearest Ski
23 Miles
Schuss & Shanty Creek Resort
Nearest Beach
Crawford Lake
Car: necessary

The Sleeping Bear Dunes and Mackinac Island are great day trip's from our cottage; as is Leland County for their wine tours. Traverse City is only 25 min. away and is home to the Cherry Festival. Also, snowmobile and RV enthusiasts can leave right from our cottage in order to hook up with the main riding trails. Lastly, Turtle Creek Casino's and Resort is only 20 minutes away. Schuss and Shanty Creek are only 25 minutes away for your skiing and sledding fun and Torch Lake is just 20 minutes away as well! There are so many choices for everyone's up north get away adventures!


Rates & Availability

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Jul 2 2016 - Jul 9 2016
7 night minimum stay
Jul 10 2016 - Jul 31 2016
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

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Refundable damage deposit $250
cleaning fee $50
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Michigan House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Rural
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Garage ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • Theres a full bath in the bedroom area, and a half bath at the back entrance of the cottage ;off from the laundry room.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , Our 3rd bedroom has 2 twin trundle beds each one sleeps 2 .
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • The cottage has two queen size Beds (2) and two twin or Single Beds (2). There are two trundle beds in the largest bedroom each will sleep two., Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) There is a queen sofa sleeper in the living room.
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Doublewide T shaped dock with hook ups. 125 feet of lake frontage. Only two doors down from the public access and boat launch. Complete new entertainment center. Two firepitts and complete deck furniture for your outdoor dining, entertainment and relaxation as you look out over the lake,complete with outdoor speaker system for your musical enjoyment!

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