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60' Private Frontage on Crystal Lake with Boat Hoist

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,600 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

3 bedroom, 2 bath cottage with 60' of PRIVATE FRONTAGE on Crystal Lake

This 3 bedroom, 2 bath cottage has 60' of PRIVATE FRONTAGE on Crystal Lake and beautiful views of the lake from nearly every room. It is two doors down from our other VRBO rental (#157460) and includes a sandy beach area area, dock and hoist for your boat. Please call or email with any questions. We take great pride in paying attention to detail to make a very relaxing vacation for your family.

Large living area on the upper level, includes kitchen, dining and living rooms with new carpet and tile, including 46' LED TV. Enjoy meals or sunning from the upper large deck w/composite decking, making it very comfortable on the bare feet. The master bedroom is also located upstairs as is a larger master bathroom.

The lower level includes two bedrooms along with double beds in each bedroom. A full bathroom is also on this level. Additional 40' LED TV in lower bedroom.

The beach and amenities - a sandy beach area with stairs to the water, boat hoist is provided, firewood is also provided for fire pit at no cost. Two kayaks are also provided.

The cottage is located on the north/northwest side of Crystal Lake and faces almost due south, therefore, when it is hot out, the prevailing winds are generally present to help keep you cool. Also because of this location, we have never had issues with mosquitoes. There are no steps to the beach, yet, the cottage is across the road from the lake. We actually prefer this, as there is more room to enjoy the beach, fire pit and play games. Please note: we call our home a cottage for a reason, and, do not want it mistaken for a luxury home as the home does not have all the amenities of a luxury home (no garage, central air, no city water, etc), but, is very well appointed and maintained. As Northern Michigan is concerned, the cottage is in excellent condition and has an excellent rental history.

The property is less than one mile to the beginning of the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. You can spend your entire week seeking out new and isolated beaches, trails, lakes, and dunes, all along the way to the popular dune climb attraction which is about a 20 minute drive from the cottage.

More Details

Property Manager
Tim Dyer
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 13, 2017

About Tim Dyer

Tim and Michele have three daughters, Lyndsey, Elle and Bri, and enjoy heading north as much as possible.

Tim Dyer purchased this cottage in 2011

Why Tim Dyer chose Northern Michigan

This property is two doors down from our VRBO listing #157460 and was purchased in 2011 and completely renovated. It is a modern home and very comfortable with excellent views and in area of nice homes and excellent location to all the area attractions.

What makes this cottage unique

Crystal Lake and the Sleeping Bear Dunes area have recently been voted one of Americas best destinations by Good Morning America. With many familites returning year after year, this alone makes it a testament to the beauty of the area. Play our kids favorite game and count license plates from different states during your vacation (their record? 47 states).


Frankfort Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1600 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lakefront
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2 full
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double
  • Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (2)
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


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60' Private Frontage on Crystal Lake with Boat Hoist
average rating of 5.0 based on 3 reviews

Another great time at this property!!!!!!

  • 5 of 5

I can go anywhere to vacation in the country, but for some reason even after renting houses in the Carolina's I find the crystal house the most peaceful and tranquil.

The firewood was well stocked, the extra propane tank for the grill was there, and thanks for the kayaks, my 8yr old daughter had a blast learning how to use one. We even rented a boat from crystal marina and cruised the whole lake. I even golfed the torch course this year and really enjoyed the golf.

I think your beach area, star gazing, and the way the wind blows the waves over gives the property a premier location. My young children have a blast swimming in the clear water and I love that the lake looks as blue as the Caribbean on a sunny day.

If I would have known about this area when I was younger I would be living up north and my only concern is not being able to come back to your house sooner.

Again another great time by All and Thanks Tim for providing the opportunity.

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Dearborn heights, MI USA

Great Home and Tim is wonderful to work with!

  • 5 of 5

The home is beautiful, well maintained and up to date! The private beach and view is just gorgeous! Will definitely stay here again if we come back to Crystal Lake!

  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Colorado Springs

Ideal Crystal Lake Vacation

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely loved our Crystal Lake Getaway! We came as a family of 6 - including 3 adults and 3 kids. The cabin was clean, well-maintained with beautiful views of the lake! Our first view in the morning, and last going to bed was of Crystal Lake. Our favorite feature of the cabin was a balcony with a complete deck set allowing us to grill and overlook the lake while we enjoyed our meals. This property also had it's own beachfront and pier across the street from the cabin - perfect for our kids to play off and swim around. There was a fire pit with surrounding beach chairs as well, allowing us to enjoy an evening fire and to make s'mores. We felt as if we could just "move in" and stay there indefinitely The owner was very attentive to our needs when they arose, ensuring our stay was smooth. Furthermore, the property was not far away from the Betsie Bay beach on Lake Michigan, allowing us fairly quick access to the big lake as well. Hands down, if we return to Crystal Lake, we no doubt will call here first to see if it's available. This property comes highly recommended.

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Located on the Northwest Shore of Crystal Lake along a stretch of other well appointed homes, and located about 2 miles from Point Betsie and Crystal Downs, one mile from the beginning of the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, and a 10 minute drive from either Frankfort or Beulah.


Rates & Availability

Frankfort Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Jul 1 2017 - Aug 26 2017
7 night minimum stay
Late Summer
Aug 27 2017 - Oct 31 2017
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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

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