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Joan Tanis

Member since: 2013
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Speaks: english

Cozy Little 'Get-a-Away'

5 Reviews
Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

Northern Michigan Cottage Rental Photos and Description

2 Bedroom, 1 Bath With Crystal Lake Frontage

Here is a true find…..A cozy, restful, 2 bedroom, 1 bathroom cottage. This wonderful get-a-way is located on the north shore of Crystal Lake (cottage is directly across the street) between Frankfort and Beulah which both have the small town charm, unique shopping and great restaurants/bars. It is also close to many memory making activities like Sleeping Bear Dunes National Park, award winning golf courses, Lake Michigan at Point Betsie light house, wine tasting, shopping, fishing, etc…. You are sure to create lasting memories with helpful amenities; swim dock, 2 adult bikes & 2 child bikes, grill, fire pit, large beach! The great room in the cottage is superb for a family get together and meals. There are more than enough comfortable seating options for everyone, with board games and puzzles for the rainy days. Please feel free to contact owner via phone or email with any questions or to request a rental agreement.

Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Joan Tanis (Owner)
Member since: 2013
Call Owner
Speaks: english

Reviews

5
based on 5 traveler reviews

Cozy Little 'Get-a-Away'
average rating of 5.0 based on 5 reviews
5

Wonderful location, clean and cozy cottage

  • 5 of 5

Our family, two adults and two kids (4 and 7) had a great time during our stay on Crystal Lake. The cottage is a perfect size, is exceptionally clean, and the kitchen, breakfast nook, and dining table on the screened front porch made for pleasant family meals. The beach is large and there is a long dock extending out on the lake with a bench on the end. This was a perfect place to watch the kids jump in the water and swim. There are plenty of activities around, lots of day trips that can be taken, and Lake Michigan is very close by. Crystal Lake is an amazing lake, too.

For a family or couple wanting a relaxing, unplugged vacation, I highly recommend this cottage. The owners were very accommodating and helpful, as well. We plan on returning!

  • Submitted: Jan 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great little cottage on beautiful lake! Perfect home base for day trips too!

  • 5 of 5

Our family - mom, dad and 2 teens - had a wonderful time on our vacation here last summer! The cottage and Crystal Lake were perfect for a nice relaxing trip. Owners were just a phone call away and very helpful and informative about the area. Clean and inviting home- the kitchen was very well stocked with cooking equipment, and the board games were put to good use as well. The kids loved the inner tubes for swimming and the nice beach across the road - dock and shallow crystal clear water far out into lake made for plenty of room to play! The location was excellent for many day trips - such as Sleeping Bear Dunes and the many Lake Michigan beaches in neighboring towns (be sure to visit all of them!). There was plenty to do nearby as well - bike ride on Betsie Valley Trail, visiting Crystal Lake public beach in Beulah, beachcombing at Point Betsie Lighthouse beach at sunset, Cherry Bowl Drive In Theater...the list goes on! Overall, we couldn't have asked for a nicer place to stay!

  • Submitted: Apr 29, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great Family Get Away Spot!

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 4 stayed here for one week this summer and had a memorable vacation and will certainly be back. The size of the cottage was perfect for us and the kids loved the bunk beds and the board games provided. It was clean, tidy and well decorated. The kitchen was well equipped for our family which ate most of our meals there.

We wanted to 'unplug' and it was GREAT that there was no TV. Our kids adjusted after 2 days and were happy to collect bugs or go swimming across the street in the lake rather than get in screen time. A much needed break for all of us!

The owners were great and provided some nice personal touches, like leaving sample size Bliss bathroom products for use and some paper products. Joan was responsive to our calls and questions and easy to work with.

We were lucky to have perfect weather all week and enjoyed most of our dinners outside. I would recommend the owners invest in an outdoor table and chairs for the great patio or indoor screened porch so they and their guests can enjoy the lake views from the cottage while dining.

The area is pure Americana and this urban Chicago family fell in love with Northern Michigan. You must go to the Cherry Bowl Drive In Movie Theater, make s'mores across the street on the beach at the fire pit, go fishing and tubing, go to The Cherry Hut for a meal and mini golf, hike at Sleeping Bear Dunes, hit the beach at Empire beach (for the greatest playground on the beach) and drive to Leeland to check out historic Fishtown and hit a winery tour.

Our kids are still talking about this vacation and we hope to make it an annual tradition.

  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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St Louis, MO
5

Great Little Get-a-way

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at The Cozy Little Cottage for a week and a half this summer. We are a family of 6 with 4 children. This was a great place for us to stay. Not too big to take care of for a vacation, but definately enough room for us to hang out and spend time together. The bunk bed room was perfect for the kids. Love the banquette in the kitchen for family dinners. We did a lot of cooking and eating at home and the things that we needed were there for us.

We spent a lot of time at the lake, which is a short walk across the street, so the beach chairs and umbrellas came in handy, so glad we didn't need to pack all of that stuff!

The place is decorated very nice. Very clean and fresh, it makes you feel at home. You can walk right in, unpack,and you're ready to go!

The owner was easy to deal with and very willing to answer questions and give advice before and during our stay.

We would absolutely return to this little gem of Crystal Lake!

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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United States
5

Great Cottage, Highly recommended!

  • 5 of 5

This cottage is easy to find, cosy, and clean. Large living, kitchen and dining area served our purposes well as we were there for a mini-reunion with friends. We had everything we needed for cooking, sunning, and swimming in the crystal clear lake from the access right across the street. The star-gazing at night was amazing, and despite being right next to the road, the cottage was very quiet at night. We enjoyed the pleasant decor of this place and hope to return again. The owner was pleasant and responsive. We would recommend this cottage to others.

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Crystal Lake Cottage Rental Rates

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Amenities

Northern Michigan Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 750 sq. ft.
General:
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Full Bathroom, stand up Shower only
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 bunk bed , Sleeps 4
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , Sleeps 2
    Other - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Sofa Queen Sleeper -sleeps 2
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys ...
Outside:
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

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