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Kirk Bettison

Member since: 2013
Speaks: english

Beautiful home, 3/4 mile to Crystal Mt on quiet Cul-De-Sac; U-shaped Drive

34 Reviews
Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

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Crystal Mountain, Thompsonville House Rental Photos and Description

4 bedroom, 2 full bathrooms right by Crystal Mt. and Betsie River Sleeps 10+

Gorgeous wood-sided home with a deck, covered front porch, side porch and yard. With room for up to 8 adults and up to 12 people total with kids, our house was designed with entertaining and families in mind. It is a perfect get away for your group. There are lots of large windows for great light and lots of fresh air. The floor plan is open so groups will feel comfortable and have plenty of space. The kitchen is large with a huge granite island with stools so when we are there, that is where we all end up. The kitchen opens into a dining area with a table that seats 10 and flows into the Great Room. Beautiful hardwood floors and high ceilings throughout.

In the summer/fall there is a fire pit for your evening enjoyment. There is a charcoal barbecue next to the deck and a high-end stove inside for cooking.

The great room has a large flat screen TV w/cable, a blue ray player, Netflix, and a home theater sound system. The second living room also has a flat screen TV w/cable, blue ray player, and Net Flix.

The house has high speed Wi-Fi.

There is a washer and dryer and even a boot dryer to dry your wet boots! Queen-sized airmattress, extra blankets and lots of new plush towels. Tons of board games and there are also outdoor/yard games like bad mitton/volley ball, ladderball, and bocce ball.

More Details
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Kirk Bettison (Owner)
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english

About Kirk Bettison

We built this house in 2013 to be able to share time with our extended family and are so happy to share it with others. We want you to enjoy our house and region as much as we do so do not hesitate to ask questions. We live in the area, so if you need anything, we want you to feel free to call us!

Kirk Bettison purchased this house in 2013

Why Kirk Bettison chose Crystal Mountain, Thompsonville

This property is ideal as it is so close to Crystal Mt but without all the resort crowds. Plus with a maximum occupancy of 8 adults or up to 12 people including kids there is room for your whole group. Our fully appointed kitchen allows you to cook your own meals, even to come back home for lunch or a nap before heading back to the slopes.

What makes this house unique

Comfortably holding 8 adults or up to 12 people including kids it is more economical than staying at the resort, yet a much more luxurious 'home' atmosphere. We built this house and its fixtures to be our own unique family vacation home. We put 25 years of building/woodworking experience into it and it shows.

There is keyless entry so you don't have to keep track of or return a key.

Pet friendly...towels to keep dry, water and food bowls, pet sheets.

Basic pantry supplies available. Flour, sugar, spices, oils, butter, coffee plus there are always farm fresh eggs in the fridge (we have our own chickens at home).

The gourmet kitchen is built for a cook, from the custom finished cabinets to the complete selection of small appliances there is everything you need to create any dish your family loves. The best part is that due to the open floor plan the cook will never be left out of the fun and everybody can help with the meals.


based on 34 traveler reviews

Beautiful home, 3/4 mile to Crystal Mt on quiet Cul-De-Sac; U-shaped Drive
average rating of 4.970588 based on 34 reviews

Awesome summer getaway!

  • 5 of 5

Such a beautiful house! Perfect for our 2 families (7 kids, 4 adults). Plenty of space for everyone. Kirk and Amy are wonderful hosts! Very helpful, friendly, and accommodating. Loved the eggs and wine generously provided for our stay! Great location for hitting quaint Lake Michigan towns (Frankfort, Glen Arbor), Sleeping Bear, and gorgeous sunsets! A great way to show off our beautiful state to our Connecticut family. Hope to make this a repeat trip!!

Sarah, St. Clair Shores, MI

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Sarah and her group are great guests. I remember some of the places we stayed on vacation when i was a kid and it is pretty cool to think that someday kids will think back and it'll be our house they think of.
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Wonderful House & Owner!

  • 5 of 5

I rented the house for 5 adults and 3 kids. It was perfect. We had just enough space and privacy. The house is beautifully built, everything is new, clean and in great condition. The proximity to Crystal Mountain is a plus for skiers. Being that I rented it in summer, we found the drive to the Elberta area beaches and Sleeping Bear Dunes pleasant. It was a little farther than expected, but it's so beautiful it doesn't matter. And the owner is fantastic! He left us ham (from his farm), wine (homemade), two dozen eggs (from his farm) and fixings for s'mores (which kids and adults enjoyed)! Way too nice! We enjoyed the backyard fire pit every night. I manage a property for vacation rentals as well, and I would say the accommodations are impeccable.

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Crystal Mountain Getaway

  • 5 of 5

A very nice and spacious house. Everything was new and up-to-date. Plenty of room for game-playing, movie watching, or just relaxing. Too cold to use the deck, but it appeared to be very roomy, as well. Kitchen was well-stocked with utensils, coffee, spices, and other necessities. The fresh eggs and ham were a nice touch. Less than 3 minute drive to Crystal Mountain. Definitely marking this as a favorite.

  • Submitted: Mar 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are glad that Shelley and her family enjoyed our house and hope they will return in the future. They are definately "our favorite" kind of guests.
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Wonderful location and family friendly!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the property and spent the weekend skiing at Crystal Mountain. The location was very convenient to the mountain.

The property is clean and well maintained. You can tell the owners put a lot into the house. There were many thoughtful touches like a boot dryer, lots of hooks for coats, boot trays to catch melting snow, and a fully stocked kitchen; there were even spices! We were two families of four and there was plenty of room for the kids to play, for everyone to eat together, and for the adults to lounge.

The owner was very easy to work with and answered questions promptly. We loved the homemade wine, and farm fresh eggs and ham steak. We felt quite spoiled staying there!! Don't hesitate to book this property!

  • Submitted: Feb 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We do put alot into the house........and guests like this make it worth the trouble.
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Great cozy home!

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic time staying at this cabin. The owners are extremely accommodating and were great hosts. Their home is beautiful and fully stocked with everything you'll need for a great weekend away in northern Michigan. 10/10 would stay here again!

  • Submitted: Feb 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: 10/10........ Ten out of Ten !! I like that even better than 5 stars. I think that is the best review we have ever gotten. Twice as good?
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Great place to stay while skiing at Crystal Mountain

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for a winter weekend with two family (3 adults and 5 kids). The house is spacious and very comfortable. Everyone had a bed. The large kitchen with farm table was great for meals as all of us were able to eat together. The house was very clean and well maintained. The kitchen was well stocked-more so than most rentals. Also, things like coffee filters, coffee, and garbage bags were supplied, which was nice. The house is a 2-3 minute drive from the Crystal parking lots. The owner was very easy to work with and communication with him prior to the visit was easy and prompt. Appreciated the farm fresh eggs and ham slice waiting for us upon arrival. We would stay in the house again without hesitation.

  • Submitted: Feb 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We would have Jeff and his group back without hesitatation !! Great guests. I hope everyone who stays at our house is happy with their visit. We definately try to arrange things to facilitate an enjoyable stay.
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Nearest Airport
32 Miles
Traverse City TVC and Manistee 26 miles
Nearest Golf
0.5 Miles
Crystal Mountain Resort
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Several at Crystal Mountain
Nearest Ski
0.5 Miles
Crystal Mountain Resort
Nearest Beach
20 Miles
Lake Michigan
Car: necessary

You can walk or drive to a small public acess site for great fishing on the Betsie River from our house. There are many hiking, biking, cross-country skiing and snowmobiling trails close-by. We are right by Crystal Mountain Four Season Resort but offer the privacy and peace of a family home on a dead-end road.

The famous Gwen Fostick Studio is about 10 miles away in Beulah.

Spectacularly blue Crystal Lake is also in Beulah for a fun day of swimming, sunbathing, fishing and scrolling into quaint shops.


Rates & Availability

Crystal Mountain, Thompsonville House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Jul 6 2016 - Sep 1 2016
3 night minimum stay
Labor day
Sep 2 2016 - Sep 6 2016
3 night minimum stay
Sep 7 2016 - Dec 1 2016
3 night minimum stay
Dec 2 2016 - Dec 21 2016
2 night minimum stay
Dec 22 2016 - Jan 4 2017
3 night minimum stay
Jan 5 2017 - Apr 1 2017
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $75 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $500
Pet Fee $75 + Tax
Tax Rate 6.0%

The maximum number of guests is 8 adults or up to 12 people including children (8adults max)Cancellation policy. A. 90% refund is available up to 30 days prior to the start of your rental. Less than 30 days prior to your rental we will only refund 90% of your rental cost if we are able to rent the house to someone else for your dates.
Pet fee is $25 per dog per night.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Crystal Mountain, Thompsonville House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2200 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Rural ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Curved shower rod for more comfort. Tile counter.
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Wonderful high ceilings and unique sink/faucet. Tile floor.
  • Special order floor tile in bathrooms. Both have brushed nickel curved shower curtain rods for even more room in the full sized bathtubs
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 bunk bed
  • Hardwood floors throughout with plenty of closet space. Sleeper sofa in second living area.
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • skiing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Great all season house that will make your family feel at home on vacation.

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