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Beachfront Vacation on Crystal Lake, downtown Beulah

Bedrooms 8
Space 4,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Internet
  • Parking
  • Outdoor Grill
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome


About the property

4000+ Sq.' home perfect for family reunions

The Beach House is a turn-of-the-century, twenty-room home that was used as a boarding house for young college women working in the large luxury hotels of the lumbering era in Northwestern Michigan. The charm remains with quaint living rooms, individual kitchens and bathrooms in each of the six living quarters. There are 4 one-bedroom and 2 two-bedroom units which are rented together, making it ideal for a family gathering!

Each place includes a flat screen TV with built in DVD, fully equipped kitchen, refrigerator, and electric range. There is a common picnic area and gas grills on the side lawn and a shared deck on the second floor overlooking the lake. If you have a special request, ask to see if we can accommodate it.

The house is located within feet of the east end of Crystal Lake, between the children's playground and boat launch on Beulah's town beach. The bike trail that connects Thompsonville and Frankfort is just around the corner.

There are also several restaurants and shops in this quaint community. If you are ready for more exploring, Traverse City, Sleeping Bear Dunes, Point Betsie, Frankfort, and Elberta Beach are all within a short drive.

Hope you enjoy your time, regardless of where you stay!

Weekly rentals are from 4:00 p.m. Saturday through 10:00 a.m. Saturday the following week.

After Memorial Day, any remaining weeks not yet rented will be available for reservation for shorter stays (2 night minimum).

More Details

Nancy and Scott Bradley
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 29, 2017

About Nancy and Scott Bradley

I grew up in Frankfort, but have lived 40 miles outside of New York City for the past 25 years. I have never missed a summer in Northern Michigan, and my wife and I now bring our kids to enjoy the laid back life this area offers.

Nancy and Scott Bradley purchased this house in 2013

Why Nancy and Scott Bradley chose Northern Michigan

We bought this place sight unseen! I knew the location (on one of the most beautiful lakes in the world), the town (quaint little shops and next to the Rails to Trails entrance), and the area, but hadn't seen the inside of the house. When I finally saw the place first hand, I couldn't believe what an awesome place it was. With 6 separate units, it's perfect for large groups that want to be together for vacation, but not living on top of each other. It suits our family perfectly, and I think it will suit yours as well.

What makes this house unique

The water quality of Crystal Lake is incredible, drawing us to Michigan each summer. This house is on the beach, but also in the middle of town! Easy access to explore Northwestern Michigan.


Beulah House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Building Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 4000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 25
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
  • Downtown
  • Lakefront
  • Village ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 6 Bathrooms
  • Unit 1 - Bathroom - toilet , shower
    Unit 2 - Bathroom - toilet , shower
    Unit 3 - Bathroom - toilet , shower
    Unit 4 - Bathroom - toilet , shower
    Unit 5 - Bathroom - toilet , shower
    Unit 6 - Bathroom - toilet , shower
  • Each Unit has its own bathroom.
  • 8 Bedrooms, Sleeps 25
  • Unit 1 - Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Unit 1
    Unit 1 - Bedroom 2 - 2 double , 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Unit 2 - Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Unit 3 - bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Unit 3 - bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Unit 4 - bedroom 1 - 1 double , 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Unit 5 - bedroom 1 - 1 double , 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Unit 6 - bedroom 1 - 1 double , 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • There are 6 individual units, 4 one bedroom and 2 two bedroom places, each with a sleeper sofa. Two bedroom units sleep 5 and the one bedroom units sleeps 3 comfortably.
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Balcony
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
  • festivals
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Boat launch is next door! Kayak, paddle board, boat, and bike rentals nearby. Babysitters or catering can be arranged.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(6 traveler reviews)

Beachfront Vacation on Crystal Lake, downtown Beulah
average rating of 5.0 based on 6 reviews

South Shore Rental

  • 5 of 5

Our family stayed at another rental offered by the owners of the Beach House. (The "South Shore Home", (find it at This is a wonderful large home on the South Shore of Crystal Lake. Although our family has stayed at the Beach House for over 20 years, we needed something a little larger and "all in one unit". The South Shore House fits the bill exactly. Lot's of living space for playing board games, excellent location for launching a boat and great for walking or biking right out the door on South Shore Drive East.

We had a wonderful time and look forward to staying there again in the future.

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The Beach Crew

  • 5 of 5

Our Group of 17, 9 adults and 8 kids really enjoyed our stay at the beach house. It was very conveniently located to the beach. The fishing dock & boat ramp was a very short walking distance away. The age range of kids was 9 months to 12 yrs old. It was nice that everyone had their own space yet we could all be in one area and enjoy the company. Frankfort, Traverse city and Sleeping Bear Dunes were all within an easy drive. It was clean & had all the essentials in the individual kitchens. Great view of Crystal Lake!

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect place to stay with family

  • 5 of 5

We had a perfect stay with the kids, across from the beach with colorful sunsets, large deck with breeze and views. Location perfect for the outdoor concert, art show, shops and food. Short drive to Frankfort for excellent dinners and bakery and Lake Michigan beaches and an easy trip to Sleeping Bear Dunes and more. Next time we will take in a movie at the Cherry Bowl Drive In!

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fun Family Time!

  • 5 of 5

Excellent location for our family to enjoy Beulah, MI and Crystal Lake! Very clean accommodations with plenty of space for us. Close to Sleeping Bear Dunes. Cherry Bowl drive-in very close for a fun night with the kids. We will definitely try and stay here again if we make it back. Thank you!!

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Westerville, Ohio

Awesome! Great for a family vacation!

  • 5 of 5

My family had not been on a vacation in 15 yrs. Earlier this year, my daughter started searching for the resort my used in the 1960's. She found that resort and the Beach House. The Beach House was able to accommodate 9 adults and 6 children. Scott provided accurate details and our stay was great! We went to Frankfort and the Sleeping Bear Dunes. The rooms were very clean and well decorated. The kitchens were well stocked with everything you need. All of my family highly recommends the Beach House.

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Ft. Lauderdale, Florida

Beautiful Crystal Lake

  • 5 of 5

Charming home right on Crystal Lake, separate adjoining apartments allow family and friends to enjoy each others company as well as moments of privacy at the same time. Walking distance to Charming town of Beulah with only a 10 min drive to beautiful downtown Frankfort. Great Fishing, Boating, Swimming, Sightseeing, Highly recommended!!!! Great time for kids as and adults of all ages!!!!

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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"Great kitchen gadgets"
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Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Traverse City (TVC)
Nearest Ferry
70 Miles
Ludington (to Wisconsin)
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Crystal Lake Golf
Nearest Restaurant
Hungry Tummy
Nearest Ski
9 Miles
Crystal Mountain
Nearest Beach
Crystal Lake
Car: recommended

The Beach House is located downtown in the Village of Beulah, making it a perfect place for the family. The youngest will play all day on the beach, giving the teenagers a little freedom to walk for lunch, and allowing the parents and grandparents to enjoy the beautiful views from the second floor deck. Gas grills and picnic tables make for a great place to congregate around meal time.

The Beach House is about 30 minutes from Sleeping Bear Dune climb, 10 minutes to Lake Michigan Beaches, 40 minutes to Traverse City. Several golf courses within 10 minutes for those days when you can pull yourself away from the lake. Lots of places to see and explore the beauty of Northwestern Michigan!


Rates & Availability

Beulah House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Off Peak - 6 Units
Jan 2 2017 - Apr 30 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning Fee $225 + Tax
Tax Rate 6.0%

Rates are subject to change without notice. The Standard Rate is applicable for all 6 rental units. Bed linens are provided, but bring your own beach and bath towels.

$50 discount on weekly rentals if Charter fishing aboard Sea Joy, Sea Joy II, or Mi-HI Charter boats in Frankfort. Call 231-352-7511 to reserve a fishing trip.

The Security Deposit is collected at the time of booking. First half of the rental payment due March 1 (or time of booking, whichever is later), with remaining balance collected 30 days prior to rental dates.

Additional $150 cleaning fee for all 6 Units rental.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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