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Beulah Vacation Rental- 1 Blk. to Crystal Lake ~A/C~- WiFi Internet- Sleeps 9-11

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,750 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 9-11)

Beautiful Year Round Beulah Home with view of Crystal Lake! One Block to Crystal Lake Public Beach/Park and downtown Beulah. Several shops and restaurants as well as a bowling alley are just a short walk away. The Betsie Valley Trail, a 22 mile bike and hike trail from Thompsonville to Frankfort, runs right through town.

Beulah is a great central location for both winter and summer vacations. From skiing, snowmobiling, and skating to golfing, swimming, and fishing, it's all minutes away. Beulah is approximately thirty minutes to Traverse City, ten minutes to Lake Michigan and ten minutes to Crystal Mountain.

No Smoking, Please.

Keywords: cottage, rental, vacation

More Details

Bob Pietrantonio
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 1, 2017

Why Bob Pietrantonio chose Northern Michigan

Fishing, Swimming, Tubing, Running, Biking, Golfing, Sunshine, and Fresh Air


Beulah House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1750 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 11
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Lake View
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • First Floor - Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    2nd Floor - Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11
  • 1st Floor - Bedroom 1 - 1 double , 3 twin/ single , 2 bunk bed
    2nd floor - Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    2nd Floor - Master Bedroom - 1 king
    Living Room w/ Sleeper Sofa - 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • King size bed (1), Queen size bed (1), Bunk Beds (2); 1 with Double bottom bunk. Sleeper sofa.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • cinemas
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(9 traveler reviews)

Beulah Vacation Rental- 1 Blk. to Crystal Lake ~A/C~- WiFi Internet- Sleeps 9-11
average rating of 4.888889 based on 9 reviews

Salmon Chasers 2016

  • 5 of 5

Where does the time go? Just last Tuesday we were fishing the Betsie in a raucous thunderstorm. The fishing was pretty bad. I'm not going to lie about it. I think we were a bit early this year. There were some fish in the river but the numbers seemed very low. Even the dead spawned out salmon were almost nonexistent. Hard to plan a trip a year out when so many conditions contribute to the salmon runs. I've never heard the phrase "That's why they call it fishing and not catching" more than this year. However, being fishermen, we know to have a plan B and sometimes C, and D to offset any fishing woes.

Five guys this trip and it was the 29th year we've been coming up here. Almost Home is the perfect launch pad for our activities and excursions for the week. If you want the perfect trip follow these rules.

1. Bring all your fishing equipment (All of it!) You have piers, docks, rivers, and lakes. Wednesday evening, 3 of us went down to the Crystal Lake fishing dock and caught about a 100 Rock Bass.

2. Bring bikes. You’re sitting on top of the Bestie Valley Trail. You’re halfway between Frankfort and Thompsonville. It’s a 20 mile round trip from the house to Frankfort and back. Awesome views following Crystal Lake then the Betsie River and finally the big water in Frankfort. We rode to the Stormcloud Brewery in Frankfort for a couple of pints before heading back. Plan for 2 hours of ride time. Stop and have some fun! You could easily spend a half day or more in the bike friendly town of Frankfort.

3. Bring Kayaks. A little more tricky because you’ll need a chase vehicle but worth it! Put in above the dam or on river road. I would not launch to go downstream at the dam in the fall. You’ll have to pass about a 100 people and there is a portage this year about a ½ mile down. If you’re quiet you’ll see tons of birds, Bald Eagles, and waterfowl. We packed the rods and caught a nice salmon and some rainbow trout.

4. Bring your golf clubs. We didn’t this year but in years past we tore it up. There are some great golf courses up here (Pinecroft, Crystal MT.) to challenge any level of play. Plus, the views are amazing.

5. Bring your camera. And I’m not talking a cell phone. You could spend an entire day or week just getting some fantastic shots.

We cooked every day at the house. Between the kitchen and the grill you have everything that you need to eat like royalty. The Shop and Save store in Benzonia (couple miles away) is stocked with some great prov

  • Submitted: Sep 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful winter get away!

  • 5 of 5

Our time spent at the Almost Home rental property was wonderful. The cottage was lovely and spacious. All the amenities were well maintained. Owners provided excellent customer service! Everything was clean and updated. It is located in a lovely town but also very close to other communities. We would highly recommend this property!

  • Submitted: Feb 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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X marks the spot / A river runs near it

  • 5 of 5

5 guys trying our best to catch some King salmon in the Betsie river. The house was perfect for us, the fishing not so much. It was unseasonably warm and the run was late. Plan B... Enjoy the house, weather, and the surrounding area. Being fishermen we knew to pack our other hobbies for when the bite was slow. This year we brought bikes and kayaks and man did we enjoy them.

The Betsie Valley Trail can be caught right down from "pass out" hill. You'll love flying down it (30mph+ on a bike!) but coming back up you'll know why we called it "pass out" hill. You'll either pass out or have to change your underwear. It's crazy steep, but tons of fun. We biked several days from Benzoinia to Frankfort. (20 miles round trip). The trail is nicely maintained and has great views of Crystal Lake and the Betsie River. Frankfort is a great town for people watching, shopping, or having a couple of cold brews (especially at StormCloud). They even have a bike rack! One guy in our group put 60 miles on his bike in a week.

The kayaking was equally impressive. Miles and miles of great water to explore. Easy ins and outs close to the house. It's hard to describe how quiet nature can be. It's really the reason we get away. Sure it's great to catch fish but standing immersed in clean cool water really recharges the batteries and erases stress. I highly recommend it.

We grilled everyday, had campfires, sat outside, and enjoyed the last remaining days of summer. The house was fantastic. All the comforts of home and more set inside the laid back, picturesque town, of Michigan's great up north.

Next year we'll be adding the boat and golf clubs and renting for a month (Just kidding ladies, or are we? :)

  • Submitted: Oct 8, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Livonia, Michigan

Nice vacation spot!

  • 5 of 5

I enjoyed our stay very much and would love to return next year. My son, his wife and my three grandchildren came with us and we had plenty of room. The house had everything we needed for the week; linens, dishes, etc. No need to tote the kitchen supplies or linen closet - loved that! The cookware was clean and there was plenty of pots and pans. Most of the rooms had ceiling fans and the bathroom shower was great - plenty of hot water. Loved the washer/dryer because I didn't need to launder loads of laundry when we got home (shoudn't have packed as much as I did because it wasn't necessary). The house was less than a five minute walk down the hill to Crystal Lake (town/restaurants). It was about a 10 minute drive to Frankfort and a 30 minute drive to Traverse City. The weather wasn't the best during our week but there was plenty to do. I loved the bike path and the little city park down by the water. The kids rented paddle boards and had a blast. Overall a great vacation spot!

  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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white lake


  • 4 of 5

We stayed at Almost Home for the first time and were fully satisfied. The home was very clean and provided plenty of linens and towels and a fully functioning kitchen. The home owners were exceptional to work with. We loved the open floor plan and a nice, large dining table. The private elevated fire pit was a great added bonus. The beach in Beulah is walking distance away, sandy beach, and has spectacular views of Crystal Lake. You can pick up the Betsie River bike path easily from the home. Downtown Beulah is a cozy little town and enjoyable to walk around and shop. The cottage is an ideal location for going to Frankfort and even the sand dunes. We would look forward to renting this property again.

  • Submitted: Jun 23, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Oakland, Michigan

Fun Food and Family

  • 5 of 5

We had a lots of fun at the rental. Grandkids, daughter and us! Lots to do with games, books and TVs even on a rainy day. Loved the location and all that was provided in the home. Of course, the Cherry Hut was a favorite and other eateries. Nice walk to town and beach. Clean and ready for us - much appreciated:)

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
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Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Traverse City, Mi
Nearest Motorway
Nearest Ski
12 Miles
Crystal Mountain
Nearest Beach
Crystal Lake


Rates & Availability

Beulah House Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Pre-Summer (Interim)
May 29 2017 - Jul 1 2017
3 night minimum stay
Summer 2017
Jul 2 2017 - Sep 3 2017
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

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