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Christy Jones

Member since: 2004
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Speaks: english

Vintage Cottage On Crooked Lake With a Boathouse!

4 Reviews
Bedrooms 5
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Ponshewaing Cottage Rental Photos and Description

5 Bedroom, 2 Bath Turn of the Century Cottage

South House in


Built in 1900, the South House is one of two vintage, side-by-side lakefront cottages owned and maintained by 6 generations of the Schwab family. Nestled on 10 acres in the northernmost pocket of Pon-she-wa-ing, this historic property is filled with rustic charm and old world elegance.

Listen to the gentle flow of the home's artisan well or enjoy a timeless evening on the grand porch. The home has waterfront access, with its own harbor (and boat house upon request).

The natural beauty of this property is unmatched. Perfect for any family looking to escape into a different era. Build your lasting memories on Crooked Lake today!

***If you have any questions in regards to the available amenities in this home, please call or email me. If they are not listed on this page, they're probably not included in an effort to maintain the character of this nostalgic property.

  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Christy Jones (Property Manager)
Member since: 2004
Call Manager
Speaks: english

Why Christy Jones chose Michigan

Northern Michigan boasts countless activities to enjoy throughout the 4 seasons. Crooked Lake is an all sports lake that is part of the famed Inland Waterway which is 40 miles long and includes 4 spring fed clear water lakes, 3 navigable rivers and eventually outlets to Lake Huron. The Inland waters are great for watersports, fishing, cruising and hanging out with friends at the many sandbars throughout the Waterway.

All new bike trails have just been added for bike riding and walking between Alanson, Harbor Springs, and Petoskey. More to come later.

Mackinaw City is just a 35 minute drive away and from there, take a ferry to the ever popular Mackinaw Island.

The fall color tours are spectacular.

The Boyne Highlands and Nubs Nob ski slopes are just 10 minutes by car.

Snow mobile trails are very close by as well.

There are two marinas within a mile of the condo, Ryde Marina is just a couple of blocks (within walking distance) and Windjammer Marina is just down the road a mile. Both have a large selection of rentals from kayaks to pontoons with waterslides.

So many options!!

What makes this cottage unique

As mentioned before, this cottage is vintage and very unique. There is a boathouse that is available for use. It also has a protected harbor surounded by sea walls for extra docking. This is really a boater's paradise! The interior of the house includes an original claw foot tub as well as a cold tub next to the kitchen which, when filled with ice cold spring water, is great for holding beverages.

This cottage epitomizes history, simplicity and nostalgia.


based on 4 traveler reviews

Vintage Cottage On Crooked Lake With a Boathouse!
average rating of 3.5 based on 4 reviews

Love the owner...not Christy Jones

  • 3 of 5

The cottage is roomy and in a beautiful setting. Great amenities nearby. The kitchen and bathrooms need updating and more functionality.

The manager, Christy Jones, is VERY non-responsive. Thank goodness the owner was staying next door. We had a problem with a bee's nest and reported it to Christy (voicemail message). She never responded but the owner took care of it immediately.

Recommend that you bring extra bath towels and outdoor chairs if you want to sit around a fire pit.

There is no swimming from this site but there is a small beach within a four minute walk.

Having said all that...we would consider staying again.

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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  • 4 of 5

We loved our stay at this charming vintage cottage on Crooked Lake! The rooms are spacious and both the living room and porch have lots of seating. It was a nice surprise to find fans in all the bedrooms, especially with the hot week we had. The owners couldn't have been nicer.

There is a large yard for games of all kinds and fishing from the shore was good too! We will definitely come back.

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Nat fancy, but a good value

  • 3 of 5

This property is charming & in a very nice area. The location is lovely, but much attention is needed to the yard and lakefront area. The beautiful lake view is nearly blocked with overgrown trees and growth. We were disappointed that the lawn was not mowed until the middle of our stay, but there is good access to the lake, and Ryde marina is just up the road for rentals. The inside was tidy and furnished. The sitting furniture was rustic & uncomfortable; a couple of the wooden chairs were broken, but the beds were surprisingly comfortable. The kitchen is not spacious, but has a full-size refrigerator, stove & microwave - even a garbage disposal. There were enough dishes, but very limited cookware, so bring what you need if you plan to eat in often. Bring porch chairs to enjoy the large covered porch. This place has a lot of potential. It's not for the lover of luxury, but I think it is fairly priced for the area.

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Vintage Cottage on Crooked Lake

  • 4 of 5

This cottage is in a beautiful spot and is in a great location with easy access to Petoskey. One can access bike/jogging/walking trails from the cottage. This is a plus for our active 3 families. It is quiet as it is some distance from the highway. There were 6 bedrooms which worked well for the 11 of us. The lake is large and is connected to Pickerel lake and the Inland Waterway. Water sports are excellent here. It is near a fine old marina where we rented a Sunfish sailboat. The cottage is a bit rustic with thin walls and well worn furniture. The excavated docking area worked well for us although it is weedy and shallow. The shoreline is not good for swimming so we swam from the boat. The cottage is next to a large nature preserve which is a nice place to canoe or paddle board. We enjoyed the great front porch.

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
12 Miles
Pellston Regional
Nearest Ferry
35 Miles
Mackinaw City
Nearest Beach
8 Miles
Petoskey State Park
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Ponshewaing Cottage Rental Rates

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3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning $125
Pet Fee $200
Tax Rate 6.0%

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Ponshewaing Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double
    Bedroom 5 - 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 1 - 1 double
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing

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