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Lovely Cottage on Crooked Lake in Clare County

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, 8 Sleeps

This lakefront cottage is located on 265 acre Crooked Lake in Clare County. It has everything Michigan

has to offer within a reasonable distance for an enjoyable family vacation or romantic weekend. There

are three bedrooms. The Master has a full bath and queen bed. Second bedroom has a double and the

third is furnished with 2 twin beds. A roll-away single bed is also available. A second

full bath between second and third bedrooms. Sleeps 7 to 8 with a fully equipped kitchen and beautiful,

cozy living room. The bright, sunny kitchen faces the lake with a sliding door to the deck. The deck is

15 feet by 27 feet on lake side complete with 2 tables and chairs, lawn chairs and Gas BBQ Grill. A smaller deck

is down by the water to relax and watch the boats go by. A paddleboat is available for renter's use. There is also a middle deck with fire pit to wind down after a busy day on the water. In the evening, enjoy gorgeous sunsets. The cottage is located 10 miles from Clare, the gateway to the North!

More Details

Henry and Lois Aumaugher
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 22, 2017


Lake House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , The Master Bedroom bathroom
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Serves the main house.
  • Towels are furnished by Owner. Also included in the bathroom are hotel size shampoo, conditioner, lotion and bath soap. Ttoilet paper and hand soap are also included.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , This is the master bedroom with a full bath ensuite.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
  • Available for guests is one roll away bed. A pack and play for babies/toddlers.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
Window air conditioning unit in master bedroom. Kitchen is fully equipped and includes a microwave and coffee maker. TV (no cable/satellite) provided with VCR and DVD player. DVD and Video library. Linens are provided. Guests must furnish their own beach towels.


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(15 traveler reviews)

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Lovely Cottage on Crooked Lake in Clare County
average rating of 5.0 based on 15 reviews

A beautiful and relaxing get away!

  • 5 of 5

I definitely recommend this cottage. It is very clean, roomy, and the lake view is absolutely gorgeous. This property has three different levels to enjoy the beautiful views of the lake. The back deck is very nice and is plenty big enough for entertaining guest. Mid-way down the back stairs, going to the lake, there is fire pit which is perfect for relaxing and winding down the evenings. At the end of the property there's a nice dock and seating area that's great for catching some sun, fishing, or just hanging out on the water. We fished and our kids took advantage of the paddle boat at the property. My wife and her friend brought a couple of inflatable rafts and enjoyed floating off the side of the dock.

We went with another family totaling eight people. There's three bedrooms, two baths, and an extra roll out bed in the main bedroom closet. There was plenty of room for all of us and we didn't feel overcrowded. The kitchen is very spacious for a lake cottage and we had no problems preparing big meals each night for all of us. The front yard is flat and was perfect for us to set up can jam and corn hole games.

We rented a couple kayaks right across the lake for the kids to enjoy. They caught crappie, a couple pike, and a few bass while out in the kayaks. From the dock we were catching plenty of bluegill, perch, and a few nice cat fish. It's a quiet area and although there's neighbors, it still feels very secluded and relaxing. The town is small and friendly. There's a grocery store within 6 miles away along with a general store, fishing supply, restaurant, ice cream, and gas station nearby. We got groceries upon arrival and prepared our meals at the cottage taking advantage of the gas grill on the back deck. We all had a wonderful time. I highly recommend this cottage if you're looking for a nice relaxing lake house trip with beautiful views.

  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Herbert, Thank you for the outstanding review of our cottage on Crooked Lake. We have tried to make it a relaxing get away for our guests with opportunities to explore the lake and the surrounding area. You were wonderful guests and we would welcome you back any time. I hope you'll consider us for your future vacations.
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More like a 10

  • 5 of 5

This was our 2nd year here and had an AMAZING weekend. We are already planning for next year. The house is perfect, and Hank and Lois are the BEST.

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Loved it!!

  • 5 of 5

We had a bachelorette party at the cottage for a weekend and absolutely loved it! We would definitely go back again. Everything we wanted and more! :)

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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beautiful lake house

  • 5 of 5

Everything you could hope for! Super clean!

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Sally for your kind words. It was a pleasure meeting you and your family. Come back and see us again!
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Great place!

  • 5 of 5

It was our first time going with my family and grandson. House was really clean and had everything needed. My kids enjoyed the paddleboat. Will DEFINITELY return.

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Angela, Thank you for your kind review. We were so glad to have you as guests at our cottage on Crooked Lake. It's always heartwarming to hear folks say they had a terrific time. Hope we'll see you next summer. Best regards, Lois and Hank, Owners Crooked Lake Cottage
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Beautiful place

  • 5 of 5

It was one of the best 4th of July weekends we've had. House is spacious and very clean . It was everything we needed. The dock area was our favorite. Great for fishing and docking our boat. Lois and Hank are wonderful hosts, very welcoming and helpful. Overall beautiful place. We will definitely recommend it to our friends and family. Thank you for everything Lois and Hank!

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Celina for your glowing review of our cottage on Crooked Lake. We strive to make our guests feel comfortable and provide them with a home away from home. We are so glad you enjoyed your vacation here in Michigan and hope you'll include our cottage when planning your next vacation. Best regards, Lois and Henry Aumaugher Crooked Lake Cottage
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Nearest Airport
75 Miles
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Lakeside Bar and Grill
Nearest Golf
8.2 Miles
Eagle Glen Golf Course
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Lakeside Bar and Grill
Car: necessary
Other Activities:

Top Thing to do in City:

* Fishing.

* Kayaking.

* Skiing.

* Jet Ski.

* Swimming.

Top Thing to do in Budget:

* Movies in Clare.

* Garage Sales.

* Picnics.

* Bike Rides.

* Nature Walks.

Top Thing to do in Family:

* Movies in Clare.

* Swimming.

* Hiking.

* Biking.

* Nature Walks.

A few of the great activities available are water sports, fishing, hunting and fall hiking color tours. The

Pere Marquette bike and hiking trail is nearby. Golf courses are within a short distance. The lakefront

swimming area has a gradual drop off. Fishing includes Bluegills, Perch, Rock Bass, Crappie and

Largemouth Bass. There is a free public boat launch approximately one mile away to launch your

boat, pontoon or jet ski. For your Mid-Michigan shopping experience and other activities, you only need

go to Clare, Houghton Lake, Cadillac or Mt. Pleasant, Soaring Eagle Casino, all approximately 15 minutes

to 35 minutes away. Want to hunt Northern Michigan whitetail deer, turkey and other small game? The

Au Sable State Forest and Pere Marquette State Forest are only minutes away.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Deposit $150

Nightly Rate: $130-$150

Weekly Rate: $910.00
Security Deposit of $150.00

Monthly Rate: $3,000.00

Season: May through October

Weekends (Friday 4:00 pm to Sunday 4:00 pm) $450

Weekly rate (Friday 4:00 pm to following Friday Check out 12:00 NOON) $875

50% deposit to hold reservation. Balance due plus $150 security deposit 60 days prior to check in

Security deposit refunded within one week of check out pending a favorable property inspection.


Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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