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Intermediate Lake, Central Lake, Mi, Critts Cove 231.620.2620

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

Cottage, 2 Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 6)

PRIME week July 21-28 2018 opened , call 231. 620.2620 or via email I am offering a private entrance to the lower level walkout of my home, on 100 feet of private beach on this all-sports lake, which is part of the Chain of Lakes in the quaint towns of Bellaire and Central Lake. All rooms have windows lakeside,{except bathroom} beautiful views of lake, beautiful sunsets.

Master Bedroom has queen-size bed { and I can add a twin bed} SECOND bedroom has A QUEEN-size bed and a trundle (2 twin beds}. I also have 2 twin beds can also be put side to side {King size} located in the living quarters off in its own little corner. One bathroom, with shower and tub. Kitchen, dining and living area all open. Outside table with umbrella and chairs, seating under semi protected area. Beautiful sunsets, two public accesses for launching your boat very close {2 & 4 miles} Front row seats on my beach for 4th of July Central Lake fireworks.

We are 10 miles from downtown Bellaire, two miles from downtown Central Lake, 20 miles from Charlevoix, 33 miles to Gaylord,42 miles from Traverse City and 36 miles from Petoskey.

This is the place to be if you don't mind Owner residing in the upper level and our 'Mascot' dog. Dog is always on a leash or a chain while outside! She loves people and children, she is 8 years old{2017} and a mixed breed from the shelter, a rescue dog. If dog an issue please let me know and I will keep her away during your stay, she is rarely out. Give me a call and reserve your spot. Lower level is completely private from rest of house, you have your own private entrance lake side and privacy door on interior separating upper and lower levels. You have as much privacy as you want.

Check in: 4pm Saturday and Check out: 11am Saturday. Bed linens, one set per bed PROVIDED, bath towels PROVIDED., bring your own beach towels. 10% discount on multi-week rentals.

Check back often for my off season vacation and weekend packages

Keywords: Cottage, Intermediate Lake, all sports lake , fun in the sun, children's sandy playground, fishing is great, great cottage in Central Lake, MI

More Details

Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 25, 2018

About Cheryl

Son and I, we as small business owner appreciate your business!

Cheryl purchased this cottage in 2001


Central Lake Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Lakefront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace ...
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single
  • Queen size Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (5) 2 0f the 5 single beds are off the TV area in its own nook area
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
Lots of Movies, Disney and others on-site, Wireless internet access, Full Kitchen electric stove, Dishes, No Smoking-only allowed outside!, Dock your boat, row boat on site, Fire Pit, Swing-set, basket weaving classes on site, large sandy area for play and sun bathing


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Intermediate Lake, Central Lake, Mi, Critts Cove 231.620.2620
average rating of 5.0 based on 27 reviews

Couldn't ask for more!

  • 5 of 5

Cheryl really has thought of everything! Her place is far enough to feel remote but yet just a short drive to Elk Rapids, Bellaire, Traverse City and anywhere else you may want to visit. The place was clean, comfortable and had anything you can possibly need. She couldn't have been nicer or more accommodating. The swim dock and fishing boat were great to use as well as the playground and fire pit and we had a perfect view of the fireworks over the lake. We couldn't be happier with our week and are sad to leave. Thank you, Cheryl!!!

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, I am glad you had a great time here, it was a pleasure meeting you guys and the little ones!
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Just what we needed

  • 5 of 5

Cheryl was a great host. Wonderful time. Perfect for our boys. Quiet and peaceful.

  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Detroit , mi

Incredibly relaxing get away

  • 5 of 5

This vacation was nothing short of relaxing. Cheryl is a great host who has a absolutely beautiful place, and she truly has thought of everything. Everything was great, lots of room for big families. We enjoyed relaxing on the porch and sitting by the water- she even took us out on her pontoon boat! If you like fishing there's a dock you can sit off or if sight seeing is your thing there's the sleeping bear dunes a short drive away and vineyards even closer. I appreciated Cheryl's hospitality and look forward to coming back- highly recommend vacationing at "critts cove"

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A Wonderful Weekend Getaway at Critts Cove

  • 5 of 5

Our recent 3-night stay at Critts Cove was all that we had expected and more! Prior to booking I read multiple reviews that said how accommodating the owner Cheryl was during the stay and I couldn't agree more. Cheryl went out of her way to welcome us to her property for the weekend, and even went so far as to leave flowers on the kitchen table for my birthday. She makes sure that the house is equipped with everything that you need from cooking utensils, to grills, to towels, to the sticks you use to roast marshmallows on the fire. Cheryl was kind enough to take my family out on her pontoon boat for a tour on the lake, and brought her fishing poles to the dock to let our 3 year old son fish for the first time. The house is very clean and cozy and was perfect for our 3 adults and 2 kids. She even had a high chair available for our daughter. I can't say enough about Cheryl's hospitality. We truly had an amazing weekend making memories. A great property and host! We can't wait to go back again!

  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Immaculately Maintained, Affordable with a Gracious Hostess

  • 5 of 5

Upon arrival we were greeted by our hostess, Cheryl even though it was close to midnight. She provided a riding mower with small trailer to load up and move our luggage and even offered to help unload. After settling in the next day and taking a look around it was apparent she takes great pride in her home. For those who may be a little confused about the accommodation, this property is a walk out and the hostess lives upstairs. Our living quarters were clean and comfortable. Every little thing you could possibly want was there. Long forks for marshmallows? Check. Flash lights? Check. Tooth picks? Check. etc etc.

Clean towels are provided and the place is full of Disney movies and toys for the kids. A nice long dock leads out to a sitting area, a small boat was provided. We were there with our 3 very small children and the weather was pretty awful our entire stay, but it does not deter me from leaving a great review because our hostess cannot control the weather. She was great with our kids and even took us out on a quick tour of the lake on her pontoon boat. And she let the kids steer the boat!

I felt at home. If you want a nice, clean, comfortable & affordable place right off a lake to take the family for a vacation then this is the place for you.

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Impeccably clean with a great host!

  • 5 of 5

This home was a great choice for our family while exploring the LP and the UP. Cheryl has thought of everything and goes above and beyond to ensure you have a great stay. This is one of the cleanest places I have ever stayed in and that includes 4 star hotels. Thanks for an awesome vacation!

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Beach
12 Miles
Right here also Lake Michigan

movie rentals in town




Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee 2017 Season $125
Refundable damage deposit $300

You are offered a Damage protection insurance thru VRBO, or you can give me a $300 Damage protection deposit check when you arrive which will be returned when you depart if not damage. $200 deposit required to reserve time, choice of remaining balance in 2-3 payments, via check, m.o. or credit card thru VRBO/HOMEAWAY and NEW for 2017 I now accept payPal.....
Also Homeaway has implemented a "Service fee" effective 2/2016 that you pay when booking directly with them it averages about $136 on my rental, based on a sliding scale fee from 5-12% depending on the amount of the TOTAL rental cost.
I currently accept payments via checks, money orders, OR PayPal, or thru the book it now homeaway system.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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