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Our Cedar Home on Crooked Lake

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,700 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

House, 4 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 10)

The Summer of 2017 is here! We have one week open this summer for the rental of our 'Cedar Home on Crooked Lake'. This week is: August 26-September 4 (Labor Day weekend...9 nights for the price of 7!). Connect with us if you are interested!

Experience a beautiful summer vacation in a lovely home...up north...on the lake. Our home was originally built in the 1930s. It was completely restored and renovated in the 1990s. It is a simple white cottage with a green roof on the outside...and a beautiful cedar home with hardwood floors on the inside.

2400 square footage includes four bedrooms (master bedroom with queen-size bed, guest bedroom with queen-size Murphy Bed, and two additional bedrooms each with a double beds). Fold out coaches are located on the porch and in the family room.

Two full baths. Spacious great room with a fully equipped kitchen. Dining room with large Amish wood table that seats eight. Separate areas for TV, quiet reading, and entertaining offer lounging for all interests.

Our home sits on 150 feet of Crooked Lake waterfront. We are walking distance to the village of Conway, five miles north of Petoskey and five mile SE of Harbor Springs. We have a spacious, open front yard (that is lake side!) and a 65' x 43' full basketball court in our back yard (that's road side!). The road our house sits on wraps one mile around Crooked Lake and is a lovely walk.

The dock and basketball court are shared amenities with my brother's cottage next door. He also rents by the week in the summer. Check out his cottage through VRBO #412557

Keywords: House, Cedar Home, Crooked Lake

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Cindy Okerlund and Matthew Tamm
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
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Within 2 days
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Calendar last updated:
March 23, 2017

About Cindy Okerlund and Matthew Tamm

Our vacation rental is actually our year-round home. My husband and I have both just retired from teaching (Petoskey High School and Harbor Springs High School). Renting our home in the summer continues to be our part-time 'summer job' as we adjust to our new schedule.

Cindy Okerlund and Matthew Tamm purchased this house in 1974


Petoskey House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2700 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Computer Available ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom off of Great Room - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom off of Master Bedroom - toilet , shower , Large walk-in shower
  • 2 Full Baths
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Back Bedroom - 1 double , Quiet - Back section of house
    Convertible bed(s) - 1 queen , 1 double , Fold-out queen on front porch and fold-out double in den.
    Master Bedroom - 1 queen , Full Bath - Walk in Shower - TV/DVD
    Guest Bedroom - 1 double , Located in center of house.
    Back Bedroom off of Kitchen - 1 murphy bed
  • Our master bedroom and guest bedroom each have queen size beds. Two of our bedrooms have double beds. Fold out sofa beds in the den and in the enclosed front porch area.
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
High-speed Wi-Fi internet connection available. Cable TV with CD and DVD players. Connected to speakers around the house, with surround sound in the family room for movie viewing. Kitchen includes microwave, and ice-maker, along with all cooking utensils, dishes. Bed linens and bath towels also provided along with washer and dryer. Private hot tub on the deck with a beautiful view of the lake. Gas grill for BBQ along with outdoor tables and chairs for deck entertaining. No pets or smoking.


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Our Cedar Home on Crooked Lake
average rating of 5.0 based on 1 reviews


  • 5 of 5

I have stayed at this property and visited it a number of times having grown up with the owner. The property is absolutely gorgeous, impeccably taken care of and so peaceful you'll never want to leave. The care that the owners have given to their home shows how very important it is to them the the renters enjoy and appreciate the privilege of staying there. So many fun and awesome things to do nearby and even more fun family times to be had right there at the property. Plenty of room for all to find their private space and great room for gathering the whole group! Fun times were had!!

  • Submitted: Jan 10, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Pellston Regional Airport
Nearest Ferry
25 Miles
Shepler's Ferries to Mackinaw Island
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Bay View Country Club
Nearest Motorway
16 Miles
Nearest Ski
5 Miles
Nubs Nob and Boyne Highlands
Nearest Beach
4 Miles
Petoskey State Park
Car: necessary

Miles and Miles of Hiking Trails, Easy Access to Little Traverse Wheelway Bike Path (which runs from Harbor Springs all the way around the bay to Charlevoix), Magnificent Golf Courses, Outdoor Basketball Court (in our backyard!), Lovely Shops, Unique Restaurants, Movie Cinemas, and Local Theatres in the Quaint Towns of Petoskey, Harbor Springs, Charlevoix, and Boyne City. Boating on Beautiful Inland Lakes. You can travel from our house all the way up the Inland Waterway (Crooked Lake, Crooked River, Burt Lake, Indian River, Mullet Lake and the Cheboygan River, and out Into Lake Huron). Lake Michigan and its beautiful beaches are within miles of our house.


Rates & Availability

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Summer of 2016
Jun 24 2017 - Sep 4 2017
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 6.0%

A 6% Michigan sales tax must be charged with your rental. Our total weekly rental is $3,400 + 6% ($204) = $3,604. We also offer the reduced rental rate of $3,000 + 6% ($180) = $3,180 for the pre and post season weeks of June 25-July 2, August 27-September 3 and September 3-10.

A 50% deposit will secure your week. We need to receive this deposit via personal or bank check. We do not use credit cards in our rental business. Once we receive your deposit, we will send you a receipt. Your final 50% payment is due upon your arrival.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
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