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Large Year-Round Country Home, with Beach, on Beautiful Crystal Lake

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House as seen from top of bluff

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Last updated: 04/27/2015

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  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

This beautiful 8-bedroom house on the north shore of Crystal Lake dates from the forties, but was extensively remodeled in 1985. It sits on a bluff overlooking Crystal Lake from 125 feet over the water, and includes 400 feet of lake frontage with a small private sand beach. It is furnished mostly with antiques dating from the 20s and 30s. Access between the house and beach is via a 1/3 mile long paved driveway/trail through deep woods. The house is in the middle of 30 acres of deep north woods. The house has one of the most spectacular views of the lake available. The house has a tennis court, picnic tables and swing set overlooking the lake, and a variety of beach toys and equipment down on the beach. A dock and swim raft, and numerous small boats are available in the summer season. In winter, the place makes a spectacular retreat center for family skiing; it is only 12 miles from Crystal Mountain.


Water sports: A number of boats are included in the rental for the summer season. There is an aluminum rowboat, with oars, and a 6HP outboard. There is a sunfish (sailboat) included as well. There are four styrofoam paddle boards, two kayaks and various other floating toys. There are several water skis available. A 20-foot Boston Whaler is available during the summer season for an additional charge of $500 per week, plus fuel. This boat requires some training before use, and is too fast for anyone other than an adult boater with some experience. There are numerous life jackets for all ages.

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Property Type

  • House
  • 4000 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Suitability

  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered:

    Dogs only, with specific permission....moreless

Bedrooms: 8 Bedrooms, Sleeps 24

  • Bedroom 1: 2 twin/ single

    Master, attached 1/2 bath...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 2 twin/ single

    Grandma's room...moreless

  • Bedroom 3: 2 twin/ single

    Green room...moreless

  • Bedroom 4: 1 king, 1 double

    Meg & Ali's room...moreless

  • Bedroom 5: 1 queen, 1 twin/ single

    Canopy room...moreless

  • Bedroom 6: 2 double

    Ducky room...moreless

  • Bedroom 7: 2 double

    Lisa's room...moreless

  • Bedroom 8: 1 king, 1 twin/ single, 1 child bed

    Trina & Dave's room...moreless

  • The master, with its own half bath, and Grandma's bedroom and the green room are on the first floor. The other five bedrooms are on the second floor. The main floor and basement are heated by a hot air furnace, while the upstairs bedrooms are all heated electrically....moreless

Bathrooms: 4 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet

    attached to master...moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, tub, shower

    on main floor...moreless

  • Bathroom 3: toilet, shower

    upstairs...moreless

  • Bathroom 4: toilet, shower

    upstairs...moreless

  • Bathroom 5: toilet, shower

    basement...moreless

  • The master bedroom has its own half bath. Grandma's room and the green room share a full bath with tub and shower. These three bedrooms are on the first floor. The five bedrooms on the second floor share two full baths each with shower (no tub). There is an additional full bath with shower in the basement, which is fully finished....moreless

Other Amenities

  • The main level of the house is up about 4 steps from the driveway access, so that wheelchair-bound persons must be helped up these steps. Once inside, the main level is fully accessible. We do not want smoking in the house, although smoking outside is OK. Dogs are allowed if well behaved and house broken....moreless

Entertainment

  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books For Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Games For Kids
  • Piano
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family

Attractions

  • Autumn Foliage
  • Cinemas
  • Coin Laundry
  • Forests
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Water Parks
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Laundromat
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Miniature Golf
  • Paddle Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beach
  • Lake
  • Lakefront

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Hunting Small Game
  • Ice Skating
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Pier Fishing
  • Rafting
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Skiing
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing
  • Wind-Surfing

Arrival Day

  • Flexible

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 15 people

General

  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Garage
  • Gas Heating
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace

Kitchen

  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles
  • Binoculars
  • Boat
  • Boat Dock
  • Boat With Paddles
  • Canoe
  • Child's Swing
  • Deck / Patio
  • Motorboat
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Raft
  • Sailboat
  • Tennis Court
  • Terrace
  • Walkway To Water
  • Water Skis
 

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Location

Car: Necessary

Crystal Lake in Benzie County, one of the very clear lakes in NW lower Michigan, is about 2mi wide and 9mi long. The village of Beulah is on the eastern end of lake. The western end of the lake is separated from Lake Michigan by only 1/2 mile. Our place is on the north shore, about 1 mile west of Beulah. The city of Frankfort lies between Crystal Lake and Lake Michigan, where there are Lake Michigan beaches and fishing opportunities. Crystal Lake is at the southern edge of the Sleeping Bear National Lakeshore, where there is abundant access to Lake Michigan. We are also within 8 miles of Crystal Mountain, a large ski resort in the area. There are at least three golf courses within 10miles. The swimming at both Crystal Lake and Lake Michigan is fabulous. Crystal is warmer than Lake Michigan.

Other Activities: Sleeping Bear National Lakeshore

Golf: There are at least three golf courses within about 10 miles, 'Champion Hill', 'Pinecroft' and 'Crystal Lake Golf Club'.

Ski: The house is about 8 miles from Crystal Mountain, which offers full skiing opportunities. In addition, there are ample opportunities to sled right at the house. When Crystal Lake is frozen, the lake offers opportunities to ice skate and to ice fish. The lake usually freezes sometime in January. We keep the long driveway plowed in winter, but it's very steep in places, so renting parties should have at least one All Wheel Drive vehicle, just in case.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 1985


Contact us

Speaks: english

 

Photos

  • House as seen from top of bluff

    House as seen from top of bluff

  • View of beach from dock

    View of beach from dock

  • View downlake from dock

    View downlake from dock

  • View overlooking Crystal Lake

    View overlooking Crystal Lake

  • Swimmers at end of dock

    Swimmers at end of dock

VRBO #110697

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This listing was first published here in 2006.

Date last modified - Saturday, August 01, 2015

  • Reviews
  • Sleeps
    24
  • Bedrooms
    8
  • Bathrooms
    4.5
  • Property type
    House
Owner
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
  • Response time Within a few days
  • Response rate 30%
  • Calendar last updated 04/27/2015
Email owner

734 663-4851

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