Enjoy a Week of Relaxation at This Beautiful Lake House
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- Minimum stay:7 nights
- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:No
Gull Lake house description
Please note that during peak season (May 17-Sept 13), this beautiful lake house is rented on a weekly basis from 3:00 pm on Saturday to 11:00 am next Saturday.
Spend your summer (or winter) vacation in a beautiful, furnished 4 bedroom lakefront house and enjoy the beautiful sunrise and sunset from the large deck off of your master bedroom!
This tasteful and delightfully furnished, lakefront house is equipped with all the luxuries! It features a large deck overlooking sprawling Crooked Lake, private dock, bonfire pit, and 90 feet of Lake Frontage. The lake front has a hard sandy bottom with a shallow start to the beach, making the ideal spot for families with small children.
The house is a two story house. The first floor is 750 square feet, and includes the formal dining room, living room, kitchen, full bathroom, laundry room, and one 10’x12’ bedroom. The second floor consists of a big master bedroom, two additional 10’x12’ bedrooms, and a second full bathroom. The house sleeps up to 8 people. There is off-road parking spot for three cars.
The house has central air and heat, and washer and dryer. All bed linen and kitchenware are supplied. Guest are asked to bring their own beach and bath towels. Additional amenities include coffee maker, gas grill, 42' Plasma TV, Satellite Dish, DVD player, and free wireless internet access.
A 14' tandem Kayak is available for your pleasure. A pontoon boat is also available for rent. Of course, you may bring in your own favorite water leisure vehicle(s) and enjoy the amenities that this 700 acre all-sport lake offers, or just relax on the sandy beach.
20 minutes from Kalamazoo, Grand Rapids and Battle Creek and two hours from Chicago! It is located within walking distance to a convenience store, pizza place, ice cream store, movie rental store, and two restaurants that serves superb meals.
This is the perfect getaway rental that you and your family will want to return to year after year! Please do not hesitate to call or e-mail with any questions.
1) The guests must call if they are bringing pets, and will be charged $200 extra cleaning fee.
2) If the number of guests exceed 8, each extra guest will be charged $50/night.
3) Upon booking rental dates 50% of the rent is due to hold the date.
4) One month prior to the move-in date the remaining half of the rent is due.
5) Upon Arrival, the guest are expected to pay a $300 safety deposit. This deposit will be returned if the property is left in its original condition.
6) In case of less than two weeks to date of arrival, then immediate full payment is required.
7) If interested, the guests may rent the 22’ Pontoon Boat (if available) at the rate of $200/day or $600/week.
8) There are no hidden fees; everything is included right down to the cleaning.
9) Check-in is at 3 pm on Saturday and Check-out is at 11am on the following Saturday.
Information about the Upper Crooked Lake:
Beautiful Upper Crooked Lake is about 740 acres in size and has a maximum depth of about 50 feet. The public boat launch at Upper Crooked Lake has it's own parking lot and has a hard-surfaced ramp for easy access. The Lake is popular for boating, swimming and the fishing is great. Some of the fish species found there include Large-mouth Bass, Perch, Crappie and Bluegill.
Information about the Local Attractions:
The lake house is located about a mile from the charming & quaint town of Delton Michigan in the Southwest Corner of the state in Barry County. The Village of Delton is walking distance from the cottage for easy access to restaurants, cocktail lounges, ice cream parlors, pizzeria's, a Family Fair grocery store and a Shell station. The Bernard Historical Museum is also located on the North end of the Lake for those who have an interest in Delton history.
It's also near Gull Lake in Kalamazoo and is one of four lakes in a chain of lakes adjacent to the Lux Arbor Michigan State Nature Preserve area. It's about 45 minutes away from Lake Michigan and, about the same distance to Grand Rapids and, only a half an hour from downtown Kalamazoo. It’s centrally located between Hastings (18 miles northeast), Plainwell (18 miles southwest) and Richland (10 miles south) on M-43 providing access to everything from bowling, skating, horseback riding, theaters, museums, and festivals. There are 6 golf courses within 10 miles (15 courses with 20 miles).
Keywords: Lake House with sandy beach
- 1750 sq. ft.
- 2 story
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Pets Considered
- Long-Term Renters Welcome
- Non Smoking Only
- Children Welcome
Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8
- King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (2), Double Beds (2),
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms
- Both bathrooms are spacy and convenient.
Kitchen & Dining
- Ice Maker
- Dishes & Utensils
- Coffee Maker
- Parking Off Street:
- Living Room seats 6:
- Linens Provided
- Iron & Board
- Washing Machine
- Clothes Dryer
- Air Conditioning
- Video Library
- DVD Player
- Wireless Internet
- Lawn / Garden:
- Water Sports Gear:
- Garden Chairs:
- Kayak / Canoe
- Deck / Patio
- Away From It All
- Hot Air Ballooning
- Cross Country Skiing
- Hunting Small Game
- Water Tubing
- Jet Skiing
- Water Skiing
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Horseback Riding
- Theme Parks
- Medical Services
- Fitness Center
- Sight Seeing
- Gambling Casinos
- Wildlife Viewing
ReviewsWrite a review
An Escape From Reality
An Escape From Reality
My Family and I stayed here for one month. It was perfect in every way. Every Day was different and unique. Between the Sunsets, Swimming, fishing,Camp fires,Wild Life and pontoon usage There was never a dull moment. I highly recommend this Lake house. Too many reasons to list. The owners of the property are polite, friendly and knowledgeable of the area surrounding the Lake House. They are your GO TO people. Always available and lots of recommendations on any question asked. It was an enjoyable experience that was treasured by all including the family's dog. The Owners have done a nice job on making the Lake House feel like you are at Home.
- Guest Michelle (Fox River grove, Il)
- Date of stay 07/06/13
- Review Submitted 09/19/13
Recommended for: Families with teenagers, sightseeing, tourists without a car, families with young children, pet owners, girls getaway.
Owner response: We are delighted to know that our guest who spent a month at our lake house had a good time. We really enjoyed knowing her and her wonderful family. We got the opportunity to know more about them and were greatly impressed with their knowledge of the world, their calm manner, and their enthusiastic view of life. We look forward to the opportunity to see them again.
Relaxing retreat on quiet lake
Relaxing retreat on quiet lake
We planned a nice guys weekend here and were pleasantly surprised by the home and the lake...the first picture with chairs looking onward at the lake is what we'll all remember! Very nice views and provided a relaxing atmosphere. The home was exactly what we desired, something quaint and not over the top...we came for the outdoors and the setup was great. The pontoon was fine, somewhat older but served its purpose. Overall, for the price, this was a great rental and we were very satisfied. The owners were very accommodating and if we needed guidance (restaurants) or help with anything, they were on top of it. We would definitely come again!
- Guest Hollinden (Indiana)
- Date of stay 09/06/13
- Review Submitted 09/11/13
Recommended for: Families with teenagers, age 55+, girls getaway.
Owner response: Thank you so very much to take time to write such a positive review of our lake house. We really enjoyed visiting you and your friends and look forward to having you for your next reunion. We also wanted you to know that we sold the old pontoon and are in the process of buying a newer one one soon.
The Most Perfect Sunset in Michigan
The Most Perfect Sunset in Michigan
If you are looking for a lakehouse to relax and unwind (with the perfect back yard), you've found the right house! The views are stunning and the yard is set up just right for fishing, playing on your personal and clean beach, or just plain relaxing. I cannot say enough about how caring and accomodating Mary and Azim were during our stay. They really went out of their way (trust me!) and we greatly appreciate it! We've rented many homes and you don't find that everywhere. The lake is great for swimming, fishing, tubing, kayaking and all other watersports. The house was quaint and was loaded with all the necessities you would have at your own home. We really enjoyed our vacation on Upper Crooked Lake and you will too!
- Guest Keri C. (Tinley Park, IL)
- Date of stay 08/03/13
- Review Submitted 08/22/13
Recommended for: Families with teenagers, adventure seekers, romantic getaway, families with young children, pet owners, girls getaway.
Owner response: Thank you so very much for your nice and warm review of our lake house. We were fortunate to meet you and your lovely family, and enjoyed your stay very much. We hope to see you again and again in the near future. You are very kind. Our best wishes to you and your loved ones. Mary and Azim
Great Lake House and Hosts
Great Lake House and Hosts
Our family of 5 (kids ages 6, 11,and 12) stayed at this wonderful house over Labor Day weekend. The house was exactly as pictured on the web site. The hosts, who live right next door were extremely accommodating and very friendly. Mary braided my daughters hair (which she absolutely loved) and helped her catch her very first fish and Azim took our son for a kayak ride Our kids loved spending time in the water, jumping off the peer and enjoyed all of the water toys that were there. The pontoon was enjoyed daily for fishing, tubing, and just for taking a ride around the lake. Everyone also enjoyed the kayak which holds two. There is also a large firepit in the back yard where we enjoyed smores in the evening. The hammock was also a huge hit with the entire family and was a relaxing place to watch the sun set. The chairs by the lake were a perfect place for coffee in the mornings and a glass of wine in the evenings. The house was well stocked with all of the essentials and the sleeping arrangements were good. There is a grocery store close by where you can also rent movies. Pizza and ice cream were also very near by. Thank you for making our stay so relaxing and comfortable. We would love to return for a longer visit next time.
- Guest Family of 5 (Channahon, IL)
- Date of stay 08/31/12
- Review Submitted 09/06/12
Recommended for: Families with teenagers, adventure seekers, romantic getaway, age 55+, families with young children, girls getaway.
Owner response: We were very fortunate to meet this lovely family. They were very sweet, friendly, and we enjoyed their friendship. We look forward to host them again in the future.
Great house and property
Great house and property
The listing and photos are accurate; would recommend. The property is outstanding for a family with small children. There is a swing set that can be seen from the kitchen and dining room so the kids have a place to play when not in the water or on the beach. The lawn is large, clean and attractive for additional play space. It is shaded by multiple trees on the west but not so many that they block out the sunset over the lake. The beach is one of the best on this lake. The sand is clean and deep and extends out in to the water. The lake bottom is sandy and shallow for quite a distance so the kids have a lot of play area in the water. The pontoon boat is clean, with adequate space for the family, and a tank of gas that lasted the whole week for us. The availability of the tandem kayak was also great for touring the lake in the quiet mornings or evenings with either another adult or one of the kids. It accommodates 2 adults but is light weight enough to allow one adult to paddle. The house is clean, the kitchen stocked and adequate and the sleeping arrangements good. The house has AC and we could not have been without it. The weather was very hot and dry when we were there and it was great to be able to have a respite from the heat at midday. There is no dishwasher and this allowed us to teach the kids the old fashioned way of cleaning dishes - they thought it was great fun to help. The owners are friendly, accommodating, and helpful if there is a problem. They live next door and will give advice on nearby activities, grocery stores, etc. One of our kids left a toy at the house and they were kind enough to return it to us by mail. We have left things in other homes we have rented and did not even get an notice that we had left something. All around, this is a great place with great amenities.
- Guest Ally and Billy (Villa Park, IL.)
- Date of stay 07/14/12
- Review Submitted 07/27/12
Recommended for: Families with teenagers, sightseeing, age 55+, families with young children, girls getaway.
Owner response: Thank you so much for choosing our lake-house for your vacation. We are so glad you and your lovely family had a wonderful visit. We were extremely impressed with your kindness and love to have you back again and again. Thank you so much for the feedback and are pleased to hear you had such a good time. Azim and Mary
I have rented homes in many parts of the country, sight unseen, and it is always a pleasant surprise when it turns out well. Our two families (Minnesota and Oregon-based) so enjoyed being able to relax and play together. The cousins (all 20-somethings) loved the lake and watching the sunsets, as well as playing volleyball (w/out a net) in the large yard. The adults appreciated the fact that they could barbecue for the whole family, including the Michigan and Colorado-based families who also attended the wedding. Mary and Azim were very helpful with suggestions on where to eat, shop for food, etc. and did their best to make our stay enjoyable. The house was clean and well-maintained. The peonies were just beginning to bloom and the baby robins were just leaving their nest under the eaves of the patio cover. Hopefully the baby turtle eggs we watched being laid will make their way to the lake :) This is a great location if you are attending a wedding at the Kellogg Manor. It is a very easy drive from the house to the Manor. The last evening we watched a great lightening show over the lake. All in all it was a vacation full of memories we will all cherish. Thanks again Mary and Azim.
- Guest Laurie K. (Two Harbors, MN)
- Date of stay 05/17/12
- Review Submitted 05/22/12
Recommended for: Families with teenagers, sightseeing, families with young children.
Owner response: We have been very fortunate to have guests that are so sweet and nice. This particular family was extremely caring, and we hope they come back to stay with us.
We rented this home sight unseen and it proved to be perfect in every way......exceeding our expectations! There was plenty of room for our family; including 5 grandchildren! Accomodations were clean and pleasant.....a large dining table inside and a smaller one on the patio. The large yard....complete with a swingset, hammock and fire pit......had plenty of running and playing space between the shade trees! The sandy bottomed beach was just what we wanted for the young ones to be able to walk way out and get comfortable in the water. It was well worth renting the pontoon boat for the week as we used it every day! All the kids caught fish off the dock, fireflies at night and made smores over the campfire! Renting the jet ski was great fun for the grown ups, and we all took turns kayaking along the lake shore. We took advantage of day trips to the nearby Air Zoo in Kalamazoo, the Gilmore Car Museum and local u-pick blueberry farms. Our hosts, Mary and Azim, were gracious and accomodating in every way. It was like having really nice neighbors next door.....folks you felt like you'd always known! Thank you for making our stay an awesome family reunion vacation! We certainly hope to return in the future!
- Guest Joan (Alpharetta, Georgia)
- Date of stay 07/09/11
- Review Submitted 08/25/11
Recommended for: Families with teenagers, people with disabilities, sightseeing, age 55+, families with young children, girls getaway.
Owner response: Thank you so much for choosing our lake-house for your vacation. We are so glad you and your lovely family had a wonderful visit. We were extremely impressed with your thoughtfulness in taking care of the house, and love to have you back again and again. Thank you so much for the feedback, and are pleased to hear you had such a good time. Azim and Mary
Nice House, Great Hosts
Nice House, Great Hosts
Our group of two families with three teenagers spent a week at this property, and had a very enjoyable week. The house and grounds are clean and well maintained, and the property is accurately represented. The lake was very quiet during the week, we enjoyed water skiing and jet skiing on the glassy water. The lake is clear and plenty big enough to have a lot of fun on. The swimming is great, mostly weed free, with a nice sandy bottom. The yard is plenty big enough and flat enough for lawn games like cornhole, and the western exposure makes for nice sunsets. If you don't bring a boat, the available rental pontoon boat would be great to have. The dockage provided was ideal for our 20' center console boat. Delton has a nice grocery store, and the pizza place in town serves great ice cream. We found plenty of local produce available at some roadside stands just south of town. Being just 15 minutes north of Kalamazoo was a big help when we needed a part for our jet ski, and all the big box stores are available on the chance that you forget any essentials when you pack. Finally, our hosts were very helpful, and anxious to make our stay as comfortable as possible.
- Guest Bob from Ohio (Huron, OH)
- Date of stay 08/14/11
- Review Submitted 08/24/11
Recommended for: Families with teenagers, romantic getaway, families with young children, girls getaway.
Owner response: We take great pride is making sure that our guests have a good time, and are extremely pleased to meet wonderful families who take such a good care of our lake house. We have had this lake house for the last three years, and have already seen guests coming back to spend their vacation here for a second or third time. Our special thanks to our wonderful guests.
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|My Standard Rate
7 night min stay
Changeover Day: Saturday
Additional information about rental rates
The rate for the Peak Summer Season (May 17 to Sept 13) is $1610/week, and a weekly stay (Saturday to Saturday) is required.
The rate for the Fall-Spring Season (Sept 14-May 16) is $150/night, and a minimum of 3 nights stay is required.
An additional fee of $50/person per night will be applied to any guests exceeding 8 people.
- Pet Fee: $200
- Taxes Not included
Policy available by contacting owner when booking.
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- Nearest Airport: Kalamazoo/Battle Creek International Airport (AZO) at 30 Miles
- Nearest Train: Kalamazoo at 20 Miles
- Nearest Motorway: I-94 at 20 Miles
- Nearest Beach: South Heaven at 60 Miles
- Nearest Barpub: Two in Delton at 2 Miles
- Nearest Ski: Timber Ridge and Bittersweet, Kalamazoo at 20 Miles
- Nearest Golf: Gull Lake Country Club at 10 Miles
- Nearest Restaurant: Several in Delton at 2 Miles
Year Purchased: 2008
About the owner: We enjoy having guests at our lake house, and try our best to make them feel comfortable.
Why the Owner Chose Gull Lake:
This lake house is a perfect place for relaxing, enjoying sunrise and sunset, and fishing. Families with small children are welcome, and will have a wonderful time, relaxing, swimming, canoeing or fishing. In the evenings, gathering around the fire and making s'mores and watching sunset will leave unforgettable memories.
The Unique Benefits at this House:
You can bring your own boat, jet ski, canoe, kayak or pontoon, or rent ours (if available). Or if you wish, just relax, swim and fish.
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View of the lake from the House
The Sandy Beach
Master Bedroom Upstairs
3rd Bedroom Upstairs
Dining Room and Kitchen
Upstairs Full Bathroom
View of the Lake House from the Lake
The Patio over viewing Lake
1st Floor Bedroom
4th Bedroom Upstairs
Another view of the Living Room
1st Floor Full Bathroom
The Optional 50 HP 2004 Pontoon for additional $600/wk
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