Enjoy a Week of Relaxation at This Beautiful Lake House
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- Minimum stay:4-7 nights
- Pets allowed:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:No
Please note that during peak season, 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) Upon booking rental dates 50% of the rent is due to hold the date.
3) One month prior to the move-in date the remaining half of the rent is due.
4) 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.
5) 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 at the rate of $200/day or $500/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
- Children Welcome
- Long-Term Renters Welcome
- Non Smoking Only
- Pets Considered
Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms
- Both bathrooms are spacey and convenient.
Kitchen & Dining
- Cooking Utensils
- Dishes & Utensils
- Coffee Maker
- Parking Off Street:
- Living Room seats 6:
- Air Conditioning
- Clothes Dryer
- Linens Provided
- Iron & Board
- Washing Machine
- DVD Player
- Video Library
- Wireless Internet
- Lawn / Garden:
- Water Sports Gear:
- Garden Chairs:
- Deck / Patio
- Away From It All
- Cross Country Skiing
- Hot Air Ballooning
- Hunting Small Game
- Jet Skiing
- Water Tubing
- Water Skiing
- Gambling Casinos
- Theme Parks
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Horseback Riding
- Fitness Center
- Medical Services
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
ReviewsWrite a review
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
- Date of stay 08/31/12
- Review Submitted 09/06/12
Recommended for: Romantic getaway, age 55+, girls getaway, families with young children, families with teenagers, adventure seekers.
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
- Date of stay 07/14/12
- Review Submitted 07/27/12
Recommended for: Age 55+, girls getaway, families with young children, families with teenagers, sightseeing.
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
- Date of stay 05/17/12
- Review Submitted 05/22/12
Recommended for: Families with young children, families with teenagers, sightseeing.
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
- Date of stay 07/09/11
- Review Submitted 08/25/11
Recommended for: Age 55+, girls getaway, families with young children, people with disabilities, families with teenagers, sightseeing.
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
- Date of stay 08/14/11
- Review Submitted 08/24/11
Recommended for: Romantic getaway, girls getaway, families with young children, families with teenagers.
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.
|Dates||Nightly||Wknd Night||Weekend||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
7 night min stay
|Peak Summer Season
May 16 - Sep 15
7 night min stay
Sep 16 - May 15
4 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
The weekly rental is from Saturday to Saturday. These rates are for the peak summer season. For the off-season rates please call.
- Pet Fee: $200
- Taxes Not included
Please note that all reservations are from Saturday to Saturday, unless mutually agreed. Moreover, if you use the "BOOK IT" service to pay the initial payment via credit card, it is assumed that you have read the contract and are in agreement with the terms of the contract. In addition, you understand that the initial payment is non-refundable, unless the guest makes a written request for cancellation, and the cancelled period is re-rented and confirmed. All guests are asked to bring a personal check in the amount of $300 (Safety Deposit) with them on the date of their arrival. The un-cashed check with be returned upon the guests departure.
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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. Or if you wish, just relax, swim and fish.
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