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Crystal Lake Waterfront Jun-Sept Frankfort 2015

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Our sandy beach, shared with two families

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Last updated: 02/19/2015
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Frankfort cottage description

Living in our cottage gives you that real summer feeling. Lots of space outside to use anytime of the day as deck is on east and south side, patio and screen porch on the west. The house is comfortable, well furnished, and sunny. There is an easy walk, slightly down hill, to our sandy beach on Crystal Lake. As we have a joint ownership with two of our friends, living in the other two cottages, we share the beach. There is also a dock.

The Summer Assembly is just down the road has children's and adult theater productions, church choir and services, slide shows, dinners, and other social events.

Timber frame construction inside, with a two story living room and dining room, and huge stone wood burning fireplace, and large loft with a bedroom. It has a very warm, cozy, cottage feeling inside. There is also WiFi access throughout the cottage.

Fully equipped kitchen and laundry area. The house is also surrounded by decks and patios.

There are 2 twin beds in front bedroom with full bath with shower and tub. The middle bedroom has a double bed, with attached half bath. The master suite has a queen bed and full bath with shower and tub with grab handles. The second floor loft has one bedroom with 2 twin beds. There are new mattresses on all beds.

The den, by the front door, has books, games, HDTV, land line, desk, and a wonderful couch to curl up in and read for an afternoon.

There cottage has heaters for chilly mornings, and several fans for hot days.

Some of the favorite things to around Crystal Lake are visiting the town of Frankfort which has a new micro brewery, a variety of excellent restaurants, a retro A&W drive-in, and fresh/smoked local fish markets. Frankfort also features a beautiful public beach with pier and lighthouse, fishing charters, bike rentals, public library, and a local art gallery with lessons. Beulah, another small town, has boat and bike rentals, farmers market, the famous Cherry Hut, and antique shops. The area has several golf courses, bike trails that run along the south shore of the lake, and tennis courts in Frankfort. Farther afield is Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, river trips down the Platte and Betsie rivers, and the Honor Family Market which is stocked with fine wines, micro brews, and specialty foods.

For a whole host of additional activities and events please take a look at Mynorth.com.

And, please feel free to call us or email us with questions and suggestions.


Keywords: SLEEPS 8, 4BR, 2.5BR $2000-$2250, WiFi, TV, Crystal Lake, Frankfort, North East Michigan, private sandy beach, secluded, cottage, summer, beach front, lake front, stone wood burning fireplace, patio, wrap around deck, screen porch, trees, washer, dryer, linens, cleaning, timber frame, two story living room, handicap ramp and all doors, wood walls and floors, real cottage feel, off-street parking, 2 cars, master suite, two floors, electric flat top stove, full stocked kitchen, microwave, dishwasher, No pets, No Smoking, Saturday 11am out, Saturday 5pm in, families, seniors, small reunions, swimming, boating, biking, fishing, walking, shopping, restaurants, Lake Michigan, Beulah, Michigan,

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Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 2000 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Children Welcome:

    Children will love this cottage. Very safe, as you are far away from the main road, and there is a lot of space to run around the cottage, free of cars. Upstairs play area in loft....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    Smoking is not allowed anywhere on the property or on the beach....moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8

  • Bedroom 4: 2 twin/ single

    NEW MATTRESSES on second floor...moreless

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

    master suite with private full bath and NEW MATTRESS ...moreless

  • Bedroom 3: 2 twin/ single

    Next to full bath. NEW MATTRESSES...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 double

    with half bath and NEW MATTRESS ...moreless

  • ALL NEW MATTRESSES.

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

Entertainment

  • Books
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television:

    New flat screen HDTV...moreless

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Miniature Golf
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beachfront:

    Cottage is just a short walk from the beach. ...moreless

  • Lake View:

    The cottage is partially in a treed area, so views are minimal. ...moreless

  • Lakefront:

    Cottage is just a short walk from the beach. ...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Pier Fishing
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining:

    Sliding glass doors open onto patio. Timberframe two story. Open high counter into kitchen. Large long table allows for extra seating. ...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people

General

  • Clothes Dryer:

    Please clean lint filter (on top right) after each use....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet:

    WiFi throughout the house...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    We will make your beds before you come. All linens provided....moreless

  • Living Room:

    Two story timber-frame with wonderful stone fireplace....moreless

  • Parking:

    Parking for 4 cars...moreless

  • Parking Off Street

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker:

    New electric coffee maker...moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

    New set of pots and pans. All utensils provided....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Everything provided, including enough glassware and china for guests....moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    Soap is provided under the sink....moreless

  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    Sunny well stocked kitchen with new pots and pans and knife set. Sink area looks out through window onto backyard. Screen porch right next to kitchen as is laundry area....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven:

    Electric...moreless

  • Refrigerator
  • Stove:

    Please follow instructions on how to clean stove in our manual. It is a glass top electric stove. The special cleaner is in drawer with stove. It also has the broiler in it....moreless

  • Toaster

Outside

  • Deck / Patio:

    Front deck off the east and south sides of the cottage. Private deck off the master bedroom, and patio off the dining room....moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    1 person kayak stored in basement...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill:

    New gas grill with propane...moreless

 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
june
Jun 6 - Jun 27, 2015
7 night min stay

$2,000
July
Jun 28 - Jul 31, 2015
7 night min stay

$2,250

Changeover Day: Saturday

august
Aug 1 - Aug 29, 2015
7 night min stay

$2,250
sept
Sep 5 - Sep 19, 2015
7 night min stay

$1,750

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
  • Tax Rate 6%

Cancellation policy:

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.


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Last updated: 02/19/2015
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Location

Car: Necessary

It gets so dark at night that you can watch the stars and see if you can find the big dipper, orion, and caseopia.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 1952

About the owner: My sister, mother and I own the cottage. My sister and I manage the rentals. I have been a professional photographer, specializing in architecture, for almost 40 years. I live and work out of Burlington, Vt. My passion is to keep Lake Champlain and Crystal Lake clean. I love dogs, and I have a wonderful 'woodle' visit almost everyday. She is a cross between a poodle and wheaton terrier. My main sport is swimming. I have been going up to Crystal Lake since I was 8

Why the Owner Chose Frankfort:
Our mother came up to Crystal Lake from St Louis in the early 1920's and we have been coming up here ever since. In 1952 my parents bought some land and built three grey log cottages. The largest, on the hill, is ours. The other two cottages are now part of Grey Logs Assoc. and owned by other people. We all love to swim, and thus visiting Crystal Lake every summer, the ultimate place to swim, was perfect We also loved the camaraderie of belonging to the CSA, for tennis lessons, theater, church choir, dinners.

The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
I have always loved swimming in the late afternoon at Crystal Lake. It is just magnificent. You might want to rent a small boat and row out into the middle and just relax, with a picnic lunch. Sitting on the beach and reading your favorite pulp fiction, while you sip on homemade lemonade is just the very best. Our cottage is just a short drive to Frankfort for all basic supplies, and walking the long sandy beach on Lake Michigan. Within an hour, you can do all of the many adventures I have listed on my map. Please see photos, too.


Contact us

Speaks: english

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Photos

  • Our sandy beach, shared with two families

    Our sandy beach, shared with two families

  • Stairway to south deck and front door to our cottage.

    Stairway to south deck and front door to our cottage.

  • screen porch for relaxing and dining

    screen porch for relaxing and dining

  • Living room

    Living room

  • TV Room and bookcase stocked with mysteries!

    TV Room and bookcase stocked with mysteries!

  • Kitchen work area and storage

    Kitchen work area and storage

  • Master bedroom, with large closet, and private deck

    Master bedroom, with large closet, and private deck

  • Middle bedroom - double with skylight

    Middle bedroom - double with skylight

  • Bathroom, adjacent front bedroom with tub and shower

    Bathroom, adjacent front bedroom with tub and shower

  • Dinghy's in Frankfort, 10 min away from cottage

    Dinghy's in Frankfort, 10 min away from cottage

  • Sleeping Bear Sand Dunes, 25 min away

    Sleeping Bear Sand Dunes, 25 min away

  • Beach

    Beach

  • South deck and path to back of the house

    South deck and path to back of the house

  • stone fireplace and raftered 2 story LR

    stone fireplace and raftered 2 story LR

  • Front TV room, off south deck

    Front TV room, off south deck

  • Dining room, seats 8, off LR, 2 story ceiling and view to patio, sliding doors

    Dining room, seats 8, off LR, 2 story ceiling and view to patio, sliding doors

  • Kitchen view to dining room

    Kitchen view to dining room

  • Master bathroom with tub and shower

    Master bathroom with tub and shower

  • Front bedroom, with 2 twin beds, 2 story raftered ceiling

    Front bedroom, with 2 twin beds, 2 story raftered ceiling

  • Upstairs bedroom with twin beds

    Upstairs bedroom with twin beds

  • Glen Lake, on the way to Sleeping Bear 20 min away

    Glen Lake, on the way to Sleeping Bear 20 min away

  • View from deck of local golf club and restaurant -  open to the public

    View from deck of local golf club and restaurant - open to the public

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  • Sleeps
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  • Bedrooms
    4
  • Bathrooms
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  • Property type
    Cottage
  • Reviews
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Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
  • Response time: Within 24 hours
  • Response rate: 100%
  • Calendar last updated: 02/19/2015
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