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Crystal Lake Waterfront Jun-Oct Frankfort 2014

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Our sandy beach, shared with two families

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Last updated: 09/16/2014
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  • Minimum stay:3-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

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 wonderful sandy beach, where you will love to go barefoot.

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

The house has 1/2 log siding, with the grey curved side on the exterior, and the flat finished wood side on the interior.

Timber frame construction inside, with lofts on either side of the living room enclose the bedrooms and den and allow for a two story living room and dining room, and huge stone wood burning fireplace. It has a very warm, cozy, cottage feeling inside.

Fully equipped kitchen with access to screen porch. Lots of storage space. Patio or deck is a great space for cocktails.

Twin beds (2) in south bedroom with full bath with shower and tub.  Second bedroom, queen bed, with attached half bath.  The master suite with queen bed and desk, and full bath with shower and tub with grab handles. The second floor has one bedroom with two twin beds. NEW MATTRESSES ON ALL BEDS.

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

There are small heaters, but always bring something warm to curl up in on chilly mornings. Mid morning, with the sun shining, it will warm up quickly.  Because it is partially in the trees, it stays cool on hot days. We have fans to help if it gets too hot, which is seldom.

Bring good walking shoes, umbrella, swim suit, sun tan lotion, hat, warm jacket, light weight casual clothes.

Please feel free to call us or email us with questions and suggestions.

Our favorite attractions:
AW Root beer drive in:  Frankfort and
Beulah: 15 minutes,
Boat rentals: Frankfort, Beulah,
Cherries: August, everywhere,
Cherry pie: Cherry Hut, Beulah, 20 minutes
Cherry Republic: Glen Lake, 30 minutes,
Fishing expeditions: Frankfort,
Frankfort:   10 minutes, (see photos)
Golf: Frankfort, Manistee, Crystal Lake Country Club (see photos)
Lake Michigan beaches: Frankfort, 10 minutes; Elberta, 15 min., Empire, 30 minutes (see photos),
Library has wifi and computers: Frankfort,
Museum and historic lighthouse: Point Betsie (lighthouse) north on M22, 10 minutes,
Platte River boating trip:  20 minutes north,
Restaurant with view of Lake Michigan and bag piper: Manistee golf course (see photos),
Restaurants: Frankfort (see photos)
Shopping:  Frankfort, Traverse City, 
Sleeping Bear Sand Dunes: 30-40 min. drive, (see photos)
Theater, swimming and tennis lessons, church, at CSA: 5 minutes,
Traverse City airport: 45 minutes
Video rental: Benzonia, rte 31 south, on small hill before strip mall,  20 minutes, 


Keywords: SLEEPS 8, 4BR, 2.5BR  $1900-$2250, WIFI TV NEW LISTING, 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,

Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 2000 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Wheelchair Accessible:

            All doors inside of cottage are wide enough for my mom and her walker to fit through easily, except for the one between the middle bedroom and half bath. You will have to roll up the rugs, however....moreless

          • 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

          Kitchen & Dining

          • 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. NB, being electric, th...moreless

          • Kitchen:

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

          • Dining:

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

          • Dishes & Utensils:

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

          • Dishwasher:

            Please follow instructions on proper soap to use in our manual ...moreless

          • Ice Maker
          • Microwave
          • Toaster
          • Seating for 10 people

          Amenities

          • Parking Off Street:

            There is a long driveway with parking for two cars at the very end. There is parking below by the garden for a second car. Please do not block the road to the second cottage....moreless

          • Wood Fireplace:

            Firelogs provided. Be sure to use ash bucket. And take it outside by tennis courts, far away from cottage, after using it. ...moreless

          • Linens Provided:

            We will make your beds before you come. All linens provided. Some beach towels. You may want to bring your own, too. ...moreless

          • Heating:

            We have small wall heaters, and portable heaters. It can be cool in the morning. We have lots of warm blankets, too...moreless

          • Washing Machine:

            Front loader. Please be sure to read instructions on proper soaps to use and quantity of soap to put into it....moreless

          • Clothes Dryer:

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

          • Air Conditioning:

            WE have lots of great fans. Cottage seldom gets hot. ...moreless

          • Living Room:

            two story timberframe with wonderful stone fireplace ...moreless

          • Fireplace:

            Two story stone fireplace. ...moreless

          • Parking:

            two cars ...moreless

          • Iron & Board
          • Towels Provided

          Other Amenities

              • Screen porch, two story stone fireplace, handicap ramp and doorways, gardens, timber frame two story living room, wood walls for a real cottage feel, den, small library with books to read, trees for shade, deck on east and south side, patio on west side, therefore you can always sit in the sun, parking for 2 cars, short walk to private beach shared with the two other cottages on this driveway. Sandy beach. Great for children Seniors 55+...moreless

              Entertainment

              • Books
              • Games

              Communications

              Outdoor Features

              • Deck / Patio:

                Deck is on the east side the full length of the living room and den. It wraps around to the south side where the front door is. Plenty of room for a round table for 5....moreless

              • Lawn / Garden

              Theme

              • Away From It All
              • Family
              • Historic

              Location & View

              • Lake View:

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

              • Beachfront:

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

              • Lakefront:

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

              Activities

              • Churches
              • Massage Therapist
              • Medical Services
              • Cycling
              • Fishing
              • Fly Fishing
              • Freshwater Fishing
              • Golf
              • Hiking
              • Hospital
              • Jet Skiing
              • Mountain Biking
              • Pier Fishing
              • Sailing
              • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
              • Snorkeling/Diving
              • Swimming
              • Tennis
              • Water Skiing
              • Kayaking
              • Groceries
              • Fitness Center
              • ATM/Bank
              • Cinemas
              • Health/Beauty Spa
              • Library
              • Live Theater
              • Marina
              • Museums
              • Playground
              • Recreation Center
              • Restaurants
              • Antiquing
              • Beachcombing
              • Bird Watching
              • Boating
              • Miniature Golf
              • Scenic Drives
              • Shopping
              • Sight Seeing
              • Walking
              • Wildlife Viewing
              • Water Tubing
              • Wind-Surfing
               

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              Sept
              Aug 30 - Sep 27, 2014
              3 night min stay

              $1,900
              oct
              Sep 28 - Oct 18, 2014
              3 night min stay

              $1,500

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              • Tax Rate 6%

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              Last updated: 09/16/2014
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              Location

              Car: Necessary

               

              Owner info

              Year Purchased: 1952

              About the owner: My sister, mother and I own the cottage. 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.


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              Photos

              • Our sandy beach, shared with two families

                Our sandy beach, shared with two families

              • The awesome fireplace built with stones we found on the beaches of Lake Michigan

                The awesome fireplace built with stones we found on the beaches of Lake Michigan

              • Dining room seats 8, Kitchen is in the background. Doors to patio on left.

                Dining room seats 8, Kitchen is in the background. Doors to patio on left.

              • Screen porch is filled with sunshine at our cottage

                Screen porch is filled with sunshine at our cottage

              • Restaurant at Manistee golf course

                Restaurant at Manistee golf course

              • Mom and I are having a fabulous dinner at Manistee golf course

                Mom and I are having a fabulous dinner at Manistee golf course

              • Local restaurant in Frankfort, MI

                Local restaurant in Frankfort, MI

              • Glen Lake, on the way to Sleeping Bear

                Glen Lake, on the way to Sleeping Bear

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

                Stairway to south deck and front door to our cottage.

              • Our garden

                Our garden

              • Our two story living room with door to east deck. Fireplace is on the right

                Our two story living room with door to east deck. Fireplace is on the right

              • My favorite beach on Lake Michigan. In Empire, just north of our cottage.

                My favorite beach on Lake Michigan. In Empire, just north of our cottage.

              • Best place to eat and have full view of Lake Michigan. Manistee golf course

                Best place to eat and have full view of Lake Michigan. Manistee golf course

              • Local tavern in Frankfort, Michigan

                Local tavern in Frankfort, Michigan

              • Local B&B in Frankfort, Michigan

                Local B&B in Frankfort, Michigan

              • Sleeping Bear Sand Dunes

                Sleeping Bear Sand Dunes

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              4 Bedroom / 2.5 Bathroom
              Sleeps 8

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