About the property
- House1600 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay7 nights
House, 3 Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 3-6)
Our home is located on an elevated lot on the north shore of Crystal Lake, known as one of the ten most beautiful lakes in the world. There are breathtaking views of the lake from entire home. On the lower lot is a fire pit for your evening enjoyment, a dock with a large platform and 100 feet of lake frontage. Just completed a beautiful new staircase connecting the upper & lower levels of our rental.
We are located halfway between two beautiful & unique towns. Frankfort is a Lake Michigan port city with great shopping, dining, fishing and sandy beaches. Beulah is on the east end of Crystal Lake and also has shopping, dining, and a beautiful public beach over looking the length of the lake.
We are located within an hour of the The Sleeping Bear Dunes, Traverse City and Crystal Mountain. We look forward to sharing our Little Piece of Paradise with you and your family.
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- Calendar last updated:
- Apr 19, 2018
About Stewart Bernard
Stewart & Linda Bernard are owners of an auto sales & leasing business offering several makes and models of new & used vehicles. We have four children & ten grandchildren. We love to spend time at our second home on Crystal Lake with family & friends.
Stewart Bernard purchased this House in 2006
Why Stewart Bernard chose Beulah
We bought our rental home on Crystal Lake so we could share the beautiful area with our friends. It's a pleasure to see families come together and enjoy a vacation on beautiful Crystal Lake.
What makes this House unique
Our rental is located on a hill overlooking Crystal Lake with views that will take your breath away. The beach area with fire-pit is a wonderful place to spend time enjoying fires & sunsets. Benzie County is surrounded with attractions to suit the whole family.
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Well-taken care of, beautiful location, cozy and comfortable.
It's our 8th year there and we will return only two suggestions: new mattress in front bedroom is needed, and some animal matter needs to be scraped off of ceiling.
Otherwise a great lodging. We will return.
Hi Norm, We appreciate you choosing us for your summer vacation each year and will get you a new mattress for the upcoming year. Please let me know if there is anything we can do to make our home a better rental. I have to tell you the ball on the ceiling is not animal droppings. We had an exterminator come and spray the small hole with a filler to keep insects out.
Another great family vacation at the Bernard cottage!
Our third year visiting, and it feels like home! The view is always great, the condition of the home is always top-notch, and the peace and quiet energizes our growing family. I highly recommend the Bernard cottage!
A lovely setting overlooking the lake, with lots of steep steps
We enjoyed our recent July 2017 stay at this cottage weren't quite prepared for the 70 somewhat steep steps each way to get to the road to cross over and enter the dock where you walk out to the end, there is a bench for sitting and ladder to get into the water, no beach at this section of the lake, big rocks piled for erosion control at waters edge all along this stretch, just not what we envisioned by the photos. Is NOT a safe rental type for very young children or elderly outside, steep edges as you are up on a cliff type area, our grandsons are 11 and 13, so no problem with those ages. Inside are some very nice touches with quality couches, interesting stone lamps, the beds were average, the bed linens could be upgraded a bit, towels were nice and soft. As others noted the 2nd bathroom is quite small, but wasn't a big concern with our 4 adults and 2 children. Kitchen is well stocked with dishes and pans, etc is quite small and cupboard really could use an upgrade, had coffee filters and salt and pepper. The swimming is good if you don't mind not being able to wade in, have to get in at waist deep from end of dock, the lake is beautiful, we brought 2 kayaks and used them often. It is a nice place for the right ages, etc.
We are aware that the beautiful elevated view from our home could be a cause of concern to someone unable to traverse the 68 stairs from the lower level to the upper lot. For those unable to reach the lower lot by stairs we have provided ample parking space in front of our split rail fence for their convenience. Unfortunately we do not have a beach on the lake side of the road which is why we have a large sandy lot with a deck across the street for our families with children. I believe our web site pictures show the shoreline absent of a sandy beach.
Great Up North rental home!
Very well provisioned rental home, high in the trees overlooking Crystal Lake. Private and quiet, very little road noise. A great getaway and very responsive host.
It is our pleasure to have renters like the Thornbury's as guest.
Comforts of Home on Crystal Lake
What a wonderful week we had staying in this lovely and cozy home. Stewart and Linda were wonderful hosts making us feel as welcome as old friends. The home has an enormous deck overlooking the lake where we had meals, danced and just relaxed reading and star gazing at night. We loved relaxing out there watching and listening for wildlife, wild turkeys in the morning and deer in the evening! The master suite has a very comfortable king size bed and sofas and we were happy to have private full baths in the two separate living areas. Our granddaughter was overjoyed with the fire pit area where we roasted marshmallows and played in the sand. We spent hours at the end of the dock both swimming and just lounging on the comfortable benches watching the sunset. This home exceeded all of our expectations and certainly plan to return next year.
We absolutely love this vacation home!! This was our second summer spending the week at Stewart's cottage on Crystal Lake. The home is very clean and comfortable. We had plenty of room for the 4 of us! It is situated in an ideal location. You are within 30 minutes from Glen Arbor, Frankfort, Traverse City and 10 minutes from beautiful Lake Michigan!! There is plenty to see and do in the area. The home has a beautiful deck just outside the family room with a large picnic table and grill. It is shaded most of the afternoon, which makes a lovely spot for hanging out, reading, enjoy the view, etc. They also have a wonderful dock with the property directly on the lake. The water is clean and inviting. The master bedroom is very spacious, plenty of room. The only negative I found was, the spare bathroom is quite small, however the bathroom in the master is very nice, we didn't mind sharing!! This was our second stay and are already talking about returning next July. Summer's in Michigan are delightful. Plenty of sunshine and low humidity! I would highly recommend this property.