Verified Review icon check navigate-up navigate-left navigate-right expand mail svg-lightning svg-24hr svg-house svg-sleeps svg-bedrooms svg-bathrooms svg-stay svg-toilet calendar svg-report-flag pet-dog svg-multiunit Default Owner Icon heart-filled Family icon
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance 888-640-7927
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance 888-640-7927

Magnificent Views from Home on Beautiful Crystal Lake

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,600 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

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.

Keywords: House

More Details


Beulah House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1600 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
  • Lakefront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , Beautiful View of Crystal Lake
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Private Suite Looking Over Crystal Lake
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1)
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 2 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
We Own Two Lots The Upper Lot With Home & Lower Lot Connected By A New Stairway to a Beautiful New Fire-Pit Surrounded by Retaining Wall Built Into Sand Dune


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(16 traveler reviews)

87% Complete
12% Complete
0% Complete
0% Complete
0% Complete
Magnificent Views from Home on Beautiful Crystal Lake
average rating of 4.875 based on 16 reviews

Great Up North rental home!

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It is our pleasure to have renters like the Thornbury's as guest.
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Well-taken care of, beautiful location, cozy and comfortable.

  • 4 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: 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.
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
Saline, MI, USA

A lovely setting overlooking the lake, with lots of steep steps

  • 4 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: 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.
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Another great family vacation at the Bernard cottage!

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
Cincinnati, Ohio

Kate G.

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Great get away two years running now

  • 5 of 5

This place is fantastic! This past July was our second year coming up to Stewart's lovely cottage. We have made it our destination for our annual sisters week away coming from as far as FL and Cincinnati. The cottage is super clean and nicely stocked. The views from the upper deck are unbelievable! Crystal lake is seriously one of the cleanest and most beautiful lakes in the U.S. This property sits in a prime location with two different decks for lounging and taking in the beauty. It's a great lake to run or bike around and the location is close to so many fun towns and great restaurants. Stewart was very accommodating and we hope to have the opportunity to make it back for year number three next year. Added bonus the stairs from the cottage to the lake are a great workout. Drinking wine on the upper deck with my sisters is a slice of heaven. Next summer can't get here soon enough thanks Stewart!

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0


Stewart Bernard
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 1, 2018

About Stewart Bernard

Stewart & Linda Bernard are owners of a auto sales & leasing business offering several makes and models of new & used vehicles. We have four children & seven 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.


Nearest Airport
32 Miles
Cherry Capital Airport Traverse City
Nearest Motorway
6 Miles
US 31
Nearest Point of Interest
2790 Crystal Dr


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
Tax Rate 6.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

You might like these similar properties