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Beautifully Remodeled 1920 Craftsman-Style Home

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Last updated: 03/15/2017
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Sleeps:8
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:2.5
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

1750 sq foot, 3 bedroom, 2 1/2 baths sleeps 8 very comfortably.

Remodeled in 2007, this 1920 craftsman style home is built on a bluff overlooking beautiful Crystal Lake on a 70 foot high bluff providing both privacy and the quiet most people want on their vacation. Take a short 1 mile drive down to the beautiful sandy public beach to enjoy a swim in the crystal clear lake or go out fishing and watch the fish 12 feet down bite on your hook. Your family can play on the public beach one mile down the road while you watch from your warm sunny perch on the 175 foot wide beach or in the shade from the picnic area. The beach has bathrooms, picnic area, boat launch and pavilion.
Our home is custom built for artists with custom trim, maple floors and cabinets with many built-in storage cabinets, stone gas fireplace, inlaid stairs, three decks, and a gourmet kitchen. The owner utilized many unique pieces of wood in the custom interior decor. The home has 45 acres of woods with trails. for your hikes. Enjoy deer and other wildlife visiting the artisan well and stream. Guests can visit nearby Sleeping Bear National Park, Crystal Mountain, artists' shops, take a charter boat ride on Lake Michigan and fish fish fish!. One can also hike or bike (we have five bikes) on the Betsy Valley Trail, or visit any of the 8 golf courses within a 30 minute drive.
World class fishing: The world record Brown Trout was caught in Betsy Bay in Frankfort in 2008. Lake Michigan and Crystal Lake fishing are always productive for a wide variety of fresh water species including Coho Salmon, Lake Trout, Rainbow Trout, Perch, Brook Trout, Pike, Steel Head Trout, Bass, pan fish, and other native fish.
World class golfing: The Frankfort area offers 8 golf courses within 25 minutes. Arcadia Bluffs has been rated as one of the World's most scenic and best courses in the world. Crystal Mountain's three courses are unmatched in beauty and will bring the most capable players to their knees. Crystal golf course provides wonderful views of Crystal Lake and challenges to the best golfers. Other courses are very playable and offer their own challenges and views. Golf pros are available for private lessons at several of the courses. Crystal Mountain offers a health spa, swimming pool and other activities for children and adults as well.
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Member since: 2009

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 03/15/2017

Property Type

  • House
  • 1750 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 8
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Minimum age for renters is 25 yearws old....moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    Very small children need to be closely watched due to stairs and hill areas. Baby gates, porta crib and pak and toys are availabl. ...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered:

    Small well trained dogs are permitted. We charge an additional $150 for one dog due to the extra cleaning necessary for the next renter....moreless

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Unsuitable For Elderly Or Infirm
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen


  • Bedroom 2: 1 double


  • Bedroom 3: 1 double, 1 baby crib

    crib available upon request...moreless

  • Bedroom 4: 1 sleep sofa /futon

    newer studio bed...moreless

  • Linens, towels and beach towels are included.

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower, jetted tub

    Top floor...moreless

  • living room: toilet

    middle floor...moreless

  • Bathroom 3: toilet, shower

    finished basement...moreless

  • All bathrooms recently remodeled and sparkling clean! Guaranteed!

Other Amenities

  • AC has been installed in the home spring of 2012. Upper bedrooms also have ceiling fans when renters prefer the cool breezes coming in off the lake....moreless


  • Books:

    Children games and books, adult mysteries...moreless

  • Books For Adults
  • Books For Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player:

    many family theme oriented dvds provided....moreless

  • DVR
  • Games
  • Games For Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable:

    Charter Cable with movie channels...moreless

  • Television:

    42' large flat screen TV with remote...moreless

  • Toys:

    Some small children's beach toys are provided....moreless

  • VCR
  • Video Library


  • Family


  • Autumn Foliage
  • Bay/Sound
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Forests
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Eco Tourism
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Horseback Riding
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Paddle Boating
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Beach View:

    Located on a 70 foot high bluff for privacy and the cool breezes off the lake, this home has a limited lake view through trees providing the quiet environment everyone is looking for on their vacation...moreless

  • Lake:

    Crystal Lake the 12th largest inland lake in Michigan. 180+ feet deep at it's deepest west end to shallow on the east end. All types of fish from Lake Trout, rainbow trout, white fish, perch, & bass...moreless

  • Lake View:

    Seasonal views of Crystal Lake. Home is nesteled in pine trees on a 70' high bluff. Nice breezes keep the bugs away! ...moreless

  • Village:

    Frankfort is only 4.3 miles away. Many choices for shopping and restaurants. ...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Jet Skiing
  • Mountain Biking
  • Pier Fishing
  • Rafting
  • Roller Blading
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Skiing
  • Snorkeling
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining:

    Dining room table is custom built Corian....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people


  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning:

    Newly installed to keep home cool on those extreme hot nights and days....moreless

  • Alarm Clock
  • Baby Gate
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer:

    newer washer and dryer to keep towels fresh and dry!...moreless

  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace:

    gas fireplace...moreless

  • Firewood
  • Fitness Room / Equipment:

    A eliptical and stationary bike are located in the lower bedroom....moreless

  • Heating
  • Internet:

    Charter cable with movie channels...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided:

    sheets and extras for the extended stay renters....moreless

  • Living Room:

    Very casual leather furniture with entertainment center. Maple hardwood floors throughout home....moreless

  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mobile Phone
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking:

    extra parking provided for guests at the garage. Can park up to 6 cars and or boat trailer....moreless

  • Parking Off Street:

    All parking is off road....moreless

  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided:

    Bath, kitchen, beach and hot tub....moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    Newer washer and dryer....moreless

  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet:

    WiFi provided....moreless


  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils:

    The best chef''s needs are provided....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    All dinnerware provided...moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Garbage Disposal
  • Gourmet Kitchen
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    Gourmet kitchen fully equipted with small and large appliances, cooking utensels and all dinnerware....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    pajper towels are provided....moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    side by side with wather/ice in door....moreless

  • Stove:

    Jennaire gas range top w/electric oven. ...moreless

  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Balcony:

    We have a nice sitting area off the master bedroom for morning coffee and a peaceful get away spot....moreless

  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles:

    Five adult and one 20' children's bikes are provided....moreless

  • Binoculars
  • Boat:

    A boat lift is provided for the renters pontoon/boat rental....moreless

  • Boat Dock
  • Deck / Patio:

    All decks are stained wooden construction...moreless

  • Deck Furniture
  • Golf:

    8 golf courses are located within 26 miles from the Nationally ranked Aracadia course to many scenic lower priced courses....moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    2 single person kayaks with paddles and PDFs are provided for use at the public beach. Kayaks are light weight and can be taken by car to the beach....moreless

  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden:

    The home has beautiful landscaping with flowers galore! Owers prefer a natural scene with myrtle and natural vegetation....moreless

  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill:

    LP gas grill...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch Furniture
  • Raft
  • Small Cooler
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Water Skis
  • Wood Deck

Pool / Spa

  • Hot Tub:

    four person hot tub maintained weekly. Caution advised when small children present. ...moreless

  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Whirlpool


Write a review 4.9
from 16 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Jun 10 - Sep 2, 2017
7 night min stay

$2,500 $10,000
My Standard Rate
7 night min stay

$2,250 $7,500

Changeover Day: Saturday

* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Pet Fee $150
  • Tax Rate 6%


Terms: $1,000 down and balance due May 1 or by 30 days prior to move in date. $2000 down and balance due 60 days prior to move in date for two or more rental weeks. Will consider house swaps in lieu of rental charges.

$1000 holds reservation for one week reservations. One week stays, balance is due May 1, 2017. Extended stays $2,000 down and balance 60 days prior to move in date. Payments by personal check or through

Manager's cancellation policy:

50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.

100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.

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Last updated: 03/15/2017
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45 Miles
Nearest Airport
Traverse City
3 Miles
Nearest Barpub
40 Miles
Nearest Ferry
8 Miles
Nearest Golf
8 courses within 20 miles
3 Miles
Nearest Motorway
just off M115
4.5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
7 in Frankfort
18 Miles
Nearest Ski
Crystal Mountain
1 Miles
Nearest Beach
Bellows Public beach w picnic pavillion,& restroom

Car: Necessary

Our home is located on top of a 70 foot high bluff overlooking Crystal Lake. The public beach is located only 1 mile away and has a boat launch, public restrooms and a beautiful sandy beach. The home is located close to Sleeping Bear National Park( 8 miles), Lake Michigan, Crystal Mountain, world class golf courses, Lake Michigan (1 Mile), charter fishing,(4 Miles)(world record brown trout caught here in Betsie Bay in 2008), shopping, artists, biking, art festivals, wind surfing, boating, water skiing, (all within 4 miles) National Cherry Festival (43 miles) mushrooming, bird watching and much wildlife to view out the back door or walks in our 45 acre woods.

Golf: Crystal Mtn 3 18 hole courses 18 miles, Crystal Lake 18 hole 8 miles, Pinecroft 18 hole 20 miles, Chestnut hills 18 holes and 18 miles, Champion Hills 18 holes 25 miles,


Manager info

Year Purchased: 1983

About: Jill is employed as the Title One Director with the local school system. Richard is a retired construction trades teacher/builder having taught as an adjunct at Eastern Michigan University and retired from teaching Building Trades at the local school district. Jill graduated from Eastern Michigan University in Elementary Education with a minor in art. Jill's art background and interest has melded with Richards craftsmanship to transform a 1920 cottage into a beautiful year around home.

Why Frankfort, MI, USA:
Guests enjoy Jill's mother's artwork as well as Jill's handcrafted ceramics. Richard's craftsmanship is obvious throughout the home from inlaid maple stairs to utilizing wood pieces they have gathered from all over the United States. The home is many steps about the standard rentals in the area. One feels like they are truely welcome in this lovely home made with much pride and tender loving care!

The Unique Benefits at this House:
When Jill and I first traveled in this area and rented a nearby cottage, we instantly fell in love with the beautiful wooded lake views and above all the quiet. To fall asleep at night listening to the waves gently washing ashore is a dream in itself. Our friend who owns a home nearby called us letting us know his cousin was selling this cottage. We drove up in the dead of winter, walked back to the cottage and we noticed a sign hanging next to the door. 'Greenwood' We looked around and our view was the many 100 foot tall pines standing out against the beautiful white snow covered lake. We were in love and immediately made a call to purchase what was soon to be our home.

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Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 03/15/2017

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  • Home front late July

    Home front late July

  • Deck lake side of home with hot tub.

    Deck lake side of home with hot tub.

  • fireplace and pine ceiling

    fireplace and pine ceiling

  • Living room entertainment center

    Living room entertainment center

  • living room pic

    living room pic

  • Master bathroom

    Master bathroom

  • master bedroom TV , occasional chair and built in dresser.

    master bedroom TV , occasional chair and built in dresser.

  • first loor bedroom excercise equipment

    first loor bedroom excercise equipment

  • Dining room table

    Dining room table

  • guest bedroom upstairs

    guest bedroom upstairs

  • Point Betsie Light house three miles away from our house.

    Point Betsie Light house three miles away from our house.

  • Bellows Public beach

    Bellows Public beach

  • rear deck

    rear deck

  • Kitchen lighted bar

    Kitchen lighted bar

  • fireplace and stairway with inlaid leaf design and Mesquite newel post.

    fireplace and stairway with inlaid leaf design and Mesquite newel post.

  • art work display

    art work display

  • 'Den and dining room

    'Den and dining room

  • master bedroom

    master bedroom

  • First floor bathroom

    First floor bathroom

  • family room

    family room

  • guest bedroom dressing table

    guest bedroom dressing table

  • Bellows beech just 8 blocks away!

    Bellows beech just 8 blocks away!

  • Bellows Beach 180 feet long.  Swings, boat launch, bath house and pavilion.

    Bellows Beach 180 feet long. Swings, boat launch, bath house and pavilion.

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