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Brand New House Overlooking Beautiful Crystal Lake

Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


About the property

4 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, Sleeps 9 comfortably not including sofa's

Brand new Custom built Executive Home located on one of the highest points in Benzie County, Michigan. And one of the most stunning, incredible, breath taking views in all of Michigan. With the house and deck facing West, one can see almost 100% of 8 1/2 mile long Crystal Lake, noted as one of the most beautiful lakes in the U.S. It is also the newest home for rent in Northern Michigan.


This 3400 sf home AIR CONDITIONED home features a large combination Great room with flat screen HD TV, gas fireplace/Dining area/Living area/Kitchen with granite counter tops/breakfast bar; a heated 4 seasons room; a full length deck with dining tables at each end, and two large bedrooms on the walk-in first level including a huge Master BR, and two bathrooms. Free WIFI is included.

Then on the lower level a large family/rec room including a regulation size billiard table and game table with a gas stand alone fireplace ALSO with large exterior windows with incredible views of Crystal Lake, a built in bar with fridge, and two additional large bedrooms and bathroom. The entire home has just been tastefully furnished for your enjoyment.

Keywords: House, Home, Vacation Home, Upscale Home, Upscale House, Lakeview House, Lakeview Home, Crystal Lake House, Crystal Lake Home

More Details

Denis Frankenberger
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 11, 2018

About Denis Frankenberger

Owner built the Home in 2008 and is for rent by the week or longer throughout the year.

Denis Frankenberger purchased this house in 2008

Why Denis Frankenberger chose Stoneridge

Crystal Lake is one of the most beautiful lakes in the U.S. and the house is located on top of a mountain with an incredible view of almost the entire lake.

What makes this house unique

Unique, breath taking views with total privacy in a relatively secluded area with only one other home within 500 yards.

Guestbook comments from the owner

What a beautiful home, set up high on the hills of Benzie County, overlooking the beautiful Crystal Lake. We have stayed in a few homes in this area and none compare to Stoneridge. The home was describe very well and accurate, home was clean and well supplied with all our needs. Denis and Anne were both so helpful in answering questions and providing guidance. I would highly recommend this property to others...perfect location for our ski trip to Crystal Mountain only 11 miles to the resort. We will be returning to the Stoneridge home!!! Thank you so much Denis and Anne!
Dec 2010
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Stoneridge House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Mountain View
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Garage ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 2 stand up shower units on main floor, 1 tub shower unit located on lower level.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (2), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1)
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • marina
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Turn key vacation rental including all bed linens, towels, cooking utensils, dishes, washer/dryer.


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(34 traveler reviews)

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Brand New House Overlooking Beautiful Crystal Lake
average rating of 4.970588 based on 35 reviews

Breathtaking View!

  • 5 of 5

This house definitely earns its 5 star rating. There was plenty of bedroom space for our group of seven and the large open kitchen/family area was a perfect set-up for evening games, drinks and conversation. The pool table is very nice quality with a smooth and level slate top. The view from the deck is simply unbelievable. We woke up early one day and, with some morning coffee on the deck, watched a small rain shower sweep over Crystal Lake. Our reward was a beautiful full rainbow. Denis was easy to work with and Anne was gracious and accommodating. We had a wonderful stay and will be planning a return visit in the future as there are plenty of outdoor activities to enjoy in this area.

  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Its always nice to have gracious, kind guests! Thank you.
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Our second ski trip to Crystal Mountain

  • 5 of 5

Even though we were away from home , we felt like being home from the moment we walked in the house. The view is beautiful and since it snowed before we got there , it looked like we were in Winterwonderland. The house is very cozy and has a fully equipped kitchen. Of course the center of attention is the basement, where the pool table make the evenings , after a day of skiing, very enjoyable. We would recommend this place to anyone who wants to go skiing at Crystal Mountain and feel like home.Thank you, Anne for being so nice and helpful! Hope to see you again next year. Mihaela Draghiciu

  • Submitted: Jan 13, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful! We saw 2 deer from the living room window. The house was perfect!

  • 5 of 5

The house was perfect! Great area to vacation

  • Submitted: Sep 15, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Impressive Lake Views, Spacious and Comfortable Home, Great Location

  • 5 of 5

The home is situated at the top of the highest bluff in the area and from this vantage point has commanding views of Crystal Lake and the surrounding area. The large and well cared for home has a wonderful wrap around deck that afforded wonderful Crystal Lake and nightly sunset views. The home is very open in common areas and great for family and social interactions. Great Kitchen too! Spacious bedrooms (with lots of closets) all have nice views. Large garage can accommodate bikes and gear. We loved our vacation and it was hard to say goodbye!

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great family week!

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. We had 6 adults and 2 toddlers and had plenty of room. The house has spectacular views of Crystal Lake...amazing sunsets...and a terrific view of a thunderstorm that passed through! We also hosted several other family members for a large dinner (25 people) and had a wonderful time...they were all very impressed with our accommodations. Anne is an outstanding property manager who was very responsive to a couple of very minor issues...We very highly recommend this home for your vacation!

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful house that fits the whole family

  • 5 of 5

My family and I stayed a week in the house for our vacation. We had a great time as the house offers plenty of space for 7 adults and two kids. The view on Crystal Lake is amazing and the house is equipped with everything you need.

  • Submitted: May 29, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Traverse City
Nearest Golf
0.5 Miles
Crystal Lake Golf Club
Nearest Ski
13 Miles
Crystal Mountain
Nearest Beach
1.5 Miles
Nearest Point of Interest
Crystal Lake Marina
Nearest Point of Interest
Beulah Beach
Nearest Point of Interest
Frankfort Beach
Nearest Point of Interest
Elberta Beach
Nearest Point of Interest
Crystal Mountain
Nearest Point of Interest
Kayaking and Canoeing on the Platt River
Nearest Point of Interest
Sleeping Bear Dunes National Park
Nearest Point of Interest
The Manitou Restaurant
Nearest Point of Interest
East Shore Marina
Nearest Point of Interest
Betsie Valley Trailhead
Nearest Point of Interest
Arcadia Bluffs Golf Course
Nearest Point of Interest
Frankort, MI
Nearest Point of Interest
Point Betsie Lighthouse
Car: necessary




Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500

6 day SPECIAL: Sunday August 6 to Saturday August 12 - $2,615 (In addition to the prior week, Renter had to book wk of Sat Aug 5 to Sat Aug 12 to get the full day of Sat Aug 5 for daughters wedding. Party is departing Sunday morning Aug 6. Will sub-lease the rest of the 6 days, Aug 6 check in time 5:00 pm. Check out Sat Aug 12.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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