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

Private Frontage on Crystal Lake - Crystal Lake Getaway, Grande

Bedrooms 6
Space 5,500 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Cottage with 6 bedrooms (plus 1000 sq' loft), 4 bathrooms (sleeps up to 16)

Cottage is 5,500 sq. ft., 6+ bedroom (with an additional loft that sleep 6), 4 bath very well maintained home has a spacious 75' private sandy beach frontage on Crystal Lake. Two wave runner hoists are available upon request.

The cottage is clean and very spacious, and sleeps 18 comfortably, has plenty of parking and room to spread out and enjoy your vacation. There are three different levels to this home. The first level includes the main living area, with complete kitchen, living area, dining, laundry room, as well as three bedrooms and two bathrooms. One of the these bedrooms is the master suite, which includes its own bathroom with walk in shower.

The second level consists of three additional bedrooms, two of which have a queen bed in each, another with a trundle (two twins) and couch. This level also has a separate kitchen for added capacity and a bathroom with walk in shower.

Finally, the upper level includes a loft above the upper garage which is the perfect hideaway for the kids and includes two bunk beds (queen bottom/twin top), a queen bed, its own bathroom, and large 50' LED TV. The garage also has a ping pong table for the family tournaments.

The beach and amenities - a large sandy beach area offers plenty of room to play and enjoy the water. A boat hoist (2500 lb max capacity) and two wave runner hoists are provided (upon request). Firewood is also provided for fire pit at no cost. Three kayaks are also provided for your enjoyment as are games such as corn hole, basketball hoop, and ping pong.

The cottage is located on the north/northwest side of Crystal Lake and faces almost due south, therefore, when it is hot out, the prevailing winds are generally present to help keep you cool. Our property is less than one mile to the beginning of the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. You can spend your entire week seeking out new and isolated beaches, trails, lakes, and dunes, all along the way to the popular dune climb attraction which is about a 20 minute drive from the cottage. Frankfort and Beulah are each about a 10 minute drive from the cottage as well.

This is your vacation and we want to do everything possible so that you will enjoy it, so, please email us or call us with any further questions or interest. This home rents Sunday through Sunday.

More Details

Property Manager
Tim Dyer
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 24, 2017

About Tim Dyer

Tim and Michele have three daughters, Lyndsey, Elle and Bri, and enjoy heading north as much as possible.

Tim Dyer purchased this cottage in 2012

Why Tim Dyer chose Northwest

We purchased our first cottage at Crystal Lake in 2001 after several years of vacationing in the area and enjoy all the activities and beauty of the area and now with 4 properties, want to share the beauty of the area with you and your family, and make your vacation as relaxing and enjoyable as possible.

What makes this cottage unique

Crystal Lake and the Sleeping Bear Dunes area have recently been voted one of Americas best destinations by Good Morning America. With many familites returning year after year, this alone makes it a testament to the beauty of the area. Play our kids favorite game and count license plates from different states during your vacation (their record? 47 states)


Beulah Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 5500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 18
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lakefront
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
  • 4
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 18
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Personal Master Suite
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 1 bunk bed , Queen bottom, twin top
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 5 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 6 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , futon turns into two twins
  • King size beds (1) King in Master Suite, Queen size Beds (2) Queens in each of two bedrooms, Double Beds (2) Doubles in each of two bedrooms, Bunk Beds (3) Three double/twin bunkbeds in upper loft
  • DVD Player
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


5/5 -
(5 traveler reviews)

100% Complete
0% Complete
0% Complete
0% Complete
0% Complete
Private Frontage on Crystal Lake - Crystal Lake Getaway, Grande
average rating of 5.0 based on 5 reviews

Great for Large Gathering

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in this house the week of July 9, 2017. There were 17 of us -- three families that have vacationed together multiple times. This time we had all the adult children and some significant others. The house is billed as three levels, but there are actually more i.e, when entering the house, the kitchen and very large living room are on the same level. You go up about 6-8 steps to get to two bedrooms, bathroom and laundry, then up another 6 or so stairs to the master bedroom. All this is considered the first level. The second level does have three bedrooms on one level, two of which are very large with huge beautiful windows. The layout of the house allows great views from most rooms and plenty of room to spread. We never felt crowded. The down side, however, is that the house is not good for those with mobility problems. I was having knee problems and stayed on the lowest level, but still had to tackle stairs to get into the house and to the first bedroom level.

The top "level" of the house is actually a separate building with several beds, kitchen and living room area. It is attached to a very large garage with a ping pong table. Great area for teens or young adults. You can park several cars up hear (drive up hill around back) or in the driveway/garage in the front of the house.

The beach is great with table/umbrella on a wooden platform and plastic Adirondack chairs for sitting at the water's edge or for reading a book. We loved the fire pit. The dock is great, with small seating area and ladder at the end. There's a small boat lift, but not big enough for pontoon boat we rented. A bouy to dock larger boats would be a good addition. The road does run between the house and the beach. This surprised me when I arrived, but not a big deal to cross and doesn't interfere with view.

The town of Franklin is a few miles away. Quaint town with shops and restaurants and next to lighthouse and beach area on lake Michigan. We ate at Storm Cloud brewery, Fusion Asian restaurant, enjoyed two popular ice cream shops. The town of Beulah sits on the other end of the lake. It's smaller, but also quaint. It has a nature trail that's at least 3 miles long for walk/jog/biking. A few of the young adults had a fun outing at relatively near casino. Owner Tim is great to deal with!

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Great family vacation

  • 5 of 5

The Crystal Lake Getaway Grande is truly "grande" !!! Our family of 13, including 5 grandchildren, enjoyed a perfect week here. The house accommodated us comfortably, with each family having their own space. The family room was large enough for all of us to gather together. The house was very clean and well maintained, with many nice amenities. We had our own private beach and Crystal Lake lives up to it's name, crystal clear and beautiful. We very much appreciated the extras provided by the owner, including kayaks, fire pit w/plenty of wood, chairs, ping pong table, etc., which we all enjoyed. The photos are accurate. The property is well located to enjoy close activities such as Sleeping Bear Dunes, Betsie Light House, numerous hikes, Traverse City, and much more. The owners were very responsive and a pleasure to work with. We highly recommend the Crystal Lake Grande !!

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Phil and Barbara

  • 5 of 5

This vacation home worked out great for our family (4 children and spouses and 9 grand children). The amount of bedrooms worked perfectly with having 5 families staying together. The extra large family room was great for gathering together with plenty of room for all the small children and adults to enjoy family time. There are only certain rooms with air conditioning but with the cooler evenings this was not a problem. The large front porch was perfect for relaxing and had great views of the lake. The beach had lots of room, plenty of sand and the added bonus of a fire pit with plenty of wood. The owner made many items available for our use (kayaks, tubes, chairs, etc.). The area also worked out well for golfing, wine tasting and eating out. The near by town of Frankfort was fun to visit. Overall a large and well appointed house with great beach and lake access and in an area with lots to do and see. Would definitely recommend this vacation home.

  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
1 0

Wonderful House!

  • 5 of 5

This was a perfect house for our family of 14, including young grandchildren. There was plenty of space, very clean. A great kitchen and a large family room with comfortable furniture. There is a nice big deck and a wonderful clean private beach. The photos are accurate. We have absolutely no complaints and can't wait to go back!

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
1 0
Grand Rapids, MI USA

Amazing Place!

  • 5 of 5

Our family of four (kids aged 9 and 11) enjoyed an INCREDIBLE weeks vacation at this rental in August! The listing description of the rental was accurate, and the photos show how beautiful and spacious this house is. The property was very clean and well maintained. The owners are very friendly and had great information to share about the area/location. We would totally recommend this property to friends and family. We'd LOVE to go back!! The house was very large in accommodating our small group; could easily have had a few more families and still be very comfortable, as it is so spacious. The views are incredible, the beach is very clean, and they provide beach chairs as well as kayaks that the kids used. We took many day trips to Frankfort, Beulah, Sleeping Bear Dunes, Empire, Leelanau, and The Cherry Bowl Drive-In is a short drive away. This property is beautiful and we so appreciate that we were able to rent from such great owners! Thanks for a WONDERFUL vacation!!

  • Submitted: Sep 20, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
3 0


Located on the Northwest Shore of Crystal Lake amongst other very nice homes, and located about 2 miles from Point Betsie, one mile from the start of the Sleeping Bear Dunes Lakeshore, and about 10 minute drive from either Frankfort or Beulah.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Deposit $1,000

Manager's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the manager or check their rental agreement when booking the property.