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Couple weeks left and Labor day weekend! Don't miss out on summer !

Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Space 800 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Cottage, 5 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 3.5 Baths, (Sleeps 15-19)

NEW! Larger deck and floor to ceiling windows. Pictures pending.

Come enjoy the summer at ALLEN BEACH BUNGALOWS (aka BIG ORANGE) on Intermediate Lake!! The property features a walk in sandy beach (PERFECT FOR SMALL CHILDREN) on this all sports lake. Includes a dock for mooring your boats and jumping in the water!

Get away to this abundant vacation home. The property has a main cabin right on the beach, with a smaller complete bungalow just steps away with views of the lake. A total of 5 bedrooms and 3 & 1/2 baths, with sleeping arrangements for 15 people in beds: Plus a futon/sofa bed in each cottage to accommodate 4 additional guests. YOU SUPPLY BED & BATH LINENS; 4 queens, 2 full, 7 singles. Use this info for packing!!

Bedroom #1 Queen

Bedroom #2 Queen

Bedroom #3 (2) Bunk Beds

Bedroom #4 Queen

Bedroom #5 (1) Bunk Bed & Double Bed Bunk w/single on top

1 Futon (Queen)

1 hide-a-bed (Full)

Linens and pontoon boat available for rent. Ask Sherry for details!

Repeat renters have said that this property has everything you need for a great vacation!!

The spacious main bungalow supplies all the extras: dishwasher, microwave, washer/dryer, cable TV/DVD/VCR & WIFI. Our dining table seats 12 guests. 2 picnic tables are available for outside dining, along with a comfortable wood swing for enjoying views of the water and beach. Don't forget the hammock for that afternoon nap! Some yard games, water and beach toys are available for your enjoyment.

The back bungalow is steps away from the beach and is perfect for accommodating overflow or a second family with babies for privacy/naps. It is a quaint two bedroom, one bath cottage with a large combined living and kitchen area. It offers CABLE TV/WIFI.

This property is within walking/biking distance (+ 1 miles) to Central Lake, which offers a small grocery store, some specialty shops and most notable Mammoth Distilling. Just minutes from world renowned Torch Lake in Alden and a 15 minute drive to Lake Michigan (Barnes Park). The town of Bellaire is 7 miles to the south featuring shopping, restaurants and Shorts Brewery! Nearby attractions include Shanty Creek and Schuss Mountain (10 minutes), Charlevoix (30 minutes), Traverse City (40 minutes) and Boyne Mountain (30 minutes) not to mention many championship golf courses: The Chief, The Legend and A-ga-ming.

Keywords: 2 cottages - front and back

More Details

Property Manager
Sherry Szatkowski (Property Manager)
Member since: 2004
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 1, 2018

About Sherry Szatkowski (Property Manager)

My family has been coming to Intermediate Lake for 50 plus years. It is a little slice of heaven and an amazing vacation spot. We have raised our 12 and 9 years old children at this lake and can tell you first hand that this place is HEAVEN! Our walk in beach is perfect for small children and there is so much for children to do and explore.

Sherry Szatkowski (Property Manager) purchased this cottage in 2005

Why Sherry Szatkowski (Property Manager) chose Central Lake

We constantly work to provide you with the things you need for a great vacation. If we don't have it, please tell us. I try to leave a supply of the small things, so that you aren't having to pack the little things and can focus on the big stuff. We work continually to update the property to make your stay more comfortable. Come share in our vacation home and enjoy this special place!

What makes this cottage unique

Location Location Location. Intermediate Lake is a spring fed all sports lake perfectly situated so that most weather systems pass us up.

Guestbook comments from the manager

Wow! We cannot thank you enough for providing us with everything we needed to have a wonderful Michigan vacation. The beach was perfect for all the cousins to enjoy. The sandy beach and shallow waters for play were clean and refreshing! We loved how gently the water sloped to deeper depths. This made for fun in the sun for us all.

The "bungalows" were darling. Very clean and well stocked for all of our cooking needs. Our evening were spent by the campfire or playing games around the large dining table. The spacious main cabin allowed everyone to par-take in our family fun.

Your property manager Sherry was most accommodating to our many questions!!

Thank you again for the opportunity to visit your "little piece of heaven" And that it is! We will be back!

Den & Angela
Jun 2010
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Central Lake Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 19
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , Back cottage
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 19
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 bunk bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , Back Cottage
    Bedroom 5 - 2 bunk bed , One is a double bed bunk w/single on top
    Convertible bed(s) - 1 queen , 1 double , The futon is a queen & the pull out a double
  • Queen Beds (3), (1) Double Bed is a bunkbed w/single on top, (7) twin beds, (1) crib size child bed can be made available, (1) Porta Crib can be made available, 1 futon & 1 sofa bed
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • cinemas
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Toaster Oven, Popcorn Maker, Coffee Maker, Electric Mixer, Blender, Kitchen Linens, High Chairs (2), Patio Furniture, 2 Picnic tables, Fire pit (some wood provided), rowboat, crocquet and horseshoes. Some sand toys and water floats on site.


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Couple weeks left and Labor day weekend! Don't miss out on summer !
average rating of 5.0 based on 4 reviews

Family Fun!

  • 5 of 5

Our extended family of 19 has been renting Allen Beach Bungalows for five years and we absolutely love it. With nine kids ranging in age from 1-14, ABB has something for everyone. The lake is clean, the bottom sandy, and the water depth perfect for little kids, yet a nice drop off for the big kids to swim. Sherry, the property manager is awesome. She is very quick to respond to any issues that arise and helpful with local information. We also love the two cottage set-up, as it allows for nap time for younger kids.

  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2014
  • Stayed: June 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderfully surprised!

  • 5 of 5

My family and I just came home from staying at the Allen Beach Bungalows. We normally like to stay on Lake Michigan for our family vacation, but this cottage and Intermediate Lake have definitely made us change our minds. Sherry was very helpful and always available to answer questions. I was nervous that the cottages would be too small, but they were the perfect size for our large family (8 adults and 9 children). We had everything we needed and could have easily stayed longer. The lake was perfect for swimming, boating, tubing and skiing. Our kids "discovered" an island in the middle of the lake and can't wait to visit it again next year. The city of Bellaire is just a few miles away and is really a cute and friendly town. We ate at Toonies for my daughter's birthday and it was wonderful! We also recommend Classic Pizza in Central Lake. We had it twice and it was terrific! I would highly recommend Allen Beach Bungalows to anyone who asked.

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2010
  • Stayed: August 2010
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
7 Miles
Bellaire (small planes)
Nearest Barpub
7 Miles
Short's Brewery
Nearest Ferry
75 Miles
Arnold Ferry to Mackinac Island
Nearest Golf
15 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Blue Pelican
Nearest Ski
10 Miles
Shanty Creek/Schuss Mountain
Nearest Beach
9 Miles
Barnes Park (Lake Michigan)
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300

Saturday to Saturday Rental Period. Shorter stays and rates to be negotiated with property manager. 3 night minimum stay for Memorial & Labor Day weekends. Rate Negotiable. Note: Expect PRIME rates for all holidays. Please call or e-mail us for additional information. Ask for Sherry!

Cancellation policy - see contract.
Check out time is 10am.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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