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Central Lake, MI, USA
  • Cottage800 sqft
  • Bedrooms5
  • Sleeps19
  • Bathrooms3
  • Half Baths1
  • Minimum Stay0 - 7 nights

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

Property Manager

Sherry Szatkowski (Property Manager)

Member Since 2004
Response rate:
Response time:
within two days
Calendar last updated:
Feb 21, 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 Township

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.


    • Internet
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 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


      • 3 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bath
      • Bathroom 1
        toilet, shower
      • Bathroom 2
      • Bathroom 2
        toilet, shower
      • Bathroom 3
        toilet, shower, Back cottage

        Location Type

          • Lakefront
            walk in sandy beach ~15 feet from cabin


              • Guests provide their own meals


                  • Clothes Dryer
                  • Hair Dryer
                  • Internet
                  • Iron & Board
                  • Linens Provided
                    Kitchen Linens provided
                  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
                    Includes a dock to moor your watercraft.
                  • Washing Machine
                  • Wireless Internet
                    WiFi is available on property


                      • Microwave
                      • Coffee Maker
                      • Dishes & Utensils
                      • Dishwasher
                        some dishwashing gel tabs provided
                      • Ice Maker
                      • Kitchen
                        2 full kitchens - front and back cottage including high chairs in each.
                      • Cooking Utensils
                        Popcorn Popper, Blenders, mixers, coffee maker, toaster included.
                      • Oven
                      • Pantry Items
                        some provided
                      • Refrigerator
                      • Stove
                      • Toaster


                          • Child's Highchair
                          • Dining
                            The main dining table seats 12 people with a game table near by that seats another 5 - 6.
                          • Dining Area


                              • Books
                                some books
                              • CD Player
                              • DVD Player
                              • Games
                                some games
                              • Satellite / Cable
                                multiple TV's in front and back cottage. All with digital cable (ON DEMAND) or VCR/DVD players.
                              • Stereo
                              • Television
                              • VCR
                              • Video Library
                                some available DVD's and VHS tapes


                                  • Balcony
                                    Wrap around balcony/deck featured with 5 doorwalls makes a great view of the Lake.
                                  • Deck / Patio
                                    Patio table and chairs on the deck. Numerous chairs for the campfire and beach. Wood swing, 2 picnic tables and hammock.
                                  • Outdoor Grill
                                    Large 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

                                                  • kayaking
                                                  • basketball court
                                                  • fishing
                                                  • golf
                                                  • hiking
                                                  • hunting
                                                  • jet skiing
                                                  • cycling
                                                  • 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.

                                                        House Rules

                                                        Check-in: 4:00 PM

                                                        Check-out: 10:00 AM

                                                        Cancellation Policy

                                                        Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

                                                        2 Reviews


                                                        Latest reviews

                                                        Family Fun!

                                                        Joel H.

                                                        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.

                                                        Wonderfully surprised!

                                                        Erin N.Kalamazoo, MI

                                                        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.


                                                        Central Lake, MI, USA


                                                        Additional information about rental rates

                                                        Tax Rate

                                                        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.

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                                                        For booking assistance, call 888-640-7927

                                                        Property # 49756