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Charming Lake Cottage w/Beach- Incredible Location for all Seasons

Bedrooms 4
Space 1,350 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

4 Bedroom And 2 Bath Cottage On Crooked Lake With Beach and Boat Docks

One of six privately owned cottages in a unique, park-like community called Waters Edge on Crooked Lake. This newly remodeled cottage has tons of charm and is very well maintained. The pine beam ceilings create a cozy yet open feel. It is perfect for one or two families and great for all seasons!

Immaculate cottage is 4 bedroom and 2 bath, fully stocked kitchen makes this cottage feel like your home away from home. Maximum of 8 persons allowed.

450 feet of lake frontage and half is a sandy beach. Shallow and sandy bottom water makes for the best and safest swimming on crooked lake. Relax and kick back in the evening by roasting marshmallows from one of the multiple bonfire pits.

Also, new in 2013- the extended Little Traverse Wheelway bike trail can be accessed just across the street from our cottage. Enjoy a great bike ride to Petoskey or the cute town of Alanson, just 3 miles north.

If you prefer a walk, there is a one mile walkway past the historic homes of Crooked Lake, which begins just down the street from the cottage. Comfortable resort also includes volleyball, small basketball court, and horseshoes. You can really relax here!

Boat slip in private marina included with cottage rental. Jet skis can be anchored in shallow water off the beach. Enjoy partial views of the lake from the deck of the cottage which sits back back approximately 50 feet from the lake.

Lots of restaurants, golfing, and shopping close by-and only minutes from Boyne highlands and Nubs Nob. The Odawa Casino is only 15 minutes from cottage and Mackinac Island only 35 miles away. A great location!

The beach and park-like setting with boat docking makes this a unique vacation property. If you need more space, we also own property #90506. Call now to reserve this cozy cottage only seven miles from Petoskey and nine miles from Harbor springs!

Maximum 8 persons. No pets, no smoking.

More Details

Drew & Amy Harris, Jon & Katie Harding
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 21, 2018

About Drew & Amy Harris, Jon & Katie Harding

We are two families who have grown to love Northern Michigan and are excited to share our new cottage with you.

Drew & Amy Harris, Jon & Katie Harding purchased this cottage in 2013


Oden Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1350 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • 3 parking spot limit
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • 2 Queens on Main Level, King and 2 Twins on Upper Level.
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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average rating of 4.9 based on 10 reviews

Nice Cottage

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay in your cottage. It's a great area for us as we hit all the biking trails around. Cottage was nice and clean. Plan to come back sometime.

  • Submitted: Oct 24, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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'Up North' feel with easy in & out.

  • 4 of 5

This is one of 6 similar sized units on a property which is located on Crooked Lake just outside of Alanson. Positives: sandy beach area with fire pits, 6 docks sheltered for small boats (shallow entry), property & units well maintained, very convenient for boating to Burt Lake and the Indian River, bike/walking trail just across US31, near many to-dos, easy in & out, unit 4 had plenty of sleeping room - King, 2 queens and 2 twins, well decorated & appointed, 2 paved parking spots per unit. Note: not an 'out in the woods' location - all 6 units on approx 1.75 acres bordered by US31. This is great for families/friends who want the 'up north' lakeside experience with easy in & out.

  • Submitted: Sep 23, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Adorable Petoskey Cottage

  • 5 of 5

This was our family's first time and what a gem we found!!! The beach was PERFECT for our little ones, campfire at night and great access to bike trails that will take you all the way to downtown Petoskey (8.3 mi one way). The cottage was very well equipped with clean sheets, plenty of dishware, coffee maker you name it!! Great working with Amy!!

  • Submitted: Sep 12, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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New Lothrop, Michigan

Great Vacation Spot

  • 5 of 5

This place is awesome! Our family stayed here for a week and we had a wonderful time. Cottage is very nice and loved the secluded beach area.

  • Submitted: Sep 22, 2014
  • Stayed: August 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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St. Clair County

Wonderful cottage

  • 5 of 5

This cottage was very clean and decorated very well, you could tell all was new. Very comfortable beds, pillows could be more fluffy. We had a ladies weekend and the accommodations were just perfect for the 6 of us. It is easily accessible to Harbor Springs, Petoskey, & Mackinac City. Thank You for taking pride in your cottage.

  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2014
  • Stayed: September 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Another best vacation

  • 5 of 5

The owners of this cottage have done major upgrades and care for this cottage well above expectations. This is our 29th year doing this family vacation and the quality of this place keeps bringing us back. Great place for kids and grandkids

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2014
  • Stayed: July 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Oden Hatchery Visitor Center
"Great for 1 mile walk. The kids will enjoy feeding the large trout and the underwater stream..."
Crooked Lake
"Rent a boat or jet ski from Windjammer or Ryde Marina or fish Crooked Lake. All sports lake ..."
Boyne Highlands Resort
"A great place to zipline or go horseback riding for an afternoon. "
Mim's Mediterranean Grill
Northwoods Restaurant
Stafford's Pier Restaurant
"If a large group, ask for the captains table, or dine outside."
Little Traverse Wheelway
"A must do! Rent bikes in town and ride to Bay Harbor for lunch. Or, from the cottage ride to..."
Petoskey Brewing
Knot Just a Bar
"Casual, outside dining at Bay Harbor Marina. "
Tom's Mom's Cookies
Pond Hill Farm
Tap 30
Odawa Casino
Petoskey State Park
Noggin Room
"Go for nightly entertainment. "
Little Traverse Bay Golf Club
Nearest Airport
15 Miles

Two marinas on lake provide daily or weekly boat/jet ski rentals. Crooked Lake is an all-sports lake and is part of the Inland Waterway. This chain of Lakes includes, Crooked Lake, Pickerel Lake, Burt Lake and Mullett Lake and eventually leads to Lake Huron.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $175
Damage Deposit $400

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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