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Beachfront Vacation on Crystal Lake, downtown Beulah

Bedrooms 8
Space 4,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

4000+ Sq.' home perfect for family reunions

The Beach House is a turn-of-the-century, twenty-room home that was used as a boarding house for young college women working in the large luxury hotels of the lumbering era in Northwestern Michigan. The charm remains with quaint living rooms, individual kitchens and bathrooms in each of the six living quarters. There are 4 one-bedroom and 2 two-bedroom units which are rented together, making it ideal for a family gathering!

Each place includes a flat screen TV with built in DVD, fully equipped kitchen, refrigerator, and electric range. There is a common picnic area and gas grills on the side lawn and a shared deck on the second floor overlooking the lake. If you have a special request, ask to see if we can accommodate it.

The house is located within feet of the east end of Crystal Lake, between the children's playground and boat launch on Beulah's town beach. The bike trail that connects Thompsonville and Frankfort is just around the corner.

There are also several restaurants and shops in this quaint community. If you are ready for more exploring, Traverse City, Sleeping Bear Dunes, Point Betsie, Frankfort, and Elberta Beach are all within a short drive.

Hope you enjoy your time, regardless of where you stay!

Weekly rentals are from 4:00 p.m. Saturday through 10:00 a.m. Saturday the following week.

After Memorial Day, any remaining weeks not yet rented will be available for reservation for shorter stays (2 night minimum).

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Beulah House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Building Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 4000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 25
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
  • Downtown
  • Lakefront
  • Village ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 6 Bathrooms
  • Unit 1 - Bathroom - toilet , shower
    Unit 2 - Bathroom - toilet , shower
    Unit 3 - Bathroom - toilet , shower
    Unit 4 - Bathroom - toilet , shower
    Unit 5 - Bathroom - toilet , shower
    Unit 6 - Bathroom - toilet , shower
  • Each Unit has its own bathroom.
  • 8 Bedrooms, Sleeps 25
  • Unit 1 - Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Unit 1
    Unit 1 - Bedroom 2 - 2 double , 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Unit 2 - Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Unit 3 - bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Unit 3 - bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Unit 4 - bedroom 1 - 1 double , 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Unit 5 - bedroom 1 - 1 double , 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Unit 6 - bedroom 1 - 1 double , 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • There are 6 individual units, 4 one bedroom and 2 two bedroom places, each with a sleeper sofa. Two bedroom units sleep 5 and the one bedroom units sleeps 3 comfortably.
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Balcony
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
  • festivals
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Boat launch is next door! Kayak, paddle board, boat, and bike rentals nearby. Babysitters or catering can be arranged.


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Beachfront Vacation on Crystal Lake, downtown Beulah
average rating of 4.888889 based on 9 reviews
Grosse Ile, MI

Great summer vacation!

  • 4 of 5

We stayed here for a week with extended family. The house was very spacious with lots of room. Outside comes with grills and picnic tables which provided enough seating for everyone. The public beach was right across the road and was quite clean. This house is close to Frankfort and Sleeping Bear Dunes.

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great family retreat

  • 5 of 5

We came from Denver and met Michigan family. There were 16 adults and 2, 4 year olds and plenty of room. The deck was incredible for sunset and fireworks viewing but there's no shade, no awning or umbrella. There are plenty of nice metal chairs. The beds are comfy. We drove and our kids flew into Traverse City. If we'd flown we would've had to pay for a checked suitcase for the 12 bath towels we brought. The owners don't provide any towels. There's a very nice laundromat but it's not in walking distance. There's no laundry in the house. We had a bad storm and no power for 12 hours. There's not a candle in the house. We had a great time, just letting people know what to expect. The access to the beach and dock are incredible. The playground was a hit with the kids. We went to Frankfort, Sleeping Bear Dunes and Glen Arbor. We also picked raspberries at a nearby farm, Putney's. The park close to the house had a concert. We rented a pontoon boat, jet skis and a tandem bike. The parking for 4 cars in the back is nice. We'll rent it again.

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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This is a great place for large family reunions with children. Beach, biking, kayaking.

  • 5 of 5

This large apartment style home accommodated our family of 14 adults and 10 children very well. This was excellent for younger children as the sidewalk in front was used for scooters, small bikes. The street in front is a one way street and cars drive by slowly. Still have to watch closely while kids cross the street to the beach and playground. Some of our kids attended the Children's Cognition center one block away where they participated in learning projects and met Quillow the hedgehog and a very friendly snake. We biked the path to Frankfort for lunch, kayaked the Platte River, and we even brought our boat for family tubing. You can tie up your boat at the marina by the playground. The home was clean and had everything you need except towels and Linda, the property manager, was very helpful and friendly whenever we had any questions. The beds were not very comfortable and there are a few cosmetic improvements needed but properties like this are always in a state of repair. We would definitely do it again. LaChiam deli has great food and the ice cream shop across the street has great coffee. Beulah is very laid back but the quality of shops and services is great.

  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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South Shore Rental

  • 5 of 5

Our family stayed at another rental offered by the owners of the Beach House. (The "South Shore Home", (find it at This is a wonderful large home on the South Shore of Crystal Lake. Although our family has stayed at the Beach House for over 20 years, we needed something a little larger and "all in one unit". The South Shore House fits the bill exactly. Lot's of living space for playing board games, excellent location for launching a boat and great for walking or biking right out the door on South Shore Drive East.

We had a wonderful time and look forward to staying there again in the future.

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The Beach Crew

  • 5 of 5

Our Group of 17, 9 adults and 8 kids really enjoyed our stay at the beach house. It was very conveniently located to the beach. The fishing dock & boat ramp was a very short walking distance away. The age range of kids was 9 months to 12 yrs old. It was nice that everyone had their own space yet we could all be in one area and enjoy the company. Frankfort, Traverse city and Sleeping Bear Dunes were all within an easy drive. It was clean & had all the essentials in the individual kitchens. Great view of Crystal Lake!

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect place to stay with family

  • 5 of 5

We had a perfect stay with the kids, across from the beach with colorful sunsets, large deck with breeze and views. Location perfect for the outdoor concert, art show, shops and food. Short drive to Frankfort for excellent dinners and bakery and Lake Michigan beaches and an easy trip to Sleeping Bear Dunes and more. Next time we will take in a movie at the Cherry Bowl Drive In!

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nancy and Scott Bradley
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 20, 2018

About Nancy and Scott Bradley

I grew up in Frankfort, but have lived 40 miles outside of New York City for the past 25 years. I have never missed a summer in Northern Michigan, and my wife and I now bring our kids to enjoy the laid back life this area offers.

Nancy and Scott Bradley purchased this house in 2013

Why Nancy and Scott Bradley chose Beulah

We bought this place sight unseen! I knew the location (on one of the most beautiful lakes in the world), the town (quaint little shops and next to the Rails to Trails entrance), and the area, but hadn't seen the inside of the house. When I finally saw the place first hand, I couldn't believe what an awesome place it was. With 6 separate units, it's perfect for large groups that want to be together for vacation, but not living on top of each other. It suits our family perfectly, and I think it will suit yours as well.

What makes this house unique

The water quality of Crystal Lake is incredible, drawing us to Michigan each summer. This house is on the beach, but also in the middle of town! Easy access to explore Northwestern Michigan.


The Cherry Hut
Crystal Lake
The Hungry Tummy
L'Chayim Delicatessen
Crystal Lake Marina LLC
East Shore Marina
"Set up a charter fishing trip aboard the Sea Joy/Sea Joy II, or just come watch the mates cl..."
Crystal Lake Golf Club
"In an area with excellent golf courses, you will not be disappointed with this quaint course..."
Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore
Point Betsie Lighthouse
"Great place to look for rocks, or just sit on the beach. "
Northern Decor 'N More
Crystal Crate & Cargo
"Great kitchen gadgets"
Crescent Bakery and Cafe'
Roadhouse Mexican Bar & Grill
Cherry Hut Restaurant
Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Traverse City (TVC)
Nearest Ferry
70 Miles
Ludington (to Wisconsin)
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Crystal Lake Golf
Nearest Restaurant
Hungry Tummy
Nearest Ski
9 Miles
Crystal Mountain
Nearest Beach
Crystal Lake
Car: recommended

The Beach House is located downtown in the Village of Beulah, making it a perfect place for the family. The youngest will play all day on the beach, giving the teenagers a little freedom to walk for lunch, and allowing the parents and grandparents to enjoy the beautiful views from the second floor deck. Gas grills and picnic tables make for a great place to congregate around meal time.

The Beach House is about 30 minutes from Sleeping Bear Dune climb, 10 minutes to Lake Michigan Beaches, 40 minutes to Traverse City. Several golf courses within 10 minutes for those days when you can pull yourself away from the lake. Lots of places to see and explore the beauty of Northwestern Michigan!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning Fee $225 + Tax
Tax Rate 6.0%

Rates are subject to change without notice. The Standard Rate is applicable for all 6 rental units. Bed linens are provided, but bring your own beach and bath towels.

$50 discount on weekly rentals if Charter fishing aboard Sea Joy II or Mi-HI Charter boats in Frankfort. Call 231-352-7511 to reserve a fishing trip.

The Security Deposit is collected at the time of booking. First half of the rental payment due March 1 (or time of booking, whichever is later), with remaining balance collected 30 days prior to rental dates.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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