About the property
- House2548 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay3 - 7 nights
4 Bedroom - 3 Bathroom - Sleeps 10 - Crystal Lake Beachfront
This lovingly maintained cottage has a glorious view and private beach w/dock on Crystal Lake. The cottage is clean and spacious, sleeps 10 with parking for 3 cars. 4 bedrooms (3 on upper level, 1 on main level), 3 full baths. There is a king bed in each of the large upstairs bedrooms, 4 full size twin beds (2 sets of bunk beds) in the third (upper level) bedroom, and a king bed in the fourth (first floor) bedroom. All furniture and beds are new as of winter 2011.
Spacious living area/tv nook on the upper level landing, fully equipped kitchen with upgraded appliances, open dining and living rooms with oak floors, stunning hand placed fieldstone fireplace, excellent views of the lake from nearly every room, upper balcony. Main floor family room with 42' flat screen TV & DVD, 2 full size couches, desk area, deck outside of family room w/patio furniture and charcoal grill. Laundry room adjacent to kitchen w/washer and dryer.
The beach and amenities - a beautiful sandy beach area, fire pit and swimming dock are provided, firewood is also provided for fire pit. The cottage is located on the south shore of Crystal Lake and faces almost due north. There are no steps to the beach, it is just across the beautiful lawn. There is plenty of room to enjoy the beach, fire pit and play games.
Our property is adjacent to the Betsie Valley Trail. Biking or walking to Beulah is 1.4 miles and to Frankfort is a pleasant 8 miles. We are close to Crystal Mountain Resort & Spa, Frankfort Lighthouse & Beach, Riverside Canoe and Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. Come and see this and more, there is so much to enjoy. Crystal Lake will tug at your heart. There is a reason our family has had renters who have come every year for 20+ years; this is summer as it was meant to be.
If you are thinking of joining us for fall colors & fishing, October/November is an amazing time of year here! It is serene and peaceful with so much to enjoy. Things slow down just a bit and our location is ideal for lake or stream fishing. If you prefer to go out on a charter there are plenty to choose from out of Frankfort, only 8 miles away.
Winter fun is another great time to enjoy our lovely cottage! It is located only a few minutes from Crystal Mountain ski resort where the winter fun never ends. Stay with us, close to the fun at a reasonable rate.
We look forward to greeting you any time of year.
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- Calendar last updated:
- May 19, 2018
About Stephanie Lipson
This property is part of land that has been in the family since the Civil War! We have come up every summer to Crystal Lake and eventually built our own home here on the Family Compound. Our kids have spent their summers here since they were born. It is a magical place where summer can be shared with your loved ones! Our eldest daughter just had her wedding at the lake. Well, it was actually ON the lake as the wedding took place on a platform in the water just off the beach. Maybe you saw the picture on ESPN? It was broadcast during the Little League World Series that our son was playing in for the Taney Dragons. He was transported back to the lake by special permission of the league between games as he was in his sister's wedding. When you come to stay at the Guest House, stop over any time, we are right next door!
Stephanie Lipson purchased this House in 2011
Why Stephanie Lipson chose Frankfort
We live next door! This house belonged to family and when the opportunity arose we stepped up to buy it and keep it in the family. It's a great house. It was built in 1993 by a family member and had one owner until we bought it. We have totally refurnished it and had a lot of fun with upgrading the kitchen and adding fun touches. I hope you love it as much as we do...
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 9:00 AM
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
Excellent winter stay!
We had never spent any time in the winter on Crystal Lake and we were looking for a place to stay while we skied at Crystal Mountain. The "Guest House" worked out perfectly for us. Very spacious and fit our 2 families and guests very well. Enjoyed a fire in the fireplace and we were very pleased that the drive and access road were plowed as needed. We had plenty of snow and perfect skiing. The house was warm, comfortable, spacious and the kitchen met all our needs. Think this house would be great in the summer as well.
Had everything we needed to make our stay enjoyable. Stephanie even went out and bought life vests for our use as we brought none. Table in dining room big enough that we were able to play table games each night with the entire group. We especially liked the fact that there is a great deal of yard space between the home and the lake. It made for a great place to play outdoor games and also offers safety with little ones. We also took advantage of area activities such as: Sleeping Bear Dunes, Crystal Mountain, TC and the many activities of Frankfort. Definitely recommend to others. John
A week of total relaxation
My husband and I, our two children, their spouses, and our two grandchildren had a wonderful, relaxing week at the cottage. It was exactly as described and the perfect place for the eight of us. Sorry it is over.
clean, nice beach, kid friendly, great location
Our family had a great time staying on crystal lake. The house was in an excellent location. we look forward to going back next year!
Peaceful and perfect property location!
We enjoyed our week at the Guest House! The beachfront property is stunning, with an expansive yard and play area for kids. We had access to a dock for fishing, and a canoe and kayak for our use during the week. There were plenty of beach chairs for everyone and a great fire pit, which was used every evening. Crystal Lake is stunning! We rented a pontoon and Jet Skis during our stay. There is a lot to do in the area, with easy access to many lovely towns and of course, Lake Michigan. I would definitely recommend this property for anyone looking for a wonderful lake experience. We had 5 adults and two children under the age of 4 and everyone had a great time.
Charming yet practical
Our family stayed in this charming beach home and the beauty is that it is comfortable and pleasant and at the same time not so stuffy that you have to spend all your time cleaning and making sure no sand gets in the house! The large lawn out back (runs up to the lake) is wonderful for gathering families together for food, play and enjoyment. It's a winner
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
All rentals are from Saturday at 4pm to the following Saturday at 9am. Rates are subject to change until booking is confirmed. We typically book up to a year in advance so to avoid disappointment please review your travel plans ASAP. Your payment in full is due at the time of booking and is non-refundable. We rarely have damages however if there are any you are responsible for replacement value of the damaged item/s. The insurance we have included with the rental fee of up to $5,000 will cover any reasonable damages. .