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Charming Beachfront Vacation Home On Crystal Lake. - Now booking fall '17!

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,548 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

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.

More Details

Stephanie Lipson
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 22, 2017

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 Northwest

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...


Beulah House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2548 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , jetted tub , private master bath w/jacuzzi tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , large upstairs bathroom w/double sinks
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , split first floor bathroom adjacent to bedroom
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , master bedroom w/private bath & balcony!
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , bedroom suite w/sofa & sitting area
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king , on the first floor, perfect for easy access
    Bedroom 4 - 4 bunk bed , 2 sets of full size twin bunk beds
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing


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  • 5 of 5

A beautiful home, peaceful location, and fantastic views!! Enjoyed grilling out and sitting around fire at night. High quality cookware and bedding also very appreciated!!

  • Submitted: Jun 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful comfortable home! Great beach and large yard for outdoor fun!

  • 5 of 5

For a combined family vacation, our group had an age range of one year to 72 years and this vacation home met all of our needs! The home was spacious and comfortable with all the modern amenities. The home had a large deck outside of the back door. We loved playing games and running through the large backyard then relaxing on the beautiful beach on Crystal Lake. The Betsie Trail was just steps out of the front door. We had concerns about bringing our boat with us. The owner was very friendly and accommodating. She responded to our emails and phone calls very promptly. It was a pleasure working with her and staying at this lovely home! We will come back again!

  • Submitted: Sep 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Our family had a great vacation at this lovely quiet private home !

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful place to have a Crystal Lake get away! All you need to bring is your clothes and food because everything else has been thought out for you...all the way down to wood for the firepit. The Lipsons are kind , attentive, and excellent hosts :) Dan and Bev Brown and family

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful home on splendid Crystal Lake

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay so very much! Can't wait to return next year!

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Property on Crystal Lake

  • 5 of 5

We recently stayed for 2 weeks at the Lipson's Guest House on Crystal Lake. We were very satisfied with the overall experience. The home is located on the south shore and is part of a large parcel of land that offers great views but also nice privacy. The house is well equipped and the fact there is A/C really came in handy as we had some unusually warm days. There were a couple of minor items we requested of Stephanie and she was extremely responsive. I could tell she genuinely cared about the quality of our stay. We have stayed at numerous rental homes on Crystal Lake over the years and this was our favorite. We will be back next year!

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful view of Crystal Lake

  • 3 of 5

This would be a wonderful house for a family to enjoy with a large lot for lawn games and a spacious, well equipped kitchen. Three of the bedrooms have king size beds which can be difficult to find. The house also sits on the Betsie Valley Trail which is great for biking, walking, and running. It is close to the town of Beulah and Frankfort for shopping, restaurants, and biking/kayaking/paddle board rentals. The house was equipped with some paper products, hand soap and laundry products that aren't always provided at rentals. Wireless and 2 large TVs were also a bonus for rainy days.

There are some things needing improvement. There are no bathroom mats on the floor, no reading lamps in the main living area, and no ceiling fans in the upper bedrooms which made it stuffy up there even on cooler days. No beach chairs are provided, so you have to bring your own or drag the 2 wooden Adirondack chairs down to the lake area. The description lists a dock and fire pit, but it needs to read as a "shared" dock and fire pit, as it is shared between the 2 neighboring homes. This is fine if your group is renting both homes, but this was not the case for us and the neighbors used both of them consistently. It would be helpful to have a folder of the rules and requirements, as we had to keep going to the website and the confirmation emails for information, and the checkout time was confusing-listed as 9:00 a.m in one place and 11:00 a.m. in another. For us, as 3 adult couples, the experience was a 3 1/2 star rating.

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for coming to stay with us! I appreciate your compliments and thoughts but want to address some point you made so that it is clear for you and our future guests. I have nice white fluffy bath mats that were purchased for each bathroom. Not sure why you did not see them? The houses were designed with very high ceilings which do not accommodate fans, so to best circulate the air you might have opened a window as most of our guests do. We also have several box fans in the closets for use if needed. As it got hotter we had the AC vents switched to blow more upstairs which was a perfect solution for the family after yours. They mentioned it and we actioned immediately, the same day. Our lovely 850 ft of beach front is one of the nicest on the lake and has five docks, 2 fire pits and nine beaches to share among the 8 houses in our condo. It is clear in all our our literature (including that which is sent with the very first confirmation before any payment is made) that the entire frontage and all amenities are available and our guests can use any area they choose. Each typically uses the beach in front of their house but that is not mandatory. There are at least 60 beach chairs and 5 benches along the water front, I am confused as to why you could not find chairs to use? I also left you a note (with a bottle of wine & some chocolates) to be received upon your arrival with my cell number in case you needed anything at all. Most of these questions were misunderstandings and would have been cleared up in minutes had you called. We are very responsive! One guest asked if we had a crock pot in the house and we did not but we provided one within the hour. Many guests text me with questions and I answer immediately. I wish you had simply asked for my assistance, I would have appreciated the opportunity to help. As for checkout time, that is very clear in the reservation confirmation. It is 9am. No one else has misunderstood this so I am not sure where you got a different time from? Again, a quick call would have helped clear up any misunderstandings. I have now taken your advice and printed out a copy of the confirmation information and have it up on the fridge for all to see. I hope this response has helped, and that you will come back to see us and give us another chance to make your vacation everything you hope it to be. With regards, Stephanie Lipson
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Nearest Airport
34 Miles
Traverse City, MI (TVC)
Nearest Barpub
1.3 Miles
Cold Creek Inn
Nearest Golf
11 Miles
Crystal Downs, Arcadia Bluffs
Nearest Motorway
0.3 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
The Road House, Hungry Tummy, Cold Creek
Nearest Ski
12 Miles
Crystal Mountain Spa & Resort
Nearest Beach
35 Metres
Crystal Lake
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Beulah House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Summer '17
Jun 17 2017 - Aug 25 2017
7 night minimum stay
Fall/Winter '17
Aug 26 2017 - Dec 15 2017
7 night minimum stay
Holiday '17
Dec 16 2017 - Jan 5 2018
7 night minimum stay
Ski '18
Jan 6 2018 - Mar 16 2018
7 night minimum stay
Spring '18
Mar 17 2018 - Jun 15 2018
7 night minimum stay
Summer '18
Jun 16 2018 - Aug 24 2018
7 night minimum stay
Fall/Winter '18
Aug 25 2018 - Dec 14 2018
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $99
Cleaning fee $125

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. .

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
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