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Paradise - Beautiful Beachfront Home On Crystal Lake. - Now booking 2019!

Bedrooms 5
Space 2,916 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

5 Bedroom - 3 Bathroom - Sleeps 10 - Crystal Lake Beachfront

This lovingly maintained home has a glorious view and private beach w/dock on Crystal Lake. It is clean and spacious, sleeps 10 with parking for 3 cars. 4 bedrooms (4 on upper level) and an additional huge bunk room from a converted garage on main level. 3 full baths. There is a king bed in the Master Bedroom, a queen bedroom, double bedroom and a twin bunk room upstairs. On the main floor there is a kid paradise with 6 full size twin beds (3 sets of bunk beds).

Family room with cozy fireplace and sweeping lake views adjacent to the 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 TV & DVD, full size couch & 2 large arm chairs, desk area, deck outside of family room w/patio furniture and Weber Gas Grill. Laundry room adjacent to family room 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 the 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.

More Details

Stephanie Lipson
Member since: 2014
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 14, 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 this house on the lake by special permission of the league between games as he was in his sister's wedding. We only rent this, our main house, during select times as we typically stay all summer but with traveling baseball taking over the summer for us our loss is your gain!

Stephanie Lipson purchased this house in 1994

Why Stephanie Lipson chose Beulah

It's a great house. We designed and built it in 1994 to be our dream vacation home with so many custom amenities. It has top grade furnishings and designer linens. We furnished it with love and had a lot of fun with upgrading the one-time garage to kid heaven. I hope you love it as much as we do...

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you for allowing us to stay at your beautiful house on such a beautiful lake.
Jul 2015
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Beulah House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2916 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 9:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Min. age of primary renter: 24
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Master Bath - toilet , shower , jetted tub , Private to Master Bedroom
    Main Floor Full Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Upstairs Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king , Great Sunny Room with Lake View & balcony
    Bedroom 3 - 2 bunk bed , Kids Bedroom w/set of full size Bunk Beds - lake view!
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double , Cozy room w/garden view
    The Bunker!! - 6 bunk bed , Kid / Teen Paradise! 3 sets of bunk beds and HUGE 70' TV
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , Beautiful Lake View
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Games ...
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • 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
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain climbing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


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Paradise - Beautiful Beachfront Home On Crystal Lake. - Now booking 2019!
average rating of 4.6363635 based on 12 reviews

Beautiful Home on Crystal Lake

  • 5 of 5

The pictures do not do justice to this home and location. The house is spacious and can handle private time in one area, while others are watching movies or TV in the 2 other areas. The lawn is perfect for games and fire pit was wonderful. I love this area and hope we can enjoy again in the future. Thank you

  • Submitted: Sep 13, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Second time here!

  • 5 of 5

This was our second time staying on beautiful Crystal Lake, the house is great for large groups especially with kids. We had our sons, wifes and 5 grandkids come up for 4 of the nights and there a total of 8 bunk beds, so more than enough room with the other three large beds rooms for the adults. Down stairs is huge so you aren't crowed on a rainy day. The owners are very accommodating, we never really needed anything but they are always just a phone call away. Great place to ride bikes, trail runs right by the house and of course boating and swimming. 9000 acre lake so really never crowded for tubing or sling. I would defiantly recommend staying here. Great boat ramp ramp just a few doors down. Mike and Laurie

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Family Vacation June 2017

  • 4 of 5

Our family enjoyed a week of great memories in this Crystal Lake home. Perfect for our grands for kayaking, playing on beach a lot, corn hole, campfires, many bike rides. The bunk room was perfect..Complete with a tv for rainy day... Lots or room so that no one was crowded. Large kitchen which worked well. Our only complaint which may be minor for many would be no shades on windows...Kids woke earlier than normal...We brought 3 fans for white noise as well. Beautiful hard wood floors throughout however it was echoey. Aside from this we had a wonderful week. Our grandkids had the time of their life. Highly recommend this home!

  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Barb thank you for your review. I wish you had contacted me during your stay, we would have been happy to buy fans for you! Your comment regarding the window shades is noted, first time we have had this request and will action it as we like to listen to the needs of all our valued guests. As for "echo" issues - when you have a large spacious house with wood floor that happens! We do have wall coverings and a beautiful tapestry to modify this a bit. Not sure what else you would suggest? I am sorry that although you "highly recommend" our home you would not give us 5 stars, we strive to make our home a dream vacation for every one of our guest families. With regards, Stephanie Lipson
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Family vacation

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time, location was excellent, house was beautiful.

  • Submitted: Jan 6, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Absolutely lovely!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time in the two houses we rented next to each other for our large family. The property was as described and even better. It was clean and well maintained and plenty of space. The owners were congenial and provided excellent service. We especially enjoyed the outdoor space with the large lawn for games, hanging out and family time. I would definitely recommend this property to anyone. It was a great time had by all.

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Elegant & peaceful stay in a beautiful family home

  • 5 of 5

Wow, I wish we never had to leave. This house is clearly the prize property around the lake neighborhood, elegant front appearance with nice plantings and a curved drive - but it's the inside and the lakeside that really shine!!

The house backs right onto the lake down a long lawn and has a dock and a cool shared firepit area where we made s'mores in the evenings. Great quality bedding, linens, and appliance stocked kitchen which is open to the sitting room and looks out onto the lake. Plus a nice deck where we ate a lot of our meals.

There was plenty of space for everybody whether they wanted to nap upstairs, hang out on the little beach, deck or in the water, or be sociable in the sitting rooms -- we all usually ended up in the kitchen. There was tons of light, high ceilings and glass doors.

This is obviously a well cared for, well loved family home that we were lucky enough to experience for a week. The area is family oriented, there is plenty to do, galleries etc in town or just kick back and relax, good for anyone looking for a quiet and really pleasant stay in elegant clean surroundings. This house is the pick of the lake and we'll be back as soon as we can. Thank you!

  • Submitted: Apr 21, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $150
Property Damage Protection $99

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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