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Private Lake Front Family Retreat

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,400 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 - 8 nights


About the property

This 4 bedroom, 3 bath home sits on a well manicured lot with mature trees, private lawn, and 110' of "lakeside" lake front. The cottage had an extensive facelift 2015 and will boast new floors, complete interior paint, custom bead board paneling, complete trim package, and updates to the kitchen and furnishings. For 2016, the down stairs master bathroom was completely remodeled and new patio furniture was added, plus improvements to the fire pit area. The lake side of the home is where you will most likely spend all of your time as the views are special and the lake side life style is quite relaxing.

Mike Smith
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
August 22, 2017

About Mike Smith

Mike and Rosa have a fabulous blended family with AJ and Greg heading up the first born followed by Christina and Jack bringing up the rear. Most of us live in Maryland/DC and two live in San Diego.

Mike Smith purchased this cottage in 2014

Why Mike Smith chose Northwest

Mike grew up vacationing with family on Crystal for the first 21 years of his life. He always shared his stories of how great the lake life was in and around Crystal. Rosa and the kids attended a wedding in the area the summer of 2014, and that was all it took! Hooked as most of us are after spending time there. We found this home last fall, and fell in love with the location and possibilities. We want to make your vacation as fun, enjoyable, and relaxing as possible. We are in the middle of refurbishing the property top to bottom. Current pictures are available with updates along the way. I hope you like them as much as we do.


Beulah Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2400 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lakefront
  • Waterfront
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Single sink with separate vanity sitting area
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , 1st Floor guest room (front of the house)
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Lakefront
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 2 bunk bed , Master with queen bed and a set of bunk beds
    Bedroom 4 - 1 king , Up Stairs Master bedroom
  • 1 - Family bedroom 1st floor with queen bed and private full bathroom, and two bunk beds(Lakeside) 1 - Guest room 12 x 12 with King size bed shared 3 piece bathroom 1 - Guest room 12 x 12 with two twin beds and shared three piece bathroom (Lakeside) 1 - Up stairs master bedroom with window AC unit and full bathroom
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 2 bicycles
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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Private Lake Front Family Retreat
average rating of 4.75 based on 8 reviews
Cary, IL

Ulreich Vacation July 23rd

  • 5 of 5

For the second year in a row the Ulreich family had a great vacation. The house and grounds were in excellent shape and we experienced no problems except with a minor parking incident.

Looking forward to next year and would like to stay for two weeks if all possible. Would like to spend more time at the house and enjoying all the activities that are offered in the surrounding areas.


Didn't mind not having the gas grill. It was fun cooking on a Weber grill with charcoal.

The Ulreich Family

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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This is a great family home! Decorated like homes you see on HGTV! Crystal Lake is your backyard😀�

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely loved this property and the owners have created the perfect place for making memories!! Crystal Lake is literally in your backyard and we all enjoyed just hanging out there each day. The fire pit was great and a nice way to end our days, we ate all of our dinners out but did use the barbque for lunch a couple times. All three of our adult children said that after sleeping on the beds that they were going home and buying a new one👍 My husband and I loved the master bedroom with the bunk beds as our 8 year old grandkids slept in there with us❤

We have nothing but great things to say about this property , the owners even left us two bottles of wine as a welcome gesture👍

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nice home, beautiful yard

  • 4 of 5

This house fit our family's needs perfectly. We visit Crystal Lake every summer for a family reunion in August. While we spend most of the days down the road from this house, we always look to rent a house for sleeping and hosting a dinner or two. The lication worked, the bedrooms worked, and we had a great time.

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Pure Michigan on Crystal Lake, Michigan!

  • 4 of 5

Our family, consisting of children, spouses, grandchildren and grandparents, just spent a week at this home on Crystal Lake in Michigan. The home is charming and right on the lake. We loved the location; it was close to Sleeping Bear Dunes, Cherry Republic, Betsie's Lighthouse, Lake Michigan, bike trails, tennis courts, downtown Beulah, and much more. The setting, directly on Crystal Lake, provided ease in launching a canoe or kayak. Grandkids played in the shallow, pebbly surf right outside the back door. We loved the large kitchen, the cozy living room, the updated patio area outside. The fire pit and Adirondack chairs were a hit! The only negatives (and we had been advised of them in advance) were slow draining showers/tub and a "sensitive" toilet. One of the other bathrooms has been updated and is fabulous! The laundry facilities were especially appreciated.

I would have rated this a 5 star had it not been for the above mentioned bathroom issues. If I could give this a 4 1/2, I would. The house is lovely; the photos on VRBO don't do it complete justice.

This vacation exceeded our expectations and met our hopes for a wonderful time to bond with family! Thanks to the owners for sharing their vacation home with us.

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cary, IL

Amazing stay at the Lake House

  • 5 of 5

The whole family enjoyed our stay at the Lake House. Their was more that enough room for everyone. The kitchen was fantastic and we enjoyed our nightly dinners at the great table. The best part was the lake was right outside the backdoor and the fireplace was a great place to gather after the unbelievable sunsets. I would recommend the house to anyone who wants to spend a relaxing week by the water. Their is also a lot to do if you get bored. We took a day trip to Traverse City, plenty to see, plenty to do. Check out the food truck court for lunch or supper.

The the listing description was accurate regarding the location, layout, amenities, etc . The property clean and well-maintained.

The owner provided good customer service and I would recommend this property to my friends or relatives. I would recommend the Champion Hills golf course, the Cherry Hut, and the market next store.

The Ulreich Family

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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LaGrange, Illinois

Wonderful home with all the necessities

  • 5 of 5

Thanks to the Smith family for a wonderful week in northern Michigan. The home provides many of the conveniences you would want while staying at a lake house for the week.

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
35 Miles
Traverse City
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Three differant coarses
Nearest Restaurant
1.5 Miles
Downtown Beulah
Nearest Ski
20 Miles
Crystal Mountain


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Insurance $79

All rentals are from Saturday 4pm to the following Saturday at 9am. Rates are subject to change until booking is confirmed. Your deposit at time of booking is non-refundable, and the balance is due 90 days prior to check in. We rarely have damages however if there is, you are responsible for the replacement value of the damaged item or items.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Canceled bookings will not receive a refund