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Private Lake Front Family Retreat

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,400 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 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
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Calendar last updated:
April 25, 2018

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 Beulah

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:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • 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
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Single sink with separate vanity sitting area
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - 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 4.8 based on 10 reviews

Well taken care of and very comfortable

  • 5 of 5

We just got home from a week long stay at this beautiful little property on Crystal Lake. The house is very nice and comfortable and the kitchen is great, we loved the large table for gathering together for dinners. The firepit is very nice and we thoroughly enjoyed a crackling fire by the lake shore with the sound of the waves crashing in below us. There's a very nice concrete breakwall and a dock with a bench on the end. The dock isn't anchored so you can't tie off your boat there, but the kids loved running out there and trying to fish. There's a nice mooring buoy for a boat if you have one. Be sure to bring some water shoes, there is a little sand in the water but most of it is rocks and we did see some zebra mussels out past the end of the dock. We found that we had everything we needed to have a wonderful time at the lake. We used the charcoal grill just about every night for some really great tasty meals. There were extra folding chairs to use around the campfire, and the deck furniture was nice and comfortable too. The beds were great, we slept very well. The newer flooring was a really nice touch. We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves and hope to return again soon!

  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Ideal property for family gathering of all ages. Location and spaciousness were especially nice.

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time in this lovely place and would highly recommend it. Plenty of space for us all,well equipped for all our needs and a beautiful lake front. We enjoyed the fire pit in the evenings while watching the sun set. The kitchen is large with a beautiful long table that easily accommodated us all. Bedrooms with king and queen size beds were comfortable and especially appreciated by the tall men in our family. Plenty of parking for all the cars. The only thing I would bring if we were to return is my toaster. We just couldn't toast bread in the toaster oven provided without it burning. But, obviously if that is our only complaint, you know this is a wonderful property to consider for your next vacation.

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Kathy for the kind words. I know about the toaster oven:). The rack inside the oven needs to be in the middle... We still forget and burn ours. Come back anytime. Mike and Rosa
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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: July 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: July 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: August 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: July 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

Property Damage Protection $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

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