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Family Cottage On Beautiful Crystal Lake

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Space 1,800 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

This Newly Renovated House Sits On the Best Side of the Best Lake in Michigan

This house has a dock and 50' of private frontage on Crystal. A private bedroom on the first floor and a second story that sleeps up to 8. A full kitchen, laundry, plus a garage and 1&1/2 baths. We completed a 85% face-lift to the house in 2013. Just outside of town and within walking distance of everything in Beulah. Nearby park and tennis court. There is plenty of outdoor seating to enjoy the marvelous sunsets.

Dan Norbeck
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 8, 2017

About Dan Norbeck

Grandparents bought this place in the 1950's up here from Flint Michigan. Four generations have been calling Crystal Lake our summer home away from home and now you can too.

Dan Norbeck purchased this house in 1955


Beulah House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , full bath on ground floor with new tiled shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , 1/2 bath upstairs
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 2 - 4 double , second floor is an open floor plans with 4 semi-private beds
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , private bedroom on ground floor
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sledding
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(12 traveler reviews)

Family Cottage On Beautiful Crystal Lake
average rating of 4.9166665 based on 12 reviews

Just what we needed.

  • 5 of 5

Family reunion in the Crystal Lake area and this was the perfect central location. No problem going back for another stay.

  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Went in May for Memorial day weekend. House was great; amenities were fantastic. Weather was a bit cold and the lake was wavy, but had two nice afternoons where we were able to use the kayaks. Great cottage would love to go back.

  • Submitted: Jun 4, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful lake

  • 4 of 5

Sunsets over lake were amazing. Sleeping Bear National Park is right in your back yard. FRankfort is close by with shopping and restaurants. Very convenient.

  • Submitted: May 9, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very nice cabin on Crystal Lake.

  • 5 of 5

We had 6 women and all off us really liked the cabin. The main reason I chose this cabin was because of the review where the family had stayed in 5 other cabins on Crystal Lake and this "The Family Cottage" was the best.

The cabin is very clean, did not have that closed up smell, it smelled clean and beds are comfortable. Up stairs was very big with 4 full size beds, room for suitcases and still space to walk around. Downstairs 2 couches, a loveseat and a large chair all great for viewing the large flat screen TV.

3 big windows to look out over the lake 1 in the living room, 1 in the dining area and 1 in the master bedroom. Master bed room has a very comfortable queen bed. Even if your doing the dishes you have a beautiful view of the lake. The porch is big and we could only imagine the furniture that we saw in the garage on the porch because we went in April it was to cold to sit outside. Location was great we visited Traverse City, Frank Fort, Sleeping Bear Dunes, Manistee, Glen Arbor and Leland City. We will be going back next year.

  • Submitted: Apr 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great house for a family!

  • 5 of 5

We have rented 5 different houses on Crystal Lake and this one is, by far, our favorite. The kids loved having their own space to hang out in the loft - and they loved that each of them had their own bed (there are 4 beds in the loft). I loved that there was a 1/2 bath up there too! The kitchen was great and it was perfect that it looked out on the beach (through a huge window) so the kids could continue playing while I cooked. Our favorite part was that the beach was right outside the front door - no roads to cross, no paths to cross, no houses to go around, and we didn't have to share it with anyone else. Being a runner, I also loved that I could hop onto Center St. (where there is minimal traffic and plenty of runners) so easily and follow it the 1 mile to the Bestie Valley Trailhead. We enjoyed walking to Dairy King and The Cherry Hut, too (although you have to be careful crossing the highway)! All of the kids have asked to rent this house again!

  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful, restful, peaceful, wonderful...

  • 5 of 5

I stayed here as a guest of the owners and this is a wonderful cottage. It is hard to describe how wonderful it is to look out onto that view and see the crystal clear water there beckoning you for a swim. Being up North means less bugs and cool and comfortable. Plus, home is very functional, great shower, hot water a plenty and anything you'd need for a restful stay.

  • Submitted: Jun 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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Car: necessary

Close to sleeping bear dunes national forest and crystal mountain resort.


Rates & Availability

Beulah House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
June 2017
Jun 1 2017 - Jun 30 2017
4 night minimum stay
High Season 2017
Jul 1 2017 - Aug 31 2017
7 night minimum stay
September 2017
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 30 2017
4 night minimum stay
Off season
Oct 1 2017 - Dec 31 2017
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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