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Last updated: 10/18/2016
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

This cottage can be your home for adventures in the Land of Simple Pleasures. It sits fifty paces from the shore of uniquely beautiful Crystal Lake, on a charming lane (Center Street) offering a return to the Americana of years gone by. Imagine smiling faces of all ages jogging and riding bicycles, babies wheeled in carriages, couples strolling hand-in-hand, neighbor greeting neighbor, and strangers becoming friends.

This clean and airy cottage is completely updated. It features an open living / dining room, well-equipped kitchen with new appliances, accommodations for six in two bedrooms and a sleeping porch, two bathrooms, laundry area, enclosed porch, and small deck. From the deck, you can walk across Center Street to a lightly-used section of the Beulah Public Beach on Third Street. Spacious garage with parking area for guests, brick patio for outside dining, and generous backyard.

Downtown Beulah is a short walk down Center Street to shops, restaurants, sporting equipment, ice-cream, coffee, the Darcy Library, the village park, and the large village beach. The Cherry Hut is across the street. Over the hill to the north is the town of Honor, featuring The Honor Family Market with fine meats and wines. Over the hill to the south is Benzonia, with the local Historical Museum and a modern shopping center for complete vacation shopping.

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Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 1000 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    One or more must be 25 years old....moreless

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Television


  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Arboretum
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Miniature Golf
  • Paddle Boating
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Lake View
  • Village

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Pier Fishing
  • Roller Blading
  • Sailing
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining:

    4 adults at high top table 2 children at kitchen table...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people


  • Air Conditioning:


  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage:

    Use of oversized 2 car garage...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet:


  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking:

    2 places in front of garage...moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Bath towels provided; beach towels not provided...moreless

  • Washing Machine


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Deck / Patio:

    Small deck. Patio with picnic table....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill


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Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Sep 1 - Oct 31, 2016
3 night min stay
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Refundable Damage Deposit $400
  • Tax Rate 6%


Reservation 50% deposit due upon booking. Balance of rental, taxes, and damage deposit due 30 days prior to check-in.

Minimum stay 3 nights.

Owner's cancellation policy:

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

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Last updated: 10/18/2016
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31 Miles
Nearest Airport
Traverse City, Michigan
60 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Ludington, Michigan to Manitowoc, Wisconsin
1 Miles
Nearest Golf
Pinecroft Golf Course / Crystal Lake Golf Club
100 Metres
Nearest Restaurant
The Cherry Hut
50 Metres
Nearest Beach
Beulah Beach

In addition to the diverse water sports on Crystal Lake and local rivers, you will find many other adventures and activities within a 35 mile radius of Beulah:

• Sleeping Bear Dunes, voted “Most Beautiful Place in America” in 2011 by Good Morning America, with its educational “Pierce Stocking Scenic Drive”

• Beautiful and challenging golf courses , including Pinecroft Golf Course, Crystal Lake Golf Club, Champion Hill Golf Course, and Arcadia Bluffs Golf Course

• Point Betsie Lighthouse offers guided tours and gift shop

• Miles of lightly used Lake Michigan beaches which offer swimming and a front-row seat for breathtaking sunsets

• The Betsie Valley Trail, a walking and bicycling trail on the old railroad bed, stretches from Thompsonville to Frankfort with access in downtown Beulah

• The Cherry Bowl Drive-In Theater in Honor offers current movies in a 1950s environment

• The National Cherry Festival in Traverse City (Cherry Capital of the World) takes place on July 4

• Gwen Frostic Prints in Benzonia features creations by the area’s well-known artist, Gwen Frostic, whose wood-carved blocks are still used in vintage printing presses to create beautiful and unique books and prints with natural themes

• Internationally renowned Interlochen Center for the Arts, with professional-quality musical and theatre events

• The Lakeside Shakespeare Theatre in Frankfort, an outdoor production featuring a professional cast from Chicago

• The State Theatre in Traverse City, recently renovated and restored, with its Traverse City Film Festival in late July

• The Garden Theatre in Frankfort, built in 1923 and recently renovated and restored, which hosts the Frankfort Film Festival in October

• Benzie County Historical Museum in Benzonia

• Leelenau and Benzie County winery tours

• Fine and diverse dining


Owner info

Year Purchased: 1997

About the owner: We are from Denver, Colorado, and fell in love with the area in 1987 when we first vacationed here together. Richard's family spent summers at Crystal Lake when he was a child; Laura grew up on the beautiful Finger Lakes of upstate New York, but became an immediate convert on our first visit.

Why the Owner Chose Beulah, MI, USA:
The house perfectly accommodated our desires for a retreat from the big city in a lake environment that is incredibly beautiful, serene, relaxing, sophisticated, and culturally enriched. Center Street has offered a unique opportunity to form many new friendships with people from around the country. Our new home on Crystal Lake is only four miles away.

The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
We have always loved the cozy but open and airy feeling of the cottage, along with the proximity to the Crystal Lake beach.

Contact us

Speaks: english


  • Proximity to Crystal Lake

    Proximity to Crystal Lake

  • House and Patio

    House and Patio

  • Back Yard

    Back Yard

  • Living Room / Dining Area / Kitchen

    Living Room / Dining Area / Kitchen

  • Kitchen / Laundry Area

    Kitchen / Laundry Area

  • Second Bedroom

    Second Bedroom

  • Ladies Bathroom with Tub/Shower (behind door)

    Ladies Bathroom with Tub/Shower (behind door)

  • North Porch

    North Porch

  • Sailboat Race at Yacht Club

    Sailboat Race at Yacht Club

  • Rest Area on Betsie Valley Trail

    Rest Area on Betsie Valley Trail

  • Downtown Beulah Beach in Fall

    Downtown Beulah Beach in Fall

  • Golfing Within a Mile

    Golfing Within a Mile

  • Garage and Yard

    Garage and Yard

  • House and Deck

    House and Deck

  • View from Kitchen

    View from Kitchen

  • Dining Area / Kitchen

    Dining Area / Kitchen

  • Master Bedroom

    Master Bedroom

  • Sleeping Porch

    Sleeping Porch

  • Men's Bathroom

    Men's Bathroom

  • Crystal Lake from Public Beach (50 paces)

    Crystal Lake from Public Beach (50 paces)

  • Arriving in Beulah

    Arriving in Beulah

  • Simple Pleasures

    Simple Pleasures

  • Golfing Within a Mile

    Golfing Within a Mile

  • Eden Hill

    Eden Hill

VRBO #702086

This listing was first published here in 2015.

Date last modified - Tuesday, October 18, 2016

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