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Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Space 3,500 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

3500 sq. ft., 4 bedrooms, 2.5 baths. Beautifully renovated former church

Village of Beulah and Crystal Lake public beach in close proximity

Empire, Lake Michigan and Sleeping Bear Dunes minutes away

7 miles to Crystal Mountain Resort

28 miles to Downtown Traverse City


12 Championship golf courses in a 20 mile radius

Spacious 3500 sq. ft., 4 bedrooms, 2.5 baths

Beautifully renovated former church

Sleeps seven comfortably; bedding included

Large master bedroom with 23’ vaulted ceiling

Large living area with 23’ vaulted ceiling

60” flat screen HD TV

Oak game table


Fully equipped kitchen, dishes & dishwasher

Coffee maker

Full-size Washer / Dryer

Dining room with 8’ table

Large breakfast nook

Sited on 4 acres atop a hill with views of

Crystal Lake & Crystal Lake Golf Course

Walk to Crystal Lake Golf Course

Plenty of room to park boat and trailer

Convenient to Crystal Lake public boat launch

Paved lot with lots of room for toddler bike riding

Fly fishing, canoeing and kayaking on nearby Betsie River

More Details

Frank Gillis
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 16, 2017

About Frank Gillis

Owner is licensed builder.

Frank Gillis purchased this house in 2015

Why Frank Gillis chose Northwest

This property was chosen because my family has vacationed in the Beulah area all our lives. Crystal Lake and other nearby lakes and rivers are gems of Michigan. Enjoy the charms of the Village of Beulah, or venture on short day trips to Sleeping Bear Dunes, Crystal Mountain Resort, Traverse City, etc. Enjoy 12 championship golf courses in a 20 mile radius.

What makes this house unique

This property offers a spacious, newly updated interior with plenty of room for family and friends.

This unique renovated church can sleep eight, has lake and golf course views, is bright and cheerful. It's a great golf buddy destination.

Large master bedroom with 23’ vaulted ceiling; large living area with 23’ vaulted ceiling; 60” flat screen HD TV; oak game table; and piano. Kitchen features all new stainless steel appliances. Full size new washer and dryer; breakfast room; dining room; atrium.


Beulah House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Golf Course View ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Village ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • 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 Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Master bath
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Full Hall Bath
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , Hall Half-bath
  • All baths newly updated.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Master bedroom
  • Master bedroom features 23' vaulted ceiling, walk-in closet and master bath.
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
Pristine Crystal Lake, great fishing, golf, and breathtaking sunsets keep people returning to Beulah year round! The area offers a host of recreational opportunities with each changing season. The beach has several hundred feet of sandy shore, a beach house, tennis courts, a playground and parking. Swimming is great at the beach with its sandy bottom and safely marked swimming area. The boat launch is ample and well-maintained, providing access to Crystal Lake, Benzie County's largest and best-known lake. During the summer there are frequent "Music in the Park" evening concerts offered at no charge, as well as art fairs. Betsie Valley Trail - the bicycle trail runs between Frankfort and Thompsonville. From Frankfort the trail follows the Betsie River to the shores of Crystal Lake and on to the village of Beulah where a riders can rest in a new trail head building. Village shops offer plenty of shopping for the most unique items. Few places compare with the natural beauty of Beulah!


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average rating of 4.25 based on 4 reviews

Lovely place to stay

  • 5 of 5

My family and I needed a place for 7 people to stay in the Benzonia area for 6 nights. If you don't book way in advance the pickings are very slim. However, this rental was a lovely surprise. I think many are deterred from it due to the no AC, but with windows open and fans going it wasn't really an issue. To be fair, our temperatures never went above 81 degrees during our stay.

This rental is on a hill and you right away feel like you are in a secluded area, but you're right off M-31, so you don't have to drive to no-mans-land to get that secluded feel. The view of Crystal Lake is gorgeous. The inside is very spacious. It felt like it hadn't been rented in a little while - maybe it doesn't in July due to higher temps. The house was clean and inviting. You could tell it was a former church (but that was part of the charm) that someone spent a nice amount of money on to renovate and redecorate. The full kitchen was mostly well stocked. There were plenty of linens and towels. The full size washer/dryer was a huge bonus as I hate going home to mounds of dirty laundry. The parking area was so nice and spacious - if you have kids with bikes, scooters or roller blades, they would be loving it. There is a game table that we used every single day. There is a very nice large flat screen TV. The wifi worked perfectly for us too.

I could probably give a few tiny negative points, but that would be so nit-picky, it's not even worth it.

Overall our family loved our stay and we would love to come back again. This area in Northern Michigan is gorgeous and this rental made our trip even better!

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The property was very nice and spacious. Our family enjoyed our stay.

  • 4 of 5

The property was conveniently located for us which made it great for all the activities when had planned during our stay. It was perfect.

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Spacious, Clean Home

  • 4 of 5

We greatly enjoyed our vacation in this home. The major con for us was that without air conditioning and temps in the 80's & 90's (which we were assured is very unusual), the house was hot & steamy a few days. We were impressed with the manager who called us to let us know the house was ready early, meet us on time, brought fans, and then later in the week responded quickly to replace a torn shower curtain.

A big positive is that the house is recently remodeled so it is clean with quality bedding & towels. With the LR so big, it was nice for our grandsons to have plenty of floor space to play with their toys (Matchbox cars on the ramp into the master suite a big hit!) while adults were in the seating area. Also, the master suite was separate from the other bedrooms which helped immensely since our daughter/son-in-law have a baby & 2 year old who are not all night sleepers.

We were super appreciative of the full size washer & dryer and having plenty of water for showers/baths after spending the day at the beach. Although there was some road noise, the view off the porch of the lake and surrounding area is beautiful & the little grandchildren loved watching the traffic, especially trucks, climb the hill. In addition, the boys enjoyed riding bikes around the house on the paved parking areas. Most attractions are only a 5-30 minute drive which made this a good location. Great ice cream treats are just down the hill at the Dairy King!

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your comments. I'm so glad you enjoyed your stay! We are now equipped with ceiling fans and additional floor fans to help cool the house, as needed.
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Very spacious home

  • 4 of 5

Traveled from Texas with my 6 siblings for Cherry Festival in Traverse City. We made breakfast in the home every morning, ran around all day in the perfect Michigan summer weather. It was so nice to come home to comfortable beds every evening. Watched fourth of July fireworks over the lake from the front patio.

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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Nearest Airport
28 Miles
Traverse City
Nearest Golf
Crystal Lake Golf Course
Nearest Ski
12.5 Miles
Crystal Mountain Ski Resort
Nearest Beach
0.5 Miles
Crystal Lake

Sited on 4 acres atop a hill with views of

Crystal Lake & Crystal Lake Golf Course

Walk to Crystal Lake Golf Course

Plenty of room to park boat and trailer

Convenient to Crystal Lake public boat launch

Basketball hoop on back paved lot, along with lots of room for toddler bike riding

Fly fishing, canoeing and kayaking on nearby Betsie River


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Insurance $59

Rates are subject to change until reservations are confirmed.
Absolutely no smoking.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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