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No Salt...No Sharks...No Worries! Northern Michigan Getaway

Bedrooms 4
Space 1,400 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights


About the property

2 story cottage, sleeps 10, 2 bath, lakefront

Newly renovated waterfront cottage with a 2 story deck is ideally located on Crooked Lake in a unique, park like community called Watersedge Resort. The 4 bedroom, 2 full bath cottage is located on 450 feet of waterfront, with a sandy bottom beach. The cottage is an all-season chalet which includes water sports, bike trails, skiing, snowmobiling, golfing, shopping and dinning. The one-of-a-kind shallow, sandy bottom beach stretches out more than 250 feet in less than waist deep water – Great water fun for the family. This combination of beach and park-like atmosphere makes this location the most desirable on Crooked Lake.

Fall is a special time of year when the trees come alive with vibrant colors. Jump on the paved bike trail across the road that connects Alanson to Petoskey to Charlevoix. You’re only a 6 mile bike ride to the Petoskey State Park.

Many areas to view the color changes are great, but there is nothing as commanding as the Tunnel of Trees, along the shore of Lake Michigan. This area is just north of Harbor Springs about 15 minutes from your doorstep.

The park-like property also features a private marina, with two slips available for your watercrafts of up to 26 feet. The grounds included is a volleyball court, basketball court, horseshoe pit, multiple fire pits and most of all, a tranquil setting for relaxing on a wooden swing, to watch the boats go by, read a novel or watch the fantastic sunrises or sunsets from the point.

Take a trip through the Inland Waterway on your boat or rent one from the two marinas less than 2 miles away. Crooked Lake is connected to Lake Huron by traveling through Burt Lake and Mullet Lake. It is a beautiful way to spend a sunny summer day.

Skiing and snowmobiling makes this the Midwest's Premier Winter Destination, with trails just waiting to be ridden. The ski resorts of Boyne Highlands and Nubs Nob are only about 10 minutes from your cottage. The snowmobile trails are right out your door! Ice skating, sledding sleigh rides and ice fishing are also just a sampling of what is in store for you during your dream vacation.

Spring time bring out colorful blooms and the 21 championship golf courses open for the avid golfer, which are all within 25 miles of the resort. Hikers will also enjoy this time of the year, for its many trails and paths are waiting to be explored once again. Do not forget to visit the mighty Mackinaw Bridge and Island. It is only about 30 minutes from the resort.

With all the area has to offer with its unique shops, boutiques and art galleries located in Petoskey's Gas Light District and Harbor Springs, shopping should definitely be on your list of things to do. You may also want to see if Lady Luck is with you at the 'new and ultimate' Odawa Casino in town.

Sorry, no pets allowed.

Keywords: Cottage, Lakefront Property

More Details

Kevin Birchmeier
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 20, 2017


Oden Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1400 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
  • Resort ...
  • Family
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Main Floor Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Upstairs Bathroom - toilet , shower
  • 2 full bathrooms - upstairs and main level. Upstairs - Walk in shower and tub shower on main level.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Main Floor bedroom - 1 queen
    Main Floor bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Upstairs Bedroom - 2 double , With TV
    Upstairs Bedroom - 1 double , with TV
  • 2 downstairs and 2 upstairs bedroom. 1 queen size bed and all other beds are full size.
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


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No Salt...No Sharks...No Worries! Northern Michigan Getaway
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 18 reviews


  • 5 of 5

Adorable cabin with great amenities. Bike paths, walking paths, fishery near by. Bakery in walking distance, sandy beach, spot to dock your boat, fire pit, beautiful sunsets. Not far from down town petosky.Highly recommended!

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great rental for a group summer or winter!

  • 5 of 5

Stayed here with a group of 8 for a snowboarding weekend. The property was very clean, all appliances worked and felt very comforting. There were enough beds for everyone and an open layout downstairs which was nice. Was easy to get to and all amenities were included. The owner was great and communicated quickly with all the questions I had. A+ property and owner, would stay here again!

  • Submitted: Jan 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks John glad you enjoyed your stay. Look forward to having you back.
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Beautiful setting

  • 5 of 5

This is a beautiful property. It's still close enough to visit downtown and far enough away to enjoy the beauty.

It's a very peaceful setting and the deck was a great place to relax on!

We would love to come back in the summer to use the lake!

  • Submitted: Oct 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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This place is perfect for us. We really enjoyed it since its location is so closed to all attraction

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay. It is very closed to all attractions. Kevin is very responsive to our calls during our trip.

  • Submitted: Oct 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Don, I am glad you enjoyed your stay and l look forward to hearing from you in the future.
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Really nice place. Everything we needed

  • 5 of 5

Loved Crooked Lake. Thank you, Kevin

  • Submitted: Sep 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rochester Hills, Michigan

Lovely cottage and great location!

  • 5 of 5

My husband, daughter and her husband and their three children stayed for the week of August 14, 2016. We loved the cottage which is close to the bike trail. We enjoyed leasurly riding into and beyond Petoskey. We stopped at the fishery along the way. You can ride your bike or walk through the fishery which is only about a mile. We enjoyed sitting on the swing at the edge of the water every evening . We didn't have a boat, but an ideal spot with the on-site marina. Also not too far from Charlevoix, we enjoyed an evening walking around downtown. Mackinaw city is about 35 minutes away, we took the ferry to Mackinac Island from there and spent the day biking around the island.

The cottage was very clean, newly updated and nicely decorated. Plenty of room for all even on a rainy day. The upstairs has two very large bedrooms with a bathroom, which makes it nice for a two family vacation spot. We knew about the winding staircase from the photos, which were a challenge the first day that our 1 and 2 year old toddlers were there. We brought a gate and were able to block the stairway. Not a problem, just a heads up if you have little ones. The kitchen was very well equipped, some spices, coffee filters and some coffee. Very nice to have all the start-ups such as soap, paper towels etc., we have stayed at many properties, and it is unusual to have so many little details already done. Nice touch!

The beach is a shared beachfront with several other cottages. Lots of chairs and umbrellas are available. There are three fire-pit areas on the property. There is a volley ball net/ball, a basketball court, with balls available for guests.

The only issue that we had was, as always, our vacation was not long enough! Thanks again for sharing your cottage!

  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Elaine, thanks for the positive review and Cathy and I are glad your family enjoyed the cottage and Crooked Lake.
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Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Pelston Airport
Nearest Barpub
4 Miles
Petoskey Brewing Company
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Boyne Highland
Nearest Motorway
11 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Northwoods Restaurant
Nearest Ski
5 Miles
Boyne Highland/Nubs Nob
Nearest Beach
5 Miles
Petoskey State Park
Car: necessary

On beautiful Crooked Lake part of Michigan's Inland Waterway. The Inland Waterway connects Lake Huron to Mullet Lake, Burt Lake, Crooked Lake and Pickerel Lake. A beautiful boating experience. Take advantage of the near by bike path across the road that travels through Petoskey down to Charlevoix.


Rates & Availability

Oden Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Sep 3 2017 - Oct 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
Nov 22 2017 - Nov 26 2017
3 night minimum stay
Holiday Season
Dec 21 2017 - Jan 7 2018
2 night minimum stay
Jun 23 2018 - Sep 2 2018
5 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $125
Damage Deposit $300

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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