Spacious 4 Bedroom, 1 Bath with lg. kitchen/dining area plus laundry & fireplace
About Jackie Kulesza
I grew up spending my summers here since 1968 - my first dip in the waters of clear blue Crystal Lake was when I was 2 weeks old! Spending summers here was such a special part of my life growing up as was my mother and grandmother before her. We've been very fortunate to keep the property within the family for 5 generations and counting and one thing I find most rewarding is being able to share this special place with others.
Jackie Kulesza purchased this Cottage in 1922
Why Jackie Kulesza chose Frankfort
Built in 1922 by my great grandparents, only recently has it been completely renovated bringing it up to 21st century standards but continues to hold the old world charm of a northern Michigan cottage. Plenty of room to spread out inside and out there is room to explore on land, in the water or climbing trees. The area abounds with adventure and is regularly featured as one of America's finest destinations, also known as "the other West Coast".
What makes this Cottage unique
Centrally located midway between Frankfort and Beulah on the South shore of Crystal Lake and within a short drive to the southern tip of Sleeping Bear National Lakeshore the cottage is centrally located to many of the areas best eateries and local attractions. Come stay with us and you won't want to leave!
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
All pets must be pre-approved. Surcharge applies.
Minimum age of primary renter:25
100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
Cozy cute cottage with nice people
This place was so great. And Jay took very good care of us, checking in and making sure we had everything we needed. I have nothing but good things to say. Crystal Lake is so clean and clear and sitting on the beach watching the sunset was relaxing. The cottage is very close to the Betsie River trail which was paved and great for our stroller. The house was remodeled recently and the owners have great taste. They managed to make it so we had every modern convenience without ruining the cozy charm. We had a lovely time.
Awesome Vacation Home
Jay is a great host and has a fantastic vacation home! Kay stayed in contact with us for check-in and check-out and made sure we had everything we needed. The house was very comfortable and I will be recommending it to friends.
Thank you again for a great stay!
Highest marks! Delightful two weeks: beautiful location, lovely roomy cottage, tastefully decorated, spotless when we arrived, well stocked with pots and pans, lots of kitchen gadgets, non-perishable food stuffs (incl. spices), toys and games, etc. Suggestions (no complaints) : a second key would be handy (we often feared locking ourselves out); a clip-on lamp above stove would help; even after two weeks we never could quite figure out the t.v. (but the weather was so beautiful, we couldn't have cared less)!
Summer week surpassed expectations
My family of five had a wonderful time at this cottage! The pictures don't do it justice. Great location between Frankfort and Beulah with so much to do. We boated, fished, kayaked, paddle boarded and more. The zip line was a big hit with the kids. The cottage is nicely appointed and we truly had everything we needed between the kitchen and outdoor grill.
This was our second time staying here. Great cottage, nice quiet beach. We hope to stay here again
Excellent, very relaxing.
Our second summer here
This was our second summer staying here. The beach is perfect for kids and adults. The house has a well stocked kitchen, but great restaurants are within a 10 minute drive. The house serves as a great base camp from which you can explore miles of trails at Sleepig Bear Dunes, shopping, or just lounging at the beach. We’ll be back in 2020 for our third summer!
Enjoy nearby Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore including canoeing / kayaking on the nearby Betsie or Platte Rivers. Take a leisurely walk along the Frankfort pier or Point Betsie to get an up close view of our area light houses. Come during Autumn to enjoy the splendor of the areas Fall Colors along scenic M-22. During the Winter months Crystal Mountain and its fine downhill and cross-country skiing await you.