About the property
- Cottage1500 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay2 - 4 nights
Spacious 4 Bedroom, 1 Bath with lg. kitchen/dining area plus laundry & fireplace
Located on the South shore of Crystal Lake with 60 feet of semi-private sandy beach this newly remodeled 4 BR/1BA (w/separate room w/double vanity) comes to you with a deck, fireplace, laundry, and wonderful lakefront views from the deck or beach itself. The four bedrooms include 2 x Queen, 1 x Bunk & Twin & 1 x Full are all on the 2nd floor. Plenty of room between the house and beach to relax on the hammock or roast marshmallows in the fire pit (don't have to worry about cars and kids!). Interested in setting up horseshoes or badminton? No worries, plenty of room. A charcoal Weber grill is also available for use. Conveniently located half way between Frankfort & Beulah and minutes from area attractions such as Crystal Mountain, Point Betsie, biking trails and Sleeping Bear National Lakeshore.
Smoking is prohibited. Beds have pillows, mattress pads & blankets. Pillow cases, sheets & towels are NOT Provided.
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- Response time:
- within a few hours
- Calendar last updated:
- May 26, 2018
About Jay 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.
Jay Kulesza purchased this Cottage in 1922
Why Jay Kulesza chose Frankfort
Built in 1922 by my great grandparents, only within the past year has it been completely renovated bringing it up to the 21 century modern 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".
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Best experience in the Frankfort area
We had a wonderful time staying at Helen's Haven. I've been coming to the area twice a year for the past decade, and this was easily the best property I have stayed at. It was very clean and fully stocked with everything we needed for an excellent week. It's hard to beat a a relaxing night by the fire after a full day of hiking Sleeping Bear. Thank you for everything!
The property was very nice
Liked the house and location, the property owner was responsive and easy to deal with.
Lovely home with beautiful Crystal Lake access
The home worked nicely for our family for a quick weekend up north. Easy access to Frankfort while being nestled in the woods. Clean and family friendly home and property. The zip line was an added bonus. We would recommend to family and friends who wanted to visit any season.
Lovely and quaint
It was just what we were expecting. Very spacious and updated.
We were able to enjoy breakfast on the beach in front of a fire
we built down at the beach. This will certainly accommodate a
large group. Downside is that our mom was with us and we
didn't realize all the bedrooms were upstairs with no bathroom.
As a result, she needed to sleep downstairs on the sofa, which
did not pull out. We really enjoyed our stay.
Our 2nd time visiting Crystal Lake
Absolutely beautiful weather this year! Perch fishing was good, but tapered off to give us time to ride bike to Beulah and enjoy one last (?) weekend of summer weather. Beautiful sunrises/sunsets and starlit nights. The cottage was as accommodating as we remembered from last year. Thank you!
Perfect in Every Way
My family of five, four adults, and my 17-month-old grandson stayed at Helen's Haven in September. First, we were blessed with great weather, sunny days which highlight the beauty of Crystal Lake and mild, late summer temperatures. The cottage was clean and comfortable. We all felt at home right away. I have stayed in other cottages, and this one was exceptional. The previous positive reviewers all nailed it and I don't think there are any details that I can add. Jay was a pleasure to work with and helpful in every way. We did meet a couple of "old timers" who either live on the lake as permanent residents or stay for the entire summer, and they were two of the most interesting people I have ever met. One knew the Helen of Helen's Haven and gave me a history lesson as did the cottage guest log dating back to 1942. I would not hesitate to return to the cottage should my family and I return to Northwestern Michigan in the future. Thanks so much for sharing your special place, Jay. Paula and Bruce S., Dowagiac, MI and Dustin, Amanda, and Daniel S., Indianapolis, IN
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.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
Rates are subject to change until the reservation is confirmed. A reservation is not confirmed until paid in full and a signed rental agreement is returned (you may sign/scan and email me the agreement via VRBO if you'd like). Keys to the cottage will be provided once a reservation is confirmed.