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Crystal Lake Beach House W/ AMAZING Private Sandy Beach Ready For You

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Space 1,336 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Very Private Sandy Beach Breathtaking Views from Living Area and Large Balcony

Our cottage has a beautiful private sandy beach with lots of seating and toys. For sleeping we have a QUEEN SLEEP NUMBER BED in main bedroom (sleeps 2). There is a double bed with a twin top bunk in lower level bedroom with another twin under the double bed (that room will sleep 4) plus another all purpose room/bedroom with twin trundle bed (sleeps 2). For added measures with larger groups we also have 2 futons (sleeps up to 4 and a cot (sleeps 1).

Amazing view in the main living area. Galley style kitchen including cooking utensils, stove/oven, microwave, toaster, refrigerator/freezer and coffee maker. Table sits 6 comfortably with two tables on deck and picnic table outside. There is also a table at the deck on the beach with a large awning for shade.

We have a charcoal grill for guest and there is a cooler down at the beach for guests as well.

The deck has a fantastic view with seating.

There are lots of toys for the little one down at the beach.

For the adults there is a canoe, 2 kayaks, paddle board, and blow up float toys. (To be used at your own risk of course.)

This cottage is our happy place.

We waited our entire lives to find this home on Crystal lake. It was built by a student of Francis Lloyd Wright and you can see it in his attention to detail and love he put into this house. When I walk into this cottage my troubles just seem to melt away from my shoulders. I can breathe easier.

I wake up in the mornings and have my coffee on the peaceful balcony and watch the quiet, calm lake and just breathe.

I make a pitcher of iced tea and take it out to the beach along with my favorite book and read until the sun tells me it's time to jump in the lake or float on my float tubes. I usually end up in the kayak or on a paddle board watching the sandy bottom go by and counting fish.

When we start to get hungry we bbq on the grill. In the evening we light a fire in the chimnia and make smores as we watch the sun set. Then we search for constellations and count shooting stars. Our beach is pretty private so I usually end up sneaking back into the lake for a midnight swim to cool down. Then we go sit in the balcony for a late night glass of wine. We go to bed and get lulled to sleep by the lapping of the lake on the shore line.

More Details

Owner
Meg Hubbard
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
January 20, 2018

About Meg Hubbard

I was born and raised in Benzie County. My husband and I have an adult foster care home -Frankfort Senior Care Home- with 12 elderly clients living with us for nearly 20 years now. We also own Bayshore Tire and Auto in Elberta. We don't get much free time but we spend all the free time we can get on Crystal Lake.

Meg Hubbard purchased this cottage in 2015

Why Meg Hubbard chose Beulah

This cottage is our happy place.

We waited our entire lives to find this home on Crystal Lake. It was built by a student of Francis Lloyd Wright and you can see it in his attention to detail and love he put into this house. When I walk into this cottage my troubles just seem to melt away from my shoulders. I can breathe easier.

I wake up in the mornings and have my coffee on the peaceful belcony and watch the quiet, calm lake and just breathe.

I make a pitcher of iced tea and take it out to the beach along with my favorite book and read until the sun tells me it's time to jump in the lake or float on my float tubes. I usually end up in the kayak or on a paddle board watching the sandy bottom go by and counting fish.

When we start to get hungry we bbq on the grill. In the evening we light a fire in the fire pit and make smores as we watch the sun set. Then we search for constellations and count shooting stars. Our beach is pretty private so I usually end up sneaking back into the lake for a midnight swim to cool down. Then we go sit in the balcony for a late night glass of wine. We go to bed and get lulled to sleep by the lapping of the lake on the shore line.

What makes this cottage unique

When I stepped into the living room and saw the wall of glass overlooking the lake I knew this was our home. It has the wood functionality my husband wanted and the views of the lake and private beach I needed. I just have to take a deep breath of relief each time I get to stay there.

I love the whimsy of the spiral stair case and the glow in the dark star stickers on the ceiling as i fall asleep. I love going to sleep to the sound of the gentle sound of the water reaching for the shore.

My stress melts away there. The cottage has a washer and dryer so i don't have to lug our clothes around. I can see the lake while i do dishes - making even the chores easier.

The basement has two large doors that open up under the veranda so even on a a rainy day you still get to enjoy the outside and we love to watch the storms come in.

There is plenty of outdoor seating and an awning to protect you from the sun and help you keep cool. There is even a place to hang your wet towels at the beach.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Everything here was great! You guys have a nice spot. We Enjoyed the beautiful sunsets from the dock. Great location for a bench.

Our Chihuahua loved chasing the waves and both the dogs loved being on the porch.

Thanks again.
Aug 2017
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Amenities

Beulah Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1336 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events allowed ...
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
  • No wet pets inside - no pets on furniture - all pet debris removed - pets must be supervised at all times
  • No glass on beach
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Rural ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Tub & shower are separate w/ makeup station in master bedrm
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , Sink, & vanity .... makeup station in basement bedroom
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , QUEEN SLEEP NUMBER BED
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single , This room has a double bed with a twin bunk on top
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , This doubles as an all purpose room
  • There is a QUEEN SLEEP NUMBER BED in master room -1 twin bed with a double bed in basement bedroom - a futon in living room upstairs that sleeps two and a foldout chair/cot that sleeps one - plus another futon in the basement that sleeps two and another twin bed with another twin trundle bed in the all purpose room
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Frankfort and Beulah are about 8 miles away and have many amenities such as salons, massage, tanning beds, manicure, pedicure, theater, dining shopping etc. ice cream, restaurants, stores for shopping and fishing gear.

Reviews

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Crystal Lake Beach House W/ AMAZING Private Sandy Beach Ready For You
average rating of 5.0 based on 16 reviews
5

Beautiful, clean, and well appointed lake house.

  • 5 of 5

The views are awesome. The beach is top notch--has everything you would want to play and relax on the beach.

The house is unique and beautifully decorated, very clean and has beautiful views of the lake. Really nice deck to relax on also.

The kitchen had everything we needed to create meals all week--and again with a view of the lake!

The owners were readily available to recommend local activities/restaurants, and to ask questions during our stay.

First class lake house, we definitely recommend it!

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much. We are looking forward to your return.
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5

Great getaway!

  • 5 of 5

Booked off-season for a last minute getaway w family. The property was as described, very clean and well stocked. The owners are very responsive to texts and we had a wonderful stay. The stars out at night are breathtaking and the water is indeed crystal clear. Would love to do this again when it is warm!!

  • Submitted: Oct 12, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much. It means a lot to us that you enjoyed your stay and we are looking forward to your next stay with us ;)
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Chicago
5

Great location for a relaxing getaway!

  • 5 of 5

We booked this lake house as a late summer getaway and it was really such a perfect spot for our 'babymoon'. The house has all the amenities you could possibly need, and the private beach area is perfect for swimming, lounging, campfires, and late night stargazing. Great biking and hiking trails nearby, as well as easy access to Sleeping Bear Dunes, Traverse City, etc. Highly recommend!

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We loved having you as our guest. Please come back again and bring your little one. Remember this is a great spot to make family memories. ;) We just had a house full of 6 adults and two 4 yr olds a 7 month old a 20 month old and a 8 week old (grand total 11) plus 5 other adults visiting on continual basis and it worked out wonderfully!!! We made some carished family memories. We will always be here for you too.
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5

Had wonderful stay we specially enjoyed the outdoor spaces & the very well-equipped beach area.

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed a wonderful four weeks here a cool respite from the heat back in Indiana. We especially enjoyed the decks and the well-equipped beach area. Our kids and grandchildren really enjoyed their week with us. We loved cycling around the lake and over to Frankfort. Looking forward to our return next summer.

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Loved the house and the lake.

  • 5 of 5

We had a really wonderful week. There were some cooler days, but the house is super close to Sleeping Bear Dunes and Frankfort so we went exploring. When it did warm up the small private beach area was ideal for splashing and sand castle building with our 2 year old. The owner, Meg's hospitality was second to none. You can tell she wants you to enjoy your stay by the way she goes the extra mile with little extras. We would happily return just maybe a little later in the season! :)

  • Submitted: Jul 4, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Indian Harbour Beach, FL
5

Very neat, clean, and extreme attention to detail with regards to our stay. Very impressed!!!

  • 5 of 5

Couldn't have asked for a better time up at Crystal. Meg was great and helped us with anything we may have needed, very thoughtful and caring owners. Will book again in future and will recommend to anyone looking for a quiet relaxing time on Crystal lake, my favorite lake in the world

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
8 Miles
Frankfort
Nearest Barpub
8 Miles
Frankfort and Beulah and Benzonia
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Crystal Downs and Crystal Lake
Nearest Restaurant
8 Miles
Frankfort and Beulah
Nearest Ski
20 Miles
Crystal Mountain and Homestead Resort

This cottage gets lots of sun light throughout the day. My worries just melt away from me when I'm there.

Our beach is pretty private so I have no worries there either. I can just relax.

It's about 7 miles from downtown Beulah and 9 miles from downtown Frankfort. Where you can enjoy the theater, dining, fishing off the pier, dock or charter boat fishing.

Frankfort has lots of activies going on art and craft fairs, farmers markets, car shows, book sales, fall festival. I love to walk they long beach in Frankfort and watch the sun sets.

The Bestie Valley trail is where I ride my bike and/or walk. It starts in Frankfort and is paved/packed dirt all the way to Beulah and beyond. There are lots of wild animals and ponds on the trail.

There are tennis courts and a playground at the park and new skate park.

Lots of rivers near by to fish in. My favorite is canoeing or tubing down the lower Platte which is about 10 miles away.

Don't forget the Cherry Bowl drive-in theater and diner. There are local wineries and breweries to have lots of tastings.

On the rainy days I love to go antiquing at the local antique stores as well as go shopping on the streets of Beulah, Empire, Frankfort and Glenn Arbor which are all beautiful short road trips down (the last three) beautiful scenic M22. Also Crystal Mountain For their trails activities and golf.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $200 + Tax
Property Damage Protection $59
Pet Fee $200 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $100
Tax Rate 8.0%

First roll of bathroom tissue and paper towel are supplied. Linens and towels.
Clients bring their own soap / hair and body products, we have starter packs for you.
We have no beach towels so please bring your own if you want them.
Check Out at 11 AM and Check In at 4 PM. During May, June, July and August the weekly stay is Saturday 4 PM to Saturday 11 AM.
We ask all our guest to please have no glass on the beach for everyone's protection.
Children must be supervised at all times.
PET FEE $200. - No wet pets inside house
No pets on any furniture
All pet debris must be removed from all property (lake and lawn) so the next guest won't tack it into the cottage. Remember the dangers of the water, road, steps, and deck, stay safe.
If refunds are necessary providing cancellations are 90 days prior to your stay, I will refund all the money deposited to me BUT THE RENTAL COMPANY KEEPS A PERCENTAGE REGARDLESS OF MY REFUND TO YOU.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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