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South Shore Crystal Lake

Bedrooms 3
Property type house


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms + Sunroom, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 8-10)

This beautiful remodeled home includes three bedrooms and is perfectly suited for a large family or vacation group seeking a getaway vacation on Crystal Lake. Located on the South Shore of Crystal Lake. Hardwood floors have been installed the living areas and kitchen. Livable year round, the home is winterized and can entertain Northern Michigan vacationing at its finest: Crystal Lake & Lake Michigan summer enjoyment and winter sporting activities at Crystal Mountain Resort & within Benzie County.

This home has shared access to Crystal Lake. Crystal Lake is consistently ranked as one of the most beautiful lakes with clear water and a sandy bottom. The home possesses 25 feet of shared access on Crystal Lake and includes a dock. This property is perfect for parents and children to enjoy lake activities privately.

With 1600 square feet, three bedrooms, and two bathrooms this is the perfect family location that stages a welcoming cottage feel.

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Derek Klein
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
March 25, 2010


Frankfort House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • King size beds (1), Double Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1), Bunk Beds (1)
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • racquetball
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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(4 traveler reviews)

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South Shore Crystal Lake
average rating of 4.25 based on 4 reviews


  • 4 of 5

I agree that this property is not for people with young children or older children who want instant beach/water access. HOWEVER, having stayed in many different places in this area of MI, I can tell you that there were MANY pleasant surprises in this house! It was VERY clean, had tons of storage space in the bedrooms and bathrooms (essential if you are staying for a week or more), had luggage racks and some hangers in all of the closets (and, yes, we've stayed in places that didn't HAVE closets - only hanging racks!), an abundance of towels (including washcloths), tons of paper goods available, hand soap at all of the sinks, fans in every room (including the large ceiling fan in the LR) and a more-than-adequate washer and dryer (although the dryer buzzer can be startling in its loudness). It is less than 10 minutes from Frankfort, we never ran out of hot water (even when using the showers, washer and dishwasher), had good drainage (which can be another issue with a lake close by) and, best of all, it's pet friendly!

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Waterford, MI

Spacious Home in a Perfect Location

  • 4 of 5

Great house! Nestled above Crystal Lake and an easy drive into Frankfort, this house gave us the flexibility we needed to enjoy easy excursions. The rooms were very large and there are lots of windows - there are fans throughout the home - but we never needed them, even on 90 degree days, the house stays cool! 2 bathrooms really makes a difference when you have a larger party!. The home was very clean when we arrived and it's stocked with A LOT of cook ware. I brought my own and found it unnecessary to use. The only down side was the grill, but we managed just fine.

This is a great home if you need large space. It's not ON Crystal and we weren't intent on being right on the lake, but headed to Elberta Beach and Frankfort to enjoy the water.

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place for a family

  • 5 of 5

We needed a place close to Elberta for a wedding and were fortunate to have found this home. There were 6 of us - 3 generations. The walk-in shower in one bath was perfect for my MIL who isn't very mobile. Home is spacious, positioned for cool breezes at night, but has a ceiling fan and many other fans for artificial breezes if needed. It was a warm week, but we were comfortable. Owner surprised us with the number of amenities: towels, linens, kitchenware are standard, but also has many other things available.

Great deck with propane grill, master bed good size with king bed. Second BR queen bed was fine for the inlaws. Kids used 2 of the 4 bunk beds. LR furniture comfortable. Internet reliable and fast. It takes all of 3 minutes to walk down wooden stairs to get to the dock/lake.

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Portland, OR

Great house!

  • 4 of 5

The house is awesome! The house is big with lots of space to move around inside, well maintained, lots of beds, great for a family. The owners were very flexible working with us on dates. The house is up on a hill overlooking the lake, it gets great breezes (we stayed cool in 90 deg temps with no AC). Our only disapointment was the lake access - it has a great dock, but you have to go down a steep set of stairs, through a neighbors backyard, and across a mildly-busy road to access the dock. There is no beach area. Because of the location of the house, I would not recommend this to families with young children, but it is perfect for families with teens and water crafts. There is not much room for play outside of the house.

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2012
  • Stayed: June 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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