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A view into the family room with the warming fireplace!!!

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Last updated: 08/27/2016
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Sleeps:8
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:No
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

Our property is located on crystal-clear Crystal Lake, known as one of the ten most beautiful inland lakes in the world. Our home is quaint and inspiring. Outside the door, and just across a lightly used one lane road, is 60 feet of frontage on the lake.

In regard to the one lane road: It is a public street, but is used primarily by the owners and renters on the south side of Crystal Lake. Most of the traffic you will experience will be bikers, joggers, and walkers. Yes, for the safety of all staying at the cottage, you do have to be aware of the occasional cars that slowly drive by, but for the most part the car traffic is limited to the people living in the cottages over the summer.

We have sand for the kids to play in, and a nice dock to swim, lounge, or watch the sunsets from each night. The lake is nine miles in length and up to two miles in width. It is great for fishing and all water sports. We even have a mooring for your boat. There is a nice fire pit for making s'mores or to sit around in the evening. A 'rail-to-trail' is available just outside the front door that gives the outdoor enthusiasts the opportunity to walk, jog, or bike upon. The full length of the trail is about 24 miles.

We are only one mile from the small town of Beulah, Michigan. It has nice shops for the shoppers. It is a small town that takes you back to living in the late 50's and 60's, minus all the typical franchises that often decorate most other cities. There is even a neat drive-in theater (Cherry Bowl) just down M-31 about three miles from Beulah. It has double features each evening. Everybody just loves it. It was built in 1953 and still has that 50's environment (Elvis, Marilyn Monroe, James Dean etc.).

The beautiful city of Frankfort, Michigan is only five miles West of our cottage. It is a quaint picturesque port city with great dining, shopping, ICE CREAM, and Lake Michigan Beaches.

The famous Sleeping Bear Dunes are less than an hour north of us. In fact, you will be with an hour's reach of many Northern Michigan tourist sights and other activities for small day trips if that interests you.

I know that pets are important to the family. If you are interested in bringing the family pet along, please call us to discuss that possibility.

We are very proud of our cottage. It is nestled in an area that we like to think of as our 'Little Paradise' or 'Heaven on Earth'. Whatever the case, we invite you to enjoy the beauty of Northern Michigan and enjoy the breath-taking views of one of the most beautiful lakes in the world!!!

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Member since: 2006

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 08/27/2016

Property Type

  • House
  • 1000 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

Entertainment

  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television

Attractions

  • Cinemas
  • Live Theater
  • Restaurants
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Laundromat

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Boating
  • Miniature Golf
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Lake View:

    We have a full view of Crystal Lake from our cottage....moreless

  • Lakefront:

    We have 60 feet of frontage on Crystal Lake. There is also a bouy off the dock to attach a boat if you want to bring it with you to the cottage. There is lake access one mile away....moreless

  • Water View:

    Our dock out on the water ends with T at the end allowing for a deck out on the water to view sunsets and swim off the dock....moreless

  • Waterfront:

    The water front has beach sand along the frontage up to the lake. The entrance into the lake is not sandy but has stones. Off the the end of the dock (4ft of water) it is a sandy bottom....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Rafting
  • Sailing
  • Skiing
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining:

    It only has chairs to accommodate 4 people, but other chairs can be squeezed in to perhaps get 8 seated....moreless

  • Dining Room
  • Seating for 6 people

General

  • Parking:

    We can only squeeze 3 cars into our driveway....moreless

  • Wood Fireplace

Kitchen

  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Golf:

    There are a couple courses south of Beulah off of 131....moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    We have one that can be used by our renters....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Picnic table in the yard....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis:

    Courts are just east about 1mile east of us in Beulah and also on 131 south of Beulah about a half mile....moreless

 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Summer
Aug 5 - Sep 6, 2016
2 night min stay
$250
$1,750 $6,500
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$175
$1,000 $3,000
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

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50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.

100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.


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Location

40 Miles
Nearest Airport
Traverse City
1 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Beulah
80 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Ludington
3 Miles
Nearest Golf
Beulah
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Beulah
10 Miles
Nearest Ski
Crystal Mountain
7 Miles
Nearest Beach
Frankfort

There is a Drive In Theater located south of Beulah called the Cherry Bowl. It is only on of a few left in Michigan.

M 22 offers a variety of day hikes out to Lake Michigan from a variety of trailheads located all along the highway.

and it is considered one of the most scenic drives in the country featuring great views of Lake Michigan and the Sleeping Bear Dunes. Frankfort is just a few miles west of our cottage and is a beautiful port city with many restaurants and unique shopping stores. Empire and Glen Arbor are two quaint cities located just north of Frankfort off of M 22. Traverse City located just 35 miles north of Beulah is well know for it's many wine tasting locations, restaurants (Apache Trout and Jolly Pumpkin) and great view of the bays.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2004

About the owner: My wife, Susan, just retired from a 38 year teaching career. I also retired after a 39 year career in education as well. She is an avid Tigers fan. I am a Chicago Bears fan. We have two children. Ali is a teacher in the Denver, Colorado, area, and a 2013 graduate of MSU. Steve is a 2015 graduate of Aquinas College. Ali is an Art major and Steve graduated with a Communication degree.

Why the Owner Chose Beulah, MI, USA:
Our cottage is just far enough away from Beulah that it avoids the noise of the small town associated with the traffic that it experiences. Most people spend most of their time outside, and we have a great deck at the end of our dock (see picture) that sets over the water. Great for sunsets and reading as well as swimming.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
Beautiful sunsets, nice bike rides, and great camp fires in the evening. Boating and swimming are great. We also have a great dock that T's at the end and gives you a deck right over the water.


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Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 08/27/2016

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Photos

  • A view into the family room with the warming fireplace!!!

    A view into the family room with the warming fireplace!!!

  • Sunset on Crystal Lake off of our dock..awesome!!

    Sunset on Crystal Lake off of our dock..awesome!!

  • Our kitchen for the chef with all you need plus a great view to the lake!!

    Our kitchen for the chef with all you need plus a great view to the lake!!

  • The quaint master bedroom with a double bed!!!

    The quaint master bedroom with a double bed!!!

  • This room has  twins and bunkbeds- sleeps 4 comfortably!

    This room has twins and bunkbeds- sleeps 4 comfortably!

  • Casa de Lago- the cottage we love- paradise awaits you!!!!

    Casa de Lago- the cottage we love- paradise awaits you!!!!

  • Our deck at the end of the dock for enjoying sunrise and sunsets and swimming.

    Our deck at the end of the dock for enjoying sunrise and sunsets and swimming.

  • The dining room - great for serving your favorite foods and fun family games.

    The dining room - great for serving your favorite foods and fun family games.

  • A cozy sunroom that has great view to lake with nice cross breezes!!

    A cozy sunroom that has great view to lake with nice cross breezes!!

  • Double bed off the kitchen- cozy and pleasant- nice view to lake!!

    Double bed off the kitchen- cozy and pleasant- nice view to lake!!

  • The Mancius wish you a fantastic vacation at our "Casa de Lago!"

    The Mancius wish you a fantastic vacation at our "Casa de Lago!"

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This listing was first published here in 2006.

Date last modified - Tuesday, August 30, 2016

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