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Upscale Waterfront Cottage On Crooked Lake

Bedrooms 1
Half Baths1
Space 1,100 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

1 Bedrooms, 1.5 Bathrooms, 4 Sleeps

Beautiful 1Bedroom, 1½ bath Cottage has recently been gutted and remodeled with luxury finishes. Completely new modern kitchen with high-end appliances and granite countertops. New maple wood flooring, laundry room, and a fieldstone wood fireplace for staying cozy on cool nights. Large lakeside deck with expansive views of picturesque Crooked Lake, a fire pit for roasting marshmallows, and a dock for fishing, boating or enjoying the views. During the months of July and August, we only rent from Friday to Friday.

The master bedroom has a king bed. The addition of a queen aero-bed added to the den (open to the dining room) will sleep a total of 4 adults. Fifty feet of waterfront is shared with the rental property in back. Need more room? Rent the 3 bedroom, 2 bath Coach House Loft on the same property to sleep a total of 10 (see property #868595).

This area is a vacation wonderland: bring your boat, or rent one nearby to cruise the inland waterway to Pickerel, Burt, and Mullet Lakes. Or if you’re adventurous, go all the way to Cheboygan and Lake Huron. Golf at some of the finest courses, shop the cute boutiques of Petoskey, Harbor Springs, Charlevoix and Bay Harbor. Taste the wines and beers in our rapidly growing vineyard and microbrewery businesses. Spend the day on Mackinac Island. Enjoy the music and cultural events at the Bayview Association. Spend a beach day at Petoskey State Park or Sturgeon Bay. Try your luck at the Odawa Casino or attend one of the numerous summer festivals in area communities. Hop on the recently finished paved bike trail a few blocks away and travel to nearby communities. Petoskey is 5.1 miles away and Harbor Springs is 7.3 miles from our property.

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Petoskey Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1100 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible / Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront ...
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Double sinks, walk in custom shower with glass doors
    Bathroom 2 - toilet
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 3 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • 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
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing


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(9 traveler reviews)

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Upscale Waterfront Cottage On Crooked Lake
average rating of 5.0 based on 9 reviews
Okemos, MI

Hidden Gem

  • 5 of 5

This is a great place for someone who wants to get away and not feel like you've left home (unless your home is a shack). Spike did a wonderful job of remodeling this cottage. Everything is new! We didn't really cook anything but if I had wanted to, everything was there.

All top end appliances and cooking utensils. The master bath has a huge walk-in shower with a shower head that makes you want to stay. The towels were top notch! Not old and scratchy like some rentals. Double sink and all the things you would expect at a high end resort. We've used HomeAway many times and this was as clean as any we've ever stayed at.

The location couldn't be better. 5 minutes to Petoskey, 45 minutes to the bridge, many restaurants just minutes away.

The only drawbacks would be that it's not really a sandy bottom area in front of the cottage so maybe not so good for swimming there. The flip side of that, is it's located on the west end of the lake and seems like it's much quieter there.

The cottage is somewhat close to the neighbors place so you kind of feel like you need to keep the blinds closed for any privacy. There are also no blinds/curtains on the main slider that looks out on the lake. This really isn't a huge problem because it doesn't butt up to a building. However, it would be nice to have some there at night though.

The communication with Carol and Spike was great. We had one small issue that was resolved when we called and Spike was there literally within minutes to take care of it.

Overall, I would highly recommend this to couples who can appreciate the amenities and not so much to families with small children.

  • Submitted: Oct 19, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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We loved our stay at this charming updated cottage right on Crookred Lake; so much beauty to explore

  • 5 of 5

Very comfortable cottage beautifully updated with a lovely view of the lake. The bike trail was very accessible as well as hiking trails. Lots of fun, historic towns to explore nearby. The beach at the state park was lovely as well. I wish we lived closer so that we could visit more often!

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cottage was beautiful, owners did an exceptional job, finishes were amazing.

  • 5 of 5

We've stayed at numerous cottages on the lake and this was by far the nicest. Owners thought of everything and made the stay one of our best. Hope to stay there again!

  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Weekend getaway!

  • 5 of 5

Our trip was all about exploring the area! we are from northern Indiana and heard so much about how beautiful it is in Petoskey, so we booked a last minute weekend getaway trip! My husband & I absolutely loved staying here. The lake house was perfect for just the two of us. We went out during the day to explore and came back to cuddle up by the warm fire. It was nice to have our own place to enjoy like it was our own home versus staying at a hotel or lodge.

Since it was a little bit cold and rainy on the weekend we came up we did not get a chance to do anything on Crooked Lake, however, coming in October was a great time to see the fall colors changing! Below is a list of activities, shops, and restaurants we stopped at over the weekend. I hope this is helpful for others who decide to stay! We will definitely try to make another trip up here in the future!

-hiked in the Petoskey State Park

-visited downtown Petoskey; ate lunch Duffy's Garage & Grill

-dinner at Petoskey Brewing

-visited Traverse City; shopped at Cherry Republic, & dinner at Mackinaw Brewing Company

-took a trip to Mackinaw Island; rode bikes, ate at Mary's Bistro

-stopped at Uncle Franks apple town to pick up apples, donuts, & cider

  • Submitted: Oct 24, 2016
  • Stayed: October 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Exactly what we were looking for

  • 5 of 5

Extremely nice little cottage and perfect for a cozy little weekend. Will definitely be back!

  • Submitted: Oct 24, 2016
  • Stayed: October 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Peaceful, private, perfect

  • 5 of 5

We spent 6 days at this luxury cottage - better than pictured! Absolutely pristine, stylishly and thoughtfully furnished/outfitted. Conveniently located to explore Petoskey, Harbor Springs, the whole area. We ate out and cooked in, plenty of restaurants to choose from and Carol recommended area grocery stores so we could stock our own supplies as we liked. We also brought our bikes, many many many great bike paths in the area for all levels of cycling enthusiasts. After reserving the cottage we had quite a few questions, Carol answered them all quickly and provided wonderful tips to help us enjoy our stay. We certainly did! Coffee in the morning on the back deck looking at the mist disappearing over the lake, fires at night in the wood-burning fireplace with a glass of was peaceful, private, perfect. Absolutely would stay here again and recommend without hesitation.

  • Submitted: Oct 20, 2016
  • Stayed: October 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Carol Still
Member since: 2016
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
February 13, 2018

About Carol Still

We have lived, worked and raised our children in Petoskey for over 40 years. We continue to marvel almost daily at the beauty, quality of life and recreational opportunities in the area. We have traveled extensively (often using VRBO rentals) and have found that there is no match for the wonders of Northern Michigan.

Carol Still purchased this cottage in 2015

Why Carol Still chose Petoskey

We retired in the spring of 2015 and were looking for a project. This property came on the market at the right price and we decided to buy and remodel it. After spending time here, we fell in love with the lakeside cottage, so we decided to share it with others.

What makes this cottage unique

It is rare to find a lakefront cottage this close to Petoskey and Harbor Springs. This property will appeal to those who are looking for a more upscale living experience than is found in most of the “rustic” Northern Michigan rentals.


Nearest Airport
14.1 Miles
Pellston Regional Airport
Nearest Barpub
2.7 Miles
Side Door Saloon
Nearest Golf
6.9 Miles
Boyne Highlands Resort
Nearest Restaurant
2.7 Miles
Side Door Saloon
Nearest Ski
6.9 Miles
Boyne Highlands Resort
Nearest Beach
2.7 Miles
Petoskey State Park
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $125
Damage Deposit $300

Changeover day Friday. Cancellation policy: 100% refund if cancelled 60 days before arrival date. A 50% refund if cancelled 30 days before arrival. If I am able to re-book the reservation, a 20% cancellation fee will apply.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 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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