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Crooked Lake cottage with beach and boat docks -so charming!

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,100 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Cottage, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

One of six privately owned cottages in a unique, park-like community on Crooked Lake. This very well kept cottage has gorgeous pine interior, new furniture and linens and lots of natural light. The pine cathedral ceilings create a cozy yet open feel. Great for all seasons!

Impeccable cottage is two bedroom and two bath, including a master loft. Fully stocked kitchen makes this cottage feel like your home away from home.

450 feet of shared waterfront frontage and half is a sandy beach. Shallow and sandy bottom water makes for the best and safest swimming on Crooked Lake. Relax and kick back in the evening by roasting marshmallows from one of the multiple bonfire pits.

Also, new in 2013- the extended Little Traverse Wheelway bike trail can be accessed just across the street from our cottage. Enjoy a great bike ride to Petoskey or the cute town of Alanson, just 3 miles north.

If you prefer a walk, there is a one mile walkway past the historic homes of Crooked Lake, which begins just down the street from the cottage. Comfortable resort also includes volleyball, small basketball court, and horseshoes. You can really relax here!

Boat slip in private marina included with cottage rental. Jet skis can be anchored in shallow water off the beach. Cottage is approx. 100 feet from the beach and lake.

Lots of restaurants, golfing, and shopping close by-and only minutes from Boyne Highlands and Nubs Nob. Brand new casino, The Odawa Resort, only 15 minutes from cottage and Mackinac Island only 30 miles away. A great location!

The beach and park-like setting with boat docking makes this a unique vacation property. Cottage approximately 100ft from beach. Call now to rent this cozy cottage only seven miles from Petoskey and nine from Harbor Springs!

Maximum 6 persons.

Keywords: Cottage

More Details

Drew & Amy Harris, Jon & Katie Harding
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 21, 2018

About Drew & Amy Harris, Jon & Katie Harding

Our two families welcome you and hope you feel as at home 'Up North' as we do.

Drew & Amy Harris, Jon & Katie Harding purchased this cottage in 2006

Why Drew & Amy Harris, Jon & Katie Harding chose Oden

We looked for over 18 months to find the perfect property which allowed for safe swimming and boating, a large beach and a relaxing feel. We finally found it!

What makes this cottage unique

Bonfire pits, sandy bottom beach, volleyball, basketball, boat docks.


Oden Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1100 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2 full baths, both with tubs
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 queen
  • Queen size Beds (3), 2 in Master Loft, 1 in lower bedroom
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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Crooked Lake cottage with beach and boat docks -so charming!
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Steamboat Springs, CO

Perfect Home Base - second stay

  • 5 of 5

This is the second time we have stayed at this pacticular Crooked Lake cottage and we have found it to be a perfect location for family visits. The cottage has all the amenities to allow our family of four to prepare meals, do laundry and has enough space for the four of us to to feel we are not living on top of each other. The cottage was comfortable, clean and has a good location. The owners were very easy to work with and quick to respond to questions.

  • Submitted: Oct 30, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nice cabin, very convenient location.

  • 4 of 5

We were working in the area and had a good time at the cottage. My husband went fishing in the evenings. The cabin has everything you need and not far from stores. WIFI was good , had cable tv and washer and dryer. We definitely would stay again!

  • Submitted: Sep 20, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Bay City, MI

Wonderful Northern Michigan Lake Front Property

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I plus friends had a wonderful week at your cottage last week. The cottage is very nice and exactly as pictured. We especially enjoyed the sandy beach and easy access to the bike trails. Everyday we took a ride into town on our bikes. It helped keep the pounds off from eating at the excellent restaurants in the area. Our husbands were very successful fishing, catching many pan fish, large mouth bass and even a couple of very large northern pike. There is something for everyone to do in the area. Thank you for sharing your cottage with us.

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2014
  • Stayed: July 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very pleased and will be back soon!

  • 5 of 5

My son and I stayed in this lovely cottage over our Christmas break. Skiing was the reason for our trip North and the location of the cottage put us within an easy 15 minute drive of both Boyne Highlands and Nubs Knob. Even closer was the grocery store and many great spots for dinner. The cottage is beautifully decorated and very well maintained. A nicely stocked kitchen made it enjoyable to prepare meals at home and to enjoy them by the fireplace. Looking forward to our return trip...perhaps this summer to enjoy the beautiful beach and lake just a few steps from the door.

  • Submitted: Jan 16, 2014
  • Stayed: December 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Detroit suburbs

Perfect for young families!

  • 5 of 5

We rented this cute little cottage over Fourth of July. It was perfect! We have 3 small children under the age of 5. There was a great common area with a swing set and the best beach on crooked lake with plenty of sand; our kids were able to wade out at least 100yards and still only to their waist. There were several fire pits on the beach. Across the street is a new asphalt bike path that goes all the way to Petoskey and past a cool fish hatchery. Great for pushing strollers and rollerblading too. The inside of the place was the nicest we have ever rented. No 70s style furniture. The cottage has updated furniture and appliances, including a washer and dryer (impairitive for toddlers). The inside of the cottage was bright and airy. It had two full bathrooms with tubs for bath time.

The location is perfect. Only 5-10 minute drive from Petoskey, harbor springs, Nubs Nob, and Boyne highlands (I think they rent during ski season too). Also a 5 minute drive from a large grocery store.

We have rented in the Petoskey area multiple times and my husband grew up here--we can honestly say it was one of our favorite experiences there! Thanks Drew and Amy. We plan to rent here again!

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2013
  • Stayed: June 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Champaign, IL

Great location

  • 5 of 5

This cottage is exactly as advertised. It was clean, well maintained, and located in an area that has plenty to offer. It was a great central location for our trips to Mackinac Island, Sleeping Bear Dunes, Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, and of course, all the wineries. The owners make renting this cottage as easy as it gets. You can't go wrong with this one.

  • Submitted: Sep 23, 2012
  • Stayed: September 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your kind review. We thank you for booking with us and hope you will return.
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Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Nearest Ski
10 Miles
Boyne Highlands and Nubs Nob

Two marinas on lake provide daily or weekly boat/jet ski rentals. Crooked Lake is an all-sports lake and is part of the Inland Waterway. This chain of Lakes includes, Crooked Lake, Pickerel Lake, Burt Lake and Mullett Lake and eventually leads to Lake Huron.




Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning/Linen $150
Refundable damage deposit $400
Tax Rate 6.0%

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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