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Cheerful dog-friendly lakefront home w/ free WiFi, firepit, and full kitchen!
Ready for a lakeside paradise? This home is perfect for guests seeking a lake vacation in a homey setting, down to the gas fireplace. Cook up dinner in the full kitchen and enjoy it around the firepit or on the shore itself. Bring along the family dog to this family home - it sleeps up to six people and the clean lake air comes free!
What's nearby: Set on the banks of Crystal Lake, this home is also within 14 miles of Long Lake, Rush Lake, Platte Lake, and Little Platte Lake. Point Betsie Lighthouse (just under five miles away) is the perfect gateway to Lake Michigan. When guests need a break from lakeside activities (or the parents want an evening alone), Cherry Bowl Drive-In Theatre provides fun viewing during the summer season 12 miles away. The Arcadia Dunes Nature Preserve provides hiking and incredible views just under 14 miles away.
Things to know: Free WiFi and cable Full kitchen Dog-friendly for a nightly fee A tandem kayak and life vests (of various sizes) are provided for guest use.
This property is managed by Vacasa Michigan LLC
*Please Note: Crystal Mountain Resort will be limiting access to the ski slopes this winter. All guests arriving during the time the resort is open should be aware to purchase lift tickets in advance as walk-ups may be turned away.
2 dogs welcome in this home. No other animals are allowed without specific Vacasa approval.
Parking notes: Two vehicles may park in the driveway and there is space for a boat trailer. Please do not park in the carport or on the lawn, especially on the mound near the front of the home as this is where the septic system is located. RV/campers are prohibited at this property.
You must be 25 years or older to rent this property.
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Lorna T.Sep 2022
Great location, and nice, clean home.
Jared M.Aug 2022
The location and cottage are great, close to Frankfort and Lake Michigan but also with the private shoreline section of Crystal Lake. Unfortunately the small and uncomfortable beds, lack of even a portable AC unit, the ants, and leak somewhere in the bathroom wall that’s under the flooring and seeping into the bedroom kind of killed the vacation for us. My wife and I had to sleep in separate beds, because the tiny beds mixed with the lack of AC made it unbearable for us. There is room for queens at least in two rooms, this should really be a cheap upgrade to make future guests moderately comfortable. Also, looking at other reviews I gotta say, invest in a bigger hot water heater already.
Jared, thank you for taking the time to share your feedback, we sincerely apologize for the challenges your party experienced during your stay. Please know that your feedback is essential, and we have passed your comments along to our local manager, who will work with the homeowner to make any updates. Thank you again for this valuable information as we always welcome the opportunity to improve. We truly hope we can host you for a more comfortable stay in the future.
Jennifer S.Aug 2020
We loved swimming in Crystal off of the dock...no swimmer's itch. The road is not busy, so is easy to bike and walk on. The cottage was very clean and well maintained. It was comfortable and had everything we needed.
One thing that could be improved is the water heater. A party of four must take short showers. An on demand water heater would be nice. All the beds are doubles, which is fine for kids, but for adults sharing is a little tight. A queen would be great in one of the bedrooms.
Not a complaint about the cottage, but Vacasa is not staffed by local people. No local person to contact if you have a question or emergency.
Hello, Jennifer! Thank you for your review. We appreciate you bringing your concerns with the water heater and beds our attention. The local team has been notified to ensure these will be properly addressed, and we apologize for any inconvenience. Thank you for staying with us, we hope to host you again in the future!
Christopher K.Jun 2020
Great spot on a quiet road. Even though beach is across the street, there is not a lot of traffic and the beach was sandy with very few rocks. The boat mooring worked great for our boat and Crystal Lake is a gorgeous lake. The sunsets were amazing also. The cabin has very little insulation so the outside temperature controlled the inside temperature. There is a gas fireplace for heat that was sufficient except that we were unable to get the thermostat to control it and management was unable to get this figured out for us. Luckily, the temperatures rose and even though there was no AC, the breeze from the lake along with the ceiling fans kept it very pleasant at night. The hot water heater is a little small for six people, but we managed along after we found this out the first day. All in all it was a great week and we would stay there again.
Thank you for sharing your thoughtful feedback with us, Christopher. We are thrilled that this lovely home was an excellent fit for you. There is a large, white binder on the side table in the living with detailed instructions provided by the owners. We have verified the gas fireplace is working according to those instructions. We look forward to hosting you again soon!