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Inviting home w/ free cable and full kitchen - right on the lake!
This home was made for a couple (or solo traveler!) looking for some lake fun away from it all. The tile details and wood paneling evoke a simpler time and a vintage lakeside vibe. Guests can also enjoy the use of a 14” aluminum rowboat with included life jackets of various sizes. No one does the lake closer than this spunky home.
What's nearby: The couldn't-be-closer setting on Crystal Lake is just the beginning. Point Betsie Lighthouse (just under six miles away) is the perfect gateway to Lake Michigan. This home is also within nine miles of Long Lake, Rush Lake, Platte Lake, and Little Platte Lake. Cherry Bowl Drive-In Theatre provides fun viewing during the summer season just over eight miles away. Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore offers hiking and lovely views just over 22 miles away.
Things to know: Free cable Full kitchen
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.
No pets are allowed at this vacation rental.
Parking notes: Please park up to two vehicles in the driveway. RV/campers are prohibited at this property.
Guest entry instructions: This rental utilizes an E-lock, a digital lock that requires a unique code to enter. This code is reset after each guest's stay.
You must be 25 years or older to rent this property.
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Wendy H.Jul 2022
On the lake with a beautiful view!
Katherine S.Sep 2021
Absolutely loved it. Perfect for small group. Excessively clean. Everything needed is there. Peaceful.
Erin G.Sep 2021
Ideal spot. We’ll be back.
Kenneth B.Aug 2021
Being right on the lake!
Gerald S.Aug 2021
We booked in fall 2020 expecting that reported missing or needed screen repairs would be fixed, but they were not. Bedroom window screen is missing and door screen is torn allowing insects in. Living room slider screen does not latch and a gentle breeze would open the slider. Property needs maintenance. Fluorescent lights do not work. and the bathroom unlit shaving mirror requires one to stand directly over the toilet to shave.
Thank you for staying with us, Gerlad. We are so sorry for the details that prevented this from being a perfect stay. All the screens in this home were repaired in Fall of 2020 but some have subsequently been damaged again. We have made the local team aware and they will work diligently to repair any that have holes or have been torn. The slider is scheduled to be replaced and the lights in the home now work as they should. Thank you for letting us know there is room for improvement and we look forward to another chance to impress you in the future.
Terri J.Jun 2021
Terrific location between Frankfort & the Park. The house needs more screens to keep out the bugs while enjoying the breeze. The lake truly is crystal clear!
Jon W.Sep 2020
Pleasant older home right on the lake with a lot of charm. Nothing bad to say about it!
Gave a 4/5 because like other reviews, the the screens are in need of work and there were a few lightbulbs out. Property descriptions could be better too, there isn't a firepit and from the description it wasnt clear if linens were provided or not (they are). Nothing detrimental but small details get the perfect ratings :).
Hi, Jon! We are glad you enjoyed Grandma's Sandbox. We apologize for the lightbulbs, screens, and lack of clarity for you in the description. We hope to host you again and provide a top-notch experience. Thank you!
Amy D.Sep 2020
We definitely enjoyed our stay here, very friendly neighborhood too. The beach right out the back door was our favorite part. Loved the location to Frankfort and Beulah.
Would have given 5 stars but the screens needed some repair and let a lot of mosquitoes in. Everything else was great though!
sheryl z.Aug 2020
I enjoyed waking up to a beautiful sunrise while relaxing with a cup of coffee sitting next to a beautiful lake. Wish the stay could have been longer. Will definitely look into renting this place again in the near future. Have recommended it to family and friends.
Wendy H.Aug 2020
brent c.Jul 2020
House was clean, well kept, we had everything we needed. Right on the water and the views did not disappoint. We will be coming back! The only thing we wished is the house yard had a small fence to help parents with toddlers on the busy road. Luckily the house was on the water side. Close to Frankfort and Benzie. Amazing trip!