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Crystal Lake Cottage-Sleeps 12

Bedrooms 4
Separate WCs1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Crystal Lake Cottage-Sleeps 12

This is a four bedroom, 2 bath cottage that sits right on the water of Crystal Lake. Interior upgrades in 2018-19. It’s on the most coveted street on the lake. It's very quiet and because of how the property sits on the lake, there is no seaweed! It's all sand in the water by our dock. Between the panoramic view from the living room next to the stone fireplace to the view from the grill on the deck, this cottage is sure to delight even the hardest of hearts. Although we do not provide a boat, you are welcome to tie yours up. If you want to turn off your cell phone, relax and float away that stress, you've found your summer memory maker-look no further.

Lansing = 50 minutes

Mt. Pleasant = 40 minutes

Grand Rapids = 58 minutes

Rents Friday to Friday

Crystal Lake is a spring-fed, clean/clear lake with a sandy bottom. The lake is 70 foot deep at it's maximum, but is shallow on the lake shores and has one buoy-marked rock in the southeast section of the lake. The lake supports a mixed use of sail, power, and fishing activities from late March through late November.

Sailing on the lake is supported by the Crystal Sailing Club. Established in 1961, the CSC is a family centered working club which supports a Flying Scot fleet. The club is located on the North shore of the lake. The most common classes of sailboats found on the lake are Flying Scots, Sunfish, and some larger cruiser type boats (to about 25'). Public access to Crystal Lake can be made via a DNR boat launch. The best time to view sailing activities are during the Parade of Sails on July 4th, during Flying Scot fleet activities, and during Crystal Sailing Club functions as per their website.

The preceeding information was graciously provided by Mr. James Horak, Commodore of the Crystal Sailing Club.

For more information on the cottage owner and their story, please click the links below.

More Details

Lake Cottage Group, LLC
Member since: 2014
Speaks English, Spanish
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
20 June, 2018

About Lake Cottage Group, LLC

The current owners consist of five families who use this home as their summer cottage.

Lake Cottage Group, LLC purchased this cottage in 2014

Why Lake Cottage Group, LLC chose Crystal

The current owners grew up going to a country cottage they all called 'The Ranch.' It was very rustic with no indoor plumbing and a wood stove for cooking. The Ranch originally belonged to their great grandfather Mary and James Edward Rowse. Great Grandpa Jim actually traded the store he and Mary owned in Oil City, Michigan for the Ranch which belonged to his cousins. When he passed, it was handed down to his three sons Arnold, Dutch, and Gale. When non-family members used to stay at The Ranch, they were charged $3 for the weekend to help off-set oil and supply costs. People aged and time passed too quickly before family could organize to buy it. The Ranch was sold and children and grandchildren for years longed for those wonderful times that created such good memories.

In search of that special place, the current cottage owners camped for years. They were introduced to the Fenwick's, another family on Crystal Lake years ago by the eldest of three brothers, Todd. Danielle, Dane, Chad & Todd were invited to stay with the family every summer along with their spouses and children and did so for years. One sister, and three brothers began to expand their own families and thought it might be time to search for something they could call their own. One day, while staying on the lake, 1 of the 3 brothers, Chad, went for a walk a street over from where they were staying at the Fenwick’s and ran into an older gentleman, Don, that was putting a for sale sign in the yard. The excitement began as Dane & Chad developed a deep relationship with Don. The idea was shared with the rest of the family and soon they all came together to call this their summer cottage. Don wanted to know that his cottage and the memories would continue to be shared. As our Great Grandparents Jim and Mary shared The Ranch with their sons, and our Grandparents Arnold and Evelyn shared it with us to build memories with our families, we share this cottage with you and your family.

What makes this cottage unique

Crystal Lake is located in eastern Montcalm County. This large Michigan Lake of 760 acres has reported depths of 70 feet. The city of Crystal Michigan is located on the south east shore of the lake. The city is big enough for a grocery store, gas station, and bank and yes a sporting goods store.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Crystal in Montcalm County

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 17:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21 ...
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed ...
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • We want you to have fun but be safe. Water Safety-you and your guests agree to never be in water alone and to wear life jackets that you provide.
  • All sheets & pillow cases shall be removed and placed in laundry area. At least one load of laundry started prior to checkout. $50 noncompliance fee.
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet
  • The first floor bathroom has the shower, toilet room, and washer and dryer in it.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • There is one King, three Queens, two sets of bunk beds, two twin beds, and a leather fold out couch.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • sailing
  • ski
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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average rating of 4.8125 based on 16 reviews

Outstanding experience!

  • 5 of 5

This was the perfect house for my family to meet and spend the holiday together. The house is amazing and the lake views from the many windows is beautiful! Felt warm and cozy by the fire with plenty of room for everyone to relax. We enjoyed every minute and I would highly recommend this property.

  • Review Submitted: 30-Dec-2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nice spot on the lake with comfortable accommodations.

  • 5 of 5

Everything you could think of was provided. It was a perfect place for a family gathering. We only slept six but we could have had six more in the single beds and bunk beds. We loved the big fireplace inside and the fire pit outside.

  • Review Submitted: 26-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great home on the lake!

  • 5 of 5

The home was stocked with everything anyone could need. The yard is large and was perfect for the kids and campfires. The rooms were large and comfortable. Highly recommend this home if you are looking for a relaxing family vacation.

  • Review Submitted: 04-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great week!

  • 5 of 5

The place was great!

  • Review Submitted: 31-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Albuquerque, New Mexico

Great location on a beautiful lake!

  • 5 of 5

Nice property. Cottage was furnished very thoughtfully, too. We enjoyed ourselves!

  • Review Submitted: 22-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Exception property!

  • 5 of 5

Very organizes, well appointed and stocked with everything you need. Perfect location on the south side of the lake.

  • Review Submitted: 28-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much. We are very thankful to have such wonderful people like you share your time and memories with us.
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Nearest Airport
51 Miles
Capital Region International Airport
Nearest Barpub
2.6 Miles
Downtown Bars
Nearest Golf
21 Miles
Pine River Country Club
Nearest Beach
3 Miles
Downtown Public Beach

In the fall, Anderson & Girls Orchards in Stanton is a must see. Uncle Johns Cider Mill & Winery is another great option. Winter-fest is another great experience in addition to ice fishing.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Crystal, Michigan

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2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £75.92 + Tax
Cleaning Fee £94.9 + Tax
Refundable Damage Deposit £379.6

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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