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About John Lacey
We have four children and love to travel with close friends to Northern Michigan every year.
John Lacey purchased this Cottage in 2012
Why John Lacey chose Beulah
We bought this property as our family getaway. We travel with our friends to Northern Michigan every summer and were looking for a house that could accommodate all of us and be close to all of the places we love to go in the area.
What makes this Cottage unique
This cottage turned out to be a perfect fit! We are close to the Dunes and boating on the Platte River, as well as the wonderful Lake Michigan beaches. The Bunkhouse is an amazing addition to our vacation as our children are able to have the adventure of staying in their own space while the grownups have a chance to enjoy each other's company. Turtle Lake is beautiful and I love nothing more than to grab my cup of coffee in the morning and walk the few feet down to the dock and sit there watching the lake. I hope you will love it as much as we do!
Minimum age of primary renter:25
100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
The cottage was immaculate, lots of seating, lots of towels. There were only three of us on this trip but the outside bunk space could have slept a bunch of kids.
Turtle Lake Cottage
Our family had a wonderful time at the cottage and visiting the surrounding areas. Very well kept and clean, great amenities.
Family getaway was a really great time! The cottage was extremely clean had plenty of room and everything and more than we expected. We definitely utilized the space above the garage. We spent a lot of time in the lake. The canoe, kayaks and rowboat came in very handy for the little kids as well as the adult kids. We had a fire every evening. I can’t say enough about our family vacation, this was a wonderful week and I would definitely recommend!
Fantastic family cottage
We had an amazing week at Turtle Lake Cottage. It is the perfect family spot. The owner, John, was great to work with. The cabin is very clean and well cared for. Everything is within a 15-60 minute drive (Frankfort, Sleeping Bear Dunes, Leland, Glen Arbor, etc.), and all of the drives are beautiful. We enjoyed the fire pit every night, and used the two kayaks daily. Turtle Lake is crystal clear (and yes, there are lots of turtles!). There are plenty of other games and activities available at the cottage as well--the kids especially enjoyed the ping pong table. The kitchen is very well stocked with pots, pans, bowls, utensils--really anything you can think of. Everything we needed was there, which was great, because we ate most meals at the cottage. The house stayed cool most of the week because of all the trees on the property. The ceiling fans in all of the rooms help as well. We did use the single window air conditioner on the last day, and it easily cooled the entire house. The only potential drawback is that if you're looking for total silence and solitude, this may not be the place for you. There is a campground right across the lake, and the noise carries over, but it's not a deal breaker. It's not a party kind of campground--definitely a family campground.
We would absolutely recommend Turtle Lake Cottage. Everyone had such a great time, it was hard to leave at the end of the week. It's a cozy, welcoming place that feels like home away from home.
Great place to stay!
Right in the middle between the sites and town. Plus plenty to do at Turtle lake with everything we needed furnished onsite.
2019 Stay During 4th of July Week
Great property. Super clean with nice view of the lake. Met all of our needs and enjoyed sitting on the dock and floating in our tube on the lake. Owner very nice and easy to reach. Would stay here again.
Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, our favorite, with public beaches and hiking trails is along the spectacular Lake Michigan shoreline.
Lake Ann, the "small but friendly" village is nearby. The Red Door Coffee House features coffee, lattes, baked goods, breakfast sandwiches, a cozy atmosphere, and outdoor seating..
Interlochen provides travelers with wonderful live musical and theatrical performances.
Interested in attending an authentic drive-in theatre? Make your way to the Cherry Bowl just outside Honor.
Frankfort is a wonderful town for dining, shopping, and ice cream! It also is home to beautiful beaches on the shore of Lake Michigan.
Another popular destination for our family is Riverside Canoe Trips with canoe and kayak rentals which take you along the beautiful Platte River until it spills out into Lake Michigan.
Last but not least is Traverse City, where you can find the State Theatre, with its star ceiling and specially-priced matinees. This city is on Grand Traverse Bay where you can take boating and fishing charters. Traverse City is also home to the National Cherry Festival, and Traverse City Film Festival. If shopping is more your style, many local shops and specialty stores are to be found.