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W*O*O*D*Y*S Brenda's Beach House - Sandy beach, gentle sloping lake bottom.

W*O*O*D*Y*S Brenda's Beach House - Sandy beach, gentle sloping lake bottom.


Property Details

Updated: Feb 16, 2015
House, 5 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, 14 Sleeps

The Upper Crooked Lake is a 735-acre all-sports lake located in the Gun Lake area near Kalamazoo's premiere Gull Lake. It is located next to the quaint tourist town of Delton in Barry County, home to some of the most beautiful lakes in Michigan. Upper Crooked enjoys the lowest boat traffic of the four largest lakes in the area and is part of a chain of lakes surrounded by the Michigan State Nature Preserve (Lux Arbor). Swans, geese, cranes and loons can be seen all summer long and the fishing is spectacular!

  • Sleeps 14
  • 5 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Pets welcome
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Wheelchair access

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We are Michiganders who love and enjoy the lake life with friends and family.

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W*O*O*D*Y*S Brenda's Beach House - Sandy beach, gentle sloping lake bottom.
Delton/Gun Lake Western Michigan
Cleveland, OH, USA

Amazing property - beautiful lake

  • 5 of 5
We stayed at Brenda's Beach House this past summer with my sister's family and had an amazing time. The home is beautiful inside - like new, and has all the amenities we would expect in the kitchen and bathrooms. The home literally feels like its floating on the water the way the windows are laid out, and we loved the Jack-N-Jill bathroom setup on the second floor as well.

The firepit on the patio was also great and not having to take firewood was a treat. The views to the southwest gave us amazing sunsets almost every night, and we truly had endless summer nights like we remembered as kids. The lot next door was vacant, and we almost never saw the older couple next door, so it was really quiet and private. We rented the pontoon boat as well, and HIGHLY recommend it. Our enjoyment of the lake increased by multiples because we were able to discover every nook and cranny and the fishing was outstanding.

One additional detail - the home has sidewalks that wrap all the way around and down to the beach with a turnaround for wheelchairs. This was great for my son who was in a wheelchair during our trip. There was also a very spacious kennel for our Boxer, which we were able to take with us and it was like new as well.

We enjoyed going into the village of Delton and eating at Sajo's and my brother and I got a kick out of Tujax Pub. We had one rainy day and went into Kalamazoo to bowl and hit the malls and a movie and it was a short drive - maybe 15 minutes. My brother and I also hit two great golf courses nearby - Stonehedge and Gull Lake view - highly recommended. The ladies took their bikes on the Yankee Springs trail and said it was really beautiful - tons of critters/wildlife, but a little challenging.

About the only improvements I could suggest is that it would be nice to have a seadoo to rent for the kids and a TV in the kids bedrooms. The paddle boat and row boat are great for the fishermen and younger kids, but the teenagers really wanted a seadoo and we could not find one to rent. The master on the main floor had a TV, but the kids bedrooms did not so we wrestled over the remotes a little.

On the whole, this was one of our best vacations ever for our families, and we will definitely be coming back. Brett was easy to work with and really responsive and helpful in giving us ideas for our rainy day as well as with the paperwork, access instructions, etc. Highly recommended.
  • Submitted: Jan 19, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2011
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway


From the Owner

We purchased and renovated Brenda's Beach House to be a mecca for our family and friends. We designed the property to be family friendly - the way we wanted it for our family. We are honored to have many perennial guests who have been staying with us since we purchased our first vacation rental in the area, in 2003.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : KZO Kalamazoo at 15 Miles Nearest Barpub : Tujax at 3 Miles Nearest Golf : Gull Lake View at 10 Miles Nearest Train : Amtrak Kalamazoo at 20 Miles Nearest Motorway : M-43 at 1 Miles Nearest Restaurant : Bowen's at 1 Miles Nearest Ski : Bittersweet Ski Resort at 15 Miles Nearest Beach : On premise

There are 6 golf courses within 10 miles (15 courses with 20 miles). Area activities include the soon to be opened Gun Lake casino, fishing, swimming, boating/water skiing, hiking, hunting, mountain biking (Yankee Springs & Fort Custer), snowmobiling and downhill skiing (Timber Ridge and Bittersweet Ski Resorts are within 15 miles). The Village of Delton is walking distance from the cottage for easy access to restaurants, cocktail lounges (Tujax and Pete's), ice cream parlors, pizzeria's (Sajo's), a full-service grocery store and a Shell station. Its also an easy 30-minute drive to downtown Kalamazoo or 45 minutes to Grand Rapids or Lake Michigan.


From $250 Per night

Rental rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Memorial Weekend
May 22 2015 - May 25 2015
3 night minimum stay
2015 Summer Peak Season
May 30 2015 - Sep 3 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Labor Day
Sep 4 2015 - Sep 7 2015
3 night minimum stay
Dec 24 2015 - Dec 27 2015
3 night minimum stay
New Year's
Dec 31 2015 - Jan 3 2016
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

  • Pet Fee $100.00 + Tax
  • Refundable damage deposit $300.00
  • Cleaning $150.00
  • Tax Rate 6.0%

2015 Rates
Peak Season (Memorial Day to Labor Day)

$3000/week for the 4th of July
(Plus taxes and $150 cleaning fee)

Offseason (Before Memorial Day/After Labor Day)

$750/weekend or 3-nights, $1200/week
$1200/weekend Christmas or New Years
(Plus taxes and $150 cleaning fee)

- Pets may be permitted with added cleaning charge of $100.00;
- Pontoon rental available for $1000/week plus taxes
- Weekly rentals are from Saturday to Saturday
- Check-in is anytime after 5pm and checkout is 10am
- Non-refundable 50% advanced rent payment is required, balance due 60-days before stay
- Up to 14 guests maximum

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Updated: Feb 16, 2015
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From the Owner

Enjoy the benefits of a newly renovated home and all the luxuries of home. Look out the wall of windows and feel like you're on a houseboat floating on the lake. The gentle slope of the lake bottom and sandy beach are ideal for young families and elderly alike.

Property Type

  • house


  • Adventure
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities


  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Television ...


  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...

Location Type

  • Beachfront
  • Lakefront

Leisure Activities

  • gambling casinos
  • paddle boating

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing

Floor Area

  • 2000 sq. ft.


  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Main Floor Bathroom - toilet, combination tub/shower, Toilet/shower separated by pocket door, laundry facilities
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet, shower, Jack and Jill bathroom


  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Main Floor Master - 1 queen, Premium mattress set, TV/DVD, dresser and ample closet
  • Second Floor - Bedrooom 1 - 1 queen
  • Second Floor - Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • Second Floor - Bedroom 3 - 4 twin/ single, Two sets of twin bunks
  • Second Story - Bedroom 4 - 4 twin/ single, Two sets of twin bunks, beautiful lake view


  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...


  • Guests provide their own meals


  • Brenda's Beach House is another Woody's Beach House property located on beautiful Upper Crooked Lakefront. Each each house is all located directly on the lake with its own private sandy frontage. The cottages are just a gentle slope from the lake level for easy access and convenience. Each cottage is appointed in a family-friendly way so guests can enjoy tasteful furnishings and the conveniences of home. Each features a large deck overlooking the lake, picnic tables, adirondack chairs, firepit, gas grill, fishing boat, pedal boat, a newer 50+ foot dock and much more.

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