Crystal Lake Cottage-Sleeps 12
Lake Cottage Group, LLC
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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.
Check-in: 5:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
Family fellowship encouraged, not loud parties.
Absolutely no smoking anywhere inside our outside.
We allow 1 dog maximum, no cats.
Minimum age of primary renter:21
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.
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
Great place on a nice lake.
Our stay at this cottage on Crystal Lake was great. The swimming area is very nice and our kids really enjoyed their time in the water. The cottage is well stocked with games, towels, and kitchen items. We would definitely come back.
Another great stay at the Crystal Cottage
This was our second year creating memories. Big living area, while also being cozy. Plenty of room for a large family to socialize without feeling you are on top of each other. Outside chairs and fire pit made for special evenings with beer and marshmallows lol
Perfect location on the lake, nice sandy, shallow beach. House is spotless and we always enjoy the freshly cleaned sheets. You can find a local man named Red who rents pontoon boats by the day for a reasonable price.
Kitchen is stocked with all the necessary cookware to prepare a great meal.
Can’t wait to make our reservations for next year!!
Stacy- It was great to have you and your family back again this year. Thank you so much for being our guests. Thank you again for driving slow and respecting our neighbors!
We really enjoyed this cottage. We had 12 people & there was plenty of space for us all to eat, sleep & enjoy ourselves. The lake is sandy bottom and clean. The living area is very open & we had plenty of space to play card games, talk & relax. We plan on coming here again!
We are so thankful your family enjoyed your time at the Lake Cottage. I’m happy to know that some card playing happened! We love that as well. Safe Travels and thanks again.-Chad
My family and I enjoyed every minute of our stay. Thanks!!
Thank you so much Judy!
Perfect for Grandma and her children & grandchildren!
The cottage was everything and more than we expected. We were delighted with the beautiful view of the lake from the open concept main floor with its multiple seating and table areas, which made indoors living easy and comfortable for our 3 families with children under the age of 8. The cottage came stocked with all the paper products, detergents, trash bags, food staples and condiments we could could have asked for. The 4 bedrooms upstairs were set up just right with beds to accommodate each of the families, and we were grateful for the overhead fans and a/c during the hot nights. The kitchen was more than adequately supplied with dinnerware, cutlery, etc., serving dishes, pots & pans, and even a Happy Birthday banner, candles and party hats, which came in handy as we celebrated 2 birthdays, 3 wedding anniversaries and Grandma's retirement! The dishwasher got regular workouts, which allowed the grown-ups to spend more time outdoors in the beautiful weather. We were so lucky the cottage came with a week of sunshine and perfect swimming weather! We never needed to turn on the fireplace or watch any of the dvds provided. The lake edge seawall with its short ladder was easily maneuvered by our children ages 3-8, and the large swim area is plenty shallow for them to play to the dock-deck and beyond. The cousins lived in the water and took advantage of the many beach noodles and paddle boards found in the storage bins along the deck. Grandma spent many a relaxing hour in the Adirondack deck chairs sipping on... beverages... and watching the little ones show off their swimming skills and listening to their happy squeals. Great-Grandma and Great-Grandpa also enjoyed those chairs when they came to visit one day from their cottage nearby. The men discovered they could rent a pontoon boat from the marina and spent a day pulling the children tubing, after borrowing a tube from their uncle on a nearby lake. The moms were grateful for the stackable washer/dryer so those ice cream and popsicle drips and spills just didn't matter. After driving around the lake and seeing all the other cottages, we all agreed we were extremely lucky to have found such a perfect lakefront cottage for our families to enjoy, and we would rent it again if we could align our travel plans once more from Chicago, Boston, and Vicenza, Italy! Thank you, Owners, for the great fun and relaxing vacation!
Marie- We are thankful and blessed to have wonderful families such as yours share in making wonderful memories here at Crystal Lake. Thank you again for allowing us to host your family. We are so happy that some of those details of comfort are appreciated and put to use! Thanks again and we are happy you enjoyed!- Chad
We had a wonderful and relaxing time staying here. Very clean and well equipped. Great view of the lake. The little guys had lots of shallow water to play in. Every thing went very smooth. Thanks for a wonderful vacation!!
Thank you so much! We are blessed to share our cottage with you.- The Sexton’s
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.