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Crystal Lake Cottage

Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


Minimum Stay
2 - 7 nights

About the property

House, 2 Bedrooms, 1 Baths, 7 Sleeps

The Red Cottage is a beautiful, cozy cottage located one block from the lake on a large lot shaded with huge oak trees. The cottage is situated on a paved, dead-end street in a nice, serene setting. Cottage guests have access to the lovely 724 acre all-sports Crystal Lake from their own private dock located on the lake, just a short walk away. Crystal Lake has a sandy bottom and gradually deepens, making it great for swimming as well as fishing, and boating. Crystal Lake is located in central Michigan, Montcalm County.

Scott Matteson
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
January 3, 2017


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(6 traveler reviews)


Great stay!

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed the cottage. It was even better than we expected and spotless clean.

  • Submitted: Sep 16, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Little Gem!

  • 5 of 5

We are so happy we discovered Red Cottage, it was perfect! Super clean, well stocked with everything from napkins to firewood. The lake access is sandy-bottomed, wonderful for swimmers, just a short walk from the cottage. We appreciated that it was located on a quiet back street. The sunroom was a plus,pleasant to use for games. Though we didn't rent the pontoon, we enjoyed swimming from it and just relaxing there. The owners are so congenial and helpful. Truly an outstanding property.

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cedar Springs, MI

Perfect affordable escape

  • 5 of 5

Absolutely perfect! Had several guests out to enjoy the weekend and they all awed over the affordability and the location and the perfectness! It was super clean, fully stocked with firewood, lawn chairs, kitchen everything, blankets, towels, just bring your clothes and you will be set! Dock was a short walk from cottage but beautiful. The water is very sandy with no seaweed perfect for kids to swim right off dock. We decided to not rent the pontoon but was wonderful that it was made available if we wanted to. Renter was so hospitable. Met us at cottage to show us around and make sure we had all our questions answered and we knew where Dock was. Kids loved the tree swing in the front yard. Many memories were made, thanks for an enjoyable time!

  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Durham, NC

Relaxing Cottage Getaway on a Beautiful Lake

  • 5 of 5

My family and I truly enjoyed our stay at this quaint cottage on Crystal Lake. This getaway is located in the quiet town of Crystal on a beautiful recreation lake. This cottage was the perfect size for our small family of four and could have easily slept 2-3 more people. The A/C window units served as great "white noise" for our little ones so they weren't woken up by the adults that stayed up later talking, watching TV, or enjoying the fire pit outside. There is a great rope swing that the kids definitely enjoyed! Even though this rental is in a more remote destination, we still got great cell phone service, and the cable television was nice one evening when it rained. We definitely look forward to staying at the little red cottage again!

  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Family get together

  • 5 of 5

This cute little cottage - a block from the lake had everything we could want & then some! We were looking for a cottage to rent on a lake in Michigan - near where we "used to live" so we could visit old friends & family (and have a comfortable home base) - just before my son deployed for Afghanistan.

It was a little chilly - early in the season - but the owners had heaters - plenty of blankets - and a generous amount of firewood for us! With 2 bedrooms & the sunporch - the accomadations were roomy for: Granny, Son, Daughter-in-Law, and grandson!

We had plenty of room to entertain dinner guests & they have a nice firering (for roasting up those "S'mores!). Walking distance to the beach & playround (then too several nice resturants - AND an Ice Cream stand) were additional - plus's to this rental. We had great times on the pontoon - plus cuaght a few fish! Our stay was all too short & we'd love to come back again!!

  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Phoenix, Arizona USA

Great family gathering spot!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time at the Red Cottage! Lots of room for gathering on the deck outside when weather permits or inside in the enclosed sunroom with huge windows with screens to keep the bugs out. Beds were very comfortable and lots of them... ny husband and I took the sunroom's twin trundle beds and loved the fresh air coming in through the screens at night. Ceiling fans helped move the air, but if it had been hot enough every room has its own A/C. Lots of towels, supplies, and dishes, the owners thought of everything!

Thanks for a great Memorial Day weekend! We will be back!

  • Submitted: May 28, 2012
  • Stayed: May 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the kind comments. We strive to make sure all of our guests have a relaxing, stress-free stay!
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Rates & Availability

Rental rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
2017 Spring
May 1 2017 - Jun 9 2017
2 night minimum stay
2017 Summer
Jun 10 2017 - Sep 4 2017
7 night minimum stay
2017 Fall
Sep 5 2017 - Oct 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 6.0%

Rentals are by the full week only during the summer season. Two night minimum rental during the spring and fall shoulder seasons.
We also have bikes available for rent to our guests for a nominal fee.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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Crystal House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • golf
The cottage is fully furnished and includes all kitchen appliances, cookware, dishware, linens, sheets and towels. Amenities include an enclosed sunroom, open air wood deck, Flat-screen LCD cable tv, DVD player, fireplace in the living room, air conditioning, gas grill, and outside firepit for those evening bonfires. The cottage includes two bedrooms, one with a double bed and the other with a bunk bed (double bed bottom and single bed upper), plus a queen sofa sleeper in the living room and a trundle bed on the sun porch. We also have a pontoon boat and a variety of bicycles available for rent to our cottage guests. Please inquire about rates and availability.

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