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"Skips-Heide-Away" on Crystal Lake -Your Four Season Vacation Paradise!

Bedrooms 4
Space 1,800 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 0 - 7 nights


About the property

Lakefront Home, 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12-14, 2 Baths, Fireplace, Fire pit

This large, completely remodeled home, is situated right on the water on the sandy bottom South East shore of Crystal Lake in the quaint village of Beulah, Michigan. In the heart of beautiful Benzie County.

This home is available year around for the many activities that are offered in the area.

Naturally, the clear blue waters of Crystal Lake beckon you to be out on the water in the summer. Fall color tours, hiking, and wine tasting are fun pastimes in the fall. Winter is for skiing at nearby Crystal Mountain or snowshoeing on any of the numerous trails in the area.

The 27 mile long Betsie Valley Trail offers plenty of hiking and biking opportunities. The trail stretches from Frankfort to Thompsonville and runs along the Betsie River. Access to the trail is literally steps from your back door.

Be sure to visit nearby Sleeping Bear Dunes and find out why the area has recently been voted the number one vacation place to visit in the U.S.A !

Please read the "Guestbook comments from the owners" section found below to learn what previous guests

thought about Skips-Heide-Away. Click on "continue reading"

for additional comments.

More Details

gerald schipper
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
April 7, 2018

Why gerald schipper chose Beulah

The owners, after vacationing on Crystal Lake for many years, decided to purchase a cottage of their own. Being too busy to make use of it as much as the location deserves they have decided to share this completely remodeled and refurnished Cottage with others to allow them to make memories of their own.

Many renters return year after year.

What makes this house unique

A large deck stretches the entire front of the cottage and is where you will likely spend the majority of your time in the summer. Very few cottages are this close to the water! Deck and Lounge chairs are provided.

Award winning sunsets await you each night as the sun sets across the lake. Enjoy them while sitting by the fire pit right on the beach.

The Cottage easily accommodates larger families because of the large gathering room that looks over Crystal Lake

through three very large windows that make you feel like you are on your own cruise ship.

Four bedrooms allow for plenty of sleeping room. (The bunkhouse bedroom is where the kids will want to stay and is set up to sleep up to 9)

There are plenty of things to do. The owners provide a rowboat, canoe, two person kayak, and two single person kayaks. Plenty of life jackets are also provided.

A heavy duty boat buoy is also provided for renters who desire to bring their own boat. Power Boats, Pontoon Boats, and Jet Ski's are also available to rent at nearby Marinas by the day or


An outdoor grill and large Picnic table are also provided so you can spend much of your time out by Crystal Lake.

Guestbook comments from the owner

"Gorgeous sunsets, beautiful lake shore..."

"Thanks for sharing your beautiful home with us. We had a relaxing , wonderful

Jul 2005
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Beulah House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Lakefront
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • Large Showers in both bathrooms
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 (Bunkhouse) - Sleeps 9 (5 Singles, Double Bunk sleeps 4)
    Master Bedroom - 1 king , Fold out mattresses in closet for additional sleeping
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • gambling casinos
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
Large Deck right on Crystal Lake, 2 boat bouys, dock, fireplace, firepit, fishing boat, canoe, 2 person kayak, 2 single person kayaks, large gas grill, deck chairs, Betsie bike trail access, Dish TV, WI-FI internet, Washer & Dryer, 2 refrigerators, Dishwasher, Air Conditioning, Blow dryers


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"Skips-Heide-Away" on Crystal Lake -Your Four Season Vacation Paradise!
average rating of 5.0 based on 10 reviews

Fantastic property

  • 5 of 5

I can't say enough about this place. We were there the week before Memorial Day and it seemed like we were the only ones on the lake. I spent most of my time sitting out on the back deck, reading and listening to the water lap against the shoreline. The house was beautifully furnished and there were plenty of dishes, pots and pans, and silverware. About the only thing we couldn't find were crackers for the Maine lobsters we had delivered while we were there. Also loved that there weren't signs all over the house telling us what not to touch, which towels we weren't to use, or not to sit on the bed comforter, etc. I've been to places like that, and it hardly promotes rest and relaxation. There also wasn't a ton of instructions on what we needed to do before we left the cottage. I had time so I went ahead and washed the sheets and towels and turned on the dishwasher before we left, but it wasn't required.

There are lots to do and cute towns nearby to explore. If you have the chance, you have to try the homemade mushroom soup at Platte River Inn. It was so good, we took a quart to go!

This property was so fabulous we are already planning our return trip.

  • Submitted: Jun 7, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Beautiful home, beautiful lake. Owners so easy to work with. Home is much larger than it appears and we had everything we needed for a wonderful family vacation week.

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2012
  • Stayed: July 2012
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Great Time

  • 5 of 5

This was a great place to stay. The pictures do not do it justice. My family, my sister's family and my parents (10 people) stayed here for a week and the place was great. The house is much larger than it appears in the pictures with a bunk room that can easily hold up to 6 kids. We had a great time and would stay here again, we had no complaints, very well maintained!

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2011
  • Stayed: July 2011
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
35 Miles
Traverse City
Nearest Barpub
Corner Bar
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Pinecroft, Champion Hill, Crystal Mountain (2)
Nearest Restaurant
Hungry Tummy, Cold Creek Inn
Nearest Ski
8 Miles
Crystal Mountain
Nearest Beach
Beulah (200 Yards)
Other Activities:

Top Thing to do in City:

* shopping.

* great restraunts.

* antiquing.

* beach playground.

* public dock.

Top Thing to do in Budget:

* biking.

* hiking.

* swimming.

* shopping.

* sightseeing.

Top Thing to do in Family:

* swimming.

* boating.

* fishing.

* snow skiing.

* golfing.

Fishing, swimming, all water sports

Biking, hiking many trails in State Forest and Sleeping Bear National Park,

Fall Color Touring

Wine Tasting and Vineyard Tours

Four wheeling on seasonal roads, Snowmobiling, Betsie River and Platte River canoeing, Lake Michigan, Cross country snow skiing, down hill skiing at Crystal Mountain (8 mi. away),

Charter Boat fishing out of Frankfort

Fly fishing on the Betsie River

Historic towns of Frankfort, Empire, Leland and Traverse City, & many golf courses nearby


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Weekly Rate: $2200 - $3500

In-season , June 2-Sept 1 $35000.00 per

Off-season September 1-June 1 $1650.00 per week, $825.00 long week
end, three night stay.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.