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Lovely Cottage on Crooked Lake in Clare County

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, 8 Sleeps

This lakefront cottage is located on 265 acre Crooked Lake in Clare County. It has everything Michigan

has to offer within a reasonable distance for an enjoyable family vacation or romantic weekend. There

are three bedrooms. The Master has a full bath and queen bed. Second bedroom has a double and the

third is furnished with 2 twin beds. A roll-away single bed is also available. A second

full bath between second and third bedrooms. Sleeps 7 to 8 with a fully equipped kitchen and beautiful,

cozy living room. The bright, sunny kitchen faces the lake with a sliding door to the deck. The deck is

15 feet by 27 feet on lake side complete with 2 tables and chairs, lawn chairs and Gas BBQ Grill. A smaller deck

is down by the water to relax and watch the boats go by. A paddleboat is available for renter's use. There is also a middle deck with fire pit to wind down after a busy day on the water. In the evening, enjoy gorgeous sunsets. The cottage is located 10 miles from Clare, the gateway to the North!

More Details

Henry and Lois Aumaugher
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 25, 2017


Lake House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , The Master Bedroom bathroom
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Serves the main house.
  • Towels are furnished by Owner. Also included in the bathroom are hotel size shampoo, conditioner, lotion and bath soap. Ttoilet paper and hand soap are also included.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , This is the master bedroom with a full bath ensuite.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
  • Available for guests is one roll away bed. A pack and play for babies/toddlers.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
Window air conditioning unit in master bedroom. Kitchen is fully equipped and includes a microwave and coffee maker. TV (no cable/satellite) provided with VCR and DVD player. DVD and Video library. Linens are provided. Guests must furnish their own beach towels.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(9 traveler reviews)

Lovely Cottage on Crooked Lake in Clare County
average rating of 5.0 based on 9 reviews

A beautiful and relaxing get away!

  • 5 of 5

I definitely recommend this cottage. It is very clean, roomy, and the lake view is absolutely gorgeous. This property has three different levels to enjoy the beautiful views of the lake. The back deck is very nice and is plenty big enough for entertaining guest. Mid-way down the back stairs, going to the lake, there is fire pit which is perfect for relaxing and winding down the evenings. At the end of the property there's a nice dock and seating area that's great for catching some sun, fishing, or just hanging out on the water. We fished and our kids took advantage of the paddle boat at the property. My wife and her friend brought a couple of inflatable rafts and enjoyed floating off the side of the dock.

We went with another family totaling eight people. There's three bedrooms, two baths, and an extra roll out bed in the main bedroom closet. There was plenty of room for all of us and we didn't feel overcrowded. The kitchen is very spacious for a lake cottage and we had no problems preparing big meals each night for all of us. The front yard is flat and was perfect for us to set up can jam and corn hole games.

We rented a couple kayaks right across the lake for the kids to enjoy. They caught crappie, a couple pike, and a few bass while out in the kayaks. From the dock we were catching plenty of bluegill, perch, and a few nice cat fish. It's a quiet area and although there's neighbors, it still feels very secluded and relaxing. The town is small and friendly. There's a grocery store within 6 miles away along with a general store, fishing supply, restaurant, ice cream, and gas station nearby. We got groceries upon arrival and prepared our meals at the cottage taking advantage of the gas grill on the back deck. We all had a wonderful time. I highly recommend this cottage if you're looking for a nice relaxing lake house trip with beautiful views.

  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Herbert, Thank you for the outstanding review of our cottage on Crooked Lake. We have tried to make it a relaxing get away for our guests with opportunities to explore the lake and the surrounding area. You were wonderful guests and we would welcome you back any time. I hope you'll consider us for your future vacations.
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Great Place

  • 5 of 5

We had a great weekend at the cottage. 8 guys for golfing and a bachelor party. Lois was great and we appreciate everything about the cottage. Thanks Lois for your hospitality.

  • Submitted: Jun 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for the favorable review Troy. We enjoying having you and hope you'll keep us in mind for future vacation plans. Best regards, Lois
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Love this Cottage

  • 5 of 5

This was the perfect place for our girls weekend. Lois & Hank were wonderful hosts and their cottage was perfect. All you need is your food & clothes! The town of Lake is very charming. You must stop in at the General Store while you are there - it is so cute and has a lot of stuff! Everything in the cottage is well maintained - we had zero issues all weekend. We loved it so much we will be back again next year! Bring your own rafts, canoes or kayaks. Otherwise, you can rent them from Crooked Lake Resort not too far away. The lake area next to the dock is nice and sandy and shallow enough for kids. Thank you and we will see you next year!

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind and thoughtful review of our cottage on the lake. We strive to make our cottage comfortable and inviting for our guests and I'm so happy to hear that you enjoyed yourselves and your compliments about our place are so welcome! We're delighted that you have reserved our cottage on Crooked Lake for next summer and we will look forward to seeing you again! Your entire group were so much fun and it was wonderful hearing all of the laughter and seeing all of you enjoy the lake and surrounding area to the fullest!
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Great weekend at the lake!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great weekend on Crooked Lake celebrating a 60th birthday. The owner's even had a happy birthday balloon waiting for us when we arrived! The house had the perfect set up for our family - we enjoyed the upper deck and grilled out, had bonfires on the middle deck area and spent lots of time on the lower deck and dock. The dock area was perfect for fishing. The house had everything we needed and we really appreciated the window air-conditioners in each room. Overall a great stay and we would love to come back again!

  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your positive review of our cottage on Crooked Lake. We strive to provide a comfortable and relaxing home away from home. I'm so glad that you enjoyed your stay and had a great time celebrating a birthday. Hope to see you again and maybe you can stay longer!! Lois Aumaugher, Owner Crooked Lake Cottage
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Girls Weekend

  • 5 of 5

Perfect getaway for our girls weekend. The cabin was spacious, clean and provided all of the small things. The renters were very welcoming and accommodating. We loved the fact that we could jump right into the water from the dock or even admire it from the back deck. Beautiful view and cozy stay. We will definitely be back!

  • Submitted: Jun 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

My family and I really enjoyed our stay in the Crooked Lake Cottage. My son from the time he got up to the time he went to bed was at the dock fishing. My husband brought his fishing boat and our kids caught fish every day. My daughter caught the biggest pike( bigger than the boys)! Lois and Hank are very nice and welcoming. The cottage is very clean and spacious. I would definitely recommend staying at this Lakefront cottage.

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your positive review of our cottage on Crooked Lake. I am thrilled to learn that your daughter caught the biggest fish!! It was a pleasure meeting the entire family and I hope that you will consider our cottage on Crooked Lake in your upcoming travel plans. The fish are waiting!! Hank and Lois Aumaugher Owners
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Nearest Airport
75 Miles
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Lakeside Bar and Grill
Nearest Golf
8.2 Miles
Eagle Glen Golf Course
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Lakeside Bar and Grill
Car: necessary
Other Activities:

Top Thing to do in City:

* Fishing.

* Kayaking.

* Skiing.

* Jet Ski.

* Swimming.

Top Thing to do in Budget:

* Movies in Clare.

* Garage Sales.

* Picnics.

* Bike Rides.

* Nature Walks.

Top Thing to do in Family:

* Movies in Clare.

* Swimming.

* Hiking.

* Biking.

* Nature Walks.

A few of the great activities available are water sports, fishing, hunting and fall hiking color tours. The

Pere Marquette bike and hiking trail is nearby. Golf courses are within a short distance. The lakefront

swimming area has a gradual drop off. Fishing includes Bluegills, Perch, Rock Bass, Crappie and

Largemouth Bass. There is a free public boat launch approximately one mile away to launch your

boat, pontoon or jet ski. For your Mid-Michigan shopping experience and other activities, you only need

go to Clare, Houghton Lake, Cadillac or Mt. Pleasant, Soaring Eagle Casino, all approximately 15 minutes

to 35 minutes away. Want to hunt Northern Michigan whitetail deer, turkey and other small game? The

Au Sable State Forest and Pere Marquette State Forest are only minutes away.


Rates & Availability

Lake House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
May 26 2017 - Oct 27 2017
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $150

Nightly Rate: $130-$150

Weekly Rate: $910.00
Security Deposit of $150.00

Monthly Rate: $3,000.00

Season: May through October

Weekends (Friday 4:00 pm to Sunday 4:00 pm) $450

Weekly rate (Friday 4:00 pm to following Friday Check out 12:00 NOON) $875

50% deposit to hold reservation. Balance due plus $150 security deposit 60 days prior to check in

Security deposit refunded within one week of check out pending a favorable property inspection.


Owner's Cancellation Policy

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