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Lovely Cottage on Crooked Lake in Clare County

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,200 sq ft
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 king bed. Second bedroom has a double and the third is furnished with a Queen bed. 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 (propane included.) A smaller deck is down by the water to relax and watch the boats go by. We have a dock if you would like to bring a boat! A paddleboat is available for renter's use. There is also a middle deck with fire pit (wood included) to wind down after a busy day on the water. In the evening, enjoy gorgeous sunsets. We have an assortment of bikes for our guests to use to explore the surrounding trails. The cottage is located 10 miles from Clare, the gateway to the North! In Clare, you will find several businesses that you can enjoy on a drive through the Amish countryside. Clare also has a theater with current movies being shown on Tuesday through Sunday at 7 PM and 9 PM for $5.00 a person! Downtown Clare is home to the original Cops and Donuts Bakery. Besides the delicious donuts, breads and pastries, they also have a restaurant for sandwiches etc., and they also sell souvenirs. In Mt. Pleasant, a 30 minute drive will bring you to the Soaring Eagle Casino. You can try your luck there and enjoy a fantastic meal or take in the Soaring Eagle Indoor Water Park. We have several golf courses in the area also. Snow Snake Zip Line in Harrison is approximately 30 minutes to the North of the cottage if you are feeling adventurous. Reservations are required. Right on Crooked Lake is a spot where you can rent a pontoon or kayaks. The Lakeside Bar and Grill and the Lake Restaurant can be found here in Lake for a meal out and last year The Whistle Stop opened for business serving broasted chicken, hot dogs, hamburgers and ice cream! Whatever you plan to do on your vacation, your time spent on Crooked Lake will be memorable!

Henry and Lois Aumaugher
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 19, 2018


Lake House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
  • No burning of candles in the home.
  • 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 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Serves the main house.
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , The Master Bedroom bathroom frequently renovated
  • Towels are furnished by Owner. Also included in the bathroom are hotel size shampoo, conditioner, lotion and bath soap. Starter kit of toilet paper is included and hand soap are also included.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Master bath now has a new stall shower ensuite.
  • 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 units in bedrooms. Kitchen is fully equipped and includes a microwave, coffee maker, toaster, crockpot, electric griddle and blender. TV (no cable/satellite) provided with VCR and DVD player. DVD and Video library. Roof antenna brings in several channels for your viewing pleasure. Linens are provided. Guests must furnish their own beach towels.


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Lovely Cottage on Crooked Lake in Clare County
average rating of 5.0 based on 20 reviews

Super cute

  • 5 of 5

The house was perfect for the weekend of my daughter's graduation. We enjoyed the deck at night and loved we could make our own dinner and play cards our last night there. The hosts were super easy to work with.

  • Submitted: May 11, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Dana so much for taking the time to write such a lovely review. I'm so glad you enjoyed yourself and had this opportunity to share such wonderful memories with your family. Would love to see you in Michigan again when you can stay longer. Lois Aumaugher, Owner
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Great getaway!

  • 5 of 5

Lois & Hank were there to greet us when we got there, they were very accommodating but left us to ourselves unless we had questions. The house was a great size, had everything we needed and the deck was a perfect place to hang out! We loved our stay!

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Erin so your lovely review. You and your friends were a delight and the children always bring a smile to my face. I'm so glad that you enjoyed your visit to Crooked Lake and I hope that you will consider us when you plan your next get-away. Best Regards, Lois Aumaugher, Owner Crooked Lake Cottage
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Perfect place for our family of 6

  • 5 of 5

The cottage and property were just what we were looking for. Clean and tidy, with everything we needed for the week. The lake was beautiful. Sandy bottom for swimming and the perfect spot for catching fish. Lois and Hank were very accomodating and sweet. There when we had a question or needed anything, but left us to our own devices otherwise. Highly recommend for a fun and relaxing get away!

  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind review. It was a delight having your family. We love to see people having fun! Come back and see us sometime! Lois Aumaugher, Owner Crooked Lake Cottage
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Fun Times

  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful cottage! We had three great days of fishing, playing games, grilling, using the fire pit and renting a pontoon. Lois and Hank are so kind and so willing to make your stay as comfortable as possible. We will definitely be going again!!

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We love hearing back from our guests! So glad you had a great time. It was a bit chilly for your Arizona visitors but I'm sure the firepit helped along with the extra blankets! Come back and see us anytime! We enjoyed having you. Hank and Lois
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Peaceful Lakefront Getaway

  • 5 of 5

We had a quick 2-day stay here and wish it could have been longer. The lake view is stunning and really makes the property special. Our favorite parts of the home were the three decks: There is a large deck off the kitchen; a small deck midway between the house and the lake (so perfect! includes a firepit and seating for several people), as well as a small deck by the dock. Our boys (ages 12 and 17) loved the dock and had fun on the paddleboat. We brought a few rafts to float and relax on. We rented a pontoon boat from the nearby Crooked Lake Resort and had a blast. The neighborhood and lake were pretty quiet during our stay, which we liked. So peaceful, yet fun to see a water skier or pontoon boat cruise by every now and then.

The house was very clean and well appointed with nice towels. Kitchen had everything we needed to make our two dinners, including a good bbq grill. Having two bathrooms is great! The only thing that didn't work for us was the twin beds have footboards, so they were too cramped for my 6'1" teenager. I'm sure he could have made do, but as there were only four of us, he slept on the comfy couch and was just as happy. The home has WiFi, which is very nice (my husband was even able to do his Fantasy Football online draft, too, one of the nights!). We enjoyed the board games and cards that were provided.

The owners live right next door and are super friendly. They provide a very helpful information sheet about the local area that we really appreciated. All in all we loved our too-short stay and we hope to return again soon!

Allison, Jim, and boys

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Allison, Jim and boys, Thank you do much for your kind review and for pointing out what you loved about the property (oh that view!) and what could be improved on (twin bed length!). We appreciate our guest's comments and try to make changes when possible to provide a comfortable stay for everyone. The sectional is so comfy and I'm glad your son enjoyed it. Think of us next summer and plan on staying longer. You were excellent guests!! Hank and Lois
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More like a 10

  • 5 of 5

This was our 2nd year here and had an AMAZING weekend. We are already planning for next year. The house is perfect, and Hank and Lois are the BEST.

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Kim, It was so nice seeing you again this summer. We love seeing our guests having a great time. Thanks again for breakfast! ! Looking forward to seeing you all in 2018!! Hank and Lois
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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

Taxes and fees are additional

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

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.