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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 an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 25, 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 1 - 1 king , This is the master bedroom with a full bath ensuite.
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
  • 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 -
(17 traveler reviews)

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Lovely Cottage on Crooked Lake in Clare County
average rating of 5.0 based on 17 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: June 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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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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Loved it!!

  • 5 of 5

We had a bachelorette party at the cottage for a weekend and absolutely loved it! We would definitely go back again. Everything we wanted and more! :)

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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beautiful lake house

  • 5 of 5

Everything you could hope for! Super clean!

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Sally for your kind words. It was a pleasure meeting you and your family. Come back and see us again!
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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

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.