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Lovely Cottage on Crooked Lake in Clare County


Property Details

Updated: Aug 22, 2016
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!

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  • Sleeps 8
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms

Recent Review

About the Owner

Speaks: english

8 Reviews

based on 8 traveler reviews


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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OK, had a good time.....please read

  • 3 of 5

Property was clean, and well kept, no issues there. The only reason why I gave it (3/5) stars was the A/C, or lack of...... OK, I understand that this is a lake house, and you "should" be spending time outside on one of the decks (very nice buy the way), but after a day outside or on the lake, it is nice to walk into a cool house. Each bedroom has an A/C unit.....(from the 80's) that did a lack-luster job and sounded like a gravel crusher. The owners left instructions to shut off during the day, witch we did, however, would have been nice to come home to a somewhat cool house. And for the price per night, I expected working A/C.... Again, my rating, for some A/C is not a deal breaker, then I say stay here, however, if I wanted to try to sleep in the humidity and heat, I would have just used a tent.

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Bill, I'm sorry to hear that you time spent at our lake front cottage was not as you hoped. I always tell my guests to let me know if they need anything or if there are any problems. I wish you would have felt comfortable informing me that the master bedroom air conditioner was acting up. We check all appliances prior to opening up for the season and we did have to replace the air conditioner in the twin bed room with a brand new unit. The other bedroom's air conditioner is only a couple of years old. Due to your report of the master bedroom's AC being loud, we have purchased a brand new air conditioner and it has been installed. I'm glad that this issue has been brought to my attention so that it could be resolved. Thank you for choosing our cottage for your vacation. Best Regards, Lois
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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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A great place for the whole family.

  • 5 of 5

Our whole family stayed at this lovely cottage for a week. Do to the wonderful owners we had a great stay. The place was clean and comfortable and had all the amenities you need to have a lovely time. The dock was a little wobbly but were able to bring our pontoon and speed boat. We saw 2 bald eagles on the lake during our stay. We enjoyed boating, tubing, campfires, swimming, BBQing and relaxing on the lake. We had several friends come for the during the week and the owners were okay with them coming. We had a birthday party one of the days with several extra people and had a lovely time. Overall, it was a great time for everyone. The owners are great people. I would recommend this cute little cottage to anyone who wants to have a great vacation with the whole family.

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your high praise of our cottage on Crooked Lake. We've addressed the issue with the dock. The lake bottom shifts and moves over the course of the season and hopefully, the dock now feels more secure. Your family was a delight and we are looking forward to seeing you again next summer. Hank and Lois Aumaugher
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Activity and Interests

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.


Rental rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
May 28 2016 - Oct 29 2016
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $150

Nightly Rate: $150

Weekly Rate: $900.00
Security Deposit of $150.00

Monthly Rate: $3500 - $4200

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.


Deposit of $525.00 due when reservation is made. Remaining amount of $525.00 due 60 days prior to check in.

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Property Type

  • house


  • Adventure
  • Family


  • pets not allowed

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • golf


  • Bathroom 1
  • Bathroom 2


  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3


  • 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.

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