La Belle Maison

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Charmingly unique and family-friendly property on the west end of Crystal Lake in the heart of northwest Michigan’s vacation wonderland. Three bedrooms in the main house with 2.5 baths, plus an immaculate studio apartment that will sleep four over the detached two-car garage. Sweeping views of Crystal Lake and a large deck for outdoor dining overlooks stunning sunsets. Beautifully appointed and artfully crafted with lots of family fun on the sandy beach, a fire pit for roasting marshmallows and taking in the Northern Lights, swimming, and more. Minutes from Lake Michigan’s National Lakeshore and the tourist-friendly towns of Frankfort, Empire, and Beulah.

Square Footage: Approximately 1800
Frontage: 100′ direct, private frontage with a rocky shoreline. Small seawall with sandy beach area. Docks run past the rocky lake bottom to sandier areas for swimming. Apartment above the garage is across M-22 from the main house/lake frontage.

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Home Features

3 bedrooms, 2.5 bathroom PLUS apartment w/1 full bath across the street
Fully-equipped kitchen in main house (coffee-maker, microwave, dishwasher, gas stove/oven, full fridge with ice-maker, toaster)
Kitchenette in apartment across the street
Washer & dryer, window fan in every bedroom
Basic cable TV in family room/den
Wood stove
Deck with 1 lounge chair and rectangular table with 6 chairs
Outdoor hose available
Charcoal BBQ grill
Private, permanent fire pit on deck
2 private docks: 80’, 40’ with ladder
NOTE: Boats are not to be tied to the dock except for loading/unloading passengers.

Sleeps 10-12 MAX with 2 queens, 2 fulls, 2 twins, and 1 sleeper sofa.

Bedroom #1: 1 queen (main level) Private lakeside deck access.
Bedroom #2: 2 twins (upstairs)
Bedroom #3: 1 full (upstairs)
Living area has sleeper sofa.
Apartment Bedroom #4: 1 full (upstairs)
Apartment has queen-sized bed in living area. There is a tiny balcony with a view coming off of the living area as well.
Bathroom #1: large walk-in shower (main floor) - wheel-chair friendly with waterfall and hand-held fixtures.
Bathroom #2: shower/tub combination (upstairs)
Bathroom #3: half bath (main floor)
Apartment Bathroom #4: shower/tub combination (upstairs)

Dining: 6 at dining table and 2 at bar.
Parking: 3 in private driveway, 2 on street. There is room for a boat trailer.

PROVIDED: Starter toilet paper, paper towels, trash bags, dish soap, dishwasher soap, and bath soap. Blankets and pillows.
NOT PROVIDED: Sheets, towels, kitchen linens, beach towels, standard coffee filters, charcoal, and firewood.
Check-in time is 4 p.m.
Check-out time is 10 a.m.
Pets are not allowed at this cottage, but this home is not pet-free.
No steps up to home, but some to apartment. Handicap doorways and wheel-chair friendly shower available.
*This home is currently listed for sale. Please see Important Policies page for more details.
*This information is true and complete to the best of our knowledge.

Rates & Fees

November 1 - March 31$495.00/night$3300.00/week
*3-night minimum stay requirement for above dates. *
*Winter rentals will NOT include the apartment.*
*Owner approval may be required for Winter rentals.*
April 1 -
June 15
*2-night min. stay requirement for above dates, EXCEPT for Memorial Day weekend which requires a 3-night min.*
*Owner approval may be required for Off-Season rentals.*
Prime Summer
June 16 -
August 17
*Saturday to Saturday ONLY for above dates.*
August 18-September 2$600.00/night$4000.00/week
*2-night minimum stay requirement for above dates.*
September 3 - October 31$475.00/night$3200.00/week
*2-night minimum stay requirement for above dates. *
*Owner approval may be required for Off-Season rentals.*
Michigan Sales Tax: 6%
Benzie County Room Assessment Fee: 2%
Departure Fee: $200.00

Rates and availability are subject to change without notice. Contact NRM to confirm available dates and pricing.

Availability Calendar Key:
Red dates = Reserved, Yellow dates = Tentative

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