Fortune Ridge Crystal Falls

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Fortune Ridge(Crystal Falls, Mi): Sleeps 10, swimming on property, pet-friendly, Lakefront (Second Lake)

Pets Welcome







Fortune Ridge

BEDROOMS: 4 plus loft
*LAKEFRONT (Second Lake)
*Property can be challenging to find. Before you depart, please download the on-X app. In your arrival instructions, we provide driving instructions plus a link to the exact property location.

This stunning home captures both the eye and heart from the moment you arrive. In an idyllic southwestern Upper Peninsula location, facing Second in the chain of Fortune Lakes, with the privacy of a spacious deck and captivating windows.


Air Conditioning: While there is not central air here, there are fans

ATV's: Not directly on property, but there are trails nearby. 

Animals: You will most likely see wild turkey, deer, and an occasional bear may be seen at a distance.

                     Main Floor- Full bathroom attached to Master bedroom( features a claw foot soaker tub, shower,
                                        2 sinks, and a toilet)
                     Main Floor-1/2 Bath near entryway(toilet, sink)
                     Lower Level- Full Bathroom( shower, sink, toilet)
                     Upper Level- Full Bathroom(shower, sink, toilet)
Beach/Swimming: Yes! You can jump in the water from the dock, or ease in down the steps.

Bedroom Configurations:
                   Main Floor: Master Bedroom w/attached full bathroom- 1 King
                   Lower Level:    Bedroom 1- Twin Bunkbed
                                           Bedroom 2- Queen
                   Upstairs- 1 Queen
                   Loft- 2 twins
Boats: 1 single person kayak + 2 person canoe are available for guest use (Available Memorial thru Labor Day)

Boat Launch: Public boat launch at State Park on Fortune Lake #1 about 1.5 miles away.  Then you are welcome to tie it off at the private dock

Bugs: Seasonally flies and gnats

Cable/Satellite TV: DirecTV in the family room and the lower level tv
Cell Phone Service: Can be spotty at times. If at the property, WIFI calling is recommended


Coffee Maker: 14 cup drip (filters provided), single cup Keurig and k-cups 

 Mackinac Bridge: 4 hours (225 miles)
                   * Pictured Rocks:  3 hours (145 miles)
                   * Porcupine Mtns: 1 hour 59 mins (109 miles)
                   * Marquette: 1 hour 30 mins (86 miles)
                   * Houghton: 1 hour 18 min( 76 miles)
                   * Ishpeming: 1 hour 15 mins (72 miles)
                   * Bond Falls: 1 hour (55 miles)
                   * Iron Mountain: 48 min (43 miles)                     
Dock: Yes there is a dock available for your use.


Drinking Water: Well- water(drinkable)


Drugs/Smoking/Fireworks: Freshwater does not permit illegal drugs of any kind on the property. Due to the location of the properties, smoking is strongly discouraged around the home and strictly prohibited in the home. Fireworks are prohibited at a Freshwater location for the safety of all persons in and around the property, even if it is legal in that city.

                Main Floor-Gas fireplace
                Lower Level- Gas fireplace

Fire-pit: Wood-burning portable firepit (located under deck)  Please roll out to the clearing to use.

Fishing: Pretty good fishing here! Large and Small Mouth Bass, Sunfish, and some Walleye

Fishing License:  A license is required in order to fish in Michigan.

Fishing Poles: Please bring your own.

Golf: Young's Golf Recreation (11 miles)

Grill: Propane and a charcoal grill are available for use. (Please bring your own charcoa.l)

Grocery Store: Crystal Fresh Market (4.3 miles)

Heat: Yes, propane forced air

Hunting: We do not allow hunting on the property itself.

Internet: Starlink.   Speeds suited for working from this location.

Linens: Yes, we provide your linens and bath towels. Just like a hotel, the beds will be made for you upon arrival. 

Parking: Ample parking for 6 cars and a few trailers.

Pets:  You are welcome to bring up to 2 dogs! Freshwater Vacation Rentals currently charges $75/per dog, for your entire stay. We ask that you please clean up after your dog both inside and outside the cabin. Plus, if you allow your fur babies on the furniture, we do ask that you please bring your own linens/blankets for them to sleep on.  Just let us know which bed you will be using with them, and we’ll make sure it is ready for your sheets when you arrive. Plus, if the pet hair starts to build, we do ask that you please run the vacuum. Generally, dogs love the water and places to explore. Pet food does tend to attract mice, so we appreciate your vigilance.

Privacy: Although the cottage is partially secluded, there are neighbors in area.

Snowmobiles: A person (resident and nonresident) that operates a snowmobile in Michigan is required to purchase a snowmobile trail permit. The trail permit enables snowmobilers to ride state-designated trails and thousands more miles of public roads and on public lands (where authorized). It is valid for one year, which begins Oct. 1 and ends Sept. 30 of the following year. State-designated trails are open Dec. 1-March 31.  Grooming occurs when there is enough snow on the ground.

             Main Family room- 42" with DirecTV
             Lower Level- 50" with DirecTV and streaming capability
             Loft- 50 " streaming capability

Towels: Please bring beach towels with you! All bath and kitchen towels will be provided during your stay.

Washer and Dryer: Yes, laundry detergent is provided

Wood: Please bring your own wood for the firepit. You can easily pick wood up from the gas station or purchase along the roadside on your way in. 


Property/Indoor Amenities
  • Acreage
  • Animal Statues (taxidermy)
  • Basic Paper Products (Paper Towel & TP)
  • Beach Towels
  • Blankets
  • Blow Dryer
  • Board Games
  • Books
  • Box Fans
  • Cable- Satellite TV
  • Carbon Monoxide Detector
  • Ceiling fans
  • Fireplace- Gas
  • Heat - Forced Air Furnace
  • Internet/ WiFi
  • Iron & Ironing board
  • Linens & Towels included
  • Log Cabin
  • Oscillating Fans
  • Pets allowed
  • Screened-in porch
  • Smart TV w/ streaming
  • Smoke Detectors
  • Vacuum
  • Washer & dryer
  • Washer & Dryer (plus Detergent and Dryer Sheets)
Kitchen Amenities
  • Antibacterial Hand-Sanitizer
  • Baking Flour and Sugar
  • Blender
  • Cleaning Supplies
  • Coffee maker
  • Coffee Makers: Drip and Keurig (some K-cups provided)
  • Cooking and Baking Pans
  • Crockpot
  • Dishwasher
  • Hand Mixer
  • Ice maker
  • Keurig--some K-cups provided
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Soaps (Hand & Dish Soap)
  • Standard Kitchenware & Utensils
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Toaster Oven
Outdoor Amenities
  • Beach Toys
  • Canoe or Kayak included
  • Deck/Patio
  • Fire Pit
  • Good Fishing
  • Grill-Charcoal
  • Grill-Propane
  • Kayak Included
  • Lawn Games
  • Patio Chairs
  • Swimming on Property
  • Walkway to Lake-Private Beach
Special Features
  • Large Individual Rentals

Season Period Min.Stay Nightly Weekly
January - December 2024 01/01/2024 - 12/31/2024 2 $399.00
January - December 2025 01/01/2025 - 12/31/2025 2 $399.00


July 2023 visit
Terrific place with lots of room on a special lake. Everything was in great condition and clean. Had a nice time kayaking and canoeing thru the chain of lakes. There is a bald eagles nest with parents and a couple of fledglings on the 4th lake.. Look forward to another visit.


Thank you for sharing such a wonderful review of your stay, David! It sounds like you had such a beautiful time taking in the nature of the area, and having a chance to paddle through the lakes! I'm glad to know you found the home to be clean and in good shape as well! Hopefully we will have a chance to have you back next time you're in the area!
Jul 2023
5 stars
Beautiful well kept home. Large enough for the 10 of us. We used the grill, the fire pit, the canoe and the kayak. The covered porch was a wonderful place for our 2 year old granddaughter to blow bubbles. We would of liked a full size crib for her but managed without. We all agreed we would come back.

Mary Kay, we love the image of your granddaughter blowing bubbles on the covered porch!  Now that's a great summertime activity.  We're glad that the cottage worked well for the 10 of you, and we appreciate your feedback.  We do hope that you come back again!
Mary Kay
Jun 2023
Great facility
Well stocked and outfitted with the conveniences of home. With the cold weather we stayed inside most of the time. Plenty of room to spread out and the Wi-Fi was quick so we plugged the laptop into the TV and watched what we would at home when we weren't playing cards or making food in that big kitchen. Love that island. Lake was frozen and serene. Nice to have laundry on site Grill could use a cleaning but that was so minimal. Four toilets and four bedrooms that close helped a lot for napping and privacy. Will go again. Booking our trip for next year.


Tim, thank you for this lovely review.  When a property is comfortable, even in cold weather, you know you have found a great one!  We're so glad that you are already booking for next year, and we look forward to your return.
Apr 2023

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