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Serendipity House: Four-Season Lodging at the Water's Edge

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With its connecting suites, Serendipity is great for wedding parties.

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Last updated: 07/09/2014
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  • Minimum stay:1-2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Frankfort lodge description

Located in Frankfort, Michigan, on the Lake Michigan coast, Serendipity House offers four-season lodging in five suites at the water's edge.

This relaxing and charming home is the perfect place to get-a-way! Pack your beach gear and turn right to enjoy Lake Michigan's beaches and spectacular sunsets. Cross the street to bike the 22-mile Betsie Trail. Or turn left to enjoy downtown Frankfort's unique shops and restaurants, or enjoy a first-run film in the recently restored Garden Theatre. Then come back for fall colors, winter skiing, and spring awakenings.

With five suites, we're especially well-suited for wedding parties, family reunions or for sharing vacations with friends; and we're pet-friendly!

We offer a big front porch for relaxation and for viewing the passing parade on the way to the beach; and we provide a picnic table at the rear of the property, as well as a fire pit and comfortable chairs, and a bike rack.

This listing features the Manitou, a 4-room suite that sleeps 4 guests with a private bedroom, plus living room, dining room and kitchen, and a full bath.

If the Manitou is booked on your chosen dates, please check the calendars for the Betsie (HomeAway #195186); Nannybird (HomeAway #186194); Lakeview (HomeAway #188035); or Sandune (HomeAway #185719).

Property Type

  • Lodge
  • 2800 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Onsite Services

              • Housekeeper Included

              Suitability

              • Non Smoking Only
              • Long-Term Renters Welcome
              • Suitable For Elderly Or Infirm
              • Children Welcome
              • Pets Considered:

                We are pet-friendly throughout the house....moreless

              • Limited Accessibility

              Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4

              • Manitou: 1 queen, 1 baby crib

                sleeps 2...moreless

              • Manitou: 1 sleep sofa /futon

                sleeps 2...moreless

              • The Manitou Suite has a private bedroom and a living room with a queen-sized fold-out. One or two more guests may be accommodated for an extra charge. Perfect for the family get-a-way or reunion experience....moreless

              Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

              Entertainment

              • DVD Player
              • Books
              • Video Library
              • Television
              • Satellite / Cable
              • VCR
              • Radio
              • CD Player

              Theme

              • Romantic
              • Sports & Activities
              • Tourist Attractions
              • Family
              • Away From It All

              Attractions

              • Autumn Foliage
              • Bay/Sound
              • Churches
              • Cinemas
              • Forests
              • Library
              • Marina
              • Museums
              • Playground
              • Live Theater
              • Coin Laundry
              • Restaurants
              • Winery Tours

              Leisure Activities

              • Boating
              • Miniature Golf
              • Shopping
              • Wildlife Viewing
              • Antiquing
              • Walking
              • Horseback Riding
              • Scenic Drives
              • Paddle Boating
              • Gambling Casinos
              • Sight Seeing
              • Sledding
              • Beachcombing
              • Bird Watching
              • Eco Tourism

              local services and businesses

              • Groceries
              • Hospital
              • Laundromat
              • Babysitter
              • Massage Therapist
              • Medical Services
              • ATM/Bank
              • Fitness Center

              Location Type

              • Beach View
              • Lake View
              • Water View
              • Beach
              • Downtown

              sports and adventure activities

              • Surfing
              • Snorkeling/Diving
              • Ice Skating
              • Cross Country Skiing
              • Kayaking
              • Snowboarding
              • Snowmobiling
              • Pier Fishing
              • Snorkeling
              • Sound/Bay Fishing
              • Golf Privileges Optional
              • Ski Lift Privileges
              • Ski Privileges Optional
              • Hiking
              • Hunting Small Game
              • Jet Skiing
              • Fly Fishing
              • Freshwater Fishing
              • Swimming
              • Tennis
              • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
              • Hunting
              • Sailing
              • Cycling
              • Fishing
              • Skiing
              • Golf
              • Wind-Surfing
              • Water Skiing
              • Mountain Biking
              • Paragliding
              • Roller Blading

              catering options

                  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

                  Dining

                  • Dining Area
                  • Child's Highchair
                  • Dining Room
                  • Dining:

                    The Dining Room is open to the kitchen to make entertaining easier....moreless

                  • Seating for 6 people

                  forms of payment

                      • Accept Credit Card

                      General

                      • Wireless Internet
                      • Parking Off Street
                      • Parking On Street
                      • Sofa Bed
                      • Living Room
                      • Iron & Board
                      • Hair Dryer
                      • Parking
                      • Air Conditioning
                      • Heating
                      • Linens Provided
                      • Alarm Clock
                      • Bottled Water
                      • Ceiling Fans
                      • Paper Towels
                      • Local Restaurant Guide
                      • Shampoo
                      • Basic Soaps
                      • Toilet Paper
                      • Internet
                      • Towels Provided

                      house cleaning

                          • Housekeeper Included

                          Kitchen

                          • Coffee Maker
                          • Toaster
                          • Dishes & Utensils
                          • Stove
                          • Kitchen:

                            The Manitou Suite has a full kitchen with adjoining dining room. Plenty of room to entertain....moreless

                          • Cooking Utensils
                          • Pantry Items
                          • Stove
                          • Refrigerator
                          • Oven
                          • Microwave

                          Outside

                          • Beach Chairs
                          • Beach Towels
                          • Bicycles
                          • Deck / Patio:

                            The Manitou Suite has its own porch looking toward the east, as well as a spacious front porch looking out onto Main Street and the passing parade....moreless

                          • Outdoor Grill
                          • Unscreened Porch / Veranda

                          Payment Type

                          • Amex
                          • Visa
                          • Mastercard
                           

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                          Rental basis: Per property
                          Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                          HIGH 2014
                          Jun 15 - Sep 1, 2014
                          2 night min stay
                          $189 $209
                          Fri, Sat, Sun
                          $1,325
                          MID-2 2014
                          Sep 2 - Oct 31, 2014
                          1 night min stay
                          $139 $159
                          Fri, Sat
                          $975
                          LOW-2 2014
                          Nov 1 - Dec 31, 2014
                          1 night min stay
                          $99 $119
                          Fri, Sat
                          $695

                          Additional information about rental rates

                          Fees:

                          • Tax Rate 6%

                          Notes:

                          LOW-1 2014/Weeknight: Jan 1-Apr 30, $99

                          LOW 1/Weekend night: Jan 1-Apr 30, $119

                          MID-1/Weeknight: May 1-Jun 14, $139

                          MID-1/Weekend night: May 1-June 14, $159

                          HIGH 2014/Weeknight: Jun 15-Sep 1, $189

                          HIGH/Weekend night: Jun 15-Sep 1, 209

                          MID-2/Weeknight: Sep 2-Oct 31, $139

                          MID-2/Weekend night: Sep 2-Oct 31, $159

                          LOW-2/Weeknight: Jan 1-Apr 30, $99

                          LOW 1/Weekend night: Jan 1-Apr 30, $119

                          A deposit of one-third the total required to reserve the suite with the balance due 30 days before arrival. Where the reservation is made within 30 days, full payment is due upon booking.


                          This owner accepts: Credit cards.
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                          Calendar

                          Last updated: 07/09/2014
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                          Location

                          35 Miles
                          Nearest Airport
                          Cherry Capital Airport
                          80 Miles
                          Nearest Ferry
                          Ludington
                          1 Miles
                          Nearest Motorway
                          M-22
                          0.1 Miles
                          Nearest Beach
                          Lake Michigan Public Beach
                          0.1 Miles
                          Nearest Barpub
                          Villa Marine
                          15 Miles
                          Nearest Ski
                          Crystal Mountain Resort
                          10 Miles
                          Nearest Golf
                          Champion Golf Course
                          0.2 Miles
                          Nearest Restaurant
                          Betsie Bay Inn

                          Car: Not Necessary

                          Located in Benzie County on Michigan's Northwest Coast, historic Frankfort was noteworthy in the 1800s as a lumber, shipping and railroad town, as well as a summer getaway for families.

                          Today, it continues to be a popular destination for vacationers and has acquired a reputation for great fishing and as an outdoor person's dream with hiking and bike trails, as well as swimming, sightseeing, fall color touring, and winter sports.

                          Sleeping Bear Sand Dunes National Park; Michigan's extensive trail systems; and the Interlochen Academy, home to music and cultural festivals, add to a rich palate of activities.

                          Other Activities: Local tours of attractions.

                           

                          Owner info

                          Year Purchased: 2007

                          About the owner: The Bannisters got into innkeeping accidentally, when Tim's stepfather surprised his mother with the purchase of a resort in nearby Arcadia with a motel and 12 cottages. It was a long, colorful and rocky road until the resort was sold off in 2007, but Tim learned a great deal as an innkeeper and decided to build off that experience.

                          Why the Owner Chose Frankfort:
                          Pierside Lodging had been a bed-and-breakfast that had closed some 4 years before Tim purchased the property and renamed it 'Serendipity House.' Built in 1890, the house has always served as an inn, going back to hosting the workers who built the nearby Frankfort Pier.

                          The Unique Benefits at this Lodge:
                          Today, Serendipity House is a one-of-a-kind inn configured for vacationers who value a unique experience that includes their accommodations. Situated on Main Street a block from Lake Michigan and adjacent to Frankfort's charming downtown district, the inn recalls earlier times when residents would exchange greetings from their front porches. Serendipity has the front porch, as well as updated living space with all the amenities for those vacationers who enjoy something unique.


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                          • With its connecting suites, Serendipity is great for wedding parties.

                            With its connecting suites, Serendipity is great for wedding parties.

                          • Serendipity House: Four-season lodging at the water's edge.

                            Serendipity House: Four-season lodging at the water's edge.

                          • Serendipity House all dressed up for the July 4th parade.

                            Serendipity House all dressed up for the July 4th parade.

                          • The Manitou living room features comfortable chairs, plus a queen sofa bed.

                            The Manitou living room features comfortable chairs, plus a queen sofa bed.

                          • Manitou's bedroom off the living room is private and quiet.

                            Manitou's bedroom off the living room is private and quiet.

                          • The annual July 4 parade heading down Main Street.

                            The annual July 4 parade heading down Main Street.

                          • The passing parade...Even a Prowler enjoys a holiday!

                            The passing parade...Even a Prowler enjoys a holiday!

                          • Manitou's spacious living room flows into a spacious dining area.

                            Manitou's spacious living room flows into a spacious dining area.

                          • Weddings? You bet! And we work well for family reunions, too.

                            Weddings? You bet! And we work well for family reunions, too.

                          • Climbing nearby Sleeping Bear Dunes is a must-do.

                            Climbing nearby Sleeping Bear Dunes is a must-do.

                          • Cross-country skiing and downhill skiing abound.

                            Cross-country skiing and downhill skiing abound.

                          • We offer 5 suites year 'round with varying accommodations and rates.

                            We offer 5 suites year 'round with varying accommodations and rates.

                          • Just across the street is the beautiful Betsie Bay.

                            Just across the street is the beautiful Betsie Bay.

                          • A front porch, a summer day and a good book doth a vacation make.

                            A front porch, a summer day and a good book doth a vacation make.

                          • Like to cook on vacation? Manitou has the best kitchen in the house.

                            Like to cook on vacation? Manitou has the best kitchen in the house.

                          • Manitou's bathroom is light and airy with both shower and bath.

                            Manitou's bathroom is light and airy with both shower and bath.

                          • The passing parade...with great views from Serendipity's porch.

                            The passing parade...with great views from Serendipity's porch.

                          • The front hall foyer leads into the Manitou Suite's living room.

                            The front hall foyer leads into the Manitou Suite's living room.

                          • The Manitou Suite's living room offers lots of room to spread out.

                            The Manitou Suite's living room offers lots of room to spread out.

                          • Not only beautiful sunsets, but great fishing off Frankfort Pier!

                            Not only beautiful sunsets, but great fishing off Frankfort Pier!

                          • Come back for the fall colors and our annual fall festival.

                            Come back for the fall colors and our annual fall festival.

                          $99 - $209 per night (USD)
                          2

                          2 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
                          Sleeps 4

                          View calendar: Updated 07/09/14
                          Minimum stay: 1-2 nights
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