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Updated Old-World Charm in Downtown Frankfort

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Front Porch off of Leelanau Avenue

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Last updated: 12/19/2014
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Frankfort house description

If you enjoy small town sidewalks, tree-lined streets and real neighborhoods then you'll love The Bluehouse. It's comfortable and inviting inside. The interior is updated; yet kept in the comfortable cottage style of the original 1890's home, including fireplace, plank flooring, and French Doors.

Rental arrangements made after April 15 will now include the entire house. The large family room with TV can be opened up to the main bedroom for additional living space. The upstairs has 2 large bedrooms, kitchen & bathroom. It can be open or closed off to the downstairs depending on your needs. Downstairs we have a large Country Kitchen with cooking and service for 8.

The private backyard has a fire ring for evening campfires and a charcoal BBQ for grilling. There is a basketball hop and pad for the kids.
The backyard easily accomodates 3 cars parking single file. There is plenty of room to park a boat trailer if needed. There is also street parking in front along Leelanau Avenue.
Our classic front porch tends to be a sitting and gathering point.

You can walk everywhere if you want to. The house is centrally located and is only 2-3 blocks from the Grocery Store, Ice Cream Shop, Downtown Shopping, Restaurants, Library, Antique Store, Coffee Shop, Bike Trails, Tennis Courts, Fishing Dock.

Eight blocks to Lake Michigan Beach.
Two blocks to the Bay.

Are you looking for a place for a family get-together?
or maybe just a relaxing get-away...
Welcome; and be our guests at The Blue House.


Keywords: Comfortable, Roomy, Open with Lots of Light
Great front porch, large private backyard.

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Property Type

  • House
  • 1850 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Children Welcome
          • Non Smoking Only
          • Pets Not Allowed

          Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11, Beds for 11

          • Upstairs Master Bedroom #1: 1 queen

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          • Upstairs Bedroom #2: 2 twin/ single

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          • Main floor Bedroom #3: 1 queen

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          • Main floor Bedroom/Living room#4 : 2 sleep sofa /futon

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          • Main floor Pass-through: 1 twin/ single

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          • -Upstairs Master Bedroom has Pillow-top Queen bed with shower. Beautiful curved ceilings & windows with view of Leelanau. -Upstairs #2 Bedroom has matching twin / single beds. Great windows with a view. -Main Floor #3 Bedroom has Queen size bed, French doors & Fireplace. Doors can be left closed & locked for privacy or opened for access to living room. -Main Floor #4 Bedroom doubles as the Living room with two fold-out full size beds. This room has open access to the Kitchen in back and the front door. -Main Floor Pass-through / Laundry room has a single bed ...moreless

          Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

          • Bathroom 1 Upstairs : toilet, tub, shower

            UPSTAIRS: Queen Anne Tub & separate Shower in Master Bedroom...moreless

          • Bathroom 2 LOWER FLOOR: toilet, shower

            MAIN FLOOR New walk-n shower. Beautifully hand tiled!...moreless

          Entertainment

          • CD Player
          • DVD Player
          • Satellite / Cable:

            60+ channels on the TV....moreless

          • Television
          • VCR
          • Video Library

          Attractions

          • Churches
          • Cinemas
          • Library
          • Marina
          • Playground
          • Restaurants

          Local Services & Businesses

          • ATM/Bank
          • Fitness Center
          • Groceries
          • Hospital

          Leisure Activities

          • Antiquing
          • Beachcombing
          • Boating
          • Eco Tourism
          • Miniature Golf
          • Photography
          • Scenic Drives
          • Shopping
          • Sight Seeing
          • Sledding
          • Walking
          • Wildlife Viewing

          Location Type

              • Downtown:

                The Blue House is located just 4 walkable blocks to the town center; 2 blocks to the bayside park & city marina; 8 blocks to Lake Michigan public Beach....moreless

              Sports & Adventure Activities

              • Basketball Court
              • Cross Country Skiing
              • Cycling
              • Fishing
              • Fly Fishing
              • Freshwater Fishing
              • Golf
              • Hiking
              • Hunting
              • Kayaking
              • Parasailing
              • Pier Fishing
              • Sailing
              • Skiing
              • Snorkeling/Diving
              • Snowboarding
              • Snowmobiling
              • Sound/Bay Fishing
              • Surfing
              • Swimming
              • Tennis
              • Wind-Surfing

              Dining

              • Dining:

                Large country kitchen on the main floor. looks out onto the back yard patio....moreless

              • Dining Area
              • Seating for 6 people

              General

              • Clothes Dryer
              • Fireplace
              • Internet:

                The house has a wifi connection....moreless

              • Linens Provided
              • Parking:

                Streetside parking on Leelanau Ave. back yard has room for 2 or three cars (single file please) Boats & trailers welcome....moreless

              • Parking Off Street
              • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

                Yes you can! Long private backyard driveway allows for a boat trailer and room for a couple cars....moreless

              • Towels Provided
              • Washing Machine:

                Top loading Washer & Dyer on First Floor....moreless

              • Wireless Internet
              • Wood Fireplace

              Kitchen

              • Coffee Maker
              • Cooking Utensils
              • Dishes & Utensils
              • Freezer
              • Kitchen:

                First Floor main kitchen has full service & settings for 10. Upstairs has small furnished kitchenette with seating for 3....moreless

              • Microwave:

                2...moreless

              Outside

              • Deck / Patio:

                Backyard has new (2012) deck/landing with classy Brick Paver Patio ...moreless

              • Outdoor Grill
               

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              Rental basis: Per property
              Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
              spring
              May 2 - Jun 12, 2015
              7 night min stay

              $1,000
              mid summer
              Jun 13 - Aug 28, 2015
              7 night min stay

              $1,600
              pre labor day week
              Aug 29 - Sep 3, 2015
              6 night min stay

              $1,250
              flat fee
              labor day weekend
              Sep 4 - Sep 7, 2015
              4 night min stay

              $1,000
              flat fee
              post labor day week
              Sep 8 - Sep 11, 2015
              4 night min stay

              $500
              flat fee
              autumn
              Sep 12 - Oct 31, 2015
              7 night min stay

              $850

              Additional information about rental rates

              Fees:

              • Refundable Damage Deposit $300
              • Taxes Not included

              Notes:

              To register, please state your dates of stay and number of people in party to register.

              We will send you you a simple 2 page 'Agreement Form' that details how we work and what you can expect upon arrival.

              A refundable $300 Reservation fee/ Damage deposit will hold your dates. We require 1/2 the rental fee within 90 days of check-in and the balance is due 60 days prior to your check-in date.


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              Calendar

              Last updated: 12/19/2014
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              22 Today
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              Location

              Car: Not Necessary

              We have a small 10'x10' basketballpad & hoop for the kids. The city park is 2-blocks North and has

              basketball and tennis courts. The house is 2 blocks North of the public boat launch and town grocery store.

              It is a very convenient location.

               

              Owner info

              Year Purchased: 2001

              About the owner: I grew up downstate and our family vacationed in this area. The pristine beauty of the Sleeping Bear Sand Dunes, Lake Michigan Beaches, and the rolling hills of the open countryside captivated me from an early age. Out of all the little towns along the coastline, Frankfort is is the place that I kept coming back to. It's a little like stepping back in time; life seems more simple here. I found the house in 2001 and bought it as a long-term investment. We've put some 'elbow grease' into it and made improvements since then. It has been a lot of fun and the kids have made some happy memories here; fishing off the pier, canoeing the Betsie River, enjoying the house as a winter getaway. We hope that you will enjoy your stay here.

              Why the Owner Chose Frankfort:
              There is so much to see and do in this part of the state! It is a great location to explore from. Traverse City and Manistee are a 45 minute drive. The Sleeping Bear Sand Dune National Park begins just outside of town. Herring Lakes and 'Watervale' are to the south and the Leelanau Peninsula is to the north. Also there is something special about the Betsie River flowing into the Bay and then out to Lake Michigan.

              The Unique Benefits at this House:
              Sunsets on the pier. exploring the dunes, out of the way beaches & incredible golf courses and Crystal Mountain Ski Resort are only a few minutes away. You can walk only 2-3 blocks to the Boat Launch, Fishing Dock, Grocery Store, Ice Cream Shop, Antique store, Downtown Shopping, Library, Tennis Courts, Bike Trails, Coffee Shop and Night Life. The Frankfort Beach is 8- blocks away.


              Contact us

              Speaks: english

               

              Photos

              • Front Porch off of Leelanau Avenue

                Front Porch off of Leelanau Avenue

              • Fireplace in Main Bedroom

                Fireplace in Main Bedroom

              • Living room

                Living room

              VRBO #292141

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              This listing was first published here in 2010.

              Date last modified - Sunday, December 21, 2014

              $850 - $1,600 per week (USD)
              5

              3 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
              Sleeps 11

              View calendar: Updated 12/19/14
              Minimum stay: 7 nights
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              Member since: 2010
              Speaks: english
              • Response time: Within 2 days
              • Response rate: 100%
              • Calendar last updated: 12/19/2014
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              (248) 867-2164 (Michigan, USA)

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