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Updated Old-World Charm in Downtown Frankfort

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Front Porch off of Leelanau Avenue


Last updated: 03/19/2015
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Frankfort house description

The Blue House is located on historic Leelenau Avenue. It is a beautiful tree lined street with sidewalks through a quaint friendly neighborhood.
It is perfect for family reunions, sharing a place with friends, or a single family retreat.

The Upstairs has a separate entrance and can be partitioned off from the Main Floor or left open with a comfortable floor plan. The Upper floor has it's own kitchen, bathroom and two delightful sunny bedrooms.

Main Floor has access from both street side and from the large backyard. There is parking in the back so it is private and convenient.
Main Floor has one large Bedroom and adjoining Family Room with cable TV & wi-fi.
Large Country Kitchen with cooking & service for ten.

The Classic Front Porch and the Back Brick Patio are happy gathering places.
Check out our newly remodeled bathroom with ceramic walk-in shower!

Call or email for more information and to reserve.

Keywords: house, beach, Lake Michigan, sand dunes, fishing docks, bike trails, Frankfort, Betsie River, walking distance,
beach town, Traverse City area.


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Property Type

  • House
  • 1950 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11, Beds for 11

  • Upstairs Master Bedroom #1: 1 queen


  • Upstairs Bedroom #2: 2 twin/ single


  • Main floor Bedroom #3: 1 queen


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


  • Main floor Pass-through: 1 twin/ single


  • -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


  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable:

    60+ channels on the TV....moreless

  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library


  • 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:

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

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people


  • 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


  • 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:



  • Deck / Patio:

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

  • Outdoor Grill


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from 6 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
May 2 - Jun 12, 2015
7 night min stay

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

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

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

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

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


Additional information about rental rates


  • Refundable Damage Deposit $300
  • Taxes Not included


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Last updated: 03/19/2015
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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.

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  • Front Porch off of Leelanau Avenue

    Front Porch off of Leelanau Avenue

  • Fireplace in Main Bedroom

    Fireplace in Main Bedroom

  • Living room

    Living room

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Minimum stay: 7 nights
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