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Lovely View of the Bay and a Block from Lake Michigan

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A summer storm lashes nearby Frankfort pier.

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  • Minimum stay:1-2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Property description

Located in Frankfort, Michigan, Serendipity House offers four-season lodging in 5 suites at the water's edge. Pack your beach gear and turn right to enjoy Lake Michigan's beaches and spectacular sunsets. Cross the street to start biking the 26-mile Betsie Trail. Or turn left to enjoy downtown Frankfort's unique shops and restaurants. 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! Special prices when you book off-season.

We're listing the Lakeview Suite, but if the dates you'd like are not available, please go to one of our other suites: Betsie (HomeAway #195186); Manitou (HomeAway #180215); Nannybird (HomeAway #186194); or Sandune (#185719). Come stay with us soon!

Why VRBO

Property Type

  • Lodge
  • 305 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Included

Suitability

  • Events Allowed
  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Children Welcome:

    The Lakeview has a private bedroom and a living area with a queen sofa bed that provides privacy for parents....moreless

  • Pets Considered:

    Pets are welcome in the Lakeview, as well as in our 4 other suites....moreless

  • Suitable For Elderly Or Infirm
  • Wheelchair Accessible

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen, 1 baby crib

    ...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 2 sleep sofa /futon

    Inflatable queen sofa bed in living room...moreless

  • The Lakeview Suite has a bedroom with a queen mattress and combination living room and kitchen with an inflatable queen sofa sleeper. There is space for a baby crib, as well....moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

Other Amenities

  • Location, location, location! We are a half-block from the start of the 22-mile Betsie Valley Bike Trail; one block from the start of miles of Lake Michigan beach; one block from the restored Garden Theatre and our very own Storm Cloud Brewery; and two blocks from the start of Frankfort’s unique shops and restaurants....moreless

Entertainment

  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable:

    We are able to offer cable service from May to November. During the remainder of the year, we have a host of DVDs and tapes on hand when the weather drives you indoors....moreless

  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library

Theme

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

Attractions

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

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

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

Location Type

  • Beach
  • Beach View
  • Downtown
  • Lake View:

    Located at the front of Serendipity House, Lakeview offers views of the Betsie Bay across Main Street and of Lake Michigan to the west....moreless

  • Water View:

    Located on the second floor of Serendipity House, Lakeview has a lovely view of Betsie Bay across the street....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

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

Dining

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people

General

  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Bottled Water
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    Yep. We furnish high-quality linens and towel sets, all paper products, and coffee, tea and popcorn. All you need to bring sre your personal bath items....moreless

  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mobile Phone
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking On Street
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided:

    Yep. We furnish high-quality linens and towel sets, all paper products, and coffee, tea and popcorn. All you need to bring sre your personal bath items....moreless

  • Wireless Internet:

    Serendipity/Lakeview provides unsecured wireless to make life simpler during your vacation stay....moreless

Kitchen

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

    Lakeview's kitchen has been updated and expanded to make it more convenient for vacationers who enjoy cooking during their stay....moreless

  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Balcony:

    Serendipity/Lakeview has a second-floor deck just off the private bedroom....moreless

  • Beach Chairs
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio:

    Serendipity/Lakeview has its own exterior door off the bedroom that opens out onto a second-floor deck with a view of the Betsie Bay across the street....moreless

  • Golf:

    We're 15 minutes away from several challenging public courses, including the internationally renowned Arcadia Bluffs....moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    Just down Main Street, you can rent kayaks or canoes from the Surf Shop to explore the nearby Betsie and Platte Rivers....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    We provide two Weber grills and a large picnic table from which to eat what you cook. Nearby is a fire pit and comfortable outdoor furniture to enjoy toasting s'mores or gaze at the plentiful stars....moreless

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Included
 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
HIGH SEASON 2015
Jun 15 - Sep 7, 2015
2 night min stay
$199 $219
Fri, Sat
$1,385

Discounts: 7 nights or more: $189 Nightly - Weekend Nights excluded

MID-FALL 2015
Sep 8 - Oct 31, 2015
1 night min stay
$159 $179
Fri, Sat
$1,065

Discounts: 7 nights or more: $141 Nightly - Weekend Nights excluded

LOW-LATE FALL 2015
Nov 1 - Dec 31, 2015
1 night min stay
$119 $129
Fri, Sat
$735

Discounts: 7 nights or more: $95 Nightly - Weekend Nights excluded


Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Tax Rate 6%

Notes:

Reservations made with less than 30 days to arrival are paid in full. Holidays and adjacent days are charged at the weekend rate. Guests will receive 50% of their paid rental costs, if they cancel four or more weeks before the start of their reservation. Guests will receive 25% refund of their paid rental costs, if they cancel less than four weeks before the start of their reservation.


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Location

35 Miles
Nearest Airport
Cherry Capital Airport
0.1 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Villa Marine
80 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Ludington
10 Miles
Nearest Golf
Arcadia Bluffs
0.2 Miles
Nearest Motorway
M-22
0.2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Fusion
15 Miles
Nearest Ski
Crystal Mountain
0.1 Miles
Nearest Beach
Lake Michigan Public Beach

Car: Not Necessary

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

Today, it continues to be a popular destination for vacationers. It 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; extensive trail systems; and the Interlochen Academy, home to music and cultural festivals, add to a rich palate of activities.

Other Activities: gliding

 

Manager info

Year Purchased: 2007

About: The Bannisters got into innkeeping accidentally, when Tim's stepfather surprised his mother with the purchase of a resort with 12 cottages and a motel in nearby Arcadia. 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 Frankfort:
Pierside Lodging had been a bed-and-breakfast that had been closed and mothballed for 4 years when Tim purchased the property and renamed it 'Serendipity House.' Built in 1890, the house had started out as an inn, going back to hosting the workers who built the Frankfort Pier.

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


Contact us

Speaks: english

 

Photos

  • A summer storm lashes nearby Frankfort pier.

    A summer storm lashes nearby Frankfort pier.

  • Climbing the dunes in Sleeping Bear National Park is a must-do.

    Climbing the dunes in Sleeping Bear National Park is a must-do.

  • How nice to view Betsie Bay from the Lakeview, then walk a block to the beach.

    How nice to view Betsie Bay from the Lakeview, then walk a block to the beach.

  • With our 5 suites, Serendipity House works especially well for wedding parties.

    With our 5 suites, Serendipity House works especially well for wedding parties.

  • The Lakeview living room and entertainment area.

    The Lakeview living room and entertainment area.

  • The Lakeview has a separate bedroom and a living room and kitchen.

    The Lakeview has a separate bedroom and a living room and kitchen.

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

    Come back for the colors and the annual fall festival.

  • Serendipity House offers 5 suites with a range of accommodations and rates.

    Serendipity House offers 5 suites with a range of accommodations and rates.

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

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

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

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

  • The Lakeview living room and entertainment area.

    The Lakeview living room and entertainment area.

  • You can keep your vacation inexpensive with Lakeview's full-service kitchen.

    You can keep your vacation inexpensive with Lakeview's full-service kitchen.

  • Lakeview's bath is light and airy with a view of Betsie Bay.

    Lakeview's bath is light and airy with a view of Betsie Bay.

  • Cross-country and downhill skiiing abound.

    Cross-country and downhill skiiing abound.

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