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Betsie Bay House--Charming Four Season Home

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  • Minimum stay:2-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Frankfort house description

Located in Frankfort a few blocks from Lake Michigan, Betsie Bay House offers four-season lodging.

Betsie Bay House is located on a beautiful, tree-lined street in downtown Frankfort; a beach town that is known for its restaurants, ice cream shops and colorful surfing culture. Stroll the beach for hours, take a walk on the piers, visit some of our quaint shops; Enter a world that reflects a simpler time, where children chase fireflies and parents remember how good it feels to dig their toes in the sand.

Betsie Bay House is especially well-suited for family reunions, wedding parties, or sharing vacations with friends; and we offer special prices when you book off-season after Labor Day and into early June.

A home with natural surroundings will put every guest at ease. . . We invite you to explore all the activities that Frankfort offers you!

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Property Type

  • House
  • 2000 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9, Beds for 9

  • Master Suite: 1 queen, 1 twin/ single

    Master Suite has walk-in closet and also has a twin bed ...moreless

  • Bedroom 3: 1 queen

    First floor bedroom located off Living Room...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

    Large Queen bedroom on 2nd floor w walk in closet...moreless

  • Bedroom 4: 2 twin/ single

    2 Twin beds on 2nd Floor with walk-in closet...moreless

  • Queen Sofa Bed: 1 queen, 1 sleep sofa /futon

    Queen Sofa Bed in Parlor...moreless

  • Queen Inflatable Mattress: 1 queen

    ...moreless

  • AIR CONDITIONED 4 Bedrooms 3 Queen size bedrooms with Ceiling fans and walk in closets 1 Bedroom with 2 Twin beds with walk in closet Room for extra guests: Queen-Sized Sofa Bed Queen -Sized Air Mattress...moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Bathrooms 1: toilet, shower

    no tub on first floor...moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, tub, shower

    Shared bathroom on 2nd Foor...moreless

  • One bathroom on first floor One bathroom on second floor

Other Amenities

  • We provide a queen sofa bed for 1-2 additional guests @ $50/night each. Rates are based on occupancy of 9 guests are are subject to change without notice. The house provides bed sheets and linens. ...moreless

Entertainment

  • Satellite / Cable:

    Direct TV with plenty of sport and movie channels...moreless

Theme

  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Autumn Foliage
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Coin Laundry
  • Festivals
  • Library
  • Marina
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Horseback Riding
  • Paddle Boating
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Beach:

    Betsie Bay House is two blocks from the Boat launch in Betsie Lake that leads into Lake Michigan. We are near three lakes: Lake Michigan, Crystal Lake and Lake Betsie. All have pristine beaches....moreless

  • Downtown:

    You can enjoy dining, shopping, and antiquing in the Victorian business district. A grocery store is walking distance from this home and as a matter of fact it is within walking distance....moreless

  • Lake:

    Betsie Bay house is walking distance to three lakes: Crystal Lake, Lake Betsie and Lake Michigan. Each have crystal clear water and pristine beaches. A vacation you are sure to remember . . ....moreless

  • Mountain:

    If you are into skiing, Crystal Mountain Ski Resort is only 15 miles away. Skiing for the whole family whether an expert or someone who is learning to ski. Ski lessons are offered....moreless

  • River:

    The Upper Platt River flows around the town of Honor. The upper portion of the river is better suited for more experienced canoeists; the lower portion is slower-paced for family-style canoeing....moreless

  • Town:

    Frankfort Michigan is a small town that is only 1.6 miles long. Everything is within walking distance. This friendly community welcomes you as you enter their Gateway....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountaineering
  • Paragliding
  • Pier Fishing
  • Rafting
  • Roller Blading
  • Sailing
  • Skiing
  • Snorkeling
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing

Dining

  • Dining:

    Large Dining room with enough seating for up to nine guests...moreless

  • Dining Room
  • Seating for 9 people

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    Additional Floor Fans available...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer:

    Landromat is just one block down the street...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet:

    WiFi...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room:

    Plenty of room for up to 9 guests...moreless

  • Parking:

    You may park either on the street or in the back yard...moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    Laundromat is just one block down the street...moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer:

    Does not have an ice maker...moreless

  • Kitchen:

    Full kitchen with all utinsils that you need for cooking. Refrigerator, microwave and gas stove and oven....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    Sugar, salt and pepper and a few other spices are supplied....moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    Full size refridgerator...moreless

  • Stove:

    Gas stove/oven...moreless

  • Toaster

Outside

  • Bicycles:

    Rental shop located downtown....moreless

  • Boat:

    Nearby marina where you could charter your boat or a boat ramp to launch your boat....moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    Enjoy breakfast and dinner on the back patio. This house is best described as being a family friendly environment and offers many amenities. ...moreless

  • Golf:

    Multiple nearby golf courses. Arcadia Bluffs is close and rated #1 in the state...moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    Two near by canoe rentals. Choice of either the Platt or Betsie Rivers....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    You will need to bring your own charcoal and charcoal lighter...moreless

  • Porch / Veranda:

    Enjoy breakfast and dinner on the front porch. This house is best described as being a family friendly environment and offers many amenities. ...moreless

  • Ski & Snowboard:

    Crystal Mountain Ski Resort...moreless

  • Tennis:

    Nearby park...moreless

 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Spring
Mar 28 - May 20, 2015
2 night min stay
$225 $250
Fri, Sat
$1,350
Memorial Day Weekend
May 21 - May 26, 2015
3 night min stay
$250
$1,400
Pre-Summer
May 27 - Jun 21, 2015
2 night min stay
$250 $275
Fri, Sat
$1,400
Special I
Jun 22 - Jun 26, 2015
5 night min stay
$225
Summer I
Jun 27 - Jul 10, 2015
7 night min stay

$1,750

Changeover Day: Saturday

Summer Special II
Jul 11 - Jul 13, 2015
3 night min stay
$275
Summer II
Jul 14 - Sep 3, 2015
7 night min stay

$1,750
Labor Day Weekend
Sep 4 - Sep 6, 2015
3 night min stay
$250
$1,750
Autumn
Sep 7 - Nov 1, 2015
2 night min stay
$250 $275
Fri, Sat
$1,350
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$250 $275
Fri, Sat
$1,350

Changeover Day: Saturday


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  • Taxes Not included

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Location

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1 Miles
Nearest Airport
Frankfort Airport
0.25 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Several Bars Downtown
10 Miles
Nearest Golf
Champion Hills
Frankfort
Nearest Motorway
M-115 and M-22
0.25 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
One Block Away
15 Miles
Nearest Ski
Crystal Mountain Ski Resort
0.25 Miles
Nearest Beach
Lake Michigan

Car: Not Necessary

Sleeping Bear Dunes is one of the most famous activities of Northwestern Michigan. This is one activity that you won't want to skip.

If you are into biking you will want to try out Frankfort-Elberta beach-to-beach trail. 4.2 mile trail connecting the beaches of Elberta and Frankfort. The trail also connects to the Betsie Valley Trail which goes from Frankfort-Elberta through Beulah to Thompsonville (22 miles).

If golfing is what you are after you will want to try out Champion Hills--Beulah, Frankfort Public Golf Course, Pinecroft Golf Course--Beualh or Crystal Mountain--Thompsonville. All of them are excellent courses.

If you are into the arts you will have to visit Interlochen Center for the Arts a home to the Interlochen Arts Festival, an annual presentation of more than 750 student, faculty and guest artist events. Corsen Auditorium, Interlochen's premier indoor venue, accommodates up to 1,000 people for music, theater and dance productions. Interlochen Center for the Arts is located 16 miles southwest of Traverse City.

For a local artist you will want to visit Gwen Frostic's well-known original block prints are featured at this wildlife sanctuary and printing shop. Open May-November, Monday-Saturday. No admission Charge.

If canoeing is your scene then you will want to try out the Upper Platt River that flows around the town of Honor. The upper portion of the river is better suited for more experienced canoeists; the lower portion is slower-paced for family-style canoeing and flows through the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lake shore to Lake Michigan.

Don't forget the wineries. If you travel around the Leelanau Peninsula there are several wineries within the area.

 

Manager info

Year Purchased: 1973

Why Frankfort:
Betsie Bay House is a one-of-a-kind house for vacationers who see their accommodations as part of their vacation experience. Situated a couple blocks from Main Street and Lake Michigan and adjacent to Frankfort's downtown district. Our home recalls earlier times when residents would exchange gossip from their front porches. Betsie Bay House has that porch, as well as updated living space, with the amenities for vacationers who enjoy something special.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
Betsie Bay House offers many unique attributes. An older home with spacious living room and air conditioning, Direct TV and secured WiFi ; large dining room with table for nine; main floor bedroom with queen size bed, fully furnished kitchen with all your basic cooking supplies; full size bathroom on each floor; upstairs features large master bedroom with queen size bed, ceiling fan and walk-in closet; third bedroom with queen size and twin size bed, ceiling fan and walk in-closet. The fourth bedroom has two twin bed, ceiling fan and walk-in closet. Downtown Frankfort is just a couple blocks away, where you can enjoy dining, and historic sightseeing, a show at The Garden Theater or a beer at the local brewery. Betsie Lake is just down the street and there are two marinas within walking distance for charter fishing. The Betsie River is close by for all your fishing and kayaking desires. The Little River Casino is only a short 25 minute drive from Frankfort!


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  • Betsie Bay House facing the south on Leelanau Ave.

    Betsie Bay House facing the south on Leelanau Ave.

  • Everyone loves the porch. . .
So inviting!

    Everyone loves the porch. . . So inviting!

  • HDTV, BluRay DVD player and WIFI

    HDTV, BluRay DVD player and WIFI

  • Main living room

    Main living room

  • Spacious Dining Room with seating for 9 guests

    Spacious Dining Room with seating for 9 guests

  • Fully equipped kitchen

    Fully equipped kitchen

  • Another view of Master Bedroom

    Another view of Master Bedroom

  • Another angle of Queen Bedroom

    Another angle of Queen Bedroom

  • Queen bedroom located on main floor.

    Queen bedroom located on main floor.

  • Newly converted Cast Iron Tub with Shower

    Newly converted Cast Iron Tub with Shower

  • Newly added Grill Gazebo and Patio umbrella for those sunny days

    Newly added Grill Gazebo and Patio umbrella for those sunny days

  • Welcome to
   Betsie Bay House

    Welcome to Betsie Bay House

  • Corner of 8th St. and Leelanau Ave.

    Corner of 8th St. and Leelanau Ave.

  • Have your morning coffee out on the front porch.

    Have your morning coffee out on the front porch.

  • Another View of same room with queen size sofa bed

    Another View of same room with queen size sofa bed

  • Another angle of living room

    Another angle of living room

  • Dining room from another angle .

    Dining room from another angle .

  • Master Queen Bedroom with Ceiling fan and walk-in closet

    Master Queen Bedroom with Ceiling fan and walk-in closet

  • Queen sized bed with ceiling fan and walk-in closet

    Queen sized bed with ceiling fan and walk-in closet

  • Queen Bedroom with walk-in closet

    Queen Bedroom with walk-in closet

  • Two twin beds with walk in closet and ceiling fan.

    Two twin beds with walk in closet and ceiling fan.

  • Enjoy the patio.  All arbors light up along with solar light around the house.

    Enjoy the patio. All arbors light up along with solar light around the house.

  • This spring we added new dormer and sunporch windows.

    This spring we added new dormer and sunporch windows.

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  • Bedrooms
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  • Bathrooms
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  • Property type
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Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
  • Response time: Within a few hours
  • Response rate: 100%
  • Calendar last updated: 04/21/2015
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