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A Large Studio Just Steps from the Beach

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Serendipity House: Five charming suites just steps from spectacular sunsets.

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Last updated: 04/14/2015
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  • Minimum stay:1-2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Frankfort lodge description

Located in Frankfort, Michigan, Serendipity/Nannybird offers five charming suites just steps from Lake Michigan beach.

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 and craft brewery, or the restored Garden Theatre. Then come back for fall colors, winter skiing, and spring awakenings.

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 stay with us after Labor Day or before late June.

We've listed the Nannybird studio suite, but if the dates you'd like are not available, please check out the other 4 suites: Betsie (HomeAway #195186); Manitou (#180215); Lakeview (#188035); or Sandune (#15719) for availability.

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Property Type

  • Lodge
  • 465 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Included

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered:

    Pets are welcome in the Nannybird, as well as in our other four suites....moreless

  • Suitable For Elderly Or Infirm
  • Wheelchair Accessible

Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

  • Bedroom 1: 2 queen, 1 baby crib

    ...moreless

  • The Serendipity/Nannybird Suite can accommodate a child's crib with advance notice....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 Frankforts' unique shops and restaurants....moreless

Entertainment

  • Books
  • Books For Adults
  • 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
  • Coin Laundry
  • Festivals
  • Forests
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

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

Location Type

  • Beach:

    Serendipity/Nannybird sits a block from the city's extensive public beach on Lake Michigan....moreless

  • Downtown:

    Serendipity/Nannybird sits on Main Street and a block from the start of the downtown district's unique shops and restaurants, restored movie theatre, and craft brewery....moreless

  • Lake View

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Golf Privileges Optional
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Hunting Small Game
  • Ice Skating
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • 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
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    We provide all linens, towels, paper products, and coffee, tea and popcorn--even a hair dryer. You only need to bring your bath products....moreless

  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Shampoo
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided:

    We provide all linens, towels, paper products, and coffee, tea and popcorn--even a hair dryer. You only need to bring your bath products....moreless

  • Wireless Internet:

    We provide unsecured wireless to make vacation life simpler....moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove:

    The kitchenette features a stove top unit to complement the microwave oven....moreless

  • Toaster

Outside

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

    There are several challenging courses less than 15 minutes from Serendipity House, including the internationally renowned Arcadia Bluffs....moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    Further down Main Street, the Surf Shop rents kayaks and canoes for exploring the Betsie and Platte Rivers....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Lots of room in the backyard for your kids' games or exercising your pet. The fire pit has plenty of firewood for keeping everybody comfortable, while star-watching....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    We provide two Weber grills of different sizes, and a picnic table on which to serve the results. We also provide lots of outdoor furniture and a fire pit for cooking s'mores....moreless

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Included
 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
LOW-WINTER 2015
Jan 1 - Apr 30, 2015
1 night min stay
$69 $79
Fri, Sat
$445
MID-SPRING 2015
May 1 - Jun 14, 2015
1 night min stay
$99 $119
Fri, Sat
$685
HIGH SEASON 2015
Jun 15 - Sep 7, 2015
2 night min stay
$169 $189
Fri, Sat
$1,185
MID-FALL 2015
Sep 8 - Oct 31, 2015
1 night min stay
$99 $119
Fri, Sat
$685
LOW-LATE FALL 2015
Nov 1 - Dec 31, 2015
1 night min stay
$69 $79
Fri, Sat
$445

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Tax Rate 6%

Notes:

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


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Last updated: 04/14/2015
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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
Champion Golf Course
1 Miles
Nearest Motorway
M-22
0.1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Fusion Restaurant
15 Miles
Nearest Ski
Crystal Mountain Resort
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 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 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: Gliding and hang gliding

 

Manager info

Year Purchased: 2007

About: Tim Bannister got into innkeeping accidentally, when his 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 Frankfort:
Pierside Lodging had been a bed-and-breakfast that was closed and mothballed for 4 years when Tim purchased it and changed the name to Serendipity House. Built in 1890, the house had 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 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 an earlier time when residents would call out greetings from their 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

  • Serendipity House: Five charming suites just steps from spectacular sunsets.

    Serendipity House: Five charming suites just steps from spectacular sunsets.

  • Serendipity/Nannybird sits at the rear of the house with two private entrances.

    Serendipity/Nannybird sits at the rear of the house with two private entrances.

  • With its adjacent suites, the inn is perfect for wedding parties and reunions.

    With its adjacent suites, the inn is perfect for wedding parties and reunions.

  • View of the kitchenette and entrance off the east porch.

    View of the kitchenette and entrance off the east porch.

  • The kitchenette features most options for vacation cooking.

    The kitchenette features most options for vacation cooking.

  • View of the Nannybird bathroom.

    View of the Nannybird bathroom.

  • Guests and locals often catch walleye and steelhead just off the south pier.

    Guests and locals often catch walleye and steelhead just off the south pier.

  • We're 40 minutes from the nationally renowned Sleeping Bear Dunes Park.

    We're 40 minutes from the nationally renowned Sleeping Bear Dunes Park.

  • Frankfort's Fall Festival includes a Main Street parade.

    Frankfort's Fall Festival includes a Main Street parade.

  • Master Carver Ed Moody's creations have become legendary.

    Master Carver Ed Moody's creations have become legendary.

  • February features the Shiver By the River winter event.

    February features the Shiver By the River winter event.

  • The ice carving competition draws much interest.

    The ice carving competition draws much interest.

  • Serendipity House sits across Main Street from Betsie Bay.

    Serendipity House sits across Main Street from Betsie Bay.

  • Front porches like this were made for vacation reading.

    Front porches like this were made for vacation reading.

  • View of the Nannybird from the entrance.

    View of the Nannybird from the entrance.

  • View of the kitchenette and dining area.

    View of the kitchenette and dining area.

  • View of the Nannybird sleeping area.

    View of the Nannybird sleeping area.

  • Surf's up at the nearby public beach.

    Surf's up at the nearby public beach.

  • Highlights of  downtown are the restored Garden Theatre and Storm Cloud Brewery.

    Highlights of downtown are the restored Garden Theatre and Storm Cloud Brewery.

  • Come back for the fall colors and annual Fall Festival.

    Come back for the fall colors and annual Fall Festival.

  • Highlighting the fall parade is the Mutt March.

    Highlighting the fall parade is the Mutt March.

  • For winter lovers, cross-country and downhill skiing abounds.

    For winter lovers, cross-country and downhill skiing abounds.

  • A nice alternative to being stuck indoors.

    A nice alternative to being stuck indoors.

  • It's March, and a young person's fancy turns to...surfing!

    It's March, and a young person's fancy turns to...surfing!

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Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
  • Response time: Within 24 hours
  • Response rate: 90%
  • Calendar last updated: 04/14/2015
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