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Serendipity House: Four-Season Lodging at the Water's Edge

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

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Last updated: 09/17/2014
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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 House offers 4-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 bike 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.

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 (#185719) for availability.

Property Type

  • Lodge
  • 300 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Non Smoking Only
          • Wheelchair Accessible
          • Suitable For Elderly Or Infirm
          • Children Welcome
          • Long-Term Renters Welcome
          • Pets Considered:

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

          Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4

          • Bedroom 1: 2 queen, 1 baby crib

            ...moreless

          • The Nannybird Suite can accommodate a child's crib with advance notice....moreless

          Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

          Entertainment

          • DVD Player
          • Books
          • Books For Adults
          • Video Library
          • Television
          • Satellite / Cable
          • VCR
          • Radio
          • Stereo
          • CD Player

          Theme

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

          Attractions

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

          Leisure Activities

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

          local services and businesses

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

          Location Type

          • Beach View
          • Lake View
          • Water View:

            The Nannybird Suite sits across Main Street from Betsie Bay and a block east of the Lake Michigan beach....moreless

          • Beach
          • Downtown

          sports and adventure activities

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

          catering options

              • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

              Dining

              • Dining Area
              • Seating for 4 people

              forms of payment

                  • Accept Credit Card

                  General

                  • Internet
                  • Towels Provided
                  • Parking Off Street
                  • Alarm Clock
                  • Paper Towels
                  • Local Restaurant Guide
                  • Shampoo
                  • Basic Soaps
                  • Toilet Paper
                  • Wireless Internet
                  • Parking
                  • Air Conditioning
                  • Heating
                  • Linens Provided
                  • Iron & Board
                  • Hair Dryer

                  house cleaning

                  • Housekeeper Included
                  • Housekeeper Optional

                  Kitchen

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

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

                  • Cooking Utensils

                  Outside

                  • Bicycles
                  • Beach Chairs
                  • Outdoor Grill
                  • Deck / Patio

                  Payment Type

                  • Amex
                  • Visa
                  • Mastercard
                   

                  Reviews

                  Write a review 4.8
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                  Rental basis: Per property
                  Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                  MID-2 2014
                  Sep 2 - Oct 31, 2014
                  2 night min stay
                  $129 $149
                  Fri, Sat
                  $905 $2,950
                  LOW-2 2014
                  Nov 1 - Dec 31, 2014
                  1 night min stay
                  $79 $99
                  Fri, Sat
                  $555 $1,200
                  * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

                  Additional information about rental rates

                  Fees:

                  • Tax Rate 6%

                  Notes:

                  LOW-1 2014/Weeknight: Jan 1-Apr 30, $79

                  LOW-2/Weekend night: Jan 1-Apr 30, $99

                  MID-1/Weeknight: May1-Jun 14, $129

                  MID-1/Weekend night: May 1-Jun 14, $149

                  HIGH/Weeknight: Jun 15-Sep 1, $169

                  HIGH/Weekend night: Jun 15-Sep 1, $189

                  MID-2/Weeknight: Sep 2-Oct 31, $129

                  MID-2/Weekend night: Sep 2-Oct 31, $149

                  LOW-2/Weeknight: Nov 1-Dec 31, $79

                  LOW-2/Weekend night: Nov 1-Dec 31, $99

                  A deposit of one-third the total required to reserve the suite with the balance due 30 days before arrival. Where the reservation is made within 30 days, full payment is due upon booking.


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                  Calendar

                  Last updated: 09/17/2014
                  Check availability
                  23 Available
                  21 Unavailable
                  22 Today
                  23 Selected dates
                   

                  Location

                  35 Miles
                  Nearest Airport
                  Cherry Capital Airport
                  80 Miles
                  Nearest Ferry
                  Ludington
                  0.2 Miles
                  Nearest Motorway
                  M-22
                  0.1 Miles
                  Nearest Beach
                  Lake Michigan Public Beach
                  0.1 Miles
                  Nearest Barpub
                  Villa Marine
                  15 Miles
                  Nearest Ski
                  Crystal Mountain Resort
                  10 Miles
                  Nearest Golf
                  Champion Golf Course
                  0.2 Miles
                  Nearest Restaurant
                  Betsie Bay Inn

                  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 Sand 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

                   

                  Owner info

                  Year Purchased: 2007

                  About the owner: 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 the Owner Chose 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:  Four-season lodging at the water's edge.

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

                  • With its adjacent suites, Serendipity House is perfect for wedding parties.

                    With its adjacent suites, Serendipity House is perfect for wedding parties.

                  • We're just a frisbee throw from Lake Michigan beach.

                    We're just a frisbee throw from Lake Michigan beach.

                  • The Nannybird has a kitchenette with all the trimmings.

                    The Nannybird has a kitchenette with all the trimmings.

                  • The passing parade...Even Prowlers like to have a holiday!

                    The passing parade...Even Prowlers like to have a holiday!

                  • Climbing nearby Sleeping Bear Dunes is a must-do.

                    Climbing nearby Sleeping Bear Dunes is a must-do.

                  • Cross-country and downhill skiing abounds.

                    Cross-country and downhill skiing abounds.

                  • We offer 5 suites with varying accommodations and rates.

                    We offer 5 suites with varying accommodations and rates.

                  • How nice facing Betsie Bay to the south with Lake Michigan beach a block west.

                    How nice facing Betsie Bay to the south with Lake Michigan beach a block west.

                  • The Nannybird features 2 queen beds and  2 entrances.

                    The Nannybird features 2 queen beds and 2 entrances.

                  • The Nannybird bath is light and airy.

                    The Nannybird bath is light and airy.

                  • A summer storm lashes nearby Frankfort Pier.

                    A summer storm lashes nearby Frankfort Pier.

                  • Come back for the fall colors and annual festival.

                    Come back for the fall colors and annual festival.

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                  This listing was first published here in 2008.

                  Date last modified - Friday, May 30, 2014

                  $79 - $149 per night (USD)
                  4

                  1 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 4

                  View calendar: Updated 09/17/14
                  Minimum stay: 1-2 nights
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