Cozy Home Downtown Frankfort Short Walk to Lake Michigan Beach
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- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:No
Frankfort house description
Our vacation house is in a quiet location only a short walking distance to Betsie Bay and the beautiful Lake Michigan beach. The Betsie Valley Trail, shops and restaurants are right around the corner.
The house has a roomy living space with a gas fireplace and a comfortable seating arrangement with plenty of natural daylight. Both private bedrooms have easy access to the bathroom. The spacious dining room has plenty of seating for a large family.
The large open kitchen has a dishwasher, gas stove, drinking water filter, full-size refrigerator and more-than-adequate counter space as well as all the utensils and dishes you'll need for your vacation.
Our large, fenced-in yard with picnic table and barbecue gas grill invites you and your family to enjoy outside dinning.
Keywords: Quiet, convenient location, family-friendly, close to restaurants, shopping, library, marina, bike trail, large yard, four season, gas fireplace, spacious, large kitchen, washer and dryer, golf, sailing, boating, skiing, cross-country skiing.
- 950 sq. ft.
- 1 story
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Children Welcome
- Non Smoking Only
- Pets Not Allowed
Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 4-6
- Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom
Kitchen & Dining
- Dishes & Utensils
- Cooking Utensils
- Pantry Items
- Child's Highchair
- Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
- Gas Fireplace
- Parking Off Street
- Living Room seats 6
- Wireless Internet
- Away From It All
- Sports & Activities
- Tourist Attractions
- Water Tubing
- Roller Blading
- Freshwater Fishing
- Medical Services
- Cross Country Skiing
- Eco Tourism
- Winery Tours
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Bird Watching
- Miniature Golf
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
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Very close to the beach and charming downtown
Very close to the beach and charming downtown
This was the latest of our successful rentals via VRBO. This time, the location couldn't have been better! The owners, Wilfried and Beth, were very friendly and accomodating. The house had an addition constructed sometime in the past, now giving it two "living rooms" that gave our family of four plenty of room. While we did stay there during one of the hottest weeks of the summer, the many windows in the house allowed lots of cool lake breeze to come in during the evening hours. Outside, a large, common green space for Harbor Place's three rental homes has a brand-new grill and a picnic table, so we enjoyed several dinnertime cook-outs. The house is only 2 blocks away from all that cute downtown Frankfort has to offer -- cafes (Crescent Bakery is NOT to be missed first thing in the morning, plus lunch was good, too), deli (L'Chayim has an array of superb sandwiches), restaurants (tried Fusion for our "special night out" dinner and loved it, plus enjoyed Coho Cafe and Bay View Grill) and ice cream shops (out of the three, The Scoop was the best, and we know excellent, homemade ice cream when we taste it!) The beautiful Frankfort beach is only five blocks away and easy to reach by walking or biking. There's even a bike rack at the end of Harbor Place. Because our stay was over the 4th of July, we saw the famous Frankfort 4th of July fireworks show -- absolutely breathtaking! And then all we had to do was to walk home with our beach chairs. There is so much to do in the area: in addition to visiting Sleeping Bear Dunes, bike the paved and scenic Betsie Trail, which starts only a few blocks from the house; Riverside Canoe trips are only a 15 minute drive away in Honor (go first thing in the morning to avoid the crowds), and the super charming Conundrum Cafe is right up the street in Elberta -- and even has a bike fix-it store in back! It was the perfect place to pick up some locally made jelly and other unique goods to bring home for friends. .
- Guest Zoomer (South Lyon, Michigan)
- Date of stay 06/30/12
- Review Submitted 07/12/12
Recommended for: Tourists without a car, families with young children, age 55+, families with teenagers.
Summer: June 1 - August 31 ........... $1,150/week Spring: March 1 - May 31 ............. $1,050/week Fall: September 1 - October 31 ....... $1,050/week Winter: November 1 - February 29 ..... $950/week Refundable Damage Deposit: $200; refunded within 14 days after depart if no damage Rent Saturday to Saturday, Arrival 4:00 P.M., Departure 10:00 A.M. Add a $75 cleaning fee and all rates are subject to 6% state tax Reservation: Intial deposit of 50%, with the balance due 14 days before arrival.
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- Nearest Airport: Traverse City Cherry Capital at 40 Miles
- Nearest Ferry: Ludington Michigan S.S. Badger from Manitowoc, WI at 65 Miles
- Nearest Train: Grand Rapids, Michigan at 145 Miles
- Nearest Motorway: Highway 31 to Traverse City MI or Manistee, MI at 7 Miles
- Nearest Beach: Frankfort Beach at 0.5 Miles
- Nearest Barpub: Dhingy's Restaurant and Bar at 0.3 Miles
- Nearest Ski: Crystal Mountain Resort at 20 Miles
- Nearest Golf: Crystal Lake Golf Club at 9 Miles
- Nearest Restaurant: Dhingy's Restaurant and Bar at 0.3 Miles
Year Purchased: 2011
About the owner: It was always our dream to live on the shores of Lake Michigan after we spent the last 10 years sailing on a lake in Wisconsin. Frankfort offers everything we like, i.e. a natural food store, sustainable living, farmer's markets, biking, paddling, and skiing (opportunities to be active outdoors all year around) as well as cultural events in and around town. Growing up close to Frankfurt Germany, I always wanted to visit Frankfort Michigan.
Why the Owner Chose Frankfort:
For the last twenty years we have spent our summer vacations on Lake Michigan. This year we visited Frankfort for the first time and fell in love with the city and area. We know that we have found the perfect location and can imagine spending the rest of our lives in this area.
The Unique Benefits at this House:
Tucked away in a quiet location and still in the middle of it all. Forget the car and walk to the beach, harbor, stores, shops and restaurants or take a bike ride along the beautiful Betsie Valley Bike Trail. The large fenced-in yard will be the perfect playground for our future grandchildren. We also enjoy hiking along Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore or canoeing on the Platte River, both only 15 minutes away.
- Primary: 231-769-2580
Harbor Place - Lake House
Extra room with futon
Fenced in garden
Canoe Betsie Bay
Betsie Valley Trail
Fishing from Seawall
Sunrise over Betsie Bay
Large fenced-in yard
Sunset over Lake Michigan
Frankfort Beach in Autumn
Marina in Fall
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Date last modified - Thursday, May 23, 2013
2 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
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