Pet-Friendly Suites Just Steps from the Beach(4 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:1-2 nights
- Property type:Lodge
- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:N/A
About the Property
1 bedroom; living room with sofa bed; kitchen/dining room; full bath; sleeps 4
Pack your beach gear and head west a block to enjoy Lake Michigan's beaches and spectacular sunsets. Cross the street to start biking the 22-mile Betsie Valley Trail. Or turn east to enjoy wander through downtown Frankfort's unique shops and restaurants; enjoy a first-run film in the recently restored Garden Theatre; or celebrate the season with an award-winning crafted beer at the Storm Cloud Brewery. Then come back for fall colors, winter skiing, and spring awakenings.
With five suites--some of which are inter-connecting--we're especially well-suited for wedding parties, family reunions or for sharing vacations with friends; and we're pet-friendly!
Along with the large, front porch, we provide a picnic table at the rear of the property, comfortable chairs, Weber grilles, and a rack for your bike.
This listing presents the Manitou, a 4-room suite that sleeps 4 guests, with a private bedroom, plus living room, large dining room and full kitchen, and a full bath.
If the Manitou is booked on your chosen dates, please check the calendars for the Betsie (HomeAway #195186); Nannybird (HomeAway #186194); Lakeview (HomeAway #188035); or Sandune (HomeAway #185719).
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Member since: 2008
- 610 sq. ft.
- Max. occupancy 4
- Events Allowed
- Children Welcome:
- Non Smoking Only
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Housekeeper Included
- Long-Term Renters Welcome
- Limited Accessibility
- Suitable For Elderly Or Infirm
Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4
Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom
- CD Player
- DVD Player
- Satellite / Cable:
- Video Library
- Away From It All
- Sports & Activities
- Tourist Attractions
- Autumn Foliage
- Coin Laundry
- Live Theater
- Winery Tours
Local Services & Businesses
- Fitness Center
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Eco Tourism
- Gambling Casinos
- Horseback Riding
- Miniature Golf
- Paddle Boating
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Basketball Court
- Cross Country Skiing
- Fly Fishing
- Freshwater Fishing
- Golf Privileges Optional
- Ice Skating
- Jet Skiing
- Mountain Biking
- Pier Fishing
- Roller Blading
- Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
- Ski Lift Privileges
- Ski Privileges Optional
- Sound/Bay Fishing
- Water Skiing
- Dining Area
- Seating for 8 people
- Air Conditioning
- Alarm Clock
- Basic Soaps
- Ceiling Fans
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided:
- Living Room:
- Local Restaurant Guide
- Paper Towels
- Parking Off Street
- Parking On Street
- Sofa Bed
- Toilet Paper
- Towels Provided:
- Wireless Internet:
- Coffee Maker
- Cooking Utensils
- Dishes & Utensils
- Pantry Items
- Beach Chairs
- Beach Towels
- Deck / Patio:
- Kayak / Canoe:
- Lawn / Garden:
We provide Weber grills of two different sizes and a picnic table to serve what comes off the grill. There's also a fire pit and lots of comfortable seating for evening gatherings and s'mores....moreless
- Unscreened Porch / Veranda
- Housekeeper Included
|Dates||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Jan 1 - Apr 30, 2017
1 night min stay
May 1 - Jun 14, 2017
1 night min stay
HIGH SEASON 2017
Jun 15 - Sep 4, 2017
2 night min stay
Sep 5 - Oct 31, 2017
1 night min stay
LOW LATE FALL 2017
Nov 1 - Dec 31, 2017
1 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
- Cleaning $35
- Tax Rate 6%
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.
Manager's cancellation policy:
50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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Car: Not Necessary
Located in Benzie County on Michigan's Northwest 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; 100 miles of Michigan's extensive trail systems; and the Interlochen Academy, home to music and cultural festivals, add to a rich palate of activities.
Year Purchased: 2007
About: The Bannister got into innkeeping accidentally, when Tim's 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, MI, USA:
Pierside Lodging had been a bed-and-breakfast that had closed some 4 years before Tim purchased the property and renamed it 'Serendipity House.' Built in 1890, the house has always served as an inn, going back to hosting the workers who built the nearby Frankfort Light and Pier.
The Unique Benefits at this Lodge:
Today, Serendipity House is a one-of-a-kind inn configured for vacationers who value a unique experience that includes their accommodations. Situated on Main Street a block from Lake Michigan and adjacent to Frankfort's charming downtown district, the inn recalls earlier times when residents would exchange greetings from their front porches. Serendipity has the front porch, as well as updated living space with all the amenities for those vacationers who enjoy something unique.
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- Secondary: +1 248-770-3660
- Tertiary: +1 231-399-0167
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Serendipity/Manitou: Five charming suites just steps from the beach.
Serendipity House: All dressed up for the annual July 4th parade.
Nothing like a big front porch for summer reading.
Just across the street is the beautiful Betsie Bay.
The Manitou living room features comfortable seating, plus a queen sofa bed.
Manitou's comfortable living room flows into a spacious dining area.
The Manitou bedroom is private and inviting.
Just a block east is the restored Garden Theatre and the new Storm Cloud Brewery
We're 40 minutes from nationally acclaimed Sleeping Bear National Dunes.
Frankfort's annual Fall Festival offers parades and lots of family activities.
Cross-country skiing and downhill skiing are readily available.
Who says you need to hibernate during winter?!
Serendipity House overlooks the sparkling Betsie Bay.
We offer 5 suites year 'round with varying accommodations and rates.
Weddings? You bet! And we work well for family reunions, too.
The front hall foyer leads into the Manitou Suite's living room.
The Manitou Suite's living room offers lots of room to spread out.
Like to cook on vacation? Serendipitiy/Manitou has the best kitchen in the house
The Manitou features a full bathroom, complete with tub.
Guests and locals regularly pull walleye and steelhead off Frankfort Pier.
Come back for the fall colors and our annual Fall Festival.
Master Pumpkin Carver Ed Moody's work highlights the Frankfort Fall Festival.
February features the annual Shiver By the River Festival.
It's spring, and a young person's fancy turns to...surfing!
This listing was first published here in 2008.
Date last modified - Thursday, April 27, 2017
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