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Front of the house, facing Lake Michigan...beautiful gardens!

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Last updated: 08/23/2016
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  • Minimum stay:4-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

Enjoy the best views of Lake Michigan anywhere around: beautiful sunsets, an old sunken ship off shore, crashing waves, and thousands of migrating geese that go by every spring (and stop to rest on the beach). Just a a couple of minutes' walk down the private cottage path finds you at glorious Lake Michigan.

Located in the Congregational Summer Assembly and just 1/4 mile from Crystal Lake and 2 miles from Frankfort, it's ideally located.

The family cottage is warm and unique -- a great gathering place for family and friends. Built in 1916 and owned by only three families in a century, it is a spot that captures your heart. Every room enjoys a view, with many overlooking Lake Michigan. It is situated on a wooded ridge and includes a private path to the lake. The cottage is beautifully furnished and well-maintained: original pine floors and bead board walls, mid-century pine paneling, windows on all sides, and furniture that has stood the test of time.

From both the lawn and the large deck, you can take in a full view of the lake. Or detour to the 1950's single-room cabin overlooking the lake and spend a few hours reading or stargazing.

Modern stuff: TV, wireless Internet, unlimited U.S. calling on landline, DVD player, and iPOD player.

First floor: One bedroom, one full bath with antique claw foot tub, and a complete kitchen with all amenities. Comfortable living area with family-sized dining table. Large sun porch with additional dining space and expansive views of Lake Michigan.

Second floor: Four cozy and lovely bedrooms, three with lake views. Shared half-bath.

Outdoors: A shower (enclosed except to the sky) overlooking Lake Michigan. It is both private and fun!

Lawn: Chairs for everyone on the lawn. Watch sunsets from here or the deck.

Second retreat: 1950's cabin overlooking the lake. Attached large deck with tables and chairs.

This is a perfect summer retreat. Share a very special spot with family and friends!

Keywords: House

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Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 1850 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bathroom

  • Bathroom 2: toilet

    ...moreless

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, tub

    ...moreless

  • Enclosed outdoor shower overlooking Lake Michigan

Entertainment

  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Library
  • Playground
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

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

Location Type

  • Beachfront

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Paragliding
  • Sailing
  • Skiing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining:

    Indoors: Three separate areas: small 2-4 person table in kitchen, 6-8 person dining table next to living room, and 4-person table on large glassed-in porch. Outdoors: three 4-person tables on deck...moreless

  • Dining Room
  • Seating for 8 people

General

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Free Long Distance
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking:

    Room for up to three cars. ...moreless

  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis
 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Summer
Jun 24 - Aug 19, 2017
7 night min stay
$500
My Standard Rate
4 night min stay
$375

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Cleaning fee $250
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $1,000

Notes:

Guest limit is six, thank you.

Refundable damage deposit due one week after reservation.

One-half of both rent and cleaning fee due 60 days before stay.

Final half of both rent and cleaning fee due 14 days before stay.


Owner's cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting owner when booking


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Last updated: 08/23/2016
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Location

35 Miles
Nearest Airport
Traverse City, MI
2 Miles
Nearest Golf
Crystal Downs Country Club
1 Miles
Nearest Motorway
M-22
3 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Frankfort restaurants
Frankfort, MI, USA
Nearest Beach
Lake Michigan

Car: Necessary

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 1965

About the owner: Three generations of our family have enjoyed our cottage for over 50 years, and we have loved every summer we have lived there. It is a wonderful spot for families and anyone who wants quiet surroundings and natural beauty. The photo is of family and friends several years ago.

Why the Owner Chose Frankfort, MI, USA:
It's a 100-year-old cottage with separate cabin, renovated simply by two of the three families that have owned it in a century. Some of the original furnishings, such as brass beds, are still used. We love the privacy and beauty surrounding it, sleeping with the windows open to the sound of waves, and gathering on the deck for sunsets and meals. The walk down the path to the beach is under a tree canopy and opens to the wide expanse of Lake Michigan below. Swimming, petosky hunting, and lounging on a very secluded beach. Walk or drive less than 1/2 mile to enjoy Crystal Lake swimming, boating, and fishing.


Contact us

Speaks: english

 

Photos

  • Front of the house, facing Lake Michigan...beautiful gardens!

    Front of the house, facing Lake Michigan...beautiful gardens!

  • Great deck for entertaining and watching amazing sunsets!

    Great deck for entertaining and watching amazing sunsets!

  • Comfortable master bedroom with beautiful lake views.

    Comfortable master bedroom with beautiful lake views.

  • Bedroom #3 with wonderful antique furniture, facing the lake

    Bedroom #3 with wonderful antique furniture, facing the lake

  • First floor bedroom with double bed facing the lake...

    First floor bedroom with double bed facing the lake...

  • Dining room, living room, fireplace...

    Dining room, living room, fireplace...

  • Miles of private beach and petosky stones abound!

    Miles of private beach and petosky stones abound!

  • Stone path leads to outdoor relaxation, cabin and deck, all with lake views.

    Stone path leads to outdoor relaxation, cabin and deck, all with lake views.

  • Great kitchen for cooking and birdwatching.

    Great kitchen for cooking and birdwatching.

  • Bedroom #2 with full size bed

    Bedroom #2 with full size bed

  • Bedroom #4 with two twin antique brass beds...

    Bedroom #4 with two twin antique brass beds...

  • Great cabin with seating, futon overlooking lake...quiet and private!

    Great cabin with seating, futon overlooking lake...quiet and private!

  • Living Room...leads out to sun porch...

    Living Room...leads out to sun porch...

VRBO #250857

This listing was first published here in 2009.

Date last modified - Tuesday, August 23, 2016

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  • Bedrooms
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  • Bathrooms
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  • Calendar last updated 08/23/2016

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