About the property
- House1950 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay3 - 7 nights
House, 3 Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 10)
The Blue House is perfect for family reunions, sharing a place with friends, or a single family retreat. It is a short walk to town on beautiful tree lined streets with sidewalks through a friendly residential neighborhood.
We rent WEEKLY from Saturday to Saturday in the summer months. - Mid-June, July, & August.
Check-in time : 4:00PM Check-out Time : 11:00AM. Off season is cheaper and we are able to accommodate a shorter stay.
No pets, No smoking indoors.
Outside Quiet time is 10:00PM on week days.
The Upstairs has a separate entrance and can be partitioned off from the Main Floor or left open with a comfortable floor plan. The Upper floor has it's own kitchen, bathroom and two delightful sunny bedrooms.
Main Floor has access from both street side and from the large backyard. There is parking in the back so it is private and convenient.
Main Floor has one large Bedroom and adjoining Family Room with cable TV & wi-fi.
Large Country Kitchen with cooking & service for ten.
The Classic Front Porch and the Back Brick Patio are happy gathering places.
Check out our newly remodeled bathroom with ceramic walk-in shower!
Call or email for more information and to reserve.
Keywords: house, beach, Lake Michigan, sand dunes, fishing docks, bike trails, Frankfort, Betsie River, walking distance,
beach town, Lighthouse & Pier, Traverse City area, Garden Theater, Winery Tours.
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- Response time:
- within a few hours
- Calendar last updated:
- Apr 15, 2018
About Dave Clixby
I grew up downstate and our family vacationed in this area. The pristine beauty of the Sleeping Bear Sand Dunes, Lake Michigan Beaches, and the rolling hills of the open countryside captivated me at an early age. Out of all the little towns along the coastline, Frankfort is is the place that I kept coming back to. It's a little like stepping back in time; life seems more simple here. I found the house in 2001 and bought it as a long-term investment. We've put some 'elbow grease' into it and made improvements since then. It has been a lot of fun and the kids have made some happy memories here; fishing off the pier, canoeing the Betsie River, enjoying the house as a winter getaway. We hope that you will enjoy your stay here.
Dave Clixby purchased this House in 2001
Why Dave Clixby chose Frankfort
LOCATION, LOCATION... The house is two short blocks to the Betsie Bay and eight blocks to the Lake Michigan Beach & Lighthouse Pier. It is a few walkable blocks to DowntownFrankfort; "Lake Michigan's favorite Beach Town." The downstairs has options for an open floorpan, perfect for family gatherings. The upper floor has two private bedrooms, It's own kitchen and bathroom. The house has a good floorplan for larger groups and can be sectioned off for privacy. Our welcoming front porch is the perfect place for morning coffee and the private back yard is a natural gathering space with patio & fire ring & gas BBQ.
What makes this House unique
This is a central location to explore the Sleeping Bear Sand Dunes and the Traverse city areas from. Sunsets on the pier. exploring the dunes, out of the way beaches & incredible Golf Courses and Crystal Mountain Ski Resort are only a few minutes away. Take a tour of the several wineries in beautiful Leelanau County. From the house it is only 2-3 blocks to the Boat Launch, Fishing Dock, Grocery Store, Ice Cream Shop, Antique store, Downtown Shopping, Library, Tennis Courts, Bike Trails, Coffee Shop. Enjoy the night life at the new brewery in town! . The Frankfort Beach is 8- blocks away.
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Comfortable and worry free
Great location, extremely clean
Would definitely stay again
Oh thanks, Theresa.
Glad you had a good time. You were a great guest! Good communication,
and you left the place better than we ask for. You are welcome back anytime.
The Blue house was very comfortable and had everything we needed for our stay. The location was great and the neighborhood was quiet.
Great end of summer retreat
We were very lucky to find this place at the last minute. You can't beat the location in Frankfort - the house is very comfortable - plenty of space. We enjoyed sitting on the front porch in the morning while drinking coffee and relaxing on the sofas after a long day. Dave, the owner, was very gracious and helpful throughout the process. Great experience and now our go-to when we need to escape to Frankfort and Northwest Michigan.
A good rental on a quiet street. Very appreciative of the owner's cooperation and adjustments.
Very Nice Vacation Destination
Wonderful home in the heart of Frankfort. We enjoyed relaxing on the front porch and the proximity to the town and the nice park for the kids. The house had all we needed to enjoy our stay!
Warm and Lovely
What a great place to stay! This home is so warm and inviting, comfortable and close to all the things I love about Frankfort. Fall colors are on show right now and this location is a great springboard to this part of Michigan.
I will be returning in the summer and next fall as well. I recommend it highly and the owner is friendly and helpful.
Thank you Carolyn for your review. I'm glad you enjoyed yourself. You are welcome back anytime. "We'll leave the lights on for you!"
We have a small 10'x10' basketballpad & hoop for the kids. The city park is 2-blocks North and has basketball and tennis courts. The house is 2 blocks North of the public boat launch and town grocery store. It is a very convenient location.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
To register, please state your dates of stay and number of people in party. Below are the Terms & Agreement information. We request that you fill in the information and return via email or direct mail. When we receive the signed copy along with initial payment we will send you a confirmation letter with your reservation details. Payment can be made through VRBO or we prefer PayPal or personal check. RENTAL RULES AND AGREEMENT THE BLUE HOUSE 815 Leelanau Avenue Frankfort, Mi. 49635 VRBO # 292141 1) CHECK-IN TIME is after 4:OO PM. CHECK – OUT TIME is before 11:OO AM 2) There is NO SMOKING permitted inside the home. 3) PETS ARE PERMITTED ONLY WITH PRIOR APPROVAL FROM OWNER. You must contact owner PRIOR to registration since not all pets are acceptable. $100 PET FEE one pet limit for the house. Only clean, well-trained, house broken, friendly pets will be accepted. Pet owners are responsible for cleaning up any/all pet refuse. Pets are not allowed on the furniture at any time. Evidence of pets on furniture/couches and or beds may incur an additional cleaning fee. All pets must be current with their rabies shots and required vaccines. Pet owners are solely responsible for their pets, including but not limited to personal injury, property damage, etc. Pet owners agree to hold the homeowners harmless in any and all events concerning their pets. The deposit may be used to cover additional cleaning costs or pet related damages. We require that you keep animals on lower floor only. 4) RESERVATION FEE/SECURITY DEPOSIT-Reservation Fee/ Security Deposit $300 is required. This must be received before we can officially reserve your dates. This reservation fee is non-refundable and automatically converts to a security/damage deposit upon arrival. The Damage Deposit is NOT applied to the rent; however it is refundable within (14) days of departure, providing the following provisions are met. A. No damage is done to the