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Updated Old-World Charm in Downtown Frankfort

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Last updated: 05/01/2017
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  • Minimum stay:3-8 nights
  • Sleeps:10
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

House, 3 Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 11)

The Blue House is located on historic Leelenau Avenue. It is a beautiful tree lined street with sidewalks through a quaint friendly neighborhood.
It is perfect for family reunions, sharing a place with friends, or a single family retreat.

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, Traverse City area.

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Member since: 2010

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 05/01/2017

Property Type

  • House
  • 1950 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 10
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 10

  • Upstairs Master Bedroom #1: 1 queen


  • Upstairs Bedroom #2: 2 twin/ single


  • Main floor Bedroom #3: 1 queen


  • Main floor Bedroom/Living room#4 : 2 sleep sofa /futon


  • Main floor Pass-through: 1 twin/ single


  • -Upstairs Master Bedroom has Pillow-top Queen bed with shower. Beautiful curved ceilings & windows with view of Leelanau. -Upstairs #2 Bedroom has matching twin / single beds. Great windows with a view. -Main Floor #3 Bedroom has Queen size bed, French doors & Fireplace. Doors can be left closed & locked for privacy or opened for access to living room. -Main Floor #4 Bedroom doubles as the Living room with two fold-out full size beds. This room has open access to the Kitchen in back and the front door. -Main Floor Pass-through / Laundry room has a single bed ...moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1 Upstairs : toilet, tub, shower

    UPSTAIRS: Queen Anne Tub & separate Shower in Master Bedroom...moreless

  • Bathroom 2 LOWER FLOOR: toilet, shower

    MAIN FLOOR New walk-n shower. Beautifully hand tiled!...moreless


  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games:

    We have some of the classic board games: New version of 'Monopoly' is fast paced., 'Yatzee' 'Clue' & a few decks of cards....moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    60+ channels on the TV....moreless

  • Television
  • Video Library


  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Library
  • Marina
  • Playground
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Miniature Golf
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Downtown:

    The Blue House is located just 4 walkable blocks to the town center; 2 blocks to the bayside park & city marina; 8 blocks to Lake Michigan public Beach....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Kayaking
  • Parasailing
  • Pier Fishing
  • Sailing
  • Skiing
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining:

    Large country kitchen on the main floor. looks out onto the back yard patio....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people


  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace:

    Gas fireplace installed in 2015. Easy to use push buttons are on an automatic timer. Safe and lovely....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet:

    The house has full wifi connection....moreless

  • Linens Provided
  • Parking:

    Streetside parking on Leelanau Ave. back yard has room for 2 or three cars (single file please) Boats & trailers welcome....moreless

  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

    Yes you can! Long private backyard driveway allows for a boat trailer and room for a couple cars....moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    Top loading Washer & Dyer on First Floor....moreless

  • Wireless Internet


  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen:

    First Floor main kitchen has full service & settings for 10. Upstairs has furnished kitchenette with seating for 3....moreless

  • Microwave:



  • Deck / Patio:

    Backyard has new (2012) deck/landing with classy Brick Paver Patio large enough for outdoor eating with picnic tables for family gatherings....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill


from 10 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Mar 6 - Jun 23, 2017
3 night min stay
Jun 24 - Aug 30, 2017
3 night min stay
Jul 1 - Jul 8, 2017
8 night min stay

flat fee
Labor Day Weekend
Aug 31 - Sep 4, 2017
3 night min stay

Changeover Day: Friday

Early Autumn
Sep 5 - Sep 8, 2017
3 night min stay
Sep 9 - Oct 14, 2017
3 night min stay

Late Autumn
Oct 15 - Nov 15, 2017
3 night min stay

My Standard Rate
3 night min stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Cleaning fee $120
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $300
  • Tax Rate 6%


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.


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.


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

Owner's cancellation policy:

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.

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Last updated: 05/01/2017
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Car: Not Necessary

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.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2001

About the owner: 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 from 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.

Why the Owner Chose Frankfort, MI, USA:
There is so much to see and do in this part of the state! It is a great central location to explore from. Traverse City and Manistee are a 45 minute drive. The Sleeping Bear Sand Dune National Park begins just outside of town. Herring Lakes and 'Watervale' are to the south and the Leelanau Peninsula is to the north. Also there is something special about the Betsie River flowing into the Bay and then out to Lake Michigan.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
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. You can walk 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 and Night Life. The Frankfort Beach is 8- blocks away.

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Speaks: english
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 05/01/2017

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Guestbook comments from the owner

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  • The Blue House
Leelanau Ave.

    The Blue House Leelanau Ave.

  • Front entrance

    Front entrance

  • View of house from Leelanau Ave.

    View of house from Leelanau Ave.

  • Downstairs Main Bedroom

    Downstairs Main Bedroom

  • Kitchen - Downstairs

    Kitchen - Downstairs

  • Sofa Bed - Downstairs Family room

    Sofa Bed - Downstairs Family room

  • Downstairs Bathroom

    Downstairs Bathroom

  • Upstairs Kitchen

    Upstairs Kitchen

  • Master Bedroom - Upstairs
with shower

    Master Bedroom - Upstairs with shower

  • Master Bedroom - upstairs

    Master Bedroom - upstairs

  • Family Bathroom - upstairs

    Family Bathroom - upstairs

  • Docks in the winter

    Docks in the winter

  • Porch detail

    Porch detail

  • Back Patio

    Back Patio

  • Downstairs Main bedroom with gas Fireplace

    Downstairs Main bedroom with gas Fireplace

  • Downstairs Main Bedroom

    Downstairs Main Bedroom

  • Downstairs Family Room

    Downstairs Family Room

  • Downstairs Family Room

    Downstairs Family Room

  • Downstairs Bathroom - Shower Detail

    Downstairs Bathroom - Shower Detail

  • Stairs to top floor

    Stairs to top floor

  • Master Bedroom - upstairs

    Master Bedroom - upstairs

  • Family Bathroom - upstairs

    Family Bathroom - upstairs

  • Second Bedroom - upstairs 
Two single beds

    Second Bedroom - upstairs Two single beds

VRBO #292141

This listing was first published here in 2010.

Date last modified - Wednesday, May 17, 2017

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