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Come for Vintage Charm """

Bedrooms 2
Space 798 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

House, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4-8) Wifi

My little hideaway is in the heart of the Village of Elberta, a four season paradise. Vintage charm with all the comforts of home

Elberta and Frankfort beaches are just minutes away

Stormcloud Brewing Company (voted best new Michigan brewery 2016) and great places to eat (Coho Cafe, Lighthouse Cafe, Cabbage Shed) are all nearby

Betsie Valley Trail, a walking and biking path, follows Betsie Bay to Frankfort, as well as stretching the other direction to Beulah and Thompsonville, 22 miles in all.

Crystal Mountain is a mere 20 minute drive for skiing or golf.

Benzie County is perfect for hunting, fishing, and snowmobiling

Feel like shopping? Browse the unique shops of Frankfort and Elberta or zip up to Traverse City, about 45 minutes away. If you're feeling lucky, hit the casinos in Traverse or Manistee, 1/2 hour south.

This is truly a hideaway with something for everyone and a great place to relax and unwind, no matter the season

We take credit cards through VRBO/Home Away online booking

Keywords: private, kids welcome, Lake Michigan, year around, four season paradise, family friendly, comfortable, vintage, fishing, antiques, brewery

More Details

Patrina Nickson
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 18, 2018

About Patrina Nickson

I grew up in Elberta and inherited this lovely little house from my father. I have had it totally remodeled into the perfect hideaway to get away from it all in beautiful northwestern Michigan. I hope that the people who stay in my Elberta Village Hideaway will love it and the Benzie County area with its lakes and rivers and gorgeous scenery as much as I do.

Patrina Nickson purchased this house in 2009

Why Patrina Nickson chose Elberta

Elberta is a quiet peaceful village that is just a hop and a skip away from lots of fun places.

What makes this house unique

The Elberta Village Hideaway is in the perfect location - it's minutes from the sandy Lake Michigan beaches and within walking distance of the Betsie River. Elberta Lifesaving Station (wedding venue) is 1.1 miles down the road. The Betsie Valley Trail (biking) is accessible approximately 2 blocks from the house and runs to Thompsonville. A quick 20 minute drive takes you to Crystal Mountain for golf or skiing. There are casinos and shopping in Manistee and Traverse City, 30 and 45 minutes away. Frankfort is 1 mile away on the north side of Betsie Bay and has unique shops. There are 135 miles of groomed snowmobile trails in Benzie county. There is also an nice private back yard to relax in.


Elberta House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 798 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Max. adults: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Smoking allowed ...
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • The bathroom has a step in corner shower. There is no tub.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 1 bunk bed , Top & bottom bunks
    Convertible bed(s) - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Futon in living room pulls out into full size bed.
  • There is also a rollaway bed (single size) and a couch.
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • cinemas
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Private, fenced back yard, walking distance to Betsie River Nature Trail, minutes from Lake Michigan, 20 minutes from golf course, 20 minutes from ski lodge, 30 minutes from casino, hunting, fishing, snowmobile trails nearby


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average rating of 4.7045455 based on 44 reviews

Adorable home!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay at the Elberta hideaway! Clean, cute and just right for our needs. Patrina was promptly responsive to all of our questions, even as she was on vacation herself! Walkable to the Lighthouse Cafe, the "best breakfast" around. A great stay for a good price. We stayed in the depths of winter and non-stopped blizzards; I can only imagine how great it would be to stay here at the height of summer!

  • Submitted: Jan 6, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Our party enjoyed our stay at the Hideaway.

  • 5 of 5

The accommodations were exceptional.

  • Submitted: Nov 15, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The house was quaint, but met all of our needs. The owner went over and above to accommodate.

  • 5 of 5

We had a great conversation with the owner about the history of the property and her father, who served in WW 2. Great stay.

  • Submitted: Sep 27, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Clean and comfy

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here for a family vacation and had a ball! The house was clean, well equipped and perfect for our needs. Patrina was accommodating and helpful, all we could ask for. 10/10 would recommend!

  • Submitted: Sep 20, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Cute. Clean. Cottage!

  • 5 of 5

Everything we were looking for! Patrina was a wonderful host; always available and helpful for questions. Very sweet lady! The area was perfect for us. Our son enjoyed the many areas for fishing. We enjoyed the walk into Frankfort and the easy access to Elberta Beach and close walks to the Cabbage Patch for dinner and entertainment. The Merchantile was awesome...filled with so many interesting things...owners were great. We found the cottage to be very clean and comfortable. Everything there for our needs, as we made most breakfasts at the cottage. We will definitely return! Thank you Patrina!

  • Submitted: Sep 20, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Clean and cozy!

  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $70

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.