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SKI CRYSTAL MTN! Newer Home! SANDY BEACH! Gameroom! PONTOON BOAT! Open All Year!

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

House, 4 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 8)

Thank you so much for all the 5 star reviews!

If you'd like to see more reviews for this home, please google The Beach House Vacation Rental Frankfort Michigan. We love our guests!


For your Fall Color Tour, Cozy Family Thanksgiving, Holiday & Winter Ski Getaways, Spring Break, and Summer Vacations!!

Built new in 2004, this cottage-style home features 2,000 of living space with four large bedrooms, and two full bathrooms. Hardwood flooring, ceramic tile, Tongue & groove pine, and 'Cottage' decor adorn the interior. The home has also been designed with 'Family Fun' in mind, with separate spaces for grown-ups, and little ones alike. 

Relax on the back deck, and enjoy spectacular panoramic views of Upper Herring Lake, breathtaking sunsets, or maybe catch a glimpse of the eagle that nests nearby. Whatever your enjoyment, this home has it all.

Just a few miles from awesome Lake Michigan beaches. Minutes south of Frankfort, Benzonia, and Beulah for shopping, dining, and sightseeing. You're also close to some of Michigan's best vacation spots, Traverse City, Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, and Platte River.


The Beach House on all-sports Upper Herring Lake offers 80 feet of private sandy beach frontage just 40 feet off the back deck!  As an extra bonus we will include the use a Pontoon boat free of charge (a $1,000 value, see Amenities for details). Did we mention 10 gallons free premixed fuel?!

Keywords: Lakefront Cottage-Style Home, Sandy Beach, Waterfront, Getaway, Winter, Northern Michigan

More Details

Tammy Jobson
Member since: 2002
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 23, 2018

About Tammy Jobson

I have managed Blue Lakes Vacation Rentals in Traverse City for over 14 years. If you'd like to view our company reviews on google, please search us up. :)

Tammy Jobson purchased this house in 2004

Why Tammy Jobson chose Frankfort

The Beach House is only 40 feet from its own sandy beach.


Frankfort House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Max. adults: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
  • Quiet time between 10PM and 8AM.
  • We require a signed rental agreement and driver's license on file before we can confirm your booking.
  • Strict limit of 8 occupants
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Lake
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Rural
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 baby crib
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 twin/ single , 1 sleep sofa /futon , 1 bunk bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 twin/ single , 1 bunk bed
    Living Room - 2 sleep sofa /futon
  • Queen size Beds (2), Baby Cribs (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (3) Futons, Bunk Beds (2)
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Boat
  • Boat Dock
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Child's Swing
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Motorboat
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Pedal Boat
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Sand Box
  • Walkway to Water
  • Water Sports Gear
  • Wood Deck
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Pontoon boat (Memorial Week thru Mid October), 2 Kayaks (May thru October), Paddle Boat (April til it snows), Swing Set. Also we have a gas log stove type fireplace in the home from Thanksgiving until April 1st.


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SKI CRYSTAL MTN! Newer Home! SANDY BEACH! Gameroom! PONTOON BOAT! Open All Year!
average rating of 5.0 based on 6 reviews
Clarkston, MI

Amazing winter getaway!

  • 5 of 5

We had an amazing time at this cabin! Arrived a few days after Christmas and stayed 3 nights. It snowed from the moment we arrived until we left -- and my family of snowboarders loved it! We snowboarded one day at Crystal Mountain, and snowshoed another day. Went into Frankfort for dinner and also the Cabbage Shed, which has the friendliest waitstaff around. The cabin itself had everything we needed. Lots of room for the kids to play in the gameroom, and the master bedroom had the best views. The huge windows let you see across the lake -- unless there was impending snow! We could hear the wind howling off the lake, eerie and beautiful! The little fireplace did a great job heating the whole place, and felt great after a day in the cold. Overall, it was an awesome place to stay in the winter. I can only imagine how beautiful it'd be in the summer with that amazing lake view. Beautiful cabin!

  • Submitted: Jan 7, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Excellent Up North Weekend Getaway

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at the Beach House was fantastic. We stayed for 3 nights and would've loved to have been there for one more night. Spacious, clean and very comfortable for all of our guests and the dogs too. The view of Upper Herring lake made us feel like we were at our summer lakehouse in Port Huron, only with views of the beautiful sunset. We also enjoyed the short drive to downtown Frankfort. Stormcloud Brew Co. was our go-to spot for Fri. and Sat. I would definitely recommend this lovely home to other guests and I could see us coming back for an up north summer trip!

  • Submitted: Oct 29, 2014
  • Stayed: October 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Grandville, Michigan

Beautiful Home

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful family retreat at this BEAUTIFUL home on lovely Upper Herring Lake. The rooms were spacious, clean, and well-appointed. Everything was as advertised – we even enjoyed a trip around the lake in the pontoon boat. The view was spectacular, and we wouldn’t hesitate to come back another time. So happy to have found this vacation rental.

  • Submitted: Oct 14, 2013
  • Stayed: October 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Warsaw, Indiana

A Little Slice of Heaven!

  • 5 of 5

The Beach House near Frankfort was absolutely perfect in every way. My husband and I have a very busy, stressful lifestyle and our get-a-way at The Beach House was a little slice of heaven. The photos on the website don't even do it justice. They have given much attention to every little detail to make sure the home, setting, property, etc. are immaculate, inviting and phenominally well decorated and maintained. There is a pleasing blend of sleek and modern meets french country lake house in the decor. The surroundings (even though there are neighbors near-by) are so peaceful and serene. The views of the lake, from the sunrise to sunset were unforgettable. (We were even treated to a double rainbow over the lake right in front of the house!) The beach was beautiful and very well maintained. It was really a "beach", unlike some of the dirty, muddy, lake edges of some northern Michigan vacation spots - it was "clean" and sandy and perfect for little ones as well. I loved that the house sat right at the lake's edge and you didn't have to climb down or up flights of stairs to get to the water. I loved the spacious, well-equipted kitchen and the living room was beautiful! But my favorite, by far, was the master bedroom upstairs. I could begin the morning sitting in one of the two little wicker chaise lounges sipping my coffee and reading a book. And at night the beauty of the stars were mesmerizing with an incredible panoramic view through the huge windows that faced the lake. I highly reccommend The Beach House in every way. Perfect for a couple's romantic get-a-way or for a family vacation - very spacious. It surpassed our expectations!

  • Submitted: Oct 1, 2012
  • Stayed: September 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fort Wayne, IN

Beautiful, Clean and Peaceful

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at The Beach House last summer. The home was immaculate!! I just loved it. We spent the days on the beach and the evenings watching the sun set, then even later enjoying a bon fire in the provided pit. It seemed like the owners thought of everything. We brought 3 kids with us and they loved it too. The kids swam, played on the beach and on the swing set. It's so nice when the whole family can enjoy something together. It was very bonding for us all - really a little life changing. It rained one night and that night we watched the sun set from our little sitting area in the master bedroom. That sitting area had windows on three sides and the breeze that would come off the lake was so wonderful. We took the pontoon boat out twice. We're not really into fishing, but instead used the boat to see the other parts of the lake and to have a picnic from it. The lake is uncrowded and unspoiled. We saw a bald eagle and many large birds (loons?). Anyway, it was a very special, bonding time for our family and we will be back.

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2012
  • Stayed: August 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Detroit, MI

Great Vacation

  • 5 of 5

What a great place for a great family vacation. We enjoyed the house, the boats, the lake and the fishing. We had beautiful weather the first five days and the fish were hiding on the bright sunny days. We caught a total of 20-25 fish throughout the week. Our dog loved the boat and loved fishing - a new experience for a city house dog! We also enjoyed the scenic drive through the dunes and a trip shopping in Traverse City.

Thanks for a GREAT WEEK!

  • Submitted: Feb 3, 2011
  • Stayed: July 2010
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
26 Miles
Traverse City
Nearest Barpub
6 Miles
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Arcadia Bluffs
Nearest Train
26 Miles
Traverse City
Nearest Restaurant
6 Miles
Nearest Ski
4 Miles
Crystal Mountain
Nearest Beach
On Site
Car: necessary

Near Lake Michigan, Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, Crystal Lake, Traverse City, Cherry Bowl Drive In, Platte River

Other Activities: Dune Climbing


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Deposit $200

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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