A Large Studio Just Steps from the Beach(6 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:1-2 nights
- Property type:Lodge
- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:Yes
About the Property
Studio with 1 bedroom, kitchenette, 1 bathroom. Sleeps 4 guests
Located in Frankfort, Michigan, Serendipity/Nannybird offers five charming suites just steps from Lake Michigan beach.
Pack your beach gear and turn right to enjoy Lake Michigan's beaches and spectacular sunsets. Cross the street to bike the 22-mile Betsie Trail. Or turn left to enjoy downtown Frankfort's unique shops and restaurants and craft brewery, or the restored Garden Theatre. Then come back for fall colors, winter skiing, and spring awakenings.
We're especially well-suited for wedding parties, family reunions or for sharing vacations with friends; and we're pet-friendly! Special prices when you stay with us after Labor Day or before late June.
We've listed the Nannybird studio suite, but if the dates you'd like are not available, please check out the other 4 suites: Betsie (HomeAway #195186); Manitou (#180215); Lakeview (#188035); or Sandune (#15719) for availability.
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Member since: 2008
- 465 sq. ft.
- Max. occupancy 4
- Children Welcome
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Housekeeper Included
- Long-Term Renters Welcome
- Suitable For Elderly Or Infirm
- Wheelchair Accessible
Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4
Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom
- Location, location, location! We are a half-block from the start of the 22-mile Betsie Valley Bike Trail; one block from the start of miles of Lake Michigan beach; one block from the restored Garden Theatre and our very own Storm Cloud Brewery; and two blocks from the start of Frankforts' unique shops and restaurants....moreless
- Books For Adults
- CD Player
- DVD Player
- Satellite / Cable:
- Video Library
- Away From It All
- Sports & Activities
- Tourist Attractions
- Autumn Foliage
- Coin Laundry
- Live Theater
- Winery Tours
Local Services & Businesses
- Fitness Center
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Gambling Casinos
- Miniature Golf
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
- Lake View
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Basketball Court
- Cross Country Skiing
- Fly Fishing
- Freshwater Fishing
- Golf Privileges Optional
- Ice Skating
- Jet Skiing
- Mountain Biking
- Pier Fishing
- Roller Blading
- Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
- Ski Privileges Optional
- Sound/Bay Fishing
- Surf Fishing
- Water Skiing
- Dining Area
- Seating for 4 people
- Air Conditioning
- Alarm Clock
- Basic Soaps
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided:
- Local Restaurant Guide
- Paper Towels
- Parking Off Street
- Toilet Paper
- Towels Provided:
- Wireless Internet:
- Coffee Maker
- Cooking Utensils
- Dishes & Utensils
- Mini Refrigerator
- Beach Chairs
- Deck / Patio
- Kayak / Canoe:
- Lawn / Garden:
- Outdoor Grill:
- Housekeeper Included
|Dates||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Jan 1 - Apr 30, 2017
1 night min stay
May 1 - Jun 14, 2017
1 night min stay
HIGH SEASON 2017
Jun 15 - Sep 4, 2017
2 night min stay
Sep 5 - Oct 31, 2017
1 night min stay
LOW-LATE FALL 2017
Nov 1 - Dec 31, 2017
1 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
- Cleaning fee $35
- Tax Rate 6%
Reservations made with less than 30 days to arrival are paid in full at booking. Holidays are charged at the weekend rate. Cancellation policy: Guests will receive 50% of their paid rental costs, if they cancel four or more weeks before their reservation. Guests will receive a 25% refund of their paid rental costs, if they cancel less than four weeks before their reservation.
Manager's cancellation policy:
50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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Car: Not Necessary
Located in Benzie County on Michigan's famed West Coast, historic Frankfort was noteworthy in the 1800s as a lumber, shipping and railroad town, as well as a summer getaway for families.
Today, it continues to be a popular destination for vacationers and has acquired a reputation for great fishing and as an outdoor person's dream with hiking and bike trails, as well as swimming, sightseeing, fall color touring, and winter sports.
Sleeping Bear Dunes National Park; Michigan's extensive trail systems; and the Interlochen Academy, home to music and cultural festivals, add to a rich palate of activities.
Other Activities: Gliding and hang gliding
Year Purchased: 2007
About: Tim Bannister got into innkeeping accidentally, when his stepfather surprised his mother with the purchase of a resort in nearby Arcadia with a motel and 12 cottages. It was a long, colorful and rocky road until the resort was sold off in 2007, but Tim learned a great deal as an innkeeper and decided to build off that experience.
Why Frankfort, MI, USA:
Pierside Lodging had been a bed-and-breakfast that was closed and mothballed for 4 years when Tim purchased it and changed the name to Serendipity House. Built in 1890, the house had always served as an inn, going back to hosting the workers who built the nearby Frankfort Pier.
The Unique Benefits at this Lodge:
Today, Serendipity House is a one-of-a-kind inn designed for vacationers who want a unique experience that includes their accommodations. Situated on Main Street a block from Lake Michigan and at the edge of Frankfort's charming downtown district, the inn recalls an earlier time when residents would call out greetings from their front porch to passersby. Serendipity has the big front porch and updated living space with all the amenities for vacationers who enjoy something unique.
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Serendipity House: Five charming suites just steps from spectacular sunsets.
Serendipity/Nannybird sits at the rear of the house with two private entrances.
With its adjacent suites, the inn is perfect for wedding parties and reunions.
View of the kitchenette and entrance off the east porch.
The kitchenette features most options for vacation cooking.
View of the Nannybird bathroom.
Guests and locals often catch walleye and steelhead just off the south pier.
We're 40 minutes from the nationally renowned Sleeping Bear Dunes Park.
Frankfort's Fall Festival includes a Main Street parade.
Master Carver Ed Moody's creations have become legendary.
February features the Shiver By the River winter event.
The ice carving competition draws much interest.
Serendipity House sits across Main Street from Betsie Bay.
Front porches like this were made for vacation reading.
View of the Nannybird from the entrance.
View of the kitchenette and dining area.
View of the Nannybird sleeping area.
Surf's up at the nearby public beach.
Highlights of downtown are the restored Garden Theatre and Storm Cloud Brewery.
Come back for the fall colors and annual Fall Festival.
Highlighting the fall parade is the Mutt March.
For winter lovers, cross-country and downhill skiing abounds.
A nice alternative to being stuck indoors.
It's March, and a young person's fancy turns to...surfing!
This listing was first published here in 2008.
Date last modified - Thursday, March 23, 2017
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