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Cozy Home Downtown Frankfort Short Walk to Lake Michigan Beach

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Space 950 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

House, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4-6)

Our vacation home is in a quiet location only a short walking distance to Betsie Bay and the beautiful Lake Michigan beach. The Betsie Valley Trail, shops and restaurants and marina are right around the corner. The home is newly renovated and we did recover the natural wood floors and added a new wood floor in the living area.

The house has a roomy living space with a fireplace and a comfortable seating arrangement with plenty of natural daylight. Both private bedrooms have easy access to the bathroom. The spacious dining room has plenty of seating for a large family.

The large open kitchen has a dishwasher, gas stove, drinking water filter, full-size refrigerator and more-than-adequate counter space as well as all the utensils and dishes you'll need for your vacation.

Our large, fenced-in yard with picnic table and barbecue gas grill invites you and your family to enjoy outside dinning.

Keywords: Quiet, convenient location, family-friendly, close to restaurants, shopping, library, marina, bike trail, large yard, four season, gas fireplace, spacious, large kitchen, washer and dryer, golf, sailing, boating, skiing, cross-country skiing.

More Details

Owner
Wil
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english, french, german
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
November 16, 2017

About Wil

It was always our dream to live on the shores of Lake Michigan after we spent the last 10 years sailing on a lake in Wisconsin. Frankfort offers everything we like, i.e. sustainable living, farmer's markets, biking, paddling, and skiing (opportunities to be active outdoors all year around) as well as cultural events in and around town.

Growing up close to Frankfurt Germany, I always wanted to visit Frankfort Michigan.

Wil purchased this house in 2011

Why Wil chose Frankfort

For the last twenty years we have spent our summer vacations on Lake Michigan. This year we visited Frankfort for the first time and fell in love with the city and area. We know that we have found the perfect location and can imagine spending the rest of our lives in this area.

What makes this house unique

Tucked away in a quiet location and still in the middle of it all. Forget the car and walk to the beach, harbor, stores, shops and restaurants or take a bike ride along the beautiful Betsie Valley Bike Trail. The large fenced-in yard will be the perfect playground for our future grandchildren. We also enjoy hiking along Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore or canoeing on the Platte River, both only 15 minutes away.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you for a great "Home away from home". The quality time we got as a family this week was priceless! Your home was delightful.
Jul 2016
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Amenities

Frankfort House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 950 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • with Bathtub and shower combination
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Convertible bed(s) - 1 twin/ single , 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Master bedroom - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
  • Queen size Beds (1), Twin Beds (3), Full size Futon (1)
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 4 garden chairs
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Other Attractions: Point Betsie Lighthouse, Frankfort Pier and Light house

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(7 traveler reviews)

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Cozy Home Downtown Frankfort Short Walk to Lake Michigan Beach
average rating of 5.0 based on 9 reviews
5

Spotlessly clean and comfortable vacation home.

  • 5 of 5

We had a great stay in the Bay House. It was spotlessly clean, well-appointed and comfortable. The house is conveniently located in a quiet residential neighborhood, a short walk from the beach and downtown shops and restaurants. We had a great time.

  • Submitted: Oct 3, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Holland, Michigan
5

Great place to stay near downtown Frankfort

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 6 (including our 4 kids ages 19-26) stayed comfortably in this cute little cottage. It's an easy 3-5 block walk to the beach, Stormcloud Brewery and, our fav, the Crescent Bakery. Bike path from Frankfort to Beulah and Crystal Lake is 2 blocks away.

The cottage was immaculately clean and had everything we needed for a comfortable stay. A huge surprise bonus was a washer and dryer in the basement. Also, Netflix on the Apple TV was popular for late night movie watching. There is only one bathroom, and at first, we thought this might be an issue, but it really wasn't at all.

We had a last minute request re: our reservation dates and Wil graciously worked with us on that.

We hope to stay again soon if we can miraculously round up the kids for a week next summer!

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Fabulous Spot!

  • 5 of 5

Everything was perfect. It was a great location and wonderful place to come home too.

It was hard to leave.

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Indianapolis, IN, United States
5

Perfect in every way

  • 5 of 5

We spent a long weekend at this lovely cottage in Frankfort. It was perfect. Quiet and clean and conveniently located so we could walk to the beach and downtown. The owners are fabulous. Friendly and accommodating. We wished we could have stayed longer!

  • Submitted: Jun 12, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect home in town!

  • 5 of 5

Our family of five had a most wonderful time in this charming, perfectly maintained home for two weeks. The layout was ideal, with a great kitchen for cooking and a large yard for the children to run around. We loved that town and the beach were such a short and easy walk away. We hope to return and a future summer.

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

very nice and well located house

  • 5 of 5

We had a great week in this nice house. We especially enjoyed the yard and the proximity to the harbor, playground, beach and Betsie River trail. The house is very well equipped, clean and nicely decorated, beds are very comfortable, the owners are very kind and welcoming.

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
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Map

Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Traverse City Cherry Capital
Nearest Barpub
0.3 Miles
Dhingy's Restaurant and Bar
Nearest Ferry
65 Miles
Ludington Michigan S.S. Badger from Manitowoc, WI
Nearest Golf
9 Miles
Crystal Lake Golf Club
Nearest Train
145 Miles
Grand Rapids, Michigan
Nearest Motorway
7 Miles
Highway 31 to Traverse City MI or Manistee, MI
Nearest Restaurant
0.4 Miles
The Fusion
Nearest Ski
20 Miles
Crystal Mountain Resort
Nearest Beach
0.5 Miles
Frankfort Beach
Car: recommended

Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, Crystal Mountain Ski Resort, Crystal Mountain Legacy Park, bike, kayak and canoe rental nearby,

Platte River kayak and tubing, Gwen Frostic studio and gift shop, alpaca farm/gift shop, boat launch and marina, charter fishing, unique gift shops and boutiques, brewery and wine bar, the Garden Theater, live music in the park, Farmer's Market, summer and fall festivals. A new playground for your kids is only two blocks from our vacation home.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $75 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $100
Tax Rate 6.0%

Please refer to our rental agreement.

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.

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