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Beautiful Tree House Cottage

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Last updated: 05/17/2017
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  • Minimum stay:3-7 nights
  • Sleeps:8
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

Airy 3 bedroom house amongst the trees

On a private lot with 45 acres of woods and trails less than 100 yards outside our door, our fully furnished 3 bedroom home is located on the South Shore of Crystal Lake. We are situated in a quiet area where bird watching and wildlife are at a premium. It comfortably sleeps 8 people and has 2 full baths, a loft and spacious living areas on the upper and lower floors with a fully equipped kitchen. It is beautifully finished in knotty pine trim, with all the modern conveniences. You can enjoy the beautiful 175' public beach one mile down the road and take advantage of its boat launch (Jet skis welcome!), shaded picnic area, swings for the kids, and restrooms. Gorgeous Lake Michigan beaches at Frankfort, Beulah and Elberta are less than 10 minutes away. M-22 is close by and offers access to Pointe Betsie Lighthouse, Empire, Glenn Arbor, Leland and Sleeping Bear Dunes. There are 7-8 golf courses in the area as well as hiking and biking on the Betsie Valley Trail in addition to tubing and canoeing down the Platte River. Drive the beautiful M22 for wine tasting and shopping. All in all we are in a great location for a myriad of activities and sights!

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Member since: 2012

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 05/17/2017

Property Type

  • House
  • 1650 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 8
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    *Long term renters are welcome. *Minimum age limit for renters is 25 years old...moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    *Young children need to be supervised due to our loft and stairs and the hilly terrain around the house. *...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered:

    *Up to 2 well trained dogs are permitted. We charge an additional $50 for each dog due to the extra cleaning necessary for the next renter. No cats....moreless

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8

  • Bedroom 3: 1 double


  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

    ceiling fan ...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 sleep sofa /futon, 1 bunk bed

    ceiling fan...moreless

  • *Twin trundle bed in loft and double futon in walk out family room. *The Tree House is situated such that the breeze enters the house nicely. * We have ceiling fans on the main floor (also in bedrooms and loft) as well as a ceiling fan in the walkout. ...moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower

    toilet paper provided...moreless

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower, shower

    This is a cedar bathroom. ...moreless

  • toilet paper, Kleenex, bath and beach towels and soap are provided

Other Amenities

  • 40 acres of woods and trails outside our door.



  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Water Parks
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Horseback Riding
  • Miniature Golf
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Downtown:

    well stocked bookstore, farmer's market(s), movie theater, restaurants, ice cream parlors, supermarket, library, health/beauty spa, medical services/hospital, vet services, fitness center...moreless

  • Resort:

    Crystal Mountain Resort and Spa is 18 miles from our home. Golfing, Spa amenities....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Pier Fishing
  • Rafting
  • Roller Blading
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining:

    Kitchen island has 4 stools and dining room table accommodate 6-8 people....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people


  • Linens Provided:

    bed sheets, pillows, pillow cases and blankets provided...moreless

  • Living Room:

    ceiling fans in every room in the house....moreless

  • Parking:

    parking at the cottage. additional parking on the street....moreless


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils:

    All dinnerware provided. ...moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen:

    Fully equipped kitchen with all the amenities with small and large appliances, cooking utensils and all dinnerware. ...moreless

  • Microwave


  • Deck / Patio:

    multi tiered large deck. Perfect for outdoor meals....moreless

  • Golf:

    Arcadia Bluff's Golf Club 10 miles south of Frankfort. Crystal Lake Golf Club Pinecroft Golf Course Champion Hill Golf Course...moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    Kayak and canoe rental in Beulah at Adventure Sport...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    propane gas grill...moreless



from 4 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Early Summer
May 20 - Jun 9, 2017
3 night min stay
Standard Summer Rate
Jun 10 - Sep 9, 2017
7 night min stay

My Standard Rate
7 night min stay


Additional information about rental rates


  • Pet Fee $50
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
  • cleaning fee $150
  • Tax Rate 6%

Owner'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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Last updated: 05/17/2017
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45 Miles
Nearest Airport
Traverse City
3 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Dingy's, Storm Cloud Brewry, Cru Winery
40 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Ludington Ferry
8 Miles
Nearest Golf
4 Golf Courses
2 Miles
Nearest Motorway
3 miles off M 115, 2 miles off M22
3 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Frankfort- numerous restaurants
18 Miles
Nearest Ski
Crystal Mountain
1 Miles
Nearest Beach
Bellows Public Beach w/ picnic area & restroom

Car: Necessary

*Cherry Bowl Drive-In ~Michigan's last drive-in theater which is family oriented. It's located on M31 before Honor.

*Interlochen~ 45 minutes on M31. Concerts & Theater

*Cherry Festival~ Traverse City

*Art Festivals in neighboring towns

*Spectacular July 4th Fireworks on Lake Michigan in Frankfort

*Point Betsie Lighthouse on Lake Michigan. Lighthouse tours throughout the summer.

*Scenic M22. Go north to Empire, Glenn Arbor, Leland, Sutton's Bay, Arcadia and Onekama.

*30 minutes to Sleeping Bear National Park which was awarded one of the 'most beautiful places in the world.'


Owner info

About the owner: Andi is a retired teacher and Jerry is a semi retired building contractor. Jerry designed and built the Tree House using his skills, creativity and ingenuity. We visited the area before we were married and fell in love with Crystal Lake and its environs and built our home 25 years ago.

Why the Owner Chose Frankfort, MI, USA:
We visited the area before we were married and fell in love with Frankfort. The fact that we are so close to Lake Michigan as well as Sleep Bear Dunes added to our desire to have somewhere to enjoy nature. In addition, the woods that surround our home and the quiet surroundings appealed to us along with the Crystal Lake.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
The clean air and slower pace makes for a very relaxing getaway.

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Speaks: english
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 05/17/2017

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  • Living Room from Loft

    Living Room from Loft

  • View of living area from the loft

    View of living area from the loft

  • Master bedroom

    Master bedroom

  • Lower bedroom, double bed

    Lower bedroom, double bed

  • Deck


  • Shaded picnic area with restroom facilities at our public beach

    Shaded picnic area with restroom facilities at our public beach

  • Swings at our public beach

    Swings at our public beach

  • Stairway to loft

    Stairway to loft

  • upstairs bedroom with bunk bed and futon

    upstairs bedroom with bunk bed and futon

  • lower level entry

    lower level entry

  • multi level deck

    multi level deck

  • View of our public beach and boat launch

    View of our public beach and boat launch

VRBO #446890

This listing was first published here in 2012.

Date last modified - Tuesday, May 23, 2017

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