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!
- House1650 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Min Stay7 nights
Airy 3 bedroom house amongst the trees
Andi Lipson or Jerry Fishman
- Calendar last updated:
- Sep 7, 2018
About Andi Lipson or Jerry Fishman
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 Andi Lipson or Jerry Fishman chose Frankfort
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.
What makes this House unique
The clean air and slower pace makes for a very relaxing getaway.
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Sports & Adventure Activities
Check-in: 5:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
It’s more of a Coach house than a stand alone experience.
It’s behind the main cabin with no view. Its in the woods sure enough but you share a lot with the owners. I should have known better because photos are not quite on the level . Close to lake but lake has swimmers itch . Frankfort close by. Sleeping Bear dunes. Price too high for what you get.
The TreeHouse is a single family 1750 sq.ft. home on its own with its own garage and parking spaces. There is no main cabin, the house is the house. There are 2 levels with enough space to accommodate 8 people comfortably. The closest home is our home which is approximately 100 yards away. In regards to your comment about the photos, each room is reflected in VRBO. We don’t advertise a view of the lake, but we do say it’s among the trees. We feel our rental price and comments regarding our home has been quite favorable. Andi & Jerry
Well located, beautiful area.
The owner went to a lot of trouble to make sure we had good information about the house and excellent tips for exploring the area, including secluded beaches and restaurant information. We did not encounter "swimmers itch" in the water at Crystal Lake even though we swam there almost every day, and believe the problem to be under control. However, we had not anticipated the beauty of Lake Michigan which was a very pleasant surprise. The water was warm enough for swimming as it was late July and we did so every day. The house is located on a hilltop and there was almost always a breeze so no need for air conditioning. It was a quiet, restful home, well situated to accommodate parents, two adult sons and one well behaved dog. The ability to bring the dog was very important and one of the reasons we chose this property. I was grateful the house did not smell like any previous pet visitors! Note that to get to the public beach on Crystal Lake or into Frankfort you do have to drive. Parking was easy once there, and just a few minutes in the car. We had a fun stay!
We are so happy that you had a fun family vacation! You can’t go wrong with Crystal Lake and Lake Michigan!! Thanks for being great renters!!🏊♂️☀️
Gorgeous UP NORTH!
Andi and Jerry, the owners, live next door. They are lovely and quick to respond but don’t interfere or crowd their guests. The cottage is literally in the trees and there isn’t a lake view, but it’s a quick drive or short walk to multiple public beaches on turquoise Crystal Lake. There are multiple hiking opportunities in Sleeping Bear Dunes, river kayaking or floating, and a beautiful Lake Michigan beach in Frankfort just a few miles away. The Treehouse is a perfect location to explore activities to suit everyone. Two definite pluses are that there are few mosquitoes and dogs are allowed. Three generations of our family had a great time and would definitely be thrilled to go again!
Thank you! We’re so glad you and your family had a great time!!
We had a good week.
We enjoyed our stay. The kitchen was well equipped for our needs. We had adequate space for the seven of us. The downstairs was somewhat musty, even with the dehumidifier, but the upstairs was very plesant.
Thanks for staying and the feedback! We have purchased a new dehumidifier and believe that the downstairs has improved.
Really enjoyed my stay at the Tree House. Very peaceful and plenty of room. Also near enough (a short drive) to Frankfort center when things got too quiet.
We're glad you had a good time. Hope your trip home went well and we hope to see you again!
Loved being able to have our dog!
We loved being able to bring our Shih Tzu with us as he has always traveled with us and he especially loves hiking in this area. The cottage is quite comfortable and there are lovely breezes that move through the main level, even without the ceiling fans. Fairly well-equipped throughout and a convenient distance from Frankfort as well as nearby points of interest (such as Sleeping Bear Dunes). The public beach on Crystal Lake is a good walk away (I wouldn't want to carry a kayak or canoe that far), but there are so many places on Lake MI within easy driving distance, that anyone who needs a place to kayak/canoe can find it. And Andi was especially kind to mail my husband's boots and sandals back to us after he left them behind!
Thanks for the kind words and leaving the house in great condition! We're glad you had fun visiting sites in and around Frankfort!
*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.'