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Dune Forest Retreat

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Space 1,600 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

Relax in this Private woodland cottage near Lake Michigan, seated in a majestic dune forest close to the shoreline and 2 miles from Historic Downtown Frankfort Michigan. This cottage was designed and built by the home owner with timbers from the property, with custom multi-colored hardwood floors, a cherry island table and post and beam supported bedroom loft. It boasts a chemical free green friendly environment for allergy sensitivities. carpet free. Each of the two bedrooms has a queen size bed, the kitchen uses a propane stove and bathroom a bear claw tub with shower head. Enjoy idyllic morning and afternoon lighting. Track lighting, two entrances, one walk-out basement, private drive in a peaceful setting.

sleeps 5, linen included.

More Details

Owner
Owner
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
September 15, 2017

Why The Owner chose Northwest

this cottage provides you with the best of both worlds of privacy on a renowned Elberta Dune Forest and Bluff's while being biking distance from the Village and City of Frankfort.

What makes this cottage unique

Dunes, Bluffs, Lake shore walks as well as staying in a custom crafted green friendly Timber Built home.

Amenities

Frankfort Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1600 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Rural ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , 1 sleep sofa /futon
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
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
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • ski lift privileges
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
*** absolutely NO campfires or fire pit allowed.

Reviews

Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(26 traveler reviews)

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average rating of 4.6538463 based on 26 reviews
4

I love Frankfort!

  • 4 of 5

Charming house in the woods. Thanks for being dog-friendly. The town and beach of Frankfort is lovely.

  • Submitted: Sep 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
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5

Cozy, handcrafted cabin in the lush Michigan forest.

  • 5 of 5

The cabin is beautiful and was handmade by the owner, who we had a chance to meet and is very nice! It is exceptionally clean inside and is a perfect place to relax after a long day of activities. The cabin is secluded and surrounded by wildlife. It's a short walk/Drive to lake Michigan and an 8 minute drive to lovely Frankfort and Crystal lake. Bring your dog and enjoy it like we did! P.s. we luckily just had our dogs nails clipped but the floors and cabin are one of a kind and deserve proper etiquette to preserve them.

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

It was amazing

  • 5 of 5

We rented this for our honeymoon. It's tucked into the woods and out of the way of everything so you will enjoy peace and quiet. It's also very close to Elberta and Frankfort, less than 5 minutes. House is amazing. Clean and rustic. Would definitely rent this again

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
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4

Beautiful place off the beaten path but close enough to everything

  • 4 of 5

We loved our stay - the cottage is beautiful. The homeowner was very helpful as it is located a little off the main roadway. This cottage has great character and was perfect for our trip.

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

relaxing

  • 5 of 5

Enjoyed our stay - was secluded and relaxing.

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Great location and price

  • 4 of 5

The house is in a location very accessible to Sleeping Bear Dunes and some great Michigan beaches. It was very comfortable for a family of 5. The craftsmanship of the house is to be admired and it is a special place. I liked that there was no wifi or TV: We played cards.

We did get nervous about check-in because James was not responding to emails. I called VRBO the morning of check-in to see what they do if a owner does not provide check-in information. You need to wait until 3pm the day of check-in before they put you in a hotel the first night and then try to find you something else. I finally reached James at 1:30 on check-in day. We had to search around to find the sheets for the futon. The garbage was a challenge - very small can for a kitchen and no garbage bags - we used the grocery bags. Last - the grill was charcoal. Just remember that. Overall a great stay!!

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
35 Miles
cherry capital airport, traverse city, michigan
Car: necessary

Relax in this Private woodland cottage near Lake Michigan, seated in a majestic dune forest close to the shoreline and 2 miles from Historic Downtown Frankfort Michigan. This cottage was designed and built by the home owner with timbers from the property, with custom multi-colored hardwood floors, a cherry island table and post and beam supported bedroom loft. It boasts a chemical free green friendly environment for allergy sensitivities. carpet free. Each of the two bedrooms has a queen size bed, the kitchen uses a propane stove and bathroom a bear claw tub with shower head. Enjoy idyllic morning and afternoon lighting. Track lighting, two entrances, one walk-out basement, private drive in a peaceful setting.

sleeps 5, linen included.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $50
Additional Guest Fee $50 per person per night

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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