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Haugen's Haven - Fabulous Family Home - 3 Blocks to Lake, Steps to Downtown

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Last updated: 03/11/2017
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  • Minimum stay:1-7 nights
  • Sleeps:12
  • Bedrooms:5
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Ask Owner
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

Spacious 5 Bedroom, 2 Bath home, remodeled kitchen with laundry room

GENERAL AMENITIES: Outdoor space abounds at Haugen’s Haven with a large front porch and two additional decks. The home has a living room, large dining room, full kitchen, five bedrooms (Sleeps 12-13), two full baths and a laundry room. Bed linens, towels, microwave, coffeemaker, dishwasher, garbage disposal, cable TV, wireless internet, gas grill and parking are provided. The kitchen, laundry room and porch were remodeled in 2015. Available for Summer 2016, we are remodeling two rooms to create a family retreat on the first floor which will sleep 4 in a queen bed and bunk beds. This will bring the homes sleeping capacity to 12 to 13.

The FRONT PORCH is a very large, covered outdoor space with a wicker seating area for over 10 guests. It is a great place to sip your morning coffee or an evening cocktail. Rain or shine the porch is the perfect spot to relax and enjoy your summer vacation. Two decks are available which provide additional space to enjoy the outdoors. Enjoy grilling and your meal on the cafe deck which has the gas grill, dining table and umbrella to cool down from the sun. For a quiet space the retreat deck provides a secluded location to read a book or enjoy a quiet conversation.

The LIVING ROOM has a bank of windows looking onto the front porch with comfortable seating for seven. There is a 40” flat screen TV, DVD player, and digital cable to catch your favorite shows after a day at the beach, golfing, fishing or enjoying the sights of Northern Michigan.

The DINING ROOM is the hub of the home with a breakfast island that opens to the kitchen. It includes a round oak dining table which seats up to 10, a china hutch and a large desk which make this more like a great room than simply a dining area. The sliding glass doors lead to the lovely bistro deck which has a gas grill and a round patio table with umbrella to enjoy an outdoor cookout after a day at the beach. There are two ceiling fans to bring the cool lake breeze into the house.

The KITCHEN was remodeled in 2015 keeping its farmhouse style with dark oak cabinets, butcher block counter tops and a breakfast island. The large porcelain sink and vintage green stove pay tribute to the past while enjoying the modern conveniences of a dishwasher, garbage disposal, microwave, electric stove and refrigerator with ice maker. The wall air conditioner and ceiling fan keep the kitchen cool while cooking. The mobile island provides additional work space and storage for recycling. The kitchen is fully stocked with dishware, glasses, pots, pans and even a crock pot.

The FAMILY BEDROOM is located on the second floor and sleeps 4. This spacious, traditional bedroom has a queen bed and a twin trundle bed. A ceiling fan and window air-conditioner will help you rest comfortably on a hot summer night.

THE BUNK ROOM is located on the second floor and sleeps 3. This cozy, quilted classic room has a bunk bed which has a double bed on the bottom and a twin bed on the top. This room attracts children like a magnet. A window air-conditioner cools the room nicely for a comfortable night of sleep.

The FRENCH DOOR RETREAT is a sun filled room with a double bed located on the first floor. The room includes an antique dresser, ceiling fan, window air conditioner and French doors that lead to the private deck.

The FAMILY SUITE is being added for the summer of 2016 which will sleep 4. The two room suite includes a kids sleeping passage with a stairway bunk bed and a sunny private master with a new queen memory foam mattress on a antique bed. Ceiling fans and a window air conditioner to cool the rooms for a restful night of sleep.

There are two full BATHROOMS located on each floor of the house. The second floor bathroom includes a claw foot tub with shower, vanity, storage chest and toilet. The first floor bathroom has a fiberglass 48' shower with handicap bars, vanity and toilet.

The LAUNDRY ROOM is located off the kitchen and houses a stack able washer and dryer to help you keep up on the week’s laundry.

PARKING is provided in the shared driveway at the rear of the home. There are two parking spaces dedicated for the house. Additional parking is allowed on Forest Avenue all day and night which we often find more convenient for access to the front of the house.

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Member since: 2014

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 03/11/2017

Property Type

  • House
  • 2100 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 12
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Must be 25 years of age to rent the home....moreless

  • Children Welcome

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12, Beds for 12

  • Bedroom 2: 1 bunk bed

    Bunk Bed is double on the bottom and twin on top...moreless

  • Bedroom 3: 1 double


  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen, 2 twin/ single


  • Bedroom 4: 1 bunk bed


  • Bedroom 5: 1 queen


  • 5 Bedrooms in 2016 3 on the First Floor - 2 on the Second Floor

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower


  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower


  • Two full bathrooms with one located on each floor.


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television:

    40 inch LCD flat screen TV...moreless


  • Family


  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Library
  • Marina
  • Restaurants
  • Theme Parks
  • Water Parks
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Boating
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Miniature Golf
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Village

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Kayaking
  • Sailing
  • Skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 10 people


  • Air Conditioning:

    Window Air conditioners in 4 bedrooms and the kitchen....moreless

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet:

    Wireless internet provided...moreless

  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking:

    Two parking spaces are provided at the rear of the home with additional parking available on Forest Avenue at the front of the house....moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen:

    Fully equipped kitchen with a garbage disposal....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator:

    Refrigerator with ice maker....moreless

  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill


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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Winter 2016 - Spring 2017
Oct 29 - Jun 2, 2017
3 night min stay
Early Summer 2017
Jun 3 - Jun 16, 2017
7 night min stay


Changeover Day: Saturday

Summer 2017
Jun 17 - Aug 18, 2017
7 night min stay


Changeover Day: Saturday

Late Summer 2017
Aug 19 - Sep 8, 2017
7 night min stay

Fall 2017
Sep 9 - Nov 4, 2017
3 night min stay

Changeover Day: Saturday

Additional information about rental rates


  • Refundable Damage Deposit $300
  • Pet Fee $100


Inquire weekend rates in Winter, Spring & Fall which require a 3 night minimum

Payments are made to Denise DeCook via check or money order.

$300 Reservation/Damage Deposit is due when making reservation

First 50% of Rental Fee is due 90 days prior to arrival date

Final 50% of Rental Fee is due 30 days prior to arrival date

$100 Cleaning Fee is due 30 days prior to arrival

Reservations made more than 4 months in advance of the arrival date have a modified payment schedule.

Owner's cancellation policy:

50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.

100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.

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Last updated: 03/11/2017
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Frankfort, MI, USA
Nearest Beach
Lake Michigan

Frankfort is a small Lake Michigan harbor town with a spacious sugar sand beach. The two breakwaters with lighthouses to guide sailors make for amazing scenic views, great fishing, long walks on the pier and incredible views of inspiring summer sunsets.

The six block traditional downtown has a variety of restaurants, bars, shops, an amazing bakery, parks and views of the marina.

A short drive will get you to the 'Most Beautiful Place in America' according to ABC's Good Morning America in 2011. A trip to the Sleeping Bear Sand Dunes is a must and should include the dune climb and take the Pierce Stocking Scenic Drive.

Adventures in Traverse City or Manistee are 30 to 45 minutes away. Sightseeing, festivals, swimming, boating, world class golf courses and casinos are a few interests that draw vacationers to enjoy the local scenery.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 1944

About the owner: My family has been in Frankfort since the 1870's. My dad was raised in the home, falling in love with the girl across the street. That girl was my Mom, Patricia Raymond who was married to my Dad, Dennis Haugen for 54 years. Today, my husband Ron and I own the home and plan to retire here in the future. We live in East Lansing with our children and also have busy careers which often limit our time in Frankfort. Like my grandparents and parents we enjoy sharing Haugen's Haven with visiting families when we are unable to be in Frankfort.

Why the Owner Chose Frankfort, MI, USA:
The location and features of Haugen's Haven make this the ideal spot for a family vacation with the grandparents, siblings and young children. A two and half block walk to Lake Michigan and a half block walk to downtown is perfectly located to enjoy the beauty of Frankfort in summer.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
Hands down the best feature of the House is the expansive front porch. All our guests rave about it as the number one item they miss most when they leave. Running a close second, is the spacious remodeled kitchen and laundry room. Additionally, the bedrooms located on the first and second floor make it ideal for private family space as well as convenient for grandparents. Finally, this is a home steeped in tradition and comfort which is perfect for families to enjoy.

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Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 03/11/2017

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  • Front Porch

    Front Porch

  • Living Room - View from the Staircase

    Living Room - View from the Staircase

  • Living Room View from Dining Room

    Living Room View from Dining Room

  • Dining Room - View from Sliding Glass Door

    Dining Room - View from Sliding Glass Door

  • Kitchen - View from Dining Room

    Kitchen - View from Dining Room

  • Laundry Room

    Laundry Room

  • Family Bedroom with Trundle Bed in use

    Family Bedroom with Trundle Bed in use

  • Bunk Room - View from Hall

    Bunk Room - View from Hall

  • French Door Bedroom - View from Bed

    French Door Bedroom - View from Bed

  • Family Suite - Master Bedroom

    Family Suite - Master Bedroom

  • Living Room - View of Entrance

    Living Room - View of Entrance

  • Living Room Staircase

    Living Room Staircase

  • Living Room - View from Dining Room

    Living Room - View from Dining Room

  • Kitchen - View from Dining Room

    Kitchen - View from Dining Room

  • Kitchen - View from Hall

    Kitchen - View from Hall

  • Laundry Room

    Laundry Room

  • Bunk Bed Bedroom - View from Closet

    Bunk Bed Bedroom - View from Closet

  • French Door Bedroom - View from Doorway

    French Door Bedroom - View from Doorway

  • Family Suite - Bunk Bed Room

    Family Suite - Bunk Bed Room

  • Parking Area

    Parking Area

VRBO #559946

This listing was first published here in 2014.

Date last modified - Friday, April 14, 2017

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