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Escape to beautiful Lake Michigan!

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,200 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights


About the property


Narrow Escape Rental sits in a quiet neighborhood in the village of Elberta with a short walk to Betsie Bay, just a half mile from the shores of Lake Michigan and one mile around the bay from Frankfort. Our 1200 square foot rental has a private back yard with a privacy fence that backs up to a wooded bluff, and is just 150 yards from Elberta’s waterfront park and the Life Saving Station — a popular venue for weddings and events.

The area is full of recreational outdoor opportunities and a number of good coffee shops, restaurants, boutiques and art galleries. In addition to typical amenities, the rental includes five bicycles for exploring the area. Internet service and a gas grill is also available.

The house has a roomy main living space with a comfortable seating arrangement. The three bedrooms include beds of the following sizes: a queen in the master bedroom, a full size in room 2, and three single (twin size) beds in room 3 (a built-in bunk with an extra third bed). The dining table seats six people, and the bathroom includes a washer and dryer for your convenience. The kitchen is furnished with custom cabinets, a full-size stainless steel refrigerator, dishwasher, microwave, electric stove, coffeemaker, dishes and utensils.

Note: For rental availability, click on the 'calendar' link above (the dates that are not grayed out are available!), or click the 'book it' link to type in specific dates to get exact prices before you make your reservation.

More Details

Clark Most
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 13, 2017

About Clark Most

Clark and Lynne Most:

We are graphic designers who live in Midland, MI and run a graphic design business called 'RedPoint Design Direction' . Clark also is a professor at Central Michigan University where he teaches graphic design.

We have three children, 2 cats and a chihuahua and have been enjoying our trips to the Frankfort area for about 15 years.

Clark Most purchased this house in 2010

Why Clark Most chose Betsie Lake

The location is just one block off the main road in Elberta that goes to the beach and i love the bluff area directly behind the house. I also like the Elberta side of Betsie Bay because it is quieter than the north side. The rental has a great location being close to the bike trails, Trick dog coffee house, Elberta Park and Elberta beach on Lake Michigan.


Elberta House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible / Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Village ...
  • Adventure
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Full bathroom includes stacked washer/dryer
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master bedroom = queen size Second bedroom = full size Third bedroom = bunk beds
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 5 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • festivals
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


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Escape to beautiful Lake Michigan!
average rating of 4.9545455 based on 22 reviews

Relaxing Getaway!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great weekend getaway!! The house was super clean and spacious for our family of five. Super close to beach in Frankfort or short drive to Sleeping Bear Dunes. It was nice to return from day trips to the peace and quiet this house has to offer. The kids loved to play in yard while we utilized the grill to cookout!

Overall we highly recommend and will definitely stay again!

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Jennifer, We appreciate you staying with us and taking care of our place so well. We look forward to your return in the future. Best, Clark
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Had a wonderful stay

  • 5 of 5

The house was clean and tidy and larger than we expected. Lots to do and places to explore in the Frankfort area!

  • Submitted: Sep 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful House!

  • 5 of 5

The house was clean, spacious & comfortable both inside & out! Clark was wonderful about communications!

  • Submitted: Sep 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Maybee, Michigan

House was clean and had everything we needed! Exactly as advertised.

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here for 6 days / 5 nights. The house was very nice and clean and had everything we wanted / needed. Loved having the bikes to use. The location was perfect for everything we wanted to do: Sleeping Bear Dunes, kayaking on the Platte River, zip lining in Traverse City and boating on Crystal Lake. Plus all the beautiful beaches around. We need to pick our dates but we're hoping to be able to stay here again!

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location - spacious - cool decor.

  • 5 of 5

Close to Elberta Beach (cabbage shed restaurant), Frankfort (stormcloud brewery, shops, ice cream, L'Chayim Deli for killer macaroon), Betsie Valley Trail for biking, Platte River Float (trading post), Sleeping Bear Dunes, Esch Beach, Glen Arbor (boonedocks restaurant), Traverse City (kayak bike n brew), Suttons Bay (hop lot brewery + Boone's). Have Fun!

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Liz! Hope you can come again sometime.
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Good Location

  • 4 of 5

Good Location to Frankfort and Elberta. Very comfortable for R & R. Quiet.

  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $25
Additional Guest Fee $10 per person per night

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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