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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:
March 9, 2018

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 Elberta

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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(26 traveler reviews)

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Escape to beautiful Lake Michigan!
average rating of 4.9615383 based on 26 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: July 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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Beautiful cottage home, clean and cozy, near stores and beautiful bike path

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our quick getaway. The home is filled with beautiful decor, was very clean, and is close to Lake Michigan. We enjoyed riding the bikes that are on the property up a gorgeous bike path that goes along Crystal Lake that is nearby. Owner is very responsive. Can't wait to return when the weather is warmer.

  • Submitted: Oct 24, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful home and love the area

  • 5 of 5

Frankfort and Elberta are beautiful areas of Michigan. Frankfort has a brewery, shopping, and great dining options. 2 nice parks if you have children. Close to the beach. We traveled here in the fall which was beautiful. We would definitely come back. The home was nicely decorated and furnished. Very clean which is very important to me. There's a nice yard too with fire pit and grill. Thank you for letting us use your home.

  • Submitted: Oct 15, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Super clean and organized, quiet and easy access

  • 5 of 5

we loved this rental! Close to Cabbage Shed and playground and loved the signs around the house helping us find essentials like towels and paper products. Awesome place and even more spacious in person!

  • Submitted: Oct 12, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A lovely little house.

  • 5 of 5

Great place to spend a weekend with some old friends. Neat and tastefully decorated, with plenty of amenities. Also, a short walk to a local park that is on the shore of Lake Betsie.

  • Submitted: Oct 8, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning $25 + Tax
Tax Rate 6.0%

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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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