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Escape to beautiful Lake Michigan!

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,200 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 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 a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 26, 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:
  • 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


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(14 traveler reviews)

Escape to beautiful Lake Michigan!
average rating of 5.0 based on 14 reviews

Very roomy and everything we needed

  • 5 of 5

Being my first trip to Lake Michigan, I really did not know where I wanted to be so I chose a location central to the activities I was pursuing. This property was very roomy and comfortable. All the amminities that were needed were there. Easy to find and easy to get to anywhere you wanted to go from the bay to Manistee River.

  • Submitted: Oct 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
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Clark's place is awesome!

  • 5 of 5

Great location, clean, decorated so tastefully with little touches of funky art. Perfect location just tucked back in a cozy corner of town. Fully stocked with blankets, towels, TP, and anything else you might need. Easy access to the beach. Dad watched the Banksy DVD and very much enjoyed it. Thank you Clark!

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great time in Elberta!

  • 5 of 5

This property worked great for our family of 4 with plenty of room to spare. The home is functional and the beds are comfortable. The window ac units did a fine job of keeping the home comfortable in the August heat. Elberta is an adorable little village with lots to offer. Visit the Cabbage Shed for a great meal. We used the bikes here at the house and they worked fine for a nice trip to Frankfort. The Frankfort beach is so amazing. Nice, clean shallow water. The village of Frankfort offers fabulous shopping and dining. Overall a wonderful trip! Thank you for the accommodations.

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Narrow Escape for the weekend of our son and daughter-in-law's Elberta wedding, and couldn't have been more pleased with our experience. The house was exactly as described: clean, well-appointed, and close to everything. We only live an hour away, so we're well acquainted with the many activities that the area provides and would highly recommend this area for a visit, and this as the place to stay. We held the rehearsal dinner at The Cabbage Shed and the wedding was at the Elberta Life Saving Station which couldn't have been more convenient.....and beautiful! Additionally, Clark was a wonderful host - very responsive and very easy to work with.

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Mr. Most was very easy to communicate and work with! The house was amazing! Had the BEST trip and experience! Will be back for sure! Price was very nice and also like the flexibility to stay only a few nights versus a full week.

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Getaway

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time in Frankfort and the surrounding towns. Clark's home was great for our group. The space is very convenient and comfortable and the kitchen is well equipped. Also, we slept so well on the beds!

  • Submitted: Jun 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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Rates & Availability

Elberta House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Fall and Spring
Sep 1 2017 - May 28 2018
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 3 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

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.
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