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Lake Michigan Cottage With Private Beach Privileges

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

2 Bdrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 5e

Lake Michigan Cottage with private beach privileges. This cottage is just a short walk from steps down to a private sandy beach on beautiful Lake Michigan. It has CSA Association privileges to 1500 feet of private beach on pristine Crystal Lake. Also all privileges of the Association including 7 tennis courts, basketball, softball, soccer instruction and play, tennis and swimming lessons, lecturers, operettas, and supervised children's activities.

The recently renovated cottage has a large knotty pine great room with wood burning fireplace and adjoining modern kitchen with center island and spacious dining/game area. The knotty pine extends into both the master bedroom with queen bed and 2nd BR with full size bed and upper bunk. The bathroom has new tile floor and shower with adjacent washer-dryer. The large deck has umbrella table and new gas grill. Cottage is well appointed. This charming cottage nestled in the woods has the best of everything Michigan has to offer.

Located near many outstanding golf courses including the beautiful Arcadia Bluffs. Visit Sleeping Bear National Lakeshore and sand dunes selected by Good Morning America as the most beautiful place in America. Also located near the award winning Betsie Valley bike trail. The nearby Cherry Bowl drive-in offers a chance to share a unique movie experience. Depending on your interest you can spend time at the local farmers markets, winery tours, or canoeing, tubing, or kayaking down the Platte River to the mouth of Lake Michigan. The cottage is within a couple miles of some of the greatest fishing spots in the Midwest. Enjoy fishing off the pier in nearby Frankfort or one of the many lakes and rivers. In mid August the King Salmon leave Lake Michigan to head up the Betsie River to spawn. In September the Coho return up the Platte River. Dining choices abound whether by candle light or on a deck overlooking the harbor. The above and many other opportunities are a short walk or drive from your cottage nestled in the woods a few steps from Lake Michigan.

More Details

Dennis Nahnsen
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 7, 2017


Frankfort Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • pets considered
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Recently remodeled, tile floor, and new shower. We supply bath rugs. We ask that you bring your own towels. As stated above, if more convenient for your travel plans sheets and towels can be shipped to a local address in Frankfort and be waiting at the cottage. We can help with arrangements to send home at the end of your stay. Remember your beach towels. All the available beaches are beautiful.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Queen bed in master. 2nd bedroom has full size bed down with single bunk on top. Pillows, mattress pad, blanket(s) and nice comforters supplied. We ask that you bring sheets for beds you plan to use. (1) Queen (1) Full (1) twin. If more convenient for your travel plans sheets and towels can be shipped to a local address in Frankfort and be waiting at the cottage. We can help with arrangements to send home at the end of your stay.
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • festivals
  • library
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(9 traveler reviews)

Lake Michigan Cottage With Private Beach Privileges
average rating of 4.888889 based on 9 reviews

Wonderful Stay!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in this cottage for our 10th anniversary and it was everything we had hoped for and more! Lake Michigan was a very short walk and the views of the sunset from the swing were breathtaking! The cottage was well-stocked with pots, pans, dishes and condiments. Dennis, Jill and Alan were all very helpful. Jill and Alan gave us wonderful suggestions of things to do and places to see! We will definitely be returning!

  • Submitted: Jun 5, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you liked it. You were our first renters of the season (May 27) and every week is a little different. Early June and late Sept. are often best for nature lovers as it is more peaceful and we also have more availability then. Jill said you left the cottage spotless. We'd love to have you back for many more anniversaries in the woods by the Lake. Dennis
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Great vacation in the woods

  • 5 of 5

Very well appointed cabin, very clean. Great beach access to both Lake Michigan and Crystal Lake. Very quiet area. Lovely sunsets. Nice activities within the camp if you want to attend some things. Owner was very responsive at all times. Nice location, Frankfort is a cute town and has some good restaurants. Close to many other great northwest Michigan areas. The only tiny drawback was a musty smell in the cabin, but hey, it's a cabin in the woods. Would definitely consider staying again.

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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I already wrote VRBO the review--Did you not get it?? Please check and let me know.

  • 5 of 5

We already wrote a very favorable review please make sure you received it. Chip and Carol

I have had so much trouble sending you a favorable report on this cottage-that I sent a copy of my review to the owner. If you want it, contact him. I am tired of trying to get it to you in this venue. Chip

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nice early Summer stay

  • 5 of 5

We had a nice stay in early June for a week and the cottage is just as it appears in the pictures. We had plenty of space for our family (2 adults & 2 young kids). The kids loved having the bunk beds. It was Occasionally tough having the one bathroom, but we managed. The short walk down the hill to Lake Michigan was nice and the sunsets on most nights were spectacular. Crystal Lake is really close as well and a nice option for calmer and more shallow water for the kids to play in. Close proximity to tons of fun: Sleeping Bear Dunes, Platte River, Traverse Cty, Glen arbor, Bike Trails, and it was also nice to just site on the deck and relax. Great Value and it will definitely be on the short list for future summer vacations locations.

  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Ideal Northwoods & Beach Experience

  • 4 of 5

You'll quickly find this cottage very well suited for a vacation in the north woods/beach when you see there is a long row of hooks filled with big beach towels to use. Other fine touches you'll notice later, like bath towels, and there were plenty of them, are rolled and very soft, not scratchy. The well equipped kitchen is plenty big for everyone in your party who likes to rustle up snacks or cook. We liked that the gas grill was just outside the kitchen window. A very large deck and plenty of comfortable dinner seating outside and in adds to the overall impression. Everything was spotlessly clean: kitchen, bathrooms, bedrooms.

We appreciated finding some items in the kitchen cupboards and refrigerator, like mayo, ketchup, relish, etc. Lots of places completely clear out the fridge and cupboards between rentals, but in our experience that makes our first day grocery shopping needlessly long. Also, the owner called us on our arrival day to say the cottage cleaning was finished early and we could move in sooner than planned--how nice to hear after a long drive up!

We made a fire in the fireplace on a couple of nights and the fire drew up quickly, unlike some fireplaces that send a lot of smoke into the room until the chimney heats up and draws properly. Just outside by the grill was a big rack of firewood for us to use.

  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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So peaceful!

  • 5 of 5

Such a nice cute and cozy cottage! Perfect for my family. Absolutely everything we needed was there and it was very clean! We kayaked down the Platte River, it ends at Lake Michigan with stunning views of Sleeping Bear. The Cherry Bowl Drive-In is only 20 min drive. The owners were wonderful to work with and we can't wait to return next year!

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Frankfort Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Jun 17 2017 - Jun 30 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Peak season
Jul 1 2017 - Aug 25 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Labor Day weeks
Aug 26 2017 - Sep 8 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Late Summer
Sep 9 2017 - Sep 15 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Ending Summer
Sep 16 2017 - Sep 22 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Sep 23 2017 - Oct 6 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning per stay $100
Pet Fee $100

100.00 dog fee per stay. (1) medium to large dog 35 lbs plus and (2) small dogs 35 lbs and under. Dogs are not allowed on the furniture out of respect for our cottage and future renters. No cats, please. Check in at 3 pm and Check out at 11 am.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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