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Lake Michigan Cottage With Private Beach Privileges

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 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
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 18, 2018


Frankfort Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • pets considered
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • 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 ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • 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 -
(15 traveler reviews)

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Lake Michigan Cottage With Private Beach Privileges
average rating of 4.9333334 based on 15 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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  • 5 of 5

Beautiful area! Great for kayaking, biking, hiking or enjoying the natural beauty of the outdoors. Good resturants close by. The cottage was very clean and well stocked. Jill was very friendly and great to work with. Highly recommend this cottage!

  • Submitted: Sep 23, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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An excellent and peaceful getaway!

  • 5 of 5

Loved your cozy cottage in the woods! What a unique experience, to enjoy both a beautiful wooded area and a very private sunny beach, just steps away! Lake Michigan is truly breathtaking. The owner was very accommodating and accessible. It was a very personable experience, with much care taken by this family to ensure a pleasant stay. Adding starter toiletries and condiments was a really nice addition. We hope to return to this special cottage often. Thank you!

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very peaceful, quiet, and relaxing family getaway

  • 5 of 5

My family really enjoyed our stay at this property. Great location. Cottage had everything we needed and the property owners were very friendly and gave great tips on good spots for outdoor recreation. We would definitely rent 'this cottage again.

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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6/17/2017 stay

  • 5 of 5

Very nice cottage and a very nice area. The cottage is super clean and there is an abundance of wildlife and foliage. Both the owner and the property manager are very nice folks and are committed to making your stay perfect. A1 retreat.

  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Very clean

  • 5 of 5

Perfect for a small family. Very clean. Quiet neighborhood. Steps from the big lake.

  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $100
Cleaning per stay $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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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