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Quaint Frankfort Cottage - Short walk to beach

Bedrooms 1
Space 650 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

1BR, 1BA, LR, DR, Kitchen in quiet neighborhood. Onsite parking. Wi-fi.

Harbor Haven is tucked away from the bustle of town but is still just two blocks from Main Street's shops and restaurants. The cottage includes a full kitchen, living room, dining room, bedroom and full bath. Parking provided.

The kitchen is stocked with microwave, coffeemaker, toaster, blender, dishware, glassware, and cookware.

The bedroom, located off the living room, features a queen-size bed and large closet.

Jon and Bill Hautz and Sheryl Robertson
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 24, 2017

About Jon and Bill Hautz and Sheryl Robertson

We stopped in Frankfort while on a bicycle trip around Crystal Lake and it was love at first sight. That was more than 20 years ago. After years of planning and researching, we have finally settled on a place where we can welcome family, friends and guests to share in our Michigan retreat.

Jon and Bill Hautz and Sheryl Robertson purchased this cottage in 2014

Why Jon and Bill Hautz and Sheryl Robertson chose Northwest

Dating back to 1890, this property is one of the early homesteads in Frankfort. The large yard with house and cottage provide us plenty of room to relax. The property is located on one of the most desirable streets in Frankfort and is a 5 min walk to the beach or bakery.

What makes this cottage unique

This property's location offers quick and safe access to the beach without having to worry about traffic which was a top priority for us. We want parents and children alike to feel safe on their jaunts to the beach. This ideal location makes it easy to return home for lunch or head down to the beach after dinner for spectacular sunsets.


Frankfort Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 650 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Resort ...
  • Village ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • One or two children could possibly be accommodated. Contact owner to discuss.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Television ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 3 bicycles
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(10 traveler reviews)

Quaint Frankfort Cottage - Short walk to beach
average rating of 5.0 based on 10 reviews


  • 5 of 5

We had such a lovely week at this cute cottage. The setting was perfect and the cottage itself was exactly as described, clean and stocked- a home away from home! We stayed with 2 little ones and couldn't have had a better time. Short walk to the beach and downtown. It was tough to leave and we're really hoping to stay again next summer!

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was great to have you! We'd love to see you again next year!
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Quaint in town cottage

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay here with two toddlers. The proximity to downtown, parks, and the beach was ideal. It was comfortable and had everything we needed. We will definitely stay here again

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Clean and Cute Cottage

  • 5 of 5

Loved staying in this cottage! The best part was that it was so close to everything, we practically walked everywhere, which was nice! The cottage was very clean and cute and the owners were great. Had no complaints what so ever!! Would absolutely love to stay here again:)

  • Submitted: Sep 29, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cozy cottage

  • 5 of 5

We had such a restful stay at this lovely cottage. The other reviews were found to be very true! Decorated beautifully, very clean and quiet, this is a perfect place for two. We walked to the beach several times a day (and night) and enjoyed Coho Cafe and Crescent Bakery (Cherry fritters!) on the main street two blocks away. A very short drive to Pt Betsie lighthouse and Sleeping Bear National Park. We would definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Sep 20, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Well-appointed, Tidy, and Close to Beach

  • 5 of 5

Tucked back behind a larger house which sits on a lovely tree-lined street, this little cottage offers the best of Frankfort for a reasonable price. The place is designed and stocked with practicality and good taste. It has just the right balance of cuteness and usability. You're about 1/2 mile from a gorgeous beach (a beautiful walk on quaint streets) and about 2 blocks from the shops of Frankfort's downtown. We brought bikes which was ideal. Bed comfortable, kitchen perfectly suitable. Owners were great, no complaints there.

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Fantastic stay. The owner was great to work with and helpful with any request. The cottage was cute, clean and close to everything. We ended up staying an extra day. We walked to everything.

My husband and I plan to return next year. I would highly recommend this adorable cottage

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We would love to have you stay again! So glad you found Frankfort as delightful as we do!
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Nearest Airport
39 Miles
Cherry Capital Airport - Traverse City
Nearest Barpub
0.2 Miles
Nearest Ferry
65 Miles
Ludington, MI to Manitowoc, WI
Nearest Golf
7 Miles
Crystal Lake Golf or Pinecroft Golf Plantation
Nearest Train
130 Miles
Grand Rapids - Amtrak
Nearest Motorway
0.1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
Coho Cafe
Nearest Ski
17 Miles
Crystal Mountain
Nearest Beach
0.2 Miles
Frankfort Public
Car: recommended

Frankfort is a delightful city where all the essentials are within walking distance and, as a bonus, it is perched on the shore of the most beautiful of the Great Lakes, Lake Michigan.

This combination of beach town and small town make it a most wonderful destination for an easy and relaxing vacation.

Frankfort offers restaurants with a wide range of cuisine and atmosphere, a quality book store, no less than four ice cream shops, shopping and even its own micro-brewery at The Storm Cloud where live evening music can be enjoyed many nights.

A bicycle is advantageous for quick trips to the Crescent Bakery for morning sweets or to Petals & Perks if someone else is to make the coffee. It also provides access to entertainment on the Betsie Bike Trail or around the bend to the open air Shakespeare Theatre in the Park.

Bicycles, paddle boards and other water toys are available for rent in town and kayaking, canoeing or tubing can be arranged through several nearby liveries.

Sleeping Bear Dunes are just a 40 minute drive (28 mi) north on M22 where a 'dune climb' is a must for the young and fit. Be sure to plan your trip to include a stop in Empire for a famous burger and a cold one at Joe's Friendly Tavern.

For winter skiing, Crystal Mountain provides over 50 runs and several high-speed lifts.

The Frankfort area boasts several farmer's markets to provide farm fresh fruits and vegetables for delicious eating on your vacation.

The Betsie Bay Lighthouses is open for touring and educational experiences for young and old.

The Frankfort public beach is easily accessible by foot, bike, or car with free parking, public washroom, swings, volley ball nets and a wide clean sandy beach for sunning, napping, swimming and playing. The sunsets are not to be missed; bring the camera! Ask us about the special secret beach nearby where you can enjoy a campfire at the waters edge.


Rates & Availability

Frankfort Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Summer 2017
Jun 24 2017 - Sep 9 2017
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $70 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $100
Tax Rate 6.0%

Further information about property and terms will be made available at time of booking.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
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