Remodeled 1870's Frankfort Farmhouse on 9 Beautiful Acres(7 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:3-7 nights
- Property type:House
- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:No
About the Property
Comfortable, 3-bedroom Farmhouse In The Woods, Near Lake Michigan & Crystal Lake
This red farmhouse sits on 9 wooded acres in a small valley half-way between Frankfort and the Congregational Summer Assembly, or CSA. It is about 1 ½ miles from the Frankfort Harbor Beach, the same distance from Crystal Lake, and a ¼ mile “crows flight” from Lake Michigan. It sleeps eight in the three bedrooms; two bedrooms have queen beds and one has two twin beds and a double bed.
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There is a wrap-around porch in front and a covered porch and open deck in the back. Both offer beautiful views. The front lawn is shaded by large maple trees nearly 150 years-old. The back view is dominated by a large willow, a meadow, and the maples, oaks and pines on the hill.
There is lots of room for a woodsy stroll or for throwing a ball around as well as plenty of seating for conversation, reading or just taking in the lake air. We love walking into Frankfort each evening along a small country road to watch the sunset with an ice cream. In the morning, the same trip brings hot, fresh-baked doughnuts and coffee.
This recently remodeled farmhouse was built in the 1870's by one of the first European families to settle in the Frankfort area. It retains the quirky but comfortable character of 150 years of custom building and remodeling. There are hardwood floors throughout the first floor and a painted pine floor upstairs. The kitchen island has bar-top seating and a smooth-top electric range. Enjoy meals in the dinning room or on the covered back porch. We have remodeled the bathroom since last fall. We will post pictures in May.
Popular local activities include boating, fishing, swimming, bicycling, golfing and just hanging out. There are a range of nearby shops for fine or relaxed dining, craft beers, local music, local produce including fruits and smoked fish, local ice cream and fudge, gifts, art and crafts, and more. We are very close to Frankfort and Point Betsie Lighthouses and not too far from Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore.
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Member since: 2015
- Max. occupancy 8
- Children Welcome
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Wheelchair Inaccessible
Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8
Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom
- New tile, walk-in shower.
- Near: Frankfort Harbor Beach and Lighthouse, Point Betsie Lighthouse, Elberta Dunes, Crystal Lake Betsie Bay and Lake Michigan fishing Betsie & Platte Rivers - canoeing and fishing Frankfort-to-Beulah bike path Three farmers markets and local fruit stands 40 minutes to Sleeping Bear Dune National Lakeshore 50 minutes to Traverse City...moreless
- Away From It All
- Sports & Activities
- Tourist Attractions
- Live Theater
Local Services & Businesses
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Eco Tourism
- Gambling Casinos
- Paddle Boating
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Fly Fishing
- Freshwater Fishing
- Mountain Biking
- Pier Fishing
- Surf Fishing
- Water Skiing
- Water Tubing
- Dining Area
- Seating for 8 people
- Clothes Dryer:
- Linens Provided
- Living Room
- Towels Provided
- Washing Machine
- Coffee Maker
- Dishes & Utensils:
|Dates||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
May 15 - Jun 23, 2017
3 night min stay
Jun 24 - Aug 26, 2017
7 night min stay
Aug 27 - Oct 31, 2017
3 night min stay
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
- Pet Fee $50
- Refundable Damage Deposit $300
- Cleaning fee $125
- Tax Rate 6%
Rates are subject to change until reservations are confirmed.
No smoking is allowed anywhere on the property.
PLEASE NOTE: WE ONLY ACCEPT RESERVATIONS FOR FULL WEEKS DURING THE HIGH SEASON.
Check-in after 3pm on Saturday.
Check-out before 11am on Saturday.
STAIRS TO THE SECOND FLOOR ARE STEEP AND NARROW. THEY ARE NOT SUITABLE FOR ANYONE WHO REQUIRES A CANE, WALKER OR HAS ANY BALANCE DIFFICULTIES.
Owner's cancellation policy:
50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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Near Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, Congregational Summer Assembly, Crystal Lake, Lake Michigan, Frankfort Beach, Betsie River, Crystal Downs Golf Course, Frankfort, Beulah, Benzonia, Elberta, Platte River, Frankfort Lighthouse, Point Betsie Lighthouse, Glen Lake, Glen Arbor, Honor, Empire
Year Purchased: 2012
About the owner: Paula's family had a cottage in the Congregational Summer Assembly when she was growing up. The children spent most of each summer here and came to love the CSA and the Frankfort area. We have returned to vacation here many times over the years. It is always special and magical - the clear lakes, sandy beaches, cool summer weather, trees and dunes, ice cream and fudge, and especially the gorgeous sunsets over Lake Michigan. Always the question arose, "It's so great! Why doesn't someone buy a cottage here?"
Why the Owner Chose Frankfort, MI, USA:
When we began looking to buy we had a CSA cottage in mind. But when we saw the farmhouse we couldn't believe the potential to have a great get-away house and our own woods and meadow too. We love the solitude and sense of isolation. But, the fact that all this is within easy walking or biking distance from both Frankfort and the CSA, makes it almost too good to be true.
The Unique Benefits at this House:
In our remodeling we have tried to preserve the away-from-it-all style we love about the old CSA cottages. We keep plenty of chairs on the front and back porches and usually eat on the back porch table. We love to watch as each season brings its touch to the woods and meadow. We keep our eyes out for early morning deer and a variety of birds all day long.
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View from the road
Our new remodeled shower and vanity.
Entrance to stairway
Upstairs bedroom - a double and two twin beds
Rear deck and porch
Meadow view from rear porch
The side yard
The summer meadow
Rear view of front maples in fall
Wrap around porch
Downstairs bedroom - queen bed
Upstairs bedroom - queen bed
Upstairs bedroom - a double and two twin beds
The spring meadow
The early fall
Fall colors of aspen and sumac
This listing was first published here in 2015.
Date last modified - Saturday, May 27, 2017
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