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Gorgeous Large Victorian House In Elberta/Frankfort Area

Bedrooms 6
Half Baths1
Space 2,500 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

Proximity To Beaches, Frankfort And Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lake Shore

Lovely 6 Bedroom Victorian house for rent in the quaint village of Elberta, Michigan. This is less than two miles from downtown Frankfort and is located directly on the 22 mile Betsie Valley bike trail (M-22). Less than a 5 minute drive (or 15 minute bike ride) to Elberta or Frankfort Beaches and Marinas. Walk to the popular wedding venue the historic Life Saving Station, art galleries, waterfront parks and weekly farmers market. Walk a block to wonderful restaurants in Elberta. Try the Lighthouse Café (award winning breakfast) or Conundrum Café for Breakfast/lunch; Mayfair Tavern or the Cabbage Shed for lunch/dinner and night-time entertainment. There are also many wonderful restaurants in Frankfort- a short 5 minute drive or 15 minute bike ride away. The Conundrum Café offers bicycle rentals if needed. There are also plenty of water sport rental spots on the way to Frankfort. You are driving distance to golf courses, wineries, Crystal Mountain, the Sleeping Bear National Lakeshore and all of the adorable towns and beautiful beaches in-between.

Michelle O'Meara
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 20, 2018

About Michelle O'Meara

I grew up coming to northern Michigan for summer vacations. After moving out of state, my husband, two children & I have returned to the area to vacation with extended family. I had forgotten how beautiful it is in northern Michigan!! After spending time in Cape Cod, Florida and California, these are still my favorite beaches...

Michelle O'Meara purchased this house in 2014

Why Michelle O'Meara chose Elberta

We fell in love with the Frankfort area and I fell in love with this Victorian. We have put many hours of sweat equity into this house, but it has been a wonderful experience. We can't wait to spend some time up here and hope that you will enjoy it as much as we do.


Elberta House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 15
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Village
  • Water View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 14 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 15
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 1 bunk bed
    Bedroom 5 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 6 - 1 bunk bed
  • Additionally the sofa in the living room can be pulled out to a bed. Pack and Play available for small children. You may not exceed the maximum occupancy without permission or you may be subject to a $500 per night fine.
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • water tubing


Excellent! 4.6/5 -
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Gorgeous Large Victorian House In Elberta/Frankfort Area
average rating of 4.625 based on 8 reviews

very comfy old house with a great yard and location

  • 4 of 5

This place worked out perfectly for our stay with 7 adults. The owners were very nice and very accommodating. There was a brand new grill and nice outdoor tables, plenty of seating for the brick fire pit. The front porch is perfect for a morning coffee, and its easy to walk to several nice restaurants. And the best beach in the world is right up the street. Very nice place!

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Loved this cute Victorian gem!

  • 5 of 5

Loved staying here. There were only 7 of us, but this would be great for girls weekends, big families- sleeps 14 I think. Steps away from the bike trail, eateries, etc. Great location. Thanks Michelle!

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the kind review!! Glad you enjoyed it!
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Cute house! Great location.

  • 4 of 5

Great house, clean, bring TP and paper towels. Not quite large enough for 16 but good for 12. Nice new kitchen, plenty of dishes, coffee pot didn't work luckily we had brought one, plenty of beds but officially only 4 queens, the rest are bunk or pull outs or trundle but totally worked for us. Good location for skiing Crystal Mountain and great location for summer vaca looks like there's a cute beach town 5 min away. I would stay again.

  • Submitted: Jan 1, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great for a weekend up north!

  • 5 of 5

We recently stayed for a girls' weekend and really enjoyed the house! The updated kitchen was gorgeous and we loved the charm of this old fashioned home. There was plenty of space in the dining room and two main rooms for our large group. The bathrooms and bedrooms were clean and the backyard had a bunch of great outdoor furniture. It was just a short walk to the small Elberta strip and a short drive into Frankfort. Our only complaints were that the beds weren't very comfortable and that the fuses kept blowing the whole time (too many ladies trying to dry their hair at once), but the management was quick to respond to questions and it was a great deal for the price. We would definitely go back again and stay at the "Candy House".

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your kind review! I apologize again about the fuse issue- we are having an electrician take a look. Mattresses are new but we will see what we can do to make the beds more comfortable in the future. Thanks again!
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Beautiful house with character and lots of room!

  • 4 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay. The house and yard are both large and accommodated our group of 15 (12 adults, 3 babies) with no trouble. They even had a pack'n'play and booster seat (and kid sized lawn chairs!) for us to use with the kids.

It's located very conveniently to the beach, the bike trail, and downtowns Elberta and Frankfort.

Do note that there is not central A/C, but every room has either a window unit or a fan, so we stayed cool enough. Also, bring toilet paper, paper towels, and garbage bags, as these are not provided for the whole stay.

All in all, our stay was simply delightful. Thank you!

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful, Historic Home

  • 5 of 5

Large and roomy, this vacation home is located close to one of Michigan's most spectacular beaches. Bike into Frankfort or cruise on the Betsy Trail almost across the street from the house. We walked to the Cabbage Shed for dinner. The owner, TJ was very friendly and gave over the use of his in house piano for my husband to play while everyone enjoyed their food. The vacation home also has a nice sounding piano.

Great back yard, quiet neighborhood, clean kitchen, games for kids,

and nice places to read a book. Yes I would stay here again.

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Traverse City, Michigan
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
Mayfair Tavern
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Mayfair Tavern, Lighthouse Cafe, Conundrum Cafe,
Nearest Ski
17 Miles
Crystal Mountain
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Elberta Beach, Frankfort Beach
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
cleaning $200 + Tax
Pet Fee $200
Tax Rate 8.0%

Refundable up to 60 days prior to stay. You may change the reservation date (as long as there is availability) up to 14 days prior to your stay. Security deposit of $500 is due with second payment. I will refund the appropriate amount back to you within 10 days of your departure. Check-in 4pm, check-out 10am. For parties with less than 10 people, ask about a discounted cleaning fee.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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