About the property
- House3200 sq. ft.
- Half Baths1
- Minimum Stay6 nights
Plenty of room (inside and out) to unwind and renew.
Unplug and relax. Located just three miles from Lake Michigan, Deerpath offers accommodations and a location that's close to all that is wonderful about "Up North" in Michigan. With a beautiful view, its 17+ acre setting makes it perfect for a little peace and quiet.
What makes Deerpath unique is there are complete separate living quarters on both the first and second floors. Each level has its own kitchen, laundry, bedrooms and baths, which makes it perfect for two families that want to vacation together yet maintain some space. Rooms are windowed and the house is full light and sunshine during the day. Rental fee includes both levels.
The view of Betsie Valley and Lake Michigan in the distance makes for a stunning sunset view from the second story's living room or front deck. Excellent outdoor cooking facilities, a fire ring and a horse shoe pit make up some of the outdoor amenities. And for days when the weather isn't cooperative, there's a comfy TV room with a large flat screen TV and DVD player and a variety of movies, as well as game rooms with a billiard table and a dart board, and a nice selection of family-friendly board games too.
The house is less than ten minutes away from Lake Michigan and Crystal Lake beaches, downtown Frankfort, the Betsie Trail System, the Frankfort public marina, and Betsie River put-ins for kayaking, fishing, and canoeing. Within 20 minutes of many of the area's prime golf courses, including award winning Arcadia Bluffs and Crystal Mountain.
This is my home and not a "rental unit" so you'll have fluffy towels, real flatware, good cookware, and nice dishes for your stay. You may have deer and wild turkeys wander through the yard, but they are good visitors and just pass peacefully through. The house has satellite TV, but you will need to bring your cell phone with a data plan for Internet access and phone service.
I do ask for at least least two personal references that are not relatives or members of the rental party prior to accepting a deposit and confirming the reservation.
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- Response time:
- within one hour
- Calendar last updated:
- May 25, 2018
Why Harriet Miller-Brown chose Frankfort
Simply put, I love my house and the property it sits on. Beautiful view of Betsie Valley with gorgeous sunsets! Far enough away for peace and quiet, yet close enough to be convenient to town and all the activities of Lake Michigan and nearby Frankfort. The house is spacious, yet warm and inviting. It is quiet and we can see Lake Michigan in the distance. Even the nights are pretty, with a sky full of stars overhead and the even the Northern Lights on occasion. If you are into cycling road or mountain this place is spectacular. Miles and miles of smooth challenging country roads will keep even the top Cat 1 riders amazed. You'll look at the woods and wonder where the mountains are? Northern Michigan hosted the first world cup race ever held in North America. Our trails feature power climbs that at the end of the day will provide plenty of elevation change and lots of high speed tight single track.
What makes this House unique
What makes this home unique is it is a complete separate home on the both first and second floors. Each level has its own kitchen, laundry, bedrooms and baths, which makes it perfect for two families that want to vacation together yet maintain some of their space.
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
The property and area were truly wonderful. Best vacation ever!
Beautiful property located just outside Frankfort!
Beautiful home set in a private, serene setting just 7 miles from Frankfort. My family enjoyed the fire pit, horse shoes, two kitchens, BBQ and more. I highly recommend if you don't want the hustle & bustle of town. Two full beds, one roll-out couch, two twins, one twin rollout. Plus a large game room!
Absolutely gorgeous and tranquil!!
Upon entering the long driveway to Deerpath, the anticipation and excitement of our family grew. Then, when we came through the clearing and the house appeared, we were instantly blown away. The house is much more grand and beautiful than any pictures could ever convey. The property sits on a very private lot. The house was spotless and very well maintained. We had 9 family members staying in the home total and it accommodated us perfectly. There was plenty of room to move around in the house, so we did not bump into each other and plenty of space for the kids to run around and play both inside and outside of the home. We utilized the bonfire pit and roasted marshmallows a few nights. Having two kitchens was lovely and very useful. We were able to cook a very large family meal for our extended family in Michigan. We certainly utilized ever single square inch of that home and property; we thoroughly enjoyed every moment of it and would highly recommend the home to friends and family in the future. We do have plans on coming back next year. We were also able to explore the surrounding Elberta, Frankfort and Traverse City areas. We spent a day exploring Frankfort, swimming at the Frankfort beach and Betsie Lighthouse beach. We spent another day swimming at the Elberta beach; which we would highly recommend. The view is spectacular and the beach is very private, however, it's a public beach. We spent two days exploring Traverse City. One day shopping and another day just walking downtown. We also HIGHLY recommend visiting Cherry Republic. It was the childrens' favorite part of our vacation. The cherry wine, cherry soda and cherry ice cream were all hits among our family. Overall, this was one of the best vacations we have ever been on. It was peaceful, relaxing, serene and action packed all at the same time. So much to do and so much beaty to explore in "Pure Michigan"!
My husband and I stayed here with two other couples. We had a blast seeing the local attractions and chartering a local fishing boat. Staying at the property was perfect. Plenty of room for all of us and all kinds of fun things to do. Nice fire pit, bikes and great view. Perfect location to frankfort and a nice drive to sleeping bear dunes. Kitchen was amazing and fully stocked grill and cooking were easy and accessible because everything was right there! Washer and dryer on each floor. I would highly recommend this rental to everyone!
Beautiful House, Awesome Location!
Our family along with another family (4 adults, six children total) just completed a six day stay at the property. Here are the quick pros/cons:
- Beautiful, well-designed house, plenty of room for our two families
- Amazing views from the 2nd/3rd story windows and deck
- Huge yard and paved driveway (perfect for the kids!)
- Two full kitchens and two dining areas (1st and 2nd floor)
- Both kitchens were well-provisioned. Every type of utensil, pot/pan, bowl, and spice imaginable was provided.
- Big fire pit for smores, evening fun
- Fantastic location: 10 min to Frankfort and Crystal lake, 20 min to Sleeping Bear Dunes National Park
- Owner was friendly, responsive, and super helpful. She accommodated a significant change to our reservation, provided us with updated tourism info, and immediately addressed a problem with the house that came up during our stay without an additional charge to us.
- I can't think of any. We've stayed at VRBO rentals in Colorado, Virginia, North Carolina, and Florida, and this house and owner were by far the best.
Bottom line: The house was absolutely perfect. We would definitely stay there again if possible. Highly recommend it to all.
Take some time and visit the Sleeping Bear National Lake Shore. Good Morning America called it the most beautiful place in America. A week visit here will have you coming back year after year because you'll never see it all in one visit.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
Please supply two personal references at booking. No pets. No smoking in house, including decks. There is an additional fee per night for each additional guest above six. Smoking in house or on decks and unreported additional overnight guests will be cause for report to VRBO and reduction or forfeiture of damage deposit.