SERENDIPITY HOUSE: FOUR-SEASON LODGING AT THE WATER'S EDGE

Tim Bannister

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Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type lodge
Minimum Stay 1 - 2 nights

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SERENDIPITY HOUSE: FOUR-SEASON LODGING AT THE WATER'S EDGE

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type lodge
Minimum Stay 1 - 2 nights

Overview

Overview

Frankfort Lodge Rental Photos and Description

1 bedroom, living room with sofa bed; kitchen/dining room; a full bath; sleeps 4

Located in Frankfort, Michigan, on the Lake Michigan coast, Serendipity House offers four-season lodging in five suites at the water's edge.

This relaxing and charming home is the perfect place to get-a-way! Pack your beach gear and turn right to enjoy Lake Michigan's beaches and spectacular sunsets. Cross the street to bike the 22-mile Betsie Trail. Or turn left to enjoy downtown Frankfort's unique shops and restaurants, or enjoy a first-run film in the recently restored Garden Theatre. Then come back for fall colors, winter skiing, and spring awakenings.

With five suites, we're especially well-suited for wedding parties, family reunions or for sharing vacations with friends; and we're pet-friendly!

We offer a big front porch for relaxation and for viewing the passing parade on the way to the beach; and we provide a picnic table at the rear of the property, as well as a fire pit and comfortable chairs, and a bike rack.

This listing features the Manitou, a 4-room suite that sleeps 4 guests with a private bedroom, plus living room, dining room and kitchen, and a full bath.

If the Manitou is booked on your chosen dates, please check the calendars for the Betsie (HomeAway #195186); Nannybird (HomeAway #186194); Lakeview (HomeAway #188035); or Sandune (HomeAway #185719).

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Tim Bannister (Property Manager)
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About Tim Bannister

The Bannisters got into innkeeping accidentally, when Tim's stepfather surprised his mother with the purchase of a resort in nearby Arcadia with a motel and 12 cottages. It was a long, colorful and rocky road until the resort was sold off in 2007, but Tim learned a great deal as an innkeeper and decided to build off that experience.

Tim Bannister purchased this lodge in 2007

Why Tim Bannister chose Frankfort

Pierside Lodging had been a bed-and-breakfast that had closed some 4 years before Tim purchased the property and renamed it 'Serendipity House.' Built in 1890, the house has always served as an inn, going back to hosting the workers who built the nearby Frankfort Pier.

What makes this lodge unique

Today, Serendipity House is a one-of-a-kind inn configured for vacationers who value a unique experience that includes their accommodations. Situated on Main Street a block from Lake Michigan and adjacent to Frankfort's charming downtown district, the inn recalls earlier times when residents would exchange greetings from their front porches. Serendipity has the front porch, as well as updated living space with all the amenities for those vacationers who enjoy something unique.

Why HomeAway

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type lodge
Minimum Stay 1 - 2 nights
Travel with confidence
Travel with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
Guarantee the rental meets your expectations
Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

Reviews

Reviews

Serendipity House: Four-Season Lodging at the Water's Edge
average rating of 5.0 based on 2 reviews
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Serendipity House: Four-Season Lodging at the Water's Edge
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p180215
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Frankfort Northern Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI USA
5

Fall Festival 2010

  • 5 of 5
My family and I visited the Frankfort area last October for the Annual Fall Festival complete with lots of fun activities for kids and families. The Serendipity House is in the heart of all the action and is within walking distance to Lake Michigan's sandy beach, the festival, the Farmer's Market/Craft Show and the Garden Theater (where we watched the Spartans clobber the Wolverines). There are dozens of restaurants and shops nearby and many activities; the Serendipity House is a comfortable and friendly place to stay- I highly recommend it.
  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2011
  • Stayed: Oct 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Serendipity House: Four-Season Lodging at the Water's Edge
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p180215
+1 -888 244-0047
Frankfort Northern Michigan
Big Rapids, MI
5

Serendipity House...a cozy place away from home

  • 5 of 5
I have been coming to the 'Frankfort Harvest Festival', which occurs the first weekend in October, with my two granddaughter's, for the past three years. We've always had a great time enjoying many of the fall festival events that the city of Frankfort works so hard to present.

The Serendipity House, with it's perfect location and cozy atmosphere, is just the right place to stay for this or any other of Frankfort's events or activities, year round.
  • Submitted: Dec 31, 2010
  • Stayed: Oct 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Map

Map

Nearest Airport
35 Miles
Cherry Capital Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
Villa Marine
Nearest Ferry
80 Miles
Ludington
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Champion Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
M-22
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
Betsie Bay Inn
Nearest Ski
15 Miles
Crystal Mountain Resort
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
Lake Michigan Public Beach
Car: not necessary

Located in Benzie County on Michigan's Northwest Coast, historic Frankfort was noteworthy in the 1800s as a lumber, shipping and railroad town, as well as a summer getaway for families.

Today, it continues to be a popular destination for vacationers and has acquired a reputation for great fishing and as an outdoor person's dream with hiking and bike trails, as well as swimming, sightseeing, fall color touring, and winter sports.

Sleeping Bear Sand Dunes National Park; Michigan's extensive trail systems; and the Interlochen Academy, home to music and cultural festivals, add to a rich palate of activities.

Other Activities: Local tours of attractions.

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Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates

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Frankfort Lodge Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
Per property
Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
MID-2 2014
Sep 2 2014 - Oct 31 2014
1 night minimum stay
$139
From
$159
Fri,Sat
$975
 
 
LOW-2 2014
Nov 1 2014 - Dec 31 2014
1 night minimum stay
$99
From
$119
Fri,Sat
$695
 

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 6.0%
Notes LOW-1 2014/Weeknight: Jan 1-Apr 30, $99
LOW 1/Weekend night: Jan 1-Apr 30, $119

MID-1/Weeknight: May 1-Jun 14, $139
MID-1/Weekend night: May 1-June 14, $159

HIGH 2014/Weeknight: Jun 15-Sep 1, $189
HIGH/Weekend night: Jun 15-Sep 1, 209

MID-2/Weeknight: Sep 2-Oct 31, $139
MID-2/Weekend night: Sep 2-Oct 31, $159

LOW-2/Weeknight: Jan 1-Apr 30, $99
LOW 1/Weekend night: Jan 1-Apr 30, $119
A deposit of one-third the total required to reserve the suite with the balance due 30 days before arrival. Where the reservation is made within 30 days, full payment is due upon booking.
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Amenities

Amenities

Frankfort Lodge Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • lodge
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2800 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beach View
  • Downtown
  • Lake View
  • Water View
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Bottled Water
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking On Street
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Manitou - toilet , combination tub/shower
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Manitou - 1 queen , 1 baby crib , sleeps 2
    Manitou - 1 sleep sofa /futon , sleeps 2
  • The Manitou Suite has a private bedroom and a living room with a queen-sized fold-out. One or two more guests may be accommodated for an extra charge. Perfect for the family get-a-way or reunion experience.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • 4 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • hunting small game
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • ski lift privileges
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
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