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PET-FRIENDLY SUITES JUST STEPS FROM THE BEACH

Tim Bannister

Advertiser since: 2008
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Speaks: english
Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type lodge
Minimum Stay 1 - 2 nights

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Tim Bannister

Advertiser since: 2008
Speaks: english
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PET-FRIENDLY SUITES JUST STEPS FROM THE BEACH

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

Overview

Frankfort Lodge Rental Photos and Description

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

Serendipity House offers year-'round lodging in five suites just steps from the beach. Each suite has its own entrance, kitchen and bath with views of the resort town and a large front porch for relaxing and enjoying the passing parade.

Pack your beach gear and head west a block to enjoy Lake Michigan's beaches and spectacular sunsets. Cross the street to start biking the 22-mile Betsie Valley Trail. Or turn east to enjoy wander through downtown Frankfort's unique shops and restaurants; enjoy a first-run film in the recently restored Garden Theatre; or celebrate the season with an award-winning crafted beer at the Storm Cloud Brewery. Then come back for fall colors, winter skiing, and spring awakenings.

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

Along with the large, front porch, we provide a picnic table at the rear of the property, comfortable chairs, Weber grilles, and a rack for your bike.

This listing presents the Manitou, a 4-room suite that sleeps 4 guests, with a private bedroom, plus living room, large dining room and full 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).

More Details
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Tim Bannister (Property Manager)
Advertiser since: 2008
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Speaks: english

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 Light and 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

Pet-friendly suites just steps from the beach
average rating of 5.0 based on 2 reviews
business
Pet-friendly suites just steps from the beach
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p180215
+1 -888 244-0047
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
business
Pet-friendly suites just steps from the beach
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

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
0.1 Miles
Storm Cloud Brewery
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 Dunes National Park; 100 miles of 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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Rates & Availability

From $99 Per night

Frankfort Lodge Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
LOW-2 2014
Nov 1 2014 - Dec 31 2014
1 night minimum stay
$99
From
$119
Fri,Sat
$695
 
 
LOW-WINTER 2015
Jan 1 2015 - Apr 30 2015
1 night minimum stay
$109
From
$119
Fri,Sat
$675
 
 
MID-SPRING 2015
May 1 2015 - Jun 14 2015
1 night minimum stay
$149
From
$169
Fri,Sat
$995
 
 
HIGH SEASON 2015
Jun 15 2015 - Sep 7 2015
2 night minimum stay
$229
From
$249
Fri,Sat
$1,585
 
 
MID-FALL 2015
Sep 8 2015 - Oct 31 2015
1 night minimum stay
$149
From
$169
Fri,Sat
$995
 
 
LOW-LATE FALL 2015
Nov 1 2015 - Dec 31 2015
1 night minimum stay
$109
From
$119
Fri,Sat
$675
 

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 6.0%
Notes Reservations made with less than 30 days to arrival are paid in full. Holidays and adjacent days are charged at the weekend rate. Guests will receive 50% of their paid rental costs, if they cancel four or more weeks before the start of their reservation. Guests will receive 25% refund of their paid rental costs, if they cancel less than four weeks before the start of their reservation.
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Amenities

Frankfort Lodge Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • lodge
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 610 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Water View ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • 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:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Manitou - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Serendipity/Manitou has a full bathroom with tub and shower combination and lots of light.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Manitou - 1 queen , 1 baby crib , sleeps 2
    Manitou - 1 sleep sofa /futon , sleeps 2
  • Serendipity/Manitou has a private bedroom with a queen bed and a living room with a queen sofa bed. One or two more guests may be accommodated for an extra charge. The Manitou inter-connects with two suites and is perfect for wedding parties or family reunions.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • 4 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • 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
  • festivals
  • 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
  • photography
  • 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:
  • basketball court
  • 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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