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SERENDIPITY HOUSE: JUST STEPS FROM LAKE MICHIGAN BEACH

Tim Bannister

Advertiser since: 2008
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Speaks: english
Sleeps10
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 2 nights

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Tim Bannister

Advertiser since: 2008
Speaks: english
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SERENDIPITY HOUSE: JUST STEPS FROM LAKE MICHIGAN BEACH

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 2 nights

Overview

Frankfort House Rental Photos and Description

Suite with 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed, full kitchen and bath. Sleeps 8.

Located in Frankfort a block from Lake Michigan, Serendipity House offers five charming suites just steps from Lake Michigan beach.

Pack your beach gear and turn right to enjoy Lake Michigan's beaches and spectacular sunsets. Cross the street to start biking on the 22-mile Betsie Valley Trail. Or turn left to enjoy downtown Frankfort's unique shops and restaurants. Then come back for fall colors, winter skiing, and spring awakenings.

The Sandune is adjacent to our other suites, making us especially well-suited for family reunions, wedding parties, or sharing vacations with friends; and we're pet-friendly! Special prices when you book off-season after Labor Day through late June.

Serendipity House offers relaxation on our big front porch and a chance to enjoy the passing parade. Moving upstairs, the Sandune Suite offers a front bedroom with a queen bed and a bath just across the hallway.

Down the hallway is the living room and adjacent kitchen and dining area with the larger bedroom that sleeps four guests at the rear of the suite. A full sofa bed in the living room provides accommodation for two more guests. Off the kitchen is a private entrance and deck with stairs leading to the beach.

This listing is for the Sandune, but if the dates are not available on our calendar, check out our other suites: Betsie (#195186); Manitou (#180215); Nannybird (#186194); or Lakeview (#188035). Come stay with us soon!

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Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Tim Bannister (Owner)
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, complete 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 house 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 had always served as an inn, going back to its hosting of the workers who built the nearby Frankfort Pier.

What makes this house unique

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

Why HomeAway

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type house
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

Serendipity House: Just Steps from Lake Michigan Beach
average rating of 4.0 based on 1 reviews
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Great location, right in town!

  • 4 of 5
This was a great location in town which was good with our kids. To the beach or resturants or shops, easy. Small kitchenette, bring your food and spices. Clean rooms in a quaint,older home.
  • Submitted: Jun 8, 2011
  • Stayed: May 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Families with Teenagers

Map

Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Cherry Capital Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
Storm Cloud Brewery
Nearest Ferry
60 Miles
Ludington
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Arcadia Bluffs
Nearest Train
40 Miles
Traverse City
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
M-22
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Fusion Restaurant
Nearest Ski
8 Miles
Crystal Mountain Resort
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
Lake Michigan Public Beach
Car: not necessary

We are across the street from the start of the 22-mile Betsie Valley Bike Trail; 2 minutes from the restored Garden Theatre and adjacent Storm Cloud Brewery; and a block from the City's extensive public beach on Lake Michigan. We are 10 minutes from some of the area's 100 miles of hiking trails; 15 minutes from the Betsie River access for canoes and kayaks; 20 minutes from Interlochen Arts Academy; and 40 minutes from Sleeping Bear Dunes National Park, voted the most beautiful national park in the country.

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Rates & Availability

From $119 Per night

Frankfort House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
Per property
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
$119
From
$139
Fri,Sat
$835
 
 
LOW-WINTER 2015
Jan 1 2015 - Apr 30 2015
1 night minimum stay
$129
From
$139
Fri,Sat
$795
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $35 per night, per additional guest
 
MID-SPRING 2015
May 1 2015 - Jun 14 2015
1 night minimum stay
$179
From
$199
Fri,Sat
$1,185
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $45 per night, per additional guest
 
HIGH SEASON 2015
Jun 15 2015 - Sep 7 2015
2 night minimum stay
$269
From
$289
Fri,Sat
$1,855
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $55 per night, per additional guest
 
MID-FALL 2015
Sep 8 2015 - Oct 31 2015
1 night minimum stay
$179
From
$199
Fri,Sat
$1,185
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $45 per night, per additional guest
 
LOW-LATE FALL 2015
Nov 1 2015 - Dec 31 2015
1 night minimum stay
$129
From
$139
Fri,Sat
$795
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $35 per night, per additional guest

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 House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1150 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 Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking On Street
  • Shampoo
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Provides a walk-in shower, pedestal-style vanity and standard toilet
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 queen
    Convertible bed(s) - 1 double
  • 1 queen size bed in Bedroom 1; 2 queen size beds in Bedroom 2, full sleep sofa in Living Room; full rollaway bed and PortaCrib also on site, as needed.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Beach Chairs
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Walkway to Water
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
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
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • 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
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Location, location, location. We're a block from Lake Michigan, a block from the 22-mile Betsie Valley Bike Trail, a block from the restored Garden Theatre, a block from Storm Cloud Brewery, and a block from the edge of the downtown district, with its specialty restaurants and stores.

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