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

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Tim Bannister

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Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type lodge
Minimum Stay 1 - 2 nights
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SERENDIPITY HOUSE: FOUR-SEASON LODGING AT THE WATER'S EDGE

Frankfort Lodge Rental Photos and Description

Studio with 1 bedroom, kitchenette, 1 bathroom. Sleeps 4 guests

Located in Frankfort, Michigan, Serendipity House offers 4-season lodging in 5 suites at the water's edge.

Pack your beach gear and turn right to enjoy Lake Michigan's beaches and spectacular sunsets.

Cross the street to bike the 26-mile Betsie Trail. Or turn left to enjoy downtown Frankfort's unique shops and restaurants. Then come back for fall colors, winter skiing, and spring awakenings.

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

Special prices when you stay with us after Labor Day or before late June.

We've listed the Nannybird studio suite, but if the dates you'd like are not available, please check out the other 4 suites: Betsie (HomeAway #195186); Manitou (#180215); Lakeview (#188035); or Sandune (#185719) for availability.

Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • children welcome

Tim Bannister

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Tim Bannister got into innkeeping accidentally, when his 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

Pierside Lodging had been a bed-and-breakfast that was closed and mothballed for 4 years when Tim purchased it and changed the name to Serendipity House. Built in 1890, the house had always served as an inn, going back to hosting the workers who built the nearby Frankfort Pier.

Today, Serendipity House is a one-of-a-kind inn designed for vacationers who want a unique experience that includes their accommodations. Situated on Main Street a block from Lake Michigan and at the edge of Frankfort's charming downtown district, the inn recalls an earlier time when residents would call out greetings from their front porch to passersby.

Serendipity has the big front porch and updated living space with all the amenities for vacationers who enjoy something unique.

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type lodge
Minimum Stay 1 - 2 nights
Contact the owner directly to confirm reservation details and pay with an approved method (credit card, check, or bank transfer), to protect your payment up to $1,000.
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.

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Property Reviews

Serendipity House: Four-Season Lodging at the Water's Edge
average rating of 4.75 based on 4 reviews
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Serendipity House: Four-Season Lodging at the Water's Edge
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p186194
+1 888 244-0047
Frankfort Northern Michigan
Grand Rapids, MI, USA
5

A Spectacular Place to Get Away from It All

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: May 23, 2013
  • Stayed: Apr 2013
My husband and I were looking for a place to get away from it all to celebrate his new job and promotion and give him a long weekend before he started his new career. We found Serendipity House awhile back and bookmarked it as it looked like a great place to go and they allow dogs (we have three). So we booked our April weekend and made our journey to Frankfort. Serendipity House is everything it says it is and more! And the owner is a terrific person to work with. We booked the Nannybird and it was perfect for two adults and three dogs. We didn't have the greatest weather on our weekend (sleet, hail, freezing rain, snow - but did get some sunshine here and there), so it was great to have a wonderful place to chill in when we didn't want to be outside. We were very cozy and the atmosphere of Serendipity House truly gave us a lovely place to relax and have some special quality time together. We were right in downtown Frankfort and even though a lot of places weren't open yet for the season, we truly enjoyed what was open and walks on the beach. It is a beautiful town! We would definitely recommend Serendipity House in Frankfort! We look forward to going back later this year with extended family and in years to come.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
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Serendipity House: Four-Season Lodging at the Water's Edge
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p186194
+1 888 244-0047
Frankfort Northern Michigan
5

The Most Pleasant Weekend Getaway

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jun 17, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
The Serendipity House was such a wonderful experience. We were given a living area that went above and beyond our expectations, actually having more beds than people. The owner, Tim, is gracious and attentive to little details such as leaving a card on the coffee table and providing tapes to watch for a quiet night. The house is within 1 block of quality restaurants and within 4 blocks of a beautiful beach. The towels are high quality. The quality of the mattresses and bedding was better than any chain hotel/motel I have encountered. If ever going back to Frankfurt, we will definitely stay at the house again.
Helpful votes: 3/3
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Serendipity House: Four-Season Lodging at the Water's Edge
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p186194
+1 888 244-0047
Frankfort Northern Michigan
Plymouth
5

four season lodger

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Mar 15, 2012
  • Stayed: Mar 2012
Arrived late in evening to Frankfort with thought in mind that Serendipity was the place we wanted to stay, with dog in tow, AND it advertises as "Four Season Lodging"/pet friendly. Guess what....it truly is! We arrived in a sleepy town on a cold March day with only one restaurant open and a 1-800 number to the House. The owner returned the call within minutes and promptly got us into our suite for the night. He was most attentive to every detail, calling us back to ensure we were inside and warm. He was just as concerned with our dog's need as he was with our personal needs! As there were no other guests he permitted us to look at the other rooms for visits in the future. Warm, cheery and well appointed rooms downtown and just a short walk to the beach. Will be back in the future! Thank you for all your personal attention.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
Helpful votes: 2/2
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Serendipity House: Four-Season Lodging at the Water's Edge
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p186194
+1 888 244-0047
Frankfort Northern Michigan
Fort Wayne, IN
4

The Nannybird

  • 4 of 5
  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2009
  • Stayed: Jul 2009
The Nannybird is a great little place to stay. It was very comfortable and very clean. It was a block and a half from the Lake Michigan beach and a block from downtown Frankfort. Even though on the main drag through town, it was a very quiet location. The owners had everything very well supplied, right down to 4 chairs for the beach. I would definitely stay there again.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing
Helpful votes: 5/5
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Map

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

Located in Benzie County on Michigan's famed West 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: Gliding and hang gliding

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Availability & Rates

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 Minimum Stay
 
LOW-1 2014
Jan 11 2014 - Apr 30 2014
$79
$99
Fri,Sat
$555
$1,200
1 night
 
 
MID-1 2014
May 1 2014 - Jun 14 2014
$129
$149
Fri,Sat
$905
$1,800
2 nights
 
 
HIGH 2014
Jun 15 2014 - Sep 1 2014
$169
$189
Fri,Sat
$1,185
$3,950
2 nights
 
 
MID-2 2014
Sep 2 2014 - Oct 31 2014
$129
$149
Fri,Sat
$905
$2,950
2 nights
 
 
LOW-2 2014
Nov 1 2014 - Dec 31 2014
$79
$99
Fri,Sat
$555
$1,200
1 night
 

Additional information about rental rates

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.
Tax Rate 6.0%
Notes LOW-1 2014/Weeknight: Jan 1-Apr 30, $79
LOW-2/Weekend night: Jan 1-Apr 30, $99

MID-1/Weeknight: May1-Jun 14, $129
MID-1/Weekend night: May 1-Jun 14, $149

HIGH/Weeknight: Jun 15-Sep 1, $169
HIGH/Weekend night: Jun 15-Sep 1, $189

MID-2/Weeknight: Sep 2-Oct 31, $129
MID-2/Weekend night: Sep 2-Oct 31, $149

LOW-2/Weeknight: Nov 1-Dec 31, $79
LOW-2/Weekend night: Nov 1-Dec 31, $99
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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:
  • 300 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Lake View
  • Water View ...
  • Beach
  • Downtown
Theme:
  • Family
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Iron & Board
  • Hair Dryer
  • Parking Off Street
  • Alarm Clock
  • Paper Towels
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Shampoo
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Wireless Internet
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
Kitchen:
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Microwave
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Mini Refrigerator
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 queen , 1 baby crib
  • The Nannybird Suite can accommodate a child's crib with advance notice.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Video Library
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable
  • VCR
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • CD Player
Outside:
  • Bicycles
  • Beach Chairs
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Deck / Patio
  • 4 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • children welcome
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • forests
  • live theater
  • coin laundry
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • shopping
  • wildlife viewing
  • walking
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • antiquing
  • gambling casinos
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • laundromat
  • Babysitter
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • fitness center
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • snorkeling/diving
  • tennis
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • cross country skiing
  • kayaking
  • surfing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting small game
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • golf privileges optional
  • ski privileges optional
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • skiing
  • golf
  • wind-surfing
  • water skiing
  • mountain biking
  • roller blading
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • hunting
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