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A LARGE STUDIO JUST STEPS FROM THE BEACH

Tim Bannister

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

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Tim Bannister

Advertiser since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
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Calendar last updated:
December 19, 2014
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A LARGE STUDIO JUST STEPS FROM THE BEACH

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

Overview

Frankfort Lodge Rental Photos and Description

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

Located in Frankfort, Michigan, Serendipity/Nannybird 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 bike the 22-mile Betsie Trail. Or turn left to enjoy downtown Frankfort's unique shops and restaurants and craft brewery, or the restored Garden Theatre. 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 (#15719) for availability.

Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Tim Bannister (Property Manager)
Advertiser since: 2008
Call Manager
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
88%
Calendar last updated:
December 19, 2014

About Tim Bannister

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

Why Tim Bannister chose Frankfort

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.

What makes this lodge unique

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.

Why HomeAway

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
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

4.8
based on 4 traveler reviews

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A large studio just steps from the beach
average rating of 4.75 based on 4 reviews
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A large studio just steps from the beach
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
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.
  • Submitted: May 23, 2013
  • Stayed: Apr 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
business
A large studio just steps from the beach
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p186194
+1 -888 244-0047
Frankfort Northern Michigan
5

The Most Pleasant Weekend Getaway

  • 5 of 5
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.
  • Submitted: Jun 17, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
business
A large studio just steps from the beach
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p186194
+1 -888 244-0047
Frankfort Northern Michigan
Plymouth
5

four season lodger

  • 5 of 5
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.
  • Submitted: Mar 15, 2012
  • Stayed: Mar 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
business
A large studio just steps from the beach
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p186194
+1 -888 244-0047
Frankfort Northern Michigan
Fort Wayne, IN
4

The Nannybird

  • 4 of 5
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.
  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2009
  • Stayed: Jul 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing

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
Fusion Restaurant
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 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 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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Rates & Availability

From $69 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
$79
From
$99
Fri,Sat
$555
$1,200
 
 
LOW-WINTER 2015
Jan 1 2015 - Apr 30 2015
1 night minimum stay
$69
From
$79
Fri,Sat
$445
 
 
MID-SPRING 2015
May 1 2015 - Jun 14 2015
1 night minimum stay
$99
From
$119
Fri,Sat
$685
 
 
HIGH SEASON 2015
Jun 15 2015 - Sep 7 2015
2 night minimum stay
$169
From
$189
Fri,Sat
$1,185
 
 
MID-FALL 2015
Sep 8 2015 - Oct 31 2015
1 night minimum stay
$99
From
$119
Fri,Sat
$685
 
 
LOW-LATE FALL 2015
Nov 1 2015 - Dec 31 2015
1 night minimum stay
$69
From
$79
Fri,Sat
$445
 

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 6.0%
Notes Reservations made with less than 30 days to arrival are paid in full at booking. Holidays are charged at the weekend rate. Cancellation policy: Guests will receive 50% of their paid rental costs, if they cancel four or more weeks before their reservation. Guests will receive a 25% refund of their paid rental costs, if they cancel less than four weeks before 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:
  • 465 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Lake View
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Shampoo
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
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 Serendipity/Nannybird Suite can accommodate a child's crib with advance notice.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Beach Chairs
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 4 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • 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
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • 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
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Location, location, location! We are a half-block from the start of the 22-mile Betsie Valley Bike Trail; one block from the start of miles of Lake Michigan beach; one block from the restored Garden Theatre and our very own Storm Cloud Brewery; and two blocks from the start of Frankforts' unique shops and restaurants.

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