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

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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

Frankfort Lodge Rental Photos and Description

1 bedroom, family and kitchen area with sofa bed, 1 bathroom. Sleeps 4

Located in Frankfort, Michigan, Serendipity House offers four-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 start biking 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.

With five suites, 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 book off-season.

We're listing the Lakeview Suite, but if the dates you'd like are not available, please go to one of our other suites: Betsie (HomeAway #195186); Manitou (HomeAway #180215); Nannybird (HomeAway #186194); or Sandune (#185719). Come stay with us soon!

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

Tim Bannister

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The Bannisters got into innkeeping accidentally, when Tim's stepfather surprised his mother with the purchase of a resort with 12 cottages and a motel in nearby Arcadia. 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 had been closed and mothballed for 4 years when Tim purchased the property and renamed it 'Serendipity House.' Built in 1890, the house had started out as an inn, going back to hosting the workers who built the 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 earlier times when residents would call out greetings and exchange gossip from their big 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 2
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 3.5 based on 2 reviews
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Serendipity House: Four-Season Lodging at the Water's Edge
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p188035
+1 888 244-0047
Frankfort Northern Michigan
Waterford, Michigan USA
5

Outstanding Location and Classic Charm

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2010
  • Stayed: Jun 2010
We have stayed at Serendipity House several times since it opened and have always found it to be charming and very centrally located. Each time we've visited we've seen a constant improvement in upkeep and renovations. Very laid back atmosphere with an inviting front porch where we have met other guests from Germany, Washington State and Japan. We've never looked for a hotel when staying in Frankfort and this fits the bill. 2 blocks from the beach and 1 block to town. The rooms are well kept and clean. Bathrooms are stocked with towels and chairs are provided for the beach. It's nice to be able to take our dog with us and have never had a problem with noise.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
Helpful votes: 3/3
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Serendipity House: Four-Season Lodging at the Water's Edge
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p188035
+1 888 244-0047
Frankfort Northern Michigan
Garden City, Mi. USA
2

Serendipity House

  • 2 of 5
  • Submitted: Oct 31, 2008
  • Stayed: Sep 2008
A few problems that you can correct. The ceiling light in the living room was burned out. The entertainment center had allot of dust and also had spilled pop or something on the front of it (very dirty). And a DVD player instead of a outdated VCR would have been nice. We brought movies but couldn't play them. The acorns on the outside steps were a hazard to take the garbage out. The windows were hard to open for fresh air, and needed windex. Not enough kitchen towels. Mine stayed wet the whole time. Also, a full length mirror is needed. Behind the bathroom door would be a good place. The couch was very uncomfortable. I suspect that it is very old and without the use of the bedroom pillows, it would have been impossible to relax on. When I made my reservation I asked if "quaint" shopping is available. Yes there was, but most of the stores were closed for the season. The rooms was "presentable" without going the extra yard. The dust on the entertainment center showed just how often it is NOT cleaned properly. I don't think I would choose HomeAway again.
Helpful votes: 9/9
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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
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Arcadia Bluffs
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 tourists.

Today, it continues to be a popular destination for vacationers. It 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; extensive trail systems; and the Interlochen Academy, home to music and cultural festivals, add to a rich palate of activities.

Other Activities: 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 1 2014 - Apr 30 2014
$89
$109
Fri,Sat
$625
$1,800
1 night
 
 
MID 1-2014
May 1 2014 - Jun 14 2014
$139
$159
Fri,Sat
$975
1 night
 
 
HIGH 2014
Jun 15 2014 - Sep 1 2014
$189
$209
Fri,Sat
$1,325
2 nights
 
 
MID 2-2014
Sep 2 2014 - Oct 31 2014
$139
$159
Fri,Sat
$975
1 night
 
 
LOW-2 2014
Nov 1 2014 - Dec 31 2014
$89
$109
Fri,Sat
$625
$1,800
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, $89
LOW 1/Weekend night: Jan 1-Apr 30, $109

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

HIGH/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: Nov 1-Dec 31, $89
LOW 2/Weekend night: Nov 1-Dec 31, $109
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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
  • Downtown
  • Beach View
  • Lake View ...
  • Water View ...
Theme:
  • Family
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Hair Dryer
  • Living Room
  • Iron & Board
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking On Street
  • Mobile Phone
  • Alarm Clock
  • Bottled Water
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Shampoo
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Parking
  • Sofa Bed
  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
Kitchen:
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Stove
  • Refrigerator
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Kitchenette
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Cooking Utensils
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 baby crib
    Bedroom 2 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Queen fold-out in living room
  • The Lakeview Suite has a bedroom with a queen-sized mattress and combination living room and kitchen with a queen sofa sleeper. There is space for a baby crib, as well.
Entertainment:
  • Video Library
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable
  • VCR
  • Radio
  • CD Player
  • Books
  • DVD Player
Outside:
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • 4 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • children welcome ...
  • pets considered ...
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • live theater
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • antiquing
  • walking
  • scenic drives
  • paddle boating
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • wildlife viewing
  • shopping
Local Services & Businesses:
  • Babysitter
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • parasailing
  • cross country skiing
  • kayaking
  • surfing
  • hunting
  • surf fishing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting small game
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • golf privileges optional
  • ski privileges optional
  • pier fishing
  • skiing
  • golf
  • wind-surfing
  • water skiing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • roller blading
  • swimming
  • tennis
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