Frankfort Cottage Rental Photos and Description
Cottage, 4 Bedrooms, 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 8)
Living in our cottage gives you that real summer feeling. Lots of space outside to use anytime of the day as deck is on east and south side, patio and screen porch on the west. The house is comfortable, well furnished, and sunny. There is an easy walk, slightly down hill, to our sandy beach on Crystal Lake. As we have a joint ownership with two of our friends, living in the other two cottages, we share the wonderful sandy beach, where you will love to go barefoot.
The Summer Assembly is just down the road has children's and adult theater, church choir and services, slide shows, dinners, and other social events.
The house has 1/2 log siding, with the grey curved side on the exterior, and the flat finished wood side on the interior.
Timber frame construction inside, with lofts on either side of the living room enclose the bedrooms and den and allow for a two story living room and dining room, and huge stone wood burning fireplace. It has a very warm, cozy, cottage feeling inside.
Fully equipped kitchen with access to screen porch. Lots of storage space. Patio or deck is a great space for cocktails.
Twin beds (2) in south bedroom with full bath with shower and tub. Second bedroom, queen bed, with attached half bath. The master suite with queen bed and desk, and full bath with shower and tub with grab handles. The second floor has one bedroom with two twin beds. NEW MATTRESSES ON ALL BEDS.
The den, by the front door, has books, games, TV and WIFI, land phone line, desk, and a wonderful couch to curl up in and read for an afternoon.
There are small heaters, but always bring something warm to curl up in on chilly mornings. Mid morning, with the sun shining, it will warm up quickly. Because it is partially in the trees, it stays cool on hot days. We have fans to help if it gets too hot, which is seldom.
Bring good walking shoes, umbrella, swim suit, sun tan lotion, hat, warm jacket, light weight casual clothes.
Please feel free to call us or email us with questions and suggestions.
Our favorite attractions:
AW Root beer drive in: Frankfort and
Beulah: 15 minutes,
Boat rentals: Frankfort, Beulah,
Cherries: August, everywhere,
Cherry pie: Cherry Hut, Beulah, 20 minutes
Cherry Republic: Glen Lake, 30 minutes,
Fishing expeditions: Frankfort,
Frankfort: 10 minutes, (see photos)
Golf: Frankfort, Manistee, Crystal Lake Country Club (see photos)
Lake Michigan beaches: Frankfort, 10 minutes; Elberta, 15 min., Empire, 30 minutes (see photos),
Library has wifi and computers: Frankfort,
Museum and historic lighthouse: Point Betsie (lighthouse) north on M22, 10 minutes,
Platte River boating trip: 20 minutes north,
Restaurant with view of Lake Michigan and bag piper: Manistee golf course (see photos),
Restaurants: Frankfort (see photos)
Shopping: Frankfort, Traverse City,
Sleeping Bear Sand Dunes: 30-40 min. drive, (see photos)
Theater, swimming and tennis lessons, church, at CSA: 5 minutes,
Traverse City airport: 45 minutes
Video rental: Benzonia, rte 31 south, on small hill before strip mall, 20 minutes,
Keywords: SLEEPS 8, 4BR, 2.5BR $1900-$2250, WIFI TV NEW LISTING, Crystal Lake, Frankfort, North East Michigan, private sandy beach, secluded, cottage, summer, beach front, lake front, stone wood burning fireplace, patio, wrap around deck, screen porch, trees, washer, dryer, linens, cleaning, timber frame, two story living room, handicap ramp and all doors, wood walls and floors, real cottage feel, off-street parking, 2 cars, master suite, two floors, electric flat top stove, full stocked kitchen, microwave, dishwasher, No pets, No Smoking, Saturday 11am out, Saturday 5pm in, families, seniors, small reunions, swimming, boating, biking, fishing, walking, shopping, restaurants, Lake Michigan, Beulah, Michigan,
- children welcome
- non smoking only
- pets not allowed
- wheelchair accessible
About Carolyn Bates (primary)
My sister, mother and I own the cottage. I manage the rentals. I have been a professional photographer, specializing in architecture, for almost 40 years. I live and work out of Burlington, Vt.
My passion is to keep Lake Champlain and Crystal Lake clean.
I love dogs, and I have a wonderful 'woodle' visit almost everyday. She is a cross between a poodle and wheaton terrier.
My main sport is swimming. I have been going up to Crystal Lake since I was 8
Carolyn Bates (primary) purchased this cottage in 1952
Why Carolyn Bates (primary) chose Frankfort
Our mother came up to Crystal Lake from St Louis in the early 1920's and we have been coming up here ever since. In 1952 my parents bought some land and built three grey log cottages. The largest, on the hill, is ours. The other two cottages are now part of Grey Logs Assoc. and owned by other people. We all love to swim, and thus visiting Crystal Lake every summer, the ultimate place to swim, was perfect
We also loved the camaraderie of belonging to the CSA, for tennis lessons, theater, church choir, dinners.
What makes this cottage unique
I have always loved swimming in the late afternoon at Crystal Lake. It is just magnificent. You might want to rent a small boat and row out into the middle and just relax, with a picnic lunch. Sitting on the beach and reading your favorite pulp fiction, while you sip on homemade lemonade is just the very best.
Our cottage is just a short drive to Frankfort for all basic supplies, and walking the long sandy beach on Lake Michigan. Within an hour, you can do all of the many adventures I have listed on my map. Please see photos, too.
Guestbook comments from the owner
Just wanted to let you know that we enjoyed our stay in the Bates Cottage!
Thank you! We appreciate the offer for extra time, but we needed to get home at a reasonable time Saturday
and get back to reality!