|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
This beautiful loft over looking Lake Michigan sleeps two adults. This one bedroom, one bathroom loft was completed in 2013. Fully furnished and very cozy. Disconnect from the wear and tear of everyday life and relax at the beach. (No cable or internet available) but we have added a TV with a large assortment of movies for your enjoyment should you need to kick back for an evening. Private access to beach, outdoor grill and fire pit available.
No pets and no smoking. Owners within walking distance.
My husband bought this unusual property in 1980 and built the original house beach side which was a rental for many years. When we began our lives together, we moved into the beach house and began to build the loft 2 years ago. We hope you love it here as much as we do. You can be as busy as you want to or just kick back, walk the beaches for miles, or just sit in the sun with a good book
There are only 5 privately owned lots on Elberta Beach and Phil bought 3 of them, so, we don't have a lot of neighbors.
You are approximately 400 ft. from the beach and the break wall fishing pier. In the fall people come from miles around to surf fish for steel head some times building a fire on the beach. When the winds are right you can watch kite sailors, wind surfers, regular surfers, and hang gliders who often land In our front yard. Almost every weekend in summer there will be a wedding going on at the shore.
My husband and rented this cottage for my daughters wedding on the beach in frankfort. She lives in San Diego so we did all our arrangements via email. Rosemary and Neil were the most gracious hosts in helping us with some of our arrangements. She ended up getting married on the elberta beach and the loft was perfectly located for our event. The loft is even better than the pictures show. Quiet location, easy access to the beach. Beautifully furnished . Would highly recommend this to a couple for a perfect getaway. Only a few minutes from downtown frankfort with fantastic restaurants. Thank you Phil and Rosemary.
My husband and I spent our babymoon vacation here this past July. It exceeded ALL of our expectations. Not only is the location nothing short of magical but the loft itself was beautifully designed and functioned perfectly. Being an interior designer, I'm not often easily impressed but we enjoyed every bit of our loft stay. We enjoyed cooking in, grilling out and eating out in downtown Frankfort/Elberta area.
The beach (just steps away) is one of the most incredible Michigan beaches there is. Beautiful and often we were the only ones there which was lovely for reading, lunch at the beach, napping and swimming. It felt like a Spa experience. This part of Michigan has a Northern California feel. We watched hang gliders from above, a wedding at the beach, built a bon fire on the beach at sunset (sunsets are fantastic!) and just enjoyed our vacation thoroughly. We already booked for next year! We look forward to our return and bringing our baby! Thank you to Phil & Rosemary for sharing your slice of heaven.
Kristen & Billy
My boyfriend and I stayed at the loft for a week, and needless to say, we miss it!! The loft is brand new, modern, extremely convenient. It seems that they thought of everything you'll need on your stay. The kitchen has every single kitchenware needed, you can bake a cake if you want to! The rest of the loft is cute, cozy and comfortable; perfect for a couple. The deck is really nice too, we would have breakfast and dinner almost everyday out on the deck. It comes with a gas grill, so you can barbecue out there and a nice patio set to relax on.
Lets talk about the beach, and those sunsets!! We did not miss a sunset, they are truly breathtaking out on Lake Michigan. The owners allow bonfires on the beach(which is pretty isolated and mostly empty of people) they let us use their firewood. It was beautiful out there, and the sky is just amazing at night. The owners Phil and Rosemary are the sweetest people, and really try and make your stay the best it could be. They live across the street and are not intrusive at all.
The town of Frankfort is just a 2 min car ride away or 10 bike ride. We preferred via bike because the ride is so fun! There is a bike trail "The Betsie River Trail" on the way, I recommend it! You will pass Betsie Lake, but keep going until it turns to gravel, because Crystal Lake is beautiful!!
Summary: STAY HERE!! You will not regret it. There is no t.v. at the loft, you will be forced to spend quality time and go out and explore! If it rains, read a book from their collection or play a game. They have several board games their too. If you go to Frankfort, I recommend the restaurants Fusion and Coho Cafe for dinner. Storm Cloud Brewing Company has the best pizza and Kilwin's fudge is the best! The owners of the loft are amazing, down to earth people and I enjoyed every minute of my stay!
I stayed here myself and my girl friend. It is an awesome place. It is a brand new place, everything is up to date, very well thought of. All the utensils are available. Very nice owners. Live across the street and available for any help or questions.
This is the place to stay. It is excluded and far from all the noises and distractions. Right across the street from the beech, where u can have endless bonfires and star gazing, and 5 minutes away from Frankfort where all the shops and restaurants are.
This was a very nice place to stay at and very thankful for rosemary and Phil for making us have such a peaceful and restful getaway. Will definitely go back
My husband and I stayed at The Loft last month. We were completely “WOWED” by the rental. It’s recently built, squeaky clean, has new appliances, and it’s clear that the owners took great care, and pride, with the details of this place, both architecturally as well as decoratively. Further, while it can sleep 4, this was absolutely the perfect size for just the two of us.
We also had the best of “both worlds”: The Loft is nestled in a private woodsy area. However, from the deck, we could see Lake Michigan!
The owners are friendly and live across the road, but are not intrusive. There is a private path for renters to get to Lake Michigan and the beach. While we could have built a fire in their firepit (on their property), we were also allowed to build a fire at the beach, which we did (and got a fabulous sunset thrown in for no extra charge)!
This is a beautiful, peaceful setting and a great place to stay near Sleeping Bear Dunes, Glen Arbor, and lots of great hiking. I did miss not having wifi access. However, there are numerous places in town where free access is available. This is a place to relax, after all!
Overall it was a great experience and we would go back.
This little apartment is the perfect size for a couple to stay at. Everything is brand new and was made for your relaxation, the bed is perfect, the kitchen is roomy, and the hosts will go out of their way to make your stay as enjoyable as possible. We walked on the beach every day and watched the amazing sunsets right from the deck while we ate dinner. he futon is also the nicest I have ever seen, I did not even know it was possible to make a couch so nice. We saw dear every morning and enjoyed the quite peace of having so few neighbors, a perfect romantic getaway.
Rolling hills and water abound in this area. we have mushroom hunting and brook trout fishing in the spring, salmon fishing all season and many local orchards and wild berry picking if you are lucky enough to stumble on them. There are art and craft festivals, car shows and other activities such as fire works and celebrations.
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My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
Friday check in is 3pm and check out the following Friday at 11am. Most of the fun things that happen around here start on Saturdays, so you will want to be checked in and refreshed with a good nights sleep so you and fully enjoy the day
50% deposit due to reserve. Remainder due upon arrival.
Cash and check only.