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Sunset Lakefront,Lower Herring Lake, the Jewel of Benzie County! Lake Michigan

Bedrooms 6
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


Minimum Stay
7 nights

About the property

6 Bedroom, 2 Bath Lakefront Vacation Rental, Frankfort/Arcadia, Michigan USA

Sunset is a new six bedroom home is just steps from the water edge with 250 ft private sandy beach. It is kept very clean. The living room has a fireplace, cathedral ceilings with fans, new carpeting, and 2 sliding doors that open onto a ground level deck overlooking Lower Herring. You can watch the sun from your easy chair. Sunset has a fully-equipped country kitchen. There is room for 3 not to rub elbows with other cooks. There is a breakfast bar, and numerous windows for a fantastic view of the lake. A large dinning table, two full size refrigerators, dish washer, microwave, cusinart bean grinding coffee maker etc. Enjoy sleeping on quality bedding throughout, as well as extra large bedrooms and closets. The elegant master bedroom has a cathedral ceiling and eight windows providing a view across the lake. The West coast of Lower Herring is part of a land conservancy, so its completely natural, just trees, beaches and dunes. Sunset has a total of 6 bedrooms, there are 3 king size beds,3 queen size beds; all have new bedding. The two large bathrooms with full tubs and showers, heater ceilings, and vanity. Parking for 5 cars & boat

For your comfort & safety: Amenities include central air in the bedrooms, an attic fan, ceiling fans in every room, two in the larger rooms, cable TVs, wifi, VCR, DVD, two refrigerators, linens and towels included, and a utility room with a washer and dryer iron & ironing board. Rental of this property includes use of a row boat with electric trolling motor, paddle boat, canoe, 5 kayaks, and shared boat dock and a floating dock. The home has parking for four cars and boat trailers. There is a beach fire ring for bonfires. Gigantic dunes are located on both ends of lake. It has a heated outside shower.

The Jewel of Benzie County Lower Herring Lake: Lower Herring Lake offers the enjoyment of the past. Graced by the presence of historic Watervale Inn on the South end, and cottages that have seen generation upon generation of families who enjoy world class sand dunes, prestine beaches, crystal clear water, and varied water foul including Blue Herring, and White Swans. Jesuit Explorier Father Pierre Marquette expeienced the breath taking beauty of this area then, and now you and your family can enjoy the sand dunes, the lakes and beaches.

America's Best Kept Secret !: Michigan's Western Gold Coast is an American treasure. Families for generations have enjoyed all the variety it has to offer, from historic harbor towns that dot the coast, lighthouses, golf courses, world class sand dunes, and the largest body of fresh water in the world, the Great Lakes. So whatever your interest from charter fishing, fly fishing, boating, golf, site seeing, island hopping, wineries Michigan has it all. It is wifi

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Gerrie Gilbert
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
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Calendar last updated:
January 4, 2017

Why Gerrie Gilbert chose Northern Michigan

This ground has been in the family for 116 years. The yard and house is kept extremely well. My husband and self work for 3 months, as well as 3 other staff members to give you the best. Nothing is photo shopped.

It is on 7 acres with 250 ft of private beach. We face conservancy , so NO homes to look at. It is monitored by owner to keep it nice for you.

For larger groups I have another #214826. It is wired for smoke detectors. There are also fire extinguishers. We have a fire pit. However we do ask that you put out fire after your marsh mellows.

There are no dogs allowed.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(7 traveler reviews)

Sunset Lakefront,Lower Herring Lake, the Jewel of Benzie County! Lake Michigan
average rating of 5.0 based on 7 reviews

Loved it!

  • 5 of 5

We came here with our kids and 3 grandkids and no one wanted to leave. We especially enjoyed the use of all the different boats to get out onto the lake since it was still too chilly to swim so early in the season. Very relaxing, quiet, and clean. We saw a couple of loons, a bald eagle, some great blue herons, went to the outdoor theatre in Honor, to Frankfort, to Sleeping Bear, and to Mission Point as side trips. The only thing we would change would be to empty some of the surfaces of "things" to make room for ours. Minor detail!

  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great time at Sunset!!

  • 5 of 5

Thank you Gerrie and Dan for the use of Sunset. Our group on 60+ had a great time. We caught plenty of fish for a fish fry. The house was well equipped with everything you could possibly need. Lake Michigan was a stone's throw away with the most beautiful beach imaginable..we had a fun week and would recommend this house for a relaxing week.

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Pure Michigan!

  • 5 of 5

WOW what a beautiful location! This property was our summer sanctuary with our own private beach and dunes separating Lower Herring from the winds of Lake Michigan. I couldn't believe how peaceful it was to wake and have a cup of coffee on the deck or down by the beach. The house was spacious and furnished with everything you would ever need to cook, barbeque, or seat the whole family outside for a fish fry! Each of the many bedrooms were tastefully furnished and were a welcomed place for an afternoon nap after a day on the water. We ventured across the lake in the kayaks which proved to be one of our favorite parts of the trip. The house and the grounds were kept like a resort - every room in the house was clean and the white-sand beach was therapy for our toes! It seemed like it is always sunny on Lower Herring, we came back with golden tans - a subject of jealousy with our fiends and co-workers! The owner was friendly and informative answering our (many) questions about the area and activities. A must-do is charter fishing on Lake Michigan. The owner provided us with multiple charter options as well as many other pamphlets on activities in the area (alpine slide, mountain biking, fishing, favorite restaurants, ice cream parlors, cherry-picking, and lots more!) I would recommend this Michigan oasis to anyone looking for a peaceful location where your days can be action-packed (filled with waterskiing, kayaking, fishing, hiking, biking, and swimming) or laid-back (settling in to a good book while listening to the water lap at the shore) either way it’s a must visit… Pure Michigan!

  • Submitted: Oct 22, 2011
  • Stayed: Jul 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lawrence, KS

The best family vacation!

  • 5 of 5

This is the perfect place to enjoy your summer vacation! The home is beautiful, as is the lake and beaches. There is so much to do in this area, you could spend all summer there! Our kids always love kayaking, building sand castles, and playing in the waves. The water is crystal clear and the sky is blue. If you get a rainy day you can go into the charming little town of Frankfort and check out the shops and restaurants. My kids love comparing all the ice cream shops. There is also a wonderful old movie theatre in Frankfort. There are many fun destinations for a day trip including: Traverse City, floating on the Platte River, Sleeping Bear Dunes, Glen Arbor (you have to visit Cherry Republic) and Mackinac Island! There are also a lot of activities that vary depending on the week that you can check out on the bulletin board at the grocery store like outdoor concerts, festivals in the surrounding towns or at Crystal Mountain, plays, pancake breakfasts, etc. There is wonderful golfing in the area, as well. The property is clean and well maintained. The kitchen is stocked with everything you need if you want to cook at home. I would highly recommend this as a destination, but it is one of the best kept secrets in America. It is worth the drive!

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2010
  • Stayed: Aug 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We just provided the extra kayaks and the lake provides a safe spot to boat enjoy the dunes. The theater is newly renovated and has a variety of entertainment. You have such a lovely family.
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Oconomowoc, WI

Picturesque location

  • 5 of 5

Our vacation at Sunset was amazing--so beautiful; I took a ton of pictures. It has a beautiful sandy beach, crystal clear lake, with access to Lake Michigan (again, a great beach). The home is clean, well-furnished and comfortable. We shopped in quaint shops in nearby towns and explored the parks and sand dunes. I would definitely recommend this property for a relaxing vacation.

  • Submitted: May 26, 2010
  • Stayed: Sep 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
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Elmhurst, Ill

The best and relaxing vacation I ever had.

  • 5 of 5

I realized after my vacation at Sunset that it was the first vacation I ever had where I didn't wait in a single line! It is so beautiful and relaxing. There were swans on the lake in the morning and incredible sunsets every evening. The house is spacious and gorgeous. The furnishings are cozy and the beds were very plush and comfortable. King beds made it roomy for everyone as well. The kitchen is better stocked than my own and everything you need is at your fingertips. The driveway coming off the M22 is through the most beautiful woods with towering birch trees and evergreens. Don't forget to visit Sleeping Bear Dunes which is short drive away. The town of Frankfort has a lovely lighthouse which is a fun walk. But best of all is just to relax on the beach at Sunset and take in the incredible view or enjoy a dip in Lower Herring Lake. Hope you can enjoy a week at Sunset!

  • Submitted: Apr 20, 2010
  • Stayed: Jun 2009
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Nearest Airport
35 Miles
Traverse City or Manistee
Nearest Barpub
7 Miles
Nearest Golf
6 Miles
Arcadia Bluffs/Crystal
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Elberta or Frankfort
Nearest Ski
6 Miles
Crystal Mountain
Nearest Beach
15 Metres
10 ft Front Yard
Car: necessary

Go to Google Earth and locate Frankfort Michigan. Just south of Crystal Lake you'll see two smaller lakes Upper Herring & Lower Herring Lake. Lower Herring flows directly into Lake Michigan

Other Activities: Charter fishing, pier fishing, fly fishing

Golf: Over 60 golf courses enhance the area in a 50 mile radius. Arcadia Bluffs, The Bear in Traverse City, Boyne Mt., Crystal Downs, etc. Rated and identified in Golf Magazine and American Airline Magazine, google on line and see for yourself. As a side note, one of our guest made the comment, Only Northern Michigan Golf Cources are air conditioned !


Rates & Availability

Arcadia House Rental Rates

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7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $135
Refundable damage deposit $450

Please contact owner for shorter stays that may be available
Call for special rates. Peak season rates $ 3950.00 begins June 28th. call for off season rates.
We have another large home for rent in the same family compound; please inquire for details. Impulse sleeps 9, located lakeside with it's own private beach.

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100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Arcadia House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2900 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Lake
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Mountain View ...
  • Water View
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mosquito Magnet
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone ...
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
  • fax
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer ...
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 12 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , 1st Floor
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , 2nd Floor
  • Very large baths with massage shower heads.
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king , Lakeside 2nd Floor
    Hummingbird - 1 king , 1st Floor
    Lighthouse - 1 queen , 2nd Floor
    Evergreen - 1 queen , 1st Floor
    Birch Tree - 1 queen , 1 child bed , 2nd Floor
    Sand Dunes - 1 king , 2nd Floor
  • All towels, linens, sheets included. Percale sheets, ceiling fans, Whole house attic fan, spacious closets, central air, well maintained and deep cleaned.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Boat ...
  • Boat Dock
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Canoe
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Pedal Boat
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Raft
  • Sand Box
  • Tennis ...
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • 14 beach chairs
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
20 minutes from Sleeping Bear Nat Park. T.C. has wineries. Frankfort has a Microbrew, theater and drive in. Nice size town with a beautiful beach, beach volleyball, many restaurants, a hospital and Art Museum. Pier, deep, and fly fishing. Evergreen skatepark, wind surfing, cycling, beach combing Bear lake has horses. Antiques. Flowers in the garden.

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