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COME AND STAY WITH US IN BEAUTIFUL NORTH WEST LOWER MICHIGAN

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

House, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4-8)

My little hideaway is in the heart of the Village of Elberta, a four season paradise

Elberta and Frankfort beaches are just minutes away

Betsie Valley Trail, a walking and biking path, follows Betsie Bay to Frankfort, as well as stretching the other direction to Beulah and Thompsonville, 22 miles in all.

Crystal Mountain is a mere 20 minute drive for skiing or golf.

Benzie County is perfect for hunting, fishing, and snowmobiling

Feel like shopping? Browse the unique shops of Frankfort or zip up to Traverse City, about 45 miles away. If you're feeling lucky, hit the casinos in Traverse or Manistee, 1/2 hour south.

This is truly a hideaway with something for everyone and a great place to relax and unwind, no matter the season.

We take credit cards through VRBO/Home Away online booking.

Keywords: private, kids welcome, pet friendly, near Lake Michigan, year around, four season paradise, family friendly, comfortable

More Details

Owner
Patrina Nickson
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
May 8, 2017

About Patrina Nickson

I grew up in Elberta and inherited this lovely little house from my father. I have had it totally remodeled into the perfect hideaway to get away from it all in beautiful northwestern Michigan. If I could, I would spend the whole summer there myself! I hope that the people who stay in my Elberta Village Hideaway will love it and the Benzie County area with its lakes and rivers and gorgeous scenery as much as I do.

Patrina Nickson purchased this house in 2009

Why Patrina Nickson chose Michigan

Elberta is a quiet peaceful village that is just a hop and a skip away from lots of fun places.

What makes this house unique

The Elberta Village Hideaway is in the perfect location - it's minutes from the sandy Lake Michigan beaches and within walking distance of the Betsie River. Elberta Lifesaving Station (wedding venue) is 1.1 miles down the road. The Betsie Valley Trail (biking) is accessible approximately 2 blocks from the house and runs to Thompsonville. A quick 20 minute drive takes you to Crystal Mountain for golf or skiing. There are casinos and shopping in Manistee and Traverse City, 30 and 45 minutes away. Frankfort is 1 mile away on the north side of Betsie Bay and has unique shops. There are 135 miles of groomed snowmobile trails in Benzie county. There is also an nice private back yard to relax in.

Amenities

Elberta House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Max. adults: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Smoking allowed ...
  • Pets may not be left alone in the house unless crated. Must also be attended while in back yard.
Theme:
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • The bathroom has a step in corner shower. There is no tub.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 1 bunk bed , Top & bottom bunks
    Convertible bed(s) - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Futon in living room pulls out into full size bed.
  • There is also a rollaway bed (single size) and a couch.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Private, fenced back yard, walking distance to Betsie River Nature Trail, minutes from Lake Michigan, 20 minutes from golf course, 20 minutes from ski lodge, 30 minutes from casino, hunting, fishing, snowmobile trails nearby

Reviews

Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(26 traveler reviews)

COME AND STAY WITH US IN BEAUTIFUL NORTH WEST LOWER MICHIGAN
average rating of 4.6538463 based on 26 reviews
4

Excellent location very clean

  • 4 of 5

Very good location nice and clean close to restaurants and shopping

  • Submitted: Feb 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Cute Home in Elberta

  • 4 of 5

We stayed at the home over Thanksgiving weekend and it did the trick for our family and dog. It was cozy and warm and the owner was accommodating and helpful.

  • Submitted: Jan 29, 2017
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Lovely, relaxing, well-appointed

  • 5 of 5

A little treasure with everything you need. Much attention to detail.

  • Submitted: Jan 29, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great Up North Weekend

  • 5 of 5

My family (2 adults, 3 kids, and our dog) came up for a long weekend. The house was absolutely perfect and adorable. So clean, smelled nice, and had everything we needed for a comfortable stay. My big kids loved helping build fires. My toddler enjoyed the princess doll and elephant with accessories. My husband and I enjoyed the Betsie River bike trail. We took day trips up to Sleeping Bear and Leland one day. The next we visited Traverse City and Torch Lake. So much to do, so close. I wish we could have found the Elberta dune. Hope to be back.

  • Submitted: Oct 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Cute cottage

  • 5 of 5

The cottage was just what we needed for our 1st year anniversary get away. It was cute, clean, and it had everything that we needed. I also loved how close it was to the beach, we were within minutes of the overlook of Lake Michigan. We will definitely stay here again when we come back to the Elberta/Frankfort area. I also love that dogs are allowed here. We decided to leave our lab home this time, but would love to bring him next time because he helps add to making great memories.

  • Submitted: Oct 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

First VRBO, great experience

  • 4 of 5

Well-maintained, well-furnished, clean home. We didn't realize how much we would appreciate having a living space + full kitchen + laundry + coffee, etc as a young family... far superior to a one-story motel, that was running the same price. Used as our launchpad to Sleeping Bear Dunes, but also convenient to Frankfort strip/beach when we were feeling too tired to travel. Host was very gracious when I realized upon arrival that I had booked the wrong date by 1 day. Would book again.

Minor recommendations:

*There was a ceramic bowl, but for a full dish set we could only find plastic items, which were not microwave safe

*Wood dining table + bench seats a little slippery on smooth wood floor - a little to keep kids on them

*Adding recycling + LED lighting would make a nice "green" touch

  • Submitted: Sep 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Elberta House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer
Apr 1 2017 - Sep 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
$110
$625
 
 
Winter
Oct 1 2017 - Mar 31 2018
2 night minimum stay
$95
$520
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$95
$520
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $60

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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