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COME FOR FALL COLORS 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 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
September 13, 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. 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:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Max. adults: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Smoking allowed ...
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 -
(41 traveler reviews)

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average rating of 4.6829267 based on 41 reviews
5

Clean and comfy

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here for a family vacation and had a ball! The house was clean, well equipped and perfect for our needs. Patrina was accommodating and helpful, all we could ask for. 10/10 would recommend!

  • Submitted: Sep 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Addison Twp., Michigan
5

Cute. Clean. Cottage!

  • 5 of 5

Everything we were looking for! Patrina was a wonderful host; always available and helpful for questions. Very sweet lady! The area was perfect for us. Our son enjoyed the many areas for fishing. We enjoyed the walk into Frankfort and the easy access to Elberta Beach and close walks to the Cabbage Patch for dinner and entertainment. The Merchantile was awesome...filled with so many interesting things...owners were great. We found the cottage to be very clean and comfortable. Everything there for our needs, as we made most breakfasts at the cottage. We will definitely return! Thank you Patrina!

  • Submitted: Sep 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Excellent!

  • 5 of 5

Clean and cozy!

  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Grand Rapids
4

Charming house in lovely village

  • 4 of 5

We had a lovely time here in Elberta and the surrounding area. It is easy to walk to the restaurants from this location but the grocery store and beaches are better to drive to, when one has young children. The kids also loved the bunk beds. Thanks for a wonderful stay!

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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4

The house was charming, clean, and well maintained.

  • 4 of 5

Patrina was an excellent hostess. The cottage was clean and well maintained. It is close to local restaurants, grocery, and the beach. The twin bunk beds were actually very comfortable as was the couch. The double bed not as much, but bring your own pillow and you will be fine. 3 adults and 3 kids stayed here comfortably. Thank you Patrina!

PS. Thank you again for the A&W, 😜

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the compliments and, also, for telling me about the not so great pillows. I am sorry about the pillow problem. I thought I had good pillows as no one has mentioned them before. I will absolutely check them out.
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4

Great deal!

  • 4 of 5

There is no other 2 bedroom place in all of Elberta or Frankfort that is as affordable as this one AND clean. We had some problems with a noisy squeaky bed but Patrina ordered a new box spring immediately to make sure we could be as comfortable as possible. She is the most relaxed hostess we've ever had through VRBO or HomeAway. Our family had a great experience staying here.

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Taxes and fees are additional

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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