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Vicki Henning

Member since: 2012
Speaks: english

We help Create Memories!--Betsie Bay House

19 Reviews
Sleeps9
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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Overview

Northern Michigan House Rental Photos and Description

Savor the Four Seasons . .

Located in Frankfort a few blocks from Lake Michigan, Betsie Bay House offers four-season lodging.

Betsie Bay House is located on a beautiful, tree-lined street in downtown Frankfort; a beach town that is known for its restaurants, ice cream shops and colorful surfing culture. Stroll the beach for hours, take a walk on the piers, visit some of our quaint shops; Enter a world that reflects a simpler time, where children chase fireflies and parents remember how good it feels to dig their toes in the sand.

Betsie Bay House is especially well-suited for family reunions, wedding parties, or sharing vacations with friends; and we offer special prices when you book off-season after Labor Day and into early June.

A home with natural surroundings will put every guest at ease. . . We invite you to explore all the activities that Frankfort offers you!

Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Vicki Henning (Property Manager)
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english

Why Vicki Henning chose Northern Michigan

Betsie Bay House is a one-of-a-kind house for vacationers who see their accommodations as part of their vacation experience.

Situated a couple blocks from Main Street and Lake Michigan and adjacent to Frankfort's downtown district. Our home recalls earlier times when residents would exchange gossip from their front porches. Betsie Bay House has that porch, as well as updated living space, with the amenities for vacationers who enjoy something special.

What makes this house unique

Betsie Bay House offers many unique attributes. An older home with spacious living room and air conditioning, Direct TV and secured WiFi ; large dining room with table for nine; main floor bedroom with queen size bed, fully furnished kitchen with all your basic cooking supplies; full size bathroom on each floor; upstairs features large master bedroom with queen size bed, ceiling fan and walk-in closet; third bedroom with queen size and twin size bed, ceiling fan and walk in-closet. The fourth bedroom has two twin bed, ceiling fan and walk-in closet.

Downtown Frankfort is just a couple blocks away, where you can enjoy dining, and historic sightseeing, a show at The Garden Theater or a beer at the local brewery.

Betsie Lake is just down the street and there are two marinas within walking distance for charter fishing. The Betsie River is close by for all your fishing and kayaking desires. The Little River Casino is only a short 25 minute drive from Frankfort!

Reviews

4.6
based on 19 traveler reviews

We help Create Memories!--Betsie Bay House
average rating of 4.631579 based on 19 reviews
5

Great house. Central location. Perfect for small or large family.

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay at the Betsie Bay. We were in Frankfort for a family reunion and we ended up hosting several gatherings and everyone had a great time and the house handle the crowds just fine. The BBQ was used a few times and the set up outside was really nice.

The house was well stocked with toiletries and the kitchen was also well stocked with spices.

No real complaints, the kitchen was small but functional. While the house does not have a W/D but the laundry mat was just down the street.

When we come back to Frankfort in three years we will definitely rent the Betsie Bay House.

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Wonderful stay at Betsie Bay House

  • 5 of 5

Our family 2 week stay at Betsie Bay House was great. We enjoyed the house and the town of Frankfort. The house has games, beach accessories, and just about everything you need to relax and enjoy. Would definitely go back to Betsie Bay House.

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Summer Fun!

  • 5 of 5

This was our second stay at Betsie Bay House and I really appreciated the cleanliness! When I walked in, it smelled good and everything was in order as expected and Vicki was polite and easy to work with. We didn’t have the best weather, but there were plenty of things to do in the area even on rainy days. We enjoyed relaxing on the front porch and being close to town and a park for the kids. We brought our bikes so we rode them to the beach each day. I would highly recommend this house and hope we are lucky enough to stay there again next year. Thanks again for having us!

  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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5

Great house and more than enough room

  • 5 of 5

We loved the Betsie Bay House. We drove up from Atlanta, GA and right when we arrived, so did our entire family. We were not expecting that but the house handled it with ease. The kids played outside and the young adults sat on the front porch while the adults stayed inside. We really enjoyed our visit during our family reunion. Thank you Vickie for all of your help and your great house.

  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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very clean

  • 4 of 5

very clean,could use a dishwasher, and a washer and dryer

  • Submitted: Sep 9, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your feedback and I will consider your suggestions; however, there is a laundromat located one block away and we do have an extra-large clothesline in the back yard for your beach towels or items you hand wash.
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Clean, perfectly maintained rental!

  • 5 of 5

This was a perfect rental for our group of 10. Every amenity you could want or think of was provided to make our visit as comfortable as possible. Lots of love and thought has gone into this home with many updates. Within walking distance of downtown Frankfort and within driving distance of all the local attractions. Enjoyed our stay very much and would not hesitate to return. Thank you Vicki for making our visit to Frankfort so comfortable and so much more enjoyable!

  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind comments. Our goal is to make sure our guests are comfortable and enjoy their stay and this year we really seem to be accomplishing that thanks to our new renovations. I hope you do stay at Betsie Bay House again next time you visit our quaint little town.
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Map

Frankfort North Breakwater lighthouse
Nearest Airport
1 Miles
Frankfort Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.25 Miles
Several Bars Downtown
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Champion Hills
Nearest Motorway
M-115 and M-22
Nearest Restaurant
0.25 Miles
One Block Away
Nearest Ski
15 Miles
Crystal Mountain Ski Resort
Nearest Beach
0.25 Miles
Lake Michigan
Car: not necessary

Sleeping Bear Dunes is one of the most famous activities of Northwestern Michigan. This is one activity that you won't want to skip.

If you are into biking you will want to try out Frankfort-Elberta beach-to-beach trail. 4.2 mile trail connecting the beaches of Elberta and Frankfort. The trail also connects to the Betsie Valley Trail which goes from Frankfort-Elberta through Beulah to Thompsonville (22 miles).

If golfing is what you are after you will want to try out Champion Hills--Beulah, Frankfort Public Golf Course, Pinecroft Golf Course--Beualh or Crystal Mountain--Thompsonville. All of them are excellent courses.

If you are into the arts you will have to visit Interlochen Center for the Arts a home to the Interlochen Arts Festival, an annual presentation of more than 750 student, faculty and guest artist events. Corsen Auditorium, Interlochen's premier indoor venue, accommodates up to 1,000 people for music, theater and dance productions. Interlochen Center for the Arts is located 16 miles southwest of Traverse City.

For a local artist you will want to visit Gwen Frostic's well-known original block prints are featured at this wildlife sanctuary and printing shop. Open May-November, Monday-Saturday. No admission Charge.

If canoeing is your scene then you will want to try out the Upper Platt River that flows around the town of Honor. The upper portion of the river is better suited for more experienced canoeists; the lower portion is slower-paced for family-style canoeing and flows through the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lake shore to Lake Michigan.

Don't forget the wineries. If you travel around the Leelanau Peninsula there are several wineries within the area.

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Rates & Availability

Frankfort House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer II
Jul 9 2016 - Aug 26 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$1,750
 
 
Short Week
Aug 30 2016 - Sep 1 2016
3 night minimum stay
$250
 
 
Labor Day Weekend
Sep 2 2016 - Sep 4 2016
Changeover Day: Monday
3 night minimum stay
$275
 
 
Autumn
Sep 5 2016 - Oct 30 2016
2 night minimum stay
$250
From
$275
Fri,Sat
$1,200
 
 
Thanksgiving
Nov 23 2016 - Nov 27 2016
3 night minimum stay
$275
$1,300
 
 
Memorial Day Weekend
May 25 2017 - May 29 2017
Changeover Day: Monday
3 night minimum stay
$275
$1,200
 
 
Pre-Summer
May 30 2017 - Jun 16 2017
3 night minimum stay
$250
From
$275
Fri,Sat
$1,350
 
 
Summer I
Jun 17 2017 - Jun 30 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$1,750
 
 
July 4th Week
Jul 1 2017 - Jul 7 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$1,900
 
 
Summer II
Jul 8 2017 - Aug 25 2017
7 night minimum stay
$1,750
 
 
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Saturday
2 night minimum stay
$250
From
$275
Fri,Sat
$1,100
 

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Amenities

Northern Michigan House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Lake ...
  • Mountain ...
  • River ...
  • Town ...
Theme:
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 9 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathrooms 1 - toilet , shower , no tub on first floor
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub , shower , Shared bathroom on 2nd Foor
  • One bathroom on first floor One bathroom on second floor
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , First floor bedroom located off Living Room
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Large Queen bedroom on 2nd floor w walk in closet
    Queen Sofa Bed - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Queen Sofa Bed in Parlor
    Queen Inflatable Mattress - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 3 twin/ single , 3 Twin beds on 2nd Floor with ceiling fan
    Master Suite - 1 queen , Master Suite has walk-in closet and ceiling fan
  • CENTRAL AIR CONDITIONED 4 Bedrooms 3 Queen size bedrooms with Ceiling fans and walk in closets 1 Bedroom with 2 Twin beds with walk in closet Room for extra guests: Queen-Sized Sofa Bed Queen -Sized Air Mattress
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 9 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
Notes:
We provide a queen sofa bed for 1-2 additional guests @ $50/week each. Rates are based on occupancy of 9 guests are are subject to change without notice. The house provides bed sheets and linens.

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