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Accepting Fall Reservations!-- Betsie Bay House

Sleeps9
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Space 2,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

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!

More Details

Property Manager
Vicki Henning
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
September 25, 2017

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!

Amenities

Frankfort House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • Min. age of primary renter: 30
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • For any cancellations up to 60 days before check-in, payments will be credited to a future stay.
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 ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • 9 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • 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.

Reviews

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average rating of 4.5454545 based on 33 reviews
5

Very clean and nice quiet neighborhood. Convenient location.

  • 5 of 5

Positive experience. We return annually.

  • Submitted: Sep 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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4

Nice and clean and well maintained. I cooked out and can say that both grills need replacing.injury

  • 4 of 5

Both cooking grills was used with a little apprehension to possible injury. Both need to be replaced for insurance claims possibly. House was clean. Upstairs bathroom sink was way to slow to drain.

  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: While we are sorry you had any issues while visiting our property, we do regret that we never received a phone call, nor did we have a way to reach out to you directly to assist you. As for the drain in the bathroom upstairs, it is antique and differs from modern sinks. If I had been given the opportunity to explain how it works, I know you wouldn't have had any further issues. We do have a gas and charcoal grill at our property and used the gas grill the day prior to your arrival. It is common for the ignition on gas grills to go out approximately one year into their use. We have never had any issues with using a long/utility lighter. I'm not sure from your description if this was the issue, or in what way you deem our grills to be unsafe. The other grill is a charcoal grill, so I can't begin to imagine how it would be unsafe. We hope that you will visit again in the future and that you will give us the opportunity to work through any of the issues you may have experienced. A phone call at the time you are experiencing any issues is always preferred, because we can't help now that your reservation has ended.
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5

Another wonderful vacation at the Betsie Bay House ...

  • 5 of 5

Our family particularly enjoys the front porch where we spend much of our time playing games, talking together, and eating dinner while watching the goings’-on of the quiet neighborhood. Walking into town for ice cream or to the beach is convenient and pleasurable. Vicki is always an accommodating host.

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Nice home, 8 blocks to a beautiful beach.

  • 5 of 5

This home is close to one of the prettiest beaches in Michigan. The home has four bedrooms, one is great for small children. The kitchen is very small, so if your cooking it's an adjustment. Otherwise it's a great place to stay to enjoy such a beautiful town.

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
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4

Clean, great location, perfect for big group

  • 4 of 5

Loved it!

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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4

A week of fun...July 8th - July 15th 2017

  • 4 of 5

The house was great for the 8 of us and would definitely rent this house again. Vicki was very responsive since the day I inquired about the house and when we were staying at the house.

We had a question about the coffee maker......she quickly responded. The house is 8 blocks away from the beach and there is much less traffic than the house we stayed at last year that was 1 block away from the beach. We felt more comfortable with the kids riding their bikes and scooters around the block. We were walking distance to downtown, etc.

Many pros about this house and a few cons....A washer and dryer would make this stay that much better and the kitchen is very small but we managed.

Thank you very much for letting us stay at your house.

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  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
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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

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

You can contact us directly to book for less expensive rates by calling us anytime at (574)596-3507, e-mailing us at havefun@frankfortmivacationrentals.com or visiting our website at www.betsiebayhouse.com. For any cancellations up to 60 days before check-in, payments will be credited to a future stay.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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