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Beautiful Lakefront Home, Great Vu, Private Beach, Dock, Raft

Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

House, 4 Bedrooms + Den, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 8-10)

Open April 2016, closed for winter. 60' of private frontage on Lower Herring Lake, sandy beach, gradual drop-off, private dock w/ ladder, swim raft, with access (parking pass) by boat or car to miles of beautiful, private beach on Lake Michigan. Notice the lack of development on the shoreline. This is pristine, private, undeveloped beach, which Jerry Dennis said in the June 2006 Traverse Magazine article, The Greatest Walkabout, 'It is surely one of the most pristine beaches in the world, broad and clean, with elaborate back dunes blending into forests. The beach was saved from development by the Noble family. We only rent by the week in July and August.

We are 1/4 mile from the paved road, very quiet and peaceful. We also have a 3 bedroom cottage on the lake for rent 3 doors down (vrbo 398063). 12 French doors overlook the lake, cherry wood floors, granite counters, new deck, Netflix TV. Watch postcard perfect sunsets over either lake. We are 6 miles south of Frankfort, 5 miles north of Arcadia.

Upper level has great room, 3 bedrooms (queen, double, 2 twins, and 1 bath, lower level has 1 bedroom (queen), den with trundle (2 twins) and 2 baths. Herring Lake connects to Lake Michigan via a shallow, sandy stream.

Amenities: All linens provided, canoe, life jackets, paddles, granite kitchen, fully equipped, gas stove, microwave, toaster, coffee maker, satellite TV, WIFI, DVD/VCR player, beach chairs, water softener, firewood for beach fires on Lake Michigan, grill, 50 kid DVDs and grown up movies, games, deck table with 4 chairs.

Miles and miles of rails to trails bike paths in the area, running between Elberta, Frankfort, Beulah and Thompsonville. Kayak and sailboat rental available right on the lake, delivered to your beach.

I'll send a detailed list of things to do, complete with golfing, fishing, shopping, water skiing, sailing, kayaking, hiking, biking, pick-your-own strawberries and cherries, flying tours, Indian casino's, restaurants, sights, movies etc.

Keywords: house lakefront beach waterfront water

More Details

Joe Turner
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 26, 2017

Why Joe Turner chose Northern Michigan

Located on quiet and secluded Lower Herring Lake and an easy paddle or 3 min drive to miles of private and pristine Lake Michigan Beach.

What makes this house unique

Best of both Lake Michigan and Lower Herring Lake.


Arcadia House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Garage ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Mobile Phone
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining Area
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 3
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single
    Den - 2 twin/ single
  • Queen size Beds (2), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2), Baby Cribs (1) Port-a-crib, Sleep Sofa or Futons (2) Trundle bed in the den, two twins
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowmobiling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(15 traveler reviews)

Beautiful Lakefront Home, Great Vu, Private Beach, Dock, Raft
average rating of 4.9333334 based on 15 reviews

Superb Beaches

  • 5 of 5

Gorgeous beaches and views, very nice house, totally equipped with over 50 movies, full kitchen etc. Mr Turner was great to work with, refunded our deposit several days before we left.

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2007
  • Stayed: Jul 2007
  • Source: HomeAway
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7 2
Moores Hill, IN

Our Family Reunion

  • 5 of 5

What a perfect place for our family to spend time together! Beautiful, clean, spacious gathering area, everything you could possible need in the kitchen, lots of bedrooms and bathrooms for all the kids and grandkids, and of course the gorgeous view and sunsets every evening. Lots to see and do in the area too. Everyone had such a great time. We can't wait to come back again!

  • Submitted: Sep 20, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Family Time

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I, our two children and spouses, four grand children. One week in July. Perfect! I guess what I (the grandpa) liked best was that everyone seemed to enjoy the freedom to do whatever he or she wanted. I slept like a baby seven nights in a row, got up early, enjoyed each morning with an early-riser granddaughter. You could put a dollar value on that -- and you would be low.

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fraser, MI

Lucky Find!

  • 5 of 5

This property was amazing! I scoured so many rental listings for our yearly vacation that I couldn't see straight. The pictures are what sold us on this particular property. The pictures posted looked so nice, clean and up-to-date... and it was! The house was huge with plenty of room to spread out in... not to mention 3 FULL baths, so no waiting in line for the restroom. The kitchen is stocked with everything I needed to cook. The lake was perfect for our toddler who begged every day to go "swimming" in it. The location was spot on for us. We come mainly for salmon fishing in Frankfort. We discovered that you can kite surf in Frankfort... there's even a surf shop where you can rent what you need! Some of the sites I would recommend to visit are Point Betsie lighthouse, the beach in Frankfort, the fish hatchery, Gwen Frostics and visiting Traverse City. So look into booking this cottage and spending your time sipping coffee out at the end of the dock while enjoying the scenery.

It was a very stress-free booking as well. The owner was patient with all of my questions. I would definately recommend this cottage to my family and friends.

Tip: Plan ahead and make calls to see if the things you want to do and see will be open. Some places have seasonal hours and availability.

  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2012
  • Stayed: Sep 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Took our breath away

  • 5 of 5

What a great experience. This place is somewhere between the Walton's and Little House On the Prairie. We've already decided to make Pete's place an annual event. Beautiful house on a lake with too much fun and Watervale offers the nicest hosts you'll find anywhere.

I'd recommend this to all my friends, I just don't want them booking my week.

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2010
  • Stayed: Aug 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
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Seattle, WA

Superb vacation cottage!!

  • 5 of 5

This was one of the best summer vacations my family has had. This location had it all. From the kayaking and water skiing to the biking and hiking. We went to the big beach on lake Michigan for snorkeling on 100 year old wrecks and romantic sunset bonfires. There was kite surfing and climbing the 600 foot bluffs for a 50 mile view.

The Turner's cottage is clean, well appointed and can sleep an entire football team if needed. The owner's, Pete and Bliss, were a pleasure to work with and were a huge help in planning our activities.

I highly recommend this property for anyone looking for tons of activities, a nice place to gather family and a superior value.

  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2010
  • Stayed: Jul 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Frankfort, Michigan
Nearest Ski
14 Miles
Crystal Mountain

We are 20 min from Crystal Mountain ski and golf resort.


Rates & Availability

Arcadia House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Spring 2017
Apr 22 2017 - May 26 2017
2 night minimum stay
May 27 - Jun 2
May 27 2017 - Jun 2 2017
2 night minimum stay
Jun 3-9, 2017
Jun 3 2017 - Jun 9 2017
7 night minimum stay
Jun 10-16, 2017
Jun 10 2017 - Jun 16 2017
7 night minimum stay
Jun 17-23, 2017
Jun 17 2017 - Jun 23 2017
7 night minimum stay
Jun 24-30, 2017
Jun 24 2017 - Jun 30 2017
7 night minimum stay
Peak Summer '17
Jul 1 2017 - Aug 25 2017
7 night minimum stay
Aug 26-Sep 1 '17
Aug 26 2017 - Sep 1 2017
7 night minimum stay
Sep 2-8, 2017
Sep 2 2017 - Sep 8 2017
7 night minimum stay
Sep 9-15, 2017
Sep 9 2017 - Sep 15 2017
7 night minimum stay
Fall 2017
Sep 16 2017 - Oct 15 2017
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $125

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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