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Agape Bayside Cottage

Bedrooms 4
Space 1,750 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

4 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms, 1,750 square feet, sleeps 10 - close to Lake Michigan

The Agape Bayside Cottage is a very comfortable, bright, and family-friendly vacation rental cottage to stay at while enjoying a great family vacation in northern Michigan.  The house has been extensively remodeled within the last 10 years and has a bright, beautiful, and modern design that features a considerable amount of lightly-colored woodwork and a large number of windows that provides exceptional natural lighting and a relaxing, beachy, lake-effect feel to the home.

The cottage has 4 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms, and is 1750 square feet in size.  It can sleep up to 10 adults.  The living room has a sofa (that opens up to provide a second bed), a reclining chair (great for relaxing after a day at Crystal), and a flat-screen television with cable.  It also includes free high-speed WiFi (12 Mbps).  It has a beautiful, modern, and highly functional kitchen that includes a gas range (cooktop and oven), microwave, coffee pot, numerous pots and pans, dishes, silverware, and cutlery.  Outside, there is a gas grill, an outdoor dining table, and various chairs.

One of the 4 bedrooms is located on the first floor and has its own private bath.  There are three bedrooms upstairs, including a kids room that has 2 very cute twin beds in it.  There are 1.5 bathrooms downstairs (each downstairs bathroom has a shower) and a full bathroom upstairs that features a large and wonderful Jacuzzi tub.  One of the downstairs bathrooms also includes a very nice washer and dryer.

The property is landscaped with beautiful dunegrass in front of the house, which adds to the relaxing "lake effect" and beachy feel of the home.  Parking for up to 3 cars is available in the driveway and parking is also available on the street.  Pets are allowed within reason.  To allow us to have the home properly cleaned and prepared for incoming guests, we ask that guests check-out by 12:00 PM and that new guests arrive after 4:00 PM.

The cottage is located at 719 Forest Avenue (M22) in beautiful and historic Frankfort, Michigan, which provides excellent fishing, shopping, dining, hiking, biking, and sunbathing / relaxing on the shore of Lake Michigan on beautiful Frankfort Beach, which is only 0.6 miles from the cottage.  It is only 1 block away from Main Street and downtown Frankfort.  Relaxing on the beach and enjoying Lake Michigan and the beautiful sunsets on Lake Michigan is probably the most popular activity in town during the summer months.  Spectacular Sleeping Bear Dunes is only 30 minutes away and offers a wealth of outdoor activities including hiking, biking, and scenic drives.  The cottage is also only 0.2 miles from the Betsie Valley Trail, which provides 22 miles of trails for biking, rollerblading, running, hiking, and snowmobiling.

This rental house is easy to find and is located right on the legendary M22 only 20 minutes from Crystal Mountain.  The house is open year-round and during the winter months guests can enjoy skiing / snowboarding at Crystal Mountain Resort or doing some snowmobiling or cross-country skiing in the northwestern corner of Michigan's Lower Peninsula.  Sleeping Bear Dunes and Frankfort Beach are both open year-round, of course, and the dunes, beaches, and Lake Michigan present their own special beauty during the icy winter months - you just need to dress very warmly when going there in the winter!

More Details

Eric Haan
Member since: 2014
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 17, 2018

About Eric Haan

I am a Christian, family-oriented man who owns and operates my own business, Agape Global Investments Corporation. I live in Frankfort with my wife, Karla, and my 2 boys, Pablo and Joshua.

What makes this house unique

This is a beautiful property with modern styling and amenities and it is in a great location for exploring Frankfort, Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, Crystal Mountain, Crystal Lake, the Leelanau Peninsula, Traverse City, and all of the natural beauty and wonderful shopping, dining, and leisure activities that the northwestern corner of Michigan's Lower Peninsula has to offer. Your rental of this property also supports a great cause with 10% of all profits being donated to the operation of New Covenant Christian Academy, a Christian school in Benzie County, Michigan.

Guestbook comments from the owner

"The cottage was an absolute joy to stay in! We were welcomed to Frankfort by Eric's father, who met us at the house and gave us some information about the town. My dad and I chose this place at the last minute, and we were pleasantly surprised that we were accommodated with less than 24 hours notice. This cottage is a wonderful value for your money--it is within walking distance to downtown and the beach, and the grocery store is only a few blocks away. It's an easy drive to Traverse Bay and Sleeping Bear Dunes and is a great jumping off point if you want to hit all the sights in Western Michigan or if you just want a comfortable and clean place to relax on the beach."
Jun 2014
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Frankfort House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1750 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: Noon
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Also includes matching sinks and large mirror.
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , jetted tub , Includes matching sinks and large mirror. Upstairs bathroom.
    Bathroom 3 - shower , Includes shower, pedestal sink, mirror, washer, and dryer.
  • Among the 3 bathrooms, there is 1 tub/shower, 1 standing shower, 1 Jacuzzi tub, 2 toilets, 5 sinks, 3 mirrors, a clothes washer, and a clothes dryer.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Upstairs bedroom.
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Master bedroom with private bathroom. Downstairs bedroom.
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , 1 baby crib , Upstairs bedroom.
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single , Upstairs bedroom.
  • Bedroom #1 is downstairs and the other 3 are upstairs. Bedrooms #1, #2, and #4 all include clothes closets. Bedroom #3 has a dresser, storage shelves, and a baby crib, but no closet. The sofa in the living room also folds out into a bed, allowing 10 people to sleep in the house.
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseshoes
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
There is outstanding hiking, biking, rollerblading, fishing (including salmon / lake trout charter fishing on Lake Michigan), golfing, boating, canoeing, kayaking, and tubing in the area. Feel free to ask us for additional details.


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Agape Bayside Cottage
average rating of 4.4761906 based on 33 reviews

Very clean, comfortable, well-equipped

  • 5 of 5

Eric was an excellent host, available if I needed anything and otherwise offered a wonderful private, quiet, clean and well-equipped home that served perfectly for my personal retreat.

  • Submitted: Jan 19, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the review, Sari! We are truly glad that you enjoyed your stay. Best wishes and God bless! :-)
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Perfect home away from home!!!

  • 4 of 5

We find this rental to be a perfect home away from home. It has all of the amenities that are needed to be comfortable and economical.

As we enjoy hiking and being outdoors, Frankfort is a slice of heaven for us. There are many trails affording a plethora of different types of scenery. The rivers and creeks were teeming with salmon, what a treat!!

The lake always provides a spectacular view, and beach is well maintained. And the sunsets, OMG!!!!

The town and beach are only a short walk away, and many places to get a bite.

Eric and his family are very personable yet professional. He is only a phone call away if needed. But we have never needed him , as the house is very well maintained.

I would highly recommend this home for you to rent. And Frankfort and surrounding areas will never disappoint.

  • Submitted: Nov 6, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so very much for the kind review, Richard! It was truly our pleasure to have you and your wife stay at the cottage. Best wishes and God bless!
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Convenient and Very Comfortable Home

  • 4 of 5

The home is within walking distance of both downtown and the beach which we utilized extensively. It is also very close to the Betsie Valley trail which is a wonderful multi-use trail that we utilized for biking and walking/running. The home itself is comfortable and well stocked with everything from dishes/pans to paper towels and garbage bags. The beds were comfortable and it was great to have access to the garage for storing bikes. We utilized the grill for two nights and there was ample propane. There were also many fans to move the air and keep us cool. Overall if you're looking for a convenient property that can accommodate an entire family you should consider this one.

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for the review, Gail! We are very glad that you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you again in the future. Best wishes and God bless! Eric :-)
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Weekend Getaway

  • 5 of 5

The property was perfect for our golf weekend stay. It was clean, spacious, and located perfectly in the heart of Frankfort. I would definitely recommend it to anyone with a decent size family/group looking to spend time in the Frankfort area.

  • Submitted: May 15, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so very much for the review, Chris! We are truly glad that you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you again in the future. Take care and best wishes! :-)
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Grand Rapids Michigan

Perfect, as usual

  • 5 of 5

We are big fans of this rental and have stayed many times. It works perfectly for us with a large family (7) and we were delighted to spend Easter here this year. We typically stay in the colder months and rarely get to enjoy the large fenced-in backyard, but this year our kids and a couple cousins got to run around collecting Easter eggs while the parents enjoyed worry-free. We especially appreciated the new toddler bed in the room with the twin beds, and the new, larger dining table. We all fit! Eric is always an absolute joy to work with. He is very helpful and friendly, but definitely not an owner that is too involved. We know he is close if we need him! The kitchen is stocked well, and as always, the little local spartan store is within walking distance when you need an emergency 9x13 pan! I'll add, because this matters to me as a mom, that Frankfort has a quaint little hospital and pharmacy that we've used while staying in the cottage (ear infection, thrush, asthma flare-up. It's always something with 5 kids!)

As with every stay, the home was spotless and we have no complaints. We'll be back again!

  • Submitted: Apr 20, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so very much for the kind review, Gabrielle! It was our pleasure having you and your family stay with us again and we hope to see you again soon. Best wishes and God bless! :-)
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Relaxing and Roomie!

  • 4 of 5

We had a beautiful long weekend. The house was perfect for our needs. With 3 kids and a dog everyone had there our space. The kitchen and bathrooms had everything we needed. We also Loved that the yard was fenced in for our dog.

  • Submitted: Feb 26, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so very much for the review, Janelle! We are very glad that you enjoyed your stay and we hope to see you and your family again in the future. Best wishes and God bless! - Eric :-)
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Nearest Airport
39 Miles
Cherry Capital Airport, Traverse City
Nearest Barpub
0.4 Miles
Stormcloud Brewing Company
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Crystal Lake Golf Club
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Bayview Grille
Nearest Ski
17 Miles
Crystal Mountain Ski Resort
Nearest Beach
0.6 Miles
Frankfort Beach
Car: recommended

The biggest attractions in the area are Lake Michigan and Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. Frankfort has a great beach on Lake Michigan with beautiful sunsets. Frankfort is also very popular for fishing for salmon and lake trout on Lake Michigan. There are a number of charter boats in town that are available for hire.

Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore is just north of Lake Michigan and provides incredible, breath-taking camping, hiking, and scenic drives.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $60
Pet Fee $20
Damage Deposit $300

You can book through us directly to obtain discounted rates by calling us anytime at (231) 383-1180, e-mailing us at, or checking out our website at Cancellations up to 14 days before check-in will be credited towards a future stay. No credits or refunds will be provided for cancellations within 14 days of check-in.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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