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Cozy Home Downtown Frankfort Short Walk to Lake Michigan Beach

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Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Minimum Stay
7 nights


Frankfort House Rental Photos and Description

House, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4-6)

Our vacation house is in a quiet location only a short walking distance to Betsie Bay and the beautiful Lake Michigan beach. The Betsie Valley Trail, shops and restaurants are right around the corner.

The house has a roomy living space with a gas fireplace and a comfortable seating arrangement with plenty of natural daylight. Both private bedrooms have easy access to the bathroom. The spacious dining room has plenty of seating for a large family.

The large open kitchen has a dishwasher, gas stove, drinking water filter, full-size refrigerator and more-than-adequate counter space as well as all the utensils and dishes you'll need for your vacation.

Our large, fenced-in yard with picnic table and barbecue gas grill invites you and your family to enjoy outside dinning.

Keywords: Quiet, convenient location, family-friendly, close to restaurants, shopping, library, marina, bike trail, large yard, four season, gas fireplace, spacious, large kitchen, washer and dryer, golf, sailing, boating, skiing, cross-country skiing.

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  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Member since: 2011
Speaks: english, german
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Calendar last updated:
August 24, 2016
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About The Owner

It was always our dream to live on the shores of Lake Michigan after we spent the last 10 years sailing on a lake in Wisconsin. Frankfort offers everything we like, i.e. a natural food store, sustainable living, farmer's markets, biking, paddling, and skiing (opportunities to be active outdoors all year around) as well as cultural events in and around town.

Growing up close to Frankfurt Germany, I always wanted to visit Frankfort Michigan.

The Owner purchased this house in 2011

Why The Owner chose Northern Michigan

For the last twenty years we have spent our summer vacations on Lake Michigan. This year we visited Frankfort for the first time and fell in love with the city and area. We know that we have found the perfect location and can imagine spending the rest of our lives in this area.

What makes this house unique

Tucked away in a quiet location and still in the middle of it all. Forget the car and walk to the beach, harbor, stores, shops and restaurants or take a bike ride along the beautiful Betsie Valley Bike Trail. The large fenced-in yard will be the perfect playground for our future grandchildren. We also enjoy hiking along Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore or canoeing on the Platte River, both only 15 minutes away.


based on 3 traveler reviews

Cozy Home Downtown Frankfort Short Walk to Lake Michigan Beach
average rating of 5.0 based on 3 reviews

Perfect home in town!

  • 5 of 5

Our family of five had a most wonderful time in this charming, perfectly maintained home for two weeks. The layout was ideal, with a great kitchen for cooking and a large yard for the children to run around. We loved that town and the beach were such a short and easy walk away. We hope to return and a future summer.

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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very nice and well located house

  • 5 of 5

We had a great week in this nice house. We especially enjoyed the yard and the proximity to the harbor, playground, beach and Betsie River trail. The house is very well equipped, clean and nicely decorated, beds are very comfortable, the owners are very kind and welcoming.

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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South Lyon, Michigan

Very close to the beach and charming downtown

  • 5 of 5

This was the latest of our successful rentals via VRBO. This time, the location couldn't have been better! The owners, Wilfried and Beth, were very friendly and accomodating.

The house had an addition constructed sometime in the past, now giving it two "living rooms" that gave our family of four plenty of room. While we did stay there during one of the hottest weeks of the summer, the many windows in the house allowed lots of cool lake breeze to come in during the evening hours. Outside, a large, common green space for Harbor Place's three rental homes has a brand-new grill and a picnic table, so we enjoyed several dinnertime cook-outs.

The house is only 2 blocks away from all that cute downtown Frankfort has to offer -- cafes (Crescent Bakery is NOT to be missed first thing in the morning, plus lunch was good, too), deli (L'Chayim has an array of superb sandwiches), restaurants (tried Fusion for our "special night out" dinner and loved it, plus enjoyed Coho Cafe and Bay View Grill) and ice cream shops (out of the three, The Scoop was the best, and we know excellent, homemade ice cream when we taste it!)

The beautiful Frankfort beach is only five blocks away and easy to reach by walking or biking. There's even a bike rack at the end of Harbor Place. Because our stay was over the 4th of July, we saw the famous Frankfort 4th of July fireworks show -- absolutely breathtaking! And then all we had to do was to walk home with our beach chairs.

There is so much to do in the area: in addition to visiting Sleeping Bear Dunes, bike the paved and scenic Betsie Trail, which starts only a few blocks from the house; Riverside Canoe trips are only a 15 minute drive away in Honor (go first thing in the morning to avoid the crowds), and the super charming Conundrum Cafe is right up the street in Elberta -- and even has a bike fix-it store in back! It was the perfect place to pick up some locally made jelly and other unique goods to bring home for friends.


  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Traverse City Cherry Capital
Nearest Barpub
0.3 Miles
Dhingy's Restaurant and Bar
Nearest Ferry
65 Miles
Ludington Michigan S.S. Badger from Manitowoc, WI
Nearest Golf
9 Miles
Crystal Lake Golf Club
Nearest Train
145 Miles
Grand Rapids, Michigan
Nearest Motorway
7 Miles
Highway 31 to Traverse City MI or Manistee, MI
Nearest Restaurant
0.4 Miles
The Fusion
Nearest Ski
20 Miles
Crystal Mountain Resort
Nearest Beach
0.5 Miles
Frankfort Beach
Car: recommended

Sleeping Bear Dunes, Crystal Mountain Ski Resort, Bicycle, Kayak and Canoe rental nearby

Platte River kayak and tubing


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Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $75 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $100
Tax Rate 6.0%

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Frankfort House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 950 sq. ft.
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • with Bathtub and shower combination
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Queen size Beds (1), Twin Beds (2), Full size Futon (1)
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 4 garden chairs
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing

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