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Elberta/Frankfort, Water Views, Near Beach, Sleeps 8, $1200/wk

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Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


Minimum Stay
7 nights


Elberta House Rental Photos and Description

House (3 Bedrooms, 1 Bath) Sleeps 8

2 - Story home with water views in quaint Elberta, Michigan. Interior designed and completely renovated 1870's architecture - sleeps 8. A scenic drive to Sleeping Bear Dunes, noted the country's most beautiful place by Good Morning America, August 2011.

Two blocks from the Elberta lifesaving station and park (wedding venue), Trick Dog Gallery/Cafe and Lake Michigan Beach. Hop on the 'rails to trails' and bike to the farmer's market, shopping, dining, fishing and homemade ice cream. Fabulous sunsets await!

Washer/dryer in unit, workstation, private parking, linens provided, pets allowed for an additional fee as are fresh flowers and catering service.

  • alternative lifestyle
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered

Stewart and Marcy Grudzien
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
May 12, 2016
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About Stewart and Marcy Grudzien

Out of all the places in the world I have traveled for business, I love northern Michigan and the waters of Benzie County the most. My wife is an interior designer and this rental home gave us the opportunity to completely renovate an authentic 1870's structure and transform it into a bright, colorful vacation cottage.

Stewart and Marcy Grudzien purchased this house in 2009

Why Stewart and Marcy Grudzien chose Crystal Lake

Elberta is near our primary residence and right on the water. The town is quaint and close to so many of the attractions that make coastal Northern Michigan famous, including a pristine Lake Michigan beach.

What makes this house unique

Expertly renovated and filled with light and color, this house has water views, fresh breezes and peaceful sunsets. Eagles soar overhead as you grill the day's catch and fix salad from the farmer's market.


1 traveler review

Elberta/Frankfort, Water Views, Near Beach, Sleeps 8, $1200/wk
average rating of 5.0 based on 1 reviews

Great Vacation rental

  • 5 of 5

I can't believe I'm the first review for this vacation home. Totally recommend it! It's clean, very comfortable and has a homey feel to it. Very nicely decorated. We had a full house with 8 people and it didn't feel crowded. Beautiful Elberta/Frankfort area, close to dining - two nice restaurants within walking distance. Close to park with playground and the Elberta beach. Only negative is that it doesn't have AC and someone with disabilities or elderly may have a difficult time with the high back step and shower but I still have to give it 5 stars.

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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7 night minimum stay

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Check in: 4pm and Check out: 10am

Half of the rental rate is required at the time of booking. Balance due upon check-in.
$125 extra fee required for each pet.
Credit card number requested for potential damages.

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Elberta House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1474 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Lake View
  • Water View
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Bath towels provided. Not beach towels.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 bunk bed
  • Queen size Beds (1), Bunk Beds (2) Sheets and bedding provided.
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Game Console
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • alternative lifestyle
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Woodland views from large rear deck, close proximity to Life Saving Station (wedding venue), weekly farmer's market, across from bike trails, huge dining table, uniquely decorated by interior designer, lime green exterior, water views

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