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The Mollineaux Cottage...the place to enjoy Summer!

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay nights

Overview

About the property

Cottage, 1 Bedroom + Other (See Description), 1 Bath (Sleeps 4-6)

Our family-owned cottage sits under a huge willow tree that we played under as kids. We welcome you to enjoy the quiet, savor the night sky, explore all that surrounds this beautiful area, and then cook up your latest catch at our fully furnished cottage that sleeps up to six persons. Kid and pet friendly. Ample parking for boats, ATVs, jet skis, etc. Here you have the best of both worlds, the quiet small town country feel that allows you to kick back and relax, and yet are able to get to the action of the city in 30 minutes. A BBQ grill and charcoal is provided along with outside furniture and a fire pit...a great way to end a wonderful day.


Owner
Kari Barker
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
May 29, 2017

About Kari Barker

My name is Kari, as a girl I spent my summers here with my grandparents, enjoying the beauty of Northern Michigan while I worked with my grandpa around the homestead. Almost 30 years ago my grandparents were unable to keep the property due to health reasons and sold it to another family member, although I was glad it was still in the family I had always thought of it as mine. Then in 2006 my dream came true and I came home again! During the last year I have completely renovated the cottage and am excited about sharing the love I have for this place with others.

Kari Barker purchased this cottage in 2006

Why Kari Barker chose Northern Michigan

My grandparents purchased this property in 1975, at that time is was in rough shape, yet they had a vision of what could be and turned their homestead into a Benzie County landmark. Before the new boat launch went in and the road was reconfigured, all anyone would have to say is 'the V property' and it was immediately recognized.

What makes this cottage unique

The cottage is newly remodeled and is cozy, comfortable, quiet and beautiful. Although it is located just of of M-115 it is very quiet and almost remote feeling, except that you are centrally located in Benzie county and close to so many activities(boat launch, beaches, trails, fishing, skiing, and snowmobiling). As I furnished the cottage I put a lot of thought into what families or friends would want and need in a vacation home, and I wanted it to truly be a home away from home. With that in mind, all linens and towels are provided, there is a full kitchen with all dishware, pots and pans and utensils available. Paper products such as toilet paper, paper towels, napkins and food storage have been provided as well as charcoal for the grill. Pets are welcome! I believe this would be a comfortable place to stay for couples, families, skiers, fisherman and those who love the fall colors...all are welcome.

Amenities

Frankfort Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
Theme:
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 6
  • Double Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Full size futon with innerspring mattress., Bunk Beds (1) Linens furnished.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Fire pit, outdoor furniture, clothes line/dog run, all linens and towels provided as well as paper towels, napkins, coffee filters, dish soap, bath soap and board games,,, there's even a doggy bed available for your pooch to get comfy in. We want you to feel at home and not worry about a thing but relaxing and enjoying your time away from home.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(48 traveler reviews)

The Mollineaux Cottage...the place to enjoy Summer!
average rating of 4.875 based on 48 reviews
5

This adorable cottage was exactly what we were looking for!

  • 5 of 5

The cottage was the perfect size for our mini getaway! If you're looking for a remote place where you want some peace and quiet, this is the one. It's very clean inside, she provides pretty much everything you need. It has really good wifi too! We brought two of our dogs and she even provided treats for them! I love how it was close to small towns. We visited Beulah, Frankfort, Traverse City, etc. It is also walking distance to a trail right by the lake where you can go for a walk or bike.

Thank you Kari for everything! We cannot wait to come back!

  • Submitted: May 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

The cottage and property were nicer than the pictures showed.

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in early May and enjoyed our time. Close to great trails and outdoor activities. The cottage was larger than the pictures showed. Thank you for a great place to stay.

  • Submitted: May 9, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Loved our stay at this cozy cottage!! Clean, accommodating, decorated beautifully!

  • 5 of 5

Stayed 2 nights. Kari had fruit, fresh flowers and a plate of cookies waiting for us! The cottage is so cute and clean and has just about everything to need to cook a full meal if you choose too. Extra blankets and lots of towels for our use too!

I would love to stay here again in warmer weather or maybe in fall for colors!

Thank you Kari so much, we really enjoyed our stay!!

  • Submitted: Apr 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Pinconning, Michigan
1

Lack of communication

  • 1 of 5

I regret that we were unable to stay at this property. I sent 3 emails to the property owners with no response. I finally called VRBO and then I received an email from the owner. I always have communication by phone before I rent a property. This all happened the night before the stay. Due to lack of communication and no phone number to call on the web site listing I did not feel comfortable renting this property. Renters are also hesitant to rent property without any correspondence from the property owners. I notified the property owners by email the morning before going to work with questions about the property and also told them I would let them know if we were able to rent the property. Poor communication made me feel uneasy renting this property.

  • Submitted: Mar 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Relaxing stay with a personalized touch!

  • 5 of 5

Great time and felt like home thanks to Kari's hospitality! Upon arrival we were greeted to a note saying there was a gift for our daughter on the bed. There was also fresh blueberry muffins and grapes. Great place for a relaxing getaway!

  • Submitted: Mar 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Very cute

  • 5 of 5

Very cute. Had everything we needed for an enjoyable stay.

  • Submitted: Mar 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Cherry Capital, Traverse City
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Cold Creek Inn(1mi) Roadhouse(2mi) Dinghys(5mi)
Nearest Ferry
5 Miles
Frankfort
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Crystal Downs(10mi) Arcadia Bluffs(15mi) The Bear(
Nearest Train
30 Miles
Traverse City
Nearest Motorway
US 115 and US 31
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Roadhouse, Mexican(2mi) Fusion, Asian(5mi)
Nearest Ski
8 Miles
Crystal Mountain Resort
Nearest Beach
Crystal Lake 200yds, Lake Michigan is 5 miles

Fifty yards from the new Crystal Lake boat launch, near the Platte and Betsie Rivers, Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, Frankfort/Elberta and Lake Michigan, Empire, Interlochen, Manistee and Traverse City. Surrounded by biking/hiking trails that provide access to the surrounding towns. Northern Michigan's famous Cherry Bowl Drive-in is within 6 miles and a terrific family experience!

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Rates & Availability

Frankfort Cottage Rental Rates

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Refundable damage deposit $50

I ask for the deposit to be received before your stay and the balance due at the time of stay. Thank you.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
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