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SKI CRYSTAL MTN! Water Trampoline! PONTOON BOAT! Kayaks! GAMEROOM! Newer Home!

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,200 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

To see more 5 star reviews, please try searching for us online: The Farm House Cottage, Frankfort, Michigan.


Near Crystal Mountain!!

For your Fall Color Tour, Cozy Family Thanksgiving, Holiday & Winter Ski Getaways, Spring Break, and Summer Vacations!!

This new in 2006, 4 bedroom, 2 bath re-creation of an authentic farm house is located on all sports, not all crowded Upper Herring Lake with, 140' of private water frontage. The Farm House Cottage sits on 2.5 acres on a quite, peaceful country road surrounded by a perfect blend of rolling hills, woodlands, orchards and vineyards.


Privacy and elbow room awaits you in this beautifully decorated 2200 sq. ft. yet cozy romantic getaway. Just minutes from Lake Michigan beaches, Frankfort and near many of Northern Michigan's premier vacation spots such as The Sleeping Bear Dunes and Traverse City.


Luxurious, with a rustic edge - you'll think you've walked into the pages of a magazine.  Custom ceramic tile, 5' plank flooring, custom woodwork, antique claw foot tub, Pottery Barn style decor and a mix of antique and custom furniture, will help make this a vacation to remember. This Home is also designed  with family fun in mind, with separate areas for grown-ups and little ones alike.


Also, just down the boardwalk through the protected natural area, await enough waterfront amenities to fill a barn! There is a row boat, 2 kayaks, 1 towable water trampoline w/tow rope, life jackets in various shapes & sizes, full dock w/moorings for extra boats, fire pit w/chairs, rope hammock, chaise lounge, and as an extra bonus we include the use a pontoon boat free of charge ( a $1,000 value, see Amenities for details). Oh, and did we mention 10 gallons of free premixed fuel!

Keywords: Lakefront, Home, Traverse City, Waterfront, Frankfort, Pontoon Boat

More Details

Tammy Jobson
Member since: 2002
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 14, 2018

About Tammy Jobson

I have managed Blue Lakes Vacation Rentals in Traverse City for over 14 years. If you'd like to view our company reviews on google, please search us up. :)

Tammy Jobson purchased this house in 2005

Why Tammy Jobson chose Arcadia

We built this property new in 2005 because we fell in love with the quiet country road and Upper Herring Lake.


Arcadia House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
  • We require a signed rental agreement and driver's license on file before we can confirm your booking.
  • You must be 25 to rent.
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront ...
  • Rural
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 baby crib
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 1 murphy bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , 1 murphy bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , 1 bunk bed
    Convertible bed(s) - 2 sleep sofa /futon
  • Queen size Beds (3), Twin or Single Beds (2) Cots, Baby Cribs (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (2) 2 Futons, Bunk Beds (1)
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Pontoon boat (Memorial Week thru Mid October), Water Trampoline (Memorial Week thru Labor Day Week), 2 Kayaks (May thru October), Row Boat ( April til it snows), Swing Set w/ sand box.


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SKI CRYSTAL MTN! Water Trampoline! PONTOON BOAT! Kayaks! GAMEROOM! Newer Home!
average rating of 4.8 based on 5 reviews

Very nice house, ideal for large families!

  • 5 of 5

This a very nice decorated and furnished house. Space full environments, with indoor and outdoor games for kids and good movies available for grownups. Large kitchen and well equipped. There is a lake connected to the backyard, during winter ideal for ice fishing. Quite neighbourhood, ideal for escaping the routine and noisy cities. 100% recommended!

  • Submitted: Feb 15, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Excellent Vacation Rental!

  • 5 of 5

We loved our vacation in this lake rental home! It was the perfect size for our family (2 grandparents, 4 adults, 3 children and our dog) and we loved that the water toys (pontoon boat and kayaks) were all included. The place was very clean on our arrival and the home is well appointed and decorated (the pictures are quite accurate) and we experienced no issues during our stay. The woodsy setting is gorgeous (with nightly visits by deer in the yard during our week there) and we all loved the pleasant walk down to the firepit and dock area (it was just far enough away that we didn't have to worry about the kids getting into the lake by themselves). The kids enjoyed the swing set and sandbox as well. We had a ton of fun exploring the nearby beaches, lighthouses, and Sleeping Bear Dunes. I would not hesitate to rent this property again!

  • Submitted: Oct 15, 2013
  • Stayed: September 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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owosso michigan

Restful Retreat

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I pastor a church, and as you can imagine The month of December is hectic and crazy. My husband and I were exhausted by the end of this and so was our church secretary. We decided to get away for 4 days 3 nights, and found the Farm House. We brought with us our 3 dogs. We found this to be the perfect retreat place. The home was extremely comfortable, the grounds were lovely. My husband was able to sleep late, read books and take nice short walks in the fresh air. Our secretary and I took LONG lovely walks. (We would have liked to ski but not enough snow!) We walked on the country roads and different trails through the forest. It was all lovely and then we could come home to a beautiful and comfortable house. We also found that the people who run this house are great. One of the futons in the living room broke while we were there. Just a phone call away was a very helpful and nice maintenance man who came right out to fix it for us! Thanks for a lovely time.....

  • Submitted: Jan 12, 2012
  • Stayed: January 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Plymouth, MI USA

Farmhouse Review First Week of August 2011

  • 4 of 5

1) House is decorated well, it's very clean, and beds are comfortable. Prep of boat w/ extra gas and wood supplied for fire pit were very nice touches. 200yd boardwalk to lake is serene through the trees.

2) Lake is awesome, water is clean and warm, and nearly private. Not a lot of boat traffic.

3) Pontoon boat, water tramp, and kayaks are excellent and were used often by all. Moors for water tramp in great location offshore for swimming and fun. Great value in rental with these amenities.

4) Fished lake hard w/ artificials and live bait. Fishing is consistent for large rock bass, occasional large largemouths, and few smallmouth bass. Lake should be catch and release, or on slot limit to improve numbers and size.

5) House Upper Herring Lake frontage is heavily wooded with access from dock. Lake has very soft sediment near shore and you will sink into the sediment deeply if you walk in.

6) Although plot is 2.5acres, probably less than quarter acre mowed, and lot is on slant/ slope. Not optimal for tossing football, playing whiffle ball, or catching baseball. Yard is well maintained and nice touches of small garden, raspberry bushes, etc. around the grounds.

7) House rear deck could use additional steps facing rearward to beach boardwalk, and size as a future upgrade.

8) WIFI and gas grill would be appreciated upgrades.

9) Overall the house is good value and description/pictures are accurate. The rental agency is professional. If you are looking for a solid house, enjoy water sports offshore, like a low traffic lake, and good proximity to Frankfort and Elberta beaches this is the place for you.

10) Appreciated the opportunity to rent the property and will seriously look at other properties in addition to the Farmhouse.

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2011
  • Stayed: July 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. Glad you had a good time, and you are welcome back anytime. We will definitely take your suggestions into consideration, and appreciate your input. I would like to comment on a couple of things that may be helpful. Concerning WIFI, there is no cable service in that area, and the phone companies do not offer a dsl plan either. Satellite, it is slow, extremely expensive, and has a band width limit, which makes it almost useless. It would surely produce a high degree of complaints. Cell service however is decent, and with todays smart phones, many can be turned into WIFI hotspots for a small fee (typically $20) from your cell carrier. Also many tethering apps, for most smart phones, are available online. Usually free of charge. With these apps you can connect your phone to your computer for free. Hope this helps. Also for the record the 200 yards to the lake sounded a little far, so we took a wheel to it, and it came in at 130 yards. To anyone counting yards this may be useful info. Thanks again, and hope to see you at one of our homes!
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Holland, Ohio

Awesome Experience

  • 5 of 5

Eight of us enjoyed our stay at the Farmhouse for our annual fall color tour. The listing description was right on, the pictures accurate and the property was well-maintained. We traveled to nearby Traverse City, Glen Arbor and Leland for shopping, and stopped at the scenic lookout on M-22 (only 5 minutes from the Farmhouse) which looks out over Lake Michigan. What a thing of beauty, don't miss it. We took the pontoon out for a drive around the lake. It was quiet and the colors were beautiful. We will surely be back

  • Submitted: Oct 19, 2010
  • Stayed: October 2010
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Nearest Barpub
4 Miles
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Crystal Mountain
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Empire Cafe
Nearest Ski
4 Miles
Crystal Mountain
Nearest Beach
4 Miles
Lake Michigan
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
Tax Rate 6.0%

We require renters to provide us with photo id. You must also be 25 or older to rent.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.