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Clark Most

Member since: 2014
Speaks: english

Escape to beautiful Lake Michigan!

9 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Narrow Escape Rental sits in a quiet neighborhood in the village of Elberta with a short walk to Betsie Bay, just a half mile from the shores of Lake Michigan and one mile around the bay from Frankfort. Our 900 square foot rental has a private back yard with a privacy fence that backs up to a wooded bluff, and is just 150 yards from Elberta’s waterfront park and the Life Saving Station — a popular venue for weddings and events.

The area is full of recreational outdoor opportunities and a number of good coffee shops, restaurants, boutiques and art galleries. In addition to typical amenities, the rental includes five bicycles for exploring the area. Internet service and a gas grill is also available.

The house has a roomy main living space with a comfortable seating arrangement. The three bedrooms include beds of the following sizes: a queen in the master bedroom, a full size in room 2, and three single (twin size) beds in room 3 (a built-in bunk with an extra third bed). The dining table seats six people, and the bathroom includes a washer and dryer for your convenience. The kitchen is furnished with custom cabinets, a full-size stainless steel refrigerator, dishwasher, microwave, electric stove, coffeemaker, dishes and utensils.

Note: For rental availability, click on the 'calendar' link above (the dates that are not grayed out are available!), or click the 'book it' link to type in specific dates to get exact prices before you make your reservation.

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Clark Most (Owner)
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english

About Clark Most

Clark and Lynne Most:

We are graphic designers who live in Midland, MI and run a graphic design business called 'RedPoint Design Direction' . Clark also is a professor at Central Michigan University where he teaches graphic design.

We have three children, 2 cats and a chihuahua and have been enjoying our trips to the Frankfort area for about 15 years.

Clark Most purchased this house in 2010

Why Clark Most chose Crystal Lake

The location is just one block off the main road in Elberta that goes to the beach and i love the bluff area directly behind the house. I also like the Elberta side of Betsie Bay because it is quieter than the north side. The rental has a great location being close to the bike trails, Trick dog coffee house, Elberta Park and Elberta beach on Lake Michigan.


based on 9 traveler reviews

Escape to beautiful Lake Michigan!
average rating of 5.0 based on 9 reviews

Perfect Getaway

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time in Frankfort and the surrounding towns. Clark's home was great for our group. The space is very convenient and comfortable and the kitchen is well equipped. Also, we slept so well on the beds!

  • Submitted: Jun 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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Wonderful Location, Clean and Contemporary

  • 5 of 5

My wife and son and I were the first renters of the 2016 season. Clark is a wonderful host and a genuine, kind person who was still at the home when we arrived and busy making sure everything was in order for our stay. He even went out and purchased a couple large packages of toilet paper when he realized he had neglected to bring some with him. We needed nothing at all during our stay. Everything was provided and wow, the house was really decorated very hip and contemporary. A graphic design professor, Clark has a lot of his personal art and photographs around the house. The newly renovated house featured a very nice kitchen, large flat panel TV, wireless (fast) internet, and more. The house was also very quiet and the furnishings were clean and comfortable. Since it is on the south shore of Lake Betsie, Frankfort is just about 5 minutes away and Beulah is about 15 minutes away. Definitely grab a burger at the Cabbage Shed just around the corner. If you are in Frankfort, try The Dinghy for supper and Kilwins for dessert. If in Beulah, don't leave without a piece of cherry pie at the Cherry Hut. Awesome places. Overall, we absolutely hope to rent from Clark again. He was very helpful and had great communication. Definitely 5 stars on this one!

  • Submitted: Jun 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Artful Relaxing Getaway!

  • 5 of 5

My family and I enjoyed coming up for our Fall Break for three nights. My youngest (2.5) stayed in the middle bedroom and the two oldest we're excited to use the bunk beds. The location was nice with two playgrounds in close walking distance in a sleepy town on the lake. We spent most of our trip touring by car around the lower peninsula of MI and seeing the fall peak colors. The nearby town of Frankfort is cute and has some good food choices, though this area is relatively rural. We hoped to use the fire pit, but it rained instead. We liked that the hope was artfully put together with nice details. We didn't cook or wash clothes, but it all seemed to be in good condition.

Clark was great to work with, and he was thoughtfully helpful yet not pushy like some homeowners are. We'd definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Oct 30, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Really nice home. Enjoyed our stay!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here in August 2015. We're a family of 6, and the house was more than enough room for us. The kids loved the bunk beds and the playground just walking distance away. We explored all around and have some great memories of the town and surrounding areas. I love Lake Michigan in the summertime. Thanks for offering your home! We enjoyed our mini get-away!

  • Submitted: Sep 24, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
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Great Location & Responsive Owner

  • 5 of 5

House is nice and well located. The Elberta side is much quieter than the Frankfort side and we really enjoyed the home. We plan to return!!

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Great spot near Lake Michigan in a quiet neighborhood in the Village of Elberta. The owner has done a lot of work to nicely update the interior. Great having a washer and dryer. Nice two adult and one child's bikes; although we brought our own but were able to use a locked shed to store ours while not in use. Bring your own radio so you can listen to Interlochen music camp. TV with large screen although we did not use it. Very near the biking trail and farmers market that runs on Thursdays.

  • Submitted: Sep 13, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

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Tax Rate 6.0%

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Crystal Lake House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 900 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Village ...
  • Adventure
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Full bathroom includes stacked washer/dryer
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master bedroom = queen size Second bedroom = full size Third bedroom = bunk beds
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • festivals
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing

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