Large Updated House Just 6 Houses From Lake Michigan!
About Jerry Snook
The two of us – Cathy and Jerry – have four children, 12 to 37, and have been recently blessed with two granddaughters. Nearing the “tail end” or our careers, we still pursue our respective professions of medicine and psychology with passion and enthusiasm, continually developing new skills to improve our patient’s lives. Beyond family and work, our “fun” includes skiing, our friends, bicycling, and an assortment of hobbies. And traveling – just last year we attended the Albuquerque International Balloon Festival. Our last child at home is Grace – 12 – she loves to bake, plays a pretty mean ukulele, and claims “happiness” to be her main pursuit in life!
Jerry Snook purchased this House in 2015
Why Jerry Snook chose Frankfort
The “Birdhouse” was the third rental in our quest to find the “perfect spot” in the Frankfort area. We fell in love with the chaming, artsy décor, easy walk to the beach, and short stroll into downtown for dinner, ice cream, and shopping. We had tired of hotels, corporate lodging, and having to use the car just to go out to eat. The Birdhouse had it all we realized, and only steps away. We could enjoy time together, or go our separate ways, meeting back for lunch or dinner. If we wanted a break from the beach, short drives would put us into the wonders of Sleeping Bear Dunes, the fun of Traverse City, or any number of area attractions and activities. It was our second visit – late August 2015 – that we realized that the “Birdhouse” and it’s attached home, (now the “Beachcomber”), was our ideal Michigan vacation home. Three hours after this epiphany, we agreed on a price with the owners, signed an offer, and shook hands. Four weeks later the home was ours!
What makes this House unique
These two units each have their own unique personalities! The Beachcomber is a spacious, modern, updated home and has all of the amenities! Each bedroom has it's own bathroom and the large gourmet kitchen is perfect for hosting large family dinners. The Master Suite could rival some of the best hotels with it's walk-in 8 jet shower, whirlpool tub, private balcony, sitting area and walk-in closet! The "Bunkroom" has it's own TV and game console complete with games to keep the kids busy on rainy days while the adults socialize in the living room beside the double sided fireplace. Board games and cards are provided for hours of fun & laughter. The Guest Suite above the garage has it's own separate entrance and is called "The Birdhouse". It is unlike any other vacation rental you will find. It is artsy, charming, fun and frivolous. Kids love it – who wouldn’t love a spiral staircase, a sleeping loft, original art pieces, a lunchbox collection, resident mermaid, and magnetic letters on a vintage refrigerator door hung on the wall? Parents will love their private bedroom to relax in, a tidy kitchen to cook breakfast in, and the outdoor grill for dogs and burgers. Best of all, the beach is steps away, and town just a short stroll. Older kids can “run free” exploring the downtown, while young ones head to the beach with Mom and Dad. The day is complete when you’ve returned to the beach for the sunset, or possible even later to gaze at the Milky Way or watch for shooting stars. But the best part of all ... memories that will last a lifetime!
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
Minimum age of primary renter:25
Max guests:11 (sleeps up to 8 adults)
See owner's Rental Agreement for Cancellation Policy. (100%@90; 50%@60-89; 10%@30-59; 0% refund if cancelled 30 days or less prior to check-in)
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
Second time here
Terrific location! Great property.
Great location for family beach vacation.
1 block to the beach and 2 blocks from best downtown businesses.
Great Place for the Beach
A very convenient place to enjoy the beach and downtown restaurants, stores and bakeries. We loved just walking to the beach, harbor, lighthouse pier, parks, and walking along the beautiful neighborhood streets. We used the home for our family reunion, and all the kids want to return next year. We had to fly to Michigan so it was wonderful to have beach chairs, umbrellas, beach blankets, two bikes and sand toys for the young ones in the garage along with wagons to roll it all to the beach. Lots of hiking and bike trails trails very close by,. We loved the convenience of the location. It was wonderful to walk everywhere in town and leave the car in the driveway. Sunsets are spectacular. We are coming back next year.
Thanks for your kind comments and review. You covered the very reasons we bought the house in the first place, it has great location with easy access to the beach and downtown Frankfort.
Love the house! Love Frankfort!
My extended family and I thoroughly enjoyed staying at this house! It was exactly as described and the check in/out process was seamless. The owner even checked in with us to make sure everything was okay, which it was! We loved using the kitchen and grill area for our meals, and there was plenty of seating inside and out. The town to Frankfort is charming and it was just a short walk into town or the beach. I would highly recommend this house and we look forward to staying here again! Thank you for sharing your beautiful home!
Thanks for your kind review, Gerri. I'm glad you enjoyed our home and Frankfort!
Could not have had a better experience with this wonderful home. Close to beach and town. House was so well stocked and perfect for a large group
Thanks, Marsha, we're glad you enjoyed your stay!
Our happy place
This was our fourth year at the Beachcomber. We love the house and the location. The kitchen is completely stocked with anything you might need to cook a great meal. Our family of eight easily fits at the dining room table. It’s the perfect place for playing cards and board games. We also enjoy making s’mores on the fire pit on the patio. The owners have always been a pleasure to work with. We hope to continue this tradition for many years to come!
Thank you for your kind words. You've been with us since our first year and so it's nice to hear how much you enjoy coming back! ~ Jerry