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Steps To The Beach & 2 Blocks To Downtown Frankfort - Sleeps 10-11

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,250 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Large Updated House Just 6 Houses From Lake Michigan!

"The Beachcomber" (Main house) has 3 bedrooms, 3 baths, sleeps 10-11. Deluxe Master Suite has a King bed, Full size sleeper couch, an en-suite bathroom with a walk-in shower with 8 luxurious shower heads, and whirlpool tub, a 10x 10 walk-in closet (large enough for a pack n' play! ) and private balcony! Second bedroom has a Queen bed and an en-suite bathroom with tub and shower. The "Bunk Room" has 1 Twin XL bunk bed and 1 Twin XL over a Queen futon bed with access to a shared bathroom and shower.

Large updated gourmet kitchen with double ovens, granite counter tops and spacious side by side refrigerator/freezer. Microwave, 4 slice toaster, 6 quart crock pot, new cookware, bakeware and cutlery set. The garage also has a kitchen and bathroom, for group gatherings!

It's a 5 minute walk to the beach, to enjoy the water, sand & sunsets, or to downtown Frankfort for the movie theater, ice cream parlors, upscale restaurants, and shopping. Take a 15 minute drive to the "Cherry Bowl" drive-in theater with the kids and don't forget to stop at the "Cherry Hut" restaurant for their delicious cherry pie!


For larger groups and family reunions, rent BOTH of our units "The Beachcomber" and "The Birdhouse" (Guest suite apartment that sleeps 6-8. See our " Birdhouse" listing - VRBO #781718 for more details). Call early as availability is limited.

More Details

Jerry Snook
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
December 8, 2017

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!


The Fusion Restaurant
Point Betsie Lighthouse
Frankfort North Breakwater lighthouse
Crystal Gardens
Cherry Bowl Drive-In Theatre
"We make sure to take the kids to this drive-in theater every week we are in Frankfort.We tak..."
Nearest Airport
40.5 Miles
Cherry Capital Airport, Traverse City, MI
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
Stormcloud Brewing Company, Frankfort, MI
Nearest Golf
5.4 Miles
Crystal Downs, Lake Township, MI
Nearest Restaurant
0.25 Miles
The Hotel Frankfort, Frankfort, MI
Nearest Ski
18 Miles
Crystal Mountain Resort, Thompsonville, MI
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
Frankfort, MI
Car: not necessary


Frankfort House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Building Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2250 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 11
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Master Bath - toilet , shower , jetted tub
    Guest Room Bath - toilet , combination tub/shower
    First Floor Bath - toilet , shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11
  • Guest Room - 1 queen , En-Suite Bathroom with tub & shower
    Master Suite - 1 king , 1 baby crib , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Master Bath w/ whirlpool tub, walk-in shower,Private balcony
    Bunk Room - 3 twin/ single , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Adjacent to 1st floor bathroom
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


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Steps To The Beach & 2 Blocks To Downtown Frankfort - Sleeps 10-11
average rating of 5.0 based on 18 reviews

A clean, well appointed property with every convenience in a fabulous location. Close to everything!

  • 5 of 5

Everything we needed for a fabulous girlfriends weekend! This property has a great location a short walk from the shore of Lake Michigan and the historic downtown area with shops and restaurants, the bay front park and the light house at the mouth of the bay and great sunset viewing. The house itself is lovely. Nestled in a neighborhood with many victorian homes. The home is clean and well maintained with all the modern conveniences and a welcoming relaxing feel. Beach chairs are provided just bring your sunblock and beach towels. We hope to enjoy more time here again.

  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Well, thanks for your kind words! We are glad you enjoyed your stay, you are welcome back anytime!
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Beautiful home, perfect Frankfort location.

  • 5 of 5

Staying at The Beachcomber was part of my husband and mine's wedding anniversary celebration. We also wanted to see if The Beachcomber would be a suitable future vacation home for our daughter and her family -- it will be! The home is beautiful inside and out. The location is wonderful: close to the beach and to town, but in a quiet neighborhood. We hope to return next year. Thank you for sharing your lovely home with us!

  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your kind words, Jennifer. We are glad our home was a great place to celebrate your anniversary. We hope you can return!
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This was our second year at this property.

  • 5 of 5

We love that the beach is only a short walk down the street. Beautiful sunsets! You can also walk to town to shop, eat, or get ice cream in the evenings. The owners have done a good job at supplying the home with everything you need in the kitchen as well as for the beach. We look forward to many more stays at the "Beachcomber".

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Mount Pleasant, MI

The house was beautiful. I wouldn't have changed a thing. Location couldn'5 have been better. I w

  • 5 of 5

We had a terrific stay. The house was more than comfortable and the owners couldn't have been nicer. Everything we needed was provided. We have rented quite a few cottages on or near Lake Michigan over the last ten years. This is one of the best.

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Gail, we appreciate you staying with us and taking the time to give a review. We look forward to you returning!
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Great location, great property, great amenities, great memories.

  • 5 of 5

This was our second year to stay at the Beachcomber and once again our family thoroughly enjoyed our time staying here and all the activities in and around Frankfort. The house is well furnished and provides all the basics needed for a great vacation. The owner's are very good about keeping in touch with you to make sure everything is meeting expectations and resolve any problems that may exist or develop. This is a perfect location for easy access to the beach and downtown. Two highlights besides the beach for us this year were an all day pontoon boat trip north along the shoreline to Sleepy Bear Dunes and a sunset dinner on the porch of Arcadia Hills Golf Club dining facility while listening to a bagpipe player. We all agreed that we want to come back and have already booked a week for the summer of 2018.

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Tim, thanks for your response and for staying with us. I like the two activities you mentioned, we will check them out. You're always welcome back, we appreciate that you take good care of the home while you are there.
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  • 5 of 5

We were fortunate to stay at the Beachcomber from July 1-8 and it was tremendous. Our party included 7 kids between 13 and 22 and two "experienced" adults. Plenty of room and perfect location to town and beach with a bonus of the July 4th parade tight out the front door. Owners Jerry and Cathy happened to be staying in the Birdhouse the same week and it was great to meet them in person. We highly endorse the Beachcomber for your next stay in Frankfort!

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Kevin, thank you for the kind words. You and your family are welcome back any time. We enjoyed meeting you and all the kids, and glad to hear that they enjoyed the stay as well. We don't always get to meet our guest face to face, so that was an added pleasure. Your feedback on a couple of items is being taken into account, we appreciated your thoughts on the remotes and the suggestion to consider adding a porch. Thanks, Jerry Snook
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Deposit $200

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.

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