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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
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 24, 2018

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!


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
  • Max. adults: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25 ...
  • Children welcome
  • 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)
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • 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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(25 traveler reviews)

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average rating of 5.0 based on 25 reviews


  • 5 of 5

We couldn't have found a better place! The owners were so easy to work with and the house is very comfortable. We had several happy family nights on the porch eating dinner. Thank you Jerry! We loved it!

  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location!

  • 5 of 5

Quiet neighborhood but very near the heart of all the action in Frankfort.

Cozy and inviting kitchen and great family room.

Very spacious master bedroom/bathroom.

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beachcomber Memories

  • 5 of 5

This was our third year at the Beachcomber. We love the home and the location. It is one block to the beach and to the shops in downtown Frankfort. Jerry has the home well equipped from kitchen supplies to beach chairs and umbrellas! We feel very fortunate to have found this rental! We have already booked for next year.

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Mary! We are always happy to have you as our guest, and am delighted that you are returning with your family again next year!
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Lake Forest, IL

Great spot in Frankfort!

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 6 adults plus 1 toddler had a wonderful week at the Beachcomber! Jerry is a terrific and very helpful owner. The home/kitchen is VERY well equipped and set up nicely for a family. We appreciated the extra touches which include well thought out home instructions and given it was summer - beach chairs and a large beach umbrella! We particularly enjoyed the patio. The location is fantastic - SO close to the beach and town! We highly recommend the Beachcomber - thank you, Jerry and Cathy.

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful, well appointed house in the perfect location

  • 5 of 5

This house provided the perfect homebase for a late spring week in Frankfort. Everything in this house is well appointed, up-to-date, and thoughtfully arranged. The kitchen is especialy nice, and preparing and sharing many meals for our group of five adults and a two year old was a highlight of the trip. The house provides plenty of space for both socializing and spending some time alone, and we used the balcony and two porches a lot for reading and relaxing. The location - a very short walk from both the beach and the town - was perfect for us, allowing everyone to make their own schedule for walks, beach play, shopping, and exercise. Frankfort remains one of Lake Michigan's loveliest towns, and we look forward to visiting again soon.

  • Submitted: May 27, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your nice words, Tim! I am glad you enjoyed it and you are welcome back anytime!
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Chicago, IL

They thought of everything

  • 5 of 5

The house was very well organized - there were instructions for everything and all the extras were provided (Wii games, shampoo, laundry detergent, zip-loc bags). Our only personal drawback was that the kids bunk room is on the opposite side/different level of the house from the adult rooms. This was fine for the older kids but way too far for the youngest (who then insisted on sleeping in our room). The location was perfect - 2 blocks to the shops/restaurants/beach in Frankfort.

  • Submitted: Jan 12, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your comments and feedback. One option guests have for younger kids is to use the convertible couch in the master bedroom for kids maybe under 4 or 5. Some families have also had an adult sleep in the bunkroom with the youngers, on the queen futon.
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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


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable 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.