Guest Suite Apartment 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 Apartment 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 Apartment unique
There are two units on this property and each have their own unique personalities! The Beachcomber is the spacious, modern, updated home of the original owners 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!
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
Great location and overall very comfortable!
Beds upstairs seemed outstanding although the master bed was a bit too soft for us.
Very clean overall but shower and sink need some bleach for old mildew stains!
Would definitely stay here again!
2019 Frankfort Visit
Our family of 8 (3 generations) loved having the Birdhouse for the overflow from The Beach House. Everyone enjoyed their own space, and having a perfect location in a beautiful setting.
We rented the space to attend a wedding. The house was rented by the family of the bride. It was a perfect set up being able to be together and apart on the same property. Loved being able to walk to the beach and downtown!
Great family getaway
Fantastic location. Walk to beach and downtown. Beautiful street with historic houses made for a fun, relaxing stay. The birdhouse loft was perfect for the kids - they had their own private space. Apartment had all amenities you could ever want from beach chairs to board games and everything in between. Frankfort had plenty of restaurants and shops to choose from.
Early October was perfect, not busy, not to hot or cold. Beautiful scenery all around this area. A couple things I would do different: go to Sleeping Bear at least two days, not just one; bring more supplies (food, drinks, etc.) with instead of depending on in town grocery store (store is OK, not huge selection & prices a little steep). T-mobile did not have much reception when we where in the area. Local restaurants fit us well. Jerry was a pleasure to deal with and very responsive. Look forward to visiting area in the near future.
Wonderful spot in a perfect location
What a great place to stay. A block from the beach and a block from main st. Apartment was clean and perfectly appointed with all the necessities. Owner is wonderful to work with.