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Garvin's Beach House - Family Fun on Beautiful Crystal Lake

Frankfort, MI, USA
  • House3400 sqft
  • Bedrooms4
  • Sleeps8
  • Bathrooms4
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay7 nights

4 bedrooms, 4 full bathrooms, sleeps 8, no pets

Enjoy 150 ft of private beach on the crystal clear waters of Crystal Lake. Features of the house include dock, rowboats, canoe, lawn, beach, gas grill, fire pit, volleyball, satellite TV, a/c, laundry and linens. The home is located right on the Betsie Valley Trail system for biking or walking to nearby towns. All within minutes are the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, the wine country of the Leelanau Peninsula, the famous Interlochen Arts Academy, Crystal Mountain Ski and Golf Resort, championship golf courses, the fall colors scenic highway route and deep water fishing on Lake Michigan.

Property Manager

Patti Garvin

Member Since 2012
Response rate:
Response time:
within a few days
Calendar last updated:
Apr 03, 2018
About Patti Garvin

My husband Honi and I are now retired. He was a pilot for 20 years in the U.S. Air Force and then 21 years with United Airlines. I was once a software engineer, working at computer companies. We have 4 children (all boys) who enjoyed summers at this home. We live in Monument, Colorado.

Patti Garvin purchased this House in 1998

Why Patti Garvin chose Frankfort

My great grandfather was a surfman and light house keeper at the Point Betsie lighthouse from 1895-1909. My grandmother was born in Frankfort (nearby town) and my mother was born there as well. I have relatives all over the area and spent my summers there as a child. Each year my family attends reunions in Frankfort. In 1998 we bought this house to have a place for my extended family to be together to enjoy our reunions.


    • Internet
    • Air Conditioning
    • Heater
    • Fireplace
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV


      • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
      • Master Bedroom
        1 king, gas fireplace
      • Upper-level Bedroom 3
        1 double
      • Upper-level Bedroom 2
        1 queen
      • Main-level Bedroom
        1 queen
      • We are limited to 8 persons per the zoning ordinance in place.


      • 4 Bathrooms
      • Master Bathroom
        toilet, combination tub/shower
      • Upper-level Bathroom 2
        toilet, combination tub/shower
      • Main-level Bathroom
        toilet, shower
      • Lower-level Bathroom
        toilet, shower

        Location Type

          • Lake
          • Waterfront


              • Away From It All
              • Family


                  • Guests provide their own meals


                      • Linens Provided
                        Towels not provided.
                      • Activities Guide
                      • Ceiling Fans
                      • Clothes Dryer
                      • Fireplace
                        Gas fireplace in living room and master bedroom.
                      • Hair Dryer
                      • Heating
                      • Internet
                      • Iron & Board
                      • Air Conditioning
                      • Living Room
                      • Local Maps
                      • Local Restaurant Guide
                      • Parking
                        There is parking available for up to 4 cars.
                      • Parking Off Street
                        None really.
                      • Telephone
                      • Toilet Paper
                      • Washing Machine
                      • Wireless Internet


                          • Kitchenette
                          • Blender
                          • Dishes & Utensils
                          • Dishwasher
                          • Freezer
                          • Grill
                          • Kitchen
                            Fully stocked. I keep a selection of herbs and spices on hand.
                          • Coffee Maker
                            Automatic Drip 14 cup coffee maker.
                          • Microwave
                          • Oven
                          • Pantry Items
                            Herbs and spices.
                          • Refrigerator
                          • Stove
                          • Stove
                          • Toaster


                              • Child's Highchair
                              • Dining Area
                              • comfy seating for 12 people


                                  • Books
                                  • DVD Player
                                  • Games
                                  • Radio
                                  • Satellite / Cable
                                  • Stereo
                                  • Television
                                  • Toys


                                      • Kayak / Canoe
                                        One canoe. No kayaks.
                                      • Balcony
                                      • Binoculars
                                      • Boat
                                        We have a couple of rowboats and a canoe available.
                                      • Boat with Paddles
                                      • Canoe
                                      • Deck / Patio
                                        Decks on upper two levels. Patio on lower level.
                                      • Beach Chairs
                                      • Lawn / Garden
                                        We have two vacant lots on the west side of the home that provide a grassy lawn for lawn games and a sandy area for volleyball.
                                      • Outdoor Grill
                                        Weber gas grill.
                                      • Outdoor Grill Gas
                                      • Patio
                                      • Walkway to Water
                                      • Wood Deck


                                          • wheelchair inaccessible


                                              • autumn foliage
                                              • forests
                                              • restaurants
                                              • winery tours

                                                Leisure Activities

                                                  • beachcombing
                                                  • paddle boating
                                                  • scenic drives
                                                  • walking

                                                    Local Services & Businesses

                                                      • ATM/bank
                                                      • groceries
                                                      • hospital
                                                      • laundromat
                                                      • medical services

                                                        Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                          • jet skiing
                                                          • cycling
                                                          • fly fishing
                                                          • freshwater fishing
                                                          • golf
                                                          • hiking
                                                          • hunting
                                                          • fishing
                                                          • pier fishing
                                                          • sailing
                                                          • swimming
                                                          • water skiing
                                                          • water tubing
                                                          • wind-surfing


                                                              • We have a jet ski hoist available but no mooring for larger boats.

                                                                1 Reviews


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                                                                Garvin's Beach House

                                                                Michelle P.Michigan

                                                                Wonderful location and beautiful home! Steps away from Bestie River, Sleeping Bear Dunes, and Frankfort - we can't wait to come back.


                                                                Frankfort, MI, USA

                                                                Located within 4 miles of the fishing harbor village of Frankfort, MI along the magnificent Lake Michigan coastline and 30 minutes from the Sleeping Bear Sand Dunes National Lakeshore. Tour historic lighthouses or the wine country of the Leelanau Peninsula or enjoy the sensational fall colors along the Scenic Highway. Attend a concert at the famous Interlochen Arts Academy just 30 minutes away or enjoy the spectacular views of the nearby golf courses.


                                                                Additional information about rental rates

                                                                We rent Saturday thru Saturday during the peak summer season. We require a 25% deposit to hold the reservation. There is a $200 refundable damage deposit. We have a 60-day cancellation policy for the summer season.

                                                                Payment is by check only, with a signed contract.

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                                                                For booking assistance, call 888-640-7927

                                                                Property # 982813