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Agape Bayside Cottage

Bedrooms 4
Space 1,750 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

4 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms, 1,750 square feet, sleeps 10 - close to Lake Michigan

The Agape Bayside Cottage is a very comfortable, bright, and family-friendly vacation rental cottage to stay at while enjoying a great family vacation in northern Michigan.  The house has been extensively remodeled within the last 10 years and has a bright, beautiful, and modern design that features a considerable amount of lightly-colored woodwork and a large number of windows that provides exceptional natural lighting and a relaxing, beachy, lake-effect feel to the home.

The cottage has 4 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms, and is 1750 square feet in size.  It can sleep up to 10 adults.  The living room has a sofa (that opens up to provide a second bed), a reclining chair (great for relaxing after a day at Crystal), and a flat-screen television with cable.  It also includes free high-speed WiFi (12 Mbps).  It has a beautiful, modern, and highly functional kitchen that includes a gas range (cooktop and oven), microwave, coffee pot, numerous pots and pans, dishes, silverware, and cutlery.  Outside, there is a gas grill, an outdoor dining table, and various chairs.

One of the 4 bedrooms is located on the first floor and has its own private bath.  There are three bedrooms upstairs, including a kids room that has 2 very cute twin beds in it.  There are 1.5 bathrooms downstairs (each downstairs bathroom has a shower) and a full bathroom upstairs that features a large and wonderful Jacuzzi tub.  One of the downstairs bathrooms also includes a very nice washer and dryer.

The property is landscaped with beautiful dunegrass in front of the house, which adds to the relaxing "lake effect" and beachy feel of the home.  Parking for up to 3 cars is available in the driveway and parking is also available on the street.  Pets are allowed within reason.  To allow us to have the home properly cleaned and prepared for incoming guests, we ask that guests check-out by 12:00 PM and that new guests arrive after 4:00 PM.

The cottage is located at 719 Forest Avenue (M22) in beautiful and historic Frankfort, Michigan, which provides excellent fishing, shopping, dining, hiking, biking, and sunbathing / relaxing on the shore of Lake Michigan on beautiful Frankfort Beach, which is only 0.6 miles from the cottage.  It is only 1 block away from Main Street and downtown Frankfort.  Relaxing on the beach and enjoying Lake Michigan and the beautiful sunsets on Lake Michigan is probably the most popular activity in town during the summer months.  Spectacular Sleeping Bear Dunes is only 30 minutes away and offers a wealth of outdoor activities including hiking, biking, and scenic drives.  The cottage is also only 0.2 miles from the Betsie Valley Trail, which provides 22 miles of trails for biking, rollerblading, running, hiking, and snowmobiling.

This rental house is easy to find and is located right on the legendary M22 only 20 minutes from Crystal Mountain.  The house is open year-round and during the winter months guests can enjoy skiing / snowboarding at Crystal Mountain Resort or doing some snowmobiling or cross-country skiing in the northwestern corner of Michigan's Lower Peninsula.  Sleeping Bear Dunes and Frankfort Beach are both open year-round, of course, and the dunes, beaches, and Lake Michigan present their own special beauty during the icy winter months - you just need to dress very warmly when going there in the winter!

More Details

Eric Haan
Member since: 2014
Premier Partner

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

Speaks English, Spanish
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
10 July, 2018

About Eric Haan

I am a Christian, family-oriented man who owns and operates my own business, Agape Global Investments Corporation. I live in Frankfort with my wife, Karla, and my 2 boys, Pablo and Joshua.

What makes this house unique

This is a beautiful property with modern styling and amenities and it is in a great location for exploring Frankfort, Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, Crystal Mountain, Crystal Lake, the Leelanau Peninsula, Traverse City, and all of the natural beauty and wonderful shopping, dining, and leisure activities that the northwestern corner of Michigan's Lower Peninsula has to offer. Your rental of this property also supports a great cause with 10% of all profits being donated to the operation of New Covenant Christian Academy, a Christian school in Benzie County, Michigan.

Guestbook comments from the owner

"The cottage was an absolute joy to stay in! We were welcomed to Frankfort by Eric's father, who met us at the house and gave us some information about the town. My dad and I chose this place at the last minute, and we were pleasantly surprised that we were accommodated with less than 24 hours notice. This cottage is a wonderful value for your money--it is within walking distance to downtown and the beach, and the grocery store is only a few blocks away. It's an easy drive to Traverse Bay and Sleeping Bear Dunes and is a great jumping off point if you want to hit all the sights in Western Michigan or if you just want a comfortable and clean place to relax on the beach."
Jun 2014
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Frankfort in Crystal Lake

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1750 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00 / Check-out: Noon
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Also includes matching sinks and large mirror.
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Jacuzzi , Includes matching sinks and large mirror. Upstairs bathroom.
    Bathroom 3 - Shower Enclosure , Includes shower, pedestal sink, mirror, washer, and dryer.
  • Among the 3 bathrooms, there is 1 tub/shower, 1 standing shower, 1 Jacuzzi tub, 2 toilets, 5 sinks, 3 mirrors, a clothes washer, and a clothes dryer.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , Upstairs bedroom.
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , Master bedroom with private bathroom. Downstairs bedroom.
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Cot , Upstairs bedroom.
    Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed , Upstairs bedroom.
  • Bedroom #1 is downstairs and the other 3 are upstairs. Bedrooms #1, #2, and #4 all include clothes closets. Bedroom #3 has a dresser, storage shelves, and a baby crib, but no closet. The sofa in the living room also folds out into a bed, allowing 10 people to sleep in the house.
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • Horseshoes
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • ski
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
There is outstanding hiking, biking, rollerblading, fishing (including salmon / lake trout charter fishing on Lake Michigan), golfing, boating, canoeing, kayaking, and tubing in the area. Feel free to ask us for additional details.


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Agape Bayside Cottage
average rating of 4.52 based on 37 reviews

Eric was very helpful. The house was! very spacious and had everything we needed. We loved our stay!

  • 5 of 5

Charming older house. There was everything we needed for our stay. Close to town and a short walk to the water. Loved our stay in Frankfort.

  • Review Submitted: 20-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for the review, Leslie! We are truly glad that you enjoyed your stay and we hope to see you again. Best wishes and God bless! :-)
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  • 5 of 5

Girls weekend!! 4 Moms, no kids, no husbands!! The house was very clean, and the accommodations were great! There is so much to do up north, and we will for sure be back!

  • Review Submitted: 31-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so very much for the review, Tracy! We are truly glad that you and your group enjoyed your stay. Hope to see you again. Best wishes!
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Great Location

  • 4 of 5

This was a great location in Frankfort MI. The house was large and fully equipped with all the things you'll need just bring your own food, drinks and clothes of course. A very homey place just down from the beach, and shops. We had a wonderful stay and had no complaints, made only a few suggestions. Would stay here again.

  • Review Submitted: 29-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for the review, Cheryl! Hope to see you again. Best wishes! :-)
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Good location, comfortable and spacious.

  • 5 of 5

The house is very close to downtown Frankfort and close driving distance to other local fun destinations. We enjoyed the comfortable layout of the house, amble linens and cleanliness. Great place for our ladies weekend! Thanks Eric and family.

  • Review Submitted: 14-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for the review, Rebekah! We are truly glad that you and your group enjoyed your stay and we hope to see you again in the future. Best wishes! :-)
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Very clean, comfortable, well-equipped

  • 5 of 5

Eric was an excellent host, available if I needed anything and otherwise offered a wonderful private, quiet, clean and well-equipped home that served perfectly for my personal retreat.

  • Review Submitted: 19-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the review, Sari! We are truly glad that you enjoyed your stay. Best wishes and God bless! :-)
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Perfect home away from home!!!

  • 4 of 5

We find this rental to be a perfect home away from home. It has all of the amenities that are needed to be comfortable and economical.

As we enjoy hiking and being outdoors, Frankfort is a slice of heaven for us. There are many trails affording a plethora of different types of scenery. The rivers and creeks were teeming with salmon, what a treat!!

The lake always provides a spectacular view, and beach is well maintained. And the sunsets, OMG!!!!

The town and beach are only a short walk away, and many places to get a bite.

Eric and his family are very personable yet professional. He is only a phone call away if needed. But we have never needed him , as the house is very well maintained.

I would highly recommend this home for you to rent. And Frankfort and surrounding areas will never disappoint.

  • Review Submitted: 06-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so very much for the kind review, Richard! It was truly our pleasure to have you and your wife stay at the cottage. Best wishes and God bless!
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Nearest Airport
39 Miles
Cherry Capital Airport, Traverse City
Nearest Barpub
0.4 Miles
Stormcloud Brewing Company
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Crystal Lake Golf Club
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Bayview Grille
Nearest Ski
17 Miles
Crystal Mountain Ski Resort
Nearest Beach
0.6 Miles
Frankfort Beach
Car: recommended

The biggest attractions in the area are Lake Michigan and Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. Frankfort has a great beach on Lake Michigan with beautiful sunsets. Frankfort is also very popular for fishing for salmon and lake trout on Lake Michigan. There are a number of charter boats in town that are available for hire.

Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore is just north of Lake Michigan and provides incredible, breath-taking camping, hiking, and scenic drives.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £60.44
Additional Guest Fee £3.78 per person per night
Pet Fee £15.11
Refundable Damage Deposit £226.65

You can book through us directly to obtain discounted rates by calling us anytime at (231) 383-1180, e-mailing us at, or checking out our website at Cancellations up to 14 days before check-in will be credited towards a future stay. No credits or refunds will be provided for cancellations within 14 days of check-in.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.

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