Lovely 6 Bedroom Victorian house for rent in the quaint village of Elberta, Michigan. This is less than two miles from downtown Frankfort and is located directly on the 22 mile Betsie Valley bike trail http://www.betsievalleytrail.org (M-22). Less than a 5 minute drive (or 15 minute bike ride) to Elberta or Frankfort Beaches and Marinas. Walk to the popular wedding venue the historic Life Saving Station, art galleries, waterfront parks and weekly farmers market. Walk a block to wonderful restaurants in Elberta. Try the Lighthouse Café (award winning breakfast) or Conundrum Café for Breakfast/lunch; Mayfair Tavern or the Cabbage Shed for lunch/dinner and night-time entertainment. There are also many wonderful restaurants in Frankfort- a short 5 minute drive or 15 minute bike ride away. The Conundrum Café offers bicycle rentals if needed. There are also plenty of water sport rental spots on the way to Frankfort. You are driving distance to golf courses, wineries, Crystal Mountain, the Sleeping Bear National Lakeshore and all of the adorable towns and beautiful beaches in-between.
- House2500 sq. ft.
- Separate WCs1
- Min. Stay2 - 7 nights
Proximity To Beaches, Frankfort And Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lake Shore
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- Calendar last updated:
- 13 Aug 2018
About Michelle O'Meara
I grew up coming to northern Michigan for summer vacations. After moving out of state, my husband, two children & I have returned to the area to vacation with extended family. I had forgotten how beautiful it is in northern Michigan!! After spending time in Cape Cod, Florida and California, these are still my favorite beaches...
Michelle O'Meara purchased this House in 2014
Why Michelle O'Meara chose Elberta
We fell in love with the Frankfort area and I fell in love with this Victorian. We have put many hours of sweat equity into this house, but it has been a wonderful experience. We can't wait to spend some time up here and hope that you will enjoy it as much as we do.
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Beautiful home located near to beautiful Lake Michigan and tourist town.
Our family had a wonderful time in this charming, spacious, and comfortable home. The exterior is beautifully done, and the inside is roomy with lots of space to gather or separate as needed. The main living areas were excellent for our group of 9, and the bedrooms were so cute!
The house is set in a quiet neighborhood within walking distance to the dunes (though there is no close lake access), nature, and the quaint downtown Elberta. We loved that we were just a block away from the local antique store! The yard is great too! The only bummer was that the main porch looks across the road to someone's garage and the backs of a couple of business. So not a great view, but still a nice location.
It's also a quick drive down the road from downtown Frankfurt, a scenic overlook, and a beautiful beach. Everything was so close - it was wonderful!
The only true downside that we experienced during our stay was that the trash from the previous occupants had already filled the outdoor trash bin and was also stacked on top of the bin very close to the outdoor seating area in the back yard. This made it challenging to take our own trash out when needed, and also meant that we had to smell it if we were nearby. Perhaps the timing of our stay meant that we didn't get the advantage of trash collection day, but it would have been nice to have a second bin available so that we didn't have to deal with it.
Overall, I would definitely recommend this!
Thank you for your review- I will definitely look into getting another trash bin :)
Perfect Women's Retreat
Thank you Michelle for allowing us to stay at the perfect place for our Women's weekend away. The house was absolutely perfect! We enjoyed a walk into Frankfort on the Betsie Trail for some ice cream and shopping. Our favorite part was drinking coffee on the front porch watching the sunrise! We can't wait to come back and visit!
Thanks so much for your kind review! Glad you had a good time- we would love to have you back!
very comfy old house with a great yard and location
This place worked out perfectly for our stay with 7 adults. The owners were very nice and very accommodating. There was a brand new grill and nice outdoor tables, plenty of seating for the brick fire pit. The front porch is perfect for a morning coffee, and its easy to walk to several nice restaurants. And the best beach in the world is right up the street. Very nice place!
Loved this cute Victorian gem!
Loved staying here. There were only 7 of us, but this would be great for girls weekends, big families- sleeps 14 I think. Steps away from the bike trail, eateries, etc. Great location. Thanks Michelle!
Thanks for the kind review!! Glad you enjoyed it!
Cute house! Great location.
Great house, clean, bring TP and paper towels. Not quite large enough for 16 but good for 12. Nice new kitchen, plenty of dishes, coffee pot didn't work luckily we had brought one, plenty of beds but officially only 4 queens, the rest are bunk or pull outs or trundle but totally worked for us. Good location for skiing Crystal Mountain and great location for summer vaca looks like there's a cute beach town 5 min away. I would stay again.
Great for a weekend up north!
We recently stayed for a girls' weekend and really enjoyed the house! The updated kitchen was gorgeous and we loved the charm of this old fashioned home. There was plenty of space in the dining room and two main rooms for our large group. The bathrooms and bedrooms were clean and the backyard had a bunch of great outdoor furniture. It was just a short walk to the small Elberta strip and a short drive into Frankfort. Our only complaints were that the beds weren't very comfortable and that the fuses kept blowing the whole time (too many ladies trying to dry their hair at once), but the management was quick to respond to questions and it was a great deal for the price. We would definitely go back again and stay at the "Candy House".
Thanks so much for your kind review! I apologize again about the fuse issue- we are having an electrician take a look. Mattresses are new but we will see what we can do to make the beds more comfortable in the future. Thanks again!
Additional pricing information
Refundable up to 60 days prior to stay. You may change the reservation date (as long as there is availability) up to 14 days prior to your stay. Security deposit of $500 is due with second payment. I will refund the appropriate amount back to you within 10 days of your departure. Check-in 4pm, check-out 10am. For parties with less than 10 people, ask about a discounted cleaning fee.