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Steps To The Beach & 2 Blocks To Downtown Frankfort - Sleeps 2-6

People8
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 500 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Guest Suite Apartment Just 6 Houses From Lake Michigan!

"The Birdhouse" (Guest Suite above the garage) has 1 bedroom (King bed ) and a spiral staircase leading up to a large sleeping loft (3 double beds). Full kitchen, dining room, living room, 1 bathroom. Very flexible ... works great for a couple or a small family!

Equipped with Refrigerator, electric stove, Microwave oven, coffee maker, toaster, cable TV & wireless internet, TV/DVD/CD player, Board games and cards. Small private porch with 2 chairs/table. Shared use of a large entertainment patio, and gas grill.

"The Birdhouse" 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 cookie jar & 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 downtown Frankfort is just a short stroll. Older kids can “run free” exploring the downtown, while young ones head to the beach with Mom and Dad.

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!

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!

More Details

Owner
Jerry Snook
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
8 December, 2017

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!

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Frankfort in Benzie County

Property Type:
  • apartment
Building Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Main Bath - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 8
  • Master Bedroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 1 Cot , Pack n' Play available
    Sleeping Loft - 3 Double Bed , Spiral Staircase leads up to the sleeping loft
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Barbecue ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • Boating
  • Miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • 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
  • ski
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing

Reviews

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average rating of 5.0 based on 15 reviews
5

Great spot!

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Review Submitted: 13-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Wonderful spot in a perfect location

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Review Submitted: 18-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Another great stay!

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our return trip to the cheerful and cozy Birdhouse. We love the convenient location within walking distance to the beach and the town. As always, we appreciate the well maintained, clean property that is well equipped for a short or long stay.

  • Review Submitted: 27-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

What a great place to stay!!

  • 5 of 5

The " Birdhouse" was perfect for our family of 4. What a great location!! We loved the fact that we could walk out the door and be downtown or at the beach in a few minutes. I was up every morning for my walk down the beach. There was such a geat family atmosphere in the area. We made a point to be down at the beach to watch the beautiful sunsets every night. The Bordhouse was cozy and very clean. I loved the location!!! The communication with the owners was great as well. They made sure all was well with our stay. Thanks again for a wonderful vacation spot!!

  • Review Submitted: 03-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Great place to relax

  • 5 of 5

Had an absolutely wonderful time. The property was cozy, well appointed and exactly what my wife and I were looking for. I've stayed in several places while visiting the Frankfort area and this is my favorite. I'll definitely be back!

  • Review Submitted: 24-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful Place to Stay

  • 5 of 5

My daughter and I along with my sister-in-law and niece spent spring break at the Birdhouse. It has a great location - only a block from the beach and downtown Frankfort. And the Birdhouse has such special details and has all of the amenities you would want - great artwork, the kitchen is well stocked with everything you need to cook fun dinners and breakfasts, internet access, TV with cable and games. Could not have had a better time and since spring break had some snow and rain we were very cozy in the Birdhouse when the weather did not cooperate.

  • Review Submitted: 05-Feb-2017
  • Date of Stay: March 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Location

Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Cherry Capital Airport, Traverse City
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
Stormcloud Brewing Company
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Crystal Downs
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
The Frankfort Hotel
Nearest Ski
18 Miles
Crystal Mountain
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
Frankfort Public Beach
Car: not necessary

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Prices & Availability

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Damage Deposit £150.16

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