Cottage Rental – Frankfort, MI

Jill & Ken's Cottage, frontside view.

"Close A-Nuff" (314 Michigan Avenue)

About the Cottage: Originally constructed in 1898, our 2-bedroom, 1-1/2 bath carriage house was entirely renovated from 1999 through 2002, and is available for rent on a weekly or monthly basis, May through September. The cottage, located at 314 Michigan Avenue (between Leelanau Street and Park Avenue), is centrally located to the sandy Lake  Michigan beach, historic downtown Frankfort, and local activities.

Location: You will almost believe you are transported back in time into a simpler era when visiting the quaint little town of Frankfort, Michigan, on the Lake Michigan shore.  Located about 40 Miles west of Traverse City, in Benzie County , historic Frankfort was noteworthy in the 1800's as a lumber, shipping and railroad town, as well as a prime summer get-away for families, and is still known today as a popular summertime destination among vacationers from Michigan, Illinois, Missouri, Minnesota, New York, Ohio and other areas. Frankfort has a reputation among fisherman as having some of "the best " fishing in the state. This scenic area is a photographer's dream, and favorite subjects are the Frankfort and Point Betsie Lighthouses. The cottage is located within a district filled with colorful Victorian homes, and within easy walking distance of the sandy shoreline. Families and couples alike will find plenty to see and do in the area. PLEASE CALL FOR AVAILABLE DATES.

Amenities: The cottage utilizes city water and sewer. A full furnace has been added for year-round comfort. Air conditioning is not available, as even summer evenings are fairly cool: however a fan is available in each bedroom. Two public lake accesses are located 1 block away: an easy walk to the white, sandy Lake Michigan beach. In addition to being a short walk to daytime shopping and dining, a full service grocery store is only blocks away, and it is a quick drive after hours to a 24-hour gas station. A laundrymat is also located nearby - the cottage currently does not have a washer and dryer.

The modern, full sized galley kitchen includes microwave, full-sized refrigerator/freezer, dishwasher, garbage disposal, coffee maker, toaster and electric stove/oven. Dishes, pots & pans, glasses, cups and silverware are all on-site. A charcoal BBQ is also available in the back yard, as is limited outdoor seating.

The living room has a color TV (no cable), VCR, a sectional sofa and a loveseat that also folds out into a single bed for additional sleeping if desired. The dining room table has seating for four.

The two bedrooms are located upstairs: the front bedroom has a full sized bed and dresser, and the back bedroom has a queen sized bed, dresser and alarm clock. Linens are provided for your convenience.

The spacious main (downstairs) bathroom is a full bath, and includes hair dryer and plenty of bath & hand towels/washcloths for your convenience.

Member of the Frankfort-Elberta Chamber of Commerce .

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Quill Inquiries? Send E-mail to the Owners at (please keep in mind this mailbox is not checked on a daily basis), or call Jill or Ken at 734-620-7877. Please provide a return e-mail address and/or telephone contact information in your message.