NOTE: THERE IS CURRENTLY MAJOR ROAD CONSTRUCTION TAKING PLACE IN FRONT OF THE COTTAGE UNTIL OCTOBER, 2021. The road itself is completely torn up as is the sidewalk. The front of the house is not accessible. There is parking available in the back of the house though (along the alley) and it is necessary to enter and exit the house through the back. Hopefully this is not a major issue, but, if it is, we would suggest booking a different property.
The 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 11:00 AM and that new guests arrive after 3:00 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!