Blue Lakes Vacation Rentals: The Beach House

A Frankfort, Michigan vacation rental

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  • Bedrooms - 4
  • Bathrooms - 2
  • Sleeps - 8
  • Pets Considered
  • On Upper Herring Lake
  • WEEKLY ONLY 5/27 to 9/2.

Your modern two-story lakefront vacation home is located on 80’ of private white sandy beach on Upper Herring Lake near Traverse City. This cottage-style 2,000 sq ft. home was built in 2004 and has four bedrooms/2 baths complete with beautiful hardwood flooring, ceramic tile, and finishing touches of tongue and groove pine planking. The master bedroom contains its own light-filled relaxation area with panoramic views of the lake.

You’ll never tire of the stunning sunsets and sunrises on the lake from the dining room, living room, back deck area, the outdoor picnic table, or the comfortable lounge chairs on your own private beach. You may even see an eagle soaring above the water that nests nearby.

The fully equipped modern kitchen contains a stove, refrigerator, dishwasher, microwave, coffee maker, toaster, cooking utensils, and dishes. There is a separate laundry room with a washer/dryer. The dining room table seats six with 2 more seats are the kitchen breakfast island.

Sleeping Arrangements: Bedroom 1 main level has a queen bed; Bedroom 2 upper level has a queen bed; Bedroom 3 upper level has a single bunk bed/full futon; Bedroom 4 upper level has a single bunk bed; living room with 2 full futons for more room (1 pack and play for children).


  • Pets Allowed
  • Air Conditioning
  • Linens Provided
  • Washer and Dryer
  • Furnished Kitchen
  • Deck/Patio
  • Kids Playground
  • Extra Parking for Trailers
  • Fireplace
  • Outdoor Firepit
  • Outdoor Grill
  • ATV/Snowmobile Trail
  • Fishing Boat Available
  • Pier/Dock
  • Satellite/Cable TV
  • Year-round Rental
  • Sand Beach
  • Canoe/Kayak Included
  • Board Games

Unique Features

Your private beachfront. The end of May-October rental includes the free use of a pontoon boat with 10 gallons of premixed fuel - a $1000 value! The rental also includes the free use of a rowboat, 2 kayaks, a water trampoline, and life jackets so you can fully explore Upper Herring Lake.

The vacation home’s recreational amenities also include a full dock, fire pit, grill, rope hammock, swing set, sand box, chaise lounge and a bonus game table.

Things To Do

The Sleeping Bear National Lakeshore is a “must see” excursion with over 72,000 acres of pristine protected sand dunes and 65 miles of lakeshore. The dunes are host to many rare and endangered plant species, including the pink lady slipper orchid. Canoe on one of the inland lakes or hike on a trail through a forest for exceptional bird and wildlife viewing. You’ll find plenty of restaurants and shopping along the way in Empire, Glen Arbor and Leland.

Get out on Lake Michigan with a Tall Ship Cruise from Traverse City and step back in time to experience the thrill of schooner sailing. Learn about the area’s unique maritime history and trading on the Great Lakes.

Grand Traverse Balloons offers seasonal packages for that amazing aerial experience of a lifetime. Their balloon baskets hold up to 10 passengers - perfect for a family reunion experience or just an anniversary surprise. Image soaring above a full canopy of brilliant fall colors and watching bird migrations!

Rates & Specials

$290 - $290 night

$1700 - $3700 week

September 8th, 2018 - September 15th, 2018 = $1900/week

September 15th, 2018 - September 29th 2018= $1700/week

September 29th, 2018 - May 24th 2019 = $1700/week, or $290/night (2 night minimum)

May 24th, 2019 - May 31st, 2019 = $1700/week

May 31st, 2019 - June 7th, 2019 = $1900/week

June 7th, 2019 - June 14th, 2019 = $2700/week

June 14th, 2019 - August 23rd, 2019 = $3500/week*
*(June 28th, 2019 - July 5th, 2019 = $3700/week)

August 23rd, 2019 - August 30th, 2019 = $2700/week

August 30th, 2019 - September 6th, 2019 = $2100/week

September 6th, 2019 - September 13th, 2019 = $1900/week

Sept 13th, 2019 - Sept 27th 2019 = $1700/week

Sept 27th, 2019 - May 22nd, 2020 = $1700/week, or $290/night (2 night minimum)

We charge 6% MI Sales tax. No pet fees! No cleaning fees! $250 due at time of reservation. Check-in after 4:00 pm. Check-out before 11:00 am.

Woohoo! We are offering vacation rental special(s)

Extra bonus! The use of a 20’ pontoon boat is absolutely free of charge Memorial Day Week - Mid October

Contact Information

5484 Indian Trail
Frankfort, MI 49635


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