Location voted "The Most Beautiful Place in America" 2011 ABC Good Morning show

Location voted "The Most Beautiful Place in America" 2011 ABC Good Morning show

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2 Bedrooms
Sleeps 6
2 Bathrooms
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Our home

Our home is a wonderful escape. It is located next to a sand dune that offers a brief 15 minute walk to the lake shore, or you can drive to the beach on Lake Michigan in two minutes. There are two public beaches to choose from, Frankfort Beach or Elberta Beach. Our home is bright and sunny, featuring Internet (bring you own computer), and cable TV. Sunny kitchen, two baths, one full bath up and one half bath down.. Both bedrooms have queen beds; queen-sized sleeper sofa in living room. There are two sitting decks, one on the side facing the dune and one off kitchen in back of home. Our truck is available for rafting or transporting a canoe. We prefer to exchange during the months of June, July, Aug, Sept and October. United Airlines services Traverse City Airport, about 35 miles from Elberta, and there is a bus that runs to Elberta from Traverse City. We could pick you up and drop you off at either the Grand Rapids or Traverse City Airport. We live next door to our guest house offered for exchange, so can easily be non simultaneous. Car optional.

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Who we are

  1. My wife and I are retired. I was a life-long educator and my wife a part-time businesswoman. We enjoy traveling. In addition to traveling, my wife loves china painting, reading, meeting new people and spending time at the beach, especially with kids and grandkids. I enjoy golf, reading and playing bridge and cribbage.

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Where is it?

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We live in a very quiet neighborhood. There are several parks nearby and excellent bike and walking trails. There are many inland lakes within a 30 minute drive, and Lake Michigan is very close by. Public access golf courses abound in the area at exceptional prices. A hospital is located within five miles and churches of most dominations. We live one mile from Frankfort, with it's Art Gallery, quaint shops, many fine places to eat, bakery, movie theater, super market and library and garden center. During summer months, two farmers markets open once a week for fresh local produce, baked goods. The area abounds with many art and craft fairs during the summer months.

Interlochen Music Academy is located about 40 minutes away. During the summer months, concert performances are on sale by world famous artists and musicians. For programs and dates, please go to www.interlochen.org/. Sleeping Bear Dunes National Seashore Park, (voted most beautiful place in America on ABC's "Good Morning America" morning show in 2011) is located within 40 minutes drive. We have a canoe available as there are numerous places to raft or canoe. Charter Fishing boats are plentiful. There are gambling casinos nearby for those predisposed to gamble. For more info please go to www.visitbenzie.com. 800 882 5801. Michigan is famous for its orchards, and there are many winery's to visit. Traverse City, 40 mins drive, has its National Cherry Festival each July. The closest airports are Traverse City, 40 minutes drive, and then Grand Rapids, which is 2 1/2 hours drive away. Detroit is 4 1/2 hours away. For more info on area, please go to www.benzie.org. Note: We are located 15 minutes from Point Betsie Lighthouse and within walking distance to the Betsie Valley Bike Trail. Lonely Planet Tour Guide book in 2014 choose our area, western Michigan's Gold Coast with it's stunning beaches, wineries and gourmet eateries as their number one recommended place to visit in the USA! :) We are very flexible and would love to hear from you.

Best restaurants
The.Cabbage Shed, (waterfront), Dinghy’s, the Manitou
The Cabbage Shed Restruant, Stormcloud Brewing Co, Villa Marine Bar
Favourite cafés
The Mayfair, Cold Creek Inn, Dingheys, lighthouse Cafe, Cunundrum Cafe
Where to go shopping
Downtown Frankfort, Farmers Market, Beulah, many Art and Craft Fairs locally
Your area's cultural and historical landmarks
Oliver Art Center, Gwinn Frostic Prints, Point Betsie Light House, Frankfort Beach
Local walks
2 Bike Paths, Elberta Park, Frankfort Park
Places you love to exercise
Elberta bike path and Betsie Valley Trail, Frankfort Mineral Springs Park
Top day trips
Traverse City, Wine Tour Leenanaw Pennisula, Sleeping Bear Dunes National Seashore Park

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