Lower of Two unit Historical charmer,........Our "Sunshine House" has all the comforts of modern living!The town of Arcadia is 10 miles south of popular and more well known town of Frankfort and a couple miles to Arcadia Bluff Golf Course ! The upper efficiency ("Lil' Sunshine" #1355415) unit is taken or closed for the season. Lots of area hiking trails. 20 mins to little river casino. Just I block off scenic highway M-22 and 4 blocks walk to '' sunset beach park" beach on Lake Michigan. 3 blocks to "Veterans Memorial Marnia" and boat and kayak launch into Arcadia Lake then into Lake Michigan! Only 2.9 miles to Arcadia Bluffs Golf courses ! Rocking chairs await you on beautiful shaded stone porch. (see if you can find the Petoskey stones in the stone pillers and steps). After a day of sight seeing, treat yourself to a relaxing soak in a claw foot tub. ( and look for the Petoskey stones there too ! ; ) This home is much larger that it appears, the lower unit has full and queen size bed, sleeps 4 in bedrooms. Additional sleeping in 20x6 three season porch in the warmer months, both ends of spacious porch can be curtained off for private sleeping area on futons that can sleep 4 more.. Cable TV, large screen in living room and tv in front bedroom, WIFI (code for use is posted on the refrigerator), washer and dryer. Very separate entrances, parking and yard area for both units. Fully furnished, including, Linens, towels, dishes, pots and pans. Coffee maker (coffee and condiments furnished), microwave, toaster, blender and much more. Propane grill off covered three season porch and brick patio with wrought iron dinning set, large picnic table by Fire pit to watch the stars. Fire wood is already here for you. Bring your boat, kayak and bicycles. ( Two adult bicycles here for your use to take a enjoyable, no hills ride around town.) Boat launch is only 4 blocks away at the Veterins memorial marina. Arcadia even has a kayak launch ! Fish Lake Arcadia or take your boat out to Lake Michigan, pier head is only a 5 min cruise...... No boat ? but want the fish? Arcadia has a nice little park and walkway on shore to get your line in the water. Miles of hiking, bird watching and biking trails around area. tennis court 1/2 block away, library and community center to shoot some hoops inside or out is 5 blocks. Visit....... Arcadia museum I block away, Ice cream shop and Big Apple bar and restaurant only 5 blocks..... Little river casino is a 25 min car ride south on M-22........ Camp Arcadia, a world renowned Lutheran camp on lake Michigan is also only 5 blocks away, Arcadia is aprox 11 miles south of the lovely town of Frankfort. 45 miles from Traverse city or sleeping bear dune national park. A little further up M-22 is wonderful day trips to fish town and wine country in Leelanau peninsula.....Michigans mitten little pinkie !
Charming & romantic Victorian cottage. 4 bks to Beach,2,9 to Arcadia Bluff golf
- Calendar last updated:
- Feb. 22, 2019
My heart has truly went into this home and the peaceful charming little town of Arcadia, We have worked for 4 years of restoration while living in it, to bring this ginger bread Victorian back to her original charm and cozy beauty. The front porch is my favorite and especially proud of area of the home. We rebuilt most of the porch from the roof down using all original ginger bread pieces as we could. gathering rocks locally we built a stone porch and steps, with the floor surface being all reused porcelain tile.. Add this to the 100+ year old maple trees that provide complete shade to most of the home & rocking chairs, you won't have a care in the world sitting out there with your morning cup of coffee. I especially Love it during a warm summer rain storm ! I , like many folks , love the beauty of rocks so this theme carried into the bath and kitchen. Local rocks (Petoskey too!) were cut and polished along with marble and granite to make a one of a kind bath to place the deep claw foot bathtub back in. I was grateful that none of the beautiful old woodwork and crown molding or doors had not been removed or painted over so they refinished beautifully. Removing all the old windows in the house and completely restoring them, was quite a chore to say the least ! Sanding, re-varnishing , painting and re-caulking each one under those beautiful big old maple trees. Restoring the wood siding and painting the home was a amazing transformation that summer! Picking out the color to paint her was truly mind boggling for me, I wanted the stone work we had labored with to really pop ! I wanted it to be cheerful, happy and inviting. Many folks would stop by on their strolls, walks to the beach, to see the daily progress that warm summer gave. All giving me such nice encouragement & ideas. I finally decided on a yellow paint called summer squash, it reminded me of the summer sunshine. A happy color I thought...so this is where the name for the cottage came from..." SUNSHINE"
Bonnie purchased this House in 2011
Why Bonnie chose Arcadia
It is Unique and charming. Small beach town right off scenic M-22 for many destinations. ! Many hiking trails in the area, Arcadia Bluff Golf course is only 2.9 miles away, and they now have added a new course this year. Arcadia bluffs South! Come check out the new this year Arcadia Bluffs South course! Amazing dinning there also, view when dinning on lake Michigan with such a beautiful view off Arcadia Bluff of the lake and sunsets. Many nearby by Hiking trails on bluffs , and in the woods.
What makes this House unique
2.9 miles to Arcadia Bluffs Golf Course. 11 miles to Crystal Mountain Skiing.
Pool / Spa
Check-in: 3:30 p.m.
Check-out: 12:00 p.m.
No refunds for cancellations made after payment is made
Very quaint house
A quaint house with plenty of character. The beds are terrific!
Thank you......so glad you enjoyed your stay!
Country charm, with all the right touches.
-Staying here for my wife and my 25th wedding anniversary, was the perfect local getaway.
-Has all amentys of home.
-The house is beautifully decorated, and furnished.
- the town of Acadia is A beutiful quiet community. Great place to relax or to stage for hiking the sand dunes.
- At night the fireplace was very relaxing.
- Me and my wife will be back.
Thank you so much for staying with us! Happy guest's are so appreciated. Nice try very hard to make it a wind-up girl experience for all.
Sunshine house is a very lovely vintage home, conveniently located 2 blocks from Lake Michigan and close to lots of beautiful natural scenic beauty. You can tell a lot of care and love was taken into the refurbishing of this house and the owners really want you to enjoy your visit, as we did ours.
There were a couple of small issues however.
This house was listed as nonsmoking but did smell of cigarettes and animals. The kitchen garbage was full of cigarette butts when we arrived. The house was very clean besides this.
It only has one bathroom which was very nicely remodeled with lots of beautiful stone and tile, but it doesn’t have a shower. It only has a free-standing claw bathtub with a hand held shower head. There is conflicting information on the website for this.
Also, this doesn’t tell you that you are only renting the first floor of this house. The upstairs is occupied by either the owners or separate guests. This would be nice to know that you are sharing a house with someone.
All in all, this house was very nice, with lots of room and nicely furnished, a beautiful back yard with a fire pit, outdoor seating and a grill, but FYI on the above.
Simply an amazing place to stay.
We absolutely loved every inch of this amazing little house. The love put into it shows thru in every detail. We will definitely come back again. Thank you Bonnie and family for offering such a warm wonderful home.
Very nice, quiet and peaceful.
Bonnie was very nice and accommodating. The house is quaint wit everything I needed for my stay. There isn't much in terms of restaurants or shopping in Arcadia but not too far to other little northern Michigan towns. I enjoyed it very much!
Home was beautiful and was
A short Walk to Lake Michigan
3 miles from Arcadia Bluffs golf and fine dinning.....9 miles from the popular town of Frankfort, Michigan along Lake Michigan shores on M-22
Additional information about rental rates
We have a lovley large 3 season porch that can double as 2 more separate sleeping areas on twin and full size futons....... Check in after 4pm check out 11am........