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Cozy Waterfront Cottage and Guest House on Big Platte Lake in Traverse City

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vacation rental description

Catch the sunrise to start your day and the sunset late in the evening
from multiple furnished decks overlooking Big Platte Lake - dazzling
water views from the living room, dining room, and kitchen.
Our private sandy beach is bathed by crystal clear water. It is an
ideal water-playground for children because of an extensive shallow
area (300 feet); perfect for frolicking, wading, frisbee, and
floating, with deeper water farther out for swimming, kayaking,
jet-skiing, water-skiing, fishing, and canoeing. A Soft, mint-leaf
lawn for volleyball or other barefoot adventures waits at the
shoreline, and a flower-garden with a dizzying assortment of fragrant
lillies separates the cottage from the guest house.
Our 500-foot driveway is lined with magnificent birch, maple and oak
trees, lending a feeling of quiet seclusion to the property. The
Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore can be reached in less than
five minutes by foot - we are just outside the edge of the park. Some
of the most beautiful beaches on Lake Michigan are just a five minute
drive (ten minute bike ride) from the house. Alternatively, you could
board our canoe or kayaks on our private beach, wind your way down the
Platte River, and emerge two glorious hours later in the splendor of
Lake Michigan.
Both the cottage and guest house were custom built in the mid-1990’s.
The design concept was to allow light reflecting off of the lake to
fill the structures with natural light. Open floorplans, skylights and
huge windows make artificial lighting completely unnecessary during
daylight hours. On clear, moon-lit nights, the glitter from Platte
Lake throws an ethereal blue light throughout the cottage. The cottage
living room, dining area, and kitchen are one open area, making it
possible for big families to spread out while still inhabiting the
same space. The guest house interior is also one open space with a
sleeping area, a sitting area, and a TV-nook.
Sleeping arrangements are flexible. The bedroom in the cottage has a Crate & Barrel
queen bed with a high-end mattress; the sofabed in the cottage living-room is an American Leather Comfort Sleeper, widely regarded the most comfortable sofa bed on the market. It is a true queen and sleeps two
adults comfortably; the guest house has a new Crate & Barrel queen bed; for larger groups, there are four self-inflating Aerobed
mattresses which can be put pretty much anywhere
(indoors). These are not camping mattresses; they are equivalent in
size and comfort to a twin mattress. 100% Egyptian Cotton Linens are provided for all of the beds and Aerobeds.

cottage rental amenities

Both the cottage and guest house are equipped with state-of-the-art, ultra efficient and astonishingly quiet air-conditioning systems. Beautifully furnished, Grand Piano, High-speed Wireless internet in and around the house, including the furnished decks and beachfront; Cordless
Phone, Cable TV (36 inch Flat-Screen in Cottage, new 40-inch Samsung LCD TV in
Guest House), VCR, DVD, CD Player, Boombox, DVD Collection,
Full Kitchen, Dishwasher, Microwave, Refrigerator, Freezer,
Coffee Maker, KitchenAid Toaster, Gas Range, KitchenAid Mixer, Cuisinart Food
Processor, Cuisinart Waffle Iron, 12 attractive place settings, tons
of cookware, culinary gadgets of all kinds, Linens provided, Portable
crib, high chair, baby swing, baby bath, baby buggy, Washer, Dryer,
Charcoal Grill (BBQ), Fine Patio Furniture, Waterfront Firepit,
Bicycles (2), Water Floats (2), Boat Mooring, 17-foot Grumman Canoe,
paddles, life vests, 2 beautiful Perception kayaks, Private Paved Parking area
accomodates several
cars, boats, trailers, and campers, 2-car garage,

activities and attractions in Traverse City Michigan

Big Platte Lake is ideal for swimming, kayaking, canoeing, fishing,
sailing, water-skiing, jet-skiing.
1/4 mile to Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore (hiking trails,
Lake Michigan beaches)
1 mile to Riverside Canoe Trips (groceries, canoe and kayak rentals)
5 miles to the Cherry Bowl Drive In Theatre
5 miles to Honor (organic and gourmet groceries, banks, post office,
gas stations, DVD/video and game rentals)
10 miles to Empire (antiques, beaches, more hiking trails)
13 miles to Frankfort (charter fishing, shops and restaurants,
fireworks, surfing)
18 miles to Glen Arbor (galleries, cute shops, restaurants, Manitou
Music Festival)
19 miles to Crystal Mountain Resort (golf, Michigan Legacy Art Park,
#1-rated ski resort in the Midwest)
20 miles to Interlochen (concerts, theater, exhibits, arts camp, arts
25 miles to Traverse City (airport, shopping centers and malls)
28 miles to Arcadia Bluffs (#1-rated Golf Course in Michigan according
to Golf Magazine)

vacation rental rates

Our beautiful retreat is available for vacations all year long:

October 1, 2013 through May 31, 2014: $1000/week; $200/night 

Weekly rentals run Saturday - Saturday from June through September.

Early Summer: May 31 - June 14, 2014: $1500/week

Summer: June 14 - August 30, 2014: $2300/week

Late Summer: August 30 - September 27, 2014: $1500/week

$500 deposit secures booking and serves as a damage deposit.
50% of rent and fees due 60 days prior to occupancy.
Balance due 30 days prior to occupancy.
Rent subject to 6% State Use Tax.
Pet fee: $25 per pet, per day.

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