Cottage, 5 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, 14 Sleeps
Almost Paradise . . . Your Northern Michigan Vacation Lake House.
Need a break? Gorgeous new construction Upnorth Lake House on peaceful Big Platte Lake (google Plate Lake Honor Mi.) in Honor Michigan for weekly or weekend rental. This one or two family vacation rental has it all: 5 bedrooms (1st floor master), 1472 sq. ft. of decks and balcony, 3 full baths, vaulted 14 ft ceilings, extensive oak trim, 16' ceramic tiles (1st level), berber carpet (2nd level), 4 slider doors, a camp style firepit, additional lakeside deck & dock, jacuzzi tub and laundry facilities.
All Sports Lake for boating, fishing and swimming. Nearby amenities include: Honor's Cherry Bowl Drive-In Theatre, Platte River and Riverside's Canoe Rentals, Lake Michigan and The Sleeping Bear
Dunes, 30 minutes West of Traverse City and 30 minutes from Frankfort's Shopping and Nightlife. 45 minutes West of Traverse City and 45 minutes from Manistee's casinos. Golfing can be found everywhere including Arcadia Bluff's world class course located 45 minutes to the South!
Don't forget to pack your recreational travel gear because this site is perfect for biking, hiking, backpacking and trail walking.
Must see vacation setting with a cute family convenience store, The Trading Post, a 100 yard walk away! Additional amenities include a coffeemaker, a toaster, dishes and utensils. No pets.
Additional House Information: There are five bedrooms, four queen beds and one bedroom with two full size beds, linen supplied by guess. On the beach is grass to the waters edge. The water is shallow, 50 yards out the depth is about 2 feet, Ideal for small kids. The bottom of the lake is sandy with small stones, when I swim I don't ware water shoes. There is a new aluminum dock 4' x 70' with a swim latter at the end. On the house deck there will be two picnic table for eating while enjoying the lake view.
Walter,I wanted to send you a note and let let you know that the Snow family had a terrific time last week at Platte Lake.You have a beautiful home and it was perfect for what we needed. It was an ideal location for us to get to all the destination spots we were wanting to get to. The deck was a popular place to be all week (when not enjoying kayak trips on the beautiful river. Our boys loved hopping on their bikes for trips to the Trading Post. All of us left with memories that will be cherished forever. In fact, as we were getting ready to leave, my parents were already talking about 'next year'.So, if you do make the house available next summer, we may be interested in visiting again. Thanks again for sharing your lake house with us and please feel free to contact me with any questions and also to confirm when you we should expect deposit funds to be returned. Regards,
Wonderful Vacation Home
About the Owner
About Walter Miller
I'm a retired Automotive Engineer/builder who loves to travel and visit with family. I enjoy Zydeco / cajun dancing, water actives, snowboarding, hiking, cars, motorcycles, and traveling to dance festivals. I have three children, one daughter and two sons. My daughter lives in Denver and my sons live in Boston, Ma, and Orlando, Fl., four grand sons and one grand daughter. I very much enjoy spending time with my family. I'm living in Denver.
Walter Miller purchased this cottage in 2003
Why Walter Miller chose Sleeping Bear Dunes
I've owned this property since 1980, the property has been in the family since the 50's. I use to vacation here as a child, lots of great memories. In 2001 I decided to demolish and rebuild the lake house. As a license residential Michigan builder, my son and I spent three years designing and buildng a special setting with maximum lake views. The 'peninsula lot setting' with the closeness of the dwelling to the water makes for great lake views. The natural beauty with Southern exposure and love for the area is why this Lake House will be in the Miller family for a long long time.
What makes this cottage unique
This area of Michigan is just beautiful. The float trips on Platte river, climbing of sand dunes, hiking on the wilderness trails with all the wildlife. The activies/festivals in surrounding cities, local parades, year round activities at Crystal Mountain, Big lake fishing (coho, salmon), the freshness of the air, the peacefull environment, the beauty of the sun and moon light on the water from the balcony with the wind, sun and clouds creating endless views/beauty.
(2 traveler reviews)
Nice location. Not clean.
While the location and privacy of the Lake House is wonderful, we would have enjoyed our stay more if the house were clean. The kitchen is not stocked for service for 10 even though there is seating for 10. The dishwasher was broken, and was fixed half way through our vacation. The back door did not lock. We enjoyed our time, however, we expected more for what we paid.
Wonderful Vacation Home
Beautiful and very clean home! We loved our vacation on Big Platte Lake. Home had everything we needed and more. Make sure you check out the nice sandy swimming sand bar area at North end of lake - you can anchor your boat there and swim. If you rent a boat (try Beach Watersports - Rob) you will need to anchor it farther out than the dock and make sure you have a heavy duty anchor (or 2) as the wind is sometimes strong. The DVD/VCR player was hard to operate, but we just used our portable DVD player. Bring your water shoes or pick some up at Trading Post or Riverside. Trading Post has awesome ice cream and pizza. Cherry Hut has delicious food and loved their Cherry Ade (like lemonaide, but better). Cherry Bowl Drive-In was soooo much fun - afordable and great quality movie! Hungry Tummy in Beulah has a great fisherman's platter on Fri. night. Grocery shopping at Honor Family Market in Honor or Shop N Save & Ben Frankline on Benzie Hwy. Tubing/Kayak/Canoeing down Platte River (use Riverside or Trading Post) is a MUST! If you want to watch the sunset on Lake Michigan (get there a little early 9pm as the parking area is small) - go down Deadstream to Peterson Rd - drive approx. 10 min - bring a blanket and relax and watch the sunset - AMAZING!! Sleeping Bear Dunes Pierce Stocking Scenic Drive is also a must. We really loved this home - the deck with plenty of seating, the firepit, the large kitchen, the large bedrooms and comfortable beds, the clean and modern bathrooms, the washer & dryer - We loved it all!
From the Owner
“I've owned this property since 1980, the property has been in the family since the 50's. I use to vacation here as a child, lots of great memories. In 2001 I decided to demolish and rebuild the lake house. As a license residential Michigan builder, my son and I spent three years designing and buildng a special setting with maximum lake views. The 'peninsula lot setting' with the closeness of the dwelling to the water makes for great lake views. The natural beauty with Southern exposure and love for the area is why this Lake House will be in the Miller family for a long long time.”
Activity and Interests
Hiking, Biking, Golf, Fitness Center, Gym, Horseshoes, Miniature golf, Fishing, Hunting, Wildlife Viewing, Shopping, Restaurants, Cinemas, Museums, Sightseeing, Swimming, Snorkeling/Diving, boating, Sailing, Waterskiing, Windsurfing, Jet Skiing, Shelling, Rafting, Downhill Skiing, Cross Country Skiing, Snowmobiling, Sledding
Additional information about rental rates
|Refundable damage deposit||$500|
Night rate: March 1 - June 18, Sept - Nov., $650 2 nights, $900 3 nights.
Weekly rate: March 1 - June 4, $2000/wk, June 4-11 $2500/wk, June 11-18 $3000/wk, June 18-25 $3800. Aug. 27-Sep. 3 $3700.
June nightly booking only one week in advance.
Security Deposit is in addition to the rental payment and is refunded two weeks after your stay, assuming no damages. Linen is not included. You will need linen for four queens and two full size beds plus towels and wash cloths.
Pay in full (deposit, cleaning, rental cost ) when booked or Jan 3 if booked prior to the new year. If booked prior to new year, a $500 reservation/damage I will hold your requested reservation for one week. When I receive your check, I will acknowledge via email: 1.) your payment, 2.) confirm your request dates, 3.) the property address, 4.) the cost of your stay.
Owner's Cancellation Policy
- Available arrival
- Available stay (no arrival)
From the Owner
“This area of Michigan is just beautiful. The float trips on Platte river, climbing of sand dunes, hiking on the wilderness trails with all the wildlife. The activies/festivals in surrounding cities, local parades, year round activities at Crystal Mountain, Big lake fishing (coho, salmon), the freshness of the air, the peacefull environment, the beauty of the sun and moon light on the water from the balcony with the wind, sun and clouds creating endless views/beauty.”
- Sports & Activities
- Clothes Dryer
- Washing Machine
- Coffee Maker
- Dishes & Utensils
- Kitchen ...
- Refrigerator ...
- Stove ...
- Dining ...
- Dining Area
- Satellite / Cable
- Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
- children welcome
- non smoking only
- pets not allowed
- Beach View
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Bathroom 1 - toilet, shower
- Bathroom 2 - toilet, shower
- Bathroom 3 - toilet, shower, jetted tub
- 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
- Bedroom 2 - 1 queen, Lake view, Second level, East side of house.
- Bedroom 3 - 1 queen, Lake view, Second level, West side of house.
- Bedroom 4 - 1 queen, Road side, Second level, West side of house.
- Bedroom 1 - 1 queen, Road side, First level, West side of house.
- Bedroom 5 - 2 double, Road side, Second level, West side of house.
- Linen (sheets and towels) not supplied. Blankets and pillows included.
- Outdoor Grill
- Guests provide their own meals
- Linen is not supplied. Fireplace, TV, Cable TV, VCR, Stereo, CD, DVD Player, Full Kitchen, Microwave, Dishwasher, frigerator, Cooking utensils provided, Washer, Dryer, Jetted Tub in Bath, Charcoal Grill (BBQ), 70 x 4 Foot Alumum dock with latter at end of dock, No Smoking