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Private, Quiet Lakefront Cottage

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Cottage, 3 Bedrooms, 1.5 Baths, 8 Sleeps

Enjoy the sunrise each morning at this comfortable family cottage, located at the west end of Big Platte Lake with 100' of sunny, sandy beach front. Lake gradually deepens, so there is plenty of shallow water for safe play. Very special location - at the end of a private cul-de-sac backed by beautiful woods. Cottage has open kitchen/dining/living room floor plan great for family gatherings. Kitchen is fully equipped to cook for your party!

Gina McFadden
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 14, 2018

About Gina McFadden

I have been coming "Up North" my whole life. As a child I played on the sandy beaches of Lake Michigan, climbed the dunes, and splashed in the rivers and lakes that grace the area. As an adult, I now watch my two girls enjoy the same magical experiences of my childhood. I manage two properties in the area - one on Platte Lake and one on Good Harbor. My passion is to help you and your family/friends enjoy the stunning beauty that is Northern Michigan.

Gina McFadden purchased this cottage in 1967

Why Gina McFadden chose Honor

- all-sports Platte Lake

- cottage is at the end of the cul de sac

- private & spacious grassy yard

- sandy beach with 100 feet of private frontage

- shallow entry into the lake for safe & fun kid play


Honor Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Lakefront
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Half Bathroom -
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Has 3 bedrooms, 1.5 baths, full kitchen with dishwasher, microwave and coffee-maker, TV w/ cable & DVD player, high-speed wireless internet, wood fireplace, deck with charcoal grill, picnic table & outdoor furniture, private sandy beach frontage with a dock (shared), mooring, and fire pit. Sleeps 8 with one queen bed, 2 sets of twin bunk beds, and 2 twin beds.


Excellent! 4.3/5 -
(6 traveler reviews)

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Private, Quiet Lakefront Cottage
average rating of 4.3333335 based on 6 reviews

June Break

  • 3 of 5

Great location on Platte Lake.

Cottage is at the end of a private drive.

Mattresses are due for an upgrade.

  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello, Ron. We are pleased you enjoyed the quite, private location of this special cottage. Thank you for the feedback regarding the mattresses. You will be happy to hear that we have ordered new mattresses for the entire cottage. We look forward to having you at Tocco's Catch sometime soon!
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nice place, great lake

  • 4 of 5

Clean cottage, beds and linens need to be replaced (aged). Beach requires cleanup as weeds have grown in.

Nice having canoes and paddles available.

  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the feedback, Brian. Both good recommendations. Since your departure, the beach has been rototilled, leaving the sand free from weeds. We are also have replaced all of the mattresses and bedding. So glad you enjoyed your stay and we are happy to make the enhancements you recommend.
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Great Family Getaway!

  • 5 of 5

Our family loved our time at Tocco's on Big Platte. Our kiddos are ages 6 and 9 and it was a perfect place for us all to unwind and enjoy the beauty that surrounds. We did miss the entrance road a few times on check-in day, but it's forever burned in our minds now, so we'll remember that the next time we stay.

The beauty of this spot is that it's secluded yet super close to everything you might want if you decide to hop in the car...super close to Riverside for ice cream, essentials, and floating/kayaking to Loon, a short drive to all of the tourist hot-spots, and not far from the drive-in for a family movie-night. Several quaint restaurants are nearby, but honestly, we LOVED making dinners at the cottage...grilling out on the charcoal grill nearly every night and just relaxing. The kitchen is nicely equipped for cooking most anything to enjoy on the picnic table provided on the deck that overlooks Big Platte.

The shallow entry and beach area were fantastic for the kiddos. The fire pit by the beach was also a great place to have nightly bonfires for s'mores making.

The inside of the cottage had everything we needed. There was more than enough space for our family of four to relax through the evening after fun-filled days. The beds were comfortable and the sunrises were spectacular to wake up to.

You can sense the love in this family-owned cottage, as it's apparent generations have made and shared a lot of special memories in that same spot.

  • Submitted: Jan 1, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Grand Rapids, MI

Great Time!

  • 5 of 5

We spent the week @ Tocco's Catch with our daughter and her 4 sons, ages 10 weeks - 7 yrs. old. It was the PERFECT spot for us. The cottage was so homey and relaxing, and it had some games & toys for the boys to play with, even though we didn't need them. We took some day trips to Sleeping Bear Dunes, the Platte River, and a couple of hikes near Empire and Glen Haven. We also spent a few days hanging out at the cottage. The lake was great for sailing! Having the water shallow so far out was perfect for our grandsons. They had a blast. The owner was wonderful to deal with and was very friendly and accomodating and knowledgeable of the area. We would DEFINITELY love to return to Tocco's Catch next year!

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2013
  • Stayed: July 2013
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Rochester Hills, MI

Great option for a retreat with friends

  • 4 of 5

I spent a fantastic weekend here with four other friends. The location of the house was very convenient to visit Sleeping Bear Dunes, Leland and other points of interest we had on our list. The house is comfortable, clean and has a well equipped kitchen. I have to say the best part is the lake view, particularly in a quiet morning. It is stunning.

  • Submitted: Oct 22, 2012
  • Stayed: October 2011
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Farmington Hills, MI, USA


  • 5 of 5

My family and I stay at Tocco's catch every summer and its the highpoint of our year. We have two children (ages 10 and 9) and have visited the lake for the past four summers. The lake has a gentle bottom and a long dock which makes it safe and family friendly. The cabin is close to wonderful Lake Michigan, Sleeping Bear Dunes, and Frankfort. In fact, we canoe from the dock to Lake Michigan on the Platte River. The house is comfortable and convenient.

  • Submitted: Feb 27, 2012
  • Stayed: August 2011
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Best walleye fishing spot on Platte Lake is located just off the end of the dock! Short distance to Lake Michigan beaches and Sleeping Bear Dunes National Park. Good Morning America recently named Sleeping Bear Dunes, Michigan 'The Most Beautiful Place in America'!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit $200

Weekly Rate: $1450 - $1650

$1450 to $1650 for your Saturday to Saturday stay. Please email to find rates specific to dates of inquiry.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.