Enjoy what our family has for decades! This is a one-of-a-kind summer vacation spot with private lake front beach that appeals to all ages. Crystal clear water with sandy, knee-deep shallows ideal for young kids. Great fishing in the lake (northern pike, large and small mouth bass, yellow perch, blue gill and more) plus nearby trout-filled rivers and streams. Dock, canoe, and fire pit at the beach. This comfortable two-story, 3 bedroom, 2 bath home sits deep in a wooded lot and features first floor walkout to patio and gorgeous lake views from deck above. Sleeps up to 10 using two first floor sleeper sofas. Minutes from Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. Only minutes to the mouth of the Platte River from our beach via kayak and canoe to travel the river to Lake Michigan. Golf, shopping, and drive-in movies only minutes away. Less than an hour north (Suttons Bay) and south (Manistee) to casinos. Pet friendly with restrictions.
Amenities: We have a fully furnished home which includes a well-equipped kitchen plus: beach fire pit; charcoal grill; cable TV, BluRay DVD, 42-in LCD TV in lower level family room and 20-in. TV/DVD/VCR combo in upstairs living room. Sheets/pillow cases, bed pillows, blankets, and bath linens provided (please bring your own beach towels). Laundry facilities and extra refrigerator in lower level. Plenty of outdoor furniture including 8-ft picnic table and beach chairs. Main floor dining area for 6 and lower level dining area adjacent to family room seats up to 6 more. Large main floor living area with great view opens to deck. Never lack for something fun to do! Swimming, boating, kayaking, canoeing, hiking and biking in the national lakeshore. Newer 60-ft dock with stairs featuring handrails. One canoe provided for guest use and rentals available at local businesses. Several life jackets in all sizes onsite, and from toddlers to adult sizes. Area attractions in addition to the national lakeshore include winery tours, golfing, concerts at Interlochen Arts Academy, casinos and more.
Area: Less than a mile to Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, 10 miles to Sleeping Bear Dunes Climb, 32 miles to downtown Traverse City. 13 miles to Frankfort and Pt. Betsie Lighthouse, 9 miles to Crystal Mtn. for golf.
The area offers arts and music at Interlochen Arts Academy, winery tours, golfing, casinos, shopping and sightseeing. In addition, your vacation home is less than a mile from Sleeping Bear Dunes National Shoreline for hiking, biking and other nature activities. You can take the family to a drive-in movie theatre for family oriented movies at the Cherry Bowl Drive-In located nearby.