HISTORIC PLATTE LAKE HOME 2 MILES FROM SLEEPING BEAR DUNES

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Sleeps12
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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HISTORIC PLATTE LAKE HOME 2 MILES FROM SLEEPING BEAR DUNES

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2 Miles From Sleeping Bear Dunes, 205 Ft Lake Front On Platte Lake, 2200 Sq Ft

Historic Platte Lake House, nestled in the Sleeping Bear National Lakeshore, for rent this coming Spring and Summer for the first time ever! Be one of the first lucky guests to spend your vacation in this amazing home.

The house is 2200 sq ft and has 3 Bedrooms, a 1 Bdrm Guest Cabin , 2 Full Bathrooms, Spacious Kitchen, Combined Large Dining Room- Living Room, Additional TV-Lounge Room, Lakefront Entertainment Room(with futon), 3 Tier Oversized Deck, with one tier over the lake, and Beach Bonfire Pit with BBQ and Refrigerator. There is also a 70 foot dock for sunbathing and fishing. The Home is located on 1.3 acres of wooded land, has 205 feet of private lakefront and is only 2 miles away from Lake Michigan and the south end of Sleeping Bear National Lakeshore. Only a twenty minute drive to the world famous Sleeping Bear Dune Climb and the stunning Pierce Stocking Bluffs. Also only a 30 minute drive to Traverse City.

This home is steeped in History and will charm you from the minute you roll down its private gravel drive. Built in the early 1900's by our Great Grandfather John Peck, a famous Platte Valley logger, the house is around 100 years old. It is built entirely from local lumber and has a personality that cannot be found in many other homes. When it was first built the home was used as a summer camp for boys and girls, and was affectionately named Camp Wasquam-- after the Native American Family that worked for our Great Grandfather. At that time, there were only two other houses on Big Platte Lake.

On top of this rich history, the house’s location is exceptional. Its proximity to the Sleeping Bear National Lakeshore and the Grand Traverse Area is ideal. There are an abundance of activities and attractions at your doorstep: numerous hiking trails and dune climbs along the Sleeping Bear National Lakeshore, great fishing and canoeing on the Upper/Lower Platte Rivers, the Historic Lighthouse at Point Betsie, unique shops/restaurants of Beulah, Frankfort, and Glen Arbor, the one-of-a-kind Cherry Bowl Drive-In Theater(only 1.5 miles away), several nationally ranked golf courses, art and music events at the internationally renowned Interlochen Center for the Arts, and relaxing Winery tours on both the Leelanau and Old Mission Peninsulas. These are just a few of the many activities in the area, almost all of which are within 30 miles-- many only 10 miles-- and if you book a stay with us you will have access to our large and comprehensive database of all the worthwhile activities and attractions in the area.

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Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • non smoking only

Geoff Gibson

This advertiser has been with HomeAway.com since 2013
Speaks english, spanish
Sleeps12
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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Historic Platte Lake Home 2 Miles From Sleeping Bear Dunes
average rating of 4.5 based on 2 reviews
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Historic Platte Lake Home 2 Miles From Sleeping Bear Dunes
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Honor Sleeping Bear Dunes
4

Your private piece of heaven

  • 4 of 5
  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
I stayed at the cottage last year during the spring, while the house was being renovated. The house had a very quaint rustic feeling that was very therapeutic for a city girl like myself. The wood work was beautiful!! There is plenty of space and privacy and glass windows to observe the plethora of wild life guaranteed to visit you! I spent sunsets kayaking from the backyard to the river not far away. Hiking and running trails were close and endless. The dunes are so much fun and provide great opportunities for panoramic views of lake michigan. I even saw a black bear in the swampy area. There was plenty of migrating and native birds to observe while having my organic morning coffee from the market basket not far away. I miss this place. It is so tranquil and such a vacation from the fast paced city. The owner sent me photos of the upgrades done after I left, and I absolutely love them. Such a cute cottage! I will be back some day and look forward to coming back to this recently upgraded cottage.
Helpful votes: 4/4
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Historic Platte Lake Home 2 Miles From Sleeping Bear Dunes
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Honor Sleeping Bear Dunes
5

Fantastic family getaway

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Sep 12, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
Very clean, extremely spacious cottage- more than we could ask for. Great customer service. Close to the dunes, restaurants, outdoor theater, ice cream shop, mini golf, grocery shopping, and more. The dock is a great spot to sit back and view the lake. Perfect for kids to swim or play in. Kayaking was a lot of fun. We made s'mores in the fire pit and threw food on the grill. Beautiful, big deck to enjoy outdoor meals. For stargazers, it's a perfect place to view the night sky. Fantastic view of the milky way. we are definitely going back. Highly recommended.
Helpful votes: 1/1
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Map

Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Traverse City
Nearest Ferry
38 Miles
Manitou Island Transit
Nearest Train
30 Miles
Traverse City
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
M-22
Nearest Beach
3 Miles
Lake Michigan
Nearest Barpub
4 Miles
Lumberjack's Bar & Grill
Nearest Ski
18 Miles
Crystal Mountain
Nearest Golf
6.5 Miles
Crystal Lake Golf Club
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
Papa J's Pizzeria & Diner
Car: necessary

Nearest Airport : Traverse City at 30 Miles

Nearest Motorway : Scenic Highway M-22 at 3 Miles

Nearest Ski : Crystal Mountain ski, snowboarding, cross country

Nearest Golf : multiple courses at 7 Miles

Nearest Restaurants : Manitou Restaurant, Cherry Hut, Brookside, Hungry Tummy,

Big Platte Lake is ideal for swimming, kayaking, canoeing, fishing, sailing, water-skiing, jet-skiing.

¼ mile to Trading Post-great pizza/ ice cream, tubing and canoe trips and groceries.

3 miles to Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore (hiking trails, Lake Michigan beaches).

4 miles to Riverside Canoe Trips (groceries, canoe and kayak rentals)

3 miles to the Cherry Bowl Drive In Theatre.

3 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 (Cherry Republic, 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 academy) .

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)

Other Activities: kayaking/ canoeing-Upper Platte and Lower Platte river, biking-25+mile trail starting in Beulah and new trail in Glen Arbor, hiking-extensive trails , Sleeping Bear Dunes climb, chocolate lovers-Grocer’s Daughter store-Empire, Wine tours ,art /craft shows, Art Film Festival and Cherry Festival-Traverse City

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Availability & Rates

Honor Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Minimum Stay
 
spring
Apr 1 2014 - May 22 2014
$250
2 nights
 
 
memorial day weekend 2014
May 23 2014 - May 26 2014
$350
3 nights
 
 
early summer
May 28 2014 - Jun 13 2014
$300
3 nights
 
 
summer June
Jun 14 2014 - Jun 28 2014
$2,450
7 nights
 
 
summer July & August
Jun 29 2014 - Aug 31 2014
$2,550
7 nights
 
 
fall
Sep 1 2014 - Nov 1 2014
$250
2 nights
 
 
My Standard Rate
$2,550
7 nights
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200.00
Property Damage Protection $49.00
Tax Rate 6.0%
Notes provided:
4 rolls toilet paper
1 bar soap
4 garbage bags
dishsoap
hand soap
1 paper towel roll
linens

not provided:
beach towels
laundry supplies
charcoal
firewood (extra charge)
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Amenities

Honor Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2200 sq. ft.
  • 2 stories
Location Type:
  • Lakefront
  • Lake View
  • Water View
  • Beach ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Lake ...
  • River ...
  • Rural
  • Town
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Internet
  • Heating
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Parking
  • Living Room
  • Fireplace ...
Kitchen:
  • Refrigerator
  • Oven
  • Stove ...
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Dishwasher
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Pantry Items
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Room
  • Dining
  • Child's Highchair
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • 2nd floor lake side - 1 king
    detached cabin - 2 twin/ single
    2nd floor road side - 1 queen
    1st floor lake side - 1 queen
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
Outside:
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Boat ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Golf ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • non smoking only ...
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • hunting big game
  • hunting small game
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
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