Honor Cottage Rental Photos and Description
Cottage, 2 Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 1.5 Baths, (Sleeps 4)
Morningside Cottage on Little Platte Lake is just 15 minutes away from the 'Most Beautiful Place in America' - Sleeping Dunes National Lakeshore. That 15 minute drive will put you on the shore of Platte Bay within the 60 miles of Sleeping Bear National Lakeshore. Our goal, through Morningside Cottage, is to provide you and your family privacy, solitude, a chance for your family to 're-connect' and comfortable lodging when your up north having family fun in our beautiful, friendly, and fun-filled area for the whole family.
Keywords: Sleeping Bear Dunes National Park-2 miles, Lake Michigan Beach- 3.5 miles, Crystal Mtn (golf, down-hill skiing), 20 minutes away, Interlochen National Arts Academy (head-liner and student performances during the summer and year-round) 15 minutes away, Traverse City 30 minutes away, 2.5 miles to Honor, Cherry-Bowl Drive-In, available year-around. Heavily wooded property, 8 miles to Leelanau County wine-country, stress-release relaxing,
Morningside Cottage is located on the South-side of Little Platte Lake in the northern portion of Benzie County, Michigan about 3.5 miles from Lake Michigan and the Sleeping Bear National Lakeshore. The cottage is on a 1.5 acre, heavily wooded parcel with 200 ft. of frontage on Little Platte Lake. The mixed variety of trees including maple, beech, oak, hemlock and white pine provide a canopy fifty to sixty feet high and make the property very secluded and private. Morningside Cottage is 275 ft. from Deadstream Rd and accessed by our own two-track. The cottage overlooks the lake and surrounding forested hills. Morningside Cottage is 1200 sq. ft. in size and the first-floor consists of a fully-furnished kitchen, Berber carpeting throughout the rest of the cottage including the paneled dining room, living room (stone fireplace-hard wood included), small library/reading room, both the master bedroom(over-looking the lake) and 2nd bedroom with queen-sized beds, full bath and a half, and a washer/dryer. The downstairs consists of a large Berber carpeted recreational room with TV, wood stove, tables, and couches. You’ll find Morningside Cottage to be a very relaxing family oriented cottage that is very private, quiet, and secluded. All the utensils you should need during your stay are found in our well-stocked kitchen. We provide bed linens but you must bring your own towels. We are pet and smoke free. As you shut down for the evening, lying in bed, you may be entertained by our resident loons on the lake as their tremolo echoes across the lake, a symbol of the up-north mystique. During daylight you may see one or more of our resident Eagles soaring above the lake and also the numerous resident swans and if you’re really lucky you may have a group fly low over the cottage – awe-inspiring- and when you hear their wing-beats you realize just how big of an animal they really are. A person may say they are going to take a “stay-at-home-vacation” but what I have found is that all the troubles and cares as well as “things-to-do” don’t’ go away but when you leave home you do have that opportunity to relax and refresh.
A 400 sq. deck is attached to the front of Morningside Cottage overlooking Little Platte Lake and includes chairs, chaise-lounge, table, and gas grill, a great place to relax with your morning coffee, evening-meal, or mid-day relaxing/reading time. The lake-front includes a dock, boat hoist/13 ft. fishing boat with 4hp motor/oars/canoe/paddles/life-jackets, and a fire-pit stocked with wood for those evening fires/hot dogs and some-mores.
Little Platte Lake, sand and gravel in front of our cottage, is a shallow lake with blue-gills, perch, smallmouth bass, largemouth bass and pike. The Little Platte Lake outlet, “Deadstream”, flows into the Platte River then into big Platte Lake and finally via the Platte River to Lake Michigan.
Our Northwestern Michigan Area was voted “Most Beautiful Place in America' by Good-Morning America in 2011. Traveling though the vast United States a person may witness many beautiful areas but our area is surly one of our Nations highlights. Our property is approximately 40 minutes to Traverse City, 20 minutes to Interlochen National Music Camp, 2.5 hours from Grand Rapids, 4 hours from Detroit and 6 hours from Chicago.
- non smoking only
- pets not allowed
- children welcome
About Ray Antel
Hi - my name is Ray Antel and I've chosen to live in this area for the past forty-seven years, work, and raise a family. What a great place to be - I've traveled to other areas of our great country and they all are special but I think this area of Northwest Michigan is truly unique in all of our four seasons. I love all the seasons and activities that abound from hunting, fishing, sailing, hiking, down-hill and cross-country skiing, golfing, you name it and you'll find it here especially the opportunity to meet great people and find your own secluded hide-away where you can re-fresh your mind, body, and spirit. I'll help you with any questions you may have about the area. Come join us for your own experience in stress-reducing relaxation.
Ray Antel purchased this cottage in 2000
Why Ray Antel chose Honor
Morningside Cottage, named from beautiful Morning sunrises, is a unique piece of property found on the Southern Shore of Little Platte Lake in Benzie County, Michigan. Morningside Cottage provides a real up-north feel with 200 ft. of frontage,a deck-vista that includes the lake and surrounding tree covered hills. The cottage is family-style with guests having a chance to renew and reinforce their family bonds with adventures and relaxation. You can't take a vacation at home and truly relax - and we all know that - too many things that have to be done - you truly have to get away to forget all the nagging issues that confront you every day. Morningside Cottage provides you that opportunity with it's geographical location, it's tall woods covered property, the cottage sitting 275 ft. from the county-road on our own two-track entrance to the fact that you don't see other cottages. In the evening you can sit by the fire-pit with a glowing fire as you see the last rays of the sun giving the surrounding hills their last warm glow of the day as the evening stars appear one by one until the sky is illuminated. Then the haunting tremolo of our resident 'loons' as their calls echo over the lake let's you realize that this place is unique, quieting, relaxing, fun and soon your ready for a restfull sleep with the anticipation of another great day tommorow.
What makes this cottage unique
Morningside Cottage is designed and provided as an opportunity for your family to renew it's bonds by putting people together in a relaxing setting where young and old(er) can experience and share delightful vacation time together.