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Bedroom 4 (Second Floor): Two Singles and One Double Bed
2 Full Baths
First Floor: Shower/Bath
Second Floor: Shower
Hardwoods throughout first floor. Cedar paneling throughout second floor and new carpeting.
Platte Lake is an all sports lake great for Fishing, Boating, and Swimming. Bordering Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore with access to beautiful Lake Michigan beaches. Platte River canoeing and kayaking with access to river from the lake. Tubing, kayak, and canoe rentals available at Riverside Canoe Rentals. Lake Michigan trout/salmon fishing. The Sleeping Bear Dunes. Empire Bluffs.
The Cherry Bowl Drive-In, one of the few remaining Drive-In Theaters located right here in Honor. Surrounded by world class golf courses ( Crystal Mountain - 19 miles | Pinecroft - 9 miles | Champion Hill - 6 miles | Arcadia Bluffs - 29 miles | And Others).
Shopping, Casinos, and nightlife in Traverse City. Shopping and Dining in Frankfort, Glen Arbor, Leland, and Beulah.
Great area for hiking, biking, and backpacking.
Convenience store less than a mile away.
Boathouse on property with top deck. Great views of lake. Table and chairs for dining on boathouse. Two fire pits, one on top of boathouse and one on shore.
Large dock for swimming and sunbathing. Adirondack chairs on dock. Sandy, shallow bottom off dock.
5 bikes, 2 kayaks, and 1 canoe all available for use.
Parking: The driveway fits two cars comfortable and there is parking along the road for additional vehicles.
We've spent our summers here every year since we bought it. My three boys have spent countless hours on the lake and enjoying some of the most beautiful beaches in the world. We've rented the place occasionally through the years to several returning visitors. With the kids grown and busy with life we've decided to rent more and expand our guest list. We love the place and have made steady improvements over the years to make it a warm and inviting home for our friends, family, and visitors. We hope you take the opportunity to enjoy our home as we have for many years.
Judy purchased this house in 1994
Why Judy chose Honor
The lake offers great water sports and swimming. With many large windows the house feels connected to the lake and you're never far from a beautiful view. The area was voted by Good Morning America as the most beautiful place in the country and with the many secret beaches and hikes you can access all the areas beauty.
What makes this house unique
The house and property are organized for maximizing exposure to the lake. The house sits on a hill that slopes down to the water. With this placement you get fantastic views. There is a beautiful staircase with fieldstone borders running down to the lake. Solar lights straddle the staircase and provide light for night time commuting between the house and lake.
The property is spotted with different seating areas that offer unique vantages of the lake. The dining room provides great views while family and friends enjoy time together eating and talking. The patio off of the lakeside of the house offers adirondack chairs for enjoying morning coffee or a relaxing break from the day. The boathouse has chairs, a table, and a fire pit while offering great views of the water and sunsets. The dock has a platform on the water with 4 dock pieces placed sideways to offer a large area for sunbathing and sitting.
Breezes from the lake and great tree coverage keep the house cool and fresh smelling. Take advantage of the large windows.
We stayed here recently and enjoyed our lake home immensely. It was everything that was advertised and more. How do you aptly describe opening the front door and seeing nothing but beautiful rooms looking out at the glistening water of Platte Lake? We enjoyed evening campfires on top of the boat house, the spacious bedrooms, the well-appointed kitchen, comfy beds and linens, and large living room. The laundry chute was also nice; too bad more homes don't have one. We enjoyed the use of the kyaks, canoe and row boat. Sleeping Bear Dunes is very close. You will love the little town of Empire and the public beach right on Lake Michigan (a short 15 minute drive). The owner was very helpful in accommodating our group and with information about the area. This was a great vacation and a wonderful home ! Well worth the money.
Submitted: Jul 30, 2012
Stayed: Jul 2012
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Families with Teenagers,
Families with Young Children,
3 miles to Lake Michigan beaches. 17 miles to Sleeping Bear Sand Dunes. 11 miles to Empire Bluffs. 18 miles to Glen Arbor. 14 miles to Frankfort. 8 miles to Beulah. 30 miles to downtown Traverse City. 37 miles to Leland. 15 miles to Pierce Stocking Drive. Borders Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore.