Honor House Rental Photos and Description
2 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom With Lake Views
Relax at our newly remodeled family cottage near the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. The cottage is located on Little Platte Lake, ideal for fishing, kayaking, snow shoeing, snowmobiling, hunting, and wildlife viewing. We are located on a private bay, directly across from The Medenbrook Nature Preserve where you have unobstructed views of the tree line.
The cottage is located on a private road in a quiet community, but close enough to all that northwestern Michigan has to offer. Explore the beaches and hiking trails of the National Park, or take a trip up to Traverse City for shopping, restaurants, art, and music. The charming towns of Beulah, Empire, Frankfort, and Glen Arbor are within 10-20 minutes of the cottage.
If you enjoy fishing and boating, the Little Platte Lake boat launch is a few minutes out the drive on Saffron Road. You can also launch at nearby Platte Point to access Lake Michigan. Launch a kayak or stand up paddle board directly from our 100 feet of private shore line.
With 3 brand new beds and a queen sleeper sofa, there are a variety of sleeping options. If you like to cook, a gas range and charcoal barbecue are available for your use. You can also try your open fire cooking skills over a bonfire near the lake. The kitchen is well equipped with a coffee maker, tea kettle, toaster, and microwave.
If you want to unplug during your time away, we keep a variety of board games and books in the cupboards. The spacious yard is great for outdoor games.
Please note that we strive to use environmentally friendly cleaning products and encourage our guests to do the same in order to preserve our lakeside habitat.
Included in your rental:
-Dish soap, hand soap, body soap & shampoo, lotion
-Sponge, starter trash bag, and a roll of starter toilet paper
-Sheets, blankets, & pillows
-Bath & kitchen towels
-Tin foil, paper napkins/towels, spices, charcoal, and condiments may or may not be at the cottage. These items are available if guests leave them.
There is an additional fee of $5 per person, per night for more than 4 guests (12 and older). Please note that this fee IS NOT included in the weekly rate. The weekly rate is for no more than 4 adult guests.
For the Summer 2015 season, we are currently accepting payment by personal check, money order, or cashier's check. You are also welcome to use the eCheck feature for online payment.
- Minimum Age Limit for Renters
- children welcome
- non smoking only
- pets considered
- wheelchair inaccessible
About Renee & David
David and I are originally from metro Detroit, but we now call Mendocino, California our home. As a couple, we enjoy gardening, cooking, discovering new music, and the company of good friends. David loves to disk golf and is passionate about working with kids. I enjoy backpacking, reading, and tuning into nature. We both work with youth and families.
Renee & David purchased this house in 1989
Why Renee & David chose Honor
We inherited the property from my father in 2011 (who inherited it from his father) and have made numerous updates. Both David and I share warm memories of traveling to the Great Lakes as kids. It is our intention to make the cottage a warm and inviting place where others can explore the bounty of Northwestern Michigan.
What makes this house unique
In addition to the dunes, the cottage is a terrific jumping off point to exploring the charm of the nearby towns of Beulah, Frankfort, Empire, and Glen Arbor. Traverse City is 30 minutes north where you can take a break from the beach and access fine dining, galleries, and shops.
Guestbook comments from the owner
I can't say enough about my experience at Renee's cabin. First of all, Renee was so easy to communicate with, she gave me so many recommendations of things to do in the area, and was so accommodating. Actually, after the first day, I realized that the two nights I had scheduled wasn't going to be enough to soak in all that the area had to offer or fullness of the relaxation that the cabin provided, so I ended up emailing her to see about staying an extra night. She responded quickly and graciously extended my reservation. Secondly, the cabin is so great. It's right on a small lake near Sleeping Bear Dunes. It's evident that the interior was recently renovated, it was exceptionally clean and so comfortable. And the stillness of the small area it's located in was so refreshing. If you're looking for a quiet place to unwind and get refreshed this is it.