LAKEFRONT COTTAGE, MINUTES FROM LAKE MI & SLEEPING BEAR DUNES NATIONAL LAKESHORE

Renee & David

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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights
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LAKEFRONT COTTAGE, MINUTES FROM LAKE MI & SLEEPING BEAR DUNES NATIONAL LAKESHORE

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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, sponge, starter trash bag, and a roll of starter toilet paper

-Sheets, blankets, & pillows

-Bath & kitchen towels

-Propane

Not included

-Beach towels

-Tin foil, 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 $10 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.

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Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible
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.
Oct 2013
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Renee & David

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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

We inherited the property from my father (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.

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.

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights
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Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
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Reviews

5
based on 7 traveler reviews

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Lakefront Cottage, Minutes From Lake MI & Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore
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Lakefront Cottage, Minutes From Lake MI & Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore
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Ohio
5

CURT

  • 5 of 5
Nice cabin! Had everything we needed and was very clean. We enjoyed the fires by the lake!
  • Submitted: Jun 4, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Lakefront Cottage, Minutes From Lake MI & Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore
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Honor Sleeping Bear Dunes
Farmington Hills MI
5

FALL COLOR TOUR FROM LITTLE PLATTE LAKE

  • 5 of 5
Excellent stay!! The cottage is completely remodeled and lovely and is in a great location. We were able to go to Glen Arbor, Lake Ann, Duck Lake , Crystal Lake,Frankfort and Acadia with ease! Fall colors were gorgeous:-)

Owner was extremely helpful with tips on places to go and restaurants to try. Would absolutely recommend a visit here anytime of the year!
  • Submitted: Oct 23, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Lakefront Cottage, Minutes From Lake MI & Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p490015vb
707-978-8989
Honor Sleeping Bear Dunes
5

WONDERFUL STAY!

  • 5 of 5
We had a wonderful stay in early October. The property and its location were perfect for our family of four. The cabin was clean and recently renovated. The views from the living room were amazing. We didn't miss tv at all and used our phones for Internet. Surprisingly enough the AT&T connection was great.
Our three year old twins had a great time playing by the lake and could be entertained for hours picking pinecones and sticks. There was plenty of kid friendly activities in the area: children's museum in Traverse City, Gallagher's farm, Hoxsies pumpkin patch, playground on Empire beach, and even the Empire Bluffs trail.
The owners were very prompt with their responses and very accommodating. We look forward to returning next year!
  • Submitted: Oct 14, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Chicago
5

BEAUTIFUL COZY COTTAGE

  • 5 of 5
Loved this cottage. It was extremely clean and well kept. Had a great time. Backyard view was stunning. Will definitely be going back!
  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
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707-978-8989
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Whitehall, MI
5

JUST WHAT WE WERE LOOKING FOR :)

  • 5 of 5
Nice clean cabin, looks to be fairly new. Cabin was clean and neat. Owner was very responsive as we rented it at the last minute. Located in a very nice area, several small towns, lakes, and rivers are within a 20 minute drive. We kayaked and golfed along with visiting the Sleeping Bear dunes and Glen Arbor. Keep in mind there is no TV, or internet at the cabin. We had a great time!!
  • Submitted: Sep 29, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing
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Kalamazoo Michigan
5

QUIET GETAWAY

  • 5 of 5
The cottage was quiet and relaxing. Everything we wanted and needed was there and available. It was clean and good quality. Will stay again
  • Submitted: Sep 27, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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Map

Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
M-22
Car: necessary

Northwest Michigan has world class kite surfing, or if disc golf is more your hobby, there are courses nearby.

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Availability & Rates

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Honor House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
2014 Summer Season
Jun 13 2014 - Aug 6 2014
2 night minimum stay
$1,200
 
 
2014 Labor Day Weekend
Aug 28 2014 - Sep 1 2014
3 night minimum stay
$175
 
 
2014 Fall Color Tour
Sep 25 2014 - Oct 26 2014
2 night minimum stay
$135
From
$145
Thu,Fri,Sat
$945
 
 
2014 Thanksgiving Weekend
Nov 27 2014 - Nov 30 2014
3 night minimum stay
$150
 
 
2014-15 Fall/Winter
Dec 1 2014 - Mar 20 2015
2 night minimum stay
$135
$810
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$155
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaninig & Linen Fee $75
Refundable damage deposit $200
Tax Rate 6.0%
Notes Cleaning and Linen fee varies according to duration of stay and number of people ($50-$100)

If you are booking at least 10 days in advance, we would appreciate it if you could use the eCheck option. This helps us keep our prices affordable. You are also welcome to send us a personal check, money order, or cashier's check.

Rates are subject to change without notice.

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Honor House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 900 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
  • Lake View
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Iron & Board
  • Internet ...
  • Heating ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Parking
Kitchen:
  • Refrigerator
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Kitchen ...
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , we have plans for a soaking tub in 2015
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
  • The third sleeping option is a pull out, queen sleeper sofa in the living room.
Entertainment:
  • Television ...
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • DVD Player ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Boat ...
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • library
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • boating
  • shelling
  • sledding
  • wildlife viewing
  • antiquing
  • miniature golf
  • horseback riding
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • ice skating
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • tennis
  • cross country skiing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hunting small game
  • water tubing
  • golf
  • kayaking
  • water skiing
  • jet skiing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
  • cycling
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • hiking
  • fishing
  • hunting
Notes:
We are adding to the cottage regularly and photos may not yet reflect the changes. Please don't hesitate to let us know if there is something that would make your stay more enjoyable!
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