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

Renee & David

Advertiser since: 2013
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Speaks: english, some french and spanish
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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Renee & David

Advertiser since: 2013
Speaks: english, some french and spanish
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
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Calendar last updated:
November 22, 2014
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LAKEFRONT COTTAGE, MINUTES FROM LAKE MI & SLEEPING BEAR DUNES NATIONAL LAKESHORE

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

Overview

Overview

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

-Propane

Not included

-Beach 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.

More Details
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Renee & David (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2013
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Speaks: english, some french and spanish

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.
Oct 2013
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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights
Pay with confidence
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Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
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Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

Reviews

Reviews

5
based on 9 traveler reviews

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Lakefront Cottage, Minutes From Lake MI & Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore
average rating of 5.0 based on 11 reviews
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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
Graz, Austria
5

Perfect Retreat

  • 5 of 5
I highly recommend this place! It is astonishingly beautiful, clean, comfortable, spacious and heart warming. You will not want to leave there again. The view out onto the lake ist breathtaking, the nature around you something very special. At least when you hear the coyotes sitting at the fireplace you will know this was the right choice. Within half an hour drive you get to see all the Highlight-Sand Dunes in the area. Staying at this place is one of my finest memories after travelling through the US for one whole month.
  • Submitted: Nov 3, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Families with Teenagers, 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
Chicago, Illinois
5

Beautiful and updated cottage on quiet lake!

  • 5 of 5
My mom and I came up to see the Fall colors in the area and couldn't have picked a better place to stay. The cottage is right on the lake and is all redone inside. Everything was very clean, lots of kitchen supplies, and other amenities. There is nothing like eating breakfast and watching the loons on the lake right outside your kitchen and living room window! A perfect place to escape the hustle and bustle, and refresh your spirit and soul in the beautiful Northern Michigan woods :)
My favorite things to do in the area: Leelanau Coffee Company in Glen Arbor, Sleeping Bear Dunes (specifically Empire Bluff, Pyramid Point, Alligator Hill Trail), Cherry Republic, Fishtown in Leland, Grand Traverse Pie Company, Dinghy's in Frankfort. I could go on and on. Just one of my most favorite places!
  • Submitted: Oct 22, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
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
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
business
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
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
business
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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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
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

Map

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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Rates & Availability

Rates & Availability

From $135 Per night

Honor House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
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
 
 
2015 Spring Break
Apr 2 2015 - Apr 12 2015
3 night minimum stay
$150
$950
 
 
2015 Memorial Day Weekend
May 21 2015 - May 25 2015
3 night minimum stay
$180
 
 
2015 Summer Season
Jun 11 2015 - Sep 7 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$1,300
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $5 per night, per additional guest
 
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

Pet Fee $50
Refundable damage deposit $200
Cleaninig & Linen Fee $75
Tax Rate 6.0%
Notes 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.

Cleaning and Linen fee varies according to duration of stay and number of people ($50-$100)

Rates are subject to change without notice. Quotes are valid for 30 days

Cancellation Policy

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

Amenities

Honor House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 900 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
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:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • library
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • hunting small game
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
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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