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NATURE & LAKE ACCESS. ONLY MAY 27 TO JUNE 18 REMAINING FOR SUMMER

Nick Willis

Advertiser since: 2014
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Speaks: english
Sleeps12
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Nick Willis

Advertiser since: 2014
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
September 28, 2014
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NATURE & LAKE ACCESS. ONLY MAY 27 TO JUNE 18 REMAINING FOR SUMMER

Sleeps12
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

Overview

Honor House Rental Photos and Description

3 Bdrm 2 Bath, On 1.36 Acres, Private Access To Platte Lake. Near Sleeping Bear

Bird Song Acres is a large property across a (very quiet) street from Platte Lake. This provides all the benefits of lake access, without the concerns of little ones running into the water. You can also launch your motor boats just down the street (Platte has great fishing!)

When back on dry land, guests can relax in the screen porch, at the fire pit, next to the stream, or in the comfortable sitting areas of the cottage.

With no TV or internet at the cottage, it provides the perfect escape from your busy lives back home, and helps your kids learn how to really relax up north. Play board games, read, and make smores around the fire.

Location, Location, Location!

The Sleeping Bear Dunes are right around the corner. When you feel like getting out and about, options are endless to explore some of the most beautiful landscapes in the country.

Traverse City, Empire and Frankfort all within 30mins for perfect day/half day trips.

Recommended 7 day itinerary:

Day 1- Half day on Lake Michigan at Peterson Rd Beach

Day 2 - Visit Empire and Sleeping Bear Dunes

Day 3 - Kayak/Canoe Platte River to Lake Michigan

Day 3 - Day trip into Traverse City (wine tasting, restaurants, shopping etc...)

Day 4 - Lake Michigan beach day at Esch Rd Beach(12 mins away)

Day 5 - Visit Frankfort for lunch, and browse the boutique shops

Day 6 - Relax!

Day 7 - Final chance to re-do what you enjoyed most!

It is the perfect family vacation spot to relax, enjoy all that Northern Michigan has to offer, and create lifelong memories for your children

More Details
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Nick Willis (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2014
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Speaks: english

About Nick Willis

Sierra and I (Nick), have traveled the world for the past 7 years, as part of my job as a professional track athlete. We now have a baby boy, and wanted to provide him with a place to create lifelong memories with the extended family. From our extensive travels, we know what it takes to provide guests with the necessities for a perfect vacation. We hope you can enjoy our retreat in northern Michigan as much as we do.

Nick Willis purchased this house in 2013

Why Nick Willis chose Honor

We chose this property because of its perfect location between the isolated shores of Lake Michigan on Platte bay, and the quaint town of Beulah - the perfect place to pick up ice-cream, get supplies, or sit down for a meal when we don't feel like cooking.

I spent many summers running the trails at Platte River with the Uof M cross country team, and just fell in love with the area.

Platte Lake, is very quiet for a Northern Michigan Lake. Even on public holidays there are only a few ski boats out on the water.

With the Sleeping Bear dunes so close, it is the perfect little trip to go see the world class views from Pyramid point, or build up a sweat on the dune climb

Why HomeAway

Sleeps12
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
Book with confidence
Book with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
Guarantee the rental meets your expectations
Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

Reviews

Reviews

Nature & Lake Access. Only May 27 to June 18 remaining for Summer
average rating of 5.0 based on 1 reviews
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Nature & Lake Access. Only May 27 to June 18 remaining for Summer
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p562642vb
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Honor Sleeping Bear Dunes
Columbus IN
5

Adorable Michigan cottage in beautiful area.

  • 5 of 5
We spent one July week in this adorable cottage with brand new furniture, beds and grill. It also had every other amenity you might need on vacation. There is so much to do in this area..biking, hiking Sleeping Bear Dunes, visiting uncrowded beaches, kayaking, and visiting Traverse City. We (family of 4) brought our senior weimaraner dogs who had the vacation of their lives. The property is huge and even has an outdoor shower (with warm water). There are also enough restaurants nearby if you don't want to cook on vacation!
Nick, the property owner, is very personable and great to deal with when booking. We would recommended this property for couples or families who want to visit this beautiful part of Michigan.
  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway

Map

Map

Cherry Hut
Crystal Lake
The Roadhouse
Crystal Lake Golf Club
Nearest Airport
35 Miles
Traverse City
Nearest Ferry
75 Miles
Luddington
Nearest Golf
6 Miles
Champion Hill, Crystal Lake, Pine Hill
Nearest Ski
20 Miles
Crystal Mountain
Nearest Beach
6 Miles
Peterson Rd Beach

Golf in the region is incredible. 35 mins to Arcadia Bluffs, 20 mins to Mistwood and Manitou Passage, 35 mins to The Bear, and 3 great courses within 7 mins of the cottage!

Hiking and running trails are as good as it gets in Michigan. Platte River has 20 miles of incredible protected scenery, as part of the Sleeping Bear National Lake Shore. The Dunes offer incredible views as a reward for the demanding climbs.

The best wineries in Michigan are an easy 35 in drive away at Old Mission Peninsula and Leelanau Peninsula.

Quaint lakeside towns of Frankfort and Empire are 20 mins away, perfect for a lunch trip and antique hunting.

Beulah, and Honor, 10 mins away, have all the supplies you need for your holiday. Also great for coffee, and ice-cream runs.

Platte River can be kayaked/ canoed all the way into Lake Michigan.

Photos

Photos

Rates & Availability

Rates & Availability

From $200 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
 
Summer
Jun 1 2015 - Aug 31 2015
Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
$1,650
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$200
$1,100
 

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $100
Refundable damage deposit $250
cleaning $75
Tax Rate 6.0%

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:
  • 1580 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub
    Bathroom 3 - outdoor shower
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , 1 bunk bed , Room sleeps 4, the bunkbed sleeps 3 + trundle underneath
    Bedroom 1 (Downstairs) - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , The picture has not been updated to show the additional bed
  • The living room can be shut off from the rest of house, and used for overflow if guests wish to bring extra mattresses. Sheets can be provided for extra fee, but preferable if guests bring their own.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Games ...
Outside:
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing

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