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Guest House on Big Platte Lake

16 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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Northern Michigan Apartment Rental Photos and Description

Apartment, 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4)

Located on beautiful Platte Lake within three miles of the Sleeping Bear National Park, our property is available from May through October. It can be rented by the week during the peak season(June 13 - Sept. 12 or by the day or week during the off season(minimum two day rental). This property is ideal for couples and can serve as your headquarters for North Michigan fun and relaxation. The property is located within a quarter mile of a wildlife area with bald eagles being observed almost daily. The Platte River can be accessed from the property and is ideal for kayaking and stream fishing. Platte Lake is an all sports 2,500 acre lake with smallmouth bass, pike, walleye and panfish. Vacationers can kayak or canoe from the property to the shores of Lake Michigan. Children welcome ages 14 and older.

Our guest house is a 1,000 sq. ft. modern upstairs apartment located 100 ft. behind our home. For golfers, three public courses are located within a fifteen minute drive. Alpine skiing at Crystal Mountain is a 30 minute drive and there are many miles of cross-country trails within a fifteen minute drive.

Guests have access to our dock, lakeside yard and mooring for a boat is available. Two kayaks and a canoe are included in the rental rate.

Keywords: Guest House

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  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
Suzie (Owner)
Member since: 2008
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Speaks: english

About Suzie

Bill and Suzie Anderson moved to Platte Lake in 2005. Bill is a managment consultant and retired college administrator. Suzie is a retired RN and master gardner and operates a garden design and maintenance business.

Suzie purchased this apartment in 2000

Why Suzie chose Northern Michigan

We have vacationed in this area our entire lives. This property has been in Suzie's family since the late 1920's while Bill's family has owned property since 1905 located just 15 minutes away on beautiful Lower Hering Lake. For many years our dream was to retire to this area. Our lakehouse home is a makeover of the original cottage and has been included on the annual Charity Tour of Interesting Places.

What makes this apartment unique

Platte Lake is a very quiet low traffic all sports lake with a beautiful wildlife preserve located at the east end where we live. We can leave our home in kayaks and in 10 minutes be enjoying the solitude and beauty of the Platte River while others are enjoying water sports on the lake. Three golf courses are located within a ten minute drive and Traverse City is just 25 miles away. It's no wonder that many prefer to call this 'God's Country'.


based on 16 traveler reviews

Guest House on Big Platte Lake
average rating of 4.9375 based on 16 reviews

Peaceful and Beautiful Platte Lake

  • 5 of 5

The guest house looks exactly like the pictures. The King bed was very comfortable. The kitchen had everything you would need. A beautiful view of the lake from the windows in the living room and master bedroom. The balcony looks out on lake and garden. Suzie is a master gardener, so the yard is truly beautiful. My husband went kayaking everyday! I went twice and the lake, river and sanctuary were so very beautiful with swans, eagle, turtles and ducklings nearby. Lake Platte has a sand bottom and starts out very shallow. The guest house is near the Cherry Bowl Drive-in which is so fun! Also so close to Lake Michigan and great hikes in the Sleeping Bear Dunes Lakeshore. We would highly recommend Northwest Michigan and Suzie's guest house.

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Super place ; easy living

  • 5 of 5

Everything you need and more. Convenient to the area and Platt Lake is fantastic. Suzie and Bill are great people and very accommodating. Highly recommend using the canoe and kayaks as the lake is peaceful and enjoyable. Would definitely recommend to friends and stay again when we are in the area.

  • Submitted: Jun 8, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Bonn, Germany

We had a great time fishing...

  • 5 of 5

The guest house has everything you need. It is fully equiped and

exceeded our expectation. The owners are excellent hosts.

Having the opportunity, we would stay here again.

  • Submitted: Oct 15, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Grand Rapids

Serene Getaway

  • 4 of 5

We had a great time, Suzi was wonderful. It was a chilly day when we arrived but the guest house was toasty & warm. Suzi has truly thought of everything, aluminum foul, ziplock baggies, lotions, soaps luxurious towels & linens, spices for cooking. I could go on & on, the house was well stocked. The King Size Bed was very nice (my husband & I both have bad backs, but woke up each morning with NO aches & pains this is highly unusual when we are away from home.)

The view of the lake is great. We sat by the lake and had wine & cheese. There are several houses pretty close together, but it served our purpose just fine. We come to the area every year for our anniversary.

  • Submitted: Sep 26, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place! Great hosts!

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful, welcoming place on the lake! Bill and Suzie are personable hosts who were very accommodating to my husband, daughter, and me (not to mention our 2 furry family members!!) Luxurious bedding and towels, comfortable seating (for everyone), well-equipped kitchen, large TV with cable & fast WiFi... are just the beginning! This is not a property that is furnished with "left-overs" to attract renters. The decor makes you feel like you are home - a place that the owners are proud of. The property is not only beautiful inside, the grounds overflow with every flower/plant imaginable! Simply a gorgeous view from the second floor balcony out over the gardens to the lake! We were invited to utilize their dock, kayaks, & canoe which we did! The informational book that welcomes you with pamphlets of area attractions and the owners' personal favorites takes the guess work out of making the most of your visit! It gave us many great ideas so we could plan our days! We look forward to another visit later this year or next summer!

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful stay

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I can't stop talking about what a wonderful time we had at Big Platte Lake! This location is ideal for exploring the area--small towns like Beulah and Glen Arbor, hiking and biking in the Sleeping Bear Dunes, and playing in the Platte River. It was the perfect vacation for our family. Bill and Susie were wonderfully accommodating...they even shared baby toys for our 9 month old son. We did a lot of research and are so fortunate that we chose this spot!

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Apr 15 2016 - Jun 16 2016
2 night minimum stay
Jun 17 2016 - Sep 6 2016
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

$130.00 due at booking to hold reservation. The first payment is due Sept. 5.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Northern Michigan Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 900 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Away From It All
  • Air Conditioning
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Towels, soap, shampoo supplied
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
  • Double Beds (1), king size bed (1)
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Game Console
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 4 beach chairs
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children ...
  • pets not allowed
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
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