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Plattitudes: Over 200' On The River For Fishing, Playing And Relaxing

19 Reviews
Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Honor House Rental Photos and Description

4 bedroom + loft, 3 full baths , Sleeps up to 20

Platte River Side, listen to the flow from the deck, rapids out the grand room sliding doors. Cabin/House for rental, just inside the Village of Honor Michigan, Sleeps up to 18 off the floor, 1 king, 4 doubles, 4 bunks, 1 single, 2 futons, 1 couch. 3 standard bedrooms and with bunk room and extra beds/futons in common areas. 3 full baths one has a Jacuzzi tub. Modern kitchen with dishwasher and ice maker, Weber and Gas Grill, local market is a good butcher.

First class trout stream within 20 ft of the back door, fly fishing is excellent. 5 Kayaks / 1 Canoe and 8 Inner Tubes to float the river, short float to downstream swimming hole (kids love it). Very close to Lake Michigan beaches inside Sleeping Bear Dunes, and Crystal Lake boat ramp 10 minutes away. Crystal Mountain Resort is a short drive south of the property.

Here is a Google map of the area I put together, and update from time to time, it shows beach locations, boat ramps, restaurants and other points of interest along with basic driving directions from lower Michigan.

More Details
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Property Manager
Erik Peterson
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
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Calendar last updated:
October 19, 2016
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About Erik Peterson

Real Estate Agent

Professional Engineer

Currently full time in manufacturing, planning on retiring @ Plattitudes.

Erik Peterson purchased this house in 2012

Why Erik Peterson chose Sleeping Bear Dunes

Location / Location / Location... it's right on the fricken river...

What makes this house unique

I will help you out with anything you need. I have family in the area if you get in a real bind and know a lot of the local service providers, call and I will help you out.


based on 19 traveler reviews

Plattitudes: Over 200' On The River For Fishing, Playing And Relaxing
average rating of 4.6842103 based on 19 reviews

Very nice home, very nice location. We had 9 people on Saturday night and all slept comfortably.

  • 4 of 5

We caught fish including a salmon.

We saw deer daily.

We visited Sleeping Bear Dunes and the local brewery.

Very nice area with a lot to do. We wish we had more time.

Did not get a chance to use the tubes or kayaks which is probably good because the water was very cold.

Road construction slowed us down a little but it is nice the roads are getting some attention.

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
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  • 3 of 5

We have rented this house for 4 years in a row on labor day weekend this will be our last year. We were disappointed to find the main bathroom was dirty the drain was plugged up,a futon was broken with a note left on it ,a bunk bed was broken. There were black ants all over the house.

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
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Great Spot!!

  • 5 of 5

The Platitudes offers a very scenic, peaceful setting. A perfect spot for a fun get-away with friends and family. Spent a couple days here, but the memories will last a lifetime.

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Awesome Family Memories

  • 4 of 5

In early Aug. three generations of our family from Michigan, Illinois, California, and Washington gathered at your cottage on the Platte River. What a perfect setting for relaxing together with the decks overlooking the river, the hammocks and the fire pit. The high point was being able to enjoy your kayaks, tubes and canoes on the river. Thanks for the trailer provided for transporting them upstream. The cottage was set up great with plenty of room for 16 of us. The kitchen was more than adequately supplied with everything we needed. Thanks for providing such a great place to create lasting family memories. After leaving the cottage we spent time overnight on South Manitou Island.

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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Secluded and scenic property perfect for a large group

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 18 stayed at this beautiful place overlooking the Platte river. The location was perfect for us. Within walking distance of the heart of Honor but secluded at the end of a narrow sandy road. Close to Sleeping Bear dunes and Traverse city were easy day trips. The river was enjoyed by everyone. Perfect for floating, kayaking and just sitting in a chair or tube by the banks. The home is lovingly maintained and has most features and conveniences we could want or need. The owners are wonderful and very helpful. Erik was very attentive and receptive to our needs. The house is big enough that we never felt crowded except at mealtime when everyone was at the "buffet line" in the kitchen. Considering how many we were it was to be expected. Evening fires by the river were enjoyable. Plenty of level grassy spots to sit and enjoy the scenery and each others company.

Our negatives were few. Deck chairs in need of new webbing and an uncomfortable mattress were the only complaints we had. That and our time passed by too quickly and our stay their ended too soon

By far the best place we have ever rented using HomeAway.

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Plattitudes Family Time

  • 5 of 5

This was our second annual family vacation. We chose Plattitudes for it's location to the Sleeping Bear area, it's proximity to water, and the space available. The photos online were very accurate. There were eight adults and five children and we never felt cramped or too close. The house is roomy and comfortable. We cooked and ate breakfast and dinner each day, and made use of the kayaks and tubes available. Our favorite evening activity was the fire pit, and seeing the stars every night was breath taking! This was a very relaxing time for us and we appreciate all the amenities that Plattitudes had to offer. Our breakfast on the last day was at Crystal Café. A little drive, but delicious! Thank you Erik, it was a family vacation to remember! We were in agreement to reserve again next year.

Izenbaard Family

  • Submitted: Jul 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
35 Miles
Traverse City
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Lumber Jack
Nearest Golf
12 Miles
Crystal Mountain
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
US 31
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Nearest Ski
12 Miles
Crystal Mountain
Nearest Beach
5 Miles
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Car: necessary

On the Platte River with exceptional access to 250' of frontage, listen to the water flow by from the living room.

Fishing out the back door (check the regs, some special)

Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore just minutes away.

Crystal Mountain Resort down the road a short drive.


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Refundable damage deposit $200
Cleaning $100
Tax Rate 6.0%

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Honor House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2400 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • River
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mobile Phone
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Shampoo
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Lower Full Bath - toilet , combination tub/shower , jetted tub , Jacuzzi Tub, lots of space
    Main Floor - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Private Master - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 18
  • 1 Master - 1 king , With private bath (2 ppl)
    2 Upper Bedroom - 1 queen , 2 sleep sofa /futon , Queen Bed + Two Futon Couches (up to 6 ppl)
    3 Lower Bedroom - 1 double , 2 twin/ single , Bunk (Double / Single) & Single (up to 4 ppl)
    4 Bunk Room - 1 double , 3 twin/ single , Bunk Room: Dbl/Single & Single/Single (up to 5 ppl)
    5 Loft - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Loft Above Main Living (up to 2 ppl)
  • Main floor living space has pull out couch. (2 ppl) Lower living space has large 90° couch that can fit 2 young adults.
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Game Console
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Binoculars
  • Canoe
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Large Cooler
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • forests
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • skiing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water tubing
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