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Erik Peterson

Member since: 2012
Call Manager
Speaks: english

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

15 Reviews
Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 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
Erik Peterson (Property Manager)
Member since: 2012
Call Manager
Speaks: english

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 15 traveler reviews

Plattitudes: Over 200' On The River For Fishing, Playing And Relaxing
average rating of 4.866667 based on 15 reviews

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
  • Source: HomeAway
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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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Cincinnati, OH

The river was great.

  • 4 of 5

The property was great. The air condition did not work, so the upstairs was very hot for sleeping. There were some bugs in the basement already so we didn't want to leave too much open over night. The beds were all comfortable but the futons were not good. Other than the bugs in the basement the house was very clean and well stocked with everything you need. I have suggested this place to a friend already but suggested she insist on getting the air to work and the bugs taken care of if they plan to go in the summer.

Unfortunately we didn't know to bring a hitch, because of this we didn't get to use the kayaks. We did have a blast with the tubes. The older ones started about an hour from the property and the younger ones would take the tubes up a ways and ride to the house or ride to the swimming hole.

  • Submitted: Jun 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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  • 5 of 5

This was our first family vacation we have taken. We could not have picked a better home to have this experience. Our children loved being outside, listening to the river, and having smore's over the fire. We had the pleasure of meeting Becky and she told us some of the great spots to enjoy (canoeing down the river, local swimming holes and North Bar lake). She was wonderful and made sure we had everything that we needed. We will be back for another fun filled vacation.

While you are vacationing at this wonderful home, stop by the local drive-in, the owner is such a sweet lady.

Eric, thank you for letting us stay - we truly had the BEST time!

  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful location

  • 4 of 5

Very beautiful location close to the beaches, loved listing to the river at night. Owner was helpfully in setting every thing up, my family had a great time.

  • Submitted: Oct 1, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
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Shelbyville, Illinois

Plattitudes THE PLACE TO BE

  • 5 of 5

We had a family reunion with people from Georgia, Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota and Wisconsin. EVERYONE LOVED THE PLATTITUDES!!! Erik, the owner, was great answering questions and giving us ideas about things to do. The house had plenty of room for our group of 18. Everything was nice from the bedrooms to the kitchen to the outside ( loved the record player and listening to music). There was a wii set up in the basement for others. BUT MOST OF THE TIME WE WERE OUTSIDE!!! The Platte river is right outside and we had a ball tubing and canoeing (all included- check prices from other rental places- this is a great deal) We went to Sleeping Bear Dunes(10 minutes), Peterson Beach on Lake Michigan(10 minutes), Golf at Arcadia Bluffs (30 minutes- BEST GOLF COURSE I HAVE EVER PLAYED) and Cherry Bowl drive -in ( 1mile) (kids had never been). There is plenty to do in the area and a great home base is the Plattitudes.

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • 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
Sleeping Bear Dunes
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.


Rates & Availability

Honor House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Labor Day
Sep 2 2016 - Sep 5 2016
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

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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