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Katie Fox

Member since: 2006
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Speaks: english

Beautiful Little Platte Lake/Sleeping Bear Dunes Cottage:Kayaks/Sunsets/Family!

16 Reviews
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

Overview

Sleeping Bear Dunes Cottage Rental Photos and Description

Lakefront 3 Bedroom,1 Bath Cottage

Only 3 prime summer weeks left in 2016! June 11-18, Aug 20-27, and Aug 27- Sept 3. Great family vacation cottage on the NE shore of the peninsula of beautiful Little Platte Lake. This 3 bedroom home boasts 100' of direct lake frontage and is just 5 minutes from the the gorgeous sandy beaches of Lake Michigan. Little Platte Lake is wonderful for swimming and fishing, with clear water and a sandy bottom. This home includes the use of 4 kayaks and a rowboat for enjoying the lake! The property is adjacent to the amazing Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, and just minutes from the charming lakeside towns of Empire, Glen Arbor, Beulah and Frankfort. Toast s'mores around the fire pit as you enjoy breath-taking sunset views over the lake. Swim, fish, boat or just listen to the loons call as you relax in the hammock at the water's edge. Look no further, this property can't be beat!

Cottage Details: The large island kitchen includes hardwood floors, built-in microwave, stove, oven, and refrigerator. It is fully equipped with coffee maker, toaster, dishes, utensils and cookware. The dining area overlooks the lake with expansive picture windows and seating for 6 people. The bathroom was completely renovated with a new stall shower, toilet, sink and flooring. The master bedroom has a queen size bed, the 2nd bedroom has one set of bunk beds and a twin bed and also has a TV with DVD/VCR, and the third bedroom has a double bed. The spacious family room has a large sofa and matching love seat, wood burning stove, TV with DVD and large windows with lake views. The cottage has satellite TV service. There are ceiling fans in every room and new carpet throughout was added in 2016!

Outdoor Amenities: Outdoor amenities include 2 decks, a charcoal grill, patio furniture, and picnic table. There is a hammock, fire pit, and dock. The use of 4 kayaks and an aluminum rowboat is included with the rental. The nice sized yard is grassy to the water's edge, with an easy step down into the lake.

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Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Katie Fox (Owner)
Member since: 2006
Call Owner
Speaks: english

Guestbook comments from the owner

Hi! Thanks everyone for your nice reviews! Just a note to say that we now have installed DISH Satellite TV so there is now better TV reception. Thanks again!
May 2010
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Reviews

5
based on 16 traveler reviews

Beautiful Little Platte Lake/Sleeping Bear Dunes Cottage:Kayaks/Sunsets/Family!
average rating of 5.0 based on 17 reviews
5

WOW. Just WOW

  • 5 of 5

Okay, so where do I start? First off, this location was PERFECT. Peaceful, breathtaking, and relaxing. My girlfriend and I took a well needed weekend and I had been shopping for months for a spot for some time away. I found this place, and the rest was history. What was even better is the fact that the fall had just begun and all of the trees were turning colors. This location is perfect and there isn't a single soul in the area that isn't friendly. Never mind the fact that you are just a few minutes away from the Sleeping Bear Dunes, you can stay at the cottage and find plenty to do and enjoy! The house is the right size, the lake is quiet and breathtaking, and the on site amenities were just lovely. We went kayaking for the first time, built a fire, fired up the grill....all on the property itself. Talking about convenient ha? If you want the perfect time away, then email the Fox's and book this while you can! Believe me, no regrets will follow and I assure you, we are coming back.

  • Submitted: Oct 25, 2012
  • Stayed: Sep 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're so glad you enjoyed yourselves! You were a pleasure to work with and we look forward to your return!
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Cincinnati
5

relaxing on the lake

  • 5 of 5

We just spent a couple of days in this very cozy cottage, with beautiful view on the lake. Everything is as promised on the pictures. The cottage is clean and the view is incredible. My husband, three daughters and I had a blast in the kayaks and my favorite spot was to hang out in the hammock and watch the beautiful sunset on the lake. Nearby Sleeping Bear National park and Traverse City! We would love to come back another time for a longer period of time!

  • Submitted: Sep 13, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Couldn't be happier

  • 5 of 5

We decided to go up a little later in the season just to get away, and could not be happier with our decision. The pictures do not do the views justice, one night we took almost 50 pictures of the sunset to try and capture the moment. Great yard with an already set up fire pit (not going to lie, more than one nap on the hammock as well). One day was rainy, but sitting in the living room with the huge windows looking out on the lake with a good book was the best rainy day I have had.

On the way home, we were already talking about when to head back next year and have told all of our friends about this wonderful place!

  • Submitted: Sep 30, 2011
  • Stayed: Sep 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wow! What a great review! Makes me want to jump in the car and go up North right now! We're glad you had such a positive experience - Michigan in the Fall is beautiful!
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5

Couldn't be happier

  • 5 of 5

We decided to go up a little later in the season just to get away, and could not be happier with our decision. The pictures do not do the views justice, one night we took almost 50 pictures of the sunset to try and capture the moment. Great yard with an already set up fire pit (not going to lie, more than one nap on the hammock as well). One day was rainy, but sitting in the living room with the huge windows looking out on the lake with a good book was the best rainy day I have had.

On the way home, we were already talking about when to head back next year and have told all of our friends about this wonderful place!

  • Submitted: Sep 30, 2011
  • Stayed: Sep 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Clean, comfortable, quaint cottage!

  • 5 of 5

We can't say enough about our stay on Little Platte Lake! What you see is what you get with this cottage....an EXTREMELY clean, cozy place to rest your head as you explore the amazing Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. We were so close to everything we wanted to do. There are numerous low-key, family activities and sites to see in the area and this cottage is close to them all. The best part is, if you don't feel like leaving you have the well maintained yard, quality kayaks and equipment, heavenly hammock, and beautiful lake (shallow enough right off the dock for my 3 year old to swim in) to keep your whole family blissfully at peace and quietly entertained! We also had a very pleasant experience with the on-site property manager as well. We will definitely be back!

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2011
  • Stayed: Jul 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your awesome review! We're glad you had such a wonderful stay!
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5

Charming Cottage on Beautiful Setting

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful views of the lake from the moment you walk in the door. The loons were calling every night and the song birds sang their happy songs every morning. We really enjoyed using the provided kayaks to explore the lake which is home to eagles, beaver, and other wildlife. The cottage is very clean and homey and the views from the nicely updated kitchen made meals that much more enjoyable. We topped each day off by watching the great sunsets from the pier and hammock. Sleeping Bear Dunes and the surrounding area offers such a wide variety of activities that there is something for everyone in the family to enjoy. We've fallen in love with the area - thanks for a great stay!

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2011
  • Stayed: Jun 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wow! Thanks for the great review - we love the area too!!
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Map

Nearest Airport
22 Miles
Traverse City
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
M-22

Little Platte Lake is a beautiful 805 acre lake with a clear, sandy bottom and quiet natural beauty. It is great for fishing, swimming, and boating (4 kayaks and rowboat included with rental as well as a nearby boat launch). The home is in a wooded area, adjacent to the awesome Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore which was recently voted the 'Most Beautiful Place in America' by Good Morning America viewers! Its world-famous 'Dune Climb' and white sand beaches of Lake Michigan are just minutes away, in addition to fantastic hiking and biking, canoeing/tubing the Platte and Betsie Rivers, golf/ski, area wineries, the Cherry Bowl Drive-In theater, and mini-golf. The area boasts many quaint lakeside towns with wineries, shopping, arts & antiquing, dining, etc. It is truly a great family vacation spot with so much to do!

To map the location of this property go to Google Maps and type in 5274 West Cove Rd., Honor, MI, 49640.

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Rates & Availability

Honor Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Std Spring/Early Summer 2016
May 23 2016 - Jun 10 2016
2 night minimum stay
$185
 
 
Peak Summer 2016
Jun 11 2016 - Sep 5 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$1,625
 
 
Standard Fall 2016
Sep 6 2016 - Oct 31 2016
2 night minimum stay
$185
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$185
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300

A $75 cleaning fee is required for stays less than 1 week.

-$350 deposit due at time of booking (or half of total if within 60 days of arrival date)
-Half of total reservation amount due 60 days prior to arrival date
-Balance due 3 weeks prior to arrival date
-Cancellation policy: deposit will be returned if cancellation occurs 60 or more days prior to arrival date
-Refundable $300 Security Deposit also due at time of booking
-Payment by check or Paypal

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Amenities

Sleeping Bear Dunes Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lake
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Toilet Paper
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Newer stall shower, toilet, sink, flooring
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , New
    Bedroom 2 - 3 twin/ single , 1 set of bunk beds plus 1 twin
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double
  • Pillow and comforters for all beds are included. Renters must provide their own linens (sheets, pillowcases and towels).
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • VCR
Outside:
  • Beach Chairs
  • Boat ...
  • Boat Dock
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear
  • Wood Deck
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 6 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • water tubing
Notes:
Dish Network Satellite TV

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