About the property
- Cottage2200 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay2 - 7 nights
Historic Platte Lake Home, 205 ft lakefront, 2 Miles From Sleeping Bear Dune
Historic Platte Lake House, nestled in the Sleeping Bear National Lakeshore, for rent this Spring, Summer and Fall! Be one of the few lucky guests to spend your vacation in this amazing home.
The house is 2200 sq ft and has 4 Bedrooms, a 1 Bdrm Guest Cabin , 2 Full Bathrooms, Spacious Kitchen, Combined Large Dining Room- Living Room, Additional TV-Lounge Room, Lakefront Entertainment Room(with futon), 3 Tier Oversized Deck, with one tier over the lake, and Beach Bonfire Pit with BBQ and Refrigerator. There is also a 70 foot dock for sunbathing and fishing. The Home is located on 1.3 acres of wooded land, has 205 feet of private lakefront and is only 2 miles away from Lake Michigan and the south end of Sleeping Bear National Lakeshore. Only a twenty minute drive to the world famous Sleeping Bear Dune Climb and the stunning Pierce Stocking Bluffs. Also only a 30 minute drive to Traverse City.
This home is steeped in History and will charm you from the minute you roll down its private gravel drive. Built in the early 1900's by our Great Grandfather John Peck, a famous Platte Valley logger, the house is around 100 years old. It is built entirely from local lumber and has a personality that cannot be found in many other homes. When it was first built the home was used as a summer camp for boys and girls, and was affectionately named Camp Wasquam-- after the Native American Family that worked for our Great Grandfather. At that time, there were only two other houses on Big Platte Lake.
On top of this rich history, the house’s location is exceptional. Its proximity to the Sleeping Bear National Lakeshore and the Grand Traverse Area is ideal. There are an abundance of activities and attractions at your doorstep: numerous hiking trails and dune climbs along the Sleeping Bear National Lakeshore, great fishing and canoeing on the Upper/Lower Platte Rivers, the Historic Lighthouse at Point Betsie, unique shops/restaurants of Beulah, Frankfort, and Glen Arbor, the one-of-a-kind Cherry Bowl Drive-In Theater(only 1.5 miles away), several nationally ranked golf courses, art and music events at the internationally renowned Interlochen Center for the Arts, and relaxing Winery tours on both the Leelanau and Old Mission Peninsulas. These are just a few of the many activities in the area, almost all of which are within 30 miles-- many only 10 miles-- and if you book a stay with us you will have access to our large and comprehensive database of all the worthwhile activities and attractions in the area.
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- english, spanish
- Calendar last updated:
- Feb 27, 2018
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
Your private piece of heaven
I stayed at the cottage last year during the spring, while the house was being renovated. The house had a very quaint rustic feeling that was very therapeutic for a city girl like myself. The wood work was beautiful!! There is plenty of space and privacy and glass windows to observe the plethora of wild life guaranteed to visit you! I spent sunsets kayaking from the backyard to the river not far away. Hiking and running trails were close and endless. The dunes are so much fun and provide great opportunities for panoramic views of lake michigan. I even saw a black bear in the swampy area. There was plenty of migrating and native birds to observe while having my organic morning coffee from the market basket not far away. I miss this place. It is so tranquil and such a vacation from the fast paced city. The owner sent me photos of the upgrades done after I left, and I absolutely love them. Such a cute cottage! I will be back some day and look forward to coming back to this recently upgraded cottage.
Wonderful Three Weeks
We were very impressed with the historic nature of the cottage, beautifully decorated, and with 200' of lakefront!!! Our family visited in rounds, and we all enjoyed the fire pit (with smores) at night, the kayaks, dock, hammock, and wooden swing. Very livable for up to 10 people, we had a max of 7 and we hardly knew it. Kathryn (owner), Sherrie, and Wayne were all wonderful and made for an easy and clean stay. One doorknob needed some attention and Wayne was there within a few hours with a replacement.
The "Trading Post" will cart you and your kayaks back from Lake Michigan (amazing 3-4 hours kayak trip) for only $20. Neighbors are far away. Ideally situated for our needs. We will be back.
Great place to stay......we liked everything about! Owners are very accommodating!
A historic place well kept. Very clean and the grounds were great. Fire pit, swimming,fishing and more for the kids
Beautiful property on the lake
We had a great time. The house was clean and the outdoor space was amazing. The three kayaks were a definite plus!
Everything one would want for an "Up North" cottage stay.
My wife and I had my two grown children with their spouses and three little guys 3-6, so 9 total. The cottage was perfect for them to play in the shallow clear water, take naps etc. Great places to eat, streams and beaches along with the Sleeping Bear Dunes, Nat. Park nearby.
We did have 7 perfect weather days, so that helped a lot. No guarantees there. Beds were comfortable and were able to spend several nights around the fire pit.
Nearest Airport : Traverse City at 30 Miles Nearest Motorway : Scenic Highway M-22 at 3 Miles Nearest Ski : Crystal Mountain ski, snowboarding, cross country Nearest Golf : multiple courses at 7 Miles Nearest Restaurants : Manitou Restaurant, Cherry Hut, Brookside, Hungry Tummy, Big Platte Lake is ideal for swimming, kayaking, canoeing, fishing, sailing, water-skiing, jet-skiing. ¼ mile to Trading Post-great pizza/ ice cream, tubing and canoe trips and groceries. 3 miles to Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore (hiking trails, Lake Michigan beaches). 4 miles to Riverside Canoe Trips (groceries, canoe and kayak rentals) 3 miles to the Cherry Bowl Drive In Theatre. 3 miles to Honor (organic and gourmet groceries, banks, post office, gas stations, DVD/video and game rentals). 10 miles to Empire (antiques, beaches, more hiking trails). 13 miles to Frankfort (charter fishing, shops and restaurants, fireworks, surfing). 18 miles to Glen Arbor (Cherry Republic, galleries, cute shops, restaurants, Manitou Music Festival). 19 miles to Crystal Mountain Resort (golf, Michigan Legacy Art Park, #1-rated ski resort in the Midwest) 20 miles to Interlochen (concerts, theater, exhibits, arts camp, arts academy) . 25 miles to Traverse City (airport, shopping centers and malls). 28 miles to Arcadia Bluffs (#1-rated Golf Course in Michigan according to Golf Magazine) Other Activities: kayaking/ canoeing-Upper Platte and Lower Platte river, biking-25+mile trail starting in Beulah and new trail in Glen Arbor, hiking-extensive trails , Sleeping Bear Dunes climb, chocolate lovers-Grocer’s Daughter store-Empire, Wine tours ,art /craft shows, Art Film Festival and Cherry Festival-Traverse City
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Provided: 4 rolls toilet paper 2 bars soap 4 garbage bags dish soap hand soap 1 paper towel roll linens 3 kayaks bath towels beach towels Not Provided: laundry supplies charcoal firewood (extra charge)