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Sleeping Bear Dunes - Big Platte Lake Beach Cottage for Rent!

7 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


Minimum Stay
1 - 7 nights


Honor Cottage Rental Photos and Description

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

Imagine spending your vacation in your very own beach cottage directly on beautiful the northern shore of Big Platte Lake. The cottage was completely remodeled in 2014 and can accommodate 4-5 guests. You'll have you own private deck literally steps from the lake itself and its sandy shoreline! You'll have access to the dock for hanging out, sunbathing, watching the sunset, whatever!

The Platte Lake Beach Cottage is located just 3 miles from the extraordinary Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore where you can enjoy hiking, biking, and the wonderful expanse of Lake Michigan. Take a kayak and float the length of our lake all the way down to Lake Michigan via the Platte River. Experience the thrill of native Bald Eagles and other wildlife outside your door. Fish for bass Bass, walleye and Salmon on the lake.

The cottage has 3 beds (1 queen, and 1 bunk bed (2 twin)), a full kitchen with refrigerator, stove, oven, microwave, coffee maker, toaster, pots & pans, dishes, flatware and all the cooking utensils you'll need. You'll also be able to cook on the provided charcoal grill. Picnic table, deckchairs and lounger are provided. Common area fire pit, sandy beach.

Crystal Mountain Resort is just 15 miles away where you can experience the finest cross country and downhill skiing Northern Michigan has to offer. The also have an extraordinary spa in which to relax.

Traverse City is 25 miles away where you can experience excellent shopping and dining. In July, the Cherry Festival is in full swing, complete with an Air Show!

Keywords: Big Platte Lake, Platte Lake, Sleeping Bear Dunes, Cottage, Honor, Michigan, Up North, Northern Michigan, Traverse City, Frankfort, Lake Michigan, Beach, Beach Cottage, Glen Arbor, Glen Lake, Beulah, Crystal Lake, Leland, Lake Leelanau, Empire

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
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Calendar last updated:
August 5, 2016
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Why The Owner chose Sleeping Bear Dunes

This is an extraordinary property located on the lake (lakefront) with exceptional opportunities for fishing, boating, wildlife viewing and many other activities! Our extended family has been vacationing in the area for generations and we've always loved it.


based on 7 traveler reviews

Sleeping Bear Dunes - Big Platte Lake Beach Cottage for Rent!
average rating of 4.0 based on 7 reviews


  • 3 of 5

the cottage was nice, but not as listed.

only 2 outside deck chairs. only 3 pillows and 2 blankets for sleeping for 5.

over priced for what you get.

  • Submitted: Apr 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. I can assure you the lack of pillows and blankets was an oversight and has been addressed. (They were being washed by our cleaning service.) There are two deck chairs provided, plus ample seating at the outdoor table, firepit and swing at the lakeside.
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grand rapids

Would not rent again

  • 1 of 5

The place is very small and not private location at all. Location was nice. The lake is nice, however, the yard was not clean. There was goose/dog feces everywhere and made it difficult to enjoy the beach of the cottage. You rent a place up North on the lake to spend time enjoying the lake. With the feces time spent outside was not enjoyable. I would not rent again.

  • Submitted: Jan 7, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We do not allow pets of any sort on our property and geese are not common on our side of the lake. Additionally, we have never received any other complaints or concerns from others, including those that rented the week immediately following. We must therefore conclude that this review was fabricated.
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Great location and house for small family of four

  • 4 of 5

This was our first time to the area and really didn't know what to expect. You should have seen the list of different properties I considered for our family. Ultimately, this location seemed the most appropriate for the price. We LOVED the house, loved the location, he dock and swimming in the lake right out the front door was amazing. We also rode our bikes to the Lake Michigan beach just 5 miles away. Not the fault of the owners, but the weather was unseasonably cold. We longed for some heavier blankets. We made due. We did have a small incident with an uncooperative smoke alarm that kept going off in the middle of the night. But we figured it out the next day with the handle of the broom. One other comment would be that we couldn't find a dust pan anywhere which made it tough to keep he floors (which are beautiful) well swept. There was a rowboat/canoe on the premises, but it wasn't clear if that was available for our use. We hope to return next year. Thanks for sharing your lovely home!!!!

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Mattawan, MI

Enjoyed Our Stay

  • 5 of 5

This cottage was perfect for our family of four (high school kids). It was very clean. Really a nice location for fishing and not far from great shopping/exploring. We would recommend this property to a friend or relative.

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Up north vacation

  • 5 of 5

We had a fabulous time! Loved the location!

  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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China Twp. MI

Many Great Memories

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I rented this property with our 3 children (ages 14, 10 and 3). It was a wonderful time! The property was clean and updated. There is a small beach area that the kids made great use of. The lake was clean with a sandy bottom. Close to many conveniences. The owners were helpful and very cooperative with our questions. There were also many friendly people in the area! I would recommend this cottage to anyone looking to get away for some quality time.

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy that you enjoyed your time and hope to see you again soon!
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Traverse City
Nearest Ferry
20 Miles
Manitou Island Ferry
Nearest Golf
7 Miles
Crystal Mountain
Nearest Motorway
2.5 Miles
Nearest Ski
7 Miles
Crystal Mountain
Nearest Beach
3 Miles
Sleeping Bear Dunes on Lake Michigan

Big Platte Lake, Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, Lake Michigan, Upper Platte River, Lower Platte River leading directly into Lake Michigan, M-22, Sandy Bottomed Lake, Platte Lake Sandbar, Cherry Bowl Drive-In Theater, Riverside Canoe (kayaking/tubing Platte River), Gwen Frostic, Pierce Stocking Drive, Lighthouses, Wine Tours/Tasting, Beulah, Crystal Lake, Frankfort, Glen Arbor, Glen Lake, Crystal Downs Golf Club, Lakeside Shakespeare Festival, Crystal Mountain Resort (ski, spa), Betsie Valley Trails (Rails to Trails), Glen Haven Historic Village, Maritime Museum, Port Oneida Fair, Dune Climb, Philip Hart Visitor Center, The Manitou Islands, Leland, Lake Leelanau, Fishtown, Traverse City, Traverse City Film Festival, Interlochen,


Rates & Availability

Honor Cottage Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Fall, Winter, Spring
Sep 6 2016 - May 5 2017
1 night minimum stay
Early Summer
May 6 2017 - Jun 3 2017
1 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $140 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 8.0%

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Honor Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 bunk bed , twin size
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Please note: NO fish cleaning allowed on site. Renters will be fined ENTIRE SECURITY DEPOSIT for fish cleaning on site (indoors or outdoors). Fish cleaning station located: Platte River Picnic Area Fish Cleaning Station (March to November)

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