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Big Platte South Shore Getaway

Bedrooms 3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


Minimum Stay
3 - 7 nights

About the property

Thank you for your interest in a cottage represented by Crystal Vacation Rentals! At this time we are not booking online through Home Away. Please feel free to inquire through this listing with any questions you may have. You may also reserve cottages online directly through our website!

Hidden away on the south side of Big Platte Lake, nestled in a quiet cove, lies the Birch Cove Bungalow. Just a 10 minute drive to town, the Bungalow offers the perfect location for your vacation getaway. Take the kids to the Lake Michigan beach at Platte River Point for the day, or enjoy the privacy of your own 100 feet of sandy beach on the shores of Big Platte Lake. Don't forget to take in a double feature at the Cherry Bowl Drive In Theater, one of only a handful of drive-ins left in the state.

Property Manager
Crystal Vacation Rentals
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
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Calendar last updated:
January 13, 2017


5/5 -
(1 traveler reviews)

Big Platte South Shore Getaway
average rating of 5.0 based on 1 reviews

Perfect location! Great cottage!

  • 5 of 5

I was so thrilled upon arrival...the pictures don't do this beautiful place justice! Large, shaded yard, sandy beach, huge deck overlooking the lake, large sunroom where we spent most of our time...

More amenities were here than I expected! I would suggest, however, to add mixing bowls in an otherwise fully stocked kitchen. Rooms were comfortable and decent sized. Another suggestion would be to have small dressers or even shelves in the bedrooms. When staying for a week it's not ideal to live out of a suitcase.

No air conditioning, but we were comfortable with the lake breeze and the fans that were provided, even on some warm nights!

Quiet location, beautiful lake. We liked the fire pit and the picnic table on the deck, along with the provided beach chairs and Adirondack chairs as well.

Close to so many things...Sleeping Bear Dunes, Glen Arbor, Platte River, Frankfort. Rented a paddle board from The Trading Post and loved their helpful service! Took a 30 minute trip into the outskirts of Traverse City to see a Beach Bums baseball game, too. We can't wait to return next year!

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the wonderful review! We are happy to hear you enjoyed your stay at one of our cottages and hope you will return in the future!
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Nearest Airport
32 Miles
Cherry Capital Airport
Nearest Barpub
6.2 Miles
Lumberjack's Bar & Grill
Nearest Golf
7.9 Miles
Crystal Lake Golf Club
Nearest Motorway
1.4 Miles
M22 Scenic Highway
Nearest Restaurant
3.5 Miles
The Manitou
Nearest Beach
4.8 Miles
Platte River Beach on Lake Michigan


Rates & Availability

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Additional information about rental rates

Housekeeping Fee $150
Processing $27
CSA Damage Protection $35
Tax Rate 8.0%

There is a 25% cancellation fee if cancelled before 45 days before arrival, minimum of $100. If cancelled within 45 days of arrival, there is a 100% cancellation fee unless we are able to re-book the cottage.

CSA Travel Protection is available to help protect your vacation.

All rates and amenities are subject to change until rental agreements are approved by management. Please see our terms and conditions and contact a reservation agent for more details.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
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Beulah Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 936 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
  • Rural
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 4 twin/ single , 2 sets of bunk beds
  • Additional sleeping: Full Sleeper Sofa in Living Room
  • DVD Player ...
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • sailing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

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