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Beautiful luxury home with 100 foot private frontage on Platte Lake.

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,850 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Nice beach and swimming with boat lift for that ski or fishing boat.

A nicely decorated home on the south shore many steps above the average rental cottage. 2850+ square feet of very comfortable lodging and beds taking away the aches and pains of playing all day in the water, golfing or fishing to your hearts desire. Available year around for all seasons enjoyment. Spend summer, beautiful fall color tours, Thanksgiving and Christmas in our beautiful home. Just 12 miles to the dune walk and beautiful Sleeping Bear National Park starts just a mile away. Enjoy the 100' of beach, the excellent fishing or do many of the other multitude of activities including visits to the Point Betsie Light House, hiking trails, swimming, fishing, golfing, autumn colors, fine dining, museums, skiing and so much more!

In the fall our home is located in some of the most picturesque country in northern Michigan. The area is noted for the beautiful drives along the coast line or through the beautiful country. A very rural inner area with many gorgeous views.

In the winter we have many nearby trails for cross country skiing. The Park offers both the rental of skis and snowshoes and many trails to use them on. Ice fishing shanties abound on Platte lake with anglers going for perch, bass, northern pike and an occasional rainbow trout. Ice fishing at its best. Crystal Mountain is very busy this time of year and renters enjoy the solitude and quietness of our home after a long day of rushing downhill at Crystal. No hurry to find a dinner table or make a reservation. Just come home to a nice quiet setting.

More Details

Property Manager
Richard or Jill Lutz
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 17, 2018

About Richard or Jill Lutz

Husband and wife are both dentists with a practice in Frankfort. Both are outside enthusiasts enjoying the beautiful country lifestyle and excellent fishing.

Richard or Jill Lutz purchased this house in 2000

Why Richard or Jill Lutz chose Honor

Our home/cottage is private surrounded by trees on a dead end road. Treed lots on both sides of us provide much privacy on our deck or on the beach. If you like to spend some relaxing time in a hot tub with beautiful views of a lake, rent our home. We can watch our children from our deck just a short distance form the lake which is a nice convenience and safety factor.

What makes this house unique

Privacy, privacy, and privacy!!!!! Quiet nights undisturbed by close neighbors and close to many activities.


Honor House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 2850 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Rural ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , located on first floor
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , located on second floor
    Bathroom 3, master - toilet , shower , jetted tub , private bathroom off master bedroom
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower
  • All bathrooms are decorated nicely with paper products provided.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Master bedroom with view of lake.
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double , bedroom located on first floor.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , 2 twin/ single , large children's bedroom
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double
  • Bedrooms are spacious with ample closet and drawers. View of the lake and private master bath off master bedroom. Mother-in-law bedroom (#3) on first floor allows for easy egress.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • duty free shops
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Located next to the National Sleeping Bear park which received national acclaim as the most beautiful vacation place in 2012 on the Today's Show.


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Beautiful luxury home with 100 foot private frontage on Platte Lake.
average rating of 5.0 based on 4 reviews

An enjoyable property on Platte Lake

  • 5 of 5

Our family really enjoyed our stay at this home on Platte Lake. The home is in a wooded area down a narrow gravel road among other homes that dot the shoreline. The bedrooms were clean and comfortable. The dining room, kitchen, family room and deck were large enough to comfortably accommodate 12 people. The kitchen is especially nice. The owners and property manager were accommodating and attentive.

The water in the lake at the dock was shallow and clear, perfect for swimming and fishing for our children. We had the use of a row boat and canoe which were on the property, and they made for some relaxing moments.

There is a lot to do in this area of Michigan near Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, and we could have stayed longer. We were all impressed with the beauty of the sand dunes, beaches, lakes, rivers, hiking trails, lighthouses, museums, wineries and communities in the area.

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Jeff for your thoughtful and descriptive response! We try every year to add something to make our guests stay a little more enjoyable. Cleanliness is especially important to us. Thanks and come back again!😀�👍�
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Beautiful home and location!!

  • 5 of 5

The home on big platte lake was lovely, very clean, plenty of room for everyone to congregate in the kitchen during meal times!! The location on the lake was perfect for boating and fishing. Would highly recommend the home!!

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great stay on Big Platte Lake for our large family. The house is big, comfortable, clean,

  • 5 of 5

And private. We will be staying again next year.

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Comfortable House For a Large Family

  • 5 of 5

We had a relaxing stay on Platte Lake. We have a large family with many small children and it is very hard to find a home big enough for everyone. This house was perfect... everyone had a comfortable real bed! There are plenty of bedrooms and lots of bathrooms! The outside space was private. The beach area was perfect for the kids to play. The dock creates a safe area for the kids to swim where the water isn't too deep and blocks them from going into water over their heads. The kitchen is large and has a lot of seating for everyone. The deck off the back of the house is large and provides a great place to relax and watch the lake. We hope to return next summer!

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
35 Miles
Traverse City
Nearest Barpub
10 Miles
Dinghy's Bar and Grill
Nearest Ferry
65 Miles
Nearest Golf
6 Miles
Pinecroft in Beulah
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
8 Miles
Beulah or Frankfort
Nearest Ski
33 Miles
Crystal Mountain
Car: necessary

On the doorstep of the National Sleeping Bear Park for autumn color tours, snow shoeing, canoe or tube the Platte River, and walk or ride the Parks many trails. fishing is great in the Platte Lake or take a charter out onto lake Michigan. The Platte has annual Coho and Steelhead runs as well as excellent bass, northern pike, walleye and perch fishing.

Nearby Frankfort and Beulah offer shopping, many restaurants artists' shops. There are 13 golf courses within 25 miles of the home. Many Antique shops offer rare finds for those wishing to visit Frankfort, Beulah, and Empire. In the winter months, Crystal Mountain is just 25 miles for downhill and cross country skiing. It also offers three gold courses.




Additional information about rental rates

cleaning fee $175
Pet Fee $175
Tax Rate 6.0%

Any damage to contents are replaced and reimbursed by renter at new replacement cost. A $1000 damage deposit paid by personal check or PayPal is due upon moving in. Deposit will be returned within 10 business days of moving out provided no damage has occurred to contents.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.