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Cozy, Lakefront Cottage Near Lake MI & Sleeping Bear Dunes National Park

Bedrooms 2
Space 900 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

2 BDRM, 1 Bath With Lake Views and 150 Feet of Private Shoreline Near SB Dunes

Relax at our family cottage near the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. The cottage is located on Little Platte Lake, ideal for fishing, kayaking, paddle boarding, hiking, biking, and wildlife viewing. Winter activities include ice fishing, snow showing, snowmobiling, and cross country skiing. We are located on a private bay, directly across from The Medenbrook Nature Preserve where you have unobstructed views of the tree line.

The cottage is located on a private road in a quiet community, but close enough to all that northwestern Michigan has to offer (M-22 & Saffron Road, Honor). Explore the beaches and hiking trails of the National Park, or take a trip up to Traverse City for shopping, restaurants, art, and music. The charming towns of Beulah, Empire, Frankfort, and Glen Arbor are within 10-20 minutes of the cottage.

If you enjoy fishing and boating, the Little Platte Lake boat launch is a few minutes out the drive on Saffron Road. You can also launch at nearby Platte Point to access Lake Michigan. Launch a kayak or stand up paddle board directly from our 100 feet of private shore line.

With 3 beds and a queen sleeper sofa, there are a variety of sleeping options. If you like to cook, a gas range and charcoal barbecue are available for your use. You can also try your open fire cooking skills over a bonfire near the lake. The kitchen is well equipped with a coffee maker, tea kettle, toaster, and microwave.

If you want to unplug during your time away, we keep a variety of board games and books in the cupboards. The spacious yard is great for outdoor games.

Please note that we strive to use environmentally friendly cleaning products and encourage our guests to do the same in order to preserve our lakeside habitat.

Included in your rental:

-Non-toxic, biodegradable hand soap, liquid body soap, shampoo, & lotion

-Sponge, starter trash bag, and a roll of starter toilet paper

-Sheets, blankets, & pillows

-Bath & kitchen towels; some cloth napkins


-Wireless Internet (1.5 mbps is all we can get)

-DVD Player with streaming capabilities for Netflix and Hulu

Not included

-Beach towels

-Tin foil, paper napkins/towels, spices, charcoal, and condiments may or may not be at the cottage. These items are available if guests leave them (they often are there)

-Cable tv

Please use the eCheck feature for online payment. We also accept personal checks. You can avoid unnecessary fees by making your payment via personal check.

More Details

Renee & David
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, some french and spanish
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 19, 2018

About Renee & David

David and I are originally from metro Detroit, but we now call Mendocino, California our home. As a couple, we enjoy gardening, hiking, cooking, discovering new music, and the company of good friends. David loves to surf and disk golf. I enjoy backpacking, reading, and tuning into nature. We both work with youth and families.

Renee & David purchased this cottage in 1989

Why Renee & David chose Honor

My grandfather bought the property in 89, and we inherited the property from my father in 2011. We've been putting a lot of tlc into the space the last few years. Both David and I share warm memories of traveling to the Great Lakes as kids. It is our intention to make the cottage a warm and inviting place where others can explore the bounty of Northwestern Michigan.

What makes this cottage unique

In addition to the dunes, the cottage is a terrific jumping off point to exploring the charm of the nearby towns of Beulah, Frankfort, Empire, and Glen Arbor. Traverse City is 30 minutes north where you can take a break from the beach and access movie theaters, fine dining, galleries, breweries, and shops.

Guestbook comments from the owner

I can't say enough about my experience at Renee's cabin. First of all, Renee was so easy to communicate with, she gave me so many recommendations of things to do in the area, and was so accommodating. Actually, after the first day, I realized that the two nights I had scheduled wasn't going to be enough to soak in all that the area had to offer or fullness of the relaxation that the cabin provided, so I ended up emailing her to see about staying an extra night. She responded quickly and graciously extended my reservation. Secondly, the cabin is so great. It's right on a small lake near Sleeping Bear Dunes. It's evident that the interior was recently renovated, it was exceptionally clean and so comfortable. And the stillness of the small area it's located in was so refreshing. If you're looking for a quiet place to unwind and get refreshed this is it.
Oct 2013
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Honor Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 900 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Rural
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
  • The third sleeping option is a pull out, queen sleeper sofa in the living room.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
We are adding to the cottage regularly and photos may not yet reflect the changes. Please don't hesitate to let us know if there is something that would make your stay more enjoyable!


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Cozy, Lakefront Cottage Near Lake MI & Sleeping Bear Dunes National Park
average rating of 4.9375 based on 34 reviews

Cozy, quiet lakefront cottage

  • 5 of 5

Was pleasantly surprised by the completely refurbished interior. Woke up to beautiful sunrises over the lake. Quiet secluded location close to great Lake Michigan beaches. Couldn't have asked for a better vacation.

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Relaxing, Spacious, Great Location

  • 5 of 5

This is my third time/visit to this cozy lakefront property. Love it and keep coming back. Comfortable, quiet, and a great place to DE-stress. Nice wooded area and within easy walking distance of trails. Close to Lake Michigan.

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location and great lake view!

  • 5 of 5

Very clean and recently updated house with a great view of the lake. Recently updated bathroom and had all of the amenities we needed for the week. Recommend. We had six adults staying there and a bit cramped with sofa bed and only one bathroom but we knew that going into it and it worked out fine. Would be ideal for 4 people.

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Just what we wanted...

  • 5 of 5

This cute comfy little cottage had everything we needed for our stay and was clean and nicely decorated. Little Platte Lake was beautiful. We kayaked daily and saw lots of animals, fish and birds. We used the fire pit and sat by the lake nightly. Very quiet and serene setting. Lake Michigan was very close. Lots to do in the area. We really enjoyed the area and our stay.

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Ann Arbor, Michigan

Beautiful setting, great location, and wonderful accomdations.

  • 5 of 5

The cabin was clean, updated, comfortable, and well appointed. The owners were very responsive to a last minute departure date change. Highly recommend this vacation rental.

  • Submitted: Mar 30, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Even though it rained the whole time we were there we had a lot of fun sight seeing, hiking the dunes, watching Netflix, and visiting local shops and restaurants.

  • Submitted: Sep 28, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Car: necessary

Northwest Michigan has world class kite surfing, or if disc golf is more your hobby, there are courses nearby.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $25
Refundable damage deposit $200
Cleaninig & Linen Fee $55
Tax Rate 6.0%

-We are currently accepting payment by check, money order, or the eCheck feature here on the site. If you would like to use your debit or credit card, there is a 3% electronic processing fee. Send payment to Renee Clark, 29651 Navarro Ridge Road, Albion, CA 95410 once your dates are confirmed.

-Cleaning and Linen fee varies according to duration of stay and number of people ($50-$100)

-Rates are subject to change without notice. Quotes are valid for 30 days.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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