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2013 Custom-built Home overlooking Platte Lake

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 6 nights


About the property

3 Bedrooms - 2 Bathrooms - Sleeps 8 guests

Minimum night stay - 5 nights most weeks

Check in at 4:00 p.m.

Check out at 11:00 a.m.

Internet - yes

Wheelchair accessible - no

Pets considered - no

Smoking indoors - no


Beautiful, new 2000 sq. ft ranch located on 40 acres of rolling hills overlooking Platte Lake and Lake Michigan with property adjacent to Sleeping Bear Dunes National Park.

Located in the center of Crystal Lake, Frankfort, and Empire. Property is within 1/4 mile of scenic M-22. Enter through a private, wooded canopy driveway. Opens to a home located on a high hill with views of Big Platte Lake.

The home has 3 bedrooms (sleeps 8 comfortably) and 2 full bathrooms. All bedrooms have windows that face the lake.

- Bedroom 1 is a master bedroom with ensuite bathroom. It includes a full size bed and twin bunk beds with a walk-in closet and a private deck with a bistro table and chair set - perfect for morning coffee or late night star-gazing.

- Bedroom 2 has a queen size bed, a large dresser, and two windows for a spacious lake view.

- Bedroom 3 includes twin bunk beds, a closet, and large window for viewing the lake.

- Bathroom 1 offers two sinks and a tub/shower combination.

- Bathroom 2 includes one sink, a large walk-in shower with seat, and a linen closet that holds extra sheets and towels.

The kitchen has espresso cabinetry, stainless steel appliances, and large prep counter. The counter is perfect for setting up a buffet or for an extra eating area with the available stools and pendant lighting. The dining room is adjacent to the kitchen with a round table and cozy seating for four and a large window facing the lake.

The laundry room has a full-size washer and dryer and laundry tub for easy clean-up.

The great room has a recessed ceiling, wood-burning stove, and a sectional for relaxation and for taking in a movie. There is a flat screen television connected to a DVD/VCR. Movies are available.

From the great room, there are two sets of sliding glass doors with access to two decks. On the North side, there is a small deck which includes a grill. On the South side, there is a large deck that accommodates a large patio table and chair set for eating outdoors and taking in the view.

The property has beautiful, walking trails with a look-out point of Lake Michigan and Empire Dune, the largest dune of Sleeping Bear National Park. Wild-life that roam the area include eagles, deer, fox, pileated woodpeckers, grouse, and turkeys. The property is located close to Sleeping Bear National Park, Peterson Beach (Lake Michigan), Platte River (canoeing, kayaking, tubing), restaurants, shopping, etc. Maps, brochures, and a list of featured attractions are available upon request.

More Details

Laura & Branden Minuth
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 20, 2017


Honor House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 7 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double , 2 bunk bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 bunk bed
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(8 traveler reviews)

2013 Custom-built Home overlooking Platte Lake
average rating of 4.875 based on 8 reviews

Owners are very responsive and go out of their way to make you feel at home.

  • 5 of 5

Great view and location. Newer house that is very comfortable and private. I would certainly book again.

  • Submitted: Oct 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
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Nice house with beautiful view of lake

  • 4 of 5

The house is only a few years old, and is well equipped with hardware. It is situated in a forest with a stunning view of the lake. During our stay we saw several wild animals close-up just outside our windows.

House was clean and owners were very helpful and quick to react to any questions we had. Only small downside is that the master bedroom with 1 queen and a bunk bed for 2 persons is fairly small, and with 4 people sharing that room, we felt a bit cramped.

Plenty of things to do in the areas, especially if you love water. Also Sleeping Bear Dunes nationalpark is close by, which a.o. offer stunning view of Lake Michigan.

If you are a wine lover, there are plenty of vineyards within 30-45 minutes drive from the house.

If we ever return to the Honor area we will certainly consider this rental again.

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Great home in great location!! Home was very clean and comfortable!!

  • 5 of 5

This home was fantastic!! In a great location by rivers to float and kayak, and Lake Michigan. Frankfort and Sleeping Bear Dunes National Park were each only 20 minutes away. The house was clean, updated and had all amenities you would want when traveling. We would definitely return.

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great stay in July 2016

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at this property in July 2016. The owners were easy to work with and gave excellent directions on how to find the property and how best to take care of their beautiful home. The home has a wonderful view of Platte Lake from the living area and each of the bedrooms. The home is in excellent condition and is very well taken care of. Although it is off a main road where there are many vacation homes, it has a secluded feel to it as there is a long driveway that takes you up to the home. We hardly knew we even had neighboring homes nearby while at the property. It is 5-10 minutes to a nearby beach on Lake Michigan, around 20-25 minutes to Sleeping Bear Dunes, and approximately 30 minutes to Traverse City. This was a great place to stay that allowed us to see a beautiful area in Northern Michigan.

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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August 2015

  • 5 of 5

Absolutely loved our stay. Beautiful views and excellent location.

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
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Grand Haven, MI

Beautiful like new house with view of Platte Lake

  • 5 of 5

Very nice private location. Close to Lake Michigan and Platte River. The house is like new and each room nicely decorated. Everything was provided. The views of the lake were wonderful to wake up to. The owners were nice to do business with and we would definitely recommend to anyone wanting a vacation.

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Honor House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Summer 2017
May 25 2017 - Jun 29 2017
5 night minimum stay
4th July week
Jun 30 2017 - Jul 7 2017
6 night minimum stay
Summer 2017
Jul 8 2017 - Aug 31 2017
5 night minimum stay
Labor Day
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 4 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $99

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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