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2013 Custom-built Home overlooking Platte Lake

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 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 Lakeshore.

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 Lakeshore. Wild-life that roam the area include eagles, deer, fox, pileated woodpeckers, grouse, and turkeys. The property is located close to Sleeping Bear National Lakeshore, 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:
October 30, 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


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2013 Custom-built Home overlooking Platte Lake
average rating of 4.923077 based on 13 reviews

Clean, Updated, and Serene Cabin in a great location

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the cabin overlooking Platte Lake. It had beautiful views, plenty of space, and all of the amenities for a great family vacation. We particularly liked the ample outdoor space for the kids to play in around in. The location is pretty central to all of the places we like to visit (Point Betsie, Frankfurt, The Cherry Hut, Sleeping Bear, etc.) so it was a perfect spot for a week in the fresh air.

  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great, relaxing time!

  • 5 of 5

Lovely, comfortable, very clean home perfect for what we wanted to do: close to kayaking, Sleeping Bear National Lakeshore for hiking & dune climbing, Lake MI beaches. We would definitely consider returning the next time we are in this beautiful part of MI.

  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Really relaxing stay

  • 5 of 5

This is a really great property in a perfect location. Super close to kayaking/tubing on the Platte river, tons of beaches nearby, and in the backyard of the Sleeping Bear dunes. Traverse city is also not too far. The layout of the house is perfect and the house is super clean and well equipped. The owners are the nicest people and very responsive to whatever you might need. Highly recommend this property.

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing view, comfortable home

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here on a family vacation in July 2017. The views are absolutely amazing. The house is stocked well and set up very comfortably.

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Super clean and beautiful views

  • 5 of 5

This place is really nice. Loved the cleanliness, floors, decks and views. We did not use the unit for much other than sleeping and showering; with my sister's place so close by, we spent most of out time at her house. Very quiet and easy to relax and sleep here.

Only a few minor things I would note:

In MBR, the bed frame was not tightly fastened to the headboard. This may have been the source of the noises generated by any movement on the bed.

Overall, the bedding situation is good for kids, but not ideal for more mature families or couples. Kings or queens or even twins would be preferable to bunk beds for a family like mine.

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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: October 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

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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