Guest House on Big Platte Lake

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Last updated: 10/22/2015
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  • Minimum stay:2-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

Located on beautiful Platte Lake within three miles of the Sleeping Bear National Park, our property is available from May through October. It can be rented by the week during the peak season(June 13 - Sept. 12 or by the day or week during the off season(minimum two day rental). This property is ideal for couples and can serve as your headquarters for North Michigan fun and relaxation. The property is located within a quarter mile of a wildlife area with bald eagles being observed almost daily. The Platte River can be accessed from the property and is ideal for kayaking and stream fishing. Platte Lake is an all sports 2,500 acre lake with smallmouth bass, pike, walleye and panfish. Vacationers can kayak or canoe from the property to the shores of Lake Michigan. Children welcome ages 14 and older.

Our guest house is a 1,000 sq. ft. modern upstairs apartment located 100 ft. behind our home. For golfers, three public courses are located within a fifteen minute drive. Alpine skiing at Crystal Mountain is a 30 minute drive and there are many miles of cross-country trails within a fifteen minute drive.

Guests have access to our dock, lakeside yard and mooring for a boat is available. Two kayaks and a canoe are included in the rental rate.

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Property Type

  • Apartment
  • On floor 2
  • 900 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Not Suitable For Children:

    No children under 14 years of age...moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

Other Amenities

  • Lake and Dock Access


  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Game Console
  • Video Games
  • Video Library


  • Away From It All


  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Water Parks
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Miniature Golf
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Lake View

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Pier Fishing
  • Sailing
  • Swimming
  • Water Skiing


  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people


  • Air Conditioning
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet:


  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided


  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Dish soap provided...moreless

  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    Paper products supplied, ie: toilet paper, napkins, kleenex, paper towels...moreless

  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Balcony
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lawn / Garden:

    Picnic table, lawn chairs...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill


Write a review 4.9
from 16 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Apr 15 - Jun 16, 2016
2 night min stay
Jun 17 - Sep 6, 2016
7 night min stay

My Standard Rate
2 night min stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Taxes Not included


$130.00 due at booking to hold reservation. The first payment is due Sept. 5.

Cancellation policy:

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

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Last updated: 10/22/2015
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Owner info

Year Purchased: 2000

About the owner: Bill and Suzie Anderson moved to Platte Lake in 2005. Bill is a managment consultant and retired college administrator. Suzie is a retired RN and master gardner and operates a garden design and maintenance business.

Why the Owner Chose Beulah:
We have vacationed in this area our entire lives. This property has been in Suzie's family since the late 1920's while Bill's family has owned property since 1905 located just 15 minutes away on beautiful Lower Hering Lake. For many years our dream was to retire to this area. Our lakehouse home is a makeover of the original cottage and has been included on the annual Charity Tour of Interesting Places.

The Unique Benefits at this Apartment:
Platte Lake is a very quiet low traffic all sports lake with a beautiful wildlife preserve located at the east end where we live. We can leave our home in kayaks and in 10 minutes be enjoying the solitude and beauty of the Platte River while others are enjoying water sports on the lake. Three golf courses are located within a ten minute drive and Traverse City is just 25 miles away. It's no wonder that many prefer to call this 'God's Country'.

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Speaks: english



  • View of Guest House May 2010

    View of Guest House May 2010

  • Bedroom


  • View of Guesthouse From Gardens

    View of Guesthouse From Gardens

  • Full Service Kitchen Adjacent to Living Area

    Full Service Kitchen Adjacent to Living Area

  • One of Two Bedrooms

    One of Two Bedrooms

  • Garden Adjacent to Lake Area

    Garden Adjacent to Lake Area

  • Sunrise Picture Taken From Owner's Dock

    Sunrise Picture Taken From Owner's Dock

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This listing was first published here in 2008.

Date last modified - Friday, November 27, 2015

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