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Lakeside View of Your Upnorth Vacation Rental


Last updated: 11/20/2015
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  • Minimum stay:2-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

Weekend Get-away, Fisherman paradise / Wonderful Family Adventure

Almost Paradise . . . Your Northern Michigan Vacation Lake House.

Need a break? Gorgeous new construction Upnorth Lake House on peaceful Big Platte Lake in Honor Michigan for weekly or weekend rental. This one or two family vacation rental has it all: 5 bedrooms (1st floor master, two-2nd level lake view bedrooms),1472 sq.ft. of decks and balcony, 3 full baths, vaulted 14 ft ceilings, extensive oak trim, 16' ceramic tiles (1st level), berber carpet (2nd level), 4 slider doors, two oversized decks, a camp style firepit, additional lakeside deck & dock, jacuzzi tub and laundry facilities.

All Sports Lake for boating, fishing and swimming. Nearby amenities include: Honor's Cherry Bowl Drive-In Theatre, Extraordinary sandy beaches of Lake Michigan, Platte River and Riverside's Canoe Rentals, Crystal Mountain Sky/Golf Resort, Lake Michigan trout/salmon fishing, The Sleeping Bear Dunes, Traverse City/Frankfort/Manistee-shopping nightlife and Casinos all within 20 to 40 minutes away. Golfing can be found everywhere including Arcadia Bluff's world class course located 45 minutes to the South!

Don't forget to pack your recreational travel gear because this site is perfect for biking, hiking, backpacking and trail walking.

Must see vacation setting with a cute family convenience store, The Trading Post, a 100 yard walk away! Additional amenities include a coffeemaker, a toaster, dishes and utensils. No pets.

Additional House Information: There are five bedrooms, four queen beds and one bedroom with two full size beds, linen supplied by guess. On the beach is grass to the waters edge. The water is shallow, 50 yards out the depth is about 2 feet, Ideal for small kids. The bottom of the lake is sandy with small stones, when I swim I don't ware water shoes. There is a new aluminum dock 4' x 60' with a swim latter at the end. On the house deck there will be two picnic table for eating while enjoying the lake view.

Guest comments
I wanted to send you a note and let let you know that the Snow family had a terrific time last week at Platte Lake.
You have a beautiful home and it was perfect for what we needed. It was an ideal location for us to get to all the destination spots we were wanting to get to. The deck was a popular place to be all week (when not enjoying kayak trips on the beautiful river. Our boys loved hopping on their bikes for trips to the Trading Post.

All of us left with memories that will be cherished forever. In fact, as we were getting ready to leave, my parents were already talking about 'next year'.
So, if you do make the house available next summer, we may be interested in visiting again.

Thanks again for sharing your lake house with us and please feel free to contact me with any questions and also to confirm when you we should expect deposit funds to be returned.


Keywords: Lake House, Honor Mi., Traverse City, Lake Michigan Trout salmon, Crystal Mountain, Fishing, Salmon fishing, Trout fishing, Platte River, Platte Lake, Multi - Family, Golfing, Canoeing.


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Property Type

  • House

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14, Beds for 12-14

  • Other (See Description)


  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

    Main level, Road side, attached bathroo....moreless

  • Bedroom 4: 1 queen

    Road side, Second level, West side of house....moreless

  • Bedroom 5: 2 double

    Road side, Second level, East side of house....moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

    Lake view, Second level, East side of house. Skylight 2x4 ft...moreless

  • Bedroom 3: 1 queen

    Lake view, Second leve, West side of house. Skyligh 2x4 ft....moreless

  • Linen (sheets and towels) not supplied. Blankets and pillows included....moreless

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower


  • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower

    Combined utility, washer and dryer...moreless

  • Bathroom 3: toilet, tub, shower, jetted tub

    Sky light...moreless

Other Amenities

  • Linen not supplied


  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable:

    Wifi signal for your convenience...moreless

  • Television
  • VCR


  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • Fitness Center

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Boating
  • Horseshoes
  • Miniature Golf
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beachfront:

    The water comes to the yard which is grass. From the shore out is mostly sandy with small stones. The water gradually gets deep (five feet) over a distance of seventy yards....moreless

  • Lake View
  • Lakefront:

    This area of Michigan is just beautiful. The float trips on Platte river, climbing of the sand dunes, hiking on the wilderness trails with all the wildlife, amenities in Traverse City, local parades, Crystal Mountain year round actives, Big lake fishing, goes on and on. What I love is freshness of the air, the natural beauty of the land and water. The quietness, the beauty of the sun and moon light on the water, the ever changing looks on the water as the wind and clouds change the light reflections, producing countless looks. I enjoy looking form the balcony onto the water, the higher elevation results in better moon and sun light reflections...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Rafting
  • Sailing
  • Skiing
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • Swimming
  • Water Skiing
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining Area


  • Clothes Dryer
  • Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove


  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster


  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill


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from 7 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Summer Rate
Jun 25 - Aug 27, 2016
7 night min stay

$4,000 $3,100

Changeover Day: Saturday

My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
  • Taxes Not included


Night rate: March 1 - June 18, Sept - Nov., $650 2 nights, $900 3 nights.

Weekly rate: March 1 - June 4, $2000/wk, June 4-11 $2500/wk, June 11-18 $3000/wk, June 18-25 $3800. Aug. 27-Sep. 3 $3700.

June nightly booking only one week in advance.

Security Deposit is in addition to the rental payment and is refunded two weeks after your stay, assuming no damages. Linen is not included. You will need linen for four queens and two full size beds plus towels and wash cloths.

A full Payment is made 3 months prior to vacation date. A $500 reservation/damage deposit will reserve your reservation date. I will hold your requested reservation for one week until I receive your deposit. When I receive your deposit, I will acknowledge via email: 1.) your payment, 2.) confirm your request dates, 3.) the property address, 4.) the cost of your stay.

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Last updated: 11/20/2015
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30 Miles
Nearest Airport
Traverse City Airport
5 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Sleeping Bear Lounge
28 Miles
Nearest Golf
Arcadia Bluffs
4 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Michigan In-state, U.S. 31
7 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Cold Creek Inn
20 Miles
Nearest Ski
Chrystal Mt.
9 Miles
Nearest Beach
Lake Michigan

Car: Necessary


Owner info

Year Purchased: 1980

About the owner: I'm a retired Automotive Engineer/builder who loves to travel and visit with family. I enjoy Zydeco / cajun dancing, water actives, snowboarding, hiking, cars, motorcycles, and traveling to dance festivals. I have three children, one daughter and two sons. My daughter lives in Denver and my sons live in Boston, Ma, and Orlando, Fl., four grand sons and one grand daughter. I very much enjoy spending time with my family. I'm living in Denver.

Why the Owner Chose Platte Lake:
I've owned this property since 1980, the property has been in the family since the 50's. I use to vacation here as a child, lots of great memories. In 2001 I decided to demolish and rebuild the lake house. As a license residential Michigan builder, my son and I spent three years designing and buildng a special setting with maximum lake views. The 'peninsula lot setting' with the closeness of the dwelling to the water makes for great lake views. The natural beauty with Southern exposure and love for the area is why this Lake House will be in the Miller family for a long long time.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
This area of Michigan is just beautiful. The float trips on Platte river, climbing of sand dunes, hiking on the wilderness trails with all the wildlife. The activies/festivals in surrounding cities, local parades, year round activities at Crystal Mountain, Big lake fishing (coho, salmon), the freshness of the air, the peacefull environment, the beauty of the sun and moon light on the water from the balcony with the wind, sun and clouds creating endless views/beauty.

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  • Lakeside View of Your Upnorth Vacation Rental

    Lakeside View of Your Upnorth Vacation Rental

  • Living Room

    Living Room

  • Kitchen with wrap around bar

    Kitchen with wrap around bar

  • Side yard looking at entrance

    Side yard looking at entrance

  • Rape around side yard deck

    Rape around side yard deck

  • East side view of Lake House

    East side view of Lake House

  • Living room lake view

    Living room lake view

  • View at dock swim latter

    View at dock swim latter

  • Views off of Your Deck of Big Platte Lake

    Views off of Your Deck of Big Platte Lake

  • Lake side, balcony view west bedroom

    Lake side, balcony view west bedroom

  • Grandsons Playing at shoreline

    Grandsons Playing at shoreline

  • Lake side deck

    Lake side deck

  • Road side entrance

    Road side entrance

  • Sunset


  • Early evening lake view

    Early evening lake view

  • Side yard fall 2011

    Side yard fall 2011

VRBO #71615

This listing was first published here in 2005.

Date last modified - Saturday, November 28, 2015

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