Book your next family getaway on northern Michigan's best kept secret. Big Platte Lake is perfect for boating, swimming, hanging at the sand bar, and great fishing. Platte river runs through the lake keeping water clean with NO swimmers itch! Cottage is a recently renovated 4 bedroom and 1.5 bath that will sleep 9-10. Amenities include: 3 adult kayaks, 2 children kayaks, 1 canoe, 2 paddle boards, 4 floating tubes, and wifi. Pontoon is also available to rent if interested. 4 bedrooms include: 2 rooms with 1 queen bed each, 1 bedroom with a full size bed, and 1 bedroom with 3 twin beds and an available roll-away and pack-n-play. Nearby attractions include: Lake Michigan, Frankfurt, Sleeping Bear Dunes, Traverse City, wineries/distilleries, amazing golf courses including Arcadia Bluffs, Crystal Mountain, and a drive-in movie theater. If you're looking for a cottage with vintage modern charm this is the perfect place and close to many northern attractions. Belauh is 30 mile drive to Traverse City , 5 minute drive to Lake Michigan, 12 miles to Frankfurt, 15 miles to Crystal Mountain, 22 miles to Arcadia Bluffs, 14 miles to Sleeping Bear Dunes headquarters in Empire, 7 miles to St Ambrose winery, 18 miles to Iron Fish Distillery, 2 miles to Cherry Bowl Drive-In movie theater, and 11 miles to Betsie Lighthouse.
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- Min Stay2 - 7 nights
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- Calendar last updated:
- Aug 16, 2018
Our family of 5 is from Grand Rapids, MI. We both grew up in northern Michigan and wanted our children to be able to experience the same. We spent our fall and winter of 2016 renovating this charming cottage ourselves. We had so much fun and made great family memories along the way. It was a year they will never forget!
Owner purchased this House in 2016
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Better than expected and exactly what we hoped
The well maintained beach and sandy, shallow bottom lake is perfect for children. Lots of water toys (kayaks, paddle board, tubes, etc.) available which were in great condition. House had wonderful views of the lake from the open floor plan kitchen, bathroom, family and dinning area along with views from the large bedroom upstairs. Clean and well appointed interior with beautiful decorations, yet kid friendly. About 25 minutes to the Sleeping Bear Sand Dune climb and 20 minutes from Frankfort town for the park, brewery or coffee shop. Bonus: Beach was within the baby monitor's working range, which was great for nap and bedtimes.
We really enjoyed our stay at Big Platte Lake. The cottage itself is very cute, has plenty of room, comes with kayaks and paddle boards and has a great sandy beach. The owners are easy to deal with and answer any questions promptly. A great vacation.
Beautiful cottage, friendly owner and perfect family getaway
This cottage has it all and is located on a beautiful lake that’s perfect for families. The owner is friendly and provided us with tons of information ahead of time so we knew what to pack, what to leave home and what to expect. The house is beautifully decorated with a modern vintage touch and has everything you need for a comfortable stay, the beds were nice and the towels soft. The kitchen has everything to prepare meals and we especially loved having the barwear and Keureg. The garage is stocked with water toys and the beach sand is beautiful and full of shells for the kids to collect. We rented the pontoon boat too and had a great time exploring the lake and playing at the sand bar. Spend a day tubing down the Platte River and head to Glen Arbor for some fun shopping and having lunch at Cherry Republic. Thanks Scott for the awesome family memories!
Beautiful Cottage with plenty of beach fun!
We had a wonderful time at this lakefront property. The house was clean and so pretty to stay in, the yard was well kept and the beach area was more then what we had wished! The beach area was perfect for little kids and everyone had so much fun trying out all of the water "toys" that were provided. My two young girls loved the kids kayaks and my son loves the shallow water so he could run right in! The house had plenty of room for us and was beautifully decorated for our stay. We had a great time and would highly recommend to a friend or stay again!
The perfect spot: beautiful views with everything you need.
Without question the best of the 17 spots I’ve rented in this area. The cottage is in a great spot - on the water, a few miles from. Beulah and Honor. It has everything you could imagine - canoes, kayaks, paddle boards, and a pontoon boat. We spent a weekend and only left once to go for a hike.
You’ll be impressed by how well appointed the cabin is. Plenty of silverware, plates, utensils, EVERYTHING is fully stocked (which is often not the case). The decor is beautiful.
Big Platte Lake is much quieter than surrounding areas. There is very little boat traffic and the water is crystal clear and shallow - perfect for young families.
There are several Sleeping Bear Dunes Trailheads within 15 miles if the cottage. Additionally, The Platte River is great for paddling, tubing, or chasing trout.
You’d be crazy to choose a different property, it doesn’t get any better than this.
Adorable cottage, peaceful and perfect getaway
Super clean, beautifully remodeled lake cottage in a great location. Short drive to the dunes, hiking and lighthouse. We loved having kayaks and SUPs to use on the lake...they even have kid kayaks for the little ones. The owner was wonderful and kind. Highly recommend and would definitely return.
Belauh is 30 mile drive to Traverse City , 5 minute drive to Lake Michigan, 12 miles to Frankfurt, 15 miles to Crystal Mountain, 22 miles to Arcadia Bluffs, 14 miles to Sleeping Bear Dunes headquarters in Empire, 7 miles to St Ambrose winery, 18 miles to Iron Fish Distillery, 2 miles to Cherry Bowl Drive-In movie theater, and 11 miles to Betsie Lighthouse.