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Guest House on Big Platte Lake

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Space 900 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

Apartment, 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4)

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 small mouth bass, pike, walleye and pan fish. 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, and there are many miles of hiking 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.

Keywords: Guest House

More Details

Owner
Suzie
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
60%
Calendar last updated:
September 20, 2017

About Suzie

Bill and Suzie Anderson moved to Platte Lake in 2005. Bill is a management consultant and retired college administrator. Suzie is a retired RN, a master gardener and a certified garden consultant.

Suzie purchased this apartment in 2000

Why Suzie chose Northwest

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.

What makes this apartment unique

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'.

Amenities

Beulah Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 900 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • not suitable for children ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake View
Theme:
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Towels, soap, shampoo supplied
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
  • Double Beds (1), king size bed (1) All bedding supplied
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 5 beach chairs
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
Notes:
Lake and Dock Access, picnic table

Reviews

Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(23 traveler reviews)

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Guest House on Big Platte Lake
average rating of 4.7391305 based on 23 reviews
5

Wonderfull stay

  • 5 of 5

Well maintained property close to the Sleepy Bear Dunes. Loved the Kayaks and views of the Sunsets. Owner was courteous and helpful with our stay.

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Platte Lake Stay

  • 3 of 5

All the amenities, comfortable bed, quiet but place was a bit dirty. Hostess very nice.

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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4

Clean, cute, nice location!

  • 4 of 5

Loved our stay at the guest house! Very scenic area of Michigan with gorgeous sunsets over the lake. The guest house was very well equipped, clean and comfortable. The lake was very clear and quiet, and we were there over the 4th of July holiday! They have kayaks available for guests to use. Quaint towns nearby, with lots of bike trails and rec areas. Took off one star because of the water within the guest house. They use a "holding tank" system and have signs reminding you to limit your water usage. It was not a problem for two of us, but may be something to consider if a family is staying here.

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very enjoyable stay!

  • 4 of 5

The apartment was great, with view of the lake, lovely furniture and everything you needed.

The place was clean and nice and we enjoyed our time there very much. We also took advantage of the boats- our family had a great time!

S.T and family from Germany

  • Submitted: Oct 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very clean and excellent hospitality.

  • 4 of 5

Nice place with easy access. Very good accommodations and lots to do and see in the area.

  • Submitted: Sep 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Wonderful!

  • 5 of 5

The guest house was even more cozy and comfortable than we expected from the pictures. We had everything we could need, from kitchen utensils to plenty of towels and blankets. It was so quiet and peaceful on Platte Lake, we were able to get plenty of relaxation in between trips to the nearby dunes, beaches, towns, and wineries. Suzie and Bill respected our privacy while being very accommodating, getting us life jackets for our canoe trip and recommending the best beach in the area. They have made up a huge binder of area restaurants and activities with personal recommendations which we found extremely useful. Perfect place to stay while exploring the area!

  • Submitted: Jun 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

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

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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