Historic Platte Lake Home, 205 ft lakefront, 2 Miles From Sleeping Bear Dune
- english, spanish
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
No smoking allowed. You will loose your deposit.
No fires are allowed in indoor fire place.
No hot tub use is permitted
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
Pics Don't Do It Justice!
When I walked into the house all I could keep saying was wow as I strolled through looking at everything. It's absolutely beautiful and was exceptionally clean! I mean exceptionally clean! The upstairs bathroom had a small leak issue which I reported and they offered to come fix right away. It was no biggie for us we just showered on the main floor. The water is super shallow and crystal clear. The bottom has larger rocks so water shoes are helpful. The only thing we missed at this property was having a small beach area for the kids to play in the sand. Everything else was perfect.
The Platte Lake experience
We had a great time at the lake; the pull out sofa and futons were a bit hard in old bones, but we managed just fine and there was an air bed available if we needed it. I would definitely rent this place again.
What a cottage should be
We loved everything from Platte Lake to property to the cottage to the furnishings! Our stay was everything a Michigan lake stay vacation was supposed to be. We can’t say enough about how great the cottage was and the activities around the area. The family did not want to go home!
Lovely historic cottage
This was our third visit and we love the well equipped house and grounds. The beautiful Platte Lake sunsets from the dock are always a highlight.
Little slice of heaven
LOVED this house and property! Platte Lake was amazing too. The house has many sitting/relaxing nooks inside and out. Lots of privacy and very family-friendly. Used the kayaks everyday and my 6 year old used the child kayak. She loved it! The house has a lot charm and is extremely clean. Having a dishwasher saved us a lot of time too.
Very nice property
The house was just as advertised and we enjoyed the property, the grills, the convenience of having two full refrigerators and the scenic views of the lake. The upstairs bathroom didn’t have hot water so we all had to take turns using one shower downstairs but fortunately there was an outdoor shower as well. It was quite hot during our stay and some of the family were uncomfortable trying to sleep. The auxiliary “cabin” which we had hoped to put the two girls in went unused because it was stuffy and spidery. Better for a rugged guest than our city girls. Otherwise we enjoyed the stay very much and as we are extremely familiar with the area were able to visit all of our favorite spots from here: Sleeping Bear Dunes, Frankfort, Point Betsie Lighthouse and Lake Michigan as well as music concerts at Interlochen.
Nearest Airport : Traverse City at 30 Miles
Nearest Motorway : Scenic Highway M-22 at 3 Miles
Nearest Ski : Crystal Mountain ski, snowboarding, cross country
Nearest Golf : multiple courses at 7 Miles
Nearest Restaurants : Manitou Restaurant, Cherry Hut, Brookside, Hungry Tummy,
Big Platte Lake is ideal for swimming, kayaking, canoeing, fishing, sailing, water-skiing, jet-skiing.
¼ mile to Trading Post-great pizza/ ice cream, tubing and canoe trips and groceries.
3 miles to Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore (hiking trails, Lake Michigan beaches).
4 miles to Riverside Canoe Trips (groceries, canoe and kayak rentals)
3 miles to the Cherry Bowl Drive In Theatre.
3 miles to Honor (organic and gourmet groceries, banks, post office, gas stations, DVD/video and game rentals).
10 miles to Empire (antiques, beaches, more hiking trails).
13 miles to Frankfort (charter fishing, shops and restaurants, fireworks, surfing).
18 miles to Glen Arbor (Cherry Republic, galleries, cute shops, restaurants, Manitou Music Festival).
19 miles to Crystal Mountain Resort (golf, Michigan Legacy Art Park, #1-rated ski resort in the Midwest)
20 miles to Interlochen (concerts, theater, exhibits, arts camp, arts academy) .
25 miles to Traverse City (airport, shopping centers and malls).
28 miles to Arcadia Bluffs (#1-rated Golf Course in Michigan according to Golf Magazine)
Other Activities: kayaking/ canoeing-Upper Platte and Lower Platte river, biking-25+mile trail starting in Beulah and new trail in Glen Arbor, hiking-extensive trails , Sleeping Bear Dunes climb, chocolate lovers-Grocer’s Daughter store-Empire, Wine tours ,art /craft shows, Art Film Festival and Cherry Festival-Traverse City