Sleeping Bear Shore Gateway Getaway. Platte River Gem~(23 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:3 nights
- Property type:House
- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:Yes
About the Property
NEW 4 Bedrooms 2 Baths, 2 Living areas , Sleeps 8-16
Up until now it has been called 'The best kept Secret in Benzie County !' In fact a lot of the locals aren't too happy about the publicity ! They know what a rare gem they have had hiding here !
Seeing is believing and I promise you won't be disappointed when you see all this incredible area has to offer ! The Floor plan is very versatile (Total Space over 2000 sq ft w/finished lower level that has 4 ft by 4 ft windows !) and easy to group people together in many different sleeping arrangements, especially with all of the extra space in the brand new finished basement.. But please feel comfortable here ! We have a nice place but it is for vacationing ! Relax ! No fine art Pieces to worry about breaking. This is a place where everybody should feel welcome ! This is not an area filled with tons of shops and tourist traps and trinkets ! Natural Beauty Abounds everywhere and is FREE !
We headed north on one summer vacation many years ago and fell in love with those towering dunes perched along the Northwest side of Lake Michigan towering out from above the edges of the Forests below. This is paradise and we have never grown tired of exploring, walking a new trail or finding a new beach. Traveling just 10 minutes a little more north,south,east or west, whichever way you choose, there is always something new and amazing to discover in this Peninsula.
From your lazy trip down The South Platte River to The infamous Dune Climb up by Glen Lakes.
Don't forget to go to Pierce Stocking Scenic Drive for the most dramatic overlook in America ! Take your time there. Dont rush.
So. Here is our Dream. There is more than enough room and privacy for a small Family Reunion, (we have two full baths and a new finished basement ) or just a quiet getaway for two. The layout is very flexible and acomidate, yet modern. The location (right across from the famous South Platte River) is excellent !
Any sunny afternoon to explore the area is good for a quiet country drive down the meandering roads between the historical farmsteads of Port Onieda only to discover another stretch of private seemingly untouched beach all to yourself that goes
on for miles and miles...
Ahhhhhhhhhhhh ! And then there are the Sunsets.............
Keywords: Voted 'MOST BEAUTIFUL PLACE IN AMERICA ! This property LITERALLY boarders The Sleeping Bear Sand Dunes on two side ! ! ! Walking distance to three different bodies of water. Beach,Lake,sanctuary, new built house, finished lower level with daylight windows, additional sleeping possible in finished basement, lake,river, sunset, hideaway, secluded setting, serenity,
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Member since: 2011
- 1 story
- 2400 sq. ft.
- Children Welcome:
- Non Smoking Only:
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 20, Beds for 14-20
- King size beds (1) Brand new king sized pillow top mattress (all matresses are brand new)also in the bedroom is a full sized futon with new inner coil comfy mattress, Queen size Beds (1) The third bedroom has a new queen bed and room to put a full size Air Mattress. (it is in the closet with extra linens), Double Beds (2) 2 brand new double beds with comfy mattresses., Twin or Single Beds (4) several blow up mattress are included if needed, Sleep Sofa or Futons (2) plus We have 2 Queen Sized Comfortable Air Mattresses that you can inflate in the NEW basement. (with spatious brand new rec- room)...moreless
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms
- 2 Full Baths
- This New Built Home is nestled at the foot of the Sleepy Bear Dunes, National Forest, A and across the road from the South Platte River. Just a stones throw from The Riverside Canoe Livery, put your tubes,kayaks,canoes or any floatation device across the street and down just a few houses the float out to Lake Michigan within a couple hours !.. beach, after beach, after beach ! South Manitou Island, North Manitou Island, Pets in the Park are allowed: from Platte River Campground to Peterson Road, from Esch Road north to the Lakeshore Boundary south of Empire, (best pet beach) Lakeshore in Empire to south of North Bar Lake stream outlet, from Maritime Museum east to Lakeshore bond. west of GlenA We have a finished basement (with 2 Four foot by four foot daylight windows) a Ping pong table and ample room for those extra guests that your kids always want to invite but 'there is no room.' The basement is clean and we have 4 comfortable queen size mattresses that fit in this larg...moreless
- Ping Pong Table
- Satellite / Cable:
- Video Library
- Away From It All
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Winery Tours
Local Services & Businesses
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Eco Tourism
- Horseback Riding
- Miniature Golf
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
- Water View
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Cross Country Skiing
- Deepsea Fishing
- Freshwater Fishing
- Hot Air Ballooning
- Jet Skiing
- Mountain Biking
- Pier Fishing
- Rock Climbing
- Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
- Ski Privileges Optional
- Water Skiing
- Dining Area
- Seating for 8 people
- Air Conditioning:
- Clothes Dryer:
- Hair Dryer
- Linens Provided:
- Living Room
- Parking Off Street:
- Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:
- Towels Provided
- Washing Machine:
- Wireless Internet
- Coffee Maker
Self explanitory-I think. but then I love to cook so the cupboards are filled with baking dishes of all sizes and more than enough cups and bowls and spoons and various items necessary to cook whatever comes to mind from brownies to casseroles to Grilling.......moreless
- Dishes & Utensils:
- Ice Maker
This kitchen has it all then some. TONS of spices, ALL new Stove, Refrigerator, microwave, dishwasher, garbage disposal, coffee maker, toaster, all dishes pots and pans,CHARCOAL grill, (w/coals) If you need it -use it. If you can replace it -try. If you can't -no big deal !...moreless
- Pantry Items
Deck / Patio:
Cant wait to get summer pictures ! House is BRAND NEW so only begining landscaping -but a very good start. ..Very private setting outside with a great fire pit area for roasting those marshmallows in the evening. We also have dozens of tubes and rafts and 4 kayaks(2 flat top and 2 ride ins ) that go with the rental of the home. Please do your best to take care of them !; )...moreless
- Kayak / Canoe:
- Lawn / Garden
- Outdoor Grill
- Ski & Snowboard
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My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
Fees and Rental Conditions:
- Pet Fee $100
- Cleaning fee $250
- Property Damage Protection $59
- Taxes Not included
We sleep large groups and accomodate a variety of different parties our rates are subject to change accordingly.Please call me directly. This is our vacation home and not just an investment. We like to talk to you personally and explain where everything is and directions about our property. Thanks ! Michele Blair 810-241-8199
Owner's cancellation policy:
100% refund if canceled at least 90 days before arrival date.
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The first question people ask is ' can we walk on the beach ?' Yes. You have a choice of three different bodies of water within walking distance. Platte River, Big Platte Lake and Loon Lake. All three are very different and very close to the most beautiful beach in Michigan, Platte River Point Park, which is actually in the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore voted the most beautiful in America. Its true. The simple beauty of the park just washes away all of the stress of lifes daily struggles and immediately feel the tranquility of the Lakeshore fill your senses. Its Dunes, Beaches, Forests, Hills and Farms are forever awe inspiring and never cease to renew your spirits, year after year.
Year Purchased: 2011
About the owner: My Family and I have been looking for that special place to get away from the stresses of every day life for a long time. We knew that we wanted to be close to the Sleeping Bear Sand Dunes and knew immediately when we found this property, that this was the location we were looking for. As a kid I have great memories camping all over the State of Michigan my whole life, but, ironically, we had never ventured this far. None of them come close to comparing to this area. We are now creating awesome memories with our kids now that we have found our 'favorite spot' in the State.We hope that you enjoy our Sanctuary half as much as we do !
Why the Owner Chose Honor, MI, USA:
We chose this specific area because it is centrally located in the middle of the most naturally beautiful places in the state of Michigan. The Wine tours are amazing and just minutes away. From North Port all of the way down to Elberta there are so many unique and beautiful places to discover ! My Family and I have been coming up here to this area for about ten years now and can never seem to get enough of it each time we come. Its surrounding towns are so interesting and have fun little shops and different beaches to explore. Did I mention it? We LOVE the beaches here ! As beautiful as it is, it never seems to be so crowded that it is a tourist trap of some kind. No huge shopping Malls with all the fast food. Its still a very quaint and low key vacation area to forget about all your daily stress back home, but still boasts of many little shops with very interesting items to mark your memorable time here.
The Unique Benefits at this House:
You can drive 20 minutes in any direction and see something new each and every time ! SERIOUSLY. South Platte River is across the street so you can drop your canoe, kayak, aka any flotation device, and be in Lake Michigan within a few hours. There is always somewhere new to discover, (another fossil to find) I cannot even count the number of beaches that we have found from the many inland lakes to all around the coast of Michigan to the several Islands (a couple we haven't even gotten to yet !) there are Ferries going to them on a regular schedule-all info is at the 'cabin.' There is so much natural beauty to see in so many different spots that this has been voted as 'THE MOST BEAUTIFUL PLACE IN AMERICA.
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This is why we built here. The Platte River flowing out into Lake Michigan is #1
brand new Patio and outdoor furniture
Lake Michigan Beach in Empire
living area very open and spacious.Yet cozy~ (vaulted ceilings) Lots of seating
4 Kayaks, 2 ride on tops and 2 full . TONS of tubes and diff. floatation devices
Go for a walk after dinner to watch the Sunset on Loon Lake. Connects to Platte.
Master bedroom with King size bed ( All new mattresses) new futon with inner coi
Spacious bathroom with first floor Laundry.
walking along the Platte to swim in Lake Michigan ....ahhhhhhhh.Heaven is close.
Second bedroom with new Queen bed w/rm for full size mattress. Is in closet if n
Running down the Dune Climb. These Summertime memories will last forever.
This is our secret spot ...you'll have to explore to find it. Clues to follow...
Basement is finished, house is ready to go Grass is almost in.Ah.Try..to...relax
Large dining area for 8 PLUS to eat ! Kitchen fully stocked ! ( I love to cooK)
4thBdrm Huge ! in LL Basement! Two King size comfortable beds. Kids favorite too
'Empire Bluffs ... A MUST see !' Again. Voted 'Most beautiful place in America.'
Extra sleeping in LL basement with new futon, comfy couch and Love seat recliner
Fully stocked Kitchen. You need something here ? USE IT. Please replace if poss.
Lots of extra space in LL with ping pong table or several large Air Mattresses
First full bathroom. other full bath has first floor laundry ( w/ full size W/D)
The Overlook (Unbelievably Panoramic, off Pierce Stocking Drive -a MUST SEE )
North Empire Bluffs .Voted 'Most Beautiful Place in America by Good Morn America
Where the River meets Lk Michigan. This point is ever changing and evolves often
The pier in Frankfort . A MUST see ! top 5 favorite spots to stop ...every trip
This listing was first published here in 2011.
Date last modified - Saturday, March 25, 2017
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