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Recently Built Log Cabin Home Just Minutes from Sleeping Bear Dunes N. L.

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View from Saffron Rd. (Woods near the N. shore of Little Platte Lake)


Last updated: 04/18/2017
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Sleeps:8
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:Cabin
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

Cabin, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths (Sleeps 6-8)

Located on 30 acres of woods with a creek flowing behind the cabin, this recently-built log home has a campfire area for evening good times and s'mores, and close proximity to Lake Michigan, Crystal Mountain, the Platte and Betsie Rivers, the Platte Lakes and Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. The cabin has a lovely back porch, loft, living area, well-furnished bedrooms, laundry area, modern kitchen, televisions, WiFi, and DVD player.

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Member since: 2013

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/18/2017

Property Type

  • Cabin
  • 1200 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 8
  • Children Welcome:

    Our cabin is very child-friendly! We have lots of fields, trees, trails, a small stream and creek, a lake just down the road, lots of board games and movies on DVD....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered:

    We are pet friendly! (For well-behaved pets). Call the owner if you have questions/concerns....moreless

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Limited Accessibility

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 6-8

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

    Master Bedroom...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

    Second Floor Bedroom...moreless

  • Bedroom 3/ Loft: 1 sleep sofa /futon

    Queen-size futon...moreless

  • Two cots with sleeping bags also available. We recommend you bring air mattresses or tents for very large groups (over 7-8 persons)....moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

    Ceramic tile floor...moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower

    Shower has ceramic tile throughout...moreless

Other Amenities

  • This is a new facility. If you seek additional amenities not listed, contact owner....moreless


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Television:

    2 televisions...moreless

  • Video Library:

    at least a hundred recent and classic movies....moreless


  • Away From It All
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Library
  • Marina
  • Playground
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Horseback Riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Miniature Golf
  • Paddle Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Rural:

    The cabin is quite secluded with no close neighbors. A very peaceful and quiet setting....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • Hunting
  • Ice Skating
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Paragliding
  • Parasailing
  • Pier Fishing
  • Rafting
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Skiing
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining:

    Table extends to seat six. Card table and chairs are available. Additional tables and seating available on rear screened-in porch....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people


  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage:

    Pole barn not open to guests...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Living Room
  • Parking:

    Plenty of ample parking...moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine



  • Deck / Patio:

    Large enclosed back porch...moreless

  • Golf:

    Several area golf courses only minutes away....moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    Canoeing/kayaking/tubing just minutes away on the beautiful Platte River....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    16 acres of woods, gardens and lawn...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard:

    X-country skiing and snowshoeing on site. Crystal MT. ski resort is 15 miles S. of our cabin......moreless



Write a review 4.9
from 16 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Jan 5 - May 20, 2017
3 night min stay
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Pet Fee $50
  • Cleaning $175
  • Taxes Not included


Nightly rates include taxes.

Weekly rate of $1610 includes ALL fees and taxes.

Owner's cancellation policy:

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Last updated: 04/18/2017
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30 Miles
Nearest Airport
Cherry Capital Airport
4 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Sleeping Bear Lounge
4 Miles
Nearest Golf
Champion Hills
1 Miles
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Papa J's Diner
15 Miles
Nearest Ski
Crystal Mountain
2 Miles
Nearest Beach
Peterson Beach-Lake Michigan

Car: Recommended

Come visit our recently built log cabin and have a wonderful time visiting the Sleeping Bear Dune National Lakeshore area. We are just minutes from many of the local tourist areas you will want to visit such as Empire, Frankfort, Crystal Lake, Traverse City and, of course, the dunes and shorelines of Lake Michigan.

Saffron Road has public access to Little Platte Lake which is a scenic 800 acre lake with quiet, natural beauty. Wildlife includes loons, beaver, eagles, and excellent fishing. The lake is connected to Big Platte Lake via Deadstream and Platte River and continues to Lake Michigan. Canoeing, kayaking, tubing and fishing are the main attractions.

Our log cabin is located in a wooded area only a mile from the the beautiful Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore park and all of its natural attractions such as Pierce Stocking scenic drive, the world-famous Dune Climb, Glen Arbor and the Manitou Islands. The sandy beaches of Lake Michigan are just a few minutes away. You may swim, build sand castles, or walk along the shore and hunt for Petoskey stones!

Our log cabin is open year-round for summer vacations, fall color tours, fishing, winter skiing and snowmobiling and spring mushrooming.

The area has many quaint lakeside communities, wineries, shopping, arts, antiques, dining, golf, casinos, and sight-seeing, etc. Fine arts and museums are located at nearby Traverse City and Interlochen Arts Academy. Take a lighthouse tour at Point Betsie or take the family to the nearby Cherry Bowl Drive-in Movie!

We are located only minutes from Empire, Frankfort, Crystal Mountain(Skiing and golf), Interlochen and Traverse City. Other great golf opportunities are only minutes away as well as cross-country and snowmobile trails.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2012

About the owner: Phil and Ginny Lavender are the property owners. We are both retired and would love to share our new vacation home with you. Our primary home is in Lake Orion, MI. although we both were born and raised in western Michigan.

Why the Owner Chose Honor, MI, USA:
Phil's mother and grandparents grew up in the area and Benzie County has always been a second home. The family cabin, built in the late '30's is located just a few hundred yards away. Building our own log cabin has always been a goal for Phil and his sister who also built a cabin nearby.

The Unique Benefits at this Cabin:
Special attractions to our place are the birds and other wildlife, the closeness of Lake Michigan and the Sleeping Bear Dunes, Little Platte Lake and the Platte River. We especially enjoy our back porch overlooking a quiet stream and woods. We also enjoy evening campfires and back-yard barbecues.

Contact us

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/18/2017

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  • View from Saffron Rd. (Woods near the N. shore of Little Platte Lake)

    View from Saffron Rd. (Woods near the N. shore of Little Platte Lake)

  • View from road in winter

    View from road in winter

  • Log stairs to loft

    Log stairs to loft

  • Kitchen area

    Kitchen area

  • Futon in loft with queen bed

    Futon in loft with queen bed

  • The Blue Room-1st Floor Bedroom

    The Blue Room-1st Floor Bedroom

  • 2nd floor bath with tiled shower

    2nd floor bath with tiled shower

  • Winter scene

    Winter scene

  • Kitchen


  •  living area and door to porch area

    living area and door to porch area

  • The Green Room-2nd Floor Bedroom

    The Green Room-2nd Floor Bedroom

  •  Loft with queen-size futon.

    Loft with queen-size futon.

VRBO #455200

This listing was first published here in 2013.

Date last modified - Wednesday, April 19, 2017

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