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Historic Platte Lake Home Sleeping Bear Dune

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Historic Platte Lake Home Sleeping Bear Dune

10 guests
4 bedrooms
9 beds
2 baths
10 guests
4 bedrooms
9 beds
2 baths
Great location100% of recent guests gave this home’s location a 5-star rating.
Great check-in experience100% of recent guests gave this home’s check-in process a 5-star rating.

The space

Historic Platte Lake House, nestled in the Sleeping Bear National Lakeshore, for rent this Spring, Summer and Fall! Be one of the few lucky guests to spend your vacation in this amazing home.

The house is 2200 sq ft and has 4 Bedrooms, a 1 Bdrm Guest Cabin , 2 Full Bathrooms, Spacious Kitchen, Combined Large Dining Room- Living Room, Additional TV-Lounge Room, Lakefront Entertainment Room(with futon), 3 Tier Oversized Deck, with one tier over the lake, and Beach Bonfire Pit with BBQ. There is also a 70 foot dock for sunbathing and fishing. The Home is located on 1.3 acres of wooded land, has 205 feet of private lakefront and is only 2 miles away from Lake Michigan and the south end of Sleeping Bear National Lakeshore. Only a twenty minute drive to the world famous Sleeping Bear Dune Climb and the stunning Pierce Stocking Bluffs. Also only a 30 minute drive to Traverse City.

This home is steeped in History and will charm you from the minute you roll down its private gravel drive. Built in the early 1900's by our Great Grandfather John Peck, a famous Platte Valley logger, the house is around 100 years old. It is built entirely from local lumber and has a personality that cannot be found in many other homes. When it was first built the home was used as a summer camp for boys and girls, and was affectionately named Camp Wasquam-- after the Native American Family that worked for our Great Grandfather. At that time, there were only two other houses on Big Platte Lake.

On top of this rich history, the house’s location is exceptional. Its proximity to the Sleeping Bear National Lakeshore and the Grand Traverse Area is ideal. There are an abundance of activities and attractions at your doorstep: numerous hiking trails and dune climbs along the Sleeping Bear National Lakeshore, great fishing and canoeing on the Upper/Lower Platte Rivers, the Historic Lighthouse at Point Betsie, unique shops/restaurants of Beulah, Frankfort, and Glen Arbor, the one-of-a-kind Cherry Bowl Drive-In Theater(only 1.5 miles away), several nationally ranked golf courses, art and music events at the internationally renowned Interlochen Center for the Arts, and relaxing Winery tours on both the Leelanau and Old Mission Peninsulas. These are just a few of the many activities in the area, almost all of which are within 30 miles-- many only 10 miles-- and if you book a stay with us you will have access to our large and comprehensive database of all the worthwhile activities and attractions in the area.


Free parking on premises
Cable TV
Laptop friendly workspace

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 queen bed, 1 sofa bed
Bedroom 2
1 king bed
Bedroom 3
1 queen bed
Bedroom 4
2 single beds, 1 couch
Common spaces
1 queen bed, 1 sofa bed

House Rules

No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check-in is anytime after 4PM
Check out by 10AM


11 Reviews

Katherine User Profile
October 2017
This house is in a gorgeous location and was impeccably clean. Lots of room for a big group (we were just two). But there's a sense of stinginess about the setup--a fireplace we were told was sealed and not safe (though there were tools and kindling right next to it), a hot tub a…
Geoff User Profile
Response from Geoff:
I am sorry that you were disappointed with some of our house rules and amenities. As per our amenities list we do NOT include use of the indoor fireplace or hot tub. More importantly before Katherine's check in we clarified, responding to her email inquiry about fireplace use, that guests are not permitted to use the indoor fireplace. We have a no fire policy in the house for the safety of our guests and to preserve the 100+ year historic home, since it would be impossible to rebuild. In addition, for the safety of our guests, many whom have small children, we do not allow anyone to use the hot tub. Lastly, yes we do use plastic mattress covers which allow us to provide a clean hygienic stay for all our guests.
October 2017
Julia User Profile
October 2017
This is a great house right on Lake Platte! We had an amazing weekend there - just hanging at the house and going to sleeping bear dunes, which was really close! We had our kids with us and they loved the house - especially the little guest house! We took the kayaks out and ma…
Chris User Profile
September 2017
Excellent Cottage, great host. The beautiful location with great amenities. Also very close to many activities and Sleeping Bear National Lakeshore
Dayna User Profile
July 2017
Beautiful setting and lovely cottage. The perfect summer lake vacation.
Jim User Profile
September 2016
The place is absolutely beautiful. Rarely do you get to stay in guest homes that have such character-- antiques, 100 year old wood floors, etc. We loved the backyard-- all the outdoor seating areas from the swing to the dock to the firepit. We kayaked every day. The lake is a…
Chris User Profile
September 2016
We had a wonderful time on Platte Lake. The setting was beautiful, with amazing sunsets. We had everything we needed and plenty of room. Check in was easy. So many fun things to do in the area.
Michael User Profile
July 2016
My wife and I just returned from enjoying a glorious week of family vacation at the Platte Lake home. We were joined by our two married children and five busy grandchildren (all four and under!). The hosts were very gracious. The home was as described (no surprises which are…

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Los Angeles, California, United StatesJoined in January 2013
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