Our 500-foot driveway is lined with magnificent birch, maple and oak trees, lending a feeling of quiet seclusion to the property. The Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore can be reached in less than five minutes by foot - we are just outside the edge of the park. Some of the most beautiful beaches on Lake Michigan are just a five minute drive (ten minute bike ride) from the house. Alternatively, you could board your canoe or kayak on our private beach, wind your way down the Platte River, and emerge two glorious hours later in the splendor of Lake Michigan.

Both the cottage and guest house were custom built in the mid-1990ís. The design concept was to allow light reflecting off of the lake to fill the structures with natural light. Open floorplans, skylights and huge windows make artificial lighting completely unnecessary during daylight hours. On clear, moon-lit nights, the glitter from Platte Lake throws an ethereal blue light throughout the cottage. The cottage living room, dining area, and kitchen are one open area, making it possible for big families to spread out while still inhabiting the same space. The guest house interior is also one open space with a sleeping area, a sitting area, and a TV-nook.

Sleeping arrangements are flexible. The bedroom in the cottage has a new queen bed; the sofabed in the cottage living-room sleeps two adults comfortably; the guest house has a new double bed; for those who prefer the slumber-party atmosphere, there are four self-inflating Eddie Bauer mattresses which can be put pretty much anywhere (indoors). These are not camping mattresses; they are equivalent in size and comfort to a twin mattress. Linens are provided.


Beautifully furnshied, Hardwood Floors, Grand Piano, High-speed internet, Phone, Cable TV (36 inch Flat-Screen in Cottage, 19 inch Color in Guest House), VCR, DVD, Stereo, CD Player, Boombox, Full Kitchen, Dishwasher, Microwave, Refrigerator, Freezer, Ice Maker, Toaster, Gas Range, Kitchen-aid Mixer, Cuisinart Food Processor, Cuisinart Waffle Iron, coffee maker, 12 attractive place settings, tons of cookware, culinary gadgets of all kinds, Linens provided, portable crib, high chair, babby buggy, baby bath, changing station, baby swing, Washer, Dryer, Charcoal Grill (BBQ), multiple decks, Fine Patio Furniture, Waterfront Firepit, Bicycles (2), Water Floats (2), brand new 17-foot canoe, paddles, life vests, Boat Mooring, Private Paved Parking area accomodates several cars, boats, trailers, and campers, 2-car garage.