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On the River, Upper Platte River

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3 bedrooms
1 bathroom
7 guests
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New pictures are coming as the house has been repainted inside and out to a pleasant blue and white as well as some neat interior modifications! Enjoy the spectacular beauty of NW Lower Michigan. What better place to stay on a river and take a kayak trip or float trip on the beautiful Platte River where you can see the fabulous Coho run, beautiful summer weather, and peace and quiet without the rush hour traffic! This is my favorite time of the year here on the Platte. National Geographic released its list of the 21 best beaches in the world, including one attraction from right here in our backyard -- Sleeping Bear Dunes and Traverse City. Good Morning America listed Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore as the best beach in America. Come and explore the majestic beaches of the...New pictures are coming as the house has been repainted inside and out to a pleasant blue and white as well as some neat interior modifications! Enjoy the spectacular beauty of NW Lower Michigan. What better place to stay on a river and take a kayak trip or float trip on the beautiful Platte River where you can see the fabulous Coho run, beautiful summer weather, and peace and quiet without the rush hour traffic! This is my favorite time of the year here on the Platte. National Geographic released its list of the 21 best beaches in the world, including one attraction from right here in our backyard -- Sleeping Bear Dunes and Traverse City. Good Morning America listed Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore as the best beach in America. Come and explore the majestic beaches of the United States in our backyard! Located on the Upper Platte in Honor on the river is a 3 bedroom, 1 bath 1100 sq ft house for rent. Large back deck with large grill overlooking the Platte River. Fire pit for an evening fire while you sit by the river. Watch for our resident Bald Eagles fly over the river in search of fish. Great Blue & Green Herons also reside on this river along with ducks, otter, beaver, mink, and Trout & Salmon House also has a ceiling fan and A/C. Large propane BBQ Grill for your cooking pleasure. Enjoy listening to the songbirds in the morning while having breakfast on the deck. Traverse City is 25 minutes away while Sleeping Bear National Lakeshore 10 minutes away with great sand dunes and beaches up and down the coast. (named the most beautiful place in the US by Good Morning America!) is just 10 mins away with great beaches. Frankfort is also 20 minutes away. Biking and Hiking trails galore all within minutes! Two Kayaks are available free for your use during your stay. Four Float Tubes are also available for your pleasure. A Great River for tubing with a swimming hole within a short walking distance from the house to swim in the morning noon or evening. Beer is NOT included (Just kidding). Miles and Miles of beaches within minutes of the cottage. We have one of the few outdoor Drive-Inn theaters remaining in the United States right down the road! Centralized location for wineries, casinos, lighthouses, or shopping. This is a great place for a weekend away with the guys, the girls, or a romantic weekend with that someone special. Kids will love wading in the river or tubing! Keep your bedroom window open facing the river at night so the rushing river waters put you gently to sleep. Bedroom #1 has a queen size bed, #2 has a full bed and bedroom #3 has a full-size bed. Interior & exterior of the house has been recently repainted to a pleasant blue so pics are outdated. Will update later. Why rent a small Motel room for $200 a night plus food, and for nearly the same price and not be located on the Beautiful Platte River in a fully furnished house with privacy! Save big $$$ by not eating out. With a fully equipped kitchen and a BBQ grill on the back deck with great views of the river, you can't go wrong. Picnic table right on the river to dine on and enjoy the sights and sounds of a river. Sleeps up to 7 people. Full laundry and kitchen. Home theater system in the living room with 50' 4K LCD HDR T.V. with 4K DVD player, 55' LCD TV in bedroom #1 with Blu-ray DVD player with plenty of 4K & Blu-ray movies to watch. Amazon Fire TV, Hi-speed WI-Fi, Linens, pots & pans furnished. Spices and condiments stocked in the kitchen. Remember, if your looking for a pool, it will be right in front of you on the river! Looking forward to your great reviews when you stay here as others have!More
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Dennis R
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:August 2014
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Reviewed 19 September 2018 via mobile

Nice location with a great host. Took his time with us and helped us get a football game on the fancy setup he has for TV. Amazon TV / Alexa throughout the house. Location is right on the river. Few brown trout right in the...More

Date of stay: September 2018
2  Thank Ambassador815162
Reviewed 6 August 2018

This comfortable home is in a clean, quiet and peaceful neighborhood, The backyard opens up to the ever clean Platte river. The owner, Dennis has seen to every detail for your comfort and ease..no worries about what to pack...just bring your clothes and you are...More

Date of stay: August 2018
2  Thank Getaway308626
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Reviewed 1 August 2018

Very nice, quiet, clean, peaceful location and extremely well equipped home! The owner (thanks Dennis!) was quick to respond to any questions. Nice that there were kayaks available too... will use them next time. Anything you may need it was there! Pictures do not do...More

Date of stay: July 2018
Thank Debra L S
Reviewed 28 August 2017

Property was in a great location. Close to many attractions in the area. Frankfort is a great town to visit and shop. Lake Michigan and Crystal Lake boat launch are just minutes away. The property was clean and has 3 bedrooms that were very comfortable....More

Date of stay: August 2017
1  Thank duncan3212017
zebra20zebra20, VR Owner at On the River, Upper Platte River, responded to this reviewResponded 28 February 2018

Thank you for being great guest! The house was left in immaculate condition. More improvements have been made since your last visit and we will continue to make our guest feel at home!

Reviewed 31 August 2016

Our stay was excellent! Host was very gracious and let us check in early and even offered to let us check out later on our departure day. The home is on a great little river with the perfect backyard space for a campfire or just...More

Date of stay: August 2016
2  Thank SheriT0308
Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Suitable For Children Under 5
Refrigerator
Porch
Washer
Safe
Outdoor Dining Area
Towels Provided
Air Conditioning
Paper Towels Provided
Private Garden
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Cycling Trips
Books
Ceiling Fans
Hairdryer
TV
Parking
Linens Provided
There Are Tennis Courts Nearby
Horse Riding Nearby
Garage
Internet Access
Toaster
Cooker
Grill
Private Fishing Lake/River
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
Fishing Nearby
Alarm Clock
Central Heating
Water Views
Blender
Dryer
Cable/satellite TV
Soap/Shampoo Provided
Waterfront
Iron
Beach Or Lakeside Relaxation
Stereo System
Microwave
Boat Available
Wi-Fi
Watersports Nearby
Deck
Fireplace
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While Michiganders are still a long way from soaking up the summer sun, our friends at National Geographic have reminded us what lies ahead. Last year, the magazine released its list of the 21 best beaches in the world, including one attraction from right here in our backyard -- Sleeping Bear Dunes. 'Pure freshwater and 450-foot bluffs mean eyes-open swimming and vast views over Lake Michigan,' reads the location summary. 'Walk from the former Sleeping Bear Point Coast Guard Station, now a maritime museum, or along the Sleeping Bear Point Trail over low-lying dunes to the beach. In the distance look for North and South Manitou Islands, prime spots for hiking and camping.' The Dunes are a made up of a 64-mile curve of beaches, coves!
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