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Fun dog-friendly lakeside cottage w/ free WiFi, private grill, and full kitchen
Ready to reach the lake? Platte Lake just steps away from this homey cottage. The cabin's feelings persist walking through this home, especially with the diagonally paneled walls. After a long day in the lake, guests can come back to the cottage and cook up some dinner on the private gas grill. The family dog is welcome to join the family here. It's the most comfortable time to be had "roughing it"!
What's nearby: Point Betsie Lighthouse (just under eight miles away) is the perfect gateway to Lake Michigan. In addition to Platte Lake, this home is within 12 miles of Long Lake, Rush Lake, Crystal Lake, and Little Platte Lake. When guests need a break from lakeside activities (or the parents want an evening alone), Cherry Bowl Drive-In Theatre provides fun viewing during the summer season just under five miles away.
Things to Know: Free WiFi and cable Full kitchen Dog-friendly for a nightly fee This home provides space for a boat trailer.
This property is managed by Vacasa Michigan LLC
*Please Note: Crystal Mountain Resort will be limiting access to the ski slopes this winter. All guests arriving during the time the resort is open should be aware to purchase lift tickets in advance as walk-ups may be turned away.
4 dogs welcome in this home. No other animals are allowed without specific Vacasa approval.
Parking notes: There is room for four (4) vehicles in the driveway and space for a boat trailer. RV/campers are prohibited at this property.
You must be 25 years or older to rent this property.
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Gas grill : Private
STEVEN D.Mar 2022
1st off the view was awesome. The beds were very comfortable too. The kitchen was big and the house had plenty of room for our family of 4. Only downsides were the internet wasn't working all 3 days and maybe update the worn chair in the living room. It was a great weekend and would go back again.
Steven, thank you for the review of your stay at Arborvitae Point. We are so glad you enjoyed your weekend. Please remember we have a customer care line that is open 24/7 to help with any issues you experience while in the home. We apologize the wifi was not working for 3 days of your stay. We look forward to hosting you again in the future. Thank you!
Kyle H.Jan 2022
My wife and I spent a weekend here and were entranced by the location and the lake. The home is located in a perfect spot to enjoy all of Sleeping Bear Dunes, Traverse Bay and of course Crystal Mountain, Crystal Lake and Platte Lake. With so much beauty and eye candy. We really had no reason to turn the TV on, haha!
Ideal for a quick weekend get-a-way but it has more than enough room for the whole family. We hope to visit again in the Fall to enjoy the natural beauty of this region.
Please be aware that the house does have Well Water and may come as a surprise to some coming from areas that have municipal water. It also did not have a dishwasher which, while not an issue for 2 occupants, may be a little overwhelming for a larger group.
Tanya S.Aug 2021
The cabin was well equipped, and situated on a corner lot with nice lake frontage. There is a shared beach with the neighboring house, but we never encountered anyone out at the same times as we were. The house is 12 minutes from Point Betsie lighthouse, 15 to Frankfort, and 30 min to sleeping bear dunes. We really enjoyed our stay!
TROY V.Jul 2021
A lot of land for yard games, tent or trailer and dogs. Nice large fire pit and the wood is free too. Canoe, paddle boat and two kayaks (enclosed ones)
Unfortunately it rained the entire time for us and cold so we lucked out on the use of these.
Very close to River Canoe rental which is great. Boat lunch is right next to the house.
Overall it is a nice place only two rooms yet living room is large.
The owner of this house lives right next door.
He is a very nice guy.
Mike B.Jul 2021
Beautiful home, with an awesome view!
Teri D.Jun 2021
Our stay ended up being rather rainy, so we were stuck inside a lot. It isn't quite as updated and as comfortable as I was hoping. I'm sure I barely would have noticed that if the weather had been better and we had been able to spend more time on the lake like we had hoped. The lake was beautiful, and the grounds of the property were really nice.
We are sorry to read there was inclement weather during your stay. Your feedback is important and will be looked into further. Thanks, Teri!
Renee W.Jun 2021
Charming lakeside cabin that was perfect for our family vacation. Paddle boat, canoe and a couple of kayaks also available for use which we loved and used for hours. Owners live near by and really friendly and accommodating. Far enough from town that it was quiet and peaceful but if you want some tourist time and a busy beach area then Frankfort is about 15 min away.
CHRISTA J.Jun 2021
Very quaint lake home. We will definitely book again in the future. Only negative, the grates for the gas grill were so caked and crusted with who knows what. Just as well though, the propane tank only lasted 10 minutes before it was completely empty. Overall experience was very good and the house was very clean and well maintained. Gorgeous view of the lake!! Thank you!
Hi, Christa! We are happy to hear you enjoyed our home. We are sorry that the cleanliness of the grill left something to be desired and we will work with our housekeeping team to ensure they are paying close attention to detail and checking that the propane tanks are filled before every check-in. We look forward to hosting you again soon!
Erica F.Aug 2020
We have rented this house for a weeklong vacation each of the past 4 years. We love it and can’t wait to return next summer!
Jill K.Aug 2020
Beautiful view of the lake. Plenty of room outside. Close to many short day trips. Booked again for 2021, our fourth year at this rental. Beautiful lake!