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Soters Cottage on Big Platte Lake




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Fully equipped, all new windows in 2014, remodeled in 2002, cozy, 3 bedroom, 2 bath, family retreat (sleeps 9 - Total 15)) with separate guest house for kids (sleeps 6). Nestled on one full acre of wooded, private, land. 104 ft of sandy beach on the north shore of Big Platte Lake. Included: Dock, fishing boat, gas grill, digital cable TV, VCR, DVD player, washer, dryer, phone, fireplace, fire pit, picnic table, 12' aluminum bass boat, 15' canoe, 4 kayaks & more. Click on "What to bring" to ensure you have everything you need for your stay. Contact Douglas & Debbie Waldie at mikesoter@ameritech.net.

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Unwind, slow down, loosen up, settle down.


If it's relaxation you want, you'll find it here in a variety of settings. We're located 4 miles from Lake Michigan, 30 minutes from Traverse City, and 40 yards from 104 feet of private, clear, pristine, beach.



Kids love it up here, the activities are endless. Plenty of stomping grounds, a shallow, safe beach, far from any main roadways, wildlife trails, and loads of fresh air that will act as a sleeping pill come sundown.


Guest house renovation plans are complete. We've completely gutted the inside structure and removed the stove and sink which gained us about 40 additional square feet of living space. We replaced the sub-floor and added indoor/outdoor carpeting. We also added insulation and paneling. This building will have a much more appealing and clean feel for the kids with more space and can now be easily heated in winter months.  Our next phase of improvements will include completely re-building the front porch of this building in 2011.



We added two new bunk bed sets with full size bottom mattresses and twin size top mattresses. We also made additional room on the porch for a rainy day.

Our crystal clear beach area

The crystal clear beach is a wonderful place to hang out during the day and in the evening by the campfire. The beach stays quite shallow well past the end of the dock which is extremely safe for younger children.

Our crystal clear beach area.


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Have questions? Email: mikesoter@ameritech.net  



If you wish to confirm your week immediately for a 3.2% surcharge, we are accepting credit card payments for cottage deposit and final remaining balance with Paypal below.

Partially refundable cottage deposit $600.00 + 3.2% surcharge is automatically added.

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Pay balance due 2 weeks prior to check in date. Please add a 3.2% surcharge to your balance.

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Consider a drive in movie this summer 2  miles from our cottage.


We are a smoke free rental property.


No Pets Please.

No Campers or R.V.'s Please