The Tree House in the Heart of Sleeping Bear National Lakeshore
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- Minimum stay:3-7 nights
- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:No
NOW TAKING SUMMER 2016 RESERVATIONS.
July 2016 and August 2016 almost completely booked !
Welcome to our Tree House in the Sleeping Bear National Park. The Tree House is 3 miles from the Village of Empire and 3 miles from Glen Arbor.
Please note: If you obtain a "quote" from VRBO, please understand that the quote is based upon a single night's stay (weekly rate divided by 7). Also, taxes, housekeeping, insurance and pet fees are not always include in the quote.
>Minimum stay during peak season (May - September 6) is 7 nights. (Saturday-Saturday)
>Check in on Saturday, and check out on Saturday. Sorry, we do not break up weeks.
>Maximum occupancy is 4 people. Example 2 adults and 2 children.
>We are pet friendly, within reason. There is a pet fee to consider.
>We do not provide a babysitting service, however, we can help find a sitter if necessary.
>All guests are required to purchase VRBO rental insurance.
2012 TOP 10 BEST SUMMER VACATION PLACES.
The Tree House is located in the heart of Good Morning America's Most Beautiful Place in America...Sleeping Bear National Lakeshore.
This completely furnished carriage apartment was built by the owners. The house is situated on 30 acres, on a secluded road with minimal traffic, directly across from the Sleeping Bear National Forest. Comfortably sleeps 2 adults and up to 3 small children. The apartment is upstairs, essentially a tree house in the woods and separate from the main house. Exactly half way between Glen Arbor and Empire. Less than a mile from the beautiful Glen Lakes; swimming, jet ski rental, boat rental and fishing. Empire and Glen Arbor restaurants, shopping, art galleries and more within a 10 minute drive. Golf, horseback riding, hiking, less than a mile and only 20-25 minutes from Traverse City. We have an Endless pool on the property, which may be used by our guests.
There is also an art studio on the property and a large garden. Down the hill from the apartment is a large natural pond and from the apartment balcony deck you can observe the wildlife at the pond. Anytime you might see cranes, deer, foxes and even an occasional coyote. There is also a small pond off the garden, near the main house. If you have friends and family that wish to vacation near you, there are neighbors who also provide accommodations through VRBO.
Please check the calendar for available dates during your intended stay. During Peak Season (May - September ) check in day is ONLY on Saturday and check out the following Saturday. In the upper right side of the main page there is a link to the reservation calendar. You can view the available dates there. Check in Saturday, after 6:00 pm - Check out Saturday noon.
Peak Season rates apply for Thanksgiving. The property is closed to rentals from the Sunday after Thanksgiving until April 30.
PLEASE: when you inquire about reservations, please email me back and let me know your decision ! Thank you.
Keywords: Sleeping Bear, house, apartment, upstairs, gay friendly, pets, Empire, Glen Arbor, Traverse City.
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- On floor 2
- 700 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Pets Considered:
Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 5, Beds for 4-5
Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom
- LGBT friendly.
- DVD Player:
- Sports & Activities
- Tourist Attractions
- Recreation Center
- Winery Tours
Local Services & Businesses
- Fitness Center
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Gambling Casinos
- Horseback Riding
- Miniature Golf
- Outlet Shopping
- Paddle Boating
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Cross Country Skiing
- Fly Fishing
- Freshwater Fishing
- Jet Skiing
- Roller Blading
- Water Skiing
- Water Tubing
- Dining Area
- Seating for 6 people
- Air Conditioning:
- Broadband Access:
- Clothes Dryer:
- Fitness Room / Equipment:
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided:
- Living Room:
- Parking Off Street
- Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:
- Towels Provided:
- Washing Machine:
- Wireless Internet:
- Coffee Maker:
- Cooking Utensils:
- Dishes & Utensils:
- Deck / Patio:
- Kayak / Canoe:
- Lawn / Garden:
|Dates||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Fall Season 2015
Oct 1 - Nov 30, 2015
3 night min stay
Pre Season 2016
Apr 30 - May 13, 2016
4 night min stay
Peak Season 2016
May 14 - Sep 16, 2016
7 night min stay
Changeover Day: Saturday
Fall Season 2106
Sep 17 - Oct 31, 2016
3 night min stay
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
Fees and Rental Conditions:
- Property Damage Protection $59
- Pet Fee $100
- Departure Housekeeping $100
- Tax Rate 6%
There is a reservation deposit at the time of booking. VRBO has made the property protection optional. It is NOT optional for this property. Everyone must purchase the insurance to book.
No credit cards at check-in.
Family pets must not be left alone in the apartment, unless they are crated. This is for our protection in case of an emergency and access is needed to the apartment.
Policy available by contacting owner when booking.
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Good Morning America's 2010 Most Beautiful Place in the US.
National Geographic's TOP 10 BEST SUMMER VACATIONS 2012.
Year Purchased: 1995
About the owner: Please check our reviews. Some of the best reviews for the area. We have hosted many guests over the years from performers at the Manitou Music Festival, to artists in residence of the Glen Arbor Art Association. Whatever we can do to make your stay in Empire/Glen Arbor/Traverse City better, we will be happy to help in any way that we can. Please be sure to leave a review after your stay. Thanks for your kind support.
Why the Owner Chose Empire:
Just read the reviews ! We have many return guests year after year, which explains why the reviews sit at 20, because our guests keep returning.
The Unique Benefits at this Apartment:
In the heart of Sleeping Bear National Forest, the Tree House is centrally located, with quick access to the Glen Lakes, Sleeping Bear Dunes and Lake Michigan. Within a 20-30 minute drive, guests can find themselves in the midst of Traverse City. Come stay with us during the National Cherry Festival or the Manitou Music Festival. Everything is within reasonable driving distances. Benzie, Honor, Cadillac, Suttons Bay, Acme, Williamsburg, Bear Lake, Northport, Leland, and Lake Leelanau.
Links to more information:
Sleeping Bear Dunes..a short hop from the Tree House
living space morning
Entrance to the pool from the Tree House
January one of the main roads
just a short drive to Interlochen Center for the Arts
kitchen and dining
Indoor Endless Pool
Ship wreckage washed ashore on Lake Michigan
a winter view from the Tree House deck
Traverse City National Cherry Festival - 2o mintues
Sunset over Lake Michigan near Glen Arbor 2015
This listing was first published here in 2010.
Date last modified - Tuesday, November 17, 2015
- Property typeApartment
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