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Cozy Casual Cottage in Sleeping Bear Dunes Nl

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Last updated: 08/08/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Empire cottage description

In the middle of the 'the most beautiful place in America, it's also on national geographic list of the top 10 places in the world 2012 vacation spots. Wow! A few other accolades include words like: healthy, foodies, etc. Visited by the rich and famous and then there's us! Come join us and experience the area in a cozy quite spot that's near everything but away from the crowds. We are pet lovers, our home is pet friendly.
It's reputation is increasing, with lots of publications and shows proclaiming it's natural beauty. Travere City's Chamber Of Commerce uses pictures from here to advertise their city, along with listing our area actractions as 'Places to visit'.
This quaint historical home was built circa 1893, with continual rehabs and updates. It belongs to 2 empire artists and is available on a weekly basis during the months of May through August.

Perfect for 2 people who want to get away from it all on a quite street off the beaten path, yet only blocks away from the world famous Empire MI beach. Nestled in the midst of the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, you'll have all of nature at your doorstep and the grandeur of the dunes and bluffs within easy reach.

We offer you our non-smoking home with a casual lifestyle. It is nicely appointed with leather furniture, wood floors, lovely dinnerware and stylish appliances. Dining space for 2.
( seating for dining is impromptu. We dine casual, in front of the tv. But there is a small table with bar stools).

Not your ordinary up-north rental cabin, it is our home and we spend the winter months there. We summer a few doors down the road, so we are there if you need anything.

More details if you care to read this much:
Inside entertainment includes:
40' TV with cable, DVD and WI FI, BluRay.
Most cell phones work here.

Outside entertainment includes a world renown beach for strolling, swimming, picnics, playground and fabulous sunsets. Boat ramp, and jet skies allowed in lake Michigan with parking available if you're lucky. Wi fi is also available in shopping district and the beach.

Dunes, library, parks, tennis, and wildlife galore. Sidewalks throughout most of the village making it a very walkable community. Hiking trails throughout the park and islands.

Stores in downtown Empire can provide everything from the essential to exotic foods, surf boards to kayaks and canoes. Antiques and libraries. Local talent and national arts are available, as is fudge.

Also handy for your visit is a gas station, banks and friendly eateries. Gift shops, hair salon, massage, medical services and SBD guided tours.

Sunsets on the beach are some of the most magnificent found anywhere.

Our area includes spectacular hiking and sight-seeing opportunities, golf, kayaking, fishing, winery tours in Leelanau county and many more outdoor activities. Traverse City hosts the National Cherry Festival and film festival as well as many other cultural events.

Tucked quietly on a little known side street, very little local traffic, no lake view. Nice neighbors.

Property Type

  • 1 story
  • Cottage
  • 800 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Pets Considered:

            most pets A-OK. Have wood slat fenced backyard, more decorative than containment. Have leash in yard and doggy door....moreless

          • Long-Term Renters Welcome
          • Non Smoking Only

          Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2, Beds for 2

          • Bedroom 1

            ...moreless

          • Queen size Beds (1), SOMA waveless waterbed.

          Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bathroom

          • Bathroom 1: toilet, tub, shower, jetted tub

            Features an artist made glass sink....moreless

          • Bathroom 2: toilet

            In the utility room. With an imported clay sink, auto water....moreless

          • The full bath is a spa-like experiance. Starting with an artisian made glass sink with hand made glass tiles. A Jacuzzi tub for one and a walk in single head shower could accomodate 2. The 'commode' is discretely tucked beyond the shower wall. Well lit with full to dim lighting, plus heater and fan in the ceiling. Heated towel rack, smooth textured walls and artwork give this little room a European flair. The Utility room is brightly finished with a Mexican clay bowl with a hands free faucet. Washer, dryer, commode and furnace complete this room....moreless

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Kitchen:

            Fully loaded. Plates, utensils, cooking and baking pans. Spices and general condiments are available. Remodeled 10 years ago, it's an efficient galley kitchen....moreless

          • Coffee Maker:

            Black, make by the pot, serve by the cup with no glass pot needed....moreless

          • Microwave:

            Candy apple red, matches toaster and electric teapot....moreless

          • Refrigerator:

            Side by side with water and ice dispenser in door...moreless

          Amenities

          • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

            Can handle a 17 foot boat for parking but need to know so I can have it clear....moreless

          • Linens Provided:

            Spare sheets, blankets and pillows all fluffed and ready for your use....moreless

          • Air Conditioning:

            2 wall units. Front room and bedroom, which also has a ceiling fan....moreless

          • Gas Fireplace:

            Gas heater for Living room if needed....moreless

          • Heating:

            forced air furnace...moreless

          • Babysitter
          • Towels Provided
          • Washing Machine
          • Clothes Dryer
          • Parking
          • Living Room seats 3
          • Hair Dryer
          • Iron & Board
          • Parking Off Street

          Entertainment

          • Satellite / Cable:

            HD cable, 136 channels plus music channels. WIFI...moreless

          • Television:

            40' wall mounted HD TV...moreless

          • DVD Player
          • Books
          • CD Player

          Communications

          • Mobile Phone:

            most cell phones work in this area....moreless

          Pool & Spa

              • Jetted Tub

              Outdoor Features

                  Theme

                  • Away From It All
                  • Historic
                  • Romantic
                  • Sports & Activities
                  • Tourist Attractions

                  Location & View

                      • Village

                      Activities

                      • Health/Beauty Spa
                      • Snowboarding
                      • Snowmobiling
                      • Parasailing
                      • Kayaking
                      • Cycling
                      • Fishing
                      • Fly Fishing
                      • Freshwater Fishing
                      • Golf
                      • Golf Privileges Optional
                      • Hiking
                      • Hunting
                      • Hunting Small Game
                      • Snorkeling/Diving
                      • Ice Skating
                      • Paragliding
                      • Rafting
                      • Roller Blading
                      • Sailing
                      • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
                      • Ski Privileges Optional
                      • Skiing
                      • Sound/Bay Fishing
                      • Surf Fishing
                      • Surfing
                      • Swimming
                      • Tennis
                      • Water Skiing
                      • Jet Skiing
                      • Wind-Surfing
                      • Cross Country Skiing
                      • Medical Services
                      • Churches
                      • Library
                      • Marina
                      • Museums
                      • Playground
                      • Restaurants
                      • Ruins
                      • Winery Tours
                      • Wildlife Viewing
                      • Antiquing
                      • Beachcombing
                      • Bird Watching
                      • Horseback Riding
                      • Basketball Court
                      • Paddle Boating
                      • Sight Seeing
                      • Sledding
                      • Walking
                      • Miniature Golf
                      • Shopping
                      • Shuffleboard
                      • Boating
                      • Hospital
                      • ATM/Bank
                      • Fitness Center
                      • Groceries
                      • Laundromat
                      • Massage Therapist
                      • Scenic Drives
                      • Water Tubing
                       

                      Reviews

                      Write a review 4.8
                      from 4 traveler reviews
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                      Rental basis: Per property
                      Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                      Week (7 nights)
                      May 25 - Aug 31, 2014
                      7 night min stay
                      $195
                      Fall
                      Sep 3 - Sep 29, 2014
                      2 night min stay
                      $165
                      $1,115
                      My Standard Rate
                      3 night min stay
                      $205

                      Additional information about rental rates

                      Fees:

                      • Taxes Not included

                      Notes:

                      Rates are subject to change until confirmed.

                      Rates go down for 4 nights or more.

                      If you're not satisfied with the premises, you will receive a full return of monies paid, up to your arrival and inspection.


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                      Last updated: 08/08/2014
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                      Location

                      25 Miles
                      Nearest Airport
                      Cherry Capital Airport Traverse City
                      27 Miles
                      Nearest Ferry
                      Frankfort MI
                      1 Miles
                      Nearest Motorway
                      M-22
                      1 Miles
                      Nearest Beach
                      Lake Michigan
                      1 Miles
                      Nearest Barpub
                      Joe's Friendly Tavern
                      12 Miles
                      Nearest Ski
                      The Homestead
                      3 Miles
                      Nearest Golf
                      Dune's golf course
                      1 Miles
                      Nearest Restaurant
                      Joe's Friendly Tavern

                      Car: Necessary

                      Walking distance to the Headquarters for Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. The 'Most Beautiful Place in America' as Voted on Good Morning America's contest.

                      Also, National Geographic listed it as the number 4 place in the WORLD to to vacation. (actually, they named Traverse City, because of it's proximity to the Sleeping Bear Dunes). :)

                      Empire is a walkable community. All of the stores, shops, center of the village, and 2 lakes are in walking distance.

                      With all of the summer activities and visitors, you'll enjoy the peaceful setting of our home.

                       

                      Owner info

                      Year Purchased: 1998

                      About the owner: We have lived in Empire since 1977. We found Leelanau County when we honeymooned here. It only took us a few weeks to move to Empire and start new lives in the place that took our breath away. That's a lot of fires on the beach, watching the sun go down. Snowshoeing, skiing, swimming, hiking, sunbathing, we've done it all. It's Our vacation spot that we happen to live in.

                      Why the Owner Chose Empire:
                      We purchased this home when it was a mere 111 years old. In the following years we have remodeled every room, and added a couple just like all of the previous owners have. It inspires us!

                      The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
                      This is a great little home with fantastic neighbors. It's on a quite street with a casual setting that allows time for the important things in life, like the beach!!


                      Contact us

                      Speaks: english

                      Links to more information:

                       

                      Photos

                      • Casual Cottage

                        Casual Cottage

                      • Partial view of living room. All seats recline.

                        Partial view of living room. All seats recline.

                      • SPA

                        SPA

                      • Beachy scene with Manitou Island ande thNorth bluff.

                        Beachy scene with Manitou Island ande thNorth bluff.

                      • South bluff of Empire's Lake Michigan beach.

                        South bluff of Empire's Lake Michigan beach.

                      • Southward birdseye view of the M-22 coastline going towards Frankfort MI

                        Southward birdseye view of the M-22 coastline going towards Frankfort MI

                      • North Bluff from Empire beach

                        North Bluff from Empire beach

                      • Sprintime renewal: Dutchmans breeches

                        Sprintime renewal: Dutchmans breeches

                      • Galley Kitchen fully equipped including spices and condiments.

                        Galley Kitchen fully equipped including spices and condiments.

                      • Bedroom

                        Bedroom

                      • Glass sink was designed and fused by me, in the glass studio in the back yard.

                        Glass sink was designed and fused by me, in the glass studio in the back yard.

                      • ManningMemorial Lighthouse, Empire Lake Michigan beach.

                        ManningMemorial Lighthouse, Empire Lake Michigan beach.

                      • North Bluff from the boat ramp area of Empire's Lake Michigan beach park.

                        North Bluff from the boat ramp area of Empire's Lake Michigan beach park.

                      • South Bar Lake, Empire's Lake Michigan beach park.

                        South Bar Lake, Empire's Lake Michigan beach park.

                      • Moon Flower garden

                        Moon Flower garden

                      • Local area interest: Inspiration Point overlooking both Big & little Glen Lake

                        Local area interest: Inspiration Point overlooking both Big & little Glen Lake

                      VRBO #421523

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                      This listing was first published here in 2012.

                      Date last modified - Monday, June 16, 2014

                      $165 - $205 per night (USD)
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                      1 Bedroom / 1.5 Bathroom
                      Sleeps 2

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