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Modern Cottage at the Gateway to the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore

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Last updated: 05/07/2017
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Sleeps:6
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:Cottage
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

Cottage, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

A Northern Escape is a quiet retreat in the village of Empire, surrounded by the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore Park. Enjoy this well equipped home (full kitchen, seating for 6 people) and the two decks for some quality time. You will find two beaches, each with boat launch- one on Lake Michigan and one on South Bar Lake which is ideal for small children.

The public beach area offers a playground with climbing structure, basketball court, rest rooms as well as a picnic area, fire pits and swimming dock and offers fun for everyone! There also is a park with baseball diamond and public tennis courts nearby.

Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore Park offers hiking and wildlife viewing and nearby Pierce Stocking Drive allows for breathtaking views of Lake Michigan, the Manitou Islands and the surrounding area. The house is in walking distance to Empire's restaurants, unique shops and ice cream parlors. A grocery store, library and a gas station are conveniently located in the village.

The house is available year round - enjoy spring and the blooming orchards, summer and all it has to offer, the spectacular fall colors and excellent winter sport opportunities.

Keywords: Single Home
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Member since: 2009

Speaks: english, german
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 05/07/2017

Property Type

  • Cottage

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 6
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen


  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen


  • Bedroom 3: 2 twin/ single


  • Queen size Beds (2) 2 bedrooms with queen size beds, Twin or Single Beds (2) One bedroom with 2 twin beds. Bed linens are not provided....moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

Other Amenities

  • The area offers great beaches, bike paths and hiking trails. Guided nature hikes and private tours are available. ...moreless


  • Books:

    Small library with popular titles...moreless

  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR


  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Churches
  • Festivals
  • Library
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Miniature Golf
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Village:

    The house is located at the southern end of the village within walking distance to the beach and Empire Bluff trail....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Roller Blading
  • Sailing
  • Skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining:

    Large kitchen table seats 6 comfortably...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people


  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage:

    2 car garage...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Parking:

    No street parking ...moreless

  • Washing Machine


  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher:

    Quiet Bosch dishwasher...moreless

  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    Very well equipped kitchen with modern appliances. ...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator:

    Ice Maker, water and ice dispenser...moreless

  • Stove:

    5-Burner Gas Range...moreless

  • Toaster


  • Bicycles:

    Bicycles can be rented in the village...moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    One patio is right by the house, the other is located in the backyard. ...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Gas grill...moreless

  • Ski & Snowboard:

    Ski areas include The Homestead, Crystal Mountain and Shanty Creek. Cross country skiing and snowshoeing is also possible....moreless

  • Water Sports Gear:

    Kayaks and stand up paddle boards can be rented in the village...moreless



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My Standard Rate
7 night min stay


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Last updated: 05/07/2017
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30 Miles
Nearest Airport
Traverse City
0.75 Miles
Nearest Beach
Empire Beach, South Bar Lake

Guided nature discovery hikes and bike tours in the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore and walking tours in historic areas are available.


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Speaks: english, german
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 05/07/2017

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  • A Northern Escape

    A Northern Escape

  • Kitchen


  • Bedroom 2

    Bedroom 2

  • Main bathroom

    Main bathroom

  • Empire Beach sunset

    Empire Beach sunset

  • Winter at the cottage

    Winter at the cottage

  • Bedroom 1

    Bedroom 1

  • Bedroom 3

    Bedroom 3

  • Empire Beach

    Empire Beach

  • Empire Beach in the winter

    Empire Beach in the winter

VRBO #233146

This listing was first published here in 2009.

Date last modified - Monday, May 22, 2017

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