Grove House - Seclusion by the Lake(3 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:7 nights
- Property type:House
- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:N/A
About the Property
House, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4)
The house is at the end of a short, private road (no traffic) in a grove of very old locust trees in the southwest corner of a 40-acre parcel. The property has a very pretty little stream flowing across part of it a few hundred feet away and below the house. Adjacent to the 40 acres of wooded private land is a nature area protected by the Leelanau Conservancy with comfortable walking trails.
There's a very nice public beach in the Village of Empire with a large playground and access to both Lake Michigan and South Bar Lake (warmer water). If you're feeling fit, you can also walk about one mile north and west from the house, through the Sleeping Bear National Lakeshore forest to emerge on a very secluded sugar-sand beach on Lake Michigan.
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Member since: 2009
- 2 story
- 1200 sq. ft.
- Max. occupancy 4
- Children Welcome
- Non Smoking Only
- Pets Considered
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4
- Queen size Beds (2), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom
- DVD Player
- Video Library
- Away From It All
Local Services & Businesses
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Horseback Riding
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Cross Country Skiing
- Freshwater Fishing
- Mountain Biking
- Water Skiing
- Dining Room
- Seating for 8 people
- Air Conditioning:
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided
- Living Room:
- Coffee Maker
- Cooking Utensils
- Dishes & Utensils
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My Standard Rate
7 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
Owner's cancellation policy:
50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
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Year Purchased: 1933
About the owner: Bronwyn is an English teacher at Northwestern Michigan College. Joe is the director of a nonprofit community service organization in Traverse City. We're very active in several of the region's nonprofit groups and enjoy lots of outdoor activities. We're also members of the Beach Bards, a nonprofit group of four poets and storytellers. We gather with lots of friends and visitors every Friday night to recite poems, tell stories and enjoy some music around a big bonfire next to Lake Michigan at the Leelanau School near Glen Arbor - come join us.
Why the Owner Chose Empire, MI, USA:
Bronwyn inherited this property from her grandfather ('the professor') who purchased it from one of Empire's founding families in 1933. The old farm house was purchased by Professor Jones as a summer get-away, which it was for many, many glorious summers. In recent years, the house has been a beloved retreat for family members.
The Unique Benefits at this House:
We love the tranquility and seclusion of Grove House. But we also love the connection to a beautiful historic village with lots of amenities in Traverse City, just 25 miles away. The Sleeping Bear National Lakeshore is truly a jewel on the world's inland seas. We enjoy picking up some towels and a small cooler and walking the mile or so to the secluded Lake Michigan shoreline, swimming and reading all day, then watching the sunset (have you seen the green flash?).
- Primary: (231) 334-6540 (Michigan, USA)
- Secondary: (231) 631-3956 (Michigan, USA)
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Looking up to the house from the barn.
The downstairs bedroom.
Living room and south door to wrap-around porch
Kitchen and door onto west side of wrap-around porch
South side of wrap-around porch
A closer look at the house & porch (Joe's cleaning windows)
Looking from the dining room across the house to the living room.
Fold-out futon in semi-private sleeping area
Tub-shower in the bathroom
West facing side of wrap-around porch
This listing was first published here in 2009.
Date last modified - Friday, March 03, 2017
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