About the property
- Cottage400 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay1 - 7 nights
Cottage, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-4)
Spoil yourself in this cozy cottage sipping lattes with warming sunrises on South Bar Lake, as well as enjoying the multi-faceted sunsets on your own private, pristine Lake Michigan Beach, after winding down from the day's activities. Spectacular venue for watching the weather approach!! Less than 1/4 mile from the Empire public beach on private drive. Public boat launch available on both South Bar Lake and Lake Michigan, as well as tennis courts and children's playground. Location, location, location can't be said enough for this charming respite for a week or month getaway.
Open floor plan features living room furnished with a leather queen sofa bed, dining area and full kitchen all with view of South Bar Lake. 1 Bedroom with queen size bed and full bath all on one level. Cottage is neat and clean and provides all basic furnishings, including cable TV and internet. Covered deck for enjoying the clear air and sounds and pure scents of the north. Perfect for one couple or one couple with two children.
Located within the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, the 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.
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- Response time:
- within one day
- Calendar last updated:
- May 17, 2018
About Jan Semple
The property is family owned and is enjoyed often. All of the area's attractions have been enjoyed for many years. We hope you will come and see why we love the area so much.
Jan Semple purchased this Cottage in 1995
Why Jan Semple chose Leelanau County
You will be amazingly surprised by the quiet and beauty of this location on both Lake Michigan and South Bar Lake...Wildlife, breezes, beauty all at your doorstep. A retreat for all!!
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Best of both worlds - located on powerful Lake Michigan AND peaceful South Bar Lake
My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed our relaxing stay at this beach house. Just steps out the front of the house, you have breathtaking views of Lake Michigan and Sleeping Bear Dunes. Off your back porch, you're sitting on peaceful South Bar Lake. The number of wildlife we encountered during our stay was unbelievable! Deer, chipmunks, squirrels, beavers, ducks, birds and even a bald eagle visited daily. We enjoyed our little family of deer who came by daily to say hi - including two fawns who rested near the edge of South Bar Lake, at the bottom of the stairs leading to the private dock. We loved the proximity to Sleeping Bear Dunes, Glen Arbor and even took the short trip over to Traverse City one day. We rode our bikes into Glen Arbor one afternoon and took a kayak out for a tour of the lake. We walked into downtown Empire one night for ice cream at Tiffany's which was amazing! We also rode bikes to Village Inn Pizza for dinner one night and also tried out Joe's Friendly Tavern - recommend both of them. The public beach and park is a short 3-5 minute walk and is very clean and well kept. The house is charming and has everything you need to enjoy your stay. We loved it and will hopefully visit again soon.
Empire Beach House
This charming home was situated between a lovely pristine lake and the grand Lake Michigan, each just steps away from the front and back doors. Well equipped and clean, any visitor would lack for nothing in this lovely property.
Another great stay in Empire!
We love this cottage! It is the 4th or 5th year that we have rented and it's always a wonderful vacation. We were surprised that the lake level had risen so much this year! Took away some of the beach, but was still wonderful. Already looking forward to next year.
Two Lakes for the Price of One!
This was a superb rental! Everything was very clean inside and the owner was extremely easy to work with. There were plenty of towels and dishes/utensils. The location of this house is absolutely awesome. The back of the house has its own private dock. There's a super comfy swing to view South Bar Lake. Across the street is your own private walk to Lake Michigan. We are a young family of four and the size of the house was just perfect for us. We definitely plan to book this place next summer.
Love the Beach
This was our second year at this location and we absolutely loved it! The description and pictures posted on VRBO are accurate. Cottage was clean and all amenities listed were provided. We are happy that the cable TV is now working and that wireless internet was available within the cottage, rather than down the street. Although the cottage is small, it fit our 3 person family very well. The owner was very helpful and we would recommend this property to others.