Nestled in the center of beautiful Sleeping Bear Dunes National Seashore is South Bar Lake and Empire, Michigan. The Sleeping Bear Heritage bike trail is just a quarter mile from the property as it winds it way through the forest, past the sand dunes and Lake Michigan to Glen Haven, Glen Lake and currently to Leland (22 miles). The trail will soon be finished all the way to the lighthouse at the tip of the peninsula in Northport. Driftwood is on South Bar Lake, a small no wake lake separated from the east shore of Lake Michigan by a sand bar. The South Bar condo sits on 3 acres of woodland with lakefront, fire pit and dock on South Bar Lake. Empire Beach is a 10 minute kayak trip from the Condo, the beach area has a playground, pavilion, fire pits and a vista of Sleeping Bear dunes and Empire Bluffs which is breathtaking and the reason that the area was named the most beautiful vacation spot by Good Morning America in 2012. By foot, it is a mile walk and there is also a beautiful wooded 4 mile walk around South Bar Lake that has a panoramic view of both lakes and the lakeshore. The Village of Empire is walking distance from the condo and less than a 10 minute drive to the busier town of Glen Arbor. A 5 minute drive to the Marina on the Narrows which rents all water sports and even gives skiing and surfing lessons (10% off rental coupon if you stay with us). We highly recommend the pontoon boat rental and cruise.
The two level, 3 bedroom condo has central A/C and and ceiling fans in every room. The 3 bedrooms sleeps 6 comfortably and can accommodate 8 with the use of the loft. It has a master bedroom with full bath , 2 bedrooms with a full bed and a second room with twin beds and a full bath, living area and full kitchen. A walk out recreation room with ping pong, board games, library and a 64 inch flat screen with DVD (NO CABLE) and half bath keep the children occupied. WiFi is available. There is a walk out porch with full view of South Bar Lake and Lake Michigan. From the porch it is a short walk to the sandy beach and dock with kayaks, inner tubes and other sand toys. In the evening take advantage of the large fire pit just off the beach and multiple lounge chairs.
Rentals are Saturday to Saturday from the first of May to Labor Day at the weekly rate of $2700. Weekend rentals (Friday-Sunday, 2 nights) are available before May 1 or after Labor Day at $550/weekend. A $300 deposit is required which will be returned or credited to your card once the cleaning crew has completed their tasks (no more than 2 weeks).
Keywords: Sleeping Bear/Empire
Condo, 3 Bedrooms + Loft, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 6-8)