The Reasons Why You Go to the Lake--on the Water, in the Woods, Near the Fun.(0 Reviews)
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- Property type:House
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:No
About the Property
On Water In The Woods, Nearly New Inside; Perfect For 2 Adults & 4 Children
Three bedrooms, one bathroom. Full living room. Full kitchen, dining room table and new stove for scrambled eggs in the morning, and for game night with the kids in the evening. Ceiling fans. Sunny, bright, water views through new French doors. Two grills and two picnic tables--one each outside the kitchen, and another at the shoreline, for shady grilling and outdoor meals. Sunning near the house or at the water. Fire pit for marshmallows, book reading, quiet times, heron and swan watching. Fish off the dock. Sunrise walks around the lake, evening walks to the sunset beach and ice cream. The new, multi-million dollar Sleeping Bear Bike Path and secluded hiking paths start just outside the entrance to the quarter mile private road that leads to the cottage. Linens, kitchen equipment all included. Come for all the reasons that make you want to be in Leelanau County--just outside the Empire village limit, so close to the Empire Museum, the National Park Headquarters, the public beach, the Library, tennis, shops (including kayak, paddleboard, and other rentals), Glen Arbor only a few minutes farther away, with Big Glen and Little Glen lakes, marina boat rentals, boat launches, Giant Sand Dunes, and restaurants like Cherry Republic, Art's, Boondocks, Funistrada, and more. North Bar Lake, Esch Beach, the best Park trailhead are only minutes away. Inside, brand new hardwood floors, recently purchased mattresses on all 6 beds. Queen size master bed. New appliances. Clean shower. Bright sunny views. Cool shaded afternoons, pleasant evenings. No air conditioning needed. Churches all in walking distance, closest to St. Philip. Deep water fishing charters available in Empire, Glen Arbor, or Frankfort, and golf all around the county, closest only 7 minutes away.
Member since: 2015
- 1400 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Long-Term Renters Welcome
- Children Welcome:
- Non Smoking Only:
- Pets Not Allowed:
Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6
Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom
- Unit is cleaned and linens are refreshed between each rental.
- Away From It All
- Sports & Activities
- Tourist Attractions
- Winery Tours
Local Services & Businesses
- Gambling Casinos
- Horseback Riding
- Scenic Drives
- Wildlife Viewing
- Lake View
Sits on 250 private feet of South Bar Lake frontage; fire pit, dock, sunrise views, nature haven--herons, swans, fishing. Canoe and Kayak rentals available in town, 1/2 mile down the shoreline. ...moreless
Located in shady woods on a private gravel road, no traffic, close to everything, but off the beaten path. Scene is quite unlike most Empire rentals, much more private, shaded, and secluded....moreless
On the edge of the Village Limits of Empire--sleepy town surrounded by the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lake Shore, known for its public beach and nightly spectacular sunsets. 5 miles from Glen Arb...moreless
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Deepsea Fishing
- Fly Fishing
- Freshwater Fishing
- Water Skiing
- Water Tubing
- Dining Area
- Seating for 6 people
- Living Room
- Coffee Maker
- Dishes & Utensils
New sink, young stove with oven (bake a cherry pie in the Cherry Capital). Clean and modern refrigerator. Cabinets stocked with necessary pots, pans, and utensils. Coffee maker and microwave included...moreless
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Sits in the woods on a lot with 250 feet of private South Bar Lake frontage, minutes from the main entrance to the Dunes Lakeshore National Park. New paved multi-mile bike trail is 1/4 mile from the house. Best three public Lake Michigan beaches in Northwest Michigan (Empire Beach, Esch Beach, and Glen Haven Beach) are within five-seven minutes. A more secluded beach in the National Park Beach can be reached by a hiking trail, using only 2,000 steps on your Fitbit from the door of the cottage. Launch your own boat or rent boats and jetskis on pristine Big Glen or Little Glen Lakes (10 mins) or launch them directly into Lake Michigan from the Empire (5 mins) or Glen Arbor (10 mins) boat launches. Deep water fish charters available in town; or casual shallow fishing on South Bar for Pike and Bass. Fish, kayak, canoe or paddleboard on warmer South Bar Lake using rentals from the Surf & Kayak shop less than a mile away in downtown Empire, where there are groceries, restaurants, a bar, ice cream, and extraordinary nightly sunsets at the Empire public beach. 10 minutes to upscale dining and shops in Glen Arbor. 25 minutes to Traverse City (Cherry Festival, County Fair, shops, restaurants, go-carts). 8 minutes to the Dunes Golf Course; 20-40 minutes to many others, including Arcadia Bluffs. Library, new public tennis courts, kids' playground, and baseball diamonds all within a mile in Empire. 15 minutes from the Homestead Resort with all that Glen Arbor and Empire offer (at a fraction of the Homestead price). Park's two best hiking trails within minutes--Bluff Trail just south of town (five minutes), and Sleeping Bear Heritage Trail starts just off our private drive and ends at a secluded Lake Michigan beach 2,000 steps later. Moon rises over South Bar with great bird watching and spectacular night photography. Empire Museum, with the area's logging history, is two miles, and Glen Haven Coast Guard station and museum (and beach) are five miles away. The National Park's Visitor's Center (at M72 and M22) is only one mile from our private road entrance.
Year Purchased: 2010
About the owner: Familiar with the very best Leelanau County has to offer. 30 years long time summer residents after 20 years of childhood Empire vacations.
Why the Owner Chose Empire, MI, USA:
This is why summer vacationers come to the Sleeping Bear Dunes. Empire is the epicenter of all the activities, which can be reached in minutes from this cottage. But this particular cottage is also why a family "goes to the Lake"--water, nature, sun, peace, privacy, family, modern comfort.
The Unique Benefits at this House:
The shoreline is yours--private, wooded, pleasant for cook-outs and bonfires and family time. Grills and some toys included. Bring your boat on a trailer that you can safely leave at the house while you explore other fun. Play cards and games late into the night with the breeze through the windows, and wake up to birds. No old cottage interior here. New floors, fresh paint, tile, appliances, windows and doors. New bikes available in town--we can provide a couple if needed. Croquet and Badminton available in the yard. Shoreline fire pit and furniture available for the evenings, watching the moon rise.
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Lunch or sunning in the yard, well maintained cottage in the woods on the water.
quiet sun and shade, east view is of South Bar Lake
Much more kitchen than a week at the Lake requires.
Cottage in the woods
Dock for fishing and birding.
Game night with the kids.
east view from the kitchen window to the lake
Upstairs dormer with beds and desk, and cross ventilation end to end.
all bedrooms bright, well-lit and clean
A real bathroom, with plenty of room.
Clean, fresh cabinets, sink and view; pots, pans, coffee maker.
New doors and windows, facing east, with bright sunshine.
New appointments throughout the interior. Sunny French doors.
Surrounding trees allow morning sun and provide afternoon shade.
Plenty of size for 2 adults and 4 children. Two twins in the 2d floor bed room
Nature all around.
Well-lit, clean, bright interior
bedroom with bunk beds
two twin beds with lots of room upstairs, and fresh air ventilation at each end
morning sun on pleasant space
clean and bright
Frist grill, just outside kitchen on stone wall; 2d grill at water.
Fire pit, open grill, at the water, with rising moon in the background.
This listing was first published here in 2015.
Date last modified - Friday, October 21, 2016
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