The Reasons Why You Go to the Lake--on the Water, in the Woods, Near the Fun.(0 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:1-7 nights
- 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 stove; scrambled eggs in the morning, and game night with the kids in the evening. Ceiling fans. Sunny, bright, water views through new French doors. Two grills and outdoor eating--one grill and picnic table just outside the kitchen, another grill and seating at the shoreline. Sunning near the house or at the water. Fire pit seating area for book reading, heron and swan watching, and night time campfires. Fish off the dock. Sunrise walks around the lake, evening walks to Empire's sunset beach and ice cream. The new, multi-million dollar Sleeping Bear Bike Path and a secluded hiking path start just outside the entrance to the quarter mile private road that leads to the cottage. Fresh linens and kitchen equipment all included. Come for all the reasons that make you want to be in Leelanau County--close to the Empire Museum, the National Park Headquarters, the public beaches, the Library, tennis, softball, and Empire 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 National Park trailheads are only minutes away. Inside, brand new hardwood floors, recently purchased mattresses on all beds. Queen size master bed. Fresh appliances and clean shower. Bright sunny views. Cool shaded afternoons, pleasant evenings. No air conditioning needed. Churches are all in walking distance, closest to St. Philip Catholic. 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
On the edge of the Village Limits of Empire--sleepy town surrounded by the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lake Shore, known for the town's public beach and nightly sunsets. 5 miles from Glen Arbor....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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|Dates||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
May 27 - Jun 23, 2017
4 night min stay
Jun 24 - Sep 8, 2017
7 night min stay
Sep 9 - Sep 30, 2017
7 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
- Refundable Damage Deposit $200
- Tax Rate 6%
Names and ages of all occupants must be provided with signed lease and first payment before rental is confirmed. No pets, no exceptions, inside or outside. Number of renters is strictly limited; renters must be identified; no more than 4 adults; rental terminates if occupied overnight by more than the agreed number or identities. Lease rights are not transferable or assignable; any pet presence or attempted assignment or sublet terminates the rental and forfeits all funds, regardless of occupancy. 6% Michigan sales tax must be added and paid by renter to owner. Email inquiries should include your name and the proposed occupant number and names. The house is well-suited for the number advertised (2 adults and 4 children), and will stay well maintained if it is not subjected to excessive occupancy. It is not intended for groups of young adults. 20% Discount applies (only) to the second week for anyone renting two consecutive full weeks.
Owner's cancellation policy:
100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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Sits in the woods on a lot with 250 feet of South Bar Lake frontage, minutes from the main entrance to the Dunes Lakeshore National Park. Newly paved multi-mile National Park 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 each within five-seven minutes. A more secluded beach in the National Park can be reached by a hiking trail, only 2,500 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 your equipment or 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 offers (at a fraction of the Homestead price). Park's two best hiking trails are within minutes--Bluff Trail just south of town (five minutes), and Sleeping Bear Heritage Trail just off our private drive leading to 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: 2007
About the owner: Familiar with the very best Leelanau County has to offer. 30 years long time summer residents in Empire 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 in a relaxed setting. Cost-effective Empire, close to Glen Arbor, Traverse, and all Up North attractions.
The Unique Benefits at this House:
The shoreline beckons--private, wooded, pleasant for cook-outs and bonfires and family time. Grills and some toys included. Bring your boat on a trailer and explore local lakes. 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 rental 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
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.
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
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.
This listing was first published here in 2015.
Date last modified - Wednesday, February 22, 2017
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