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CHARMING COTTAGE - FALL 2017

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Space 900 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights

Overview

About the property

CHARMING (REMOTE &TRANQUIL) HOUSE SITUATED ON A CENTURY OLD FARM IN NORTHERN MI

Located two miles outside of Empire, MI on nine private acres this Two Bed/ One Bath offers all you need for your up-north vacation located.

Read below... it doesn't get much easier or affordable than this!

HOUSE DETAILS:

- 900 sq ft

- large yard, ready for entertaining

- Master bedroom - queen bed

- 2nd bedroom - two twin beds

(please note, the second room is smaller but comfortably fits the two single beds and a dresser)

- Rustic hardwood floors and newer carpet

- Fridge, stove, microwave, toaster, coffee maker, etc (all cooking appliances, silverware, etc available)

- Wireless internet

- Each bedroom has freshly washed linen, towels, hand towels, etc

- Ironing board & iron

More Details

Owner
Chris Fredrickson
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
November 17, 2017

About Chris Fredrickson

A (helpful) brother, (prodigal) son, (considerate) roommate, (savvy) business partner, (always improving) golfer and (versatile) management consultant.

I spend a lot of time traveling for work and play. I spend a few weeks a year out west in the mountains and a few more exploring (scuba) dive sites around the world. I've become the type of person that thrives on spontaneity and never passes on the chance to create a memorable story. You want to hike the Great Wall next week? GREAT, let's do it!

I pride myself on courtesy and consideration and make every effort to keep those around me comfortable (when dining with a big group, I'm the guy that pays attention to seating arrangement, ensuring a good flow of conversation, not leaving anyone out.)

Why Chris Fredrickson chose Empire

The Neighborhood

Out in the wilderness - on a clear night you can see all trillion stars. Oh, and it's very, very quiet.

What makes this cottage unique

FROM TRAVERSE CITY:

- The approximate commuting time from Traverse City depends purely on traffic but generally takes between 18 and 25 minutes.

- The home is situated across the street from a century old barn in a large rye field.

- We've added a fire pit, grill and lounge chairs to aid in your relaxing holiday.

Guestbook comments from the owner

This little old cottage is a wonderful find! It had all the charm you'd expect, with the comfortable beds, soft towels, coffee and wine you'd find in a nice hotel. Quiet, relaxing location. Communication was helpful and prompt. Cottage kitchen was stocked appropriately to cook meals or grill. Backyard fire pit offered perfect place to relax in the evenings. We will definitely be back
Aug 2017
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Map

Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Traverse City Cherry Capital Airport
Nearest Barpub
2.5 Miles
Joe's Friendly Tavern
Nearest Golf
1.5 Miles
Dune's Golf Club
Nearest Restaurant
2.5 Miles
Joe's Friendly Tavern
Nearest Ski
15 Miles
Crystal Mountain
Nearest Beach
2.5 Miles
Empire Beach

Amenities

Empire Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 900 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
General:
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • One full bath has two full sets of towels for your group of 4 or less.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
  • Two bedrooms, each have dressers and a means to hang clothes.
Outside:
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome

Reviews

Excellent! 4.3/5 -
(8 traveler reviews)

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average rating of 4.25 based on 11 reviews
5

Tranquil, perfect spot in Leelanau County

  • 5 of 5

I don't really want the secret to get out because I love being able to rent this perfect little property! Cozy, but roomy, lovely country atmosphere, everything you need, 2 bedrooms, kitchen, bath and a delightful host. Perfect summer rental.

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Convenient location, clean but it could use some update

  • 3 of 5

The cottage is located in the middle of Sleeping Bear Dunes area. It is professionally cleaned and welcoming. It has a nice backyard with volleyball court. But the cottage could use some updates. The bathroom faucets were dripping. And the twin mattresses were not comfortable.

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A good basecamp for visiting the area, but difficult with young kids

  • 3 of 5

This cozy cottage is in a great location to serve as a basecamp for enjoying Sleeping Bear Dunes, heading to Traverse City, or wine tasting on the peninsulas. We have visited this area several times, but always camped prior to having children. We rented this house with our two young children (2.5 years and 1 year) while our friends camped at nearby Empire Township Campground. The positives of this house are the location, the outdoor yard with a fire pit, grill, and seating, and the owner was overall pleasant. You can tell he wants you to enjoy your stay. Personally, we did not find this house to be well-suited for young kids. The house lacks closets, higher shelves, cabinets, and places to store things out of reach of the children. Cars drive fast on the roads outside, and there is no fence for letting your kids wander in the yard. There are a few games and crayons in the house, as well as a volleyball net outside. This would be much more ideal for a couple, single, or family with school-age or older children. You should be aware that the bigger bedroom does not have a door and is open to the kitchen, so it lacks privacy if you happen to be traveling with others. The owner keeps a very strict pet policy. We also killed many spiders and bugs within the house daily. One recommendation I would have for the owner is to add a small toaster and to include instruments for using the grill outside (spatula, tongs, etc). If you are traveling without young children you can enjoy yourself here, especially if you intend to spend most of your time sight seeing.

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Quiet, nicely appointed cottage.

  • 4 of 5

The cottage is very charming, surrounded by beautiful landscape. Inside is nicely decorated giving a clam relaxing affect. We had a wonderful time staying there.

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Charming cottage

  • 5 of 5

Our family stayed here and it felt like home. The cottage was very clean and the host was very accommodating with nice surprises throughout our stay. All the Cabin Rules were followed to relax, make memories, laugh, sleep in, watch the sunset, count the stars and many more. Had a great stay and would go back!!

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Adorable, relaxing vacation rental. Absolutely perfect!!!

  • 5 of 5

Chris is a delightful, friendly host. The rental was in a lovely, peaceful location and it was the perfect size. Everything about it was delightful and well maintained from the lovely decor to all the unexpected surprises, like a nice bottle of wine and even blueberry muffins for the morning. Perfect place for family and friends to visit and my kitty and I had a super, delightful, fun, relaxing time!!! Could not have been better!!! I hope to return often!

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $65
Pet Fee $45
Damage Deposit $225

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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