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


About the property


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!


- 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

Chris Fredrickson
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 11, 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 Sleeping Bear Dunes

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


- 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

We had an absolutely fantastic stay from start to finish staying at Chris' charming cottage. There was excellent communication from the very beginning and they were always quick to respond to any questions we had. We arrived very late at night and upon arrival there were fresh flowers in every room, a bottle of wine, doughnuts and cookies and fresh local coffee. The cottage is ideally situated for exploring Sleeping Bear, a short drive from Empire itself and 15 minutes to the main Dunes. I highly recommend staying here if you are thinking of visiting the area.
Sep 2015
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Empire Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

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


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average rating of 4.6666665 based on 7 reviews

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: Jul 2017
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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: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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: Jul 2016
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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: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Clean and comfortable

  • 4 of 5

Chris was a wonderful host. The cottage was ready for us which included wine and breafast! We had a great 5 days. It's very retro, tastefully furnished and that was fun. Could use some outdoor living space that's not just grass.

  • Submitted: May 19, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great spot for an up north Michigan stay!

  • 5 of 5

As soon as you walk in to the cottage you feel right at home. The space inside is great and cozy. You have everything you need for a relaxing stay as well as so close to the beach and nearby Traverse city for when you want to explore. The outdoor space is quiet and peaceful and beautiful with the surrounding nature. Definitely would recommend.

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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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


Rates & Availability

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.