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Couples Retreat. Perfect getaway with all the amenities.

Bedrooms 1
Space 745 sq ft
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

Beautiful one bedroom second floor apartment over a 3 car detached garage. Very

private. Kitchen is equipped with microwave, refrigerator/freezer/icemaker. Range and microwave. New cabinets with granite countertops. Use this as your base of operations to see and enjoy all that Leelanau County and the Grand Traverse region has to offer. Great biking with the new heritage trail nearby. Visit historic fishtown in Leland, tour some of the areas great wineries. Charter a trip to fish for salmon out of either Glen Arbor or Leland. Traverse City is only half an hour away and is a foodies paradise with dozens of really fine restaurants and micro breweries. The apartment overlooks both Big and Little Glen. Enjoy great sunsets over the dunes from your own private deck right next to Glen Lake. Bring your boat and use the dedicated anchorage and your own private dock for great swimming and fishing.

Bob Hawley
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 18, 2018

Guestbook comments from the owner

Great couple. Good guests - hope they return.
Aug 2017
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Empire Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 745 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Max. adults: 2
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Not suitable for children
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Please leave the windows shut on the lake side if you are leaving for any longer than an hour or so if it looks at all like rain.
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 3 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , heated floor for those chilly mornings.
  • Bath has heated tile floor, tiled shower, granite counter and single bowl sink.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Queen bed with attached bathroom. Plenty of closet space. We do not provide linens or personal towels. Please bring your own. Thankyou
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


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Couples Retreat. Perfect getaway with all the amenities.
average rating of 5.0 based on 21 reviews

Excellent location and beautiful place to stay for two!

  • 5 of 5

This is a wonderful place to stay and it’s even better in-person than in the photos. It’s a perfectly sized and comfortable, nicely decorated place for two. The patio is so pretty with an amazing view and the kayaks are so nice to have. My husband and I went for a kayak ride each day. We also enjoyed talking with the owners who are friendly and welcoming. It was the perfect location for exploring all of Sleeping Bear Dunes and driving up to Leland and Northport. We would definitely stay here again!

  • Submitted: Jun 23, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for a wonderful review. We look forward to seeing you again. Thanks for leaving everything in pristine shape.
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Clean, Comfortable and Cozy

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The apartment was clean, comfortable and cozy. Our hosts were gracious, helpful and happy to share suggestions about restaurants and attractions, but also respected our privacy. The private dock, kayaks and charbroil grill were all used on a regular basis. Long morning walks, the nearby dunes and kayaking on the beautiful lake provided a relaxing and restful setting. We would love to return to this enjoyable getaway!

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Love the area, the apartment, the people !

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful outside and in...very helpful, hospitable owners...this was our second stay, and we hope to return!

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you! We loved having you!!!
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Beautiful accomodations...

  • 5 of 5

Great property, awesome location, gracious and helpful hosts. Only one minor suggestion is to advise guests ahead of time about the reversed water connection on the shower. Otherwise a perfect time was had by all.

  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Very welcoming and quiet for a quick trip up north.

  • Submitted: Jun 17, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the nice review. Hope to see you again next year. The Hawleys
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Great location, hosts, and accomodations

  • 5 of 5

We loved everything about it and look forward to staying there again for future trips.

  • Submitted: Jun 11, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Cherry Capitol, Travers City, MI
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Art's Tavern
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
The Dunes
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Nearest Ski
3 Miles
The Homestead
Nearest Beach
3 Miles
Lake Michigan - Glen Haven
Car: necessary

Less than five minutes to Dune Climb, Glen Haven, Glen Arbor,

Empire and Sleeping Bear National Lakeshore. Public beach and

public boat launch are only 200 yards away.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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