QUIET RETREAT IN THE WOODS, 8 MILES TO EMPIRE BEACH

Hughthir White

Advertiser since 2009
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Speaks english, italian
Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

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QUIET RETREAT IN THE WOODS, 8 MILES TO EMPIRE BEACH

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

Overview

Overview

Empire House Rental Photos and Description

1 bedrooms, 1 full bath, 1 half bath, sleeps 4

Our retreat is located on 120 acres of beautiful wooded land in Leelanau county. To arrive you drive on a well maintained two track through a lovely woods. When you step out of your car, you truly understand the notion of 'getting away.'

House is a 1200 sq ft timber frame,mortice and tenon frame, with stress skin panels. Custom made cabinets. House is a simple yet elegant design.

The kitchen is nicely equipped, with a nice collection of cook books. Also a nice collection of reading books. A good place for quiet contemplation.

The house comfortably sleeps four guests.

There is good hiking right out the front door!

We are located 9 miles to Empire Beach, and 18 miles from Traverse City.

This region is renowned for its natural beauty, the spectacular sand beaches of Lake Michigan, the vineyards and cherry orchards of Leelanau County. The closest golf course is four miles away. Empire is the gateway to the 70,000 acre national park, Sleeping Bear Dunes. No shortage of skiing, hiking, beach combing, canoeing, fishing and peace and quiet.

We are located only twenty minutes to Traverse City, which offers many fine dining possibilities as well as the newly renovated State Theater, home of the Traverse City Film Festival.

An additional timber framed guest cabin is available, a stones throw from the house. Please inquire for details.

If you are looking for the peace and quiet of the woods, this is an ideal place to be.

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
Hughthir White (Owner)
Advertiser since 2009
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Speaks english, italian

Why HomeAway

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights
Travel with confidence
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Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
Guarantee the rental meets your expectations
Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

Reviews

Reviews

5
based on 12 traveler reviews

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Quiet Retreat in the woods, 8 miles to empire beach
average rating of 5.0 based on 12 reviews
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Empire Sleeping Bear Dunes
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A Picture Is Worth A 1000 Words? Not this time!

  • 5 of 5
Way to go Hughthir! We were wondering when you would decide that you should let the world know about this gem of yours. Folks, you can be assured that my wife Kathie and I are looking over our schedule for this summer ... and the fall ... to see when we can get the time away to enjoy this opportunity. I can tell you this from our many visits to the property over the past few years: This home and setting are magnificent, and extremely well priced for what you will be getting for your money. From the moment you pull off the road onto the two-track back into the woods you start to feel the serenity of nature at its best. Don't pass this one up folks. Take it from a city boy who is stuck in the hussle and bussle of the work-world WAY too much: This is it! And I can promise that once you do rent Hughthir's place you will ABSOLUTELY want to come back again and again. And that's just the way it really is!
  • Submitted: Apr 9, 2009
  • Stayed: Apr 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Quiet Retreat in the woods, 8 miles to empire beach
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p235456
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Empire Sleeping Bear Dunes
5

Completely wonderful

  • 5 of 5
Can't say enough good things about this property. Hughthir is a wonderful host - completely unobtrusive, but popping up whenever we needed him. The property is so special -- beautiful, serene, with hummingbirds and other unexpected treats all over. Felicia (dog) was delightful. The house is lovely and the books kept us pleasantly occupied all weekend. Thank you Hughthir!
  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
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Quiet Retreat in the woods, 8 miles to empire beach
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p235456
+1 -2313265984
Empire Sleeping Bear Dunes
5

Absolutely wonderful

  • 5 of 5
Best place we've stayed. Hughthir has created a true home - we felt honored to share it. From the fantastic books to the beautiful views to the lovely furnishings to the canine and feline companionship -- we couldn't get over how lucky we felt!
  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
business
Quiet Retreat in the woods, 8 miles to empire beach
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p235456
+1 -2313265984
Empire Sleeping Bear Dunes
5

Absolutely wonderful

  • 5 of 5
Best place we've stayed. Hughthir has created a true home - we felt honored to share it. From the fantastic books to the beautiful views to the lovely furnishings to the canine and feline companionship -- we couldn't get over how lucky we felt!
  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
business
Quiet Retreat in the woods, 8 miles to empire beach
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p235456
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Empire Sleeping Bear Dunes
5

Very good host. And property.

  • 5 of 5
First of Hughthir is a great host and good guy. This is away from everybody. And very comfortable. Im glad I chose this place. I like how social he is and his friendly pets. is and made our stay even better. and the house's history, I do recommend here. I have no complaints. And would stay again. Thanks Hugh!
  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Quiet Retreat in the woods, 8 miles to empire beach
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p235456
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Empire Sleeping Bear Dunes
5

Excellent!

  • 5 of 5
Our family just returned from staying in Hughthir's cabin. We had a fantastic time! Both the cabin and the land are beautiful! We could have spent our whole time just walking around the lake, climbing trees, and playing board games in the lovely home. However, we spent some of Saturday going to the Sleeping Bear Dunes. The visitor's center in Empire is only 10 minutes away! Those too are beautiful and fun. This is the perfect location for somebody (or a family like ours) who wants quiet, nature, and time to just be with one another. Hughthir was the perfect host. We look forward to returning in the not too distant future!
  • Submitted: Oct 28, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Map

Map

Nearest Airport
22 Miles
Nearest Beach
8 Miles
Car: necessary
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Rates & Availability

Rates & Availability

From $170 Per night

Empire House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Off Peak 2
Sep 16 2014 - Nov 1 2014
2 night minimum stay
$170
$1,100
 

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 6.0%
Notes This retreat offers the option to rent the guest cabin for an additional $70:00 a night. Ideal for two couples who share the main house for meals and bath facilities, and then have completely private sleeping quarters. The guest cabin has a wood fired sauna which can be fired up for a $25.00 fee. The guest cabin has no plumbing, but a port-a-potty is available.
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Amenities

Amenities

Empire House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lake
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Alarm Clock
  • Internet
  • Local Maps
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
  • House has one master bedroom with queen bed. Two single sleeping options on main floor.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Piano
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • Toys
Outside:
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Wood Deck
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Sauna
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
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