GROVE HOUSE - SECLUSION BY THE LAKE

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Bronwyn Jones

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Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay nights
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GROVE HOUSE - SECLUSION BY THE LAKE

Empire House Rental Photos and Description

House, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4)

This is a beautiful old farm house built in 1890 about 1/4 mile north of the historic Village of Empire. The building has been updated, but still has the old feel of comfort and tranquility. There's a glassed in wrap-around porch that is just perfect for lounging on a rainy day with a large dining room table for 'almost-outdoors' meals.

The house is at the end of a short, private road (no traffic) in a grove of very old locust trees in the southwest corner of a 40-acre parcel. The property has a very pretty little stream flowing across part of it a few hundred feet away and below the house. Adjacent to the 40 acres of wooded private land is a nature area protected by the Leelanau Conservancy with comfortable walking trails.

There's a very nice public beach in the Village of Empire with a large playground and access to both Lake Michigan and South Bar Lake (warmer water). If you're feeling fit, you can also walk about one mile north and west from the house, through the Sleeping Bear National Lakeshore forest to emerge on a very secluded sugar-sand beach on Lake Michigan.

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • non smoking only

Bronwyn Jones

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Bronwyn is an English teacher at Northwestern Michigan College. Joe is the director of a nonprofit community service organization in Traverse City. We're very active in several of the region's nonprofit groups and enjoy lots of outdoor activities. We're also members of the Beach Bards, a nonprofit group of four poets and storytellers. We gather with lots of friends and visitors every Friday night to recite poems, tell stories and enjoy some music around a big bonfire next to Lake Michigan at the Leelanau School near Glen Arbor - come join us.

Bronwyn Jones purchased this house in 1933

Bronwyn inherited this property from her grandfather ('the professor') who purchased it from one of Empire's founding families in 1933. The old farm house was purchased by Professor Jones as a summer get-away, which it was for many, many glorious summers. In recent years, the house has been a beloved retreat for family members.

We love the tranquility and seclusion of Grove House. But we also love the connection to a beautiful historic village with lots of amenities in Traverse City, just 25 miles away. The Sleeping Bear National Lakeshore is truly a jewel on the world's inland seas. We enjoy picking up some towels and a small cooler and walking the mile or so to the secluded Lake Michigan shoreline, swimming and reading all day, then watching the sunset (have you seen the green flash?).

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay nights
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Property Reviews

Grove House - Seclusion by the Lake
average rating of 5.0 based on 1 reviews
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Grove House - Seclusion by the Lake
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p251581vb
(231) 334-6540 (Michigan, USA)
Empire Sleeping Bear Dunes
Cincinnati OH
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Wonderful Time

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2010
  • Stayed: Jun 2010
We had a terrific week at Grove House and Northern Michigan. The town of Empire is very convenient and cozy. We walked to the beach and it was beautiful and virtually private! The house was very comfortable, we especially liked the relaxed seclusion. Our two dogs Trooper and Shadow also gave it a "five paw up" rating.
Recommended for:  Pet-friendly, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Helpful votes: 7/7

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Availability & Rates

Empire House Rental Rates

Notes

  • $850/wk
  • US Dollars
  • $850/week; $200 refundable security deposit;50% rental deposit to reserve
  • Weekly Rentals: Check in 3:30 p.m. Sat-Check Out is 11:30 a.m. on Sat
  • (checks or cash); Minimum stay of 1 week.

Amenities

Empire House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
  • 2 stories
Theme:
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Internet ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Heating ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Telephone
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Linens Provided
Kitchen:
  • Stove
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Kitchen ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Cooking Utensils
Dining:
  • Dining Room
  • Dining ...
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • The bathroom is on the ground floor, and it includes a claw-foot tub with a stand-up shower installation, lovely for long soaks, or quick showers.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , This bedroom is on the ground floor.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , This bedroom is on the second floor.
    Convertible bed(s) - 1 sleep sofa /futon , This is a full-size, semi-private bed on the 2nd floor.
  • Queen size Beds (2), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
Entertainment:
  • Video Library
  • Games
  • Books
  • Television
  • DVD Player
Outside:
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • non smoking only
Attractions:
  • churches
  • library
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • shopping
  • boating
  • wildlife viewing
  • horseback riding
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • freshwater fishing
  • surfing
  • cycling
  • mountain biking
  • hiking
  • water skiing
  • snowboarding
  • fishing
  • snowmobiling
  • tennis
  • cross country skiing
  • golf
  • skiing
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • swimming

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