THE TREE HOUSE IN THE HEART OF SLEEPING BEAR NATIONAL LAKESHORE

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Sleeps5
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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THE TREE HOUSE IN THE HEART OF SLEEPING BEAR NATIONAL LAKESHORE

Empire Apartment Rental Photos and Description

Carriage House, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 3-4)

NOW TAKING SUMMER 2015 RESERVATIONS.

Welcome to our Tree House in the Sleeping Bear National Park. The Tree House is 3 miles from the Village of Empire and 3 miles from Glen Arbor.

Please note: Minimum stay during peak season (May - September 6) is 7 nights. Check in on Saturday, and check out on Saturday.

National Geographic

2012 TOP 10 BEST SUMMER VACATION PLACES.

The Tree House is located in the heart of Good Morning America's Most Beautiful Place America...Sleeping Bear National Lakeshore.

This completely furnished carriage apartment was built by the owners. The house is situated on 30 acres, on a secluded road with minimal traffic, directly across from the Sleeping Bear National Forest. Comfortably sleeps 2 adults and up to 3 small children. The apartment is upstairs, essentially a tree house in the woods and separate from the main house. Exactly half way between Glen Arbor and Empire. Less than a mile from the beautiful Glen Lakes; swimming, jet ski rental, boat rental and fishing. Empire and Glen Arbor restaurants, shopping, art galleries and more within a 10 minute drive. Golf, horseback riding, hiking, less than a mile and only 20-25 minutes from Traverse City. We have an Endless pool on the property, which may be used by our guests.

There is also an art studio on the property and a large garden. Down the hill from the apartment is a large natural pond and from the apartment balcony deck you can observe the wildlife at the pond. Anytime you might see cranes, deer, foxes and even an occasional coyote. There is also a small pond off the garden, near the main house. If you have friends and family that wish to vacation near you, there are neighbors who also provide accommodations through VRBO.

Please check the calendar for available dates during your intended stay. Red dates are already reserved. Yellow dates are on tentative hold, awaiting reservation confirmation. In the upper right side of the main page there is a link to the reservation calendar. You can view the available dates there. Check in Saturday, after 6:00 pm - Check out Saturday noon.

Peak Season rates apply for Thanksgiving. The property is closed to rentals from the Sunday after Thanksgiving until April 18.

PLEASE: when you inquire about reservations, email me back and let me know your decision ! Thank you.

Keywords: carriage house, apartment, upstairs, gay friendly

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Suitability:
  • smoking allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets considered
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters

Norm

This advertiser has been with HomeAway.com since 2010
Speaks english

We have hosted many guests over the years from performers at the Manitou Music Festival, to artists in residence of the Glen Arbor Art Association. Whatever we can do to make your stay in Empire/Glen Arbor/Traverse City better, we will be happy to help in any way that we can.

Have you stayed at the Tree House and given a referral to a friend? If your friends book a reservation, you can receive a $50 discount on your next vacation at the Tree House? Please make sure your referrals mention your name.

Repeat Guests earn a $50 one time discount on your

next visit.

Please be sure to leave a review after your stay.

Thanks for your kind support.

Norm purchased this apartment in 1995

In the heart of Sleeping Bear National Forest, the Tree House is centrally located, with quick access to the Glen Lakes, Sleeping Bear Dunes and Lake Michigan. Within a 20 minute drive, guests can find themselves in the midst of Traverse City. Come stay with us during the National Cherry Festival or the Manitou Music Festival. Everything is within reasonable driving distances. Benzie, Honor, Cadillac, Suttons Bay, Acme, Williamsburg, Bear Lake, Northport, Leland, and Lake Leelanau.

Sleeps5
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
Pay with confidence
Pay with confidence
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

4.8
based on 18 traveler reviews

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The Tree House in the Heart of Sleeping Bear National Lakeshore
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 18 reviews
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The Tree House in the Heart of Sleeping Bear National Lakeshore
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Empire Sleeping Bear Dunes
4

NICE!

  • 4 of 5
Great location, clean and beautiful! Hosts were wonderful. Highly recommended!!!!
  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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The Tree House in the Heart of Sleeping Bear National Lakeshore
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Empire Sleeping Bear Dunes
Mansfield OH
5

My Heaven

  • 5 of 5
The TreeHouse was so clean, tastefully decorated and had everything anyone would ever need. The setting is beyond beautiful- nestled in the woods, giving the view through each window of nothing but trees- heavenly! The owner is a kind and accommodating!
  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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The Tree House in the Heart of Sleeping Bear National Lakeshore
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Empire Sleeping Bear Dunes
5

A place to stay amongst the tree tops!

  • 5 of 5
We stayed here for five nights. It was a lovely experience. Having found it difficult to find a place in the area for only a few people, The Treehouse is the answer. The design is smart, efficient and comfortable. It is clean, tidy, attractive and we needed nothing that wasn't supplied for kitchen prep. The view out of all of the windows is a nature lover's dream...a forest. It is quiet. The location between Empire and Glen Arbor makes getting to towns easy. Bordering Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore is ideal for those who like to hike, swim, boat, canoe, etc. Relaxing on the deck would be an ideal low key vacation day. I recommend staying here. We look forward to returning to The Treehouse.
  • Submitted: May 9, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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The Tree House in the Heart of Sleeping Bear National Lakeshore
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Empire Sleeping Bear Dunes
Texas
4

Late summer vacation

  • 4 of 5
Restful location. Pleasant apartment/cabin/tree house. Close, easy access to local attractions.
  • Submitted: Sep 30, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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The Tree House in the Heart of Sleeping Bear National Lakeshore
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Empire Sleeping Bear Dunes
Sugar Grove, IL
5

Quiet, Cozy, Comfortable

  • 5 of 5
This was our first visit to the Sleeping Bear area. Very comfortable, clean, cozy accommodations. Private and quiet, just the way we like it. Short drive to Empire and Glen Arbor for shops and coffee. Fantastic restaurants near by. Magnificent beaches up and down the coast. Had fun driving the maze of little seasonal roads at dusk and freaking the kids out about bears!... never saw any though. We will definitely be coming back. Thanks for a great visit Norm.
  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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The Tree House in the Heart of Sleeping Bear National Lakeshore
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Empire Sleeping Bear Dunes
West College Corner, Indiana
5

Great relaxing week

  • 5 of 5
Our first family getaway to the treehouse and we loved it. The weather was awesome and the scenery is beautiful. There is plenty of hiking, enjoying relaxation on the beaches, fine dinning in sorrounding areas, and scenic drives on HWY 22. Traverse City has a fun center (Pirates Cove) our kids enjoyed. We had our 8 yr son and 13 yr old daughter and they got bored at times but it was all worth the stay and relaxation for my wife and myself. This would be a perfect get away for a couple. The treehouse has all the amenties if you wanted to just stay in for a day. Empire is just a short drive and has a small local grocery store to stock up for cooking meals at the treehouse to save on eating out cost. I hope to stay again soon. The owner was great, Thanks a bunch.
  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Map

Map

Nearest Airport
30 Miles
TVC
Nearest Ferry
80 Miles
Ludington
Nearest Motorway
M-22
Nearest Beach
3 Miles
Empire State Beach
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Dunes Golf Club
Car: necessary

Good Morning America's 2010 Most Beautiful Place in the US.

National Geographic's TOP 10 BEST SUMMER VACATIONS 2012.

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Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates

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Empire Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Peak Season
May 1 2014 - Sep 3 2014
7 night minimum stay
$950
 
 
Fall Season
Sep 4 2014 - Oct 31 2014
3 night minimum stay
$155
$800
 
 
Peak Season
May 1 2015 - Sep 12 2015
7 night minimum stay
$1,000
 
 
Fall Season
Sep 13 2015 - Nov 30 2015
3 night minimum stay
$175
$850
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$175
 

Additional information about rental rates

Departure Housekeeping $75
Pet Fee $75
Property Damage Protection $69
Tax Rate 6.0%
Notes There is a reservation deposit at the time of booking. The balance due is due at check-in. The balance due may be paid in cash or personal check. Please have a personal check completed upon arrival

If you are bringing a pet. Family pets must not be left alone in the apartment, unless they are crated. This is for our protection in case of an emergency and access is needed to the apartment.

Cancellation Policy

Policy available by contacting owner when booking.
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Amenities

Amenities

Empire Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 700 sq. ft.
Theme:
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Iron & Board
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Internet ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Heating ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
Kitchen:
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Oven ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Stove ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Dining ...
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Guests must provide their own bar soap. Linens are provided. The Tree House has unfiltered well water. No smell or taste.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 5
  • Double Beds (1), Twin Bed (1), (1), Sleeper Sofa (1) Rollaway Twin (1)
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Television ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Golf ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Boat ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • smoking allowed ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets considered ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • Indoor Pool
  • Heated Pool
Attractions:
  • restaurants
  • churches
  • marina
  • winery tours
  • cinemas
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • festivals
  • recreation center
Leisure Activities:
  • miniature golf
  • wildlife viewing
  • sight seeing
  • horseback riding
  • boating
  • shopping
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • beachcombing
  • gambling casinos
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • sledding
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • jet skiing
  • skiing
  • hiking
  • golf
  • water skiing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
  • snowmobiling
  • fishing
  • cycling
  • cross country skiing
  • kayaking
  • tennis
  • sailing
  • hunting
  • rafting
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • roller blading
  • water tubing
  • snowboarding
Notes:
LGBT friendly.
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