THE TREE HOUSE IN THE HEART OF SLEEPING BEAR NATIONAL LAKESHORE

Norm

Advertiser since 2010
Speaks english
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

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

Overview

Overview

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

More Details
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • pets considered
  • smoking allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Norm (Owner)
Advertiser since 2010
Speaks english

About Norm

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

What makes this apartment unique

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.

Why HomeAway

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 19 traveler reviews

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The Tree House in the Heart of Sleeping Bear National Lakeshore
average rating of 4.8421054 based on 19 reviews
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The Tree House in the Heart of Sleeping Bear National Lakeshore
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Empire Sleeping Bear Dunes
Akron ohio
5

The first time will not be the last time

  • 5 of 5
We had a great time at the treehouse. Everything you need is provided and was very clean. Looking forward to our next visit.
  • Submitted: Sep 23, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, 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
4

NICE!

  • 4 of 5
Great location, clean and beautiful! Hosts were wonderful. Highly recommended!!!!
  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, 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: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, 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: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, 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
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Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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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: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Map

Map

Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore
Joe's Friendly Tavern
Grocer's Daughter Chocolate
Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore
Pierce Stocking Scenic Drive
Pyramid Point
Robert H. Manning Memorial Light
Tiffany's Ice Cream & Cookies
Empire Area Museum
Cherry Republic
Glen Lake, Michigan
Glen Arbor Art Association
Blu
Arts Tavern
Sleeping Bear Dunes Park Headquarters
Sleeping Bear Surf & Kayak
Sleeping Bear Gallery
Traverse City Film Festival
Chateau Grand Traverse
Grand Traverse Pie Company
Big Little Wines
Traverse City Beach Bums
Chateau Chantal Winery & Inn
Left Foot Charley
Diversions Beer & Winemakers Supply
Wine Festival Weekend Only - 3Bath, 3Bed Luxury Condo, Sleeps 4 - 6 Adults, 2Kid
Black Star Farms
Boone's Prime Time Pub
Leelanau Sands Casino
Bel Lago Vineyards & Winery
Village Inn
Music House Museum
Dunes' Golf Club
Side Traxx Video
Trattoria Funistrada
"I promise, some of the best food in the area !"
Trattoria Stella
Poppycocks
Greystone Gardens
Glen Lake Marine
"Talk to Jeff, if you want to rent a boat during your visit."
Friendly Tavern
North Bar Lake
Crystal River Outfitters
Elizabeth Lane Oliver Center for the Arts
Forest Gallery
Center Gallery, Glen Arbor
Nearest Airport
30 Miles
TVC
Nearest Ferry
80 Miles
Ludington
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Dunes Golf Club
Nearest Motorway
M-22
Nearest Beach
3 Miles
Empire State Beach
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:
Per property
Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
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:
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 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 ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • smoking allowed ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Indoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
LGBT friendly.
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