Empire Cottage Rental Photos and Description
1 Bedroom 1 1/2 bath in the middle of a national lakeshore, close to beach.
In the middle of the 'the most beautiful place in America, it's also on national geographic list of the top 10 places in the world 2012 vacation spots. Wow! A few other accolades include words like: healthy, foodies, etc. Visited by the rich and famous and then there's us! Come join us and experience the area in a cozy quite spot that's near everything but away from the crowds. We are pet lovers, our home is pet friendly.
It's reputation is increasing, with lots of publications and shows proclaiming it's natural beauty. Travere City's Chamber Of Commerce uses pictures from here to advertise their city, along with listing our area actractions as 'Places to visit'.
This quaint historical home was built circa 1893, with continual rehabs and updates. It belongs to 2 empire artists and is available on a weekly basis during the months of May through August.
Perfect for 2 people who want to get away from it all on a quite street off the beaten path, yet only blocks away from the world famous Empire MI beach. Nestled in the midst of the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, you'll have all of nature at your doorstep and the grandeur of the dunes and bluffs within easy reach.
We offer you our non-smoking home with a casual lifestyle. It is nicely appointed with leather furniture, wood floors, lovely dinnerware and stylish appliances. Dining space for 2.
( seating for dining is impromptu. We dine casual, in front of the tv. But there is a small table with bar stools).
Not your ordinary up-north rental cabin, it is our home and we spend the winter months there. We summer a few doors down the road, so we are there if you need anything.
More details if you care to read this much:
Inside entertainment includes:
40' TV with cable, DVD and WI FI, BluRay.
Most cell phones work here.
Outside entertainment includes a world renown beach for strolling, swimming, picnics, playground and fabulous sunsets. Boat ramp, and jet skies allowed in lake Michigan with parking available if you're lucky. Wi fi is also available in shopping district and the beach.
Dunes, library, parks, tennis, and wildlife galore. Sidewalks throughout most of the village making it a very walkable community. Hiking trails throughout the park and islands.
Stores in downtown Empire can provide everything from the essential to exotic foods, surf boards to kayaks and canoes. Antiques and libraries. Local talent and national arts are available, as is fudge.
Also handy for your visit is a gas station, banks and friendly eateries. Gift shops, hair salon, massage, medical services and SBD guided tours.
Sunsets on the beach are some of the most magnificent found anywhere.
Our area includes spectacular hiking and sight-seeing opportunities, golf, kayaking, fishing, winery tours in Leelanau county and many more outdoor activities. Traverse City hosts the National Cherry Festival and film festival as well as many other cultural events.
Tucked quietly on a little known side street, very little local traffic, no lake view. Nice neighbors.
- Long-term Renters Welcome
- non smoking only
- pets considered
About Cheryl Fettes
We have lived in Empire since 1977. We found Leelanau County when we honeymooned here. It only took us a few weeks to move to Empire and start new lives in the place that took our breath away. That's a lot of fires on the beach, watching the sun go down. Snowshoeing, skiing, swimming, hiking, sunbathing, we've done it all. It's Our vacation spot that we happen to live in.
Cheryl Fettes purchased this cottage in 1998
Why Cheryl Fettes chose Empire
We purchased this home when it was a mere 111 years old. In the following years we have remodeled every room, and added a couple just like all of the previous owners have. It inspires us!
What makes this cottage unique
This is a great little home with fantastic neighbors. It's on a quite street with a casual setting that allows time for the important things in life, like the beach!!