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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.
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
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!
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!!
We rented this cottage for our kayaking/hiking trip through the Sleeping Bear Dunes and area rivers. The cottage was warm and cozy with all of the modern amenities that truly made us feel at home. The cottage is charming and filled with the artwork of the owners. We really enjoyed our stay.
This was an excellent place for the two of us. All features and amenities of the cottage exceeded our expectations. The bed was very comfortable, the deep tub a luxury, and the original art added a very nice ambience. Location was great as we could walk to the beach, shops, and dining. A great spot if you are looking for a casual and cozy spot in a quiet village with the most spectacular scenery all around. We will return!
We really enjoyed our stay at Cher's cottage. The hummingbirds visited non-stop and our Maltese Star is still trying to figure out what they were. <G> The cottage is everything we hoped it would be for our week stay. The only missing touch was not having a gas or charcoal grill to use. The large wall flat screen TV was great too! We highly recommend this cottage for any couple.
Great little cottage in Empire. The owners were very helpful, the cottage had lots of little interesting features, including glasswork done by the owner. Very close to the small town of Empire and right near a really nice public beach. The cottage was a perfect base to explore sleeping bear dunes and the surrounding area. Would recommend to others and would return ourselves.
We had a really enjoyable time staying in Cozy Cottage. It is nicely rustic and has all the amenities that one would require from kitchen utensils to lovely artistic decor. The bed (water!) is really comfortable. Only 3 blocks from the main street and then on to the beach it is well located. A walk up the hill takes you to Empire Bluff trail and picture postcard views.
Empire itself is a lovely village with friendly people and a very clean beach.
Close to other attractions in the area such as the Dune Climb, Glen Haven and other walks. Half hour drive south of Leland, which is also well worth a visit.
Would highly recommend.
Walking distance to the Headquarters for Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. The 'Most Beautiful Place in America' as Voted on Good Morning America's contest.
Also, National Geographic listed it as the number 4 place in the WORLD to to vacation. (actually, they named Traverse City, because of it's proximity to the Sleeping Bear Dunes). :)
Empire is a walkable community. All of the stores, shops, center of the village, and 2 lakes are in walking distance.
With all of the summer activities and visitors, you'll enjoy the peaceful setting of our home.
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My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
Rates are subject to change until confirmed.
Rates go down for 4 nights or more.
If you're not satisfied with the premises, you will receive a full return of monies paid, up to your arrival and inspection.