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Meegan Holland

Member since: 2008
Speaks: english

Little Glen Lake cottage between Empire and Glen Arbor

1 Review
Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


Empire Cottage Rental Photos and Description

2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 6

Located between Glen Arbor and Empire on Little Glen Lake, this charming cottage . is part of the nationally renowned Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. Lake Michigan beaches, boating, canoeing, kayaking, hiking, dune climbing, biking, golf, wineries, art galleries, shopping and fine dining are minutes away. The cottage is part of the Shady Shores association, which has a common grassy area with chlidren's play equipment, a fire pit and easy access (300 feet of frontage) on Little Glen Lake with a large dock for relaxing in the sun. Little Glen Lake is shallow and warm, great for swimming and boating. The cottage sleeps 6, with a queen bed in one bedroom and a double bunk bed in the second bedroom. Other amenities: fully equipped kitchen, TV with cable, DVR, microwave, stove, fridge, grill and wraparound deck.

  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Meegan Holland (Owner)
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english

About Meegan Holland

I had no intention of buying a cottage in the summer of 2016 but fell in love with this little gem. It was the view from the Shady Shores beachfront that lured me in: As you look west, you see the iconic Sleeping Bear Dunes, and as you look east, you see boaters crossing the narrows from Little Glen to Big Glen Lake. It's paradise!

Meegan Holland purchased this cottage in 2016


1 traveler review

Little Glen Lake cottage between Empire and Glen Arbor
average rating of 1.0 based on 1 reviews

the trip was good, the cottage not so much

  • 1 of 5

place was a mess. i had to fix the vacuum to clean along with going to get cleaning supplies the day we got there. even the dishes in the cupboard were dirty.

  • Submitted: Sep 9, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: When I received an e.mail from this renter I immediately sent a note of apology and a check for the full amount of rental fee paid. I neglected to inform cleaning lady of the date for cleaning, and took full responsibility for the oversight. This has never happened before in over ten years of rental history. I would welcome another chance to do better for this renter.
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Nearest Airport
35 Miles
Traverse City

Lakefront cottage with Lake Michigan, Glen Arbor, Sleeping Bear Dunes and Empire only minutes away! This cottage, under new ownership as of August 2016, is in the heart of Sleeping Bear National Lakeshore, across from Little Glen Lake. Close to Lake Michigan beaches and canoeing/kayaking on the Crystal River. Near Leelanau Peninsula wineries, world-class hiking and biking trails, and historic Port Oneida, Leland's Fishtown and so much more. Traverse City, with all its cultural amenities, is a half hour away. Lighthouse buffs, shopping aficionados and foodies have plenty to keep them occupied.


Rates & Availability

Empire Cottage Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Peak Season
May 28 2016 - Sep 3 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Low Season
Sep 4 2016 - May 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
Peak season
Jun 1 2017 - Sep 4 2017
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Saturday
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Rented by the week during peak season. Weeks run Saturday 3pm to Saturday 10am. $100 refundable damage deposit required.

Minimum of 3 nights on off peak season.

14 day notice to process payments.

Rates are subject to change until paid in full.
Payment is by check. Check must be cleared before time of arrival.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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Empire Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 546 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lake
  • Lake View
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double , double full size bunk bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Boat Dock
  • Deck / Patio
  • Fish Cleaning Table
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Wood Deck
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed ...
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Year round housekeeping cottage. 1st bedroom has a full-size double bunk bed and the 2nd bedroom has one queen-size bed. Pillows, linens, and towels are not provided. You will need to bring bedding, bath towels and kitchen towels. Kitchen is fully furnished. Bathroom has shower stall. Electric heat. $100 refundable damage deposit required.

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