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EaglePine, Sleeping Bear Dunes, Lakefront, secluded, sand beach, dog friendly!

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,385 sq ft
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

2 bedrms, loft & family rm w/sleeper sofas, 2 full baths, oudoor shower, 8 max

EaglePine- A retreat setting with a unique, fully equipped cedar cabin on 6 acres nestled in the woods of Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. Offering the ultimate in privacy with 600ft of sandy Long Lk, private peninsula, southern exposure, sunrises & sunsets, boats, fire pits, horseshoes, & bikes. Located well off the main road, tucked between 10 acre parcels assures safety & quietude. The path leading to the water (350 ft) meanders over boardwalks and soft mulch through a wildlife corridor. The lakeshore is ideal for children-- the sand is hard-packed & water shallow. The cottage is not bare-bones stripped of its character for renters. We bring the outdoors in with deer mounts, moose antlers, pelts, & local artwork. The screened porch is perfect to read in a wicker chair, play cards at the table or just listen to the hummingbirds. We include other creature comforts such as comfy beds, modern appliances, satellite, on-demand hot water, and a wood stove for cool summer evenings.

Property Manager
Susan and David Elwell
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 16, 2018

Why Susan and David Elwell chose Honor

A wonderful retreat-like cottage. Very private, secluded, in the deep woods yet on an all sports lake. Quiet. Abundant animal life. Direct access to 35 sqare miles of Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore Forest.

What makes this cabin unique

Very comfortable, cedar cottage/cabin decorated with an Up North feel. Clean, updated, tucked into a private forest, with 600 feet of sandy Long Lake beach-- including a private peninsula. Countless amenities included.


Honor Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1385 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
  • No more than 4 cars in the driveway at a time and quiet time begins at 11PM
  • Guest traveling with children using disposable diapers MUST bring a "diaper gene."
  • MUST agree to the attached "EaglePine-Homeaway Conditions" doc. according to season, including the "Liability Waiver" and "Dog Policy" if it applies.
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Lake ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Activities Guide
  • Backpack
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Firewood
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone ...
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Tiled Stove
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
  • Wood Stove
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer ...
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Hand-held foot/dog shower - shower , Warm water right outside the backdoor!
    Bathroom 3 - outdoor shower , Wooded, private, hot & cold water, w/stone path to cottage
  • Downstairs has a full bath. Upstairs has a bath w/shower. And, we offer a large outdoor shower with hot and cold running water. Never run out of hot water with our on-demand heat! Forget something? An amenities basket is available with shampoo, lotion, toothbrush, toothpaste, etc.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Downstairs Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 2 child bed , cot and toddler bed (portable crib available on request)
    Upstairs Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single
    Upstairs Loft - 2 twin/ single , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Loft overlooks the familyroom and next to the bedroom & bath
    Family room - 1 sleep sofa /futon , The family room offers 1 queen sleeper sofa.
  • Consult owner for questions regarding sleeping arrangements-- especially for babies or small children. We have several options. There is a portable crib and cot available.
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Bicycles
  • Boat ...
  • Boat Dock
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Canoe
  • Child's Swing
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Sand Box
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • Walkway to Water
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Wood Deck
  • 5 bicycles
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 6 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseshoes
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
We would like your vacation to be memorable. Please don't hesitate to inquire about any special needs. We have many additional amenities available such as portable crib, booster chair, gate for stairway, baby-jogger, life jackets of all sizes, bicycles. The kitchen is modern and fully equipped. There are two campfire areas. Ones is located in the woods near the cottage. It has Adirondack chairs, log benches, and fieldstone ring. The second location is at the beach with a contained fire 'bowl' to prevent scaring of the beach. The property also offers a hammock, horseshoes, rope swing, and 3 swings hanging near the cottage. The cottage itself has a nice screened porch-- great for listening to the wildlife and occasional rain storm! Connectivity: There is a Verizon tower nearby that may be an aid to your individual connectivity to the net.


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EaglePine, Sleeping Bear Dunes, Lakefront, secluded, sand beach, dog friendly!
average rating of 4.9166665 based on 12 reviews


  • 5 of 5

Our stay at Eagle Pine was just what we wanted. The property is beautiful. We enjoyed the little walk to the lake and all the toys provided; kayaks, paddle board, canoe, row boat. Eagle pine is well stocked with toys of all kinds for the young and not as young. It is secluded which we love. There is no wifi but we got used to it. Used our hotspot when we needed to and otherwise stayed unplugged. We both read a book from the Elwell's library. Our dog was in heaven. She ran and swam yet figured out the property fast as to how much she could wander. We were impressed. The feeling of family warmth and love permeates Eagle Pine and I hope to be back again.

  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy that you enjoyed yourselves and that we were able to provide the resources for your fun! If we can't be there, we want others to enjoy it like it were there own!!! Thank you so much and see you next year!
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Secluded retreat in northern Michigan

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful modern cabin set In the woods with a walking path to a small lake. You can’t see your neighbors, which is unheard of Up North. The cabin is on the southern edge of the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. That means plenty of outdoor activities are close by. We went hiking and mountain biking in the park and kayaked on the lake. Very comfortable for a family or as a couples retreat. We highly recommend this property and are making plans to go back.

  • Submitted: Oct 24, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect and Private

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely loved our stay. I almost don't want to give too great of a review in the hopes of keeping this gem a secret from the world! We had 4 humans and one pup in the house with room to spare. Our dog LOVED the beach and we loved the dog wash right outside the front door! We cooked all of our meals in the kitchen and only left for lunch one day in Traverse City. We had hoped for more time around the fire on our chilly weekend but unfortunately we had some rainy evenings. Not to worry, there was an entire library of movies to choose from when we had to move indoors. Susan was an amazing host and only a text away if we had any questions. We will absolutely come back.

  • Submitted: Oct 13, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Awesome place to stay at

  • 5 of 5

Had a wonderful time away from the city, had a chance to see some of the wildlife and dogs enjoyed the playtime in the lake and exploring new smells.

Owners very responsive in all questions we had during our vacations.

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy you enjoyed your stay! We especially like having guests like yourselves who appreciate and respect our cabin, as well as, the great outdoors-- including the wildlife you experienced first hand! We look forward to your visit next September!
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Great escape in the north woods

  • 4 of 5

EaglePine was a fantastic cabin with lots for the kids and parents to do both on-site and in the area. Our only disappointments were that not all the beds had sheets and no wifi.

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind response. Wifi is a bit of a challenge when deep in the woods. We always suggest to guests to consider using a personal hotspot for necessary connectivity. We will attempt to make that more clear in the future. We offer optional linen service to guests at an additional charge. We also provide extra beach, bath, kitchen and doggie towels at no charge. Our bed linens are provided only for the beds that have been specifically requested on the contract. If any changes need to be made at the time of entry, we will quickly respond to the request as done during this week. Thank you for your input!
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Great find in a great location!

  • 5 of 5

This cottage had a great location. We were in the woods so it was quiet and very private. Although frozen over, it was just a short walk to the lake. Sleeping Bear Dunes is just accros the main road. And, for last minute shopping, we were only 15 minutes from Frankfort. The cottage itself had a Up North feel that was nice to just hang out in after a chilly hike! It had everything we needed!

  • Submitted: Mar 13, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Traverse City
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Manitou Inn
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Acadia Bluffs aprox. 35 mile S, Crystal Downs
Nearest Train
25 Miles
Traverse City
Nearest Motorway
6 Miles
US 31
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Manitou Inn
Nearest Ski
18 Miles
Crystal Mountain Resort
Car: recommended

EaglePine on Long Lake in Benzie County is located at the southern end of Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore and is just across the street. We are also 12 minutes north of Frankfort, 30 minutes south of Glen Arbor, 20 minutes from Interlochen Arts Academy, 1 mile from Lake Michigan. The cottage is situated on a wildlife corridor offering optimal wildlife viewing. The area includes endless opportunity to explore the advancing dune environment unique to Sleeping Bear. Visitors may hike or bike within the park or choose to drive right up to the dunes and various lakes. Other points of interest include Crystal River tubing & canoeing, scenic drives, bike trails, charter fishing, golfing, Pte.Betsie Lighthouse, Glen Haven Coast Guard Station, Frankfort Pier, fine dining, local art and antiques. The area offers as much OR as little as you choose to take on!

Other Activities: river tubing, gliding


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300

Summer entals are for one week periods Saturday-Saturday during peak season.
Additional nights may be added to the 3 & 7 night minimums if available.
Payment during off-season must be paid in full within 45 day.
NOTE: Linens are available at an additional fee.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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