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

Honor, MI, USA
  • Cabin1385 sqft
  • Bedrooms2
  • Sleeps8
  • Bathrooms2
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay1 - 7 nights

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
Response rate:
Response time:
within a few days
english, spanish
Calendar last updated:
Mar 16, 2018
Why Susan and David Elwell chose Benzie County

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.


    • Pets Welcome
    • Heater
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 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.


      • 2 Bathrooms
      • Bathroom 1
        toilet, combination tub/shower
      • Bathroom 2
        toilet, shower
      • Bathroom 3
        outdoor shower, Wooded, private, hot & cold water, w/stone path to cottage
      • Hand-held foot/dog shower
        shower, Warm water right outside the backdoor!
      • 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.

      Location Type

        • Beach
          Includes 600' of sandy, Long Lk, a PRIVATE peninsula w/southern exposure providing sunrises and sunsets! The water is shallow past the dock making it ideal for children. Non-motorized boats included!
        • Beachfront
          Includes 600' of sandy, Long Lk, a PRIVATE peninsula w/southern exposure providing sunrises and sunsets! The water is shallow past the dock making it ideal for children. Non-motorized boats included!
        • Lake
          Includes 600' of sandy, Long Lk, a PRIVATE peninsula w/southern exposure providing sunrises and sunsets! The water is shallow past the dock making it ideal for children. Non-motorized boats included!
        • Lakefront
          Includes 600' of sandy, Long Lk, a PRIVATE peninsula w/southern exposure providing sunrises and sunsets! The water is shallow past the dock making it ideal for children. Non-motorized boats included!


            • Adventure
            • Away From It All
            • Family
            • Romantic
            • Sports & Activities


                • Guests provide their own meals


                    • Local Activities Guide
                    • Activities Guide
                    • Ceiling Fans
                    • Clothes Dryer
                    • Filtered Water
                    • Firewood
                    • Fitness Room / Equipment
                      bikes, kayaks, SUP, canoe, rowboat
                    • Hair Dryer
                    • Heating
                    • Iron & Board
                    • Living Room
                    • Backpack
                    • Local Restaurant Guide
                    • Parking
                      maximum 4 cars in drive at a time
                    • Parking Off Street
                      maximum 4 cars in drive at a time
                    • Sofa Bed
                    • Telephone
                      911 and local calls only
                    • Thermos Bottle
                    • Tiled Stove
                    • Towels Provided
                      doggie towels provided. Linens on request for an additional charge.
                    • Washing Machine
                    • Water Cooler
                    • Wood Stove


                        • Ice Maker
                        • 4 Ring Stove
                        • Coffee Maker
                          absolutely :-)
                        • Cooking Utensils
                          mixer, beater, electric griddle, waffle iron, crock pot
                        • Dishes & Utensils
                          carving knives and steak knives, some toddler utensils, all the usual utensils, various sizes of casserole dishes, and mixing bowels
                        • Dishwasher
                        • Freezer
                          with ice-maker
                        • Grill
                        • Blender
                        • Kitchen
                          Modern and fully equipped with coffee pot, electric/pancake skillet, waffle iron, blender, toaster, mixer, crockpot, outdoor grill, etc.
                        • Lobster Pot
                        • Microwave
                        • Oven
                          single oven
                        • Pantry Items
                          assorted spices
                        • Refrigerator
                          side-by-side with ice-maker
                        • Stove
                        • Toaster


                            • Dining
                              extra chairs and booster seat available upon request
                            • Dining Area
                            • comfy seating for 8 people


                                • Radio
                                • Books
                                • Books for Kids
                                • CD Player
                                • DVD Player
                                • Games
                                  from toddler to adult and includes puzzles of all sorts and sizes
                                • Games for Kids
                                • Books for Adults
                                • Satellite / Cable
                                • Stereo
                                  surround sound
                                • Television
                                • Toys
                                  Legos, Lincoln Logs, Thomas the Train, magnets, puppets, treasure chest, toddler, etc
                                • VCR
                                • Video Library
                                  extensive includes toddler to adult


                                    • Kayak / Canoe
                                      2 Kayaks, 1 Canoe, 1 Stand Up Paddleboard, r
                                    • Barbecue
                                    • Bicycles
                                    • Boat
                                      14 foot aluminum row boat. Life jackets and cushions provided.
                                    • Boat Dock
                                    • Boat with Paddles
                                    • Canoe
                                    • Child's Swing
                                    • Deck / Patio
                                    • Beach Chairs
                                    • Large Cooler
                                    • Outdoor Grill
                                    • Outdoor Grill Gas
                                    • Sand Box
                                    • Screen Porch / Veranda
                                    • Small Cooler
                                    • Walkway to Water
                                    • Water Sports Gear
                                      We also provide life jackets (required) and sand/water toys for the children.
                                    • Wood Deck


                                        • Long-term Renters Welcome
                                        • Low Allergen Environment


                                            • live theater
                                            • autumn foliage
                                            • churches
                                            • cinemas
                                            • festivals
                                            • forests
                                            • library
                                            • bay/sound
                                            • 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

                                                        • rafting
                                                        • cycling
                                                        • fly fishing
                                                        • freshwater fishing
                                                        • golf
                                                        • golf privileges optional
                                                        • hiking
                                                        • hunting
                                                        • ice skating
                                                        • jet skiing
                                                        • mountain biking
                                                        • pier fishing
                                                        • fishing
                                                        • 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.

                                                              House Rules

                                                              Check-in: 3:00 PM

                                                              Check-out: 10:00 AM

                                                              Cancellation Policy

                                                              100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                              12 Reviews


                                                              Latest reviews


                                                              Diane R.,

                                                              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.

                                                              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!

                                                              Secluded retreat in northern Michigan

                                                              Tom S.

                                                              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.

                                                              Perfect and Private

                                                              Katherine D.

                                                              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.

                                                              Awesome place to stay at

                                                              Alejandro R.Grand RapoidsRapids

                                                              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.

                                                              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!

                                                              Great escape in the north woods

                                                              Chris W.

                                                              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.

                                                              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!

                                                              Great find in a great location!

                                                              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!


                                                              Honor, MI, USA

                                                              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

                                                              Additional information about rental rates

                                                              Damage Deposit

                                                              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.

                                                              12 Reviews
                                                              Wonderful 4.9/5
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