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Jan Semple

Member since: 2010
Speaks: english

Spectacular location on South Bar Lake AND Lake Michigan!!! TWO weeks available

4 Reviews
Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


Sleeping Bear Dunes Cottage Rental Photos and Description

Cottage, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-4)

Spoil yourself in this cozy cottage sipping lattes with warming sunrises on South Bar Lake, as well as enjoying the multi-faceted sunsets on your own private, pristine Lake Michigan Beach, after winding down from the day's activities. Spectacular venue for watching the weather approach!! Less than 1/4 mile from the Empire public beach on private drive. Public boat launch available on both South Bar Lake and Lake Michigan, as well as tennis courts and children's playground. Location, location, location can't be said enough for this charming respite for a week or month getaway.

Open floor plan features living room furnished with a leather queen sofa bed, dining area and full kitchen all with view of South Bar Lake. 1 Bedroom with queen size bed and full bath all on one level. Cottage is neat and clean and provides all basic furnishings, including cable TV and internet. Covered deck for enjoying the clear air and sounds and pure scents of the north. Perfect for one couple or one couple with two children.

Located within the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, the 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.

Keywords: Cottage

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Jan Semple (Property Manager)
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english

About Jan Semple

The property is family owned and is enjoyed often. All of the area's attractions have been enjoyed for many years. We hope you will come and see why we love the area so much.


based on 4 traveler reviews

Spectacular location on South Bar Lake AND Lake Michigan!!! TWO weeks available
average rating of 5.0 based on 4 reviews

Empire Beach House

  • 5 of 5

This charming home was situated between a lovely pristine lake and the grand Lake Michigan, each just steps away from the front and back doors. Well equipped and clean, any visitor would lack for nothing in this lovely property.

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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2 0
Northville, MI

Another great stay in Empire!

  • 5 of 5

We love this cottage! It is the 4th or 5th year that we have rented and it's always a wonderful vacation. We were surprised that the lake level had risen so much this year! Took away some of the beach, but was still wonderful. Already looking forward to next year.

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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3 0

Two Lakes for the Price of One!

  • 5 of 5

This was a superb rental! Everything was very clean inside and the owner was extremely easy to work with. There were plenty of towels and dishes/utensils. The location of this house is absolutely awesome. The back of the house has its own private dock. There's a super comfy swing to view South Bar Lake. Across the street is your own private walk to Lake Michigan. We are a young family of four and the size of the house was just perfect for us. We definitely plan to book this place next summer.

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4 1
Northville, MI

Love the Beach

  • 5 of 5

This was our second year at this location and we absolutely loved it! The description and pictures posted on VRBO are accurate. Cottage was clean and all amenities listed were provided. We are happy that the cable TV is now working and that wireless internet was available within the cottage, rather than down the street. Although the cottage is small, it fit our 3 person family very well. The owner was very helpful and we would recommend this property to others.

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Traverse City
Nearest Barpub
1.5 Miles
Joe's Friendly
Nearest Ferry
160 Miles
Muskegon, MI
Nearest Golf
8 Miles
Dunes Golf Course
Nearest Restaurant
2.5 Miles
Village Inn
Nearest Ski
35 Miles
Crystal Mountain


Rates & Availability

Empire Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
May 21 2016 - Jun 18 2016
3 night minimum stay
Jun 19 2016 - Sep 5 2016
7 night minimum stay
Sep 6 2016 - Oct 10 2016
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500

1/2 of rental charges due at time of booking, plus $500.00 security deposit.

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Sleeping Bear Dunes Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Lakefront ...
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Queen size Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Queen sofa bed in Living Room
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing

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