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Holly and Dan Spraul

Member since: 2001
Speaks: english

Singing Moon & Little Bear: Lakeviews from your pillow, Duneviews from the dock

Sleeps12
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

Empire House Rental Photos and Description

4, 8 or 12 guests, 3Bth, 3BR+ 2 Loft BR

SINGING MOON LODGE and LITTLE BEAR COTTAGE together welcome up to 12 guests. The 2 separate cottages were built side-by-side with a common wall, so that they can be independent or opened into a single large cottage. SINGING MOON (welcomes 8 guests) is an updated version of the Old Michigan cabin experience, with rustic Canadian pine beam construction and open floor plan with 1BR+2 loft BRs/2Bth. LITTLE BEAR (welcomes 4 guests) is a traditional ranch-style home with 2 BR/1Bth. Either are perfect for-- morning coffee while viewing the Dunes and turquoise waters of Little Glen Lake, sing-alongs at the piano, rest after a full day of swimming, water-skiing (boat and equipment rentals a short walk away), kayaking, canoeing, hiking, biking, golfing, antiquing, wine tasting, birding, beach combing and autumn leaf watching----your home base for exploring the National Lakeshore, Sleeping Bear Sand Dunes National Park, Glen Arbor, Empire, and the Leelanau Penninsula.

ACCOMMODATIONS: SINGING MOON:

Set sail in 'The Loft'--- Expansive open sleeping decks with a sky-lit bath (sunken tub, walk-in shower, bidet, toilet, lavatory) and an additional lavatory/vanity area. 1 queen bed (wake up each morning to lakeviews) on the upper deck, 1 double bed and 1 double futon on the lower deck.

'Glenda's Room'--- View her namesake from the 1st floor queen bed, decorated with a nod to Michigan's golden age of Victorian tourism. The full bath (shower stall) is a few steps away.

Singing Moon's open floor plan includes a piano nook, wet bar area, chef's kitchen, dining area and sunken living room with direct Lake and Dune views.

AMENITIES: Fully equipped kitchen, coffeemaker, microwave, dishwasher, VCR/DVD player, cable TV, phone with 800-acess long distance, washer/dryer, sprawling docks, 325 feet of lake shore, boat moorings, community campfire, the commons (a large yard perfect for kick-ball games!), the enchanting Dunes reflected in the turquoise crystal of sand bottom Little Glen Lake.

You will bring bed linens, kitchen linens and towels, paper goods. (Pillows, comforter and blankets are provided).

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ACTIVITIES: There is something for everyone-For 'Tourists' Glen Arbor and nearby Leland, Northport and Sutton's Bay have great shopping and restaurants. Leelanau is dotted with wineries offering tours and tastings. Interlochen's concert schedule may fit your bill. For those seeking 'battery recharge', sit awhile on the dock, spread a blanket on Empire beach for the sunset, or curl up with a good book. For 'Info-seekers', the Leelanau School's and the Homestead's community programs for all ages will interest you. For 'Adventurers', the National Park trails lead to grand views of Lake Michigan. Kayaking, canoeing, boating, biking, fishing opportunities abound, with equipment rentals nearby. Golfers can enjoy a number of nearby courses. If anyone suffers urban withdrawal, Traverse City is 35 mins away, with a Zoo, museums, huge mall and many rainy-day options. While our list could go on, keep in mind that the best thing to do at Glen Lake is nothing at all!

More Details
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Holly and Dan Spraul (Owner)
Member since: 2001
Speaks: english

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We have fallen in love with this beautiful area of our great country and are eager to share its wonders with others, especially children--- your heart will delight as they scramble up the mountainous Dunes and splash in the warm, clear, shallow water of Little Glen. As happened to us, this may become your family's annual Summer spot! The enchanting Dunes change color with every atmospheric change and reflect in the turquoise crystal waters of Little Glen. If you happen to visit during a full Moon, you may even hear it sing! After a day or so in the area, you will understand why this area is such a special place in Native American lore and living. What makes this place different from other geographic wonders we've visited is its family friendly accessibility. The Lake is warm and shallow-- inviting especially to young children-- and the Dunes are open to climbers of all ages.

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Rates & Availability

Empire House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Singing Moon Summer
Jun 15 2016 - Sep 5 2016
7 night minimum stay
$1,750
 
 
Singing Moon Fall-Spring
Sep 6 2016 - May 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
$175
From
$250
Fri,Sat
$1,200
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
$1,750
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $0
Refundable damage deposit $1,000

From $1000/wk and 1750/wk
Summer 2016
(June 1 - Labor Day)
Weekly only (Sat-Sat):
Singing Moon - $1,750 (tax included)
Little Bear (optionally adjoining Singing Moon) - $1000 (tax included)

Fall - Spring 2016-2017
Daily Rates:
Singing Moon
$250(tax included)/weekends, Holidays
$175 (tax included)/week nights
Little Bear
$150 (tax included)/weekends, Holidays
$125 (tax included)/week nights
Weekly Rates:
Singing Moon $1200 (tax included)
Little Bear $700 (tax included)

Security Deposit Required
Rates subject to change
Next door (adjoining if desired), LITTLE BEAR COTTAGE welcomes up to 4.

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Amenities

Empire House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Lake
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Village
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , bidet , Loft
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , 1st floor
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , 1st floor-rear
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1st floor
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Upper Loft
    Bedroom 3 - 2 double , Lower Loft
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double , 1st floor- rear
    Bedroom 5 - 2 twin/ single , 1st floor-rear
  • Singing Moon sleeps up to 12 Singing Moon has 3 first floor bedrooms. Upstairs, the loft is spacious but open, with a quarter wall around the upper deck queen bed, otherwise the sleeping areas are not walled (the loft dressing/bathing area is of course walled for privacy).
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Game Room ...
  • Piano
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • VCR
Outside:
  • Boat Dock
  • Child's Swing
  • Fish Cleaning Table
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
Notes:
We have boat moorings to tie boats some yards from the dock (which is not piered and cannot hold boats).

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