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Last week in August still available

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage


About the property

2BR 1BA, Cottage #2 at Shady Shores Resort

Cottage in Shady Shores Resort has old-fashioned charm - all knotty pine interior. Located between Glen Arbor and Empire on the south shore of Little Glen Lake in the heart of Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, the best vacation area in the Midwest! There are so many Fantastic things to do here: Lake Michigan beaches, boating, canoeing, hiking, sand dunes, biking, golf, wineries(14 at last count), art galleries, shopping, fine dining- a wonderful mix of nature and culture. Boaters: leave your boat moored in front of property for your entire stay!

Cottage surrounded by 3 acres of grassy, shaded common area. Over 300 ft of lake frontage just 100 ft from the cottage with a large dock for sunbathing. Little Glen Lake is a safe, shallow, warm lake, and perfect for swimming, boating and fishing.

Fall color season runs extra long here - early a few miles inland , and late near the lakeshore.

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Ray Owens my new Emil
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
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Calendar last updated:
February 16, 2017


Nearest Airport
35 Miles
Traverse City

In the heart of Sleeping Bear National Lakeshore, between the towns of Glen Arbor (3 miles) and Empire (4 miles). Close to Lake Michigan Beaches, canoeing on the Crystal River or the Platte River. Visit Fishtown in Leland and lunch at the Cove Restaurant. Drive to the tip of the Lelanau Peninsula and tour the historic lighthouse. Go on a wine tasting tour of the Leelanau peninsula - there are more than 14 wineries! Hike at Pyramid Point, Empire Bluffs' or Alligator Hill which all have fantastic views of Lake Michigan. Many more trails in the National park. Visit the art galleries or the Cherry Republic in Glenn Arbor. The first weekend in August is the 'Dune grass' music festival in Empire and the same week is the Traverse City Film Fest, only 35 min away. Best of all, take the Pierce Stocking scenic drive for fabulous views of Lake Michigan and Glen Lake. Fall color has an extended season here. Spring has cherry blossoms. In the winter there is Skiing, both downhill and Cross country


Empire Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Towels are not provided.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , 3 twin/ single
  • linens are not provided. Coffee and filters are included.
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Fish Cleaning Table
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
  • live theater
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Year-round housekeeping cottage. 1st bedroom has one queen bed. 2nd bedroom has three twin bunks and one double. Pillows and blankets are provided (but not towels or sheets). Kitchen is fully furnished. Bathroom has shower stall. Electric heat. Sheets and towels available for a charge, requested in advance.


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Last week in August still available
average rating of 4.6 based on 5 reviews

Clean and Cozy Cottage

  • 5 of 5

Very clean, well maintained cottage. Owner was easy to work with and very accomodating. The location was excellent - close to quaint town of Glen Arbor, Sleeping Bear Dunes, restaurants, shops, and many outdoor activities. We have recommended this cottage to family, and will definitely look into booking this rental again ourselves. Had a great time!

  • Submitted: Feb 26, 2008
  • Stayed: January 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
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Just What We Wanted

  • 5 of 5

This rental was perfect for my husband and me - a clean and comfortable cabin with everything we needed. The kitchen was well stocked, there was plenty of towel racks/closet space, and lots of lighting to keep it bright in the evening - something we find lacking in a lot of rentals. The only downside was we had to space our showers apart by about an hour in order to have hot water - but not a big deal. We'll stay here again the next time we come to explore the Sleeping Bear area.

  • Submitted: Oct 12, 2011
  • Stayed: October 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
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rental 322361

  • 4 of 5

Very nice cabin and clean. No surprises-- everything was as pictured and better.

Close to everything and very comfortable. Owners are super nice people. Would highly recommend ( in fact we did already) We would come back again in a heratbeat!!

  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2011
  • Stayed: October 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
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Galesburg, Michigan USA

Excellent Rental Property

  • 5 of 5

This is a wonderful cabin. All the amenities are there as listed. It was perfectly clean and very well-maintained. The owner is very nice to work with and made it easy for us to make all the necessary arrangements. The cabin is just a stone's throw from Little Glen Lake and is nestled up against a hill under very nice, mature trees. We loved walking down to the little restaurant at the foot of the hill just off the bridge between Little Glen and East Glen Lake for breakfast. I would recommend this property to anyone wishing to savor and explore northern Michigan. We liked it so much we're going again in a few days.

  • Submitted: May 12, 2010
  • Stayed: April 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
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Rochester Hills, MI

Nice on batget

  • 4 of 5

We are two young families with one kid in each family (a baby and a toddler). The cottage is very small and very simple, but provides all the basics. It was quite tight, but manageable for us. The furniture and appliances are old, but the toilet room is new and clean. Nice parts are that it has a nice size and shady common yard with the nearest houses, that we used for ball games and badminton or small children can run around. This house is one of the closest to lake, so if you sit with your face to the lake you don't see much of the neighbors. At the time of our stay, most of the neighbors were older people, so it was very quite (probably, except of us :-), so when the babies needed to sleep, they could in the stroller outside, while we could relax in the chairs outside looking at the lake. The house is on the lake, but the fact that I didn't get somehow from the description and pictures is that there is a road in between the house and the lake, which isn't too bad though - not very heavy traffic, but still... The lake on that side where house is located is very shallow (about to your knees) - very nice for babies and toddlers, not so for older kids and adults (you actually can not swim there, you can take sun baths though), but in about 5-10 minutes drive there are several very nice beaches on lake Michigan and inner lakes, very beautiful. In general the location of the house is very nice - close to dunes and beaches, lots of things to do and see. The bottom line - nice plus and probably worth the money.

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2008
  • Stayed: July 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
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