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Treehouse- An Adorable Cottage Tucked Away On South Bar Lake!

1 Review
Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


Empire House Rental Photos and Description

Comfortable 3 BR/ 2 BA Cottage Accommodating up to 8!

Tucked away on South Bar Lake near the quaint village of Empire, Michigan, is 'Treehouse.' Perfect for escaping to nature, but with all modern conveniences. Situated on a very wooded, but spacious lot with a large fire pit, picnic table, and over-sized dock for fishing, reading, or simply relaxing and dozing, this is a fantastic place to gather friends and family. Just over the bluff is Lake Michigan (though beach access is a few miles away in the heart of town). Three bedrooms/Two baths. Accommodates 8. King bed in master bedroom; Queen bed in second bedroom; Two twin beds in third bedroom; Queen sofa bed in living room. Wireless and high speed internet; TV/DVD; Washer/Dryer. Linens and towels provided. Nonsmoking. Deck; Deck furniture; Charcoal grill; Dock with seating area;fire pit. Two kayaks. Pet friendly (one) with a fee...$150. Summer rentals are Friday to Friday.

  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Anyone at Leelanau Vacation Rentals (Property Manager)
Member since: 2009
Call Manager
Speaks: english


1 traveler review

Treehouse- An Adorable Cottage Tucked Away On South Bar Lake!
average rating of 4.0 based on 1 reviews

Excellent location, fine cottage

  • 4 of 5

We just spent 3 nights at the Treehouse and enjoyed ourselves. The space is pretty divided with the master bedroom being at the opposite end and a floor away: a staircase and three doors from the main area. It allowed privacy between the two families, but also inconvenience to have the 2nd bath far away. All of the furnishing and decorations were really nice, kitchen was well appointed (good knives, plenty of dishes, full set of Tupperware and excellent dishwasher) and the cable/internet was perfect. Blankets and pillows were missing for the pull-out sofa which was an unexpected challenge and the rental company just said they would "tell the owner" when we complained and the upstairs bathroom was really small for the number of people upstairs. The deck, dock to the lake, immediate outdoors and nearby area were incredible, most notable a 20 min hike to Lake Michigan though the National Forest Park.

This place is great for two families or a group of friends. I can see this place being a wonderful destination year-round!

  • Submitted: Oct 14, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
35 Miles
Cherry Capital Traverse City
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
The Village Inn, Empire
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
The Village Inn, Empire
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
Empire Beach

Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, Pierce Stocking Scenic Drive, Dune Climb, Glen Arbor, Leland, Traverse City, Sutton's Bay, Northport, Leelanau Peninsula Wineries


Rates & Availability

Empire House Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Sep 8 2016 - Nov 1 2016
2 night minimum stay
Summer 2017
Jun 11 2017 - Sep 7 2017
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Waiver $50
Cleaning Fee $100
Pet Fee $150
Tax Rate 6.0%

The pet fee is $150 per dog, though the owner prefers that there is only one dog in the home at a time. If you're not bringing a pet, please subtract $150 from the pre-tax total. Full summer weeks have a $100 cleaning fee. Off season stays of two night minimums are $50 cleaning fees. The damage waiver is non-refundable. During the busy summer months, if we have a cancellation, we can sometimes go to a three night minimum. HOWEVER, when this happens, we do not go by a weekly summer average rate, but by a nightly summer weekday and summer weekend rate. Please ask our office for details!

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Empire House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1- Master - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2- Upstairs - toilet , shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king
    Bedroom 2- Upstairs - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3- Upstairs - 2 twin/ single
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • churches
  • library
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing

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