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

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,385 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

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
Speaks English, Spanish
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
23 September, 2017

Why Susan and David Elwell chose Sleeping Bear Dunes

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 cottage 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.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Honor in Benzie County

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1385 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
  • No more than 4 cars in the driveway at a time and quiet time begins at 11PM
  • Guest traveling with children using disposable diapers MUST bring a "diaper gene."
  • MUST agree to the attached "EaglePine-Homeaway Conditions" doc. according to season, including the "Liability Waiver" and "Dog Policy" if it applies.
Location Type:
  • beach ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • lake ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Backpack
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Firewood
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mobile Phone
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone ...
  • Thermos Flask
  • Tiled Stove
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
  • Wood Stove
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer ...
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Hand-held foot/dog shower - Shower Enclosure , Warm water right outside the backdoor!
    Bathroom 3 - Outdoor Shower , Wooded, private, hot & cold water, w/stone path to cottage
  • Downstairs has a full bath. Upstairs has a bath w/shower. And, we offer an 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.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Downstairs Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , 2 Child Bed , cot and toddler bed (portable crib available on request)
    Upstairs Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Single Bed
    Upstairs Loft - 2 Single Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon , Loft overlooks the familyroom and next to the bedroom & bath
    Family room - 1 Sofa bed/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.
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Player
  • Video Library ...
  • Barbecue
  • Deck Chairs
  • Bicycles
  • Boat ...
  • Boat Dock
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Canoe
  • Child's Swing
  • Terrace
  • Inflatable Boat
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Barbecue
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Sand Pit
  • Conservatory
  • Small Cooler
  • Walkway to Water
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Wood Decking
  • 5 bicycles
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 6 deck chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • 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:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • ski pass optional
  • ski
  • snorkelling
  • 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.


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EaglePine, Sleeping Bear Dunes, Lakefront, secluded, sand beach, dog friendly!
average rating of 4.875 based on 8 reviews

Great escape in the north woods

  • 4 of 5

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.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 6, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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!
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Great find in a great location!

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Review Submitted: Mar 13, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Stevensville, MI

Perfect Location

  • 5 of 5

My family of 5 (myself, husband, daughter 6, and twins 2) recently stayed at EaglePine for a week. It was great! The location of the cabin is perfect. You are 20 minutes to Glen Arbor, 45 minutes to Leland and 10 minutes from Sleepy Bear Dunes. Where the Platte River meets Lake Michigan is 5 minutes away. Lots of spots to kayak, go tubing and paddle boarding. The Platte River was warm and the water clear. On the Lake Michigan side the sand was beautiful and the water refreshing! EaglePine cabin was perfect for my young family. The lake the cabin is on was shallow, warm, quiet, and had all the things we needed; kayaks, paddle board, boat, life jackets, sand toys. The cabin was so comfortable. It had all of the comforts of home and plenty of space. The cabin is private and tranquil. We loved roasting marshmallows and swinging on the swings! The only downside was the mosquitos. We can't thank the owners enough for allowing our dog to come as well! He is old,12, and doesn't do well in a kennel. It was a must for us to find a cabin that accepted pets! He had the best time!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 3, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great house and location

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed the amenities and privacy of the house and the great location to many activities in the area. Nestled in the woods it is a great place to get away and enjoy nature.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 6, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wooded heaven.

  • 5 of 5

Everything about this wonderful property - from the quiet location to the private beach - reflects tranquility. The description of the property is accurate and the pictures are up-to-date. I look forward to spending much more vacation time here in the future and I thank you for such terrific hospitality.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 10, 2011
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
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Away from it all yet minutes from everything

  • 5 of 5

I've been coming to this area for 40-some years and EaglePine has the perfect location. Long Lake is serene and filled with wildlife. Though secluded in the woods, EaglePine is only a quick walk to the north shore where you can bask in the morning light and watch the beautiful Michigan sun go down.

The property has everything you need and for those few housekeeping items they don't the Owner's do an excellent job of communicating to you ahead of your arrival.

The feeling you get when you stay here is exactly what you hope for for a family vacation. The place is obviously well loved and enjoyed by the Owners. It's perfect place for a young family to run around and explore. Our baby turned 20 mos during our stay and he learned so many new words during our week. Each morning he would get his shoes and say 'hike big water' and head to the door. He loved the path and boardwalk to the beach and trying the kayaks and sand toys and collecting sticks to make a fort like the boys had. His room was cozy and filled with woodland friends (stuffed animals) to keep him company at night. The loft area game room had enough new things to explore that it kept him busy everyday. We didn't need to pack any toys.

My husband and I enjoyed the horse shoes, hammock, fire pit and tiered deck (and I enjoyed the outdoor shower).

When we wanted to get out for the day for a hike at the Old Indian Trail, groceries in Frankfort or run up to Sleeping Bear dunes it was an easy quick drive.

EaglePine is obviously a wonderful place for young families but my husband and I kept saying how romantic it would be to come here again as a couple. There really is something for everyone here.

The rental rate is a wonderful value when you consider the amenities, location and the positive experience of dealing with the Owners.

We hope so much to be back. As I write this in mid-September, I'm not surprised to see they are already filling dates for next summer.

You won't be disappointed.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 13, 2011
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It brings great joy to us when other famlies enjoy EaglePine as we do. If we can not be there we would prefer others to enjoy it. I personally find satisfaction in attending to the details of creating a get-away experience that is unique in regards to comfort and adventure. I strive to make each vacation as "easy" as possible. I am very happy that it was all you had hoped for!
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Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Traverse City
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Manitou Inn
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Acadia Bluffs aprox. 35 mile S, Crystal Downs
Nearest Train
25 Miles
Traverse City
Nearest Motorway
6 Miles
US 31
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Manitou Inn
Nearest Ski
18 Miles
Crystal Mountain Resort
Car: recommended

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


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Honor, Northern Michigan

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Shoulder Season
9 Sep 2017 - 4 Nov 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Damage Deposit £222.24

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.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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