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Susan and David Elwell

Member since: 2010
Call Manager
Speaks English, Spanish

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

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights


Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday cottage in Sleeping Bear Dunes - EaglePine

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.

  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Susan and David Elwell (Property Manager)
Member since: 2010
Call Manager
Speaks English, Spanish

Why Susan and David Elwell chose Sleeping Bear Dunes

A wonderful retreat 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 Nat'l Lakeshore Forest.

What makes this cottage unique

Very comfortable, cedar wood, family cottage. Clean, updated, tucked into the forest, with a very large sandy beach.


based on 6 holidaymaker reviews

EaglePine, Sleeping Bear Dunes, Lakefront, secluded, sand beach, dog friendly!
average rating of 5.0 based on 6 reviews
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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Beverly Hills, MI

Beautiful Cabin nestled in the woods

  • 5 of 5

This clean, modern but still classic cabin is a true delight! Located on five beautiful wooded acres with a short stroll through the pines and oaks to small and peaceful Long Lake. Grab a book and a glass of wine and relax on the deck, hammock or beach. Let the kids swim, play and run through the woods and discover the beauty and wonders of the forest. Watch for deer at dusk then head to the lake for a fire and wait for the stars to come out. We especially enjoyed heading to the lake just before sundown when the golden sun shines through the pines creating a magical passage way. Enjoy a great meal at the Manitou Grill less than a mile from the cabin. There is a great hike to Lake Michigan at Indian Hill trail just south of the cabin on M-22. The cabin is located at the south end of Sleeping Bear Dunes National Park so there are some great hikes, skiing trails and family activities close-by. Frankfort and Elberta are just 15 minutes south and Empire and Glen Arbor about 20-25 minutes north. Kids, dogs and adults will all enjoy this beautiful cabin in the woods. A true Up North treasure. Thanks for sharing!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 10, 2010
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
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Dearborn, MI

Sleeping Bear Dunes lakefront cedar cottage

  • 5 of 5

Very quiet wooded lot. Short walk to the lake. Great lake for canoeing and kayaking. The house is clean and the floor plan is great for families. Just a 15 minute drive to Frankfort for good food and shops.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 9, 2010
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
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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 Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore—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, Sleeping Bear Dunes

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7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £85
linens base rate £34
Refundable Damage Deposit £205

Additional nights may be added to the 3 & 7 night minimums if available.
Payment during off-season must be paid in full within 45 days by cash or cashiers check.

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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Sleeping Bear Dunes in Northern Michigan

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1385 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • beach
  • lake
  • 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
  • Forget something? An amenities basket is available with shampoo, lotion, toothbrush, toothpaste, etc.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Child Bed , and toddler bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Sofa bed/Futon , Loft
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Sofa bed/Futon , Family room
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Single Bed , Portable crib and cot available
  • 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
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 6 deck chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • 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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