Yellow Cottage at Sleeping Bear Dune--South Bar Lake


Home Description

Welcome to our comfotable and spacious single family home located on South Bar Lake in the Village of Empire. Sleeps 8 -- 6 adults max and two children.

Our home offers a perfect setting for creating family memories to last a lifetime. Our single level home offers four bedrooms, two and a half baths, a living room, separate dining area (seats 8), new washer and dryer, ceiling fans in sleeping areas, a deck facing a beatuful large yard on South Bar Lake, and a gas grill.  


Linens and all kitchenware provided.  No pets or smoking. 


About The Area

This lovely small town on historic M22 is in the center of beautiful Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore.

The Yellow cottage is located on South Bar Lake, 1/4 mile from the new Sleeping Bear Heritage Trail -- a paved multipurpose hiking an biking trail which runs through the National Lakeshore connecting the Village of Empire and Glen Lake

South Bar Lake is excellent for fishing, swimming and kayaking and is separated from Lake Michigan by a sand bar. The Empire Beach on Lake Michigan is a 10 minute kayak ride across South Bar, less than a mile walk and two minutes by car from our home. Empire Beach boasts a beautiful shoreline with public facilities and stunning views of Empire Bluffs and the Sleeping Bear Dune. Spectacular sunsets from your deck or the Empire Beach. Two village parks are located a short walk away offering new tennis courts, pickle ball, picnic areas and baseball/softball fields. 

The Yellow Cottage is a short ride up M22 to beautiful Glen Lake. The town of Glen Arbor provides a quaint setting setting with shopping, excellent restaurants and grocery options.  Other attractions in the area include six golf courses, 15 hiking trails, 17 miles of unspoiled beach, 3 canoeing rivers, boating, swimming, fishing, biking, wineries and more. 

House Rules

The Yellow Cottage is located on a quiet residential street on South Bar Lake.  We asks that all guests respect our neighbors right to privacy and quiet enjoyment of their properties. No pets and no smoking.


Room Details

Sleeping Arrangements

  • Bedroom 2 1 Queen

  • Bedroom 3 2 Single

  • Bedroom 3 2 Single

  • Master Bedroom 1 Queen

  • Living Room 1 Couch

  • Laundry Room 1 Couch

Bathroom Arrangements

Calendar Last updated Feb 16, 2020
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Ideal location, great visit

What a perfect vacation house! We had two families (4 adults, 4 kids) and the yellow cottage was the perfect place for us. It's not fancy, but it's very comfortable. The minute we arrived, the kids jumped right into South Bar Lake. There's no swimmers itch and it's knee deep with a sandy bottom right around the dock. Perfect for young kids. We spend the week taking a SUP around the lake and exploring nearby beaches in the nearby Sleeping Bear National Lakeshore. The house comes with a very nice gas grill which we put to good use. The sunsets from the backyard and dock are spectacular. We will be back for sure. Recommended for: Families with Young Children, Sightseeing, Adventure Seekers, Families with Teenagers.

Visited on "July - 2015

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