Betsie River Access – Price Reduction!

Image for Betsie River90 feet shared Betsie River access near Thompsonville, Michigan. Launch your kayak, tube or fish on the scenic, 54-mile-long Betsie River. 151’ x 240’ lot offers privacy at the end of a county-maintained road and awaits your getaway home or cottage. Near state land and close to resort skiing, golfing, dining, spa & art park.  Price reduced to $27,900. More details and photos at:


Live and Play beside Big Platte Lake

Newly listed at the end of January, this 4 BR, 3.5 ranch home showcases the artistry of a stone mason and the natural beauty of Big Platte Lake, with 10 feet of private lake access. The main level includes everything you need for daily living, and there’s a full, finished lower level (with family room, bedroom and bath) PLUS an attached, screened-in room to add to the spaciousness. One of the bedrooms even has a door to the outdoors, making it suitable for your home-based business or office. Other indoor features include wood floors, two stone fireplaces, a bright and attractive kitchen with granite and stainless, and lots of household storage, including a “cold” storage room. Follow a path to the lake, and get on the water for “all-sports” fun … swimming, paddling, paddleboarding and sailing adventures … and moor your boat offshore. The .80-acre lot includes other features such as the home’s arched stone entry with an inlaid stone heart, a flagstone patio, Trek decking off the main bedroom, landscaping and flower gardens.

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Sleeping Bear Dunes – a close neighbor


Image for Sleeping Bear Dunes home shows the south end of the home with two stories and extensive multi-level decking. Trees frame the home on the north and west sides.
8950 W Stormer Rd., Empire.

Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore is one of your closest neighbors in a countryside setting just south of the village of Empire in Leelanau County. Five acres of privacy surround this three bedroom, two bath home with a 2-car attached, finished garage. Set on a hillside dotted with pines and mature leafy trees, the home was designed to flow with the landscape—with inspiration from Frank Lloyd Wright. The main level is a dream for entertaining and features an expansive floor plan with open kitchen, dining and living areas in a Great Room space. A beamed cathedral ceiling, solid wood doors, and wood and tiled floors add to the simple, clean, natural look of the home’s Craftsman style of architecture. The spacious kitchen includes wood cabinetry, solid surface counters, stainless appliances, a wall oven, and a large cooking island with a gas stovetop. Beyond it is the living area with a cozy woodstove and a wall of sliding glass doors with a southern exposure. Step outside to lounge, watch wildlife or stargaze on the raised portion of the multi-level deck. The home’s walkout lower level features three bedrooms, two with sliding glass doors to the covered portion of the deck, a built-in bookcase in the hallway, a full bathroom and the convenient laundry area. Turn the large, unfinished bonus room above the garage into your music/arts/crafts studio or use as a private guest or recreation room. In this space, a sliding glass door leads to a balcony overlooking the side yard with tiered beds for flowers. The National Lakeshore Treat Farm trail is just across M-22 and leads to dune views of Lake Michigan. Visit Empire for services, dining choices, small town charm and the exceptional Lake Michigan public beach.  This home is in the Glen Lake School District. You can’t get much closer to the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore than this! Find more photos, room dimensions and other information HERE.

Sweetest Spot on Sleeping Bear Bay

Says the owner of this property, adjacent to 137 ft. of sandy Lake Michigan access. Located a half mile west of Glen Arbor, the half-acre wooded lot has a path to the Sleeping Bear Bay beach access behind it. Across the street is the Sleeping Bear Heritage Trail and Alligator Hill trails, part of the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore for forever privacy. There’s a year-round rustic 3 bedroom, 1 bath getaway to stay in while you build anew. Glen Arbor offers an array of shopping and dining choices. From t-shirts to designer-quality threads. From hot dogs to specialty coffee and haute cuisine. There’s also a vibrant community of artists, musicians and writers. It even has its own newspaper, the Glen Arbor Sun. Outdoor lovers can kayak the Crystal River, play tennis on village courts, listen to music on an outdoor deck or go boating on all-sports Glen lakes, Big and Little. This property is NOW offered at $599,900. More photos and information HERE

Image for Sweetest Spot on Sleeping Bear Bay is a drone shot over the sandy walkway to Lake Michigan, shown here in all its turquoise majesty.


Acreage in bird hunting area

5 ACRES northeast of Thompsonville in Benzie County and along the Benzie-Manistee snowmobile trail which runs north to the Leelanau County line and south to Brethren in Manistee County. Recreational parcel has been used for deer hunting and is in a designated bird hunting area.  Acreage includes mixed hardwoods and cedars, and owner says there’s an artesian well in the NW corner. Fix up the rustic older small cabin needing your TLC for an awesome camping cabin.  This acreage parcel is next to STATE LAND and near Benzie  County’s wild and scenic BETSIE RIVER for kayaking and fishing and Little Betsie River for trout fishing. Close to Crystal Mountain resort’s ski hill, golf course, restaurants and award-winning spa. Thompsonville village amenities include a restaurant/bar with a great burger and the BEST RIBS around, a party store, a library, a post office and the town hall. Meet at the Betsie Valley trailhead in the village for hiking and bicycling to Benzie County’s quaint waterfront towns of Beulah, Elberta and Frankfort. $39,900. More information and photos HERE

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PRICE REDUCED! Glen Arbor, Lake Michigan access

This year-round rustic cottage is adjacent to 137 ft. of sandy Lake Michigan public access. Located a half mile west of Glen Arbor, this getaway has 3 bedrooms and 1 bath for a total of 1,700 sq. ft. Bright interior has a tiled kitchen with appliances and a washer/dryer in the laundry area. Updates include a newer roof and forced-air furnace and a new enclosed porch for rainy days. Outdoor shed & a lean-to for your gear. On a half-acre wooded lot. Build anew!  Follow the sandy path to the beach. Just a half mile to Glen Arbor. Enjoy nearby Sleeping Bear Dunes and the Heritage Trail for bicycling and hiking or wind around Alligator Hill on more National Lakeshore trails. Glen Arbor offers an array of shopping and dining choices. From t-shirts to designer-quality threads. Hot dogs to haute cuisine. There’s also a vibrant community of artists, musicians and writers. Outdoor lovers can kayak the Crystal River, play tennis on village courts or go boating on Glen Lake. This property is NOW offered at $650,000 $599,900! More photos HERE


SOLD! Near Big Glen Lake, Leelanau County


Glen Lake offers all water sports and incredible beauty.  This spacious home for sale has 3-plus bedrooms and a 3-car garage with a workshop on a private, wooded 2 acres. Located near Big Glen Lake in stunning Leelanau County. Close to Lake Michigan and Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore.

For Sale near Glen Lake image is of a two-story home with a covered wraparound front porch and attached garage on a grassy knoll backdropped by mature trees.

for sale near Glen Lake image is of the lower recreation room with a wet bar, just one room in the finished basement level.
Lower recreation area with wet bar.

For Sale home near Glen Lake image is taken from one end of the kitchen overlooking the kitchen island and counter into the dining and a corner of the living rooms. The other side of the bar is additional kitchen cabinetry and etc.
Kitchen, facing the island counter and looking toward the open dining and a corner of the living areas. More kitchen cabinetry is beyond the island and behind this view.

Living spaces

Open concept living/dining areas with cherrywood entertainment center and a gas fireplace with surround. Kitchen with island, stainless, granite & more. Tranquil sunporch/home office with French doors. Ensuite primary bedroom has a walk-in shower, soaking tub and walk-in closet. Also offering a finished lower recreation area, craft room, kitchenette, nonconforming bedroom and storage.

Outdoor features

Step onto the Trex decking. There’s a place with hookups for a hot tub. Practice hoops on the basketball court. Have campfire in the stone firepit with a large patio surround. Drink morning coffee and watch for wildlife from the covered wraparound front porch with a paved walkway.

Proximity to schools and amenities

Glen Lake Schools are a short drive away. This home is equidistant to Glen Arbor and Empire, two waterfront villages with their own charms. Each has dining, specialty shopping and public spaces. Glen Arbor offers concerts and art galleries. Empire has an exceptional Lake Michigan public beach, plus a surf shop, chocolatier and much more.

Offered for sale at $769,900 (1912279)  See more photos HERE

SOLD! Long Lake Waterfront Home, Benzie County

Long Lake Waterfront Home Benzie County image is of a corner of the deck overlooking the grassy backyard with trees on the edge of the ridge with Long Lake views beyond them. Long Lake Waterfront Home for sale in Benzie County, Image shows the back side of the two story home with numerous windows overlooking the lake and grassy backyard with steps leading to it.Price Reduction Long Lake Long Lake Waterfront Home for sale in Benzie County image is looking from the living room toward the kitchen island with stools, the cabinetry, stainless refrigerator and oven, recessed lighting and dining area beyond it. Long Lake Waterfront Home in Benzie County image is of paddleboarders at sunset on Long Lake.

One-of-a-kind waterfront home opportunity and setting on all-sports Long Lake in Benzie County. Furnished lakefront home is on 2 acres with 180 ft. private frontage and dock, next to 154 acres of conservancy land, guaranteeing privacy forever. For sale at $899,900. The adjacent lot with 134 ft. lakefront is available for $200,000.

For Sale Long Lake Waterfront home image shows a corner of the deck with view of the grassy lawn, trees on the edge and the lake beyond it. This is a ridge view. Spectacular Long Lake views, including of Sleeping Bear Dunes, and water recreation at the foot of the hill!

VIEWS from the ridge. You’re close to the National Lakeshore and Lake Michigan and equidistant to Beulah-Benzonia and Frankfort.

WATER RECREATION. A stairway with landings leads to the lakefront where you can swim in sandy bottom waters, fish, sail, kayak, paddle board, launch your pontoon or spend time with the lake toys. Long Lake is Benzie County’s best-kept secret and is home to nesting loons and eagles for hours of delightful birdwatching.

Long Lake home interior features.

Entertain in the Great Room with view windows, wood burning fireplace and attractive wood flooring. Open kitchen design for the cook features a gas stove, maple cabinetry and nice-sized island with seating for onlookers, plus there is a separate dining area for sit-down meals. Main floor primary suite includes a custom shower, walk-in closet and lake views. Upstairs features 4 large bedrooms–3 with lake views–a full bath and plentiful closet space. Check out the convenient main floor laundry room. A mudroom off the 2-car attached garage for outerwear and gear keeps floors looking their best. Future living space and storage are found in the full unfinished basement.

Long Lake home outdoor features.

Relax on the spacious, lake-facing deck. There is a beautifully sloping grassy yard for playtime and a seasonal outdoor shower.

See ALL the details and photos HERE

SOLD! Custom home southwest of Lake Ann

1st Image for FOR SALE southwest of Lake Ann shows a custom home with four peaked roofs, a curved sidewalk to the front door and a backdrop of mature trees with a lawn in the front yard.   Image 2 for house for sale southwest of Lake Ann shows us the back of the home with numerous large windows and an eyebrow window looking over the backyard deck and hot tub.   Image 3 of FOR SALE southwest of Lake Ann shows the living room of the home with wood flooring, a cathedral ceiling with upcycled barnwood, eyebrow window and window doors to the back deck with views of the forest and a fieldstone surround fireplace with stone hearth.

Taking back-up offers! Exceptional custom home with central air, Trex decking, attached garage and a heated pole building on 10 acres southwest of Lake Ann. The real world falls away as you wind through hardwoods to this private setting near the Platte River.

Home features

Three-bedroom, three-bath home has an airy ambience. The soaring ceiling in the living room is complemented by numerous windows and recessed, pendulum and sconce lighting. Décor includes curved archways, wood floors, tiled floors in bathrooms, living room/entry upcycled solid barnwood ceilings and a two-sided fieldstone fireplace surround with stone hearth.

Bonus space

In addition to the full unfinished basement, there is more bonus space on the main floor. Entertain in formal dining room with glass doors.  Watch movies in the media room.  Curl  up with a book or birdwatch in the four-season sunroom with cozy corner woodstove. Step onto the backyard deck and watch the stars from the hot tub.


The spacious kitchen is AMAZING. You can eat in the kitchen in front of a  bay window. Prepare meals using your stainless appliances, granite counters, two built-in ovens and a gas cooktop with vent hood. If you’ve learned to always keep the cook happy, this one will rock their world.


Bedtime offers privacy. The main floor primary bedroom includes a large tiled shower and jetted tub. A second bedroom and another full bath and are also found on the main floor. An upper bedroom suite has a full bath.

Room for more

Need a little more room? For future use, the full, unfinished basement has an egress window for a another bedroom and is plumbed for another bath.


For your comfort and convenience heating systems include a 2 year old FA furnace and 4 year old outdoor wood boiler — also heats water and pole building. There’s also central air. A Generac generator brings peace of mind.


Pole building is a 60 x 24 heated, insulated workshop. There’s a tall shed with a garage door too.

Make an appointment to see this beauty. Asking $549,900.

More photos and virtual tour found HERE

Multiple listing service profile sheet is HERE

SOLD! Bear Lake village home

Bear Lake home is along U.S. 31 which is the main street in Bear Lake. You can see Bear Lake across the road.

A beautiful southwest view of all-sports Bear Lake! This convenient location is in the village of Bear Lake. Efficient two bedroom, one bath home is on a corner lot. It’s just a short walk away from the public beach for swimming, paddling or paddleboarding. Formerly rented yearly, this potential gem is ready for your cosmetic updating. Interior features include marble tile flooring in the kitchen and a ceiling fan and track lighting in the living area. System improvements include a new forced air natural gas furnace in 2016 and an updated electrical panel. An additional 400 sq ft basement includes a laundry area, a workbench and room for storage. Nice garden shed with double doors and windows, perfect for storing the tools and toys. From here, it’s a leisurely stroll to downtown shops, the post office and historical museum, a breakfast/lunch café and the refurbished bar. It is an easy drive to all Manistee or Benzonia have to offer.  Head to Crystal Mountain for skiing, golfing, dining and relaxing in a spa. Best of all, you will be within driving minutes of Lake Michigan beaches and trails. Shown by appointment only.  MORE PHOTOS HERE


Bear Lake cozy home image is of the lake across the road.