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It’s not just a place to vacation: the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore can literally be in your backyard. Here are a few Sleeping Bear Dunes real estate listings in the shadow of the Dunes to get you thinking about relocating and making your life a Northern Michigan vacation. The following listings were first featured in the April 2014 edition of Traverse, Northern Michigan’s Magazine.
- Work and invest in your own labor as owner of the Trading Post. → This classic resort area purveyor of spirits, pizza and ice cream, also rents kayaks and canoes for paddling the Plattes—lakes and river. If you buy it, they’ll come: the Trading Post nets more in five months than many businesses do in a year. $489,000. Chris Stapleton, Stapleton Realty, 231.499.2698, MLS 1746945.
- ← Run the Trading Post and raise your family nearby in this charming (knotty pine paneling, fireplace), solid four-bedroom home (three on the first floor including the master bedroom) on Platte Lake. Know that you’ll also be investing in your retirement. After years of relaxing in your waterside living room, firing up the grill on the lakeside deck for dinner, lounging on 90-feet of beach, fishing Platte Lake and hiking the nearby Sleeping Bear Dunes, why would you ever want to leave? $399,900. Chris Stapleton, Stapleton Realty, 231.499.2698, MLS 1734206.