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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type cottage
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A NORTHERN ESCAPE

Empire Cottage Rental Photos and Description

Cottage, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

A Northern Escape is a quiet retreat in the village of Empire, surrounded by the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore Park. Enjoy this well equipped home (full kitchen, seating for 6 people) and the two decks for some quality time. You will find two beaches, each with boat launch- one on Lake Michigan and one on South Bar Lake which is ideal for small children.

The public beach area offers a playground with climbing structure, basketball court, rest rooms as well as a picnic area, fire pits and swimming dock and offers fun for everyone! There also is a park with baseball diamond and public tennis courts nearby.

Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore Park offers hiking and wildlife viewing and nearby Pierce Stocking Drive allows for breathtaking views of Lake Michigan, the Manitou Islands and the surrounding area. The house is in walking distance to Empire's restaurants, unique shops and ice cream parlors. A grocery store, library and a gas station are conveniently located in the village.

The house is available year round - enjoy spring and the blooming orchards, summer and all it has to offer, the spectacular fall colors and excellent winter sport opportunities.

Keywords: Single Home

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
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Speaks german, english
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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay nights
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5
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A Northern Escape
average rating of 5.0 based on 3 reviews
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A Northern Escape
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p233146vb
(770) 419-5759 (Georgia, USA
Empire Sleeping Bear Dunes
City of Wyoming, MI
5

WE ARE A MARRIED COUPLE NEAR OF AT 70 YEARS OF AGE. DAUGHTER AND THREE GRANDSONS STAYED WITH US.

  • 5 of 5
The house is modern, well maintained and quite clean. It is convenient to the town of Empire and its beach. Its location puts you right in the middle of the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, its attractions and its surrounding communities, either to the north or to the south. The price is reasonable for the facility and the contacts with the owners are always positive. It is recommended that the owners finish installing the lights in the lower hallway, the light in the lower bedroom closet AND the fan in the lower bathroom. All of these are much needed to make this a perfect place to stay. Overall, after two years during the same week, we have been very pleased with this rental property (except for mentioned needed installations).
  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
business
A Northern Escape
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p233146vb
(770) 419-5759 (Georgia, USA
Empire Sleeping Bear Dunes
5

COZY WINTER WEEK

  • 5 of 5
Our stay at this house was amazing! From the warm welcome to cozy comforts, this house had it all! The beds were comfortable, the living area was spacious and the kitchens and bathrooms were well-equipped. We would absolutely stay here again!
  • Submitted: Mar 31, 2013
  • Stayed: Mar 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
business
A Northern Escape
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p233146vb
(770) 419-5759 (Georgia, USA
Empire Sleeping Bear Dunes
Naperville, IL
5

QUIET, COMFORTABLE FAMILY RENTAL WITH GOOD LANDLORDS

  • 5 of 5
If you are looking for a place on a quiet street, out of the way from the busy downtown area, but not too far from the beach, consider this house! It was perfect for me, my husband, and our 3 small kids who needed a private setting. This house now has air condtioning! YEAH! It was definitely used for the humid days in August. This house is clean, airy, and the owners are wonderful to interact with for all your concerns. Being next to the woods was also a treat since we saw deer in the backyard, and wood land birds almost every day. You can even feed the hummingbirds from special feeders on the deck and outside the kitchen. The beach is walkable and it only a 15-20 minute leisurely hike even with kids! Bring your own dvds, and videos and a game system (if ok with the landlords) for entertainment because there is no tv broadcasts, but also bring your bug spray, as you will have plenty of bugs at night.
I would definitely want to return to Empire again some time in the future, and rent this place!
  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2010
  • Stayed: Aug 2010
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway

Map

Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Traverse City
Nearest Beach
0.75 Miles
Empire Beach, South Bar Lake

Guided nature discovery hikes and bike tours in the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore and walking tours in historic areas are available.

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Availability & Rates

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Empire Cottage Rental Rates

Notes

  • $1095/ week
  • US Dollars
  • $ 1095 per week, June, July & August weekly only (Sat. to Sat.) plus $65 cleaning
  • fee. Offseason 3 nights min., inquire about rates.
  • The house is best suited for 6 people, an extra person is subject to a
  • $15 per person, per night fee.

Amenities

Empire Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Theme:
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Washing Machine
  • Air Conditioning
  • Parking ...
  • Garage ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Internet
  • Heating
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
Kitchen:
  • Stove ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Microwave
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Refrigerator ...
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Dining ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , 2 sinks
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
  • Queen size Beds (2) 2 bedrooms with queen size beds, Twin or Single Beds (2) One bedroom with 2 twin beds
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • VCR
  • Stereo
  • CD Player
  • Television
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
Attractions:
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • churches
  • library
  • playground
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • antiquing
  • sledding
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • wildlife viewing
  • boating
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • surfing
  • hunting
  • fishing
  • skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • cycling
  • tennis
  • basketball court
  • golf
  • cross country skiing
  • snowmobiling
  • hiking
  • snowboarding
  • freshwater fishing
  • hunting small game
  • swimming
  • jet skiing
  • sailing
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
  • roller blading
  • water tubing
Notes:
The area offers great beaches, bike paths and hiking trails. Guided nature hikes and private tours are available.

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