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CHARMING CENTENNIAL HOME IN EMPIRE. SLPS 6. WALK TO LK MI.

Visit Up North Vacation Rentals

Advertiser since: 2004
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Speaks: english
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

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CHARMING CENTENNIAL HOME IN EMPIRE. SLPS 6. WALK TO LK MI.

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

Overview

Empire Cottage Rental Photos and Description

In the heart of Empire, 3 bedrm/1 bath Centennial home will sleep 6 with 1 Queen, 1 Full, 2 Twins. 5 minute walk to Lk Michigan beach. Sun porch, deck, char. grill, outdoor chiminea, W/D, ceiling fans, Cable/TV/DVD/Phone. No pets.Linens. Open May-Oct

Charming and cozy! This 1891 Centennial Home is located in the heart of old Empire on a calm side street. Only a five-minute walk away from the Empire beach (Lake Michigan), with miles of sugar sand in each direction to enjoy. 3 bedrooms and 1 bathroom. 2 level house, backyard faces north. Sleeps up to 6.

Main level bedroom has 1 Queen. Upstairs, 1 Full and 2 Twins. Basic cable, Flat panel TV, DVD. Original interiors with modern conveniences. Washer/Dryer. Nicely updated bathroom.

Relax outside in the spacious backyard with deck, chiminea for outdoor fires and grill. There are bikes for the kids too. Stroll down the street to Tiffany's for ice cream or Joe's Friendly Tavern for a burger. The Empire beach boasts a beautiful beach with sand for miles and a large playground. Come in May for the Asparagus Festival! Only a 5 minute drive to the Sleeping Bear Dunes climb. 25 miles to Traverse City.

No air conditioning. No pets. Linens are provided. Saturday-Saturday for summer weeks. Short stays available. Open spring and fall too. WIFI coming 2014.

More Details
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Visit Up North Vacation Rentals (Property Manager)
Advertiser since: 2004
Call Manager
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Speaks: english

Why HomeAway

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights
Travel with confidence
Travel with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
Guarantee the rental meets your expectations
Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

Reviews

3.7
based on 19 traveler reviews

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Charming centennial home in Empire. Slps 6. Walk to Lk MI.
average rating of 3.7368422 based on 19 reviews
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Charming centennial home in Empire. Slps 6. Walk to Lk MI.
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p3638250
+1 -231 922-8922
Empire Sleeping Bear Dunes
2

Sept, stay

  • 2 of 5
Rating Details:
I was somewhat dissatisfied with the condition of the vacation rental.
I was happy with the location.
The vacation rental was clean.
The property manager was very helpful.
Overall, I do not recommend this vacation rental.

Reviewer Comments:
Location was perfect, tree color was great.

House was clean but needs some care, Sofa and master matters needs to be replaced. Neighborhood is strange,vacated house on one side and overgrown lot on the other side. Very quet though,
We would not rent again. Price too high for the quality of the property



Manager responded on 9/30/2014:
We will address the issues at Summer Place. Empire is a very quiet waterfront town. Yes there are empty lots on both sides but typically are kept up. We will contact the neighbor about the property that needs to be maintained
  • Submitted: Oct 14, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
business
Charming centennial home in Empire. Slps 6. Walk to Lk MI.
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p3638250
+1 -231 922-8922
Empire Sleeping Bear Dunes
4

Nice place, great location

  • 4 of 5
Rating Details:
I was satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental.
I was very happy with the location.
The vacation rental was somewhat dirty.
The property manager was more than helpful.
Overall, I recommend this vacation rental.

Reviewer Comments:
Nice house, comfortably equipped, wonderful location. Very kid-friendly. Unfortunately the house wasn't terribly clean (some dirty floors, cobwebs in every room) and there were lightbulbs out in many rooms. One upstairs bedroom had no light at all until we installed a new bulb. With a little better maintenance this place would be absolutely lovely. We loved the enclosed porches on the front and back. Our kids had a great time sitting on the front porch playing games at the little table. We also loved walking down to the beautiful beach in Empire. Empire itself is a sweet little town. There was a great farmer's market on Saturday. So, we had a good time but did feel that this house deserves a bit better care to live up to it's full potential as a great place to stay.
  • Submitted: Sep 23, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
business
Charming centennial home in Empire. Slps 6. Walk to Lk MI.
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p3638250
+1 -231 922-8922
Empire Sleeping Bear Dunes
2

Don't even bother!

Don't even bother!
  • 2 of 5
Upon walking into the house, a strong musty odor was noticed. We immediately had to open the windows to air it out. We then noticed that the kitchen light fixture was broken. My husband had to replace the broken bulbs left in the fixture. The white ceiling fans are black on top and look as if they've never been cleaned. There is a blood stain on the white coverlet in the master bedroom. The shed smells like cat urine. The children's bicycles have flat tires. The white couch is covered in stains. The blindes and curtains are full of dust. The house is furnished with low quality, hodge podge thrown together items. Generally the maintenance and care taking of this property is lacking. It could be a cute place but needs different management. We feel ripped off for having rented this property and will not be renting from this company again.
  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
business
Charming centennial home in Empire. Slps 6. Walk to Lk MI.
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p3638250
+1 -231 922-8922
Empire Sleeping Bear Dunes
Silver Spring, MD
4

Couldn't Ask for a Better Location

Couldn't Ask for a Better Location
  • 4 of 5
Rating Details:
I was more than satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental.
I was very happy with the location.
The vacation rental was very clean.
The property manager was more than helpful.
Overall, I recommend this vacation rental.

Reviewer Comments:
This house is perfectly situated just steps from downtown Empire and a 5 minute walk from the beach. We arrived on Labor Day when the weather started to turn chilly so we didn't spend much time in the water, but we had a great time visiting nearby towns of Glen Arbor and Leland. Lots of trails nearby, as well as Pierce Stocking scenic drive which affords fantastic views of Lake Michigan and Sleeping Bear Dunes. Three nearby playgrounds kept our 18 month old daughter entertained, and the white sand beaches are some of the best I've experienced. The house is on the small side, but was large enough for our family of 3 (especially since we spent most of our time outdoors). One negative to the house would be that there is only 1 bathroom and no tub. Our daughter is terrified of the shower so we had to get creative and give her sponge baths. My husband and I spent most nights chatting in the sunroom after our daughter went to bed, which was really lovely. There is also a stove on the back patio, where we enjoyed star-gazing by the fire. Really a beautiful place!
  • Submitted: Sep 23, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
business
Charming centennial home in Empire. Slps 6. Walk to Lk MI.
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p3638250
+1 -231 922-8922
Empire Sleeping Bear Dunes
2

Summer Place in Empire

  • 2 of 5
Rating Details:
I was somewhat dissatisfied with the condition of the vacation rental.
I was more than happy with the location.
The vacation rental was somewhat dirty.
The property manager was adequately helpful.
Overall, I do not recommend this vacation rental.

Reviewer Comments:
Pros: great location; ceiling fans in every room;sufficient kitchen supplies but dull knives;nice shower but handle is missing screw and came off; nice washer,dryer, and chiminea fireplace.

Cons: overall condition of house is poor with dirty walls and rugs;couch in very poor condition with blanket as a slipcover and cushions that kept sliding off; kitchen drawers kept falling out; inadequate space for food storage in kitchen; no curtains/blinds for kitchen and bathroom windows; inadequate storage for clothing in upstairs bedrooms; toaster did not work and was not replaced even after we contacted Visit Up North; old small tv with limited cable; microwave was small for a 6-person rental.
  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
business
Charming centennial home in Empire. Slps 6. Walk to Lk MI.
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p3638250
+1 -231 922-8922
Empire Sleeping Bear Dunes
3

Great Location - Good Use a Few Updates

  • 3 of 5
Rating Details:
I was somewhat dissatisfied with the condition of the vacation rental.
I was more than happy with the location.
The vacation rental was clean.
The property manager was more than helpful.
Overall, I recommend this vacation rental.

Reviewer Comments:
The location was perfect for everything we wanted to visit. Close enough to walk to the beach and playground, visitors center, grocery store, ice cream shop and restaurant. The home could definitely use a deep cleaning, our son's feet were black just from running around the main floor. Window treatments on the bathroom window and the kitchen window just outside the bathroom was be nice- we placed towels over the windows for privacy. We only used the couch to watch the weather report, but the couch has seen better days - the cushions would just not stay on the couch and were touching the floor. We had to put it back together every time we sat on it. All and all the convenient and quiet location makes this a nice rental.

Manager responded on 8/7/2013:
We have been attending to many of these issues and am sure that your next stay will be more enjoyable.
  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: HomeAway

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Rates & Availability

From $150 Per night

Empire Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
Per property
Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Seasonal Rate
Mar 16 2015 - May 25 2015
2 night minimum stay
$165
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$165
$950
 
 
Seasonal Rate
May 26 2015 - Jun 19 2015
2 night minimum stay
$175
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$175
$1,000
 
 
Seasonal Rate
Jun 20 2015 - Aug 30 2015
3 night minimum stay
$285
$1,600
 
 
Seasonal Rate
Aug 31 2015 - Oct 18 2015
2 night minimum stay
$150
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$850
 

Notes

  • Rates shown above do not include taxes and fees
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Amenities

Empire Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
General:
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis Court
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Attractions:
  • festivals
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • golf
  • hiking
  • swimming

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