AMERICA'S MOST BEAUTIFUL LAKESHORE

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Bedrooms 3
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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AMERICA'S MOST BEAUTIFUL LAKESHORE

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Condo, 3 Bedrooms + Loft, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 6-8)

Nestled in the center of beautiful Sleeping Bear Dunes National Seashore is South Bar Lake and Empire, Michigan. South Bar Lake is separated from the east shore of Lake Michigan by a small sand bar on which Empire beach and a large playground and park stands. The South Bar condo sits on 3 acres of woodland with lakefront and dock on South Bar and a 10 minute kayak or pontoon ride to Empire beach and Lake Michigan. Empire Beach has a playground, pavillion, fire pits on the beach and a vista of Sleeping Bear dunes and Empire Bluffs. By foot, it is a mile walk and there is also a beautiful wooded 4 mile walk around South Bar Lake that has a panoramic view of both lakes and the lakshore. Empire is less than a 10 minute drive from the busier Glen Arbor and only 5 minutes to the Marina on the Narrows which rents all water sports and even gives skiing and surfing lessons,, website (10% off rental coupon if you stay with us).

The two level, 3 bedroom condo with loft sleeps 6 comfortably and can accommodate 8 with the use of the loft. It has a master bedroom with full bath , 2 bedrooms with twin beds and a full bath, living area and full kitchen. A walk out recreation room with ping pong, board games, library and a 64 inch flat screen with DVD and half bath keep the children occupied. There is a walk out porch with full view of South Bar Lake and Lake Michigan. From the porch it is a short walk to the sandy beach and dock with kayaks, inner tubes and other sand toys. In the evening take advantage of the large fire pit just off the beach and multiple lounge chairs.

Rentals are Saturday to Saturday from the first of May to Labor Day at the weekly rate of $2400. Two week rentals are at the rate of $4500 Weekend rentals (Friday-Sunday) are available before May 1 or after Labor Day at $450/weekend. A deposit is required which will be returned or credited to your card once the cleaning crew has completed.

Keywords: Sleeping Bear/Empire

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Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
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Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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America's Most Beautiful Lakeshore
average rating of 5.0 based on 5 reviews
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Empire Sleeping Bear Dunes
5

Ideal Location and Nestled in Nature

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Feb 27, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
This home is a definite thumbs up: our teenagers' favorite part was the downstairs rec room complete with pool and ping pong table, 60 inch tv, comfy couches, bathroom, medium sized table/chairs, all very spacious, in addition to a walk out door to the yard with a view of South Barr Lake. Our tween liked the cute beanie baby stuffed animals she discovered with a few other toys as well as the loft upstairs. The rec room is a perfect family space for all ages. My husband loved the gorgeous lake view from the master bedroom, family room, and rec room plus the view of pine trees, deer and wild turkey from each of the other windows. Even though you were inside you felt like you were outside. I loved the oversized kitchen counter with a square table positioned in between the counter and the living room. Very nice open floor plan to enjoy each others' company, yet there were so many choices of rooms to go to you could also get away from each other. The bathrooms were all neat, clean, comfortable, master bedroom is large, another bedroom has twin beds, the 3rd has a full or it may be a queen sized bed. Add the loft and there is plenty of sleeping space. The bedding and towels are all provided and there is a washer and dryer next to the kitchen. Since our visit was during the winter we only ventured out in the yard once, it is long and deep, lots of trees, we walked way out on the ice. We have also stayed in the center of town on Front Street, but this location on the Lake was perfect, far enough away from the crowd, felt like we were back to nature with the deer and turkeys walking around like they were pets, but close enough for a quick drive to downtown Empire to the Village Inn or Joe's Friendly Tavern.
Empire in general is such a great location positioned about 5-10 minutes from the Glenn Lakes, Glen Arbor, the Sleeping Bear Dunes, 30 minutes to Fish Town, 30 minutes to Traverse City and maybe 15 minutes to the Beulah area...Cherry Bowl Theater...Hungry Tummy , Frankfort, Crystal Lake, and the Platte River Canoe Rides that end at Lake MI. The Empire Beach on Lake Michigan is our favorite spot, in the summer just go to the Sleeping Bear Surf Shop to rent a surf board, paddle board, boogie board, fat tire bike and you are set. Plan on roasting marshmallows at the fire pits located on the beach and if you are lucky the guitar guy may come out and play topping off a perfect evening swimming and hanging out by the fire & watching the sun set.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Empire Sleeping Bear Dunes
Stevens Point, WI
5

Wonderful vacation in Empire and Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
Thank you for letting us enjoy your rental property in Empire! What a beautiful and convenient location in the Sleeping Bear Dunes area. We enjoyed some great hiking and biking in the area. We had a little cooler temperatures while we visited, but that didn't stop us from swimming in
Lake Michigan while at Empire Beach. Once back at the condo in the evenings, we enjoyed a relaxing campfire, playing ping pong, or reading a good book. We can't say enough about this place! We had a blast and would love to come here again soon!!!
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
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+01 616-340-4293
Empire Sleeping Bear Dunes
5

Wonderful Family vacation in Empire

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
We enjoyed this stay in a wonderful decorated home in Empire very much. Everyone of our family had fun and we liked it like our home. Really enough space for us 6 persons. Close to the Sleeping Bear Dunes, great Town Leeland and the nice beach at the Lake Michigan. Would go again in this domicile.
We come back really relaxed. Owner was helpful with all questions. I would recommend this property to friends. The listing Description was accurate regarding the location. Photo as well on a Sidelake.
Greetings Ziereisen Family
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: The family loved taking the kayak out on our lake. A short paddle over to Empire Beach and Lake Michigan. The breeze off of Lake Michigan and the sound of the waves at night make for a restful sleep. Watching the mist and the swans on South Bar on your porch while you have your coffee/tea is a great way to start the day
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Empire Sleeping Bear Dunes
West Michigan, East Michigan, Nevada
5

Great condo propery, great location

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
We had a great family vacation at this home. Perfect for people of all ages. We loved the paddleboat. Used the ping-pong table for countless tournamets. Our 3yr old granddaughter had lots of room to play, both inside and outside. Perfect location on a small lake that had access to Lake Michigan.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Empire Sleeping Bear Dunes
Joliet, IL
5

A little bit of paradise!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
I had never been to MIchigan, and I was extremely happy with my first experience in the Empire/Glen Arbor area. The house was absolutely perfect and surpassed my hopes for what it would be. It was beautifully decorated and the owners were amazing. They were helpful and accommodating from the beginning. The house was a perfect retreat for my husband, myself, and my two little boys. It really was a little piece of paradise. Having South Bar Lake in the back yard was amazing. The lake was clear (all around the dock), shallow, warm, and very private. There is not a sand access to the water at this time, its all grass, but for my little ones I ended up preferring this to keep them clean and not as much work to to have them access the house. The view from the deck was beautiful! Access to the two kayaks and paddle boat was convenient and useful. The boys and their dad used these multiple times per day! The vacation retreat was serene and peaceful, but we also were looking for adventure, and we found just that. Sitting outside in the lawn chairs and watching the lake, hearing the birds, and feeling the breeze was a needed break from a hectic life. We utilized and loved the close access to the hiking trails, biking trails, public beach that connects to Lake Michigan, gorgeous sunsets, bomb fire and smores in the back yard, Dune Climb, "Scenic Drive," boat rental in Glen Arbor at the Marina at the Narrows, and tubing on the Platte River. It was the perfect mix of adventure and relaxation. The neighbors were extremely laid back and were more than helpful with us on our trip. We did feel a need to be respectful and keep it down at the night hours. If you are looking for that perfect family vacation, then this is it. The options are endless in the house, around the house, and in the area. We would love to return!
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
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Nearest Point of Interest
Sleeping Bear Dunes National Seashore
Nearest Point of Interest
Empire Beach State Park
Nearest Point of Interest
Marina on the Narrows
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Availability & Rates

Empire Condo Rental Rates

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Base Rate
$340
$375
Fri,Sat
2 nights
 
 
summer
Jun 1 - Aug 31
$340
$375
Fri,Sat
2 nights
 

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $49.00
Tax Rate 6.0%

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 90 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Empire Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
  • Lakefront
General:
  • Computer Available ...
  • Mobile Phone
  • Linens Provided
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Wireless Internet
  • Garage
  • Parking Off Street
Kitchen:
  • Ice Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Refrigerator
  • Kitchen
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1)
Entertainment:
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Ping Pong Table
  • DVD Player
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Attractions:
  • restaurants
  • museums
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • antiquing
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
  • shelling
  • sledding
  • shopping
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • snowboarding
  • kayaking
  • fishing
  • swimming
  • hiking
  • skiing
  • hunting
  • water skiing
  • snowmobiling
  • wind-surfing
  • mountain biking
  • jet skiing
  • cycling
  • golf
  • basketball court
Notes:
Dock, Fire Pit, Kayaks, Paddle Boat, Inner Tubes, ping pong, 56 inch TV
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