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QUIET AND CHARMING, VIEWS OF HISTORIC LEELANAU COUNTY, CLOSE TO BEACHES

Nate and Jenny Orsburn

Advertiser since: 2012
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Speaks: english
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Nate and Jenny Orsburn

Advertiser since: 2012
Speaks: english
Call Owner
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QUIET AND CHARMING, VIEWS OF HISTORIC LEELANAU COUNTY, CLOSE TO BEACHES

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

Overview

Empire House Rental Photos and Description

2 bedrooms (1 master bedroom and 1 loft) sleeps up to 6, 1 full bathroom

Property is located within Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakshore, close to hiking trails and beaches. The Village of Empire is just a couple of miles up M-22 for restaurants, coffee and shopping. Enjoy all that Leelanau County has to offer, fruit stands, rivers for kayaking and amazing dune bluffs for views of Lake Michigan.

Sit on the front porch or by the campfire and enjoy open views of nature and historic Leelanau County. The house has one master bedroom with king size bed and an open loft upstairs with three beds (2 twin and 1 full size). There is a full size kitchen with cookware, living room, and one full bathroom. A laundry room includes a washer and dryer for you to use. At this time we offer satalite TV with local and family channels. If you do need to unwind and watch a movie we do provide a TV and DVD player in living room and master bedroom, with numerous DVDs for you to enjoy. We provide towels but do not provide bed linens nor pillows, please bring bed linens and pillows with you. Outdoor seating and a charcoal grill are available.

Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Nate and Jenny Orsburn (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2012
Call Owner
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Speaks: english

Why HomeAway

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights
Book with confidence
Book 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

Reviews

5
based on 9 traveler reviews

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Quiet and charming, views of historic Leelanau county, close to beaches
average rating of 5.0 based on 9 reviews
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Quiet and charming, views of historic Leelanau county, close to beaches
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p956757
+1 -219 871 9959
Empire Sleeping Bear Dunes
5

Peaceful, beautiful property; great for a family

  • 5 of 5
My wife, four children (6, 4, 2, 1), and I all enjoyed our stay at this well-maintained property. The house had everything we needed: toys for kids, hi-chair, dishes and silverware, kids cups and kids dishes, tree-swing, campfire, charcoal grill, and coffee pot. And the location is excellent. We were a short drive from the many nearby beaches. Empire's grocery store and Sleeping Bear Dunes were also only minutes away. The property itself is also beautiful and peaceful. We had campfires almost every night. And apart from a rare passing car on nearby M-22, all we heard were crickets and the occasional coyote. Quite simply, this house could not have been better. It was everything we had hoped for.
  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
business
Quiet and charming, views of historic Leelanau county, close to beaches
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p956757
+1 -219 871 9959
Empire Sleeping Bear Dunes
United States
5

Beautiful scenery, Cozy house

  • 5 of 5
My family and I just returned from this house and we loved it. My daughter liked the basketball court, and the kid-friendly upstairs bedroom especially. My son loved the basement (there was a train set!) and the toys and books in the house.

My husband and I loved everything. Great location, peaceful surroundings, lots of nature. We saw lots of deer, a fox, and woodpeckers. Perfect.
  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
Quiet and charming, views of historic Leelanau county, close to beaches
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p956757
+1 -219 871 9959
Empire Sleeping Bear Dunes
5

Just can't say enough good about this rental

Just can't say enough good about this rental
  • 5 of 5
I will probably repeat much of what has been said in reviews already but it deserves another good review . This is a gem. Surrounded by acreage and National Forest , you are definitely out of the world of sorts but it is also conveniently close to Empire Bluff trail , the dunes and Empire itself is so quaint with its own large beach ( for a small town) right on Lake Michigan. For a family of 6 , an incredibly better option than squishing ourselves into hotel rooms and about the same if not better economically.
  • Submitted: May 27, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
Quiet and charming, views of historic Leelanau county, close to beaches
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p956757
+1 -219 871 9959
Empire Sleeping Bear Dunes
5

A PERFECT Getaway!

  • 5 of 5
My GF and I decided to take a long weekend north to getaway before my busy season at work. The house was a perfect stay - it was BEAUTIFUL, quiet and relaxing! The house it perfect size for a family - it was way more than enough for the two of us! There's a foosball and ping pong table in the basement for rainy days! The house was spotless, and working with the owners was very easy. I would absolutely recommend this house to anyone!

We got to experience the Empire Asparagus Festival, Sleeping Bear Dunes, and saw a live porcupine! We loved the little shops in Empire, and it was a quick drive to Traverse City for a day trip! We will definitely be back, it was a great weekend!
  • Submitted: May 20, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
business
Quiet and charming, views of historic Leelanau county, close to beaches
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p956757
+1 -219 871 9959
Empire Sleeping Bear Dunes
5

A little gem

  • 5 of 5
This rental exceeded our expectations. While the house is not on the water, it is beautifully located only a few minutes from just about everything: beaches/lakes/restaurants. We had a great view of the stunning fall colors from the porch. Had the weather been warmer and nicer, we would have taken advantage of all that the property has to offer.

Inside, the house was spotless and well-maintained, with everything one might need to have a comfortable and fun stay--well, maybe it could use a teapot :) We don't have kids, but this would be a great place for kids: plenty of toys/games in the house, and lots of space to run around and play outside.

The owner is friendly, responding promptly to emails/phone calls and eager to ensure that guests have a good experience. We feel very lucky to have come across this listing; we couldn't be happier with our stay!
  • Submitted: Oct 10, 2012
  • Stayed: Oct 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
business
Quiet and charming, views of historic Leelanau county, close to beaches
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p956757
+1 -219 871 9959
Empire Sleeping Bear Dunes
5

Charming, peaceful oasis

  • 5 of 5
We craved getting away to a quiet beautiful area free of the hustle bustle. This truly fit the bill, and then some. The house was sweet and location lovely. Rental was a breeze to set up and offered all that it claimed.

People in this area are incredibly kind, helpful, and happy. They have an obvious respect for the environment and the treasure that they inhabit.

Sleeping Bear Dunes had so much to offer and we took full advantage of the uncrowded beaches with the most beautiful water and sand, wineries, hiking trails, good food and fun. Clean clean clean--uncluttered by any commercial nonsense.

We found ourselves discussing "next time" while there. Will look forward to another peaceful visit.
  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
  • Source: HomeAway

Map

Map

Nearest Airport
24 Miles
Traverse City
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Joe's Friendly/Village Inn
Nearest Ferry
28 Miles
Manitou Island Transit
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Dunes Golf Club
Nearest Motorway
0.25 Miles
M-22
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Village Inn
Nearest Ski
18 Miles
The Homestead Ski Resort
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
Empire Village Beach
Car: necessary

Home is located within a couple miles of the quaint Village of Empire within Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. Everything you need for a stay you can find in Empire. Traverse City is a nice 25 minute drive away for a more urban experience. Hiking trails and beaches are within walking / biking distance from the house.

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Rates & Availability

Rates & Availability

Empire House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
Per property
Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
spring
Apr 1 - May 23
Changeover Day: Saturday
3 nights
$90
From
$90
Fri, Sat, Sun
 
 
Memorial Day
May 24 - Jun 3
Changeover Day: Saturday
3 nights
$100
From
$100
Fri, Sat, Sun
$650
 
 
Summer
Jun 4 - Sep 5
Changeover Day: Saturday
3 nights
$125
From
$150
Fri, Sat, Sun
$890
 
 
Fall
Sep 6 - Oct 21
Changeover Day: Saturday
3 nights
$90
From
$90
Fri, Sat, Sun
$600
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250
Tax Rate 6.0%
Notes A $250 deposit is reqiuired 5 days after the reservation is made. Full fees are due 14 days before check in. Deposit is returned with in 7 days of a successfull check out.

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Amenities

Empire House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Ducted Heating
  • Gas Heating
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Laundry Soap
  • Living Area
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , 2 twin/ single , loft
  • Bed linens and pillows not provided, please bring own
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Kids
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
Outside:
  • Beach Towels
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • forests
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • skiing
  • swimming
Notes:
Pets are not allowed, smoking is not allowed in the house.

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