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

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Nate and Jenny Orsburn

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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights
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QUIET AND CHARMING, VIEWS OF HISTORIC LEELANAU COUNTY, CLOSE TO BEACHES

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:
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only

Nate and Jenny Orsburn

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Speaks english
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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights
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Reviews

Property Reviews

Quiet and charming, views of historic Leelanau county, close to beaches
average rating of 5.0 based on 5 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

A little gem

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Oct 10, 2012
  • Stayed: Oct 2012
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!
Helpful votes: 6/6
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
  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
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.
Helpful votes: 3/3
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

Peaceful and comfortable!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
This rental is a gem. My boyfriend and I were beyond pleased with our stay. The property is tucked just far enough from M-22 to feel private and peaceful yet you're still so close to everything. The view is absolutely beautiful, especially as the sun sets. I immediately felt comfortable in this clean cottage. Slept like a baby on the king-size waterbed. We did a lot of sight-seeing on our week-long vacation but my fondest memories are just sitting by the campfire watching the sunset. The owner was wonderful to work with and readily available when I called him with a question. Empire is such a sweet little village. Do check out the Empire Area Museum! For a lesser-known (no crowds!) and very pleasant short excursion, search for info on the Tweddle and Treat abandoned farms on nps.gov/slbe. Tweddle is a 1/2 mile from the cottage and Treat is a 1/2 mile further down a lovely wooded trail. We truly were sad to leave and hope to return to this superb vacation rental!
Helpful votes: 4/5
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

Great choice for a stay in Leelanau

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
My partner and I really enjoyed staying at this cottage on our annual visit to Leelanau this year. The cottage is in a great location just outside Empire in a very private and quiet spot. We love the beaches and hiking in Sleeping Bear Dunes, and the location of the house was perfect for getting to those activities. We took the owner's recommendation and went to Bohemian Road Beach for the first time-and it was spectacular. We also loved sitting in the front yard of the house with a glass of wine and marveling at the beautiful night sky complete with shooting stars. The cottage was very clean, had everything we needed, and the owners were very helpful and easy to work with. A great vacation value. We hope to return again.
Helpful votes: 2/2
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 Great Vacation Retreat!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
This is a great vacation retreat! A lovely place to get away from it all yet close to beaches and other activities. I would highly recommend it to anyone looking to vacation in this area.
Helpful votes: 3/3

Map

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

Empire House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
Per property
Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekend Weekly Monthly Event Minimum Stay
 
spring
Apr 1 2014 - May 23 2014
$90
$90
3 nights
 
extra night: $90     Notes: $90 per night with a three night minimum   
 
Memorial Day
May 24 2014 - Jun 3 2014
$100
$100
$400
$650
3 nights
 
extra night: $100     Notes: A great time to stay. It is still kind of cool but there are no tourists yet, businesses are open.   
 
Summer
Jun 4 2014 - Sep 5 2014
$455
$890
3 nights
 
extra night: $125     Notes: Discounts for repeat customers. Three night minimum please.   
 
Fall
Sep 6 2014 - Oct 21 2014
$90
$90
3 nights
 
extra night: $90     Notes: A great time to be up. Fall colors, less tourists, and most everything is still open.   

Additional information about rental rates

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.

Amenities

Empire House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Family
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Parking
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryer
  • Laundry Soap
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Toilet Paper
  • Heating
  • Towels Provided
  • Gas Heating
  • Ducted Heating
  • Living Area
Kitchen:
  • Grill
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • 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:
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Books
  • Books for Kids
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Toys
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • VCR
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Beach Towels
Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Attractions:
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • autumn foliage
  • forests
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • cycling
Notes:
Pets are not allowed, smoking is not allowed in the house.