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Roomy House , Near Park/Boat Launch on Little Glen -a few June/July weeks avail.

6 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 - 180 nights

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Half Baths
Minimum Stay
7 - 180 nights


Empire House Rental Photos and Description

House, 3 Bedrooms, 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 9-10)

Beautiful house has master bedroom and bath downstairs. From the one car garage you enter the house at the laundry area with adjacent half bath and then to kitchen/great room. Wood floors in kitchen and great room. The Kitchen is fully equipped. Living room/study/TV Room is in the front of the house. The Great room connects to a screen porch (sun-room)is in the rear. Large deck with tables and chairs behind sun-room looking into park forest.Upstairs are two roomy bedrooms with a full bath.

This private scenic property backs up to Sleeping Bear Dunes National Park. Hike out the back door up a large hill( Alligator Hill) for panoramic views of Lake Michigan and Big Glen Lake. Across the street is a public access to Little Glen Lake which connects to Big Glen Lake and then Fisher Lake. A canoe and some yard toys are provided with the house.

Keywords: House, Garage, Little Glen, Sleeping Bear Dunes, National Park

  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
May 31, 2016
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Why The Owner chose Sleeping Bear Dunes

We love Glen Arbor and this property is a great combination of water, woods, boating and town. It is across the street from a public boat launch and is a short walk to the sandy public beach. Walk out the back door of the house to the many hiking trails in the national park. It is a very short bicycle ride to downtown Glen Arbor with its array of restaurants, video stores, ice cream stands, grocery stores, shops, galleries and beautiful Lake Michigan. Glen Arbor also has a great little public park with Tennis courts and a great playground.

What makes this house unique

The house is on a quiet, lightly traveled road so it is very nice for bicycling and a safe walk to the beach. The new bicycle trail in the park is wonderful. The road connects to many additional paved roads in the park and surrounding area which are ideal for walking and bicycling. Climbing the sleeping bear dunes is a yearly event. Canoeing on Crystal River is another favorite activity. Big and Little Glen Lakes are clean, clear and perfect for swimming, boating, water skiing, sailing and fishing. Nearby in Empire there is a beautiful Lake Michigan beach with picnic area and playground.


based on 6 traveler reviews

Roomy House , Near Park/Boat Launch on Little Glen -a few June/July weeks avail.
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 6 reviews
Sterling Heights, MI

Wonderful Experience

  • 4 of 5

My extended family, a total of 9, fit here comfortably. The description is very accurate and the house is clean and well-maintained. Would recommend this property to others. The only issue we faced was that the weather was very humid while we were there and without any AC, the house felt a little damp.

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wadena, Mn

The Minesota Crew

  • 5 of 5

We had an amazing time. The house was perfect for our family with young children. Lots of space and amazing Location. We saw deer nearly everyday and Glen Lake was like crystal blue water right across the road from the house. there was no air conditioner but that was ok because the house is very shaded by trees and the cool air at night helped. We loved it.

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great vacation stay.

  • 5 of 5

This was a wonderful place to stay for our family vacation. Its spacious enough to accommodate our family of 7. We really enjoyed the sunporch dinners, campfires out back and lazy afternoons on the deck. There is so much to do in the area! We enjoyed all Sleeping Bear Dunes has to offer - and did a couple of day trips to nearby towns. A nice 4 mile run down Day Forest leads you to the incredible white historic barn by the dune climb - a wonder to look at. It was also nice to have wifi so the kids could watch movies at night (ipads) and there was plenty of comfortable sleeping space. Oh, and a lifesaver to have the washer and dryer. Thank you!

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Excellant stay

  • 5 of 5

The house worked out great for my family of 10

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cincinnati Ohio

Great home and wonderful location

  • 5 of 5

We had 10 family members spend a week in this great home. It was very clean and had plenty of room for everyone. The kitchen was well equipped and had plenty of seating. The back screened in porch was great for meals and hanging out playing games. We enjoyed a fire in the evenings in the backyard. It was a 10 minute drive to the dunes and Glen Arbor. I would recommend this and hopefully will stay there again next year.

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 4 of 5

Comfortable house, showing some wear and tear, but good for families with children. Several days were very hot in the house without AC. Definitely used the fans..only found 3 of them. Only 1 bike was usable. Good location.

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
in Glen Arbor, several
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
on M-72
Nearest Motorway
0.25 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
In Glen Arbor, several
Nearest Beach
0.33 Miles
at the narrows on M-22 accross from marina
Nearest Point of Interest
Beautiful Rental House on VRBO
Nearest Point of Interest
Public Beach at Narrows bridge
Nearest Point of Interest
Public Lake Access on Little Glen Lake
Nearest Point of Interest
Shops in Glen Arbor
Nearest Point of Interest
Sleeping Bear Dunes Dune Climb
Car: not necessary


Rates & Availability

Empire House Rental Rates

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Winter Lease
Oct 1 2016 - May 31 2017
180 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500

Winter lease $500/month plus utilities.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Empire House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Water View ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 - Off of laundry room at entrance from garage
  • 2.5
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Queen size Beds (2), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (3), Baby Cribs (1)
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing

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