|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
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Beautifully decorated 3 BR, 2 BA, two-story, year-round home, walking distance to Lake Michigan, Empire Beach and the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore Headquarters.
The EmpireHouse, built in 1985 and located west of M-22, offers guests a feeling of cottage living combined with modern amenities sought after for a relaxing get-away.
If you are looking for the quaintness of a bed and breakfast, but the privacy of your own home, the EmpireHouse is for you. It includes a fully equipped kitchen and laundry, screened porch, bedroom balconies, skylights, and fireplace. Private setting. Rent SATURDAY to SATURDAY only.
Enjoy year round activities in the place voted THE MOST BEAUTIFUL PLACE IN AMERICA, as announced in August 2011 by Good Morning America!
Fireplace, Cable TVs, DVD player, and Wireless Internet. Kitchen is equipped with Ceramic Range and Oven, cookware and utensils provided. Outdoor gas grill. Small portable charcoal grill. Outdoor portable fire pit. Linens and towels included.
Half-mile to beach, Half-mile to Empire Bluff Trail; Half-mile to Sleeping Bear Heritage Bike Trail!
M22 Scenic Drive from Empire to Northport; Sleeping Bear Dune Climb, Pierce Stocking Scenic Drive; Glen Lake; Glen Arbor
Manitou Underwater Diving Preserve; Coast Guard Station and Maritime Museum; Fishing Village of Leland;
Traverse City - 25 miles;
Sugarloaf Golf; Manitou Passage Golf Course, Dunes Golf Club - four miles;
Cross Country Skiing in National Park, Downhill Skiing Skiing less than 30 miles (Crystal Mountain, The Homestead);
Charter Boat Fishing; Jet Ski and Boat rental; Canoeing, Kayaking.
Wine tasting, touring and local farm markets.
25 minutes to Traverse City and shopping, dining and shows.
Adjacent to scenic Empire Bluff where hang gliding is popular.
10 minutes to Glen Arbor, 20 minutes to famous 'Fishtown' in Leland.
Beautiful public beaches nearby with children’s playgrounds.
My family has rented six cottages in the area (we love Sleeping Bear Dunes) and we all agreed this was the best. The yard is very private and the home has a great location on the village side of M-22. My husband's favorite traits of this place: screen room, spacious and clean, in the village but private. My son's favorite traits (he's five): cartoons on the TV (cable), smooshy carpet, big bedroom. My favorites: clean laundry room, unscented linens (for allergy sensitive), empty closets and drawers for plenty of storage space, and the screen porch. This home is solid and contains plentiful supplies. It's a great find. I hope you disregard everything I've written---I don't want to compete w others to get a week or two next year!
WE had a great time in Empire, especially in our home for a week. The setting was quiet and private and after a good day's walk or bike ride, was the perfect place to relax and still feel the sea breeze. The home was the nicest we have stayed for comfort, privacy, and closeness to the beach. When we come back to Sleeping Bear, it will be the first place we check. Paul Wilson, Wellington, Ohio
This Empire house is spacious, comfortable, well maintained, and in good location. We enjoyed our stay tremendously and Cora was very easy to work with. The house is within walking distance of everything in Empire, but nicely secluded with trees around it which invited the occasional deer to visit. Empire is a great location only 10-30 minutes from Sleeping Bear Sand Dunes, Traverse City, Glen Arbor, Leland, and more.
A couple of thing to be aware of is that while there are two bathrooms only one has a shower and the other a tub. This worked out just fine for our family! Second, there is no air conditioning so you want to make sure you sleep with the windows and doors open upstairs otherwise it gets warm.
Our family highly recommends this house!
This was a wonderful place to stay. It has everything you need to be comfortable for the week and the screened in porch and sitting area out back are lovely. It is conveniently located to the beach and town, just a short walk or bike ride. I've stayed here several times and would highly recommend it!
Our family loves Empire, and we love to come every summer for a week. We stayed at this home, and it is by far the nicest placed we have stayed at in Empire. First of all it is a home! Lots of room to spread out. 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, balconies that overlook the beautifully landscaped yard. The home was immaculate. We like to cook, and the kitchen had everything and more that we needed. We used the barbecue and sat outside every evening to eat. We loved the covered sunroom and napped in the hammock! We walked to the beach everyday! The owners were so easy to work with, and provided great information and directions for the home. We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves and will be back for sure!
First off the pictures do not do this place justice. The living room has a unique color scheme or a bit dated but the everything else is beautiful. Everything was extremely clean and well stocked. They provide more supplies than your average rental. It's on the corner so it's quite and has a enough room for our kids to run and play when we just hanging at the house. Can't say enough about this place. One of the first vacations where we weren't itching to get home because we had space, comfort and everything we needed.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event|
Summer 2017 Rates
Jun 17 2017 - Sep 16 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
|Refundable damage deposit||$500|
|Cleaning Fee||$100 + Tax|
SATURDAY to SATURDAY rental
Check in Saturday 4:00 pm, Check out Saturday 10:00 am
$500.00 Deposit due immediately to reserve the property. Remaining rent amount and $500.00 security deposit is due 60 days prior to arrival.
Security Deposit will be refunded approximately 20 days after departure; subject to damages.
If Beach Towels are used, they must be washed before checkout. Failure to do so will result in a $100.00 deduction from your damage deposit. Or just bring your own! Parking pass must be left in the house and keys must be returned to the lockbox. Failure to do either will result in a $100.00 deduction from the security deposit.
Additional Cleaning Fee is $100.00.
6% tax also charged.
Service fee is charged if booked through HomeAway. This fee is nonrefundable.
THIS IS A NO SMOKING, NO PETS, PROPERTY.
Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.