|Minimum Stay||2 nights|
Spacious 3 bedroom, 2 bath chalet-style home just 1 block from the most beautiful beach in northern Michigan--Empire Beach on Lake Michigan. Located in quaint, historical Empire, the home is in the middle of the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore which recently was voted the No. 1 most beautiful place in America in a poll taken by Good Morning America. The home is 1/2 block from the heart of the village which includes a grocery store, restaurants, bank, post office, galleries, and public library.
The interior of the home features an open floor plan with living room, dining area, kitchen, full bath, and master bedroom with queen size bed on the main level. The second level contains two large bedrooms, one with a queen size bed, and the other with queen size bed and two twin beds, and a full bath. The home has free wireless Internet access.
Empire is located in the heart of the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. In addition to swimming, hiking, and other outdoor activities, the National Park contains the Sleeping Bear Dune Climb, Pierce Stocking Scenic Drive, the Manitou Island Underwater Diving Preserve; North and South Manitou Islands, and the Empire Bluffs hiking trail.
Our first impression was how clean and spacious this home is. The pictures do not do it justice. There was plenty of space for the 6 of us. And there was plenty of everything. Towels, dishes, silverware were in abundance. The kitchen was stocked with the most pots and pans I've seen in a rental. Sometimes you bring a brownie mix and have no pan to bake it in. Not here! Nice assortment of baking pans and dishes.
There was everything we needed to settle in....dishwasher soap, hand soap, dish soap; laundry detergent; toweling, starter rolls of toilet paper. Steve and Carol definitely don't want you to fret the "small" stuff.
The close location to Empire beach and "downtown" Empire were very nice. Nothing like having the ice cream place almost out your back door! Empire is very quiet most anytime of day which, to us, is nicer than places crawling with people all the time. And if you desire that, it's proximity to Glen Arbor and Frankfort worked well..
We'd return to this home with or without our dog.
Suzette Sand, Lancaster, Ohio
The Village of Empire is located on Lake Michigan in the middle of the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. It is a four season area with an abundance of festivals, art shows, and recreational activities.
Other Activities: hiking
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event|
Sep 4 2016 - Dec 31 2016
2 night minimum stay
|Pet Fee||$100 + Tax|
$1700 per week
Summer season: Weekly rental only, Saturday to Saturday. $300 refundable security/damage deposit required at time of booking.
Fall/Winter seasons: $150-$200 refundable security/damage deposit required at time of booking. Weeks with major holidays, 3 day minimum required. Bookings are secure and guaranteed.
For summer weekly rentals, one half the rent due 60 days prior to reservation date with balance due upon arrival. For all rentals, deposit refunded within 5 days after departure, less any damages. If cancellation occurs 60 or more days prior to reservation date, deposit will be refunded.