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Steve and Carol Smith

Member since: 2002
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Speaks: english

Chalet Style Home Near Empire Beach

1 Review
Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

Overview

Sleeping Bear Dunes House Rental Photos and Description

3 bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms, sleeps 8

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.

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Steve and Carol Smith (Owner)
Member since: 2002
Call Owner
Speaks: english

Reviews

1 traveler review

Chalet Style Home Near Empire Beach
average rating of 5.0 based on 1 reviews
5

Extremely comfortable & spacious

  • 5 of 5

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

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Traverse City
Car: necessary

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

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Rates & Availability

Empire House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer
Jun 4 2016 - Sep 3 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$1,700
 
 
Fall
Sep 4 2016 - Dec 31 2016
2 night minimum stay
$250
$1,200
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $0
Pet Fee $100 + Tax
Tax Rate 6.0%

$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.
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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.

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Amenities

Sleeping Bear Dunes House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Downtown
  • Village
Theme:
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking On Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Bathroom 1 is located on the main floor. Bathroom 2 is located on the second floor.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master Bedroom - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , 2 twin/ single
  • The master bedroom is on the main floor and contains a queen size bed. The other 2 bedrooms are large and are located on the second floor: One bedroom contains one queen bed and the other bedroom contains two twin beds and a queen bed.
Entertainment:
  • Audio Tape Player
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • 8 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Newer home with open floor plan. The home has wireless internet access, washer-dryer, and barbeque.

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