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Member since: 2010
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Speaks: english

Quaint Empire Home Near Lk Michigan Beach & Sleeping Bear Dune

3 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay nights


Sleeping Bear Dunes House Rental Photos and Description

House, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 6-8)

This modern new home is located in the heart of the Sleeping Bear National Lakeshore, one of the most beautiful National Parks. Located within walking distance of the Lake Michigan beach at Empire Michigan, you can enjoy many areas attractions without having to drive.

The Sleeping Bear National Lakeshore is known for it's beautiful views and scenic hikes. While vacationing here be sure to visit areas like The Dune Climb, Empire Bluff, Pierce Stocking Scenic Drive, North Bar Lake and Point Betsy to name a few.

When you get hungry there is many a place to satisfy your appetite including The Friendly Tavern, The Village Inn, The Road House Restaurant and Boones Tavern. If cooking your own food is more to your liking then walk to Dearing's market in downtown Empire for the fixings to make your favorite meal. Be sure to try their cheese and milk, a local's favorite.

I'm sure you'll enjoy your stay in our beautiful home as much as we do and will count the days until you can return.

Keywords: Home, House, Condo

More Details
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Member since: 2010
Call Owner
Speaks: english

About The Owner

My name is Paul Lissner. I am the owner of Lissner and Sons Inc., a south eastern Michigan building company. I have been in the building business since I was 14. I began running Lissner and Sons Inc. in 1990 after the death of my father. Building homes is one of my passions. My other passions include backpacking, cycling, skiing, running, triathlons.....

The Owner purchased this house in 1997

Why The Owner chose Sleeping Bear Dunes

I chose to build the home in Empire to allow me to be near all the things I love to do. North Eastern Michigan is one of the most beautiful places on earth and if you can't live there you should treat yourself to a vacation there.

What makes this house unique

The outdoor activities that are available to you in the Empire area are endless hiking, cycling, skiing, fishing, hunting, sailing, windsurfing, golfing, backpacking, sight seeing, wine tasting.....


based on 3 traveler reviews

Quaint Empire Home Near Lk Michigan Beach & Sleeping Bear Dune
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 3 reviews
Lisle, IL

Great Rental! Would recommend.

  • 4 of 5

I would recommend this property for any family looking to stay in the Empire / Glen Arbor area. The property is very clean, well maintained and up to date with very nice furniture and fixtures. This property truly felt like our own home and the entire family felt comfortable here. It has every amenity you would want or look for and it is kept very clean, like your own home.

The property is close to the local Empire beach, which is great for children and a relaxing day outside. It is a short drive up M-22 to Sleeping Bear National Park, which includes the scenic drive and dune climb. It is a short drive to Glen Arbor where there is more shopping and many restaurants to choose from. Traverse City is only about 20-25 minutes away. This really was a great location to set as your jumping off point and return point for all things in this area.

The only issues I would recommend for the owner is to put up some shades or drapes over the living room windows for some privacy and temperature control and key the front and back door to the same key to make it possible to enter and leave from either the front or rear door. Otherwise, this house is absolutely perfect.

  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Rental!!

  • 5 of 5

This is a great rental property! There is a master bedroom on the main floor with master bath, family room, dinning room table and a full kicthen with anything you need for cooking or bbqing. There is a television, which we were not sure about until arrival. We do not go on vacation to watch tv, but it is nice to have on rainy days if you have children. Upstairs, there are 2 more bedrooms, 1 has a queen bed and the other has 2 twins. There is another full bathroom up there as well. There is also a half bath on the main floor and basement with washer and dryer. Bath towels and bed linens are provided, which I love because that means I don't have to pack all that bulky stuff along with everything else in my car. You will need to bring beach towels...which is to be expected. We stayed here with another family and there was plenty of room.

The house is VERY clean and well cared for and is in a great location. It is just down the street from Empire Beach and the Empire Bluff Trail. 10 minutes (or less) from Sleeping Bear Dunes, 10 minutes to Glen Arbor and 10-15 minutes to Platte River. About 40 minutes to Leland and 30 minutes to Traverse City...very central to all of those things.

Dealing with the owner was pleasant and easy. I would stay here again! Loved it here!


Elyse C.

  • Submitted: Sep 22, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great vacation home in Empire!

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay. The house was very clean and comfortable, and very close to everything in Empire. We like to cook, and happily, the well-stocked kitchen was great. We would certainly rent this house again.

  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Empire House Rental Rates


  • $900-$1,350/wk
  • US Dollars
  • Memorial Day to Labor Day $250/nite, $450/wkend, $1,350/wk
  • Off season: contact owner for quote
  • Saturday to Saturday rentals
  • $300.00 security deposit required at time of booking
  • Deposit refunded within 10 days of departure
  • Full payment required 14 days prior to arrival
  • Deposit refunded if cancellation received 60 days prior to arrival
  • All rentals subject to a $100.00 cleaning charge and 6% sales tax
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Sleeping Bear Dunes House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • Stereo
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

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