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Charming centennial home in Empire w/guest house. Slps 10. Walk to Lk MI.WIFI

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

Overview

About the property

5 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, Sleeps 10

Charming and cozy! This 1891 Centennial Home is located in the heart of old Empire on a calm side street. Only a five-minute walk away from the Empire beach (Lake Michigan), with miles of sugar sand in each direction to enjoy. 3 bedrooms and 1 bathroom. 2 level house, backyard faces north plus a 2 bedroom 1 bath guest house that combined will sleep up to 10 guests.

Main level bedroom has 1 Queen. Upstairs, 1 Full and 2 Twins. Smart TV in each cottage (no cable). WIFI, DVD player in main house. Original interiors with modern conveniences. Washer/Dryer. Nicely updated bathroom. The guest house (called the Bluejay-a dog is allowed at guest house only) features a full kitchen, 2 bedrooms with 1 Queen, 1 Twin and a cot plus 1 bath.

Relax outside in the spacious backyard with deck, chiminea for outdoor fires and grill. Beautiful peach tree if you are lucky enough to be there in the late summer when peaches are ripe for picking. You will have to transport them in your own vehicle. Stroll down the street to Tiffany's for ice cream or Joe's Friendly Tavern for a burger. The Empire beach boasts a beautiful beach with sand for miles and a large playground. Come in May for the Asparagus Festival! Only a 5 minute drive to the Sleeping Bear Dunes climb. 25 miles to Traverse City.

No air conditioning. 1 pet will be considered in the guest house only. Linens are provided.

Open May - October. Prime Summer 3 night minimum or weekly Saturday-Saturday. Short stays are permitted during prime summer dates, however, deposits will not be charged for reservations totaling less than 7 nights that are booked online until the reservation is confirmed by Visit Up North the next business day. Arrival and/or departure date must back up to existing reservations and/or begin/end on a Saturday.

More Details

Property Manager
Visit Up North Vacation Rentals
Member since: 2004
Speaks: english
Manager indicates their response time is:
Within a few hours
Calendar last updated:
November 20, 2017

Amenities

Empire Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 100
  • Min. age of primary renter: 0
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • 2 Queen beds, 3 Twin beds, 1 Other bed, 1 Full bed
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Games
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
Attractions:
  • festivals
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • golf
  • hiking
  • swimming
  • tennis

Reviews

Good! 3.9/5 -
(35 traveler reviews)

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Charming centennial home in Empire w/guest house. Slps 10. Walk to Lk MI.WIFI
average rating of 3.942857 based on 35 reviews
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August weekend in Empire

  • 3 of 5

Rating Details:

The property manager was very helpful.

The vacation rental was clean.

I was very happy with the location.

I was somewhat dissatisfied with the condition of the vacation rental.

Overall, I do not recommend this vacation rental.

Reviewer Comments:

The location of the home was excellent. However, upon check-in, the property was musty, somewhat poorly maintained, and looked as if it had not been cleaned in some weeks. Overall, the location outweighed the negatives. However, I don't think we will stay here again.

  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Indianapolis, IN
5

Wonderful!

  • 5 of 5

Rating Details:

The property manager was very helpful.

The vacation rental was spotless.

I was very happy with the location.

I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental.

Overall, I recommend this vacation rental.

Reviewer Comments:

My extended family stayed in both the Blue Jay and The Summer Place. We loved it. Very clean.

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Clarkston, MI
5

Perfect getaway.

  • 5 of 5

Rating Details:

The property manager was very helpful.

The vacation rental was spotless.

I was very happy with the location.

I was satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental.

Overall, I recommend this vacation rental.

Reviewer Comments:

Four of us ladies like to getaway in the fall. Every year we choose a different location and this year Empire was the destination. The house was perfect. It had all the amenities and the location couldn't be better. Everything was clean and the beds were comfortable. My only critique is the living room furniture. While in good shape, not very comfortable for sitting for a long period of time. It wasn't a deal breaker.

  • Submitted: Oct 11, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are thrilled you had a great stay! Come back and see us again soon.
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Westlake, OH
5

Wonderful experience

  • 5 of 5

Rating Details:

The property manager was very helpful.

The vacation rental was spotless.

I was very happy with the location.

I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental.

Overall, I recommend this vacation rental.

Reviewer Comments:

We had a wonderful time. the proximity to the beach was perfect as well as the National Park.

  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are glad you had a wonderful stay and hope you come back to see us soon!
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5

Birthday celebration at the Dunes

  • 5 of 5

Rating Details:

The property manager was very helpful.

The vacation rental was spotless.

I was very happy with the location.

I was more than satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental.

Overall, I recommend this vacation rental.

Reviewer Comments:

The rental experience was very good. The home served our needs perfectly. What was lacking, was a toaster.

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are glad you had a great time and hope you will be back soon! Not sure what happened to the toaster but we will get one out there, remember to always feel free to call us about things while you are there we will make all efforts to make your stay more enjoyable!
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5

3 Days in Empire

  • 5 of 5

Rating Details:

The property manager was very helpful.

The vacation rental was very clean.

I was very happy with the location.

I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental.

Overall, I recommend this vacation rental.

Reviewer Comments:

We enjoyed our stay at Summer Place in Empire, MI. The house was very clean and nicely furnished. We liked being in walking distance to store, antique shops, restaurant, ice cream parlor, and sports shop. the folks in Empire were very friendly. We especially enjoyed our charter fishing with Bill at "Watta Bite" Chartering service. the only criticism is the house smells musty when you first walk in. after we opened the windows we did not notice the smell. a toaster would have been nice but otherwise we had a great stay.

  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: Visit Up North Vacation Rentals
Owner's Response: We are so glad you enjoyed your stay and hope you will come back. We are sorry about the musty odor that can sometimes
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