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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


Details
Property
cottage
Sleeps
10
Bedrooms
5
Bathrooms
2
Minimum Stay
2 - 3 nights

Description

Empire Cottage Rental Photos and Description

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) 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.

More Details
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered

Property Manager
Visit Up North Vacation Rentals
Member since: 2004
Speaks: english
Manager indicates their response time is:
Within 12 hours
Calendar last updated:
December 8, 2016
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Reviews

Good! 3.9/5 -
(33 traveler reviews)

Charming centennial home in Empire w/guest house. Slps 10. Walk to Lk MI.WIFI
average rating of 3.939394 based on 33 reviews
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: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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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: Jun 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: Jul 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: Jun 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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Summer Place in Empire, Michigan

  • 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:

Four of us senior ladies rented Summer Place in Empire, Mi. for our color tour. We liked it very much, it accommodated us very well. We loved having a fire every night outside by the deck. The kitchen was well stocked except we couldn't find a toaster and also the front door knob needs to be replaced. But the house was very clean and has been very well taken care of, beautiful place!! We ate at Joe's Tavern 3 times, great breakfasts and wonderful burgers plus it was only 2 blocks away. The little park on Lake Michigan was very nice too, beautiful sunsets!!

  • Submitted: Oct 12, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: Visit Up North Vacation Rentals
Owner's Response: Fall isa perfect time to stay in Empire. We are so happy you had such a pleasant time.
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Could be a good rental, but needs some tender loving care first

  • 1 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 dissatisfied with the condition of the vacation rental.

Overall, I do not recommend this vacation rental.

Reviewer Comments:

I stayed in Sept 2015. The house had a musty smell as soon as we opened the back door, because the front door would not open. There are very few curtains or blinds. Nothing in the bathroom, so the man walking in the backyard could see everything. Nothing covering the kitchen, or front window. Felt like I was in a fish bowl. The queen bed needs updating as the mattress is way past it's life limit, the full size bed was great and twin beds were fine. The sofa in the front room needs to go. Could not really set on it as the springs are shot. The house was clean. No garbage can to throw trash in when leaving. The house is in a great location. Very close to the town with restaurants and store. Also very close to the beach. I called to report the broken front door and no curtains or blinds and they were quick to help fix the situation and try to send someone out to fix it, but I wasn't there at the time and I didn't feel right letting someone in to fix the issues with my belongings in there and me not being there. Would not rent again...unless the items above are fixed

  • Submitted: Sep 15, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: Visit Up North Vacation Rentals
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. We will definitely look at all of these issues and try to have them all addressed this year. We are sorry for the inconvenience.
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Amenities

Empire Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
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
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Attractions:
  • festivals
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • golf
  • hiking
  • swimming
  • tennis

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