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Visit Up North Vacation Rentals

Member since: 2004
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Speaks: english

Empire-Walk to Lake Michigan-Sleeps 11

29 Reviews
Sleeps11
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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Overview

Sleeping Bear Dunes Cottage Rental Photos and Description

3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, Sleeps 11

Watch the deer from the screened-in porch at this lovely Centennial home in Empire. Less than a 1/2 mile to the beautiful Lake Michigan beach. 3 bedrooms plus basement and 2 bathrooms. On quiet side street. 3 level house, back deck faces West. Sleeps 11.

Master bedroom on main floor has 1 Queen, upstairs bedroom has 1 Queen, second upstairs bedroom has set of bunks (2 Twins). Finished basement family room has trundle (2 Twins). Queen sofa bed in living room. Washer/Dryer, Dish TV/DVD, fire pit, bikes, and deck. WiFi. Beautiful large yard with pond. Bike to Tiffany's for ice cream or to Joe's Friendly Tavern for a burger. 5 miles to the Sleeping Bear Dune Climb.

No air conditioning. Linens provided. No pets. No smoking.

This is a Saturday - Saturday rental for prime summer weeks. Short stays available off peak.

Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Visit Up North Vacation Rentals (Property Manager)
Member since: 2004
Call Manager
Speaks: english

Reviews

4.4
based on 29 traveler reviews

Empire-Walk to Lake Michigan-Sleeps 11
average rating of 4.413793 based on 29 reviews
Ypsilanti, MI
5

Lives up to its name

  • 5 of 5

Rating Details:

The property manager was more than helpful.

The vacation rental was very clean.

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 location was great. Every morning we were greeted by wild life. The house had plenty of things for the family to do. We had a great time and we would definitely rent here again. There was an issue with a bee hive in the attic. We called management but the problem wasn't solved. We kept the laundry door closed and that seemed to work out for us.

  • Submitted: Oct 20, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: Visit Up North Vacation Rentals
Owner's Response: Thank you for staying at Deerhill. We have since taken care of the bee situation. We are sorry this was not attended to sooner.
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Ann Arbor, MI
5

Really nice place to stay!

  • 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 family stayed at Deer Hill and really enjoyed the quiet town of Empire, it's excellent beach, and the extraordinary Empire Bluffs! The accommodations were perfect. Everything was really clean and comfortable, and the kitchen was well-stocked with dishes, appliances, and spices for cooking. We would definitely come back and recommend it to our friends. Thank you!

  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: Visit Up North Vacation Rentals
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4

Great little town!

  • 4 of 5

Rating Details:

The property manager was adequately helpful.

The vacation rental was clean.

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:

This was our second year in Empire and first in this home. The proximity to the beach and it's size are great. Lots of living space for the 10 of us (4 adults, 5 young children, and 1 infant). The backyard was perfect for playing and the fire pit was nice (one of the kids got poison oak/ivy while searching for sticks for the fire, behind the garage). The deer came to feed on the apple trees. The home looked and smelled clean with the exception of the basement. A previous review mentioned the musty basement smell. Our 3 boys were going to be sleeping down there but were frightened by some noise....we had come prepared with air mattreses. I found the kitchen to have everything we needed sans towels; enough seating for meals. A good supply of linens and soap. The garage had extra boogie boards and wagon which was for traveling to the beach. The Empire beach and it's park are fantastic. We walked into town for ice cream several evenings and ate at Friendly's for dinner our first night. The food was as good as we remembered but the service was not. Highly recommend Boondocks and Cherry Republic in Glen Arbor for eating out. We tried Grocer's Daughter Chocolate in Empire. So good. Great trails (Empire Bluff, Pyramid point, Dune Climb), canoeing the Platte River, Glen Haven Museum and a trip to Fish Town (ate at the Cheese Shack!). We took the sunset cruise that circles Good Harbor Bay. Highly recommend. We had one bad experience with a mouse in the house. Upon first entering the home, we thought we saw something but chalked it up to nothing as the rest of the house was so clean. Our second morning, we woke to mouse droppings all over the kitchen counter near our food. I called the maintenance company and was told someone would be out no later than the next day but we had no evidence that anything was done to remedy the situation. For the rest of our stay we kept food in dry coolers. Didn't ruin our stay but needed mentioning. <br/

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: Visit Up North Vacation Rentals
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5

Deer Hill Fun!

  • 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 more than satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental.

Overall, I recommend this vacation rental.

Reviewer Comments:

Great house, wonderful location and pleasant company to deal with! If you are looking for a great getaway without the hassles of Traverse City, pick Empire. When you pick Empire, choose Deer Hill. It has a large lot, huge fire pit, backyard deer (fawns in July, bikes, and an easy walk to the beach. Note to Visit UpNorth - might need a little ant and earwig pest control plus an exterminator - something living in the attic.

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: Visit Up North Vacation Rentals
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Rochester, MI
3

Good but don't count on the basement for sleeping

  • 3 of 5

Rating Details:

The property manager was adequately helpful.

The vacation rental was very 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:

We had a great time in Empire and loved the house except that we could not have anyone sleep in the damp, mildewed basement, which meant we had to purchase an air mattress and have people sleep in the living room. Also, the management company was not helpful when we had a crazy, diseased raccoon with distemper stalking the property and trying to climb in the egress window, we had to call in a private animal control pro ourselves.

  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: Visit Up North Vacation Rentals
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Palatine, IL
4

July at Deer Hill

  • 4 of 5

Rating Details:

The property manager was more than helpful.

The vacation rental was very clean.

I was more than happy with the location.

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

Overall, I recommend this vacation rental.

Reviewer Comments:

All very good except musty basement

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: Visit Up North Vacation Rentals
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Amenities

Sleeping Bear Dunes Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Linens Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11
  • 2 Queen beds, 3 Twin beds, 1 Sofa Bed bed, 1 Bunk bed
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Attractions:
  • festivals
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • gambling casinos
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • golf
  • hiking

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