Empire Rose: Cozy Home in the Heart of Empire on Front St.
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- Minimum stay:7 nights
- Pets allowed:No
- Wheel chair accessible:No
Enjoy living in the heart of Empire, a cozy town with a great public beach. Empire Rose is a clean, comfortable home owned by Bruce and Cindy Taggart. It has a modern kitchen and bath, living room, family room, fenced in yard, and two large bedrooms. The master bedroom has a queen-size bed, the large upstairs bedroom has two double beds. Wireless internet and cable TV are provided. Linens are available.
Rates: Weekly rental only for $1200, Sat-Sat. For an extra $100, we will provide linens. Rate includes 6% use tax. Off-season: $900/wk.
Load up the wagon and take the short walk to the beach for the day, enjoy nearby galleries and shops, grocery shop and eat out across the street. Empire is in the heart of Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, voted by Good Morning America as 'The Most Beautiful Place in the Country'! Drive the scenic drive. Hike the trails. bike on miles of beautiful roads, visit the many endless beaches. After dinner, stroll back to the beach for some of the most beautiful sunsets in the country.
Keywords: Downtown, sleeps six, modern kitchen, near beach, Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, Traverse City, Sand dunes, Lake Michigan, West Michigan, Leelanau Peninsula, Crystal Lake, Glen Lake
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Pets Not Allowed
- Non Smoking Only
- Children Welcome
Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7, Beds for 6-7
- Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (2), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
Bathrooms: 1 Bathrooms
Kitchen & Dining
- Cooking Utensils
- Washing Machine
- Clothes Dryer
- Wagon for going to the beach, beach chairs
- Satellite / Cable
- DVD Player
- Broadband Access
- Wireless Internet
- Outdoor Grill
- Deck / Patio
- Medical Services
- Basketball Court
- Cross Country Skiing
- Water Skiing
- Mountain Biking
- Sight Seeing
- Recreation Center
- Massage Therapist
- Scenic Drives
- Wildlife Viewing
- Bird Watching
ReviewsWrite a review
Love the Empire Rose
Love the Empire Rose
My family stayed @ the ER the last few days of July and the first few days of August. We really liked it. Great location in a small beach town. The property was clean, neat and well kept. When I showed my girls pictures of the home they were not impressed but they liked it as soon as we walked through the door. The owners (very nice people) live next door so if you have any issues they'll be addressed. The location is perfect-maybe 5 minutes to the beach, 10 seconds for ice cream, 30 seconds to the grocer and 60 seconds to Joe's Friendly Tavern. Glen Arbor (north on M22) has more to offer as far as shopping and dining. We hope to be back to Empire in the next year or two and will definitely stay @ the Empire Rose when we do.
- Guest Joe
- Date of stay 07/28/12
- Review Submitted 08/14/12
Recommended for: Families with teenagers, sightseeing, romantic getaway, age 55+, families with young children, adventure seekers.
Great M22 Experience
Great M22 Experience
The owners of this house have done a great job of keeping this property fresh and very user friendly. I would have rated Excellent if there was a better way to manage the heat. They had several fans but think that during the hot summer days and nights, these werent effective enough. This is my only comment for improving the rating. Different weeks and different weather, it may not have mattered. Appliances are all up to date. The kitchen is stocked with all the accessories to cook with. The master bedroom is spatious with a walk in closet. Having two living rooms is also a plus if someone wants to read while the others play in the other room. Make no mistake, you are right in middle of this little sleepy town. There were many mornings where I would sit in the front room and read while watching and waving at the passers by. The nights were quiet for us. The beach is one of the best I have seen. Get there early for a parking spot. There are actually two sets of beaches, one on Lake Michigan and the other on an immediate inland lake. There are restrooms and a small pavillion. BBQ grills are spread out. There are a few places in town to spend you money. The grocer has limited offerenigs and convenience pricing. The bar restaurant is also the only game in the downtown and is also priced accordingly. There is a Post Office, ice cream shop, water sports and several specialty shops ranging from Art to collectables. There are some shops outside of the downtown but we did not explore them. Everyone was friendly in town and at the beach. I didnt witness any drunken or lewd behavior. The beach was a 10 minute walk and offered the convenience of popping home for a nap. The view at this beach is unique and breathtaking, with dunes to the north and south. We traveled to neighboring towns and experienced the M22 feeling. This was a nice change from the drone of a big city. My only regret was not going down to the beach and having a bonfire in one of the many designated spots.
- Guest tagnamee
- Date of stay 07/15/12
- Review Submitted 07/22/12
Recommended for: Families with teenagers, sightseeing, romantic getaway, age 55+, families with young children, girls getaway, adventure seekers.
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7 night min stay
Sep 1 - May 31
7 night min stay
Discounts: 14 nights or more $129 nightly, 21 nights or more $129 nightly
Additional information about rental rates
Weekly: $1200 (includes 6% use tax)
Linens provided for $100 extra.
Second-week discounts are possible.
- Taxes Included
Check-in time is 3:00 PM. Check-out time is 11:00 AM. No smoking. No pets.
If you have any questions please contact the owner.
This owner accepts: Credit cards.
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Year Purchased: 2011
About the owner: Bruce and Cindy Taggart teach in the College of Music at Michigan State University. Cindy also owns and runs The Secret Garden, a gallery of handcrafts in Empire, three doors down from Empire Rose. Bruce and Cindy spend summers in Empire; their home is nearby.
Why the Owner Chose Empire:
We have been summer residents of Empire since 1988. It really is 'The Most Beautiful Place in America.' We love the town, the beach, the National Lakeshore. Empire Rose is a house we have admired for many years; we just purchased it in 2011. We are thrilled to own it and be able to offer it for others to enjoy.
The Unique Benefits at this House:
Empire Rose is in an ideal location: easy walk to the beach (five minutes), groceries (one minute), restaurants, bank (with ATM), ice cream store, quirky shops, library, National Lakeshore visitor's center.
- Primary: 517-349-7236
- Secondary: 231-326-5643
Family room with cable TV, VCR, DVD, wireless internet.
Living room looking out on Front St.
Empire beach is an easy walk.
Pyramid Point in the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore.
Modern, fully equipped kitchen.
Deck, grill, fenced in yard, rose garden, and a wagon for going to the beach.
Empire bluffs. Just up the hill from town.
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