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Coolest House, Best Location!

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

This historic house in the heart of beautiful Empire was built in 1884. The kitchen, bathrooms, and living room addition was added in 2007. It is bright and sunny with vaulted ceilings, skylights, and many windows. The kitchen is fully equipped and has granite counter tops. Each bedroom has a queen bed. The house is located within one block of the grocery, post office, library (computers and high speed internet), the Friendly Tavern restaurant, an ice cream shop, gift and antique shops, and the Empire beach, where people gather each evening for the sunset.

The nearby Sleeping Bear sand dune is accessible by foot or car.

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More Details

Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 5, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you so much! We had a great time and your home is beautiful. We would like to rent it again next year. Just put us down for the week of the 4th for the rest of our lives! Thanks again!

Jul 2010
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Empire House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , first floor
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , second floor
  • 2
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
  • Queen size Beds
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • churches
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
1 block to beach, library, restaurant, grocery store. Close to spectacular sand dune drive. Open floor plan, skylights. new kitchen with granite counters.


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Coolest House, Best Location!
average rating of 5.0 based on 4 reviews
Howell, Michigan

Best House Ever!

  • 5 of 5

Simply Outstanding! The house was excellent. Very clean, well stocked with all the basic needs. The location was perfect. Had plenty of room for family members that came to visit. Everyone that visited liked the place as well. Thank You!

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rochester, MI - Oakland County


  • 5 of 5

This is the second time we have stayed in this home and we enjoyed it even more this time! The weekend weather was not exactly warm enough for the "beach" time, but we enjoyed utilizing the house as our "landing" point and went for a day of exploring and wine tasting in Traverse City, a day of exploring the Sleeping Bear Dunes (don't miss the Pierce Stocking route!) beautiful sunsets at Empire Beach (next time we will enjoy the fire rings on the beach and have a fire - bring wood!). There are great hiking trails that begin within walking distance of the home (Empire Bluff Trail is awesome!). The house is VERY CLEAN, accomodated all our needs and cooking in the beautiful kitchen was fun. This is 3 bedroom home is a great home for two families to enjoy (use the extra bedroom or the entire upstairs for kids). The beach has wonderful play scapes for all age children - we will be back with our grandkids next time :)

  • Submitted: May 31, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Ann Arbor, MI

Fantastic vacation home near Sleeping Bear Sand Dunes!

  • 5 of 5

A beautiful and super clean home within walking distance to Empire Beach (lovely beach on Lake Michigan. Also has a playground.), a little grocery store and a restaurant. Great location for visiting Sleeping Bear Sand Dunes and the surrounding area. Perfect Northern Michigan vacation spot.

  • Submitted: Jul 4, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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