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The Empire Hilton: A Quiet and Comfortable Family Friendly Home

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,560 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6

Located in The New Neighborhood in the Village of Empire. Less than a mile from beautiful Lake Michigan beaches. This home is surrounded by the beautiful Sleeping Bear National Lakeshore, named The most beautiful place in America by ABCs Good Morning America. Beaches, hiking trails, biking, wineries, golfing, unique shopping and delicious restaurants are some of the great attractions available. You won't want to miss the Sleeping Bear Dune climb, Glen Arbor, and all of the Leelanau Peninsula. The home has 2 bathrooms and accommodates 6. Queen bed in master, queen bed in second bedroom, double futon in third bedroom. Wireless and high speed internet, 50" flat screen smart TV, DVD player, washer/dryer, linens, bath towels and beach towels provided. Gas grill and fire pit. Non-smoking. Summer rentals are Saturday to Saturday.

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More Details

Leah Hilton
Member since: 2015
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 18, 2018

About Leah Hilton

I have recently purchased this home and have decided to share it with you and your families so you can create life long memories around this beautiful area. I am a life long resident of Glen Arbor but am happy to now call Empire home.

Leah Hilton purchased this house in 2014

Why Leah Hilton chose Empire

Having grown up here and after coming back to the area after graduating college I decided to make this area my permanent home. I found this home and fell in love.


Empire House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1560 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
  • Loud music and outside noise must be cut off by 11 p.m.
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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The Empire Hilton: A Quiet and Comfortable Family Friendly Home
average rating of 4.9375 based on 16 reviews
Ann Arbor

Comfortable and friendly

  • 5 of 5

Had a great time at our second stay at Leah's. As usual, it was comfortable and ideally suited location wise. Leah's a great


  • Submitted: Oct 20, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
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  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our week at the Empire Hilton. Very nice home in a beautiful part of the country. Leah is very responsive and provided everything we needed for our stay.

  • Submitted: Sep 21, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
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Livonia, MI

This house has everything!

  • 5 of 5

Clean house in Empire, within walking distance of welcome center, downtown and beach with play ground. Plenty of room with all necessary amenities. Fenced in yard perfect for kids and dogs. Owner responds quickly and all questions were answered. Great place, would definitely rent again!

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
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Sigh. Hard to leave idyllic Empire and the lovely "Empire Hilton".

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 4 plus 2 dogs absolutely loved staying at this wonderful house. Situated in a new development in Empire, we were very close to the little downtown and the beach. The house is perfect -- has everything you'd need. Plus, it has a fenced-in front yard, which couldn't have worked out better for our two labs! Really, the house is in great shape and is so comfortable. We found the "new neighborhood" in which the house is located to be very charming, and quite close to downtown Empire and the town beach (oh, and "The Grocer's Daughter" chocolate shop). In fact, there area couple of gorgeous beaches nearby (one off of Esch Road, the other off of Peterson Rd). We were used to staying in Northport, but Empire is now our go-to town, especially with the "Empire Hilton" to return to.

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
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Very nice, clean home

  • 5 of 5

Really enjoyed our stay at the Empire Hilton! It's in a beautiful location, a nice neighborhood and the house was very clean. The house had plenty of room for my husband and I and our four children. Leah was very easy to work with and provided many things that made the stay easier - cleaning supplies, a fully stocked kitchen, beach towels, etc. We appreciated that!

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
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Comfortable and cozy home base

  • 4 of 5

We had a wonderful week at the Empire Hilton. Cute house in a thoughtfully designed neighborhood. Leah responded quickly to all our messages and was a kind and accommodating host. We stayed there with our college-age son, his girlfriend, and our high school-age daughter. The house provided just enough room for the five of us as well as places to get some privacy when needed. We ate out a lot in Empire and Glen Arbor, but the kitchen had everything we needed for breakfasts and one nice family dinner. We enjoyed relaxing with a beverage on the front porch, and the fenced front yard was a real bonus for our small dog. Thanks, Leah!

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Cherry Capital
Nearest Barpub
0.25 Miles
The Village Inn
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.25 Miles
Joes Friendly Tavern
Nearest Beach
0.5 Miles
Empire Beach
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100
Pet Fee $125
Damage Deposit $500

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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