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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, double bed in second bedroom, double futon in third bedroom. Wireless and high speed internet, TV/DVD, washer/dryer, linens, bath towels and beach towels provided. Non-smoking. Gas grill. Summer rentals are Saturday to Saturday.

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Leah Hilton
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 17, 2017

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 Sleeping Bear Dunes

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 this past fall and fell in love.


Empire House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1560 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes 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


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(9 traveler reviews)

The Empire Hilton: A Quiet and Comfortable Family Friendly Home
average rating of 5.0 based on 9 reviews

Perfect for us.

  • 5 of 5

Loved our stay We used the "Hilton" as a base for biking through the most beautiful parts of northern Michigan. House was comfortable and had everything we needed.

  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great house in a convenient area

  • 5 of 5

The house was perfect for my husband, son and me and would have easily accommodated a larger family. The house is well-equipped, well-maintained and very convenient to the beach, dunes and other area attractions. I'd highly recommend it.

  • Submitted: May 29, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Clean, comfortable, cute home

  • 5 of 5

We were very pleased with the look, comfort and cleanliness of this property. The neighborhood was quiet, clean and friendly. It's only a short walk into the village of Empire. The owner was accommodating and got back to us quickly. She was very welcoming and really seemed to care that we were taken care of. We would definitely rent this property again!

  • Submitted: May 22, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Cute cottage

  • 5 of 5

We had a great September weekend in Empire and Glen Arbor. What a beautiful area and such a cute house to rent. There was enough space for all 6 of us. We enjoyed putting a puzzle together and it was nice to have the kitchen for meal prep. We forgot a hair dryer and there was not one available there, but that was minor. Overall a great stay. Would definitely recommend this rental.

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Gorgeous Family Home Just Minutes from the Beach

  • 5 of 5

This was our third stay in Empire and, by far, the nicest home we have rented. We were wary, after a disappointing experience with a very "photogenic" vacation rental a couple of years ago; however, we were pleasantly surprised immediately upon entering the Empire Hilton. The home was clean and spacious with a fresh, beachy vibe. (Our one-year-old son especially loved scaling the carpeted steps and running laps around the dividing wall between the living room and back hallway.) It was great having a tub upstairs to bathe the kids after long days at the beach, and a second full bathroom downstairs where grownups could shower while the little ones napped. The property is by no means `'beach front," but adults and older kids could feasibly walk to downtown Empire and the beach, making the location pretty ideal (having a 1yr old and a 4yr old, however, we preferred to drive). The kitchen was fully stocked with everything we needed to prepare meals at home, including coffee filters! And we were impressed to find that even the toilet paper, paper towels, and hand soap were stocked. There was no air conditioning - which is not typically an issue, given that nights 'up north' are generally on the cooler side, but we had some unusually warm weather this year. That said, all the rooms did have oscillating fans to help us keep cool on those balmy nights. If I had one complaint, it would be that the bed in the second upstairs bedroom was rather uncomfortable (I stayed in there with my daughter a couple of nights and kept rolling into the middle), but I've kind of come to expect that in vacation rentals. Otherwise, everything about our stay was absolutely wonderful and we will definitely try to book again the next time we're in Empire!

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Returning to Empire

  • 5 of 5

I spent a lot of time in the Honor and Empire area as a child and want to give my children the same up north experience. The home was more than comfortable, the washer-dryer was essential and the price was right. Empire has changed a lot--especially with the remodeling of Tiffany's and the water level--but it is a home away from home for me. I hope to be able to rent the house again next summer.

  • Submitted: Sep 15, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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

Empire House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
High summer
Jul 1 2017 - Aug 19 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
High Summer
Jun 30 2018 - Aug 25 2018
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $100
Refundable damage deposit $500
Pet Fee $100
Tax Rate 6.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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