Great place for big family or two small families--2 living areas, downstairs bedroom with queen bed, 3 upstairs bedrooms with 4 twin beds (2 in each bedroom) and 1 king. Bathrooms updated, downstairs bath has walk-in shower, and upstairs bath has tub and shower. Fully equipped kitchen with new refrigerator, stove, and dishwasher. Wireless internet and cable available. Open kitchen/dining area. Spacious yard with lots of trees, campfire ring, two picnic tables and lawn furniture, nice deck and grill in back, covered front porch. Walking distance to National Lakeshore Park center, shops, grocery, post office, library, restaurants, and beautiful Empire Beach with its playground and basketball hoops as well as pristine shoreline. You are a short drive to many other attractions: Sleeping Bear Dunes, North Bar Lake, Pyramid Point, Glen Lake, wine-tasting, antique-shopping, hiking, biking, and casinos. Traverse City is less than 25 miles way if you want to catch a film or enjoy live music. You won't want to miss our local chocolate store and the evening sunsets at the beach, where you might catch a glimpse of the Green Flash. If you are looking for a low-key family vacation with lots of outdoor fun and accessible activities, this house is perfect for you.
4 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom With Large Yard Close To Empire Beach
Mariana Aitches Davis
- english, spanish
- Calendar last updated:
- Sep 17, 2018
Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Great location and property
This was the perfect day for our trip up north. Clean and accommodating. Excellent location to enjoy the Leelanau Peninsula
Spacious, Clean, Close to the Beach, Everything you need in the Kitchen, Plenty of Toys!
Two large rooms for gathering, lovely shady back yard for eating outdoors and large dining room for eating inside. Easy to separate the TV living room from the back of the house, lovely front porch for early coffee-a 2 minute walk if you forget the milk. Easy walk to the beautiful, long beach. Everything you need is included. Perfect!
We love it when guests enjoy our home and beautiful Empire! We try hard to provide convenience and space and welcome suggestions any time.
Thanks for the positive feedback!
Great Family getaway!
We really enjoyed our week at this lovely house. It was larger then expected and 8 of us fit very comfortable! My in-laws slept on the main floor and used the bathroom across the hall, while we slept upstairs with our 4 kids, and had our own family bathroom. Beautiful art throughout the house and good selection of books! The property was nice and we loved the 2 porches. Just an FYI... the one twin bedroom is a loft room that overlooks the fireplace family room.
The only disappointment is that my husband had to use our first morning fixing the bike tires so we could use them. Mariana DID mention to us that she was not sure what kind of shape they would be in, but with a maintenance man available, it would have been nice to have them in working order.
The dunes were great, the beach wonderful and little South Bar lake (across from the beach) was great for our kids and fishing. On the last night we enjoyed an ice cream at Tiffany's Cafe- I wish we would have gone sooner! It was sooo delicious and the lady and young man there were sweet. The cafe beside it looked to be a gem as well. Their menu was mouth-watering. The art gallery was also a highlight.
Overall, we loved our week, even with not-so-great-weather, and we would definitely recommend!
Lovely Summer Getaway
A nice, cozy home, right in Empire. Plenty of room to relax and the air conditioning was great to recuperate from the warm August days. We also enjoyed the fire pit, secluded back yard, and gas grill. My family had a wonderful stay in your place. Thank you!
We love it when families stay at our home and enjoy the yard. Simple pleasures like enjoying a fire pit under the stars make the best memories! Thanks for appreciating our home. So happy ya'll were comfortable.
Nicely equipped and well thought out.
A large home with room to spread out. Nothing was lacking and nothing was needed. The A/C was especially nice on the 90+ days. Having two full baths was a very good feature. The owner,Mariana, was responsive and worked hard to ensure that we were doing well. All in all, a pleasant experience.
Everything you need!
Big clean house with everything you need, great location and excellent communication with the home owner... what more could you ask for! The house was very large, clean, up to date and everything seemed to be in working order. We ate in most evenings so it was really nice having a gas grill off the back deck. I think we could have walked in the house with just clothes, food and drinks and had been all set for the week! Everything in town was easily within walking distance including Joe's Friendly Tavern (amazing prime rib french dip sandwich), the grocery store, ice cream shoppe, several fun stores and of course the beach which we visited several times. The location of the house was also really nice because you are within a 1/2 hour drive to Frankfort, Traverse City, Fish Town, Glen Arbor, and of course the Sleeping Bear Dunes. The home owner Mariana was really nice, she responded quickly to any questions we had and even checked in on us to see if we needed anything. Overall a great experience and we would definitely rent this home again in the future!