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Enjoy the Sleeping Bear Dunes & Beautiful Lake Michigan

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms, 1.5 Baths, (Sleeps 8)

This recently renovated three bedroom gem is located just two blocks from Lake Michigan. The warm inviting cottage has an open floor plan, with a large dining area, spacious living room and first floor bedroom. Relax in the pleasant sitting area on the covered front porch, or enjoy a sunny backyard barbeque.

Situated in the charming little town of Empire, you will enjoy an easy walk to the beach park where you will discover ample picnic areas, two playgrounds, a basketball court, sand volleyball, a warm in-land lake with a jumping/diving dock.

The lovely Empire beach also boasts some of the most spectacular views of The Sleeping Bear Dunes and surrounding lakeshore.

Also within an easy stroll you will find; the grocery, the ice cream parlor, the town library, several restaurants, the surf shop and a variety of shops with local treasures.

If you choose to get into your car and drive, Traverse City offers unlimited amusement just 25 minutes east.

Renters supply their own linens. No smoking and no pets.

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More Details

Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 7, 2018


Empire House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Washing Machine
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 - toilet
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single , Twin bed is on a raised platform about 3 feet off the ground
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 2 twin/ single , Second Floor Bedroom
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , Second floor bedroom
  • Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1), Bunk Beds (1)
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Sunny home with an open floor plan with many areas to sit and chat.


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(4 traveler reviews)

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Enjoy the Sleeping Bear Dunes & Beautiful Lake Michigan
average rating of 5.0 based on 4 reviews
Owosso MI

Love this home!

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic stay at this beautiful beach home. We LOVE Empire and we LOVE this home. It accommodates our family perfectly. The home was clean and had everything we needed. The location is perfect distance to the beach. I personally enjoyed the swing on the front porch to sit and read and enjoy the nice summer evenings. This is our second summer renting this home and we plan to rent it again if available. Great owners!

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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SLC, Utah

Excellent place to stay, close to beach and town.

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 8 stayed here in June of 2011 and found the accommodations perfect for our family. Very comfy furnished, family friendly and didn't have to worry if our kids would accidentally break anything. Perfect location, just a 5 minute walk to the beach, or a 3 minute walk to the library and to get an ice cream cone! Kitchen had everything we needed, house was clean on arrival, and we will definitely try to rent it again next time we are in Empire.

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2012
  • Stayed: June 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Dearborn, MI

Wonderful Vacation Home

  • 5 of 5

This is a lovely home for a vacation. Our family has spent a week each summer here for the last 4 years and we already have arrangements for this summer as well. It is located in Empire and within walking distance to Lake Michigan as well as shopping and restaurants. It is also only a very short distance from Sleeping Bear Dunes National Park. The house is very spacious and accommodates a large family well. There is plenty of room for everyone to spread out. We particularly enjoy sitting on the front porch swing in the evening after a full day at the beach. The home is always very clean and nicely decorated. We look forward each year to a great stay at this really wonderful vacation spot.

  • Submitted: Feb 9, 2011
  • Stayed: July 2010
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rochester Hills, MI

light and airy cottage

  • 5 of 5

I have visited beautiful Empire for the past five years and have stayed at this cottage for the past three years. It is spotless, beautiful, open, airy and so close to the gorgeous Empire beach. The owner is very flexible and easy to deal with, there is plenty of space for my family to spread out and the yard is a really good size. I would recommend this cottage to anyone who wants a relaxing vacation in a quaint town.

  • Submitted: Feb 2, 2011
  • Stayed: July 2010
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300

50% is due with signed contract to secure your reservation. Final 50% and damage deposit are due 30 days prior to your rental.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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