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"Apple Blossom" renovated farmhouse adjacent to Empire Beach

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Space 176 m²
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 5 - 180 nights

Overview

About the property

4BBR,2BA, 2 blocks to Empire Beach. Totally renovated, large fenced yard,.

Perfect for a relaxing or action packed vacation. Located in heart of Empire 200 yards from Empire Beach rated "best beach" and "best sunsets". Beach fronts both Lake Michigan and South Bar Lake. Children friendly beach park, play and swimming area on South Bar Lake. Swim, Wind/kitesurf, paddleboard, kayak, boat launch on Lake Michigan. Facing west, Empire is the beach for evening BBQ/campfires and sunsets.

Walk/bike to village shops, dining, heritage trail, Empire Bluffs, Park Visitors center and Dunes climb.

Ideal fully outfitted tastefully decorated renovated farmhouse.

4 BR (3 queen, 1 full beds)+sofa bed.

2 Baths (1tub/shower,1shower). Large Great room cable/WiFi. Heart pine floors.

Gourmet eat in kitchen, stnless appl(Gas stove/ov, microwave, DW, Ref), Washer/Dryer. Linens towels.

Front sitting porch, Back deck/patio,BBQ, large private fenced yard, lots of off street parking.

More Details

Owner
John, Apple Blossom Farmhouse, Empire
Member since: 2015
Speaks english
Response time
Within a few days
Response rate
80%
Calendar last updated:
18 August, 2017

About John, Apple Blossom Farmhouse, Empire

We live in Empire and are close by to take care of any issues that may come up.

John, Apple Blossom Farmhouse, Empire purchased this farmhouse in 2000

Why John, Apple Blossom Farmhouse, Empire chose Sleeping Bear Dunes

It is as good as it gets to being in the village and also a short walk to Lake Michigan. A large totally renovated home with up to date stainless kitchen appliances. Large fenced backyard and patio with BBQ perfect for entertaining. Lots of off street parking.

Amenities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday farmhouse rental in Empire, Michigan

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 176 m²
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 27
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • City Centre ...
  • Village ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , bath with shower , Large Tub with shower
  • Bathroom 1 with large Tub/ shower. Bathroom 2 with shower.
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 large double bed , Large bedroom with sitting area
    Bedroom 2 - 1 large double bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 large double bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double bed
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
Suitability:
  • long term rentals available
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • festivals
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • ski
  • snorkelling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing

Reviews

Excellent! 4.6/5 -
(7 traveller reviews)

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"Apple Blossom" renovated farmhouse adjacent to Empire Beach
average rating of 4.571429 based on 7 reviews
Fenton, MI
5

Great Modern House and fantastic for families

  • 5 of 5

We rented this property the last week of June in 2017. It's location is amazing. Steps from the JFT (Joe's Friendly Tavern) and the market which was super helpful for all the items we forgot. We were able to ditch our car and walk to the beach as well. Front porch was very comfortable as was the back patio. The fenced in yard enticed us as we were sharing the house with 6 toddlers all under the age of 3.5 years. We brought spring mounted baby gates with us for the top and bottom of the stairs which easily installed without leaving marks allowing the kids to roam freely on each floor. We moved a few bookshelf items up a little higher but that's about all we had to worry about regarding baby proofing. The space was great with a large living room leading into a kitchen so with our large group we still could all be together in one room comfortably. We had all the amenities in the kitchen which was helpful as we cooked most nights. We did a lot of cooking inside but they did have a grill available if we wanted it for outdoors. Linens and towels were provided which was helpful compared to my parents rental. Less stress the better! I hate to leave a good review because maybe next year it won't be available :)

Only complaint was the downstairs bathroom shower head was a bit strong. I personally didn't experience this but apparently it was comically strong.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 13, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Grandview Ohio
5

Clean Bright Home by the Beach

  • 5 of 5

The Apple Blossom home is perfect for a family, with lots of light and air. Everything in town is in walking distance, most importantly the beach! The kitchen is ready for cooking, the towels are plush and there's plenty of hot water. And of course Lake Michigan is just a short pleasant walk away. PS - Our host John was great!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 8, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

As advertised

  • 5 of 5

Very pleased with our stay. The house is in a great location relative to Sleeping Bear Dunes, and it was great being a short walk to Lake Michigan and South Bar Lake.

It's nice having a grocery store about 100 yards from the house, however don't expect it to supply all you need. The shelves can be pretty bare. It's great for the random condiment you forgot and some beer, but you'll want to get the burgers, steaks and veggies elsewhere.

The house was very clean and perfect for our group. We had one minor issue with the dryer and John handled it within minutes. The wifi was excellent as a coupls of us needed it for work.

One thing to note is there was nothing in the kitchen to help with cooking. I've found there's usually a small stockpile of staples salt, pepper, olive oil, etc. in rental spots, however there was none. Not a big deal and these certainly weren't promised, however just something to keep in mind. Bring all you'll need to cook or you'll be running to that little grocery store.

Great house in a great location. We'd stay again.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 5, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great vacation spot for large family reunions!

  • 5 of 5

My husband's family has been coming to Michigan for a family reunion for years. Since a lot of the houses in Empire are older, it is difficult to find something that will accomodate a large group. This place was perfect for us. We loved the location, very close to the beach (3-5 min walk) and grocery store (1 min walk). There is the sleeping bear heritage bike trail that can take you all the way to Glen Arbor and the Empire Bluff trail is walkable from the house. Jon was a very nice host and easy to communicate with. The house seems to be renovated pretty recently. The linens were clean and the beds were comfortable. The kitchen has a nice sized table where everyone was able to talk and play card games. Since we came in August, the A/C units were amazing to have. Overall, we will definitely be back!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Great place - fantastic location!

  • 4 of 5

We had a wonderful stay at the Apple Blossom. Besides being just a few minutes walk to the beach, there is a restaurant and grocery store directly across the street! This made everything very convenient. The house is very clean and nicely updated. It is very spacious as well and had just about everything you would need (fyi, no blender). Our boys enjoyed playing baseball and soccer in the fenced in back yard and we also enjoyed sitting on the front porch in the evenings. The owners were easy to reach with any problems and are very pleasant. We would definitely recommend the Apple Blossom!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 1, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Comfortable and an excellent location

  • 4 of 5

The whole family concurs that the house was very comfortable and spacious. It had all of the amenities of home. The location was excellent ! One thing would have made it better and that is a functioning window in the kitchen. The breeze would have been welcome as it was rather warm a few days that we were there. Other than that, everything was terrific!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 16, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
28 Miles
Traverse City
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Dunes Golf
Nearest Restaurant
Friendly Inn
Nearest Beach
Empire Beach

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Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday farmhouse in Empire, Michigan

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer 2017
1 Jul 2017 - 9 Sep 2017
5 night minimum stay
A$378
A$2,207
 
 
Fall/winter
16 Sep 2017 - 12 May 2018
180 night minimum stay
A$1,450
 
 
Early Summer 2018
24 May 2018 - 29 Jun 2018
5 night minimum stay
A$353
A$2,144
 
 
Summer 2018
30 Jun 2018 - 17 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
A$2,270
 
 
Late Summer
18 Aug 2018 - 8 Sep 2018
5 night minimum stay
A$353
A$2,144
 
 
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
A$290
A$2,018
 

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Deposit A$630.55

Reservations can be cancelled with full refund up to 120 days prior to start date. Reservations cancelled 90-119 days in advance, 80% of rental rate is refundable. Reservations cancelled 30-89 days in advance, 50% of rental rate is refundable. No refunds for cancellations less than 30 days in advance.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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