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Park Place Guest House (Empire Beach) New in 2013

Bedrooms 2
Space 176 m²
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

House, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, Sleeps 5

Park Place Guest House at Empire Beach

Vacation at the beach in this newly constructed two bedroom, two bathroom 1900 sq. ft. house / cottage that partially overlooks Lake Michigan and South Bar Lake. Walk the tree lined sidewalk 600 ft to the Lake Michigan shore and play on the magnificent sugar sand beach pictured here. There is extensive playground equipment at the beach. The Village of Empire which is seven miles south of Glen Arbor is home to the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Park Visitor Center. The Sleeping Bear Heritage Bike Trail winds through the woods and is paved from Empire to the 'Dune Climb' and continues into Glen Arbor.

From the rear bedroom window of Park Place Guest House view deer feeding in the nature preserve.

Within walking distance of one block to the east are the post office, grocery store, bank, Friendly's Tavern, the bicycle and surf shop and Tiffany's Ice Cream Parlor. Two blocks to the east is the Public Library. This is truly a unique location.

Park Place Guest House has the appearance of being one structure with Park Place Empire, but each is totally separate and has complete privacy from the other.

Because our Lake Michigan home is special to us, we request great care and consideration from our renters.

More Details

Randall Parks
Member since: 2003
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 30, 2017

About Randall Parks

Although I rarely have the opportunity to meet our guests face to face, I enjoy getting to know you through phone calls, email and correspondence. I am a family man who is grateful to have found a little piece of heaven in Empire at Park Place which we enjoy sharing with others who appreciate and respect the home and the area.

What makes this house unique

Location, Location, Location. Beach, natural beauty situated within a quaint village.


Empire House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 176 m²
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , 5 foot vanity and ceramic tile floor
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , ceramic tile floor
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 3 twin/ single
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
- Wireless internet connection - Free weekly Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore pass - One bedroom on ground level with queen size bed - Second bedroom upstairs with three twin beds and a 6 ft x 7 ft walk-in closet / dressing room Other conveniences to make the stay comfortable include: - Cathedral ceiling - Gas grille - Central air conditioning - Carport for off street parking - Equipped kitchen with microwave, coffee maker, pots, pans,dishes, utensils. (no dishwasher) - TV - Washer and dryer - Pillows and blankets are provided; sheets and towels are not provided. This is a non-smoking facility. Regretably we do not allow pets.


5/5 -
(1 traveler reviews)

Park Place Guest House (Empire Beach) New in 2013
average rating of 5.0 based on 1 reviews

Loved it!

  • 5 of 5

Empire is an adorable, friendly town and this home is in the perfect location for enjoying the Lake Michigan lakeshore, sunsets, and everything the area has to offer. This was our first experience with a vacation rental and now we can't imagine ever doing anything else! Thank you for sharing your home with us!

  • Submitted: Jun 15, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Traverse City
Nearest Barpub
Friendly's Tavern
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
The Dunes Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
M-22 Scenic Highway
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
The Village Inn
Nearest Ski
24 Miles
Crystal Mountain
Nearest Beach
Empire Beach
Car: recommended
Other Activities:

Top Thing to do in City:

* Ride the Empire to Glen Arbor bike trail.

* Canoe, kayak or tube the Crystal and Platte Rivers.

* Visit Leland, Suttons Bay, Traverse City.

* Boat rentals on Glen Lake at the Narrows Marina.

* Dine at the many area restaurants.

Top Thing to do in Budget:

* Swim or sun-bathe at Empire Beach.

* Picnic and swim at North Bar Lake.

* Hike the Empire Bluff trail to Lake Michigan overlook.

* Evening campfire at Empire Beach.

* Climb the Sleeping Bear National Lakeshore dune climb.

Top Thing to do in Family:

* Playgound equipment at Empire Beach.

* Visit Fishtown and the marina in Leland.

* Bicycle the Sleeping Bear Heritage Trail.

* Fish in South Bar Lake.

* Visit the Museum and Coast Guard station at Glen Haven.

- Visitor center in Empire for the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Park

- Museum depicting Empire's lumber and logging history

- Museum of early Lake Michigan boats at Glen Haven

- Old Coast Guard Station at Glen Haven

- Day trip to South Manitou Island leaving from Leland Michigan

- Pierce Stocking Scenic Drive just 5 minutes away

- Boat rental at the Narrows Marina on Glen Lake

- Swimming at North Bar or South Bar Lake

- Sugar sand beaches everywhere - Hiking trails throughout the national park

- Bicycle the new Sleeping Bear Heritage Trail to Glen Arbor

- Canoe, raft, tube or kayak the Crystal River 8 miles to the north

or the Platte River 10 miles to the south

- Golfing the many area courses

- Tour the Leelanau County roads to Glen Lake, Glen Arbor, Leland,

Northport, Sutton's Bay and Traverse City

- Attend a concert in the amphitheatre located at Interlochen,

the nationally acclaimed school for performing arts. (25 miles away)

- Pick blueberries in late July, August and early September

- 3 Fire pit rings at the beach


Rates & Availability

Empire House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Mid Season
Jun 10 2017 - Jun 23 2017
7 night minimum stay
Summer Season
Jun 24 2017 - Aug 19 2017
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $350

Weekly Rate: $925 - $1750

Summer season weekly rate: June 24 - August 19. 2017 up to 5 people $1750
Mid season weekly rate: June 10-24 and August 19 - Sept. 9 up to 5 people $1325
Off season weekly rate: $925 Sept 9 2016 - June 10, 2017
3 day minimum (Off season only) rate: $155 per day up to 5 people
These rates include taxes and cleaning

A $350 deposit is required to reserve the house.

To book Park Place Guest House, a $350 refundable security deposit is required with the return of a signed rental agreement. Upon receipt of the security deposit, (payable by check), a written confirmation of the deposit and booking will be mailed. Payment in full is required 4 weeks prior to occupancy. Cancellation less than 4 weeks prior to occupancy is subject to forfeiture of the deposit.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.