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Park Place (Empire Beach) Best location in town

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,200 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, 7 Sleeps

From the porch/deck of this exceptional 2200sq.ft. home, enjoy the

spectacular Lake Michigan sunsets. Walk 600 ft. to the Lake Michigan

shore and play on the magnificent sugar sand beach that connects

35 miles of Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore.

The back yard adjoins a nature preserve where deer, wild

turkeys, fox and other wildlife are frequently seen. The side yard

rolls gently down to a mowed grass park and the edge of South Bar

Lake, a 1 mile long lake just 200 ft. from the Michigan shoreline.

Within walking distance of one block to the east are the post office,

grocery store, bank, Friendly's Tavern and Tiffany's Ice Cream

Parlor. Two blocks to the east is the Public Library.

This is truly a unique location.

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 few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
17 August, 2018

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 Park Place which we enjoy sharing with others who appreciate and respect the home and the area.

Randall Parks purchased this house in 2001

Why Randall Parks chose Empire

The story including pictures about Park Place, it's acquisition and renovation, is chronicled in a notebook at the house.

What makes this house unique

Location, Location, Location

Guestbook comments from the owner

Park Place is more wonderful than we had dreamed it would be. Every morning I would raise the blinds to greet my 2 !!! lakes and every evening we'd be treated to a gorgeous sunset through the same window. One of my favorite things in life is to enjoy a meal in a peaceful setting with a beautiful view. I love this big eat in kitchen. Speaking of eating - we did enjoy several cafes, a brewery, ice cream shops... And we climbed the trails!

Thank you for sharing your paradise.
Sep 2014
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house around the Empire around the Empire Township

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2200 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Lake View ...
  • village ...
  • Water View
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • Ground level bathroom has a 4' vanity and large shower. Lower level bathroom has a 4' vanity and standard size shower.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue ...
  • Tennis ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Internet Connection Free weekly Sleeping Bear Dunes National Park pass Master Bedroom - Queen size bed / His and Her closets 2nd Bedroom - 2 twin beds / large closet 3rd Bedroom - 2 extra length twin beds / large closet There is a queen size sleep sofa in the TV/game room Other conveniences to make the stay comfortable include: - Cathedral ceiling - Central air conditioning - Finished, walk-out lower level - Covered deck facing Lake Michigan sunsets - Gas grille, table and chairs on the deck - Fully equipped kitchen with dishwasher, microwave, coffeemaker, pots and pans, dishes and utensils - 2 TV's, 2 VCR/DVD players - Radio/CD player - Telephone - Washer and dryer - Pillows and blankets are provided; sheets & towels are not provided This is a non-smoking facility. Regretably we do not allow pets.


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Park Place (Empire Beach) Best location in town
average rating of 4.9 based on 11 reviews
Powell, OH

Wonderful associations with an amazing location to all the activities we love.

  • 4 of 5

Great vacation spot if you love hiking, swimming, biking, and kayaking like we do.

  • Review Submitted: 11-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Best Vacation Property in Empire!

  • 5 of 5

We go back to this wonderful property each year in September and enjoy every minute we are there. The view of South Bar Lake and Lake Michigan is breathtaking and we walk to the sunset every night. You will be very happy if you are able to stay at Park Place in 2018.

  • Review Submitted: 05-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Beautiful Place/Beautiful Area

  • 5 of 5

We love Empire, MI. Park Place is wonderful and is in a wonderful location. You can't vacation better than this.

  • Review Submitted: 13-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Ann Arbor

Perfect spot in Empire

  • 5 of 5

This house has it all - beautiful views of the beach, walk to shops, close to everything. It's so comfortable and cozy inside we didn't mind bad weather days, and it was much nicer to have meals on the deck than to go to restaurants. Incredibly relaxing and beautiful location.

A few tips for future guests:

- The pantry staples are nil - like salt and pepper and that's it, and the local grocery store is limited and super expensive, so if you plan to bake, bring everything! The kitchen utensils and pans are pretty well stocked though.

- There aren't any outdoor games, indoor board games, or interesting books, as we've had with other rental homes in Empire, so bring your own. There are beach toys, and lots of videos appropriate for young kids.

  • Review Submitted: 21-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Ideal for a relaxing location!

  • 5 of 5

This property is comfortable and we'll kept!

  • Review Submitted: 15-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Greatest spot ever by Lake Michigan

  • 5 of 5

This is a really great location, you are few minutes walk from a lovely county park. Sandy beach, fire pits and swings and slides for the kids. Empire is a small town, a gas station, several restaurants, a hardware, bike and kayak rental. A few gift stores and grocery story, sorry if I missed anything. About 39 minute drive from Travese city, and just a few minutes from Sleeping Bear dunes national park which is beautiful.

Now for Park Place, Randall the owner is very easy to work with first of all. The house had 3 bedrooms, 2 full baths, the best equipped kitchen ever, a small sitting room and large living room upstairs. Down stairs there is also a family room. The full porch with views direct to Lake Michigan was splendid, and a new Webber gas grill, table and chairs and lounger.You really need only pack sheets pillows and groceries believe me cause I way overpacked not knowing what was there.

The house overall is nice, furniture is nice and beds are good but I will say a bit hard for me. There are generous closets and extra blankets if you need them. The bath rooms were roomy and clean with lots of drawers in the vanities.

The property is close to a marsh with deer and bunnies,turkeys and I suppose other things too. You will need bug spray, we did find a tick on clothing and did not go near tall grass or woods. I do plan on booking next year too. We have been going to the area for several years staying at hotels and with family. But I was very please with this rental it was a great vacation.

  • Review Submitted: 09-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We appreciate our guest's reviews as they help us provide enjoyable accommodations. As for the tick on the clothing, we enjoy seeing the deer in the yard every day, but unfortunately that probably is the source of the tick. If anyone has any solutions, we are open to suggestions.
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Traverse City Michigan
Nearest Barpub
Friendly's Tavern
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
The Dunes Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
M-22 Senic 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:.....

Top Thing to do in Budget:

* Bring a box of food staples and cooler.

* Pack picnic lunches for day excursions.

* Grille meat and vegetables on the deck.

* Hike the Empire Bluffs Trail.

* Have a night campfire at the beach fire rings.

Top Thing to do in Family:

* Sleeping Bear Dune climb.

* Use the Empire Village public tennis courts.

* Use the playground equipment and basketball court at the beach.

* Refer to the list of activities and attractions.


- 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


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house around the Empire,

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £306

Weekly Rate: $1350 - $2550

Mid Season rate: up to 7 people June 17 - 24, 2017 $1925/week

Summer rate: up to 7 people June 24 - August 19, 2017 $2550/week
Mid Season rate: up to 7 people August 19 - 26 $1935/week
Off-season rates: up to 7 people $1350
3 Night minimum during off season only

There is a 5% discount for guests who return
These rates include taxes and cleaning

A $400 deposit is required to reserve house

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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