Empire Vacation Rentals

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Make Empire your next getaway

Find your escape to scenic northern Michigan with Empire vacation rentals. Known as the gateway to Sleeping Bear Dune National Lakeshore, this town offers a front-row seat to the stunning beach bluffs and crystal blue waves. With a wide range of year-round activities and panoramic views to enjoy, your next adventure awaits.

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Empire vacation rentals for every getaway

Dog-friendly Internet Lake view
Carol's Cottage
2 Bed | 1 Bath | Sleeps 4

Carol's Cottage - Empire, MI

$258 avg / night
Sleeping Fox
6 Bed | 4 Bath | Sleeps 14

Sleeping Fox - Empire, MI

$1,174 avg / night
After Dune Delight
4 Bed | 3 Bath | Sleeps 12

After Dune Delight - Empire, MI

$1,491 avg / night
Green Glen
3 Bed | 2.5 Bath | Sleeps 6

Green Glen - Empire, MI

$307 avg / night
Sunset Suite
1 Bed | 1 Bath | Sleeps 4 (2 Adults Max)

Sunset Suite - Empire, MI

$448 avg / night

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Recent Empire vacation rental reviews

This cottage sits right on Little Glen Lake, with an amazingly large, shaded yard and a great dock on the water. From the dock you can see the sand dunes and it is a beautiful sight. The road is relatively quiet, with the exception of early mornings when boaters are putting their boats in the water at the public dock nearby. I did not realize there is no A/C (my mistake). We visited in early July and did fine as the home has an abundance of shade, but when it gets hotter/muggy I wouldn't like it. The upstairs bedrooms do not have full window coverings; sleep masks were left which was a nice gesture. This is an older cottage and had a strong smell of moth balls when we first entered (as all the windows were closed). However, it aired out once we opened the windows. There is an abundance of space; a living area on the main and lower level. We enjoyed putting together a 1000 piece puzzle throughout the week that is on-site. Little Glen is a beautiful lake for kayaking and paddle boarding which we did. The kitchen is adequately supplied and includes both drip and K-cup coffee makers. We had 5 people and never had an issue with water pressure or hot water. As mentioned in another review the 3rd full bath is downstairs and is older and small, but useable.
Amy F. | Jul 2024
We really enjoyed our stay at “the beach house”. The beds were very comfortable and the bathrooms are beautiful. The kitchen is beautiful also! The weather was chilly during the evening and we really enjoyed the remote controlled fireplace. The house was clean and decorated beautifully.
Tammy O. | Jul 2024
everything was close
Ronald S. | Jul 2024
Empire Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, 16 of our Empire homes allow dogs—so feel free to bring Fido along. (Just make sure to check individual home listings for any limits on the number and size of dogs they allow).

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Yes. 139 of our Empire vacation rentals have internet access, so you can stay connected throughout your trip.

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Our standard check-in time is 4:00 p.m., and the check-out time is 10:00 a.m. Some exceptions apply—after you book, you’ll find check-in and check-out details in the Vacasa guest app or your Trip Manager.

Absolutely. Our local Empire team includes professional housekeepers who care for all our homes here. They’ll clean thoroughly and restock amenities, so everything is ready for your arrival—and all you have to do is settle in and relax.

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No worries, plans change. Read over our cancellation policy for more information. And if you currently have a Vacasa reservation for Empire, log in to Trip Manager to see options available for your specific trip.

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Explore our Empire, MI, vacation rentals

Empire vacation rentals are located along Platte Bay and the shores of Lake Michigan on the lower peninsula. The small town is considered the entrance to Sleeping Bear Dune National Lakeshore, a popular national park admired for its stunning water views, hiking trails, scalable bluffs, and its surrounding picturesque lighthouses. Discover all there is to love about this park by kayak, canoe, or one biking or hiking trail at a time.

In town, you’ll find Empire Beach’s soft sands, local parks, cafes, restaurants, and the Robert H. Manning Memorial Lighthouse. Head out for a day of walking the nature trails around Empire Bluffs and pack a picnic lunch to enjoy along the way. Make new memories together along the shores of Lake Michigan.