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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Popular amenities for Empire vacation rentals

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

Carol's Cottage - Empire, MI

$181 avg / night
Sleeping Fox
6 Bedroom | 4 Bath | Sleeps 14

Sleeping Fox - Empire, MI

$935 avg / night
After Dune Delight
4 Bedroom | 3 Bath | Sleeps 12

After Dune Delight - Empire, MI

$1,079 avg / night
Green Glen
3 Bedroom | 2.5 Bath | Sleeps 6

Green Glen - Empire, MI

$214 avg / night
Sunset Suite
1 Bedroom | 1 Bath | Sleeps 4 (2 Adults Max)

Sunset Suite - Empire, MI

$308 avg / night

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Recent Empire guest reviews

Roomy cottage, big bedrooms, close to Front Street.
Dolores A. | Dec 2023
Everything was great with the exception of one thing - furnace is not stable. There are periods of home losing warmth - with the hold setting of 67, the temp goes down to 63/62 and you have to turn off/on the heat to revive the furnace. Not ideal for late fall/winter.
Ayrat B. | Nov 2023
Great spot, especially if you’re planning a wine weekend. Spacious and room for everyone.
David M. | Nov 2023
Empire vacation rental FAQ

Yes, 17 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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Some of the most popular amenities in our Empire vacation rentals include:

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.

Book confidently. Stay comfortably.

Book confidently. Stay comfortably.
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Professional cleaning

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.