Empire Vacation Rentals

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Make Empire your next getaway—choose from 24 great vacation rentals

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

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Dog-friendly Internet Lake view
Wilce Cottage
2 Bedroom | 1 Bath | Sleeps 6

Wilce Cottage - Empire, MI

$243 avg / night
The Caboose
1 Bedroom | 1 Bath | Sleeps 2

The Caboose - Empire, MI

$248 avg / night
Villa Lago
4 Bedroom | 3 Bath | Sleeps 12

Villa Lago - Empire, MI

$704 avg / night
Empire Escape
2 Bedroom | 3 Bath | Sleeps 9

Empire Escape - Empire, MI

$252 avg / night
Green Glen
3 Bedroom | 2.5 Bath | Sleeps 6

Green Glen - Empire, MI

$223 avg / night

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Recent Empire vacation rental reviews

Krista R. | Sep 2022
Great location. Clean home. Great accommodations!
Larry B. | Sep 2022
Rita S. | Sep 2022
Empire Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, 13 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. 140 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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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.