Empire Rentals

A quaint and welcoming village at the heart of the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, Empire is home to one of the most beautiful public beaches on Lake Michigan, equipped with an incredible, family friendly, waterfront playground.

Seasonal Rate Schedule:

Summer Season: June 11th - September 7th Fall Season: September 8th - December 23rd Holiday: December 24th – January 7th Winter: January 8th - March 7th Spring: March 8th - June 10th


*Peak summer rentals are weekly, and turnover days are designated in the property’s description. Fall, winter, and spring seasons have two night minimums, and holidays have three night minimums (with exception given to our “distance” properties, which always have three night minimums). However, with any season, we often have
“last minute” flexibility and run special rates and deals! Please feel free to check with us with any questions!
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Bricker Cottage
Little Glen Lake

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West shore of Little Glen Lake, across from the Sleeping Bear Dunes and Heritage Trail, perfect for hiking, walking and biking. Four bedrooms; Three bathrooms; Accommodates 10. Two twin beds in the first bedroom in main part of cottage; Queen bed and one set of bunk beds in the second bedroom in the main part of cottage; Queen bed in first bedroom in back part of cottage; Two twin beds in second bedroom in back part of cottage. Fireplace; Fans; Washer and Dryer; Linens and Towels provided. TV/DVD/Wireless and High Speed Internet; Nonsmoking.Outside there’s a patio, patio furniture, sandy bottom beach and water area, fire pit, gas grill, dock, two kayaks, canoe, and mooring device (for bringing boat). Summer rentals are Friday to Friday.

Rates: Summer Week Summer Night
Thurs.-Sat.
Summer Night
Sun.-Wed.
Spring/Fall Fall Weekend Christmas Winter
$3200 $610 $560 $275 $300 N/A N/A

Caboose

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Located in Empire at the base of the Sleeping Bear Dunes, near Little Glen Lake public access. Studio with one bathroom (shower only, no tub). Accommodates 2. Full murphy bed. TV/DVD; Wireless and High Speed Internet; No Telephone. Galley kitchen (refrigerator/small freezer area; sink, coffee maker, toaster). No stove. Original hardwood flooring. Dining table for two. Linens and towels provided. Heat and Air Conditioning. Outside area has a gas grill; picnic table; fire pit. Not only does this sit at the base of the Sleeping Bear Dunes for hiking, but also sits right next to the Heritage Trail for biking, walking, and running. This caboose does sit on the wooded private property of another home. What a unique experience! Summer rentals are Friday to Friday. *NEW PICTURES COMING SOON!*

Rates: Summer Week Summer Night
Thurs.-Sat.
Summer Night
Sun.-Wed.
Spring/Fall Fall Weekend Christmas Winter
$1000 $230 $185 $150 $175 N/A N/A

Deer Haven Cottage

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Located in downtown Empire, walk-able to restaurants and the beach (about a 1/2 mile- 3/4 mile walk). One bedroom/One bathroom (shower only, no tub). Accommodates 4. Queen bed in bedroom; Queen sofa bed in living room. TV/DVD; Wireless and High Speed Internet; No telephone; Hardwood flooring throughout. No smoking. No pets. Washer/Dryer. Linens and towels provided. Patio; Patio table and chairs; Gas grill Fire pit; large yard. All new furniture, paint, and flooring in 2017. Summer rentals are Friday to Friday.

Customer Reviews

5 Star Review

“I would absolutely recommend this property to a friend.  We did have some trouble with the TV, but we contacted LVR and they were able to get it working right away.  The staff at LVR are always very professional and helpful!”

-Debbie T., 11/03-11/06/2017

Rates: Summer Week Summer Night
Thurs.-Sat.
Summer Night
Sun.-Wed.
Spring/Fall Fall Weekend Christmas Winter
$1000 $230 $185 $150 $165 $160 $150

Dune Path
Glen Lake Access Little Glen Lake

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Across the road from the west shore of Little Glen Lake with exclusive use of 100ft of beach. This home sits in front of the Sleeping Bear Dunes and right next to the Heritage Trail for hiking, biking, and walking. Three bedrooms; Two bathrooms; Accommodates 8. Nonsmoking. Linens and Towels provided. Washer/Dryer. TV/DVD/Cable/Wireless and High Speed Internet. Large living room; Walk out basement with another living area, TV, ping pong table, air hockey table, and darts. Outside the home there is a patio, grill and fire pit. Across the road, located next to the beach, is a brick patio, dock, mooring device (for bringing a boat), shuffleboard court, picnic table, four beach chairs, two kayaks, and a canoe. All within walking distance. Summer rentals are Saturday to Saturday.

Rates: Summer Week Summer Night
Thurs.-Sat.
Summer Night
Sun.-Wed.
Spring/Fall Fall Weekend Christmas Winter
$2700 $500 $450 $275 $295 $300 $275

Echo Valley Woods

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Located approximately five miles from downtown Glen Arbor and five miles from downtown Empire.  Two bedrooms/One bathroom. Accommodates 5. Queen bed in first bedroom; One set of twin bunks plus one twin bed in second bedroom. Wireless and high speed internet; TV/DVD; Washer/Dryer; Ceiling Fans. Linens and towels provided. Nonsmoking. Deck; Deck Furniture. Gas grill. Fire pit. This is a guest home to a private residence. Located over a large garage of a lovely, well kept home. Very wooded, rolling, pastoral land.

Customer Reviews

5 Star Review

“Beautiful location! Very quiet and peaceful.”

-Jeff D., 07/01-07/08/2017

Rates: Summer Week Summer Night
Thurs.-Sat.
Summer Night
Sun.-Wed.
Spring/Fall Fall Weekend Christmas Winter
$1000 $230 $185 $150 $165 $160 $150

Empire Beach House

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Private Lake Michigan frontage next to the public beach in Empire. Also located about 50 feet from South Bar Lake and its dock and park. Incredible, panoramic water views. Three bedrooms/One and one quarter baths (NO BATHTUB). Accommodates 6. Queen bed in loft bedroom; Queen bed in first lower level bedroom; Twin bunk beds in second lower level bedroom. TV/Cable/Wireless and High Speed Internet. Ceiling fans. Linens and towels provided. Nonsmoking. Deck; Firepit; Two kayaks (with life jackets available); Gas grill. Summer rentals are Friday to Friday.

Rates: Summer Week Summer Night
Thurs.-Sat.
Summer Night
Sun.-Wed.
Spring/Fall Fall Weekend Christmas Winter
$3200 $600 $550 $275 $295 $300 $275

Empire Lodge

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Historical home located in Empire, three blocks from Lake Michigan beach. Three bedrooms/Two baths. Accommodates 8. Queen bed in master bedroom; Two twin beds in second bedroom; Two twin beds in third bedroom; Full sofa bed in living room. Fireplace; Two window air conditioning units; Wireless and high speed internet; TV/DVD; Stereo; Washer/Dryer. Linens and towels provided. Nonsmoking. Patio; Gas grill; Fire pit. Walking distance to downtown Empire, restaurants, shops and the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore Visitors Center. Summer rentals are Friday to Friday.

Customer Reviews

5 Star Review

“The house was so nice!  It was perfect for our family of 6 adults plus 2 kids.  The photos don’t do it justice.  We would definitely rent it again.  It was awesome to receive the fall wedding discount!”

-Colleen H., 10/13-10/15/2017

5 Star Review

“Empire Lodge is the epitome of vacation fun, family time and relaxation! Breakfasts on the porch, early morning bike rides to the playground, lazy afternoons on the beach, summer BBQs on the back porch, s’mores by the fire pit.  Empire is quiet, safe and friendly.  Our time “up north” offers us a respite from our busy life in Chicago and time to enjoy our family.  We find this property in the perfect vacation condition. We have done business with your company multiple times and are very satisfied with your professionalism and customer service.”

-Tom B. 5/15/17/-5/21/17

5 Star Review

“Everything we needed was available.  The kitchen was supplied with everything we needed to prepare our own meals.  We had a plumbing issue but when we called LVR, they came right away to fix it!  We were very impressed with LVR website and staff.”

-Mary B., 08/12-08/19/2016

Rates: Summer Week Summer Night
Thurs.-Sat.
Summer Night
Sun.-Wed.
Spring/Fall Fall Weekend Christmas Winter
$1800 $365 $310 $230 $245 N/A N/A

Green Glen

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Located in Empire, approximately one mile from Lake Michigan beach. Three bedrooms/Two and one half baths. Accommodates 6. Queen bed in master bedroom; Full bed in second bedroom; Two twin beds in third bedroom. Air conditioning; TV/ DVD; Wireless and high speed internet; Washer/Dryer. Linens and towels provided. Nonsmoking. Charcoal grill. Walking distance to downtown Empire, restaurants, shops and the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore Visitors Center. Summer rentals are Friday to Friday.

Rates: Summer Week Summer Night
Thurs.-Sat.
Summer Night
Sun.-Wed.
Spring/Fall Fall Weekend Christmas Winter
$1600 $350 $300 $220 $245 N/A N/A

Moon Path
Little Glen Lake

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West shore of Little Glen Lake, across from the Sleeping Bear Dunes and Heritage Trail for hiking, walking, and biking. Three bedrooms; Two and one half bathrooms; Accommodates 10. Queen bed in the first floor bedroom; Queen bed in the second floor master suite; Four twins and one set of bunk beds in the second floor bunk room. Fireplace; Screened in porch; Fans; Washer and Dryer; Linens and Towels provided. TV/DVD/Wireless and High Speed Internet; Game room (with air hockey table). Outside there’s a patio, patio furniture, sandy bottom beach and water area, shuffleboard court, fire pit, gas grill, dock, two kayaks, one canoe, and mooring device (for bringing a boat). Summer rentals are Saturday to Saturday.

Rates: Summer Week Summer Night
Thurs.-Sat.
Summer Night
Sun.-Wed.
Spring/Fall Fall Weekend Christmas Winter
$3800 $675 $600 $365 $390 N/A N/A

Ridge Wood

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Located in Empire, approximately two miles from Lake Michigan beach and downtown Empire. Three bedrooms/Three baths/Family room. Accommodates 8. Queen bed in master bedroom; Two twin beds in second bedroom; Queen bed in third bedroom; Full futon in family room. TV/DVD; Washer/Dryer; WiFi Coming Summer 2017; Fireplace not available for renters. Linens and towels provided. Nonsmoking. Deck; Charcoal grill. Summer rentals are Friday to Friday.

Rates: Summer Week Summer Night
Thurs.-Sat.
Summer Night
Sun.-Wed.
Spring/Fall Fall Weekend Christmas Winter
$1700 $360 $310 $230 $245 N/A N/A

Treehouse
Pet Friendly Rental Leelanau

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Located on South Bar Lake,  two miles from downtown Empire. Three bedrooms/Two baths. Accommodates 8. King bed in master bedroom; Queen bed in second bedroom; Two twin beds in third bedroom; Queen sofa bed in living room. Wireless and high speed internet; TV/DVD; Washer/Dryer. Linens and towels provided. Nonsmoking. Deck; Deck furniture; Charcoal grill; Dock with seating area; Fire pit. Two kayaks (one is a double, one is a single). Close to the bike trail that will take you to Glen Arbor. Pet friendly with a fee. Summer rentals are Friday to Friday.

Customer Reviews

5 Star Review

“We loved the setting, the open space, the lake and use of the kayaks!  We had a great time.  Your office is so easy to work with.”

-Martha K., 07/21-07/28/2017


Rates: Summer Week Summer Night
Thurs.-Sat.
Summer Night
Sun.-Wed.
Spring/Fall Fall Weekend Christmas Winter
$1600 $350 $300 $220 $240 N/A N/A