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2 nights
$849
$525
$262 / night
38% discount
Fri, 08/27 - Sun, 08/29
Apartmenthotel for 4 people, with pets
4 pers., 1 bedroom
4.4
(32 reviews)
3 nights
$5,049
$4,759
$1,586 / night
6% discount
Fri, 09/03 - Mon, 09/06
Vacation rental for 12 people, with terrace and pool as well as sauna and jacuzzi, with pets
12 pers., 5 bedrooms, 800yd to skiing
FREE cancellation
5.0
(20 reviews)
3 nights
$1,530
$1,415
$471 / night
8% discount
Thu, 09/23 - Sun, 09/26
Vacation rental for 21 people, with terrace, with pets
21 pers., 6 bedrooms
3.5
(22 reviews)

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$136
per night

Vacation rental for 4 people
4 pers., 1 bedroom, 797ft²
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$194
per night

Vacation rental for 6 people
6 pers., 2 bedrooms, 850ft²
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$321
per night

Vacation rental for 2 people, with lake view and garden
2 pers., 1 bedroom, 2.2mi to skiing
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$557
per night

Vacation rental for 8 people, with lake view and garden, child-friendly
8 pers., 4 bedrooms, 2,594ft²
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$181
per night

Cottage for 5 people, with garden
5 pers., 1 bedroom, 840ft²
FREE cancellation
4.7
(20 reviews)

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$781
per night

Vacation rental for 8 people, with pool and garden, child-friendly
8 pers., 3 bedrooms
FREE cancellation
5.0
(3 reviews)

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$160
per night

Vacation rental for 6 people
6 pers., 2 bedrooms, 0.7mi to skiing
4.5
(23 reviews)

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$187
per night

Vacation rental for 8 people, with garden and lake view, child-friendly
8 pers., 3 bedrooms, 1,948ft²
FREE cancellation
5.0
(20 reviews)

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$202
per night

Vacation rental for 12 people
12 pers., 4 bedrooms, 1,798ft²
FREE cancellation
4.3
(20 reviews)

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$439
per night

Cottage for 6 people, with garden and lake view
6 pers., 2 bedrooms, 2.4mi to skiing
FREE cancellation

from
$387
per night

Vacation rental for 4 people
4 pers., 1 bedroom, 732ft²
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$298
per night

Vacation rental for 6 people, with pool and garden
6 pers., 2 bedrooms, 797ft²
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Pet-friendly Vacation Rentals
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$265
per night

Vacation rental for 8 people, with terrace
8 pers., 4 bedrooms
FREE cancellation
3.8
(5 reviews)

from
$334
per night

Vacation rental for 8 people, with terrace and jacuzzi as well as pool
8 pers., 4 bedrooms, 150yd to skiing
FREE cancellation
5.0
(10 reviews)

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$490
per night

Vacation rental for 10 people, with terrace and lake view as well as view, with pets
10 pers., 5 bedrooms
FREE cancellation
4.7
(7 reviews)
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Vacation Rentals with Pool
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$272
per night

Vacation rental for 6 people, with pool and balcony
6 pers., 4 bedrooms
FREE cancellation
5.0
(3 reviews)

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$213
per night

Vacation rental for 10 people, with jacuzzi and sauna as well as pool and balcony
10 pers., 3 bedrooms, 400yd to skiing
FREE cancellation
4.8
(17 reviews)

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$213
per night

Vacation rental for 8 people, with pool and jacuzzi as well as sauna
8 pers., 4 bedrooms, 550yd to skiing
FREE cancellation
4.4
(9 reviews)
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Vacation Rentals with Internet
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$340
per night

Vacation rental for 9 people
9 pers., 2 bedrooms
4.8
(13 reviews)

from
$168
per night

Vacation rental for 12 people
12 pers., 5 bedrooms

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$228
per night

Vacation rental for 6 people, with garden
6 pers., 2 bedrooms, 1,991ft²
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4.8
(14 reviews)
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Map

Highlights Lake Michigan

  • Lake Shore Drive
  • Chicago
  • Door County
  • Montrose Point
  • Mackinac Island
  • Milwaukee
  • Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore

Most popular in Lake Michigan

Internet 1,356
Balcony/Terrace 382
TV 1,343
Air conditioning 1,235
Garden 621
Parking 1,204

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Prices and availability

Prices

August
September
October
November
December
$539
Jul 17 - Jul 24
$424 per night
Jul 24 - Jul 31
$426 per night
Jul 31 - Aug 07
$421 per night
Aug 07 - Aug 14
$425 per night
Aug 14 - Aug 21
$428 per night
Aug 21 - Aug 28
$417 per night
Aug 28 - Sep 04
$414 per night
Sep 04 - Sep 11
$427 per night
Sep 11 - Sep 18
$427 per night
Sep 18 - Sep 25
$410 per night
Sep 25 - Oct 02
$418 per night
Oct 02 - Oct 09
$422 per night
Oct 09 - Oct 16
$439 per night
Oct 16 - Oct 23
$437 per night
Oct 23 - Oct 30
$422 per night
Oct 30 - Nov 06
$410 per night
Nov 06 - Nov 13
$434 per night
Nov 13 - Nov 20
$425 per night
Nov 20 - Nov 27
$440 per night
Nov 27 - Dec 04
$493 per night
Dec 04 - Dec 11
$463 per night
Dec 11 - Dec 18
$539 per night
Dec 18 - Dec 25
$527 per night
Dec 25 - Jan 01
$461 per night
Average price per week

Availabilities

August
September
October
November
December
66 %
Jul 17 - Jul 24
2 %
Jul 24 - Jul 31
2 %
Jul 31 - Aug 07
1 %
Aug 07 - Aug 14
2 %
Aug 14 - Aug 21
3 %
Aug 21 - Aug 28
6 %
Aug 28 - Sep 04
7 %
Sep 04 - Sep 11
20 %
Sep 11 - Sep 18
34 %
Sep 18 - Sep 25
38 %
Sep 25 - Oct 02
43 %
Oct 02 - Oct 09
49 %
Oct 09 - Oct 16
53 %
Oct 16 - Oct 23
57 %
Oct 23 - Oct 30
62 %
Oct 30 - Nov 06
62 %
Nov 06 - Nov 13
64 %
Nov 13 - Nov 20
64 %
Nov 20 - Nov 27
61 %
Nov 27 - Dec 04
61 %
Dec 04 - Dec 11
66 %
Dec 11 - Dec 18
65 %
Dec 18 - Dec 25
63 %
Dec 25 - Jan 01
56 %
Percentage of available rentals

Vacation rentals in Lake Michigan

With hundreds of miles of serene shorelines, Lake Michigan attracts thousands of visitors every year from around the Midwestern United States. There are many vacation rentals with prime real estate right on the waters edge for visitors to fully utilize Lake Michigan's many Watersport attractions. There are also several cabins which allow guests to immerse themselves in the understated beauty of the Midwest northern forests. These properties are bursting with rustic accents and charm so that visitors can feel comfortable and at home while on vacation. With vacation rental homes able to accommodate between 2-30 guests, the sky is the limit with invitations to an unforgettable Lake Michigan holiday.

Holiday in Lake Michigan

Orientation

Getting There

Lake Michigan is the third largest body of water in the Great Lakes District and the only lake that is entirely situated within the United States. The body of water touches four US states in the Midwest region including Illinois, Michigan, Indiana and Wisconsin. Some of the biggest ports along Lake Michigan include Chicago, Milwaukee, Greenbay, Gary, and Muskegon. Visitors can fly into the Chicago O'Hare International Airport and then transfer by car to one of many cities and beaches along Lake Michigan's shores.

Activities

Destination for fishermen

Lake Michigan provides one of the most rewarding fishing experiences in the Midwest. Here you can find all kinds of fish including steelhead, coho salmon, rainbow trout, smallmouth bass and walleye. Some of the best spots to spend an afternoon fishing include Frankfort, Ludington, Southhaven, and Muskigow.

Destination for bird watching

Turn your eyes from the lake to the sky and see why “Magic Hedge” at the Montrose Point Bird Sanctuary in Chicago has become a famous bird watching destination. Since 2011, the urban city has gone to great lengths to protect natural areas so that people and wildlife can co-exist side by side. Over 300 recorded species of birds pass through the area on their way down south for the winter including Le Conte's sparrow, Northern Saw-whet, and the Lapland Longspur.

Destination for beachgoers

It's no surprise that the number one attraction on Lake Michigan is its miles of sandy beaches. Easily spend the afternoon working on your tan, reading a book, or splashing in the cool waves. If you're looking to spice up your traditional swimming routine, try deep swimming at 57th Street Beach near Promontory Point in Chicago.

Before the invention of radar, many ships were at the mercy of poor weather conditions and hampered visibility which lead to a host of shipwrecks. There are now so historically submerged ships, that you can now dive at the Straits of Mackinac Underwater Preserve which has 12 recorded vessles.

Top 5 things to do in Lake Michigan

Lake Shore Drive - Illinois

Chicago, one of America's biggest Midwestern cities, lies right on the shoreline of Lake Michigan. Lake Shore Drive hugs the coastline of Lake Michigan to the right in a scenic route through Chicago's bustling downtown district. In addition, most of the city's main attractions can be found just off of the main Lake Shore Drive thoroughfare including the Museum of Science and Industry, Shed Aquarium, and Navy Pier.

Mackinac Island - Michigan

Ditch the rental car and take a ferry out to whimsical Mackinac Island in northern Michigan. Here you can enjoy the simple life without the rush of car traffic and ride bikes, horses, buggies, or take a walk through the unspoiled natural scenery. There are also a range of lodging options available on Mackinac Island from stately lodges to quaint bed and breakfasts.

Door County - Wisconsin

Known as the "Cape Cod of the Midwest," this charismatic tourist city in Wisconsin features lighthouses, fruit orchards, historical architecture, a maritime museum, and several cozy seaside bed and breakfasts. Door County is surrounded by water on three sides and as such offers many fishing opportunities for visitors looking to spend some time on the lake without sacrificing city amenities.

Milwaukee - Wisconsin

Another big city located on the shores of Lake Michigan, Milwaukee is Wiscounsin's largest city and is unofficialy known as the "city of festivals." One of the most popular summer events is Summerfest which brings over 800 acts to the Henry Maier Festival Park for music, art, rides, and more. A trip to Milwaukee also wouldn't be complete without a tour of the Harley Davidson Museum which calls the city it's home. Every summer, the motorbike brand also holds a rally which attracts thousands of riders from across the country.

Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore - Indiana

To avoid getting too waterlogged in Lake Michigan take a trip to nearby Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore in Indiana. Though the state only barely touches Lake Michigan - the landscape is varied with marshes, bogs, rivers, parries, and forests. Some of the recreational activities here include four-wheeling, horseback riding, hiking, or swimming.

FAQs: Vacation Rentals in Lake Michigan

What is the average price for vacation rentals in Lake Michigan?

Lake Michigan is one of the most expensive destinations in the USA. The costs for a vacation rental here amount to around $351.75 per night.

During which months can you find the best price for vacation rentals in Lake Michigan?

After analyzing our data from last year, the months that hurt your pocket the least in Lake Michigan are January, February and March, with average prices of $308.71, $329.84, and $330.55, respectively.

During which months are vacation rentals more expensive in Lake Michigan?

In 2020, the month that offered the highest average prices in Lake Michigan was September, with an average price of $380.47 per night. This was followed by August, with an average of $377.71, and July, with $367.46.

Do I need to plan a trip to Lake Michigan well in advance?

If you decide to put Lake Michigan on your bucket list, we suggest planning your vacation long before you go because it tends to be very high in demand, with an annual average of 74% of rentals booked in the year 2020.

Which months offer the highest availability?

In 2020, the months with the largest number of accommodations available of the year in Lake Michigan were April, January and May, with average availabilities of 44.75%, 42%, and 41.2%, respectively.

When are fewer rentals available in Lake Michigan?

The month with the highest average booked rental figures is July (only 6.25% of properties were available on average in 2020). Followed by August (7%), and September (14%).

Are there many vacation rentals in Lake Michigan?

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