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Vacation house for 8 people, with balcony/terrace
8 pers., 3 bedrooms, 1,195ft²
5.0
20 reviews
Lake Michigan
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$256per night
Vacation house for 6 people, with pool and garden
5.0
3 reviews
Lake Michigan
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$249per night
Vacation house for 8 people, with garden
8 pers., 4 bedrooms, 1,399ft²
4.9
14 reviews
Lake Michigan
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$252per night
Vacation house for 4 people, with garden and sauna
4 pers., 1 bedroom, 388ft²
5.0
20 reviews
Lake Michigan
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$129per night
Vacation house for 12 people
12 pers., 3 bedrooms
5.0
5 reviews
Lake Michigan
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$397per night
Log cabin for 5 people, with balcony/terrace
5 pers., 2 bedrooms, 700ft²
5.0
20 reviews
Lake Michigan
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$104per night
Chalet for 8 people, with garden
8 pers., 3 bedrooms, 990ft²
4.0
20 reviews
Lake Leelanau, Lake Michigan
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$281per night
Apartment for 4 people, with balcony/terrace and jacuzzi as well as pool
4 pers., 1 bedroom, 441ft², 300yd to skiing
4.8
20 reviews
Lake Michigan
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$100per night
Cottage for 8 people, with balcony/terrace
8 pers., 3 bedrooms, 1,399ft²
4.4
6 reviews
Lake Michigan
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$208per night
Vacation house for 4 people
4 pers., 1 bedroom
4.5
20 reviews
Lake Michigan
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$122per night
Cottage for 5 people, with balcony/terrace
5 pers., 2 bedrooms
4.4
20 reviews
Lake Michigan
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$164per night
Log cabin for 10 people, with garden
10 pers., 3 bedrooms, 1,249ft²
4.8
20 reviews
Lake Michigan
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$198per night
Apartment for 4 people
4.3
35 reviews
Charlevoix, Lake Michigan
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$124per night
Log cabin for 4 people
4 pers., 1 bedroom
4.8
20 reviews
Lake Michigan
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$102per night
Log cabin for 6 people, with garden
6 pers., 2 bedrooms, 990ft²
4.6
12 reviews
Lake Michigan
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$192per night
Vacation house for 16 people, with balcony/terrace
16 pers., 4 bedrooms
5.0
9 reviews
Suamico, Lake Michigan
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$607per night
Cottage for 16 people, with balcony/terrace and pool
16 pers., 4 bedrooms
4.5
7 reviews
Lake Michigan
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$276per night
Cottage for 6 people, with garden
6 pers., 2 bedrooms
5.0
10 reviews
Lake Michigan
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$162per night
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Highlights Lake Michigan

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

Most popular in Lake Michigan

Pool 1,525
Internet 9,355
Pet allowed 1,940
Balcony/Terrace 7,412
TV 9,408
Air conditioning 8,061
Garden 4,212
Parking 8,682
Washing machine 7,855

Prices and availability

Prices

June
July
August
September
October
$360
May 23 - May 30
$305 per night
May 30 - Jun 06
$305 per night
Jun 06 - Jun 13
$309 per night
Jun 13 - Jun 20
$310 per night
Jun 20 - Jun 27
$312 per night
Jun 27 - Jul 04
$309 per night
Jul 04 - Jul 11
$313 per night
Jul 11 - Jul 18
$318 per night
Jul 18 - Jul 25
$322 per night
Jul 25 - Aug 01
$326 per night
Aug 01 - Aug 08
$332 per night
Aug 08 - Aug 15
$335 per night
Aug 15 - Aug 22
$331 per night
Aug 22 - Aug 29
$332 per night
Aug 29 - Sep 05
$326 per night
Sep 05 - Sep 12
$319 per night
Sep 12 - Sep 19
$319 per night
Sep 19 - Sep 26
$334 per night
Sep 26 - Oct 03
$344 per night
Oct 03 - Oct 10
$309 per night
Oct 10 - Oct 17
$340 per night
Oct 17 - Oct 24
$360 per night
Oct 24 - Oct 31
$310 per night
Oct 31 - Nov 07
$255 per night
Average price per week

Availabilities

June
July
August
September
October
68 %
May 23 - May 30
28 %
May 30 - Jun 06
41 %
Jun 06 - Jun 13
44 %
Jun 13 - Jun 20
42 %
Jun 20 - Jun 27
39 %
Jun 27 - Jul 04
30 %
Jul 04 - Jul 11
27 %
Jul 11 - Jul 18
28 %
Jul 18 - Jul 25
26 %
Jul 25 - Aug 01
25 %
Aug 01 - Aug 08
26 %
Aug 08 - Aug 15
30 %
Aug 15 - Aug 22
37 %
Aug 22 - Aug 29
44 %
Aug 29 - Sep 05
46 %
Sep 05 - Sep 12
47 %
Sep 12 - Sep 19
56 %
Sep 19 - Sep 26
57 %
Sep 26 - Oct 03
59 %
Oct 03 - Oct 10
62 %
Oct 10 - Oct 17
62 %
Oct 17 - Oct 24
66 %
Oct 24 - Oct 31
68 %
Oct 31 - Nov 07
66 %
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.

FAQ: Frequently asked questions about vacation rentals in Lake Michigan

How much do you pay on average for vacation rentals in Lake Michigan?

With an average price of $294.21 per night, Lake Michiganlies at the lower end of the price range for vacation rentals in the USA.

What time of year offers, on average, the best vacation rental prices in Lake Michigan?

If you want to save as much as possible during your visit to Lake Michigan, travel in April ($251.2 per night on average), January ($268.26), or February ($271.94), to find the lowest prices for the whole year.

In which months is it more expensive to rent a vacation rental in Lake Michigan?

At the time of booking a vacation rental in Lake Michigan, the highest prices are usually seen in the month of August (with an average of $334.99 per night), followed by June ($324.93), and July ($320.08).

Is Lake Michigan a good location for a last-minute getaway?

If you decide to put Lake Michigan on your bucket list, we suggest organizing your visit ahead of time because it is usually very high in demand, with an annual average of 66% of rentals booked in the year 2019.

What are the best months for a spontaneous getaway?

The months when it's easiest to find free accommodation in Lake Michigan are March (the average amount of properties that are free reached 55% of the total in 2019), April (47%), and May (45%).

When will it be harder to find an available vacation rental in Lake Michigan?

The month with the highest average booked rental figures is July (only 8.5% of properties were available on average in 2019). Followed by August (9.6%), and September (27.75%).

How many rentals does Holidu have in Lake Michigan?

Our inventory features around 11000 properties from 10 partners.

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