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Wed, 11/25 - Fri, 11/27
Studio for 3 people, with terrace and pool, child-friendly
3 pers., 1 bedroom, 517ft²
4.0
84 reviews

2 nights
$276

$298-7%

Vacation Rentals in Lake Michigan

Apartment for 6 people, with pool, child-friendly
6 pers., 2 bedrooms
5.0
6 reviews
Douglas, Lake Michigan

from
$217
per night

Cottage for 8 people, with terrace
8 pers., 3 bedrooms, 893ft²
4.9
20 reviews
Lake Michigan

from
$230
per night

Vacation house for 7 people, with garden, with pets
7 pers., 3 bedrooms, 1,798ft²
5.0
20 reviews
Lake Michigan

from
$296
per night

Vacation house for 6 people, with terrace
6 pers., 2 bedrooms
4.8
20 reviews
Lake Michigan

from
$179
per night

Vacation house for 4 people, with sauna and garden, with pets
4 pers., 1 bedroom, 388ft²
5.0
20 reviews
Lake Michigan

from
$106
per night

Apartment for 9 people, with garden and pool, child-friendly
9 pers., 3 bedrooms
4.6
20 reviews
New Buffalo, Lake Michigan

from
$218
per night

Vacation house for 12 people, with terrace
12 pers., 3 bedrooms
5.0
15 reviews
Lake Michigan

from
$373
per night

Vacation house for 8 people, with garden and pool as well as jacuzzi, child-friendly
8 pers., 4 bedrooms, 3,800ft²
4.9
12 reviews
Union Pier, Lake Michigan

from
$1,493
per night

Vacation house for 7 people, with pets
7 pers., 2 bedrooms
4.7
20 reviews
Lake Michigan

from
$109
per night

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Pet-friendly Vacation Rentals

Log cabin for 8 people, with pool and terrace, child-friendly
8 pers., 3 bedrooms, 1,098ft²,
4.8
20 reviews
Lake Michigan

from
$160
per night

Log cabin for 8 people, with terrace, with pets
8 pers., 2 bedrooms, 797ft²,
4.3
20 reviews
Lake Michigan

from
$107
per night

Log cabin for 8 people, with terrace, with pets
8 pers., 2 bedrooms,
3.8
20 reviews
Lake Michigan

from
$104
per night

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Vacation Rentals with Pool

Vacation house for 10 people, with pool and balcony, child-friendly
10 pers., 4 bedrooms, 2,691ft²
5.0
20 reviews
Lake Michigan

from
$224
per night

Log cabin for 6 people, with jacuzzi and balcony as well as sauna and pool, child-friendly
6 pers., 3 bedrooms, 1,098ft², 0.6mi to skiing
5.0
20 reviews
Lake Michigan

from
$148
per night

Cottage for 20 people, with jacuzzi and pool as well as terrace, with pets
20 pers., 8 bedrooms, 3,498ft²
4.5
20 reviews
Lake Michigan

from
$197
per night

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Vacation Rentals with Internet

Log cabin for 6 people
6 pers., 2 bedrooms, 527ft²
4.8
12 reviews
Lake Michigan

from
$70
per night

Log cabin for 8 people, with garden
8 pers., 3 bedrooms, 1,249ft²
5.0
20 reviews
Lake Michigan

from
$153
per night

Vacation house for 8 people, with jacuzzi
8 pers., 3 bedrooms
5.0
20 reviews
Lake Michigan

from
$224
per 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 1,212
Internet 7,564
Pet allowed 1,531
Balcony/Terrace 5,915
TV 7,351
Air conditioning 6,647
Garden 2,050
Parking 6,787
Washing machine 6,412

Prices and availability

Prices

December
January
February
March
April
May
$406
Nov 21 - Nov 28
$341 per night
Nov 28 - Dec 05
$352 per night
Dec 05 - Dec 12
$348 per night
Dec 12 - Dec 19
$339 per night
Dec 19 - Dec 26
$362 per night
Dec 26 - Jan 02
$389 per night
Jan 02 - Jan 09
$406 per night
Jan 09 - Jan 16
$379 per night
Jan 16 - Jan 23
$360 per night
Jan 23 - Jan 30
$357 per night
Jan 30 - Feb 06
$334 per night
Feb 06 - Feb 13
$318 per night
Feb 13 - Feb 20
$332 per night
Feb 20 - Feb 27
$354 per night
Feb 27 - Mar 06
$342 per night
Mar 06 - Mar 13
$319 per night
Mar 13 - Mar 20
$317 per night
Mar 20 - Mar 27
$311 per night
Mar 27 - Apr 03
$355 per night
Apr 03 - Apr 10
$366 per night
Apr 10 - Apr 17
$358 per night
Apr 17 - Apr 24
$380 per night
Apr 24 - May 01
$388 per night
May 01 - May 08
$384 per night
Average price per week

Availabilities

December
January
February
March
April
May
44 %
Nov 21 - Nov 28
25 %
Nov 28 - Dec 05
28 %
Dec 05 - Dec 12
44 %
Dec 12 - Dec 19
40 %
Dec 19 - Dec 26
25 %
Dec 26 - Jan 02
37 %
Jan 02 - Jan 09
37 %
Jan 09 - Jan 16
37 %
Jan 16 - Jan 23
37 %
Jan 23 - Jan 30
40 %
Jan 30 - Feb 06
37 %
Feb 06 - Feb 13
40 %
Feb 13 - Feb 20
37 %
Feb 20 - Feb 27
37 %
Feb 27 - Mar 06
37 %
Mar 06 - Mar 13
40 %
Mar 13 - Mar 20
40 %
Mar 20 - Mar 27
40 %
Mar 27 - Apr 03
28 %
Apr 03 - Apr 10
28 %
Apr 10 - Apr 17
28 %
Apr 17 - Apr 24
28 %
Apr 24 - May 01
28 %
May 01 - May 08
28 %
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

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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