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Highlights Lake Michigan

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

Best Vacation Rentals in Lake Michigan

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Torch Lake, Antrim County
Vacation Rental • 6 Guests • 2 Bedrooms
(7 reviews)
Saturday-to-Saturday rentals ONLY. Create some life-long memories with your family at Torch Lake. Don't miss an opportunity to vacation in this lovely 75+ year old cozy cottage with full knotty-pine and split log interior. Filled with artifacts from the logging days as well as complete modern amenities for your comfort and enjoyment. Enjoy beautiful views of Torch Lake from the 10' x 24' screened-in porch which includes table seating for six plus additional lounge seating. Multiple hummingbird feeders assure regular visits from these delightful creatures as you enjoy porch dining. Additiona...
from $202 / night
Torch Lake, Antrim County
Vacation Rental • 3993 ft² • 9 Bedrooms
(9 reviews)
Please read this for stays less than full week, short stays are quoted separately and prices listed in section named House Rules. Rates shown by site as Avg/night are weekly for 7 night stays only. We are weekly only July through August 15. We quote for stays that are 2-5 nights that are not during our full week requirement period. Further explanation of these short stay quotes can be found by scrolling to the House rules section. Please click contact host before attempting to reserve this home to be sure you understand our rates as provided on the site. Location! Location! Location! We are...
from $2,332 / night
South Haven, Van Buren County (mi)
Vacation Rental • 441 ft² • 1 Bedroom
(28 reviews)
This Cottage Is Located Behind the House On North Shore Drive. The One Bedroom Cottage Is Great For A couple or a couple and a child. The Cottage Is Located On 'The Golden Mile' Which Gets It's Meaning From a Beautiful Beach That You Can Walk For Miles and Sunsets That Are Unbelievable. South Haven Beaches Were Rated As One of the Top 10 Beaches In the Midwest By the Chicago Tribune. The Cottage Is Located Across the Street From Lake Michigan,and Between Two Public Beaches That Are Approximately a Half a Block Away. The Cottage Was Recently Remodeled For Summer or Winter. The Cottage has He...
from $192 / night

Prices and availability

Vacation rental prices Lake Michigan

$341for 11 Feb - 18 Feb
$436 annual average
Average price per week

Vacation rentals availability Lake Michigan

55%for 11 Feb - 18 Feb
55% annual average
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


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.


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

On average, how much do vacation rentals in Lake Michigan cost?

Lake Michigan is one of the most expensive destinations in the USA. For a stay here you pay around $389 per night.

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

If you want to save the maximum during your visit to Lake Michigan, travel in March ($339 per night on average), April ($342), or February ($359), to find the lowest prices for the whole year.

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

When it comes to looking for a vacation rental in Lake Michigan, the most expensive months are, in order of highest to lowest, July, September and August, with average prices per night of $420, $418, and $418, respectively.

Should I plan a trip to Lake Michigan well in advance?

If you decide to put Lake Michigan on your bucket list, we recommend organizing your visit ahead of time because it is usually very high in demand, with an annual average of 74% of rentals booked the previous year.

Which months offer the highest availability?

The best months to find available accommodation in Lake Michigan are May (the average amount of properties that are free reached 36% of the total last year), October (33%), and January (33%).

When are there fewer vacation rental options available in Lake Michigan?

During this period, the availability is only 11%. It is therefore preferable to book early.

How many rentals are there in Lake Michigan?

Holidu has around 11,000 vacation rentals in Lake Michigan, provided by 6 different partners.

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