Vacation Rentals in Lake Michigan

Vacation Rentals in Lake Michigan

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Popular Vacation Rentals in Lake Michigan

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$197
per night
Vacation rental for 6 people, with pets
6 pers.3 bedrooms1,389ft²
FREE cancellation
4.5
(9 reviews)
from
$57
per night
Vacation rental for 2 people
2 pers.1 bedroom592ft²
5.0
(20 reviews)
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$515
per night
Vacation rental for 8 people, child-friendly
8 pers.4 bedrooms
4.3
(7 reviews)
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Vacation rentals with free cancellation

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$414
per night
Cottage for 6 people, with lake view and garden, child-friendly
6 pers.2 bedrooms893ft²
FREE cancellation
4.6
(20 reviews)
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$112
per night
Cottage for 3 people, with pets
3 pers.1 bedroom
FREE cancellation
4.4
(20 reviews)
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$782
per night
Vacation rental for 14 people, with pets
14 pers.5 bedrooms2,379ft²
FREE cancellation
5.0
(3 reviews)
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Vacation Rentals in Lake Michigan

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$111
per night
Vacation rental for 2 people, child-friendly
2 pers.603ft²
FREE cancellation
4.5
(130 reviews)
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$144
per night
Vacation rental for 4 people, with pets
4 pers.1 bedroom646ft²
FREE cancellation
4.4
(46 reviews)
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$124
per night
Vacation rental for 2 people, child-friendly
2 pers.506ft²
FREE cancellation
4.4
(304 reviews)
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$154
per night
Vacation rental for 3 people, child-friendly
3 pers.1 bedroom732ft²
FREE cancellation
from
$144
per night
Vacation rental for 4 people, with pets
4 pers.1 bedroom646ft²
FREE cancellation
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$114
per night
Log cabin for 2 people, with garden
2 pers.
5.0
(20 reviews)
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Pet-friendly Vacation Rentals

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$423
per night
Vacation rental for 12 people, with garden, child-friendly
12 pers.4 bedrooms2,368ft²
4.6
(6 reviews)
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$83
per night
Vacation rental for 4 people, with sauna and pool as well as jacuzzi, with pets
4 pers.1 bedroom
4.3
(20 reviews)
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$144
per night
Vacation rental for 4 people, with pets
4 pers.1 bedroom646ft²
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Vacation Rentals with Pool

from
$371
per night
Vacation rental for 10 people, with pool and garden as well as jacuzzi, with pets
10 pers.3 bedrooms1,798ft²
3.9
(20 reviews)
from
$187
per night
Vacation rental for 2 people, with jacuzzi
2 pers.
3.9
(650 reviews)
from
$135
per night
Cottage for 6 people, with pool
6 pers.2 bedrooms560ft²
4.5
(79 reviews)
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Vacation Rentals with Internet

from
$322
per night
Vacation rental for 6 people, child-friendly
6 pers.3 bedrooms
5.0
(20 reviews)
from
$168
per night
Vacation rental for 3 people, child-friendly
3 pers.743ft²
5.0
(2 reviews)
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$215
per night
Bed and breakfast for 2 people, with lake view
2 pers.1 bedroom
5.0
(5 reviews)
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Find Vacation Rentals in Lake Michigan

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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 413
Internet 1,942
Pets allowed 465
Balcony/Terrace 562
TV 1,934
Air conditioning 1,707

Prices and availability

Prices

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$518
Average price per week

Availabilities

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52 %
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?

Holidu has around 9700 properties in Lake Michigan, provided by 9 different partners.

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