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Cottage for 2 people
2 pers., 1 bedroom
2.0
2 reviews
Lake Michigan
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$61per night
Studio for 4 people
Lake Michigan
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$117per night
Vacation house for 4 people
4 pers., 3 bedrooms
5.0
1 review
Chicago, Lake Michigan
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$173per night
Vacation house for 10 people, with jacuzzi and balcony/terrace
10 pers., 3 bedrooms, 2,992ft²
5.0
1 review
Lake Michigan
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$545per night
Vacation house for 20 people
5.0
1 review
Lake Michigan
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$300per night
Vacation house for 4 people, with jacuzzi and garden
4 pers., 1 bedroom
Oak Park, Lake Michigan
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$302per night
Apartment for 6 people, with balcony/terrace
6 pers., 3 bedrooms
4.9
20 reviews
Chicago, Lake Michigan
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$491per night
Vacation house for 4 people, with garden
4 pers., 1 bedroom, 990ft²
Milwaukee, Lake Michigan
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$121per night
Vacation house for 3 people, with balcony/terrace
5.0
20 reviews
Lake Michigan
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$124per night
Vacation house for 2 people
Lake Michigan
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$148per night
Vacation house for 8 people
8 pers., 3 bedrooms
Lake Michigan
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$351per night
Vacation house for 10 people, with pool
10 pers., 4 bedrooms
3.1
7 reviews
Lake Michigan
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$667per night
Cottage for 8 people
8 pers., 2 bedrooms
Lake Michigan
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$297per night
Vacation house for 8 people, with garden
8 pers., 3 bedrooms, 1,798ft²
5.0
19 reviews
Lake Michigan
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$439per night
Log cabin for 6 people, with balcony
6 pers., 1 bedroom, 893ft²
4.9
15 reviews
Lake Michigan
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$148per night
Vacation house for 18 people, with jacuzzi and garden
18 pers., 6 bedrooms, 4,876ft², 1.5mi to skiing
4.5
18 reviews
Lake Michigan
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$1,298per night
Vacation house for 12 people, with balcony/terrace
12 pers., 4 bedrooms, 2,799ft²
5.0
4 reviews
Lake Michigan
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$185per night
Vacation house for 11 people
Lake Michigan
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$274per 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 1,400
Internet 8,640
Pet allowed 1,698
Balcony/Terrace 6,756
TV 8,722
Air conditioning 7,575
Garden 3,856
Parking 7,920
Washing machine 7,376

Prices and availability

Prices

August
September
October
November
December
January
$417
Jul 25 - Aug 01
$301 per night
Aug 01 - Aug 08
$300 per night
Aug 08 - Aug 15
$306 per night
Aug 15 - Aug 22
$316 per night
Aug 22 - Aug 29
$326 per night
Aug 29 - Sep 05
$328 per night
Sep 05 - Sep 12
$327 per night
Sep 12 - Sep 19
$325 per night
Sep 19 - Sep 26
$324 per night
Sep 26 - Oct 03
$320 per night
Oct 03 - Oct 10
$313 per night
Oct 10 - Oct 17
$329 per night
Oct 17 - Oct 24
$344 per night
Oct 24 - Oct 31
$320 per night
Oct 31 - Nov 07
$311 per night
Nov 07 - Nov 14
$299 per night
Nov 14 - Nov 21
$277 per night
Nov 21 - Nov 28
$291 per night
Nov 28 - Dec 05
$358 per night
Dec 05 - Dec 12
$417 per night
Dec 12 - Dec 19
$376 per night
Dec 19 - Dec 26
$327 per night
Dec 26 - Jan 02
$347 per night
Jan 02 - Jan 09
$370 per night
Average price per week

Availabilities

August
September
October
November
December
January
63 %
Jul 25 - Aug 01
6 %
Aug 01 - Aug 08
7 %
Aug 08 - Aug 15
9 %
Aug 15 - Aug 22
13 %
Aug 22 - Aug 29
19 %
Aug 29 - Sep 05
24 %
Sep 05 - Sep 12
27 %
Sep 12 - Sep 19
39 %
Sep 19 - Sep 26
46 %
Sep 26 - Oct 03
50 %
Oct 03 - Oct 10
54 %
Oct 10 - Oct 17
55 %
Oct 17 - Oct 24
59 %
Oct 24 - Oct 31
63 %
Oct 31 - Nov 07
61 %
Nov 07 - Nov 14
62 %
Nov 14 - Nov 21
63 %
Nov 21 - Nov 28
61 %
Nov 28 - Dec 05
60 %
Dec 05 - Dec 12
63 %
Dec 12 - Dec 19
63 %
Dec 19 - Dec 26
61 %
Dec 26 - Jan 02
55 %
Jan 02 - Jan 09
59 %
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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