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Wed, 09/01 - Fri, 09/03
$681-38%

2 nights
$424

Apartmenthotel for 4 people, child-friendly
4 pers., 1 bedroom
4.0
(8 reviews)

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$75
per night

Apartment for 4 people
4 pers., 2 bedrooms

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$195
per night

Apartment for 2 people, with view
2 pers., 1 bedroom

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$348
per night

Vacation rental for 6 people, with garden
6 pers., 1 bedroom, 2.3mi to skiingFREE cancellation

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$340
per night

Vacation rental for 9 people
9 pers., 2 bedrooms

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$59
per night

Apartment for 2 people
2 pers., 1 bedroom
5.0
(2 reviews)

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$140
per night

Vacation rental for 10 people, with terrace, child-friendly
10 pers., 3 bedroomsFREE cancellation
4.5
(4 reviews)

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$80
per night

Apartment for 6 people
6 pers., 2 bedroomsFREE cancellation

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$80
per night

Apartment for 3 people, with pool, with pets
3 pers., 1 bedroom

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$83
per night

Apartment for 2 people
2 pers., 1 bedroom
3.5
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$364
per night

Apartment for 4 people, with garden and pool as well as jacuzzi
4 pers., 2 bedrooms, Pets allowed
4.7
(34 reviews)

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$488
per night

Vacation rental for 6 people, with pets
6 pers., 2 bedrooms, Pets allowedFREE cancellation
3.8
(3 reviews)

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$1,039
per night

Lodge for 24 people, with jacuzzi and garden as well as sauna, child-friendly
24 pers., 1 bedroom, Pets allowed
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$494
per night

Vacation rental for 8 people, with terrace and pool
8 pers., 4 bedroomsFREE cancellation

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$143
per night

Vacation rental for 4 people, with pool and terrace as well as jacuzzi and sauna
4 pers., 1 bedroom, 366ft²FREE cancellation
4.4
(153 reviews)

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$111
per night

Vacation rental for 2 people, with jacuzzi and pool as well as sauna and garden
2 pers., 1 bedroom, 248ft²
4.6
(227 reviews)
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$342
per night

Vacation rental for 8 people, with garden and view
8 pers., 3 bedrooms

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$294
per night

Vacation rental for 13 people
13 pers., 5 bedrooms
4.4
(8 reviews)

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$146
per night

Vacation rental for 4 people, with terrace and view as well as lake view
4 pers., 3 bedrooms, 1,496ft²
4.8
(8 reviews)
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Vacation Rentals with Air Conditioning
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$300
per night

Vacation rental for 4 people, with view
4 pers., 1 bedroomFREE cancellation
3.8
(13 reviews)

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$143
per night

Vacation rental for 4 people, with garden and view, with pets
4 pers., 2 bedrooms
5.0
(3 reviews)

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$288
per night

Vacation rental for 2 people, with terrace and pool as well as jacuzzi
2 pers., 1 bedroomFREE cancellation
4.0
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Map

Highlights Lake Michigan

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

Most popular in Lake Michigan

Internet 25
Pets allowed 8
Balcony/Terrace 16
TV 21
Air conditioning 6
Garden 12
Parking 19
Washing machine 17
Heating 14

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Prices and availability

Prices

June
July
August
September
October
$441
May 01 - May 08
$354 per night
May 08 - May 15
$354 per night
May 15 - May 22
$376 per night
May 22 - May 29
$386 per night
May 29 - Jun 05
$405 per night
Jun 05 - Jun 12
$407 per night
Jun 12 - Jun 19
$408 per night
Jun 19 - Jun 26
$422 per night
Jun 26 - Jul 03
$428 per night
Jul 03 - Jul 10
$433 per night
Jul 10 - Jul 17
$431 per night
Jul 17 - Jul 24
$428 per night
Jul 24 - Jul 31
$427 per night
Jul 31 - Aug 07
$424 per night
Aug 07 - Aug 14
$432 per night
Aug 14 - Aug 21
$441 per night
Aug 21 - Aug 28
$429 per night
Aug 28 - Sep 04
$420 per night
Sep 04 - Sep 11
$429 per night
Sep 11 - Sep 18
$431 per night
Sep 18 - Sep 25
$412 per night
Sep 25 - Oct 02
$424 per night
Oct 02 - Oct 09
$421 per night
Oct 09 - Oct 16
$436 per night
Average price per week

Availabilities

June
July
August
September
October
50 %
May 01 - May 08
36 %
May 08 - May 15
43 %
May 15 - May 22
46 %
May 22 - May 29
46 %
May 29 - Jun 05
50 %
Jun 05 - Jun 12
46 %
Jun 12 - Jun 19
43 %
Jun 19 - Jun 26
43 %
Jun 26 - Jul 03
36 %
Jul 03 - Jul 10
36 %
Jul 10 - Jul 17
36 %
Jul 17 - Jul 24
40 %
Jul 24 - Jul 31
36 %
Jul 31 - Aug 07
36 %
Aug 07 - Aug 14
40 %
Aug 14 - Aug 21
40 %
Aug 21 - Aug 28
43 %
Aug 28 - Sep 04
43 %
Sep 04 - Sep 11
43 %
Sep 11 - Sep 18
40 %
Sep 18 - Sep 25
43 %
Sep 25 - Oct 02
50 %
Oct 02 - Oct 09
40 %
Oct 09 - Oct 16
40 %
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?

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