Discover a selection of 1,500 vacation rentals in Lake Erie that are perfect for your trip. Whether you’re traveling with friends, family, or even pets, Vrbo vacation homes have the best amenities for hanging out with the people that matter most, including swimming pools and kitchens. Prices start at $155 per night, and cottages and houses are popular options for a stay in Lake Erie. Either way, you'll find a rental for everyone's needs.
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Destination guide

Dive into the warmest of the Great Lakes

Spanning 241 miles from Toledo, with Ohio on one end and New York on the other, Lake Erie is the fourth largest of the stunning Great Lakes, and the 11th largest lake in the world. Thanks to its shallow waters and warm temperatures, the lake is a watersports and fishing paradise. Soak up the sun at a waterfront Lake Erie vacation rental, where you'll be close to everything from lighthouses, to wineries, to amusement parks. Be sure to pack your passport if you plan to travel between the US cities on the southern shores and Ontario to the north.

Things to do

From roller coasters to roaring falls, Lake Erie has it all

The world is your oyster when it comes to choosing a spot for your Lake Erie vacation rental. Urbanites flock to the attractions of the major cities like Buffalo and Cleveland, while those looking to escape from it all might prefer a quiet spot among the picturesque lighthouses along the shores. Sandusky, Ohio, is the roller coaster capital of the world, thanks to Cedar Point Amusement Park. If natural drops are more your thing, awe-inspiring the Niagara Falls are a must-see. History buffs will love the historic War of 1812 sites along the lake's northern shores.

Activities

Catch your own supper among the ghostly shipwrecks

Lake Erie's shores are dotted with sandy beaches that are perfect for swimming, boating, and endless water sports in the warm summer months. Fishing dominates year round, thanks to large populations of bass, trout, walleye, and many others (you'll just have to drill a hole through the ice in the winter). Wine lovers can enjoy local vintages at one of the many wineries, or from the comfort of a pleasure cruise. For a truly memorable experience, dive to see one of the thousands of shipwrecks below the surface. Just keep your eyes peeled for Bessie, Lake Erie's legendary monster.

Weather

Get to know the lake-effect snow

When the first cold winds pass over the warm shallow waters, you get a phenomenon called lake-effect snows. The result is a thick blanket of white that can start as early as October and last into April (Buffalo and the eastern end get particularly walloped). Once the lake freezes over the snows slow but the piles don't melt, since temperatures from December to February are well below freezing. The summer months of June to August are peak season for Lake Erie vacation rentals, thanks to highs in the 80s when 70-degree waters make for perfect recreation.

Natural features

A watery wonderland of fish, falls, and fruit

The fourth largest of the Great Lakes, Lake Erie is 210 feet at its deepest, but relatively shallow by its shores, with plenty of sandy beaches and plentiful species of freshwater fish. The northern shore is one of Canada's richest fruit and vegetable production areas, while the southern shores see vineyards of concord grapes. There are 31 islands, mostly in the western end, including Pelee Island, which is home to unique plants, monarch butterflies, and two species of endangered snakes. Emptying into the roaring Niagara River, the lake waters ultimately tumble over Niagara Falls in a jaw-dropping spray of mist.

How many vacation rentals are available around Lake Erie?

Our 2020 property listings offer a large selection of 1,550 vacation rentals around Lake Erie. From 170 cottage rentals to 661 house rentals, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Lake Erie?

There are many lovely places to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Lake Erie. From Vrbo travelers, the top most popular destinations to visit are:

  • United States: 49 vacation rentals
  • Michigan: 10,800 vacation rentals
  • Ellicottville: 205 vacation rentals
  • Port Clinton: 439 vacation rentals
  • Sandusky: 382 vacation rentals

And Vrbo offers you the chance to discover many other popular destinations in Lake Erie! Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in Lake Erie?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the cities with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Lake Erie:

  • Ellicottville: 205 rentals
  • Port Clinton: 439 rentals
  • Sandusky: 382 rentals
  • Put-in-Bay: 289 rentals
  • Detroit: 567 rentals

For other cities, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

Can I find easy-access vacation rentals when traveling by plane to Lake Erie?

Yes of course. Our owners offer a large selection of vacation rentals near airports. The airports with a large selection of vacation rentals in Lake Erie are:

  • Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport (DTW): 308 vacation rentals
  • Oakland County International Airport (PTK): 294 vacation rentals
  • Cleveland Hopkins International Airport (CLE): 275 vacation rentals

For other airports, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

Near which points of interest can I spend my holidays in Lake Erie?

Vrbo offers a large selection of rentals near lovely places in Lake Erie. From Vrbo travelers, the top most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Lexington: 95 rentals
  • Cedar Point: 262 rentals
  • Presque Isle State Park: 74 rentals
  • Lake Erie Islands Historical Society: 495 rentals
  • Maumee: 127 rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Lake Erie listed on Vrbo where you can find your place to stay. Just write your wanted destination in our search bar and have a look at our selection.

Explore destinations around Lake Erie

Ellicottville
205 vacation rentals
Port Clinton
439 vacation rentals
Sandusky
382 vacation rentals
Put-in-Bay
289 vacation rentals
Detroit
567 vacation rentals
Geneva
126 vacation rentals
Huron
200 vacation rentals
Cleveland
286 vacation rentals
Royal Oak
186 vacation rentals
Bemus Point
153 vacation rentals
Oak Harbor
44 vacation rentals
Lexington
95 vacation rentals
Clymer
72 vacation rentals
Niagara Falls
558 vacation rentals
Niagara Falls
99 vacation rentals
Erie
265 vacation rentals
Vermilion Township
123 vacation rentals
Ann Arbor
201 vacation rentals
Akron
75 vacation rentals
DuBois
32 vacation rentals