Where to stay around Lake Michigan, US?

Our 2018 property listings offer a large selection of 10,299 vacation rentals near Lake Michigan. From 4,674 houses to 1,940 cottages, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Lake Michigan for a holiday or a weekend are on VRBO.

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

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

  • Chicago: 1,026 vacation rentals
  • Michigan: 9,409 vacation rentals
  • Wisconsin: 4,547 vacation rentals
  • Traverse City: 1,271 vacation rentals
  • Ohio: 1,866 vacation rentals

And VRBO offers you the chance to discover many other popular destinations in Lake Michigan! 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 Michigan?

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 Michigan:

  • Chicago: 1,026 rentals
  • Traverse City: 1,271 rentals
  • South Haven: 857 rentals
  • Saugatuck: 656 rentals
  • Milwaukee: 161 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 Michigan?

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 Michigan are:

  • Chicago Ohare International Airport (ORD): 1,008 vacation rentals
  • Chicago Midway International Airport (MDW): 1,022 vacation rentals
  • Holland, MI (HLM-Park Township): 894 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 Michigan?

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

  • Boyne Mountain: 947 rentals
  • Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore: 334 rentals
  • Chicago Water Tower: 1,009 rentals
  • Boyne Highlands Ski Area: 754 rentals
  • Sleeping Bear Dunes: 1,071 rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Lake Michigan 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.

Delight in the lakeside landscape of Lake Michigan

The lake and riverfront provide a pleasant backdrop to your vacation home in Lake Michigan. This welcoming city allures visitors with its skyscrapers and boating. For a bit of culture, visit Milwaukee Art Museum, Charles Allis Art Museum or Discovery World. If you're looking for accommodations with space to entertain friends and family, HomeAway has plenty of options to choose from. Many rental homes offer full kitchens and laundry facilities, perfect for big groups.

Sightseeing in and around Lake Michigan

Are you hoping to find top things to see and do in the area? Venture out of your vacation home and check out everything that makes Lake Michigan a fun place to get away. Here are some of the top attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Hemlock Golf Club (16.8 mi / 27 km)
  • West Michigan Fairgrounds (17.7 mi / 28.4 km)
  • Amber Elk Ranch (21.1 mi / 33.9 km)
  • Jomagrha Vineyards and Winery (23.4 mi / 37.6 km)
  • Orchard Beach State Park (25.5 mi / 41 km)
  • Golden Sands Golf Course (28.8 mi / 46.3 km)

Exploring the natural landscape of Lake Michigan

Lake Michigan is famous for its panoramic lake views and breathtaking sunsets. Whether you're an adventurous traveler or just want to appreciate the scenery, Lake Michigan is a great place to get out in nature. Here are a few of the area's most stunning natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Ludington State Park (11.6 mi / 18.7 km)
  • Stearns Park Beach (15.2 mi / 24.5 km)
  • Ludington Waterfront Park (15.8 mi / 25.4 km)
  • Buttersville Park (16.3 mi / 26.3 km)
  • First Street Beach (22.9 mi / 36.9 km)
  • Douglas Park (23.1 mi / 37.2 km)