Discover a selection of more than 10,000 vacation rentals in Michigan, US 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 private pools. Prices start at $112 per night, and cabins and houses are popular options for a stay in Michigan. Either way, you'll find a rental for everyone's needs.
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Enjoy Michigan from vacation home rentals

Michigan might be more than 800 miles from the sea, but that doesn't stop it having more beaches than the whole Eastern Seaboard put together. Impressive, right? Come in summer and you've got miles of pristine lakefront from which to launch kayaks or yachts from, so why not spend some sunny afternoons on the water? First-timers staying in a Michigan vacation rental should opt for at least a couple of days revving it up in Detroit. Motor Town has seen its fair share of history, from the soulful sounds of Motown Records to its close ties with the auto industry.

Things to do

Sightseeing near Michigan vacation homes

For attractions, you don't need to look any further than Motor City. Detroit's architecture doesn't get mentioned often, but Albert Kahn's 1928 Fisher Building rivals any from New York City. This soaring Art Deco masterpiece, made from granite and marble, needs to be seen to be believed. When you stay in a Michigan vacation rental in Detroit, don't miss the Motown Historical Museum, which occupies the former modest home of Berry Gordy, the man who launched Motown Records. Another notable Michigan gem is the Henry Ford Museum where, amongst other exhibits, you can see the limo John F Kennedy was killed in.


Things to do near Michigan vacation rentals

Michigan's wild topography of lakes and forests provides countless epic activities. You can hop on ferries to explore the forest-covered islands that dot the Great Lakes, get your adrenaline kicks along the 1,300 miles of mountain biking trails, or dive into the lakes with masks and flippers to see historic shipwrecks. Sunny summer days can be spent swinging your clubs on one of the 650 golf courses, while cold winter days in the Upper Peninsula can be used to race across the snowy trails on dog sleds or snowmobiles. If that doesn't get your hearting pumping, we don't know what will.


Michigan is open year-round

Summer marks the peak season in Michigan, with families flocking to the lake beaches to cool off and escape the bustle of the big cities. It's true the breeze from the lakes mean the climate can be glorious around this time, but you'll need to book up your Michigan vacation rental early. If you can, try to visit in the shoulder seasons, when the crowds become a lot more manageable, the skies clear and bright and the rentals have dropped their high season price tags. Michigan isn't short on things to do when the winter snows kick in and shouldn't be discounted.

Natural features

Michigan is "The Great Lakes State"

The Great Lakes State hasn't got its nickname for nothing. It's surrounded by Lake Michigan, Heron and Superior, the largest in North America. These waterways, along with the enormous woodlands in Michigan, provide a ton of wildlife spotting opportunities. When you walk along the trails, you'll likely spot meandering moose and shy deer darting off behind the trees. If you join one of the guided safaris, you could be spotting ambling black bears or bald eagles circling overhead. Just remember to pack your binoculars.

How to get there

Transportation to and around Michigan

Fly into Cherry Capital Airport (TVC), the closest airport, located 29.2 mi (47 km) from the city center. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you might consider flying into Manistee, MI (MBL-Manistee County-Blacker), which is 32.4 mi (52.2 km) away.

If you're traveling by train, Grand Rapids Station, Holland Station and East Lansing Station are the main stations in the city. It's easy to get around Michigan by jumping on the metro at Grand Boulevard Station, Baltimore Street Station or Amsterdam Street Station.

What are the best tiny house vacation rentals in Michigan?

You need only set foot inside one of Vrbo's tiny house vacation rentals in Michigan to figure out that great things really do come in small packages. Cleverly designed to maximize every inch of space, these pocket-sized digs deliver a big vacation experience:

  • Look forward to a simpler way of living at "Gorgeous, Vintage, Crystal Mt Tiny Home". Amenities at this hideaway in Benzie County include a TV, off-street parking options and more.
  • "Tiny House Living" in East Jordan is another great choice. Coffee and tea making facilities and a kitchen will help make your time here more comfortable.

Can I find log cabins to rent in Michigan?

There's no shortage of log cabins in Michigan. Whether you're on the lookout for a back-to-basics cabin or something more stylish, these retreats are designed to get you close to nature. Here are two top options to consider:

  • Located in Heiligenhafen, "Relaxing Lakefront Log Cabin With Amazing Views" perfectly blends comfort and outdoor fun. Make the most of the amenities here, such as an oven and a fireplace.
  • After a full day of exploring, chill out at "Secluded Log Cabin In Manistee Nat'l Forest With Access To Lake Michigan Viewing". This cozy escape in Manistee has a firepit and a porch.

What are the top-rated vacation rentals for weekend getaways in Michigan?

After a busy week at work, a quick break brimming with adventure will be exactly what you need to reinvigorate your spirit. Check out these awesome weekend getaways in Michigan where you can pack plenty into your stay:

  • Discover adventure and relaxation at the same time at "Cozy Cabin In A Quiet Wooded Setting". This retreat in Leelanau County is a terrific base for visiting attractions such as Spider Lake and Sand Lakes Quiet Area. If you want to do something that'll get the blood pumping, spend your time cycling or sailing.
  • You'll be able to cram a whole lot into your weekend getaway at "Cute Cabin In A Beautiful Wooded Setting". This retreat is located in Northern Lower Peninsula and is within reach of awesome sights like Sand Lakes Quiet Area and Platte Lake. Sailing and sledding are some fun experiences that are also on your doorstep.

Can I find studio apartments for rent in Michigan?

You'll find plenty of studio apartments in Michigan. Obviously they're no mansion, but they sure pack a punch when it comes to location, character and convenience. Here are two highly rated options.

  • "Peaceful Cabin In Quiet Wooded Setting" in Great Lakes puts you near some of the area's sought-after cultural attractions, including Twisted Fish Gallery and Old Town Playhouse. A fridge and games are a couple of the amenities you'll have access to here.
  • "Cozy Cabin In A Quiet Wooded Setting" in Leelanau County is another terrific option that comes with a stovetop and a microwave oven. The Dennos Museum Center and Old Town Playhouse should be on your must-do list in this area.

Can I find short term rentals in Michigan?

Swap the lackluster hotel experience for the space and privacy of your own digs. Even if you only have a few days of vacation time, you'll find short-term rentals in Michigan that come with all the conveniences of home. See what you think of these:

  • "Cozy Cabin In A Quiet Wooded Setting" in Northwest Michigan is calling your name. Spend your trip doing nothing but chilling here or get active and explore. Front Street and Clinch Park Beach are just the start of things to see and do nearby.
  • Come for the homely vibe of "Cute Cabin In A Beautiful Wooded Setting", stay for the riveting sights scattered around it. This getaway in Northern Lower Peninsula puts you close to Clinch Park Beach, Clinch Park and other hot spots.

What are the best romantic weekend getaways in Michigan?

Whether you've been together for a couple of months, a decade or an eternity, nothing beats a romantic weekend getaway to keep passions burning. If you're after a dreamy place to spend a couple of days with your boo, you'll fall hard for these escapes:

  • Catch up on quality time and cuddles at "Couples Retreat On The River" in Branch. A fireplace and air conditioning are among the thoughtful touches on offer here.
  • Alternatively, spend your weekend canoodling at "Peaceful Cabin In Quiet Wooded Setting". Beauty services and winery tours add to the ambiance of this property in Great Lakes.

What are the best large group vacation rentals in Michigan?

If you're planning a memorable trip away, don't go by yourself; take the whole crew. You'll have more fun sharing the experience with the ones you love. These vacation rentals in Michigan are ideal for large groups:

  • "Large Family Home, Perfect For Entertaining": With 5 bedrooms, this large vacation rental in Bellaire has enough room for you and the whole gang. Amenities like a kitchen and a garden are on hand to make things nice and comfy.
  • "Michaywe Log Home, Perfect For Large Groups": Located in Michaywe, this sizable stay has 7 bedrooms and is another popular pick for a large family vacation. There's a whole lot to keep guests both entertained and comfortable, including a kitchen and a garden.

Are there large vacation rentals that sleep 30 or more in Michigan?

If you're hosting a huge family get-together or a special event like a wedding in Michigan, you won't have to worry about leaving anyone off your invitation list. Vrbo has a range of large vacation rentals that'll fit all the people you love. Here are a couple of great examples:

  • "16 Bedroom / 18 Bathroom Private Home": This property in Traverse City has 16 bedrooms and can comfortably sleep up to 64 people. As well as lots of space, it comes with a kitchen and a fireplace.
  • "Camp Tosebo Is The Perfect Family Getaway": Good times are guaranteed at this large vacation rental in Manistee. It has 15 bedrooms and sleeps up to 43 guests. Quality amenities here include a firepit and a kitchen.

What are the best houses for rent with a pool in Michigan?

Get ready to take your pick and jump right in. Here are a couple of popular house rentals in Michigan where life is cooler by the pool:

  • Spend your break at "Cute Downtown Boyne City House. 5 Min Walk To Downtown Area And Beaches", where the first thing on your itinerary should be chilling by the pool. This retreat is located in Boyne City and features a host of family-friendly amenities, including daily housekeeping services and a TV.
  • Read a book beside the water while the kids splash around at "On West Grand Traverse Bay - Private Carriage House". This option in Northern Lower Peninsula comes with a range of features to keep the family comfortable and happy, such as nearby birdwatching activities and on-site watersports.

What are the best large family vacation rentals in Michigan?

Perhaps you're organizing a trip to celebrate a special milestone, or reuniting with relatives you haven't seen in far too long. Whatever the reason, you'll likely want a lot of space. One of our large family vacation rentals in Michigan could be just the thing:

  • Located in Bellaire, "Large Family Home, Perfect For Entertaining" has 5 bedrooms and sleeps up to 20 people. A few of the conveniences here include a smart TV and coffee and tea making facilities.
  • Another top option, "Michaywe Log Home, Perfect For Large Groups" in Michaywe comes with 7 bedrooms and accommodates up to 20 guests. Free toiletries and a DVD player will help keep all the gang happy and comfortable.

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