Discover a selection of 382 vacation rentals in Manistee, 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 WiFi. Prices start at $104 per night, and houses and cabins are popular options for a stay in Manistee. Either way, you'll find a rental for everyone's needs.
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Destination guide

The charming Victorian town of Manistee

Manistee Township sits on the eastern banks of Lake Michigan at the mouth of the Manistee River. At the town's peak, it was the center of the logging industry in Michigan which brought much wealth to the town and can be seen in the sophisticated Victorian architecture. Now, the town is one of the largest producers of salt and a hub for visitors who come for the faded elegance, sandy beaches, outdoor activities on the lake. If you are lucky enough to nab one of the Manistee Township vacation rentals, the national forest nearby is well worth a visit.

Things to do

Watch a show at the opulent Ramsdell Theatre

While it may be tempting to spend lazy days on the nearby beaches, the town also has plenty of attractions to keep you busy. While staying in a Manistee Township vacation rental in the heart of the city, you can explore the historic downtown area onboard the trolley buses whose drivers act as tour guides. The opulent Ramsdell Theatre was built in the early 20th century after the opera house was destroyed in a fire, and is now home to the Manistee Civic Players who produce shows and musicals throughout the year. Both the Manistee County Historical Museum and the Waterworks Museum are well worth visiting.

Activities

Swing your clubs or cast your line

High adventure is not really on the agenda in Manistee. Gentle walks along the beach to see the North Pierhead Lighthouse or paddle boarding across the lake is more its style. The are several fishing outfits in town which can take you on charters across the lake to hook in salmon and trout. While staying in a Manistee Township vacation rental, you can try your luck at the Little River Casino or swing your clubs on the Arcadia Bluffs or the Manistee Golf and Country Club. Want to hear the music of local birds? Guided tours in the Manistee National Forest will take care of that.

Weather

High octane winters in snow-dusted Manistee

Summer brings high season in Manistee County, when legions of sunseekers descend on Lake Michigan. Some Manistee vacation rentals back right onto the beach, which means you can cool off in a matter of minutes. Things don't slow down in the winter, when Manistee receives a dusting of snow. From cross-country skiing and snowmobiling to dog sledding and ice fishing, Manatee is the perfect place to enjoy a Michigan winter. While the Manistee River offers year-round fishing, the fall coho run is considered one of the best in the world.

Natural features

Animal magic in Manistee

The vast Lake Michigan teems with walleye and crawfish, which is caught and finds its way onto many of the local restaurant menus. Bird lovers should head straight for the lake which is inhabited by wading geese and predatory birds like hawks and eagles. Manistee's Lake Bluff Bird Sanctuary is a protected wetland with woodpeckers and wild turkeys, as well as the stopping off point for millions of monarch butterflies on their annual migration to Mexico. In the late 1940s giant Redwood seedlings were planted at the Lake Bluff Center, and the ones that survived now tower over 100 feet high.

How to get there

Transportation to and around Manistee

Fly into Manistee, MI (MBL-Manistee County-Blacker), the closest airport, located 4 mi (6.5 km) from the city center.

What are the top vacation rentals in or near Manistee?

Whether you're looking for an intimate retreat for you and your love or someplace spacious to fit friends and family, you'll find some top vacation rentals in and around Manistee. Here are a couple to get you started:

  • Make the most of amenities including a separate dining area and WiFi at "Beautiful Betsie River Cabin Mins From Crystal Mtn. Rst 5bd+2ba+loft+game Rm+a". Located around 20 miles from Manistee, this property has 5 bedrooms and is a hit with guests.
  • "Gorgeous Lemon Lodge 1/2 Mile To Crystal Mtn" also promises a memorable escape, offering 4 bedrooms, cable/satellite TV services, WiFi and more. It's around 20 miles from Manistee.

For even more great options, use the search bar at the top of the page to find the perfect Manistee vacation rental for you.

Can I find log cabins to rent in or near Manistee?

We've got a great range of log cabins in Manistee. Whether you're searching for a simple log cabin or something more stylish, these properties are designed to bring you close to Mother Nature. Here are two popular options to consider:

  • Located in Manistee, "Secluded Log Cabin In Manistee Nat'l Forest With Access To Lake Michigan Viewing" perfectly combines comfort and outdoor adventure. Make use of the amenities here, including a barbecue grill and off-street parking options.
  • Get in touch with your inner Davy Crockett at "Log Cabin Siding". This log cabin in Manistee will put you right in the outdoors while offering comforts such as a barbecue grill and a nearby casino.

What are the top-rated vacation rentals for weekend getaways in or near Manistee?

Escape the busyness of everyday life at one of our weekend getaways in or near Manistee. Whether you'd like to hang out with buddies or spend quality time with your love, there'll be something to suit your style. These top-rated options are hard to beat:

  • "Cabin - Betsie River Frontage With View Of Crystal Mt" is around 20 miles northeast of Manistee and an ideal place to recharge your batteries. You'll like the useful amenities here, including air conditioning and a TV.
  • "Secluded Log Cabin In Manistee Nat'l Forest With Access To Lake Michigan Viewing" is another top-rated option to consider. It's around 10 miles to the southwest of Manistee and comes with a fridge, coffee and tea making facilities and more.

Can I find studio apartments for rent in and around Manistee?

Studio apartments may be on the smaller side, but they sure do pack a punch when it comes to location and convenience. Make yourself comfortable at one of these terrific studio apartments in or near Manistee:

  • After an exciting day of urban exploration, enjoy total comfort and privacy at "Cheerful Pet Friendly Cottage - Wifi". Towels and a sauna are among the handy amenities you'll find here.
  • "Downtown Waterview Apartment At Edgewater" is another terrific choice, offering all you could want for a fabulous Manistee vacation. Some amenities here include WiFi and an iron and ironing board.

Can I find short term rentals in or near Manistee?

Whether you're chasing a cozy cottage or a house large enough to fit the family, you'll find the ideal place on Vrbo. Squeeze in a quick break at one of these getaways in or near Manistee:

  • Within easy reach of central Manistee, "Secluded Betsie River Cabin With A" lays out the welcome mat for short-term guests. When you're not relaxing in your comfortable digs, get out and discover all the fun stuff around you.
  • Alternatively, book a couple of nights at "Only 5 Minutes To Crystal: Please Read Our Reviews And Don’t Overlook This One". This conveniently located property makes exploring the local sights easy.

What are the best romantic weekend getaways in or near Manistee?

Nothing says "I love you" quite like a romantic weekend rendezvous. If you're longing to spend a couple of relaxing evenings away with your sweetheart, we've got some romantic getaways in and around Manistee that will whisk you off your feet:

  • Sneak away on Friday afternoon for a few passionate nights at "Beautiful Betsie River Cabin Mins From Crystal Mtn. Rst 5bd+2ba+loft+game Rm+a". Around 20 miles from Manistee, this place comes with lots of nice touches, including a fireplace and winery tours.
  • "Gorgeous Lemon Lodge 1/2 Mile To Crystal Mtn" is another wonderful option that'll impress. It's about 20 miles from Manistee and has winery tours and a fireplace.

What are the best large group vacation rentals in or near Manistee?

Share your vacation and multiply the fun. Whether you're organizing an active escape with your besties or an overdue family reunion, there's no shortage of large group vacation rentals in and near Manistee:

  • There's loads of room to move at "Beautiful Betsie River Cabin Mins From Crystal Mtn. Rst 5bd+2ba+loft+game Rm+a". Around 20 miles northeast of Manistee, this expansive retreat has 5 bedrooms that sleep up to 15 guests. Top amenities include a swimming pool and a fireplace.
  • Nothing takes priority over spending precious time with loved ones, and "Gorgeous Lemon Lodge 1/2 Mile To Crystal Mtn" makes it easy to do that. Located around 20 miles to the northeast of Manistee, as many as 13 guests can stay in this vacation rental which has 4 bedrooms. A swimming pool and a water park are among the various amenities here.

What are the best houses for rent with a pool in or near Manistee?

A pool is often a nonnegotiable when deciding where to spend your vacation, especially if you're taking the kids. Check out these houses with a pool in or near Manistee and spend your days splish-splashing around:

  • Pack your swimsuit and book a few days or more at "Newly Renovated House". There are plenty of other convenient amenities here, including a microwave oven and coffee and tea making facilities.
  • "Stunning Lake House - 200' Of Lakefront And Private Beach" is the type of place you go to escape from it all and appreciate your surroundings, starting with its pool. On-site watersports and a nearby coin laundry are also on hand to make your stay as comfortable as possible.

Don't know what to pack for your Manistee getaway? This impressive destination has a humid continental climate. In the summertime, you can expect average temperatures ranging from 60 ºF to 70 ºF. Scroll through our selection of Manistee vacation rentals by using the search bar at the top of the page. Simply adjust the filters to get more ideas about where to stay.

What are the best large family vacation rentals in or near Manistee?

Comfort, privacy and space are all essential to any successful family trip, and Vrbo's range of large family vacation rentals in and around Manistee offer an ideal solution. Have a look at these for starters:

  • Make memories at "Beautiful Betsie River Cabin Mins From Crystal Mtn. Rst 5bd+2ba+loft+game Rm+a". Featuring 5 bedrooms sleeping up to 15 people, this spacious retreat is located 20 miles to the northeast of Manistee. There are loads of amenities to take advantage of here, such as childrens activities and outdoor furniture.
  • "Gorgeous Lemon Lodge 1/2 Mile To Crystal Mtn" is another popular pick with 4 bedrooms accommodating up to 13 guests. Offering a host of creature comforts like a microwave oven and a toaster, you'll find this great escape 20 miles to the northeast of Manistee.

Can I find family cabin rentals in or near Manistee?

Time spent with family is priceless, which is why we'll help you find a space where you can truly connect. Stay in one of these family cabin rentals in or near Manistee and make memories with the people you love:

  • "Beautiful Betsie River Cabin Mins From Crystal Mtn. Rst 5bd+2ba+loft+game Rm+a" - Enjoy fun times with your nearest and dearest at this escape, which is around 20 miles northeast of central Manistee. Outdoor furniture and nearby birdwatching activities are some of its family-friendly amenities.
  • "Cabin - Betsie River Frontage With View Of Crystal Mt" - Rally the troops and spend a few nights or longer at this inviting property, which is around 20 miles to the northeast of Manistee. You'll have access to a separate dining area, a garden and much more.

For more options, use the search bar at the top of the page and adjust the filters to find the Manistee vacation rental that's perfect for your needs.