Discover a selection of 497 vacation rentals in Bellaire, MI 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 $193 per night, and houses and cabins are popular options for a stay in Bellaire. Either way, you'll find a rental for everyone's needs.
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Destination guide

Fish, swim, and enjoy Bellaire’s beautiful outdoor setting

Connecting over 75 miles of waterway, Bellaire’s main draw is, of course, the abundant lakes, rivers, and streams that provide a tranquil retreat for boaters, fishermen, and swimmers alike. It’s a nature lover’s paradise with many hiking, biking, and backpacking trails. As Jack Frost kisses the slopes, swimming and lounging on the beach give way to ice fishing and skiing, while shoppers rush home with treasures found in the unique shops around town. Whether you choose a waterfront property or a ski-in/ski-out Bellaire vacation rental, you’ll get a delightful taste of the coveted seclusion that small-town living provides.

Things to do

Bellaire inside and out

It’s easy to choose an outdoor activity in Bellaire’s steep valleys and glacier-carved hills. Torch Lake and Elk Lake are considered among the most beautiful bodies of water in the world, and are on the bucket lists of many adventurers, but this charming village is also home to Avalanche Bay, Michigan’s largest indoor waterpark. Propel yourself down one of the thrilling, enormous slides, or chill out in one of the hot tubs while the kids amuse themselves in the children’s area. You’ll find most vacation rentals in Bellaire on lakefront property and near the waterpark.

Activities

Communing with nature in Bellaire

After scoring a Bellaire vacation rental, exploring the great outdoors is essential. Hone your birdwatching skills on the trails along The Grass River Natural Area, channel your inner child on a bicycle excursion along the Glacial Hills Pathway, or kayak the Chain O’ Lakes. You can reel in a fish or two from Torch Lake or opt for beachcombing instead and invent a fish story for your friends back home. It’s okay; the fish won’t tell. Drift into winter on snowmobile trails, and indulge your thrill-seeking side on the ski slopes of Shanty Creek.

Weather

Seasonal weather averages in Bellaire

Travelers enjoy Bellaire for its skiing. To make the most of the cold weather activities, you might consider visiting in January, December, November or February, when snowfall averages 23 inches and temperatures average 26°F.

Natural features

Bellaire’s flora and fauna

Bellaire’s central location on the Chain O’ Lakes means there are plenty of sandy beaches where you can swim or fish for Lake Trout, Northern Rock Bass, and Walleye. The Grass River Natural Area spans almost 1500 acres and offers wetlands perfect for birdwatching. Seven miles of hiking trails and boardwalk wind through a cedar swamp, sedge meadow, and upland forest where you might encounter indigenous wildlife like beaver and whitetail deer. In the Fall, take a scenic chairlift on Boyne Mountain when the hardwood forest’s trees are changing color. It’s a spectacular must-see show.

How to get there

Transportation options to and around Bellaire

The nearest airport is in Cherry Capital Airport (TVC), located 24.5 mi (39.4 km) from the city center.

What are the top vacation rentals in or near Bellaire?

The heart wants what the heart wants, and right now it's longing for a vacation. It's time to pack your suitcase and retreat to one of these top vacation rentals in or near Bellaire:

  • Around 25 miles from the center of Bellaire, you'll want to keep coming back to "Cute Cabin In A Beautiful Wooded Setting". It has 1 bedroom and handy features including nearby hunting activities and a fireplace.
  • Alternatively, make yourself comfortable at "Peaceful Cabin In Quiet Wooded Setting". Around 25 miles from the heart of Bellaire, it has 1 bedroom and comes with winery tours and nearby museums.

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

What are the best tiny house vacation rentals in or near Bellaire?

Punching above its weight when it comes to charm and ingenuity, a tiny house vacation rental in Bellaire promises big adventure. Unplug all your devices and switch your focus to Mother Nature at one of these fun-sized stays:

  • Get away from it all and get back to basics at "Perfect For Two A Little Hideaway In The Woods. Tiny House". This retreat in Sawyer packs plenty of conveniences into its cozy space, such as nearby hunting activities and a DVD player.
  • "Gorgeous, Vintage, Crystal Mt Tiny Home" in Benzie County is another popular pick. Towels and shopping will make your stay here extra comfortable.

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

Often set in secluded natural locations, log cabins offer a lovely retreat from the fast pace of life. If you're ready to switch off for a while, check out these log cabins to rent in Bellaire:

  • Located in Bellaire, "Private Log Cabin Near Shanty Creek Resorts" will put you close to some of the fun outdoor activities this area has on offer. Mountain biking and fishing are a couple of them.
  • Interested in a Bellaire log cabin with access to exciting activities like mountain biking and golf? Your search is over! Book a few nights at "Lake Bellaire Log Cabin".

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

Clock out on Friday afternoon and then forget all your worries. If you're after some relaxation and fun, these retreats in and around Bellaire promise an unforgettable weekend getaway:

  • Located 25 miles to the southwest of central Bellaire, "Cozy Cabin In A Quiet Wooded Setting" is popular among adventurous types and nature lovers. Make sure you visit nearby outdoor attractions, including Traverse City State Park and Manitou Passage Golf Club. If you're up for more, try snowboarding or golf.
  • "Cute Cottage - - Walk To Town And Restaurants. Close To Bike Trail" is another dream escape to consider. Around 19 miles northeast of Bellaire, use it as a base to try some horse riding or fishing. Louis M. Groen Nature Preserve and North Point Nature Preserve should also be on your must-do list while you're here.

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

Enjoy a taste of the culture and lifestyle of Bellaire from the privacy and comfort of your own studio apartment. Whether you're hoping to chill on your own or have some fun with pals, you'll find the perfect studio apartment for rent in and around Bellaire:

  • Explore the world around you from "Cute Cabin In A Beautiful Wooded Setting". This vacation rental is a superb base for discovering the sights and offers amenities including nearby hunting activities and cable/satellite TV services.
  • "Peaceful Cabin In Quiet Wooded Setting" is another great choice. Make yourself at home and take advantage of nearby museums, an oven and more.

With the cash you save on your studio apartment, you can afford to see more of Bellaire. Cultural attractions like Kresge Auditorium and Old Town Playhouse will help you better understand the character of this destination.

Can I find short term rentals in or near Bellaire?

Whether you're looking for a cottage for two or a house that'll fit the entire family, there's no shortage of short-term rentals in and around Bellaire. These retreats make the perfect base for a whirlwind visit:

  • For a memorable few nights away, it's hard to beat "Large Family Home, Perfect For Entertaining". It's close to the center of Bellaire, along with lots of things to put on your itinerary.
  • Another terrific option is "Great Quiet Location - Newly Updated". Round up your crew and enjoy a comfortable stay close to the heart of Bellaire.

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

Forget roses and chocolates. Sometimes all you need is to get away for the weekend, just you and your honey. At Vrbo, we've got romantic getaways in and around Bellaire that would make even old Cupid green with envy. Here are a few that'll sweep you off your feet:

  • Sneak away on Friday afternoon for a couple of passion-filled nights at "Cute Cabin In A Beautiful Wooded Setting". Approximately 25 miles from Bellaire, this property comes with plenty of nice touches, like beauty services and a nearby bay.
  • Otherwise, spend a few days drinking wine and canoodling at "Peaceful Cabin In Quiet Wooded Setting", around 25 miles from Bellaire. Winery tours and a fireplace will help ramp up the romance.

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

Big groups mean massive fun. They also mean finding a place that'll comfortably fit your entire crew. Check out our large group vacation rentals in or around Bellaire and get your loved ones together under one roof:

  • Providing comfort, space and privacy, you'll get your guests' nod of approval at "Large Family Home, Perfect For Entertaining". Up to 20 people can be accommodated at this property which has 5 bedrooms, a kitchen and a garden. This top pick is around 1 mile to the northwest of Bellaire.
  • "Michaywe Log Home, Perfect For Large Groups" is another terrific option. It's around 30 miles to the east of Bellaire, has 7 bedrooms and welcomes up to 20 guests. Ski-in/ski-out facilities and a swimming pool are just a couple of things designed to make your visit more comfortable.

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

A pool is often an all-important amenity when deciding where to spend your vacation, particularly if you're traveling with kids who are full of beans. Check out these houses with a pool in or near Bellaire and spend your days splashing about:

  • Pack your swim gear and take your gang to "Cute Downtown Boyne City House. 5 Min Walk To Downtown Area And Beaches". There are also lots of other convenient amenities here, including a travel crib and a separate dining area.
  • Spend lazy days splashing around or finding some peaceful moments beside the water at "On West Grand Traverse Bay - Private Carriage House". This vacation home is another favorite and comes with a living room, on-site watersports and more.

Wondering what the weather's like in Bellaire? It has a humid continental climate, with average summertime temperatures ranging from 55 ºF to 70 ºF. If you're seeking a little more inspiration on places to stay in this amazing destination, use the search bar at the top of the page and adjust the filters to browse through our entire range of Bellaire vacation rentals.

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

Whether you're getting away with the kids or you're taking your great uncle and cousins along, family vacations equal fun. These large rentals in and around Bellaire have room for everybody — along with everything you need to keep them all happy:

  • Make your visit one to remember at "Large Family Home, Perfect For Entertaining". This pad has 5 bedrooms, caters to 20 guests and features a range of amenities, including a separate dining area and cable/satellite TV services. It's around 1 mile northwest of Bellaire.
  • "Michaywe Log Home, Perfect For Large Groups" is another vacation rental the whole gang will love. You'll be able to invite as many as 20 friends and family to this retreat which comes with 7 bedrooms, a kitchen, a balcony and more. It's around 30 miles to the east of central Bellaire.

If you're looking for family-friendly attractions nearby, Adventure Island Family Fun Park promises a great day out for young and old.