Discover a selection of 1,000 vacation rentals in Lake Leelanau 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 air conditioning and kitchens. Prices start at $173 per night, and houses and cabins are popular options for a stay in Lake Leelanau. Either way, you'll find a rental for everyone's needs.
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Destination guide

The easygoing life in Lake Leelanau

Everything's easy on the eye around Lake Leelanau. Soft hills rise and fall like natural sculptures on the horizon. The water laps softly against the pebble-padded shores. Bay trees cluster along the grassy banks. It's the sort of pastoral paradise you've been dreaming of, and Lake Leelanau vacation rentals offer a pad in the middle of it all. And that's not even mentioning the hearty Midwestern welcome you're bound to get, whether in the local pint-sloshing cider orchards or the in the rustic Michigan vineyards.

Things to do

Lake Leelanau means beaches and ciders and wines

Why not slosh the ciders and wines of the Midwest with trips out to the 45 North Vineyard and the family-owned Tandem Ciders farm? Or, stroll just 10 meters from the doorstep of any waterfront Lake Leelanau vacation rentals to swim in the refreshing shore waters – spots like Schneider Beach or Van's Beach are some of the best. Then you can hit the iconic Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. That's overlooked by the handsome South Manitou Island Lighthouse, and boasts Glen Haven, a picture of rural Midwestern life, as well as the panoramic lookouts of the Pierce Stocking Scenic Drive.

Activities

Loving the outdoors in Lake Leelanau

Up here in the far-flung northern reaches of Michigan State, the lifestyle's laid-back and easy. Summertime pulls in the visitors, which is when Lake Leelanau becomes a place of bobbing pontoon boats and drifting kayaks. Fishing expeditions can be organized all around the banks, while simply walking the wooded trails is enough exertion for others. And to take the relaxation to even taller heights, you can opt for yoga sessions with local practitioners, or just spend your whole trip lazing on the sandy beaches that abound.

Weather

Loving the warmth of Lake Leelanau

With ice sheets freezing atop Lake Leelanau throughout the shivering Midwestern winter, it should hardly come as a surprise that summer is the top season in these parts. Search to book your Lake Leelanau vacation rentals between the months of June and September to be in with the best weather, when temperatures linger between the 60s and 70s. That's also when you'll catch the popular harvest season carrying on in the local vineyards and apple orchards – the perfect time to sample those Midwestern tipples.

Natural features

Lake Leelanau has its own peninsula

Lake Leelanau wiggles its way through the heart of the Leelanau Peninsula, which can be found jutting out of the extreme north-western edge of Michigan State. Lake Michigan proper is always just a stone's throw from here, whether it comes with the sand beaches of West Arm Grand Traverse Bay or the dramatic banks in the west, where the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore makes its home. The latter is a must, to glimpse soaring sand mountains, or to cruise around the bends of the Pierce Stocking Scenic Drive, stopping at lookouts to admire breathtaking sunsets.

How to get there

Transportation to and around Lake Leelanau

Fly into Traverse City, MI (TVC-Cherry Capital), the closest airport, located 18.2 mi (29.2 km) from the city center.

How many vacation rentals are available around Lake Leelanau?

Our 2020 property listings offer a large selection of 998 vacation rentals around Lake Leelanau. From 459 house rentals to 228 cabin rentals, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends.

Can I rent a lakefront property in Lake Leelanau?

Watch the water gently ripple and keep your eyes peeled for local wildlife. Lakes are among the most extraordinary and calming places to retreat to. If this sounds like heaven to you, you're in luck. Vrbo has 371 rentals near lakes available. Open to other ideas? Vrbo has heaps of other property options to check out, including:

  • 302 lake-view vacation rentals.
  • 262 beachfront vacation rentals.
  • 242 water-view vacation rentals.

Can I rent a house in Lake Leelanau?

Our house vacation rentals are real accommodations for real travelers. Providing plenty of space to spread out, they're perfect if you want to experience life like a local. There are 447 houses currently on Vrbo. Prices start at $103 a night. If that doesn't fit with your group's style, we've got a number of different property types to choose from, such as:

  • Cottage: 200 vacation homes. Prices start from $82 per night.
  • Condo: 173 vacation homes. Prices start from $60 per night.
  • Apartment: 42 vacation homes. Prices start from $136 per night.

Can I stay in Lake Leelanau in a large group?

Vacations with family can be tons of fun, especially when you're staying under the one roof in a fantastic new place! If you're traveling with a big group, Vrbo can help out. At the moment, house vacation homes are the latest thing for big groups of visitors here, and we have 76 available on our database. Rental properties around the area that are perfect for large groups include:

  • On the hunt for vacation homes that can sleep 6 of you? We have 456 that will be ideal. The prices start from $60 per night.
  • Looking for a vacation rental for 8 guests? We have 364 that will serve you well. You can book one for as little as $60 a night.
  • Trying to find vacation rentals to suit 10 people? You'll be glad to hear we have 240 that will fit the bill. You can bag one for as little as $214 a night.

So don't fear! When you book with us you can bring along your uncle, your cousins and all your mates to Lake Leelanau.

Where are the cheapest rentals in Lake Leelanau?

There are friends, there is family and then there are friends that become family. Write a new chapter with those you hold dearest and book a value-packed vacation with Vrbo. You'll uncover lots of deals to brag about in Holiday Hills. The average price in this popular area is $197 a night, and you'll have as many as 36 rentals to pick from.

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