Discover a selection of 1,500 vacation rentals in Lake Leelanau, 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 air conditioning and WiFi. Prices start at $214 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

Explore the natural setting in Lake Leelanau

The parks and other outdoor surroundings create an inviting atmosphere in Lake Leelanau. There's no shortage of things to see and do in the area.A vacation rental can help make your stay complete—many rentals come with a full kitchen and laundry facilities.

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

Traveling to and around Lake Leelanau

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

What are the top vacation rentals in or near Lake Leelanau?

Whether you're in search of an intimate retreat for you and your honey or a sprawling house to fit family and friends, you'll find some top vacation rentals in and around Lake Leelanau. Here are a couple to get you thinking:

  • Take advantage of handy extras like a free nearby fitness center and coffee and tea making facilities at "Cute Cabin In A Beautiful Wooded Setting". Situated around 11 miles from Lake Leelanau, this quality property has 1 bedroom and is a hit with guests.
  • Alternatively, unpack your bags at "Cozy Cabin In A Quiet Wooded Setting". Located around 11 miles from the heart of Lake Leelanau, it has 1 bedroom and comes with a fridge and golf.

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

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

For a completely different experience, book a tiny house rental in Lake Leelanau. Be warned though — after you've experienced what it's like in a tiny house, the temptation to move into one of thes miniature digs will be tough to resist!

  • Leave it all behind and escape to "Perfect For Two A Little Hideaway In The Woods. Tiny House". This property in Sawyer packs plenty of comforts into its cozy space, such as a wood stove and cookware, dishware and utensils.
  • "Gorgeous, Vintage, Crystal Mt Tiny Home" comes with plenty of conveniences, such as a smart TV and coffee and tea making facilities. Located in Benzie County, you'll be able to live big in this small yet comfy abode.

Can I find log cabins to rent in or near Lake Leelanau?

Whether you want to spend your trip chasing outdoor adventure or relaxing with your crew, we've got attractive log cabins where you can do both. Pack your suitcase and check out these favorites in and around Lake Leelanau:

  • "Private Log Cabin Near Shanty Creek Resorts": This superb cabin is the perfect base if you love playing in nature. Sailing and hiking and biking are a couple of activities you can do in the area when you're not unwinding in your cozy cabin.
  • "Log Cabin In The Woods": After a huge day of trying out some popular local pastimes, such as mountain biking and sailing, recharge your batteries at this unique getaway.

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

If you need to get away from it all for a night or two, we've got plenty of fabulous weekend getaways in and near Lake Leelanau. Recharge your batteries at one of these top options:

  • If spending time in nature is a must for you, book a day or two at "Peaceful Cabin In Quiet Wooded Setting". Around 11 miles south of Lake Leelanau, it's close to Clinch Park and Crystal Mountain. Amenities at this escape include a nearby bay and a nearby marina.
  • Also consider "Large Family Home, Perfect For Entertaining", which you'll find around 25 miles east of Lake Leelanau. After a day exploring nearby attractions such as Dunmaglas Golf Club and Grass River Natural Area, relax in your rental and make the most of a barbecue grill, cable/satellite TV services and more.

Can I find studio apartments for rent in and around Lake Leelanau?

Studio apartments set a high bar when it comes to convenience, character and location. Take a look at these studio apartments for rent in or near Lake Leelanau and experience a slice of the buzzing local vibe:

  • Explore the world around you from "Cute Cabin In A Beautiful Wooded Setting". This property is a superb base for sightseeing and features amenities including outdoor furniture and a boat.
  • Alternatively, get into vacation mode at "Cozy Cabin In A Quiet Wooded Setting", which comes with conveniences such as a boat and a smart TV.

With the cash you save on your studio apartment, you'll be able to see more of Lake Leelanau. Cultural sights like Kresge Auditorium and Old Town Playhouse will help you get a feel for the personality of this destination.

Can I find short term rentals in or near Lake Leelanau?

Whether you're looking for a cabin just for you or a condo big enough for the whole family, there's no shortage of short-term rentals in and around Lake Leelanau. These properties make the perfect base for a flying visit:

  • If you can only spare a night or two, "Large Family Home, Perfect For Entertaining" has you covered. It's close to central Lake Leelanau, so you'll have easy access to all the best attractions.
  • "Great Quiet Location - Newly Updated" is also well located. Bunk down here and discover why many guests rate this property highly.

What are the best romantic weekend getaways in or near Lake Leelanau?

Whether spent in a cabin, an apartment or a lodge, a romantic weekend getaway is an excellent way to add some zing to your relationship. Whisk your partner off for a couple of days at one of these sought-after escapes in or near Lake Leelanau:

  • Slip away on Friday for a couple of passion-filled evenings at "Cute Cabin In A Beautiful Wooded Setting". Located roughly 11 miles from Lake Leelanau, this place comes with lots of nice touches, like winery tours and a nearby bay.
  • "Cozy Cabin In A Quiet Wooded Setting" is another wonderful option guaranteed to woo you. It's approximately 11 miles from Lake Leelanau and comes with a fireplace and winery tours.

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

Having access to a pool is always a plus when you're vacationing, especially if you're taking the kids. Splash the days away at one of these houses with a pool in or near Lake Leelanau:

  • Pack your favorite swimsuit and stay at "On West Grand Traverse Bay - Private Carriage House". Other amenities here include childrens activities and cable/satellite TV services.
  • "Cozy House On High Lake, Near Tc" is another great option. After you've enjoyed a refreshing dip with the fam, make the most of other conveniences like books and a microwave oven.

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

Whether you're escaping with the kiddos or you're taking your cousins, parents and great aunt along, family vacations mean fun. These large rentals in and around Lake Leelanau have room for everybody — along with everything you need to keep them all happy:

  • Approximately 25 miles to the east of Lake Leelanau, "Large Family Home, Perfect For Entertaining" has 5 bedrooms and can fit up to 20 guests. Some amenities here include a separate dining area and a pool table.
  • "Torch Lake Cabin In The Woods", around 25 miles to the east of central Lake Leelanau, is also perfect for family vacations. As many as 8 of your loved ones can fit into this sought-after property which offers 3 bedrooms, a barbecue grill, on-site watersports and more.

As tempting as it may be, don't spend your entire time relaxing indoors. Head out and explore the area's family-friendly attractions, starting with Adventure Island Family Fun Park.

Can I find family cabin rentals in or near Lake Leelanau?

Escape the daily grind and treat your loved ones to a different sort of vacation. Stay in one of these family cabin rentals in or near Lake Leelanau and get the camping experience — but with all the creature comforts you're used to!

  • "Cute Cabin In A Beautiful Wooded Setting" - Enjoy fun and laughs with your crew at this getaway, which is around 11 miles south of the center of Lake Leelanau. A video library and a DVD player are among its family-friendly amenities.
  • "Cozy Cabin In A Quiet Wooded Setting" - This cabin is also perfect for a family getaway and is around 11 miles south of Lake Leelanau. Offering a video library, a living room and more, it'll get your group's tick of approval.

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