Discover a selection of 1,500 vacation rentals in Traverse City, 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 kitchens. Prices start at $215 per night, and houses and cabins are popular options for a stay in Traverse City. Either way, you'll find a rental for everyone's needs.
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Destination guide

Find a lakefront accommodation in Traverse City

Located in northwestern Lower Michigan, Traverse City is primarily known as the cherry capital of the world. During the annual National Cherry Festival in July, the city is packed full of visitors numbering up to half a million who enjoy the various attractions including a parade, specialty foods, and musical performances. Traverse City is fun all year long, though, as the whole family can find plenty to do including shopping and hiking. In November, Traverse City is home to Beer Week, in which the local craft breweries work together to showcase their best creations.

 
Things to do

Tourist attractions near Traverse City vacation rentals

Although it's got enough year-round sporting action to keep even the brawniest fan happy, Traverse City is no slouch when it comes to the arts. At the City Opera House, you can catch concerts, musicals, comedy, and other live entertainment in a charming-as-heck Victorian-era building. Or you can check out the Dennos Museum Center, an art museum that's home to more than 2,000 different pieces, including a number of works by Inuit artists. A short drive from your Traverse City vacation rental, The Botanic Garden at Historic Barns Park boasts 25 acres of plant life from the local region and around the world.

Activities

Activities during your stay in Traverse City vacation homes

With plenty of sandy shoreline along Traverse Bay, you'll want to get your toes into some sand. Lakeside activities like boating, fishing, and kayaking are popular during the warmer months, but if your heart's saying you need to just lie in the sand for a while, then live your truth. The city also hosts an annual National Cherry Festival every summer, a week-long celebration of the city's stellar cherry blossom displays that includes food, entertainment, and a parade. Winter visitors will also find plenty of cold-weather activities, too, including ice fishing, snowshoeing, and both cross-country and downhill skiing.

Weather

Local weather for your trip to Traverse City vacation homes

Thanks to its location along a bay of Lake Michigan, Traverse City has a continental climate influenced by the lake's weather patterns. Summers are mild-to-warm, and winters are generally cold with plenty of lake-effect snowfall. Average summer highs peak around 80 degrees in July, while winter temps range from 15 to 30 degrees in January and February. Spring and fall are relatively short and cool, with average highs only climbing above 60 between May and September. Thanks to its wealth of year-round activities, you'll find that prices for Traverse City vacation rentals tend to stay about the same from one season to the next.

Natural features

A ports and all look at scenic Traverse City

The primary port of Grand Traverse Bay (an inlet of the larger Lake Michigan), Traverse City is the largest urban area in the Northern Michigan region. During the summer months, the city's sandy beaches along Grand Traverse Bay are popular destinations for waterfront activities, and the Boardman River and Boardman Lake both lie within the town's borders, too. You can find a number of parks in the area, and Traverse City State Park offers 47 acres of wooded lawns and bayfront shoreline, as well as campsites, playgrounds, and picnic areas.

How to get there

How to get to and around Traverse City

Fly into Traverse City, MI (TVC-Cherry Capital), the closest airport, located 2.8 mi (4.5 km) from the city center.

Family friendly

Family fun near vacation homes in Traverse City

Traverse City has a range of fun and exciting attractions for kids. Family-friendly vacation homes can be found near places like the Great Lakes Children’s Museum, an interactive museum with hands-on activities and exhibits, and Clinch Park Beach, a sandy beach on the bay with picnic areas and recreation areas. Kids will also like F and M Park, a park with a basketball court, train-themed play area, picnic areas, and a skating rink.

Good for couples

Couple's fun in Traverse City vacation rentals

Traverse City has plenty of romantic places to enjoy on your couple’s retreat. Vacation homes are available near vineyards and wineries for wine tastings, peaceful beaches, and picturesque nature reserves, such as the Miller Creek Nature Reserve. You could also see the Botanic Garden at Historic Barns Park, a seasonal garden with workshops and tours among vibrant plant life.

How many vacation rentals are available around Traverse City, MI?

Our 2020 property listings offer a large selection of 1,349 vacation rentals around Traverse City. From 621 house rentals to 361 cabin rentals, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends.

What are the popular point of interests near where I can stay when traveling to Traverse City?

Vrbo offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Traverse City. From Vrbo travelers, the top most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Clinch Park Beach: 1,250 vacation rentals
  • Traverse City State Park: 1,174 vacation rentals
  • Mission Point Lighthouse: 1,278 vacation rentals
  • Chateau Chantal: 1,464 vacation rentals
  • Chateau Grand Traverse: 1,418 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Traverse City listed on Vrbo where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Traverse City?

Yes, of course. Vrbo has 621 Houses in Traverse City. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Traverse City include:

  • Cabins: 361 rentals available
  • Cottages: 361 rentals available
  • Condos/Apartments: 286 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Bungalows and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Traverse City?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 48 vacation rentals with pool available in Traverse City. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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