Destination guide

Make a great escape to Tree Town

Ann Arbor may be home to the University of Michigan, a temple of learning that’s particularly renowned for research and innovation, but the community itself is both pleasingly quaint and lush with greenery. There’s a reason why they call it Tree Town: there are refreshing, wooded areas all over the region, while the tree-lined streets are a pleasure to wander on lazy, sunny afternoon. You can make yourself at home in a number of Ann Arbor vacation rentals, which range from fully-equipped condos ideal for couples, to large family homes where your whole clan can get comfortable.

Things to do

Attractions to suit everyone in Ann Arbor

It doesn’t matter how old you are, or whether your tastes run to nature or sport – there are plenty of pleasing attractions near Ann Arbor vacation rentals. You can soak up the sights in the Matthaei Botanical Gardens, where walking trails wind between wildflowers, and dazzling plans flourish in the vast conservatory. There’s even a Tudor-style herb garden featuring plants used in old healing recipes. Here with little ones? Stimulate their minds at the Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum, where they can explore interactive exhibits that will fire up scientific curiosity. And then, of course, there’s Michigan Stadium – the largest football arena in the whole of United States. They don’t call this the Big House for nothing.


Natural serenity and busy shops in Ann Arbor

Where better to see the trees of Tree Town than Nichols Arboretum? Known simply as the Arb, this is a sprawling realm of exotic trees and flowers, tastefully laid out in sculpted grounds dating back more than a century. The Main Valley is a focal point, though there’s plenty to explore around the Arb, whether you want to take in the natural landmarks, recline on hillsides with a book, or tuck into a picnic while people-watching. Afterwards, you can mingle with the locals in Kerrytown, the historic quarter known for its craft shops, artisan food stores, and cultural hangouts tucked away on brick-lined streets.


Spring and summer escapades in Ann Arbor

So, when should you think about booking Ann Arbor vacation rentals? Things get mighty cold in the winter months, so wrap up warm if you’re coming over the festive season. The best seasons to come are spring and summer, when the warm weather will encourage plenty of outdoor sightseeing, with major public events bringing the community together. The Ann Arbor Film Festival is a big spring fixture, while the Ann Arbor Summer Festival sees street performances, live music, and family-friendly distractions galore.

Natural features

Watery fun and frolics in Ann Arbor

One of the eye-catching geographical features of Ann Arbor is the Huron River, which winds its way through the community and has been a source of blissful recreation for generations of locals and visitors alike. It’s a serene waterway ideally suited to kayaking and canoeing, while the area known as the Argo Cascades will get the adrenaline pumping with its rocky drops. Prepare to get wet and wild. Cedar Bend, which hugs one part of the river, offers a scenic swathe of greenery with woods and flowers.

How to get there

Transportation options to and around Ann Arbor

The nearest airport is in Ann Arbor, MI (ARB-Ann Arbor Municipal), located 3.9 mi (6.2 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that works for your travel itinerary, you might consider flying into Detroit, MI (DTW-Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County), which is 20.8 mi (33.5 km) away.

If you'd rather travel by train, the main station is Ann Arbor Station.

How many vacation rentals are available around Ann Arbor, MI?

Our 2020 property listings offer a large selection of 200 vacation rentals around Ann Arbor. From 37 condo and apartment rentals to 118 house 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 city-center property in Ann Arbor?

Roll straight out of bed and stroll to those must-visit tourist sights. Or simply delve into the lively pace of city living! Spend your next vacay living like a local just steps from all the action, with a city centre vacation rental. Vrbo has 21 city center vacation rentals available. Want to try something else? See if any of our other properties tickle your fancy. Our range here includes:

  • 16 town vacation rentals.
  • 4 shore-front vacation rentals.
  • 4 lakefront vacation rentals.

Can I rent a house in Ann Arbor?

Our house vacation rentals are real properties for real travelers. Offering plenty of space and privacy, they're perfect for those who want to experience life like a local. There are 135 houses currently available on Vrbo. Prices start at $75 a night. If that doesn't agree with your crew's taste, we have a range of other rental options to select from, such as:

  • Hotel: 44 vacation homes. Prices start from $65 per night.
  • Apartment: 29 vacation homes. Prices start from $68 per night.
  • Condo: 14 vacation homes. Prices start from $119 per night.

Can I stay in Ann Arbor in a large group?

Nothing beats reuniting with old work friends or spending a few weeks with your loved ones in a terrific new destination. And the best thing, Vrbo has places big enough for the whole crew. Why not have a peek at the 43 house vacation homes available here? They're the top option for large groups of guests. If you're traveling in a big group, the vacation properties that can cater to you include:

  • If yours is a crew of 8, we've got 48 vacation homes appropriate for that size. Spend a night from just $143.
  • After a vacation property for 6 guests? We have 36 that will work well. Prices begin at just $80 per night.
  • On a trip away with a group of 10? We have 24 vacation homes that will be ideal. Prices start from $177 a night.

You and the squad will be well looked after when you organize your Ann Arbor getaway through us!

Where are the cheapest rentals in Ann Arbor?

Say goodbye to boring cookie-cutter chain-hotel rooms! Indulge in the charm of living like a local in a value-for-money rental instead. Check out all the diverse options available now on Vrbo. Old Fourth Ward is a terrific area to investigate if you want to keep your budget under control. Vrbo has 6 rentals, and the average price is an agreeable $270 per night. Another 7 Vrbo rentals are on offer in or around Kerrytown. With an average price of $284 a night, you're sure to grab a deal worth telling your friends about.