Discover a selection of 89 vacation rentals in Brighton, 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 WiFi and air conditioning. Prices start at $83 per night, and houses and cabins are popular options for a stay in Brighton. Either way, you'll find a rental for everyone's needs.
Top rated rentals — Brighton
Destination guide

Brighton rocks!

Outdoorsy and idiosyncratic, Brighton is characterized by freshwater lakes, sprawling recreation areas, and quirky attractions. As locations go, this city at the heart of the Great Lakes region has it all. A Brighton vacation rental will put you within easy striking distance of the vibrant university city of Ann Arbor, and the iconic sights and culture of Detroit, while still being moments from open country, snow sports, and outdoor living. Get a lungful of fresh air, then follow it up with a bellyful of good food and craft beer at one of the city's many excellent eateries.

Things to do

Live a life less ordinary on your Brighton vacation rental

There's something about Brighton that seems to breed collectors, the quirkier the better. One of the city's best known attractions, the Lingenfelter collection, features more than 150 performance cars, including all-American muscle cars and European classics. For an even more eccentric collection, try the Ann Arbor Pinball Museum (limited opening hours). If you still haven't got your fix of culture and museums, downtown Detroit is less than an hour's drive away, while the museums and busy cultural life of Ann Arbor are only 25 minutes off. Back in Brighton, unwind with a bit of family-friendly airtime at the Sky Zone indoor trampoline park.


A whole lotta hot air

Whatever your preferred flavor of outdoor activity, chances are it's right on your doorstep with a Brighton vacation rental. Love your winter sports? Head to Mount Brighton to scratch that itch. Keen to practise your swing? Brighton's got championship-standard golf courses. Being in the Great Lakes region, and with more than its own fair share of smaller lakes, water activities are big on the Brighton agenda, with swimming, boating, and fishing all popular. Then there's hiking, biking, and horse riding at the city's recreation areas. Island Lake Recreation area even has ballooning and shooting, though these two activities are probably best undertaken separately.


Brighton breezy weather for versatile vacationers

In keeping with its generally obliging character, a Brighton vacation rental's got something to offer you whatever the season. Summers are hot, with occasional thunderstorms, while winters tend to be cold and dry. Snow is a distinct possibility, which is good news for the slopes of Mount Brighton. One of the loveliest seasons in this part of Michigan is fall - try Brighton Recreation Area for some picture-postcard fall foliage colors. One peculiarity of the climate in the Great Lakes is the so-called 'lake effect', which can make it quite cloudy round here in late fall/early winter.

Natural features

Round here it does what it says on the box

Brighton is set at the heart of the Great Lakes region, and the name is no understatement. The largest group of freshwater lakes on the planet, and covering a collective area of nearly 100,000 square miles, these vast inland seas are a wonder of the world. From Brighton, Lake Huron and Lake Erie are practically on your doorstep, while the country round Brighton is full of smaller lakes and recreation areas, with all the associated wildlife you'd expect. Despite its outdoorsy character and open spaces, Brighton's also so close to Detroit that it's actually classed as a suburb.

How to get there

Traveling to and around Brighton

The nearest airport is in Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport (DTW), located 30.6 mi (49.3 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that works for your travel itinerary, you could also fly into Detroit, MI (DET-Coleman A. Young Municipal), which is 40.4 mi (65.1 km) away.

What are the top vacation rentals in or near Brighton?

Whether you're looking for a cozy retreat for you and your sweetheart or someplace spacious to fit all your friends, you'll find some top vacation rentals in and around Brighton. Here are a couple to get you inspired:

  • Make use of conveniences like a nearby laundromat and a washing machine at "Brighton Castle On All Sports Lake". Located around 4 miles from Brighton, this unique option has 3 bedrooms and is a hit with guests.
  • "Newly Updated House With California King Bed And Pontoon Rental" is another top pick, offering 1 bedroom, a garden, internet services and more. It's around 4 miles from Brighton.

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

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

We all need an escape from the daily grind every now and again. If you're yearning for a couple of leisurely mornings in bed with a coffee and the morning news, we've got some awesome weekend getaways in and near Brighton. These are two of our favorites:

  • "Fenced In Yard Keep Your Children And Your Pets Feeling Like They're At Home" is around 5 miles northwest of Brighton and the perfect place to relax and unwind. You'll like the amenities here, including cable/satellite TV services and an iron and ironing board.
  • Alternatively, pack a few clothes into a bag and enjoy a mini break at "Lake House 14 Miles From The Big House". This popular property is around 6 miles southwest of Brighton and features a firepit and a microwave oven.

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

Studio apartments are a simple yet stylish pick, perfectly suited for traveling couples or solo stays. Spend your days familiarizing yourself with your surroundings and your nights relaxing in your cozy hideaway. These vacation properties in or near Brighton will tick all the boxes:

  • One of our favorite picks is "Newly Updated House With California King Bed And Pontoon Rental". Lock in a few nights or more at this popular stay and you'll have access to a washing machine and an ice maker.
  • "Nautical Nic's Cozy Lakefront Cottage" is another top choice, providing all you could need for the perfect Brighton vacation. Useful amenities here include a fridge and pet-friendly services.

Can I find short term rentals in or near Brighton?

From chic apartments to sprawling vacation homes, Vrbo has your quick escape sorted. Here are some of our top picks in and around Brighton:

  • Close to the center of Brighton, "Cottage At Long Lake" rolls out the welcome mat for short-term guests. When you're not relaxing in your cozy digs, get out and discover all the cool stuff around you.
  • Alternatively, book a few nights at "Nautical Nic's Cozy Lakefront Cottage". This conveniently located property makes exploring the local sights easy.

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

Nothing says "I love you" like a romantic weekend trip. If you'd like to spend a couple of nights away with your sweetheart, we've got some romantic getaways in and around Brighton that will whisk you off your feet:

  • Around 4 miles from Brighton, "Brighton Castle On All Sports Lake" is the perfect place for doting lovebirds. Skiing facilities and a fireplace are some of the amenities here.
  • "Newly Updated House With California King Bed And Pontoon Rental" is another retreat that's bound to impress. It's about 4 miles from Brighton and comes with outdoor furniture and a firepit.

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

Big groups mean big fun. They also mean finding a place that'll easily fit your whole gang. Browse our large group vacation rentals in or around Brighton and get everybody together under the same roof:

  • Providing comfort, space and privacy, you'll get everyone's tick of approval at "Baseline Lakefront - Beautiful View". Up to 16 people can stay at this escape which has 4 bedrooms, a water view and a nearby waterfront. It's around 9 miles to the southwest of Brighton.
  • Nothing is more important than spending precious time with loved ones, and "Portage Lakefront - Great View And Location" is the ideal place to do that. Located around 10 miles to the southwest of Brighton, as many as 16 people can stay in this vacation rental which has 5 bedrooms. A firepit and a kitchen are among the numerous amenities here.

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

A pool is often an all-important amenity when deciding where to stay on vacation, especially if you're bringing the kids along. Check out these houses with a pool in or near Brighton and fill your days with laughter and fun:

  • Switch to vacay mode at "Newly Updated House With California King Bed And Pontoon Rental", where your highest priority will be lounging by the pool. Amenities including coffee and tea making facilities and free toiletries help make this retreat a favorite with guests.
  • "Lake House 14 Miles From The Big House" is the kind of place you go to get away from it all and make the most of your surroundings, starting with its glorious pool. A smart TV and a microwave oven are also on hand to make your visit a memorable one.

Not sure how to pack your suitcase for your Brighton break? This popular destination has a humid continental climate. In the summertime, expect average temperatures ranging from 60 ºF to 75 ºF. Look up our range of Brighton vacation rentals by using the search bar at the top of the page. Simply adjust the filters to get more inspiration on where to stay.

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

Great family getaways are about spending some quality time together and sharing fun experiences. If you're looking for a home away from home that'll fit your nearest and dearest, browse through some of our large family vacation rentals in and around Brighton:

  • Located about 4 miles west of Brighton, "Brighton Castle On All Sports Lake" can fit up to 8 people over 3 bedrooms. As well as loads of space to sprawl out, amenities here include a microwave oven and a dining table.
  • Another lovely family getaway is "Prestige Log Cottage With Hot Tub And Gameroom On All". Around 9 miles to the northwest of Brighton, it comes with 4 bedrooms, room for up to 10 guests, a travel crib and a kitchen.

Are there vacation rentals with fire pits in or near Brighton?

If you like the idea of snuggling up beside a campfire but aren't quite as excited about the "camping" part, a vacation rental with a fire pit will be just the ticket. Enjoy the conveniences of home at one of these properties in or near Brighton that offer this nice touch:

  • Sing, reconnect and laugh with family and friends around the fire at "Brighton Castle On All Sports Lake". This getaway offers plenty of other top amenities, including a kitchen and a firepit.
  • Alternatively, let the flickering flames lull you into a state of relaxation at "Newly Updated House With California King Bed And Pontoon Rental". When you're not reclining around the fire pit, take advantage of conveniences like a firepit and a kitchen.