Top rated rentals — Chelsea
Destination guide

Cozy Chelsea will entice you

Take a vacation to Chelsea and enjoy the area's festivals, art galleries and entertainment. Renowned for its restaurants, gardens and museums, this city welcomes all visitors. Are you looking for specific amenities for your getaway? Many of our vacation rentals feature full kitchens and laundry facilities.

Things to do

Activities and attractions in Chelsea

Are you searching for attractions to see in the city? Venture out of your vacation home and experience everything that makes Chelsea a fun place to get away. Here are some of the most popular attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Legacy Center Sports Complex (16.5 mi / 26.6 km)
  • Mt Brighton Ski Area (18.7 mi / 30.1 km)
  • Michigan International Speedway (21.1 mi / 34 km)
  • Whispering Pines (10.2 mi / 16.5 km)
  • Lone Oak Vineyard Estate (12.6 mi / 20.2 km)
  • Sandhill Crane Vineyards (14 mi / 22.6 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural features in Chelsea

Whether you're looking for exciting outdoor activities or just want to take in the scenery, Chelsea is a great spot to appreciate mother nature. Here are a few of the area's noteworthy sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Matthaei Botanical Gardens (18.1 mi / 29.2 km)
  • Wamplers Lake (18.2 mi / 29.2 km)
  • Pinckney State Recreation Area (6.9 mi / 11 km)
  • Dexter-Huron (8.3 mi / 13.3 km)
  • Watkins Lake State Park (14.3 mi / 23 km)
  • Hayes State Park (18.4 mi / 29.6 km)
How to get there

How to get to and around Chelsea

The nearest airport is in Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport (DTW), located 35 mi (56.3 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that's convenient for your trip, you might consider flying into Detroit, MI (DET-Coleman A. Young Municipal), which is 52.3 mi (84.2 km) away.

What are the top vacation rentals in or near Chelsea?

The heart wants what the heart wants, and right now it's craving a vacation. Now's the time to pack your suitcase and head to one of these top vacation rentals in or near Chelsea:

  • Around 16 miles from the center of Chelsea, it's hard to beat "Walk To, Downtown, Medical Center". It has 1 bedroom and a host of amenities including air conditioning and a kitchenette.
  • "Cabin - Skull Island - Blackbeard's Hideaway" is another top-notch choice, offering 3 bedrooms, pet-friendly services, a fridge and more. It's around 40 miles from Chelsea.

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

Can I find log cabins to rent in or near Chelsea?

Whether you're looking to book a log cabin for a getaway with your besties or a family vacation, we have the ideal property for you. Consider one of these great vacation rentals in or near Chelsea and enjoy being surrounded by nature for a while:

  • "Historic Log Cabin In The Heart Of Detroit" is a great fusion of outdoor fun and creature comforts. Take advantage of handy amenities here including a stovetop and a barbecue grill.
  • You won't have to forego any home comforts at "Relax At This Cozy Lake Front Log Cabin Cedar Interior". This sought-after escape features an oven, off-street parking options and more.

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

If you feel the need to completely switch off for a couple of days, you'll find a range of excellent weekend getaways in and near Chelsea. Rest and recharge your batteries at one of these top options:

  • Around 18 miles to the southwest of Chelsea, "Sand Bars Sun And Fun" has all you need and more for a relaxing weekend escape, including winery tours and a lake view. When you're ready to head out and explore, there are plenty of outdoor attractions to get to like Cambridge Junction Historic State Park and Hickory Hills Golf Club.
  • Another excellent option is "1 Bedroom, 1 Bath In Beautiful Downtown Chelsea", around 1 mile northeast of Chelsea. When you're not relaxing in your rental making the most of free WiFi and a smart TV, check out some of the area's top sights like E. V. Mercer Beach and Mt Brighton Ski Area.

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

Generally compact, economical and conveniently located, it's easy to fall for the charms of a studio apartment. Make yourself comfortable in one of these options and get acquainted with Chelsea up close:

  • Wake up, explore and then do it all over again at "Walk To, Downtown, Medical Center". This property is a superb base for sightseeing and features amenities including nearby museums and a boat.
  • Another tempting option is "1 Bedroom, 1 Bath In Beautiful Downtown Chelsea". Take advantage of a smart TV, free WiFi and other amenities during your stay.

There are loads of highlights around Chelsea you won't want to miss. Feed the culture vulture within with a visit to Michigan Legacy Art Park and Kresge Auditorium.

Can I find short term rentals in or near Chelsea?

Whether you're chasing a simple cabin or a house big enough to fit the family, you'll find the ideal place on Vrbo. Enjoy some downtime at one of these favorite picks in or near Chelsea:

  • Within close reach of central Chelsea, "Original Frank Lloyd Wright Secluded Home With Tea House" lays out the welcome mat for short-term guests. When you're not holed up in your comfortable digs, get out and discover everything that's around you.
  • Another excellent option is "Sand Bars Sun And Fun". Round up a few friends and enjoy a comfy stay close to the heart of Chelsea.

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

Nothing says "I love you" like planning a romantic weekend together. If you want to spend a couple of nights away with your significant other, we've got some romantic getaways in and around Chelsea that will set your hearts aflutter:

  • Put on some soft tunes and chill together at "Walk To, Downtown, Medical Center". Around 16 miles from Chelsea, this property has everything you could want for a romantic getaway, including a restaurant dining guide and air conditioning.
  • "Original Frank Lloyd Wright Secluded Home With Tea House" is another popular option that's guaranteed to impress. It's about 16 miles from Chelsea and has outdoor furniture and shopping facilities.

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

Vacation with others and double the fun. Whether you're organizing an active escape with friends or an overdue family reunion, you'll have your choice of large group vacation rentals in and around Chelsea:

  • There's loads of space to sprawl out at "Secluded Lakefront Chalet". Around 11 miles west of Chelsea, this generously sized retreat has 7 bedrooms accommodating up to 20 guests. Top amenities include a firepit and a kitchen.
  • Invite as many as 16 of your best friends to "Large 5br, Easy Walk To Downtown A2" and fill its spaces with laughter and love. This top option has 6 bedrooms and is around 14 miles to the east of central Chelsea. It's packed with features to keep your group happy and comfortable, including a kitchen and off-street parking options.

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

Nothing says fun and frivolity like a pool. Grab your flamingo floatie and check out these houses in or near Chelsea that feature this added perk:

  • Pack your swimming gear and book a few days or more at "Original Frank Lloyd Wright Secluded Home With Tea House". There are also lots of other appealing amenities here, including a kitchen and outdoor furniture.
  • "Spacious Modern Retreat And Walk To The Big House" is the sort of place you go to get away from the everyday and appreciate your surroundings, starting with its pool. A fenced yard and a kitchen are also on hand to make your stay comfortable and convenient.

Curious what the weather's like in Chelsea? It has a humid continental climate, with average summertime temperatures ranging from 60 ºF to 75 ºF. If you'd like a little more inspiration on places to stay in this epic destination, use the search bar at the top of the page and adjust the filters to check out our entire range of Chelsea vacation rentals.

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

Cousin Jimmy, Great-Uncle Andre ... You can add them to your invitation list when you choose a large family vacation rental in or near Chelsea. Get all your loved ones under the one roof at one of these spacious retreats:

  • Around 18 miles to the southwest of Chelsea, "Sand Bars Sun And Fun" has 3 bedrooms and sleeps up to 8 guests. Some amenities here include a separate dining area and a microwave oven.
  • Also take a look at "Cozy Cottage On The Lake". It's about 9 miles northeast of Chelsea, has 3 bedrooms and can accommodate up to 8 guests. Useful amenities here include a separate dining area and a travel crib.

When it's time to explore, there are plenty of family-friendly attractions nearby to add to your to-do list. Adventure Island Family Fun Park is a good place to start.

Can I find family cabin rentals in or near Chelsea?

Take a break with your kids in a family cabin rental in or near Chelsea and build some wonderful memories together. Here are a couple of favorites:

  • "New Classy Home With Hot Tub: Walk To Gilletts Lake" - Approximately 16 miles west of the center of Chelsea, this family-friendly getaway comes with on-site watersports and towels.
  • "Cabin, Rustic Elegance With Hot Tub" - Rally the troops and spend a few days at this inviting property, which is around 20 miles to the southwest of Chelsea. You'll have access to a fenced yard, a dishwasher and a good deal more.

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