Discover a selection of 225 vacation rentals in Mackinac Island, 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 WiFi. Prices start at $133 per night, and houses and cabins are popular options for a stay in Mackinac Island. Either way, you'll find a rental for everyone's needs.
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Destination guide

Escape to Mackinac Island, jewel of the Great Lakes

Mackinac Island has been wowing Michigan’s vacationers for over a century. Its old-world charm, picturesque pastel-hued main street brimming with giftshops and charming cafes, and stunning golden beaches are a magnet for families and couples alike. If you’re lucky enough to snag a Mackinac Island vacation rental, leave the car in Mackinac City or St Ignace on the Lower Peninsula, and take the ferry to be transported to another, more genteel era. Alternatively, a beautiful lakeside home with views out over Lake Huron to Mackinac Island and neighboring Bois Blanc Island offers the perfect base for a day trip.

Things to do

Your Mackinac Island lookout

On the highest point of Mackinac Island sits Fort Holmes, a fortified defensive earthwork dating back to the War of 1812. Climb the meandering wooden stairway up the hillside under the broadleaf canopy for a view out over the glittering waters of Lake Huron. Close to the fort, Anne's Tablet is an Art Nouveau sculpture featuring stone benches and a bronze plaque, built in 1916 as a memorial to tragic local author Constance Fenimore Woolson. Follow up your stroll by enjoying a picnic on the beach, or take afternoon tea at the island’s impressive Victorian Grand Hotel.

Weather

Enjoy Mackinac Island summers

Between May and September, you can expect high temperatures into the 60s and 70s; a pleasant clime for exploring. Although summertime might be the best time to visit Mackinac Island, renting a Mackinac Island vacation rental in springtime or fall can be equally, if not more, pleasurable, as you avoid the height of the crowds. With very cold winters, December through March can be freezing – but the wild, Great Lakes scenery is no less stunning. At this time of year, the ferries can stop running and the best way to get around town is by carriage ride or snowmobile.

Natural features

Explore Mackinac Island State Park

More than 80 percent of the island is preserved as Mackinac Island State Park. It was designated as the second national park, Mackinac National Park, in 1875, just 3 years after Yellowstone National Park was named as the nation’s first. The island is a great place to spot wildflowers, for birdwatching, exploring the golden, sandy coves sheltered by craggy limestone bluffs, or simply relaxing. Keen sailors will enjoy skimming across the glittering waters of Lake Huron. The island plays host to sailing races each year – there’s no better way to arrive than via the island’s pretty harbor.

How to get there

Traveling to and around Mackinac Island

The nearest airport is in Pellston, MI (PLN-Pellston Regional), located 20.8 mi (33.5 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that's convenient for your trip, you could also fly into Sault Ste. Marie, MI (CIU-Chippewa County Intl.), which is 29 mi (46.7 km) away.

What are the top vacation rentals in or near Mackinac Island?

From luxury condos to basic cabins, Vrbo has properties to match every taste and budget. Here are some of the top vacation rentals in Mackinac Island:

  • "Lakeside Mackinac Has Spectacular Panoramic Water And Bridge Views": If you're searching for someplace in Mackinac County with 2 bedrooms where you'll feel right at home, consider this escape. Amenities include a toaster and off-street parking options.
  • "Applewood 103 Private Room": Stay a week or so at this property in Mackinac County and make use of free toiletries, a water view and more. It has 1 bedroom to accommodate your favorite people.

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

What are the best tiny house vacation rentals in or near Mackinac Island?

You need only open the door to Vrbo's tiny house vacation rentals in Mackinac Island to figure out that great things really do come in tiny packages. Efficiently designed to maximize space, these pocket-sized digs promise a big vacation experience:

  • Take a few days off to experience a simpler way of life at "Perfect For Two A Little Hideaway In The Woods. Tiny House". Located in Sawyer, internet services and a nearby casino are just two of the amenities included here.
  • "Gorgeous, Vintage, Crystal Mt Tiny Home" in Benzie County is another superb choice. A smart TV and heating will help make your time here even more cozy and comfortable.

Can I find log cabins to rent in or near Mackinac Island?

Whether you want to spend your vacation chasing outdoor adventure or reconnecting with your favorite people, we've got wonderful log cabins where you can do both. Pack your suitcase and check out these properties in and around Mackinac Island:

  • "Log Cabin On Tunnel Of Trees | Lake Michigan View": Enjoy a few days unwinding and relaxing at this great escape nestled in nature. Once you feel refreshed, enjoy sledding or snowboarding, which are some of the best activities in this region.
  • "Log Cabin Home On The Sturgeon River In Indian River": Stay in and enjoy the peaceful atmosphere or get out and try some fun activities nearby, including snowmobiling and hiking and biking. Idle or adventurous, it's up to you.

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

If you're in need of somewhere to switch off and relax for a day or two, you'll find lots of excellent weekend getaways in and around Mackinac Island. Revive your spirit at one of these popular options:

  • Located around 4 miles to the west of Mackinac Island, "Beautiful Vacation Home On Lake Huron" has all you need for a fun weekend break, including a stovetop and a barbecue grill. When it's time to venture out and explore, there are lots of outdoor attractions to get to like Burt Lake and True North Golf Club.
  • "Good Hart Retreat Log Home, Lake Views" is also ideal for a whirlwind getaway. Around 25 miles to the southwest of Mackinac Island, this vacation rental offers amenities like a balcony and an ice maker. Nub's Nob Ski Area and Peninsula Beach should be on your itinerary if you stay here.

Can I find studio apartments for rent in and around Mackinac Island?

Take in the lifestyle and culture of Mackinac Island from the comfort and privacy of a studio apartment. Whether you're looking to escape on your own or have fun with a few pals, we'll help you find the ideal studio apartment for rent in or near Mackinac Island:

  • Explore the world around you from the comfort of "Macatawa - Mackinaw City Cottage". This property is a fantastic base for seeing the sights and features amenities including an iron and ironing board and heating.
  • Another popular choice is "Applewood 103 Private Room". Make use of an iron and ironing board, towels and other convenient amenities during your stay.

With the money you save on your studio apartment, you can afford to discover even more of Mackinac Island. Cultural sights like Michigan Legacy Art Park and Kresge Auditorium will help you better understand the character of this destination.

Can I find short term rentals in or near Mackinac Island?

Whether you're after a small apartment for you and a friend or a villa that'll fit the entire family, there's no shortage of short-term rentals in and around Mackinac Island. These retreats make a comfortable base for a flying visit:

  • If you only need to stay a night or two, "Boyne Mountain - Ski - In/out, Featuring 4 Master Suites With An Outside Hot Tub" has you covered. It's close to central Mackinac Island, so you'll be near all the top attractions.
  • Another excellent option is "Starry Night. Spacious And Relaxing Guesthouse. Wifi. 2 Miles From Town". Round up your squad and enjoy a relaxing stay close to the heart of Mackinac Island.

What are the best romantic weekend getaways in or near Mackinac Island?

Forget about flowers and chocolates. Sometimes all you need is to take off for the weekend, just you and your honey. At Vrbo, we've got romantic getaways in and around Mackinac Island that would make even old Cupid green with envy. Here are some to tempt you:

  • Sneak away on Friday afternoon for a couple of passionate nights at "Lake Michigan Beachfront Luxury Home". Roughly 25 miles from Mackinac Island, this place comes with lots of nice touches, including a fireplace and outdoor furniture.
  • "Wilderness Setting Near Beautiful Lake Michigan" is another retreat that'll impress. It's about 25 miles from Mackinac Island and has beauty services and winery tours.

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

Big groups mean big-time fun. They also mean finding someplace that'll comfortably fit your entire crew. Check out our large group vacation rentals in or around Mackinac Island and get your loved ones together under the one roof:

  • There's loads of room to move at "Good Hart Retreat Log Home, Lake Views". Around 25 miles southwest of Mackinac Island, this welcoming retreat has 4 bedrooms sleeping up to 12 guests. Quality amenities include a firepit and a fireplace.
  • Nothing's more important than spending time with the people you love, and "Exceptional Chalet Near Harbor" makes it easy to do that. Located around 30 miles to the southwest of Mackinac Island, as many as 14 people can stay in this vacation rental which has 5 bedrooms. A fireplace and a kitchen are among the various amenities on offer here.

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

Of all the conveniences a vacation rental can offer, a pool is without a doubt the most fun. Take a peek at these houses for rent with a pool in or near Mackinac Island and spend your days splashing around. Just don't forget to bring your inflatable doughnut:

  • Round up your crew and enjoy a memorable break at "The Beach House Of Saint Ignace". There's a lot to love about this getaway besides its pool, such as a nearby bay and cable/satellite TV services.
  • Spend leisurely days splashing around or finding some peaceful moments by the water at "Spacious Family Friendly House". This vacation home is another top choice and comes with a toaster, a kitchen island and more.

Mackinac Island has a humid continental climate, with average summertime temperatures ranging between 55 ºF and 70 ºF. But you don't have to wait until summertime to visit. Check out the search bar at the top of the page and adjust the filters to find the perfect Mackinac Island vacation rental and organize your getaway for any time of year.

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

Grammy and Pop, Uncle Elijah ... You can put them on your invitation list when you lock in a large family vacation rental in or near Mackinac Island. Get everyone you adore under the one roof at one of these spacious properties:

  • With 3 bedrooms that sleep up to 10 guests, "Lake Michigan Beachfront Luxury Home" gives you space to catch-up with friends or relatives. It's around 25 miles southwest of Mackinac Island and comes with amenities designed to keep groups comfortable, such as a toaster and a balcony.
  • Another terrific option is "Good Hart Retreat Log Home, Lake Views". It's around 25 miles southwest of Mackinac Island, has 4 bedrooms and accommodates up to 12 guests. Handy amenities here include books and a garden.

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