Discover a selection of 278 vacation rentals in Mears 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 air conditioning. Prices start at $145 per night, and cabins and houses are popular options for a stay in Mears. Either way, you'll find a rental for everyone's needs.
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Destination guide

Don't be fooled by Mears' size

The teeny tiny community of Mears in Michigan is set just a stone's throw from the Silver Lake Sands Dunes Area and the mighty Lake Michigan. If you've got an extreme sports itch that needs to be scratched, you're doing the right thing if you book up a Mears vacation rental. You can spend your days sandboarding down the 2,000 acres of dunes, rent all manner of water sports equipment, or race around the countryside on 4x4s. Don't worry. With more tame activities like paddle boarding, walking trails and a ton of nearby beaches, this is the perfect place to bring the family on a summer getaway.

Things to do

Festivities in Mears throughout spring and summer

It's true that the biggest draw to Mears vacation rentals is the exciting range of outdoor activities, but there are several interesting sites to visit should you be in the mood. At the edge of Lake Michigan is Little Sable Point Lighthouse, a late 19th-century structure that makes for the perfect picnic spot. While you're there, be sure to climb the inside of the tower for terrific views over the lake and park. From the first sign of spring, until the darker days of fall begin to creep in, this area's calendar is packed with festivals, from BBQ cook-offs to country fairs.


Try sandboarding in Mears

If you're into off-road biking, your Mears vacation rental is just the ticket. Right on your doorstep you'll have the large Hart-Montague Bicycle Trail Park, with mile-upon-mile of challenging routes to take your mountain bike. Just a few miles west lies the Silver Lake State Park, home to 2,000 acres of sandy dunes that separate Silver Lake from Lake Michigan. Here, you can glide down the dunes on rented sandboards or hop aboard one of the exciting dune buggies that will take you on a break-neck tour of the park. Alternatively, there are countless water sports on both the lakes.


The fall colors of Mears are particularly scenic

Like much of the U.S., the peak season for Mears vacation rentals is during the summer break, when families head to the lake to escape the city and cool off in the waters. You're unlikely to score a great deal on rentals around this time, nor during the fall when the trees burst into a kaleidoscope of color. If you don't mind the cooler weather, consider booking up one of the rentals during the late spring, when the climate can still be warm enough for outdoor sports, the prices are at their lowest and the summer crowds have yet to arrive.

Natural features

Nature is right on your doorstep in Mears

You're never far from nature when you stay at a Mears vacation rental and wildlife spotting is a daily occurrence over by the lakes and dunes. However, those serious about getting up close to the region's fauna should hop in their rental car and drive on over to Huron-Manistee National Forest. Bird watchers are bound to be taken with the park's 400 recorded species of avifauna, including the piping plover, many of which are native and nest here. The rest of the species are made up of 200 critters which fly, swim, or stomp around this wildlife haven.

How to get there

Traveling to and around Mears

Fly into Manistee, MI (MBL-Manistee County-Blacker), the closest airport, located 42.2 mi (67.9 km) from the city center.

How many vacation rentals are available around Mears?

Our 2021 property listings offer a large selection of 278 vacation rentals around Mears. From 126 cabin rentals to 265 house rentals, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends.