Discover a selection of 243 vacation rentals in Pentwater, 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 air conditioning. Prices start at $115 per night, and houses and cottages are popular options for a stay in Pentwater. Either way, you'll find a rental for everyone's needs.
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Destination guide

Take a trip to Lake Michigan

On the shores of Lake Michigan, in the lyrically-named Oceana County, this charming historic town is enough to bring out anybody's inner poet. The sandy shores and boat-filled marinas evoke the tranquil hotspots of New England, and there's so much for outdoorsy enthusiasts to get stuck into. You can rent a boat and head out onto the serene blue water to fish, sail, or simply enjoy the sunsets. Wander the pretty streets, sample the local delicacies, and browse in the quirky independent boutiques, galleries and gift shops. Or, head into the Michigan backcountry to enjoy miles of hiking in picturesque surroundings.

Things to do

Exploring Pentwater

Pentwater is a charming, flower-filled village which you can easily explore on foot – or rent a bike or Segway to take a tour of the village. You can while away many a pleasant hour explore the quaint places to eat, browse locally-painted landscapes, and poke about in antique shops. Wine buffs can pass pleasurable hours sampling Michigan wines at a local Pentwater winery. Or, if you're staying at your Pentwater vacation rental with kids, the local farm tours and petting zoos are always a fun day out.

Activities

Lakeside fun in Pentwater

A popular summer destination, much of the activities available in Pentwater are focused on the lake and the dunes and beaches along its shoreline. One of the best ways to enjoy the scenery is to charter a boat from a marina on Pentwater Lake and sail out onto the twinkling expanse of Lake Michigan. Pentwater beach stretches along the lakeshore of Charles Mears State Park from the channel pier and lighthouse. On sunny days, it's full of families building sandcastles, flying kites, relaxing, and enjoying the water. It's a beautiful spot at dusk, when the sunset paints the lake in burnished golds and pinks

Weather

Summer relaxation in Pentwater

Pentwater's lakeside stretches of sugary white sand make for a perfect day out whatever the season. In summer, you can relax on the beach and soak up the rays, or enjoy a sunny excursion out on the water. The bright autumnal woodland color makes fall a particularly rewarding time to visit. And, in winter, the plummeting temperatures mean enjoying winter sports like sledding, cross-country skiing, or snowshoeing is possible. Or visit in spring, when the air freshens, trees begin to leaf, and the delicate springtime flowers start to bloom.

Natural features

Exploring the natural features in Pentwater

Whether you're an outdoor enthusiast or just want to appreciate the scenery, Pentwater is a great place to get outside. Here are a few of the area's noteworthy features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Silver Lake State Park (8.6 mi / 13.8 km)
  • Ludington State Park (17.6 mi / 28.3 km)
  • Hamlin Lake (18.4 mi / 29.6 km)
  • Charles Mears State Park (0.3 mi / 0.5 km)
  • Upper Silver Lake (7.4 mi / 11.9 km)
  • Ludington Waterfront Park (11.8 mi / 19.1 km)
How to get there

Transportation to and around Pentwater

The nearest airport is in Manistee, MI (MBL-Manistee County-Blacker), located 35.2 mi (56.7 km) from the city center.

What are the top vacation rentals in or near Pentwater?

The heart wants what the heart wants, and right now it wants to go on vacation. Now's the time to pack your bags and take off to one of these top vacation rentals in or near Pentwater:

  • "Couples Retreat On The River" is a favorite with guests. Around 25 miles from Pentwater, it has 2 bedrooms and loads of amenities to help you feel at home, including a dishwasher and an oven.
  • "Beautiful Home On A High Bluff Overlooking Lake Mich Sept 5" also promises a memorable getaway, offering 4 bedrooms, a smart TV, a kitchen island and more. It's around 10 miles from Pentwater.

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

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

For a completely different experience, book one of Vrbo's tiny house rentals in Pentwater. We'll warn you though — after you've experienced what it's like in a tiny house, the urge to move into one of thes pint-sized digs will be hard to resist!

  • Get set for a simpler way of living at "Perfect For Two A Little Hideaway In The Woods. Tiny House". Amenities at this hideaway in Sawyer include beach towels, a nearby zoo and more.
  • "Gorgeous, Vintage, Crystal Mt Tiny Home" in Benzie County is another superb option. A TV and a dining table will help make your getaway even more cozy and comfortable.

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

You'll find some charming log cabins available in and near Pentwater. Get the rustic cabin experience while staying in nature at one of these impressive properties:

  • "Lake Michigan 1945 Log Cabin Cottage Home" is a fabulous mixture of outdoor fun and comfort. Take advantage of top amenities here such as off-street parking options and an oven.
  • After a huge day of outdoor adventures, take it easy at "Secluded Log Cabin In Manistee Nat'l Forest With Access To Lake Michigan Viewing". This cozy hideaway offers a firepit and an oven.

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

If you're ready to switch off and relax for a few days, there's no shortage of terrific weekend getaways in and near Pentwater. Take a well-deserved break at one of these popular options:

  • Around 20 miles to the north of Pentwater, "Upper Hamlin Lake All Seasons Cottage" has all you need for a weekend escape, including a boat and a garden. When it's time to explore, there are lots of outdoor attractions to discover like Arcadia Area Historical Museum and Silver Lake State Park.
  • "Secluded Log Cabin In Manistee Nat'l Forest With Access To Lake Michigan Viewing" is also ideal for a whirlwind getaway. Located approximately 25 miles to the north of Pentwater, this vacation rental comes with amenities like a barbecue grill and air conditioning. Hemlock Golf Club and Douglas Park should be on your itinerary if you stay here.

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

Studio apartments are a hard act to beat when it comes to location, character and convenience. Choose one of these studio apartments for rent in or near Pentwater and immerse yourself in the local culture:

  • Put your suitcase down and your feet up at "Upper Hamlin Lake All Seasons Cottage". Amenities including games and a firepit help make guests feel at home here.
  • Another awesome choice is "Cozy Lakeside Cottage, North Shore". Take advantage of a microwave oven, outdoor furniture and other conveniences during your vacation.

There are lots of attractions around Pentwater to put on your must-do list. Nourish your inner culture lover and visit Old Town Playhouse and Kresge Auditorium.

Can I find short term rentals in or near Pentwater?

From modern apartments to large vacation homes, Vrbo has your mini vacation sorted. Here are some of our popular picks in and around Pentwater:

  • Within close reach of central Pentwater, "Famous Edgetts Lodge On Pine River In Luxury" welcomes short-term guests. When you're not chilling out in your comfortable digs, get out and explore all the cool stuff around you.
  • Alternatively, spend a few nights at "Beautiful Betsie River Cabin Mins From Crystal Mtn. Rst 5bd+2ba+loft+game Rm+a". This conveniently located property will feel like your home away from home.

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

Forget flowers and chocolates. Sometimes all you need is to escape for a weekend, just you and your beloved. At Vrbo, we've got romantic getaways in and around Pentwater that would make Cupid swoon. Here are some we think you'll be enamored with:

  • Put on some soothing music and chill together at "Couples Retreat On The River". Around 25 miles from Pentwater, this property has all you need for a romantic weekend away, including a fireplace and air conditioning.
  • Alternatively, spend a few magical days enjoying each other's company at "Beautiful Home On A High Bluff Overlooking Lake Mich Sept 5", around 10 miles from Pentwater. A fireplace and a balcony will help set the mood for romance.

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

Big groups mean massive fun. They also mean finding someplace that'll easily fit your entire gang. Check out our large group vacation rentals in or around Pentwater and get your loved ones together under the one roof:

  • A range of amenities including a kitchen and a nearby waterfront make "Beautiful Home On A High Bluff Overlooking Lake Mich Sept 24" a group favorite. This sizable retreat has 4 bedrooms and sleeps up to 12 guests. From central Pentwater, it's around 10 miles away to the north.
  • Nothing is more important than being together with loved ones, and "Rental With Waterfront Access To Silver Lake. Near Silver Lake Sand Dunes" is the ideal place to do that. Located around 10 miles to the southwest of Pentwater, as many as 12 guests can stay in this vacation rental which has 4 bedrooms. A swimming pool and a garden are among the various amenities on offer here.

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

A pool is often a nonnegotiable when choosing where to spend your vacation, especially if you've got kids in tow. Browse these houses with a pool in or near Pentwater and spend your days splashing around:

  • Welcome to "Lake Michigan Beach House With Private Hot Tub To Get Away From It All", where your highest priority will be lounging by the pool. Amenities such as a DVD player and a theme park help make this getaway a favorite with guests.
  • Spend lazy days swimming or finding some peaceful moments beside the water at "A Peaceful Little Lakefront House On The Sunset Side Of Bass Lake". This vacation rental is another favorite and offers a kitchen, a toaster and more.

Not sure what the weather's like in Pentwater? It has a humid continental climate, with average temperatures in summer ranging from 60 ºF to 70 ºF. If you're after a little more inspiration on where to stay in this exciting destination, use the search bar at the top of the page and adjust the filters to scroll through our entire range of Pentwater vacation rentals.

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

Cousin Reggie, Aunty Kim ... You can put them on your guest list when you choose a large family vacation rental in or near Pentwater. Get everyone you adore under the one roof at one of these spacious retreats:

  • Make your rendezvous one to remember at "Beautiful Home On A High Bluff Overlooking Lake Mich Sept 24". This pad has 4 bedrooms, caters to 12 guests and comes with lots of handy amenities, including a smart TV and childrens activities. You'll find it around 10 miles north of Pentwater.
  • Another excellent option is "Relaxing Cozy Cabin On Beautiful Pere Marquette River". It's around 15 miles east of Pentwater, has 4 bedrooms and accommodates up to 7 guests. Useful amenities here include pet-friendly facilities and a garden.

If you want to visit some family-friendly attractions nearby, Adventure Island Family Fun Park promises a fun day out for all.