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Destination guide

Enjoy Michigan from vacation home rentals

Michigan might be more than 800 miles from the sea, but that doesn't stop it having more beaches than the whole Eastern Seaboard put together. Impressive, right? Come in summer and you've got miles of pristine lakefront from which to launch kayaks or yachts from, so why not spend some sunny afternoons on the water? First-timers staying in a Michigan vacation rental should opt for at least a couple of days revving it up in Detroit. Motor Town has seen its fair share of history, from the soulful sounds of Motown Records to its close ties with the auto industry.

Things to do

Sightseeing near Michigan vacation homes

For attractions, you don't need to look any further than Motor City. Detroit's architecture doesn't get mentioned often, but Albert Kahn's 1928 Fisher Building rivals any from New York City. This soaring Art Deco masterpiece, made from granite and marble, needs to be seen to be believed. When you stay in a Michigan vacation rental in Detroit, don't miss the Motown Historical Museum, which occupies the former modest home of Berry Gordy, the man who launched Motown Records. Another notable Michigan gem is the Henry Ford Museum where, amongst other exhibits, you can see the limo John F Kennedy was killed in.

Activities

Things to do near Michigan vacation rentals

Michigan's wild topography of lakes and forests provides countless epic activities. You can hop on ferries to explore the forest-covered islands that dot the Great Lakes, get your adrenaline kicks along the 1,300 miles of mountain biking trails, or dive into the lakes with masks and flippers to see historic shipwrecks. Sunny summer days can be spent swinging your clubs on one of the 650 golf courses, while cold winter days in the Upper Peninsula can be used to race across the snowy trails on dog sleds or snowmobiles. If that doesn't get your hearting pumping, we don't know what will.

Weather

Local weather for your stay in Michigan vacation homes

Summer marks the peak season in Michigan, with families flocking to the lake beaches to cool off and escape the bustle of the big cities. It's true the breeze from the lakes mean the climate can be glorious around this time, but you'll need to book up your Michigan vacation rental early. If you can, try to visit in the shoulder seasons, when the crowds become a lot more manageable, the skies clear and bright and the rentals have dropped their high season price tags. Michigan isn't short on things to do when the winter snows kick in and shouldn't be discounted.

Natural features

Michigan is "The Great Lakes State"

The Great Lakes State hasn't got its nickname for nothing. It's surrounded by Lake Michigan, Heron and Superior, the largest in North America. These waterways, along with the enormous woodlands in Michigan, provide a ton of wildlife spotting opportunities. When you walk along the trails, you'll likely spot meandering moose and shy deer darting off behind the trees. If you join one of the guided safaris, you could be spotting ambling black bears or bald eagles circling overhead. Just remember to pack your binoculars.

How many vacation rentals are available around Michigan, US?

Our 2020 property listings offer a large selection of 10,358 vacation rentals around Michigan. From 2,676 cabin rentals to 5,087 house rentals, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Michigan?

There are many lovely places to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Michigan. From Vrbo travelers, the top most popular destinations to visit are:

  • Traverse City: 1,319 vacation rentals
  • South Haven: 893 vacation rentals
  • Saugatuck: 658 vacation rentals
  • Grand Haven: 289 vacation rentals
  • New Buffalo: 804 vacation rentals

And Vrbo offers you the chance to discover many other popular destinations in Michigan! Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in Michigan?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the cities with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Michigan:

  • Traverse City: 1,319 rentals
  • South Haven: 893 rentals
  • Saugatuck: 658 rentals
  • Grand Haven: 289 rentals
  • New Buffalo: 804 rentals

For other cities, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

Can I find easy-access vacation rentals when traveling by plane to Michigan?

Yes of course. Our owners offer a large selection of vacation rentals near airports. The airports with a large selection of vacation rentals in Michigan are:

  • Holland, MI (HLM-Park Township): 892 vacation rentals
  • Ludington, MI (LDM): 266 vacation rentals
  • Detroit, MI (DTW-Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County): 212 vacation rentals

For other airports, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

Near which points of interest can I spend my holidays in Michigan?

Vrbo offers a large selection of rentals near lovely places in Michigan. From Vrbo travelers, the top most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Sleeping Bear Dunes Park Visitor Center: 1,453 rentals
  • Lexington: 88 rentals
  • Grand Haven Beach: 212 rentals
  • Silver Beach: 312 rentals
  • Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore: 78 rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Michigan listed on Vrbo where you can find your place to stay. Just write your wanted destination in our search bar and have a look at our selection.

Explore destinations around Michigan

Traverse City
1,319 vacation rentals
South Haven
893 vacation rentals
Saugatuck
658 vacation rentals
Grand Haven
289 vacation rentals
New Buffalo
804 vacation rentals
Lake
45 vacation rentals
Holland
714 vacation rentals
Mackinac Island
170 vacation rentals
Saint Joseph
200 vacation rentals
Petoskey
1,082 vacation rentals
Ludington
231 vacation rentals
Charlevoix
635 vacation rentals
Douglas
579 vacation rentals
Glen Arbor
358 vacation rentals
Detroit
404 vacation rentals
Munising
198 vacation rentals
Grand Rapids
106 vacation rentals
Harbor Springs
451 vacation rentals
Union Pier
687 vacation rentals
Northport
425 vacation rentals