Discover a selection of 67 vacation rentals in Washington Island, WI 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 WiFi and swimming pools. Prices start at $130 per night, and houses and cabins are popular options for a stay in Washington Island. Either way, you'll find a rental for everyone's needs.
Top rated rentals — Washington Island
Destination guide

A lush island oasis in a charming island town

Let's get the confusing bit out of the way first: Washington Island is about 30 square miles of scenic landscape surrounded by Lake Michigan and Green Bay. It is also part of a town called – wait for it – Washington Island. The town consists of 6 islands in total, but Washington Island is the only 1 with year-round residents, a whopping 660. The Potawatomi Indians were the island's first known inhabitants, and they greeted immigrants from Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Iceland, Finland, and Ireland. Book a Washington Island vacation rental and enjoy some history, relaxation, and outdoor fun.

Things to do

No man is an island if he knows his history

For a little island with a little population, the museums that surround your Washington Island vacation rental are impressive. The Jacobson Museum, on the western edge of the island, has natural and historical artifacts from the area, including ship models carved by Jens Jacobsen himself, the Danish poet who preserved the remains of the Potawatomi village that once occupied the site. Outside is a collection of artifacts salvaged from area shipwrecks. The Washington Island Farm Museum displays farm implements and housewares from the 19th and early 20th centuries.


Views in the great outdoors, concerts in the great indoors

Opportunities to enjoy Washington Island's lush forests, beaches, and rolling hills abound. Percy Johnson County Park has a beach with a view of neighboring Hog Island, plus picnic tables and grills for public use. Gislason Public Beach is great for families, with easy walking trails, a playground, and a picnic area. It's adjacent to Red Barn Park, which offers family events, theatrical productions, and live music. Visitors love kayaking and canoeing around the island, and eco-tours can fill you in on the wonders of the island's rocky coastline.


Come in summer with the crowds, or sneak in in September

Washington Island has warm summers and cold winters, with summer temperatures hitting highs in the upper 70s. July and August are when the area is most popular among vacationers, but the locals say September is the secret sweet spot. The weather is still great; the autumn colors are inspiring; and you can grab a Washington Island vacation rental within your budget. Rain is common in the area, but not overwhelming, even in the winter season. Just come prepared with warm clothes and a rain slicker.

Natural features

Exploring the natural landscape of Washington Island

Whether you're an outdoor enthusiast or just want to take in the scenery, you'll be sure to find the perfect setting for your vacation in Washington Island. Here are a few of the area's most eye-catching sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Newport State Park (11 mi / 17.7 km)
  • Sister Bay Beach (16.8 mi / 27 km)
  • Eagle Harbor (20.2 mi / 32.5 km)
  • Peninsula State Park (21.9 mi / 35.2 km)
  • Rock Island State Park (4.9 mi / 8 km)
  • Ellison Bluff State Natural Area (12.9 mi / 20.7 km)
How to get there

Traveling to and around Washington Island

The nearest airport is in Escanaba, MI (ESC-Delta County), located 25.1 mi (40.3 km) from the city center.

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

Chic villas, unique treehouses and quaint cottages — everyone's ideal escape is different. Whatever you're into, you're sure to find something that makes your heart skip a beat among our top vacation rentals in Washington Island:

  • "Quiet Island Camping Family Sized Camper With Updated Appliances": This Lake Michigan property offers 3 bedrooms and is highly rated among guests. Conveniences such as nearby museums and a stereo help make your stay a memorable one.
  • "Stay In Door County At A Golf Course On An Island": Put your bags down and your weary feet up at this top pick in Door County. It comes with 1 bedroom, a nearby golf course, outdoor furniture and more.

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

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

Pick your favorite log cabin from the many in or around Washington Island and you'll soon be inside your wooden sanctuary, wine in hand, relaxing next to a roaring fire. But adventure will be right there on your doorstep too. These cabins promise the perfect blend of comfort and fun:

  • "Great Place Egg Harbor - Log Cabin W": This fantastic cabin is an ideal base if you love playing in nature. Cycling and kayaking are a couple of activities you can do in the area when you're not unwinding in your cozy cabin.
  • "Waterfront Swedish - Style Log Cabin On Sand Bay": Spend your vacation taking advantage of all the creature comforts at this escape. If you can tear yourself away from your comfy digs, hiking and biking and golf are some awesome things to do.

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

Those chores can wait, because weekends were made for fun. Settle into one of these weekend getaways in and around Washington Island and experience all the exciting things to do close by:

  • Enjoy a refreshing change of scenery at "Wild Cedars - Cana Island - Lake Michigan", which is around 20 miles to the south of central Washington Island. There's lots of nature and adventure to keep you occupied here. Go sledding and snorkeling or simply delight in the sights of Kangaroo Lake and Sunset Beach Park.
  • Alternatively, switch your mind to vacation mode at "Beautiful Log Home On 5 Quiet Acres With Private Beach". Approximately 16 miles southwest of Washington Island, fun activities around here include snorkeling and windsurfing. More into sightseeing? Make a detour to Sister Bay Beach and The Garden Door.

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

Usually compact, economical and well located, it's hard not to be charmed by a studio apartment. Get comfy in one of these options and get to know Washington Island up close:

  • Explore your surroundings and then sleep soundly at "Guest Bedroom At The Quarry House". This property is a great base for seeing the sights and features amenities including a garden and a firepit.
  • Another great choice is "Spectacular Water View Condo". Make use of winery tours, internet services and other convenient amenities during your stay.

There are many sights around Washington Island you shouldn't miss. Feed the culture vulture within with a visit to Grand Opera House and Paine Art Center and Gardens.

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

Locating a short-term rental in or near Washington Island won't be a problem if you only have a weekend available. Whether you're after an apartment for one or a property that'll fit your family, you'll find the right place on Vrbo. Here are some of our favorites:

  • Conveniently located close to favorite attractions like Larson's Famous Clydesdales, "Beautiful Log Home On 5 Quiet Acres With Private Beach" will make an ideal home away from home in Washington Island.
  • Also near to the center, "Newly Renovated Lakefront Home Minutes From Sister Bay" is another fantastic option. Looking for a little sightseeing inspiration while you're in the area? Little White School House is a good start.

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

Forget flowers and chocolates. Sometimes all you need is to get away for the weekend, just you and your sweetie. At Vrbo, we've got romantic getaways in and around Washington Island that would make even old Cupid swoon. Here are some we think you'll love:

  • Put on some love songs and slow dance the nights away at "Door County Waterfront Home With Private Beach". Around 30 miles from Washington Island, this property has everything you could want for a romantic weekend getaway, including a nearby bay and winery tours.
  • "Retro, Cozy Cottage - Peninsula St. Park" is another top option that'll impress. It's around 20 miles from Washington Island and has beauty services and winery tours.

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

Vacation with others and multiply the fun. Whether you're organizing an epic escape with your besties or an overdue family reunion, you'll have your pick of large group vacation rentals in and around Washington Island:

  • A wide array of amenities including a firepit and a garden make "Door County Waterfront Home With Private Beach" a group favorite. This sprawling getaway has 7 bedrooms and accommodates up to 18 guests. From the heart of Washington Island, it's around 30 miles away to the southwest.
  • Nothing is more important than hanging out with loved ones, and "Newly Renovated Lakefront Home Minutes From Sister Bay" is the perfect place to do that. Located around 12 miles to the southwest of Washington Island, as many as 12 people can stay in this vacation rental which has 4 bedrooms. A nearby waterfront and a lake view are among the numerous amenities here.

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

A pool is often a nonnegotiable when choosing where to stay on vacation, particularly if you're taking the kids. Check out these houses with a pool in or near Washington Island and fill your days with laughter and fun:

  • Get into vacay mode at "Lake - House With The Best View Of Cana Island And It's Lighthouse You Can Find", where your highest priority will be pool time. Amenities such as a DVD player and towels help make this escape a guest favorite.
  • Spend lazy vacation days splashing about or just unwinding by the water at "Guest Bedroom At The Quarry House". This vacation rental is another top choice and offers a separate dining area, a TV and more.

Washington Island has a humid continental climate, with average summertime temperatures ranging between 60 ºF and 65 ºF. But there's no need to wait until summertime to visit. Take a look at the search bar at the top of the page and adjust the filters to find the perfect Washington Island vacation rental and plan your escape for whenever you like.

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

A family get-together should be memorable. Whether you're organizing a fun escape with the kids or a party with relatives, Vrbo's large family vacation rentals in or near Washington Island offer a comfy home away from home with ample space for everyone:

  • Located about 30 miles to the southwest of Washington Island, "Door County Waterfront Home With Private Beach" has 7 bedrooms and can sleep up to 18 guests. It's equipped with a range of amenities, including a balcony and childrens activities.
  • Another popular choice is "Beautiful Log Home On 5 Quiet Acres With Private Beach". This large rental is 16 miles southwest of Washington Island and comes with books, a microwave oven and more. With 4 bedrooms accommodating up to 8 people, don't worry about leaving anyone off your guest list.

When it's time to step outside your front door, there are lots of family-friendly attractions nearby to keep everyone happy. Menominee Park, Children's Museum of Fond du Lac and Pollock Community Water Park should be at the top of your must-do list.

Can I find family cabin rentals in or near Washington Island?

Nothing's more important than family, which is why we'll help you find a place where you can truly connect. Rent one of these family cabin rentals in or near Washington Island and create wonderful memories with the people you love the most:

  • "Stunning Door County Cabin In The Woods" - Approximately 30 miles southwest of central Washington Island, this family-friendly retreat comes with free toiletries and childrens activities.
  • "Cozy Cabin In The Woods: Between Fish Creek And Ephraim" - This vacation rental is another top pick with families and is around 20 miles southwest of Washington Island. Offering a dining table, free toiletries and more, it'll get your group's nod of approval.

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