Discover a selection of 485 vacation rentals in Milwaukee, 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 swimming pools and WiFi. Prices start at $65 per night, and houses and condos are popular options for a stay in Milwaukee. Either way, you'll find a rental for everyone's needs.
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Destination guide

Milwaukee brings the excitement of city life to the lake

Home of the famous Summerfest musical festival, Milwaukee is a bustling Midwestern city right on the edge of Lake Michigan. Families staying at Milwaukee vacation rentals can look forward to exploring the city’s numerous museums and cultural attractions. Beer lovers will celebrate the many breweries that call Milwaukee home. For those looking to hit the beach, the shores of the Great Lakes are the perfect place to build a sandcastle, read a book, or catch a glimpse of the native wildlife.

Things to do

Kids and adults can play in Milwaukee

Milwaukee boasts 17 museums within the city limits, which means there’s no shortage of fun and learning for the whole family. Visit the Milwaukee County Zoo to make some new furry friends or stop by the Milwaukee Art Museum, where kids can create their own artwork. Little ones will also love the Betty Bird Children’s Museum and Discovery World, a huge museum complex that focuses on science, technology, and water. If you’re looking for Milwaukee attractions for adults, take a tour of some of Milwaukee’s historic breweries, and discover why people call this Wisconsin metropolis ‘the city that built beer.’

Activities

Experience Lake Michigan and music in Milwaukee

Milwaukee sits on the shore of Lake Michigan, a Great Lake so big that travelers might just mistake it for an ocean. If you’re here in the summer, take advantage of the view with waterfront dining or a daytime cruise. For outdoor Milwaukee activities for families, head just outside of town to the clean, family-friendly shores of Bradford Beach. To catch a bit of entertainment while staying at your Milwaukee vacation rental, check out any of the city’s 25 theaters. Milwaukee also hosts the popular musical festival Summerfest along the lakeshore each year.

Weather

Join the summer fun in Milwaukee

Peak season for Milwaukee vacation rentals is in the summer. Milwaukee experiences four seasons with winter temperatures averaging in the 20s. In the spring and fall, temperatures can sometimes vary quite a bit from day to day. The summer is quite pleasant, with temperatures averaging in the 70s. To participate in all the outdoor activities the city has to offer, the earliest time to arrive is late spring. Milwaukee weather in May tends to be pleasant with highs in the 60s.

Natural features

Milwaukee’s lake environment

The waters of the Milwaukee, Menomonee, and Kinnikinic Rivers flow in Milwaukee Harbor before all pour into Lake Michigan. Lake Michigan is 1 of the 5 Great Lakes, which all formed from retreating glaciers. The world’s largest freshwater system, the Great Lakes are something of a natural wonder. Milwaukee and Lake Michigan are home to a unique array of northern wildlife. In the winter, travelers may just spot a bald eagle soaring above the trees. Those interested in bird watching should hit the trails of the Milwaukee Audubon Nature Center to see an impressive number of species and hear the melodious song of the warbler.

How to get there

Traveling to and around Milwaukee

Fly into General Mitchell Intl. Airport (MKE), the closest airport, located 6.2 mi (10.1 km) from the city center. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you could also fly into Waukesha, WI (UES-Waukesha County), which is 16.8 mi (27 km) away.

If you'd rather travel by train, make your way to Milwaukee Intermodal Station or Milwaukee Airport Station and explore the city from there.

How many vacation rentals are available around Milwaukee, WI?

Our 2022 property listings offer a large selection of 485 vacation rentals around Milwaukee. From 208 house rentals to 260 condo and apartment rentals, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to Milwaukee?

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

  • Lower East Side: 114 vacation rentals
  • Upper East Side: 25 vacation rentals
  • Historic Third Ward: 52 vacation rentals
  • Westown: 102 vacation rentals
  • East Town: 127 vacation rentals

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

What are the popular point of interests near where I can stay when traveling to Milwaukee?

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

  • Pabst Mansion: 395 vacation rentals
  • Wisconsin Center: 386 vacation rentals
  • Frank Lloyd Wright American System-Built Home: 398 vacation rentals
  • Potawatomi Bingo Casino: 396 vacation rentals
  • Milwaukee Boat Line: 383 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Milwaukee listed on Vrbo where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Milwaukee?

Yes, of course. Vrbo has 208 Houses in Milwaukee. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Milwaukee include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 260 rentals available
  • Cabins: 5 rentals available
  • Cottages: 5 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Studios and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Milwaukee?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 29 vacation rentals with pool available in Milwaukee. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

Explore destinations around Milwaukee

Lower East Side
114 vacation rentals
Upper East Side
25 vacation rentals
Historic Third Ward
52 vacation rentals
Westown
102 vacation rentals
East Town
127 vacation rentals
Yankee Hill
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Downer Woods
20 vacation rentals
Downtown Milwaukee
143 vacation rentals
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