Michigan, USA

Michigan, USA

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Our 2018 property listings offer a large selection of 9,134 vacation rentals near Michigan. From 4,041 houses to 2,104 cottages, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Michigan for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

Michigan is Motor Town

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.

Get your adrenaline kicks in Michigan

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.

Michigan is full of surprises

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.

Michigan is open year-round

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.

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.