Where to stay around Grand Island?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 116 vacation rentals near Grand Island. From 46 Bungalows to 46 Cabins, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Grand Island for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

Can I rent Bungalows in Grand Island?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 46 Bungalows in Grand Island. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Grand Island include:

  • Cabins: 46 rentals available
  • Cottages: 46 rentals available
  • Houses: 45 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 Grand Island?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 2 vacation rentals with pool available in Grand Island. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

    An unspoiled island paradise

    Rising out of the crystal-clear waters of Lake Superior, the picture-perfect sandstone cliffs, pine forests and pristine white beaches of Grand Island offer breathtaking scenery to visitors. The opportunity to camp under the stars or in one of the island's rustic log cabins attracts artists, hunters and sports enthusiasts to this unspoiled and almost uninhabited location. From hiking and biking, to diving and canoeing, the island is packed with activities everyone can enjoy. Only 10,000 visitors are allowed annually, meaning a Grand Island vacation rental is a sought-after getaway that should be booked early to avoid disappointment.

    Take a tour or just explore

    Grand Island bus tours take in the scenic landscape and points of interest on 3-hour narrated excursions. For the more adventurous, bike, kayak or paddleboard rentals will allow you to get off the beaten track and explore the countless hidden caves and coves not seen on the guided tour. The island's winding trails are a great place to go jogging and every July the Grand Island Trail Race sees competitors running a 10-kilometer race along the more challenging routes. For a relaxing day out, spend a peaceful afternoon on the water in one of the pontoon rentals.

    Shipwrecks and stories

    A popular attraction near your Grand Island vacation rental is the Glass Bottom ShipWreck Tour. Casting off from the dock at Munising, the 2-hour trip takes you around the coves of Murray Bay to Grand Island. Below your feet, you'll see shipwrecks located at 2 sites, including a merchant schooner and wooden paddle steamer. The crew are enthusiastic and knowledgeable, telling stories about the wrecks and a golden age in America's history. The island itself is a living museum, with a restored frontier cabin, historic cemetery and the wooden East Channel Lighthouse all worth visiting.

    Crossing the lake is half the fun

    While it is possible to visit Grand Island at any time of year, the ferry service only operates from the end of May until the beginning of October. You'll likely bask in hot summer sunshine when you score a Grand Island vacation rental at this time of year. For those wishing to explore the island at other times of the year, a private boat is needed and can be rented easily nearby. Winter can be a magical time to visit and to reach the island – jump aboard snowmobiles or strap on skis to race across the frozen bay.

    Wild camping under the stars

    For such a small island, there is a bounty of wildlife to see when you stay at a Grand Island vacation rental. You may be surprised to hear, but the 5-kilometer-long island has a small population of black bears. When you walk through the island's meadows, you can catch a glimpse of grazing white-tailed deer and when you reach the shoreline, there'll likely be a sandhill crane or 2 looking for fish in the waters. Keep your eyes peeled for pine martens and bounding hares and if you've brought binoculars, point them towards the sky to spot circling peregrine falcons.