Where to stay around Lake Michigan?

Our 2018 property listings offer a large selection of 13,526 vacation rentals near Lake Michigan. From 4,824 Houses to 2,921 Hotels, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Lake Michigan for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Lake Michigan?

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

  • Michigan: 10,941 vacation rentals
  • Wisconsin: 5,672 vacation rentals
  • Traverse City: 1,330 vacation rentals
  • Chicago: 2,610 vacation rentals
  • South Haven: 849 vacation rentals

And HomeAway offers you the chance to discover many other popular destinations in Lake 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 Lake 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 Lake Michigan:

  • Traverse City: 1,330 rentals
  • Chicago: 2,610 rentals
  • South Haven: 849 rentals
  • Saugatuck: 634 rentals
  • Grand Haven: 294 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 Lake 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 Lake Michigan are:

  • Chicago Ohare International Airport (ORD): 2,705 vacation rentals
  • Chicago Midway International Airport (MDW): 2,364 vacation rentals
  • Southwest Michigan Regional Airport (BEH): 324 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 Lake Michigan?

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

  • Sleeping Bear Dunes: 1,406 rentals
  • Traverse City Beach: 1,210 rentals
  • Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore: 339 rentals
  • Boyne Mountain: 266 rentals
  • Grand Haven Beach: 221 rentals

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

Delight in the lakeside landscape of Lake Michigan

The lake and riverfront provide a pleasant backdrop to your vacation home in Lake Michigan. This welcoming city allures visitors with its skyscrapers and boating. For a bit of culture, visit Milwaukee Art Museum, Charles Allis Art Museum or Discovery World. If you're looking for accommodations with space to entertain friends and family, HomeAway has plenty of options to choose from. Many rental homes offer full kitchens and laundry facilities, perfect for big groups.

Sightseeing in and around Lake Michigan

Are you hoping to find top things to see and do in the area? Venture out of your vacation home and check out everything that makes Lake Michigan a fun place to get away. Here are some of the top attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Hemlock Golf Club (16.8 mi / 27 km)
  • West Michigan Fairgrounds (17.7 mi / 28.4 km)
  • Amber Elk Ranch (21.1 mi / 33.9 km)
  • Jomagrha Vineyards and Winery (23.4 mi / 37.6 km)
  • Orchard Beach State Park (25.5 mi / 41 km)
  • Golden Sands Golf Course (28.8 mi / 46.3 km)

Exploring the natural landscape of Lake Michigan

Lake Michigan is famous for its panoramic lake views and breathtaking sunsets. Whether you're an adventurous traveler or just want to appreciate the scenery, Lake Michigan is a great place to get out in nature. Here are a few of the area's most stunning natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Ludington State Park (11.6 mi / 18.7 km)
  • Stearns Park Beach (15.2 mi / 24.5 km)
  • Ludington Waterfront Park (15.8 mi / 25.4 km)
  • Buttersville Park (16.3 mi / 26.3 km)
  • First Street Beach (22.9 mi / 36.9 km)
  • Douglas Park (23.1 mi / 37.2 km)

Explore destinations around Lake Michigan

Traverse City
1,330 vacation rentals
Chicago
2,610 vacation rentals
South Haven
849 vacation rentals
Saugatuck
634 vacation rentals
Grand Haven
294 vacation rentals
Holland
680 vacation rentals
New Buffalo
819 vacation rentals
Saint Joseph
145 vacation rentals
Michigan City
763 vacation rentals
Ludington
277 vacation rentals
Mackinac Island
145 vacation rentals
Glen Arbor
366 vacation rentals
Charlevoix
617 vacation rentals
Muskegon
203 vacation rentals
Mackinaw City
92 vacation rentals
Milwaukee
210 vacation rentals
Harbor Springs
400 vacation rentals
Grand Rapids
73 vacation rentals
Union Pier
689 vacation rentals
Lake Michigan Beach
1,082 vacation rentals