Top 12 Airbnb Vacation Rentals In Grand Rapids, Michigan - Updated 2021

airbnb grand rapids, michigan

Grand Rapids is the second-largest city in Michigan, with a population of about 197,000. It sits on the Grand River and is about 30 miles (48.3 km) east of Lake Michigan. Grand Rapids is the hometown and final resting place of US President, Gerald Ford.

Originally settled by Native Americans, Joseph and Madeline La Framboise came and established the first trading post, in Grand Rapids. Today, the city is economically and culturally diverse. Experiencing Grand Rapids doesn’t have to be expensive, though. With an Airbnb rental, you can pick the area of Grand Rapids you want to stay in, have all the comforts of home, and feel rejuvenated the next day to explore the city. So what are you waiting for? Check out this list of the top Airbnb vacation rentals in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

1. Urban oasis (from USD 135)

This vacation rental is located right in the renovated gymnasium of Grand Rapid’s first high school. It is located near some of the best breweries in the city and is only a 10-minute walk from the city center. The hosts are cat owners, but friendly and willing to answer questions about the city. Sleeping accommodations include one queen bed and one air mattress.

Historic Old School in the heart of the Westside!
Grand Rapids, Michigan, United States
384 reviews
Private room in loft 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
they have a balcony off the pool for some very nice added privacy
erica & brian’s apartment is amazing
super-cool old building great hot tub (and probably pool but we were there in february) very comfortable
gorgeous/unique space cozy bed great amenities
the rooftop pool was great on a hot summer day with beautiful views of downtown
the space was very clean and accommodating
very clean place in a walkable neighborhood
everything was clean and the space was very stylish
the cleanliness comfort and layout of the space that you will use are exceptional
the space was cute inviting clean and spacious
our hosts were so great and had great recommendations that we checked out
the hosts were nice and helpful and had good recommendations on restaurants
great host and a wonderful space
great hospitality and communication with hosts
erica was a great host easily approachable and very helpful
great location to experience downtown grand rapids
close to the downtown and major interstates for quick navigation around grand rapids
incredibly unique & lovely space great location
the location is perfect with so many places within an 8-10 minute walk
what a great spot excellent location and very comfortable setup
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2. Quiet space (from USD 82)

This rental is in a quiet neighborhood, on the east side of Grand Rapids. Included with the rental is a queen size bed, private bathroom, and kitchenette. A simple breakfast is available in the kitchenette, as well. This rental has many amenities that make it ideal for the business traveler, including internet and work spaces.

There is a 15 USD cleaning fee. The hosts work from home and are available to answer any questions you may have about Grand Rapids.

Studio Apartment in Walkable Eastown
Grand Rapids, Michigan, United States
405 reviews
Entire apartment 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
everything was easy from the wifi to the ac unit
comfortable and stylish space filled with local history
excellent breakfast and coffee just a few blocks away
they provided us with a lot of amenities including board games and a light breakfast option loved it
many thanks to jill and tim for a comfortable stay
it was very clean as well
very clean quiet and comfortable
clean and inviting place to stay
the space was very clean and enjoyable
very comfortable and clean place
jill & tim were very kind hosts
wonderful hosts in a comfy spot
they were very friendly and went out of their way to accommodate our schedule
tim was very friendly and provided helpful hints about good places to go in east town
great hosts with a great place to stay
great location just a few minutes from shopping and restaurants
plus the location is awesome
walking distance to great stuff
amazing location in downtown grand rapids
the location is ideal for getting around the downtown are
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3. Chic studio (from USD 81)

This studio is only blocks away from downtown. It’s on the back of a historical home in the Heritage Hill neighborhood. It’s extremely private, with its own entrance, a bathroom, sitting area, and kitchenette. WIFI, TV, and a laptop friendly work space make this an ideal rental for the business traveler. Check-in time is anytime after 3 pm.

Chic Studio blocks from downtown
Grand Rapids, Michigan, United States
691 reviews
Entire apartment 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
they offer wifi hulu and netflix for entertainment which is always really thoughtful to include
loved having the living room area with sink microwave and fridge
very clean and homey
great space very clean and easy to find
perfect quiet clean lovely space
it was extremely clean and in the heart of action in grand rapids
andreas place was clean cute and fit our needs just perfectly
plus andrea is a great host
the host provided great suggestions for local places
andrea is a great host--efficient informative but not intrusive
andrea is a wonderfully responsive host too thanks for the great stay :)
check-in was a breeze the apartment is lovely and andrea was super-responsive to our questions
perfect location and very cute
good location easy entry a cute little place
great place right near local attractions
lovely place located in a great neighbourhood
very convenient location great driveway parking
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4. Victorian in Heritage Hill (from USD 86)

Stay in a quiet and homey architectural gem, in Heritage Hill. Check-in is anytime after 3 pm. There is a quiet time that starts at 10 pm and there is no smoking and no pets allowed. The rental includes TV, WIFI, free parking, and breakfast. The rental’s weekend rate is 90 USD / night.

Peaceful Victorian Heritage Hill on quiet street
Grand Rapids, Michigan, United States
120 reviews
Private room in house 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
ac unit & fan kept our room cool at night
" convenience of quaint yet charming full bath adjacent to room
comfortable bed and space
the bathroom is small but functional and shower water pressure is excellent
the room was quiet with great climate control
the place was clean and private
quiet clean good communication and check-in
comfortable clean and easy
our private bedroom and bathroom were very clean and comfortable
the room was clean and it was very quiet at night so it was easy to sleep
paul was a lovely host
paul was a great host
paul is a wonderful host
paul is a great host
paul is a very thoughtful host
great location and a comfy bed
excellent location a short walk or ride to restaurants and shops
the location to downtown is very nice
great location close to downtown but still quite enough
great location about a mile from town center
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5. Quaint private apartment blocks from downtown (from USD 72)

Make the most out of your Grand Rapids adventures in this fully furnished one-bedroom flat located on the upper level of a home. It has a bedroom with two beds perfect for four guests. It also has a full kitchen, a cozy living room, and laundry facilities. You can also enjoy hanging out on the spacious front porch. Nearby establishments include a hospital and several great dining and shopping options. The downtown market is only within walking distance.

Quaint Private Apartment - Blocks from Downtown
Grand Rapids, Michigan, United States
57 reviews
Entire apartment 2 Beds 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
rhonda’s place was great very clean and communication was fast
clean cozy and perfect for a quick get away
overall the apartment inside was fine clean and cute
rhonda is great and super responsive the place is exactly as pictured and very clean
clean cozy great location responsive host
rhonda was a great host:)
great place even better host
rhonda is friendly and made sure we got in and out of the apartment ok
it was extremely clean and she was very courteous and a wonderful host
close to downtown rhonda was the best host had an overall great experience
awesome location and super easy check in
super cute place very close to everything you want to do while in grand rapids
was a good place for a short stay near the city
off street parking was good and short drive to downtown
extremely gorgeous house in an area close to many great shops restaurants parks etc
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6. Charming riverside home near downtown (from USD 66)

This rental is a historic house that’s been turned into an Airbnb while still keeping its original woodwork and sky windows. Having two bedrooms, one fitted with a double bed and the other with a queen bed, it can fit four guests. The house is equipped with heating, air conditioning, and WiFi. There’s a kitchen for cooking meals and laundry facilities for your soiled clothes. You can also spend mornings on the porch while taking in the views of the river. Nearby attractions include the Grand River, Riverside Park, and the many bars and restaurants of the Creston district.

Charming Riverside Home Near Downtown
Grand Rapids, Michigan, United States
126 reviews
Entire house 2 Beds 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the wifi was very good (100 mbps; latency unloaded 25 ms loaded 41 ms; upload speed 5
cozy house by the river both the couch and the bed were very comfortable
the kitchen has modern appliances and is nicely updated
the old fashioned claw foot style tub and shower was an added treat in this home
a beautiful home to stay in cozy feel very clean location was great and had all the necessary amenities
very clean and stylish decor as well
bathroom also very clean
charming clean comfortable
i repeat very clean house
super clean and fast and easy to understand
she was a great host
the host was very quick to respond to questions and very nice
chelsea is a wonderful host and was quick to respond to questions
a very charming older home in grand rapids host is very accommodating and communicative
chelsea was very prompt at answering any questions and had lots of helpful advice on places to go
great location in grand rapids
great place close to downtown
nice location by the entrance to riverside park
wonderful location and very comfortable
very close to the grand river with a great walking path
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7. Studio in Heritage Hill

This studio is in a 100-year-old house in the Heritage Hill neighborhood. It’s close to downtown, and right in the middle of the beautiful architecture found in Heritage Hill. The private suite has its own door and is locked off from the rest of the house. This rental is a good option for the business traveler. Many amenities are included with the rental, and it has a weekend price of 95 USD / night.

Bright & Dreamy Heritage Hill Studio
Grand Rapids, Michigan, United States
559 reviews
Entire apartment 1 Bed 0 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
great front room to enjoy coffee
comfy bed always hot shower ac worked great
beautiful apartment in front of an historic home with all basic amenities
great place to stay the front patio/living room was lovely and the bed was comfortable
we would recommend this lovely apartment in the historical district
very clean and comfortable spot
was clean and super nice to be in
clean cozy & stylish place with beautiful big picture windows
always comfortable and clean
bright stylish charming apartment clean quiet and well appointed
cody was really responsive and helpful
cody was communicative and helpful
comfortable bed nice hosts
our first airbnb stay and it was great the place was clean and cody was an excellent host
cody's communication was smart and attentive and (while there if you needed him) leaves one be
cute place close and very conveniently located
great location and cute place
a twenty minute walk will take you right downtown grand rapids
nice place in a great location
great place in a great location
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8. Bright and airy space

This rental is spacious and bright. Originally old Union High School, the space has been renovated into loft-style condos. It is within walking distance to restaurants, nightlife, public transportation and more. The rental includes a private bathroom, a pool, hot tub, and gym. There is a 25 USD cleaning fee. WIFI and free parking are also included.

Bright & Airy Space in Union Square Condos
63 reviews
Private room 1 Bed

9. Upscale city living

This is an updated, 1920’s Craftsman-style home, located in the Midtown neighborhood. This location is close enough to walk to many of Grand Rapid’s attractions and it includes two bedrooms and one bathroom. There is a queen bed in each bedroom. The rental also includes wireless internet, cable TV, free parking, a kitchen, and it is family friendly. The weekend price is 159 USD / night. The minimum night stay varies depending on the dates.

Upscale city living!
Grand Rapids, Michigan, United States
215 reviews
Entire apartment 2 Beds 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
super comfortable space and furniture
comfortable and stylish furniture
the furniture in the living room is comfortable and the rooms are spacious
comfiest bed and nice quiet space
the bathroom fixtures such as the monsoon shower are lovely to use
very clean and well-kept
very clean and easy access
beautiful apartment very clean and comfortable
very clean and cozy excellent airbnb
it is always sparkling clean and comfortable
frederick was a wonderful host
frederick was a great host and i’m looking forward to future stays here
frederick was always very responsive to any questions as well
frederick was a welcoming host and great to communicate with
fredrick was a very organized host and made sure we had all the information for our stay
perfect location really close to downtown area
the location is great
great location in grand rapids
great location close to downtown grand rapids
great location in a nice and safe neighborhood
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10. Apartment in a great location

This rental is within walking distance to restaurants, shopping, and more. It is in a quiet neighborhood and it has an en suite bathroom and off street parking. The room is on the ground floor, and guests can use the kitchen, backyard, and living room, in the home. The rental includes internet, TV, and the rental is family/kid friendly. The weekend price is 57 USD / night.

Amazing Location With Private En-Suite Bathroom!
137 reviews
Private room 1 Bed

11. Room with bunks

This Airbnb vacation rental is in a prime location, close to many popular breweries, restaurants, and more. The host is a dog owner, and the bathroom is shared. The rental includes four beds in one room. There is a triple bunk with a trundle. The top two bunks are not suitable for people who weigh more than 175 pounds (79.4 kg). The spot is ideal for people just looking for a place to spend the night, as the room doesn’t really have room to hang out in.

Room with bunks

12. Downtown Grand Rapids

This rental is a studio-type building, only a short distance from downtown Grand Rapids. It is on the first floor of a building built in 1863. The rental includes a kitchen, bathroom, and living/sleeping room. There is also an overflow room for extra guests. The rental includes a TV, internet, indoor fireplace, free parking, and more. There is a monthly discount of 27 percent and a weekend rate of 55 USD / night.

1 block west of DT-MR
Grand Rapids, Michigan, United States
432 reviews
Entire apartment 2 Beds 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
cozy bed too nice with the electric fire/heater
bed is super comfy richard is very nice
comfortable apartment that met all of my needs
lots of kitchen space and the bedroom area was really spacious as well
clean and well kept
beds were clean and comfortable
the place was super clean and cozy
everything was clean and well taken care of
the space was clean comfortable and exactly what i expected
the hosts went above and beyond to make it a very comfortable stay
the host was very helpful and the stay was very affordable
rich was super friendly and very accommodating
super convenient location to downtown
the location was great
great location and amazing value
comfortable and close to downtown
great location for an affordable price
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Grand Rapids is up and coming

Grand Rapids is an up and coming popular tourist destination. With great restaurants, exciting sports teams, innovative museums, outdoor fun, and more, a trip to Grand Rapids, Michigan, is a trip to remember.

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Susanna Carlson is a freelance writer from Wisconsin. She enjoys traveling, art, reading, and outdoor activities in her free time.

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