Top 10 Airbnb Vacation Rentals On Washington Island, Wisconsin - Updated 2022


The state of Wisconsin, found in the north-central regions of the United States, is generally known as “The Dairy State.” Its primary industry thrives on agricultural products, especially cheese and butter. Another one of its major source of living is tourism. Wisconsin is covered in natural settings and it’s the kind of place you’d go to for an outdoor adventure. One place you shouldn’t miss here is Lake Michigan’s Washington Island. Located in Door County, Washington Island is a nature traveler’s perfect getaway. With just over 60 square kilometers (23 square miles), there’s a natural backdrop wherever you turn. Both outdoor and recreational activities are available for all ages. And if you’re planning on vacationing at this picturesque island, be sure to get your accommodation booked at these top Airbnb vacation rentals on Washington Island, Wisconsin.

1. Lovely home with available games to play for big groups (from USD 269)

Enjoy a pleasant and bright atmosphere in this four-bedroom home which is ideal for big groups and families of up to ten people. With a vast surrounding yard of 1 hectare (3 acres), there is plenty of room for you to run outdoors. There is also an open deck with a grill and a closed porch to relax on and perhaps read a book. For the kids, there is a PlayStation 3 and board games available in the cabin.

Charming, Lakefront Home Off Main Road
Washington Island, Wisconsin, United States
30 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire home 5 Beds 8 Guests 4 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 8

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
set-up of the house was good and we did not miss the air conditioning
dining room table was perfect for a full gathering and games at night
wifi would have been nice if only to ensure phone and text
nice home for a big family lots of toys and activities clean downstairs bedroom very comfortable
it was very clean and melissa was very responsive and helpful
the house is charming and in a great location
walking distance to the lake good place to launch kayaks very quiet
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2. Rustic cottage with fishing spots by the dock (from USD 195)

Located on Detroit Harbor, this cottage has a rustic setting and countryside interiors. The use of wood is visibly blunt in the bedroom walls and the living room furniture, giving it that country style vibe. There are Sleep Number beds wherein you can adjust the softness of the mattress to your liking. It also comes with its own dock, so you can enjoy fishing while watching the amazing sunset views.

Breezy Beach
Washington, Wisconsin, United States
44 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire cottage 3 Beds 7 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 7

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
beautiful view from the scenic island cozy place to stay
the beds are so comfortable and the air conditioner near the upstairs bedrooms helped take away the humidity
richard and sue did an outstanding job of making sure that our stay was comfortable and enjoyable
relaxing place comfortable bed easy check-in
the cottage house is cozy and clean and was comfortable for the 5 of us
very nice cabin exceptionally clean
not only was the house very clean but it also gave a home feeling
the cottage was charming and clean
the home is very clean and the deck is new spacious and inviting
richard and sue are amazing hosts and their home is perfect
we highly recommend their place great hosts and everything was as we expected plus a little more
great location right on the water
what a wonderful place great location close proximity to a park and public swim area
beautiful setting quiet with plenty of room and close to good dining options
great location and very good host
we fished evey night enjoyed camp fires and beautiful sunsets at this location
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3. Adorable waterfront cabin with plenty of activities (from USD 276)

Located on the waterfront, this two-bedroom cabin has a view of Hog Island in Lake Michigan. The interiors are adorable and the house is an ideal place to stay for small families. The use of canoes and kayaks is a fun activity to do with the family because of the rocky shores. You can also enjoy the open deck and vast yard for some outdoor activities while books, games, and binge-watching on Netflix are available for indoor activities.

Island View Cottage on Washington Island
Washington, Wisconsin, United States
89 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire cottage 2 Beds 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
beds are comfortable and amenities are stocked -- you can't go wrong
the cottage may look small form the outside but it is very comfortable with plenty of space inside
the cottage was very clean warm and cozy with an exceptional view of the lake
loved our stay at the island view cottage easy check-in spotless and very comfortable
the beds were comfortable the kitchen space was perfect for cooking and then playing games in the evening
everything was very clean and organized
very clean and newly redone kitchen with great appliances
great place cozy clean and private
great clean & comfy cottage with a gorgeous view
the inside is newly updated and very clean
friendly and helpful host
the owners were welcoming and accommodating
periann was a great host
the host was always willing to answer questions and was a great resource
thank you periann for being very quick and kind to responding to any questions that i had
beautiful location on the lake with privacy
it is very close to the water which is lovely
i have been to this location on the island twice and definitely plan to go back
it was definitely a secluded location which was exactly what we wanted
this cabin was a great place to get away
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4. Newly renovated and pet-friendly hotel-like house (from USD 273)

This lovely cabin is a family-inherited home that has been taken care of throughout several generations. You will feel like you are in a hotel with its look and touch, but at the same time, you will get to enjoy the comforts of a home. You may enjoy the sound of the waves in the morning and the barbecue fire pit by the shore at this pet-friendly, three-bedroom cabin by the waterfront.

Gull Cottage Waterfront Home on Washington Island
Washington, Wisconsin, United States
155 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire cottage 5 Beds 8 Guests 3 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 8

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
bedding was quality and comfortable and furnishings were tastefully cottage chic
the cottage was so inviting and comfortable
the cottage is extremely comfortable and well take care of and has all amenities
clean comfortably appointed amazing view loads of space remarkable dining room table
the family room is amazing to look at the lake
it was sparkling clean stylish and cozy
everything was so clean when we arrived
everything was perfectly clean and crisp
what a beautiful home newly remodeled very clean with everything you need
the cottage was clean comfortable and well stocked with everything you would need
host is very gracious
host is organized and very responsive
host is very responsive and a joy to deal with
host responsive and detail oriented
shelley was a great host
great location on the water
the lakeside location is perfect
a great location on the water
also the location was great
quiet and peaceful; close to “town”
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5. Attractive lakeside cottage with kayaks and fishing spots (from USD 175)

You will find that this two-bedroom lakeside cottage, located on Detroit Harbor, has a cute and cozy ambiance from the interiors to the overall surrounding atmosphere. There is a dock just outside, which is great for fishing and swimming. The booking also comes with the use of kayaks and a charcoal grill. Also, if you want to explore the local food, this is close to coffee shops and restaurants.

Skinny Dip Inn, Waterfront, 2 Kayaks, Sunset Views
Washington Island, Wisconsin, United States
53 reviews
Entire cottage 3 Beds 5 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 5

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
cozy cottage with lovely views
the bathroom was new and shower was huge and nice
the cabin is cozy full of special touches (huge snuggly blankets ) and right on the water
we loved hanging out lakeside playing board games in the cozy cabin and exploring the island
place was clean and beds comfy
having the kitchen utensils cleaning supplies and toiletries was amazingly helpful
the hosts were great and very responsive we will go back
of course for hanging your swimsuits and towels location is very nice
the home location was good for star gazing if you walked out on the dock
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6. Cozy and private farmhouse cottage (from USD 125)

Have you always wanted to live on a farm? Well, at this accommodation, you’d get to experience what it feels like to live in a real farmhouse. Fondly called “Folk Tree Farm,” the farmhouse sits on 8 hectares (20 acres) of land that has farm animals like goats and chickens running around, and a vegetable farm. During your stay, you will be staying on the second floor of the house, while the hosts/farmers occupy the ground floor. The place has a fire pit and barbecue area so you could bring your own firewood and charcoal. Guests are also welcome to accompany the farmers as they walk their farm animals around the property.

Folk Tree Farm on Washington Island
Washington, Wisconsin, United States
110 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Farm stay 5 Beds 6 Guests 3 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 6

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the wifi works great
shawn and casey made our stay extremely comfortable
really comfortable space - very washington island
the beds were super comfortable compared to some airbnb's we have stayed at in the past
great base for exploring the island plenty of room for our family of 5
it was very clean and roomy
the space is clean and inviting
expect clean and tidy rooms that feel warm and homey
the place was super clean and smelling wonderful
it was clean and the stars at night were incredible
shawn and casey are wonderful hosts
shawn and casey are wonderful hosts
shawn and casey were really wonderful hosts
the hosts are incredibly friendly and welcoming
expect kind and genuine hosts of shawn's place
great central location for everything in washington island
great space and central location
wonderful location for peace and quiet
it's a great location on the island
the location is great for us
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7. Warm and private studio cabin for couples (from USD 150)

If you and your beau are looking for an intimate weekend alone, this studio cabin is perfect for you. The cabin provides warm lighting and a rustic style with modern features such as an electric fireplace and new kitchen appliances. However, there is no air-conditioning, TV or wifi, so it is a great place to unplug. Thanks to its peaceful location between the woods as you will have complete privacy during your stay.

The Birches - Cottage, Washington Island, WI
Washington, Wisconsin, United States
32 reviews Superhost
Entire cottage 1 Bed 2 Guests 0 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the cottage was very comfortable and just as expected
it was extremely clean and perfect for 2 people
and your host christine was easy to communicate with and provided lots of helpful details
christine’s place was a perfect place to disconnect for a weekend
nice wooded location with wildlife meandering throughout the property
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8. Wonderful cabin with outdoor activities by the shore (from USD 235)

While there are several waterfront cottages on Washington Island, this one sits right by the shores of Detroit Harbor. You will quite literally wake up to gentle sounds of crashing waves from the moment you look out your window. Fondly called “Trueblood Cottage,” this cabin was built in the 1920s and has its own private beach where you can watch beautiful sunsets and even go stargazing. Sometimes, you might even catch a glimpse of the Northern Lights! If you’re up for more outdoor activities with your family, you may bring your kayaks, bikes, or fishing gear as you enjoy more of what this place has to offer.

Charming Waterfront Cottage
Washington Island, Wisconsin, United States
54 reviews  Wifi Available
Entire cottage 4 Beds 6 Guests 4 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 6

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the cottage is the perfect balance between old charm comfortable amenities and tasteful design
the kitchen is spacious and all bedrooms enjoy natural light
all the comforts of home without the noisecomfy cozy clean with all the amenities
we really appreciated the grill and found all kitchen equipment to be ready to use
super clean well organized comfortable and cozy
the cabin was clean and inviting with everything anyone could want for a great stay
the water here is clean and delightful for swimming or launching a kayak or canoe
our host was extra thoughtful and understanding
the host communicated everything clearly and was very easy to work with when making the reservation
very lovely host and such beautiful spot on the island
alexandra is kind and very helpful
alexandra was a great host--answered all of our questions before and during our visit
perfect location to get away from it all
we loved the location
the location is serene and relaxing
great location private and right on the water
cabin is spacious & private & location is wonderful
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9. Quiet retreat in the middle of the woods

Situated on a 24-hectare (60-acre) historic farmland, this cabin is one of the oldest farmlands recorded on the island. It’s a cabin in the woods which provides a quiet retreat for those who want to disconnect from the mundane life. Even if it’s in a secluded location, WiFi access is also available, but it is ideal to detach yourself from work for a while and rather spend time with your family first. Also, its rustic interiors and ambiance will give you that vintage feeling during your stay. It can sleep up to eight guests with its three bedrooms and two bathrooms. The property also features a fully equipped kitchen, a large deck for outdoor dining, and a fire pit for late-night fun activities.

Buckwild Farm
Washington, Wisconsin, United States
23 reviews
Entire house 5 Beds 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the house has no air conditioning but there were fans for almost every room which was great
we loved the kitchen fully stocked with pots pans etc
fantastic property beautiful grounds so much room for any kind of outdoor activity
love the new table in kitchen--beautiful done by an artisan on the island
the home was also clean with a healthy supply of cleaning products which was welcome during this time
it was very clean a perfect spot for 2 families with 3 dogs to play all day long
the house was very clean and the kitchen had everything we needed to prepare our meals
liked the poster with owner history in the kitchen
the location is great close to the beach
the location was also super convenient to many spots on the island
great location on an historic farm
great location relative to rest of island attractions
we really enjoyed the house and beautiful location
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10. Comfortable home in a tranquil setting near the beach

Feel the nature in this comfortable home on Washington Island. It sits on a flat rock shoreline and among peaceful surroundings. You get to enjoy views of the glistening lake and beautiful green trees whenever you go outside for a walk. It is the perfect place for people who admire the beauty of nature, like photographers or painters. The two-bedroom home with two bathrooms can comfortably sleep up to six people. Near to it is Boos Bluff Natural Area which is a perfect hiking spot on the island featuring a lovely view of the beach.

Quiet Island Waterfront Retreat
Washington Island, Wisconsin, United States
44 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire cottage 3 Beds 6 Guests 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 6

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the table with the sides extending was perfect for her to sit at
you will enjoy your own place to swim grill campfire and watch the beautiful sunrises
the house itself was cozy clean and well stocked
it was very clean and cozy and exceeded our expectations
comfy and clean we will be back
super hosts extremely clean and comfortable
the cottage is beautiful and clean
daniel is an excellent host
owners do a great job with making it guest ready
daniel was always quick to respond was flexible and helpful
a wonderful cabin location and fabulous hosts many thoughtful details and a stocked home
close to town but far enough away to unwind and relax
great location well stocked and beautifully decorated
i would recommend this location to any traveler
we had a wonderful stay at this beautiful and peaceful location
great place to stay fantastic location and tons of amenities
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Wander off into nature at Washington Island

Whether you prefer the lakeside or the woodlands, Washington Island has it all for you. With different activities and accommodation settings to choose from, one thing is for sure when you stay at Washington Island – it promises nothing but the natural beauty of the place and a memorable trip.

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