10 Best Beach House Rentals In Michigan, USA - Updated 2023

Richard Dean
Richard Dean 

Michigan is a vast playground nestled in the Great Lakes and Midwestern of the United States. Everything that has something to do with a fun vacation is here. It is filled with excitement, beauty, and activities that will surprise every visitor, especially first-timers. Michigan is blessed with natural beauty, from the forests with vigorous colors to sugar-sand beaches. True to its name, which means “large water” (Ojibwe word ‘mishigami’), Michigan offers a plethora of water-related activities like paddleboarding, swimming, and more. If sleeping and waking up to the sound of the waves is your idea of a relaxing vacation, you are in the right place. Check out our list of the best beach house rentals in Michigan, USA.

1. Beachfront family home with plenty of amenities (from USD 220)

This accommodation puts you literally in the sea. The beautiful beach is just outside your doorstep, where you can relax and enjoy watching the waves. This cabin is a combination of rustic charm and modern comforts. It is located just right off Lake Michigan. The home was renovated, including the installation of modern electricity and plumbing. It offers six adorable bedrooms that can comfortably accommodate large groups. It urges you to truly enjoy the water, as it offers plenty of beach amenities, from kayaks to beach toys.

Beachfront Family Home - Directly on Lake Michigan
Lakeside, Michigan, United States
55 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
ENTIRE HOME 8 Beds 14 Guests 6 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 14

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
so much old charm with the convenience of modern amenities like usb chargers in the wall
antique furniture games comfortable and cozy
the house is very well stocked with games dvds and a modern tv setup in the living room
the kitchen is fully stocked which is wonderful
there are ceiling fans in each bedroom and lake breezes to cool you off
tim was a great host and answered all of my questions promptly up to my stay
) you will be happy working with tim who is super responsive and accommodating
tim was very responsive and friendly to all inquiries
this was a perfect house to host our large family gathering
fantastic location but the house is really outdated
we loved the house and location
beautiful home and fantastic location
lakeside is a very quiet and cute town and the beachfront access from this house is stunning
the location of this house could not have been better it's perfect
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2. Gorgeous home with amazing views

If you want to stay away from the hustle and bustle, you don’t have to look further! Introducing this sandy beachfront accommodation, which offers amazing views of Mackinac Bridge and Mackinac Island. It urges you to venture out as activities like biking and zip lining are available within the area. What’s more? Experience water escapades like paddle boarding, canoeing, and kayaking. Inside, the home has a warm ambiance and is well-equipped with modern appliances and furniture. It is suitable for six guests.

Beachfront, Spectacular views & Close to town.
Mackinaw City, Michigan, United States
105 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
ENTIRE HOME 3 Beds 6 Guests 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 6

Top guest reviews
very accessible and clean as well
his home is beautiful it was very clean and had everything we needed
thank you to the owner for making everything so easy
the host was easy and prompt to communicate with
ordel was a great host also we would love to stay again
ordel is a great host we hope to be back
beautiful place with a lot of great potential the owners were very kind and communicated well
the location is perfect
our family loved our time here the location is perfect
it is amazing how close the house is to the water
ordel's place is absolutely stunning and the location couldn't be more dreamy
great location overlooking g lake huron the bridge and mackonac iand
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3. Superb accommodation in a prime location

This accommodation gives you best of both worlds. It is located just right off the Great Lakes, where you can take a break from the world. While it is also close enough to several best places of interest. Indeed, you are already a winner when you stay at this accommodation, where plenty of water activities are possible like kayaking and fishing during winter. Meanwhile, a public beach house is just a walking distance from the property. The whole house has a laid-back vibe, and decorated with unique items. Plenty of amenities are available, from cooking basics to beach amenities.

Brissette Beach Getaway
Kawkawlin, Michigan, United States
70 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire cottage 3 Beds 5 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 5

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
warm house (heating and water) well equipped with a large tv netflix
everything was exactly as described and comfortable
very clean nicely updated house
very clean and well kept home
exactly as advertised - clean comfortable and well stocked with necessities
house was very clean and had everything you needed to vacation comfortably
the house is cozy and pretty modern and clean
adam is very responsive
great owner and very nice place to stay
adam was very responsive and accommodating and we will definitely be staying again
adam is an extremely accommodating host and the location is great
great location close to restaurants gas stations boat launches etc
this place is in a great central location and is kept up and taken care of
my husband and i stayed with our toddler at adam’s place and it was perfect for us
wonderful place great view very close to the beach
we really enjoyed our stay at adam's place
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4. Beautiful beach home with a deck

Vitamin sea is at your fingertip! This accommodation, which is walking distance from a pristine beach, will help you achieve your dream vacation. Situated on Lake Huron, in a wooded private area, this rental is a combination of indulgence and convenience in one place. It has plenty of spots for relaxation and packed with amenities, from cooking basics to entertainment facilities. Several activities are possible here, regardless of the season. During the summer, beach lovers enjoy water escapades. In the winter, skaters and snowmobilers take the opportunity to try extreme activities.

Epic Sunrises at Huron Beach by Mackinaw-Cheboygan
Millersburg, Michigan, United States
178 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire cottage 4 Beds 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
nice deck with grill table and view of lake
the four-room cottage is located directly on the beach with great sunrise views
perfect beach location awesome deck with space and views pristine kitchen appliances
beside this small hiccup our stay was comfortable and uneventful
accommodations clean and comfortable with wrap around deck grill and seating
everything was super clean and wonderful
it was very clean and was the perfect size for 5 adults
the cottage itself is clean and in pristine condition
the house is cozy clean and simple
a nice clean place with great lake huron water frontage
the owner was so responsive to our questions
brain is a great host
brian was a great host excellent communication
everything was great brian was a very communicative host
wow brian is an amazing host and his place is beyond incredible
this location is perfect for a lakeview cottage
this cottage has a beautiful location on the beach
mackinac close enough for a few days of fun
beach is so close and the waves all night are amazing to hear
my family and i loved to walk the beach
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5. Historic home with a private beach

There’s no underestimating this 118-year-old home. Though old, it is well equipped with modern comforts that you may need, from cooking basics to entertainment facilities like Netflix and Kindle. It is situated 2.4 km (1.5 mi) from Harbor Springs. Feel free to enjoy the private beach by swimming or playing with water on the beach. The breakfast is a real treat. One of the highlights of this rental is the second-floor veranda, which offers breathtaking views of the bay. It features one adorable bedroom that comfortably accommodates two guests.

NW Private Beach in Historic Home. NORTH facing rm
Harbor Springs, Michigan, United States
145 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Private room in home 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
i had the pleasure of a water facing balcony room
incredibly thoughtful hosts wonderful breakfast great conversation and steps from the beach in a calm natural setting
although it was mid-august we were quite comfortable without a/c
breakfast was spectacular view is surreal and the stay was splendid
the breakfast are fantastic organic fresh fruit salad that is the best good coffee and host
sharing the bath was never a problem it's super clean great shower towels extras
the house was cozy and clean everyone was very friendly
our room was so cozy and clean and we felt completely welcomed and at home
very friendly knowledgeable and interactive hosts
our hosts made us feel at home "our home is your home" was our greeting
malcolm was a wonderful host
the hosts were incredibly generous throughout our entire stay
wonderful experience and great hosts
it’s a great location only 2 flat miles from the downtown with restaurants
great location really enjoyed the porch
house is in a great location close to harbor springs and petoskey
wonderful breakfast with good conversation and very close to petoskey and harbor springs
romantic location delicious organic breakfast and very accommodating host
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6. Cozy and vintage cottage for six (from USD 300)

Cozy, vintage, and dog friendly - that’s what you get when you stay at this amazing cottage by the beach. Lake Huron is just a 20.5 m (100 ft) from the property, while Cedar Lake is just a mile (1.6 km) away. There are plenty of things you can do here, from relaxing in the hammock to enjoying the beautiful shoreline. It allows you to sleep and wake up to the sounds of the ocean. At night, this place is great for stargazing. The home offers lots of amenities, from a well-equipped kitchen to soft bed linens.

Solitude and the best beach on Michigan's Sunrise Side
154 reviews  Wifi Available
cottage 6 Guests 1 Bedroom 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 6
Minimum Nights: 2
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 30 days before check-in.

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
house is very comfortable (and quite accurately described on the web site)
i went to bed in my coat but the cottage did warm up by morning
clean and well equipped
peaceful clean and comfortable cottage
the house was clean and everything worked as it should
the cottage is clean and stocked and might i add super cute
everything was absolutely wonderful the cabin was nice and the location was excellent
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7. Comfortable condo near downtown Traverse City (from USD 186)

This accommodation is a combination of comfort and convenience. It is just walking distance from downtown, which is home to plenty of restaurants, shops, and theaters. You can admire the beauty of Grand Traverse Bay and enjoy the beach as they are just across the street from the property. Two gorgeous parks are also within the area. It is equipped with tons of amenities, from a well-equipped kitchen to a television.

A wonderful place all year long!
131 reviews  Wifi Available
condo 6 Guests 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 6
Minimum Nights: 2
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 30 days before check-in.

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the condo itself was very accommodating with comfortable beds and two bathrooms
the condo was clean and well maintained
the condo was clean and well stocked
the condo was spacious very clean and well stocked
very clean and great location
we loved the condo it was clean well stocked and had plenty of room for my family
the owner was very responsive
the owner was also available via phone to answer any questions before hand and while we were there
the owner was easily accessible and was very helpful
the owner was great about getting back to us right away when we had questions
location was great for going downtown or walking through the neighborhood
the location is perfect too
the location of this condo is perfect
short walk to downtown with nice beach and park across the street
the location was great with an easy walk to restaurants shops and the beach being across the street
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8. Lovely accommodation with private beach access (from USD 450)

Staying at this accommodation gives you endless opportunities to relax and unwind. From watching the sunset over Chicago to admiring the beauty of Lake Michigan, a memorable stay is guaranteed. You are not far away from water and land-based adventures, like swimming and biking. The best part? Private beach access and amenities are also included like beach chairs, bikes, and a golf cart. It can comfortably sleep up to five guests.

Lake Michigan Waterfront Rental in Grand Beach
Grand Beach, MI, US
5 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

9. Beach house rental close to nature (from USD 75)

There’s nothing much fancy about this accommodation, but everything you are looking for to have a relaxing beach experience is here. Situated between Walkerville and Hesperia, the home is nestled in a wooded and serene place with no neighbors, so it feels like you have your world. You can fully enjoy the sandy-bottomed beach, plus a swimming raft with a slide is available. If you want to venture out further, Silver Lake and Lake Michigan beaches are just 48 km (20 mi) away from the property. It features one bedroom with a comfortable queen-size sofa sleeper located in the living room.

The Last Resort : Cabin 2
Walkerville, Michigan, United States
cabin 6 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

10. Luxurious beachfront cottage

This beachfront accommodation screams comfort in every corner. From the lovely hammock to a fully stocked kitchen, luxury is at your fingertips. Situated in the peaceful beach Harbor Country, this accommodation is aesthetically pleasing. The basement’s wood-style wall, decorated with beautiful paintings and frames make this spot more relaxing. Plenty of comfortable seating is also available. The accommodation allows you to sleep and wake up to the sound of the waves. The outdoor hot tub on a deck offers magnificent views of the lake and sunsets, therefore making it a romantic spot for lovers. The home has a good layout and spacious enough to accommodate large groups.

Beachfront cottage, amazing lake views, fireplace, huge deck, hot tub,
137 reviews
House 10 Guests 2 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
having three bathrooms was wonderful
the house was clean and awesome
house was clean comfy and had everything we needed
the property was fantastic clean welcoming and great amenities
the house is always extremely clean and comfortable and the fireplace is perfect for the cold oct evenings
we felt right at home as soon as we walked in the front door wonderful clean and spacious
the property manager was friendly and responsive
home is beautiful and accommodating
property owner very prompt to answer all questions and was very accommodating with a few minor special requests
homeowners were extremely responsive to all of our questions and were lovely when we met them
the owner is quickly responsive to questions and any issues that may arise
our kids enjoyed spending time at the beach just a short walk away
perfect place for our annual fall girls weekend
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Outstanding beach house rentals

In Michigan, where the best offer is the ocean, it’s easy to find outstanding beach house rentals. If waking up and sleeping to the sound of the waves means a perfect vacation for you, then Michigan has got you covered. Book now!

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