12 Best Pet-Friendly Vacation Rentals In Michigan, USA - Updated 2024

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Surreal lakes, scenic views, vibrant places to visit, and scrumptious food - there is a bounty of things that make Michigan a tourist’s paradise. Whether you want to laze around its teeming streets, delve deeper into its old-world charm, or just head to one of its islands, each experience at Michigan tends to be fulfilling in its own way. The city is a draw for outdoor enthusiasts who can’t wait to throng its beaches and indulge in numerous watersports including kayaking, paddle boating, and sailing. However, if you don’t want to leave your furry friend back home, you need to do a bit of homework and learn about its pet-friendly accommodations. Luckily, Michigan is home to a plethora of pet-friendly vacation rentals which not only welcome you with utmost warmth but also vouch for the comfort of your pets. Browse through the best pet-friendly vacation rentals in Michigan, USA.

We handpicked these listings carefully, considering (wherever possible) host status, recent guest reviews, location, accommodation type, prices, availability of dates, decor, and pet-friendly rules and regulations. The image galleries get refreshed with the latest updates regularly. They were last updated on May 20, 2024.

1. Comfortable Vrbo house near the serene Mill Lake (from USD 163)

This vacation home is steps away from the gorgeous Mill Lake. Along with cosy accommodations, the rental also serves as a great base for outdoor activities such as fishing, boating, and swimming in the lake area. It is only a short drive away from the cities of Battle Creek and Hastings. Guests can spend a great day of shopping, golfing, and visiting museums and other places of attraction here.

Back in the Vrbo, guests can unwind on the comfy bed and drift off to a peaceful slumber after a tiring day of exploration. The functional kitchen lets you fix meals.

For a fun day by the water, kayaks, row boats, oars, fishing poles, and life jackets are furnished. Pets are also welcome to stay with you for an additional fee of 50 USD. A maximum of three pets of any size are allowed after the signing of a pet agreement.

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BATTLE CREEK, Michigan, United States
255.52 km (158.8 mi) from Great Wolf Lodge Water Park | Traverse City
PRIVATE VACATION HOME 4 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

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2. Classic Victorian house with gorgeous views of Lake Superior (from USD 319)

This house sits over a hilltop and overlooks the serene Lake Superior. Guests can enjoy their stay in this Victorian-style home that is tastefully decorated with rich furnishings, warm lighting, high ceilings, and hardwood floors.

Air conditioning along with heaters ensure comfort all year round. A complimentary internet connection lets you stay connected with loved ones back home. Should you want to stay in for a while, you will still have plenty of fun things to do. Movie buffs can watch movies on a TV that is equipped with Roku. Gamers can have a good time playing video games while people who like to read will find a nice collection in the living room.

A hot tub awaits you for relaxation with a soak while you watch your pup play. You can bring up to two of your cats or dogs of any size with prior authorisation from the host.

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Marquette, Michigan, United States
241.69 km (150.2 mi) from Great Wolf Lodge Water Park | Traverse City
PRIVATE VACATION HOME 6 Guests 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

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3. Luxurious log cabin with lake views in Cheboygan (from USD 212)

A hidden treasure located in Cheboygan, this rustic lodge welcomes you and your pet with the spellbinding views of Lake Huron. Though the log-cabin appears to be like any other wooden cottages, its solid-wood interiors will leave you completely awe-struck. The property features four bedrooms and two baths spread over an area of 2,200 sq ft (204 sq m). It also features a well-equipped kitchen where you can prepare your own meals. Want to catch the early morning views of the lakes? Make your way to one of its porches and treat your eyes with magnificent vistas of meandering waves.

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148.84 km (92.5 mi) from Great Wolf Lodge Water Park | Traverse City
179 reviews   Wifi Available
lodge 8 Guests 4 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 8
Minimum Nights: 7
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 30 days before check-in.

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the cabin was awesome - very clean and the furniture and the beds were very comfortable
besides needing to be cleaned we absolutely loved our stay
the only thing that needs improvement is the cleanliness
the owner is easy to communicate with
check-in was simple and ongoing communication with the owner tom and his property manager was easy
tom and the local caretaker were great to work with
we had a wonderful week at the lodge location is perfect
i love this place location and view
we do an annual trip and everyone thought this was the best place we have stayed at
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4. Lakeview family cabin with wood-burning sauna in Torch Lake Township (from USD 225)

Looking for a safe abode to stay with your family and pet on your Michigan trip? Book your stay in this lakefront pet-friendly vacation rental in Michigan, which is nestled on the Keweenaw Peninsula, and admire the aerial views of Lake Superior from the comfort of your accommodation. The three-bedroom property is newly renovated and has all the essential amenities at your disposal including a central heating system, laundry facility, kitchen, and wood-burning stove. While here, you can start your mornings with the serene view of the sun rising over the lake or lay your eyes on the large wetland area from your back porch to spot a bald eagle or a deer.

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335.08 km (208.3 mi) from Great Wolf Lodge Water Park | Traverse City
116 reviews   Wifi Available
cottage 6 Guests 3 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 6
Minimum Nights: 3
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 30 days before check-in.

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
very comfortable living arrangement with nice kitchen amenities
three bedrooms with various bed sizes - all very clean- full functional kitchen with most utensils
we enjoyed the area and found the cabin comfortable and well stocked with kitchen supplies
the cabin was clean and airy
very clean not many personal items on main floors so it feels very comfortable as a vacation home
the overall decor and theme is rustic beach cabin and again very clean
the host was responsive reliable and welcoming
beautiful location on lake superior
the location is very nice
perfect location if you’re looking for a quiet beach house
it's an absolutely fantastic location with a great beach but the cabin and esp
it was the perfect location to relax and enjoy the beautiful keeweena
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5. Family-friendly A-frame cabin with forest views in Cross Village (from USD 194)

Here is a beautiful property in Cross Village awaiting your presence with its pet-friendly environment, cosy interiors, and homey comforts. Whether you want a private space to enjoy a family vacation or you just want to be placed near prominent city attractions, this cabin is your go-to spot for everything. Relax on its deck enjoying your favourite book, prepare a delicious meal at its in-house kitchen, admire the ethereal views of the surrounding forest area, or just plan a campfire night in the yard. On a leisurely day, stay in and enjoy your queen bed. Find yourself a stone’s throw away from everything including beaches, shopping malls, Wilderness State Park, and Leggs Inn Restaurant.

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110.08 km (68.4 mi) from Great Wolf Lodge Water Park | Traverse City
124 reviews   Wifi Available
cottage 6 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

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 bathroom is more updated than the photos show and was very clean
very clean plenty of pots and pans quiet and secluded
cabin was super clean quiet and peaceful
the cabin was exceptionally clean and tidy with very nice decor
it was very clean comfortable and well maintained—a true up north getaway
clean close to many activities and ever so peaceful
sylvia was very accommodating after a little miscommunication and i would definitely rent the cabin again
a relaxing retreat away from the city life but close to lots of fun places to explore
we enjoyed the quiet location
we enjoyed the secluded location and outdoor living area
although the setting is peaceful and quiet restaurants and shopping are only minutes away
this by far was the most comfortable place my husband and i have stayed
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6. Minimalist log cabin with beach views in Grand Marais (from USD 185)

Travelling to Michigan with your lovely pet and a large group of friends? Plan your stay in this log cabin complete with three bedrooms, a study room, a kitchen, and a washroom. The property exudes elegance with its hardwood floors, rocking chairs, warm fireplace, and minimalistic interiors. While the cabin overlooks a mesmerizing bay at its front, its backyard greets you with terrific views of a beach where you can also indulge in numerous water sports including swimming, boating, and paddling. If you want to admire the shoreline in absolute serenity, make your way to the nearby firepit that is just a few yards away from the beach.

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216.93 km (134.8 mi) from Great Wolf Lodge Water Park | Traverse City
93 reviews  
cabin 7 Guests 3 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 7
Minimum Nights: 2
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 60 days before check-in.

Top guest reviews
everything here at the cabin is so beautiful clean and accommodating
the house was clean and had everything we needed for our three day stay
cozy clean and great location
the cabin is cute clean and designed to accommodate people
owner and caretakers are fantastic to work with and make you feel like friends
the locals are very helpful and give great tips on things to do and where to go
fabulous time linda and mark were very responsive
walked to town also nice people in town friendly and helpful
location of the bay cabin is perfect
nice walk to beach and to light guard station
absolutely loved the location and the back deck
right on the bay in grand marais and a 5 minute walk from majestic lake superior
its a very easy walk into town only took us about 5 minutes
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7. Riverfront hideaway best for families near South Haven (from USD 585)

An ideal getaway for families and friends, this secluded pet-friendly cabin in Michigan provides you with a safe vacation home in the heart of Harvest Country. Ski destinations, art galleries, dining spots and wineries, orchards, and shopping markets–everything is just a short distance away. This two-storied riverfront property features a spacious living area, a warm fireplace, four large bedrooms, three decks, and a game room. The kitchen is recently renovated and is complete with granite countertops, a gas cooktop, a refrigerator, and dishwashers. As a guest, you can indulge in bird-watching in the backyard or enjoy yourself with an indoor game. If your furry pet is well-behaved, he is more than welcome to enjoy a stay with you.

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255.89 km (159.0 mi) from Great Wolf Lodge Water Park | Traverse City
144 reviews   Wifi Available
House 14 Guests 5 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 14
Minimum Nights: 2
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 30 days before check-in.

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
that is exactly what we did the views from every room make it a lovely setting
great secluded property with lots of room
two families with 14 total kids had tons of fun in the house game room was awesome
plenty of room for our group beautiful kitchen and well stocked
the kitchen was well stocked which made it easy to cook gourmet meals each night
the house was great and very clean and comfortable
the beds are very comfortable and bedding is warm and clean
the house was just as it was listed clean lots of bedrooms and most importantly lots of space
the owners were a delight to work with
they readily communicated and were very helpful
michael was an amazing host he was always accessible and very accommodating
mike was easy to work with and very responsive to each email
it was a nice quiet get away for 2020 budgeting
we loved staying here everyone was so happy with the location and home
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8. Elegant cabin with river views in Baldwin (from USD 200)

Are you hunting for a decent pet-friendly accommodation to unwind on your Michigan trip? Pack your bags and embark on a ride to this chic cabin located just 15 minutes’ drive away from Baldwin. The cabin flaunts an elegant space that is complete with one queen bed, four twin beds, and two fire pits. It also features a spacious deck from where one can admire the awe-inspiring views of the river while sipping on their hot coffee. If you choose to stay indoors on a leisurely evening, feel free to explore the large collection of board games, movies, books, and magazines provided by the hosts.

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Baldwin, Michigan, United States
99.91 km (62.1 mi) from Great Wolf Lodge Water Park | Traverse City
324 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Entire cabin 2 Beds 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
it was outfitted with modern comforts like central air and a fully stocked kitchen
the cabin doesn't have wifi or a tv which was perfect for our needs
perfect place to disconnect as the cabin is tv/wifi-free
you just have to see the beautiful view from the living room windows
cozy well-supplied cabin with beautiful views
the cabin was particularly clean yet hostiptable
the cabin and property is clean and decorated to the highest standards
the house itself was super clean and darling
everything was in good order and clean
very cute and exceptionally clean
hosts clearly know what they are doing
they’re truly gifted par excellence hosts
jade and russ were great hosts
the hosts were readily accessible but there was nothing we needed highly recommended
we could not have asked for better hosts
excellent location on the river and close to town
beautiful location on the river
great location on the river
beautiful cabin and perfect location for unwinding
awesome place amazing location definitely worth it
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9. Lavish accommodation with private lake access in Interlochen (from USD 135)

Here is a beautiful rental home great for the vacationers who dread a single moment away from their lovely pets. Being at a walking distance from several adventure spots and restaurants, this chic property is a sought-after stay. It is nestled on a 16 acres (6.4 hectares) private lake and encompasses two separate units that are linked internally through a duplex. Binge-watch your favourite Netflix show, indulge in paddle-boating at the private lake, or pamper your family with freshly prepared meals at the lovely kitchen.

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Interlochen, Michigan, United States
13.81 km (8.6 mi) from Great Wolf Lodge Water Park | Traverse City
460 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
ENTIRE HOME 2 Beds 4 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
such a great cozy place with a beautiful pond and view
small cozy warm and perfect
very clean and stylish place
very clean and exactly as described
very clean with everything we needed
clean place and jeff was very responsive
clean accommodating and relaxing
host was attentive and very kind
host is great and communicates well
great host great place
jeff was an excellent host very quick with responses
jeff is a phenomenal host who provided an amazing experience
wonderful place and location is great
great location and cute little duplex on a private pond/lake
great location and great place to stay
great location everything there you need for your stay
good location (quick trip to downtown traverse city) and well equipped place
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10. Lakeside cabin with hot tub in Groveland Township (from USD 178)

If enjoying a luxurious stay amidst the natural splendour has always been your dream, there couldn’t be a better vacation rental home for you than this cabin. A newly renovated property with all the extravagant amenities such as heating, air conditioning, hot tub, and fire pit, this cabin brims with charm and magnificence. Whilst you stay in this elegant cabin, head for an enthralling hike on the surrounding trails or soak in the mesmerizing views of Lake Narain from the highest point. If you are craving home food, make your own breakfast in the in-house kitchen and relish it along with your family. The property is pet-friendly and welcomes your furbaby with utmost warmth and love. However, you must make sure that they get along well with other pets around.

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Groveland Township, Michigan, United States
275.07 km (171.0 mi) from Great Wolf Lodge Water Park | Traverse City
446 reviews   Wifi Available
Farm stay 2 Beds 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
great amenities including a hot tub and large tv
the fenced yard was very useful wifi was fast and reliable and the hot tub was very relaxing
the kitchen is equipped with everything you need plus complimentary oatmeal ravioli hot chocolate and coffee
the trails were a beautiful adventure and the cabin itself is the perfect cute and cozy size
such a nice area and a comfortable place to stay
spotless super clean and has everything you need
it was very clean and comfortable
and it was super clean
the house was very clean and cozy
the cabin was very clean and comfortable
hosts were also very helpful and always quick responding
staff very helpful and prompt
overall great host and lovely experience
the staff was fantastic and easily reachable
the hosts were very kind and responded quickly to inquiries
very cute little place on a great property
it is a very cute place to stay
we loved walking to the stables to see the horses
very charming place would highly recommend this location
location is stunning set alongside the horse farm and lake
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11. Chic hideaway with hot tub in Saugatuck (from USD 225)

With its cherry floors, granite counters, and cedar walls, this dog-friendly Airbnb in Michigan is sure to be a good bet on your holiday. During your stay in this cottage for rent, feel free to snuggle by the fireplace or unwind in the hot water tub. Spend your weekend glued to the TV watching your favourite show, relish tasteful wine on its screened deck, or just indulge in bird-watching from the comfort of the property. If you want to bring along your pets, pay an additional fee of USD 10 per night and enjoy a relaxing vacation away from the bustling streets of the city.

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Saugatuck, Michigan, United States
236.41 km (146.9 mi) from Great Wolf Lodge Water Park | Traverse City
289 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Private room in guesthouse 3 Beds 5 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 5

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
very comfortable bed and furniture
the hot tub and fireplace are two of the cozy amenities i adore about this place
the house/cabin is super comfortable and convenient and the view is simply stunning
the living room is very nice with direct tv
we spent 2 nights in this cozy cabin and were blessed with amazing weather
it is kept incredibly clean and the bathroom had been updated since last year
the place is wonderfully clean and comfortable and we love that we can bring our dog
bed is comfortable and everything was clean
seriously it’s gorgeous the place was very clean and comfortable and the perfect getaway
there's a very clean hot tub that we loved using at the end of the day
she was a great host
lynda was very helpful finding places to visit in town
very comfortable and accommodating we can’t wait to visit again
this place is a beautiful peaceful haven surrounded by lush greenery and all different kinds of creatures
great location as well :)
perfect location to get away from it all while being only 10 minutes from downtown saugatuck
great location a few minutes form town but feels away from it all
great location beautiful place inside and out
the location is beautiful and has easy access to saugatuck
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12. Modern treehouse with a well-equipped kitchen near Lake Leelanau

This Scandinavian property comes as a pleasant surprise for all the vacationers seeking complete privacy on their Michigan trip. With ample space to accommodate six people at a time, the house forms an ideal retreat for a large group of families and friends. The property welcomes well-behaved pets with extra warmth and care. While here, you will have the entire home to yourself and relish all the homey comforts including air-conditioner, modular kitchen, washer, TV, heater, hot water, and WiFi. If you want to do something offbeat, embark on a hike to the cherry orchards from the backyard or relish the taste of local wines at the wineries.

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Lake Leelanau, Michigan, United States
31.62 km (19.7 mi) from Great Wolf Lodge Water Park | Traverse City
456 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
ENTIRE HOME 4 Beds 6 Guests 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 6

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the heaters made sleeping perfect and warmed the living room right up
a gorgeous comfortable space in an idyllic setting
comfortable and stylish exactly as described in the pictures
the home was immaculately clean and every piece of furniture felt hand picked for the room
beds were very comfortable kitchen was well equipped
extraordinarily clean and thoughtfully designed
house was clean and well designed
it was also very clean
this place was clean and organized
space was extremely clean
host was kind and easy to communicate with
these hosts take great care of the home and their guests
the owner was extremely responsive to our questions and kept us updated regarding the restrictions with covid-19
would highly recommend host had quick responses and seemed very organized
sean and sarah are super responsive and very helpful hosts
beautiful home and convenient location
fantastic house and fantastic location
the location is great for wine tasting
gorgeous place in a great location
this house is in the perfect location
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Enjoy a leisurely stay with your pet in Michigan

With its natural splendour, lively streets, and delicious cuisines, the city of Michigan will hold you captive in just a single visit. Though this mesmerizing city abounds with luxury and beauty, you need to be extra cautious while travelling to this destination along with your pets. Book yourself one of these pet-welcoming and dog-friendly vacation rentals in Michigan beforehand and ensure a laid-back holiday for yourself and your furbaby.

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