Top 11 Lakefront Vrbo Rentals In Michigan, USA

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Located in the midwest, Michigan is known for being the home of the automotive industry–especially its largest city Detroit. Michigan is the only state that consists of two peninsulas, the Lower Peninsula and the Upper Peninsula, often referred to as the U.P. It features incredible spa resorts as well as the best hiking trails. The state is also located in the Great Lakes region of the country and is surrounded by four of the five Great Lakes. It’s not surprising that there are plenty of lake-based activities to enjoy in the state. To explore the options for your next trip, read on as we’ve put together a list of the top lakefront Vrbo rentals in Michigan.

1. Family-friendly cottage with kayaks, Bear Lake (from USD 64)

If outdoor recreation exhilarates your spirit, then this rustic cottage in a private lake frontage is for you to book. The property provides tons of equipment for you to enjoy Bear Lake and its neighboring areas. At no additional cost, the 14-foot (4.3-meter) fishing and sailing boats, paddleboards, canoe, kayaks, and bicycles are all available for maximizing your open-air pursuits.

The space is a classic rental that features kid-friendly amenities such as a travel crib, toys, and a high chair. The kitchen is newly remodeled to please any skilled cook, and the living space features a 40-inch smart TV for all the streaming buffs. High-speed Wi-Fi is on-hand. After all the exciting outdoor adventures, the bathtub and the comfy beds in the two bedrooms are the perfect spots to relax.

100' Prime Lakefront (sandy lake bottom) - remodeled cottage w/dock/boats/bikes
44 reviews  Wifi Available
cottage 6 Guests 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 6
Minimum Nights: 3
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 14 days before check-in.

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
cottage was wonderful beautiful fireplace updated kitchen & bath
i loved eating breakfast at the dining room table watching random boats sputtering around the lake
Host:
kevin was helpful with all of our questions
kevin was a great host and made everything to make us feel at home and accommodate our needs
kevin was a great host and was easy to work with
and kevin was beyond helpful
kevin was an excellent host and was always helpful if we needed something
Location:
the location of the property was excellent
beautiful property and a great location if you want to take some day trips around the area
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2. Amazing log cabin facing Lake Michigan, Arcadia (from USD 204)

If enjoying cozy bonfires, swimming in freshwater, and catching sunsets are your speed, then this log cabin fronting Lake Michigan will suit your adventure. The surrounding outdoors is plain paradise and you’ll find lounging at the furnished front deck a guilty pleasure throughout your stay. While you relax indoors, the stunning lake view is framed by expansive glass windows. Try to keep your focus on the smart TV while catching a flick as the view is just a show stealer.

Make sure to have the first dibs on the loft-type bedroom with a queen-size bed to welcome the mornings. The lower-level bedroom includes a full-size bed, while the great room has a futon for extra sleeping space. If you’re fond of cooking, the equipped kitchen with essential amenities is a plus feature.

Great Lakes Splendor! - Unique Lake Michigan Lakefront Log Cabin
123 reviews  Wifi Available
cabin 6 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 6
Minimum Nights: 2
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 60 days before check-in.

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
super cozy log cabin with incredible views of lake michigan
the owners have taken pride to put kitchen and bathroom upgrades without losing the cottage’s charm
the updates to the bath and kitchen made it very nice
Cleanliness:
the whole cabin was very clean and comfy
the property was clean and had everything we needed
the house is very clean and easily accommodates up to 6 people
Host:
pleasant and responsive owner
the hosts provide all the check in details clearly and timely
Location:
perfect lakefront location and very comfortable for the four of us
the neighbors to the left are too close to be able to relax outside
the location is amazing with lots of outdoor living spaces
definitely a place we will come back to
despite being near a major road the property is peaceful and quiet
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3. Spacious retreat with a private beach access, Montague (from USD 799)

If you plan to spend a lot of time enjoying the water, then this is the perfect home for you. The home leads right to the beach, which you’ll have private access to, so you can sunbathe or go for a dip in the water. One of the best Vrbo vacation rentals in Michigan, it also features a massive deck with plenty of seating, including a covered area with curtains, making it feel like a tropical cabana. Inside the home, there are four bedrooms that can sleep up to eight guests. There’s a kitchen where you can make your own meals and a cosy living room with a fireplace too.

Family Dream Vacation! Lake Front Cottage, Beach Resort, 4 Bedroom/2 Bath
24 reviews  Wifi Available
cottage 8 Guests 4 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 8
Minimum Nights: 7
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 60 days before check-in.

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
i was thankful for air conditioning b/c it was a hot week
the beds were amazingly comfortable (and we’re quite picky on that especially)
Cleanliness:
the house was clean and very accommodating
the cottage was well-maintained and superbly clean
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4. Cosy cottage with a fire pit, Manistee (from USD 390)

With its comfy furniture, indoor fireplace, and calming decor, this cottage will make you feel nice and cosy and right at home. The cottage has three bedrooms which can sleep up to eight guests, so it’s perfect for families or a group of friends. The house has everything you’ll need for a comfortable stay, including a full kitchen, two bathrooms, and wifi. Plus it’s got a great outdoor space. There’s a spacious tiered deck, so you can look out onto the lake. There’s also a fire pit, the perfect spot for making s'mores on a summer evening.

Wavesong Cottage: Perched on Lake Michigan between Ludington and Manistee
21 reviews  Wifi Available
House 8 Guests 3 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
Cleanliness:
we had a great stay the house is spacious super clean and ideal for 6 people
Host:
she was extremely responsive to all of my questions about the property and surrounding area
the check-in was incredibly smooth and the owners very responsive
this home is beautiful has amazing views of lake michigan and the owners have provided so many amenities
Location:
we loved that it was so close to manistee too
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5. Classic cabin-style nest with a hot tub, Manistee (from USD 250)

If you’re looking for a place that has the charm of a vintage cabin rental but with the amenities of a modern property, then this is the place for you! Inside, there’s wood panelling, an indoor fireplace, and plenty of cosy spaces to relax in. There’s plenty of amenities to enjoy too, including an outdoor hot tub, a fire pit, and a grill. The home has three bedrooms and two bathrooms with space to sleep eight guests.

Eagle's Nest - Hot Tub & Private Beach On Lake Michigan! (Manistee, MI)
74 reviews  Wifi Available
House 8 Guests 3 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 8
Minimum Nights: 3
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 60 days before check-in.

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
truly a beautifully designed and cozy cottage with wonderful views of lake michigan from nearly every room
room to sleep at least 8-10 comfortably
Cleanliness:
the house is so beautiful and very clean
Host:
the owner was easy to reach and helpful
the owners were very helpful and also gave great recommendations
sheri was the perfect host and it was a privilege to be able to stay in their home
the eagles nest is a fabulous place to spend a family vacation the owner was very gracious
excellent property well equipped and maintained amazing views of lake michigan conscientious owner who is very responsive to questions
Location:
close to great beaches
the location was fabulous as we were able to drive to the surrounding small towns for sightseeing
perfect location and owner was easy to communicate with
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6. Rustic cottage with a screened-in porch, Onekama (from USD 404)

This cottage is situated right on Portage Lake. You’ll have immediate access to the lakefront, where you can sit and take in the views, or head out on the docks where you can sunbathe or go for a swim in the lake. The cottage has space to sleep ten guests in six bedrooms, as well as two bathrooms. The kitchen of this Michigan vacation rental has everything needed for making your own meals, and there is a laundry room with an extra fridge. One of the cottage’s best features is the screened-in porch, so you can have access to beautiful views without worrying about bug bites.

Beautiful Waterfront Family-Friendly Rustic Cottage on Portage Lake-Onekama, MI.
31 reviews  Wifi Available
cottage 10 Guests 6 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 10
Minimum Nights: 3
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 60 days before check-in.

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the cottage is so comfortable and the decor is lovely
Cleanliness:
the cottage was very clean and well stocked
the house was plenty big -- lots of room for everyone -- and very clean
the cottage was very clean and the description accurately described the location and amenities
Host:
the owner was very helpful with info and answers to questions
the cottage was very clean and the owners helpful with any questions we had
Location:
great location close to the town but not too close
great location for kayaking many places
walking to town and back was great exercise and not too far
we also got to enjoy one of the summer concerts in the park while we were there
fun was had by all also take a quick walk down to the glenwood for amazing food
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7. Lavish residence with lake views, Manistee (from USD 420)

You’re never too far from Lake Michigan in this home–every single room has views of the lake! This lakefront rental has four bedrooms and plenty of space to spread out. Each bedroom has its own ensuite bathroom, providing plenty of privacy for everyone. Plus the home has two kitchens and two living rooms, so you can enjoy some time away from the whole group when you need to. There’s a spacious deck where you can enjoy the views of the water, and it’s just a few steps to the beach where you can go for a swim or work on your suntan.

L*U*X* ON Lake Michigan. Just opened...July 16-23.
41 reviews  Wifi Available
House 12 Guests 4 Bedrooms 5 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 12
Minimum Nights: 3
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 30 days before check-in.

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the house is stunning and the views of the lake are breathtaking from all rooms
it is located directly on lake michigan and there are fantastic views of the lake from every room
Cleanliness:
this great home was clean and as presented in the photos
renters need to respect next group and clean feet before entering each time
it was sparkling clean and had all the amenities one could wish for and then some
Host:
property manager/owner eileen was very welcoming and informative throughout our stay
owner eileen was very helpful and prompt
the owner is easy to work with and an experienced rental owner
the property owner is fantastic to work with and is very attentive
Location:
nice quiet area close to town shopping and restaurants
it was close to mane good golf courses
when you want away from it all this is the place thanks for sharing your home eileen
the beach was great and offered a gateway to walking a long distance along the lake
we all are in agreement it is definitely a place we would love to return to
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8. Beachfront home best for families, Manistee (from USD 484)

If you want quick access to a private beach, then this is the perfect lakefront vacation rental in Michigan is for you. You’ll be just a few steps away from a large sandy beach, where you can sunbathe, swim, or go fishing. The home has views of Lake Michigan from each of its rooms, and there’s plenty of space to fit the whole family in this four-bedroom house. For those who enjoy cooking, you’ll be pleased to know the kitchen has everything needed to whip up your favourite meals. The living room has a cosy fireplace, plenty of seating, and a TV with cable, so you can unwind. There’s even a community playground nearby where you can play sports like tennis and basketball.

Lake Mich. Beachfront 4 bedroom Home with Fantastic Views and private beach.
33 reviews  Wifi Available
House 9 Guests 4 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 9
Minimum Nights: 7
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 60 days before check-in.

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
outside the wrap around deck has comfortable outdoor furniture
more than enough comfortable beach chairs and lounges
the views from the rooms were spectacular we loved being right on the beach and lake
the home is beautiful spacious comfortable clean and has absolutely stunning views of the lake
it felt open and comfortable
Cleanliness:
beach area so clean and private
the house was clean and location was amazing
Host:
very easy and accessible the owners were lovely and accommodating
steve was an excellent host and made us feel welcome
owners are extremely nice and make your stay as best as possible highly recommended place
owner takes a lot of pride in his property and is takes care of any problems promptly
Location:
close enough to town with excellent restaurants and golf courses yet remote and quiet all the time
your place was perfect enjoy the rest of your summer bob sorry about the spelling
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9. Light-filled haven with views of Lake Michigan, Manistee (from USD 316)

With plenty of large windows and doors, this cottage gets loads of natural light–and of course, this also means you have plenty of spots to take in the views of Lake Michigan. The cottage has four bedrooms and a full kitchen where you can cook your own meals. There’s a cosy living room with indoor fireplace where you can unwind in front of the TV. Outside, there’s a spacious deck from which you can look out onto the lake. The cottage is nestled in the bluffs, but there are steps leading right down to a beach.

Eagle Bluff Cottage at Lake Michigan
15 reviews  Wifi Available
cottage 8 Guests 4 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 8
Minimum Nights: 0
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 30 days before check-in.

10. Refurbished house nestled in the bluffs, Ludington

This home has been recently renovated, so you’ll have a brand new kitchen to use, lovely new wood flooring, and modern bathrooms. There’s space to sleep up to eight guests in three bedrooms. The home is nice and secluded with no properties closeby, so it’s the perfect space to enjoy some peace and quiet. Located in the bluffs, you’ll have stunning views onto the lake. There are steps leading down to the beach, so you can enjoy the water easily.

"Endless Summer" - Lake Michigan Beachfront Home!
Ludington, MI, US
8 Guests 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

11. Large home with stunning views of Lake Michigan, Muskegon County

This home is massive and perfect for a large family gathering or a group of friends. It has five bedrooms and space to sleep 14 guests. This includes not one, but two master bedrooms, both of which have hot tubs to relax in. The main level has a large kitchen and a living room with beautiful views of the lake. There’s even a second kitchen in the lower level. The home sits right on the beach, so you won’t have to go far to swim in the lake or make sandcastles. There’s loads of deck space as well, so you can enjoy a meal outside and take in the views.

Luxury Home with Perfect Privacy right on Lake Michigan
21 reviews
House 14 Guests 5 Bedrooms 4 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the furnishings are simple comfortable and perfect for a beach house
we loved both the dining room table and the outdoor eating areas
Cleanliness:
very clean home with comfortable beds
the beds were clean and comfortable with enough linens and towels in the bathroom
the house is very clean and well laid out for a large group or family
easily fit 4 for prep and clean-up
Host:
they were very responsive to all my questions
the owner and caretaker were both amazing when booking and at our arrival
the management company was awesome as well very responsive and great to work with
communication to the property manager was prompt and helpful
rhonda was very sweet and helpful - made our stay easy and relaxing
Location:
the house is in a great location on the beach and in a wooded area
this is a great place to bring the whole family together for a relaxing vacation
by far this home was the most welcoming clean comfortable location for our getaway
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Plenty of ways to enjoy the lakes

There is no shortage of lakefront rentals in Michigan. Whether you’re looking for a modern and spacious house or space that has more of a vintage cabin feel, you’re sure to find something that suits your needs. So book a lakefront Vrbo rental in Michigan, USA, today!

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Nicole is an American expat living in London, England. When she moved from the midwest to London in 2012, it was her first time leaving the US. She has traveled steadily since then, making trips...Read more

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