Top 10 Lakefront Vrbo Rentals In Michigan, USA - Updated 2021

vrbo michigan lakefront

Located in the midwest, Michigan is known for being the home of the automotive industry–especially it’s 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. 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. We’ve put together a list of lakefront Vrbo rentals in Michigan, so read on to explore the options for your next trip.

1. Fabulous stay with a private beach access (from USD 356)

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. There’s also 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 which can sleep up to eight guests. There’s a kitchen where you can make your own meals and a cosy living room with fireplace too.

Family Dream Vacation! Lake Front Cottage, Breathtaking Views, 4 Bedroom/2 Bath
9 reviews
cottage 4 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms
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)
the house was clean and very accommodating
the cottage was well-maintained and superbly clean
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2. Cosy cottage with a fire pit (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
8 reviews
House 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
we had a great stay the house is spacious super clean and ideal for 6 people
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
we loved that it was so close to manistee too
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3. Classic cabin-style nest for eight (from USD 395)

If you’re looking for a place that has the charm of a vintage cabin 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.

54 reviews
House 3 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms
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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
the house is so beautiful and very clean
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
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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4. Cosy cottage located right on the lake (from USD 299)

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 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 Cottage on Portage Lake, Onekama
23 reviews
cottage 6 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the cottage is so comfortable and the decor is lovely
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
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
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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5. Lavish residence with lake views (from USD 480)

You’re never too far from Lake Michigan in this home–every single room has views of the lake! This home 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* Be healthy here! Lake Michigan 50 steps to PRIVATE BEACH in rural area.
32 reviews
House 4 Bedrooms 5 Bathrooms
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
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
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
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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6. Four-bedroom home with large private beach (from USD 579)

If you want quick access to a private beach, then this is the perfect lakefront home 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.
24 reviews
House 4 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms
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
beach area so clean and private
the house was clean and location was amazing
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
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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7. Recently renovated house nestled in the bluffs

recently renovated house nestled in the bluffs

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
3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

8. Bright and airy haven for a family (from USD 263)

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
5 reviews
cottage 4 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

9. Large home with stunning views of Lake Michigan

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 Jacuzzi 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 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
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
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
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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10. Lovely cabin in a bluff above Lake Michigan

This home is nestled in a bluff high above Lake Michigan, providing you with beautiful views over the blue waters. It’s got 4 bedrooms and space to sleep 16 guests, so it’s a great choice for a large family gathering or a group of friends. You’ll find a large kitchen with everything needed for whipping up your favourite meals, a cosy living room with an indoor fireplace, and a laundry room so you don’t have to worry about clean clothes. One of the best features of the place is its large deck, so you can enjoy the beautiful scenery with a meal or a cup of coffee.

Serene Lake Michigan Home on High Bluff
8 reviews
House 4 Bedrooms 4 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
- the wifi was strong and sufficient
cell service is pretty much non existent for sprint and verizon customers unless u have wifi calling
- cleanthe downsides:- the house does not have a/c (though heating is available for cold months)
the house was spacious and clean
the location was great for us
it’s not beach accessible but there are many beaches close by and there is nice outdoor seating
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Plenty of ways to enjoy the lakes

Michigan has no shortage of lakefront homes. 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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