10 Best Vacation Rentals In Washington, Wisconsin - Updated 2022

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Visitors of Washington, a New England harbour town on Lake Michigan, can enjoy spending lazy summer days taking it slow and checking out sights such as the lighthouse, visit parks, go to beaches, and enjoy art galleries, such as Gallery 224 where they can support emerging artists and art students as they exhibit their work alongside established artists. For those looking to explore this nature retreat, there are numerous beaches and hiking trails including those on Rock Island. There are also other activities such as fishing, sailing, kayaking, and canoeing on Lake Michigan to enjoy. There is also surfing and paddleboarding in South Beach. At the marina, families can enjoy watching the tail ships sailing by along with the local fishing boats and sea birds traversing the waterways. During your visit to this charming New England retreat, you can stay at many lakeside properties which can be checked out on the following list of the best Vrbo vacation rentals in Washington, Wisconsin prior to booking.

1. Cottage within steps of Lake Michigan shorefront (from USD 215)

Visitors will enjoy staying a few steps from the lakefront where they can participate in kayaking, paddleboarding, or swimming in seclusion. Enjoy spending evenings roasting s'mores on the beach after enjoying watching the stunning sunset over Lake Michigan. After spending time checking out the light house and numerous beaches and parks on the island, return home and spend time relaxing on the deck or in the spacious living room. Guests will be able to enjoy complimentary amenities such as TV, a DVD player and video library, and parking for their vehicle.

Washington Island - Shore front cottage on west side of island.
21 reviews
House 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:
Only thing I might have liked was air conditioning
but it might be hard to recognize that the drop off is so close
to cook/prep your meals
We provided our own sheets and towels
Only thing that would have made it better is if the upstairs was accessible It would have offered an even better view
Everything worked and the dehumidifier was a nice unexpected extra since we had unusually high humidity while visiting
The owner was great to work with in every aspect
We watched some of the most beautiful sunsets from the beach
He had it fixed that same day
Told him that the rain had washed ruts in the driveway
Also the grocery store on the island is a little pricey
What a great place Loved the house
The house is in great shape and very comfortable Perfect spot for a relaxing vacation
What could be better for relaxing vacation far away of the crowed cities?
This is the best spot on the island secluded beautiful view of Green Bay the best sunsets
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2. Lakefront home with stunning views of Lake Michigan (from USD 270)

Enjoy the waters of Lake Michigan glistening as the sunrise hits it before having breakfast to start your day of fishing, paddleboarding, or kayaking. After spending a day in town checking out charming boutiques and restaurants, return home and enjoy spending time soaking up the last hours of sunshine while taking in cool breezes off the lake. Enjoy cooking meals in the fully stocked kitchen and then relaxing in the spacious living room while watching the sunset over Lake Michigan before finally tucking in for the evening. The home undergoes updates each year to enhance the experience for visitors which includes this year’s additions of a new bathroom, decks, furnishings, laundry facilities, and more.

Amazing Sunsets • 280 Ft. Shore • 2.5 Acres • Great Cottage!
41 reviews  Wifi Available
House 6 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

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

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Amenities & Room:
The view of the water from the master bedroom is gorgeous
2 great ferry rides 1 splashy 1 calm
The only thing we would have preferred was another half bathroom
I came equipped with the address
as the storm windows on the lake side leak badly when it rains
Cottage was very clean with lots of room
The stopper apparently doesn't always close completely
and I so very much look forward to returning in the near future
Inside is clean kept and spacious Will be going back again
all relax and recharge
Everyone on the island was so welcoming
People all across the country have seen nice sunsets
We were more than happy with the accomondations
cooked toasted marshmallows in the fire pit by the water's edge
There was also lots of bugs
Washington Island is without any doubt a place that everyone should visit at least once in their lifetime
By far the best sunset I have ever seen
We loved the "vintage" character of the cottage It fits in perfectly with the personality of Washington Island
a fish fry became a member of the Bitters Club
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3. Cozy cottage just steps from the beach (from USD 195)

Guests looking for a tranquil location to spend their summer vacation will be located beachfront without any close neighbours nearby to interrupt their peaceful stay. Enjoy participating in water activities on Lake Michigan, visiting the marina where you can view tall ships sailing, and checking out the numerous beaches. After preparing dinner in the fully stocked kitchen, enjoy eating it on the patio while observing the sun setting over Lake Michigan. Complimentary amenities for guests to use during their stay include internet, parking, air conditioning to keep cool in the summer months, and a fireplace to keep warm in the cooler months.

Breezy Beach Cottage
25 reviews  Wifi Available
cottage 7 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 7
Minimum Nights: 2
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 30 days before check-in.

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
was like stumbling on the best kept secret that you don't want to share with anyone else :)
It was charming and well-stocked
each featuring a large retractable umbrella that provides ample shading The owners/managers of the property are tremendously hospitable and go to great lengths to make sure you enjoy your stay
On the east side of the outbuilding
Was a great place to stay Very clean and owners
Great people great fishing and peace and quiet Love the Island
Honestly We spent 3 months researching and planning our trip and not only do we feel we made the perfect choice
Everything was as the property owner advertised
The dock had breathtaking sunsets each night
Perhaps the most endearing feature of the cottage for us was the way we FELT while staying there Walking up an engraved wooden placard hanging on the home's exterior paid homage to the founders...
Had a great time at Breezy Beach Cottage
It was a nice house on a beautiful location
The location is also fantastic
play a round of golf or go swimming at the rec center among other things Getting back to the property
If it gets windy a serviceable wooden seawall protects the shorefront edge of the property from choppy waters
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4. Lake Michigan log cabin retreat (from USD 210)

After spending a chilly day on the lake, guests will enjoy the chance to sit next to the fireplace or warm up in the hot tub. Visitors will enjoy experiencing the warm summer sun while relaxing in the solarium as well as throughout the home since there are floor-to-ceiling windows allowing the sunlight to filter in all day long. Guests looking to experience Lake Michigan for outdoor water sports are a short walking distance from the shore front where they can also relax on the beach and watch the Canadian geese gliding across the lake. Visitors in this secluded cabin will be able to enjoy amenities such as parking, internet, laundry facilities, and a fully stocked kitchen to prepare meals during their stay.

Great Sunrises, 200ft Of Lake Michigan Shorefront, 1.5 Acres, 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath
70 reviews  Wifi Available
cottage 6 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

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

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Amenities & Room:
The pictures online do not do it justice because it is so much more than expected
Quiet and cozy with a great view of the lake
the water was very calm
It was wonderful to fall asleep to the sound of crashing waves and wake to the beautiful sunrise over the water
I brought my stand up board and was able to use it a couple days
Everything was clean and exactly as promised
We found it clean and inviting
The island doesn't disappoint Plenty to do and see
Very clean inside which is always a concern
This was the complete package; house and owners
We had one cool wet day and one sunny clear day
It is well furnished well equipped and very clean
Lovely cottage with beautiful views
but it was so nice to see them and the dishwasher for longer stays or stays with more people
This year we went earlier than last year and the weather was wonderful
This house was beautiful and in a great location
Lovely setting pure serenity
We are looking forward to returning one day
The location is perfect and the property is gorgeous
great location loved the beach
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5. Log cabin within walking distance of Lake Michigan (from USD 225)

Guests will enjoy staying in this log cabin with rustic decor located in the woods during their nature getaway. The cabin has plenty of sleeping room with upstairs lofts. After spending time on nearby Lake Michigan, enjoy sitting out on one of the two spacious decks and soaking up the summer sun. The home isn’t suitable for those with mobility issues and also those who need to be connected to the internet at all times. Guests can enjoy preparing meals in the fully stocked kitchen or grill on the deck and dining outdoors while enjoying their stunning natural surroundings.

Home Owner Custom Built Log Cabin
50 reviews
cabin 8 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 8
Minimum Nights: 3
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 14 days before check-in.

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
The kitchen was well stocked
It was spacious and wonderful
Overall a nice place log cabin with a loft two bedrooms nice size and multiple twin beds in the loft
- campfires and stargazing on the island are tough to beat
We found everything comfortable and easy Loved the provided recommendations
The house was exactly as described
The house is clean and very comfortable Thanks for a great stay
The cabin was very clean and the check in process and communication with the owners was super easy and prompt Thanks for a great stay
The house was very nice and the spacious deck was perfect for relaxing and star gazing at night
We have a Celiac disease/gluten free member in our family
We had a wonderful vacation
One full bath Nice deck with gas grill
The owners were very responsive to any questions we had
Our family fell in love with the cabin as soon as we walked in Very well appointed and comfortable Our boys enjoyed the movie and game selection:)
Its located in a quiet area and the scenery is amazing
everything is just a short drive or walk away so location is good
it was a nice cabin in a decent location
We really enjoyed the quiet secluded location of this property Obviously on the island
Our family really enjoyed this cabin Wonderful location and a great blend of "cabin" and "home "
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6. Cottage by the lake with views of Hog Island

Enjoy paddling your kayak or canoe alongside the local storks fishing on Lake MIchigan while staying at this waterfront cottage. During the mornings, enjoy breakfasts basking in the sun on either patio before heading out to explore the town or beaches in the area. Visitors can enjoy taking it slow while napping on the hammock in the backyard, feeling it sway between two large maple trees with the lake breezes. Guests will enjoy being able to prepare meals in the fully equipped kitchen and then relax in the living room where they can watch movies on the DVD player or connect to the internet.

Wickman Waterfront Cottage overlooking Hog Island
411 Wickman Rd
6 reviews
House 6 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

7. Beautiful retreat with beach access

After spending a day sailing on Lake Michigan, return home to your lakefront retreat to enjoy dinner prepared in the fully equipped kitchen on one of the picnic tables outside before watching the stunning sunset. The yard is a perfect size for families to entertain or for children to play during the day. Finish off the evening by stargazing or roasting marshmallows. Enjoy this peaceful setting each morning by eating breakfast on the deck while watching the wildlife play on the lake. Visitors can enjoy relaxing in the spacious living room, watching TV, and having internet access during their stay at this lakefront retreat.

2 Bedroom , 1 Bath home on Lake Michigan
1384 Sunrise Rd.
30 reviews
House 6 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

8. Washington Island farm house

Enjoy staying in this historical farm house with modern updates including a fully equipped kitchen with stainless steel appliances. After a day spent sailing across the pristine waters of Lake Michigan, relax either on the hammock or sundeck amongst the lush forested surroundings. Guests can enjoy resting in the living room, snorkeling in the lake, biking the nearby trails, or sitting on the patio where they might have the privilege of having local wildlife such as deer, turkeys, or pheasants enter the backyard. For winter stays, guests can enjoy snowmobiling on the large property or ice fishing on the lake and then curling up beside the fireplace with a cup of hot chocolate with creme de menthe and whipped cream.

60 Acre Estate, Great Property to Entertain Friends, Family and Children!
10 reviews
estate 7 Guests 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
The dial on the washing machine was broken
It was private comfortable and well appointed
The mechanism to open and close the downstairs bathroom was broken
The family room had two large overhead light fixtures with approximately 8 light bulbs in each fixture About half of the light bulbs in each fixture were burned out
It felt very private and secluded
The upstairs has 3 single and another full bed as well as a 2nd full bath
One bedrooms downstairs with a full bath
Dan is good about answering texts
- so we have experience as what to expect Some of our experience was very good and some not so good
If millions of stars shining clear water
We have two little kids and the house was really safe/kid friendly which helped us have a very relaxing stay
It would have been very helpful to have some type of paperwork or binder available with information about the property -
The location is great- close to schoolhouse beach and Main road
quirky people and adventures to search out Washington Island is a haven
it's near schoolhouse beach and close enough to the main street to make it easy to get there but still feels very private
We were expected to remove garbage and recycling which is fine of course
It was the perfect place for our working vacation Walking distance from Schoolhouse Beach and Fiddler's Green
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9. Lake Michigan cabin retreat on Washington Island

After surfing at South Beach or checking out local artists at Gallery 224, return to your quiet cabin retreat without WiFi or even TV to interrupt your escape from the modern world during your vacation. Pets and children will enjoy playing lakeside and in the spacious backyard while you relax on the patio or in one of the hammocks on the property, listening to the calming waters of nearby Lake Michigan. Enjoy preparing breakfast in the fully equipped kitchen before heading out to hike the trails of Rock Island or take the ferry to one of the barrier islands. While taking it easy amongst the lush greenery and wildflowers, families may encounter local wildlife wandering across the property such as deer, turkeys, frogs, various birds, turtles, and butterflies.

Cute Cabin Located Close to Beach On Washington Island, Lake Michigan
9 reviews
cabin 4 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
Saw coyote walking down the road one morning
A quiet road with a lively yard and easy access to everything
Reserving the cabin was easy and it was such a cozy and convenient place
We only stayed one night but enjoyed the quiet comfort this cabin had to offer
All basics provided Hosts were fantastic even though I did not meet them in person
Communication with the owners was easy and information given was detailed
Everyone is super friendly on the island Unfortunately with the time of the season
Star gazing by the fire pit was an amazing experience
accurate description and communication
this has been the best by far for cleanliness comfortability
Very cute older rustic cabin
The weather was rainy and windy the last day of our trip
We were able to explore the whole island by driving and were able to see the amazing fall colors right at peak
Comfortable and convenient Perfect for a family
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10. Lakeside retreat with stunning views of Lake Michigan

Guests will enjoy spreading out in this spacious lakeside retreat which can accompany up to 10 visitors. After exploring the marina or participating in paddle sports on Lake Michigan, sit back and relax on the large deck out back and enjoy a stunning sunset over Lake Michigan. Guests will enjoy having access to the fully stocked kitchen during their stay for times when they don’t feel like eating out. Complimentary amenities for visitors to use during their stay include parking, WiFi, and laundry facilities.

Beautiful Lake Front 4 Bedroom Home with Incredible Sunsets!
Washington Island, WI, US
4 reviews
House 10 Guests 4 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
The water is clear and beautiful
This turns into watching the sunset around the now growing bonfire & postponing dinner as we didn't want to leave the beach
A very private and quiet location - just a short car ride (or walk) from town
Property was exactly as advertised
Clean and well maintained Gorgeous area and
We have an amazing time each time we visit Great hiking in the woods where you will always see deer turkeys and more wildlife
The house is very warm and homey feeling brightly lite with all the windows patio doors and sky lights and very clean
You won't find a quiter and more relaxing place
I have to be honest that when another couple told us that they rented a place on Washington Island for four days & invited us
The Young house on Washington Island is a wonderful get away location
It is fun to build a bon fire on the beach
The house itself is nestled in the woods right on Lake Michigan
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Enjoy the natural beauty of Washington

Visitors can enjoy their long summer days soaking up the sun in the quaint community of Washington, Wisconsin during their vacation. This maritime community provides guests the opportunity to explore its museums, light house, beaches, and surrounding islands by ferry all at a very leisurely pace. Lake Michigan is the main attraction of the area where visitors can enjoy sailing, canoeing, swimming, and fishing on its pristine waters. During a visit to the stunning waterfront destination, guests can finish off each day watching spectacular sunsets over the lake while staying in some of the best Vrbo rentals in Washington, Wisconsin.

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