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16 Coolest Airbnbs in Michigan

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From beaches to forests, big cities and small country towns, there’s a long list of reasons to travel to Michigan. Airbnbs are popular throughout the state and provide unique and private places to stay for curious adventurers. So, if you’re ready for something different but still want to enjoy all the comforts of home, consider staying at one of these awesome Airbnbs in Michigan.

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Fernside A-Frame - Indian River Fernside Aframe with Private Riverfront, Indian River Michigan
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Fernside Aframe with Private Riverfront, Indian River Michigan

Fernside A-Frame - Indian River

A cool cabin Airbnb is this one in Indian River that accommodates four guests and has two bedrooms and one bath. It’s on the banks of the Sturgeon River among the trees for privacy and a dose of nature. It’s serene and has an open floor plan with lots of natural light. The space is not suitable for kids under age 12. Come here to disconnect from technology since there is no TV; however, there is internet for streaming on your devices if you prefer. There are queen-size beds in each of the two bedrooms here. Other amenities include a kitchen, dedicated workspace, and a fire pit to enjoy some quiet time out under the stars at night.

Beautiful Log Cabin on The Bay - Suttons Bay Beautiful Log Cabin on The Bay
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Beautiful Log Cabin on The Bay

Beautiful Log Cabin on The Bay - Suttons Bay

We also love this log cabin for big groups of up to 10 people in Michigan. It has four bedrooms, eight beds, and three baths along the Grand Traverse Bay. You’ll have your own private beachfront here, as well as laundry machines, a full kitchen, and a decorative fireplace. Kids and dogs are welcome here, although there is an extra fee of $25 per day for dogs. For families with kids, there is a crib, pack-and-play, high chair, jogger stroller, and books and games that you can use. Guests here love the deck off the back of the home, the remodeled lower-level bath, and a fire pit overlooking the water with chairs and benches to sit on.

Historic Suite - Traverse City Interior of Historic Suite
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Interior of Historic Suite

Historic Suite - Traverse City

It’s all about location when you stay at this luxury loft condo in the heart of the Village at Grand Traverse Commons. It’s an awesome getaway destination because it’s close to the picturesque downtown and also just two miles from the beaches. You’ll overlook restaurants, art galleries, shops, and salons when you stay in this 450-square foot modern studio space with 13-foot ceilings. It also has a full kitchen, a cozy sleeping loft with a queen-size bed, and beautiful grounds to explore the suite has a balcony to step outside for some fresh air, and the entire space is yours when you book on Airbnb for up to three guests. The cool historical building it is in also has Red Spire on the main floor to start your morning off with a great breakfast.

Love Shack on Lake Superior - Marquette Love Shack on Lake Superior
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Love Shack on Lake Superior

Love Shack on Lake Superior - Marquette

Another cool Airbnb is this tiny house on a cliff that overlooks Lake Superior. It has a wood-burning sauna, gas grill, outdoor privy with a commode, and fire pit with a cooking grill. This Airbnb does not have electricity and cell service is minimal, so come here to disconnect and find peace and serenity. The area is plowed in the winter, and the host provides snow shovels in case you need them. Overall, it’s a unique and private space with the nearest neighbor a half-mile away.

Seeblick Haus - Northport Seeblick-Haus, Northport, Michigan
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Seeblick-Haus, Northport, Michigan

Seeblick Haus - Northport

Michigan travelers enjoy this cabin for four people on a very private site in Northport. It offers views of the Grand Traverse Bay and orchards with large windows and a wrap-around porch. Children must be at least eight years old to stay here. The home has a full kitchen and queen-size beds in each of the three bedrooms. There are also two bathrooms here, Wi-Fi, an indoor fireplace, a wood-burning stove, and a dedicated workspace.

A Tiny House: A Simple Getaway in NoMich - Charlevoix Exterior of Tiny House, Simple Getaway In NoMich
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Exterior of Tiny House, Simple Getaway In NoMich

A Tiny House: A Simple Getaway in NoMich - Charlevoix

A cute tiny house option is this Charlevoix Airbnb for two guests. It’s a 200-square-foot tiny house in the woods of Northern Michigan that is just 2.5 from downtown. The tiny house has a ladder for the sleeping and storage lofts, as well as in-wall heaters and walking trails all throughout the property. Stay here to embrace the spirit of minimalism and get away from the distractions of the world in a beautiful environment.

Luxe Midtown Penthouse with Rooftop Deck - Detroit Interior of Lux Midtown Penthouse w/ Rooftop Deck
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Interior of Lux Midtown Penthouse w/ Rooftop Deck

Luxe Midtown Penthouse with Rooftop Deck - Detroit

There are also lots of great Airbnbs in Detroit, including this highly rated penthouse for four people. It has one bedroom and one bathroom on the fifth floor of a building in the heart of Midtown Detroit. You’ll get 180-degree views of downtown from here and be close to Comerica Park, Little Caesars Arena, and other attractions. Perks of staying here are the full kitchen, fast internet, small private patio, and large community rooftop deck. The sleeping arrangements are a queen-size bed in one bedroom and an air mattress in the common area. Pets are not allowed here. There is free street parking outside the building.

Outpost Tent - Sawyer Soak Up Nature and the Comfort at The Outpost Tent
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Soak Up Nature and the Comfort at The Outpost Tent

Outpost Tent - Sawyer

If you’re looking for a glamping experience in Michigan, there is no shortage in this great state! Here’s a good example: a 16-foot bell tent on a quiet five-acre property that you can walk to from downtown Sawyer. Enjoy farm-fresh eggs delivered to you, use the solar showers, and explore the trails near the tent while you’re here. There’s a portable outdoor toilet for guests but no running water or electricity. Stay here for a fancy camping adventure with farm animals and wildlife in the vicinity.

Blue Bliss Cottage Retreat - Saugatuck Seating at Blue Bliss Cottage Retreat
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Seating at Blue Bliss Cottage Retreat

Blue Bliss Cottage Retreat - Saugatuck

This cottage for four people is available on Airbnb and a lovely way to enjoy a Michigan experience. It is in the quaint small town of Saugatuck and near beaches. The rental cottage has an open floor plan, a private patio with a hot tub, and a natural gas fireplace. There are queen-size beds in each of the two bedrooms and also a queen sleeper sofa in the living room. The kitchen is well stocked, and the home has both a private front deck and a private rear deck. There is a shared fire pit and propane grills here – shared with the other cottage that is attached to this one with a shared wall between them. Douglas Beach is just 3.2 miles from the cottage, and Oval Beach is 4.2 miles away.

Cabin by Trails and River - Manistee Exterior of Cabin by Trails and River
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Exterior of Cabin by Trails and River

Cabin by Trails and River - Manistee

To be in the middle of the Manistee National Forest, stay at this riverside cabin with a private deck. It has been totally remodeled and has an eclectic vibe. Up to four people can stay here and use the two bedrooms and one bath. There is a queen-size bed in one bedroom and two single beds in the other bedroom. Dogs are welcome to stay here with you on your trip to Manistee and explore the North Country Trail and Big M trail system nearby.

The Maxwell Mini - Grand Haven The Maxwell Mini
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The Maxwell Mini

The Maxwell Mini - Grand Haven

You can also stay in this apartment in Michigan as a duo or solo traveler to be in the heart of Grand Haven. It is a modern space with a private deck and yard, as well as off-street parking and lots to do just a few blocks away. It is a compact space with an open kitchen, stand-up shower, and stacked laundry. There’s a queen-size bed with a built-in closet in the bedroom and a gas grill outside to use while you enjoy the deck.

The Twins at Sunset Beach - Roscommon Exterior view of the Twins at Sunset Beach #112
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Exterior view of the Twins at Sunset Beach #112

The Twins at Sunset Beach - Roscommon

Here’s a charming cottage with 55 feet of lake frontage, a private dock, and boat anchors. It has two bedrooms and one bathroom along Higgins Lake, which is known for its clear and deep waters. This is an ideal place to stay if you love boating with easy water access and a private dock where you can come and go whenever you like. Up to six guests can stay in the cottage.

Lakefront Horse Farm - Groveland Exterior of Lakefront Horse Farm
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Exterior of Lakefront Horse Farm

Lakefront Horse Farm - Groveland

Book this Airbnb house for up to four people and enjoy being on a 100+-acre property on Lake Narin. There are hiking trails and animals living here, and the cabin has a full kitchen, breakfast basics, and a hot tub outside the door. Dogs are welcome here as long as they are well-behaved. Narrin Lake is by this farm and a private access lake that doesn’t allow motorsports.

Cottage with Hot Tub by Lake - Waterford Township View from Cottage with Hot Tub by Lake, Waterford Township
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View from Cottage with Hot Tub by Lake, Waterford Township

Cottage with Hot Tub by Lake - Waterford Township

You can also enjoy a hot tub when you stay at this cottage on Schoolhouse Lake with up to five guests. It has one bedroom and one bath. It is a fun place to go kayaking or paddleboarding with a spring-fed lake at the end of the dock. There is some road noise since the house is located along a major thoroughfare but separated by a fence and trees. This 1926-era family house has been redesigned with reclaimed and upcycled materials for guests’ comfort. It is about 55 minutes from Detroit by car and five miles from DTE Music and Great Lakes Crossing.

Cozy Tiny House in the Woods - Freeport Cozy Tiny House in the Woods, Freeport
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Cozy Tiny House in the Woods, Freeport

Cozy Tiny House in the Woods - Freeport

Travelers love this tiny house in Freeport because it’s secluded and peaceful with outside chill-out space for your relaxing getaway. The host lives in the main house, and this tiny house is on the back of a detached garage. You’ll have your own kitchen and bathroom here though. There are walking trails in the woods nearby. The tiny house does not have cable TV but the internet works great for streaming shows from your device. Ideal for one or two people, there is a double-size bed here in the bedroom. Other perks of staying here are the lawn chairs and barbecue grill for making and enjoying meals.

Cozy Home on Lake Huron - Au Gres View from Cozy Home on Lake Huron
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View from Cozy Home on Lake Huron

Cozy Home on Lake Huron - Au Gres

For a lakeside cabin getaway, it doesn’t get much better than this cozy home with scenic views. It has two bedrooms and two baths, as well as a kitchen, living room, dining, room, laundry room, and fast internet. There is a rollaway bed for extra guests to come here and enjoy the water sports, campfires, and lovely sunsets. Guests here have their own private entrance on the lakefront side and everything they need to cook meals. When you stay here, it’s fun to arrange a fishing charter, bring your boat, go golfing at one of the nearby courses, and paddle a canoe or kayak out on the water.

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