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Top 12 Lake House Vacation Rentals in Michigan

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Did you know that the state of Michigan has over 10,000 lakes? Therefore, it’s no surprise that lake recreation is a really big deal in this part of the Midwest! If you want to experience a slice of heaven this season, consider booking one of these lake house vacation rentals in Michigan through Airbnb or Vrbo.

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"Laugh-a-Lot" Rental on All-Sports Pratt Lake - Gladwin
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Water View at Laugh-a-Lot Rental

"Laugh-a-Lot" Rental on All-Sports Pratt Lake - Gladwin

Spanning about 1,100 square feet, this lake house is on the 189-acre Pratt Lake. It sleeps seven to nine people and has three bedrooms and one bathroom. This is a charming space with a kitchen, laundry machines, outdoor eating area, covered porch, and swing set for the kids. It’s easy to enjoy the lake life here with all the water sports available and the fun places to check out in the Gladwin area for recreation. You’ll have about 80 feet of water frontage with this rental. Pets are welcome here.

Two-Bedroom Lake House - Traverse City
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View Out from Two-Bedroom Lake House

Two-Bedroom Lake House - Traverse City

It’s fun to be in the Traverse City area for your lake house vacation, especially if you book this peaceful and pet-friendly house. It is a two-bedroom, two-bathroom house with 100-feet of frontage on Spider Lake. The home offers free Wi-Fi, a TV, two complimentary kayaks, a paddleboard, mountain bikes, and firewood. You can also pay to rent a 16-foot pontoon boat here. The home sleeps up to six guests and is great for families.

Lakefront Vacationing at Its Best - Twin Lake
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Hot Tub at Lakefront Vacationing Rental

Lakefront Vacationing at Its Best - Twin Lake

A Vrbo lake house rental that guests enjoy is this property that sleeps up to 14 people. It is a 2,300-square-foot house with four bedrooms and two bathrooms. The lake house has a great hot tub and lets you walk right down to the lake to dip your toes in the lake. The outdoor offerings include a 20-foot pontoon boat available to rent, kayaks, paddleboat, stand-up paddleboards, fire pit, and outdoor shower to rinse off the sand.

Summer Sunset Lake House Champion
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Water View at Summer Lake House

Summer Sunset Lake House Champion

For up to seven people, this Michigan lake house is located on one of the Upper Peninsula’s largest inland lakes. It’s 35 miles from Marquette and home to lots of wildlife. There are four deck spaces with seating areas outside, as well as a five-person hot tub on the lakeside. Hot tub usage requires an extra $30 per day. This home has three bedrooms, three beds, and 1.5 baths to accommodate guests. The lake here is great for swimming, boating, fishing, and jet skiing. Make sure to check out Van Riper State Park just five minutes away from the beach and kids’ playground.

Lakefront Home with a View - Middleville
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Side of Lakefront Home with a View

Lakefront Home with a View - Middleville

Airbnb guests love this blue lake house that sleeps up to four people. It’s at the end of a private driveway and offers lovely views. You’ll be on a no-wake lake and be able to enjoy the lake for swimming and paddle-boating on the provided boat. Nearby, you’ll find mountain biking trails, a movie theater, craft beverages, and a casino. This rental home is a 790-square-foot lake house with a bedroom and a sleeper sofa. There are two decks on the back of the property, and there is a shared dock with the house next door that guests can access for swimming. Other perks of staying here are the kitchen, TV with standard cable, and Wi-Fi. Pets are not allowed at this Michigan lake house.

Swan on the Lake - Ludington
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Outside Seating at Swan on the Lake

Swan on the Lake - Ludington

With this Airbnb lake house rental, you’ll be just three miles from the state park and five miles from town. It has a private screened porch and great lake access, so bring your own boat. Known as “Swan,” the home has a full kitchen, two bedrooms, a private bathroom, a fire pit, and Wi-Fi. The host provides you with two kayaks and two paddleboards that are shared only with the other half of the duplex. When you’re in this part of Michigan, you’ll be in a small community of houses and in a great location to go for a bike ride. Ludington is a fun place to be to check out restaurants and museums nearby too.

Belle Vie on Portage Lake - Pinckney
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Front of Belle Vie on Portage Lake, Pinckney

Belle Vie on Portage Lake - Pinckney

If you’re looking for a lake vacation for your family, consider this Vrbo rental property. It’s a 1,700-square-foot house that sleeps eight people and has three bedrooms and three baths. You can go swimming right off the shore of the private beach here or off the dock into the shallow bay. It’s a great place for kids to safely swim, and the host provides water toys and sand toys to make your vacation a fun one. A pack-and-play is also available here. You’ll be in a convenient location near the Ore Creek Brewery, Riverside Pizza, and a small grocery/liquor store nearby. When you stay here, downtown Ann Arbor is just 15 minutes away.

Cottage on the Shores of Big Manistique Lake - McMillan
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Outdoor Seating at Cute As A Bug Cottage On The Shores of Big Manistique Lake

Cottage on the Shores of Big Manistique Lake - McMillan

Plan your getaway for Big Manistique Lake and enjoy this lake house during any season of the year. It has a well-equipped kitchen, living room that overlooks the lake with large windows, a spacious deck, and a stone fireplace. The lake area here has a sandy bottom and is great for swimming. You can bring your boat along and use the dock if you want to try some fishing. It’s also fun to hang out on the large deck and at the lakeside fire pit. Ask the owner if you want to bring your dog along.

The Lake House - Richfield Township
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The Lake House - Richfield Township

The Lake House - Richfield Township

For a big group looking for a lake getaway, consider this vacation rental with three bedrooms, eight beds, and three baths. It sleeps 14 people and also has a huge deck, indoor hot tub/spa, large backyard on the lake, gas grill, and bonfire ring. The interior offers Wi-Fi, laundry machines, and a TV with streaming services. This property is on a rural, unpaved road, which means you might need 4WD or snow tires in the winter. It is close to hiking trails and the cute town of Saint Helen too.

Lake Michigan Beachfront House - Montague
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Outside the Lake Michigan Beachfront House

Lake Michigan Beachfront House - Montague

An Airbnb lake house rental option is this home that has 76 feet of private frontage on Lake Michigan. It is a three-bedroom, one-bath cottage that allows pets with a $150 per pet fee (with prior approval). There is a lot of space around the house for outdoor grilling and handing out picnic tables and lounge chairs to enjoy the sunset. Also, there is a kitchen, Wi-Fi, and TV with standard cable here. Nearby you’ll find the West Shore Snowmobile Trails and Silver Lake Sand Dunes.

Lake Michigan Beach Home by Frank Lloyd Wright Pro - Oostburg
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Living Area Inside Lake Michigan Beach Home

Lake Michigan Beach Home by Frank Lloyd Wright Pro - Oostburg

This lovely and spacious home is on Lake Michigan and features a screened porch, large outdoor deck, and canoe and rowboat that come with life jackets and other floating devices. It’s a year-round home with lake views and modern amenities, including Wi-Fi and cable TV. The home sleeps up to five guests and has two bedrooms, five beds, and 1.5 baths. You’ll have your own 180 feet of Lake Michigan beach and be close to urban areas yet surrounded by two acres of trees in a serene setting at the same time.

Lakefront Home with View of Lake Erie - Luna Pier
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Interior of Lakefront Home with View of Lake Erie

Lakefront Home with View of Lake Erie - Luna Pier

Here’s a 2,340-square-foot lake house that sleeps nine people in Michigan. It has four bedrooms and three bathrooms for your larger group and is a beautiful place to stay. The home has a four-season sunroom, living room, kitchen, and dining room. The heated/cooled garage has a ping pong table, foosball, and air hockey table. The home offers parking for five cars, air conditioning, free Wi-Fi, and two ocean kayaks that you are welcome to use at the public beach. The outdoor space here has chairs to sit by the water and the fire pit, as well as landscaped gardens onsite too. Pets are not allowed at this Vrbo rental property.

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