Destination guide

Delight in the lakeside landscape of Lake Michigan

The lake and riverfront provide a pleasant backdrop to your holiday home in Lake Michigan. This welcoming city attracts visitors thanks to its skyscrapers and boating. For a bit of culture, visit Milwaukee Art Museum, Charles Allis Art Museum or Discovery World. If you're looking for accommodation options with space to entertain friends and family, HomeAway has plenty of options to choose from. Many rental homes offer full kitchens and laundry facilities, perfect for big groups.


Sightseeing in and around Lake Michigan

Are you hoping to find top things to see and do in the area? Venture out of your holiday home and check out everything that makes Lake Michigan a fun place to get away to. Here are some of the top attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Hemlock Golf Club (16.8 mi / 27 km)
  • West Michigan Fairgrounds (17.7 mi / 28.4 km)
  • Amber Elk Ranch (21.1 mi / 33.9 km)
  • Jomagrha Vineyards and Winery (23.4 mi / 37.6 km)
  • Orchard Beach State Park (25.5 mi / 41 km)
  • Golden Sands Golf Course (28.8 mi / 46.3 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural landscape of Lake Michigan

Lake Michigan is famous for its panoramic lake views and breathtaking sunsets. Whether you're an adventurous traveller or just want to appreciate the scenery, Lake Michigan is a great place to get out in nature. Here are a few of the area's most stunning natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Ludington State Park (11.6 mi / 18.7 km)
  • Stearns Park Beach (15.2 mi / 24.5 km)
  • Ludington Waterfront Park (15.8 mi / 25.4 km)
  • Buttersville Park (16.3 mi / 26.3 km)
  • First Street Beach (22.9 mi / 36.9 km)
  • Douglas Park (23.1 mi / 37.2 km)
How to get there

Travelling to and around Lake Michigan

The nearest airport is in Manistee, MI (MBL-Manistee County-Blacker), located 27.8 mi (44.7 km) from the city centre.

If you prefer to travel by train, Milwaukee Intermodal Station, Holland Station and Kenosha Station are the main stations in the area. You can get around Lake Michigan by jumping on the metro at Linden Station, Central Station or Noyes Station.

How many holiday rentals are available around Lake Michigan?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 11,773 holiday lettings around Lake Michigan. From 5,243 houses to 2,378 cabins, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends for a long holiday or a weekend break.

Can I rent a lakefront property near Lake Michigan?

Watch as ripples branch out across the water and try to spot the local wildlife. Lakes are among the most glorious and calming places to retreat to. If this sounds like your kind of heaven, you're in luck. HomeAway has 2,711 holiday properties close to lakes available. Open to other ideas? HomeAway has heaps more property options to discover, including:

  • 2,502 lake-view holiday accommodation options.
  • 2,068 water-view holiday accommodation options.
  • 1,670 beachfront holiday accommodation options.

Can I rent a house near Lake Michigan?

If you're searching for a home away from home this trip, renting an entire house is a terrific idea. You and your group will have the space you need for all manner of holiday activities. There are 5,170 houses currently on HomeAway. Prices begin at £15 a night. Or maybe you'd rather pick one of the area's other popular self-catering accommodation options, such as:

  • Cottage: 1,736 self-catering accommodation options. Prices start from £52 per night.
  • Apartment: 1,607 self-catering accommodation options. Prices start from £31 per night.
  • Condo: 1,521 self-catering accommodation options. Prices start from £51 per night.

Can I stay near Lake Michigan in a large group?

Getaways with your friends and loved ones can be oodles of fun, especially when you're staying under the one roof in an amazing new place! If you're visiting with a large group, HomeAway can help. Currently, house holiday rentals are preferred for large groups of visitors here, and we have 766 listed on our database. The rental properties that are suitable for large groups in the area include:

  • If yours is a group of 6, we have 5,028 holiday rentals suited to that size. Stay a night from just £32.
  • If you've got 8 in your crew, you'll be delighted to find out that there are 4,000 rental properties suitable. Prices begin at just £41 per night.
  • Seeking out places for rent suitable for 10 guests? You'll be delighted to hear we have 2,492 that'll be perfect. You can get one for as little as £49 per night.

So don't worry! When you book with us you can take your aunt, your brother and all your pals to Lake Michigan.

Where are the cheapest holiday rentals near Lake Michigan?

Friends become our chosen family. Reunite with those who truly matter and plan a cost-conscious getaway with HomeAway. When it comes to finding a great deal, the first place you look should be Western Michigan University/KRPH. Here, HomeAway has 2 holiday rentals at an average price of £87 a night. Another 110 HomeAway holiday rentals are available in or around Wicker Park. With an average price of £181 per night, you're sure to snatch a deal worth boasting about.

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