Looking for a vacation rental on the shores of Lake Michigan? We’ve found the best Vrbos situated on Lake Michigan’s shores in Michigan beach towns such as Ludington, Holland, Muskegon, and Grand Haven. Water, woods, and a welcoming atmosphere are all part of a genuine Michigan “Up North” experience. With 3,288 miles of coastline, The Mitten State showcases the longest freshwater coastline in the world and is second only to Alaska for the longest coastline in the nation. Discover a selection of places to stay on the Lake Michigan coastline that are perfect for hanging out with the people who matter. Hurry up and book your spot soon — these Michigan Vrbos are already filling up for summer 2023!
Bonus: Beaver Island Lakefront Retreat
This four-bedroom lakefront luxury retreat features a large wrap-around deck that overlooks Lake Geneserath on Beaver Island. Its 175 feet of private lakefront property is situated on over an acre of wooded preserve. In addition to being the perfect place to swim and dive, this vacation rental also offers clear, unobstructed views of starry night skies and wildlife such as loons and box turtles. A canoe, two kayaks, two paddleboards, and a large inflatable dock are all provided for fun on Lake G!
After Dune Delight
Nestled between the Warren Dunes and the shores of St. Joseph, this four-bedroom Lake Michigan beach house features stunning views of the lake from almost every window. Take the stairs next to the property down to the shared private beach. The deck offers a perfect place to sit and take in lake views, sunbathe, stargaze, and roast marshmallows over the fire.
Warren Dunes State Park lies to the south while Grand Mere State Park lies to the north. Visit Silver Beach, one of the best beaches in Michigan, less than 10 miles north in St. Joseph.
South Haven Lakefront Retreat
Boasting a private pool, private beach access, and a kayak launch, this five-bedroom lakefront retreat can be found in a gated community. Take in amazing views of Lake Michigan and sunset over the lake from two rooftop decks, from the massive screened-in wrap-around porch that overlooks the private pool, or by the 23-foot fire pit that overlooks the grounds. Shuffleboard, ping pong, and a pool table make the basement a fun place to be as well.
South Haven Condo
Located on a private Lake Michigan beach in North Shore, this one-bedroom condo offers exquisite lake views from every window. Relax by the heated community pool, play beach volleyball, or take a stroll along the beach to explore the lighthouses.
Just a short walk or bike ride away, South Haven’s quaint, historic downtown has shops and restaurants dotting the harbor.
Saturday-through-Saturday rentals are required.
Grand Haven Lakehouse
Just feet from Lake Michigan, this six-bedroom vacation rental costs a pretty penny, but it comes with your very own private beach right outside! On chilly nights, sit by the gas fireplace inside and watch the sun go down over the water through the large picture windows. Enjoy the patio when it’s warmer. Parking is provided in the double stall garage. Saturday-to-Saturday rentals are required in June, July, and August.
Norton Shores Cottage
Tucked in a quiet neighborhood that has rolling sand dunes and the private manmade lakes on either side of the road, this six-bedroom vacation rental sits on almost an acre of wooded land with direct access to Lake Michigan. Catch the beautiful sunset from its expansive deck.
Downtown Muskegon is less than five miles away, while Pere Marquette Park and Muskegon South Pierhead Lighthouse are within a couple of miles.
A short drive brings you to northern Michigan destinations such as Silver Lake, Pentwater, and Ludington, while Grand Haven lies 10 miles to the south.
Norton Shores Home With Indoor Pool
Just south of Muskegon, this 6,945-square-foot vacation rental is on the shores of Lake Michigan about 20 minutes north of Grand Haven. This six-bedroom Norton Shores home can sleep up to 24 guests. Its heated indoor saltwater pool and spa make it great for all seasons, but summertime is best for taking in views of Lake Michigan from the shared deck, which lies about 200 feet from the front door. In addition to the indoor pool, billiards, ping pong, and foosball keep everyone entertained during inclement weather.
Muskegon State Park Cottage
Situated on a hilltop overlooking Lake Michigan, this waterfront home is next door to Muskegon State Park. This three-bedroom A-frame features floor-to-ceiling windows and a gas fireplace. Take the stairs down to 100 feet of the private beach then relax in the hot tub. Several sights and attractions can be found nearby, including Michigan’s Adventure. Pere Marquette Beach and Grand Haven are both half an hour from here.
Muskegon Waterfront Home
Speaking of spectacular sunsets, this four-bedroom vacation rental offers them in spades. Perched upon a low bluff overlooking Lake Michigan, this two-acre estate features 190 feet of private beach just down the stairs. This waterfront home also features a patio with a gas fire pit, hammocks, and yard games like bocce ball, cornhole, and frisbee.
Muskegon is actually about 15 miles away from here, but there is plenty of fun to be had nearby. Duck Lake and White Lake are within two miles and offer public access. Duck Lake State Park boasts 728 acres of hiking trails. Located six miles to the south in Muskegon State Park, Muskegon Luge Adventure Sports Park offers fun for any season. Michigan’s Adventure, the state’s largest amusement park, is seven miles away. Less than six miles away, Montague and Whitehall offer breweries, great restaurants, shops, and a farmers market.
Ludington Blufftop Home
Situated high atop a bluff just minutes from Ludington, this four-bedroom vacation rental offers commanding views of Lake Michigan from nearly every room. Its back deck overlooks the lake. Roast marshmallows over the fire pit as you watch the spectacular sunset over the lake. In the basement, you can find rainy day activities such as ping pong and darts.
Ludington Lakehouse With Pool
How does swimming in 85-degree saltwater overlooking lake Michigan from a high bluff sound? Conveniently located between Pentwater and Ludington (about15 minutes from each), this vacation rental boasts pool and lake views from four of its six bedrooms. In addition to a heated pool, the beach house features a lakeside porch and hot springs hot tub, where you can gaze up at the stars and watch the cruise-ship-looking freighters go in and out of Ludington port at night.
Trek down to the beach to take advantage of over 100 feet of private Lake Michigan beach frontage. Four chaise lounges, two kayaks, and two standup paddleboards are provided for your lakeshore experience.
Nearby Butters Ville Park offers another small beach, while Stearns Park in Ludington offers a larger one. Then, of course, you can always drive up to explore Ludington State Park Beach.
Nestled on a seven-acre coastal estate in Ludington, this four-bedroom vacation rental features a pool, hot tub, sauna, fitness room, fire pit, fireplace, and grill. At 5,264 square feet, this house can accommodate up to 14 guests. Walk down to the edge of the property to swing and gaze at the waves crashing against the shore. Beaches, ice creams shops, and boating opportunities can be found nearby. Head to Stearns Park (about 5 miles away) to check out North Breakwater Light and on up to Ludington State Park Beach (about 10 miles away) to see the Big Sable Point Lighthouse.
Holland State Park Lakehouse
This five-bedroom lakehouse is just a few doors north of Holland State Park, which is home to the Michigan lighthouse known as Big Red. The property has a huge sugar-sand beach. Watch the flaming orange-yellow sunset over Lake Michigan. The rental comes with three assigned parking spots.
Grand Haven Beach Apartment
Located in the heart of Grand Haven, this three-bedroom apartment lies right across the street from Grand Haven State Beach. Enjoy views of Lake Michigan from both decks. Parking for two vehicles is provided in the driveway.
Explore the lighthouses and pier at Grand Haven State Park without having to fight for parking! Take a 1.5-mile walk down the sidewalk right outside of the vacation rental to downtown, where you can explore the Grand River Boardwalk at Lighthouse Connector Park, stores, and restaurants.