Apr 25, 2022 - Things to Do

5 Airbnbs driving distance from Detroit for summer vacation

Exterior of lakefront cottage by Lake Erie

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Plan your summer vacation with five scenic abodes available on Airbnb, all either near one of the Great Lakes or along the Michigan coastline.

1. Spacious artistic cottage

Book your escape in this kid-friendly, 4 bedroom cottage near Lake Michigan that comes with a fire pit, outdoor dining, a home theater, an arcade, a foosball table and boardgames.

  • Location: Saugatuck
  • Features: Beach access, free parking onsite, two screened in porches, fire pit.
  • Space: 12 guests, 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms
  • Cost: $445 per night
Living room of artistic cottage in Saugatuck, Michigan.
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Game room inside artistic cottage in Saugatuck, Michigan
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2. St. Clair Shores Lake Home

This cozy, recently renovated lake Airbnb is one of several nautical-themed homes in the neighborhood.

  • Location: St. Clair Shores
  • Features: Pet friendly, waterfront, free parking onsite.
  • Space: 4 guests, 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms
  • Cost: $216 per night
Exterior of lake home on the Nautical Mile
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Living room area of lake home on the Nautical Mile
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Boat outside of home
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3. Waterfront condo

Located in the heart of wine country, this spacious condo is equipped with two decks where guests can get a great view of Suttons Bay.

  • Location: Suttons Bay
  • Features: Two private decks, free parking, waterfront.
  • Space: 6 guests, 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms.
  • Cost: $356 per night.
Exterior of waterfront condo on Suttons Bay
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Living room area of waterfront condo on Suttons Bay
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4. Spacious Brest Bay Lakefront

This spacious, two-story, rental nestled along Lake Erie is ideal for families or big group vacations.

  • Location: Lake Erie
  • Features: Free parking onsite, fire pit, grill.
  • Space: 11 guests, 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms
  • Cost: $589 per night
Exterior of spacious lakefront near Lake Erie in Michigan
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Living room of spacious lakefront near Lake Erie in Michigan
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Porch of spacious lakefront home
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5. Waterfront cottage

Spend some quality time on the lake in this cozy Instagram-able cottage.

  • Location: Elk Rapids
  • Features: Waterfront, free parking onsite, washer/dryer.
  • Space: 6 guests, 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom
  • Cost: $225 per night
Exterior of waterfront cottage in Elk Rapids, Michigan.
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Living room area of waterfront cottage in Elk Rapids, Michigan
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Interior of waterfront cottage
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