Looking for the best Michigan Airbnb for your next trip to the Great Lakes state?
Also known as the Mitten State, Michigan is a popular year-round destination.
You will find the ‘UP” or Upper Peninsula less crowded, than the lower part of the state.
A very popular tourist destination, the UP has mountains and lakes. And lots of history.
The Lower Peninsula is shaped like a mitten and separated from the UP by the Straits of Mackinac – and the two peninsulas are connected together by the Mackinac Bridge.
Michigan has the longest freshwater coastline of just about anywhere in the world, and it is a very popular vacation destination.
One of the things that can make your trip more memorable is finding the ideal Airbnb in Michigan.
Airbnbs are a great alternative option when traveling because they allow you to stay in places that are unique to the specific area you will be traveling to, instead of a vanilla generic hotel room.
They are a great way to meet the locals. And often they are less expensive than hotels or motels.
So, take a look through my list of unique suggestions and find the best Michigan for you!
20 Best Airbnbs In Michigan (Cabins, VRBOs & More!)
Nestled in the heart of Lake Ann is the Burnett Nestt.
The Burnett Nestt is the upper level of a historic home in Lake Ann.
There is a cozy living area, a small but fully equipped kitchen, a bistro table, and one bedroom.
You’ll have your own private entrance, but you’ll also have access to the covered porch.
It is a charming Michigan vacation rental.
New Buffalo Luxury Guest House
In Michigan’s Upper Peninsula you’ll find the New Buffalo Luxury Guest House.
This is a small house, think more of a large tiny home, but it is perfect for a couple or a small family or group of friends.
There is one bedroom with a king-sized bed and a queen-sized sleeper sofa.
The main living space is studio style with the cozy living area and kitchen all being in one area.
There is even a small breakfast nook in the kitchen.
You’ll also have access to a washer and dryer, and outside there is a firepit and hot tub.
Walking down to the beach is one of the best things to do in New Buffalo. Here you can do just that while enjoying the luxury of one of the best Michigan vacation rentals.
Uptown Detroit Home
The Uptown Detroit Home is a gorgeous remodeled five bedroom Colonial style home in Uptown Detroit.
With five bedrooms up to eight people can stay at this Michigan vacation rental and have plenty of room.
There is a large dining area, a cozy living room, a fully equipped kitchen, and at the front of the house there is a fenced in front porch.
The front porch is accessed via a gate code and there is fun modern outdoor patio furniture for you to relax on.
If you and your whole family or friend group are looking for a spacious and modern place to stay while you explore Detroit, the Uptown Detroit Home is a great option.
A Tiny House: A Simple Getaway In NoMich
If your travels bring you to Northern Michigan, then you should check into this tiny house full of charm.
While minimalistic in its nature, do not be fooled. It has everything you need for a relaxing stay.
Bring your hiking shoes and trail bikes. There are plenty of trails of all lengths on the property for you to use.
Spend some time in nature in this Airbnb in Northern Michigan and leave the world’s distractions alone for awhile. But, should
But should you forget something, Charlevoix is only 2.5 miles away.
If you are looking for one of the best Michigan Airbnbs for a secluded getaway, this is perfect for you!
Lake Michigan Cottage
On the shores of Lake Michigan in the quaint town of Grand Haven is the Lake Michigan Cottage.
The stone cottage is super charming and looks like it’s straight out of a fairytale.
Inside you’ll find two bedrooms, a large living room, a fully equipped kitchen, and a small dining area.
Outside there is a large fenced in backyard, a patio with chairs and a grill, and views of Lake Michigan,
If you are looking for a relaxing getaway on Lake Michigan, this is the perfect Michigan cottages.
Mackinac Island Room
There is nothing quite so charming to do in Michigan than visiting Mackinac Island.
And nothing so alluring than staying on the island at the Mackinac Island Room.
This cozy captivating room is conveniently located to all that is popular on the island.
And the view of Lake Huron from the private deck is priceless.
Accommodating 2 guests with 1 bedroom and 1 bath, it is the right size for a romantic getaway or a luxurious weekend getaway to one of Michigan’s premier destinations.
This is easily one of the best Michigan Airbnb options on Mackinac Island!
Charming Cottage Coach House
The Charming Cottage Coach House is in the charming beach town of Saugatuck Michigan.
It’s a great Michigan VRBO for couples who are planning a beach vacation in Michigan.
The cottage is more like a hotel room with a king-sized bed in the main space, a small kitchenette with a mini fridge and coffee maker, and a private bathroom.
In the bathroom there is a whirlpool tub that fits two, which is a nice romantic touch.
You’ll be with steps of the beach, which is what makes this one of the best beach VRBO in Michigan.
Tiffany’s Premier Studio Vacation Rental
Located in Mackinaw City, a short ferry ride away from Mackinaw Island is Tiffany’s Premier Studio.
Situated one block from downtown Mackinaw City, this VRBO in Michigan offers close proximity to shops and restaurants galore.
The ferry service to Mackinaw Island is very closeby.
Beautifully appointed inside, and recently renovated, this is one of the best VRBOs in Michigan.
Use the private courtyard outside as a lovely respite after a long day of exploring the area.
Lux Midtown Detroit Penthouse With A View
Planning a few days in Detroit? The Motor City never disappoints. From trendy restaurants and gastropubs, industrial murals, to the Motown vibe, there is much to see and do in Michigan’s largest city.
And this Lux Midtown Penthouse is a perfect choice!
It is easily one of the best Michigan Airbnb penthouses in Detroit.
Located in midtown, this fifth-floor penthouse has a rooftop terrace that offers stunning 180-degree panoramic views of downtown Detroit.
Here at this Airbnb in Michigan you will have every possible luxe convenience and be close to all major attractions Detroit has to offer.
Traverse City Tiny Home
If you are wanting to hike the Boardman Lake Trail in Traverse City Michigan, then you’ll want to consider staying at the Traverse City Tiny Home.
The tiny home is only a block away from the trail head for Boardman Lake Trail and only one mile from the Traverse City bay and downtown area.
It has two bedrooms, a fully equipped kitchen, a small living area, and even a washer and dryer.
The Traverse City Tiny Home is a great VRBO Traverse City option.
Traditional Michigan Cottage
Just one block from the shores of Lake Michigan is this charming Traditional Michigan Cottage.
It has two bedrooms, one with a queen-sized bed and one with a full-sized bed, so it’s perfect for a small family or group of friends.
You’ll be surrounded by woods on three sides of the house, so it feels like you’ve stepped into a cottage in a fairytale.
There is also a nice sized living area, a fully equipped kitchen, and even a dining room.
On the back of the cottage is a large deck with a pergola over it, so you can relax and enjoy the view of the woods.
Southwest Michigan Modern Farmhouse Cottage
Looking for a unique experience?
This Michigan modern farmhouse cottage is certainly that, which makes it one of the best Michigan Airbnb options!
Located in Sawyer, in Southwest Michigan, this updated farmhouse cottage is conveniently near beaches, trendy restaurants, wineries, and gastropubs.
There is a modern kitchen for those who love to cook for themselves after a long day spent exploring, swimming, or hiking.
Here you will have beautiful views of 14 acres of barn, pastures and woods (think of the autumn fall foliage!)
This farmhouse cottage has that country vibe, close to all amenities you are looking for!
It is one of the best Michigan Airbnb farmhouses.
Riverside Retreat In Sault Ste. Marie
Located on Upper Peninsula’s St. Mary’s River, the Riverside Retreat oozes vacation vibes.
Designed to please, you can sit out on the back patio and watch the enormous freighters sail by. And take in the panoramic views of the river.
The St. Mary’s River separates the United States from Canada. And Sault Ste. Marie from its sister city in Ontario Canada.
Canoeing and kayaking are favorite activities for both visitors and locals alike. There are kayaks for your use available.
A walk down the dock, or roasting s’ mores at the gas fire pit, to grilling dinner riverside.
These are a few reasons why the Riverside Retreat is a fantastic Airbnb in Michigan to consider.
Octagon Beach House
For those looking to bring the whole family on a South Haven beach vacation then you’ll want to check out the Octagon Beach House.
There are two bedrooms in this unique VRBO in Michigan, but there is enough room to comfortably sleep six people.
The main area of the house is an open floor plan with a fully equipped kitchen, a large living room, and a dining area.
In the backyard there is a deck with a patio set for you to relax with a cup of coffee.
You’ll also have access to the community pool, the tennis courts, and of course the beach.
Historic Traverse City Condo
In the beautiful Michigan town of Traverse City you can find the Historic Traverse City Condo.
This is a perfect Michigan vacation rental for a couple looking to explore all Traverse City has to offer.
There is one bedroom, a fully equipped kitchen, and a bright and airy living room with windows that look out on the city.
You’ll be just one mile from Traverse City’s popular downtown district and the popular bay.
This is a great VRBO Traverse City option!
The Carriage Haus Studio
This VRBO is in Michigan’s Mackinaw City, which is just across the bridge from Mackinac Island.
The Carriage Haus Studio is located in the heart of downtown Mackinaw City.
There is one bedroom, but there is a sleeper-sofa, so it’s perfect for couples or a small family.
The kitchen is small, but fully equipped, and there is a cozy living room.
While you’re staying at the Carriage Haus, you’ll be able to easily head over to Mackinac Island to explore.
Detroit Loft With A Skyline View
One of Michigan’s most vibrant cities is Detroit and if you want to explore the city, consider staying at the Detroit Loft with a Skyline View.
This Michigan vacation rental is perfect for a couple wanting to spend some time in Detroit.
The loft is a studio style space, so everything is in one large room.
There is a queen-sized bed, a modern living room, and a fully equipped kitchen,
From the windows next to the bed you can see beautiful views of the Detroit skyline.
Sleepy Hollow Beach Resort
In the charming beach town of South Haven Michigan is the Sleepy Hollow Beach Resort.
The Sleepy Hollow Beach Resort has several charming beach cottages available, like this three bedroom cottage.
With three bedrooms, a large living room, and a fully equipped kitchen, the Sleepy Hollow cottage is perfect for a family or group of friends looking for a beach vacation.
On the back patio you’ll be able to sit and hear the waves on the lake.
You’ll be able to walk to the beach whenever you want!
Charming Grand Haven Cottage
The Charming Grand Haven Cottage is located in downtown Grand Haven.
Despite it being a cottage, it is actually fairly spacious.
It has three bedrooms, a large living area, a fully equipped kitchen, and even a dining room.
The cottage is near the Michigan Adventure Park, shopping malls, golf courses, and more.
There is a small patio on the front of the cottage.
In the fenced in backyard there is a deck with patio seating, a grill, and a hammock to relax on.
Lakeside Timberframe Cabin
About 15 minutes from downtown Kalamazoo this luxury lakeside cabin is one of the best Michigan Airbnb options and is in a stunning private setting.
This hand-built timber-framed home brings the outside in with impressive views of the water and forested trees just beyond it.
Able to accommodate 4 guests with 2 bedrooms, you will find a beautiful kitchen-dining area and two beautifully decorated and updated bedrooms.
A dream for anyone who loves the outdoor, take advantage of kayaking and swimming.
You will find a private lakefront offering serene walks and a small dock.
This is easily one of the best Michigan Airbnb cabins.
Packing List For Visiting Michigan
If you will be traveling, either by plane or by car to Michigan, here are some tips on how to pack lightly.
A concealed travel pouch may be one of the most important items you bring along when staying at one of the cozy Airbnbs in Michigan! It is always important to protect your personal information. Identity thieves are everywhere.
This unisex RFID blocking concealed travel pouch is lightweight and comes in several colors. It has lots of organization to give you peace of mind. You can place it under your hiking clothes next to your body to carry your ID safely.
If you have a pouch already that does not come with the RFID protection, as I do, these RFID sleeves are the perfect solution.
his configuration comes with enough credit card sleeves that the entire family would be protected. They are slim too, so they will easily fit into your pouch or wallet.
If you are planning on taking a lot of pictures with your phone you will definitely want to consider an external charging battery. This Anker high-speed phone charging battery is the exact one I carry with me on all of my trips.
It can be used on a variety of phones, not just an iPhone like I have. And wow is it fast!
I like that it holds its charging capabilities for several uses so I do not have to worry about it while out and about, and if I forget to recharge it at night, it will still be good to go the next day.
My daughter gifted me with this FugeTek selfie stick and tripod setup for my birthday. I absolutely love it! It is made of lightweight aluminum and so easy to use.
It has Bluetooth connectivity and is a breeze to use for taking selfies with all those nature shots while visiting Michigan.
Hydration is so important when hiking. You want to remain hydrated throughout your hikes to support your immune system which in turn will be stronger to fight off any germs you will encounter during your travels.
You will want to bring your own refillable water bottle with you.
I never leave home on a trip without my Bobble filtration bottle. The 18.5-ounce size is perfect for hiking and it fits nicely in the pocket of a backpack.
When filled with water, it is not too heavy to carry. And the charcoal filter ensures fresh clean water whenever you fill the Bobble.
You can find filter replacements here.
Perhaps you are traveling a long distance and packing space is a premium in your suitcase, or in your car.
Then this set of collapsible silicone foldable water bottles would work well for you. Would not take up much space at all.
You will want a backpack or daypack with you to store snacks, your water bottle, phone, extra clothes, etc.. when celebrating Christmas in Ohio. No matter the time of day or evening.
This foldable water-resistant backpack would be great
It is very affordable and is available in many color options for you to choose from. The fact that it folds down into a zippered pouch will make it easy to pack!
Here I have listed 15 of the best Michigan Airbnb options. I hope one (or more!) of them inspires you to visit Michigan! Enjoy your stay.
Please leave a comment below if you stayed at any of these Michigan Airbnbs, and share your experience.
There are many other cabins in the Midwest you may be interested in visiting!