The Coolest Airbnbs in Michigan for 2021 – Treehouses, Yachts & More!

Last Updated on August 11, 2021 by haveclotheswilltravel

I love finding unique places to stay! I recently put together a list of the coolest Airbnbs in my home state of Wisconsin, and that post was such a hit, I wanted to do another with Airbnbs close to our home.

Michigan is right next door for us Wisconsinites, and has some incredible Airbnbs as well! I was blown away by our options in Wisconsin, but I think Michigan has just as many cool places! I mean, they have treehouses, lighthouses, houseboats the most glamorous “farms” & cabins I’ve ever seen and more! It’s amazing!

I’d love to hear which is your favorite Airbnb in the comments at the end of the post. Enjoy!

The Coolest Airbnbs & Vacation Rentals in Michigan

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Treehouses


Serenity Now Treehouse - Whitehall, Michigan

Serenity Now Treehouse – Whitehall, Michigan

Serenity Now Treehouse is the perfect place to unplug for a couple of days of tranquility and peace. This unique Airbnb has an outdoor shower (as well as an indoor shower), full kitchen (even a dishwasher!)…plus Direct TV and games are available should you find yourself staying during a weekend of rain. Guests can also use a rowboat for a float down the creek during spring, summer or fall.

Outpost Treehouse

Outpost Treehouse – East Leroy, Michigan

A charming and cozy treehouse in the middle of a 65-acre lush farm with modern amenities including complimentary WiFi, 32-inch TV, air-conditioning, hot and cold running water, private bath, and a 14×14 room with a queen-size bed. Its 15 hand-crafted windows are great for watching the Michigan wildlife. While there are no cooking facilities, the treehouse has a refrigerator and a fire pit to let you enjoy a nice camp cookout.

Shipping Container


Shipping Container Pad on Secluded Woods, 22 acres

Shipping Container Pad in Secluded Woods – Benton Harbor, Michigan

Have you ever wondered what it’s like to stay in a shipping container? Here’s your chance! This hip Shipping Container pad is the ultimate glamping experience. It sits on a private wooded lot close to walking trails. It has a large fire pit, grille, sitting area (couch + 2 chairs), prep area with countertop space, and queen bed.

Stunning 1850's Eagle River Lighthouse

Stunning 1850’s Eagle River Lighthouse – Eagle River, Michigan

This carefully restored 1850’s lighthouse features a stunning interior that opens onto an amazing four-season sunroom and wraparound deck with panoramic Superior views. Soak up lake breezes, curl up on oversized sofas, or enjoy meals in the gourmet kitchen. It’s steps away from miles of Lake Superior beach, ATV/snowmobile trails, top-notch dining at the Fitz, and Eagle River Falls.

Houseboats


Floathaus of Saugatuck - Waterside Living!

Floathaus of Saugatuck – Saugatuck, Michigan

Enjoy a memorable experience sleeping on Michigan’s west coast and watch the sunset/sunrise from the deck at the “Floathaus of Saugatuck” located in Tower Marina. Guests will have access to a waterfront pool and park, laundry, grills, and private bathroom. Guests can hop in the provided kayak and explore the waters, even walk to nearby shops, dine, or see art while in the area.

The Loveboat Retreat

The Loveboat Retreat – Lake Ann, Michigan

Do you want to get away, unplug and get back to nature? This unique couples retreat is for you! This adorable houseboat is docked on a private lot on quiet Herendeene lake. The Houseboat is equipped with a dry kitchen, double murphy bed, a small onboard privy and loads of outdoor deck space to fish, swim or just relax and enjoy the sun and cool breeze. The base camp is equipped with a large wide dock, bbq grill, toilet facilities and nature-friendly outdoor shower.

Boats/Yachts


Spacious Airy B&B Yacht in the heart of Saugatuck!

Yacht – Saugatuck, Michigan

Come experience your best night’s sleep and relaxation. You’re sure to have lots of fun on the water in this beautiful spacious motor yacht! It features a private guest suite with a private adjacent bathroom with a shower.

Sail Harless Hugh

Charming Sailboat – Bay City, Michigan

This charming 27’ foot sailboat makes for a unique experience! She’s docked at a local marina in Bay City, Michigan and is equipped with electricity, running water for handwashing and dishes as well as a small indoor propane cooktop. (The Marina has free showers and bathrooms.) This Airbnb is within walking distance to Downtown Bay City restaurants, bars, ice cream and Putt-Putt.

Dome house


Suttons Bay, dome home, with spectacular views!

Dome home with spectacular views! – Suttons Bay, Michigan

A wonderful dome home with amazing views to relax and watch the sunset from the porch. The Interior was newly renovated in 2019 and features a mezzanine with two queen beds and extra inflatable beds for more sleeping space. Modern amenities include air conditioning, heating, washer, private entrance, indoor fireplace, and a dedicated workspace.

Glamping – Tepees & Yurts


The lost Tepee Airbnb in Michigan

The Lost Tepee – Saint Ignace, Michigan

This tepee has fantastic views, sunsets, and natural beauty all around. It’s just right for couples and solo adventurers. The tepee is set for two adults that sleep together or one solo traveler.

Lulabelle Glamor Tent

Lulabelle Glamor Tent – Fennville, Michigan

Take glamping to the next level at the Lulabelle Glamor Tent. It’s located next to a lush green forest overlooking a beautiful orchard. Guests can enjoy a genuine off-the-grid campout while stargazing at night accompanied by the wonderful sounds of nature. Relax, eat, or read on the wicker chairs by day or take a lovely trip to Lake Michigan or around Saugatuck, Douglass, and Holland shops, galleries, and restaurants.

Homes & Cabins


Sprawling Home with Chef's Kitchen & Pool Near Lake Michigan

Sprawling Home with Chef’s Kitchen & Pool – Union Pier, Michigan

This home is a beautiful luxury rental property designed for epic feasts and outdoor living located two blocks from Lake Michigan in SW Michigan, just 70 miles from Chicago. The custom-designed rambling 6,000 sq. ft. home accommodates large groups with ease thanks to its generously-sized communal spaces and cozy bedrooms.

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West Wing on the Lake, enjoy sauna and hot tub!

West Wing on the Lake w/ sauna and hot tub! – Hamlin Township, Michigan

This Airbnb is located on Lincoln Lake, which goes right out into Lake Michigan. Enjoy the hot tub or time in the sauna, after a nice ride on this Airbnb’s kayaks or canoe. It features a full private kitchen, living room, dining room, bedroom, and office.

Charming historical home with gated entrance & gas grill - walk around downtown!

Charming historical home – Saugatuck, Michigan

A friendly historical home with six bedrooms (each with private bath) and private gated entrance. The space is large enough to accommodate book club gatherings, getaways, get-togethers, and family reunions. For ultimate comfort, the living room features a gas fireplace, 65-inch TV, surround sound system, dedicated workspace, and modern amenities for a memorable and unique stay.

Delightful riverfront cabin w/ wood-burning fireplace and private gas grill!

Delightful riverfront cabin – Thompsonville, Michigan

An incredible cabin tucked into the woods with a stunning view of the river! This comfortable log cabin is always ready for guests who want a memorable outdoor adventure. It’s close to hiking trails and the Crystal Mountain; guests can also stop by at the Crystal Spa & Fitness Center for the perfect bit of relaxation. Fantastic amenities include free WiFi and cable, full kitchen, free parking, a dedicated workspace, gym, and pool.

The Cabin, private countryside close to everything

Entire Cabin – Fennville, Michigan

A peaceful cabin retreat with access to a vibrant lake community and is built with modern conveniences. This cabin situated in a private countryside has a cathedral-like design overlooking the lawn and surrounding woodland. Its interior features stunning timber pillars supporting the gallery and staircase with a walkout basement that leads directly to a lovely sun trap.

Stylish newly renovated home near beach access

Beachhouse – Pigeon, Michigan

A restful, newly renovated home that’s located near public beach access. The entire space is clean and cozy, equipped with modern furnishing, heat, air-conditioning, a private driveway, and a dedicated workspace. Also located on the property is a deck with a couple of chairs and a grill for guests to use while enjoying nature and wildlife.

Historic Stone Schoolhouse condos

Historic Stone Schoolhouse – Suttons Bay, Michigan

A historic 100-year-old stone schoolhouse thoughtfully renovated to a sustainable condominium with two bedrooms and 2 luxury bathrooms in the heart of Suttons Bay Village. The place is only a five-minute walk to restaurants, eclectic shops, and walking trails with the breathtaking view of the beach just two blocks away.

Tiny Homes


The Firefly Stargazer, We Host Weddings Too

The Firefly Stargazer Tiny Home – Hastings, Michigan

Cute and comfy place for a quick respite, this tiny house at Victoria’s Garden Farm is a well-designed space for guests seeking a unique and refreshing R&R. View the night sky through the clear roof of the house as the nature sounds lull you to sleep. Wake up feeling well-rested and recharged and have a nice cuppa on the deck.

A Tiny House: A Simple Getaway In NoMich

Tiny House – Charlevoix, Michigan

This 200 ft. tiny house is tucked nicely away in the beautiful northern Michigan woods. Its light and airy space is comfy and bright, without being too constricting, it is only 2.5 miles from downtown Charlevoix.

Barns


Country living close to Downtown. No cleaning fee Airbnbs in Michigan

Country Living Farm Stay – Traverse City, Michigan

This farm stay lets you bask in the peaceful country setting with access to a 125-year-old barn, vegetable garden, and an entire yard. You’ll get to enjoy a romantic dinner outdoors or near the fire pit and explore the perennial flower garden and small vineyard. Amenities include a king-size bed, living room area, kitchen, refrigerator, private bathroom with shower, large deck (200 sq ft) with gas barbecue, and WiFi.

NorthWind Llama retreat “Loft Cottage”

Llama retreat “Loft Cottage” – Sawyer, Michigan

A cozy barn loft that’s just a short drive into town or to a number of local vineyards. The cozy barn is also close to many wineries, breweries, and hometown restaurants. The rear windows overlook pastures of regal llamas while the front yard features a beautiful garden for guests to relax while sipping a cup of coffee or tea any time of the day.

Apartments


Artsy River Loft Near Downtown Airbnbs in Michigan

Artsy River Loft Near Downtown – Detroit, Michigan

Located in a great location with an eclectic atmosphere, this spacious loft has a wonderful view of the river and two parks. The whole loft is creatively curated with eclectic pieces, open, and full of light with great amenities including an open kitchen with all the basic essentials, HDTV, queen bed, A/C units, and parking pass.

Modern 2BR w/ Balcony in Downtown GR

Modern Apartment with Balcony in Downtown – Grand Rapids, Michigan

A nice, modern apartment situated right in the middle of the downtown area. Ideal for guests on business or leisure, the place has a private balcony with free covered parking space and an on-site fitness center. It also features the usual modern amenities and a comfortable workspace with fast WiFi connection and is walking distance from many great bars and restaurants.

*Which of these Airbnbs in Michigan looks the coolest to you? Let me know in the comments!

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The Coolest Airbnbs in Michigan for 2021 - Featuring Treehouses, Tiny Homes, Lighthouses & More!

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