Planning a vacation in Traverse City can be daunting, but for good reason. There are many great things to see and do. Finding the perfect accommodation is a big part of the modern equation as visitors are trying to steal their own destination spot-the ideal vacation home is no longer just a place, but a full kitchen. There is also access to the waterfront, adventure gear such as bikes and paddleboards, kayaking, and a compassionate touch like a free tree waiting next to the fireplace.

If you’re looking for the perfect cabin, cottage, or condo for your next Traverse City trip, round up a dozen to get started. Each is highly rated on the vacation rental site Bookmark them for future trips or inspire your next escape dream.

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This luxurious Traverse City vacation rental is hidden in the historic Grand Traverse Commons. | Photo courtesy of VRBO

Village luxury suite: It’s not hard to understand why this spacious wonder of vacation rentals has all five star reviews: The historic Grand Traverse Commons 2,300 sq ft condo offers dining, hiking, and more. Shopping is just around the corner. It can accommodate 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms and 8 people. Complete list here

Traverse City VRBO Vacation Rental

Located in Traverse City, this luxurious condo puts you at the heart of every vacation land action. | VRBO photo courtesy

Browns Bayside Retreat: This spacious and shimmering Traverse City condo offers quick access to all local amenities, as well as luxurious details such as a full kitchen and all new appliances. Guest reviews praise the location and great communication from the host. It can accommodate 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and 8 people. Complete list here

Traverse City Cabin

The charm of a lakeside vacation rental with its own beach near Traverse City, Michigan. Photos via VRBO

Attractive lakefront cabin with sandy boat ramps: This newly refurbished Cutie Honey is located on Lake Lenny, a rustic all-sports lake about 15 minutes southeast of Traverse City. 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, suitable for 5 people. Complete list here

Downtown TCVRBO

Reviewers praised the location of this charmer in downtown Traverse City. | Photo courtesy of VRBO

Traverse City Front Street Victorian House: Great location just 2 blocks from the beach, plus a lot of charming sweet Victorian newly renovated apartments. Facilities include plenty of parking, an outdoor grill, and a smart TV on site. 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, suitable for 8 people. Complete list here

TC Carriage House

The dock, with its beautiful views of West Grand Traverse Bay, is one of the facilities of this private carriage house. | Photo courtesy of VRBO

West Grand Traverse Bay Private Carriage House: This beach-like waterfront carriage house contains 100 feet of West Grand Traverse Bay. Enough distance for a quick trip to Traverse City, but sufficient distance to provide a quiet location even during peak tourist seasons. A waterfront fire pit for bonfires and s’mores is an additional bonus. 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom, 4 people. Complete list here

High Lake Traverse City VRBO

Calm views of High Lake from vacation rentals in this traverse area. | VRBO photo courtesy

High Lake Cozy Home: The charm of this little house is by the 50-acre high lake, ready to go on an adventure by kayaking and canoeing. Reviewers loved places that offered a peaceful and peaceful stay while being close to the action of Traverse City. 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom, 2 people. Complete list here

Side Lake Cabin Traverse City

This sweet vacation rental is located on Spider Lake, just south of Traverse City. | Photo courtesy of VRBO

Spider Lake Lake Front Cottage: From the calm waterfront sunrise to boathouse amenities (paddleboards, paddleboats, kayaking enough for all crew), this cottage on Spider Lake has everything you need for a northern vacation. increase. 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, suitable for 6 people. Complete list here

Boardman Riverhouse Traverse City VRBO

This well-reviewed vacation rental in the traverse area offers beautiful views of the Boardman River. | VRBO photo courtesy

Boardman River Waterfront Cottage: Being in the river can be even more dreamy. This Boardman River cottage is well stocked and has a fire pit along the river, offering a soulful starry sky regardless of the season. 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, for 6 people. Complete list here

Top Floor Traverse City VRBO Condo

Stay in the heart of Traverse City with this glittering new condo. | Photo courtesy of VRBO

Top floor condo for 2 people in the heart of downtown Traverse City: A brand new condo (with parking!) That puts you in the heart of Traverse City’s amazing dining and shopping, not to mention walking distance from the sandy beaches of Grand Traverse Bay. 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom, 2 people. Complete list here

Babe Restructuring City VRBO

This beachfront vacation condo in Traverse City, called “Baby Bliss,” has space for four people. | Image courtesy of VRBO

Babelis on the beach in Traverse City: Explore the Traverse City area and then take in the sandy beaches and sunset views just outside the doors at this newly updated bayfront condo with new appliances. 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom, 4 people. Complete list here

Beach House Traverse City VRBO

Just a short walk from the waterfront and just steps from downtown Traverse City, this lovely 4-person beach house. | VRBO photo courtesy

Beach house within walking distance of Downtown Traverse City: Reviewers (including those who have returned to this place four times) praised the sunset and location of this little beach house, just a 15-minute walk from downtown. 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom, 4 people. Complete list here

Traverse City VRBO Lake Cabin

A quaint, pet-friendly cabin on Lake Chandler near Traverse City. | VRBO photo courtesy

Chandler Lake Cabin: A nice lakeside vacation rental just 10 minutes from Traverse City. It has all the charm of a hideaway up-north cabin. The perfect size for solo retreats, best friend vacations, and couple trips. 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom, 2 people. Complete list here

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