12 Unique Michigan AirBnbs Perfect For Your Elopement
To this day I STILL have so many of my couples that refer to my last topic about rentals on my blog! I have no words for how amazing it is to help a couple find a place to stay during such a meaningful time. So I decided that I wanted to make this week's blog post another one on some really unique Michigan AirBnbs for your elopement!
Because of the current circumstances in our world right now, it's becoming increasingly common for couples (maybe like you!) to forgo the traditional large weddings and focus on something more relaxed & intimate. And it's been so cool to see this change in the industry, and to also see couples have a day focused on them & what means the most to them without all of the stress! For some couples, that might mean shifting their focus to an adventure experience and travel somewhere unique to say their vows. And that's where this post comes in!
In this week's post, I decided I wanted to focus hard on the western coast of Michigan - because you don't necessarily have to drive 5+ hours just to find yourself somewhere beautiful to elope! I've pulled together my favorite 15 unique Michigan AirBnbs on the state's west coast perfect for your elopement celebration OR if you just want somewhere cool to stay & get ready. Enjoy!!
**disclaimer: if your gathering is more than the number of people a home accommodates, please be sure to double check with each listing owner to make sure your gathering is allowed**
Up to 4 Guests
If you're really looking for a unique stay, this is it! Stay ON the water at “Floathaus of Saugatuck”. Inspired by the floating homes of the Pacific Northwest brought to Michigan’s west coast! Hop in the provided kayaks and explore the area, enjoy all the nearby shops, dining and art. Floathaus is located in Tower Marina (Douglas side) where guests will have access to the waterfront pool and park, laundry, grills, and additional showers.
*Floathaus is not motorized*
Up to 5 Guests
Nestled between downtown South Haven and Saugatuck and close to all the great things SW Michigan has to offer! Breweries, raspberry /blueberry/ apple picking, vineyards, wine tasting, public beaches, and more. Come immerse yourself with the peace and tranquility that Lake Michigan has to offer. Hear the waves from this charming tree house and experience breathtaking sunsets from the view point which is just steps away. There is also a private accesspoint to Lake Michigan.
Up to 8 Guests
Hip mid-century modern meets rustic log cabin with stunning lakefront views, private hot tub, home theater, Lake Michigan beach access, and more!
There is a unique Swedish and Norwegian term - lagom (LAH-gum) - that is the inspiration behind the name of this special property along the bucolic shores of Lake Michigan. It describes an ethereal way of life that is “just the right amount,” “in balance,” and “perfect-simple.” The outside space at Lagom is a true gem. Take in Mother Nature’s expansive, breathtaking sunsets and sunrises while you soak away your worries in your own private hot tub on the covered back porch. There's also a beautiful bluffside deck as well as beach access!
Up to 4 Guests
When you want to escape stress & city life, look no further than this private nature sanctuary. Enjoy the comfort of your own zen-den Bell Tent, each experience is totally customizable upon booking. In addition to the outdoor Glamping outhouse, guests have access to a private, indoor, heated, bathroom & shower with ALL the amenities. A guest fridge & microwave are also provided.
At Release Resistance Glamping you can experience private nature trails, the vineyard, gardens, a stocked fishing pond, private beach deck, hammocks & more! If you're looking to be a little more active without leaving, enjoy a good swim or kayak around the pond. With an outdoor grilling area, fire pit & large communal deck you can live the good life outside your tent & enjoy some natural relaxation.
Up to 6 Guests
Not gonna lie, this one was a stand-out to me because it made me think of a really really cute home in The Shire. La Maison Malabar is an exquisitely beautiful cabin in South Haven, Michigan, just north of downtown. It features 3 gorgeous bedrooms and 2 beautiful bathrooms. It was recently renovated by a couple from Poland who spent 6 years doing all of the intricate woodwork and renovations for the property.The name of the cabin, La Maison Malabar, is French for "The Malabar House" and the cabin is named after the Malabar Coast of India, where the current owners of the cabin are originally from.
Up to 6 Guests
This brand new, modern home has been completely renovated from top to bottom and turned into the perfect vacation rental. The main level features a completely open living, dining, and kitchen area with breathtaking Lake Michigan views (as well as private Lake Michigan frontage). This home was designed specifically to maximize natural light and allow for spectacular views including sunsets over Lake Michigan's blue waters. The private master bedroom and two outdoor decks complete this incredible space. Located right on Lake Michigan with multiple locations for you to visit and enjoy your stay! Only 10 minutes from downtown Manistee and approximately 60 miles to wonderful Traverse City!
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Up to 2 Guests
This tiny one room treehouse is steeped in nature, it provides a place to be revived, to find peace and have time to ponder. The space is surrounded by trees giving everything a dappled green light. Sit on the deck and listen to the wind in the trees as you watch the birds darting from branch to branch. Wake to the sound of the birds singing or the goats playing in the nearby pasture. There is also a fire pit on the deck for your enjoyment. If you're looking for a quiet place for just the two of you, this is an amazing and unique option!
Up to 8 Guests
Do you have cabin fever? Get out and enjoy nature at this secluded cottage! They have a fully equipped kitchen and are in the woods so you won't have to worry about neighbors. They have everything you'll need here to relax and unplug in our private wooded setting! Sit around a campfire/fireplace or relax in the hot tub. Wau-Ke-Na Smith Preserve as well as hiking / biking trails and dunes are nearby.
Up to 8 Guests
Tucked in the trees on the shores of Lake Michigan, you will love the private setting of this homestead. The tree-sprinkled lot leads to your private bluff overlooking Lake Michigan. Relax with a beverage as you take in the colors of the daily evening sunset with the crashing of the waves as your background playlist.
The property is a bohemian inspired delight. The upper level is open with soaring ceilings and views out to the lake. Completed remodeled in 2018, this home has all new floors, bathrooms, walls, furniture, and decor. This space is comfortable and offers amazing views. If you're looking to explore the area, there is plenty to do nearby. Head into downtown South Haven where you can explore all the shops, galleries, and eateries.
Up to 10 Guests
The Enchanted Treehouse is perched on a sand dune overlooking Lake Michigan with 100' of private lakefront. Enjoy the magnificent lake views from every room or the deck with table, chairs and BBQ. Enjoy sightseeing and dining in Grand Haven 9 miles (15 minutes) to the north or Holland 12 miles (20 minutes) to the south. Take the 145 steps to the beach and park your blankets or chairs on your own private beach. There are no rocks and the sugar-fine sand slopes gently into the crystal clear water. Avoid the crowds and enjoy the peace and tranquility that this property has to offer. This unique modern rustic, post and beam style cottage was designed by award winning architect Chuck Posthumus to maximize lake views while minimizing environmental impact on the critical dune.
Up to 14 Guests
This classic cottage-style home provides for a vacation of comfort and relaxation. The 5-bedroom, 3-bathroom home is located in Norton Shores between Muskegon and Grand Haven and surrounded by the breathtaking Lake Michigan.The unparalleled views abound and can be admired from almost every room in the house! Our home offers a spacious floor plan, high ceilings, and a plethora of windows making your stay airy and comfortable. The home is located only a few miles from a grocery store, airport, shopping, dining, bars, and much more!
During your stay, you will have access to your own private beach. There are 89 steps down to the beach, but the walk down features a few landings with benches and a fire pit. Both the living room and kitchen offer plenty of seating for a large group to cook and socialize.
Up to 2 Guests
Serenity Now Treehouse is a TRUE treehouse built in four strong Oak trees and the perfect place to unplug for a couple of days of tranquility and peace. This treehouse is waterfront with a beautiful view of the river, has a cozy kitchen, a bathroom, and a deck to take it all in at.
I know that there are TONS of beautiful Michigan AirBnbs, so I’ll be adding more posts with different areas all around the state!
Whether you are looking at this list for an airbnb for your elopement, intimate wedding, or just a weekend getaway with loved ones – I hope this helps you find the perfect spot!
If you want to see my post with AirBnbs from all around the state, click here!
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If you still have questions about planning your elopement, let’s talk! I’m happy to serve you however I can!
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