I have 2 and 5-year old boys, and I would gladly vacation with them in an Airbnb over a hotel or resort any day! We can all have our own rooms, and having access to a kitchen is a huge money saver. Read on to see some of my favorite Airbnb finds in the midwest for families.

Lake Geneva, WI

Waterfront 4-Story Lake Home Estate on Lake Geneva

Splurge

Accommodations: 10 guests, 6 bedrooms, 7 beds, 6 baths

Price per night: $1,500

This absolutely gorgeous home is situated on the shores of Lake Geneva, and comes equipped with a huge kitchen, grills on the deck, a game room, wine cellar, gym, sauna and steam shower. Spend your vacation days lounging by the lake, boating, or fishing off the private pier, then come back to your personal paradise. This really is the ultimate luxury family getaway. 

Historic Stylish Cottage

Mid-range

Accommodations: 8 guests, 3 bedrooms, 4 beds, 1 bath

Price per night: $299

Set in historic downtown Lake Geneva, Tolman Cottage, built in 1895, has been renovated to bring modern sensibilities to a registered historic home. This charming, sunny space is situated just a short walk from shops, restaurants, the beach, and dock.

Downtown Geneva Street Bungalow

Bargain

Accommodations: 9 guests, 3 bedrooms, 6 beds, 1.5 baths

Price per night: $200

This home was built in 1902 and actually consists of two rental spaces. Rent one, or the entire home for a large family get together. Walking distance to the beach, restaurants, shops, and boat rentals the Bungalow is an ideal family escape.

Crosslake, MN

Ivy Lane Lakehouse

Splurge

Accommodations: 16+ guests, 5 bedrooms, 12 beds, 3 baths

Price per night: $475

This Ivy Lane lake house is situated on the Whitefish chain, which is part of a 14 chain of lakes in the Brained Lakes area. The Whitefish chain is known boating, water sports, fishing, and its many scenic views. Make family memories while enjoying nearby amenities such as golfing, restaurants, bike trails, and more.

Waterfront Fifty Lakes Home w/ Dock & Kayaks

Mid-range

Accommodations: 11 guests, 3 bedrooms, 6 beds, 2 baths

Price per night: $360

Enjoy privacy and relaxation at this renovated lake cabin with access to a swimming area, dock, fire-pit, and just minutes away from Crosslake amenities. Fish right off the dock, take a nap in the hammock, and enjoy some rest and relaxation.

Summer Paradise on the Whitefish Chain of Lakes

Bargain

Accommodations: 5 guests, 2 bedrooms, 4 beds, 1 bath

Price per night: $150

Enjoy stunning sunsets from your porch as you relax and sip your favorite beverage in this 2 level cabin. Just steps from the water's edge, it is the perfect location to enjoy swimming, boating, fishing, bike trails, and more.

Table Rock Lake, MO

Cove Rock Lodge

Splurge

Accommodations: 16+ guests,10 bedrooms, 20 beds, 9 baths

Price per night: $800

Cove Rock Lodge is a brand new home on beautiful Table Rock Lake. The perfect place for a family vacation, reunion or get together, this place sleeps 35 and comes equipped with multiple sets of bunk beds, high chair, stroller, baby gate, video games, lawn games, and more!

Rockwood Lodge

Mid-range

Accommodations: 16+ guests, 7 bedrooms, 17 beds, 6 baths

Price per night: $299

The Rockwood Lodge includes amenities such as a huge swimming pool, a second pool, a large common room, free high-speed WIFI, SMART TVs, video collection, game boards, lake access, and more. The property features views of the gorgeous Table Rock Lake in Branson Missouri and is just a 1 min walk to the lake shoreline.

Lakefront Cabin Retreat

Bargain

Accommodations: 8 guests, 3 bedrooms, 4 beds, 2 baths

Price per night: $150

This updated A-frame has king and queen pillow-top beds with room for 8. Enjoy quiet lake living as you watch the sunrise from the deck situated just 100 steps from the shoreline.

Fremont, IN

Luxury Lakehouse on Snow Lake

Splurge

Accommodations: 14 guests, 4 bedrooms,12 beds, 2.5 baths

Price per night: $475

Among other amenities, the Luxury Lakehouse on Snow Lake features a large screened-in porch overlooking the lake and a wrap-around covered deck with various seating areas. The front porch has 2 rocking chairs and a hanging swing. Enjoy outdoor games, lounge chairs kayaks, and tubes. Guests can bring their own boat and tie it up on the dock, or rent a boat nearby.

Totally renovated Boutique cottage on the beach

Mid-range

Accommodations: 14 guests, 4 bedrooms,12 beds, 2.5 baths

Price per night: $475

All appliances and furniture are brand new in this perfectly comfortable cottage on the beach. Enjoy beach activities, and yard games with plenty of room to move around– and games included.

Vacation Cottage on Crooked Lake

Bargain

Accommodations: 6 guests, 2 bedrooms, 3 beds · 1 bath

Price per night: $235

This charming cottage is brand new and located on a private street. Sip an afternoon cocktail on the newly added screened-in porch that overlooks the water. Enjoy a sandy, shallow swimming area perfect for kids!

Suttons Bay, MI

Lakefront Manitou Cottage

Splurge

Accommodations: 9 guests · 5 bedrooms · 11 beds · 3 baths

Price per night: $554

Spend your days swimming and fishing off of the shared dock or swimming along the sandy shore at this lakefront cottage.

Beautiful Log Cabin on The Bay

Mid-range

Accommodations: 10 guests, 4 bedrooms, 8 beds, 3 baths

Price per night: $425

This gorgeous log cabin has a private beachfront and is both kid and dog friendly. Make sure to take advantage of the fire pit place on the small bluff overlooking that water– chairs, and benches provided!

Perfect Suttons Bay Getaway

Bargain

Accommodations: 4 guests, 2 bedrooms, 2 beds, 2 baths

Price per night: $325

This rental truly is the perfect Suttons Bay getaway with beach access just .3 miles away. Enjoy super convenient access to swings, picnic tables, picnic shelters, and a beautiful sugar sand beach.

Okoboji, IA

Walkout Townhouse

Splurge

Accommodations: 10 guests, 4 bedrooms, 8 beds, 3 baths

Price per night: $590

Enjoy fireworks, sunsets, and the views that East Lake Okoboji has to offer on your own private deck with this beautiful walk-out lakefront condo. Enjoy the afternoon shade after a day in the sun while the kids throw bean bags (game included), plus a gas grill and outdoor refrigerator.

Bayview II at Bridges Bay

Mid-range

Accommodations: 10 guests · 3 bedrooms · 6 beds · 2 baths

Price per night: $399

This spacious condo comes with great lake views at Bridges Bay Resort, the premier vacation resort on Lake Okoboji. Relax on the deck overlooking the lake, go for a swim in the pool right next to the condo.

The Cook Cabin

Bargain

Accommodations: 11 guests, 3 bedrooms, 7 beds, 2 baths

Price per night: $225

This adorable a-frame vacation home is in the heart of Okoboji, walking distance to pools and restaurants.

Mackinac Island, MI

Les Cheneaux Lake Cottage

Splurge

Accommodations: 10 guests · 5 bedrooms · 6 beds · 3 baths

Price per night: $357

Les Cheneaux comes with beach access and complete water views, just a short hike away. The large back patio is a perfect spot for your family to enjoy grilling and the peaceful sounds of island life.

Spacious Condo on Mackinac Island

Mid-range

Accommodations: 8 guests · 3 bedrooms · 4 beds · 3.5 baths

Price per night: $260

This enormous condominium is located on Mackinac Island, near downtown, and a short walk to Lake Huron. Relax and enjoy island life in large comfy furniture with gorgeous bay window views.

Huron Haven

Bargain

Accommodations: 6 guests · 3 bedrooms · 3 beds · 2 baths

Price per night: $225

This beautiful ranch home is located directly on Lake Huron overlooking Mackinac Island and the Straits of Mackinac shipping channel. Enjoying stunning views and the sunset over the water and walk to parks, hiking trails, and the coast guard.

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