Your Summer Getaway Starts Here
Rent now, enjoy later
Have faith: It will be warm out. Eventually. (For like a minute.)
And when that glorious time comes, you don’t want to be sitting in front of your computer, dreaming of a getaway but looking at totally booked listings on all of the vacation rental sites.
Check out our slideshow of great, driving-distance rental properties you should snap up before summer’s officially under way.
Rustic Chic in New Buffalo, Michigan
With four large bedrooms, this new log house has a huge deck off the back and a hot tub for guests. Charming downtown New Buffalo is a five-minute drive away, but you may prefer to stay at home and wander the two acres of property. ($4,200 a week)
Lakeside Lodge in St. Germain, Wisconsin
If you can get on board with the literal log-cabin decor, this house is a great spot for groups, with five bedrooms spread over three floors and a kitchen table that seats 11. Walk down the stairs to the lake or drive the complimentary golf cart all over the two-acre property. ($3,800 a week)