Lake Michigan Tudor
Rate: $285 per night
Located in the hip Bay View neighborhood – just an eight-minute drive south of downtown –you can live like luxury for a night or two in this three-bedroom, four-bath Tudor home. But you’re also a few blocks walk to bars and restaurants, and coffee roasters and cafes, too. Boasting a view of Lake Michigan, as the house overlooks the lake, this could be a nice retreat – there’s even a walking path down to the beach, which is popular with locals as a picaresque spot to stroll.
Huge Luxury Loft in an 1850's Cream City Charmer
Rate: $149 per night
This home dates back to the 1850s – and has been lovingly restored, with modern conveniences thoughtfully incorporated throughout, like an updated kitchen with a granite-countertop island and three different coffee-brew methods (drip, Moka, and French press), ideal for the coffee-geek traveler. A spiral staircase leads to the lofted master suite (there is just one bedroom here, but plenty of sleeping space due to the open layout). Pamper yourself with the Jacuzzi tub and fireplace, and don’t hesitate to bring Fido (dogs welcome).
Riverwest Cabin in the City
Rate: $95 per night
Riverwest is Milwaukee’s most eccentric neighborhood, filled with artists and many cool bars, cafes, and restaurants. Just over the bridge from UW-Milwaukee, the housing styles vary – including this urban cabin. Inside is a true love for vintage, Midcentury-Modern décor, right on down to dishware in the kitchen. If it’s warm, chill out on the deck.
Modern and Spacious Home
Rate: $300 per night
Within a 5- to 10-minute walk of Lakefront Brewery and Brady Street (an Italian-immigrant section of the city lined with vintage-clothing shops, bakeries, ethnic restaurants and coffee houses), this modern home boasts a huge deck with Milwaukee-skyline views, an open layout, and a spiral staircase. The spacious kitchen is totally modernized with stainless-steel appliances and there’s a fireplace in one of the three bedrooms, plus a whirlpool tub in one of the baths. There are a total of eight beds in this home.
Riverwest Hobbit House Upper Apt.
Rate: $80 per night
The upper flat of this bungalow—in River West, an eclectic neighborhood with great restaurants, bars and a farmer’s market on Sundays during the warmer months—has one bedroom, lots of natural light, a Formica dining set, and a vintage bar with two bar stools, among other design-friendly details. A backyard is perfect for hanging out, thanks to a fire pit, picnic table, and hammock. Downtown Milwaukee is a 10-minute drive from this bungalow.
Eclectic Shorewood Home with Private Yard
Rate: $175 per night
With goal of making this feel “at home,” there’s a private yard, porch, indoor plants, cozy-and-chic furnishings (check out the furry white pillow!), a fireplace, and Midcentury Modern décor. If you’re planning to be at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, you really can’t be any closer as the campus is one block away. Lake Michigan is close, too—a quick four-block walk. Shorewood hosts quite a few coffee shops, bakeries, restaurants and clothing boutiques, which means you never need a car.