Going against the crowds

Renting at the nation's most popular beach spots comes at a premium. You're likely to get better deals in these lesser-known locales.

Harbor Springs, Mich.
A three-bedroom lakefront cottage in Harbor Springs is $1,600 a week.
Harbor Springs, Mich.
Traverse City is one of the most popular locations for Lake Michigan rentals. Just an hour north are dozens of charming, sleepier lakefront towns, including Harbor Springs and Petoskey.

Buzzard's Bay

Emerald Isle

Harbor Springs

Encinitas
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