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Modern 5-bedroom lakeview home across from Lake MI
Entire residential home · 12 guests · 7 beds · 3 baths
Modern 5-bedroom lakeview home across from Lake MIThis stylish retreat provides a great getaway for your family vacation. Plenty of room for your crew to spread out or for multiple families to come together. Comfortable rooms, a large kitchen and multiple outdoor spaces including a fire pit, a porch with lake views and a spacious yard equipped with games to keep the fun coming! Head to the beach for a day full of fun only steps from your front door. Ride into town on the complimentary bikes or walk to the pier for spectacular sunsets.
South Haven Retreat - top floor apartment
Entire rental unit · 6 guests · 4 beds · 1 bath
South Haven Retreat - top floor apartment
South Haven River View Condo
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Entire condominium (condo) · 4 guests · 2 beds · 1 bath
South Haven River View CondoBeautiful and spacious condo in South Haven Colonial Condominiums located on the Black River. This condo is located at the edge of downtown and is a short distance to shopping, dining and recreation activities. This building has a 2 tiered-deck overlooking the Harbor. The condo has a full kitchen, dining area and a bedroom (open to living area) as well as futon for extra sleeping space. Coin operated washer/dryers located in the basement for your longer stay. No pets allowed per association.

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Driftwood Shores-Great Fall/Winter Family Getaway
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Watch the Sunset over the Lake at SunDeckers
ﺩ.ﺇ803 per night
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Blue View Too cottage-Steps from the beach/sunsets
ﺩ.ﺇ577 per night
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Walk to lake, town, playground & beach!
ﺩ.ﺇ1,120 per night
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THE BEACH HOUSE Steps to Newcome Beach
ﺩ.ﺇ776 per night
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Upscale Historic Loft + Hot Tub + Walk Everywhere
ﺩ.ﺇ1,181 per night
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Katie's Cottage
ﺩ.ﺇ1,010 per night
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The Beach Bum House, monthly+ and pet-friendly.
ﺩ.ﺇ132 per night
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F A L L colors ~ YES! @ The little Blue Cottage on Forest Lake
ﺩ.ﺇ825 per night
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Adorable 1 bedroom bungalow
ﺩ.ﺇ370 per night
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Upscale 2br w/ private beach and pool on Lake MI.
ﺩ.ﺇ761 per night
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South Haven Fall/Winter Getaway! With New Hot Tub!
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Your guide to South Haven

All About South Haven

A beach town and working harbor for more than a century, South Haven is one of the most agreeable getaways on the Lake Michigan lakeshore. The most famous of its stretches of soft sands is South Beach, where visitors swim in sight of its famous red lighthouse. You can tour the Michigan Maritime Museum’s exhibits, or make a reservation to sail out onto the lake on its tall ship. Inland, the bike and hiking trails stretch for miles, and they’re as popular in autumn as they are in the snowy winters and the flower-filled spring (Holland, Michigan’s annual Tulip Time Festival is just 30 miles away, after all). Active travelers can also spend a day away from the water at the raceways, horse stables, and golf courses. Or do what most people who escape to South Haven do: simply slow down.


How do I get around South Haven?

Traveling by car is the easiest way to get to and around Lake Michigan’s southeastern shore. If you’re flying in, you can easily rent one at an airport. The major airport closest to South Haven is Chicago Midway International Airport (MDW), 125 miles away. A closer option is Kalamazoo Airport (AZO), 38 miles to the east, connected to Chicago, Detroit, and Minneapolis by regional flights. Motor coaches from Chicago and Detroit also pass through South Haven, and one Amtrak railway line from Chicago stops in Bangor, just to the east. Once you’re in South Haven, if you’d like to stay out of the car, a number of companies rent bikes by the day or week.


When is the best time to stay in a vacation rental in South Haven?

Summer is definitely the ideal time to visit the Lake Michigan shore. The temperature varies from the 70s through the low 90s Fahrenheit from June through August, but the lake tempers the heat. As you may expect from a land of lakes and rivers, in late summer the humidity spikes, and rains are frequent, so pack rain gear as well as sunblock and mosquito repellent.

April and May are cooler — think high 50s and low 60s Fahrenheit — but still pleasant, and autumn, which begins mid-September and lasts through November, is glorious, with crisp air and brilliantly colored foliage. Winters stretch from early December to March. During those months, temperatures below the 40s Fahrenheit are the norm, and the lakeshore effect brings freezing winds and snows.


What are the top things to do in South Haven?

Saugatuck

Just 20 miles north of South Haven, Saugatuck has the air of a perennial resort. Its charming downtown is the culinary capital of the coast, and between meals you can stop in at craft breweries and art galleries. The city is also considered the Provincetown of the Midwest, with numerous LGBTQ-friendly campgrounds and gathering spaces.

Kal-Haven Trail

This flat, wooded trail extends 33 miles between South Haven and Kalamazoo, with bridges and towns along the way. A former railroad, its crushed-rock surface is free of steep inclines and easy for bikes and wheelchairs to navigate. In the winter, cross-country skiers leave their stripes in the snow, and some snowmobiles travel as far along the route as they can go.

Fruit picking

Southern and western Michigan is the Midwest’s fruit bowl, providing three seasons’ worth of berries, stone fruit, and apples. U-Pick farms are scattered around South Haven, and the city hosts an annual blueberry festival. Even if you can’t fill your suitcase with fresh cherries, you can pick up pastries and jams for the journey home.