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Maple Haven - A Charming Lake Michigan Tree House
Come immerse yourself with the peace and tranquility that Lake Michigan has to offer. Hear the waves from this charming tree house and experience breathtaking sunsets from the view point which is just steps away. There is also a private accesspoint to Lake Michigan. Nestled between downtown South Haven and Saugatuck and close to all the great things SW Michigan has to offer—breweries, raspberry /blueberry/ apple picking, vineyards, wine tasting and public beaches. Ultra highspeed WIFI included.
ﺩ.ﺇ761 per night
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Guest Apartment at a Flower Farm
Join us for a relaxing stay on our ten acre homestead and flower farm, nestled just off the Lake Michigan Shoreline with easy access to beaches, breweries, wineries, golf courses, farmers markets, antique shops, nature preserves and more. Our guest suite is a fully finished apartment located in our barn with private access through an exterior door. Enjoy our peaceful setting as your base for exploring nearby lake shore communities including South Haven (5 mi.) and Saugatuck (10 mi.).
ﺩ.ﺇ296 per night
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Lake Michigan private beachfront
Beautiful studio condo with 1 QUEEN bed, 1 sofa bed, 1st floor, 200 ' private Lake Michigan beachfront. Heated pool, large deck with lounges, tables, chairs, gas grills, & on site laundry. Easy walking distance to downtown, restaurants, and fun! Two guest max occupancy, 7 day min stay. .
ﺩ.ﺇ287 per night

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Kids' Corner37 locals recommend
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Idler Riverboat33 locals recommend
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Walmart Supercenter17 locals recommend
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Sherman Dairy Bar56 locals recommend
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Black River Tavern53 locals recommend
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Clementines73 locals recommend

Your guide to 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.

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?


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, vacation rentals, 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.

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