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Entire place · South Bend
Portage Tiny House
Welcome to the Portage TIny House, a unique , modern space located in the beautiful city of South Bend, Indiana. Just 2 miles from the Notre Dame Campus! Sustainably built to produce as much energy as it uses, this place provides memorable stay for visitors to South Bend and Michiana. Come and enjoy a ‘little’ luxury with 18 ft ceilings, natural light galore, a balcony with grill, a fully stocked kitchen, highspeed Wifi and TV, and a Notre Dame themed bedroom. We’d be honored to welcome you as our guests! You're staying in a twin home! Next to this tiny house is a private residence that's identical to this Airbnb. You know you're at the right one by the Red Door!
$111 per night
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Private room · South Bend
Blue Room - Private Full Bath - Stunning Home
This stunning home is full of character and historical details. The blue room is a private room with a private full bathroom (no tub, just a shower). The spacious room is clean, bright, and comfortable (don't worry, there are blackout curtains for the days you want to sleep-in). There is a desk in the room. -Recently renovated with modern amenities -Safe, historic neighborhood -10 min walk to downtown -15 min drive, 30 min bus ride to Notre Dame -Easy self check-in -New, fully equipped kitchen
$48 per night
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Entire home · South Bend
HOT TUB|1.2MI to ND|EspressoMaker|CoffeeBar
HOT TUB!! There's a brand new hot tub on this property that is ready for unlimited fun!! This newly updated 1940 ranch is just 1.2 miles from Notre Dame Campus and has 3 bedrooms and 1.5 bathrooms. It is the perfect place for your stay in South Bend, no matter what the purpose of travel is! It's in a nice neighborhood and close to everything in town. Enjoy the backyard oasis for a nice relaxing time: hot tub, seating, fire pit (firewood provided), backyard games included (Spikeball, Kan Jam, Corn Hole, Ladder Golf). Or if you want to get out and explore, it's close to Eddy St, a hub of activity that draws both locals and visitors alike and central to the entire city and region. In this updated property, we aim to make your stay a relaxing one, whether for business, travel, or a sporting event.
$114 per night

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Stay near South Bend's top sights

Photo of Four Winds Field
Four Winds Field17 locals recommend
Photo of Potawatomi Zoo
Potawatomi Zoo35 locals recommend
Photo of Basilica of the Sacred Heart
Basilica of the Sacred Heart10 locals recommend
Photo of Studebaker National Museum
Studebaker National Museum33 locals recommend
Photo of Notre Dame Golden Dome
Notre Dame Golden Dome3 locals recommend
Photo of The History Museum
The History Museum10 locals recommend

Other great vacation rentals in South Bend

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Entire home · South Bend
HotTub | BackyardOasis|EspressoMaker|CoffeeBar
$109 per night
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Entire home · South Bend
LUXURY 2 BEDROOM ENTIRE HOUSE
$120 per night
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Entire rental unit · Mishawaka
Private Entrance Guest Suite on the River
$77 per night
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Entire home · South Bend
Shamrock Cottage
$90 per night
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Private room · South Bend
Cafaro Room: No fuss, clean & unique!
$30 per night
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Entire rental unit · South Bend
Davios tailgate suite
$90 per night
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Entire rental unit · Roseland
Frontdesk | 1 BR Near Notre Dame
$75 per night
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Entire home · South Bend
Clover - 9 minute drive to ND, Memorial, and DTSB
$60 per night
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Entire rental unit · South Bend
The Best Nest on Forest Avenue
$76 per night
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Private room · South Bend
Private Room 2 miles from Notre Dame
$40 per night
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Private room · South Bend
Villa Rica Room: Private, Historic charm
$41 per night
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Entire guest suite · South Bend
Quiet Cozy Retreat Close To ND & Everything Else
$99 per night

Your guide to South Bend

All About South Bend

South Bend sits on the southernmost bend of the Saint Joseph River, hence its name. It’s the fourth-largest city in Indiana and home to the University of Notre Dame, a heavy influence in the area. The St. Joseph waterway is at the heart of town, running from the east and bending north at the city center before continuing to Lake Michigan. During South Bend’s 150th birthday celebration in 2015, lights were illuminated along the river and became a permanent feature. The water is a central spot for recreation, including kayaking, inner tubing, and rafting.

The Bend — as locals call it — offers many state and local parks with multi-use trails and paved pathways. In town, the Rum Village Trail is a favorite through mixed woodlands with a chance of spotting deer, foxes, and more than 100 bird species. Downtown, you’ll find the History Museum, the Studebaker National Museum, various art museums, and a museum for kids. Indiana University’s South Bend Campus houses the Civil Rights Heritage Center with a permanent exhibition in addition to a self-guided landmark tour through town honoring the region’s past and ongoing struggles for civil justice. The city also offers lots of places to shop, dine, and take in the local craft brewing scene.


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

South Bend’s climate is influenced by its proximity to Lake Michigan, with moderate temperatures throughout the year and cold, snowy winters. Springtime and autumn are usually mild but overcast, leading to storms. The summer months are the warmest and tend to be popular times to visit the area.

South Bend hosts many events throughout the year, including music festivals that spotlight international, religious, and local music. Most of these festivals take place during the spring and summer months, making the most of the warm weather, which is important to note if you’re booking your South Bend vacation rentals during these times.


What are the top things to do in South Bend?

Studebaker National Museum

The Studebaker National Museum is a great spot for car fanatics. The American car manufacturer was long associated with South Bend and today, the former buildings are now a popular museum. You can check out a variety of classic Studebaker cars, military vehicles, and the world’s biggest collection of US presidential carriages — a particular favorite is the 16th president’s barouche. You’ll also find an archive of drawings and designs around the development of many of Studebaker’s famous cars.

The University of Notre Dame

The University of Notre Dame was founded in 1842 and has been a mainstay of South Bend ever since. The campus offers a variety of attractions for non-students, including the impressive Snite Museum of Art and the Basilica of the Sacred Heart, with its late-19th-century French stained-glass windows. If you grab some ice skates, you can head to the arena during one of the public skating times. You’ll find one of the most popular campus activities at the stadium, home to the famous college football team — where on Saturdays in late summer through the fall, you can watch their games.

Potawatomi Park

Potawatomi Park is a beautiful spot in the east of the city and opposite the St. Joseph River, with plenty to do, including a splash pad, picnic area, and performing arts stage. On the southeast side of the park are the Potawatomi Conservatories, which feature waterfalls, a sensory garden, and year-round tropical plants.

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