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Vacation rentals in South Bend

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Davios tailgate suite
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Entire rental unit · 4 guests · 2 beds · 1 bath
Davios tailgate suiteLOCATION LOCATION LOCATION! Steps away from campus! Fully remodeled interior and entertainment/grilling/tailgating area outside for your personal use. Walk to the game, restaurants, Eddy Street Commons, and bars. No car needed!
Private River Park room near South Bend/Mishawaka
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Private room · 2 guests · 1 bed · 2 baths
Private River Park room near South Bend/MishawakaThis is a charming room is in the River Park area near IUSB and the Farmer's Market. It is in easy walking distance to restaurants and grocery stores, and a short drive to Notre Dame, and downtown South Bend and Mishawaka. It is also situated one block from the Transpo bus line to South Bend or Mishawaka. It is a short walk to the beautiful St. Joseph River and connects to many walking and biking paths.
Portage Tiny House
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Entire place · 4 guests · 2 beds · 1 bath
Portage Tiny HouseWelcome 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!

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Shamrock Cottage
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Hot Tub, Out Door Pool, Walk 2 ND, Bar & near DTSB
$151 per night
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South Bend Showroom Experience!
$85 per night
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~ Your Home Away From Home - Walk to Notre Dame! ~
$95 per night
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The Cottage @ Portage Lion - Treat Yourself!
$100 per night
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⭐️TheBrickHouse near Notre Dame⭐️1stFloor/stylish apt
$95 per night
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Boutique Industrial Home-Stay In Style -Notre Dame
$150 per night
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Great extra room for guest
$22 per night
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J & R, king bed & free parking, 1 mile to ND
$88 per night
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The Portage House (1.7 mi to Notre Dame/Dntown SB)
$143 per night
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Mod Cottage-Stay In Style by Notre Dame
$145 per night
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♨️HOT TUB🔥1.2MI to ND⭐EspressoMaker☕CoffeeBar
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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.


How do I get around South Bend?

South Bend International Airport (SBN) is located just a few miles outside the city center. South Street Station in South Bend is a passenger hub for bus services and Transpo operates most of the bus routes in the city, with service to Mishawaka, Osceola, and Roseland.

Getting around South Bend’s downtown is easy on foot, as the streets are in a grid pattern that runs along the river. If you’re up for a fun day trip, the electric commuter railroad, the South Shore Line, runs from the airport to Millennium Station in downtown Chicago. Amtrak also runs a passenger service.


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.