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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.
Beach Loft 306
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Entire townhouse · 6 guests · 4 beds · 2 baths
Beach Loft 306Loft 306 is a 2 bedroom 2 bath unit featuring gorgeous granite counter-tops, LG stainless appliances, original hardwood floors, and the character of exposed brick walls and duct work. Newly renovated w/ Chip & JoAnna Gaines furniture from Magnolia Store. Amenities include indoor pool, fitness & weight room, patios with grills, fire pit, and 2 theaters! Enjoy a short walk to all of South Haven's treasures. Located downtown near the Entertainment District & beaches.
Driftwood Shores-A Winter Getaway
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Entire residential home · 8 guests · 5 beds · 2.5 baths
Driftwood Shores-A Winter GetawayWelcome to Driftwood Shores! South Haven is beautiful in Winter and Driftwood Shores is a great place for a cozy Winter retreat. This beautiful 1680 square foot home, built in 2020, has everything you need to enjoy a peaceful family vacation, friends golf outing, or girls weekend out. No need to worry about keys. The front door and garage door both have keypads for entry. The key code will be provided with a welcome letter that is sent to you one week before your arrival.

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  • Pool
  • Free parking on premises
  • Air conditioning

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Adorable 1 bedroom bungalow
$56 per night
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New remodel-2 blocks to lake, block to playground
$249 per night
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Walk to the Beach & Downtown, enjoy river views!
$175 per night
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Katie's Cottage
$200 per night
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Spacious House Short Walk 2 Beach, Pier & Downtown
$313 per night
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Mystic Cottage: a 1940s South Haven Beach Bungalow
$141 per night
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Haven Beach Retreat
$262 per night
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New Fall 2021, View Lighthouse from Your House!
$238 per night
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Open All Year. Sleep 12(4bdrm) Blue Shore Cottage
$169 per night
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South Haven Fall/Winter Getaway! With New Hot Tub!
$185 per night
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South Haven River Front 2 Blocks from Lake MI
$62 per night
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Raintree: A 1960's restored lake view beach house
$224 per night

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.