South Haven vacation rentals

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Allen's Cottages

Very clean, quaint, cute cottage. Comfortable for two. Great location- walk to beach and downtown. Quiet street.

$135 per night
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The Beach Bum House, monthly+ and pet-friendly.

If you're wanting to have an extended stay in beautiful South Haven, Michigan, the Beach Bum House is a 2BR, 1B apartment just a few blocks to Lake Michigan beaches and quaint downtown. It is located on the 2nd floor of a century old duplex with its slightly unlevel floors and quirky doors. Recently updated it has everything you need for a comfortable stay. Yard & Laundry are shared with owner. No smoking or vaping in the house, porch or gazebo. Host, Deb will assure you have what you need.

$37 per night
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Blue View Too cottage-Steps from the beach/sunsets

SIT ON THE DECK/GO TO THE BEACH/GREAT VIEWS/AMENITIES/COLD AC! attractive 2 bedroom cottage (500 Sq. Ft.) located adjacent to Packard Park with it's sandy beach. Bring your flipflops and head to the water! Living space, 3 beds/1 full bath/a beautiful kitchen w/ Washer/Dryer. Large deck to sit and relax and watch the sunset. Wifi, TV, Beach chairs, umbrellas, toys, towels, BIKES included Come be at home with us! Not just a rental, this is a home! **ADJACENT 4 BED HOUSE ALSO AVAILABLE**

$161 per night

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South Haven house rentals

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$1M Luxury Beach House with Luxury Views
$279 per night
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Best Coast Cottage - Just a block to the beach!
$228 per night
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Fall dates open! 3 blks to beach 🏖HOT TUB, kids/dogs🐕, Bikes galore, games ⛷
$468 per night
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Cozy Artists' home very close to Lake Michigan
$89 per night
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The Nest - Short Walk 2 Sandy Beach, Park & DT
$291 per night
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Great property, available all year!
$171 per night
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Lemon Slice Cottage
$350 per night
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Harbortown Three - Vacation Condo
$113 per night
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Landings 02 - On the Black River
$196 per night
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Hazelwood: Central Location, Game Room
$240 per night
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Paris Can Wait
$130 per night
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Modern Beach House | Built in 2021
$379 per night

South Haven cabin rentals

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La Maison Malabar - GORGEOUS LUXURY CABIN!
$195 per night
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Newly renovated cabin with beach access
$216 per night
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Maple Haven - A Charming Lake Michigan Tree House
$202 per night
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The little Blue Cottage on Forest Lake
$208 per night
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Cozy Cabin in the Woods Close to the Lake!
$150 per night
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The little Modern Grey Cottage on Forest Lake
$189 per night
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Fire & Water | Rejuvenating Stay on the Riverbend
$551 per night
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Outside Inn - Peaceful Cabin Near Lake & Saugatuck
$341 per night
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Sanitized Riverview Cabin on 150 Acres of Nature
$270 per night
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Pear blossom cabin
$167 per night
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Unique log home on 15 acres 1 mile to Lake Mich.
$215 per night
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Sanitized, SocialDistance Friendly Cabin by Nature
$270 per night

South Haven cottage rentals

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Amazing location: Steps to park, 1 block to beach
$228 per night
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Little Yellow Cottage
$270 per night
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Katie's Cottage
$286 per night
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The Gathering Place
$399 per night
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June Openings-Sleeps 12(4bdrm) Blue Shore Cottage
$375 per night
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Beach Bum Blvd ***Walk to Beach, Bike to town!***
$293 per night
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Livin' the Dream Monroe Park North Beach
$458 per night
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Happy Ours Cottage - Est. 2003
$350 per night
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Come stay at Canary Cottage! Beach town getaway!
$300 per night
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"The Buddy", Cottage Charm, Steps to the Beach
$407 per night
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Poplar Cottage-On North Beach. 10% off full weeks!
$399 per night
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6 bed/4 bath, 1/2 mile to Lake, POOL, Marina
$922 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.