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Tiny home in South Bend
Tiny House Living | 1.8 Mi to Notre Dame |
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 stays for visitors to South Bend & Michiana. Enjoy a ‘little’ luxury with 18 ft ceilings, natural light galore, a balcony with grill, a fully stocked kitchen, highspeed Wifi & TV, and a Notre Dame-themed bedroom. We’d be honored to welcome you as our guests!
$92 per night
Apartment in South Bend
ND Events, Four Winds or Business Short Stay Suite
Dedicated Short-Stay for Notre Dame events or Business Downtown NEW 2 bed/2 full bath suite (2nd floor) with 10-12' ceilings, all amenities, including free internet, fully supplied kitchen and whirlpool tub. In downtown South Bend walking distance to multiple bars, restaurants, Morris Performing Arts Center and Century Center events facility. On-site free parking and free shuttle right outside to and from Notre Dame on game days and minutes from the Indiana-Michigan River Valley bike Trails.
$89 per night
Apartment in Mishawaka
Private Entrance Guest Suite on the River
Stay in our studio apartment suite with private exterior door entrance. Hosts live in the rest of the house. From the backyard you can fish, kayak/canoe, enjoy a bonfire, grill, and relax by the river. There's a new king memory foam bed, sleeper sofa, and 49" TV. Remote work friendly with spacious workspace desk, fast WIFI, and coffee. The closet has a mini food prep area with mini fridge and microwave, and grill out on back patio. It's a quick 15 min drive to Notre Dame.
$69 per night

Stay near South Bend's top sights

Four Winds Casino South Bend43 locals recommend
Potawatomi Zoo90 locals recommend
University of Notre Dame173 locals recommend
Four Winds Field45 locals recommend
Eddy Street Commons6 locals recommend
South Bend International Airport22 locals recommend

Other great vacation rentals in South Bend

Apartment in South Bend
The Studio @ Portage Lion
$100 per night
Apartment in South Bend
1.1 MI to Notre Dame | HOT TUB | Backyard Oasis
$79 per night
Home in South Bend
Walk to Notre Dame - Stay in Comfort!
$99 per night
Apartment in Niles
Rivers Edge Lofts - Unit 7
$55 per night
Home in South Bend
South Bend Showroom Experience!
$95 per night
Home in South Bend
The Portage House (1.7 mi to Notre Dame/Dntown SB)
$129 per night
Apartment in Mishawaka
Restoration Farm - Simple & Sustainable Living
$73 per night
Condo in South Bend
Historic Studebaker - Carriage Upper - Near DTSB
$104 per night
Home in South Bend
Relax And Enjoy This Cozy Renovated Hidden Gem
$130 per night
Home in South Bend
Relax in Comfort - Walking Distance to Notre Dame
$102 per night
Apartment in South Bend
Chelsea Upstairs Studio
$50 per night
Apartment in South Bend
Modern Gem- 5 Minutes to downtown & 10 to ND
$59 per night

Quick stats about vacation rentals in South Bend

Total rentals

1.3K properties

Rentals with dedicated workspaces

570 properties have a dedicated workspace

Rentals with a pool

40 properties have a pool

Pet-friendly rentals

290 properties allow pets

Family-friendly rentals

1K properties are a good fit for families

Total number of reviews

29K reviews

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.

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.

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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