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Popular amenities for South Haven vacation rentals

Stay near South Haven's top sights

South Beach46 locals recommend
Clementines71 locals recommend
Michigan Maritime Museum30 locals recommend
Meijer40 locals recommend
Walmart Supercenter17 locals recommend
Sherman Dairy Bar56 locals recommend

Quick stats about vacation rentals in South Haven

  • Total rentals

    580 properties

  • Rentals with a pool

    160 properties have a pool

  • Pet-friendly rentals

    130 properties allow pets

  • Family-friendly rentals

    500 properties are a good fit for families

  • Total number of reviews

    11K reviews

  • Nightly prices starting at

    $50 before taxes and fees

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.

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.

Top things to do in South Haven


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.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • What types of vacation rentals are available in South Haven?

    Uncover the perfect home-away-from-home with our diverse selection of vacation rentals in South Haven. From over 40 cottage rentals, over 400 house rentals to over 50 condo rentals, we've got you covered. For even more variety, explore our Airbnb Categories to find the ideal space for your getaway.

  • Are there vacation rentals with a dedicated workspace in South Haven?

    Yes! Work meets play with ease at over 250 vacation rentals in South Haven featuring dedicated workspaces. Stay connected and productive in your home away from home.

  • Are there pet-friendly vacation rentals in South Haven?

    Four-legged friends are welcome in South Haven. Choose from more than 130 vacation rentals for guests traveling with pets.

  • Are there South Haven vacation rentals on Airbnb with pools?

    Yes! Dive into the perfect getaway at one of over 160 vacation homes with pools in South Haven, available on Airbnb. Make a splash and soak up the sun in style!

  • How much does it cost to stay in house rentals in South Haven?

    Experience the best of South Haven with our house rentals, starting at about $80 per day, before taxes and fees. Embrace comfort and style while staying within your budget in your home away from home.

  • Do house rentals in South Haven have a bbq area?

    Absolutely! We offer over 190 house rentals with a bbq area in South Haven. Enjoy a tailored experience with all the comforts you desire.

  • Do house rentals in South Haven have self check-in?

    Absolutely! We offer over 100 house rentals with self check-in in South Haven. Enjoy a tailored experience with all the comforts you desire.

  • Do house rentals in South Haven have a gym?

    Absolutely! We offer over 10 house rentals with a gym in South Haven. Enjoy a tailored experience with all the comforts you desire.

  • Are there family-friendly house rentals in South Haven?

    South Haven has more than 390 family-friendly house rentals. Amenities on the property may include high chairs, travel cribs, or strollers.

  • What are the most popular amenities for House Rentals in South Haven?

    Enhance your stay in our House Rentals with the most popular amenities: over 190 homes with a bbq area, over 100 homes with self check-in, over 10 homes with a gym, and more. Indulge in the ultimate retreat, tailored to your preferences.

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