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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.

$50 per night
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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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Eagle's Landing: Beautiful downtown beach loft

Amazing downtown loft in beautiful downtown South Haven, Michigan - in the middle of everything, restaurants, shopping, the river, the beach and more. Free parking across the street in the city parking lot. Do not park on the streets overnight during winter. Discounts are automatically applied by airbnb based on availability (no special discounts will be given). No early check in or late check out as our cleaning crews have to have time to clean.

$189 per night

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Stay near South Haven's top sights

Photo of South Beach
South Beach26 locals recommend
Photo of Captain Lou's
Captain Lou's24 locals recommend
Photo of Idler Riverboat & Dockside
Idler Riverboat & Dockside18 locals recommend
Photo of Kids' Corner
Kids' Corner20 locals recommend
Photo of Clementines
Clementines40 locals recommend
Photo of Meijer
Meijer18 locals recommend

South Haven house rentals

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Best Coast Cottage - Just a block to the beach!
$299 per night
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Cozy Pl -Walk 2 Beach, Park, Riverfront & Downtown
$295 per night
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Basil Cottage - Family Fun
$170 per night
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Beach Bungalow-Walk to Beach&Town!
$364 per night
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Mystic Cottage: a 1940s South Haven Beach Bungalow
$228 per night
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The Breeze Inn, Walk to Beach & Town
$282 per night
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Central Lofts - Modern Loft Near Downtown
$149 per night
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Cozy Haven Vacation Home
$169 per night
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A Slice of Haven
$207 per night
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Landings 02 - On the Black River
$194 per night
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Lake Therapy at Harbor Club | Newly Constructed Ho
$245 per night
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South Haven Getaway Vacation
$253 per night

South Haven cabin rentals

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The little Blue Cottage on Forest Lake
$268 per night
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Maple Haven - A Charming Lake Michigan Tree House
$207 per night
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Newly renovated cabin with beach access
$284 per night
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Serene 2 bd 2 bath cabin w hot tub on 22 acres
$176 per night
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The little Modern Grey Cottage on Forest Lake
$268 per night
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La Maison Malabar - GORGEOUS LUXURY CABIN!
$263 per night
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Unique log home on 15 acres 1 mile to Lake Mich.
$239 per night
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Cabin in the Woods
$249 per night
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Cozy Cabin in the Woods Close to the Lake!
$200 per night
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Secluded Log Home - Private Lake!
$368 per night
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Outside Inn - Peaceful Cabin Near Lake & Saugatuck
$440 per night
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Corsair Cabin
$175 per night

South Haven cottage rentals

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2BR Cottage 1-Min Walk to Oak Beach | The Packard
$341 per night
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Blue View Too cottage-Steps from the beach/sunsets
$256 per night
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2BR Cottage 1-Min Walk to Oak Beach | The Brockway
$369 per night
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Little Yellow Cottage
$274 per night
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LAKE Views, BEACH steps away. Walk to DOWNTOWN!!!
$343 per night
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Katie's Cottage
$386 per night
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Lakewood Cottage - 1/2 block to Lake Michigan
$525 per night
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🌟New🌟Charming cottage walk to downtown fenced yard
$406 per night
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Amazing location: Steps to park, 1 block to beach
$368 per night
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South Haven cottage, South Beach and Kids Corner!
$459 per night
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Beach Bum Blvd ***Walk to Beach, Bike to town!***
$366 per night
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Cheerful 4-bedroom cottage, 5 min. walk to beach.
$564 per night

Your guide to South Haven

Introduction

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.


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, vacation rentals, 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.

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