- Battle Creek
- Benton Harbor
- Big Fish Lake
- Birch Lake
- Chikaming Township
- Christie Lake
- Corey Lake
- Diamond Lake, Cassopolis
- Donnell Lake
- Gilead Lake
- Glenn Haven Shores
- Grand Beach
- Grand Junction
- Grass Lake
- Gravel Lake
- Great Bear Lake
- Gull Lake
- Gun Lake, Shelbyville
- Gun Lake, Wayland
- Hagar Shores
- Hutchins Lake
- Lake Lavine
- Lake Michigan Beach
This property allows you to book online with a credit card. After submitting a reservation request, the owner or manager has 24 hours to accept, at which time your card will be charged and you will receive an email confirmation
Recent Southwest reviews
"We stay in South Haven, MI every year, and this rental was by far our favorite! The location can't be beat since it is right by the elevator down to the beach. The neighborhood park and clubhouse are wonderful. I have 4 children, and the owners had everything we would have ever needed in the house. Kid's toys, a Wii game system, tons of beach chairs and towels. The coffee maker broke while we were there and the owner sent his handy man (who was SO nice by the way) out right away with a new one. We could not have been happier here :)"Guest: Natalie W. Date of Stay: July 2014 Review Submitted: August 8, 2014View listing
"The whole process and stay was wonderful!! There were 4 of us on a girl's weekend. We had plenty of room for us and all our luggage and great finds at the Outlet Mall. The 2 levels gave both the early birds and the night owls their own space. The wineries and casinos are very close. We will be going back. Thank you Judy, it was a wonderful time."Guest: Foggy Flotilla Girls Date of Stay: November 2013 Review Submitted: November 15, 2013View listing
"Amanda's house was a perfect home away from home for our trip to Lake Michigan. The owners have thought of EVERYTHING to make your stay relaxing and comfortable as home. The 4 bedroom house is clean, full of modern amenities, nicely decorated, and definitely spacious enough for 10-12 people for multiple families with small children and/or teenagers. Master bedroom on first floor and 3 large bedrooms upstairs, 3 bathrooms, and large modern kitchen with all amenities, plenty of dish and cookware. The dining area is separate and quite large also. The house is very clean and was not missing anything we needed...from kitchen utensils to Kuerig to dishwasher and disposal to (plenty of) big fluffy towels, plenty of linens, new washer and dryer, hair dyers, wi-fi, flat screen TVs, office area, covered porch, backyard, garage, even a basement with extra furniture if you have a huge group). The owners have even supplied books, games, bikes, wagons, first aid supplies and a smores kit. Our children LOVED their room with 2 sets of bunkbeds and their own TV for DVD watching. The backyard is a great private (fenced in) quiet get away with a beautiful firepit, table with umbrella, and gas grill. The neighborhood is close enough to walk to the beach (3 blocks) and close enough to the great Kids Korner playground. The neighborhood was very quiet and quaint....great for morning or evening strolls to the beach and town. We LOVED South Haven for quaintness of the town, restaurants, shops, the beach (sand is amazing). South Haven is the perfect location for daily excursions too....to St Joseph (Carousel and beach playground), Air Zoo in Kalamazoo, and Saugatuck (Dune Rides were amazing). Lots to do around even on rainy days. All trips were less than an 40 minutes away. Highly recommend this for a fun, easy beach vacation with all the comforts of home. There are major grocery stores (Meijer and WalMart) within 5 minutes drive. There are plenty of unique restaurants and little shops for browsing and ice cream and toy shopping outings (within walking distance). The owners were available and very responsive to questions that we had before and after our stay. You will not be disappointed in Amanda's House if you are looking for all the comforts of home and fun in South Haven."Guest: Denise M. Date of Stay: June 2014 Review Submitted: June 17, 2014View listing
"We have stayed here 8 or 9 times over the last several years. I wouldn't think of staying anywhere else, as long as the home is available. We have spent many WONDERFUL family vacations with our five children. It is absolutely the best location, especially if you have children or health challenges. It is with in a 5-10 minute walk to the beach and just around the corner from town. Thanks so much to the wonderful owners who have taken such good care of us over the years. We look forward to many more!"Guest: Dannielle R. Date of Stay: July 2014 Review Submitted: July 27, 2014View listing
Southwest Travel Tips
Southwest Michigan covers the counties of Berrien, Cass and Van Buren along the shores of Lake Michigan. This may not be the first place that springs to mind for finding sugar- sand beaches but this area does have some beautiful bays. It also produces some fine wines and fresh vegetables. During the winter, it is a fun place for skiing and snowboarding. In the summer, swap your ski poles for your golf clubs and enjoy some of the championship golf courses in the area. Those who enjoy a slower pace of life and local history will appreciate the museums and antique shops which can be browsed in this scenic area.
Stay on the Great Lakes with Southwest Michigan Vacation Rentals
If a homely place to stay with a fireplace or wood stove is what you are looking for, then consider staying in a vacation rental. Each rental home has its own individual charm and may have scenic views over the lakes or mountains of this delightful state. Rental homes have room for everyone, including the family pet and allow the whole family the space to do as they please. No fighting over one TV set or a single bathroom; choose a place to suit your needs. Larger vacation homes are ideal for sharing with friends and family, especially for holidays, family celebrations and Thanksgiving.
Things to do in Southwest Michigan
There are no limits to the fun you can have in Southwest Michigan. The beaches and Lake Michigan itself offer plenty of options for dune buggy riding, sailing, kayaking, canoeing, boating, waterskiing, windsurfing and more. Both back river and open water fishing are available. Wine-lovers can follow the wine trail and visit some of the wineries in the area to sample their produce. The towns have delightful shopping streets, farmers’ produce markets, and antique malls. There are theme parks, spas, gyms, cinemas, theaters and museums to enhance your stay in Southwest Michigan. Go hiking, biking and horseback riding to enjoy the local wildlife and birds. With all this going on, you may have to stay longer than just a week!
The Weather Around Your Southwest Michigan Lodging
Southwest Michigan has four seasons and the weather is notoriously changeable from day to day. It is influenced by Lake Michigan which keeps it cool during the summer and moist all year-round. Heavy snowfall is common in the winter when temperatures do not rise above freezing for three months. Spring and summer are pleasantly warm with some showers and thunderstorms. The fall season is the sunniest time of year to visit.
Getting to Southwest Michigan
Getting to Southwest Michigan is easy as the Chicago O’Hare International Airport is a major airline hub and just 61 miles from New Buffalo renatl homes. Midway International Airport is even nearer, also in Chicago but 52 miles away.
Neighborhoods to Visit Around Southwest Michigan Lake Houses
New Buffalo is 70 miles from Downtown Chicago and just 10 miles from Michigan City lodging, over the border in Indiana. Close to the beach, the lovely town of New Buffalo also has a surf shop, fine arts gallery, the Clipper Ship Gallery and plenty of other local haunts to enjoy. Dine out at one of the restaurants and bars, just a short stroll from your lake house vacation home.
South Bend offers an interesting day out as it is the home of the Roman Catholic University of Notre Dame. The College Football Hall of Fame has some extensive displays of former cheerleaders, bands and coaches. The Studebaker National Museum has a fine collection of horse-drawn carriages and early motor cars.
Saugatuck is a picturesque place to visit with world-class shopping, turn-of-the-century homes, and gourmet restaurants. It is a cultural center with several galleries, theaters and art venues. South Haven is also a delightful place to visit. It is famous for its blueberries and hosts numerous festivals throughout the year.