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Recent Southwest reviews

  • Summer Getaway

    "My little family and I had a great stay here in Michiana. Debra's home was just as advertised and did not disappoint - everything that we needed and could have wanted was available. The master bed & bath were lovely and a nice retreat after a day down at the beach... which was just a couple of blocks away. The beach was a short walk and the owner had a nice little wagon which made taking our toddler (and all of the beach toys) that much easier. There was also a great little park within walking distance, which was fun for our little one. We grilled out every evening and the kitchen was stocked with all of the tools and dinnerware that we needed. We loved being in this neighborhood with all of the trees, serenity and wildlife - we had two deer come and visit us during our stay! Overall we really enjoyed the area and the home and we'll definitely consider coming back."
    Guest: Nichole R. Date of Stay: July 2014 Review Submitted: July 29, 2014
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  • Anniversary Weekend

    "Property Owner responds very quickly and is willing to help in anyway make your stay better. The house is very roomy and nice. It is a quiet and very private setting. Loved the house and the town. The house is very easy to get to and close to town. Also 20 minutes from Grand Haven and South Haven. Lots to do in the town. Lots of shopping, the boat ride and the sand dunes are both worth doing. The Butler and Spectators are both great places to eat. I would recommend this house to anyone. And we will for sure stay here again. We enjoyed our weekend away and we will be back."
    Guest: Tonya C. Date of Stay: September 2014 Review Submitted: September 26, 2014
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  • Nice location two blocks from downtown Douglas

    "The property met our expectations and would be great for most families wanting a convenient location.... and a hang out at the pool option. Kayak rentals two blocks away and Saugatuk is a short walk over the bridge.... best Beech by far is Oval, and it is easier to reach by car..(7 minutes) they charge 6.00 per car, but you have in and out privilages, bathrooms and plenty of parking and plenty of beech. Condo 1 was comfortable for 2 adults and 2 in college... one bathroom makes me wonder about 6 unless you have smaller children. Grocery store is only 6 blocks away and is pretty well stocked and has movie rental if needed. Unit was well equiped and figuring out the light switches was the biggest challenge. Cranes in Fennville had Pies and u-pick fruit... Fennville had Pottery craft store that was very busy on our rainy day and all ages seemed to be having fun. Property Owners responded to questions, not sure about VRBO reservation process....we had a weird charge that we could not get corrected for 20.00. Plenty of area food choices but we liked the Pearch at Wallys and Breakfast at Monroes."
    Guest: W Date of Stay: August 2014 Review Submitted: August 18, 2014
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  • Perfect!

    "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, 2014
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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.

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