Discover a selection of 1,000 vacation rentals in South Haven that are perfect for your trip. Whether you’re traveling with friends, family, or even pets, Vrbo vacation homes have the best amenities for hanging out with the people that matter most, including swimming pools and kitchens. Prices start at $195 per night, and houses and cabins are popular options for a stay in South Haven. Either way, you'll find a rental for everyone's needs.
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Destination guide

Enjoy a Lake Michigan accommodation in South Haven

Along the southeastern shore of Lake Michigan lies the town of South Haven. It's known primarily for its scenic surroundings and award-winning wineries. If you're looking for a romantic getaway or a vacation with an undeniable touch of luxury, South Haven house or cabin rentals are the perfect option. This beach town features attractions suitable for the whole family including shops, restaurants, and events showcasing live music. You'll also find pristine nature trails in the area perfect for outdoor adventurers.

 
Things to do

Tourist attractions near South Haven vacation homes

Food lovers will find a bevy of delights at Bonamego Farms, where you can take foraging and cooking classes on over 300 acres of farmland, forests and wetlands. In summer, you can take an evening walking tour of the stunning gardens at The Liberty Hyde Bailey Museum, or attend the Annual Fish Boil Dinner at the Michigan Maritime Museum. South Haven vacation rentals are close to the harbor, where you can watch fireworks over Lake Michigan on the 4th of July. Take the Lake Michigan Shore Wine Trail to experience the best wines, ciders and craft beers of the region.

Activities

Activities near your South Haven summer rental

With winter snows, fall colors and summer sunshine, South Haven offers natural beauty and outdoor fun throughout the year. Experience the luscious colors of fall from the water by canoeing or kayaking along the lakeshore, or cycle through piles of crunchy leaves as you peddle over quaint covered bridges. South Haven vacation rentals are welcoming places to warm up after a day sailing or fishing on the water, and ideal spots to store your haul after foraging for fresh produce at the local farm markets. When Halloween arrives, you can go for hayrides or creep your way through haunted houses.

Weather

Climate for your stay in South Haven vacation rentals

Resting on the shores of vast Lake Michigan, the city of South Haven has cold, snowy winters and warm, humid summers. Although warmer in winter than some other parts of Michigan, South Haven is still chilly, with temperatures as low as 19 degrees. With an annual snowfall of nearly 90 inches, be sure to bring winter boots with you for a winter holiday. South Haven gets a reasonable amount of rain, about 35 inches a year. Summer weather is quite warm, with temperatures in the mid to high 70s, when high humidity makes it feel even warmer, so hydration is vital.

Natural features

Snapping turtles and ducks in South Haven

Lake Michigan is home to the waterfront city of South Haven. Across the lake is Chicago to the southwest and Milwaukee northwest. Detroit sits almost due east, and the cities of Grand Rapids and Lansing are short drives away. Lake Michigan is home to an abundance of marine life, including lake trout, Chinook salmon, smallmouth bass and rainbow trout. The Black River flows through South Haven, and savvy observers may spot snapping turtles along its banks and agile trout swimming below the surface. The Black River is also home to many hungry ducks, and visitors are welcome to feed them.

Beaches

Top beach areas near South Haven vacation rentals

South Haven has gorgeous lake beaches for sun and watersports. Vacation homes are close to places like North Beach, a lakefront area with a sandy beach, fishing, swimming, and a pier, and Van Buren State Park, a park with lakeside sand dunes and woodland trails teeming with wildlife. You could also spend time at South Beach, a sandy shoreline and pier with playground, a skateboard park and lighthouse views.

How to get there

Traveling to and around South Haven

The nearest airport is in Kalamazoo, MI (AZO-Kalamazoo-Battle Creek Intl.), located 35.9 mi (57.8 km) from the city center. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you can also fly into South Bend, IN (SBN-South Bend Intl.), which is 49.5 mi (79.7 km) away.

Family friendly

Family fun near South Haven vacation homes

Kids will love the fun-filled attractions of South Haven. Vacation rentals put you within reach of kid-friendly places like the Liberty Hyde Bailey Museum, a farmhouse museum and birthplace of the renowned horticulturist with artifacts and exhibits, and Packard Park, a park with grassy areas, picnic areas, and a deck with lake views and beach access. You'll also like Kids’ Corner, a child-focused park with unique play structures and recreation areas designed for young children.

How many vacation rentals are available around South Haven?

Our 2020 property listings offer a large selection of 915 vacation rentals around South Haven. From 564 house rentals to 150 cabin rentals, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends.

Can I rent a lake-view property in South Haven?

If you're in need of a peaceful pause, you need to spend some time lakeside. You'll feel like you're an adult at summer camp — no singing Kumbaya around the campfire necessary. Vrbo has 236 rentals near lakes ready to be booked. Alternatively, you might be interested in trying something different. Vrbo has a great range of properties to pick from, including:

  • 207 water-view vacation rentals.
  • 185 lakefront vacation rentals.
  • 179 city-center vacation rentals.

Can I rent a house in South Haven?

Our house vacation rentals are real accommodations for real travelers. Providing tons of space to spread out, they're perfect if you want to experience life like a local. There are 534 options listed on Vrbo. Prices start from $110 per night. If that doesn't suit your family's style, we've got a number of different property types to pick from, such as:

  • Cottage: 135 vacation homes. Prices start from $107 per night.
  • Condo: 126 vacation homes. Prices start from $148 per night.
  • Apartment: 37 vacation homes. Prices start from $85 per night.

Can I stay in South Haven in a large group?

Whether you're taking off on a special getaway with the entire family or spending a few nights away with all your old school mates, it's always lots of fun being under the one roof! And the good news is that Vrbo has options that'll suit. House vacation homes are the favored choice for larger sized groups, with 59 listed here. The lodging options that can provide for large groups in this area include:

  • If yours is a group of 6, we offer 161 vacation homes perfectly suited for that size. Spend a night for as little as $100.
  • Looking for a vacation property for 12 guests? We have 149 that will be ideal. Prices start from $185 a night.
  • Going away with a group of 8? We have 121 vacation homes that will meet your needs. Prices begin at just $125 per night.

So never fear! When you book with us you can bring your dad, your cousin and all your mates to South Haven.

Where are the cheapest rentals in South Haven?

Teeny tiny hotel rooms are no place to spend those precious vacation moments! Uncover our reasonably priced rentals today and ensure everyone in your crew has room to move. When it comes to looking for an amazing deal, the first place you look ought to be Bluffs of South Haven. Here, Vrbo has 31 rentals at an average price of $261 a night. There are another 56 Vrbo rentals waiting for you in or around Waukazoo Woods. The average price in this area is $335 a night.

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