Discover a selection of 1,000 vacation rentals in South Haven, MI 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 WiFi. Prices start at $100 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, MI?

Our 2020 property listings offer a large selection of 880 vacation rentals around South Haven. From 706 house rentals to 142 cabin rentals, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to South Haven?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in South Haven:

  • Miami Park: 27 vacation rentals
  • Bluffs of South Haven: 26 vacation rentals
  • Mt. Pleasant: 26 vacation rentals
  • West Wing Estates: 87 vacation rentals
  • Ottawa Beach: 99 vacation rentals

For other neighborhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

What are the popular point of interests near where I can stay when traveling to South Haven?

Vrbo offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in South Haven. From Vrbo travelers, the top most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • South Haven Lighthouse: 1,038 vacation rentals
  • Michigan Maritime Museum: 1,052 vacation rentals
  • Warner Vineyards: 1,054 vacation rentals
  • Kal Haven Trail: 1,102 vacation rentals
  • South Haven Center for the Arts: 1,055 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around South Haven listed on Vrbo where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in South Haven?

Yes, of course. Vrbo has 706 Houses in South Haven. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in South Haven include:

  • Cabins: 142 rentals available
  • Cottages: 142 rentals available
  • Condos/Apartments: 133 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Bungalows and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in South Haven?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 175 vacation rentals with pool available in South Haven. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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