Brilliant autumn sunsets, long stretches of white sand beaches and a busy harbor make South Haven, Michigan, a favorite for visitors. The blend of maritime history and small town charm make this town perfect for your family vacation. Here's what to consider when choosing a South Haven vacation rental.

Top vacation rentals in South Haven

TV, DVD player
5.0
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Perfect Beach Town Home Away From Home!
4 guests · 1 bedroom · 1 bath
Kitchen / Kitchenette · Air conditioner · Internet / Wifi

This Apartment in South Haven, is the right price for your (business stay, family stays, couples stay, getaway vacation, etc.) today!

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4.8
Outstanding(255 Reviews)
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The Blue Pearl. Cozy fun cottage. Short walk to town. Wifi. Central air.
6 guests · 2 bedrooms · 1 bath
Garden · Kitchen / Kitchenette · Air conditioner
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This House in South Haven, is the right price for your (business stay, family stays, couples stay, getaway vacation, etc.) today!

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3.4
Average(282 Reviews)
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2star
Baymont by Wyndham South Haven
Pets allowed · Kitchen / Kitchenette · Air conditioner
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When traveling to South Haven, if you are looking for (business stays, family stays, couples stay, getaway vacation, etc.) this is the perfect place at $66 per night.

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3.8
Good(303 Reviews)
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2star
Comfort Suites South Haven near I-96
Pool · Kitchen / Kitchenette · Internet / Wifi

Looking to create some memories in South Haven? Look no further than our Hotel, Comfort Suites South Haven near I-96. Enjoy top-rated amenities including Internet / Wifi, Kitchen / Kitchenette and Parking, and more.

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Vacation rentals with air conditioning in South Haven

Beach nearby, sun loungers, beach towels
5.0
Outstanding(163 Reviews)
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Overlook South Haven Harbor steps from South Beach and Downtown
4 guests · 2 bedrooms · 1 bath
Garden · Kitchen / Kitchenette · Air conditioner

Discover the beauty of South Haven with a stay at Overlook South Haven Harbor steps from South Beach and Downtown, a top rated House with amenities such as Air conditioner, Dishwasher and Internet / Wifi, and more.

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5.0
Outstanding(165 Reviews)
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Historic Property close to South Beach and downtown - Upper Unit
8 guests · 3 bedrooms · 2 baths
Garden · Kitchen / Kitchenette · Air conditioner

Experience the best of South Haven with this House available for $377. This property is equipped with amenities including Air conditioner, Dishwasher and Fireplace, and more.

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4.9
Outstanding(184 Reviews)
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Close To Downtown, Short Drive To Beach
12 guests · 4 bedrooms · 2 baths
Kitchen / Kitchenette · Air conditioner · Internet / Wifi

This inviting House in South Haven can fit your needs for many types of vacations, at $235 per night.

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Historic Property close to South Beach and downtown - Lower Unit
12 guests · 4 bedrooms · 3 baths
Garden · Kitchen / Kitchenette · Air conditioner

Indulge in a peaceful retreat at Historic Property close to South Beach and downtown - Lower Unit, our elegant House in South Haven. Enjoy amenities including Air conditioner, Dishwasher and Fireplace, and more.

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South Haven travel guide

Let us help you plan your perfect South Haven vacation. Our travel guide highlights things to do, places to see, favorite vacation rental amenities in South Haven, and more.

Frequently asked questions

About South Haven

South Haven is home to parks, unspoiled beaches and spaces to enjoy the outdoors. From the coast to the downtown, South Haven offers plenty to keep the whole family happy.
  • Beaches: Catch the "lake effect" and take a dip in Lake Michigan from South Haven's gorgeous beaches. Camp the dunes at Covert Beach, or explore Deerlick Creek beaches.
  • Downtown: Discover festivals and visit farmer's markets in downtown South Haven. Vacation rentals include private homes and cottages along lovely tree-lined streets.
  • East South Haven: Home to charming farms, rolling hills and Christmas trees that you can cut down yourself, the eastern portion of South Haven shares Michigan's rural beauty. Choose a rustic vacation rental home or a lovely cabin for winter in the woods or autumn foliage tours.

What are the must-visit tourist attractions in South Haven, MI?

South Haven, MI is a popular tourist destination with plenty of attractions to explore. Here are some of the must-visit attractions in South Haven:

  • South Haven Lighthouse
  • Van Buren State Park
  • South Haven Center for the Arts
  • Kal-Haven Trail

Visitors can also enjoy the many beaches, restaurants, and festivals that South Haven has to offer. With so many attractions, there is something for everyone to enjoy in South Haven.

How can I get around in South Haven, MI?

You can get around in South Haven, MI using:

  • Public transportation, such as buses and trains
  • Cabs and ride-sharing services
  • Rental cars and bikes

Where can I find affordable accommodation in South Haven, MI?

South Haven, MI is the perfect destination for a weekend getaway! Here are some affordable accommodation options:

  • South Haven Inn: Located in downtown South Haven, this motel offers rooms with free Wi-Fi and a flat-screen TV.
  • Yacht Haven Inn: This waterfront motel is situated directly on Lake Michigan, offering stunning views of the lake and town.
  • Lakeside Vacation Rentals: This property offers self-catering apartments and homes, perfect for larger groups or those who want more privacy and space.
  • Beachcomber Motel: This family-friendly motel is just a few steps from the beach and offers comfortable, budget-friendly rooms.

What is the culture like in South Haven, MI?

South Haven, MI is a small town located on the shores of Lake Michigan. It has a rich history and a vibrant culture that is unique to the area. Here are 5 key aspects of the culture in South Haven:

  • The Arts: South Haven is home to numerous art galleries, performing arts, and historic theaters.
  • Outdoor Recreation: With access to Lake Michigan and the Kalamazoo River, there are plenty of outdoor activities to take part in.
  • Food: From fresh seafood to classic comfort food, South Haven has a wide variety of restaurants to explore.
  • Festival: Every summer, the city hosts festivals celebrating local culture, music, art, and history.
  • History: South Haven is home to numerous historic sites, including the Michigan Maritime Museum and the South Haven Lighthouse.

Is South Haven, MI safe to travel to?

South Haven, MI is a safe place to travel to. Here are some reasons why:

  • Low crime rate
  • Highly rated police department
  • A variety of outdoor activities

What are the popular shopping destinations in South Haven, MI?

Popular shopping destinations in South Haven, MI include:

  • The South Haven Center for the Arts
  • The South Haven Farmers Market
  • The South Haven Antique Mall
  • The South Haven Downtown Shopping District

Where is South Haven, MI?

South Haven, MI is a city in the southwestern corner of the U.S. state of Michigan. It is located near the mouth of the Black River, about 50 miles east of the state's capital city of Lansing, and about 60 miles west of the Indiana border. South Haven is known for its beautiful beaches, historic downtown, and the nearby South Haven Lighthouse.

What are the top things to do in South Haven, MI?

South Haven, MI is a great place to explore and have fun. Here are some of the top things to do in South Haven:

  • Visit the South Haven Lighthouse
  • Go to the South Haven Center for the Arts
  • Take a stroll along the South Haven Pier
  • Explore the South Haven Farmers Market

Whether you're looking for a relaxing beach day or an exciting day of exploration, South Haven has something for everyone.

What do I need to know before visiting South Haven, MI?

To better prepare for your visit to South Haven, MI, it's important to know the following:
  • The town is located on the eastern shore of Lake Michigan.
  • It features a growing downtown area with shops and restaurants.
  • There are also many outdoor activities to enjoy, including biking, swimming, and kayaking.
It's also recommended to check the weather report prior to your visit, since the weather in South Haven can vary significantly from season to season. Additionally, make sure to bring any items that may be necessary for the activities you plan to do during your visit, such as sunscreen, swimsuits, and bikes.

What is the price range for rentals in South Haven?

Vacation rentals in South Haven have a price range between $66-$2,700. The average price for rentals in South Haven is $359 per night.

What are the most popular vacation rental amenities in South Haven?

  • Air conditioner
  • Kitchen / Kitchenette
  • Internet / Wifi

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