Southwest Michigan is a region of the state known for its lakeside resorts, picturesque agricultural scenery and quaint villages. Southwest vacation accommodation would be ideal if you’re in search of a summer beach holiday destination with a twist, or a peaceful rural setting where you can unwind for a few days.
If you’re heading for Southwest Michigan self-catering vacation rentals in summer, one place you should definitely consider is the charming resort of South Haven. This beach town stands out, partly because the downtown shops and restaurants are adjacent to the main beaches, ensuring that everything you could want for a summer holiday is found within easy walking distance. The shoreline here is composed of North and South Beach – for a family day of sunbathing and swimming head for South Beach, while North Beach has an altogether more lively and mature atmosphere, and would appeal to teenagers and 20-somethings.
Saugatuck and Douglas are also possibilities for Southwest Michigan vacation accommodation and also sit on the shore of Lake Michigan. It’s the resort area of choice for Chicago residents and features a vibrant arts scene together with its lovely beaches. Nearby Oval Beach is regularly rated among the most scenic beaches in the country.
One of the main towns in the interior is Kalamazoo, and you could head here from Southwest Michigan self-catering vacation rentals to explore the downtown or attend one of the many events that take place here throughout the summer. It’s a great location for a day of shopping, with three extensive malls found in and around the town.
During your holiday at Southwest Michigan self-catering vacation accommodation you could make the drive around the south shore of the lake to the city of Chicago, which sits no more than two hours away. Here you’ll find a wealth of things to see and do, with world-class art and science museums, beaches, parks and some truly impressive modern architecture in the downtown areas.
Southwest Michigan holiday villas are found in a region with a big difference between summer and winter temperatures. Summers here are either pleasantly warm or hot, with plenty of sun and beach-friendly temperatures from around May to late-September. Winters tend to be rather cold, with especially bitter temperatures in December and January.
Perhaps the easiest way to reach self-catering vacation rentals in Southwest Michigan is to fly into Chicago O’Hare (ORD), which can be reached from UK airports like Heathrow (LHR), Manchester (MAN) via British Airways, United Airlines, Virgin Atlantic and American Airlines. Then you can make the two-hour car journey around the south shore of Lake Michigan.