Find the best place to stay — Southwest Michigan

Where to stay around Southwest Michigan?

Our 2018 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 3,286 holiday lettings near Southwest Michigan. From 1,966 houses to 635 cottages, find the best place to stay with your family and friends to discover Southwest Michigan area.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Southwest Michigan?

There are many lovely places to stay for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Southwest Michigan. From HomeAway travellers, the popular destinations to visit are:

  • Ohio: 1,783 holiday homes
  • Lake Michigan: 10,052 holiday homes
  • Saugatuck: 663 holiday homes
  • Indiana: 1,400 holiday homes
  • Holland: 702 holiday homes

HomeAway offers you the possibility to discover many other popular destinations in Southwest Michigan! Please use our search bar to access the selection of self catering accommodations available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in Southwest Michigan?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the cities in Southwest Michigan with the largest selection of holiday lettings for a perfect city break:

  • Saugatuck: 663 holiday lettings
  • Holland: 702 holiday lettings
  • South Haven: 879 holiday lettings
  • Michigan City: 695 holiday lettings
  • Muskegon: 194 holiday lettings

For other cities, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday homes available.

Can I find easy access holiday homes when travelling by plane to Southwest Michigan?

Yes of course. Our owners offer a large selection of self catering accommodations near to airports. Airports with a large selection of self catering accommodations in Southwest Michigan are:

  • Dowagiac Municipal Airport (C91): 245 self catering accommodations
  • Branch County Memorial Airport (OEB): 90 self catering accommodations
  • Gerald R Ford International Airport (GRR): 64 self catering accommodations

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

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near in Southwest Michigan?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday lettings near great places to visit in Southwest Michigan. From HomeAway travellers, the top popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Dog Story Theater: 55 holiday rentals
  • Indiana Dunes State Park: 521 holiday rentals
  • Fifth Third Ballpark: 57 holiday rentals
  • Fulton Street Farmers Market: 55 holiday rentals
  • Capri Drive-In Theater: 91 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Southwest Michigan listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Just write your wanted destination in our search bar and have a look at our selection of holiday accommodations.

Make a vacation rental in Southwest Michigan, USA your home away from home

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.

Things to do in Southwest Michigan, USA

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.

Places to visit on holiday in Southwest Michigan, USA

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.

Weather in Southwest Michigan, USA

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.

Cheap flights to Southwest Michigan, USA

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.

Activities and attractions in and around Southwest Michigan

Do you want to discover attractions to see during your stay? Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable holiday rental, you'll want to experience everything that makes Southwest Michigan a one-of-a-kind holiday spot. These are some of the top attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • John Ball Zoo (24.4 mi / 39.3 km)
  • Diamond Springs Golf Course (2 mi / 3.2 km)
  • Dumont Lake Park (4.5 mi / 7.2 km)
  • Winding Creek Golf Club (9.6 mi / 15.4 km)
  • Outdoor Discovery Center of Wildlife Unlimited (11 mi / 17.6 km)
  • Van Raalte Farm (11.9 mi / 19.1 km)

Exploring the beaches and other natural features in Southwest Michigan

Whether you're looking for exciting outdoor activities or just want to appreciate the scenery, Southwest Michigan is a great spot to appreciate mother nature. Here are some of the area’s noteworthy features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Frederik Meijer Gardens and Sculpture Park (28.3 mi / 45.5 km)
  • Dumont Lake Park (4.5 mi / 7.2 km)
  • Outdoor Discovery Center of Wildlife Unlimited (11 mi / 17.6 km)
  • Windmill Island (14.2 mi / 22.9 km)
  • DeGraaf Nature Center (14.6 mi / 23.4 km)
  • Kollen Park / Heinz Waterfront Walkway (14.6 mi / 23.5 km)