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MICHIANA #2: Two bedroom one bath in downtown South Haven!

Bedrooms 2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

Apartment, 2 Queen Bedrooms, 1 Full Bath, (Sleeps 4)

Michiana Apartment #2 is available WEEKLY ONLY in June, July and August. The summer rental schedule is from Sunday after 3:00PM through the following Sunday before 10:00AM.

Michiana #2 is an affordable two bedroom, one bath ground level apartment ideally located on the northeast corner of Michigan Avenue and Indiana Avenue in downtown South Haven, Michigan.

The Michiana's original structure was built in the late 1800s as a large single family home. Years ago it was converted into four separate apartments with two one bedroom and two two bedroom units. Apartment #2 has two spacious bedrooms with one queen bed in each bedroom. Each bedroom also has a closet, a dresser and a chair. The living room has comfortable seating as well as a table and chairs for dining or a game of cards. Apartment #2 has had both mechanical and cosmetic updates while still retaining some of the original historic details and finishes. The apartment has a very functional floor plan (see pictures) that can comfortably accommodate a family of four or two adult couples.

There is an outdoor deck directly adjacent to the apartment with southwestern exposure which gets nice afternoon sun. There is also a natural gas Weber grill on the deck making so convenient to grill dinner outside. Directly next to the deck is the off street parking area so you do not have to carry your luggage or your groceries too far when loading and unloading.

It sounds like such a cliche', but the location is truly ideal. The Michiana is what we like to call 'Close, but not too close!'. By this we mean that it is an easy walk home from the restaurants and night life on Phoenix Street, yet far enough away that you can still sleep peacefully at night. The walk to South Beach is only three blocks west straight down Michigan Avenue. This is the best of small town Americana! Have your morning coffee and sweet roll on a bench on Main Street, or in this case Phoenix Street, and watch people stroll by. Then head back home to change into your swim suit and walk down to the beach for a day of fun in the sun. We feel the Michiana is centrally located between downtown South Haven and the beautiful South Beach.

We hope you agree and can come to South Haven and stay at the Michiana. Remember...

Location. Location. Location.

We will see you at the beach!

Please click on our current on-line calendar to see if your dates are available.

SPECIAL NOTE: This apartment is located in the same building as our other listings which is ideal for additional friends and family!!!

Michiana Apartment #1: vrbo 440330

Michiana Apartment #3:

vrbo 3597044

Michiana Apartment #4:

vrbo 467923

Do not spend your summer vacation driving around looking for parking. Stay at the Michiana Apartment #2, park your car and forget about it!

Keywords: Affordable, two bedroom, one full apartment, downtown, South Haven, Michigan, shopping, restaurants, dining, antiquing, romantic getaways, falling in love, relaxing, couples retreat, walk to everything, bicycling, etc.

More Details

Michael Biedermann
Member since: 2000
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 24, 2018

About Michael Biedermann

We live in the north suburbs of Chicago however we feel South Haven is our home away from home. We can not say enough great things about the community and the people of South Haven. We both have very demanding schedules and spending time together in South Haven allows us to focus on each other and our four children.

Michael Biedermann purchased this apartment in 2004

Why Michael Biedermann chose South Haven

It seems with most beach towns in Southwest Michigan, if you stay at the beach, you have to drive in to town. Conversely, if you stay in town, you have to drive to the beach. South Haven offers the ability to walk to both. The South Beach and downtown area are only a short three block walk from the Michiana. Life is good and the living is easy!

What makes this apartment unique

We enjoy the easy access to the South Beach as well as the less than five minute walk to downtown South Haven. Once the groceries are purchased, there is no need for your car again. We have said it so many times but it is true... once you come to South Haven, it feels as though all of life's struggles seem to be lifted. We hope you are able to experience the same feeling!

SPECIAL NOTE: This apartment is located in the same building as our other listing: vrbo 440330 which is right next door! This adds one additional bedroom and one additional bath. A great set up for additional friends and family!!!


South Haven Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Catering Available
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Queen size Beds (2)
  • CD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • luaus
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • ski lift privileges
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
This apartment is located in the same building as our other listing: which is right next door! This adds one additional bedroom and one additional bath. A great set up for additional friends and family!!!


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MICHIANA #2: Two bedroom one bath in downtown South Haven!
average rating of 4.88 based on 25 reviews

Fantastic trip - all made easy with great place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

We came in from St. Louis and enjoyed the wonderful weather compared to the 100 degree heat back home. Everything about the trip and stay at Michiana was idyllic; easy access, off-street parking, indeed perfectly located between the beach and downtown shopping/eateries, adorable neighborhood, pleasant neighbors (other rentals) and perfect accommodations. The kitchen is well stocked with necessities and bedroom layout was perfect for us (2 adults, 1 child). Loved having our own deck area as well. Michael is very nice and easy to work with - all went smoothly via VRBO and Michael - thanks! Being there for the 4th of July week we enjoyed fireworks on the beach and the quaint, small-town parade to celebrate. Taste and Maria's were our favorite restaurants and enjoyed the Wednesday farmers' market as well. We didn't want to leave and will definitely keep this rental in mind to return some day!

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Apartment, Great Owner

  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful place to stay in South Haven! We had 4 adults in this apartment and had plenty of room! It was very clean and nicely decorated and only a short walk to the beach! Because this was more of a work trip, it was wonderful to have a place that provided the linens and towels. In addition, the owner does not require you to wash those items before departure. That is hard to find! Our family has stayed at 3 of Mr. Biedermann's properties and we have always been impressed. Not only will his properties meet your expectations, so will the outstanding customer care that he gives to his tenants. I highly recommend renting from this owner!! Thank you for a wonderful apartment!

  • Submitted: Jun 1, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great location! Close to Beach and Downtown

  • 5 of 5

We made a last-minute decision to book this trip and were really happy that we did. The location is a few blocks from the beach and a few blocks from downtown, which worked really well for us as we took advantage of both areas each day (beach in the morning, walks downtown in the afternoon). Michael was great with communication and even asked for an arrival text to make sure everything was as we expected.

Not surprisingly, there were other guests staying in other areas of the house. Those staying above us could be heard moving around, but it fortunately wasn't too bothersome.

If we make another visit to South Haven, and I hope that we will, I'm sure we'll take another look at this unit.

  • Submitted: May 20, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Clean and homey!

  • 5 of 5

This was the second time staying at Michiana #2 for the Icebreaker Festival. We love the location and proximity to downtown South Haven. We just parked our cars and walked all weekend! The apartment is very clean and homey. It has everything that you would need. We loved having a full kitchen so we could eat some meals there. Beds are comfy and the bathroom is nice and big! There were other families staying in the apartments above and beside us and we didn't hear a peep from them! Very sound building! Michael is super easy to communicate with! Very quick to respond and great to set reservations up with! We will be back! Thanks, Michael!

  • Submitted: Feb 8, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: As this review mentions, this guest had previously stayed at the Michiana Apartment #2. Since there last stay, we relocated the entry door from the living room to the kitchen for improved access and circulation. We also installed new flooring in the kitchen and added a new window in the living room for more natural light and ventilation. This work was not necessarily required but we thought it improved the overall function and design of the accommodations. We try to upgrade each apartment during the off season as a way of saying thanks to our repeat guests. We hope that upon their return, they notice and appreciate the upgrades. We also hope that we can accommodate you as our guests in South Haven at the Michiana Apartment #2. Please take a moment to review our almost always current availability calendar to see if your desired dates are available. If your desired dates are not available, please send us an inquiry anyway and we will try to accommodate you at one of our other apartments, cottages or homes in South Haven. Thanks for taking the time to read our reviews and these comments!
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Long Autumn Weekend

  • 4 of 5

My husband and I spent a long weekend in South Haven several years ago. This year, rather last minute, we decided we'd love to go back with our newly expanded family which now includes our 6 month old daughter. Knowing that a regular hotel room would no longer be ideal, we searched for a small apartment or house to rent and found Michiana! We originally requested a one bedroom unit but they were full. The owner was extremely accommodating and offered us a 2 bedroom unit at reduced cost. We are so glad he did! This apartment was a perfect fit for our little family with plenty of space to spread out. Everything was updated and clean. The bathroom is beautiful! The location was also perfect- a short walk (even with a stroller!) from shops and restaurants on Phoenix Street. We would love to visit again in the summer to be able to enjoy the beach more as well!

  • Submitted: Oct 18, 2016
  • Stayed: October 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

I was in South Haven for a girls weekend. This was the first time we had not stayed in a hotel, and after our great time at Michiana #2, I don't think we will ever stay in a hotel again in South Haven. Michael was great to work with the entire time- from answering all of our questions before we even reserved the apartment thru the weekend that we stayed. The apartment was very clean and nice and was everything we needed. We parked our car and didn't use it for 2 days because we could walk everywhere from the apartment- the location is great!! We walked to all the shops but we were always ready to go back and relax in the living room of the apartment. (So much better than having to sit in a hotel room). We hope to stay again at Michiana #2. You could not ask for a better place to stay or a better person to work with.

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We hope reading the review of our most recent guests gives our future guests some peace of mind in making their decision for future accommodations. The key to the Michiana Apartment #2 is the location which is centered between the South Beach and downtown South Haven. Everything is within a short walk. We wake up in the morning, walk in to town for breakfast and the Farmers Market on Saturday morning. We then head back to the apartment to change and grab our beach gear and then walk down to the beach for the day. After a day at the beach, we walk back to the apartment clean up and then walk back into town for dinner. After dinner we walk straight west down Phoenix to the South Pier and watch the sunset. We then repeat the next day. It never gets old. We thank you for taking the time to read our reviews. We hope to be able to accommodate you as our guests in South Haven at the Michiana Apartments. Sincerely, Michael Biedermann
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Nearest Airport
43.2 Miles
Kalamazoo International Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.2 Miles
Black River Tavern
Nearest Ferry
122 Miles
S.S. Badger - Lake Michigan Carferry
Nearest Golf
6.1 Miles
Hawkshead Links
Nearest Train
11.1 Miles
Amtrak Station-BAM, 541 Railroad St, Bangor, MI
Nearest Motorway
1.3 Miles
Interstate 196
Nearest Restaurant
0.3 Miles
Nearest Ski
33 Miles
Bittersweet Ski Resort
Nearest Beach
0.04 Miles
South Beach, Water St, South Haven, MI 49090
Nearest Point of Interest
South Beach
Nearest Point of Interest
Kids Corner Park
Nearest Point of Interest
South Haven Farmers Market
Nearest Point of Interest
Venezia Pizza
Nearest Point of Interest
Clementine's Restaurant
Nearest Point of Interest
Phoenix Street Cafe
Nearest Point of Interest
Cafe Julia
Nearest Point of Interest
Tello Italian Bistro
Nearest Point of Interest
Maria's Taste of Italy
Car: recommended

Walk on the pier at sunset. Forget about all that nonsense back at the office. Soak up the sun. Smell the fresh air. Enjoy the moment. Pure Michigan. This apartment is located in the same building as our other listing: vrbo 440330 which is right next door! This adds one additional bedroom and one additional bath. A great set up for additional friends and family!!!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Deposit $300


Weekly only from Sunday at 3PM through the following Sunday at 10AM between Memorial Day and Labor Day.

Weekend rentals available off season after Labor Day and before Memorial Day.

Minimum two night reservations are accepted in the off season.

Please check our current on-line availability calendar for open dates before inquiring.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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