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

Bedrooms 2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Washing Machine
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Air Conditioning
  • Wireless Internet


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 an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 25, 2017

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 Southwest Michigan

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
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • 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!!!


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(23 traveler reviews)

MICHIANA #2: Two bedroom one bath in downtown South Haven!
average rating of 4.869565 based on 23 reviews

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: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lafayette IN

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: Feb 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: Oct 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: Sep 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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Wonderful Vacation Home

  • 5 of 5

We vacation in South Haven every summer and this is the second time we were lucky enough to have this unit available the week we were coming. The location is ideal - just a couple of blocks to either the town or beach which is a huge bonus. The place itself is clean, homey, comfortable and nicely decorated. Michael is easy to reach and happy to help in any way if need be. It's nice renting from someone you're comfortable with and trust. Staying in South Haven along with staying at the Michiana house is like being at a home away from home. The town itself is very quaint with a beautiful beach and marina area, great restaurants and shops. I would highly recommend this house in South Haven to others looking for a place to rent for vacation - you won't be disappointed! Thank you, Michael, for a wonderful place to relax during our vacation. We miss it already!

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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We Love South Haven!

  • 5 of 5

We so enjoy staying at the Michiana! This is our second time and we hated to leave.... I wouldn't stay any where else. Michael is always so wonderful and loves to please those who stay in his homes! You will not be let down....

The accommodations are perfect and you want for nothing.... the walk to the beach and downtown took minutes and our girls loved it so much!

South Haven is perfect for a couple or for a family...

We look forward to our next visit!

The Fialkowski Family

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are thankful that our guests take the time to write a review of their stay and even more thankful when they acknowledge our efforts. We try to provide you, our future guests with the best accommodations possible. We think it starts with cleanliness. We work with our cleaning service to provide clean accommodations with recently new bed and bath linens. We also try to update at least one piece of art or furnishing at each of our properties every year. We are fortunate to have repeat customers and we like to give them something new each year they come back. It is our hope that we can have you as our guest at the Michiana Apartment #2 and that you will come back each year. There are four apartments total in the building with two one bedroom apartments and two two bedroom apartments. Each apartment has one full bathroom. This set-up is ideal if you have a larger group and you want to rent two different apartments. We rent on a weekly basis in June, July and August from Sunday after 3:00PM through the following Sunday before 10:00AM. Please check our almost always current online availability calendar on our internet listing prior to sending us an inquiry. Our Rates page on this listing is also updated to provide detailed pricing. We look forward to hearing from you and hope we can accommodate you in South Haven at the Michiana Apartment #2. Sincerely, Karen & 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

South Haven Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Mar 20 2017 - May 25 2017
2 night minimum stay
May 26 2017 - May 29 2017
3 night minimum stay
Jun 1 2017 - Jun 24 2017
7 night minimum stay
Jun 25 2017 - Aug 31 2017
7 night minimum stay
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 4 2017
3 night minimum stay
Sep 5 2017 - Nov 21 2017
2 night minimum stay
Nov 22 2017 - Nov 27 2017
3 night minimum stay
Nov 28 2017 - Dec 21 2017
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable 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.

Fifty percent deposit is required with the remaining balance due thirty days prior to arrival.
Reservations placed within thirty days prior to arrival will require payment in full.
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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