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MICHIANA #4: Two bedroom one bath in downtown South Haven!

Bedrooms 2
Space sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking
  • Outdoor Grill
  • non smoking only
  • Air Conditioning
  • children welcome


About the property

2 Bdrm/1 Bath Ideally Located Between Downtown And South Beach


Michiana Apartment #4 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.

The Michiana was originally built was 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 #4 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 #4 has recently 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 a sun soaked outdoor deck directly adjacent to the apartment with western exposure which gets nice afternoon sun. There is also a natural gas Weber grill off the deck. 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.

More Details

Michael Biedermann
Member since: 2000
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 21, 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!

A great set up for additional family or your best friends but you still have your own private space!!!


South Haven Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 4
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • One full bathroom.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • Two queen beds.
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • water parks
  • winery tours
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
  • Babysitter
  • 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
  • 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
Please check our current on-line availability calendar for open weeks!!! SPECIAL NOTE: The Michiana Apartment #4 is located in the same building as our other listings: Both of the above listings are located in the same building! This adds additional bedrooms and baths. A great set up for additional friends and family. Bring the whole gang!!!


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(17 traveler reviews)

MICHIANA #4: Two bedroom one bath in downtown South Haven!
average rating of 5.0 based on 17 reviews


  • 5 of 5

This was my fifth stay at the Michiana! I absolutely love the home and each apartment. We come to South Haven to spend time with grandchildren. Each time we stay we discover something new. We were able to ride the Van Buren trail to the state park, leaving directly from the apartment. We also biked the Kal-Haven trail and were able to get to the trailhead easily from the apartment. Hike the nearby dunes, walk the pier, bike the trails, fish, shop! All so easy to do from this lovely location. We were able to take grandchildren to a park close to apartment then walk across the street to the beach! We always feel welcomed and appreciate that we know what to expect. Thank you Michael.

  • Submitted: Oct 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

A friend and I have stayed here three times. Twice in Unit 2 and once in unit 4. We love it. It is 2 blocks from the beach and 2 blocks from downtown. Both places are updated and very comfortable. The owner is very accommodating, quick to respond, and helpful. The house is located on a peaceful and beautiful street that adds to the comfort of being at home while away from home. South Haven offers lots of great restaurants, shopping, and, of course, the beach and lighthouse are breathtaking. We are already planning our 4th trip and I hope that we are able to stay here again. It is nice to spend a couple of hours shopping, be able to walk our things home, and still get to a restaurant within ten minutes. No kidding, it does not take 5 minutes to walk downtown. We love the fact that we can park the car and walk everywhere we want to go. If you want to stay in, there is WiFi, cable TV, comfy throws on the couch and a fully stocked kitchen for all your needs.

  • Submitted: Oct 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great apartment, perfect location

  • 5 of 5

Our family of four stayed at the Michiana #4 for the weekend. Our stay here was great. As soon as we walked in, we noticed how clean and nicely decorated the apartment is. Each bedroom has a comfy queen size bed and plenty of closet space. The iron and ironing board provided came in really handy. The bathroom was super clean and nicely done. The kitchen had everything that I needed to whip up some breakfast for us. The living room is very cozy, seating is comfortable and there were plenty of TV channels to pick from. My girls found some children books and a game in the closet - such a pleasant find. We were so happy with this apartment. It really is the perfect "home" away from home. The location is absolutely perfect. Walking distance to everything! Michael, the owner, suggested a great park for my girls. I could tell that he cares that the people that rent from him have an enjoyable time. We had such a wonderful time, we can't wait to go back.

  • Submitted: May 23, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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A Wonderful Place to stay from a South Haven "Regular."

  • 5 of 5

My 10 year old daughter and I had a fun mommy-daughter weekend at this cute apartment (Michiana #4) in South Haven. I have been coming to South Haven since I was very young. I have stayed at a variety of places and this is one of my very favorites. This apartment is the perfect location between the beach, Pier and town. The apartment has everything we needed and was so clean (which is a priority to me) and comfy. The bedrooms are on opposite ends of the apartment so if one person(s) gets up early, the other person(s) can sleep without being disturbed. The kitchen had everything we needed and the living room was so cozy with a large TV that had many cable channel and On Demand free movies. It was perfect. We were there on a chilly weekend and played some games at the nice kitchen table. The owner is very easy to reach and was very accommodating to me and my daughter. I was so pleased. I will definitely be back. I am so happy I found this great place to stay with reasonable prices. It is great to bring a few families along because there are 4 apartments total in this house and everyone could have their own privacy but still hang out together. I have stayed on the other side of the pier but then you have to drive to town, here you can really walk everywhere. I highly recommend this property for your South Haven getaway. We can't wait to return...

  • Submitted: Apr 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We greatly appreciate it when our guests take the time to write a review for our apartments. We hope it helps you, our future guest understand what others like about the accommodations including the fixtures, the furnishings, the location and the interaction with me, the host. We are not only vacation rental owners, but we are customers as well. We understand the challenges our guests experience trying to find the best accommodations for their family. In most cases, the reservation is placed prior to stepping foot in the property. While pictures can tell us a lot, they do not tell the whole story. We hope a good review such as this one might help fill in some of the blanks. One point worth noting is that these guests came in March for Spring Break. While they may not have had summer weather, they were still able to go for long walks on the beach, along the river and to town. It is still beautiful and relaxing even though it is not our traditional high season. We enjoy this time of year as it is so quiet and peaceful. It is truly an escape from the every day hustle and bustle! Please take a moment to review our online availability calendar to see if your desired dates are available. The "Rates" page on our listing also has detailed pricing for the entire year. We try to remove rates for summer weeks as they are reserved to make it easier to read. If your desired dates are not available, please send us an inquiry anyway. We may be able to accommodate you at another one of our homes. Thanks for taking the time to read this review and response. We look forward to hearing from you and hope we can accommodate your family in South Haven at the Michiana! Sincerely, Michael Biedermann
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The accommodations were as comfy as home. Warm and inviting.

  • 5 of 5

The location of this property could not have been any more perfect. Even though our visit was in February, we enjoyed the winter events and the out of this world sales at the local shops. Sunday morning was even filled with surprises. We went to the beach and saw some locals kite boarding, awesome. Everything, absolutely everything was within a very short walking distance. Clubs, cafe's, shops, anything and everything you could possibly want. This location is great for all ages as well, easy walking, not overwhelming. The owner of the property could not have been more accommodating. Enjoy!

  • Submitted: Feb 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: South Haven is known as a summer destination with some of the most beautiful beaches in Southwest Michigan. It is also a great place to visit in the off season. Please consider a visit during the non peak times and you will discover just how much there is to offer. In the summer, we admittedly spend as much time on the beach as we can. We enjoy the off season as we get to spend more time enjoying the many different shops and restaurants in town. Please take a moment to review our almost always current availability calendar to see if your desired dates are available. We also provide a detailed rates page which is broken down with nightly rates for the non peak months. If you have the flexibility to stay during the week, we offer extremely competitive rates during the winter months. We look forward to hearing from you and hope we can accommodate you as our guests in South Haven at the Michiana Apartment #4! Sincerely, Michael Biedermann
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Great Fall Weekend

  • 5 of 5

Had such a great stay at Michiana #4! Perfect location right next to town and the beach. Got the chance to grill and prepare dinner at the place one night and walk to dinner in town another. Walked down to the beach every night and watched some beautiful sunsets. We also got to watch some movies at night on a new big TV. Will definitely try and book another trip before the season is over!

  • Submitted: Oct 14, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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
MEMORIAL DAY 5/26-29/17
May 26 2017 - May 29 2017
3 night minimum stay
May 30 2017 - Jun 24 2017
7 night minimum stay
Jun 25 2017 - Aug 31 2017
Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
LABOR DAY 9/1-4/2017
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 4 2017
3 night minimum stay
FALL 2017
Sep 5 2017 - Dec 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300


Weekend rentals (two night minimum) are available in the off season after Labor Day and before Memorial Day.

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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Nearest Airport
44 Miles
Kalamazoo/Battle Creek International Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.3 Miles
Clementine's, South Haven, MI
Nearest Ferry
124 Miles
S.S. Badger - Lake Michigan Carferry
Nearest Golf
6.4 Miles
Hawks Head Golf Course
Nearest Train
11.1 Miles
Amtrak Station-BAM, Railroad Street, Bangor, MI
Nearest Motorway
1.7 Miles
Interstate 196 Exit 20
Nearest Restaurant
0.3 Miles
Nearest Ski
33.5 Miles
Timber Ridge Ski Resort
Nearest Beach
0.4 Miles
South Beach Park, South Haven, Michigan
Car: recommended

The location is truly ideal and in the center of where you want to be! Only a short three block walk to all of the quaint shops and restaurants located in downtown South Haven as well as a short three block walk to the South Beach. The location is also very residential and quiet so you do not have to listen to the late night crowd howl at the moon when they stumble out of the local watering holes... which is something I never did when I was there age. Smile now please!

A great set up for additional family or your best friends but you still have your own private space!!!


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