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Highlights South Bend

  • Lake Michigan Attractions
  • Relaxing Lakeshore Activities
  • Peaceful Small City Getaway
  • Traditional American Food
  • Fun Theater Outings
  • National Dune Parks

Best Vacation Rentals in South Bend

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South Bend, Saint Joseph County (in)
Vacation Rental • 2099 ft² • 3 Bedrooms
(7 reviews)
It’s time to start planning for your Notre Dame Football weekend festivities! Are you thinking about having to split up your family or group into multiple cramped hotel rooms? Have you thought about the hassle of having to gather everyone up come game day, drive, or wait in line for a shuttle or cab and then wrestle the traffic to the stadium or your tailgating destination? FORGET ABOUT IT! THIS IS WHERE YOU WANT TO BE! It can't get much closer to Notre Dame! This beautifully renovated 2100 sq. ft. open concept one story home is the perfect set up for entertaining! This property sleeps 10 p...
from $2,440 / night
South Bend, Saint Joseph County (in)
Vacation Rental • 4747 ft² • 5 Bedrooms
(10 reviews)
4813 Starboard was built in 2008. The house is fabulous and would make a great vacation get-a-way to coincide with your Notre Dame activity. It is a contemporary version of the Craftsman style with an “open” plan that lends itself perfectly to entertaining. There are 2500 square feet on the main level and approximately 2000 square feet on the finished walk-out lower level. Main level features include a luxurious Master suite, 2 guest bedrooms joined by a Jack and Jill bathroom, a powder room, laundry, hardwood flooring, high ceilings, fireplace, gourmet kitchen, and much more. There are gre...
from $1,263 / night
South Bend, Saint Joseph County (in)
Vacation Rental • 1195 ft² • 3 Bedrooms
(11 reviews)
Look out your window and see the Golden Dome, Touchdown Jesus, Notre Dame Stadium and The Linebacker. This cozy 2.5 bedroom, 2 full bath bungalow is right across the street from The Linebacker. Campus is just steps away. The perfect location for a small gathering of friends and family. Restaurants and nightlife including Parisi's, The Linebacker, Mulligans, Main Street Pub, Kildares, The Mark, Brother's, Quincy's and Let's Spoon are all within walking distance. Nicely furnished with amenities like big leather couches and flat screen TV's with BluRay players. 2 of the 5 TV's are SMART TV's. ...
from $421 / night

Prices and availability

Current Vacation rental prices in South Bend

$362for 25 Mar - 1 Apr
$413 annual average
Average price per week

Current vacation rental availability in South Bend

62%for 25 Mar - 1 Apr
60% annual average
Percentage of available rentals

Vacation rentals in South Bend

Peaceful small city vacation rentals

This scenic, small city with it’s slowed down pace of life is perfectly located for enjoying magnificent days out on the shores of splendid Lake Michigan in the summer season. Lake Michigan is the perfect beach destination for a vacation by the water! You will find soft sand beaches, wonderful swimming opportunities and chilled out fun for the whole family. Many of the rentals here are in a tranquil, suburban environment, a short driving distance from local attractions.

A vacation rental for everyone

Find your perfect northern Indiana vacation rental. There are spacious, beautifully decorated, immaculate rentals available that can accommodate large groups of around fourteen guests as well as accommodation perfect for a family of four. Shop for wonderful, fresh produce at South Bend’s beautiful farmer’s market and prepare a tasty meal in your sparkling kitchen at your vacation rental! Many of these vacation rentals have a yard and a balcony or terrace for outdoor relaxing or reading a book and are pet friendly!

Vacations in South Bend

The area and getting around

Lake Michigan shoreline attractions

Enjoy a scenic drive to this unspoiled, small city corner of Indiana for a memorable, Lake Michigan vacation destination full of quirky surprises and laid back lakeside fun. South Bend is a small, midwest city known for typical warm, Midwest hospitality and a low key, small city vibe located just a 1.5 hour drive east of Chicago and 2.5 hours north of Indianapolis. South Bend is perfectly located for spending wonderful days out on the shores of Lake Michigan swimming, fishing, boating and hiking before returning to the comfort of your South Bend home away from home. Wonderful Lake Michigan is a paradise summer destination and the main shoreline attractions can easily be reached by car in under an hour. The suburbs of South Bend are quiet and pretty and feature tree lined streets and a pleasant, authentic neighborly vibe with amenities like stores and restaurants located close by.

Unique local activities and natural wonders

You will be delighted by the peace and quiet of the charming suburban settings of South Bend where tree lined streets and green lawns abound. Drive to the placid shores of Lake Michigan for an authentic beach paradise experience by the lake or spend the day meandering about close to your vacation rental home away from home exploring local nature parks. Head to St Patrick’s Country Park with 398 acres of wooded trails, ponds, picnic sites, canoeing and gorgeous St Joseph River frontage. Rum Village Nature Center is a lovely, peaceful habitat where 160 acres of rolling woodland will provide you with ample sightings of deer, foxes, reptiles and countless beautiful birds. Izaak Walton lodge features a charming, rustic lodge and lovely hiking and biking trails.

Travelers and activities

South Bend for culture and history lovers

Take a memorable museum day trip to Indianapolis! The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis is the largest of such museums in the world and children and adults alike will marvel at the thousands of wondrous artifacts and immersive, interactive experiences. 40 miles east of South Bend you are in for a treat in the quaint town of Shipshewana, a heartland of Amish hospitality. Browse incredible treasures here at the midwest’s largest flea market, enjoy a Mennonite, home cooked meal at The Blue Gate Restaurant and Bakery or savor a special guided, Amish country, buggy ride before sitting down to an authentic thrashers meal in an Amish home!

South Bend for water sport enthusiasts

South Bend’s location on the beautiful St Joseph River makes this destination an outdoor playground for water sport enthusiasts. Some of the best kayaking, canoeing, rowing and fishing in the region can be enjoyed here! Get your adrenaline going at East Race Waterway, one of South Bend’s top attractions where you can get a massive rush from racing, splashing, twisting, turning and dropping down class 2 rapids. Head to Potato Creek State Park just 20 minutes south west of South Bend and enjoy the placid, crystal waters of remarkable 327 acre Worster Lake where kayaks, rowboats, canoes and pedal boat rentals will fill your day with fun on the water.

Did you know that the South Bend area was originally the home of the Potawatomi and Miami Indians in the 17th century!

Top 5 travel tips for South Bend

1. National Studebaker Museum

Set aside a couple of hours for a whimsical tour through this museum filled with beautifully preserved American automobile memorabilia. This historical museum features permanent collections as well as ongoing specialist displays and houses a huge collection of US presidential carriages. Here you can see all of Studebaker’s ingenuity, design and workmanship in a wonderful snapshot of the production line history of the famous car manufacturer! Visit South Bend in summer and you will be able to see the Midwest’s premier car show in a one day event called Concours d'Elegance that takes place at Copsholm.

2. Indiana Dunes National and State Park

Head out on a relaxing, summer day trip where you will discover miles of spectacular dune lined shorefront and a wide range of plants and animals. Don’t forget to pack a swimsuit for a cooling dip in the clear waters of Lake Michigan! Clamber up towering sand dunes and cycle or hike lovely trails. These imposing dunes tower 200 feet above Lake Michigan in places. This pristine nature paradise just 45 miles west of South Bend with endless dunes, oak savannas, marshes, prairies, rivers and forests is yours to explore!

3. An evening out at Morris Performing Arts Center

Experience all of the razzmatazz and theatrical wow factor of Broadway in South Bend Indiana! This centennial playhouse was almost demolished in 1959 but rose from the ashes to become a theatrical place of renown where audiences keep coming back for shows that dazzle and delight. Book tickets and be ready to see Broadway caliber classics that will delight the whole family in this wonderful performing arts center!

4. Potawatomi Zoo

This delightful, 100 plus year old zoo that began as a humble duck pond in 1902 is a jewel in the crown of the South Bend area and makes for a fun filled family day out. See over 400 magnificent animals in this 23 acre animal sanctuary and zoological education center. Admire fiery pink flamingos, fierce lions and leopards, beautiful birds, arachnids, reptiles, zebras and monkeys to name just a few of the species on show here! There are a variety of educational activities for kids and adults such as the popular “day in the life of a zoo vet” educational tour.

5. Dine at Tippecanoe Place

This lavish, 19th century Indiana manor is a must visit for delicious, traditional American dining and a fine Sunday brunch buffet. This mansion was once the beloved home of the wealthy Studebaker family and their flair for hospitality lives on to the present day in this grand eatery. Sample the unique ambience of this historical house where fine cuisine and noble wines will have you returning again and again. The rooms are formal and sumptuous and the impressive grand staircase is an architectural delight. Tenderloin filet, perfect prime rib and Angus beef filet are some of the sumptuous perennial favorites available on the menu alongside classic desserts like creme brulee and cheesecake.

FAQs: Vacation Rentals in South Bend

On average, how much do vacation rentals in South Bend cost?

Our data shows that South Bend had an average price of $464 per night, a relatively high one for a city in the USA.

During which months can you find the best price for vacation rentals in South Bend?

According to last year, the months that are the cheapest in South Bend are April, March and January, with average prices of $351, $392, and $393, respectively.

When are vacation rentals more expensive in South Bend?

At the time of booking a vacation rental in South Bend, the highest prices are usually found in the month of September (with an average of $578 per night), followed by June ($525), and then August ($518).

Should I plan a trip to South Bend well in advance?

In order to not have problems finding accommodation in South Bend, we recommend you to think ahead as 78% of rentals are usually booked, according to last year's data.

When are more vacation rentals available?

February, January and December are, in order of highest to lowest, the months offering the largest number of accommodations available, with an average availability of 49%, 46%, and 40%. However, even during these months, when rental availability is the highest, the average is only 45%. So it is still important you always book a little in advance to make sure you get the rental of your dreams.

Are there many vacation rentals in South Bend?

In South Bend we have a comprehensive catalog of around 160 properties, with options for all tastes, thanks to our 2 local and international providers.

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