I’ve been visiting South Haven with friends and family for nearly 20 years, so here are my 5 best reasons to spend the 1st week of August in South Haven, Michigan. At the bottom you'll also find a link to a brand-new rental property with just one available week left this summer (Aug 2-9):
1. EASIEST DRIVE EVER
South Haven’s never more than 2.5 hours from Chicago. That's far less agony than watching Titanic -- and far more enjoyable (although watching TITANIC performed by cats in less than 3 minutes is always an option).
2. SPECTACULAR SUNSETS
Trust me. Unless you've seen a South Haven sunset, you haven't seen beauty this magical.
3. YOU DESERVE IT
You deserve a real vacation. Seriously. You KNOW this past winter almost did you in. Don't bury those feelings. You made it through, and now it's time to celebrate. Life’s too short to say “I’ll get around to planning a vaca...” Make it happen this year. Besides, next winter will probably be worse, so do it now before you go off the deep end.
4. THERE'S SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE
South Haven has it all: Sugar-white sandy beaches...A movie theater... Candy stores...Awesome taverns...Waterfront dining...Bike rentals...Bakeries...Ice cream shops...Cozy bookstores...The Kal-Haven trail for biking, running, walking or hiking...Awesome restaurants...4 Municipal Marinas...The 51st Annual National Blueberry Festival (Aug 7th-10th)...Antiquing...The historic lighthouse...Charming shops...And activities for EVERYone: Fishing, golf, hiking, boating, paddleboarding, kite surfing, blueberry picking, napping…
5. A BRAND NEW RENTAL JUST WENT ON THE MARKET (no one even knows about it but YOU!) AND THERE'S ONE VACANT WEEK LEFT!
--Steps from the beach with gorgeous lake views.
--Walk to everything in town.
--Sleeps up to 20. Say WHAT?
--3500 sq. feet of BRAND NEWNESS. Like NEW new. Fully furnished. Just unpack and decompress.
--Viking kitchen. Say no more.
--Pool table on the top floor. Is this for real?
--Girls' or Guys' Weeklong Escape: 20 friends $345/person
--Couples' Retreat: 10 couples $690/each
6 families: $1150/each
5 families: $1380/each
4 families: $1725/each
3 families: $2300/each
The owner's direct batphone is 312-613-0182; her email is email@example.com
I hope you'll give South Haven a try and let me know what you think.
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