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Top-rated vacation rentals in South Bend

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Private room in South Bend
Purple Room - Stunning Guest Home
This stunning home is full of character and historical details. The purple room is a private room with a private half bathroom and a shared full bathroom. The spacious room is clean, bright, and comfortable (don't worry, there are blackout curtains for the days you want to sleep-in). -Recently renovated -Safe, historic neighborhood -10 min walk to downtown -15 min drive, 30 min bus ride to Notre Dame -Easy self check-in -New, fully equipped kitchen
G$9,905 GYD per night
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Private room in South Bend
Blake Room: No fuss, clean & unique!
A guest house dedicated to Studebaker's Avanti by Raymond Loewy, original Mad Man! A huge queen bed & private half bath; shared full bath steps away. Good for short or extended stays. Complementary quick breakfast items & coffee/tea often in kitchen. -ND, 30 min bus, 15 min drive -Downtown 10 min walk -Groceries/Laundromat/gym across st -Door code access (come & go anytime) -Lots of Parking -Historic, walkable
G$6,332 GYD per night
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Serviced apartment in South Bend
Golden Luxury 1BR - Balcony - High Rise
Experience life in the heart of South Bend with this amazing space that offers a beautiful view! You'll be able to enjoy many restaurants, bars and stores that are just a short walk from this building. Nearby attractions include: -Notre Dame campus -Trader Joe's -Morris Performing Arts Center -Century Center -Eddy Street Commons -Howard Park and much more!
G$23,925 GYD per night
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Stay near South Bend's top sights

Photo of Four Winds Casino South Bend
Four Winds Casino South Bend43 locals recommend
Photo of University of Notre Dame
University of Notre Dame173 locals recommend
Photo of Potawatomi Zoo
Potawatomi Zoo90 locals recommend
Photo of Four Winds Field
Four Winds Field45 locals recommend
Photo of Eddy Street Commons
Eddy Street Commons6 locals recommend
Photo of Studebaker National Museum
Studebaker National Museum101 locals recommend

South Bend cabin rentals

Cabin in Sawyer
Serene Cabin in the woods with hot tub
G$32,895 GYD per night
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Cabin in Grovertown
Cozy Cabin at Coppertop Barn
G$24,814 GYD per night
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Cabin in Nappanee
'Honey House Cabin' - A Quiet Countryside Retreat!
G$23,427 GYD per night
Cabin in Goshen
HistoricFamilyCabin: Charming, Cozy, Huge Hot Tub
G$35,065 GYD per night
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Cabin in Chikaming Township
Unique 3-bedroom Aframe!
G$125,579 GYD per night
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Cabin in Buchanan
Deer Path River Retreat
G$42,332 GYD per night
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Cabin in Niles
Rustic quaint 1-bedroom cabin on river in woods
G$20,050 GYD per night
Cabin in Sawyer
LUXURY Modern Farmhouse, walk to Greenbush Brewery
G$62,262 GYD per night
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Cabin in Niles
Cozy 2-Bedroom Overlooking Dowagiac River!
G$69,347 GYD per night
Cabin in Rolling Prairie
10 acres of Privacy, Pup heaven!7 minutes 3~Oaks!
G$26,382 GYD per night
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Cabin in Galien
Cozy Cabin
G$27,889 GYD per night
Cabin in Three Oaks
Cozy cabin with POOL in family resort!
G$52,553 GYD per night
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Weekly rentals in South Bend

Cabin in Sawyer
Firefly near Warren Dunes Red Arrow Cabins
G$36,874 GYD per night
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Cabin in Edwardsburg
The Nest - Luxurious Cabin Retreat
G$74,292 GYD per night
Cabin in Bremen
Cozy Cabin in the Woods
G$94,765 GYD per night

Your guide to South Bend

All About South Bend

South Bend sits on the southernmost bend of the Saint Joseph River, hence its name. It’s the fourth-largest city in Indiana and home to the University of Notre Dame, a heavy influence in the area. The St. Joseph waterway is at the heart of town, running from the east and bending north at the city center before continuing to Lake Michigan. During South Bend’s 150th birthday celebration in 2015, lights were illuminated along the river and became a permanent feature. The water is a central spot for recreation, including kayaking, inner tubing, and rafting.

The Bend — as locals call it — offers many state and local parks with multi-use trails and paved pathways. In town, the Rum Village Trail is a favorite through mixed woodlands with a chance of spotting deer, foxes, and more than 100 bird species. Downtown, you’ll find the History Museum, the Studebaker National Museum, various art museums, and a museum for kids. Indiana University’s South Bend Campus houses the Civil Rights Heritage Center with a permanent exhibition in addition to a self-guided landmark tour through town honoring the region’s past and ongoing struggles for civil justice. The city also offers lots of places to shop, dine, and take in the local craft brewing scene.


When is the best time to stay in a vacation rental in South Bend?

South Bend’s climate is influenced by its proximity to Lake Michigan, with moderate temperatures throughout the year and cold, snowy winters. Springtime and autumn are usually mild but overcast, leading to storms. The summer months are the warmest and tend to be popular times to visit the area.

South Bend hosts many events throughout the year, including music festivals that spotlight international, religious, and local music. Most of these festivals take place during the spring and summer months, making the most of the warm weather, which is important to note if you’re booking your South Bend vacation rentals during these times.


What are the top things to do in South Bend?

Studebaker National Museum

The Studebaker National Museum is a great spot for car fanatics. The American car manufacturer was long associated with South Bend and today, the former buildings are now a popular museum. You can check out a variety of classic Studebaker cars, military vehicles, and the world’s biggest collection of US presidential carriages — a particular favorite is the 16th president’s barouche. You’ll also find an archive of drawings and designs around the development of many of Studebaker’s famous cars.

The University of Notre Dame

The University of Notre Dame was founded in 1842 and has been a mainstay of South Bend ever since. The campus offers a variety of attractions for non-students, including the impressive Snite Museum of Art and the Basilica of the Sacred Heart, with its late-19th-century French stained-glass windows. If you grab some ice skates, you can head to the arena during one of the public skating times. You’ll find one of the most popular campus activities at the stadium, home to the famous college football team — where on Saturdays in late summer through the fall, you can watch their games.

Potawatomi Park

Potawatomi Park is a beautiful spot in the east of the city and opposite the St. Joseph River, with plenty to do, including a splash pad, picnic area, and performing arts stage. On the southeast side of the park are the Potawatomi Conservatories, which feature waterfalls, a sensory garden, and year-round tropical plants.

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