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Tiny home in South Bend
Tiny House Living | 1.8 Mi to Notre Dame |
Welcome to the Portage Tiny House, a unique, modern space located in the beautiful city of South Bend, Indiana. Just 2 miles from the Notre Dame Campus! Sustainably built to produce as much energy as it uses, this place provides memorable stays for visitors to South Bend & Michiana. Enjoy a ‘little’ luxury with 18 ft ceilings, natural light galore, a balcony with grill, a fully stocked kitchen, highspeed Wifi & TV, and a Notre Dame-themed bedroom. We’d be honored to welcome you as our guests!
$100 per night
Private room in South Bend
Yellow Room - Private Half Bath - Stunning Home
This stunning home is full of character and historical details. The yellow 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
$51 per night
Rental unit in South Bend
Golden Luxury | High Rise | DownTown South Bend ND
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!
$134 per night

Stay near South Bend's top sights

Potawatomi Zoo90 locals recommend
Four Winds Casino South Bend43 locals recommend
University of Notre Dame173 locals recommend
Four Winds Field45 locals recommend
South Bend International Airport22 locals recommend
Eddy Street Commons6 locals recommend

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$80 per night
Rental unit in South Bend
1.1 MI to Notre Dame | 1stFloor Apt | Coffee Bar
$139 per night
Home in South Bend
Artsy 2 bedroom-Free parking-Ideal for long stays
$80 per night
Home in South Bend
The Blue Gem - 10 min walk to ND.
$131 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.

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.

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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