National Plan A Vacation Day

Today Marks National Plan a Vacation Day!

Today is a special day for travelers and dreamers alike – National Plan a Vacation Day! Are you as excited as we are about planning your next adventure? Choosing from an array of spectacular destinations and activities can be overwhelming, but fear not – we're here to guide you through every step of planning your ultimate vacation. Let Jaqua Vacation Rentals be your partner in creating an unforgettable journey!

Select Your Ideal Destination
The Lake Michigan shoreline is a treasure trove of tourist hot spots, and choosing just one can be challenging. Fortunately, our vacation rental department manages a portfolio of over 150 properties along this stunning coastline. Even if you choose South Haven, a mere 15-20 minute drive will take you to Saugatuck, and vice versa. For those seeking paths less traveled, we also offer delightful homes in the surrounding lakeshore communities. If you're new to the Lake Michigan Shoreline, each of these charming towns has its unique allure.

Saugatuck and Douglas: A Haven for Art and Culinary Delights
Art enthusiasts and culinary aficionados will find their paradise in Saugatuck and Douglas. Saugatuck, known as Michigan's art coast, boasts an impressive array of art galleries. It's the ideal vacation spot for those who appreciate a blend of culture and history. Just across the bridge lies the quaint city of Douglas. Despite its modest size, Douglas is bursting with activities and culinary experiences. And let's not forget the beaches – Oval Beach, for instance, has been recognized as one of the top 25 beaches globally by Condé Nast Traveler.

South Haven: A Beach Lover's Dream
A short drive from Saugatuck and Douglas brings you to South Haven, a paradise for those who love being near the water. With numerous restaurants and bars along the Black River, offering views of Lake Michigan, waterfront dining here is simply unparalleled. South Haven is not just about the beaches – it also boasts a family-friendly atmosphere with attractions like Kid’s Corner, splash pads, the Michigan Maritime Museum, and more!

Exploring the Surrounding Towns
For a more secluded getaway, the charming towns around the lakeshore communities are perfect. From Fennville's apple orchards and wineries to Glenn, known as "Pancake Town," there's much to discover. Enjoy the tranquility of Lake Michigan at beaches like West Side County Park and Pier Cove, away from the city crowds. Larger groups might find Palisades Park south of South Haven an ideal choice, offering a range of amenities.

Choosing the Right Property
With over 1,500 vacation rentals in the Saugatuck/South Haven area alone, finding the perfect property can seem daunting. Consider factors like occupancy, budget, location, and home amenities to streamline your search. Remember, each property has a maximum occupancy due to city regulations, and the budget should include all additional fees and taxes. Knowing your preferences in terms of location and home amenities will further aid in narrowing down your options.

Discover Your Dream Property

Booking Through Third-Party Sites vs Direct Booking
While sites like Airbnb and VRBO are useful for property searches, they also add a 10-15% fee on top of the rental rate. Direct booking through our site can save these costs, though third-party platforms do protect your personal information. Our website,, offers a user-friendly experience for direct bookings and comprehensive information about the area.

Planning Ahead
The Lake Michigan area is a fantastic return destination. Stay updated with our newsletter, follow us on social media for discounts and features, and be the first to know about open dates for past guests. Planning future vacations in advance can secure the best rates and dates.

Plan Your Activities
The Lake Michigan Shoreline offers a plethora of activities, from water sports like boat rentals and kayaks to local shopping and dining experiences. Don’t miss out on local events like the Blueberry Festival, Venetian Fest, Tulip Time, and more to immerse yourself in the local culture. Our blogs provide extensive information on these activities and events.

Happy National Plan a Vacation Day from Jaqua Vacation Rentals! Let’s make your next vacation a memorable one.

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