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12 Midwestern rental homes perfect for fall

In the early 1800s, this house used to be a brewery. Today, you can rent out the two-bedroom, 2.5-bathroom space (complete with a fermenting cellar, where beer was stored, that also served as a tavern for the locals). Walking distance from downtown, this house has gas fireplaces, a laundry room and a modern kitchen. 

 (Airbnb)

According to its Airbnb listing, this reconstructed Pullman train car once served as Air Force One for former Presidents Woodrow Wilson and Warren G. Harding. The original car consists of four state rooms, an observation deck, a dining room and a galley. Two living rooms with fireplaces, a master bedroom and bathroom have been added, making it a five-bedroom, three-bathroom residence.

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This remodeled barn-machine shed combo has been turned into a cozy one-bedroom, one-bathroom home. About 5 miles away from town, it’s the perfect place for those looking to get away from it all. Hiking trails, kayaking and other outdoor activities are nearby.

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This hip 1,800-square-foot loft apartment is a great place for anyone traveling down Route 66 looking for a posh place to rest. Visitors to this two-bedroom, one-bathroom loft will enjoy exploring downtown, which boasts several museums.

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This completely remodeled three-bedroom, 1.5-bathroom house is walking distance from a park, restaurants, shopping, the Municipal Marina and the South Haven Beach and Lighthouse. Visitors will enjoy the view from the indoor porch, a spacious kitchen, and an outdoor deck and patio.

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Located on Lake of the Falls, visitors can enjoy the fall colors in this quaint log cabin. With one bedroom, one bath and two lofts, the cabin can accommodate up to eight people. It features exposed wooden beams, a wood-burning stove, front porch, sunroom and outdoor firepit. Visitors can enjoy kayaking, canoeing and hiking. 

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This three-bedroom, one-bath cottage sleeps up to eight people. The house sits on a peninsula on the north shore of Lake Poygan, giving visitors a 360-degree view of the water. Whether visitors want to explore the lake or cuddle up to the wood-burning fireplace inside, this cottage is perfect for any traveler.

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This remodeled 1920s cottage sleeps up to six people with two bedrooms, one bath and two half-baths. This house also has a front patio, sunroom, beer garden, firepit and gas grill. Visitors can enjoy Lake Wawasee via private access.

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This remodeled Victorian home has four bedrooms and three bathrooms. It’s the perfect spot for anyone looking to explore Nasotah Lake, as it boasts private access via a dock and pier. Visitors can also take advantage of the outdoor porch, patio and firepit.

 

 (HomeAway)

This charming cottage has three bedrooms and two bathrooms. With a wood-burning fireplace and an outdoor hot tub and firepit, the property is great for all seasons. It’s also within walking distance of shopping, Union Pier Market and several restaurants. 

 
 (HomeAway)

Known as Creekside Cottage, this house comes with three bedrooms and three bathrooms. With a gas fireplace and a screened-in porch, it’s a great place to get cozy. Restaurants and beaches are only a short distance away.

 (HomeAway)

This modern beach house is perched on a dune across the street from a state park beach. It comes with three bedrooms, 2.5 baths, an enclosed porch and a high-end kitchen with a wine fridge. The house is only steps away from the beach, allowing for plenty of biking, walking along the pier and exploring downtown Grand Haven. 

 (HomeAway)
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