Has Airbnb found a home locally?

A boat cruises past the South Haven Lighthouse last Saturday. Between July and September this year, South Haven had 4,531 guests stay at short-term rental homes through the hospitaltiy business known as Airbnb.

Michigan’s lakeshore towns have always had an allure during summer.

As of this summer, these lakeshore towns have seen a significant increase of use in the online marketplace/hospitality service known as Airbnb. This summer, the company reported a 90 percent increase in guest arrivals throughout Michigan – including Berrien and Van Buren counties – compared to last year.