Snow Bird & Sunbird Short Term Rentals

Summer Short Term Rentals in Michigan

It’s a common practice for Michiganders, and others from chilly northern states, to head south for the winter. They can enjoy the more mild weather found in Florida or Arizona during the colder months. We refer to these migrating people as “snow birds”. However, summer in the southern states can be too hot for many people! A Michigan summer is the perfect escape from the heat and humidity. As many of these snow birds are from Michigan, summer is also the perfect opportunity to return home and be near loved ones or lifelong friends. The new term for people who travel north for the summer is “sunbird”.

For these sunbirds, JSL offers short term rentals of fully furnished apartments. JSL provides a community for sunbirds to revel in the mild temperatures and participate in activities, with no worry of yard or maintenance work on a home.

Short Term Lease Apartments

JSL offers 3 to 6 month short term rentals for adults 62 and older in our Meer Independent Living community in West Bloomfield.

Short Term Leases

Rental options are flexible, and as short as 3 month leases.

Move In Ready Apartments

Apartments are fully furnished, so you can leave the moving truck where you are.

Worry & Maintenance Free

We maintain the outside & common areas inside of all facilities, so you can fully enjoy your days.

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    Everything You Need In One Place

    We’ll make it easy for you to temporarily move to Southeast Michigan just for the summer. Our communities include Senior Living Dining Services, where you can enjoy 4-Course dinners prepared on-site using fresh ingredients.

    You’ll also gain access to our Wellness Centers, which is a great place to stay fit, active, and engaged. These centers are equipped with senior-friendly fitness machines for a variety of workouts. Group classes for yoga (including chair yoga), walking, Tai Chi, and more are available for you to participate in.

    Whether you want to be closer to family, or just need to escape the heat, Jewish Senior Life is a great short term residential solution for you.

    Drop us a note at, or give us a call at (248) 444-2430, and we can answer any of your questions.

    Summer In Michigan

    Summer is the height of the tourist season in Michigan. With beautiful beaches, Michigan lakes, and a mild climate, it’s an ideal location to relax and spend the summer.

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    Compared to Florida, for example, the summer temperatures from June through August are much more comfortable in the metro Detroit area than Orlando. Michigan still enjoys long days, so driving in the dark may be avoided if your days are planned right!

    Things To Do In Michigan In The Summer

    If you’re not familiar with Pure Michigan, you should be. Maximize your summer fun!

    All of our Independent Living communities are located near expressways, making it easy to get around to nearby events or venues.

    The West Bloomfield location is a short drive away from scenic fishing spots, various small lakes, nature trails, and golf courses. Our Oak Park location is a short drive away from the Detroit Zoo, a variety of restaurants, and of golf courses. With over 650 public golf courses in Michigan, you could spend the whole summer trying to play them all!

    Places To Visit:

    • A few minutes from West Bloomfield you’ll find Marvin’s Marvelous Mechanical Museum, where you can take a stroll through mechanical history.
    • A bit of a farther drive, but still an easy day trip, is Lake St. Clair where you’ll find beautiful beaches and picnic spots.
    • To the south, you can enjoy a day at the Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation, which allows you to experience America’s greatest minds and immerse yourself in their stories.
    • The Zekelman Holocaust Center is near the West Bloomfield community and will teach you about the Holocaust while inspiring a better future.
    • For the art lovers, the good news is you don’t have to go all the way to Detroit for an Art Museum. The Cranbrook Art Museum in Bloomfield Hills showcases world-renowned architecture, sculpture, and nearly 6,000 pieces of art.
    • Also not far, in nearby Royal Oak, is the Detroit Zoo, where you can spend hours watching your favorite wild animals.

    Michigan Summer Apartment Rentals

    If you’re ready to escape the smoldering heat of summer in the south, let us help. Join us in one of our close-knit communities in Southeast Michigan with a short-term lease and spend your summer in a more mild climate. Relax, or engage with friends as there’s no need to spend time worrying about yard work or home maintenance issues. Visit the dining room for included meals and engage in a variety of programs and activities. You may not want to leave the building!

    However, should you choose to explore the greater southeast Michigan area, JSL is conveniently located near an abundance of available museums, restaurants, lakes, golf courses, and more. Most are just a short driving distance from our West Bloomfield community.

    Whether you consider yourself a sunbird or snow bird, we welcome you. Join us, and discover the JSL difference.

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