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Laurel Henkel

Member since: 2009
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Speaks: english

Henkel Cottage-Charming Getaway!

24 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, sleeps 9

The Henkel Cottage is a charming 3 bedroom, 2 bath South Haven vacation home perfect for your family. First St. Beach access is a 3-4 minute walk from the front porch. This beach is a small neighborhood beach access & there are 7 public beaches within 1 mile of the home. Henkel Cottage is available year around & off- season discounts are available. Home offers teak hardwood floors, fully equipped kitchen with granite countertops, Wi fi, DVD library, board games, water softener, front loading washer & dryer, sectional sofa.

Outdoor fun includes nearby beach (wagon, chairs, beach umbrella, toys provided), slate firepit with complimentary firewood, roasting forks & s'mores supplies included. swingset, basketball hoop on concrete driveway, shaded hammock, Outdoor heated shower to rinse off sand after a day at the beach, Natural gas grill. Patio seating for 10.

Bedroom Configurations: Master-King w/ Ensuite, 2nd Bedroom-Double bed & twin bunk, 3rd bedroom-single over double bunk bed. Portable crib on site. All bedding provided. No smoking, no pets please.

More Details
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Laurel Henkel (Owner)
Member since: 2009
Call Owner
Speaks: english

About Laurel Henkel

We are a family of 5 and have enjoyed South Haven for over a decade. We pride ourselves on offering beautiful rental homes and provide honest, friendly service. We have created great family memories there and are happy to help your friends & family do the same!

Laurel Henkel purchased this house in 2004

Why Laurel Henkel chose South Haven

We love the pace of life and friendly people in South Haven. Hanging out at the beach, visiting downtown, watching boats float along the Black River, or simply taking in a beautiful Lake Michigan sunset makes for a great vacation.

What makes this house unique

The Henkel Cottage has many special touches. Heated outdoor shower, slate fire pit, patio dining for 10, beach equipment and much more. North Shore Dr. and beach are within walking distance. Great place to make special memories with family & friends.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you for a lovely stay. We enjoyed our first trip to South Haven and the comfort of your cottage!
Aug 2015
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based on 24 traveler reviews

Henkel Cottage-Charming Getaway!
average rating of 5.0 based on 32 reviews

Well thought out and appointed family friendly cottage.

  • 5 of 5

We have rented Henkel Cottage several times over the past 5 years. Great access to the beaches and downtown South Haven from this near perfect location. We've enjoyed every minute of our vacations at Henkel Cottage.

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Great place in South Haven

  • 5 of 5

The Henkel Cottage was a wonderful house for a long weekend. The family had a great time. Great location to get to the beach and town, and very quiet.

The owners were great to work with, very organized and prepared.

  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Henkel Cottage Weekend

  • 5 of 5

The cottage deserves its 5 star reviews. It is clean, well maintained and beautiful décor. It had everything we needed indoors and outdoors. It is close to everything-beach, shops, restaurants, and apple picking. Laurel was very helpful and easy to communicate everything we needed for a pleasant stay. There is a wonderful swing set in the back yard for little children and a nice hammock under the shade. It was our first time here, and I am sure we will be back.

  • Submitted: Sep 30, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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wonderful house

  • 5 of 5

Other reviews are correct! House is immaculate. Great layout for family gatherings. Close to the beach. We had a wonderful time.

  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great stay

  • 5 of 5

Great stay - house was true to photos shown, owner was very helpful and communicated via text if needed throughout stay. Clean, excellent location with short walk to small beach and 1.5 mile walk, bike or drive to downtown South Haven. Backyard and patio were great for grilling out and dinners on the patio, bonfire pit was fun and kids enjoyed the swing set and room to run around. We would recommend and would stay again!

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Immaculate and Pristine!

  • 5 of 5

Our family had a wonderful time at Henkel Cottage. The house is fantastic. It is ultraclean and has a nice open concept. The backyard patio area is great too. It is the perfect place to visit with friends/family, barbecue, and toast smores into the evening. The house is within walking distance to the beach which we frequented daily. We had a fantastic time at Henkel Cottage and will definitely return again. Thanks so much Henkels!

The Koyl Family

  • Submitted: Jun 8, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
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Nearest Airport
8 Miles
South Haven Regional Airport
Nearest Ferry
60 Miles
Lake Michigan/Muskegon
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
South Haven Golf Club
Nearest Train
12 Miles
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Hwy 196
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Sophie's Steakhouse
Car: necessary

A few of our personal family favorites for South Haven include; June Harborfest, VanBuren State Park, Kal Haven Bike Trail, Michigan Maritime Museum, Sherman's Ice Cream, Blueberry & Raspberry Picking, Farmers' Market, Perch Fishing, Blueberry Fesitival, Art Fair, July 4th 'Light Up the Lake' fireworks, Kids Korner Playground, Golf, Apple & Peach Picking, Cranberry Harvest in October, Icebreaker Winter Festival, Chili Cook Off, Outdoor Ice Skating and much more!!


Rates & Availability

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Summer 2016
Jun 3 2016 - Sep 2 2016
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250
Tax Rate 6.0%

Check-in 4:00 pm EST, Check-out 10:00 am EST. Reservations are not confirmed without rental deposit. Security deposit refund is returned within 10 days of departure if home is left per requirements of contract. Holiday weekends may be subject to 3 night minimum. No smoking, no pets please.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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South Haven House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1400 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Lake
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Guests bring personal bath towels and beach towels.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single
  • Sleeping accommodations for 9. We also have a hotel style portable crib on site. All bedding provided.
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Game Console
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
  • Beach Chairs
  • Child's Swing
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf Clubs
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Small Cooler
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Ready and at your convenience; Beach chairs, wagon & beach toys. Wireless internet, central air conditioning, gas fireplace, front loading washer & dryer, iron & ironing board, dishwasher, coffee maker, microwave, 42 inch living room tv with cable, 3 bedroom tvs, telephone, DVD player, video library, board games, high chair, booster seat. For your outdoor pleasure we offer a spacious patio with natural gas grill with seating for entire group. We also have a hammock, swingset, basketball hoop/basketball. Enjoy the slate firepit to roast marshmallows with the kids. Firewood, marshmallows and roasting forks provided! Bedroom and kitchen linens also provided. Guests bring personal bath and beach towels.

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