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Laurel Henkel

Member since: 2009
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Speaks: english

Great value with charming decor!

31 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type bungalow
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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3 Bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms, sleeps 8

The Henkel Bungalow (HomeAway #940644) is a bright & cheerful, true vacation home walking distance to Newcome Beach. Newcome beach is a small, neighborhood beach and there are 7 public beaches within 1 mile of the home. This 3 bedroom 2 full bath home comfortably sleeps 8 rental guests over the age of 2. (Children ages 24 months and younger are not included in the total count of 8). Portable crib and fresh linens on site. Charming decor. Open floor plan w/ hickory hardwood floors, vaulted ceiling, gas fireplace. The 3 Seasons porch overlooks the custom built playfort. Natural gas grill w/ 2 patio tables & umbrellas. Outdoor fire pit w/ firewood, roasting forks & s'mores supplies provided. Play basketball on the concrete driveway, nap in the hammock, or take in a serene moment on the front porch swing. Heated water on outdoor shower makes getting back from the beach convenient. Be sure to bring your bikes! This home provides first class, one story convenience. Great for those bringing along grandparents or babysitters. We have beach chairs, cooler, & wagon ready for your week at the beach.

For your comfort: 55 inch flat screen TV in living room, Life Size Arcade GALAGA game with 60 games total!! Wireless internet. Central air conditioning, gas fireplace, water softener, front loading washer/dryer, Granite kitchen countertops, stainless steel appliances, dishwasher, microwave, coffee maker, video library, board games, high chair, port a crib.

Bedroom and kitchen linens provided. Guests bring personal bath and beach towels.

Have questions? Please feel free to call. We're happy to help!

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 honest, friendly service. Happy to help you experience all that South Haven has to offer!

Laurel Henkel purchased this bungalow in 2012

Why Laurel Henkel chose Southwest Michigan

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 bungalow unique

The Henkel Bungalow has many special touches. Roomy interior, heated outdoor shower, slate fire pit, custom built play fort, beach equipment and much more! Newcome beach within walking distance. Great place to make special memories with friends & family.

Guestbook comments from the owner

What a perfect place to stay for a beach vacation! We come every summer but this was our first time staying here and definitely not our last! My husband and I came with our two boys (age 2 & 3). They loved the backyard. How perfect for little ones. The weather wasn't very nice but the house made up for it. Plenty of fun things to do here. Can't wait to come back next year and make more memories!!
Aug 2015
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based on 31 traveler reviews

Great value with charming decor!
average rating of 4.935484 based on 39 reviews

Best Bungalow for adults and kids!

  • 5 of 5

So many fun activities for the adults and the kids. There are many beaches within walking distance and the bungalow is very Close To downtown. The bungalow is fully stocked with all the amenities you need! Thank you for providing a space that was relaxing and stress free!

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Overland Park, KS

beautiful property, great owners to work with

  • 5 of 5

Fantastic week, awesome home, great owners!

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Unbelieveably Perfect!

  • 5 of 5

The bungalow was impeccably clean. It had everything possible available to a large family. Have stayed at many places in SouthHaven and further up Michigan's coast, and this place is my favorite. It is nestled in the trees with a front & back yard, at a quiet, dead-end street. The closest public bleach access is a short walk away, but is quite small. There are somewhat larger public beaches within a 2 minute drive via car, and of course the very larger public beach is just a bit further by car. This would be the only negative I would consider;that one needs to pack things for the beach in a car to be assured of a great space of a beach on Lake Michigan, but then the price would be much higher! For our family from ages 4 to 75 years, this place met everyone's needs and much more.

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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Springfield, Illinois

Great family vacation home

  • 4 of 5

The Henkel bungalow is a wonderful place to stay. The surroundings are peaceful and beautiful with the trees and quiet end street. The house with its open floor plan and set up is just right for a family vacation. Laurel Henkel is very accommodating and pleasant to work with.

  • Submitted: Jun 6, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
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Amazing location, home away from home, and host!

  • 5 of 5

The Henkel Bungalow was the ideal location for a short getaway for my family. It was located on a very quiet street, and the house was immaculate. It provided plenty of space, amenities, and extras. The outdoor firepit was my family's favorite part of the home, in addition to the open-concept living-kitchen area so we could enjoy each other's company.

Our host provided a ton of great tips and insightful information about South Haven and surrounding areas. The beach is within walking distance, and my kids loved playing in the sand and water.

We'll definitely book again, and soon! If you want a quiet getaway in South Haven, this is the place you should book! If I could give it 100 stars, I would!

  • Submitted: May 23, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
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Great House!!

  • 5 of 5

Property is well maintained and the owner provided great service and was always available for information and questions.

  • Submitted: May 18, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
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Nearest Airport
8 Miles
South Haven Regional Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Captain Lou's
Nearest Ferry
60 Miles
Lake Michigan/Muskegon
Nearest Golf
2.5 Miles
South Haven Golf Club
Nearest Train
12 Miles
Nearest Motorway
1.5 Miles
Hwy 196
Nearest Restaurant
1.5 Miles
The Vineyard
Car: recommended

Webster Ave. is the best of both world's! Located within city limits (1/2 mile north of Dyckman bridge) for quick downtown access, and nestled on a quiet, cul-de-sac that is a 2 minute walk to Newcome Beach. Hear the waves of the lake while enjoying the outdoor amenities.

South Haven is 2 hours from Chicago, 3 hours from Detroit, 1 hour from South Bend.


Rates & Availability

South Haven Bungalow Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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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 is returned within 10 days of departure if home is left per requirements of contract. Holiday weekends may be subject to 3 night minimum stay. 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 Bungalow Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • bungalow
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1480 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Town
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Free Local Calls
  • Free Long Distance
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Gas Heating
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Area
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    - outdoor shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Guests bring personal bath towels and beach towels.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 4 twin/ single , Bunk Beds
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 2 twin/ single , Bunk Beds
  • Bedroom Configurations for 2016: Master: King Bed, 2nd Bedroom: Queen Bed and twin bunks, 3rd Bedroom: 2 sets of twin size bunkbeds. We also have portable crib on site. Please note that home will sleep 8 guests total beginning January 1, 2017. Guests age 24 months and younger not applicable to total guest count per city of South Haven rental ordinance.
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Game Console
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Umbrellas
  • Child's Swing
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Deck Furniture
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Porch Furniture
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • Yard
  • 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
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
City ordinance requires driveway parking only. No street parking available. Concrete driveway can accomodate 4 standard cars. We are experienced South Haven hosts that have worked with wonderful families and groups over the past 12 years. We are very excited to offer guests a great rental option in a fantastic location. A few of our personal family favorites for South Haven fun include; Van Buren State Park, Kal Haven bike trail, Michigan Maritime Museum, Sherman's Ice Cream, Blueberry & Raspberry picking, Farmer's Market, Perch Fishing, June Harborfest, Blueberry Fesitival, 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

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