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Laurel Henkel

Member since: 2009
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Speaks: english

Henkel Bungalow-August 26-Sept 2 - 50% off!

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

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3 Bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms, sleeps 10

Enjoy August 26-September 2, 2016 for 50% of regular summer rate! Discount applies to 7 night stay only. The Henkel Bungalow (HomeAway #940644) is a bright & cheerful, true vacation home walking distance to Newcome Beach. Newcome beach is a small neighborhood beach approx 30 ft wide and there are 7 public beaches within 1 mile of the home. This rental is available year around & off season discounts are available. The Henkel Bungalow is a fantastic 3 bedroom 2 full bath sleeps 10. Charming decor. Open floor plan w/ hickory floors, vaulted ceilings, gas fireplace and a full size 80's arcade game with new LCD screen! 3 Seasons porch overlooking custom built playfort. The front porch swing is calling for you. Weber gas grill w/ 2 patio tables & umbrellas. Outdoor fire pit w/ firewood, roasting forks & s'mores supplies provided. Play basketball on the concrete driveway, relax in the hammock, or lounge on the couch & watch the 55' flat screen TV. Heated water on outdoor shower makes getting back from the beach convenient. Don't forget to bring your bikes! Don't see your preferred date available? Visit our sister property, the Henkel Cottage at HomeAway #280001.

First class, one story convenience. Great for those bringing along grandparents or babysitters. We provide complimentary incidental cleaning supplies, spices, coffee, s'mores just to name a few. We also have beach chairs, cooler, & wagon ready for your day at the beach. Hammock for those who want to stay behind and enjoy a nap or a good book.

For your comfort: 55 inch flat screen TV in living room, Life Size Arcade GALAGA game with 60 games total!! 42 inch plasma tv in master bedroom. 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. Weber gas grill connected to natural gas line. (No tank to run out or replace).

Bedroom Configurations: Master-King Bed w/ Ensuite, Bedroom #2-Queen bed and set of bunks, Bedroom # 3-Two sets of bunks. Bedroom and kitchen linens provided. Guests bring personal bath and beach towels.

Owners are celebrating 13 years of rental service in South Haven. We look forward to hosting you! Have questions? 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
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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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Henkel Bungalow-August 26-Sept 2 - 50% off!
average rating of 4.96 based on 33 reviews


  • 5 of 5

We selected the Henkel Bungalow based on the reviews and there was nothing that disappointed!! The attention to detail in the house was above and beyond anything we've seen before. We were there for a girls' weekend and have stayed at several other places in the past. I don't think we'll have to waste any time planning next year.....we'll be back! Laurel was great to work with and wanted to make sure we had everything we needed. As we were checking in, we were joking because anything we had possibly forgotten, we knew she'd have....and we were always right!

Beautiful house....beautiful, inviting furnishings....great floor plan was the best!! The game machine brought back lots of fun memories! Can't wait for better weather next time to enjoy the front and back porches! The plan was to hit as many wineries as we could and we never made it to one! Had so much fun at the house and in the town of South Haven at the shops, especially the antique shops seeing so many memories, we didn't even miss the wineries!

Laurel is great to rent from!


  • Submitted: Mar 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A peaceful heaven in South Haven! ;)

  • 5 of 5

This was our second stay in the bungalow. The house is beautiful and very comfortable. For indoors, there are board games to play, CDs with movies to watch, books to read and you can do it all in front of a warm fireplace (easy to turn on). The kitchen is fully equipped and is part of the living space. The outside is peaceful and ideal for children of various ages. There is almost no traffic on the street as it is a dead end street. The backyard is ideal for little children--our younger children (age 3 and 5) ran free around and played in the little house. Our older children (age 10 and 12) loved to play frisbee, make s'mores or went to the nearby beach. Laurel, the owner, was very quick to respond to all our inquiries and has always been helpful. We love staying in any of her properties in South Haven. Looking forward to our future stays there!

  • Submitted: Mar 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
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  • 5 of 5

Our two children along with their families stayed with my husband and I for an extended weekend. We had three children under the age of three and five adults. There was plenty of space for all to gather together in the open concept kitchen/living room area. The home was extremely clean and I am very picky about cleanliness! The children loved the playhouse and swingset! The playhouse was even furnished which was a nice surprise for our little granddaughters. The outside entertainment areas are very private from other neighbors and the home sits on a quiet dead end street which made for a peaceful getaway. It was very windy and cold during our stay so we weren't able to enjoy the beach however we spent time enjoying the shops downtown and eating at Clementines, which I would recommend. We also took the children to Harvest Moon in a neighboring town which featured a corn maze, hay rides, gourd slingshot, a large slide, and other miscellaneous activities for children. We hope to come back again when the weather is warmer so we can enjoy the beach as well! The home was very nicely decorated, clean and functional. We enjoyed cooking some food over the firepit (they supply the wood) and they even provided complimentary smores along with forks to roast the marshmallows. The owners were so helpful, they gave us a list of area things to do and places to eat which was so beneficial since we had not been to the area before. They were also very prompt with a response when I had a question. If you decide to stay here, you will be glad you did! I would definitely recommend the Henkel Bungalow!

  • Submitted: Oct 14, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Just Wonderful!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here for a girl's weekend. The home is lovely, and the location is great. The homeowner was extremely easy to deal with. I would highly recommend it!

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
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Attention to details was obvious!

  • 5 of 5

We invited my sister-in-law and her family to join us for the week. We had a total of 4 adults and 5 children. (2 girls both 15 and 3 boys ages 13, 10 and 7). I took a survey of my kids on their favorite part of the house...The Galaga game system, front porch swing, bonfire pit and basketball hoop were the top things mentioned. The blockus game was up there too, we had some serious tournaments with that after the sun set!

I'm a clean freak and I was soooo pleased with how clean the house was. It's obvious they have regular maintence including bug prevention outside. I can tell Laurel is a mom of 5 because she thought of everything. Supplies for s'mores, lots of liquid soap for all the sinks, (I had actually packed my own prepared for the nasty bars that most rentals have and was pleasantly surprised!) Clorox wipes, plenty of seating and practical dishes for my kids!

We cooked numerous meals at the house and even invited another family with little ones to join us for dinner. We had everything we needed and the grill is awesome.

We forgot ice packs for our cooler and those were even provided for us! The beach toys, chairs and wagon also were greatly appreciated. Thanks for providing a house that was well worth what we paid!! The kids are already asking when we'll be back. ��

Ted and Elizabeth Byrer

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
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Wonderful gem near the lake and in the trees!

  • 5 of 5

This wonderful property was the perfect location for my family's weeklong vacation! We had 5 adults and 4 kids from 9 months to 4, we all couldn't have been happier with the beautiful accommodations and proximity to the lake, downtown South Haven and Saugatuck. The weather wasn't so cooperative but the house and yard offered many distractions for the little ones (playhouse was a huge hit!) and the couple of times we were able to go to the beach were magical. Lauren is an amazing host, very helpful and responsive - and the house is beautiful to boot! Fully stocked and so easy to live in....even with the large group! Loved, loved, loved the Henkel bungalow - we'll be back!

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
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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.


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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.

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Southwest Michigan 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 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 4 twin/ single , Bunk Beds
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 2 twin/ single , Bunk Beds
  • Bedroom Configurations: 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.
  • 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 10 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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