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Bayou Bungalow - On Hamlin Lake

Bedrooms 2
Space 744 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

Like new 2 BR/2BA Lakefront, Central Heat/AC, WIFI, Cable

Summer is booking up fast! Lake front property! Private dock. Only a few days in July and 1 week in August left to book. Grab one before they are gone. Compare my price for a whole house against the local Holiday Inn for 1 small room. Very competitively priced!

Check out the view from your windows! One of those million dollar views over the Middle Bayou. Have a cup of coffee as the sun rises. Lounge in your chair on your private dock(new dock built in 2018) or throw a line in to catch some dinner. Plenty of room to tie up your boat or Jet skis. 2017 remodeled 2 bedroom, 2 bath cottage on Hamlin Lake's Middle Bayou. Protected inlet great for fishing, kayaking or paddle boarding. Direct water access to Hamlin's main body of water so you can get out there and fish or ski, tube, wake board, or jet ski. Enjoy being right in the middle of everything. Minutes from a boat launch and boat rentals. 5 minutes to Ludington State Park and beach. Less than 5 miles to Ludington downtown beach.

Enjoy an evening sitting around the fire pit while you grill your fresh catch on the large charcoal grill. Plenty of outdoor furniture for your use. Come enjoy the outdoors. Several outdoor games provided for you to enjoy with the family. Great fishing right from your dock, but I hear the bigger ones might be hanging out in deeper water. Local boat rental about 5 houses away.

What can you expect for outside furniture? Fire pit, picnic table, large charcoal grill, 4 adirondack chairs plus 3 outdoor chairs and 2 portable outdoor chairs for lots of versatility.

Enjoy opening the windows and getting that cool breeze that comes across Lake Michigan and Hamlin Lake. But for the times when its hot, you can enjoy the new central air conditioner. No noisy window units. For those colder months, there is also brand new central heat.

Tired of having to wait to get in the bathroom? New 2nd bath completed February 2018. Extensive remodeling done in 2017 including new flooring, all new kitchen cabinets, granite countertops, all new appliances (stove, dishwasher, refrigerator), new roof, older windows replaced, new hot water heater, new bathtub/shower, freshly painted inside and out. New washer/dryer (apartment sized). New furniture in living room and master bedroom.

What can I expect inside? New 55 inch 4k HD smart TV, blue ray player, cable, high speed internet, wi-fi, electric fireplace, games. Fully furnished Kitchen with microwave, pots, pans, dishes, cookware, bake ware, coffee maker, toaster, waffle maker, blender, coffee, creamer, sugar, spices, waffle mix, syrup, paper towels, trash bags. Did I forget anything?

Sleeps 6-7, New Queen bed in master bedroom, 2 sets of bunk beds in spare bedroom and futon couch in living room. Fully furnished with bed linens, towels, shampoo, soaps, TP. Just bring your personal items and relax.

Parking for 3 cars or 2 cars and 1 boat.

Saturday to Saturday weekly stays most of June, July and August. Minimum 2-3 night stay during rest of year. This property has easy check-in access. Come sit back, relax, and enjoy this lakeside cottage.

More Details

Laura Mender
Member since: 2017
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
24 June, 2018

About Laura Mender

I am originally from Ludington and have many family members still in the area. We enjoy the pleasant summer weather and the beautiful area that keeps us coming back.

Laura Mender purchased this cottage in 2016

Why Laura Mender chose Ludington

Love, love love the view. The open floor plan is great for mingling with family and friends. Calm waters for paddle boarding or kayaking. Direct access to main body of Hamlin Lake for tubing, skiing, wake boarding or jet skiing.

What makes this cottage unique

Great neighbors. Friendly people. Boat rental about 5 houses away.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Ludington in Hamlin

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 744 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 2 ready March 2018 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Under construction ready March 2018
  • New shower bath combo unit. Bath towel sets for 7 guests, plus 4 beach towels. 2nd bathroom coming March 2108
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 Bunk Bed
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , new mattress
  • Queen size bed in one bedroom and 2 sets of bunks in the other. Sleeps 6 in beds, can sleep a 7th on the click clack couch that lies flat.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • Boating
  • gambling casinos
  • Miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • sailing
  • ski
  • Snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


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Bayou Bungalow - On Hamlin Lake
average rating of 4.7777777 based on 9 reviews

Perfect getaway!

  • 5 of 5

The house was great! It was very clean, with all new appliances, cookware, towels, bedding--everything! It was completely stocked with all we needed, and we loved the waffle mix and maker which made breakfast a delight each morning!! The fact that breakfast and coffee supplies were already there for us on that first morning was such a nice touch. The proximity to the water --five steps out the door- made our view out the picture window a joy each day. The boys floated, kayaked, and fished everyday in the bayou. It was wonderful to be located on the bayou where we enjoyed calm waters even when Lake Hamlin was a bit more wavy or rough. We are thankful for all the nice touches provided during our stay. The owner was very responsive to questions, as well. Obviously, a lot of thought has gone into making this a great rental! We will be back!

  • Review Submitted: 05-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking such great care of our cottage. I am glad you enjoyed your stay and enjoyed the Bayou waters. We also enjoy the fact that the Bayou is a no wake zone. Makes it great for kayaks, canoes, and fishing. We look forward to having you again!
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Relaxing stay on the bayou!

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely, relaxing stay at the cottage! Super cute and perfect for my husband and me. We brought our boat and were able to tie it right up the dock in front which was very convenient. Lots of time spent on the water! All in all- a great trip. Cottage had a lot of supplies including dishes, cookware and even some groceries we used (waffle mix, yum!). We would definitely recommend and will stay again.

  • Review Submitted: 08-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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6955 W. Jackson Rd, Ludington - Cottage

  • 4 of 5

Enjoyed our stay at the cottage. The cottage was well stocked with the items per the description. My only recommendation is to place some ribbons around the dock to help keep the ducks and geese off. We had a great time kayaking Hamlin lake and hiking at Ludington state park.

  • Review Submitted: 20-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: John and Kathy, I am glad you had a good time in Ludington. Thank you for the suggestion. We are renovating the dock this week and will add ribbons to the project. Update 3/18/18: A new dock will be installed during 2018. Besides the ribbons, it will be spray washed every 2 weeks. Hopefully this will keep it clean.
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Great Stay

  • 5 of 5

Overall, we had a great stay! The interior was nicely updated, the view from the kitchen was fantastic and the fire-pit + picnic table was the perfect spot for dinner and S'mores. Laura was quick to respond with any questions and was a great host.

The only thing that would have made it better would be a little paddle-boat to get past the lily pads to where the big fish swim!

  • Review Submitted: 11-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Ben, I am glad you had a good time! The lily pads sure are pretty, but they do like to have bobbers and hooks for their lunch. We anticipate having the paddle boat ready and possibly a canoe available for use next year. Looking forward to having you stay again. Updated: 3/18/18 We checked into allowing renters to use our canoe or paddle boat and the insurance to do so is an additional $300 a year. At this time, we choose to keep the costs down for our renters. If we have a lot of requests for the canoe or paddle boat, we can move forward with the insurance. This adds about $30 extra to each weekly rental.
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Cute, Cozy Cottage

  • 5 of 5

The cottage had everything we could possibly want/need - immediate access to lake, games, all kitchen and grilling utensils, wi-fi, bonfire pit, etc. The inside decor was very warm and inviting and we had a great time building memories there.

Never rented a home before so it was really great to have such an accessible owner who answers questions so quickly.

  • Review Submitted: 24-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Brighton, Michigan

Beautiful Cabin on the Bayou

  • 5 of 5

We stayed the week on the bayou at this lovely cabin with our 2 kids. The owner thought of every little detail and made us feel extremely welcome. I felt like I was staying at a good friend's home. My kids loved the bunk beds and we enjoyed our very comfortable master bedroom! The neighborhood is quiet and people are friendly. There is so much to do within a 15 minute drive of the house no matter which way you go. We went biking, swimming, canoeing, disc golfing, checked out light houses, went fishing, rented a boat and took it out on Hamlin Lake, and so much more. The food in town is incredible and if you like high end grocery stores a brand new one just opened up in town, Biercamp Market. It's amazing they are small but pack a punch. We did all our grocery shopping there and ate like royalty all week! We could have easily stayed another week and never been bored one day. I would definitely recommend this lovely property to any family looking to get away. (oh and there's wi-fi for those moments when you do want a little peace and quiet and an easy distraction with the kids, the owner has board games and movies and cable and Netflix!). We had such a great week. Thanks to this awesome owner! We will be back!

  • Review Submitted: 19-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so happy you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you again soon! Ludington is a fantastic place for a vacation.
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Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Mason county airport
Nearest Barpub
2.8 Miles
Stix bar
Nearest Ferry
6.5 Miles
Badger car ferry
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Lincoln Hills
Nearest Restaurant
2.8 Miles
Stix Bar
Nearest Beach
5 Miles
Ludington State Park
Car: necessary


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £67.83
Damage Deposit £376.85

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.
Discounts available for stays longer than 7 days.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.