Lake Michigan Views 2800 Sq Ft. 3 Bedroom, 2.5 Bathroom Home with huge deck
About Juli Lepley
I have lived in this home for 34 years. My children were raised here and my grandchildren have spent 3 years of their life here! It is a great home for children! I have been an educator for 38 years now. I taught for 10 years in South Haven. I'm originally from Ohio and went to BGSU for my undergraduate degree. I received my Masters degree from GVSU in 2004! I spent the last 10 years working as a Special Education Administrator for the OAISD and am now retired!!
Juli Lepley purchased this House in 1987
Why Juli Lepley chose South Haven
This is a two acre wooded property across from Lake Michigan with beautiful sunset views! The backyard is private with room for volleyball, football and baseball games. There's a basketball hoop at the end of the driveway. My children and grandchildren have learned to ride their bikes, skate boards and roller blades down the long private driveway. The yard and deck are surrounded by beautiful flowers, ground cover and bushes. There's a new grill, two patio tables and chairs, lounge chairs and a picnic table for family meals.
What makes this House unique
This secluded wooded property allows your family the private area you desire for your vacation. I am able to book with credit card payments also.
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Beautiful setting complete with butterflies and hummingbirds.
Everything you need for a family vacation with children. Well equipped kitchen and great deck. We felt comfortably at home here. We were a party of 6 and it offered something for our three generations. Thank you Julie for sharing your beautiful home.
Thank you Sue for this beautiful review! I'm so happy your family enjoyed their stay at my home!
Wonderful family home
This was the perfect home for our two families with two teens and 4 small kids. The yard and patio were perfect for being outside in the evening for the kids to play and eat dinner. The kitchen was stocked with everything we needed to prepare our meals. Juli’s home was a quick drive to North Beach and downtown South Haven. Having a second fridge in the basement was perfect for keeping all our drinks cold. We can’t wait to come back-none of the kids wants to load the car up this morning to leave
Thank you Linda for your wonderful review! It brings me so much joy to hear how families spent their time at my home during their vacation stay. I'm so glad you loved it!
This place was absolutely ideal for our large family!
We loved this place and it suited our needs perfectly! My husband and I and our five grown kids, along with two spouses and one girlfriend, gathered from all over the US at this home for the 4th of July week and we just loved it! Juli's house is beautiful and very spacious with plenty of different gathering places for the family. The kitchen was really well equipped and the outdoor grill was used every night. We had fabulous weather and we loved coming back from the hot, sunny beach each day to an oasis-like home with a huge green yard with lots of trees and space. Our kids loved using the volleyball net and we enjoyed the huge deck with several tables and chairs which was more than adequate for our group of 10 people. Had the weather been poor we would have had plenty of space to spread out inside to play games, watch TV or read. We also loved the location! The home is just minutes from several beaches and there's an inexpensive place to rent bikes and some amazing bike trails to follow. We rented kayaks and paddle boards on the beach and enjoyed dinner sunsets on the beach as well. This is an ideal place for an active vacation with the family and a relaxing place to come home to after a day of sunshine. The fire pit looked so inviting but with the hot weather we never used it, but we look forward to returning here and having s'mores in the future! I highly recommend this wonderful home!
Thank you Sarah for your lovely review of my home. I'm so glad your family enjoyed your time there! South Haven is a perfect town to vacation in and my home is a sweet haven to retreat to!
Beautiful and relaxing escape from your worries
My family of 5 loved our stay at Lepley Lane! Juli was easy to work with and getting in/out was simple. The property feels like a wooded escape, with so much privacy, yard space and being surrounded by trees. We saw deer and foxes scampering across the lawn while there. And it's just across the street from the lake with beautiful sunset views every night. You can see some of the sunset over the lake while sitting on the deck, but I recommend walking down to the end of the driveway for the full spectacle! It's on a very quiet (dead end) road, so not many cars pass by. We spent a ton of time on the huge deck and used the firepit and new grill quite a bit. Kids loved playing basketball, volleyball, climbing in the treehouse, and playing cards on the deck. And we all agreed that we had the best sleep of our lives here - quiet house, comfortable beds, cool breezes and lots of fans (and great A/C on the one hot night we had). We're so well-rested now!
Location was really convenient to a lot of South Haven activities. We biked or drove to several different beaches, the closest (First Street) being about a mile and the furthest (North Beach) about two miles. Downtown is also an easy 2-mile bike ride. Head in the other direction and you're a 5-minute drive to berry picking at Riverbend, Sherman's ice cream, the Art Barn for crafting, a huge Meijer grocery store, and an ER/Urgent Care (in case you have disaster-prone kids like ours). We also loved climbing the dunes at Van Buren State Park and renting SUPs at Dyckman Beach.
House itself was well-equipped with kitchen items, linens, games, internet, and whatever else we needed. It was super roomy and could easily fit 10 people with room to breathe. Basement was a cool place for older kids to hang out with sofa bed, big-screen TV, air hockey table, board games, and their very own kitchen.
We'd love to return to South Haven and Lepley Lane! I am relaxed just thinking about it!
Thank you Aimee for writing this fabulous review! I'm so happy your family enjoyed my home in South Haven. It makes my heart sing just knowing how much fun your family had!!
Home away from Home
We had a fantastic time at Lepley House this summer and would highly recommend the property and Juli herself who was a pleasure to deal with. The house itself is very well stocked and clean and comfortable. Large enough for a big group (we had 4 adults and 3 teens), but also had lots of smaller areas where you could be alone and read/relax. The garden was wonderful with plenty of seating areas and a large grass area for soccer/baseball. The grounds have been beautifully planted and the garden is a real pleasure to be in. The firepit was well used by us all in the evenings too. The area itself is beautiful - the house is set back on a very quiet road. Its only a few minutes drive to many beaches and to South Haven which is a brilliant holiday destination - we jet skied, sailed and shopped in the many antique and gift shops. For us - it was a perfect destination and we will plan to return.
We were pleasantly surprised - the home was everything we expected and more! The large yard was beautiful with a great fire pit for late night s'mores and laughter. There was treehouse that our grandchildren loved exploring. The long driveway was fun for the children to ride their tricycles and the adults to play basketball together. Best of all, several beaches are a short 5 minute drive. We intentionally chose a home that wasn't directly on the water so we didn't have to worry about young children wandering. The floor plan was perfect for our family of 6 adults and 2 children. The house is clean and well-maintained. Juli answered all my questions promptly. We would definitely like to return to South Haven.