WOODLAND RETREAT WITH PRIVATE BEACH--CASTLE PARK

Elizabeth Gardner

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Sleeps14
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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WOODLAND RETREAT WITH PRIVATE BEACH--CASTLE PARK

Sleeps14
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

Overview

Overview

Holland House Rental Photos and Description

House, 5 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 3.5 Baths, (Sleeps 12-14)

Welcome to Phoenix in the Dunes, a luxury home completed in 2006 with all the amenities you seek, just 2.5 hours from Chicago and 3.5 hours from Detroit. It's perched on a wooded dune 700 feet from a large private beach shared by just ten houses--easy to get away from it all, yet a short walk or ride from the center of Castle Park, a historic 19th century resort community. There's a pool, eight green-clay tennis courts, half-day 'play class' for the kids from July 4 to mid-August, and lots more.

Bedrooms: 5 (1 king, 1 queen, 2 with 2 twin beds each, 1 with bunk-beds, daybed and sleeping loft)

Sleeps: 12 in beds. Overflow guests can also be accommodated on 2 sleeper couches in the living room.

Bathrooms: 3 1/2. Master bath has two-person whirlpool tub. Downstairs bath (adjacent to queen bedroom) has walk-in shower with grab-bars, seat and hand-held shower, plus rain-head. Second upstairs bath has kid-depth bathtub with shower. Extra upstairs powder room, too!

Kitchen: State of the art gourmet kitchen and adjoining pantry with soapstone countertops, hickory cabinets. Kitchen windowseat and farm table look out on deck and wooded ravine.

Dining room: Farm table seats up to 12.

Living room: Comfy couches, fireplace, TV with DVD player and gaming system.

Outdoor living: Back deck and patio put you in the treetops, with excellent morning sun and terrific bird-watching. Gas grill, charcoal grill, Adirondack chairs, and dining table and chairs. Another deck wraps around the house on the upper level, with a bump-out overhanging the hill--spectacular yet peaceful.

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Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Elizabeth Gardner (Owner)
Advertiser since 2007
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Speaks english

Why HomeAway

Sleeps14
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights
Travel with confidence
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Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
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Three services to protect your trip:
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Guarantee the rental meets your expectations
Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

Reviews

Reviews

5
based on 9 traveler reviews

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Woodland Retreat with Private Beach--Castle Park
average rating of 5.0 based on 9 reviews
business
Woodland Retreat with Private Beach--Castle Park
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p233115vb
-(708) 442-1377 (Illinois, USA)
Holland Western Michigan
New Jersey
5

Wonderful house!

  • 5 of 5
What a great house for a big family or extended family!
Bedrooms: 5 bedrooms, including the great kids' room, complete with loft. Master bedroom is large and very comfortable! There is a second smaller master bedroom downstairs as well. The other 2 bedrooms both have twin beds.

Bathrooms - 4 bathrooms - 2 with showers (one with a wonderful rain shower head) One bathroom has a very nice Jacuzzi, which got a lot of use!

Kitchen - the kitchen is very nice; upscale appliances, any dish, pot pan, utensil, etc. that you can think of. A nice table that holds around 7-8 people comfortably plus some bar stools by the counter. The kitchen opens into the...

Dining Room - large table that holds 12 people. A must for a large family vacation. Fireplace.

Living room - comfortable with large tv and gaming system. Fireplace in living room. 2 large couches, perfect for chatting or playing games on the coffee table.

Upstairs family room area - we loved this room!! Books and games, just a great casual area, has window seat that easily accommodates 2 adults, with their tea and books. Also has two comfortable chairs for sitting as well. A nice place to be by yourself but because it's right above the living room, you still feel like you are part of the "action."

Beach - the beach is wonderful! There were 4-5 beach chairs in the living room closet. We loved the "singing sand" of Lake Michigan and what a nice beach to just relax and enjoy the view. The water temps were very cold, but that didn't stop my 12 yo from going in. The sand is very soft and the views are beautiful.

The Castle - small lending library open to guests. Plus it's a Castle, how cool is that? A nice walk from the house.

The house is not close to any other homes, which gives you great views and a lot of privacy.

The owner will email you a large document of directions, instructions, etc. Any question we had about anything that week was answered in there. Especially pay attention to the directions; it's a little tricky at the end and her directions were invaluable. Do NOT plan to arrive after dark; you don't want to be driving that road for the first time at night.

The owner was also very responsive throughout the whole process. If we were ever back in the area we would love to come back!
  • Submitted: Jun 2, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
business
Woodland Retreat with Private Beach--Castle Park
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p233115vb
-(708) 442-1377 (Illinois, USA)
Holland Western Michigan
New Jersey
5

Great house!

  • 5 of 5
What a great house for a big family or extended family!
Bedrooms: 5 bedrooms, including the great kids' room, complete with loft. Master bedroom is large and very comfortable! There is a second smaller master bedroom downstairs as well. The other 2 bedrooms both have twin beds.

Bathrooms - 4 bathrooms - 2 with showers (one with a wonderful rain shower head) One bathroom has a very nice Jacuzzi, which got a lot of use!

Kitchen - the kitchen is very nice; upscale appliances, any dish, pot pan, utensil, etc. that you can think of. A nice table that holds around 7-8 people comfortably plus some bar stools by the counter. The kitchen opens into the...

Dining Room - large table that holds 12 people. A must for a large family vacation. Fireplace.

Living room - comfortable with large tv and gaming system. Fireplace in living room. 2 large couches, perfect for chatting or playing games on the coffee table.

Upstairs family room area - we loved this room!! Books and games, just a great casual area, has window seat that easily accommodates 2 adults, with their tea and books. Also has two comfortable chairs for sitting as well. A nice place to be by yourself but because it's right above the living room, you still feel like you are part of the "action."

Beach - the beach is wonderful! There were 4-5 beach chairs in the living room closet. We loved the "singing sand" of Lake Michigan and what a nice beach to just relax and enjoy the view. The water temps were very cold, but that didn't stop my 12 yo from going in. The sand is very soft and the views are beautiful.

The Castle - small lending library open to guests. Plus it's a Castle, how cool is that? A nice walk from the house.

The house is not close to any other homes, which gives you great views and a lot of privacy.

The owner will email you a large document of directions, instructions, etc. Any question we had about anything that week was answered in there. Especially pay attention to the directions; it's a little tricky at the end and her directions were invaluable. Do NOT plan to arrive after dark; you don't want to be driving that road for the first time at night.

The owner was also very responsive throughout the whole process. If we were ever back in the area we would love to come back!
  • Submitted: Jun 2, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Families with Teenagers
business
Woodland Retreat with Private Beach--Castle Park
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p233115vb
-(708) 442-1377 (Illinois, USA)
Holland Western Michigan
New Jersey
5

Wonderful house!

  • 5 of 5
What a great house for a big family or extended family!
Bedrooms: 5 bedrooms, including the great kids' room, complete with loft. Master bedroom is large and very comfortable! There is a second smaller master bedroom downstairs as well. The other 2 bedrooms both have twin beds.

Bathrooms - 4 bathrooms - 2 with showers (one with a wonderful rain shower head) One bathroom has a very nice Jacuzzi, which got a lot of use!

Kitchen - the kitchen is very nice; upscale appliances, any dish, pot pan, utensil, etc. that you can think of. A nice table that holds around 7-8 people comfortably plus some bar stools by the counter. The kitchen opens into the...

Dining Room - large table that holds 12 people. A must for a large family vacation. Fireplace.

Living room - comfortable with large tv and gaming system. Fireplace in living room. 2 large couches, perfect for chatting or playing games on the coffee table.

Upstairs family room area - we loved this room!! Books and games, just a great casual area, has window seat that easily accommodates 2 adults, with their tea and books. Also has two comfortable chairs for sitting as well. A nice place to be by yourself but because it's right above the living room, you still feel like you are part of the "action."

Beach - the beach is wonderful! There were 4-5 beach chairs in the living room closet. We loved the "singing sand" of Lake Michigan and what a nice beach to just relax and enjoy the view. The water temps were very cold, but that didn't stop my 12 yo from going in. The sand is very soft and the views are beautiful.

The Castle - small lending library open to guests. Plus it's a Castle, how cool is that? A nice walk from the house.

The house is not close to any other homes, which gives you great views and a lot of privacy.

The owner will email you a large document of directions, instructions, etc. Any question we had about anything that week was answered in there. Especially pay attention to the directions; it's a little tricky at the end and her directions were invaluable. Do NOT plan to arrive after dark; you don't want to be driving that road for the first time at night.

The owner was also very responsive throughout the whole process. If we were ever back in the area we would love to come back!
  • Submitted: Jun 2, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Families with Teenagers
business
Woodland Retreat with Private Beach--Castle Park
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p233115vb
-(708) 442-1377 (Illinois, USA)
Holland Western Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI, USA
5

Perfect private beachfront getaway for multiple families!

  • 5 of 5
We booked this outstanding vacation home for a reunion of close college friends + families and kids and it was the perfect venue! The house itself is situated high on a hill and offers nice views as well as a charming forest location. A brief and exciting (but doable) hike across the bluff and sand dune brings you to a private beach where the sand is pristine and the crowds non-existent. Ample kitchen and dining space meant that we could stay in the house all week and never really have to venture out of Castle Park. There is also a terrific kids play area down the hill that is perfect for kids ages 0 - 8.
  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2010
  • Stayed: Jul 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
business
Woodland Retreat with Private Beach--Castle Park
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p233115vb
-(708) 442-1377 (Illinois, USA)
Holland Western Michigan
San Juan Puerto Rico
5

A Perfect Vacation Home on Lake Michigan

  • 5 of 5
I stayed here as part of a group of 15 7 adults and 8 kids ranging from 1 year to 7 years old. What a wonderful vacation. The owner is incredibly well organized and the house which was just rebuilt/remodeled in 2006 is fantastic not just because of the great amenities, kitchen, flat screen, BBQ, games, etc. but also the artchitecture of the hosue is wonderful, it is at the top of a hill at the end of the road on castle park, with its wonderful location you feel surrounded by nature, and are completely isolated from any other man made noise. The house itself has a wonderful, layout, open kitchen, cathedral ceiling many windows to give great light and wonderful reading nooks, and outdoor balconies, plus a great room with bunk beds where you can pack all the kids. The walk to the beach is wonderful, a few hundred feet through a wooded ridge and down a sand dune, for the kids this in itself was a wonderful adventure, and what a beach totally private, fine white sand and the lake in summer was great. Castle park is a very well to do private area, with Sagautuk nearby a wonderful quaint town for a daytrip. kids really enjoyed the go kart, bumper boats in Maine, I would highly recommend this home for a good clean family oriented vacation to get it away from the rat race for a week. There is a reason that every review is a 5!!!! Enjoy.
  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2010
  • Stayed: Jul 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
business
Woodland Retreat with Private Beach--Castle Park
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p233115vb
-(708) 442-1377 (Illinois, USA)
Holland Western Michigan
Goshen KY
5

Very enjoyable Lake Michigan and Castle Park experience

  • 5 of 5
We just got back from our first vacation on Lake Michigan and thoroughly enjoyed our experience. The house was exactly as described, if not a little understated!!! Six of us (parents and four young adults) lived very comfortably in this well appointed house. The owner was a great communicator throughout. Without her directions I don't think we would have found the house when we first arrived!!! The private beach was a short walk away and was never crowded, even over the July 4th holiday weekend. We appreciate that Castle Park and the home were dog friendly. We enjoyed the beach, golf, on-site tennis, downtown Holland and all the amenities in the home. Thanks for a wonderful experience!!!
  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2010
  • Stayed: Jul 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers
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Map

Map

Nearest Train
5 Miles
Holland
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
I-196
Nearest Beach
500 Metres
Private
Car: necessary
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Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates

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Holland House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
fall
Sep 15 2014 - Oct 31 2014
2 night minimum stay
$450
$2,400
 
 
spring
Apr 1 2015 - May 30 2015
2 night minimum stay
$395
$2,200
 
 
Shoulder season
May 31 2015 - Jun 19 2015
7 night minimum stay
$3,300
 
 
High season
Jun 20 2015 - Sep 7 2015
7 night minimum stay
$5,000
 
 
fall 2015
Sep 8 2015 - Oct 31 2015
2 night minimum stay
$475
$2,400
 

Additional information about rental rates

Notes The cleaning fee may exceed the minimum if there are dogs in the party, if there is excessive mess or trash, or if guests depart after the check-out time of 11 am.
Payment is by check. The $500 cleaning and damage deposit is due with the signed agreement and also serves to hold the time. Full rent is due three weeks before the start of the rental. The deposit is returned to the guest minus a cleaning fee after the key is returned. The minimum cleaning fee is $165, plus $1.50 per pound for laundry that is not finished during the two-hour cleaning window.
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Amenities

Amenities

Holland House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3200 sq. ft.
  • 2 stories
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Water View
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Master bath - toilet , jetted tub , Jetted tub has hand shower
    Downstairs - toilet , shower , Walk-in shower with seat, grab-bar, handheld shower
    Kids' bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , Kid-depth tub--great for bathing little ones!
    Powder room - toilet , Second floor. Eases morning and bedtime crowding.
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Kids' Room - 1 twin/ single , 1 sleep sofa /futon , 2 bunk bed , Futon in sleeping loft
    Twin Room #1 - 2 twin/ single
    Twin Room #2 - 2 twin/ single
    Downstairs Bedroom - 1 queen , Adjoining bath with walk-in shower
    Master Bedroom - 1 king , Connecting bath with whirlpool tub
    Convertible bed(s) - 2 sleep sofa /futon , Comfortable pull-out couches in living room
  • King size beds (1) in master bedroom, Queen size Beds (1) in downstairs bedroom, Twin or Single Beds (1) two rooms with two twin beds each, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) two sleeper sofas in living room, Bunk Beds (1) "kids' room" has bunk beds, daybed, and sleeping loft
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • jetted tub ...
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
Notes:
piano Baby equipment and other large items available for rental through our cleaning service.
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