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Turkey Hollow - 3.5 Acre Getaway on South Haven's North Shore

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 6 nights

Overview

About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms + Den, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 8)

Turkey Hollow offers the best of both worlds, a secluded lodge-type home located just minutes from South Haven's North Shore beaches and its historic downtown. This well-appointed newer cedar home features a large screened porch, fully equipped kitchen, stone fireplace, wood floors and paneling, high ceilings and 3.5 acres of private woods complete with a nature trail. Turkey Hollow is perfect for family vacations, girls' weekends, retreats, holiday gatherings, and visiting family and friends.

Keywords: Lodge, cabin, retreat, conservatory

More Details

Owner
Owner
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
September 19, 2017

About The Owner

This property is owned by Mark Kolas and Johannah Dillon. Mark is a local builder, and built Turkey Hollow in 2003. Johannah owns Renaissance, a boutique in downtown South Haven. Mark and Johannah live about a mile from Turkey Hollow in South Haven with their four dogs.

The Owner purchased this house in 2003

Why The Owner chose Southwest Michigan

We chose to build here because of the beauty and uniqueness of the property. We have always enjoyed vacationing at the lodges in several of our National Parks, and designed Turkey Hollow to create a similar experience. It is within easy walking distance of Lake Michigan beaches, within biking distance of downtown South Haven, yet is surrounded by woods and wildlife. A perfect vacation getaway.

What makes this house unique

Short walk to public beach, a bike ride from downtown, and privacy and nature when you want it. New this year is a nature / exercise trail on the property.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Well, let me begin by saying WOW! Turkey Hollow is a beautiful, comfortable, warm-feeling home nestled in a relaxing, tranquil setting. It far exceeded our expectations. Our desire to have privacy in a secluded location while still being able to easily access the lake and town was wonderfully met by Turkey Hollow.



The decor and details of your property are so well thought out and really adds to the charm and peaceful feel of the home. A standard of excellence is obvious. The screened porch is absolutely delightful! We spent nearly all of our time when we were 'home' on that porch.........from morning coffee to late-night conversations.



My husband and I would like to thank you for your reliable communication and for being so accommodating. We are grateful to have spent our anniversary in such a breathtaking location. Priceless.
Aug 2013
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Map

North Beach Public Park
"Large beach with concessions, volleyball and facilities"
First Street Beach Access
"First Street beach access, closest to Turkey Hollow"
HawksHead Restaurant
"Hawkshead Golf Course, Inn and Restaurant. Open to the public."
Farmer's Market
"Farmer's Market Wednesday and Saturday"
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Hawkshead
Nearest Beach
0.3 Miles
First Street

Biking, hiking or snowmobiling on Kal-Haven Trail. Fruit picking (in season - blueberries, strawberries, rasberries, blackberries, apples, etc.)

Amenities

South Haven House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , Upstairs Bathroom
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower , Downstairs Bathroom
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 3 twin/ single
    Den - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Queen-sized sleeper sofa
  • Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (3), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Queen
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Wildlife abounds in this 3.5 acre property, complete with nature trail. Municipal water and sewer.

Reviews

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Turkey Hollow - 3.5 Acre Getaway on South Haven's North Shore
average rating of 4.964286 based on 48 reviews
5

A wonderful secluded getaway

  • 5 of 5

Absolutely loved our vacation at this lovely appointed house in the woods! We enjoyed going to the beach every day (an easy 10 minute stroll). The wooded, secluded location provided daily exposure to deer, squirrels, beavers, and birds. Beautiful downtown South Haven was barely a 5 minute drive away. At the house, we spent almost all of our waking hours on the large, comfortable screened-in porch. Mark, the owner, was friendly and responsive to any questions. There were plenty of helpful notes on things to do, attractions, and places to eat in the area. We loved this property and hope to rent again in the future.

  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Wonderful Labor Day weekend at Turkey Hollow

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I plus our son, daughter, their spouses, one 17 month old grandchild, and one dog just returned from spending Labor Day weekend here. The home is beautiful and well-appointed. It is a leisurely 10 min. walk to the beach which is fantastic. We all agreed that it is a place that we would like to return to in the future.

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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The house was beautiful, nearly perfect. The surroundings were very nice.

  • 4 of 5

Wonderful place. Only negatives were: nearby construction meant we woke each weekday morning to the sound of hammering; WiFi was weak to the point of being nearly useless; the beach was further away than we expected (and tiny).

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Best get-away cabin in South Haven!

  • 5 of 5

Fantastic cabin in a fantastic location! Very private yet close to town. Lots of wildlife on the property. Mark was great providing information and having everything we needed at the cabin. Watching the deer every morning while drinking our coffee was a great way to start the day.

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Property was first rate!

  • 5 of 5

This property is first rate. In the middle of the woods so very secluded. And yet only 5-7 minute walk to a public access beach! We loved the "woodsy" feel and the house has a fireplace and wonderful screened in porch that travels the length of the home and where we spent much of our time. I would recommend this house for anyone. 4 nice bedrooms that will sleep 8 comfortably and owner was very accommodating.

  • Submitted: Jun 8, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Great family weekend!

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Turkey Hollow. The deer and black squirrels were so much fun to watch in the morning while we had coffee.

The weather was chilly and gray, perfect for a warm fire and playing games with our kids. If you are looking for a relaxing weekend to unplug from the hectic work week, this is the place to go.

Can't wait to come back in the summer! Thanks Mark!

  • Submitted: Nov 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Additional information about rental rates

Damage Deposit $100

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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