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James Hahn

Member since: 2011
Speaks: english

The HollyWoods: Very Private 20 Acre Property Near Lake Michigan

57 Reviews
Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

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Overview

Southwest Michigan House Rental Photos and Description

Upscale home, 3 BR, 3 bath, sleeps 8, private pond, hiking trails

While most of the summer is booked, you can take advantage of our spring and early summer availability. Book now, the gardens are lush.

Whether it’s you and your family, or you and your friends, we have a place that was designed for gatherings. Built in 2007, this craftsman bungalow has all the modern amenities, but with a homey nod to the past.

A long, winding driveway leads you through the woods to the house, which overlooks a pond for fishing, a grassy field for lawn games, and a fire pit for roasting marshmallows under the stars. Inside, an open floor plan lets you all be together while comfy bedrooms and an additional sitting room allow for downtime. In cooler months, hunker down by the wood-burning fireplace. Step outside to enjoy covered porches, a screened-in dining porch, grilling terrace, pergola, another fire pit, outdoor shower and walking trails.

Whether you bike, hike, swim, kayak, shop, antique, dine, gamble, golf, or just relax in the hammock, there’s always something to do. Like other guests who’ve found us, we’re sure you’ll want to return again and again.

The House: The main floor of the house is an open floor plan with the gourmet kitchen, dining room with large farmhouse table, and a living with a wood-burning fireplace. The kitchen has stainless steel appliances, granite and walnut countertops, large pantry, and a screened outdoor dining porch. Other outdoor porches have rockers, upholstered furniture, and ceiling fans. The main floor master suite includes a full bath with large shower, washer/dryer, queen size bed and french doors leading outside. The second floor has 2 bedrooms, one with a queen sized bed and the other with two twin beds. Also upstairs is a sitting room with a pull-out sofa and doors that lead out to a balcony. The second floor has a full bathroom with tub/shower.The house has all of the comforts of home, central air, wood burning fireplace, large-screen/satellite TV, Blu-ray player, DVD/CD player, and audio system with speakers throughout the inside and outside of the house. The house is secured with an alarm system.

The Land: This charming cottage, nestled in the woods of Michigan, is named for the various species of holly bushes grown on site. As you enter the private 20 acres, you are greeted by a park-like area, with flower beds and tree specimens. This area also features a fruit orchard, containing apples, peaches, and pears. The gravel driveway leads you through this open area into the woods, winding down a tree lined drive to the house, set back in the woods near the creek and stone's throw from the large pond. Walking trails radiate out from the house and circle the property. Tucked away in the woods is a third fire pit, which is in the center of an area of campsites carved from the woods.

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
James Hahn (Owner)
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english

About James Hahn

James is a full-time host of 3 vacation rental properties in the South Haven area since 2011. With his husband Kyle, they have built, renovated, and/or created several luxury properties in South Haven and Chicago. Kyle is the designer and creator while James is the implementor, carpenter, and builder. One is the "yin" to the other's "yang".

James continues performing as a classical violinist in Michigan and Illinois while Kyle enjoys a rewarding career as a graphic designer. Kyle is also studying landscape design at the famed Chicago Botanic Gardens. You can see his magnificent work at any one of their gorgeous rental properties.

Over the years, their properties have attracted many guests, which they like to refer as friends. They have accrued many glowing reviews for their work, all achieving the highest rating of 5 stars.

James Hahn purchased this house in 2005

Why James Hahn chose Southwest Michigan

James and Kyle decided to build this home from scratch after living on the land in a tent for the first summer. After climbing many trees on the property, they were able to survey the land and decide on the perfect location for the house and pond and they began build later that year. Doing most of the building themselves, this labor of love took them the better part of 4 years to complete, but the result is exactly what they wanted.

What makes this house unique

Why the HollyWoods? It is perfectly located for our guest to enjoy all the attractions that southwest Michigan has to offer, and yet still be far away from the crowds that take over the lovely beach community during the summer. You can enjoy the peace and quiet that 20 wooded acres gets you, the calming walks on the trails through the woods, fishing in the pond for bass and perch, and listening to the frogs, owls and crickets at night.

Reviews

5
based on 57 traveler reviews

The HollyWoods: Very Private 20 Acre Property Near Lake Michigan
average rating of 5.0 based on 57 reviews
5

2nd Timing Visiting & Planning to Return Again!

  • 5 of 5

Thank you very much for having us at the HollyWood's again! It was very relaxing and enjoyable. We love escaping the city hustle and bustle, and retreating to the HollyWoods was exactly what we needed.

The day trips to Saugatuck and South Haven were delightful, but being able to return to a cozy and beautiful home was amazing!

Our 6 year old niece Olivia wanted to thank you Jim for the additional input on activities for kids. She really enjoyed the “kids corner”, the beaches, pony ride, and the state parks.

Thanks for sharing your lovely home with us and our Rhodesian Ridgebacks (they really love traveling with us and enjoyed the HollyWoods property!).

Our family agreed that we need to make coming to the HollyWoods an annual thing!

  • Submitted: Jun 2, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
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5

AMAZING!!!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here for a quick weekend away with another couple from Chicago. Everything about this property will blow you away. We were there for a snow storm and still had a blast. The house and kitchen are equipped far better than any other place I have stayed in. The floor plan is perfect for two separate families or couples to have their own space. The bedding on all beds was comfortable and cozy. The fireplace was delightful in the living room. The downstairs living area is perfect and open for great conversations and hanging out. We were able to hike around some of the trails in the snow, and it truly is a little secluded gem...we felt like we were the only ones out there in the woods. We hope to be back when the weather is nicer to enjoy the property again. I would highly recommend this place to anyone! It was extremely clean and well taken care of, you could tell the owners truly treasure their home. Hope you are able to enjoy it as much as we did! We didn't want to leave!

  • Submitted: Mar 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
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5

BEAUTIFUL

  • 5 of 5

Gorgeous house, beautiful setting, consummate hosts all add up for a perfect vacation. We were much different than those we read about who were toasting marshmallows by a fire and fishing in the pond. Our vacation was more of a quiet respite filled with novels and movies and strolls along the gardens. All perfect.

  • Submitted: Sep 21, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
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5

HollyWoods is absolutey perfect.

  • 5 of 5

Dear Jim,

This vacation was fantastic – extremely relaxing. Your home and property are incredible. You did not miss a thing when building, designing and decorating the perfect getaway! The dogs loved the trails and swimming in the pond. We all loved sitting on the patio(s) or around the firepit(s) listening to music and playing games. HollyWoods lived up to all the reviews online We are already trying to figure out when we can come back here. Thanks for all your hospitality.

All the best, The Panucci's

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
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5

HollyWoods is absolutey perfect.

  • 5 of 5

This vacation was fantastic – extremely relaxing. Your home and property are incredible. We immediately felt at home. You did not miss a thing when building, designing and decorating the perfect getaway! The dogs loved the trails and swimming in the pond. We all loved sitting on the patio(s) and around the firepit(s) listening to music and playing games. HollyWoods lived up to all the reviews online, and we are already trying to figure out when we can come back. Thanks for all your hospitality.

All the best, The Panucci's

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
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5

WONDERFUL.

  • 5 of 5

Every 5-star rave-review description we read online was true...the scale of the house and its design, the tranquility and expanse and care of the property, the comfort of the furniture and the multiple porches, the storage space for food, luggage and the like. What wasn't cited was the full supply of kitchen utensils and pot and pans...all clean, in excellent shape and in multiple sizes...making it possible to cook almost anything desired in any quantity. From beginning to end, the sophisticated owners and their responsible renters left the property and its contents in excellent shape making the experience truly 5-star. The Achilles heel: weak internet service in the area.

  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
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Map

Nearest Airport
1 Miles
South Haven, MI Airport
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Maple Grove
Nearest Ferry
45 Miles
Muskegan
Nearest Golf
7 Miles
Hawks Head
Nearest Train
7 Miles
Bangor, MI (Amtrak)
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
M-140 and I-196
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Maple Grove
Nearest Ski
35 Miles
Bittersweet
Nearest Beach
3 Miles
Van Buren State Park
Car: necessary

This house is located just outside of South Haven and is about 2 hours from Chicago and about 3 hours from Detroit. The town is known for it’s Lake Michigan beaches, it’s many festivals, farmer’s market and gracious hospitality.

South Haven is halfway between the other harbor towns St. Joseph and Saugatuck/Douglas which both make for easy day-trips. The area is also known as 'Harvest Country' for it’s many u-pick fruit orchards and winery tours. Besides Lake Michigan, there are many inland lakes for fishing and rivers for canoeing and kayaking.

The area has plenty of art galleries, museums and historic sites to keep the mind as well as the body occupied.

Summer is abuzz with sun-soaked activities which stretch into the fall when rolling hills and woods become ablaze with color. Winter festivals, outdoor ice-skating, and snowmobiling keep folks busy in the snowy months.

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Rates & Availability

South Haven House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer 2016
Jun 18 2016 - Aug 26 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
2 night minimum stay
$3,000
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
Late Summer 2016
Aug 27 2016 - Aug 31 2016
2 night minimum stay
$450
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
Labor Day 2016
Sep 1 2016 - Sep 4 2016
3 night minimum stay
$525
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
Autumn 2016
Sep 5 2016 - Oct 29 2016
2 night minimum stay
$425
From
$475
Fri,Sat
$2,875
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $200 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 6.0%

Call or email Jim to discuss availability, holiday pricing and bookings. 269-262-5040, jim@HollyWoodsSouthHaven.com.
Also, visit our website for more information and photos. www.HollyWoodsSouthHaven.com

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 0% refund if canceled at least 0 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Southwest Michigan House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Resort
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Alarm System
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Ducted Cooling
  • Ducted Heating
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Floorboards
  • Garage
  • Gas Heating
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Area
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Secure Parking
  • Security System
  • Shampoo
  • Split-System Air Conditioning
  • Study Room
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Tank
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Master - toilet , shower
    Upstairs - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Powder Room - toilet
    Outdoor Shower - outdoor shower
  • All bathrooms feature high end fixtures and faucets. Master bath has rain shower and hand held. Guest bath has rain shower.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master - 1 queen
    Queen - 1 queen
    Twin - 2 twin/ single
    Sitting Room - 1 double , Pull-out Sofa
  • The master bedroom sleeps 2 in a queen size bed. Plenty of room for cribs and additional cots. Guest bedroom #1 sleeps 2 in a queen size bed. Also room for crib and-or cots. Guest bedroom #2 sleeps 2 in two twin beds. Sitting room sleeps 2 in a pull out double size sofa bed.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Binoculars
  • Courtyard
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Entertainment Area
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Shed
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
  • 8 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

Learn more about this vacation rental at the owner's website:

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