Upscale home, 3 BR, 3 bath, sleeps 8, private pond, hiking trails
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, builder, and head lawn mower. 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 South Haven
James and Kyle decided to build their dream home 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. Owning and managing several properties in the area, their model is to purchase property with no less than 10 acres of land, outside of the downtown area, giving their guests the opportunity to recharge and relax in a quiet setting that close to all that southwest Michigan has to offer. The HollyWoods is within minutes of several public access Lake Michigan beaches, South Haven's wonderful farmer's market, restaurants, grocery shopping, and antiquing.
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.
Pets allowed - The first 4-legged family member stays free. The first 4-legged family member stays free.
No parties/events - Occupancy limits are strictly enforcedOccupancy limits are strictly enforced
No smoking - Smoking allowed away from house, no littering.Smoking allowed away from house, no littering.
Max guests: 8 - You may not exceed your contracted occupancy ever You may not exceed your contracted occupancy ever
Minimum age of primary renter: 25 - Someone over 25 on property at all timesSomeone over 25 on property at all times
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
Damage and incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property caused by you or your party during your stay.
Fantastic place. Can’t wait to come back.
Great, luxurious home in a secluded wooded property. Really wonderful for a quiet getaway.
The Hollywoods was the perfect place to getaway, relax and unwind. The house, property, and trails were absolutely beautiful and our dogs loved it too! James was helpful and very responsive to make sure we had a great stay. This was the perfect retreat!
The HollyWoods was the ideal place to go to unwind after the busy holiday season. My family and I loved spending time together in the beautifully designed home and walk the trails in the serene property. The owners were responsive and accommodating going above and beyond to make sure my family had a wonderful vacation.
Thank you for your comments. we are so glad you enjoyed your time in the woods. We loved having you stay at the HollyWoods and would love to see you again.
The property and house were beautiful! James was prompt and descriptive in responses. Perfect spot for a getaway for our family/friends. Thank you!
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.