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The HollyWoods: Very Private 20 Acre Property Near Lake Michigan

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Space 1,800 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

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

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.

More Details

Property Manager
James Hahn
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
July 23, 2017

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.

Amenities

South Haven House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
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
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

Reviews

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average rating of 5.0 based on 64 reviews
5

Amazing Family Vacation!

  • 5 of 5

What amazing memories we will take with us from our week at the HollyWoods! The attention to detail in the home and around the grounds is unparalleled. We love the porches, pond and fishing, trails, privacy, music and library of books. Most importantly, we leave refreshed, relaxed, and with renewed gratitude for our family. Our kids are already asking when we can return! The Greek Family -- Carmel Indiana

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Hollywoods 2017

  • 5 of 5

Jim and Kyle, thank you for another wonderful stay in your beautiful home. We have now experienced May, June, July and August. It is fun to see your garden in different stages. Each month is so beautiful. Next we intend to try a fall and a winter month to get a whole new experience. The dogs absolutely loved it! Finn took it the worst when we left! He has the most fun playing and swimming in the pond. Visiting your home always leaves us renewed and refreshed. Thanks again and see you next year! Chris, Jen and the Furry Five!

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Impressive, relaxing, and private

  • 5 of 5

Impressive details throughout the home and property! This is a luxurious "country chic" treasure of South Haven. Thank you for the wonderful memories that HollyWoods provided to us. The peaceful, thoughtful, and beautiful landscaped property provided a relaxing setting. We enjoyed smore's, fishing, the rocking chairs, and listening to nature. We loved the screened in porch and watching the cardinals fly by as they prepared a nest for their eggs. It was perfect! We will be back!

  • Submitted: May 30, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your kind words regarding the HollyWoods. Kyle and I are thrilled that you enjoyed your stay. We are also so happy that you were able to witness the nesting ritual of our winged wildlife. We currently have nesting at all three of our properties, all at different stages. Some are feeding their young, while others are protecting their eggs, and still others are building their nests. It is such a great time of year if you like to watch the wildlife. You and your family were such wonderful guests, we hope to see you again soon.
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Gorgeous, relaxing weekend away

  • 5 of 5

We had such a wonderful time on our first visit to South Haven! What a beautiful, comfortable house! We enjoyed hiking the property and having fires in the inside fireplace and outside fire pit. We came for what we thought would be a winter getaway, and enjoyed 50 to 60° weather and sun in February! Looking forward to returning soon!

  • Submitted: Feb 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
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Post Christmas Relaxation

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed the property is all aspects, from the grounds to walk to the well designed home. Thats to jump for his hospitality. We will definitely look for stay here again. Happy New Year.

The Snyder's

  • Submitted: Dec 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
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Pure Michigan Pure Perfection

  • 5 of 5

What a fantastic property. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the HollyWoods. We found the spacious open floor plan of the main living space perfect for our group. All the bedrooms were very spacious and the beds incredibly comfortable. Huddling around the warm campfire at night was perfect for roasting marshmallows and telling ghost stories. Even when the snow started falling, we found the fire very inviting and made our experience "one-of-a-kind". The kitchen was perfect for creating wonderful meals, with every cooking gadget you would need supplied. The dining table was perfect for our family of 6, but could easily accommodate 8. We found ourselves around this table quite bit, playing games that were graciously provided by our hosts. Jim and Kyle did a wonderful job creating this beautiful property in woods and making their home feel like ours. Thank you very much for this unforgettable experience and we expect to return for many years to come.

  • Submitted: Dec 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank for your kind words. We were happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay. We look forward to your next trip. Jim and Kyle
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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
Manager accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer 2017
Jun 15 2017 - Aug 7 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$3,150
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
Summer II 2017
Aug 8 2017 - Aug 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
$475
From
$575
Fri,Sat
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
Labor Day 2017
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 4 2017
3 night minimum stay
$530
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
Autumn 2017
Sep 5 2017 - Oct 28 2017
2 night minimum stay
$450
From
$500
Fri,Sat
$2,275
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
Winter 1
Oct 29 2017 - Nov 21 2017
2 night minimum stay
$360
From
$430
Fri,Sat
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
Thanksgiving
Nov 22 2017 - Nov 25 2017
4 night minimum stay
$430
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
Winter 2
Nov 26 2017 - Dec 21 2017
2 night minimum stay
$360
From
$430
Fri,Sat
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
Christmas
Dec 22 2017 - Dec 25 2017
4 night minimum stay
$515
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
Winter 3
Dec 26 2017 - Dec 28 2017
2 night minimum stay
$360
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
New Years
Dec 29 2017 - Jan 1 2018
3 night minimum stay
$515
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
Winter 4
Jan 2 2018 - Mar 31 2018
2 night minimum stay
$360
From
$430
Fri,Sat
$1,960
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$300
From
$350
Fri,Sat
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning $200 + Tax
Tax Rate 9.5%

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

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
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