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.
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
Tucked away in our little corner of the world...
Beautiful setting, felt like miles away from any distractions. Lots of fun things to do in and around the house. Perfectly decorated indoors to match the wonderfully rugged exterior. Kids played for hours on the windy road leading to the home and learned to ride their bikes. Puppy felt free! Jim and Kyle are wonderful hosts and made themselves available for anything that we could need. It was a little bit of paradise.
Thank u for sharing your beautiful home. We had a wonderful time . Smores by the pond, board games at your beautiful dining table and cooking in your gorgeous gourmet kitchen. Nice to reconnect with kids fishing , ealoing the trails, tossing a football and playing with our dog. Hope to be back in late summer or early fall
Wonderful stay in an incredible setting
This was our THIRD time staying at Hollywoods. We love it there more each time. The heavy snow made for a very peaceful setting. Jim and Kyle are great and have created a true gem of a getaway. Thank you!
Great Secluded Home Rental outside of South Haven
Wonderful property with an awesome set of wooden trails in the woods surrounding the home. House itself is great, well maintained, and well designed for a group getaway. Owner/manager very easy to work with and very nice. Responded to any inquiries we had promptly, and gave us a walkthrough of the home at check-in. Was the perfect winter escape, and we hope to return soon to the HollyWoods!
Spectacular home and landscape
The property is even better than the photos. We had a wonderful time wandering the trails and visiting the town. It was a great break! We hope to return soon.
Fantastic family escape
We thoroughly enjoyed our fall escape to the Hollywoods. Your home was perfect - thank you for sharing it with us. We are already plotting our return!
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.