The SpaceWhether 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. Guest AccessYou will have complete and sole access to the house and our entire 20 acre parcel.
Periodically, we, the owners, or our representatives, will need to come by for maintenance or yard work during your stay. We will try to coordinate our work at times when you are away from the property. It is impossible to maintain such a high level of quality at all 4 of our properties (60 acres total) in only 6 hours, between check-out and check-in. Interaction with GuestsWe are always available to answer any questions that you may have during your stay. Please do not hesitate to call or text. Generally, we are only minutes away. The NeighborhoodThe property is located on a very quite rural block, away from the hustle and bustle of the city. You will not see any neighbors from the property, and they will not see you. The land is very quite, peaceful and serine. Getting AroundA car or bicycle is required whiled staying on the property. You are only a short 5-10 minute drive to beaches, downtown South Haven, grocery stores, all that Southwest Michigan has to offer. Other Things to NoteI will leave our house manual for you to read through when you arrive. In it, you will find directions for most everything in the house. Most of your questions can be answered in this manual. Also, included is a map of the area with a details listing of site, attractions, restaurants, shopping venues, etc with locations on the map for everything. You will also find a map of our 20 acres and all of the walking trails throughout.