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Turkey Hollow - 3.5 Acre Getaway on South Haven's North Shore

South Haven, MI, USA
  • House2000 sqft
  • Bedrooms3
  • Sleeps8
  • Bathrooms2
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay1 - 6 nights

House, 3 Bedrooms + Den, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 8)

Turkey Hollow offers the best of both worlds, a secluded lodge-type home located just minutes from South Haven's North Shore beaches and its historic downtown. This well-appointed newer cedar home features a large screened porch, fully equipped kitchen, stone fireplace, wood floors and paneling, high ceilings and 3.5 acres of private woods complete with a nature trail. Turkey Hollow is perfect for family vacations, girls' weekends, retreats, holiday gatherings, and visiting family and friends.

Keywords: Lodge, cabin, retreat, conservatory



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Calendar last updated:
Mar 16, 2018
About Owner

This property is owned by Mark Kolas and Johannah Dillon. Mark is a local builder, and built Turkey Hollow in 2003. Johannah owns Renaissance, a boutique in downtown South Haven. Mark and Johannah live about a mile from Turkey Hollow in South Haven with their four dogs.

Owner purchased this House in 2003

Why Owner chose Casco

We chose to build here because of the beauty and uniqueness of the property. We have always enjoyed vacationing at the lodges in several of our National Parks, and designed Turkey Hollow to create a similar experience. It is within easy walking distance of Lake Michigan beaches, within biking distance of downtown South Haven, yet is surrounded by woods and wildlife. A perfect vacation getaway.

What makes this House unique

Short walk to public beach, a bike ride from downtown, and privacy and nature when you want it. New this year is a nature / exercise trail on the property.


    • Internet
    • Pets Welcome
    • Air Conditioning
    • Heater
    • Fireplace
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
      • Bedroom 1
        1 queen
      • Bedroom 2
        1 double
      • Bedroom 3
        3 twin/ single
      • Den
        1 sleep sofa /futon, Queen-sized sleeper sofa
      • Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (3), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Queen


      • 2 Bathrooms
      • Bathroom 1
        toilet, tub, shower, Upstairs Bathroom
      • Bathroom 2
        toilet, combination tub/shower, shower, Downstairs Bathroom


          • Adventure
          • Away From It All
          • Family
          • Romantic
          • Sports & Activities


              • Guests provide their own meals


                  • Linens Provided
                  • Air Conditioning
                  • Fireplace
                  • Hair Dryer
                  • Heating
                  • Internet
                  • Iron & Board
                  • Clothes Dryer
                  • Living Room
                  • Parking
                    Private parking area with room for several cars.
                  • Parking Off Street
                  • Towels Provided
                  • Washing Machine
                  • Wireless Internet
                  • Wood Fireplace


                      • Microwave
                      • Coffee Maker
                        And coffee grinder
                      • Dishes & Utensils
                      • Dishwasher
                      • Ice Maker
                      • Kitchen
                        Well equipped including blender, crock-pot, food processor, mixer, coffeemaker, coffee grinder, toaster, dishes, glassware, pitchers, etc.
                      • Cooking Utensils
                        Large assortment of pots, pans, casseroles, knives, can and bottle openers, baking sheets, measuring cups and spoons, etc.
                      • Oven
                      • Pantry Items
                      • Refrigerator
                      • Stove
                      • Toaster


                          • Dining Area
                          • comfy seating for 8 people


                              • Books
                                Large assortment of books.
                              • CD Player
                              • DVD Player
                              • Games
                                Playing cards, Yahtzee, board games and puzzles.
                              • Satellite / Cable
                              • Stereo
                                Bose with CD player
                              • Television
                                One upstairs, one downstairs.


                                  • Deck / Patio
                                    Beautiful vaulted, furnished screened porch, and additional deck off dining room
                                  • Golf
                                    Three miles from Hawkshead golf course
                                  • Outdoor Grill
                                    Weber gas grill.


                                      • live theater
                                      • churches
                                      • festivals
                                      • health/beauty spa
                                      • library
                                      • cinemas
                                      • marina
                                      • museums
                                      • playground
                                      • restaurants
                                      • winery tours

                                        Leisure Activities

                                          • miniature golf
                                          • antiquing
                                          • bird watching
                                          • boating
                                          • gambling casinos
                                          • horseback riding
                                          • beachcombing
                                          • photography
                                          • shelling
                                          • shopping
                                          • sight seeing
                                          • walking
                                          • wildlife viewing

                                            Local Services & Businesses

                                              • ATM/bank
                                              • fitness center
                                              • groceries
                                              • hospital
                                              • laundromat
                                              • massage therapist
                                              • medical services

                                                Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                  • mountain biking
                                                  • cross country skiing
                                                  • fishing
                                                  • fly fishing
                                                  • freshwater fishing
                                                  • golf
                                                  • hiking
                                                  • hunting
                                                  • ice skating
                                                  • jet skiing
                                                  • kayaking
                                                  • cycling
                                                  • parasailing
                                                  • pier fishing
                                                  • racquetball
                                                  • sailing
                                                  • skiing
                                                  • snowboarding
                                                  • snowmobiling
                                                  • swimming
                                                  • tennis
                                                  • water skiing
                                                  • wind-surfing


                                                      • Wildlife abounds in this 3.5 acre property, complete with nature trail. Municipal water and sewer.

                                                        House Rules

                                                        Check-in: 3:00 PM

                                                        Check-out: 10:00 AM

                                                        Cancellation Policy

                                                        Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

                                                        31 Reviews


                                                        Latest reviews

                                                        All the special touches were appreciated, lights on, music playing , fall table cloth on the table.

                                                        Paula S.Virginia Beach, VA

                                                        The photographs are great representation of the home. Although it was cold , the front porch was amazing and the walk to the beach was enjoyable . Great family meeting place for fun and relaxation.

                                                        👍 Loved it

                                                        Don S.

                                                        House is very well maintained and clean. The interior design is nicer than the pictures indicate. Short drive to town which was fine as it was quiet at Turkey Hollow. Marc made the arrival welcoming with the lights on and soft music playing. Pretty cool to have the deer come out to edge of grounds while barbecuing.

                                                        Perfect getaway. Beautiful, comfortable, private setting. I could live in this house!

                                                        Judy & Joe J.

                                                        It was my first visit to South Haven. We loved the town and our home away from home. It was private, very clean, a homey atmosphere and loved seeing the deer in the morning and the black squirrels.

                                                        We would stay at Turkey Hollow again.

                                                        Wonderful Labor Day weekend at Turkey Hollow

                                                        Mama JChicago suburb

                                                        My husband and I plus our son, daughter, their spouses, one 17 month old grandchild, and one dog just returned from spending Labor Day weekend here. The home is beautiful and well-appointed. It is a leisurely 10 min. walk to the beach which is fantastic. We all agreed that it is a place that we would like to return to in the future.

                                                        A wonderful secluded getaway

                                                        Jim C.

                                                        Absolutely loved our vacation at this lovely appointed house in the woods! We enjoyed going to the beach every day (an easy 10 minute stroll). The wooded, secluded location provided daily exposure to deer, squirrels, beavers, and birds. Beautiful downtown South Haven was barely a 5 minute drive away. At the house, we spent almost all of our waking hours on the large, comfortable screened-in porch. Mark, the owner, was friendly and responsive to any questions. There were plenty of helpful notes on things to do, attractions, and places to eat in the area. We loved this property and hope to rent again in the future.

                                                        The house was beautiful, nearly perfect. The surroundings were very nice.

                                                        Paul R.

                                                        Wonderful place. Only negatives were: nearby construction meant we woke each weekday morning to the sound of hammering; WiFi was weak to the point of being nearly useless; the beach was further away than we expected (and tiny).


                                                        South Haven, MI, USA

                                                        Biking, hiking or snowmobiling on Kal-Haven Trail. Fruit picking (in season - blueberries, strawberries, rasberries, blackberries, apples, etc.)


                                                        31 Reviews
                                                        Exceptional 5/5
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