|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
This fully equipped cottage includes a pressed tin ceiling and hardwood floors throughout, 4 bedrooms, 2 full baths, has a fully equipped kitchen, family room with field stone fireplace and will sleep up to 10. Other amenities include TV with satellite dish, DVD/VCR, washer/dryer, BBQ grill, fire pit, kayak, and inner tubes to float down to 'the big lake'. Within 2 miles of the village of Silver Lake, the area offers Lake Michigan and Silver Lake for swimming and boating, hikes to the Little Sable Lighthouse, farmer's markets, festivals, craft shows, shopping in Silver Lake, Pentwater and Ludington, mini-golf, dune rides, fabulous biking trails, horseback riding and more. This is ideal for families with kids and for weekends in the fall when the area glows with color. No pets allowed. Non-smoking only.
We enjoyed our stay in this cottage on the channel. Our three kids, ages 10, 8 and 1 1/2, loved the shallow water-walk to Lake Michigan and then the wave jumping and sand-castle building on the (very) nearby beach. When the wind isn't blowing, you can hear the sound of the waves of Lake Michigan and you can see a peek of it through the trees. The area was fairly quiet, even though traffic is a bit busy to the nearby lighthouse/beach. The only time there was any loud noise after dark was the fireworks during the 4th of July celebrations (which is expected), so we were pleased to be able to sleep well.
We enjoyed the fire pit, grill, and picnic on the roomy deck. There were seven of us sharing the home, so we had plenty of room to ourselves. The cottage was clean, and we enjoyed being able to be so close to watch the sunsets on Lake Michigan. The only downside was the lack of air conditioning, but Michigan was experiencing an unusually long/sticky heat wave the week we were there. But there were really only two nights that were uncomfortable, and it always felt good outdoors in the shade, and usually there was a nice breeze blowing through the many windows.
While there, we went on the dune tours with Mac Woods, rented a boat on Silver Lake and had a picnic at the beach by the lighthouse. We also visited That Place Restaurant in nearby Hart took a few days to enjoy Ludington and Pentwater.
One tip: bring your own hangers. There aren't many closets, but the one or two there have but one hanger.
It was a good beach vacation!
We had a great time, wonderful location for a family vacation. On site laundry is definitely a plus, where you don't have to pack so many clothes. Also they've got inner tubes, rafts, floats, kayak, etc. for the kids to use on the channel and at the lake as weather allows. Outdoor firepit to enjoy under the stars. This is definitely a great vacation spot if you like relaxing, beach, water.
Just returned from 5 days with the family at the cottage...Grandma and Grandpa, 5 other adults, and 4 kids aged 5 to 8. Everyone was happy!
Despite the rave reviews, we never expected the place to be so well-equipped...we have never been anywhere at a rental that provided such amenities.
Kids loved the channel and proximity to beach. We saw so many big fish in the channel, as well as deer most days.
We hope to rent next year, too. It was a perfect place to relax and get to visit with the family while the kids were happily occupied.
Can't say enough nice things about the place.
My mom, brother, and sisters and all our families rent a cottage on or near Lake Michigan every year. We have 5 small children under the age of 5 in the family and had just a great time at this cottage. It was perfect for small children being next to the creek and having the shallow swimming area (pools of water on the beach) on Lake Michigan.
The cottage itself was one of the best we have stayed in. It was very clean, everything was in good condition, and was better than what the pictures portrayed. The rooms were very spacious and there was a lot of room for 5 small children and all their stuff without sufficating the rest of the adults.
We also, as adults, had a great time around the campfire and relaxing on the beach and taking the kayak out for rides. We spent time at Craig's Cruisers, went on Mac Woods Dune Rides, and did a little shopping, and lots of walking on the beach and sightseeing.
It was a really good time - we want to rent it again next year - but are expecting 3 new babies this year in our family and are afraid we will have to get something even bigger!
I highly recomment you rent this cottage!
I must say this was the best rental that I have ever stayed at. The home is perfect with so many amenities included. The kids spent all day in the channel kayaking and floating down to Lake Michigan on inner tubes. Every evening we walked to the Lake to watch the sunset. I can't even put it into words how great this place is. I can't wait to go back!
Located on the very western end of Silver Lake Channel, 2 miles from the town of Silver Lake. The Silver Lake Channel runs between popular Silver Lake and Lake Michigan. The channel is a shallow sandy bottomed water way that can be used to walk or tube to the swimming beaches of Lake Michigan. The beautiful Little Sable Lighthouse and park with hiking trails are less than a mile away. Public access for boaters to Silver Lake are 2 miles from the cottage and public access to Lake Michigan is located in Pentwater.
Other Activities: Public access to Silver Lake is 2 miles away; Lake Michigan public access is located in Pentwater.
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Jun 1 - Sep 1
Rental Season: May1-October 31
Weekly Rentals Only: Mid June through August; $1900/Week
Weekends: Early summer and fall. Please ask for rates.
$300 damage deposit (refundable) required for all rentals. To book the week, $1250 total is required, with the remaining $950 due no later than two weeks prior to arrival date. Weekend rentals require half down plus damage deposit, to reserve.
Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency (USD) unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the owner / advertiser.