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Waterfront Cottage Lake Michigan on the Quiet Silver Lake Channel.

Bedrooms 4
Space 1,460 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

- 4 bedrooms, 2 bath, sleeps up to 10

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 WI-FI, TV with cable TV, DVD/VCR, washer/dryer, BBQ grill, fire pit, 2 kayaks, 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.

Philip Spiess
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 26, 2017

About Philip Spiess

Home for us is Grand Rapids MI

Philip Spiess purchased this cottage in 2017


Mears Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1460 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beachfront ...
  • Lake
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Alarm Clock
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom - toilet , shower
    Outdoor -
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1-Lower - 2 twin/ single , Lower Level
    Bedroom 2-Lower - 1 queen , Lower Level
    Bedroom 3-Upper - 1 double , 1 twin/ single , Upper Level
    Bedroom 4-Upper - 3 double , Upper Level
    Sofa Sleeper - 1 sleep sofa /futon , (Double sleeper sofa)
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Raft
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • festivals
  • forests
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
**Linens, sheets, towels are Not provided. All Beds will have mattress pads, pillows and blankets.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(8 traveler reviews)

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Waterfront Cottage Lake Michigan on the Quiet Silver Lake Channel.
average rating of 4.875 based on 8 reviews

Cute, clean cottage with a great location.

  • 5 of 5

This was a great place to stay for our family. Cottage had plenty of room inside and out for all 10 of us. 2 minute walk to Lake Michigan to watch the sun set. 5 minute walk to the Little Sable Lighthouse where we also watched the sun set. Close to lots of restaurants (Frickin' Chicken Shack has great wings and cold beer) and things for everyone to enjoy....go carts, putt putt golf, zip line, etc. We spent lots of time at the dunes just walking around and enjoying the sights. We visited some of the surrounding towns, several wineries and even checked out the local frisbee golf courses. Everyone had such a great time!! Thank you!!

  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Port Huron, MI

Wonderful home with great personality and so close to everything!

  • 5 of 5

Easy booking and communication with the owner right from the beginning. She answered all my questions and upon arrival the house was better than expected. Close to the state park if you're going to be going out on the dunes, within walking distance to the lighthouse and beach. Home was well furnished with plenty of space for a large family or several groups. We loved sitting by the fire pit at night and enjoying the night sky. Quiet neighborhood and friendly people within the surrounding area. Received my deposit within a few days of departing from the property. Highly recommend this home! :)

  • Submitted: Sep 15, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very enjoyable!!

  • 5 of 5

Our stay was very enjoyable. The cottage was well supplied with everything we needed and more. Hope to visit again and would definitely recommend.

  • Submitted: Jun 3, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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A Good Beach Vacation

  • 4 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2010
  • Stayed: Jul 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beloit, WI, USA

Great vacation spot

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2009
  • Stayed: Aug 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
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Outstanding amenities!

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2009
  • Stayed: Jun 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Ferry
40 Miles
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Benona Shores
Nearest Motorway
10 Miles
US 31 and Shelby Road
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Lighthouse Grill
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
Lake Michigan 400 feet from our driveway

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.


Rates & Availability

Mears Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Jun 1 2017 - Aug 31 2017
7 night minimum stay
Fall color tour
Sep 1 2017 - Oct 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300

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.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
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