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Charming Cottage on Quiet Silver Lake Channel.

Bedrooms 4
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 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 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.

Teresa Forbes
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
April 23, 2017


Mears Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Lake
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Alarm Clock
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 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)
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • 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
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • 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 -
(7 traveler reviews)

Charming Cottage on Quiet Silver Lake Channel.
average rating of 4.857143 based on 7 reviews
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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Grand Rapids, Michigan

Great time with family

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2008
  • Stayed: Aug 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Ferry
40 Miles
Nearest Motorway
10 Miles
US 31 and Shelby Road
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles

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

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7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Online Pymt Fee $55
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.

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