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The Lakehouse- Lake Michigan -partial week rentals avail

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,500 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

- 3 Bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, Sleeps 8+, Great Room perfect for get togethers

The Lakehouse is a custom built vacation home with cathedral ceilings, hardwood floors throughout. This home is 1 door off of Lake Michigan. The home has dining for 16. Enjoy the beautiful sunsets and the private Lake Michigan beach. Walk for miles on the beach in either direction. Antiques fill the home which is complete with everything you will need with the exception of your linens (sheets and towels not provided). Window air-conditioner. A very large wrap around covered porch is complete with rocking chairs, and a large section of the porch is screened in for your bug free pleasure. The home features an outdoor semi-enclosed hot/cold running shower for after beach use; outdoor gas barbecue, fire pit, and picnic table, plenty of games. The home is in a secluded in a quiet neighborhood of approx 12 homes, and the property is wooded all around the home, and sits on approximately 1 acre of forest-ideal for adventurous children and provides privacy. Hart/Montaque Bike trail

Silver Lake just a few miles south is famous for its mountains of sand dunes on the shore of Lake Michigan. There are dune buggy, Jeep, boat, kayak and wave runner rentals so you can enjoy all the activities of the sand and surf. Pentwater just a few miles north is a beautiful small tourist town with great shopping, restaurants, charter fishing, sailing lessons, state park, public beach, festivals and more. This home is situated right in between the two towns for easy access to both when you are not enjoying the beach. There also is the Hart/Montague Bike trail which is a maintained 'rails to trails' bike trail which you can enjoy. Either bring your own bikes or rent them from the Wood Shed which is located right at the Mears location of the bike trail. This bike trail runs from Montague all the way to Hart. It is a perfect activity for families of all ages. The Wood Shed rents bikes for all ages at reasonable low prices. There is a public horseback riding stable nearby as well.

We have another vacation home rental in the town of Pentwater, MI. This other home sleeps up to 10 people. Inquire for discounted rates.

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Ron Mack
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 18, 2018


Mears House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:30 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • full refund will only be given if the property can be re-rented, less a small service fee.
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Lake
  • Lake View
  • Water View
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - outdoor shower
  • The outdoor shower is located outside, behind the back of the house and has hot and cold running water, perfect for showering the kids for the day after spending a day at the beach. The outdoor shower is enclosed for privacy. Our children love using the outdoor shower !
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 1 twin/ single , roll away cot
  • The Master bedroom has it's own private bathroom. Each bedroom has a full size bed in the room with the third bedroom having a bunk bed with the bottom bed being a double bed and the upper bunk being a single bed. There also is a roll away cot which can be used anywhere in the home, some people like to take it in the screened in porch, perfect for hearing the wildlife and the waves at night(the underside of the floor is also screened for bug free sleeping pleasure). Children love to sleep in the screened porch. There are 2 full size couches in The Great Room but they are not sofa sleepers. All mattresses are of superior quality.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 8 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
The wrap around porch is approximately 1500 sq.feet(great for entertaining), 250 of it is screened in for your bug free pleasure. The Great Room is ideal for family gatherings, and consists of the living room, kitchen and dining room with cathedral ceilings. Perfect for entertaining and get togethers. Oak Wood floors are throughout this custom built 10 year old home. We pride ourselves on renting a Clean home. The surrounding towns of Pentwater and Silver Lake are just minutes away. Pentwater has a full service salon that offers massages, manicures, pedicures and hair styling. Many restaurants and gift shops are in Pentwater. Silver Lake offers arcades, bumper cars, stocked fishing holes, sand dune buggy rides, go carts, and all kinds of boat rentals.


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The Lakehouse- Lake Michigan -partial week rentals avail
average rating of 5.0 based on 14 reviews
LaGrange, IL

Wonderful beach house, perfect for children

  • 5 of 5

We loved this beach house. We spent a week here last week and again have a reservation for this summer. It is truly our vacation that our children and the parents (us) look forward to. The beach is pristine, wide and the water gradually gets deeper with no drop off. The beach is only about 15 feet away from the house, about 35 steps to go down, not steep steps either, very gradual. There is no fear for my childrens safety as they can walk 50 feet out in the water before it even gets waist deep, I walk for miles on end on the beach, breathtaking views. The beach is private and never any crowds, probably becuase not many rentals in this area, very nice homes . This house is clean and kid friendly, Love the outdoor shower for the kids and the many woods behind and all around the house for the kids to explore. There was not one thing we needed when we were here. We have a family of 7 but there was room for one more, sleeps 8. The screened in porch was a treat as our children each took turns taking the cot out there to sleep during the night. Alot of movies are in the house, all kid friendly. DVD. There is no internet here but when my husband needed to check something he drove into Pentwater, MI just a few miles away and used his laptop at an outdoor restaurant and then another time he brought it to the parking lot of the Pentwater library where he received an internet signal at night even when the library was closed. The wrap around porch served as a giant playpen for my 2 year old as they have a baby gate that I put on at the one opening above the stairs on the wrap around porch. So as you can see we truly enjoyed this house and would highly recommend to those that want quiet ( the neighborhood is very quiet), wildlife, beach and relaxation.

  • Submitted: Apr 6, 2008
  • Stayed: June 2007
  • Source: HomeAway
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Heaven on earth! We loved our stay

  • 5 of 5

We will be back !

  • Submitted: Oct 20, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beach house paradise

  • 5 of 5

THought I would write a review being that I am so excited to be booked again for our second summer. This place is ideal, just steps from a very private and quiet beach. No drop off in the water so our little ones are safe to play in the water. They can walk for what seems to be 300 ft out and the water is still shallow. It doesnt get over an adults head until maybe 350 ft out but my measurements might be off. My kids favorite things to do here was to walk for hours on end on the beach up and down the coast. They find turtles and frogs and deer drinking out of the lake! The house itself is perfect for a family and everything we need is there. The wrap around porch is my personal favorite as this house is in a secluded area and sitting outside it is quiet and peaceful at night and during the day. The owner owns all the land behind the house so lots of trees for the kids to explore. Nice neighbors who live yearround we met and we are looking forward to watching the sunsets with them again this summer. Nice folks. Pentwater is a short less than 10 min drive away. Silver lake is 10 min drive the other way. Perfect in every way. House and location.

  • Submitted: Mar 2, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Fred. It was a pleasure having you and your family enjoy the Lakehouse. We look forward to your stay again this summer.
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Excellent choice

  • 5 of 5

We rented this for a long birthday weekend for my wife. The setting was private, the house was extremely clean, and nicely stocked for cooking, cleaning and just relaxing. We filled the bird feeder and made some sugar water for the hummingbirds and within hours we were enjoying the multitude of birds. We had adult deer and fawns walking right through the backyard every morning while we sat on the screened in porch having coffee. The beach was perfect during the day and the sunsets were Pure Michigan beautiful. The owner replied to all our messages very fast and even called on our check in date to make sure we got there okay. Our security deposit money was returned faster than any other place we have rented. I would recommend this place to anyone who asked me about places to rent.

  • Submitted: May 26, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Excellent vacation home

  • 5 of 5

We will come back to this home, it was an ideal vacation for us. Perfect in every way

Not sure if my review I just sent went through so resending..

  • Submitted: Feb 16, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We will come back to this home, it was an ideal vacation for us. Perfect in every way

  • Submitted: Feb 16, 2015
  • Stayed: August 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Nearest Barpub
4 Miles
Nearest Ferry
30 Miles
Ludington or Muskegon
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
mears, mi
Nearest Train
80 Miles
grand rapids, mi
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
Hart, Michigan
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
mears, mi
Nearest Beach
10 Metres
private beach
Car: recommended

Silver Lake is famous for its huge sand dunes on the shore of Lake Michigan. There are dune buggy, Jeep, boat, kayak and wave runner rentals so you can enjoy all the activities of the sand and surf. Pentwater is a beautiful small quaint tourist town with great shopping, restaurants, charter fishing, children fishing, sailing lessons, state park, public beach, festivals, enclosed harbor and more. The map on Homeaway is wrong. The map on Mapquest is wrong if you enter in our house number. Best way to locate it is to go to mapquest and enter 'Timberlake Resort, Mears, MI'. We are 1/2 mile north of this location.

Other Activities: Silver Lake Sand Dunes/dune buggies, waverunner rentals, kayak rentals, jeep rentals for sand dunes also. walking on the beach for hours on end either heading south or north,

Golf: Many golf courses in the area of Mears, and Hart, MI


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

$700 and up per week in the summer, not to exceed $1,650.
Rental rates vary depending on the number of people using the home as well as the time of year. For example June is less than August. A family of 2 would be charged less than a family of 7, depending on the time of year.
Summer rental rates range from $1000 to $1650 per week in the summer. We rent Saturday to Saturday.
Off season rates are less.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.