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Bedrooms 2
Space 1,800 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


About the property

Private wooded home site with plenty of room to roam, Sleeps 9

HillTop is in the family friendly Flora-Dale Association. Situated on top of a small hill, nestled in a quiet wooded area and yet it is just a short walking distance to all of the association 's amenities. Included is a shared private beach area, heated pool with slide, tennis courts, horseshoe, shuffle board, sandbox, basketball court & a place to moor a boat (bring an auger). You'll have a fully stocked kitchen that accommodates 7 comfortably. Amenities include: ping-pong table, video game system, DVD player, IPod,IPhone speaker hook up, board games, deck chairs, picnic table, fire pit, gas grill, 2 full size beds, 3 twin size beds, futon in the recreation room, living room with a couch, TV , dining area & breakfast bar. Nearby are boat rentals, Go-karting, bumper boats, mini-golf, dune rides/rentals, ice cream shops & the Little Pt. Sable State Park with it's beautiful beach,

AC units in each bedroom. DTV

Wireless internet

More Details

Leticia Zambuto
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 22, 2018

Why Leticia Zambuto chose Mears

We welcome you to stay in our home away from home. We sort of 'stumbled' on to Silver Lake when we were looking for a quick getaway to fit in between Summer Hockey Camp & Baseball season...having two boys made it difficult to find time to get away! We came, we saw & we fell in love with Silver Lake. The dunes, beaches, beautiful sunsets, starry nights were everything we could hope for and a few years later bought HillTop. Our boys are now in college, but we still look forward to all that Silver Lake has to offer.

What makes this cottage unique

We love our location! I guess it's personal preference, but we love being surrounded by the trees and being in a more private area. We oh so enjoy waking up and just sitting on the deck enjoying the quietness of the morning or staying up late and just gazing up at the millions of stars. Yet.....we are a close walk to the beach and the other amenities FloraDale offers!

Guestbook comments from the owner

Our second stay here and another enjoyable visit. The ammenities are perfect! Thanks for providing us an immense time. See you again next year!

The Boetto's
Sep 2009
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Mears Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Lake
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Backpack
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Area
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mobile Phone
  • Parking
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Located on lower level
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double , Air conditioning
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , 3 twin/ single , Air Conditioning
    Recreation Rm - 2 sleep sofa /futon , Futon in walk out.
  • Bedroom #1 has a full size bed and is air conditioned. Bedroom # 1 full size bed and bedroom #2 has one full size bed and 3 twin size bunk beds. Both bedrooms have AC units in them. The large recreation room has a futon .
  • Books ...
  • Books for Kids
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Game Console
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Patio
  • Sand Box
  • Tennis ...
  • Tennis Court
  • Wood Deck
  • 8 garden chairs
  • Groups
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • jet skiing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
Welcome to our home away from home. It's situated on top of a small hill, in a private wooded area, in the Flora-Dale Association. Amenities include 400' of Silver Lake beach frontage, a place to moor your boat (bring an auger), heated pool, tennis courts, shuffle board, horseshoe, playground, sandbox~all within a short walking distance. Club house has free wi-fi to check your emails. You have the best of both worlds...peace & quiet yet close to everything! Included is a picnic table, fire pit, deck chairs, large wrap around deck & a ramp making it wheelchair accessible. It has an open floor plan~Living room with couch, TV, DVD & stereo, separate dining table & kitchen bar area with seating for four + a high chair. The recreation room has a ping-pong table & futon. The State Park is within walking distance & The Little Point Sable Light House beach is 1.5 miles away. Go-carting, bumper boats, mini-golf, dune rides, boat rentals are all nearby. Beautiful sunsets & stars abound!


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The Hilltop Property was fantastic!

  • 5 of 5

This property was absolutely perfect for our needs! Plenty of space for the ten of us to spread out, both inside and outside. The unit was clean, cool, and accommodated our large group without issue. You can tell the owners really care about your stay, because they have EVERYTHING onsite, including a charcoal grill, more than 30 outdoor chairs, and a picnic table that seated 10 easily. The kitchen was large enough for two of us to cook at the same time and the two full bathrooms made getting cleaned up easy. A quick 5 minute drive to Silver Lake State Beach (Lighthouse) and several golf courses.

I'd highly recommend this property to anyone looking!

  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2013
  • Stayed: August 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words and we are thrilled that all enjoyed their stay at HillTop. We do try and set it up as if it were for our own use so thank you for recognizing it! You are always welcome back! Rick & Leticia
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Nice place to stay

  • 4 of 5

Nice little cabin tucked away from the noise but still a bike ride away from all the action. The home had everything we would need (other than what we knew to bring) and the owners provided a great list of suggestions for things to do. My only "complaint" is that there isn't a Queen or King in the upstairs bedroom as there is plenty of room for it. My husband and I couldn't even sleep in the same room because there wasn't a bed to accommodate 2 adults. The air conditioning units were more than adequate to cooling the entire house. The musty smell I read about in other reviews did exist and was quite strong upon first entering but we ended up burning a couple of candles and between that and running the a/c (which wasn't on when we first areives), the smell quickly dissipated. We would definitely look at staying at this location again if we ever find ourselves in the area again, which I really hope we do as this is such a fun place to be!!!

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to review your stay, but frankly I'm a bit confused by your comments or " complaints" as you called them. I don't advertise our cottage as having anything other than two full sized beds and the three twin sized ones as well as one futon. So I am confused as to why our "full " sized beds were a "complaint". They are standard sized beds and we've never had anyone say otherwise. I'm sorry you found them inadequate. Also as far as your comment about the "musty" smell. it is inaccurate as there is no musty smell. The house is cleaned every Saturday & aired out. If it is hot though it does retain heat & perhaps this is what you're referencing? We try & keep our costs down to be able to pass on those savings to our guests and do our best to help keep our planet green. As such we do not routinely run the AC when it is not occupied. We do make it available for the comfort of our guests and as you indicated the units we have do keep the whole house cool. Quite honestly I am taken aback by the statements made. After all of your "complaints" you then state that you would come again so I am not sure how valid any of your comments are. I would sincerely hope that any potential guest would be able to realize this and would not let this review affect their willingness to stay at our cottage. I guess the old saying" Your can't please everyone" stands out right about now.
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Overall it was very nice. Very well equipped and owners very accommodating.

  • 4 of 5

In a very nice area, well equipped (wished there was more DVD to watch as it rained one day/evening). Owners were very responsive when we needed heat (it was cold for the end of June). The kids loved the pool and riding their bikes up and down the hill top driveway. Would stay again.

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to review your stay at HIllTop. We are glad you enjoyed your stay.
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It was beautiful an relaxing

  • 5 of 5

We spent a lot of time on the front porch relaxing. Loved that was barely any mosquitoes!!

  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Cynthia, I truly am glad you decided to stay at HillTop and found it to be relaxing! We've put allot of time & effort into our cottage to make it just so! Glad you enjoyed it. Please come back & visit us again. Leticia
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Quiet cottage get away!

  • 4 of 5

It was very clean and the images don't do it justice.

The community it is located in is very accommodating. We enjoyed it.

  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your review Jennifer. We always " Strive for 5" and have been able to achieve that. Please tell us what we could have done differently to gain that "5th Star"? I look forward to your response.
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Wonderful place to stay

  • 5 of 5

The home was very clean and comfortable, also close to private pool and beach. It's owners were very helpful, making sure we were prepared for our stay and provided us with information on all local attractions. We had a wonderful stay.

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for staying at HillTop. We know vacations are important and do try to make it as nice as possible. We are so happy you enjoyed your stay and do hope you will visit us again. Remember think SAND not SNOW! Leticia
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Nearest Train
75 Miles
Amtrack Holland
Nearest Motorway
7 Miles
HWY 31
Car: not necessary

The Silver Lake Sand Dunes allows you access to both Lake Michigan & Silver Lake. While there is something to do for everyone, the dunes are the most popular. You can ride the dunes or simply walk through them. There are plenty of rentals that offer dune buggies, ATVs and jeeps . For the water lovers...Yes, there are watercrafts to rent too! Also nearby is the Little Point Sable Light House Beach. There is allot to see and do in the Silver Lake area including a 22 mile paved bike /hiking trail, golfing or horseback riding. There are bumper boats, go-karting tracks, miniature golf, beach shops and many other smaller specialty stores in town. Enjoy dinner out or BBQ & enjoy the evening by the fire pit gazing at the stars! Plan ahead & book your visit during one of the many festivals in town.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $140
Damage Deposit $300

Off season rates available. Call for details.
Credit card payments carry a 3% fee.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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