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Quiet, cozy Lake Michigan cottage near Little Point Sable Lighthouse

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,400 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 4 nights


About the property

3 bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms, sleeps 10

Spacious cottage on quiet, private Lake Michigan beach. Cottage is in second row and has shared access beach lot. A short path leads to the beach. Large family room, huge deck overlooking Lake Michigan, patio with charcoal grill. Beautiful views, clean sandy beach. A short walk down the beach from Little Point Sable lighthouse. Cottage is equipped with everything you need for a wonderful family vacation. Secluded but just a few minutes drive from Silver Lake and the Silver Lake sand dunes. Cottage newly remodeled.

This is the perfect spot for your family vacation. In Silver Lake you can explore the huge expanse of sand dunes (2,000 acres) climb the dunes, rent a jeep or an ATV or enjoy the scenic Mac Woods Dune Rides. The kids can race go-carts, ride bumper boats, play putt putt or play in the video arcade. Public access for boaters to Silver Lake is a few miles from the cottage where you can rent boats, bikes, tubes, or jet skis. The cottage is on a private beach away from the crowds. The beach is sandy and you can walk for miles.

Many festivals are scheduled throughout the summer in nearby towns of Hart, Shelby, New Era, Montague, Pentwater and Mears. Farm markets are abundant offering the freshest produce you can imagine. Pentwater is just 12 miles north where you can shop in unique boutiques, gift shops and galleries, visit the marina, go charter fishing on Lake Michigan or dine outdoors while enjoying live entertainment. Bring a lawn chair and enjoy weeknight town square concerts in Pentwater or Montague.The nearby Montague Bicycle Trail State Park (22 miles of trails) winds through the towns of Shelby, Hart, Montague and surrounding farms and forests- including the famous Country Dairy farm.

There are 5 golf courses in the area including The Golden Sands Golf Course, a 9-hole course and a driving range and the beautiful Benona Shores Golf Course. You can drive 30 minutes to the Michigan Adventure Water and Amusement Park, ride the Muskegon high-speed ferry or the old Badger out of Ludington. The original House of Flavors ice cream shop is in downtown Ludington. There are several horse ranches nearby -the Rainbow Ranch and the Thoroughbred, with rodeos, trail rides, and BBQ's

More Details

Diana Mathis
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
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Calendar last updated:
April 10, 2017

Why Diana Mathis chose Silver Lake

Lovingly cared for cozy cottage overlooking Lake Michigan in small quiet beach association. Private beach. Near Silver Lake lighthouse


Mears Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1400 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Alarm Clock
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Firewood
  • Heating
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 4 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 4 twin/ single
  • Master bedroom has one queen, both other bedrooms have 2 sets of bunk beds
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Terrace
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • 10 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Private, quiet beach. Spacious lot in small beach association neighborhood. Very clean and comfortable.


5/5 -
(3 traveler reviews)

Quiet, cozy Lake Michigan cottage near Little Point Sable Lighthouse
average rating of 5.0 based on 3 reviews
Wheaton, IL


  • 5 of 5

I am part of a large family with deep roots in Western Michigan. From the time I was 6 months old, my family has been vacationing in the area -- not just our immediate family, but extended family as well. I am fully versed in the surrounding rental properties, since my own parents, aunts, uncles, and cousins have been renting here since the 1960's and have rented countless places nearby.

Comparatively speaking, this place is a bargain! You have a clear view of the lake and also of the beautiful lighthouse: this cottage is only three doors south of the lighthouse, so you wake up in the morning looking out the north bedroom window directly at its elegant beauty. Sunsets are gorgeous from the huge upper deck front porch, as are quiet cool mornings reading in the morning shade there.

This cottage is well-equipped and very comfortable. It sleeps 10, with two bathrooms. There is also a lower porch underneath the upper deck which has a large picnic table for eating evening meals together in the shade of the upper porch. There is a lovely path down to the beach and a private stake of beach which is clearly marked, for whomever is renting the cottage. There is a spot marked out for campfires where you can make S'mores, roast marshmallows and hot dogs, and sing folk songs. The washer/dryer on site is a huge plus!

I love bringing my children here and doing all the same things every summer, which they look forward to: walks through the ankle deep channel, walks to the lighthouse, going up the lighthouse for the amazing panoramic view, horsebackriding at Rainbow Ranch, Mac Woods Dune Scooter rides, Craig's Cruisers go-carts, mini-golf, the little souvenir shops in Silver Lake, a day here or there on Silver Lake renting ski-doos, a quick trip to the quaint little town of Pentwater, and more.

Diana makes sure the place is clean and well stocked, and has always been available to us to answer questions. She even calls us personally to let us know when her calendar starts filling up, if she hasn't heard from us yet: we have a long history of not just a good working relationship, but a friendly and trustworthy one. Do yourself a favor and don't hesitate to rent from Diana. I'm reading some other positive reviews on here that line up perfectly with my family's experience. Diana's place gives you the "cottage feel" you want when you are at a beach house, while still offering all the comforts that non-campers like myself are looking for. Absolutely five stars.

  • Submitted: Apr 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Our Favorite Place!

  • 5 of 5

I can't say enough positive things about this cottage and its location. It is absolutely perfect with endless views of the lake and the most amazing front porch on which to relax in utter tranquility.

Our family has rented Diana's cottage nine summers and counting. Diana has been a pleasure to work with. She is always quick to respond to our inquiries about booking her lovely cottage. She is also very helpful if we have a question.

The cottage is perfect for a family or group who wants fabulous lake views, porch time, quick beach access, and a comfortable home. Our annual week always flies by too fast, so when we can, we book 2 weeks! There are lots of fun things to do in Silver Lake and nearby towns, but frankly, we prefer to stay put on the beach and in the cottage. The cottage is a short walk to the Little Point Sable Lighthouse and a lovely channel that connects Silver Lake to Lake Michigan. It takes less than 5 minutes to walk to the beach. While this cottage is "second row" you have a perfect view of the lake from the front porch.

My family has been renting cottages in the Silver Lake area since 1954. We find this cottage to be the most affordable option with Lake Views and such close access to the beach. It feels like our second home!

  • Submitted: Apr 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Owosso, MI

Gorgeous setting!

  • 5 of 5

We rented this cottage for our family for 2 weeks. The view & setting is absolutely stunning. We saw some of the prettiest sunsets we have ever seen. You can walk an easy path to the beach or through the dunes to the lighthouse park. From the deck, you feel the breeze & view the beauty of Lake Michigan. Our kids & grandkids loved the sandy beach & water. The cottage has everything you need and more. It's great having a washer & dryer and the kitchen is well-stocked. It is clean & well-furnished. Diana was easy to work with & answered all of our questions. You won't be disappointed with one of the most beautiful places in Michigan!

  • Submitted: Apr 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Silver Lake, Hart, Mears
Nearest Beach
Lake Michigan a few feet away
Car: necessary

Other Activities: Lighthouse tours


Rates & Availability

Mears Cottage Rental Rates

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4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
Cleaning $100

Full weeks rentals only for summer months. Cottage is in a quiet, family oriented neighborhood. Campers, tents, trailers not allowed on the property. Nightly rate $250. Less than full week rentals available if there are openings. Please contact me.

50% upon making reservation, balance 2 weeks prior to check in. Detailed information provided in rental terms information sheet.

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