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Upper Silver Lake Waterfront

6 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 2 nights


Minimum Stay
1 - 2 nights


Mears Cottage Rental Photos and Description

3 bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms, sleeps 9

Our cottage is located on beautiful Upper Silver Lake tucked away near the shores of Lake Michigan. Only a mile from Silver lake and the Silver Lake Dunes. If you like sun, sand, fishing, swimming, boating and being on the dunes, then this is the place for you! We have a private floating dock and a stationary extended dock too. Beach sand by the lake is nice for the little ones or young at heart. The depth of water by shore is shallow till you get to end of our dock. At night enjoy breath taking sunsets on Lake Michigan at the light house, Little Sable Point. There were light house tours last year through out the whole summer. Star gazing and fantastic camp fires at our wonderful large fire pit will build wonderful lifetime memories. We have a floating raft, a row boat with a Minn Kota trolling motor (rent motor for 25.00/week) and a paddle boat, all these but motor, come with your rental.We have a 24 ft. Pontoon boat for rent.

Fishing: Upper Silver Lake has some excellent fishing including Bass, Pike and pan fish. Ideal conditions for fisherman from 7:30 pm till 11:00am. No wake restrictions in place during this time. We have a wonderful private floating dock also. A nice big fire pit by the lake to enjoy under the millions of stars.

Speed Boating/Personal Water Craft: Upper Silver lake is a great place to unleash the power of your water toys. Speed boats and personal water craft are welcomed to 'wake' it up from 11:00 am until 7:30 pm.

Dunes - Dunes - Dunes: Walk them, climb them, roll down them or fly over them in your monster truck or dune buggy. A fantastic attraction only 1 mile away.

Craigs Cruisers offers hours of fun for the entire family

Boat and buggy rentals available at silver lake The light house, Little Sable Point, on Lake Michigan is only 10 minutes away. Last year there were weekly tours of this light house all summer. We have a 24 ft pontoon boat we rent out.

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Property Manager
Joan Spanding
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
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Calendar last updated:
October 17, 2016
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What makes this cottage unique

First week of June and last week of August have special rates. Please call.


based on 6 traveler reviews

Upper Silver Lake Waterfront
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 6 reviews

Perfect Cottage on Upper Silver Lake

  • 5 of 5

We stayed and the Spanding's cottage on Upper Silver Lake for the first time during Memorial weekend this year. This cottage is meticulously maintained and perfectly set up for the ideal lake vacation. The home has spectacular views of the lake both to the east and all the way up the lake to the north. The beachfront is newly landscaped and beautifully finished with a dock, seawall, beach area, fire pit area and nice beach sand. We brought our pontoon with us and tied it to the dock. The launch is only a few hundred feet away from the cottage and is easy to use.

The cottage was built some time ago but is very nicely updated. There are two good sized bedrooms upstairs and one downstairs with several other pieces of furniture that can be used to accommodate sleeping. There are two bathrooms, two fire places and two large living areas (one up and one down each). The kitchen is modern and clean with lots of counter space. There is a dining area in the kitchen but we always ate on the deck where there are two tables (one is huge). The furniture is all appropriate for the cottage and suitable for the number of people that can sleep here. There is plenty of parking out front.

The Spandings are very nice people and they have organized the preparation materials and the "things to do in the area" materials with great care and professionalism. This cottage is extremely close to the main entrance to the motorized dune access area and also close to downtown Silver Lake by taking back roads. We would recommend this cottage experience to anyone!

  • Submitted: Jun 23, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful spacious lake home! :)

  • 5 of 5

5 star!! Beautiful home right on the lake. Perfect for our large family. Owner was extremely nice. A great choice for a vacation rental.

  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Bartlett IL


  • 5 of 5

From the minute my family entered the cottage, we were impressed again and again throughout our stay. The owners have really made every effort to ensure their guests enjoy a relaxing, stress-free, convenience-filled vacation...and WE certainly did!

It was very hard to leave and return to the "real world" after such a terrific of the best in 20+ years of family vacations in the Silver Lake area!

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Oak Park, Michigan

We loved it! Highly Recommend!

  • 5 of 5

Everyone in my family loved this house! We had plenty of room for everyone. We were right on the lake and we loved being able to sit on the deck/patio and overlook the lake every day. None of us wanted to leave at the end of the week. The house is immaculate and the owner was thoughful enough to provide the makings for S'mores which we used with the firepit one evening. We also loved the boat parade during the 4th of July weekend which was an unexpected treat for everyone. We were 5 minutes from the dunes but far enough away that we could relax without all the traffic and tourist. Overall a great stay. I am actually looking at booking this again for next year. Definitely recommend.

  • Submitted: Oct 4, 2011
  • Stayed: Jul 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
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GREAT Place to stay!!!

  • 5 of 5

My Family and i enjoy coming to this place year after year.We have stayed several other places before we found this wonderful cottage.Each year we would look for a different place to stay because we had been disappointed with where we had stayed previously, but NOT SO with this cottage. This is the 1st place we have stayed and returned to again and again, with no intentions of looking elsewhere. Its such a nice home, feels like your own while your there, plenty of amenities to take advantage off. Nice and clean, lots of extras.And since we are big time dune-rs, its in a perfect location. Just minutes to get out on the dunes and have fun. But close enough to other places to explore when you want something different to do. The drive to different surrounding areas is beautiful. Of course for those who love water activities, its perfect. For us, we love the view of the water and the sunrise is gorgeous.We've seen lots of ducks, cranes, hummingbirds and swans.And last but not least by any means, the people who own this place are the nicest and most accommodating people you will ever meet. Ive met my share with all the other places we had rented, trust me when i say....You wont be disappointed in the place or with the owners. NICE nice nice!!!!

  • Submitted: Sep 30, 2011
  • Stayed: Sep 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
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Brighton, Mi 48843

Vacation at Silver Lake

  • 4 of 5

Very clean. New updates in kitchen. Nice ceramic tile. Looks like new or close to new carpeting. Pictures online were accurate. Some bathroom updates as well-new shower. Toilet is extremely close to sink-almost impossible to sit normally. Owner left instructions regarding tips on operating washer/dryer/lighting, etc.

Overall, a nice experience. Truly enjoyed large deck overlooking lake.

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2010
  • Stayed: Jul 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We completely remodeled this bathroom in 2011. New toilet and vanity makes it more roomy for tenants.
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Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Muskegon/Grand Rapids
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Nearest Ferry
20 Miles
Nearest Golf
0.5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
7 Miles
US 31
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Lake Michigan
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Mears Cottage Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Apr 2 2016 - Oct 31 2016
1 night minimum stay
2017 season
May 13 2017 - Oct 21 2017
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Last week in May and first week in June have special rates.Please call to make offers. Rates are from Saturday to Saturday, ( May, Sept.-Nov more flexibility) People will be coming the same day others are leaving. Check in is 3:00 PM check out is 11:00 AM. no cancelation fee if we can rent your week out. $100.00 holiday flat fee for the 4th of July week. Labor/ Mem Day 300.00/ $100.00 holiday flat fee.

Manager'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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Mears Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lake
  • Lakefront
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Toilet Paper
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , Tub and Showe
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , shower only
  • Both bathrooms have been recently remodeled. Very nice,clean and new. 2011 and 2012
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Open lower level - 1 double , 1 sleep sofa /futon , trundle bed
  • Nice and with California King. All new carpet in bedroom 1 and 2 2015. bedroom 3 2011.
  • Books for Kids
  • DVD Player
  • Games for Kids
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Boat ...
  • Boat Dock
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Deck Furniture
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Pedal Boat
  • Raft
  • Sand Box
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 6 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • coin laundry
  • forests
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
There are 2 televisions with Dish Network and T.V. on main floor is a new flat screen. Newly remodeled basement and kitchen. All carpet is 3 years old. Bring own linens and towels. We have a private floating raft which is located near the end of our dock. also we have a row boat and we also have a very nice paddle boat. All of which comes with your rental.

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