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Golden Dunes Luxury Log Home Overlooking Lake Michigan

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Washing Machine
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Air Conditioning
  • Wood Fireplace


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 7-9)

This dream home was built in 2004-2005 and is a year-round home. The Loft Master bedroom with hand-hewn log queen bed has its own balcony overlooking the valley of maples to the east and the loft itself has the incomparable view of both dunes and Lake Michigan to the west. Attached to the master bedroom is a master bath with a glass tile double shower with inlaid mural. The dressing room/closet has its own hand-painted autumn mural.

THIS PROPERTY IS NOT for sale. There are a couple of 'For Sale signs on the entrance to the VERY long drive: there are people who are selling 2 acre plots of land below our property. The Golden Dunes cabin will NOT be for sale: this is our dream and will remain so.

There are 2 main floor bedrooms. The Flora and Fauna room has twin beds. There are drawers full of family-oriented games, cards, puzzles, and toys for your entertainment. The Quilt Room has a double log bed with single bunk above with the quilt theme throughout.

The main floor also has a full bath with massage shower and a vanity sink. All towels and linens are furnished. Great room and full kitchen finish the main floor. There are French double sliding doors out to the large deck. All bedrooms and the Great room have satellite TV with DVD and VCR.

Entrance level has 2 1/2 car garage, fully equipped laundry and entrance room with storage that includes water toys and floatables. An inflatable raft for your use is in the garage.

There is a lovely Nature Trail throughout our property. It is divided in two loops: a longer and shorter one: feel free to explore the hills, woods and meadows. You are free to hike, cross-country ski or snowshoe on the 26 acres. Follow the orange and yellow tagged stakes for the trail.

An outdoor grill is provided as well as plenty of seating on the large deck.

The laundry room has broom, vacuum and other cleaning supplies you may need throughout your stay.

An open sand area is great for children playing while adults enjoy the view or s'mores over the fire. Please never cut living trees. There is plenty of downed wood on the property. The fire pit also has plenty of seating in a great open area to enjoy evenings under the stars.

Keywords: Log Home, Sunset View, Sand Dunes, Private, Lake Views, Beaches, Vacation Property

More Details

Jill Campbell-Mason
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, french, spanish
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Calendar last updated:
May 24, 2017

About Jill Campbell-Mason

I am in my late 60s, currently mostly retired. I enjoy the beauty of outdoors and the serenity of privacy in my own space. I built this home from very special circumstances that we will share upon rental, if requested. It is quite an amazing, heartfelt story. I love this home and have placed special artwork from different countries we have visited there as well as Jill's artwork. She is the artist of the family. You will notice her rendition of the dunes in the Great room as well as a birchbark watercolor and the rock (all rocks from Lake Michigan) mosaic on the retaining wall as you come up to the property. There are also other paintings and a photo wall divider created by Jill. The coat racks in the entry are handmade, Jill painted them with native herbs: check them out! The brass bell collection that hangs on the stairway is also Jill's innovation. We enjoy meeting and conversing with people from all over and their unique stories. We rent the home, not only to be able to pay the taxes, but also, because we really enjoy sharing this lovely, beautiful spot with others. Our home is in Lansing, Mi. which is only 145 miles distant so easily accessible by us on a regular basis.

Jill Campbell-Mason purchased this house in 2004

Why Jill Campbell-Mason chose Silver Lake

This is a house that I custom-built. I had the wonderful pleasure of designing it and seeing it through to completion. It is my dream. I have always wanted a place that looks toward the setting sun. there is something magical about it. the west coast of Michigan is quite well-developed, but this section is not quite so overrun by tourists and has such unique features. Where else can you ride on the dunes? Where find that home-town atmosphere with a local restaurant (the Open Hearth Grill) that utilizes foods from this location? As you drive to the house you pass orchards-white and pink in the spring , hanging with apples and cherries in the summer. You also pass graceful fields of asparagus-golden in the autumn.

What makes this house unique

We love to walk the 26 acres and enjoy the stars from the deck at night. There is an unobstructed view, with no city lights intervening, of the Milky Way and the summer triangle. There are a family of turkeys who go by daily on their rounds, clucking and spreading their tail feathers. Deer are often seen on the property. Where else do you need to go for rejuvenation? After being at the beach or the dunes during the day, it is ABSOLUTELY wonderful to have your own space in the evening.

We will be gone to a funeral from July4 through July 11 out of the country: so please email inquiries during that time. I will be sure to get back with you as soon as possible after that. Thank you for you patience.


Mears House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Water View
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Queen size Beds (1) In the main bedroom loft, handcrated of logs with privacy canopy., Double Beds (1) In the Quilt Room with a single bed above: handmade log bed., Twin or Single Beds (1) 2 twins are in the Flora and fauna Room., Baby Cribs (1)
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
26 acres of privacy on rolling maple treed hills with a nature trail. fire pit with outdoor seating and great views.


Excellent! 4.4/5 -
(26 traveler reviews)

Golden Dunes Luxury Log Home Overlooking Lake Michigan
average rating of 4.423077 based on 26 reviews

Wonderful relaxing cabin

  • 5 of 5

The cabin was beautiful and so peaceful. It made for a wonderful weekend getaway. The owner is great to work with she has spent a lot of time to make sure that its very welcoming and comfortable. Beautiful views even with it not being right on the lake.

  • Submitted: May 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great cabin near the dunes!

  • 5 of 5

Overall the experience was top notch. House was clean and well taken care of.

We ran out of propane for the grill and Jill had one of her guys over with another tank in no time at all.

Cant't wait for our next stay!!!

  • Submitted: Apr 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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"Golden Dunes Cabin is relaxing and serene"

  • 5 of 5

We feel we hit a "jack pot" when renting this adorable cabin. It rained most of the time and still...the view(s) were breathtaking. It is quite obvious the owner takes pride in her "wooden castle". The grounds are beautiful as well! I think it is for sale...if you want to own a "slice of serenity", this is it!

Thank you so much for sharing :)

Tracy & Rick

  • Submitted: Apr 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Excellent vacation house

  • 4 of 5

We loved every minute of our stay in this house. We are coming back for sure !!

  • Submitted: Mar 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Absolutely Beautiful

  • 5 of 5

This was one of the best stays we have had. The cabin was very comfortable and the property and scenic view were stunning. Will be planning an annual visit for sure.

  • Submitted: Feb 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful Property

  • 4 of 5

We went to Golden Dunes with our 2 sons and their families, 6 adults and 4 children under 5. The cabin is fun, the kids loved the loft area, the giant wooden toys, the sledding, and the dunes were very close. The cabin is well equipped and sits on a beautiful piece of property with a great view of the dunes and lake in the distance. The owners were very easy to work with from the very beginning. We enjoyed sitting by the fire and spending time together this winter. Would be great in the summer too.

  • Submitted: Feb 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Golden acres
Nearest Point of Interest
golden dunes cabin
Nearest Point of Interest
Silver Lake State Park
Nearest Point of Interest
Off Road Vehicle dunes driving
Nearest Point of Interest
Cedar Point Beach
Nearest Point of Interest
Little Sable light house
Nearest Point of Interest
Hart Historic District
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Mears House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Jun 30 2017 - Aug 28 2017
7 night minimum stay
Labor Day Week
Aug 29 2017 - Sep 4 2017
7 night minimum stay
Autumn, Winter, spring
Sep 5 2017 - Jun 15 2018
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Upon completion of the vacation rental agreement, travellers send that along with a deposit, nonrefundable since it becomes part of the payment. The deposit for a weekend stay is $100 and for a week long stay is $200. When that is received guests receive a confirmation email that their vacation is confirmed. Upon payment of the balance guests receive a confirmation of payment with access info.

Owner'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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