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Sleeps 10,20,or up to 38, 100' Private beach front. June /Aug discounts.

Bedrooms 10
Space 5,400 sq ft
Property type resort
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Separate rates for each of 3 cottages. Please contact us for details.

$1000 discount for remaining available weeks in June and August. (Discount is for renting all 3 together)

Enjoy 100' of private Silver Lake frontage with the best views in all of Silver Lake area. No dirt or paved road to cross. 1/2 acre with 3 cottages directly on lake. All 3 have views of the dunes and lake. All 3 have fire pits on the beach and private docks. Bring your boat and dock it here all week. (Or rent a pontoon boat / kayaks / Stand up paddle boards from us). GREAT FOR FAMILY REUNIONS, LARGE GROUPS, CHURCH GROUPS, OFF SITE BUSINESS MEETINGS. Let us know the size and ages of your party and we will make sure to give you the best arrangements.

Driftwood, the big beach front one is $5000/week

Whoop-ti-do, the yellow one is $2000/week

Schooner, the one closest to the road is $2300/week

Rental rate for all 3 $9300

**Please contact us for "off season" rates. (After Labor Day before Memorial Day)

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Property Manager
Amy Genzink
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, Please call to confirm reservation: 6168340260
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 16, 2018

About Amy Genzink

Our family purchased this property in 2013 and then fully renovated entire property. I have been coming to the Silver Lake sand dunes since I was 5 years old and always dreamed of a place like this. We are very willing and able to answer all your questions. Our goal is to make this your best vacation ever. We will do anything we can to make that happen.....Just ask.

Amy Genzink purchased this resort in 2013

Why Amy Genzink chose Mears

We chose this property because our family, like many others, like to vacation with several generations. This property allows a very large family, church group or even a corporate group to enjoy time together.

What makes this resort unique

The best rental cottages on Silver Lake with frontage and these views without crossing roads.

The only property to offer sleeping arrangements of 38 people.

Lots of parking for vehicles, trailers, boats and toys.

The best view of the sand dunes in all of Silver Lake.

One of only a few places in the world where you can see a sunrise and a sunset from the same beach on the same day.


Mears Resort Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • resort
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 5400 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 5:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 38
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Lake ...
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront ...
  • Resort ...
  • Water View
  • Waterfront ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 6 Bathrooms
  • Driftwood master bath - toilet , combination tub/shower , Master suite in Lake front cottage
    Driftwood hallway bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , 2nd bathroom in main cottage
    Whoop-ti-do bathroom - toilet , shower , 1 bathroom in middle cottage
    Schooner bathroom - toilet , shower , 1st Bathroom in 3rd cottage
    Schooner master bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , Master bathroom in 3rd cottage, connected to queen bedroom
    Driftwood basement bathroom - toilet , shower , Stand up shower and toilet in Driftwood's basement
  • Driftwood, 5 bedroom cottage on water has 2 full bathrooms with tubs. and 1 bathroom with shower. 3 total with basement. Middle 2 bedroom cottage (Whoop-ti-do) has one full bathroom with shower, no tub. 3rd cottage by road (Schooner) has 2 bathrooms - one bathroom with shower, no tub and is wheel chair accessible. 2nd bathroom is full bathroom with tub and shower in master bedroom.
  • 10 Bedrooms, Sleeps 38
  • Driftwood Bedroom 3 - 1 queen, 1 full bed
    Driftwood master bedroom - 2 queens and 1 bunk bed
    Driftwood 2nd bedroom - 1 queen and 1 full bed
    Driftwood basement cottage, 2nd bedroom - 1 king , 1 king bed AND 1 bunk bed
    Driftwood basement cottage - 2 twin/ single , Bunk bed room (sleeps 2)
    Schooner bedroom 1 - 1 queen and 1 full bed
    Schooner 2nd bedroom - 1 queen and 1 full bed.
    Schooner 3rd bedroom - 1 Queen bed
    Whoop-ti-do loft bedroom - 1 king and 1 bunk bed
    Whoop-ti-do private bedroom - 1 king and 1 bunk bed
  • (Driftwood) Cottage directly on lake has 5 bedrooms - queen and full bed in 2 bedrooms, the master bedroom has 2 queen beds with 1 bunk bed - all on main level. In basement one bedroom has king size bed AND bunk bed, 2nd bedroom in basement has bunk bed. (3 bathroom) (2 full kitchens) (3 living rooms) (Whoop-ti-do) Middle cottage with views of dunes and lake and full access to private dock and beach and your own private fire pit on beach. 2 bedrooms: king and a bunk bed in each bedroom. (1 bathroom) (Schooner) 3 bedroom cottage by Silver Lake Road has views of water from kitchen /dining.Two bedrooms have a queen and a full. The 3rd bedroom (master suite) has a queen bed. (2 bathrooms)
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 6 bicycles
  • limited accessibility ...
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • festivals
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • rafting
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
Book your family reunion or corporate events here. Our rentals are Friday to Friday from June through August. And from Thursday night to Sunday night (or any custom arrangement of days you want) from Sept. to May. DISCOUNTS FOR SEPTEMBER - MAY.


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average rating of 4.9 based on 10 reviews
Delton, MI


  • 5 of 5

The cottages were in great shape for the arrival of our large family group. The first thing everyone said when they arrived was how great it was that everyone could stay together. The second thing they all said was, "I can't believe that view; I can't take my eyes off it!"

Here are some highlights of our stay and why we enjoyed the cottages so much: cooking and eating together in Driftwood, the beach, the pontoon boat and taking it to the dunes and for several cruises, especially a stunning sunset cruise, kayaking to L Michigan, the lighthouse, the docks (being able to also have our own boat), being able to put the kids to sleep and still party on in Driftwood, ping pong tournaments. It was also a bonus to have the kitchens in the other 2 cottages for extra storage and prep work and the large parking lot.

Thanks Amy and Jon!

  • Submitted: Sep 13, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect place for our reunion!!!

  • 5 of 5

Last summer I was looking at locations on Silver Lake for our 2017 family reunion, and I always kept coming back to this listing. We ended up renting the Driftwood and Whoop-ti-Do houses and they were absolutely perfect!! More than enough space for us to enjoy our meals together and having multiple refrigerators was a definite plus. Views of the lake and dunes cannot be beat. Jon and Amy were both so nice to work with. Hopefully we can return!!

  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Kingman, Indiana

Best Vacation Spot!

  • 5 of 5

Perfect for our 4 generation annual vacation! We didn't have to leave the property to have a great time. Walk out of the house and be directly on the beach or kayak the lake. We had a fishing boat with us too. We did venture downtown and rented dune buggies for a couple of hours - a must do when you come to Silver Lake. Beds are very comfortable, plenty of hot water for showers, and the kitchen in Driftwood was excellent for multiple cooks (utilized the oven downstairs too). We definitely want to come back to this spot again.

Amy and Jon, thank you for sharing this beautiful place with us!

  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Amazing vacation for large family!

  • 5 of 5

These cottages were an amazing location for our family's Labor Day weekend vacation. With over 30 of us there, no one ever felt cramped. There is plenty of space for serving meals at the dining table inside of Driftwood and out on the deck of Driftwood, where 2 large picnic tables sit. The lake kept the kids amused all day long, and they loved jumping off the docks. The pool table was a huge hit, as well as the hammock. Many of us were happy just to sit on the beach and watch the activity on Silver Lake all day. We had no issues, especially since the kitchens were fully stocked of equipment and many other essentials. My only recommendation is to come prepared to battle fruit flies.

  • Submitted: Dec 13, 2015
  • Stayed: September 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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The perfect cottages for a large group

  • 5 of 5

What an amazing place. We had our family and close friends, about 30 people in all, out to Amy and Jon's cottages to celebrate our wedding. They were very accomodating and responsive leading up to our stay. The cottages themselves are just spectacular... you get a wonderful view of Silver Lake and the dunes. The main cabin has a big kitchen, perfect for cooking for large groups. All the ammenities you need are here. If you're looking to get away with a large group, this is the spot. We hope to one day return and do it all over again. We had an awesome time.

  • Submitted: Nov 24, 2014
  • Stayed: September 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We rented this home for our wedding it was amazing! Beautiful details on the inside and out. We could have not asked for a better vacation and place to start our new lives together. The owners are wonderful people! We are planning on going back next year because we all loved it so much.

  • Submitted: Sep 28, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
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Nearest Airport
90 Miles
Ford International Airport
Nearest Ferry
25 Miles
Muskegon Ferry from WI/Ludington Ferry from WI
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Many in the area
Nearest Motorway
8 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Several down the road
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Located on private beach-Lake MI beach is 1 mile

This is the best location in all of Silver Lake. 100' of waterfront. Rent all 3 cottages and you can sleep 38 people. Great for family reunions, youth groups, church groups, weddings, off site business meetings. Rent pontoon boats, kayaks or even Jeeps while on vacation to get in to the dunes. From this cottage you can boat / kayak across the lake to climb the dunes. You can kayak down the Silver Lake channel out to Lake Michigan.

Jon and Amy are the owners and live in Holland MI. We accept checks, do not wire money anywhere and please call us to confirm your reservation. 616-836-6001


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $1,100

Driftwood is beach front, sleeps up to 20, 3 bed, 2 bath on main, 2 bed, 1 bath in basement - weekly $5000
Whoop-ti-do is 2 bedroom, 1 bath and sleeps up to 8 - weekly rental $2000
Schooner is 3 bedroom, 2 bath and sleeps 10 - weekly rental $2300
These rates are for prime season June - August
Discounted rates available Sept - May
Weekends only available Sept - May

Check in at 5 pm and check out at 10 am.

We allow a MAXIMUM of 40 people sleeping at night (this would be using pull out couches). We allow a MAXIMUM of 50 people during the day 9am-10pm. If guests exceed these numbers, the security deposit will be kept and extra guests will be escorted off.

CANCELLATION POLICY: NO refund UNLESS we can book your week with another guest, then you will receive the difference. However we will keep the deposit.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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