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Best location in Silver Lake ! 100' Private beach front. August weeks available.

Bedrooms 10
Space 5,500 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

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

We don't charge per person, we charge per cottage. However, please enter the correct number of people in the "Instant quote". Then please see description below for individual cottage rates. Or feel free to email us for your specific needs. Thanks!

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 $8500

**Please contact us for "off season" rates.

More Details

Property Manager
Amy Genzink
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, WATCH FOR SCAMS! CALL TO CONFIRM RESER: 6168340260
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 24, 2017

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 cottage in 2013

Why Amy Genzink chose Silver Lake

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 cottage 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 Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 5500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 38
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Downtown ...
  • Lake ...
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • 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.

Learn more about this vacation rental at the manager's website:


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(7 traveler reviews)

Best location in Silver Lake ! 100' Private beach front. August weeks available.
average rating of 4.857143 based on 7 reviews

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: Sep 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: Sep 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
  • Source: HomeAway
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Awesome Week in August

  • 5 of 5

30 of my family members stayed at the three cottages the week before Labor Day. We had a fantastic time.

Each cabin is outfitted with what you need (pots, pans, beer/wine openers) for us to cook all meals. There was plenty of space for us to sleep, though you may have to get creative if you push the max limit of people

He beach front is beautiful. You can walk out 50 feet before it reaches your waist level. My wife and I would float around with drinks. We also grabbed the kayaks ($100 extra for a week) and checked out the wildlife down the inlet that can take you to Lake Michigan.

The dunes across the way are the star of this lake. You can boat across (extra if you don't have your own boat) and hang out, grilling beachside, playing beach volleyball, or climbing the dunes.

My family was ecstatic with our stay. We would do it again and I have already recommended he cottages for anyone with a large extended family that needs an escape.

  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Awesome spot for a family Reunion or large groupo

  • 4 of 5

We were at Silver Lake to celebrate our parents 50th wedding anniversary. Our age range was from 73 to 1 year old with a total of 33 people. We used all of the cabins and found plenty of space for everyone. Loved having the beach for the little ones and the docks for skiing, tubing, and fishing. the view of the dunes is the best on the lake and the 4th of July fireworks were awesome.

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Gulliver, MI

What a vacation!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful vacation thanks to Jon and Amy. The view is worth the trip alone. (Awesome!) It is the best location on the whole lake. I would definitely recommend staying here if on vacation! The little town is quaint with dune tours, go carts, jeep, pontoon and kayaaking.

  • Submitted: Jul 4, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Golden Sands Grill
"Very nice well kept golf course, Great pizza, Nice outdoor patio and bar."
Mac Wood's Dune Rides
"They make it a very fun ride for 2 year olds all the way up to the seasoned duner."
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. The only cottages that have direct access to Silver Lake without crossing a dirt road or paved street. 100' of water front. 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 any where and please call us to confirm your reservation. 616-836-6001


Rates & Availability

Mears Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Sep 1 2017 - May 31 2018
Changeover Day: Friday
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $1,100

Driftwood is beach front, sleeps up to 24, 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 10 - weekly rental $2000
Schooner is 3 bedroom, 2 bath and sleeps 12 - weekly rental $2300
These rates are for prime season June - August
Discounted rates available Sept - May
Weekends only available Sept - May

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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