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Aug 11-18 is our last summer week available! Close to the pool and amenities

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,400 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

3 Bedroom 2 Bath Cottage In Private Association Close To Silver Lake And Town



WE HAVE ALSO ADDED A SKI BOAT RENTAL OPTION. Fully equipped with life vests, MP3 radio, ski rope and tube. Boat rests on a boat lift within the Flora Dale private beach and dock area. Please email for details.

Relax with the family at this silver lake retreat. A pleasant walk brings you to your private boat dock and silver lake access complete with 400 feet of sand and a boat launch. Closer to home, parasail place's location within the private floradale association means you'll also have access to a heated pool, basketball and tennis courts, a rec room, playground and more.

Parasail place provides the perfect family getaway. 3 bedrooms and a hide-a-bed offer sleeping for as many as 11. Enjoy dinner on the grill and dine under evergreen and shade trees at the cottage's picnic table or inside. Two dining tables accommodate up to 10. When the sun goes down, enjoy an evening under the stars gathered around the cabin's fire pit.

It's an easy drive to mac woods dune rides, silver lake state park, craig's cruisers, little point sable lighthouse, miles of lake michigan beaches and downtown silver lake. Or take a day trip shopping in pentwater or exploring the lake michigan resort town of ludington.

Parasail place offers plenty of place to park your sand and water toys. Access your own private boat dock for a day in the sun on sparkling silver lake. A sturdy seawall separates the 400 feet of sugar sand from silver lake.

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Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 24, 2017

About Ryan

As a kid I spent many summers enjoying the dunes, lake Michigan's beaches, evenings at the Whippy Dip and roasting marshmallows over a glowing campfire. We would take day trips walking around Pentwater, Ludington and the small towns nearby.

Now as a parent i look forward to building new memories with my family at silver lake and we hope our place allows you to build lasting memories with your family.

Ryan purchased this cottage in 2013

Why Ryan chose Silver Lake

This property is the perfect mix between a secluded quiet cottage and being close enough to walk into town, to Mac Woods or the Whippy Dip.

The private beach has soft sugar white sand that offers the best views of the dunes. Enjoy an evening by the water and cook hamburgers on the grill. A step over the short seawall provides great swimming in sandy Silver Lake. While it's not the best place to swim it does provide peace and quiet from the busy Lake Michigan beaches. We also have a boat slip for rent if you'd like to bring your own boat and enjoy tubing, skiing, or trips across the lake to the sandy beaches of Silver Lake.

The house is cared for by us and helped maintained by a local resident. We live in Grand Rapids so we are close by if you need us but we respect your privacy and trust you know how to enjoy yourselves responsibly.

The most important reason to rent Parasail Place is because we understand what you want in a vacation rental. We ourselves have rented a wide variety of places and have shared your frustrations of not having what you need to enjoy a week away from home. You should not have to worry 'am I forgetting something, do we have towels, what about linens and pillows, spices and utensils. I hope this place has what we need.' We have added everything we could think of, within reason, to add but if we forgot something that is necessary we would be happy to provide it.

Our intentions are for you to pack your bags not pack your house up.

What makes this cottage unique

Room for 2 families without breaking the budget.

Our house can actually accommodate the number of people it sleeps both for dining and relaxing.

The house was designed with kids in mind. We know you want to relax too and having the kids enjoy themselves makes your vacation much more pleasant. Besides the property ammenities (pool, basketball, tennis, shuffle board, and the rec center) we have movies, classic board games, there is a tree house in the backyard, woods nearby for exploring....and best yet, a separate living room for the adults to sit and talk while the kids play games or watch movies.

We also love this house because it has rights to the water and your own private 'marina' along with the private 400 ft beach.This house has the comforts of your home only miles away from the bustle of your city or town.


Mears Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1400 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 11
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , and 1 bunk bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • churches
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • horseshoes
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
Access to private and public boat launches is included. Use of a private boat dock and lift available for an additional fee and a signed waiver.


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(12 traveler reviews)

Aug 11-18 is our last summer week available! Close to the pool and amenities
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 12 reviews

5 star for sure, very clean, great surrounding all together a great place!

  • 5 of 5

Everything was just perfect and had an amazing weekend!

  • Submitted: May 29, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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A great home with lots to do for every age-awesome

  • 4 of 5

This is a 5 star home and location. Multi-generational family spent a week here for the second year in a row. The owner is very responsive and all the comforts or home are at your fingertips plus great scenery - something for everyone! The pool is so close and the beach just a short walk. Plenty of places for biking and hiking - of course the dunes can entertain all. Can't wait to come back next year.

  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Very nice house with a great lay out and good location. It's a short walk to the pool and lake.

  • 5 of 5

Our family had a wonderful week at Silver Lake. We think this is where we will vacation again next summer. Good (quick) response from owner (Ryan) regarding a question we had.

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for staying with us. We are happy to have you back as our guests any time!
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Great place

  • 4 of 5

Our stay was wonderful. The cottage was large, convenient, comfortable, clean and well stocked. The decor was pleasing and relaxed. We loved being close to the pool and used it a lot. We cooked mostly outside on the wonderful grill and did hotdogs and s'mores at the fire pit. The dunes and activities were close enough and fun. Our only disappointment was that the private beach was not close enough for the little ones to walk to and was a sea wall with sand and dock access. We drove to the state park beach, only 5 minutes away, where the kids could play in sand and waves at water's edge.

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for staying with us. We are glad that you enjoyed your time. We take great pride in offering a well stocked, comfortable home that allows our guests to relax and enjoy their vacation. We hope you'll return in the future. Our cottage is in an association with great amenities one of which is a private beach. Our listing description states that the beach is a short walk, 300 yards away and like most of Silver Lake has a sea wall. There is a swim platform with steps to enter the water. The area is very sandy and the water is warm because of the shallow water. My 3 yr old daughter loves to swim here and enjoys the shallow water. For those looking for a traditional beach I would suggest the newly designed State Park Campground beach which is less than 1 mile from our house.
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Wonderful Family Vacation Rental

  • 5 of 5

We rented this house for a week for a nice family getaway. I must admit, I was amazed at how nice the house was and fully stocked with everything. If we plan on going to Silver Lake again we will definitely see if this house is available.

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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One Of My All Time Favorite Vacations!

  • 5 of 5

My family of 4 loved this house! Ryan was the most responsive of any owner I have dealt with directly. The home was extremely clean upon arrival. We enjoyed the close proximity to the heated pool. The fire pit was lots of fun at night. Mac Wood's Dune Rides is a must for first timer's like ourselves. Lots of things to do in the area. This was a great alternative to the sweltering beaches in Florida that we normally do for vacation. I can't recommend this property enough!

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind words. It really means a lot to me. I believe in providing consistent exceptional customer service. We really hope to have you back as our guests in the near future. Enjoy the rest of your summer!!
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Rates & Availability

Mears Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
July 4th
Jun 30 2017 - Jul 7 2017
7 night minimum stay
Late Summer
Sep 8 2017 - Oct 27 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning Fee $125
Tax Rate 6.0%

Weekly during summer only. Rental is Friday to Friday.
Check-in 5pm Check-out 10am
Times are firm to allow proper cleaning for our guests.

$500 to secure your week
50% of the remaining balance due 60 days prior to arrival
Remaining balance due 30 days prior to arrival
Payments can be made prior to their due date

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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