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Now accepting deposits for 2018! Happy New Year!

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


Check-in 5pm

Check-out 11am


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 the private dock for a day in the sun on sparkling silver lake. A boat launch is nearby and temporary mooring offshore is permitted. A sturdy seawall separates the 400 feet of sugar sand from silver lake.

More Details

Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 17, 2018

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 Mears

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
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
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 public boat launch is less than 1 mile.


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Now accepting deposits for 2018! Happy New Year!
average rating of 4.7647057 based on 17 reviews


  • 4 of 5

everything was great but the internet connection was very unreliable

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for staying with us. I have not had any issues with the internet and we were the last people to stay at the house. I'll look into next weekend when I return. But, you are in a very rural area that is home to less than 2k residents so internet is not what you are used to in a bigger city.
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Nothing like the Silver Lake Area

  • 4 of 5

This is our 3rd year renting this lovely home and it does not disappoint. It meets the need of our large generational family with kids from ages 2 - 11. So many wonderful things to do in close proximity. The newly renovated pool has lots of seating to watch the swimmers and the weather made our various hikes on the dunes great exercise and fun for all ages. The kids can put on their bike helmets and ride on safe dirt roads or take a longer ride with their parents to the State Park area. The house comes with all the basics, including a great washer and dryer to keep up with the kids changing of clothes! Again, this is our 3rd year renting and hope to be back again soon. Enjoy!

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful vacation!!

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay! Nice location in a private community. Privacy, yet tennis courts/ basketball court just beyond property line. And the pool with slide just beyond that. Walk down to beach. Cottage very clean and comfy. Bunk beds were squeaky but comfy. All comforts of home:) Owner, Ryan, very accommodating and responsive. Highly recommend!

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Summer Fun!

  • 5 of 5

The cottage is very nice, clean, quiet, close to the pool and well stocked. We had fun our first vacation to MI climbing the dunes, fishing, walking and swimming. The atmosphere was laid back and relaxed. Our only trouble was cell service which was really spotty. Our boys enjoyed finding spots where they could catch up with the real world. Ryan was very responsive to our questions. I would highly recommend staying here and enjoying the beauty of Silver Lake.

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for staying with us. It still amazes me that the cellular coverage has not gotten any better. I am going to beef up the internet this fall and offer instructions for wifi calling. I use it at my home in Holland because ATT lacks coverage. The wifi calling works great and you can get texts via wifi too. We hope to see you again next year. Have a great rest of your summer!
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Will return again

  • 5 of 5

We had a great stay. The house was cute and kid friendly. We rented the boat and loved anchoring across the lake and spending the day at the dunes. We will definitely be back to this house at silver lake.

  • Submitted: Jun 16, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was great having you!! I am so glad you like the house. We continuously make improvements to keep the house looking great. We love staying here too and love sharing it with others. Have a great summer! We will see you next time!
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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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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $125
Refundable damage deposit $500
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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