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Spacious Waterfront Log Home on Upper Silver Lake

Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Space 2,200 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 4 nights


About the property

5 bedroom home offering 180' of lake frontage. Very quiet setting.

This 2200 sq ft 5 bedroom 2.5 bath home is located on a quiet section of Upper Silver Lake. The double lot offers 180' of frontage, with the most privacy available on the lake. Sitting on the deck it feels as though there are no neighbors. With one king bed, two Queen beds, and two bunk beds, there is enough room for the entire family. The basement offers a separate TV, while the main floor offers an open concept with many large windows to take advantage of the view.

This location is ideal for the family, quiet setting with a 24' x 24' beach / sandbox for the kids, and a fire pit for the adults. Want all the excitement that Silver Lake offers? Its just a bike ride away. But when you come home its quiet, you can sleep with the windows open if you like.

Some of the nearby attractions include golfing, swimming, 2 video arcades, a Lake Michigan lighthouse, tubing, water skiing, 2,000 acres of sand dunes, dune rides, shopping, bumper cars, go cart tracks. Way more than can be listed here.

Property has a gas grill, fire pit, laundry room.

Suitability: no smoking or pets in the home.

More Details

Wesley VanderWilk
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 27, 2017

About Wesley VanderWilk

We are a family of four. Amy and I have been married for 17 years, and we have two wonderful boys, Jacob (10) and Luke (4). Amy's family is from the area, so it made sense for us to purchase near Silver Lake.

Wesley VanderWilk purchased this cottage in 2013

Why Wesley VanderWilk chose Silver Lake

We got crazy lucky to find this property. We were searching for three years, and every cottage we looked at had neighbors within 10 feet. It just didn't seem like a vacation with them packed in so close. This home was a primary residence, built in 1972. We are the second owners. It is on a double lot, with woods on both sides. It is cozy, and relaxing. We hope you love our home as much as we do.


Mears Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Downstairs
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Downstairs
    Bedroom 5 - 2 twin/ single , downstairs bunk bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single , upstairs bunk bed
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • limited accessibility


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Spacious Waterfront Log Home on Upper Silver Lake
average rating of 4.6153846 based on 13 reviews

Beautiful home with access to Upper Silver Lake

  • 5 of 5

Our group of Grandmas, Moms and Daughters really enjoyed our stay in the Hideaway! Wesley was very easy to work with and responded quickly to any inquiries. He has really thought out what people will need and tries to have it there for you. The location is excellent. It is very easy to drive into Silver Lake and there is plenty of parking which is a real plus!

The inside of the home was very clean with lots of comfy furniture. The beds were especially comfortable. The well-stocked kitchen is open to the rest of the main living space, so we could easily enjoy being together - if we were inside. If the weather was even decent, we were out on the deck off of the living room or down by the water. The three year old and 1 year old loved the little kids slide and playing in the very shallow water by the sandbox.

The house is situated on a little finger of the lake and has a no wake zone buoy in front. So while we could enjoy watching the boats go by on the main part of the lake, the swimming area was nice and calm. It was perfect for small kids and using our kayaks.

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very clean, well stocked and in a good location.

  • 5 of 5

We very much enjoyed staying at this property. The house was nice and clean with plenty of room for our group, and the view of the lake was beautiful! The covered porch facing the lake was a nice place to sit on the rainy day.

  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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We appreciated the large parking space, with room for the dune buggies and boat trailer.

  • 3 of 5

The cottage was clean upon our arrival, however the fridge had several condiment items left by a previous renter. The outside

deck area is nice with good seating, and a view of the lake. The large lot is nice, with privacy from the neighbors. The presence

of the swans in the sandy beach is not so good, and there was a wasp nest in the seawall by the beach (we purchased wasp spray

and seemed to take care of it). The gas grill had two tanks which were empty, so a quick trip to the store was in order. There were

enough pots/pans and dishes in the cupboard, however no soap for the dishwasher. Our overall 6 day stay was good, and we

thank you for sharing your cottage home.

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for taking the time to review our home. Our first ever three star review is a bit disappointing, but this will help those who may not enjoy our home. First, condiments have always been provided for our guests, as this is our home as well. We wondered what had happened but will happily repurchase for our next guests. The swans and wildlife are considered one of the best parts of our home, so sorry that you did not enjoy it. Our apologies for the grill and dish soap, the home has been rented for six weeks straight, apparently those things were missed by our cleaning crew. Wishing you well and hope you find that perfect vacation In the future. Wesley
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Spacious, clean and a great view. Worth every penny

  • 5 of 5

This cottage was absolutely beautiful. There was ten of us including four children that stayed for seven days. The beach area was perfect for the kids, fishing was fun and the cottage was very comfortable and had everything we needed. Short drive to the dunes, shopping, lighthouse, beach, go-karts, putt putt, zip lining, boat rental .... Wesley was very accommodating, even with a last minute request.

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Everything you are looking for in a house!

  • 5 of 5

This house has it all! Comfortable beds, plenty of space, parking for trucks/trailers, beautiful view of Lake, play area in sand for kids with shallow water an no wake area, and just the feeling of being home. So peaceful. Our family absolutely loves staying here. We have our 3rd visit scheduled for July 2016 , and cannot wait! (Picky husband even likes it)

  • Submitted: May 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful Relaxing Week

  • 5 of 5

Our stay was simply wonderful. The lake house was big enough for our family to not get on one another, yet cozy enough to spend some quality time together. The house had all the amenities we could have asked for, and we wanted for nothing on our stay. Wesley was always accommodating and always answered any questions we had promptly. It is situated in a perfect location, near town, on the lake, with it's own private beach area, perfect for the little ones. The deck was our favorite with the majority of our meals eaten in that perfect venue. Thank you, Wesley and your family, for sharing your home with ours.

  • Submitted: Sep 24, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Mears Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
2017 Summer
Jun 1 2017 - Sep 15 2017
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $200
Refundable damage deposit $500

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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