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Cozy and cute cottage w/ Wi-Fi on all sports-Upper Silver Lake, Sleeps 4-6 ppl

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Space 750 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

2 bedroom, 1 bathroom cottage with private sandy beach area, and close to dunes

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Cute as a button, open concept cottage on 150 acre, all sports Upper Silver Lake that has recently been remodeled on the inside.

2 private bedrooms- 12 inch memory foam mattresses in each room for an amazing night sleep. Both rooms have ceiling fans for maximum comfort. Both rooms are equipped with alarm clocks and reading lights. One room with a Queen sized bed and closet and one room with a Full sized bed.

1 full bathroom with a tub/shower combo.

Full Kitchen with fridge/freezer, glass top stove and oven, microwave, coffee maker with bean grinder for true coffee lovers, blender, and toaster. All pots, pans, dishes, and utensils are available for your stay. Extra cabinet room for your food storage. Kitchen table seats 4 along with an island area that seats an additional 2 people.

Living room has a pull out couch with a Full sized bed along with additional seating. Flat screen TV with Direct TV satellite, along with DVD player and selection of DVDs included. MP3/CD/Blue tooth/radio player also located in the living room. Fast WiFi in the cottage for all your electronic needs and wants.

Cottage has two glass/screen sliding doors (one off the kitchen and one off the living room) leading out to the deck and water, great to let sun and breezes in! The deck has deck furniture for your enjoyment.

All windows have screens and blinds for both your enjoyment and privacy.

Cottage is located on Upper Silver Lake which is an All-Sports Lake with an island located in the middle of the lake for exploration or a fun picnic.

Upper Silver Lake has a private boat launch available to you for bringing your own motorized boat or water toys and you can park them right in front of the cottage. Or feel free to use the paddle boat and 2 kayaks included with the cottage to explore the lake, coves and the island. We also rent a small pontoon boat for an additional rental fee. The cottage has an assortment of adult and youth sized life jackets. No infant life jackets are provided.

Bask in the sun on the deck attached to the cottage or if you are a sand lover you have your own private sandy beach area with a 1.5 foot sea wall to enjoy along with another deck on the waters edge for watching the sunset, having meals, or enjoying a good book. Market umbrellas are provided for shade. A clothes line is also provided for hanging wet items out to dry.

A charcoal grill and gas grill are provided for your grilling pleasure. The charcoal and lighter fluid will need to be provided by you.

An outdoor fire pit is also provided for your enjoyment along with plenty of firewood to use (no need to purchase wood locally or bring your own).

Located on "Sandpiper Cove" on Upper Silver Lake. You can spend time playing in the water in front of the cottage without having to worry about fast watercraft or large wake close by you. The water has a sandy bottom in front of the cottage and it is shallow for playing and gradually gets deeper as you move further out away from the cottage. It is a perfect area for playing, swimming, fishing, floating on a raft, etc.

The cottage has both heat and air conditioning along with ceiling fans for maximum comfort.

You are only minutes away from all that Silver Lake has to offer. Enjoy the dunes with various motorized and non motorized activities, Lake Michigan, Little Sable Point Lighthouse, and many many tourist attractions. Or head 15 minutes North on B-15 to Pentwater for a unique area rich with shops, restaurants, and more water to enjoy! 20 minutes away is Ludington with the historic House of Flavors ice cream shop. B-15 South offers a scenic drive along the lakeshore with fun stops along the way for local produce, wines, and Michigan made items. Do not forget to stop at Stoney Lake for tubing out to Lake Michigan which is only 10 minutes away! We have plenty of brochures and maps for you to peruse to plan your week and familiarize yourself with the area and all it has to offer.

Refundable security/damage deposit of $250 per week is required.

Half of the rental amount is due 90 days prior to your arrival; the remaining balance is due 60 days prior to your arrival. We accept personal checks or cashiers checks only.

No refund if cancelled within 60 days of occupancy date. Half refund if cancelled within 90 days of occupancy, and full refund if cancelled over 90 days prior to occupancy date.

***You are responsible for bringing all needed towels and bed linens for your stay (towels, sheets, pillows, blankets, etc.) and any paper products desired (toilet paper, paper towel, paper plates, napkins, etc.)***

Friday to Friday rental only in June, July and August.

No pets allowed. NO SMOKING AT ALL ON PREMISES.

More Details

Owner
Jennifer Becksvoort
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
October 20, 2017

Amenities

Mears Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 750 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6 ...
  • Min. age of primary renter: 23 ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
  • You are allowed 6 occupants in the cottage which must be identified on the rental agreement. You are allowed 4 DAYTIME only guests in addition.
  • We do not charge a cleaning fee so we ask that you leave the cottage in the same condition as you found it.
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Brand new 12 inch memory foam mattress
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , Brand new 12 inch memory foam mattress
  • Ceiling fans reading lights
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
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Cozy and cute cottage w/ Wi-Fi on all sports-Upper Silver Lake, Sleeps 4-6 ppl
average rating of 5.0 based on 14 reviews
Fort Wayne, Indiana
5

Wonderful Cottage! Relaxing! Fantastic! Perfect!

  • 5 of 5

A wonderful cottage positioned perfectly in a small channel on Upper Silver Lake. Lake offers exciting fishing, fun swimming and it's easy to get to any local attractions!

Modern, yet cozy living space and EVERYTHING a vacationing family needs is provided-- groomed backyard, beach area, paddle boat, kayaks, fishing pontoon, fire pit with provided wood, life vests, kids sand toys...could go on and on! The hosts are very nice and have thought of everything to make your stay here one of the most enjoyable times of your life! You WON'T want to leave... We will be back and thank you for a fantastic vacation!

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
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5

Looking forward to staying again!

  • 5 of 5

This cottage was simply wonderful. The landscape made it feel like a tropical oasis, and the kids could not get enough of the private beach.

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
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5

Wonderful vacation get-away in an adorable cottage

  • 5 of 5

The four of us (myself, my husband, our son, and his best friend) had an amazing week staying at this Upper Silver Lake cottage. The owner's pictures and description are spot-on - this is a super cute, immaculately maintained, and incredibly well-stocked rental home. Being right on the lake was great. We used the kayaks and paddleboat provided by the owner, roasted hot dogs over the fire pit, and just chilled on the sandy beach area. The cottage felt larger than it actually was because it was very well laid out - there was plenty of room for the four of us to eat and relax indoors, and it has a very nice-sized kitchen. My husband (an IT specialist) even set up a mini office with multiple laptops on the breakfast bar. The kitchen has everything a cook could need, from a wide variety of pots and pans to baking dishes, to a plethora of cooking and dining utensils, and even a tea kettle, a very nice coffee maker, a toaster, and a blender. Not only was the cottage itself wonderful, but the owner was a real pleasure to deal with. She was very responsive and friendly, and provided us with lots of local knowledge that really enhanced our stay.

The area has much to offer. Clearly at least one visit to the sand dunes is in order. (If you plan on sandboarding, I would recommend renting the advanced sandboards from Wave Club Water Sports - they glide so much better than the beginner boards. Our teenage son and his friend loved sandboarding!) Bring your bicycles, because the main roads have bike lanes, and the back streets have little traffic. It's only about a 10-minute, very enjoyable bike ride from the cottage to the businesses of Silver Lake (much ice cream!), the sand dunes, and the Silver Lake State Park. There is also a lovely rails-to-trails bike path/linear state park, the Hart-Montague Trail. If you need any bike service or accessories while at the cottage, go to the Wood Shed bicycle shop in Mears. The owner is very courteous and helpful. Hansen Grocery in Hart (a very short drive from the cottage) has pretty much everything you could possibly need, including a nice deli, fresh-baked pies, and a great selection of beer and wine. And, of course, Lake Michigan is very close too, with many nice beaches. If we are ever in Silver Lake again, this would be my first choice for lodging, and I highly recommend it to anyone interested in staying in the area.

  • Submitted: Jul 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Wonderful vacation get-away in an adorable cottage

  • 5 of 5

The four of us (myself, my husband, our son, and his best friend) had an amazing week staying at this Upper Silver Lake cottage. The owner's pictures and description are spot-on - this is a super cute, immaculately maintained, and incredibly well-stocked rental home. Being right on the lake was great. We used the kayaks and paddleboat provided by the owner, roasted hot dogs over the fire pit, and just chilled on the sandy beach area. The cottage felt larger than it actually was because it was very well laid out - there was plenty of room for the four of us to eat and relax indoors, and it has a very nice-sized kitchen. My husband (an IT specialist) even set up a mini office with multiple laptops on the breakfast bar. The kitchen has everything a cook could need, from a wide variety of pots and pans to baking dishes, to a plethora of cooking and dining utensils, and even a tea kettle, a very nice coffee maker, a toaster, and a blender. Not only was the cottage itself wonderful, but the owner was a real pleasure to deal with. She was very responsive and friendly, and provided us with lots of local knowledge that really enhanced our stay.

The area has much to offer. Clearly at least one visit to the sand dunes is in order. (If you plan on sandboarding, I would recommend renting the advanced sandboards from Wave Club Water Sports - they glide so much better than the beginner boards. Our teenage son and his friend loved sandboarding!) Bring your bicycles, because the main roads have bike lanes, and the back streets have little traffic. It's only about a 10-minute, very enjoyable bike ride from the cottage to the businesses of Silver Lake (much ice cream!), the sand dunes, and the Silver Lake State Park. There is also a lovely rails-to-trails bike path/linear state park, the Hart-Montague Trail. If you need any bike service or accessories while at the cottage, go to the Wood Shed bicycle shop in Mears. The owner is very courteous and helpful. Hansen Grocery in Hart (a very short drive from the cottage) has pretty much everything you could possibly need, including a nice deli, fresh-baked pies, and a great selection of beer and wine. And, of course, Lake Michigan is very close too, with many nice beaches. If we are ever in Silver Lake again, this would be my first choice for lodging, and I highly recommend it to anyone interested in staying in the area.

  • Submitted: Jul 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
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5

Our stay was so relaxing and comfortable.

  • 5 of 5

The property was very well kept and clean.

  • Submitted: Sep 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
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5

Charming get-away on peaceful

  • 5 of 5

We loved this charming, cozy home away from home! They had you covered with everything you'd need for a fun day by the water with kayaks, paddle boat, sand toys, grills and fire pits. Then to a fun selection of dvds, games and a fantastic list of maps and local recommendations on things to do in the area. The owners thought of everything to make this stay a true vacation. We loved that they thought of the little things, such as a fully supplied kitchen, coffee bean grinder and a cozy place to sit in every area.

The owners were so kind yet professional to work with.. we felt they truly went over the top to ensure we had all of the information we'd need for a great stay! The cottage was adorable with beautiful flowers, herb garden, great deck with fabulous views.

We also loved that the cottage was on a little channel off the lake, which was great for kids and the shallow water/beach area was perfect and easy access to the big lake!

Thanks again for a wonderful stay.. we hope to be back!

  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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Map

Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Silver Lake or Hart
Nearest Ferry
18 Miles
Ludington
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Mears, Hart
Nearest Motorway
6 Miles
US-31
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Mears, Silver Lake, Hart
Nearest Beach
5 Miles
Lake Michigan, Silver lake State Park
Car: recommended

Silver Lake is fun for the whole family. This area includes both dune country and acres of mature forest. The dune ridges and valleys are mostly windblown sand and lack trees, scrub brush and dune grass. The dune area is sometimes compared to a desert. Silver Lake State Park contains more than four miles of Lake Michigan shoreline and boasts a large sandy beach. Silver Lake contains many activities including go carts, mini golf, ATV rental for dune driving, dune ride companies, ice cream shops, novelty shops, etc. A short 15 minute drive away is Pentwater with a downtown shopping district with unique shops and restaurants. There is something for everyone! Or if you prefer to stay put and not leave the cottage you have your own sandy beach area, all sports lake, and an island to explore!

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250

Friday to Friday rental only.
Check in time is no earlier than 4pm on Friday and checkout time is no later than 11am on Friday.
A signed Rental Agreement is required for all weekly rentals.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.