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Clean, surf themed cottage on a quiet street close to all the action!

Bedrooms 1
Space 1,000 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

1 Bedroom with a large loft area upstairs, 1 full bath, great location! Sleeps 8

We are booked for the 2017 Season. Please keep us in mind for future trips to Silver Lake...Enjoy your summer!

Find us on Facebook! 'The Surf Shack in Silver Lake' is our official page! We have lots of pictures and some other information available for you...

Beautiful, Newer cottage located a few blocks from Craigs Cruisers in a private association. Property features a large bedroom downstairs

with a very roomy loft upstairs. Open floorplan with a great patio

and firepit for enjoying the beautiful Silver Lake sunsets! Our

cottage is located on Hunters Creek giving you access to Silver Lake

for your fishing boat or PWC.

Built in 2008 this cottage is clean and furnished with everything you will need to have a great vacation!

With a quiet setting, little to no traffic, and lots to do just down

the street you'll find this is one of the area's finest rental


More Details

James Stovall
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 31, 2017

About James Stovall

Having grown up in nearby Shelby I have loved Silver Lake my whole life. I now live about an hour away but when we had the opportunity to buy our lot we were ecstatic. We built the cottage in 2008 as our family cottage and only rent a few weeks per year to help us offset the costs of ownership. It's a privilage to have a cottage and we love to share it with our guests.

James Stovall purchased this cottage in 2008

Why James Stovall chose Silver Lake

Our cottage is not a full time rental so it really stands out from the rest of the places available for rent. As our personal, family cottage we take great pride and care in making sure everything is clean and in good working order. We love to hear stories from our guests about the fun they had with their families while enjoying our place.

What makes this cottage unique

With access to Silver Lake from the channel to the quiet setting our place is really unique. We are located about a block from 'downtown' and all the action but sitting around the fire pit at night you feel as though you are 'up north'. We get very little traffic, have wonderful neighbors, and have ample parking.


Car: recommended
Other Activities:

Top Thing to do in City:

* Hang out on the Dunes!.

* Hang out on the beach.

* Craig's Cruisers.

* Jeep Tours..

Top Thing to do in Budget:

* Go to the beach.

* Go Fishing.

* Go to the dunes to watch the trucks/buggies.

* Ride the bike trail.

* Relax!.

Top Thing to do in Family:

* Go to the beach.

* Boating.

* Hang out by the campfire.

* Go Fishing..

Association Pool and playground area along with Craig's Cruisers,

restaurants, Silver Lake and all the action are less than 3 blocks


-Tons of outdoor activities: running, walking, biking, white sandy beaches,


the list goes on and on!


Mears Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Main floor full bath features a vanity with medicine cabinet, toilet, and 4' shower with glass doors. Open shelving is also available for storage.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , private bedroom located on main floor with large closet
    Bedroom 2 - 2 queen , Loft area upstairs is spacious with 2 queen beds.
  • Main floor master bedroom with large closet. Upstairs is a large loft with 2 queen beds and lots of room to move around.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Outdoor Pool
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • festivals
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
-We provide Bed linens!! -Don't forget blankets, pillows, and towels. (bring extras for the beach!) -Spacious full kitchen with brand new appliances. - Flat Screen TV available for movies! -Association may assess nominal fee for guest pool use


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Clean, surf themed cottage on a quiet street close to all the action!
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 6 reviews

Great location! Road our bikes to everything we needed.

  • 5 of 5

Clean and well stocked with supplies. Owner was very responsive.

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Our family of 7 had a great stay! It was perfect for our week at Silver Lake.

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful property and location. Very clean, quiet and a beautiful backyard area backing up to the creek. Perfect location for any family.

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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It was a great house.

  • 4 of 5

The house was perfect. The lot and canal just made it even better!

  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Great location

  • 5 of 5

The Surf Shack is close to Lake Michigan and Silver Lake. You can also walk to Craig Cruisers and all the stores and restaurants in the area which made it very convenient. The house is equipped with everything you need to cook your own dinners and a lot of eating space inside and out. We really like the large fire pit and the chairs you supplied. Also the upstairs loft is very large and you have enough room to add a blow-up mattress if needed. The owner James was very easy to contact and answered any and all questions. It was very nice that they had Wi-Fi and it reached as far as the dock outside. I didn't think the air conditioner could cool off the whole house, but it really did and with the help of the large fans it kept the whole house cooled off. It would be nice if they had kayaks and canoes to rent for a nominal fee for the week, since they have a very nice dock. Also the river behind the house goes right out to Silver Lake. I also would recommend an additional shower outside to rinse off from the beach. We had a fun time at your house and would recommend this to anyone with kids and would love to come back in the future:)

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great Place.

  • 5 of 5

The Surf Shack was everything we needed and more. Very Clean, close to all attractions. The patio was wonderful to sit out eat dinner and relax. Loved the large concreted area as we were traveling with three toddlers two in walkers and they were able to run back and forth and have the best time. We brought a boat along for our vacation and they dock was exactly what we needed we didnt have to pull the boat in and out, silver lake is beautiful day or night!! We will defor sure be back.

  • Submitted: Jan 26, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the kind words! I appreciate you taking the time to post a review. We love our cottage and it's fun for us to hear that others enjoy it as well. Thanks again... James
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  • 5 of 5

My family and i had stayed at the surf shack for a week. It was extremely clean(inside/out), friendly neighbors, kid friendly,and very welcoming. It's just a short walk from all the attractions in town, a short drive to beaches and the dunes. No need to pack your whole house, the surf shack is well stocked with all your needs. It was an amazing experience to stay there and i would recommend this property to every one. An overall relaxing and worry free stay.

  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for the nice review. We're glad you enjoyed our cottage! You guys were great guests...thanks again James
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
Cleaning Fee $50

$50 cleaning fee
$300 refundable security deposit and a $250 NON-REFUNDABLE deposit
is all it takes to reserve your family vacation! ($250 deposit will be applied to rental fee)
Both deposits will be forfeited if the reservation is canceled within
60 days of arrival.
We will promptly refund your $300 security deposit upon completetion of a favorable inspect

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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