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Dune Top Romantic Solitude & Awe-Inspiring Panoramic Lake Mich Views

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Cottage from top of dune


Last updated: 10/14/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:No
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Mears cottage description

Nestled alone atop a 4 acre sand dune with panoramic views of Lake Michigan, this highly unique, contemporary, clean, fully equipped, artistically decorated cottage is an out of this world experience. Couple the cottage and the almost surrealistically beautiful, completely private site that includes trees, woods, & dunescape, and it is impossible not to fall in love. Private 400-ft association sandy and shallow beach on the big lake is an easy walk on our private path, as are two other public beach sites (one at warm and shallow Stony Lake, the other on Lake Michigan). If you ever want to leave the wonderful cottage, fabulous
deck & breathtaking views, the area abounds with wonderful orchards, farm markets, state parks, lighthouses, hiking trails, cultural attractions, arts performances, live music, dune buggy rides, golf, boat rentals, biking paths, & antique stores.

Site features: Parking for your vehicle is at the bottom of the 100 + stairs (w/3 built-in resting benches) that you climb to access the cottage & the four acre site. No worry, as a motorized tram pulls all your gear to the top. The partly wooded & partly open dunescape is truly the ultimate private, romantic setting. Once on this perch, the diverse views are so awe-inspiring that you may never want to move. Plenty of freighters on the horizon, stars in the domed night sky & wildlife on the dune to keep you interested. Wildlife includes bald eagles, pileated woodpeckers, hummingbirds, deer, squirrel & fox: get up in the morning to spot their tracks on the dune. A trail behind the house leads to the tip top of the dune for even more magnificent views. Follow the beach path to our beautiful private association Lake Michigan beach (shared by only a handful of families) which is sandy & shallow.

Cottage features: The newly stained, unique, nearly round, 15-sided wooden hurricane style cottage has 6 sliding glass doors allowing stupendous lake, dune & wooded views from every room. The afternoon sun is so bright that you'll need your sunglasses in the kitchen! The wooden 100+ stairs, 2,000 sq. ft deck (also newly stained), & circular 4 ft walkway around the cottage provide easy access to/ from each room as well as lots of extra living space. Little private niches with furniture, plantings & views allow you to follow the sun around the decks all day & evening in any season.

Amenities: We call it luxury camping! Our modern, clean & well organized cottage has oak floors throughout (except carpeted bedrooms), new stylish furniture, large sisal floor rugs, colorful artistic decor, nice bedding & towels, ceiling & standing fans, quality kitchen tools & Fiesta dinnerware, stack washer & dryer, & elect baseboard heat. The huge multi-level decks are furnished with comfy chairs & cushions, a dining table w/ sun umbrella, gas grill, an outdoor hot shower (truly sublime), clothesline with a view, daylillies & loads of beautiful potted flowers ... which all make it hard to come inside to enjoy the highly cool cottage interior!

Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 1200 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental


      • Long-Term Renters Welcome
      • Low Allergen Environment
      • Children Welcome
      • Non Smoking Only
      • Pets Not Allowed
      • Unsuitable For Elderly Or Infirm
      • Wheelchair Inaccessible

      Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6

      • Bedroom 1: 1 queen


      • Bedroom 2: 1 queen


      • In addition to two queen bedrooms, living room fold-out couch sleeps two. Cottage also includes an over sized single comfortable cot perfect for a youth. Linens provided for all beds....moreless

      Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

      Other Amenities

          • Beach toys. Baseboard heat in each room, if needed.


          • Audio Tape Player
          • Books
          • Books For Adults
          • CD Player
          • DVD Player
          • Games
          • Games For Kids
          • Music Library
          • Radio
          • Stereo
          • Video Library


          • Away From It All
          • Romantic


          • Autumn Foliage
          • Churches
          • Cinemas
          • Library
          • Live Theater
          • Museums
          • Playground
          • Recreation Center
          • Restaurants
          • Theme Parks
          • Water Parks
          • Winery Tours

          Local Services & Businesses

          • Hospital
          • Medical Services

          Leisure Activities

          • Antiquing
          • Beachcombing
          • Bird Watching
          • Horseback Riding
          • Paddle Boating
          • Scenic Drives
          • Sight Seeing
          • Walking

          Location Type

          • Beach
          • Lake

          Sports & Adventure Activities

          • Cycling
          • Fishing
          • Fly Fishing
          • Freshwater Fishing
          • Golf
          • Hiking
          • Jet Skiing
          • Mountain Biking
          • Paragliding
          • Sailing
          • Swimming
          • Water Skiing
          • Water Tubing
          • Wind-Surfing


          • Dining Area
          • Seating for 6 people


          • Activities Guide
          • Alarm Clock
          • Backpack
          • Basic Soaps
          • Ceiling Fans
          • Clothes Dryer
          • Hair Dryer
          • Iron & Board
          • Laundry Soap
          • Linens Provided
          • Local Activities Guide
          • Local Maps
          • Local Restaurant Guide
          • Paper Towels
          • Parking Off Street
          • Shampoo
          • Sofa Bed
          • Telephone
          • Thermos Bottle
          • Toilet Paper
          • Towels Provided
          • Washing Machine


          • Blender
          • Coffee Grinder
          • Coffee Maker
          • Cooking Utensils
          • Freezer
          • Grill
          • Microwave
          • Oven
          • Pantry Items
          • Refrigerator
          • Stove
          • Toaster


          • Beach Chairs
          • Beach Towels
          • Binoculars
          • Golf Clubs
          • Lawn / Garden
          • Outdoor Grill Gas
          • Small Cooler
          • Walkway To Water
          • Wood Deck

          Pool / Spa

              • Steam Shower


              Write a review 4.9
              from 8 traveler reviews
              Rental basis: Per property
              Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
              My Standard Rate
              2 night min stay

              Additional information about rental rates


              • Cleaning fee $100
              • Taxes Included


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              Last updated: 10/14/2014
              Check availability
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              21 Unavailable
              22 Today
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              25 Miles
              Nearest Airport
              25 Miles
              Nearest Ferry
              60 Miles
              Nearest Train
              Grand Rapids
              7 Miles
              Nearest Motorway
              US 31

              Car: Recommended

              Oceana Co. features miles of open Lk Mich beach dunes to hike & explore. This Michigan fruitbelt has many farm markets & festivals w/ seasonal produce like asparagus, cherries, blueberries, raspberries, apples & moral mushrooms. Visit Silver Lake State Park (6 miles), & Ludington State Park (20 miles) for natural wonders, historic light houses & a pioneer village. The Montague Bicycle Trail State Park winds through villages, farms, & a dairy. Nearby Pentwater & Ludington are quintessential harbor towns w/ freighters & good eats. Muskegon is an historical lumber era town w/ an art museum & symphony orchestra. Blue Lakes Fine Arts Camp (10 miles) offers many professional arts performances. Week-night concerts in Pentwater & Montague town squares entertain. Silver Lake offers dune rides, para-gliding, boat & go-cart rentals & putt-putt golf and video arcades. Michigan Adventure Park (@15 miles south) is a large water & amusement park. Your choice of public golf-courses.

              Other Activities: Tubing, public boat launch, dune buggy rides and rental, light house, mushrooming, go cart rental, Mich Adventure Amusement Park


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              Speaks: english, german



              • Cottage from top of dune

                Cottage from top of dune

              • Cottage from beach

                Cottage from beach

              • Our beach

                Our beach

              • Deck furnishings

                Deck furnishings

              • Living Room

                Living Room

              • Master bedroom

                Master bedroom

              • Exterior with two decks from trail across dune

                Exterior with two decks from trail across dune

              • Upper deck from lower deck

                Upper deck from lower deck

              • Deck sunset view

                Deck sunset view

              • Deck flowers

                Deck flowers

              • Kitchen


              • Guest bedroom

                Guest bedroom

              $250 per night (USD)

              2 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
              Sleeps 6

              View calendar: Updated 10/14/14
              Minimum stay: 2 nights
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              Member since: 2009
              Speaks: english, german
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