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Lovely Home Between Pentwater and Silver Lake

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Half Baths
Minimum Stay
3 - 7 nights

About the property

Cottage, 3 Bedrooms, 1.5 Baths, (Sleeps 8)

Cedar Ridge Cottage is a charming home with deeded access to 750 feet of private association beach on Lake Michigan. While this is not a waterfront property, it is just a short walk down the stairs to the beach.

Perfect for families, we offer 3 bedrooms, two with queen beds, the third with 1 set of bunks and a full size futon. The bedrooms share a full bath with double sinks, and there is a half bath on the first floor. Full amenities include dishwasher, microwave, cable TV, , blu-ray player, hi-speed internet with Wi-Fi access, indoor and outdoor dining areas with gas and charcoal grills. Lounge on the spacious deck, or gather on one of the four covered porches. For late night (or any time) conversation, there is a comfortable, screened in porch off the two back bedrooms.

Start your morning with coffee in the Adirondack chairs on the front porch, then head off down the stairs to the beach. You can soak up the sun, swim in the pristine Lake Michigan water, or walk along the miles of quiet lakefront. Be sure to enjoy the beautiful sunset, and after dark, a campfire in the outdoor fireplace (don't forget the S'mores!) If rain should dampen the day, there are plenty of games, puzzles and video games to keep the kids happy, and lots of DVD's and books for the grownups.

As we are located halfway between Silver Lake and Pentwater, there are plenty of activities to enjoy within 5 miles in either direction. To the north, the historic village of Pentwater offers fun and fine dining, fishing charters, art galleries, gift shops and wonderful clothing stores up and down the main street. Don't miss one of the finest candy stores in all of Michigan! Pentwater has an amazing array of festivals, weekly farmer's market, fireworks, band concerts and art fairs to make any time of the year an enjoyable time to visit.

Silver Lake offers many activities, from go-karts to jet skis to pontoon boats to miniature golf. For the more adventurous, take a ride or drive your own vehicle on the Silver Lake Sand Dunes, the largest ORV park in the U.S. And don't forget to visit the historic Little Sable Lighthouse!

We welcome you to spend a week or two in our home and enjoy the house, beach, sunset walks and many activities around the area. Whatever you choose to do, we know you will have a great time!

Keywords: cottage, house, Lake Michigan access, beach access, vacation home

More Details

Christie Morenz
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 17, 2017

About Christie Morenz

We are David and Christie Morenz, a cinematographer and graphic designer from Chicago. Having a home near Lake Michigan is a dream come true for us and we share it as often as possible with family and friends. There is nothing we like better than to walk along the beach at sunset on a warm summer evening.

Christie Morenz purchased this house in 2005


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(7 traveler reviews)

Lovely Home Between Pentwater and Silver Lake
average rating of 5.0 based on 7 reviews

Lovely, warm, welcoming!!

  • 5 of 5

We felt right at home! It was actually nicer than I expected! My family and I will definitely be returning!

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Open, spacious, clean!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time at this lake house. Deer visited us every day. Lake Michigan was so close and the beach was sandy and beautiful.

The cottage's vibe was relaxed, comfortable, and inviting. The covered porches and decks offered plenty of spaces to dine and relax. The sleeping quarters were comfy and well-appointed. We highly recommend!!!

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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We will return!

  • 5 of 5

Our family was going through a very stressful time right as this vacation was coming to reality. We had to delay our trip and the hosts could not have been more accommodating or helpful.

The house is very well stocked and beautiful! Very peaceful, great location and room for everyone. Thank you so much for everything!

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place for family vacation

  • 5 of 5

This was our first time renting a vacation home and totally enjoyed it. The cottage is beautiful, very clean and had everything that our family consisting of our married children and grandchildren needed. Christie was very helpful and quickly responded to questions. The area is beautiful with lots of fun for things to do for all ages.

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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very nice home well maintained

  • 5 of 5

We had a great week at this cottage (home) it was a beautiful place,nice yard and a great porch..There is lot to do in the area and some nice restaurants in Pentwater

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
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Beautiful cottage and wonderful hosts

  • 5 of 5

We loved our visit to this beautiful cottage! The house is well maintained and has a well equipped kitchen and nice grill, which made cooking easy and fun. Great patio spaces to eat outside, relax by the fire pit or read a book on the quiet screened porch. The beach is just a short walk and a big staircase away, and we essentially had it all to ourselves. Christie made us feel so at home, and was quick to respond when we had any questions. Great selection of movies and books that they are so kind to share if you need something to do. Christie was nice enough to mail me the phone charger that I accidentially left behind. I would highly recommend this place, and we would love to go back again.

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
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Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Nearest Ferry
25 Miles
The Badger, Ludington, MI
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Golden Sands
Nearest Train
90 Miles
Amtrak, Grand Rapids
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
US 31
Nearest Beach
100 Metres
Lake Michigan Shores Association Beach
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Mears House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Jun 3 2017 - Jun 17 2017
3 night minimum stay
Sep 2 2017 - Sep 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $350
Cleaning $90 + Tax
Pet Fee $100 + Tax
Property Damage Protection $79
Tax Rate 6.0%

Please note that we rent full weeks only from late mid-June to late-August. Before and after that time we require a 3 night minimum. The nightly rate for off season rentals is $260.00 per night.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Mears House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1650 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Free Long Distance
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , This bath has a large vanity with double sinks
    Bathroom 1 - toilet
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 bunk bed
  • Queen size Beds (2), Bunk Beds (2)
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Game Console
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
This home offers deeded access to 750 feet of a very clean, uncrowded Lake Michigan beach. You can walk for miles along the shoreline.

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