About the property
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- Minimum Stay2 - 3 nights
Farmhouse, 5 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, 12 Guests, Large Deck, in Silver Lake, Mears Mi
This Awesome Family Farm House is fully furnished with 5 Bedrooms, a Large Kitchen, a Huge back deck with a Grill, Bon Fire Area, and Plenty of Parking for All your Toys! It is also equiped with a Washer & Dryer, & Dishwasher.
With your stay you will also receive 4-9 hole rounds of golf at Golden Sands Golf & Bucket Bar for Each Night you stay for FREE!
It is located on the #1st hole of Golden Sands Golf Course, close to the Club House. Set just 2 miles from the Silver Lake Sands Dunes, and close to Pentwater, Ludington, and Muskegon you would be able to visit all of West Michigan without having to repack your bags! You also have tons of private parking for you and your family so bring all the toys with you! Oceana County is definatly Michigan's play ground with the Dunes, Dirt Biking, Hiking, Water, Racing, Fishing, Lighthouses, and SO MUCH MORE!
There is also Silver Lake, Pentwater Lake, and Lake Mi. boating available near by! Boating is unbelievable up here! 2 Lighthouses, miles of private beaches, and even a Sunken Ship you can see from your boat!
Only 20 minutes away is Michigan's Adventure! This awesome theme park full of Water, Coasters, and Fun!
Beds All beds have 1 set of sheets & 1 pillow for each head
Laundry Room: Full sized washer & dryer
Living Room: Full sized couch & 2 chairs, Direct TV satellite with a flat screen (with Tigers & Sports games!)
Dining Room: Round table with four chairs, this space extends from the Living Room
Grandma’s room: Full bed, small room with 1 small closet across from bathroom
Family bedroom: King Bed, couch, dresser, Lots of room for your air mattress or pack & play. Air Conditioning Window Unit
Full Bathroom: Full bathtub with shower, Pull Knob towards you to turn on shower. No bath towels (Please bring your own towels)
Kitchen: Stove, oven, full sized refrigerator, dishwasher, coffee maker, toaster, dishes, glasses, coffee cups, silverware, kitchen towels, dining table with 4 chairs.
Full Bathroom: Full bathtub with shower. No bath towels (Please bring your own)
Master Bedroom: King sized bed, dresser, room for your air mattresses, lots of closet space, window air conditioner
Adjoining Rooms: One Full beds, Three Twins beds, closet space, and a beautiful elevated outdoor deck
Back Yard: Propane grill (bring your own propane), large deck, bon fire pit, picnic table, 1/2 fenced in yard
Bon Fire Wood: $20 If you would like a big box filled with dry firewood a 24 hour notice is required. This is an outside company and price and delivery depends on availability.
Please think of this Cottage as your Grandma's home. If you need something, use something. If you have something leave something. (Like extra laundry soap :) The next closest house is almost a mile away. The Pro Shop & Restaurant is just steps away. There is a very large pond a short walk away. There is a lot of room in the front of the house and side of the house for parking large vehicles. The entire house is surrounded by big Maple trees that keep the house cool in the summer.
There is no central air conditioning, but there is 2 window air conditioning units. In Silver Lake there is usually is a strong breeze coming from Lake Mi. That's because the Silver Lake Area is set 2 miles out into Lake Michigan.! So remember to bring an extra sweatshirt. There is a few window fans in the house to help circulate air when it does get warm. Place these in the windows to bring the cooler night air in.
There is not beach towels, or bath towels supplied. There is kitchen towels. There is a private paved drive for you on the south side of the house. Please use these spaces for your family. Any repairs to vehicles must be on this pavement. The back yard & front yard is the best places for children to play. Please use golf etiquette with noise for the happiness of all guests at Golden Sands. (Revving engines lots & loud music is not good etiquette :)
When golfing & dining, all alcoholic beverages must be purchased at Golden Sands.
Your Free Golf may be used all at once, or spread out during your stay. There is a driving range, practice putting green, as well as the 9 hole golf course. Golf carts are available to be used on the golf course for an additional fee.
Please place all dirty sheets by the washing machine before check out. Clean out refrigerator, place garbage in the garbage bins, run dishwasher for dirty dishes.
Check in time is 3:00pm Check out is 11:00am
DIRECTIONS TIPS: We are set 2 miles from Lk. Michigan & Silver Lake Sand Dunes. When entering our address, DO NOT put NORTH wilson rd. It will lead you astray. Please use 2501 Wilson Rd. Mears, Mi. 49436. Silver Lake is usually called Mears on all mailings & GPS.
Golden Sands is ranked #1 on Trip Advisor! Silver Lake Sand Dunes has been nominated 'One of America's Best Little Beach towns' by Travel & Leisure Magazine!
Check out www.thinkdunes.com for lots to do while you are here!
Anyway you Slice it –
Your vacation will be filled with Awesome Memories that will Last a Lifetime!
Thank You for Choosing Golden Sands Cottage on the Course
Keywords: Family Home, House, Golf Course Views, Silver Lake Sand Dunes area, Children Friendly, large back yard, bon fire pit, large kitchen, lots of parking, Located on Golden Sands Golf Course and Bucket Bar Properties.
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- May 22, 2018
About Alicia Kolenda
My husband and I own and run Golden Sands Golf Course. We used to live in the Golf House until 2008. We have 4 children and dog, Mulligan. When you stay with us you get your very own tour guides for the area! We love to travel all over our county and play! We can tell you which beaches on which days, which courses to play, and which restaurants have the best service! We are excited to help you make your vacation as memorable as possible!
Alicia Kolenda purchased this Farmhouse in 1999
Why Alicia Kolenda chose Mears
Silver Lake Sand Dunes is SO Breathtaking! The miles of sand, the fresh water, and the abundent ways to enjoy nature!
What makes this Farmhouse unique
Free Golf - Free Golf - Free Golf ;-) Add in the relaxation of no other houses within almost a 1/2 mile, Tons of wildlife to watch, and a restaurant on demand if you get sick of cooking! Perfect! You could literaly vacation in Ludington, Pentwater, Silver Lake, AND Muskegon, without having to pack up and move! Play for the day - then come back to the Golf House to stay! SO Convenient!
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Sports & Adventure Activities
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
The property is amazing. The staff at the golf course is amazing as well. Would love to stay there again some time with the whole family again.
Thank you so much for the review! We enjoyed you & your family as well! We look forward to next time also!
Loved this place and loved the people who owned it. They made us feel like a part of their family.
The place reminded me of my house growing up and my grandparents house. The bread bites at the golf course is amazing and so is their pizza. The golf course is fun for families. It is very family friendly. It is very close to Silver Lake, which is also a very amazing place to visit. There is a lot to do. We would definitely go back and stay at this amazing place.
Loved meeting you & having you part of our Summer guests! We hope to see you again!
As expected, great for a group, and close to everything
Our group of 6 adults and 7 kids enjoyed our stay at the Cottage on the Course. We knew we were renting an old farm house, so our expections were that the house would need some TLC. Other reviews are correct that the upstairs bathroom floor is tilted with water damage to the ceiling in the kitchen below, but no active leaks are present. Additionally, wherever an addition was added to the home there is a change in grade. However, the cottage was clean, the beds were comfortable, and the owners are making some improvements to the property (a few new windows and air conditioning units). Alicia made us feel welcome, but did not intrude on our vacation. The fence in the backyard provides a decent amount of privacy from the restaurant and golf course and it was nice to be able to run over to the clubhouse for ice or any other small thing we needed. The golf course was not super busy and great for newbies and kids. We spent most of our days away from the cottage at nearby Silver Lake and when we returned in the evenings Golden Sands was closing down; by the time we ate dinner and sat down by the bonfire we had the property to ourselves. Great star gazing and we saw plenty of shooting stars. Bring folding chairs for the bonfire. We were lucky a wedding or other event a Golden Sands did not occur during our stay as the event tent is steps from the backyard, and we wouldn't have enjoyed as much privacy. It would be nice if the owners extend the fence along this side of the yard. Our kids had so much fun playing carpet ball, hitting balls at the driving range, and nearby Silver Lake I'm sure we will stay at the cottage again!
So wonderful to meet you and your family! We appreciate your details of your stay & agree with them all! We look forward to seeing you again soon!
Great for large groups on the move
House was great for our large group (7 adults, 2 toddlers & 1 baby). Plenty of room and was well suited as a home base. Alicia was more than accommodating, a fantastic host. She was right next door at the course/ restaurant and was very helpful with activities and directions. We would pop over to find wifi and she was always friendly. The restaurant pizza is amazing too.
The main downside was that the house is adjacent to the golf course and restaurant, so there was little to no privacy. When we played cards in the kitchen, we saw and heard the cars pulling in/out of the restaurant. When we were relaxing on the cool upper deck, we heard people yelling out their cars as they left at 11pm. Other vehicles would pull into our driveway for golf course wedding set up, ect. My parents had the window open to get air and didn't get the best sleep with all the activity/noise. Hubby & I had no problem b/c the loud ac drowned out all other noises. The house itself is not in the best of condition, but I brought painters tape and used it to tape the electrical outlets back onto the wall and cover them so the baby didn't get in trouble. Same with other odds and ends in the house, like a pipe sticking up in the kitchen.
My husband was not thrilled with the lack of amenities, usually the places we stay have more niceities, like towels and blankets.
Overall, very basic, not ideal for small children, but if you don't mind the location and don't plan on relaxing there, it's a good home base for large groups.
Thank you for your review! We enjoyed meeting our family & glad you enjoyed the restaurant! We have tried to help with feeling more private with lots of fencing in the back yard, but yes. It is on the edge of Golden Sands Golf Course & Bucket Bar. It's not baby proof, and I loved your idea of painters tape to help with the outlets! Good idea! Your little ones were adorable! With such a large home, we don't have the ability to get the laundry completed in time to add towels for 12-15 people.
We stop taking orders at restaurant at 9pm Sunday - Thursday, and usually close by 10pm. Friday & Saturdays we stop taking orders at 10pm, and usually out & quiet by 11pm. In Silver Lake that is noise ordinance. My favorite time of this cottage is relaxing by the bonfire under the stars at night. Hope you got to see a falling star! Lots of them this summer!
Loved meeting you & hope to see you again next time!
Poorly maintained, major repairs needed.
PROS: Price is fair for the location. Lots of space.
CONS: Mold. Dirty carpets. Many of the so called "provided" items in the house are not usable--pots and pans and such due to them being burned up or broken. Upstairs bathroom floor is soft and sagging while that toilet and bathtub leak down through the kitchen/dining room ceiling below. Main bathroom leaking water from somewhere, and bath tub drain hiccups anytime the toilet is flushed. Power outlets have issues, some are missing covers or broken recepticles. The bedroom AC units work but smell moldy and musty. Alicia(owner) was very nice and service was great over at the bar, but she refused to acknowledge any current issues with the house saying they have repaired everything. Owner's (very rude) husband stated that he would have put us in a hotel if we would have reported the issues before we started staying there, and said he knows the house has mold but its not his problem because we didn't tell him BEFORE WE STARTED STAYING THERE. Doesn't make much sense and I guess he thinks I should have called someone in the area and paid them to do a full inspection of this destination cottage before traveling. I really don't know because he walked off and said we were not worth his time. I guess we paid for an expensive lesson on where NOT to stay. Visible severe structural problems throughout interior and exterior of this house, the state of Michigan needs to step in and stop allowing this dwelling to be used as a rental until the repairs are properly addressed.
So sorry you didn't enjoy your stay. It is an 1888 farm house set under the trees. It was a bit humid & rainy during this summer stay. We have installed new toilets a couple years ago. We have had the home inspected for mold. Our builder assures us all is safe. The stains in the ceiling of the kitchen are from a water break years ago when the pipes froze in the winter. The stains are not wet. The toilets do sweat in the humidity. Water up here is very cold, and if you don't keep the air conditioning on, or have lots and lots of use in them, they will sweat even more. The air conditioner units are new this year, and are in excelent working order. When we inspected the home after you left, it may have been some dirty diapers you have left under a bed that was the smell? So sorry if the floor wasn't level. It's an old farm home that was added onto about 5 times. And my husband was upset with more on the attacks to us upon exit of the property, instead of all of the times we saw each other throughout your stay. Any one of those times we could have explained the stains, and recommended a solution. I guess bad reviews & hostile exits are easier than paying a dog cleaning fee, when dogs are not aloud. We waived the fee, and cleaned the carpets immediately after you left. We do have them cleaned top to bottom 3 times a year. Again, so sorry you weren't able to communicate your issues on day one. We really do strive to help. We have noted your desire for new pans and have purchased them for the next guests. Good luck & happy renting!
We were three families with 4 kids. There was non stop activities and the house had all we hoped
Nice house plenty of room for everyone and lots for kids to do
Wonderful to get to know your family! It was a pleasure & we hope to meet again!!
We are located just 2 miles from downtown Silver Lake with lots of family friendly activities. From Mac Woods Dune rides, to Craigs Cruisers amusements. There is lots of activities to keep you active!
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
Once our guests have confirmed their available dates, the $100 deposit & booking fee may be paid in many ways. You can either mail a check, call with a credit card, or go to our website and pay online. www.GoldenSandsGolfCourse.com click the Tee Time & Shop red tab at the top of the page. Look for the Deposits section. Full balance is due upon check in.