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Cherish the Memories with a Perfect Family Getaway

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Cottage, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 5-7)

You will love the memories you will be creating with the beautiful view of the dunes from the 400 feet of private beach front and it is only one mile from the entrance to the dunes and 1 mile from Lake Michigan.

This cottage has an excellent set up if you have young kids as there is a play area. The play area includes an oversized sand box and a swing set.

There is also a gas grill, deck furniture (deck in front and in back,) and fire pit.

This perfect getaway also includes access to the clubhouse which features WiFi, a ping pong table, and a basketball/ tennis court. You will also have access to the heated pool and to the boat launch.

After a long day of fun in the sun you can enjoy a beautiful sunset while relaxing on the front deck or sunrise if you are an early riser.

There are two bedrooms; one bedroom contains a queen size bed which also includes a washer and dryer in the room. The second bedroom contains a bunk bed with a single bunk on top and full size bed on the bottom and if you still need more room the couch folds out into a bed. It is a very open layout and contains a full kitchen to include stove, microwave and refrigerator.

It is located in an excellent location on a private drive. There is a spot to moore your boat on the private beach access. It is located right off of Silver Lake Rd between Mac's Dune Rides and Silver Lake State Park. It is close to Dunetown Shopping Center, exactly 1 mile from Craigs Cruiser's, and less than 10 minutes from the entrance to the dunes and to Lake Michigan.

This is the perfect place to create lifelong memories your family will cherish.

*****Special Rates available for off season (Prior to Memorial Day and after Labor Day) Pool is not guaranteed to be open *****

Keywords: Silver Lake, Dunes, waterfront access, beach, pool, clubhouse, Lake Michigan, boating

More Details

Property Manager
Erica Moore
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 22, 2018


Mears Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Lake View
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Queen size Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1), Bunk Beds (1)
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • VCR
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing


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(4 traveler reviews)

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Cherish the Memories with a Perfect Family Getaway
average rating of 3.5 based on 4 reviews

Great family vacation

  • 4 of 5

We had a great week long family vacation. I sat out front on the deck every morning with my coffee looking at the amazing view of the dunes. On the 1st day we had seen a storm come in over Lake Michigan black sky over the white sand of the dunes pretty cool!. I would definitely come back.!! Strongly thinking about coming back next year.!!!

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 1 of 5

Great view from deck. Knick knacks everywhere. Broken down mattresses that lean and kids fall out of bed from the tilt. Bedding dusty and not washed. Bunk bed with exposed metal that kids bump their heads on when getting into bed. Pillows with excessive drool stains!! Kitchen accommodationsare not much but there is a great fridge and freezer but dishes old with old oil residue/odor on dishes. Water temperature inconsistent and extremely hot! Temperature changes unexpectedly causing extreme chance of a burn. Shower is indescribable in that you step down at least a foot from the floor level to get into the shower. Kids didn't want to go into the lake for vacation because they would have to get into the creepy shower after a swim. Swimming great but having to take a shower after was a deterrent. Spiders in corners and no vacuum on site to clean up what the cleaning person missed and a lot was missed. I had to spend a couple of hours cleaning with supplies I brought to be able to put our clean items within the cottage. We made the best of it but it was far from clean and accommodating. It was such a disappointment that it did get us outside more than ever so we didn't have to be in the rental.

  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am sorry to hear that our cottage did not meet your expectations. Our cottage is not just a rental but it is our family vacation home and we use it as so and rent it out during the summer months for others to be able to enjoy as we do. The pictures online show exactly what the cottage looks like including the knick knacks and décor that the cottage is decorated with. The bunk bed is also a metal framed bunk bed that is shown in the pictures online and a new mattress was just purchased for the bunk bed prior to your arrival. As for the amenities that we do supply, as stated in our conversation we supply the basic kitchen amenities and if you wish to have anything specific or more than your basics than you would need to bring your own, unfortunately we can not stock our kitchen to meet everyone’s needs and therefore we keep it stocked with the items that we use when we are staying. We do have some cleaning supplies but again as the pictures clearly show the entire cottage is all hardwood floors, therefore we do not keep a vacuum on hand, but we do have a Swiffer and a broom that can be used. My family has owned this cottage for over 20 years and it has been completely remodeled and the shower is the only thing remaining that is original, there is a step down into the shower and we do have a sign stating, that it is a step down. We haven’t had any complaints regarding the shower as of yet. Our cleaner thoroughly cleans the cottage after every renter leaves, and she does a wonderful job for us. All the linens were freshly laundered and the cottage was completely cleaned and wiped down from top to bottom from the owner herself prior to your stay. We pride ourselves in keeping our cottage clean and tidy and a cozy “like home” environment. Every year we continue to make improvements to better our stay for our guests. (This year we purchased a brand new TV for living room and a new microwave, etc.) Again, I apologize that you were not satisfied with your stay, unfortunately a lot of the complaints you shared could have been avoided by reviewing the pictures of the cottage online (flooring, bunkbeds, knick knacks, etc) and when you asked about the kitchen amenities through our written communication. I do hope that you at least enjoyed Silver Lake and do consider coming back and enjoying all that Silver Lake has to offer and hopefully you are able to find another place that will more match your needs and satisfaction as there are many wonderful places.
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North West Indiana

Great get-away!

  • 5 of 5

This cottage and surrounding area was great for our week long getaway. The cottage had ample room and everything we needed to cook all of our meals. It was decorated so nicely, felt very homey. The wash/dryer was super convenient. The kids loved the sandbox out back too. The super warm pool was great for the chillier days and the clubhouse was entertaining too. We loved Silver Lake, which was just a short walk away, the dunes were great to climb and the Bach on the dunes side was beautiful and great for swimming. We went on a dune ride, to a petting zoo, a dairy farm and drove to Pentwater for a day. It's a great place to vacation, we will definitely be coming back. The owner made this experience great!

  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2014
  • Stayed: June 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Columbia City, IN

Cherish the Memories with the perfect family getaway

  • 4 of 5

This cottage is very nice for a small family. It is close to the beach and easy access to the main strip.

The cottage has had access to a wide variety of activities for children such as the pool, swing sets, the beach and ping pong tables. The cabin is well stocked with most amenities to cook. Our family had a great week!!!

  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2013
  • Stayed: August 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59

***Rental period is Saturday to Saturday***

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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