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Cozy cabin in the pines.

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,650 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Charming Cottage-Style Home Minutes From Downtown Silver Lake & Sand Dunes

Weekly rental only-Charming and private 1,552 sq. ft cottage-style home only minutes - or a short bike ride! - away from Silver Lake sand dunes, downtown Silver Lake and all it’s attractions – bumper carts, miniature golf, shopping, dining. Lake Michigan and Little Sable Point Lighthouse just up the road.

Sleeps 10 with California king size bed in huge upstairs master suite, which includes private bathroom and sitting area. Full bed on landing, pull out queen sofa in living room, bunk bed and second pull out couch in three season room. Huge Air jet tub and washer dryer on main level as well with linens and towels provided.

Home is non-smoking, clean & air conditioned! Pellet stove in living room for those cool evenings, along with all the modern amenities - cable television, high speed internet and EPS security system. Country kitchen is fully equipped with pots, pans, coffee maker, dishwasher, garbage disposal, etc. with breakfast bar.

Peaceful, wooded lot is surrounded by towering pines – sit on the rocking chairs on covered front porch or relax in the enclosed three season porch to enjoy the setting. Large brick outdoor fire pit and patio with chairs and *firewood provided (*subject to availability).

More Details

Owner/Property Manager
Member since: 2016
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 16, 2018

About Owner/Property Manager

Our family has enjoyed the Silver Lake area and Sandy Pines Cottage for over 10 years, and we are excited to share the experience with other families!


Mears House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1650 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , 3 season porch with bunk beds.
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Outdoor Grill
  • limited accessibility


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(5 traveler reviews)

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Cozy cabin in the pines.
average rating of 4.0 based on 5 reviews

Great property, really enjoyed ourselves. Really just a one bedroom house but does sleep 10

  • 4 of 5

Loved interior decor and spa tub was great. Has one bedroom but additional full bed at top of stairs landing and great bunk bed in enclosed porch. Also has 2 sofa couches. Used the fire pit every night and loved it. Location was great, 5 mins to silver lake and 15 to Hart. Highly recommended and Dustin was responsive and most helpful.

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for staying with us and we are very pleased you enjoyed the place! We hope to see you again real soon. :-)
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Good spot, great space

  • 3 of 5

Our family of four and dog enjoyed our stay here, but it was not without its challenges.

I think the owners are maybe still new to the VRBO game, and I agree that a checkin checkout sheet would be great. Compared to other VRBO experiences, there is definitely room for improvement.

A number of amenities listed weren't up to snuff: the stereo was vintage 80s, with a cassette player and turntable, the back screened in porch smelled so bad of cat urine it was tough to be out there unless all windows were open; and the canoe was a massive old aluminum one that hadn't seen use in years.

As noted by another reviewer: The front door was very difficult to operate and we struggled with it. The owner was great in sending a locksmith out -- the locksmith showed us it was operator error and the unusual process necessary to use it, but three educated adults all struggled with it -- it is not a rental-friendly entry, regardless. The owner said he would make a note of this for future rentals.

Since there was no grill listed we ended up buying a charcoal grill. A grill added to the property would be a great idea, or bring your own (same with a DVD player for old schoolers).

Being away from the bustle of Silver Lake was nice, but the house is located on the main road, which can be pretty noisy with the ORVs etc passing by and we had to really keep a tight eye on our dog. If we were to return to the area we would consider again, but would come better prepared.

  • Submitted: Nov 7, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A nice house close to Silver Lake Sand Dunes.

  • 4 of 5

Overall, our family of 5 had a nice stay in the property. It is located on a busy road, and you have a fairly steady stream of traffic night and day. Pulling out of the house is difficult because it is hard to see oncoming traffic. Some simple landscaping around the outside of the house would help with this and make the exterior vegetation more appealing. There was not a lot of communication from the owner and I felt like I was being a nuisance any time I tried to contact would have been helpful to have a "check in" and "check out" sheet when you arrive so the guest knows what to expect during their stay (for instance "the front door can be tricky to open"). Other VRBO houses that we have stayed at have had this and it was very helpful! The house was fully stocked with bedding, towels, all kitchen utensils that we needed. Once we became familiar with the place and area we felt comfortable and enjoyed our stay.

  • Submitted: Sep 15, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nice Place

  • 4 of 5

Our Family( 4 adults and 4 children) recently stayed at this cottage and we had a great trip. The cottage advertises as one bedroom, but it really feels like a four bedroom place, with the door between the sleeping quarters upstairs and the log style bunk beds on the back porch area and with the pull out couch in the sitting room off the living room. The home has two bathrooms ( one up and one down and a giant jetted tub in the laundry room. Wonderful fire pit area and the cottage was very clean. I felt the owner could have been a bit more responsive after booking, but he seems like a busy guy. I would definitely rent again !

  • Submitted: Sep 15, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very cozy!

  • 5 of 5

Extremely clean and equipped with everything you need. Close to everything but feels like you are all alone. We loved the fire pit and the fact there was lots of fire wood. You can't go wrong with this rental.

  • Submitted: Oct 2, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250
Cleaning Fee $150
Pet Fee $200

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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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