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GREAT quiet location by downtown, pool, pet friendly, Silver access

Bedrooms 3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

3 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 8

The Beech House gets its name from the large beech tree by the cottage - plus you will find 'BEACH' here. Silver Lake is an amazing place to vacation - endless fun, activities galore, and the incredible Silver Lake Sand Dunes and Lake Michigan beaches to explore. This property has been in our family for 40 years and this is our fourth year renting this property.

This cottage has a large great room, open to the kitchen and to a large deck. The deck has a view of Hunter's Creek and a peaceful wooded lot. There are steps/decking down to the dock - bring your pole and cast a line. The creek has direct access to Silver Lake, suitable for smaller boats, kayaks, canoes and wave runners. During your stay you also have use of the association pool, playground and picnic area just down our street.

There are 3 bedrooms, equipped with a queen size bed in two of them and full size bed in the third. We also have a futon sleeper in the great room. The bathroom has a tub/shower combo. The great room is very open and perfect for socializing (6 persons at the table, 4 seats at the bar and more on the deck at the picnic table). The kitchen is fully equipped with stove, fridge, microwave, coffee maker. toaster - the works! We aim to please the 'foodie' in you!

To make your stay more relaxing, we have loaded the book case with beach reads and books for the kids. There is also a toy bin and plenty of board games. We have cable TV, Xbox console/games and wireless internet.

Outside there is a BBQ grill, deck furniture and fire pit. We have a long driveway that can accommodate your trailer with all the 'toys' and additional parking spots along the road.

This location is within walking distance to everything - you can be close to all the fun, but enjoy privacy & quiet. The kids can ride their bikes safely on our cul-de-sac street. Just a short walk away are go-karts/arcade, bumper cars/boats, miniature golf at Craig's Cruisers, shopping at Dunetown Mall, Ice Cream, restaurants, any type of water craft rental at the Wave Club, Jeep/Quad/Buggy rentals. Or, hop on your bike or lace up your running shoes and cruise the paved pedestrian path around the entire lake. A ride out to the tallest lighthouse on Lake Michigan, Little Sable Point, to catch an evening sunset is a must-do on your vacation bucket list. The Lighthouse is open for tours during summer weekends.

Come for the fun - return for generations!

Rates, deposit requirements etc are listed below, weekly rentals are sat-sat.

Check-in time: 3pm

Check-out time: 12 noon

flexible times on weekend rentals (check with owner)

More Details

Tammy Carey
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 24, 2017

About Tammy Carey

Hi! Tammy & Sean Carey have been renting cottages at Silver Lake for 20 years. The Beech House was passed down through the family, recently coming into our ownership.

We pride ourselves on having very clean and well maintained/equipped properties. We live and work in the area and are available immediately for any maintenance issue or questions. Our past renters have become our friends, coming back year after year. This is our second year of renting this cottage.

Why Tammy Carey chose West Central

This was Sean's family cottage dating back to 1973. They completed a beautiful addition 10 years or so ago (adding a great room, expanded deck & decking to the creek). We also did quite a few updates to the cottage. Sean and Tammy also met right here in 1984! Tammy's parents own a cottage down the street. Our 4 boys have grown up on this street visiting their grandparents on both sides, playing in the pool & playground, riding their bikes, boating, fishing in the channel and all sorts of shenanigans . We have so many fond memories on this street. We know you will make great family memories here too.

What makes this cottage unique

Great room with fully equipped kitchen

Quiet street, no traffic

Walk to everything - near downtown

Room for vehicles & trailer


Mears Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Internet ...
  • Parking ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Games ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing


Excellent! 4.6/5 -
(13 traveler reviews)

GREAT quiet location by downtown, pool, pet friendly, Silver access
average rating of 4.6153846 based on 13 reviews
Deerfield, MI

Fantastic Location and Close to the Dune Access

  • 5 of 5

It was a great time, the owner was very nice and the place was very nice! Great location and great amenities.

  • Submitted: Apr 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nice getaway with the family

  • 4 of 5

This was our third year at the house (fifth year at the dunes), and this is by far our favorite house. The owners are so nice, and the house is so spacious. I love the outdoor deck and the large kitchen and living area most!

  • Submitted: Sep 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Awesome location. Great place.

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at the Beech House is exactly what we expected. The cabin was very clean and cozy. It had everything we needed to be comfortable and was a block away from the down town. It was a great place for our family (4 adults 2 boys) The owners were great in providing ideas for our first visit to the dunes with recommendations of what to see and where to shop and eat. The only things missing to make it feel like home were laundry And air conditioning (thank goodness for the cooler weather). But the location and friendliness made up for it! We would definitely stay there again! Ps. wifi was available. But not reliable.

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fun in the Sun!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for Memorial weekend this house was perfect for our group of friends coming up for some fun in at the dunes. I loved being able to cook all the meals in a full kitchen. The open floor plan was awesome for hanging out and talking with everyone. I highly recommend this home for a Silver lake get away! We enjoyed being close to town, we walked in to got ice cream and ride the go-karts. Tammy was great to work with, we look forward to renting again!

  • Submitted: Jun 8, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for staying with us & so glad you had a fun time!!
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  • 5 of 5

I've already recommended the property to a few people. Can't wait to stay here again

  • Submitted: May 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Come again! Thank you for staying with us!
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Great place!

  • 4 of 5

My husband I took 5 teenagers to the Silver Lake sand dunes on a cold weekend. We had a great time! Plenty of sleeping space and everything was provided! We brought sheets and towels as suggested but they also had them, if needed. Plenty of blankets, papertowel, soaps, bowls, plates, mugs, cookware, coffee maker, etc. A nice selection of board games. A little dated gaming system but it was fun to watch the kids play it... they adjusted to the older system and had fun. I loved the stereo. We had a little trouble unloading our vehicle trailer but we made do and there was plenty of parking. Close to town. Nice fire pit with chairs. Not a huge departure list of things to do, which is appreciated! I would definitely stay here again and recommend the place! We didn't even get to enjoy the little river due to the weather but it would be great in a warmer month!

  • Submitted: Apr 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad you had a good time and you were hearty souls as the weather was acting more like winter than spring! Come again, Tammy & Sean
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Michigan Adventure Theme & Water Park just 30 miles south, harbor-village of Pentwater just 10 miles north, Ludington 30 minutes north. Movie theaters in Ludington and Whitehall (15 minutes south).


Rates & Availability

Mears Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Spring Season
Apr 1 2017 - May 24 2017
2 night minimum stay
Memorial Weekend
May 25 2017 - May 28 2017
3 night minimum stay
Early June Discount
May 29 2017 - Jun 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
Summer Season
Jul 1 2017 - Aug 30 2017
7 night minimum stay
Labor Day Weekend
Aug 31 2017 - Sep 3 2017
3 night minimum stay
Fall Off-Season Rate
Sep 4 2017 - Oct 31 2017
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pets are allowed by prior approval. Dog(s) only. Fee is $10/day.
Weekly rentals are saturday-saturday. Nightly rates as available.

50% deposit for weekly reservation, balance due 45 days before arrival. Deposit may be refunded (unless within 45 days of reservation), if owner can re-rent canceled week. Owner will determine deposit rate for nightly stays.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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