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GREAT location by downtown, pool & playground, pet friendly, Silver Lake 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:
June 26, 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
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • 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! 4.4/5 -
(16 traveler reviews)

GREAT location by downtown, pool & playground, pet friendly, Silver Lake access
average rating of 4.4375 based on 16 reviews

Not impressed

  • 1 of 5

Parking was rough for 2 big trucks with 22ft trailers. Needs trees moved by the end of the driveway. Make front yard parking. Not mowed or weeds cut sucked to walk in. No ceiling fans or ac in bedrooms, was by far the worst part. Please get it together and provide these items because we will not be back.

  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I would agree - 2 big trucks and (2) 22 ft trailers are tough to accommodate. We encourage all of our guests to let us know their parking needs to make sure we can fit everyone's vehicles & toys. Today's Silver Lake Sand Dunes vacationers are bringing more/bigger vehicles and trailers, so it can be a challenge. We did add another parking spot by our garage this year and expanded our parking by the road. We are also now subject to township restrictions on parking. We also have to be sure that no one parks on our septic system. We have box fans for every bedroom, but ceiling fans are a good idea (there is one in our great room). We will look into that! We do not advertise this property as having AC. We will be adding a decked walkway from the driveway to the front door off our large deck next week. We mow & weed-wack between guests. Sometimes rain storms hamper our efforts. Since most of our property is wooded, it has been nice to finally try to grow some grass in our patch of yard.
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Great cottage!

  • 5 of 5

Very nice cottage tucked away in woods. Close to everything,had a great stay. Would definitely do it again. Thanks

  • Submitted: Jun 5, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Mike! Glad you liked our property - please come again!
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Best place ever

  • 5 of 5

Great cabin with a beautiful view. Thanks for a great stay 😊?❤️

  • Submitted: May 26, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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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
Owner's Response: Hi Andrew, Thank you for staying with us and we are so happy that you enjoyed our home! Please come again!!
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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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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
Nightly Rate
Jun 24 2017 - Jun 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
Summer Season
Jul 1 2017 - Aug 30 2017
7 night minimum stay
Nightly Rate
Aug 31 2017 - Aug 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
Labor Day Weekend
Sep 1 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

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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