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GREAT location - downtown, pool/playground, pet friendly, on Silver Lake channel

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 stump by the cottage (sadly used to be the whole tree) - 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 we added it to our rental listings in the past 5 years.

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. Our guests really enjoy exploring the creek and navigating out to Silver Lake. During your stay you also have use of the association pool, playground and picnic area just down our street. We have pool/beach toys in the shed - help yourself!

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. Be sure to check with us to make sure we can accommodate your parking needs.

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!

Check-in time: 3pm

Check-out time: 12 noon

flexible times on weekend rentals (check with owner)

pet fee is $10/day per pet (dogs only)

More Details

Tammy Carey
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 17, 2018

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.

Why Tammy Carey chose Mears

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 & her siblings all own a family 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.

We know the great restaurants, the cool beaches, where to hike, bike, and of course, we have dune buggies in our barns. We moor our own boat on Silver Lake at our other cottage often spend our Sunday afternoons on the dunes! We try to keep in mind what makes a fun vacation and make sure our properties are equipped to create lasting memories. We always make sure to stock our cabins with area brochures - from wine tours, farm stores, theme/water parks to deep sea fishing - the Silver Lake area really has it all. If we can help you plan your vacation activities - just ask!

What makes this cottage unique

Great room with fully equipped kitchen

Quiet street, no traffic

Walk to everything - near downtown

Room for vehicles & trailer

On Hunter's Creek with water access to Silver Lake


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


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GREAT location - downtown, pool/playground, pet friendly, on Silver Lake channel
average rating of 4.5416665 based on 24 reviews

Cozy, clean, open floor plan, quiet neighborhood

  • 5 of 5

We love this cottage. Stayed 2 years in a row and will continue to do so. Perfect location, cozy, and clean. Large enough for our family of 5. Owner is great, fast to reply to our emails and always accommodates our schedule. Wouldn't stay anywhere else!

  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Kathy! We love having you stay with us!!
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Perfect location and size

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay for the weekend. It was the perfect size for 3 couples. The kitchen was well stocked with cooking equipment and the game selection did not disappoint. The location is in walking distance to the little downtown/roundabout and not too far from the dune enterence. We hope to come back and stay next year!

  • Submitted: Oct 22, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Absolutely perfect

  • 5 of 5

Couldn't have been happier with our stay. Perfect location clean and super friendly. We will definitely be staying again.

  • Submitted: Oct 1, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Weekend For Riding The Dunes

  • 4 of 5

This place was perfect for our visit to the Dunes. It was very well stocked with everything you'd need. I would have given it a 5 star but unfortunately with the hot weather we had this weekend, it was very stuffy since there isn't air comditioning. Which who would've thought you'd need air the end of September. Other than that, it's a great place for a large group and only about 1 1/2 miles to the entrance of the dunes. Also it was very nice being so close to the town! Definitely will consider staying there again! Thanks Tammy!

  • Submitted: Sep 24, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Look fwd to coming every year!

  • 5 of 5

Family experience with privacy and nature :)

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful location

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for staying us Carrie - so glad you liked our home. Come again!
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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

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pets are allowed by prior approval. Dog(s) only. Fee is $10/day per pet.
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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