About the property
- Cottage700 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay3 - 12 nights
3 days min May & Sept . 7 days Minimum June July August . 2018 Twp Compliance
9702 W Silver Lake Road Mears Michigan 49436
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Two Bedrooms. One has a Double bed with firm Sealy mattress. Bedroom two has Bunk beds, the lower is a double, the upper a single.
Living Room has Two Couches.
Kitchen features Electric range with oven, 20 Cu Ft Refrigerator, Microwave, Mr Coffee - Coffee Maker, Pots and Pans, Griddle, lots of cups, plates, silverware.
Bath is small 3/4 bath with shower. The Water Heater is under the sink and is about 12 gallons so no Hollywood showers.
TV - no cable. 3 Channels High Definition CBS, FOX, METV . Internet WIFI , Samsung 24' Smart TV . The desk in the LR has a few board games. Scrabble, cards, checkers, and monopoly. There is a vacuum, a couple brooms, and a few cleaning products.
Wood stove for heat. 3 Fans , No Air. The Cottage is in the shade, being 2/3 mile from Lake Michigan , generally, air temperatures are 10 degrees cooler than inland 10 miles.
Fire pit on roadside plus one by the water. State land across the channel for free firewood or several places in the area sell bundles starting at $3.
There are 5 Deck chairs, a couple beach chairs under the bunk beds.
14' Sea Nymph "R" Aluminum row boat and oars included with optional HONDA 5 HP Outboard. ($75 per stay for the outboard ). Coleman Canoe and paddles included. 4 coast guard approved flotation Seat cushions and a Four life vests (3 are kids sizes) .
Vacation Rentals changed all their software for 2015 -and is WAY to complicated. My Rates and Dates are below.
RATES 3 day minimum
June 22 - AUGUST Are Weekly stays.
FRIDAY 1 PM check in to FRIDAY 11 AM Check Out.
2018 RATES HERE
$100 a night Higher weekly rates for Prime times June July August
Shoot me a message with desired dates and I will shoot you a
price. Vacation rentals.com was bought out and everything changed. not user-friendly, my customers get emails I do not send, and the web site wants to charge guests about 8% more in case the owner/property manager is a fraud or double books. Feel free to pay them or me.
2018 RATES ( thie web site is very hard for me to enter please read this )
May 18th 3 day weekend --- RESERVED
May 25th Memorial Weekend --- RESERVED
June 1-8 $600 --RESERVED
June 8-15 $650 --- AVAILABLE last minute cancelation
June 15-22 $700
June 22-29 $800
June 29-6th $1100 --- RESERVED
July 6-13 $1000
July 13-20 $1000
July 20-27 $1000 ---- RESERVED
July 27 Aug 3 $1000
August 3-10 $900 -----
August 10-17 $850 -----RESERVED
August 17-24 $750 ---- RESERVED
August 24-31 $700
Labor Day Weekend $400 -----RESERVED
3 day Minimum stays for Sept and Oct. $100 a night. Thank you for reading.
Steve Danville email@example.com
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About Steve Danville firstname.lastname@example.org
Born and Raised in Shelby MI 15 minutes from Silver Lake. Graduated GVSU 1978. Licensed Realtor and property manager since 1978. Married since 1981, two daughters and one grandson.
Steve Danville email@example.com purchased this Cottage in 1978
Why Steve Danville firstname.lastname@example.org chose Mears
I grew up in Oceana County. As soon as we turned 16 and could drive, Silver Lake was the place to go in the Summer. I noted most cottage owners were 40-70+ years old; Not wanting to wait, I bought my cottage asap in 1977 when I was 23. Lots on Silver Lake Water Front were and still are cost prohibitive for me, however on the silver lake channel I could afford. My kids have their best memories of the summers at this cottage as well and many of their friends. I appreciate my paying guests that pay my property taxes by sharing the cottage.
What makes this Cottage unique
The Silver Lake Sand Dunes are one of the best places to be in the World ....for my money anyway.
Local Services & Businesses
Sports & Adventure Activities
Have stayed here before and was quite happy, but the owner has improved the property over the winter, and it is even better. This is a modest cottage, make no mistake; but for my crew and me, it is just what the doctor ordered. It is so quiet (went in mid-May), and it is lovely just to sit on the porch and watch the water go by. Ducks, geese, and their babies, turtles, crane, and more. Will definitely stay here again. Love the solitude off season.
Perfect get away
Great place to unplug! Steve was great to work with! Place was clean and comfortable. Great view of the river from the deck. Hope to come back again.
CLASSIC Vacation Spot Fun-tastic Location and Area
Repeated weekly stays is my testimony. Deck over looking state land and water.
Sea Nymph Boat with Honda Outboard plus Coleman canoe. Internet. Smart TV.
Cannot think what I would change. Steal of a Deal.
Quiet, Relaxing, Family Time Cottage
Quiet cottage near Silver Lake where every day we woke up to the sound of . . . silence. Unless the breeze was rustling the trees, or kayakers or canoers were paddling softly down the channel, the best quality was how quiet this place is.
The cottage was clean and everything we needed to make our stay easy was right at hand. Comfortable without being pretentious, just as described. We enjoyed family dinner around the campfire and then baked brownies in the fully functional kitchen. The bathroom was basic, but perfectly functional. I was worried about the small water heater, but our family of four never had an issue with having enough hot water. The family room has a great water view where we watched our teens laugh together while learning how to paddle a canoe. The bedrooms had plenty of space and were very comfortable. Even on the warmest days an open window and running fan made for perfect sleeping conditions. Our 6'4" son was cramped on the upper twin bunk, but that is his lesson for "calling" top bunk before he saw that the bottom one was a double bed.
Close to everything the area has to offer including the dunes (I recommend Mac Wood's or renting your own buggy!), lighthouse, beaches with those sunsets, souvenir shops, and go-carts! All right in your backyard!
Simply perfect vacation cottage, & great value !!!
My wife and I had stayed at this wonderful cottage back in 2009 and made great memories then with our 1 and 2 year old boys. This year we decided to make a return trip with our now 10, 9, and 8 year old boys and had an even better time the second time around. The cottage is perfectly located waterfront on the silver lake channel, with great view of state forest right from the large back deck, where you can observe wildlife such as deer, turtles, ducks, swan, etc. Also, conveniently close within 5 minutes of all the great activities that the silver lake area has to offer. The cottage itself is quaint, comfortable, clean, well kept, not fancy, but has everything you need to enjoy a relaxing, getaway, in an perfect location and truly a superb value. (check other listings in this area, trust me this is the most reasonable for what you get in return) The cottage rental even includes a canoe, and a very nice sea nymph boat that you can use to explore the channel, fish from, or to make a short trip up the channel to Silver lake and enjoy a most awesome day exploring the amazing dunes, fishing and swimming or just relaxing. There is a nice sturdy aluminum dock on the property where my sons and I spent hours fishing, and caught many perch, and a few nice sized largemouth bass. We also took the canoe just to other side of channel just across property to hike and explore acres of beautiful state forest land. We enjoyed quiet evenings by the campfire near the water in the backyard. Steve the owner is superb to deal with, great communication, very prompt responding to any questions, detail oriented, very down to earth, honest, and overall a genuine good guy who goes out of his way to make your stay as enjoyable and stress free as possible. Overall, we had an absolutely wonderful family vacation, and made many priceless memories here. We will definitely be back in the future! Thank you Steve!!!
Lovely location. Clean, rustic cottage
We totally enjoyed our stay, Especially being able to canoe just across the channel to Michigan state forest and dunes! Our dog loved it too!! Steve is easy to work with and returned our deposit right away. Great vacation!
Cottage Suggestions. Take them or Leave them, It's Your Vacation.
Canoe - Included is a Coleman Canoe life jackets, seat cushions and paddles. The canoe works well in the Silver Lake channel and getting to the sand dunes if the pilots of the canoe have some skills.
Go left ( West) from the cottage in the canoe and one can go about 1/2 mile to a small dam.
Row Boat - WAY more stable then the Canoe. This Sea Worthy 14 foot Aluminum Sea Nymph 14R. Unsinkable. . Rowing out the channel may be a challenge when you get close to Silver lake the channel narrows. It depends on the current of that day. Some will walk the boat a few feet into Silver lake then the current stops. The row back is a breeze. Ive been rowing it since the 1970's. Due to some shallow areas, it is best to row the channel and use the motor in Silver Lake.
WATER- One of the facts of the walking area of the Silver Lake beeches at the sand dunes is you cannot drive there and park on the dunes.. It keeps the Dunes more exclusive to boaters.
The Sand dunes are in 3 sections. South is Mac Wood Dune rides. Middle is the public area. Most people get there via boat. The North is for Motor vehicles with off road registration, State Park registration, flags etc to drive there.
If you want to go to Lake Michigan.. there are 2 parking areas at Lake Michigan near the cottage. Just turn Right (West) out of the cottage and follow the asphalt. One is a parking area for the public where the channel meets Lake Michigan the other is at the Light House.
FISHING - Many people fish right in front of the cottage. Most of the fishermen I see on Silver lake are near where this Channel enters Silver Lake. One man recommends between the State Park and the boat rental docks. Also, there is an upper channel to check out.
Silver Lake. Silver Lake is about 2 miles long and 1 mile wide. The deepest part is actually near the dunes about 25 feet deep. There is a severe drop off as the Dunes encroach on the Lake. On the road side of Silver Lake it is relatively shallow for hundreds of feet.
Boat Launches - there are 5. only one at the State Park works for Fiberglass boats. 17' or smaller Aluminum boats or jet ski's may use the others. One is across the street from Mac Wood Dune Rides, One Between the State park and Flordale resort, one near the Boat rental place at the end of the lake and one on the upper channel.
State Land is across the channel from the cottage- You are welcome to hike on the land across the channel from the cottage. If you run into a sandy road you have reached where Mac Wood Dune rides run and pedestrians make the drivers nervous. Please keep a distance from their trails. Hiking is one way to the Dunes.
HIDE AWAY CAMP GROUNDS - Across the street has a coin laundry room, a little store , and PIZZA. Whippy Dip next to Mac Woods has Pizza.
This cottage is 1/2 Mile to Silver Lake. One mile to Lake Michigan.
11 miles from Pentwater ( a tourist community bordering Lake Michigan).
6-8 miles from Stony Lake
3 golf courses
Lake Michigan beaches 1 mile.
Little Point Sable Lighthouse
Multiple water activities and rentals
Silver Lake Sand Dunes / Mac Wood Dune Rides
Mini Golf & Go Cart Track
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Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
MY RATES ARE IN THE DESCRIPTION Vacationrental.com for 2015 Changed all there software and it is not user friendly. Not enough characters to finish my Rates. They are listed in my description. Also I like email the best. sdanville AT Greenridge dot com . July and August I rent Friday to Friday. 1 pm check in 11 am check out. NOTE - There is a Calendar on this page to check available Dates. Upper right on main page. 7 Nights. Check in Fridays 1 PM . Check Out Friday 11 AM sharp. $200 damage/deposit. Over 90% of the time 100% refunded.