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Lakefront 3 bedroom Cottage/Home Silver Lake in Rockford - Grand Rapids Area

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Space 1,700 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

3 bedroom 2 bath updated cottage/home.

The cottage is on Silver Lake, which is one of the premier lakes in West Michigan, only 15 miles from Downtown Grand Rapids and 5 miles from Downtown Rockford. The home was updated in 2013 and has about 1700 sq. feet with 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms, plus a 3 Season porch. The cottage is in a quiet and safe neighborhood on a large flat lot with 80 feet of sandy beach with a fire pit for gathering with your family and friends. The property also includes a 300 foot deep back lot with a large driveway and garage.

Silver Lake is an all sports lake with about 225 acres that is in the top 5% of lakes in Michigan in water clarity. The home faces southeast so you will enjoy waking up to beautiful sunrises and sunsets that can be seen from the water.

A dock is included with a 14 foot rowboat, 4 person paddle boat, kayaks, a canoe, and a stand up paddle board is provided for your enjoyment. The cottage also has a basketball hoop, corn toss, croquet, horseshoes, volleyball, bocce, 6 bikes, water/sand toys, etc. are available for your use.

A newer 21 foot pontoon boat with a 4 stroke motor is available for rent during your stay.

Almost anything you would need for your stay is included, except for food.

There are numerous recreational activities in area with numerous parks and bike trails close by. Many golf courses are located close by with Silver Lake Country club located adjacent to the lake that is open to the public. A variety of wonderful shops and restaurants are located within 5 miles of the cottage. In the winter Cannonsburg Ski Resort is 2 miles to the south of the home.

Please note * This is a private lake. There is a boat ramp, but it is only open on Monday and Wednesday nights from 6 - 9 pm

More Details

Owner
Brian DeGraaf
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
August 23, 2017

About Brian DeGraaf

Professional life long resident of the Grand Rapids area. This is the 3rd home that I have lived in on Silver Lake. Proud father of 2 great kids. Career change has prompted move to Portland, OR and allowed the opportunity to offer my home for your family and friends enjoyment. Two of my brothers also live on the lake and are also available to help with any issues or questions you may have with the property.

Brian DeGraaf purchased this cottage in 2011

Why Brian DeGraaf chose West Central

Great location only 15 miles from downtown Grand Rapids and 5 miles from quant and historic Rockford. Home is on a quiet and safe street with plenty of room outside for many activities. Home shows pride of ownership and offers a variety of amenities for guests of all ages.

What makes this cottage unique

The back lot has space for a trailer or if extra space is needed.

Amenities

Rockford Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1700 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Max. adults: 10
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Water View
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Main level full bath
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Upstairs full bath
  • Tile floors with large showers.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Main floor bedroom
    bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Upstairs bedroom
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • Main floor bedroom and two bedrooms on the 2nd floor. 1 king and 2 queen beds. There is an additional futon in the TV room upstairs and a single sleeper sofa in the living room. Also includes a queen and single air mattress.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Games ...
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 2 bicycles
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing

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Lakefront 3 bedroom Cottage/Home Silver Lake in Rockford - Grand Rapids Area
average rating of 4.84375 based on 32 reviews
5

Great family vacation spot!

  • 5 of 5

This was a great place for a family vacation. Everything was provided and then some. It really was a home away from home! Weather was perfect and enough for everyone to do. There are many things to do close by if relaxing and playing in the sun are not enough for everyone. We all appreciated the extras, like lots of toys for kids to play with. Being able to rent the pontoon was great and it was great to have Dave next door for any questions we had. Also appreciated the free tomatoes! Thank you!

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great experience!!

  • 5 of 5

Brian was great to work with. The place was perfect for our family reunion. It was cozy and clean and a lot of fun stuff to do. His brother Dave lives next door and he was so helpful. We can't wait until our next visit.

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
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5

Perfect summer getaway

  • 5 of 5

The cottage was wonderful! It is well stocked with anything you might need in the kitchen and the bathrooms. Plenty of sheets and towels. There are a ton of kids beach toys and outdoor furniture. It has plenty of room and the sun porch is a great place to relax and look at the water. The owner's brother is right next store and helps with whatever you need. We had such a great time and we can't wait to book it again! Thank you for a great family vacation!

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Okemos Michigan USA
5

Great family vacation

  • 5 of 5

Just finished our week at Silver Lake. This rental turned out to be PERFECT for my two grandchildren (ages 7 and almost 3), and also for me and the parents. Plenty of room in the house and a wonderful beach to play in. The pontoon boat was very popular as well as the kayaks, stand up paddleboard and paddle boat. The house has everything we could have wanted including cable tv when we needed some less active periods. We are already booked to go back next summer.

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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FAMILY FUN

  • 4 of 5

Dear Brian

We had a great time during our week at property ID 710565. The lakefront and sandy beach were primo for our situation. The four-year old twins spent hours making sand castles, roads, rivers, etc and smashing them down. The shaded area and picnic tables were a real asset as well. We could all be together but with different comfort/heat.sun zones. We used most of the equipment available and ran out of time long before we exhausted our enjoyment of them.

Inside

Sleeping arrangements worked fine although the family with children got a little creative to make the situation work for the four of them at the top of the stairs. (opened futon and blew up twin mattress for the girls which worked fine. We hung towels over the door windows at the bottom of the stairs to keep early light from waking them up.)

We had no trouble finding what we needed for food prep and fit stuff from the three families in the frig with no problem. Ric's was a great spot for any food/drink we needed. Nice place. An easy walk, bike or drive. Nice location for a few side trips.

We all enjoyed the warm water and with much coaching and cheering, the girls learned to jump off the dock, swim to and climb up the ladder. A major accomplishment. Although there were many alternative beach/water activities, the boggy and weedy lake bottom limited family play in the water.

Thanks so much for the many ways you have exceeded expectations for equipment, supplies and hospitality.

The Arnold/Tuttle families

7/21/17

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
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5

Love this place, will Definitely rent again!

  • 5 of 5

This was our 3rd year renting this cottage, and we plan to rent again next year. Backyard is great, large grassy area, and nice beach area, with firepit on beach (lots of firewood out back). Kids love the floating dock, paddle boat, paddle boards, and various flotation devices. Plenty of room out back for cars, as we have friends and family visit for the day. Laundry facilities is a huge plus. No dishwasher, but Brian is looking to put one in. Neighbors are very friendly. Very comfortable, we love this place!

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
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Map

Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Grand Rapids Ford Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Timbers
Nearest Ferry
50 Miles
Muskegon
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Silver Lake Country Club
Nearest Train
15 Miles
Amtrak Grand Rapids
Nearest Motorway
6 Miles
131
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Timbers
Nearest Ski
3 Miles
Cannonsburg
Nearest Beach
40 Miles
Lake Michigan
Car: necessary

Silver Lake Golf Club is on the West side of the lake. Numerous mountain bike parks within 5 miles. Bike trail starts at North end of the lake through beautiful scenery to the village of Cannonsburg.

Downtown Rockford has many shops, restaurants and activities for the family.

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Rates & Availability

Rockford Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Peak Summer 2017 II
Aug 21 2017 - Sep 9 2017
5 night minimum stay
$2,450
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
Late Summer
Sep 10 2017 - Oct 8 2017
2 night minimum stay
$195
From
$245
Fri,Sat
$1,300
$3,500
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
Fall
Oct 9 2017 - Nov 21 2017
2 night minimum stay
$199
From
$249
Fri,Sat
$1,100
$3,500
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
Thanksgiving
Nov 22 2017 - Nov 26 2017
4 night minimum stay
$275
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
Christmas/New Years
Dec 22 2017 - Jan 2 2018
4 night minimum stay
$275
$1,400
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
Late Spring 2018
Apr 27 2018 - May 25 2018
2 night minimum stay
$219
From
$269
Fri,Sat
$1,300
$4,000
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
Early Summer
May 26 2018 - Jun 15 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$2,100
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
Early Peak Summer 2018
Jun 16 2018 - Jun 29 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$2,600
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
July 4th Week 2018
Jun 30 2018 - Jul 6 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$2,950
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
Peak Summer 2018
Jul 7 2018 - Sep 8 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$2,600
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
Early Summer 2019
May 24 2019 - Jun 14 2019
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$2,250
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
Early Peak Summer 2019
Jun 15 2019 - Jun 28 2019
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$2,750
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
4th July Week 2019
Jun 29 2019 - Jul 5 2019
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$3,100
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
Peak Summer 2019
Jul 6 2019 - Sep 6 2019
7 night minimum stay
$2,900
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$199
From
$249
Fri,Sat
$1,100
$3,500
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Additional Guest Fee $25 per person per night
Damage Deposit $300

25% of payment due at booking with the remaining 30 days prior. Normal check in time is 4 p.m. and check out is 11 a.m. Depending on if renters are in the cottage before your arrival or after, we can have some flexibility on times.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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