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Home on the lake. Walk out your door for Swimming, boating or morning coffee.

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Great summer get away for your family (1 of 2 cottages available)

One of the best locations on Silver Lake -- not Upper Silver or the creek. We're located on the quiet side of lake away from traffic. Located close to Mac Woods dune rides. Mooring for boat, shallow lake front that is great for swimming with small children, outdoor hot tub, gas grill, lawn chairs, patio chairs and table. Lakeside of cottage is all sliding glass doors with unobstructed view of the lake. Great place to enjoy coffee by the water or inside with great view of the water. Enjoy 60' of Silver Lake frontage with the best views in all of Silver Lake area. No dirt or paved road to cross. Option to rent a second cottage on the same property (VRBO Listing #816965 -- Both have views of the dunes and lake, a fire pit on the beach and a private dock. Bring your boat and dock it here all week. (Or rent a pontoon boat / kayaks / stand up paddle boards on the lake).

Location, Location, Location one of the best property locations on the entire lake. Delightful family location on the calm side of the lake isolated from traffic both on land and water. Conveniently located in a subdivision shielding it from traffic. Shallow waterfront, ideal for swimming with young children. Sand bottom lake with tie out for boat. Ice cream parlor and dune buggy rides within walking distance. Grassy waterfront for lounging lakeside, lake is ideal for water activities like skiing, fishing, and sailing. Full view of lake and sand dunes.

When we are here, this cottage is our home . . . and we're excited to share our home with you. This location is within walking distance to Mac Woods Dune Rides and Whippy Dip. The kids can ride their bikes safely on our neighborhood streets. Just a short drive away (about 2 miles to the downtown area) are go-karts/arcade, bumper cars/boats, and 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. Also, check out Cherry Point Farm & Market for their wonderful cherry donuts (really delicious!). Additionally, 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 a fun and relaxing vacation . . . and return for generations!

More Details

Bob Davies
Member since: 2016
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 19, 2018

About Bob Davies

I live in the Chicago area and I have been coming to Silver Lake my entire life. We love the lake and hope you will love it too.


Mears Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:30 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 9:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
  • Rental by the week check in and out on Saturday
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • limited accessibility
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Spa Whirlpool
  • churches
  • festivals
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


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Home on the lake. Walk out your door for Swimming, boating or morning coffee.
average rating of 5.0 based on 5 reviews

Excellent location with dramatic view of the dunes.

  • 5 of 5

Owner very helpful in assuring overall satisfaction with the stay. Cottage clean, comfortable and well kept.

  • Submitted: Sep 16, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Great guest we loved having Win at our summer cottage.
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Livonia, Michigan USA

Amazing, relaxing and furnished well!

  • 5 of 5

Thank you for a wonderful stay at your beautiful cottage! We enjoyed everything so much! Silver Lake and the dunes is one of our favorite places! We enjoyed the lake with our boat, walking the dunes, Mac Dune ride and the beautiful cottage just off the beaten path for yard for games, meals and relaxing!! The gorgeous sunsets just a short drive to the lighthouse were amazing this past week!

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, we love haveing guests who enjoy our piece of heaven as much as we do.
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Terrific week

  • 5 of 5

An amazing week for our family!! Beautiful weather, beautiful lakefront setting, and a quaint little cottage that perfectly met the needs of our family of five and dog! Bob Davies was great to work with and responded quickly to any questions we had!! Looking forward to a return trip next year!!

  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Andy and his family were fantastic guests. We enjoyed having them at our facility and are extremely happy that they enjoyed their stay.
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Highly Recommend this Property; Will be Returning

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed at other properties in years past. This year, we tried The Davies' cabin. AWESOME PLACE! As to the location & property, you are right on the water (no road frontage) at the quiet end of the lake. The view is incredible. There is ample yard area to enjoy yard games. My family preferred the quieter end. With regard to the cabin, very well-stocked! There was nothing the kitchen lacked. The cabin lived up to our expectations. Hot tub was an added bonus!! Nice grill for cooking out. It is our intention to return to this property next year and possibly rent the 2nd cabin as well as our family grows. We were able to meet the owners. Nice people and interested in continued improvements.

  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We really love having guests like you. Sharing our cottage is very personal and we love everything about our place. Being able to share it with people who truly appreciate it for all that it is makes us happy to offer it for rent. Thank you so much! Bob
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Great cottage in a great location.

  • 5 of 5

This is a wonderful cottage with a great location. It's right on the lake and has a nice area for swimming and a dock for your boat. There are 2 cottages on the property and we rented the one closest to the water. It was the hottest part of the summer and we were still able to sleep comfortably even though there isn't AC, I assume it was do to the cool breeze off the lake. We met the owners and they seem like very nice people. Hopefully we will be able to rent there again next year.

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for staying at our property we enjoyed having you. I am so glad that you enjoyed your stay. It is a little piece of heaven with a view that makes any nature lover smile.
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Nearest Beach
1 Miles
lake michigan or silver lake sand dunes
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250
cleaning $75
Pet Fee $200

Bedding is not provided you need to bring sheets for a Queen size bed and two twin beds

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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