9702 W Silver Lake Road Mear MI 49436
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NOTE I do not rent Oct 20 to May.
Two Bedrooms. One has a Double bed with 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 10 gallons so no Hollywood showers.
TV - 14' no cable. 1-2 channels 14' flat screen w/ DVD . I include a few family movies for guests. 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.
Charcoal Grill, a couple Dune Scooter pole/Flags, a couple fishing poles.
Wood stove for heat. Some wood is provided to take the chill off. No Air -Cottage is in the shade & 3 electric fans included.
Fire pit on road side plus by the water. The wood on the porch if for the wood burner. State land across channel for fire pit wood if you please.
There are 5 Deck chairs, a couple beech chairs under the bunk beds.
14' Sea Nymph Aluminum row boat and oars included with optional 2005 HONDA 5 HP Outboard. ($75 per stay for the outboard ). Coleman Canoe and paddles included. 4 coast guard approved floatation Seat cusions and a Four life vests (3 are kids sizes) .
Note – to rent a 14' aluminum with little motor at Wave Club on Silver Lake it is $125 a day. update. Wave Club stopped renting Aluminum boats.
Born and Raised in Shelby MI 15 minutes from Silver Lake.
Graduated GVSU 1978. Licensed Realtor and property manager since 1978. Married 30+ years, two daughters and one grandson.
“I grew up in Oceana County. As soon as kids turned 16 and could drive, Silver Lake was the place to go in the Summer. I noted most cottage owners were 40-50 years old or older. So I bought my cottage first. Then my house.”
Cottage Suggestions. Take them or Leave them, Youre on Vacation.
Canoe - Included is a Coleman Canoe life jackets, seat cusions 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 StarCraft wont sink. 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 ther via boat. The North is for Motor vehicals 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 recomments 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 relitively 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 pedestrains make the drivers nervous. Please keep a distance from thier trails. Hiking is one way to the Dunes.
HIDE AWAY CAMP GOUNDS - 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 boardering 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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My Standard Rate
Feb 1 2014 - Feb 1 2015
1 night minimum stay
Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency (USD) unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the owner / advertiser.
50% Down for reservation. Balance due a week before possession. At the receipt of balance , I give entry instructions.
Personal Check or Paypal is fine.
Weekly Rate: $500 - $1000
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.
“The Silver Lake Sand Dunes are one of the best places to be in the World for my money.”