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Cabin - Waterfront the Silver Lake Channel Row Boat Canoe .

Cabin - Waterfront the Silver Lake Channel Row Boat Canoe .


Property Details

Updated: Apr 16, 2015
Cottage, 2 Bedrooms, 1 Baths, 6 Sleeps

9702 W Silver Lake Road Mear MI 49436



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 10 gallons so no Hollywood showers.

TV - 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 cushions 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. Now they rent paddle boards. Good luck with that.

Vacation Rentals changed all their software for 2015 and has limited characters.

I cannot get all my weeks and prices published on the main page.6/12


Friday to Friday.

6/5 - 6/12 $500

6/12 - 6/19 $550

6/19 - 6/26 $600

6/26 - 7/3 $800

7/3 - 7/10 $1200

7/10 7/17 $900

7/17 7/24 $950

7/24 7/31 $950

7/31 8/7 $800

8/7 8/14 $700

8/14 8/21 $600

8/21 8/28 $550

8/28 9/4 $500

9/4 9/11 $500 labor day

More Details
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Barbecue
  • Pets welcome

Recent Review

About the Owner

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.

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14 Reviews

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Cabin - Waterfront the Silver Lake Channel Row Boat Canoe .
Silver Lake Western Michigan

Great cabin

  • 4 of 5
Just got back from a wonderful long weekend at this cabin location was great u r right on the canal which is beautiful the canoe and row boat were awesome will definitely b going back next year thanks Steve
  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Cabin - Waterfront the Silver Lake Channel Row Boat Canoe .
Silver Lake Western Michigan
Downers Grove, IL

Wildlife Wonderland

  • 5 of 5
My family just returned yesterday from a week at Silver Lake. We found this rental to be just as described - nothing fancy, but absolutely perfect for a week of dropping out and relaxing. Highlights of the week included the typical Silver Lake activities, but we especially enjoyed the visits and sightings of wildlife along the channel. We saw a swan family, several ducks, an otter, an eagle, a raccoon, and a couple turtles, not to mention the fish. The owner of the cottage was readily accessible, and answered all of my questions beforehand to ensure that we were all set for the week. We took the canoe out a few times, and used the rowboat with motor to get to and from the dunes. Would definitely return; this was a great vacation!
  • Submitted: Jun 16, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Cabin - Waterfront the Silver Lake Channel Row Boat Canoe .
Silver Lake Western Michigan

Great place to stay with great Location

  • 5 of 5
We stayed there for a weekend in last September,,Nice small cabin, good for 5 people, It was very clean. very nice location with great view and very quiet place. Canoe is a big plus, we loved canoeing through channel to silver lake, The view when you enter in silver lake from channel is unforgettable. There are also ducks and swan in the channel. overall really great!!! Will definitely plan again...
  • Submitted: May 30, 2012
  • Stayed: Sep 2011
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Cabin - Waterfront the Silver Lake Channel Row Boat Canoe .
Silver Lake Western Michigan
West Chicago, IL, USA

Great cottage!

  • 5 of 5
This was a wonderful place to stay for our week in Silver Lake! I love that the cottage comes with a canoe, row/motor boat, and life jackets. We were able to go right out our door and boat to Silver Lake and the Dunes. Saved a lot of money over renting a boat daily. The fire pit by the water was nice, and it was lovely to just sit on the deck and listen to the river and forest. Swans and ducks visited us each day, which was fun for the kids!
  • Submitted: Mar 9, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 2011
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Cabin - Waterfront the Silver Lake Channel Row Boat Canoe .
Silver Lake Western Michigan
grand rapids, michigan

good time

  • 5 of 5
No problems what so ever.
Easy to find, quiet, good arm exercise..cutting the fire wood and rowing the boat out to silver lake.
We picked the weekend it decided to get cold, the little wood stove kept the place warm as long as you kept wood in there were a couple of shifts fri and sat night...but would definitely do again.
For the price and all that is there..pots, pans, comfortable bed ect. You can't get a cheap motel room for the price.
  • Submitted: Sep 20, 2011
  • Stayed: Sep 2011
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Cabin - Waterfront the Silver Lake Channel Row Boat Canoe .
Silver Lake Western Michigan
grand rapids, michigan

late september

  • 5 of 5
Fiance and I went up to the cottage, really enjoyed it.
When we got there it had been 29 degrees the night before, so we definitely had to get a fire going.
There was some wood to get us started, and a couple places had firewood for sale.
Wood stove would burn for about 3 hours, so there were a couple shifts the first night to keep us in snuggling temps.
Enjoyable stay, comfortable beds, stove and stuff worked fine.
Steve was right about getting the rowboat into silver lake... but the arm work is worth it if you want to get to the dunes.
Affordable and in good location for all there is to do there. If you don't mind not being ON Silver lake, this is a good place to go. And by the way, if you are making biscuits and gravy for breakfast you don't need to wait the full time on the package...that stove works very well too.
  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2011
  • Stayed: Sep 2011
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway


From the Owner

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 40-50 years old or older. So I bought my cottage asap in 1977 when I was 23.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : muskegon at 40 Miles Nearest Barpub : Val Dune Mears at 4 Miles Nearest Ferry : Ludington Michigan or Muskegon 40 miles at 30 Miles Nearest Golf : Bonona 4 miles Oceana 10 at 4 Miles Nearest Train : Grand Rapids MI at 85 Miles Nearest Motorway : US31 at 12 Miles Nearest Restaurant : Hide Away Camp Ground Resturant 200 yards at 0.1 Miles Nearest Ski : water at 1 Miles Nearest Beach : Lake Michigan or Silver Lake at 1 Miles

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 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 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 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 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 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

Jeep Rentals

Mini Golf & Go Cart Track


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From $71 Per night

Rental rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
May 15th
May 15 2015 - May 21 2015
3 night minimum stay
May 22 Memorial Weekend
May 22 2015 - May 28 2015
3 night minimum stay
May 29 2015 - Jun 4 2015
3 night minimum stay
June 5th
Jun 5 2015 - Jun 11 2015
7 night minimum stay
June 12th
Jun 12 2015 - Jun 18 2015
7 night minimum stay
June 19th
Jun 19 2015 - Jun 25 2015
7 night minimum stay
June 26 prime time start
Jun 26 2015 - Jul 2 2015
7 night minimum stay
July 3rd
Jul 3 2015 - Jul 9 2015
7 night minimum stay
July 10th
Jul 10 2015 - Jul 16 2015
7 night minimum stay
JULY 17th
Jul 17 2015 - Jul 23 2015
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

  • Refundable damage deposit $200

50% Down for reservation. Balance due ONE WEEK BEFORE possession. At receipt of balance , I give entry instructions.
Personal Check or Paypal.
45 day cancellation notice. However, if I can re-rent for same amount , total refund of reservation deposit will be sent.

please email me at for a rate sheet. for 2015
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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.

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Updated: Apr 16, 2015


From the Owner

The Silver Lake Sand Dunes are one of the best places to be in the World ....for my money anyway.

Property Type

  • cottage


  • Adventure
  • Budget
  • Family


  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Wood Stove ...


  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...


  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area


  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Television ...


  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...

Location Type

  • Water View
  • Waterfront


  • autumn foliage
  • coin laundry
  • library
  • marina
  • restaurants

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • fishing
  • golf
  • hunting
  • hunting small game
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing

Floor Area

  • 650 sq. ft.


  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1
  • This is a cabin. There is no jet tub, and no Hollywood Showers. The 15 Gallon water heater will see to that.


  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2


  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...


  • Guests provide their own meals


  • Deck facing the Silver Lake Channel & hundreds of acres of State Land Woods. Plenty of wild life to watch. The near by Silver Lake Sand Dunes offer 2000 acres of beach sand. Take the Canoe or Aluminum boat to get there. Cottage is 1 mile from Lake Michigan with free parking and Public Beech Access. 1.5 Miles from the Lake Michigan Little Point Sable Light House. 1/3 mile down the Silver Lake Channel is a small park with a few picnic tables. A foot bridge is used to cross the channel to get to the park. The park is between my cottage and the Silver Lake Channel Dam. In the other direction.. 1/2 Mile North is a small free County boat launch. 1.5 Miles to the Silver Lake State Park Camp Grounds. There is a swimming area at this park. Also a boat launch for heavier boats. Walking. Walk off road... State Land across the channel or across the road through Hide-away-camp grounds joins State Land walking paths in the woods. I prefer walks through Hide-away camp grounds.

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