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Cabin on the Water with Boat and Canoe in Silver Lake

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  • bedrooms 2
  • baths 1
  • sleeps 6
  • pool no
  • hot tub no
  • pets allowed yes
  • type Cottage
  • community
  • rates (USD) $ 500 - $ 1,000 / week

vacation rental description

9702 W Silver Lake Road Mear MI 49436

NOTE: for Rates Click Rates above the cottage photo


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.

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Steve Danville 616-974-6540

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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.

activities and attractions in Silver Lake Michigan

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
Jeep Rentals
Mini Golf & Go Cart Track

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vacation rental rates

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.

50% Down reservation Fee Balance due before possession.

I will send rental agreement with specific times and rules for your review upon request ,no obligation.

                                                              ~ ~ ~ ~ RATES 2014 ~ ~ ~ ~

Pre Memorial Weekend and Post Labor Day please email me for rates.



May 23rd to May 30th $500 this includes Memorial Day.

May 30 to June 6th  $430. rented

June   6-13 $650. rented

June 13-20 $750   rented

June 20-27 $750  rented.

June 27-July 4 $900      rented

July 4-11 $1,000 rented.

July 11-18  $900  rented

July 18-25 $900  rented

July 25-August 1 $900  rented

August 1- 8 $775     rented

August 8-15 $730 -    rented

August 15-22 $720 rented

August 22- 29 $500     rented

August 29- September 5 $500.00                             Monday Sept 1 is Labor day.

Sept 5th - 12th $400.

Please check for rates after this time. I will do weekends after Labor Day.

Pre Memorial and Post Labor Day I will do less than a week. - a minimum of two nights. Please email me for off season rates.


50% Down for reservation Fee. 70 day cancellation notice for refund. Most people make their Summer Plans months in advance. If I can re-rent the week for the same money I can refund all the deposit.

I have rented for 20+ years and 9.5 of 10 guests have been good about leaving it clean. Please leave it like you found it. I do inspect between tenants, check/replace mattress pads,sheets and bed spreads if needed. I  leave a new paper towell and a 3 rolls of toilet paper and hand soap. I have a refundable $200 cleaning damage deposit. I would much prefer to refund then pick up and clean after the guest. Dont bother to make beds last day.

Note: NO CATS. My family has severe alergies to cats.

         One Dog is ok provided it is well behaved, Non Shedding, leash laws are obeyed, barking will not disturb neighbors, owners will pick up any trace a dog has been there, and owner of dog will pay for any damage if it occurs.


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Top things to do in Silver Lake
  • Walk Dunes To Lake Michigan
  • Swim
  • Fish
  • Canoe
  • Row the boat to the Sand Dunes
Top things to do on a budget
  • See Top things to do. FREE.
  • Walk the State Woods
  • Canoe
  • Row Boat
  • Fish off my land or Foot bridge down the channel.
Top things to do with a family
  • Boat to picnic
  • Sand Dunes and the Dune Buggies
  • Light House
  • Pentwater
  • Craigs Cruisers

Steve Danville , owner

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traveler reviews for this silver lake cottage rental

Wildlife Wonderland

Review submitted: June 16, 2012   Date of arrival: June 8, 2012

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!

Recommended for: adventure seekers, age 55+, families with young children, families with teenagers, girls getaway, romantic getaway

Helpful votes: 7 / 7


Great place to stay with great Location

Review submitted: May 30, 2012   Date of arrival: September 10, 2011

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...

Helpful votes: 8 / 8


Great cottage!

Review submitted: March 9, 2012   Date of arrival: June 24, 2011

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!

Recommended for: adventure seekers, age 55+, families with young children, families with teenagers, pet-friendly, sight seeing, romantic getaway

Helpful votes: 7 / 7


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