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Property Details

Updated: Jul 12, 2016
2 story/4 bdrm/2.5 bath/sleeps 15

Available year round, Cozy Cottage is a perfect place to get away to anytime of the year. We have filled this vacation home with extra features to ensure you feel pampered and well cared for during your stay.

Located in the popular Floradale Association, this 2-story, 4 bedroom, 2 1/2 bath home is well suited for single family or multi-family use. A loft area upstairs is a unique feature that offers another place in the cottage where people can sit and talk, play games, watch tv, etc.

Cozy Cottage is located in one of the most private areas in Floradale - woods in the backyard, 2 vacant lots on one side and one vacant lot on the other side. There is plenty of parking available for cars, trailers, dune vehicles, etc. Behind the woods is an easily accessible 2-track seasonal road. Wonderful for a relaxing walk.

While the summer months are especially beautiful and full of activity, Cozy Cottage is available for rent year round. Consider spending your off-season vacation enjoying the spectacular fall colors, skiing, snowmobiling, or simply relaxing by the fireplace with a great book (and if you forget to bring one, we have lots to choose from).

Beautifully and completely decorated, Cozy Cottage is aptly named due to its warm, comfortable atmosphere. Built to sleep 15, this cottage is in a GREAT location:

* 1/2 mi from the shared beach on Silver Lake and 1/4 mi from assoc. pool/tennis courts/basketball/clubhouse, etc.

* less than 2 miles from the historic Little Point Sable lighthouse (tours available) and incredible Lake Michigan beaches

* about 1mile from multiple sources of ice cream, Craig's Cruisers (miniture golf,

go-carts, slick track, zipline, bumper boats, arcade), a bakery, gift shops,

restaurants, the Park Store (small grocery store that also sells firewood), a

gas station (also various supplies and some groceries) and Mac Woods Dune

Rides.

* many rental options available: watercraft, dune vehicles, bikes, mopeds, etc.

Go a little further away and find fresh fruit/veg stands and public access to the dunes where you can climb the dunes or sit and watch the dune buggies navigate the sandy hills. From the top of the dunes you will have a breathtaking view of Silver Lake and Lake Michigan at the same time. Sunsets from there are absolutely spectacular!!

Nearby spots within 15 - 20 min travel by car include:

Access points to the beautiful 25mi long Hart - Montague paved bike trail, Pentwater Lake and its charming downtown, Hart, Shelby, Stony Lake, golfing, horseback riding and the Silver Lake Sand Dragway.

20 - 45 min by car gets you to:

Muskegon (lots of shopping!), Ludington, and Michigan Adventure Amusement and Water Park.

Silver Lake is a great lake for kids. It has a sandy bottom and stays shallow for quite a ways on the Floradale Assoc. beach side of the lake. On the dunes side, the bottom drops off sharply which allows for easy access by boat and great swimming right next to the shore.

Silver Lake water conditions can range from completely still to white caps. This allows for many activities: fishing, sailing, boating, skiing, windsurfing, swimming, tubing, etc...

Please, no smoking in the cottage on on the porches.

Please, no pets without prior written permission.

Additional Properties:

# 7072556 Corner Cottage - 415 Dune Scooter Mears, MI 49436

(located right next to this property, same size/layout)

- owner built spring 2010

- 2 lots down from Cozy Cottage

- 4 bedrooms, 2 1/2 baths, sleeps 15

Family Cottage - 9322 Silver Lake Rd Mears, MI 49436

(not formally listed and not part of the Floradale Association)

- completely remodeled summer 2007

- located directly on Silver Lake with 90ft of prime Silver Lake frontage

- spectacular view of the lake and sand dunes

- 2 bedrooms, 1 bath, sleeps 11

- located next to a public access (plenty of parking)

- rented on a limited basis: mid May - mid Oct

Floradale Association benefits include:

* access to 400' of sandy Silver Lake beach front

* we have boat slips available for use - you can leave your watercraft moored during your stay (let us know ahead to ensure availability)

* heated in-ground pool

* tennis court

* shuffleboard

* horseshoes

* tetherball

* basketball

* Clubhouse (can be reserved)

* ping-pong

Beautifully and completely decorated, Cozy Cottage is aptly named due to its warm, comfortable atmosphere. Built to sleep 15, this cottage is in a GREAT location:

* 1/2 mi from the shared beach on Silver Lake and 1/4 mi from assoc. pool/tennis courts/basketball/clubhouse, etc.

* less than 2 miles from the historic Little Point Sable lighthouse (tours available) and incredible Lake Michigan beaches

* about 1mile from multiple sources of ice cream, Craig's Cruisers (miniture golf,

go-carts, slick track, zipline, bumper boats, arcade), a bakery, gift shops,

restaurants, the Park Store (small grocery store that also sells firewood), a

gas station (also various supplies and some groceries) and Mac Woods Dune

Rides.

* many rental options available: watercraft, dune vehicles, bikes, mopeds, etc.

Go a little further away and find fresh fruit/veg stands and public access to the dunes where you can climb the dunes or sit and watch the dune buggies navigate the sandy hills. From the top of the dunes you will have a breathtaking view of Silver Lake and Lake Michigan at the same time. Sunsets from there are absolutely spectacular!!

Nearby spots within 15 - 20 min travel by car include:

Access points to the beautiful 25mi long Hart - Montague paved bike trail, Pentwater Lake and its charming downtown, Hart, Shelby, Stony Lake, golfing, horseback riding and the Silver Lake Sand Dragway.

20 - 45 min by car gets you to:

Muskegon (lots of shopping!), Ludington, and Michigan Adventure Amusement and Water Park.

Silver Lake is a great lake for kids. It has a sandy bottom and stays shallow for quite a ways on the Floradale Assoc. beach side of the lake. On the dunes side, the bottom drops off sharply which allows for easy access by boat and great swimming right next to the shore.

Silver Lake water conditions can range from completely still to white caps. This allows for many activities: fishing, sailing, boating, skiing, windsurfing, swimming, tubing, etc...

Please, no smoking in the cottage on on the porches.

Please, no pets without prior written permission.

More Details
  • Sleeps 15
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bath
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided

Recent Review

About the Owner

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3 Reviews

5
based on 3 traveler reviews

5

The Cozy Cottage

  • 5 of 5

My family has been visiting the cozy cottage every year over memorial day weekend for the past five years. Its a vacation my whole family looks forward to the entire year!! The cottage is stocked with everything you could possibly need and more. All you need to bring is clothes and food, everything else is already there including, movies, books, games, crafts for the kids and toys for all ages. When we arrive the cottage is always spotless and year after year it is well maintained. If for some reason you find you need anything all you have to do is contact the owners and they will make sure you get it!!

There is also an association pool, tennis court, basketball court, shuffle board, horse shoes and a variety of games in the club house. If you have a boat or just want access to Silver Lake, there is a private beach that belongs to the association and a dock slip to dock a boat. Downtown, Lake Michigan, the light house, state park and dunes are just minutes away. When not visiting the surrounding sites we like to relax around a fire in the backyard, take some time to read a book on the screened in back porch or simply sit and catch up with each other on the front porch while watching the kids play in the yard.

There is always something for everyone to do, my extended family ranges in age from 6 months to 68 years and everyone always has an amazing time, we look forward to making new memories every year. I can’t stress how much it means to us to go on vacation all together and not have to worry about anything but spending time together. If you find you need a little time alone, we always visit with at least 13 people and there is room for everyone to spread out if needed. It is by far the most memorable and accommodated vacation we have ever taken as an extended family, I would highly recommend visiting, you won’t regret it!!!!!

  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We look forward all year to your vacation too! Repeat guests are extra special !!
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Southgate, Michigan
5

family vacation

  • 5 of 5

Our family vacation in Silver Lake was wonderful!!!! The cozy cottage was a perfect pick!!!! It was CLEAN!!!!!! All amenities you could ever dream of and close to all the fun downtown activities and dunes.. In a quiet area of flora-dale..very well manicured front yard and a cool seasonal road that runs behind the cottage. We had 14 people with us and veryone had plenty of room. We are already planning our trip for next year :)

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2011
  • Stayed: Jul 2011
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Woodridge,Illinois, USA
5

Cozy Cottage

  • 5 of 5

Myself and 16 of my friends, stayed at the cozy cottage for two nights in the begining of this month. Every one of us had such a lovely stay there. The house was beautifully decorated and there were so many activities provided for us to do. It was honestly one of the best weekends I've had out of town, and all seventeen of us were sad to leave. There was a nice beach view walking distance to the house, and the dunes with a lighthouse about five minutes away, which we also really enjoyed. I suggest this house to all ages and any group because I feel that everyone should have the same experience myself and my friends had at the cozy cottage. :)

  • Submitted: May 9, 2010
  • Stayed: Apr 2010
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Location

Activity and Interests

See above! Also, visit thinkdunes to find alot of great information

about the Silver Lake area.

Availability

Rental rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer
Jun 1 2016 - Sep 10 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
2 night minimum stay
$450
$2,600
 
 
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Saturday
2 night minimum stay
$450
$2,600
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
Tax Rate 6.0%

Nightly Rate: $350 - $450

Weekly Rate: $1500 - $2500

Monthly Rate: $0 - $0


* Memorial Day through mid September
* $2500/week plus 6% Michigan Use Tax
* A Security Deposit ($250) is required.
* No extra charge for normal cleaning or use of dock slip
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* Flexible rental arrangements/prices available Mid-September until Memorial Day weekend.
* Long term rental available during off season.
* Cozy Cottage is available year-round.
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* We do not update the calendar regularly - email or call for availability.

1/2 of the rental fee is due up front. Receipt of this confirms reservation. The other 1/2 due 2 weeks prior to arrival.

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Amenities

Property Type

  • house

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

General

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine

Dining

  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool ...
  • Outdoor Pool

Suitability

  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Attractions

  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • playground
  • restaurants

Leisure Activities

  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing

Bathrooms

  • 1st Floor Master Bathroom - toilet, shower, Connected to master bedroom
  • 1st Floor Half Bath - toilet
  • 2nd Floor Bathroom - toilet, combination tub/shower

Bedrooms

  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 15
  • 1st Floor Master - 1 queen, Has attached bathroom
  • 2nd Floor Bedroom #1 - 1 queen
  • 2nd Floor Bedroom #2 - 2 twin/ single
  • 2nd Floor Bedroom #3 - 3 double, 1 twin/ single, full/full bunkbed, standalone full, standalone twin
  • 2nd Floor Loft - 1 sleep sofa /futon

Outside

  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis

Meals

  • Guests provide their own meals

Notes:

  • Cozy Cottage is LOADED with extras! Outdoor sports equipment/games, generous supply of indoor games/puzzles/books/dvds, and lots more! The linens and towels provided are high quality and add to the ambiance of the cottage. Several beach towels also provided. Sleeping configuration: (each bedroom has an alarm clock): * 1st fl master bdrm: (1)queen bed * upstairs bdrm: (1)queen bed * upstairs bdrm: (2)twin beds * upstairs bdrm: (1)full/full bunk, (1) full bed, (1) twin bed * living rm: (1)full size sleeper sofa The upstairs loft area has a hdtv/dvd combo, 1 couch, and 2 chairs. This area provides a separate place in the house where people can 'hang-out'. Great Room: * 32" flat screen hdtv/dvd combo (swivel mounted above gas fireplace) * 1 regular sofa and 1 sleeper sofa (full size) * rocking chair * swivel/rocking chair * coffee table Dining area: * Large square table that can seat 10 - 12. This table is formed by putting 2 rectangular tables together. They can be separated as needed for other activities. Kitchen: * Island w/seating for 2 * coffee maker * dishwasher * pots/pans * bakeware * dishes/glassware/silverware * serving dishes * kitchen utensils * cutting boards * crock pot * blender * toaster * electric griddle * electric range/oven * microwave * refrigerator with icemaker * pantry for food storage * plus more! Also: * 1 pack-n-play * 1 stroller (available upon request) * washer/dryer * bath towels/linens supplied * initial supply of paper products (tp, napkins, paper plates, paper towels, tissues) * initial supply of soaps (laundry, hand, dishwasher) * firepit w/chairs * sandbox with sand toys * wireless internet access * cable tv * outdoor gas grill (Weber) * whole house attic fan * room fans throughout Cozy Cottage's outside features include: Covered front and rear decks. The 12' x 16' rear deck is screened in with a ceiling fan and porch furniture (couch style seating). Sod has been laid to provide a beautiful yard for fun and play. Underground sprinkling keeps the landscaping looking great! The 6' x 22' front porch has 2 rocking chairs, 2 padded seats with footstools and a table. Cozy Cottage was built in the spring of 2008 by owners Tom and Susan Montsma (Tom Montsma Builders, Inc). It is constructed with high quality materials and with the expertise gained through 20+ yrs of building experience. Cozy Cottage is meticulously cleaned and cared for by the owners and a handful of trusted friends. We strive to maintain high standards of quality so you can get the most out of your vacation! Silver Lake has been part of our lives for over 35 years. It is a truly wonderful place to stay and make family memories. The scenery is unique and beautiful. You can keep as busy as you want or ... do nothing at all. We invite you to experience Silver Lake for yourselves and ... we want to pamper you while you do! To see more lots more pictures, including pictures of the Floradale Association amenities: 1. go to the picasa website 2. search on: Cozy Cottage Silver Lake 3. on the next screen, click on tmontsma to bring up our web albums.

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