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Cool Silver Lake Getaway #1

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,450 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

Cottage, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, Sleeps 10

Located in the popular Flora-Dale Association close to all the action! You'll love the soaring ceilings, open floor plan, tasteful furnishings and cool nautical decor! Enjoy all of the comforts of home in this charming, comfortable, spacious cottage located close to all the action but in a quiet setting.

The main floor features an open living, dining and kitchen with breakfast bar, 2 bedrooms (each with one queen-size bed), glassed-in sun room with queen-size sofa bed, a full bath with tub/shower combo, and a laundry room. The upper level consists of 1 large bedroom (with a queen size bed and walk-in closet) along with a 3/4 bath with walk-in shower. There's also a queen sofa bed in the main floor living room and a queen sofa bed on the sun porch.

More Details

Jim and Debby Arnouts
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 12, 2018


Mears Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1450 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 9 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • Tub/shower combo on lower level; walk-in shower on upper level
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
  • Each of the 3 bedrooms has 1 queen bed, plus there's a queen sofa bed in the sun room, and a queen sofa bed in the living room
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Toys ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • churches
  • festivals
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
A pack-n-play and high chair are furnished. All towels and linens are furnished including a couple beach towels. We also furnish soft soap, dish soap, dishwasher soap and limited paper products. Books, games, cards and a few beach toys are also provided for your fun and entertainment. Additional Association amenities include shuffle board court, tether ball, and horse shoe pit. Ping pong tables and free WiFi are available in the clubhouse behind the pool. It's just a short walk to the 400 feet of Silver Lake frontage where you can picnic, play volley ball and/or enjoy gorgeous sunsets over the dunes. VISA and MASTERCARD accepted (3% upcharge applies) Summer weeks rent Saturday to Saturday Pet allowed with prior permission. $25 to $50 pet fee Check in time: 3:00 pm Check out time: 1


Excellent! 4.6/5 -
(18 traveler reviews)

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Cool Silver Lake Getaway #1
average rating of 4.5555553 based on 18 reviews

Nice, cozy cottage

  • 5 of 5

We were pleasantly surprised at how well the internet supported our 9 devices at once. (Working while being on vacation can be tricky.)

The owners were incredibly nice and very responsive when we thought we had locked ourselves out at one point.

Everything was nice, clean, and in working order. We enjoyed the pool after being at the lake a few days.

Would definitely stay again.

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks again for staying with us! We very pleased that you enjoyed your stayed and everything went smoothly for you! We also appreciate you taking time to write a very nice review. We would definitely look forward to being your vacation hosts again in the future! Take care.
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Poor review because of several concerns. Homeowners did not return calls.

  • 2 of 5

We found broken fold out couch in family room upon arrival. 3 each windows could have blinds installed for privacy and keep heat loads down. Family room add on did not have enough cooling from original central air. A/C ran constant to keep temp ok throughout remainder of house. Had to clean condensers on both A/C and Refrigerator, both plugged up with cottonwood and lint. Left Message about well head leaking badly when running, no return call... Our children and grands left 2 days early, so my Wife and myself cleaned house top to bottom, sweeping, vacuuming, mopping, laundry, cleaned refrigerator and oven. We left a message to homeowners, with still no return call. This property is also for sale. We did our best with not even a Thank You!!!!

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wow, I'm very sorry you encountered so many disappointments, and I apologize for your inconveniences. I received your call about the leaking well when we were in a remote location with very poor cell reception. The cottage has an artisian well and has been serviced by professionals in the field who advised us that the "leaking" is normal. But I'm sorry that I didn't let you know accordingly after we had cell service. It's my fault that the sofa bed was not checked between renters the day you arrived. We learned later that week that the prior renters had damaged it. Unfortunately, it was discovered by you instead of me, and I apologize. It is under warranty and is being replaced. The only exterior window in the cottage that doesn't have a blind is a very small window on a north facing wall at the bottom of the stairway which would effect the heat load very little. I noticed you had the A/C set on 68 degrees. Since the outdoor temps were unusually high (mid 90's), I don't doubt the A/C was working hard to keep up, especially since the 8-foot slider door was being opened often by your group of ten people. I had cleaned the A/C condenser the day you arrived, so it's weird it had collected tint so quickly?? I apologize about your cleaning the fridge condenser, and I admit it must have needed cleaning. I got your message about the condition in which you left the cottage and appreciated the fine job you did. I make it a point to email each and every one of our guests to thank them for their business and invite them back. I'm so sorry, but your email fell through the cracks. I tried calling you personally a few days later, and unfortunately got disconnected after you answered the phone. I failed to try again and I apologize. Our son is buying the cottage from us, but the realtor has not removed the "for sale" sign. In closing, thank you very much for staying with us and for working hard to leave the cottage in great shape! Take care and be healthy!
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Exactly as pictured in a peaceful setting

  • 4 of 5

The house was very comfortable with room for all 10 of us. It’s tucked back in the woods a bit so it’s very quiet and picturesque. The house was well stocked with towels and linens but we needed to purchase additional paper towels, laundry soap, and toilet paper. The binder left by the owners featured many things to do in the area within a short drive. All in all, our week spent in Silver Lake was relaxing and fun; this property was clean and comfortable.

  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for choosing our cottage for your summer vacation and for your nice review! Sorry you ran out of paper products. The confirmation documents indicated how much of each item we furnish which definitely isn't enough for ten people for a week! Sorry for any inconvenience. We're happy you enjoyed the cottage and the Silver Lake area. Please come back and visit another time!
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Great location and space!

  • 5 of 5

This home was well designed and stocked for our group to make dinners, hang out and enjoy our trip. Just minutes from the Dunes and all of the local activities, yet in a quite peaceful setting. Good parking too.

  • Submitted: Jun 6, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We really appreciate your nice review, and we're pleased that you enjoyed your stay! Please come back and visit again sometime! Until then...take care.
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Pinckney Michigan

Beautiful Home In A Great Location!

  • 5 of 5

Great location close to the Silver Lake Sand Dunes. Plenty of space for 6 with room to spare. The home was well equipped with everything we needed. Very nicely decorated and really clean. We had a family shuffleboard contest followed by a dip in the heated pool. It was a short walk to the lake (Silver Lake). We made meals at the house and had plenty of everything for cooking and serving. If we want to hit the dunes again we hope Cool Silver Lake Getaway #1 is available.

  • Submitted: Oct 5, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks very much for choosing our cottage for your weekend getaway! It's always wonderful to get such positive comments about the cottage, Association amenities and the Silver Lake area in general. We certainly hope you return if you get up in our "neck of the woods" again! Take care and best wishes.
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Perfect for family vacation

  • 4 of 5

House and surrounding Flora Dale community very comfortable, quiet and well maintained.

We needed to clean pac n play before we used. Otherwise, the house was very clean. Beds were comfortable and appreciated having linens and plenty of towels.

Large Kitchen and dining area perfect for meal prep. Could use couple more cutting boards.

Owners should consider updating one of the sofas in living room as cushions are sagging.

Overall owners very attentive and responded quickly to fix minor problem in bathroom.

Nice weather allowed us to use the heated pool with our two grandbabies. Lots of space and furniture around the pool.

Silver Lake area is perfect for family activities. We took advantage of the bicycle trails, beaches, parks, dunes, dairy tour, farm markets etc. Everything is a short drive from this property.

Great place for a family vacation. Thanks!

  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks much for taking time to write a review! We're very pleased that you enjoyed the cottage along with many of the nice amenities the Association and Silver Lake area have to offer! Sorry about the dirty pac-n-play! It's our fault for not unfolding it after the last guest to make sure it was left clean! Also, sorry about the sofa bed! We couldn't get the mechanism back into the sofa after the previous renters. We only had a 4-hour window of opportunity between renters to remedy the situation, so we removed the mattress and placed several pillows under the sofa cushions...hoping that would be a temporary "fix". Unfortunately, it didn't work as well as we had hoped, and we apologize. Thankfully, there were still 2 other sofa beds available, so it shouldn't have compromised sleeping arrangements. We were happy to be able to replace the bath tub water lever. Thanks for bringing it to our attention and allowing the plumber to access the cottage during your stay! We appreciate your choosing our cottage for your family vacation, and we certainly hope you return for future visits! Best wishes always!
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Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Muskegon, MI
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Val Du Lakes
Nearest Ferry
35 Miles
Nearest Motorway
8 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Silver Lake
Nearest Beach
0.4 Miles
Silver Lake
Car: recommended
Other Activities:

Top Thing to do in City: * Dune riding/climbing. * Boating/skiing/swimming. * Biking/hiking. * Golfing/mini-golf. * Jeep tour/ATV rentals.Top Thing to do in Budget: * Tour the lighthouse. * Bike/hike the bike trails. * Dune climbing. * Picnicing/campfires. * Arcades.Top Thing to do in Family: * Dune riding. * Jeep tour/ATV rentals. * Lighthouse tour. * Shopping/dining. * Biking/hiking/sun bathing.

Dune riding, ATV and jeep rentals, go-cart rides, biking, hiking, golfing/miniature golf, fishing, hunting, horseback riding, boating, sailing, waterskiing, jet skiing, para-flight rides, video arcades, historical lighthouse on Lake Michigan, snowmobiling, cross country skiiing, shopping, dining and more!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Holiday rates apply for Labor Day and Apple Fest weekend (8/31 to 9/3/18 and 9/7 to 9/10/18). 3-night minimum required. Please inquire for details. Thank you. Pet fee: $25 to $50 depending on length of stay.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.