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Clean, surf themed cottage on a quiet street close to all the action!


Property Details

Updated: Jun 22, 2016
1 Bedroom with a large loft area upstairs, 1 full bath, great location!

Available Weeks for 2016:



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Beautiful, Newer cottage located a few blocks from Craigs Cruisers in a private association. Property features a large bedroom downstairs

with a very roomy loft upstairs. Open floorplan with a great patio

and firepit for enjoying the beautiful Silver Lake sunsets! Our

cottage is located on Hunters Creek giving you access to Silver Lake

for your fishing boat or PWC.

Built in 2008 this cottage is clean and furnished with everything you will need to have a great vacation!

With a quiet setting, little to no traffic, and lots to do just down

the street you'll find this is one of the area's finest rental


  • Sleeps 8
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Wheelchair access
  • Accept Credit Cards

Recent Review

About the Owner

Having grown up in nearby Shelby I have loved Silver Lake my whole life. I now live about an hour away but when we had the opportunity to buy our lot we were ecstatic. We built the cottage in 2008 as our family cottage and only rent a few weeks per year to help us offset the costs of ownership. It's a privilage to have a cottage and we love to share it with our guests.

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3 Reviews

based on 3 traveler reviews


Great location

  • 5 of 5

The Surf Shack is close to Lake Michigan and Silver Lake. You can also walk to Craig Cruisers and all the stores and restaurants in the area which made it very convenient. The house is equipped with everything you need to cook your own dinners and a lot of eating space inside and out. We really like the large fire pit and the chairs you supplied. Also the upstairs loft is very large and you have enough room to add a blow-up mattress if needed. The owner James was very easy to contact and answered any and all questions. It was very nice that they had Wi-Fi and it reached as far as the dock outside. I didn't think the air conditioner could cool off the whole house, but it really did and with the help of the large fans it kept the whole house cooled off. It would be nice if they had kayaks and canoes to rent for a nominal fee for the week, since they have a very nice dock. Also the river behind the house goes right out to Silver Lake. I also would recommend an additional shower outside to rinse off from the beach. We had a fun time at your house and would recommend this to anyone with kids and would love to come back in the future:)

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great Place.

  • 5 of 5

The Surf Shack was everything we needed and more. Very Clean, close to all attractions. The patio was wonderful to sit out eat dinner and relax. Loved the large concreted area as we were traveling with three toddlers two in walkers and they were able to run back and forth and have the best time. We brought a boat along for our vacation and they dock was exactly what we needed we didnt have to pull the boat in and out, silver lake is beautiful day or night!! We will defor sure be back.

  • Submitted: Jan 26, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the kind words! I appreciate you taking the time to post a review. We love our cottage and it's fun for us to hear that others enjoy it as well. Thanks again... James
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  • 5 of 5

My family and i had stayed at the surf shack for a week. It was extremely clean(inside/out), friendly neighbors, kid friendly,and very welcoming. It's just a short walk from all the attractions in town, a short drive to beaches and the dunes. No need to pack your whole house, the surf shack is well stocked with all your needs. It was an amazing experience to stay there and i would recommend this property to every one. An overall relaxing and worry free stay.

  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for the nice review. We're glad you enjoyed our cottage! You guys were great guests...thanks again James
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From the Owner

Our cottage is not a full time rental so it really stands out from the rest of the places available for rent. As our personal, family cottage we take great pride and care in making sure everything is clean and in good working order. We love to hear stories from our guests about the fun they had with their families while enjoying our place.

Activity and Interests

Car: recommended

Association Pool and playground area along with Craig's Cruisers,

restaurants, Silver Lake and all the action are less than 3 blocks


-Tons of outdoor activities: running, walking, biking, white sandy beaches,


the list goes on and on!


Rental rates

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6 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $50
Refundable damage deposit $300

$50 cleaning fee
$300 refundable security deposit and a $250 NON-REFUNDABLE deposit
is all it takes to reserve your family vacation! ($250 deposit will be applied to rental fee)
Both deposits will be forfeited if the reservation is canceled within
30 days of arrival.
We will promptly refund your $300 security deposit upon completetion of a favorable inspect

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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From the Owner

With access to Silver Lake from the channel to the quiet setting our place is really unique. We are located about a block from 'downtown' and all the action but sitting around the fire pit at night you feel as though you are 'up north'. We get very little traffic, have wonderful neighbors, and have ample parking.

Property Type

  • cottage


  • Adventure
  • Family


  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...


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


  • Dining
  • Dining Area


  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool ...
  • Outdoor Pool


  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible

Location Type

  • Waterfront


  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • festivals
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks

Leisure Activities

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

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing

Floor Area

  • 1000 sq. ft.


  • Bathroom 1
  • Main floor full bath features a vanity with medicine cabinet, toilet, and 4' shower with glass doors. Open shelving is also available for storage.


  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen, private bedroom located on main floor with large closet
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 queen, Loft area upstairs is spacious with 2 queen beds.


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


  • Guests provide their own meals


  • -We provide Bed linens!! -Don't forget blankets, pillows, and towels. (bring extras for the beach!) -Spacious full kitchen with brand new appliances. - Flat Screen TV available for movies! -Paddle Boat -association may assess nominal fee for guest pool use

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