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Steve Danville .
About Steve Danville .
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 a grandson.
Steve Danville . purchased this Cottage in 1977
Why Steve Danville . chose Mears
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 40-70+ years old; Not wanting to wait, I bought my cottage asap in 1977 when I was 23. Lots on Silver Lake Water Front were and still are cost prohibitive for me, however on the silver lake channel I could afford water front and have access to Silver Lake via boat.. My kids have fond memories of the summers at this cottage as well and many of their friends. I appreciate my paying guests that pay my property taxes by renting the cottage.
What makes this Cottage unique
The Silver Lake Sand Dunes are one of a kind. More specific to my place, The channel offers the option of taking the boat or canoe to a County park with 2 tables on the channel for a change from the popular Silver Lake dunes. Or keep going West to the dam. Kids or Adults alike will remember the little boat trips for a life time. One family told me the kids spent the whole week in the canoe.
Check-in: 1:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
not inside. and for Petes sake take your Butts.
no cats. One non shedding dog okay.
Minimum age of primary renter:20
- Vacationrentals site cancelation policy is inaccurate. My real policy is I refund 100% if I can rent. I re-rent 80% of the time.
In 2018 I had one days notice for a cancelation. The guest and I both lost $550. Lose lose.
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
Great place to relax
The location is wonderful...removed from noise and city life, but plenty to do in the surrounding towns. My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed our October visit. Read the owner's description carefully to decide whether the place is for you. He describes it out accurately in the listing. Not a luxury accommodation, but great for kicking back. Thinking about coming back with my 9-year-old granddaughter. The owner is just the best!
Great Weekend Getaway
We went when all the stores and shops were shut down for the season but it was still a relaxing and peaceful weekend. Easy access to the dunes and Lighthouse so we were still able to hike. Great house for our stay!
It was exactly what it says. It was in a great location. My family had a lot of fun.
Great little cabin! My kids really enjoyed the canoe and fishing! We will definitely be back!
Great Family Vacation
The cabin was exactly right for what we wanted. The pans in the kitchen were in good shape and clean..not something I generally find at other rentals. It's location on the channel gave us good kayaking opportunities and the aluminum boat with the motor got us to Silver Lake and the dunes perfectly. It was a terrific area for biking as well. Really enjoyed our stay.
Triple A Guest. An Awesome Attitude.
Perfect for the Price
This cabin is a cabin. There is no air conditioning so it can get pretty warm at times. The leather couch is very comfortable and new! The location is convenient to the lake and activities. The setting is very calm and quiet.
With a few updates , this could be a cute place to stay,
Sandra, you sound like my wife. she wants the Cabin ALL Cute. TIMING is EVERYTHING. You had a really hot July week. My script was clear "no air".The Day you left I installed a GE Window air conditioner. I wish I had done it a week earlier for you.
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 Sea Nymph 14R. Unsinkable. . 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 relatively 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 bordering 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
Mini Golf & Go Cart Track
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