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House sleeps 20 + with parking for all

Bedrooms 9
Space 2,500 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 - 8 nights


About the property

House, 8 bedrooms, 4 Baths, 22 Sleeps

Val-Du Manor was built as a turn of the century boarding house. In 2000, it was reconstructed to reflect the era's beauty, from the furnishings to the original hardwood floors. We hope that you will appreciate the care and hard work that went into this large 8 bedroom, 4 full bath home @ Val-Du-Lakes Resort, 1.5 miles East of Silver Lake. Home sleeps 20-24 comfortably. Rented by the week from Sunday to Sunday only. Most everything you need will be provided except bath towels, toiletries and food. You will have a starting supply of paper products. There are 8 bedrooms, 4 full baths, w/ tub & showers, living room, formal dining room and a large front porch/sun room for relaxing. Central air on both levels . The large yard also has a fire pit for the star gazers in your group, a back deck and a hot tub for your use. Bar/restaurant next door for your dining and entertainment pleasures. There is plenty of parking for your vehicles and trailers for your toys. There's nothing else like this in Silver Lake! Call now to reserve your date.

Mary Lowing
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 15, 2018

Why Mary Lowing chose Mears

We purchased this property because it was adjacent to existing property that we already owned. The house was in disrepair and needed much love and attention. It was built in 1888 and was brought upon to date in 1920 when they added on and installed indoor plumbing! It was then used as a boarding house. Eventually turned into a residence and the history was lost until 2009 when we purchased it and renovated her.

What makes this house unique

The original White pine hard wood floors that were installed in 1888


Mears House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 24
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Resort ...
  • Adventure
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Luxury
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Bathroom one on main floor off kitchen has handicap bars
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Bathroom 2 on main floor is just off bedroom
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Bathroom 3 up has seperate toilet from tub/shower and sink
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Bathroom 4 up is next to bathroom 3
  • 9 Bedrooms, Sleeps 24
  • Bedroom 1- Main floor - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , Full/double bed, vanity & closet
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double , Full/double bed, vanity and closet
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Very Large double room w/ 2 closets
    Bedroom 5 - 1 double , Full/dbl bed with dresser & mirror and closet
    Bedroom 6 - 1 double , Full/double bed with dresser, vanity & closet
    Bedroom 7 - 1 double , 2 twin/ single , Double room with full bed & bunk beds, 2 dressers & closet
    Bedroom 8 - 1 double , Full/ double bed with vanity and closet
    Bedroom 9 - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Livingroom couch is a queen sleeper
    Bedroom 10 - 2 double , 2 sleep sofa /futon , Front porch has two full sofa sleepers
  • All bedrooms have clean linens and pillows and bed spreads. Extra blankets available for your use if needed. Every room has a closet with hangers
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
Hardwood floors, firepit, deck, hot tub, full kitchen with dishwasher, 4 bathrooms w/ tub & shower, plenty of parking, 42 inch flat screen TV, DVD,cable, internet,central air, covered front & back porch. Washer & Dryer


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average rating of 4.75 based on 8 reviews
Flushing, MI

This was our fifth trip to The Manor and we love it more every time!

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed at The Manor for several dune trips with large groups of people. There is more than enough room for our trucks, trailers and toys. As always, Brian and Mary are so nice and easy to work with. We will be back again :-).

  • Submitted: May 29, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am assuming from the date and number of times returning, that this is from Abbie and group! Thank you for the review. The best compliment is you coming back year after year We try do upgrade something big year after year. Glad you like what we've done. See you next year!
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Wonderful Location for Family Reunion

  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful location for a family reunion! We enjoyed the Manor and found it perfect for our needs. The kitchen was stocked with all the dishes and utensils needed, the dining room was great for meals and large card games and the TV room had world cup soccer on constantly. The sun room was the prime meeting place for chats, reading, jigsaw puzzles and smaller card games. We found the bedrooms comfortable with each having its own character. We really appreciated the air conditioning as the temperature reached well into the 90's during the week, but the manor remained cool for sleeping. There was plenty of parking both in front of the manor and across Wilson Road in the mowed field. The manor sits on a lovely wooded area, perfect for kickball, whiffleball and soccer. It also served us well for our big seafood boil. The internet access was adequate and stable with the DSL modem needing to be rebooted 2 times during the week.

I do need to mention a very few things that might need improvement. The stairs to the laundry room and second refrigerator are treacherous and do not have a handrail. I think that a handrail would help tremendously. Secondly, there is no outside access to water. We found this inconvenient when trying to fill our seafood pots for the boil and for cleaning afterward. We were able to work around these very small issues however.

I took a survey late in the week, asking everyone if they would like to come back to the manor sometime in the future. Everyone agreed that this was a great place for quality family time and would be happy to return.

Brian and Mary were available to answer questions but never intrusive. They seemed pleased that we were having such a good time and asked us to visit them again in the future. We just might do that!

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to share about your experience at the Manor, Michael. We are so please that you and your families enjoyed your stay. Also, thank you for your input on improvements. We will make sure to look into the stairs and handrail. There is actually water access outside. Wish I would have known that you needed it. We could have made it happen for you. Hope to hear from you again for next year. Mary & Brian Lowing
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This place is amazing!

  • 5 of 5

Would definitely recommend for an extended family getaway. 8 bedrooms 4 full bathrooms and plenty of space. Extra fridge in back patio was great to hold drinks. Gas grill in the backyard is big enough to cook for the entire house at one time. The hot tub was a perfect way to end the night when we didn't start the campfire. With infared water heaters hot showers weren't a problem no matter how many were taken. Location was perfect Hop, skip, and a jump to Silver Lake. Can't wait to go back!!

  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2015
  • Stayed: June 2015
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Flushing, MI

Fabulous as expected

  • 5 of 5

This was our second, but not last, stay at the Manor. Brian & Mary are great owners and have taken care of us well. Our group is typically large and they have been so accommodating. We will be back for years to come.

  • Submitted: Jun 21, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It's always a pleasure to have you and your group at the Manor! We can't wait for you to see the upgrades that we did this year. You are going to love them!!! Mary & Brian Lowing
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Flushing, MI

Fantastic time!

  • 5 of 5

Our memorial weekend group always seems to grow each year. We now have kids and we all have trucks and trailers so finding a place big enough to stay that can sleep all of us and have enough parking is becoming nearly impossible. The Manor was very nice and accommodating! We will be going back!

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Wedding Central - our home away from home

  • 5 of 5

Earlier in the year we decided to have our wedding at the adjacent bar & grill, Val Du Lakes. So this was the perfect place to have as home base for our wedding party. Friends from across the country came to this beautiful small town in Michigan to meet up, play and enjoy some R & R the week of our wedding. The house was big enough for all our friends and all their luggage. We joked that it was our little sorority house for the week. We grilled on the cute deck, enjoyed local activities like the sand dunes and bike trails and explored nearby towns in the evenings for nice meals and during the days for spa treatments. We got ready together on wedding day and walked right across the street to the venue for the main event.

A week with best friends out in the country was such a special time. They've already asked when we can come back for a reunion.

I would absolutely recommend the Val Du Manor for family reunions, vacations with friends or just a getaway. We had about 12 pp staying there and that seemed to be just the right amount.

Brian and Mary could not have more accommodating. This is a wonderful hidden gem in a beautiful area of western Michigan.

  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2012
  • Stayed: September 2012
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Nearest Barpub
Val-Du Lakes
Nearest Ferry
23 Miles
Ludington The Badger
Nearest Golf
1.5 Miles
Golden Sands
Nearest Motorway
6 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Val-Du Lakes
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
Lake Michigan
Other Activities:

Top Thing to do in City:

* Lunch/dinner @ Val-Du-Lakes.

* Swim in Lake Michigan/Silver Lake.

* Go Karts/ bumper cars.

* Boat/Jet ski rentals.

* Live bands @ Val-Du-Lakes.

Top Thing to do in Budget:

* Walk the dunes.

* Get ice cream.

* window shop @ Duneland.

* Spend the day at the beach..

Top Thing to do in Family:

* Make sand castles at the beach.

* Roast weenies & marshmellows around your fire..

* sing Karaoke at Val-Du Lakes.

* Rent a 4 seater dune buggy from Silver Lake Buggy Rentals..

Val-Du-Lakes Bar & Grill

Silver Lake Sand Dunes

Silver Lake Buggy rentals

Gift shops

Boat & jet ski rentals, paddle boards

Light house tours

Wine Tasting

Horseback riding



Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500

Weekly Rate: $2800 - $3200

Off season rates: Weekend/weekly rentals are available until October 31st . Off season rates for weekends are $900.00 Off season rates for the week are $1,200.

Weekly rentals only. Week starts Sunday @ 5:00pm to Sunday @ noon. Weekly rate is $ 2,800 + $500 Security deposit. Holiday week is $ 3200. Rental season is from May 1st to Labor Day .

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.