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Upper Silver Lake, Mears, MI


Property Details

Updated: Feb 20, 2017
  • Sleeps 8
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided

About the property

Cottage, 2 Bedrooms, 1 Baths, 8 Sleeps

Booking now for the Summer of 2017! Spring getaways or Fall color tours! Enjoy our beautiful, family-owned cottage on private Upper Silver Lake. Sleeps 6 comfortably with 2 bedrooms on the main floor, and an open-concept loft with 2 twin beds. One full bathroom. Our kitchen is stocked with dishes & utensils for eating inside or on the deck looking over the lake or enjoying a beautiful sunset!

Very neat and clean property. We are close to the majestic Dunes, but away from the noise.

Dates are filled on a first come, first served basis. A $250 refundable security deposit is required to hold date along with a signed rental agreement. Deposit is forfeited if the reservation is cancelled within 30 days of arrival. Full rental amount required a minimum of 30 days prior to check-in. We require the cottage to be cleaned & linens/towels washed (if ours are used) upon departure, otherwise half of deposit is forfeited. We require a minimum 2 week advance booking notice for any rental dates. Sorry, no last minute rentals allowed.

Weekly rentals are Saturday to Saturday. Daily rates available per night prior to Memorial Day and after Labor Day.

NO SMOKING and NO PETS allowed anywhere on premises. We limit rentals to a MAXIMUM of 8 people.

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Recent Review

About the Owner

Steve & Karen Scholten
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 20, 2017

Why Steve & Karen Scholten chose Silver Lake

Family-friendly cottage, with family-friendly activities nearby.

3 Reviews

5/5 -
(3 traveler reviews)


Little Slice of Heaven on Upper Silver Lake

  • 5 of 5

Stayed here during Apple Fest/BBQ Cook-Off in Sept. 2012. Beautiful lakefront chalet on Upper Silver Lake. Clean and comfortable, owners were a joy to deal with. We came in late in the day but had no problems getting into the cottage. The lake is beautiful from the large deck, just wish it had been alittle warmer out that week-end. Would definitely stay here again and recommend to anyone wanting to enjoy the dunes and then some quiet time on the lake. Thank-you Karen and Steve for sharing!

  • Submitted: Sep 28, 2012
  • Stayed: Sep 2012
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks! Hope you stay with us again! The Scholten's
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Northwest Indiana

June 2012

  • 5 of 5

Our cottage stay was excellent. The cottage is very neat and clean. It is located on the wide part of the lake, looking north across the clean, clear water. The sunsets are spectacular. This cottage has one of the best views on the entire lake. Large windows keep things aired out, and with the French doors give a nice view. The shallow, sandy swimming area is in the sun all day. Due to the sea wall, the water is a couple steps down from the lush, grassy flat front lawn. The lawn has a mix of sun and nice shade from well situated trees on the east and west. The walk-out deck is also very pleasant for relaxing or having a meal at the picnic table. A couple of nice lounge chairs are perfect for watching all the fun on the lake. It's only 5 steps down from the deck to the lawn. We enjoyed several fires in the firepit on the front lawn. You can catch some bass or panfish from the dock, or bring your boat and explore the lake. We did really well fishing for crappie this year.

The kitchen/dining/family room area was well lit, airy and open. There was plenty of space for 6 adults to eat, relax, and have a good time. The sleeping accomodations were good. The bathroom was clean and well maintained. The kitchen was well stocked for preparing meals. If you don't like well water taste, bring bottled drinking water.

There are many fun things to do in and around Silver Lake for families. Dunes, dune buggies and off-road vehicles, mini golf, golf, all the water sports, souvenir shops - a variety to satisfy kids of all ages. When you need a break, Pentwater is a nice town to visit.

This was our fifth different cottage rented on Upper Silver Lake, where we have been vacationing for 25 years, and this rental was top notch. The owners were very good to work with.

  • Submitted: Jul 3, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank for your kind words. Hope to see you again!
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Family-Friendly & Fun!

  • 5 of 5

Our family has stayed in this cottage for 2 consecutive summer vacations. We have 2 young daughters who were between the ages of 2 and 5 1/2 at the times of our stays. We had plenty of room for the 4 of us. We enjoyed evening meals on the deck and cozied up to the kitchen island for breakfast. There is also a large dining table. We roasted marshmallows over the fire pit and made Tonka Toaster sandwiches. The girls loved playing in the sandbox and enjoyed the sand toys that were provided. They especially loved having the sandbox close to the lake so they could hop down the dock steps and haul up buckets of water for mud pies. We so appreciated having a cottage that was close to the water. It made it easy to run back inside for quick potty-training trips and to load up on snacks and drinks. When I was inside preparing meals I could still see and hear what was going on outside and I didn't feel excluded from the fun. The lake was very shallow all the way to the end of the dock. Our kids felt safe wading in the smooth,clean,sandy-bottomed lake.

The cottage has a lot to offer for many ages. My 16 year old nephew and his buddy came up for the day and had a blast playing in the dunes and on the sea-doos (our own). We toured a local large dairy farm and sampled some cheese, chocolate milk, and ice cream. Our daughters loved the Dune Scooter ride and riding in the dunes in Daddy's truck. We rode our sea-doos across the lake to a small park area and played on the swings and teeter-totters. We toured Little Sable Lighthouse and taught our daughter to ride a 2 wheel bike in the cul-de-sac. Our young daughters loved playing in the loft. It felt like their own fort. They used some toys that were provided (our younger daughter is still singing "Polly Put the Kettle On" that she learned from the old Barney VHS tape)as well as some toys from home (maybe you will find our missing Polly Pocket shoes).

We loved the open-concept layout of the kitchen/dining/living/loft area. Everything was clean and neat. We found the mattress in the spare bedroom to be more comfortable for us than the mattress in the master bedroom.

This was a fantastic place to vacation with our family!

  • Submitted: Jan 5, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2011
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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From the Owner

Family-friendly cottage, with family-friendly activities nearby.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Ferry : Ludington at 35 Miles Nearest Beach : Lake Michigan at 15 Miles

Nearby Attractions Include:


Dunes Entrance - approximately 2 miles

Golf courses - nearest one within 1 mile

Silver Lake - Mac Dune Rides, Craig's Cruisers, Watercraft, Canoe, Scooter, Jeep & Dune Buggy Rentals (Boating rental companies will deliver to Upper Silver Lake) - approximately 1-1/2 miles away

Hart-Montague Bike Trail -- several miles of enjoyment!

Ice Cream Shops


Local Produce Markets


State Park/Lighthouse/Lake Michigan within approximately 10 miles

Pentwater -- quaint town with restaurants/shopping, charter fishing - approximately 25 miles

Ludington -- approximately 35 miles -- Lake Ferry, shopping, restaurants

New Era -- Country Dairy -- see how ice cream & cheese are made, tours available on a working dairy farm

Rates & Availability

Rental rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
My Standard Rate
Apr 1 2017 - May 19 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
May 20 2017 - Jun 10 2017
2 night minimum stay
Jun 11 2017 - Sep 2 2017
7 night minimum stay
Sep 4 2017 - Oct 31 2017
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250

Weekly rates are:
$1,300 per week May 27 through June 24, 2017, plus $250 refundable security deposit
$1,500 per week, plus $250 refundable security deposit, June 24 through September 2, 2017.
$1,100 per week, plus $250 refundable security deposit before Memorial Day and after Labor Day, 2017.
Nightly rates (vary depending on season) are available prior to Memorial Day and after Labor Day. Nightly

Require $250 refundable security deposit to hold dates. Full rental amount due on or before 30 days before rental.

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.
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Property Type

  • cottage


  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine


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


  • Dining Area


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys


  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • Beach View
  • Lakefront


  • churches
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • library
  • restaurants

Leisure Activities

  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing

Floor Area

  • 900 sq. ft.


  • Bathroom 1


  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2


  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 1 bicycles


  • Guests provide their own meals


  • Fire Pit Sandbox, with sand toys for the little ones Deck on lake side with table/chairs & beautiful sunsets included -- priceless! Dock Gas Grill Dishes & Utensils Bath & Kitchen Linens Microwave & Stove/Oven Stackable Washer/Dryer 1 DVD Player 2 TV's - one on main floor & one in loft (Cable in season - May-September)

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