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The Gathering Place at Silver Lake

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Space 2,000 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

House, 4 Bedrooms, 2.5 Baths, 20 Sleeps

Welcome to our 4 bedroom home with 950 square feet of deck for your outside enjoyment. Firepit with seating for 20 plus. It has water access to Silver Lake across the road and down about 100 feet. It has a swing set in a fenced in back yard for the younger ones. Has 2.5 baths and 4 bedrooms that can sleep 20 people if you wish. The house is fully furnished with a full kitchen, towels and all linens provided.

We have 3 pontoon boats and a 20' open bow ski boat (starting at $1500.00 for the week), 15 kayaks 2 sand boards, and 2 sand sleds 2 stand up paddle boards and bikes ($35.00 each for the week) available to rent.

More Details

Property Manager
Mike Tolsma
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 8, 2018


Mears House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible / Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 20
  • pets not allowed
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Half Bathroom -
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 20
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • golf
* -3 TV's with cable and DVD player -High speed wireless internet conection -Gas grill -Firepit with seating for 20 plus -All bedding provided -All kitchen appliances, dishes and utinsels, kitchen towels and dishclothes - washer and drier -950 square feet of deck with chairs and tables -Ceiling fan in master bedroom -Central air -Master bedroom upstairs with 2 Queen beds and sofa sleeper. 2 walk in closets -Bedroom 1 downstairs with Queen bed -Bedroom 2 downstairs with Full bed and Twin bunkbeds -Bedroom 3 downstairs with 2 Twin bunkbeds -Livingroom downstairs with Full and Queen sofa sleepers -1 Full bath upstairs 1 Full bath downstairs 1/2 bath on main level


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(7 traveler reviews)

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The Gathering Place at Silver Lake
average rating of 4.857143 based on 7 reviews

Great Family Vacation!

  • 5 of 5

The experience with this vacation home was great! We were pleased with the amount of room here for our large group consisting of three families. Upon arrival the home was very clean and appeared well kept and maintained (The online photos do not do show how nice the place really is!!) . Nice open areas and plenty of sleeping room.The large outdoor space and large decks in front and back were nice additional space for relaxing.Great fire-pit with plenty of seating available. The owners were very friendly and prompt with answering our questions leading up to the vacation. We were impressed with plenty of necessities with more than enough plates and cooking utensils for our large group that likes to Eat! The dishwasher and laundry were also great features. The location is nice because it is not immediately at downtown Silver Lake but within walking distance to everything. The only negative is the disappointing lake access...a basic two-track road between two houses(15 ft wide) leading to the lake. No real beach and a seawall making it difficult to even use the lake here.Not even room here to set up beach chairs. We used the crowded State park beach,which is very nice, a short distance up the road. Overall this was certainly a positive experience and would consider it again on our next visit.

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Would definitely go again!

  • 5 of 5

Silver Lake and the Gathering Place were great!! It’s a great location with plenty of room for our families!!! The pictures don’t do it justice!

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great weekend with the guys!

  • 5 of 5

We rented the house for three nights for my bachelor party. We also rented the pontoon for the weekend. Mike was a great person to rent from. We enjoyed some beers around the fire and the house was spacious enough that we didn’t feel like we were on top of each other. It’s close to the dunes and the deck was a nice perk too! Hot water lasted for everyone to shower which was a good perk for me. Will definitely be renting again next year with the family. Thanks for the great weekend!

  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are happy you enjoyed your time at our cottage. We have 6 cottages at Silver lake , you can see them at
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Neat, spacious and had everything needed for a smooth vacation. Prompt response from the owner

  • 4 of 5

Although we were just 2 families, the cottage could have easily housed 4-5 families

  • Submitted: Jun 4, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Worked well with 13 people

  • 5 of 5

Loved it. Booking for next year

  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

This place is really great!! Exceeded my expectations. Thanks for a great time and I hope to do it again sometime.

  • Submitted: Jun 15, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Other Activities:

Top Thing to do in City:

* Go in sand dunes.

* Water activities.

* Golf.

* Macwoods dune rides.

* Craigs crusers.

Top Thing to do in Budget:

* Sunsets.

* Little sable lighthouse.

* Fishing.

* Watch dune vechiles.

* Biking.

Top Thing to do in Family:

* Evenings by firepit.

* Go sand boarding.

* Walk in sand dunes.

* Explore surronding areas.

* Relaxe your on vacation.

-Silver Lake sand dunes

-Watercraft, canoe, scotter, jeep and dune buggy rental


-Historic little sable lighthouse

-Macwoods dune rides

-West Michigan sand drags


-Pentwater 10 minutes away

-Ludington 20 minutes away

-Michigans adventure theme and water park 30 minutes away

-Grace adventure camp



Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500

Nightly Rate: $200 - $500

Weekly Rate: $1200 - $3000

Monthly Rate: $0 - $0

2014 Rates

Weekly rates (Sat to Sat) Full weeks only from June 14 thru August 30

-May 3- June 14 $1200 per week $750 per weekend
June 14- August 30 $2500 per week weekends not available
4th of July week $3000 for week
August 30- Nov 1 $1500 per week $1000 per weekend

Dates are filed on a first come first served basis. Dates will not be held without a security deposite. $300.00 refundable security deposite and signed contract required to reserve rental. We accept checks money orders and credit cards

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund