This three-story, 6 bedroom beauty sits right on the shore of Lake Michigan. The open concept living room/dining room is spacious with leather couches in front of the gas log fireplace and 42 inch flat screen tv/DVD. The log furniture throughout the home adds to the vacation feeling. An 8 seating massive pine dining table and 4 pine stools at the granite counter allow for ample seating for dinners. In addition, the downstairs living area has a booth-like table and chairs that will fit into the upstairs dining area if needed and is perfect for the kids. The kitchen appliances are all stainless steel and the counters granite. There is a microwave, oven, dishwasher, refrigerator with ice maker, coffee pot and electric tea pot. In addition, there is a central vacuum and a washer and dryer available. Wi-Fi and cable TV are included as is a land-line phone system. The mix of pine and plastered walls throughout the home add to the beauty. The plaster ceilings are a decorative work of art. Our 3 1/2 bathrooms include two with showers, one with a tub and shower and a half bath on the main floor. Four of the bedrooms have wall-hung flat screen TVs. The bedrooms on the second floor include two with queen sized log beds and one with full-size bunk beds. The third floor is an open concept bedroom perfect for a group of youngsters. This area has two queen log beds, two twin beds and a full size futon bed. In the basement are two beautiful bedrooms, each with queen-sized log beds. These rooms,open into a common room with its own TV and Wii game system and private bathroom with shower. The home has heating and central air as well as sliding doors in two of the second floor masters, each opening onto their own private balcony perfect for morning coffee or watching the sun set over beautiful Lake Michigan. This is the setting for a perfect, peaceful retreat and wonderful family vacation.
3 story open-concept, 6 Bedrooms, 3.5 Baths, Sleeps 15, right on Lake Michigan
- Calendar last updated:
- Nov 14, 2018
About Jim Howell
We are a large family who spent many years camping at Lake Michigan as our three children were growing up. Some of our very best memories include the sand and waves of Lake Michigan. Now the time we spend here includes our many grandchildren, friends and extended family as well and we are still making wonderful memories.
Jim Howell purchased this House in 2013
Why Jim Howell chose Mears
This home is large enough for us all to be together in such a peaceful setting. There is always something to do and space enough for everyone to be comfortable. The only thing we like better than being together is being together at Lake Michigan. We enjoy sharing this home with others who love this Great Lake as much as we do.
What makes this House unique
We are right on Lake Michigan. Beautiful sunsets. Sounds of waves putting you to sleep each night. Stairs right down to the Lake in the back yard. If you are VERY lucky, seeing the northern lights toward the north over Lake Michigan.
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
We rent a few times a year for large family get together. This home was one of our favorites. Very clean and comfortable. Views were remarkable. Not any beach as Lake Michigan high this year but we were told in advance so not an issue. The beach at the end of the road was perfect for everyone. The golf cart came in handy thanks for making it available. Jim was very accommodating and a phone call away the one time we had a question. The upper floor was perfect for grandchildren to have quiet time as well movie time. No one was ready to go. We all look forward to summer vacation at the Beach House as we fondly named it. Thanks Howell family for opening your home.
The Lakeshore House was perfect for our family of 18 with a little room to spare! The location is beautiful and the house was very clean with lots to do in the area if you even want to leave the house. Thank you to the Howell family for opening up their property to guests- we had a great time!!
Great Family Vacation!
We enjoyed this wonderful home for our 3 generation family vacation. The layout was perfect to accommodate quiet and private sleeping areas for little grandchildren and adults alike on 3 levels, a large open kitchen/ gathering/living/dining space on a separate level, and a beautiful backyard where we spent most evenings watching the beautiful sunsets over Lake Michigan and visiting around the campfire. We enjoyed many activities in the surrounding area: golfing, cycling, climbing dunes, flying kites, swimming, touring the Country Dairy farm, and a day trip to Traverse City area. A few negatives we experienced were many of the beds were too soft for our liking, and the recent erosion of the area lake shore made the association beach inaccessible. We were able to swim off the back steps leading down to the water, but to enjoy a beach for walking, wading into, or playing in the sand, we had to drive offsite. Overall, we really enjoyed and appreciated all the comforts and amenities of this wonderful home and would highly recommend it!
Amazing location, wonderful house!
Our stay at Jim and Maureen's home was terrific. We are a group of four families who vacation together every summer. This home had plenty of room for us all to spread out. Stairway to the water was awesome, fire pit, adirondack chairs for enjoying the sunsets. We all like to cook and this is our first rental home in 20 years where the kitchen was really well stocked. Water pressure in showers was great and we never ran out of hot water, even with 14 people in the house. Proximity to Silver Lake Sand Dunes was ideal for those in our group with ORV's. We will definitely return to the Lake House. Thank you for a wonderful stay!
Fantastic place and even better property-owners!
If you're looking for a home with all the comforts, privacy but room for the whole family, lake vistas, and plenty of nearby activities, dining, and shopping …when you want it – THIS IS IT! From Poppy (me-Grandpa) & Grammy, to our 3 grown children with their better halves, and our 5 grandchildren ages 5 to 15, everyone has only positive things to say and are already talking about repeating.
Best of all were the owners who went above and beyond, in my opinion, to ensure we were comfortable and happy with their home. Good example… they made a special trip to bring their repaired golf cart out to the property for our use! I viewed the golf cart as a ‘nice to have’ but wasn’t a key item in our home choice. The fact the owners made this trip AND brought out a new grill when I mentioned an issue with one of the knobs on the old one was over and above any expectations I would have!
Thank you, Jim & Maureen.
Beautiful house with great space for multiple families.
Another great long winter weekend with friends, food, and games. This house has space for it all- from the 3rd floor bunk room for the kids, great bedrooms, nice open floor plan, fireplace, large kitchen, and views of Lake Michigan from everywhere. Space for our group to all hang out together, or find separate spaces, as the mood fits.
Welcome to your fun filled week on the shore of Lake Michigan. Swim from the lakefront in front of the home or enjoy the association beach 200 yards away with 5 miles of State Park beach to walk. Across the street, enjoy walking the Silver Lake Sand Dunes, or if you prefer, rent a dune buggy or guided tour of the Dunes. This home has cable and internet, with six TV's and a Wii game and Xbox 360 system for the kids. The Lake House has central air, back deck for barbecuing, or enjoy your coffee on the two master bedroom balconies. Walk the private roads or take a spin in the electric golf cart. Perfect for family get togethers and business retreats, or share it with another family. Perfect location to make memories. Located near Silver Lake, including all the recreation in the area, and almost equidistant between Ludington and Muskegon. Access to dining opportunities and shopping as well as Michigan Adventure Amusement and Water Park. This will be a a vacation you will never forget!