3 Story Open-Concept, 6 Bedrooms, 3.5 Baths, Sleeps 15, Right On Lake Michigan
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.
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beach house without beach
Lovely three story home right on Lake Michigan. Unfortunately, due to very high water levels, there is no beach. Also, because of the high water, work is being done to shore up the rocks and sand and the machinery and rock pile was next to our parking area, roadside. Work was ongoing at next cottage to north from Mon-Thurs, and crews began work each day at 7:30 am and continued until 5pm. Dusty work, and they also damaged and finally cut the cable buried under road, so terrible internet, then none. Jim, the owner called the cable company and it was repaired on Thursday for the end of our week. Thursday the main crew moved up the road to work at another location, but the trucks of sand and rock continued to roll by the cottage.
Owner is having an issue with his cleaning crew, so cleanliness of the home was not great. Needs a deep clean for sure. Also, there were VERY few towels, not the 16 sets as owner expected us to have. Luckily I brought a couple beach towels for a kayaking day, and my daughter purchased some as well and we made due using the washer and dryer. Owner tried to no avail to get cleaner to respond and deliver more towels to us, and we chose NOT to spend our vacation going to Ludington to buy towels! (We had 7 bath towels, no bath mats, 5 washcloths, no hand towels and some kitchen towels for 9 adults and 2 children).
Cottage is located quite close to the Silver Lake Sand Dunes. It is quite noisy with all the racing up and down the dunes, with buggies, jeeps, trucks, motorcycles, during all daylight hours. If this is not appealing to you, look for a cottage farther away.
Sunsets were spectacular and the firepit lakeside was a treat.
Our family had a good time despite a few issues that owner could not address from 3 hours away.
We loved it
We were visiting from Tx and met our family at the house. It was perfect. Plenty of room for everyone. We had a bonfire every night as we watched the sunset over Lake Michigan. The kids loved running on the sand dunes.
We had amazing time with great friends.
We love the dunes and being so close to them was wonderful.
The lake view was breathtaking.
Thank you Mr. Jim for sharing your house with us.
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!!
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.
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!
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!