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The Lake Michigan House

Sleeps15
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

About the property

3 story open-concept, 6 Bedrooms, 3.5 Baths, Sleeps 15, right on Lake Michigan

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.


Property Manager
Jim Howell
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
September 22, 2017

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 Silver Lake

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.

Amenities

Mears House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 15
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet
    Half Bathroom - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
Bedrooms:
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 15
  • Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 double
    Bedroom 5 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 6 - 2 queen , 3 twin/ single , 1 sleep sofa /futon
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • festivals
  • forests
  • marina
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Dishes, pots and pans, towels and wash cloths, sheets and bedding, internet, cable, land line phone, Wii game system and Xbox 360 system all provided. Washer and dryer. Hair dryers. Two DVD players and six flat-screen TVs. Coffee maker, toaster, electric tea pot, microwave, dishwasher, ice maker. Central heat and air conditioning. portable fire pit, picnic table, outside towel clothes line. Outdoor chair, lounge chairs. Gas grill. Electric golf cart.

Reviews

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The Lake Michigan House
average rating of 4.9411764 based on 17 reviews
5

New, large, well appointed, well equipped and unbelievable view.

  • 5 of 5

We celebrated our 50th wedding anniversary with our children and grandchildren at the Lake Michigan House and everyone was very impressed. With 8 adults and 9 grandchildren (ages 18 to 12), we had plenty of space for sleeping, eating and lounging around. Nice cooking utensils plenty of dishes and pots and pans.Our grandchildren are very active and enjoyed swimming and kayaking in Lake Michigan right off of the stairway. Beautiful walking trails abound and the nearby sand dunes were a special treat for walks, runs and climbing.

The Howells have thought of everything and called us shortly after we arrived to make sure everything was okay. The pictures of the home interior do not do it justice. Inside is like a north woods log cabin - but brand new. We would definitely recommend this property for a large group.

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
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Very nice

  • 4 of 5

The view was amazing! Nice home and the owners were wonderful to work with. Enough beds and space for our entire family. The golf cart was a plus too.

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
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5

Beautiful home, plenty of room for an extended family getaway!

  • 5 of 5

We loved the view and sound of the waves from Lake Michigan! Very relaxing hanging out in the backyard. We brought rafts and kayaks for the kids to hop in at the bottom of the stairs. Water was about a foot deep, but there is beach access just a few houses down that you can walk to or ride the golf cart to. We all enjoyed the golf cart rides. Seeing the off road vehicles ride the sand dunes over by the beach inspired us to try it. It was a lot of fun! Glad we did. Jim was always easy to get a hold of by phone or email. Thankful for a fun week off with family! Thank you Jim and Maureen Howell

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
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5

Beautiful house and amazing view of Lake Michigan.

  • 5 of 5

This house was the perfect size for our family vacation. Everyone had their own space. The sunsets over Lake Michigan were beautiful. We would definitely stay again.

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
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5

Great place for a large family! Close to everything!

  • 5 of 5

Our extended family thoroughly enjoyed the Lake Michigan House! The house was in perfect condition and provided ample room for our whole family to enjoy. It's location is perfect. The dunes behind the house ended up being a huge hit for all of our children. Just a short car ride to Silver Lake where we went swimming, boating and tubing and enjoyed the park. The owners were responsive and very pleasant. We loved the sunsets sitting around the fire pit in the backyard. A perfect house and perfect location for an extended family vacation.

  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
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5

Great view, great house, great weekend!

  • 5 of 5

This was our third stay at The Lake House. We come back every spring because the home works so well for our "Mom Getaways." Jim, the owner, is quick to respond to questions and wonderful to work with. The house has a gorgeous, unobstructed view of Lake Michigan. There are plenty of bedrooms and all the mattresses we've used are very comfortable. The kitchen has lots of counter space and new(er) stainless steel appliances. The pictures you see on this site accurately reflect the house which is not always the case. Our group has been doing these getaways for the last 12 years and there's a reason we keep coming back to this house. We give it and it's owners high praise!

  • Submitted: Apr 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
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Map

Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Kent County, Grand Rapids
Nearest Barpub
9 Miles
Pentwater Brown Bear Bar
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Golden Sands Golf Course
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Open Hearth Grill
Car: necessary
Other Activities:

Top Thing to do in City:

* In Pentwater, Award winning burgers at Brown Bear Bar and Grill......

Top Thing to do in Budget:

* Walk the Silver Lake Sand dunes 100 yards from the lakehouse.

* Walk the wooded roads near the beach house..

* Swim in Lake Michigan right in your back yard....

Top Thing to do in Family:

* Silver lake dune rides.

* Michigan Adventure Amusement and Water Park....

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!

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $120
Damage Deposit $750

Manager'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.