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The Lake Michigan House

Bedrooms 6
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


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:
Calendar last updated:
July 16, 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.


Mears House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • 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
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet
    Half Bathroom - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 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
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 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
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.


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The Lake Michigan House
average rating of 4.952381 based on 21 reviews

Fantastic place and even better property-owners!

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful house with great space for multiple families.

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Jan 16, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

This was our third stay here. It's a wonderful comfortable home. Beautiful view of Lake Michigan. Nice beach within a short walk. Grandchildren love having the large upper floor room to stay together in. The owners are very attentive to any needs that might come up.

  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Taste of heaven!

  • 5 of 5

Best place by far for a family vacation! A little something for every age!

  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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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: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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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: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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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!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning $120
Refundable 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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.