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Beautiful Cottage on Lake Michigan

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

3 Bedrooms, 1 & 1/2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6 in bedrooms

Cottage on the Big Lake has a beautiful sandy beach excellent for swimming, walking, sun bathing, or just taking in the view. During the leafy seasons the shore has a wild feel because all of the houses are hidden from view by the foliage.

The cottage has a deck with a great view for meals or lounging. (see web site). The interior of the cottage is newly renovated with a new kitchen, bath, and bedrooms. There is a enclosed outdoor shower. Pentwater is a charming 1890's town with good restaurants and shopping. Five miles south is Silver Lake with its famous dunes and dune buggy rides. Silver Lake features lots of kid's activities.

More Details

Edward or Leslie
Member since: 2007
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
11 July, 2018


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Mears in Golden

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Water View
  • waterfront
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Player
  • Video Library
  • Terrace
  • Barbecue
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Wood Decking
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • Boating
  • horse riding
  • Miniature golf
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • Snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(11 traveller reviews)

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Beautiful Cottage on Lake Michigan
average rating of 4.818182 based on 11 reviews

Excellent all around!

  • 5 of 5

We spent a wonderful and too short weekend here and can only say - perfect!

The house is built so that you are always looking at the lake. The kitchen is complete and offers all kinds of options for the gourmet chef - which I find is hard to come by in rental houses. We will definitely be back!

  • Review Submitted: 23-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad you enjoyed your stay. We love to cook and what is better than cooking by the lake? Hence we keep the proper equipment!!! Thank you--Leslie and Ed
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Harrison Twp. MI

Fantastic Roomy Cottage on Lake Michigan.

  • 5 of 5

Absolutely fantastic cottage on the Lake. Everything was even better than described. It was very roomy and super clean. The décor was nice and there was plenty of cookware, tableware, etc.....if you want to cook some meals. Yes there are 70 steps to the lake, but plenty of places you can rest if you want to, but they are worth the trip down, as the water and beach was great. The neighborhood was quiet and we never really saw the neighbors even thought they were there, so plenty of privacy. Even the beach was pretty private. I would recommend this cottage to anyone. Hope to go back again next year. Owners are nice to communicate with as well.

  • Review Submitted: 23-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful View and Location

  • 4 of 5

This property had one of the most beautiful views of Lake Michigan I have ever seen. It is on a quiet, wooded street and we often forgot anyone else was there. The cabin was clean and comfortable.

I only give this 4 stars because it felt there was no storage space. We had to keep all our groceries on the counter and table because all the kitchen cabinets were full. We had a lot of the same problem with dresser drawers being full of things.

That aside, it was a great place to stay.

  • Review Submitted: 08-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Kati; Thank you so much for your feed back!! The dresser drawers should have nothing in them --we will fix that immediately. I think the kitchen stuff must have spread out we will try to consolidate everything better. We like to have lots of platters and plates plus cooking pans and pots to cook everything in because we love to cook. We are happy that you brought this up. Thank you Leslie and Ed
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Applause for the sunsets

  • 5 of 5

Apparently it is a custom in Michigan to clap the moment the sun goes down to encourage it to return tomorrow...or so we were told. The sunsets here deserved standing ovations. A choice box seat for each evening's show is worth choosing this place over any other.

During our stay we witnessed turkeys courting on the beach, geese nesting, deer approaching within arm's reach, swans with cygnets, ducks, loons and humming birds at our doorstep. In late April through early May, the yard was bursting with daffodils and the dunes cluttered with fuzzy pussy willows. The cottage is centrally located within a few minutes' drive of the spectacular dunes at Silver Lake, fun shopping in Pentwater, cross country skiing or hiking trails in the state forests.

Inside, on one of the bookshelves, we noted a coffee table book picturing Lake Michigan cottages. The owners have taken its content to heart. Whether your days are sun-filled or rainy, upstairs or downstairs, the lake imbues the entire house. A giant table, as comfortable as a restaurant booth, invites you to linger for after dinner conversation; play cards, do puzzles, keep the cook(s) company. For those who prefer to watch the game--or cartoons--there's plenty of room to lounge upstairs and out of the way, but beware: the lakeview there will tempt you back.

The stairs to the shore are steep, perhaps difficult for small children but could also be appreciated for the un-ease of access to water's edge without adults present. While there are houses on either side, each place is oriented in such a way that it feels very private.

As to comfort inside, the spiral staircase to upstairs might be a challenge to toddlers and is a bit worrisome for early walkers or crawlers. Give that lofty space to adults or older kids and keep babies on the main floor. There are enough dishes to serve a 12 course meal to a dozen people (slight overkill) but we sure loved the cast iron pans, especially one huge wok!

The bedrooms are for sleeping and the baths strictly practical. The dishwasher and washer-dryer are large, functional and much appreciated. This cottage may not be fancy but it is as comfortable as your favorite pair of shoes and I guarantee you'll slip into it like a second skin.

  • Review Submitted: 18-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great time with amazing sunset views

  • 5 of 5

Well maintained and kept home. Clean and a fantastic deck our family of 5 spent most of our time on. Owners were great communicators. 75 steps to a great beach and centrally located to the dunes and pentwater. Highly recommended with awesome sunsets each nite.

  • Review Submitted: 08-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy you and your family had a good time. We also love the sunsets. Leslie and Ed
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Plymouth MI

Extraordinary Location on Lake Michigan

  • 5 of 5

This was our second stay at this cottage and as equally enjoyable as the first. The cottage is very unique and comes with a Lake Michigan sandy beach and unbelievable sunsets. It is probably not for people who have difficulty climbing stairs because of the 77 steps down to the watefront and the circular stairway to the second floor. It is cozy and very clean. The owners are very helpful, but not intrusive at all.

  • Review Submitted: 27-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: recommended

We are located directly on Lake Michigan with a breathtaking unobstructed view of the water. We are 5 miles south of Pentwater and 5 miles north of Silver Lake. We are near cherry and apple orchards and fields of asparagus. The charming village of Pentwter has shopping and places to eat. There are lots of kids activities in Silver Lake.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Mears, Western Michigan

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
23 Jun 2018 - 2 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
early fall
3 Sep 2018 - 30 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 Oct 2018 - 3 Nov 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £76.14
Pet Fee £152.28

May 5th through 26th $1,000
May 26th through June 12th $1,100
June 16th through June 23rd $1,300
June 23rd through August 18th $2,200
August 18th through September 8th $1,800
September 8th through October 3rd $1,300
October 3rd through October 24th $1,000

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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