Val-Du Manor was built as a turn of the century boarding house. In 2000, it was reconstructed to reflect the era's beauty, from the furnishings to the original hardwood floors. We hope that you will appreciate the care and hard work that went into this large 8 bedroom, 4 full bath home @ Val-Du-Lakes Resort, 1.5 miles East of Silver Lake. Home sleeps 20-24 comfortably. Rented by the week from Sunday to Sunday only. Most everything you need will be provided except bath towels, toiletries and food. You will have a starting supply of paper products. There are 8 bedrooms, 4 full baths, w/ tub & showers, living room, formal dining room and a large front porch/sun room for relaxing. Central air on both levels . The large yard also has a fire pit for the star gazers in your group, a back deck and a hot tub for your use. Bar/restaurant next door for your dining and entertainment pleasures. There is plenty of parking for your vehicles and trailers for your toys. There's nothing else like this in Silver Lake! Call now to reserve your date.
- House2500 sq. ft.
- Separate WCs0
- Min. Stay7 nights
House, 8 bedrooms, 4 Baths, 22 Sleeps
- Calendar last updated:
- 17 Sep 2018
Why Mary Lowing chose Mears
We purchased this property because it was adjacent to existing property that we already owned. The house was in disrepair and needed much love and attention. It was built in 1888 and was brought upon to date in 1920 when they added on and installed indoor plumbing! It was then used as a boarding house. Eventually turned into a residence and the history was lost until 2009 when we purchased it and renovated her.
What makes this House unique
The original White pine hard wood floors that were installed in 1888
Pool / Spa
This was our fifth trip to The Manor and we love it more every time!
We have stayed at The Manor for several dune trips with large groups of people. There is more than enough room for our trucks, trailers and toys. As always, Brian and Mary are so nice and easy to work with. We will be back again :-).
I am assuming from the date and number of times returning, that this is from Abbie and group! Thank you for the review. The best compliment is you coming back year after year We try do upgrade something big year after year. Glad you like what we've
done. See you next year!
Wonderful Location for Family Reunion
What a wonderful location for a family reunion! We enjoyed the Manor and found it perfect for our needs. The kitchen was stocked with all the dishes and utensils needed, the dining room was great for meals and large card games and the TV room had world cup soccer on constantly. The sun room was the prime meeting place for chats, reading, jigsaw puzzles and smaller card games. We found the bedrooms comfortable with each having its own character. We really appreciated the air conditioning as the temperature reached well into the 90's during the week, but the manor remained cool for sleeping. There was plenty of parking both in front of the manor and across Wilson Road in the mowed field. The manor sits on a lovely wooded area, perfect for kickball, whiffleball and soccer. It also served us well for our big seafood boil. The internet access was adequate and stable with the DSL modem needing to be rebooted 2 times during the week.
I do need to mention a very few things that might need improvement. The stairs to the laundry room and second refrigerator are treacherous and do not have a handrail. I think that a handrail would help tremendously. Secondly, there is no outside access to water. We found this inconvenient when trying to fill our seafood pots for the boil and for cleaning afterward. We were able to work around these very small issues however.
I took a survey late in the week, asking everyone if they would like to come back to the manor sometime in the future. Everyone agreed that this was a great place for quality family time and would be happy to return.
Brian and Mary were available to answer questions but never intrusive. They seemed pleased that we were having such a good time and asked us to visit them again in the future. We just might do that!
Thank you for taking the time to share about your experience at the Manor, Michael. We are so please that you and your families enjoyed your stay. Also, thank you for your input on improvements. We will make sure to look into the stairs and handrail. There is actually water access outside. Wish I would have known that you needed it. We could have made it happen for you.
Hope to hear from you again for next year.
Mary & Brian Lowing
This place is amazing!
Would definitely recommend for an extended family getaway. 8 bedrooms 4 full bathrooms and plenty of space. Extra fridge in back patio was great to hold drinks. Gas grill in the backyard is big enough to cook for the entire house at one time. The hot tub was a perfect way to end the night when we didn't start the campfire. With infared water heaters hot showers weren't a problem no matter how many were taken. Location was perfect Hop, skip, and a jump to Silver Lake. Can't wait to go back!!
Fabulous as expected
This was our second, but not last, stay at the Manor. Brian & Mary are great owners and have taken care of us well. Our group is typically large and they have been so accommodating. We will be back for years to come.
It's always a pleasure to have you and your group at the Manor! We can't wait for you to see the upgrades that we did this year. You are going to love them!!!
Mary & Brian Lowing
Our memorial weekend group always seems to grow each year. We now have kids and we all have trucks and trailers so finding a place big enough to stay that can sleep all of us and have enough parking is becoming nearly impossible. The Manor was very nice and accommodating! We will be going back!
Wedding Central - our home away from home
Earlier in the year we decided to have our wedding at the adjacent bar & grill, Val Du Lakes. So this was the perfect place to have as home base for our wedding party. Friends from across the country came to this beautiful small town in Michigan to meet up, play and enjoy some R & R the week of our wedding. The house was big enough for all our friends and all their luggage. We joked that it was our little sorority house for the week. We grilled on the cute deck, enjoyed local activities like the sand dunes and bike trails and explored nearby towns in the evenings for nice meals and during the days for spa treatments. We got ready together on wedding day and walked right across the street to the venue for the main event.
A week with best friends out in the country was such a special time. They've already asked when we can come back for a reunion.
I would absolutely recommend the Val Du Manor for family reunions, vacations with friends or just a getaway. We had about 12 pp staying there and that seemed to be just the right amount.
Brian and Mary could not have more accommodating. This is a wonderful hidden gem in a beautiful area of western Michigan.
Val-Du-Lakes Bar & Grill
Silver Lake Sand Dunes
Silver Lake Buggy rentals
Boat & jet ski rentals, paddle boards
Light house tours
Weekly Rate: $2800 - $3200 Off season rates: Weekend/weekly rentals are available until October 31st . Off season rates for weekends are $900.00 Off season rates for the week are $1,200. Weekly rentals only. Week starts Sunday @ 5:00pm to Sunday @ noon. Weekly rate is $ 2,800 + $500 Security deposit. Holiday week is $ 3200. Rental season is from May 1st to Labor Day .