WELCOME TO THE SEARS NICHOLS COTTAGES IN CHARMING PENTWATER, MICHIGAN! Pentwater means priceless family memories to many of us. We’ve thoughtfully designed our rental cottages to give your family the best of a nostalgic, Lake Michigan summer vacation. We are located on private acreage just 1 mile north of the center of Pentwater / Pentwater Lake / Lake Michigan access at Mears State Beach, under a mile from Bass Lake, or a 15-minute drive to Ludington. The best of ALL worlds! Relax in the seclusion of our wooded sand dunes while enjoying the lovely towns of Pentwater and Ludington.


Like many of you, Trystin (pictured above in the center–with her daughter, Elsa, and husband, Jason) grew up making memories at cottages in Michigan, including her parent’s cottage in Pentwater. Now with her own family, she tries to pass on those great times in Pentwater to her children. We’ve sentimentally named our cottages in honor of Trystin’s beloved maternal grandmother, Ardis — whose family summered in Pentwater beginning in the late 1800’s. The Sears Nichols family owned the Sears Nichols Canning Company, headquartered in Chillicothe, Ohio. It was one of the largest fruit and vegetable canning companies in the United States until the 1930’s, when they lost their bank financing during the depression. Our logo is an adapted version of their original logo! One of the 12 Sears Nichols Canning factories was once located on the shore of Pentwater Lake. Sadly, it’s no longer there. However, the family’s summer cottage –once called “The Buckeye Burr”, now the Abbey Bed and Breakfast, still survives across from where the factory was located (different ownership). Hear more about these buildings and the interesting history of Pentwater on one of the history tours given by boat or on foot in the summer by the Pentwater Historical Society. Did you know that the area has a long history of growing fruit? Did you know that the Silver Lake Sand Dunes once looked just like the wooded dunes surrounding our cottages? Check out Mac Dune Rides to find out who changed that.


Please find detailed descriptions, pictures, and rate information for each of our cottages by clicking on each cottage name.  Please use the CONTACT US form to reach us with questions or to book a cottage, or simply email/call us directly.