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Cottage in Sleeping Bear National Lakeshore - Bear Hollow

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Last updated: 07/16/2015
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  • Minimum stay:3-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

Adorable cottage in private wooded neighborhood just 7/10 of mile from charming Glen Arbor in the heart of Sleeping Bear National Lakeshore, recently voted America's most beautiful place by Good Morning America. Bear Hollow sits on a quiet, safe cul-de-sac that has a private access to a beautiful beach on Sleeping Bear Bay. There one can enjoy fun in the sun, gorgeous Lake Michigan water & sunsets and starry campfires at night. Sleeping Bear Bay is known for all kinds of boating, sailing, fishing and climbing the Sleeping Bear Dunes.
Bear Hollow is a tasteful cottage set up almost like a ski chalet. The main floor has family room, kitchen, dining room, laundry and a full bathroom. One of the couches in the living room pulls out to a full size pull-out bed. The living room has a fire place, flat screen TV, DVD streaming player with a built in Netflix account. The whole house has free WiFi. Upstairs is two bedrooms and full bathroom. The master bedroom is an open loft with a ceiling fan, king size bed and full walk in closet. The other bedroom has two twin beds, fan and an ihome player alarm clock.
Enjoy the outdoor seating in the front of the house to read a book of enjoy conversation while taking in the peace and natural surrounding. Out back is a patio with dining table and BBQ for outdoor cook-outs!
Bear Hollow is centrally located to all you want in Northern Michigan! Come see our little slice of heaven!

Keywords: Cottage, free WiFi, Flat Screen, sleeps 4-6, steps to Heritage Trail bike path, walk town, private cul-de-sac, access to private beach on Sleeping Bear Bay


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Property Type

  • Cottage

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 4-6

  • Bedroom 2: 2 twin/ single


  • Bedroom 1: 1 king

    open loft, ceiling fan, walk-in closet...moreless

  • King size beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2), Sleep Sofa (1)

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

Other Amenities

  • Enjoy a comfortable, peaceful stay in our fully loaded cottage for all needs! Centrally located to all the reasons tourists visit the Sleeping Bear area. Town, Lake Michigan, Sand Dunes and the Heritage Trail are all STEPS FROM BEAR HOLLOW!!...moreless


  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Churches
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Horseback Riding
  • Miniature Golf
  • Paddle Boating
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Downtown:

    Short walk of bike to downtown Glen Arbor...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • Hunting
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Rafting
  • Roller Blading
  • Sailing
  • Skiing
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people


  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove


  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill


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Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Jun 1 - Sep 26, 2015
7 night min stay

My Standard Rate
3 night min stay

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  • Taxes Not included


50% at reservation time, glance due upon arrival. check or cash

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Last updated: 07/16/2015
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30 Miles
Nearest Airport
Traverse City
1 Miles
Nearest Barpub
30 Miles
Nearest Ferry
10 Miles
Nearest Golf
Manitou Passage
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Nearest Ski
The Homestead
10 Metres
Nearest Beach
Sleeping Bear Bay beach on Lake Michigan

Bear Hollow is located literally 900 feet from the Sleeping Bear Heritage Trail. A 25 mile paved path rolling throughout the Sleeping Bear sand dunes, forests and countryside of our beautiful national lakeshore!! Great for hiking, biking, walking & running! Downtown Glen Arbor is 5 minute bike ride or 15 minute walk. Bear Hollow is located on a cul-de-sac with a private access to a beautiful beach on Sleeping Bear Bay!


Manager info

About: We have owned our home on Sleeping Bear Bay since 1978! My wife and her family has been coming up north her whole life! Sleeping Bear Bay holds a special place in our hearts. Most of Arbor Pines is owned by my wife's family and extended family. We all attended University of Michigan and have maize and blue running in our blood! We bought Bear Hollow because its located directly behind our property in the hopes that one day we will need it to house an overflow of family and grandchildren!

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  • Sleeping Bear Bay

    Sleeping Bear Bay

  • Twin Bedroom

    Twin Bedroom

  • Back Deck

    Back Deck

  • Living Room/Dining Room

    Living Room/Dining Room

  • Dining


  • Kitchen


  • Living Room

    Living Room

  • View of North Manitou Island from Beach Access

    View of North Manitou Island from Beach Access

  • Master Bed Room, open loft

    Master Bed Room, open loft

  • Front Deck

    Front Deck

  • Kitchen


  • Laundry Room

    Laundry Room

  • Front Hall

    Front Hall

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Cottage in Sleeping Bear National Lakeshore - Bear Hollow

Glen Arbor #205459

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