Incredible Family Compound on Glen Lake's North Shore
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- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:Yes
Glen Arbor cottage description
Beautiful Family Vacation Compound on exquisite Glen Lake.
Location: Glen Arbor, Michigan USA (22 miles from Traverse City, in the heart of Sleeping Bear Dunes National Park and the National Lakeshore.
2 homes and Separate Rec Room building, 4 bedrooms, 1 sleeping loft (sleeps 7), Rec room also has sleeping loft (sleeps 4). 5 full bathrooms plus fabulous outdoor shower. The entire compound can sleep 16. 125 feet of lake frontage with sand beach, two separate decks, and private dock. Two full kitchens, and 2 grills.
This spectacular property offers a private and unique place to experience Glen Lake and the magnificent surrounding areas. We are pleased to be able to share the Glen Lake experience with others.
The Beach cottage is original to the property, which has been fully updated with much of its original charm retained. It is bright, airy and comfortable. It features beautiful views of Glen Lake from its vaulted ceiling living room, clad in traditional pine. The dining area seats 16 and is great for family dinners. A fabulous master suite with its own deck and luxury bath has a beautiful view of the lake. The second bedroom and bathroom are also beautifully decorated. The kitchen is fully equipped and can turn out meals for a large crowd. The home is handicapped equipped. The nearby wrap around deck also allows for evening dinners outside with the family. Both bedrooms have queen beds. The cottage also has a washer, dryer, flat screen TV, DVD & VCR.
The second home is an exquisite chalet with contemporary flair and a beautiful view of Glen Lake. It features 2 bedrooms and 2 full bathrooms with a queen bed and twin beds in the bedrooms. The upstairs sleeping loft sleeps seven and can be divided by a privacy curtain. The Chalet has beautiful cherry hardwood floors. The living room features comfy chairs, sofa, TV,DVD & VCR. It is decorated with flair and art. The Chalet is equipped with a full kitchen and also has its own deck and grill.
The outdoor shower is truly an experience not to be missed. It is connected to a tankless water heater so the shower always has hot water. It's great after a long day at the beach.
The Rec Room is a separate building, was designed to be a playground for children and teens. It features a large screen TV, DVD & VCR, ping pong table, game table, sofa and chairs. Sleeping loft that sleeps 4. The building has a full bath, washer, dryer and a refrigerator. It is perfect for those rainy days, ping pong tournaments and is stocked with board games.
The sand beach is a beautiful place to lie in the sun and enjoy Glen Lake. The lake bottom is sandy and is shallow near shore, and gradually gets deeper. Glen Lake is known for its beautiful turquoise color. The dock has a deck to sit out with family & friends and offers the perfect star gazing platform. Glen Lake is an all sports lake. The cottages come equipped with three sit on top kayaks.
The property features high speed wireless internet, fax and land lines.
The area offers many and varied fun things to do and see.
The Leelanau Peninsula is made up of rolling hills and valleys, farms and orchards with charming towns and inland lakes surrounded by beautiful Lake Michigan.
Sleeping Bear Dunes is 10 minutes away
A must, is climbing the Sleeping Bear Dunes dune climb. Besides the exercise, the view at the top is of Big and Little Glen Lakes. It is breathtaking.
The interior roads of the Peninsula have well paved roads with little traffic making perfect for road biking. A 5 min. ride by bike from the property to Glen Arbor. For the more avid biker a ride around Glen Lake.
Stocking Drive part of the Lake Michigan National Lakeshore park system offers a spectacular drive through the national park offering various turnouts offering views of the beauty of the park and a great place to view the sunset over Lake Michigan.
Pyramid Point and Empire Bluffs
These two destinations offer hiking and views of Lake Michigan and the North and South Manitou Island that are world class. Novice hikers can make the trek with no problem.
Other areas of interest and things to do:
Lake Michigan and its beaches
North Bar Lake
Canoeing the Platte River (30 minutes away)
Canoeing the Crystal River (10 minutes away)
Kayaking on Glen Lake right from the cottage
Fishtown - in Leland Michigan
Suttons Bay - quaint town with art galleries, shopping and good eats.
Northport - at the tip of the peninsula
Wineries – Scattered throughout the area
Traverse City Cherry Festival
Traverse City Film Festival, organized by Michael Moore
Dune Grass Music Festival
Interlochen Music Festival
Chamber Music North
Suttons Bay Art Fair
Food and Wine Fest
Cedar Polish Festival
In the fall, there are color tours, vineyard tour weekends and a culinary arts weekend, a long distance road bike race and the Iceman, a 30-mile off road bike race in November.
Within minutes of our property are several excellent restaurants and many throughout the region.
Glen Arbor, Michigan (five minutes away)
Glen Arbor has retained its small town feel and its family orientation. There are quaint shops, galleries, a great bookstore, a fabulous and unique gardening store, and many restaurants from family to fine dining, two great pizza places and a gym. There is an excellent grocery store and Barbs Bakery and Farmers Market featuring fresh produce daily.
Art’s Tavern deserves its own special mention. Arts offers a great time, good food and drink, breakfast, lunch and dinner and after dinner fun. The burgers are great, the soup and desserts are great and it’s very kid friendly (tater tots). It features Glen Arbor’s only pool table that comes out of the floor at night. The décor is uh shall we say funky and unique.
Keywords: Two Cottages and Rec Room
- Vacation Rental
- Children Welcome
- Limited Accessibility
- Minimum Age Limit For Renters
- Non Smoking Only
- Pets Not Allowed
- Wheelchair Accessible
Bedrooms: 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16, Beds for 16
Bathrooms: 5 Bathrooms
Kitchen & Dining
- Cooking Utensils
- Ice Maker
- Parking Off Street
- Ping Pong Table
- DVD Player
- Broadband Access
- Wireless Internet
- Deck / Patio
- Outdoor Grill
Location & View
- Mountain Biking
- Water Skiing
- Jet Skiing
- Sight Seeing
- Fitness Center
- Horseback Riding
- sandy beach and bottom, great for boating swimming and kayaking
ReviewsWrite a review
The Best on Big Glen....
The Best on Big Glen....
We have vacationed on Glen Lake many times over the years and this was our second stay here. "Family Compound" perfectly describes this property. The beach house and chalet are welcoming, comfortable, and extremely accommodating (beach house dining area seats 16!). The rec room is the perfect hang out for the younger ones in the crowd. The outdoor areas are awesome (beach, decks, flower beds, landscape, outdoor hot water shower). The compound sits on the North shore of the lake - which in my opinion is the best from a water perspective (calm, clear turquoise water, access to Fisher Lake) and from a land perspective (deep wooded lots, bike or walk to Glen Arbor with minimal traffic). This compound is so serene that you will never want to leave it...but if you do venture out make sure these are on your bucket list: Dune Climb, Sleeping Bear Overlook, breakfast at Art's, Lake Michigan charter fishing on the Mariah (smoke your fish at Carlson's in Leland), kayak to Fisher Lake and beyond, sit on the deck at Boone Dock's and listen to live music, golf at Manitou Passage, shop and dine in Traverse City, and last but not least, satisfy your sweet tooth at Cherry Republic. Thank you Turner family for making our summer vacation spectacular!
- Guest Mouty Family (Cincinnati, OH)
- Date of stay 07/07/13
- Review Submitted 09/01/13
Recommended for: Families with teenagers, families with young children.
Perfect for Family Reunions!
Perfect for Family Reunions!
We just returned from this wonderful Family Compound. The space was absolutely perfect for our 4 families to come together on beautiful Glen Lake. The location was ideal...close to town. The space was neat and well stocked. The beach is perfect for small children with clean, clear, and shallow water. The owners are a delight to work with! We are looking forward to returning!!! Pictures do not do justice to this well maintained, amenity filled compound.
- Guest Family Reunion (Bloomfield Hills, MI)
- Date of stay 07/08/12
- Review Submitted 07/16/12
Recommended for: People with disabilities, families with teenagers, age 55+, families with young children, adventure seekers, girls getaway.
Great accommodations at a great place
Great accommodations at a great place
We rented the property for our extended family of 12 ranging from 14 to 79, We really enjoyed our stay. The space, facilities and equipment were as advertised and everyone had a great time. It exceeded our ecpectations. Glen Lake is a great place to visit and this may be one of th best places on the lake. Thank you for making it available to us.
- Guest Westcoasters (Oregon Coast)
- Date of stay 07/18/10
- Review Submitted 08/09/10
Recommended for: People with disabilities, families with teenagers, families with young children, sightseeing.
$6500/week + $250. cleaning fee and Refundable damage deposit of $1000 Check in is 4pm Sunday, check out is 11am Sunday Please note* We are fully rented for the summer of 2014
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The Beach House - From The Lake
Ahhhh, the beach
master bedroom - Beach House
Beach House - Living room
Beach House Dining Room
Chalet Bedroom #2
Chalet From The Lake
Second Bedroom- Beach House
Beach House Kitchen
Chalet - Kitchen Living Room
Chalet Bedroom #1
Chalet Upstairs Loft
Rec Room sleeping loft
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