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Glen Lake Direct Beachfront, 3 Bedrooms, 1.5 Baths from $2500 to $3300 Weekly

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Last updated: 04/11/2015
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

Location: Glen Lake's north shore, beach facing south and surrounded by Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore.

Located on a quiet road between Glen Arbor and Sleeping Bear Dunes headquarters in Empire. Sun sets over the dunes to your west.

Accommodations: A direct beachfront cottage with three bedrooms, one with a king size bed and two with queen size beds sleep six. NEW bathroom with shower over tub, NEW half bath with full size front loading washer and dryer.

The lake is shallow and ideal for families with small children. A mooring buoy for your boat is provided with a marina and boat launch a mile east.

A large lakefront deck sits 40 feet back from a private 100 foot wide sandy beach with four person wooden swing and fire ring. Wide wraparound deck includes a gas grill and dining for six and can be closed off for child containment.

You will find this one acre 400 feet deep, private direct beachfront property to be clean, uncluttered and well maintained.

SUMMER rentals by week only, from Saturday check in after 3 pm to following Saturday check out before 11 am.

SUMMER base rate is from $2500 early season to $3300 high season, depending on week and number of families, no more than six total. DISCOUNTS offered in May-early June, late August, September-October.

Payment policy: $1000 to hold booking at time of application. Balance is due 90 days prior to check in date. A separate $350 deposit is required and returned in the event there is no damage to repair, replacement of loss, excessive wear and tear, or extra cleaning required of housekeeping for our following guest.

Due to a short season, payment is non refundable unless period is re-rented. If cancelled, a same year alternative week will be considered if at all possible. Crystal Glen Cottage is a pet free and smoke free property. Sheets and towels are not included but are available for an additional fee.

Keywords: Lakefront Cottage


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Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 1200 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters
  • Children Welcome:

    40 x 10 ft lakefront deck can be closed off to limit small children from wandering....moreless

  • Limited Accessibility:

    ramped deck and entry if requested...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    Absolutely no smoking guests please....moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bathroom

  • Main Bath: toilet, combination tub/shower

    Brand new 2013...moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet

    pedestal sink, full size washer and dryer...moreless

  • Each bathroom has new ceramic tile and bath fixtures

Other Amenities

  • Every room contains a CEILING FAN. Beach FIRE PIT, large swing, seating on beach. Additional dining on deck. Boat MOORING provided in lake...moreless


  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television:

    Cable with extended channels...moreless


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Churches
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Marina
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Boating
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Horseback Riding
  • Miniature Golf
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beachfront:

    Immediate private beachfront is 40 feet from house...moreless

  • Lakefront:

    Property is directly on Glen Lake's north shore with your own 100 ft. of beachfront...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people


  • Internet:

    30Mbps speed Internet with Wi-Fi wireless...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    For additional fee per bed....moreless

  • Living Room:

    Television, cable, radio, WIFI...moreless

  • Parking:

    Ample parking next to house...moreless

  • Parking Off Street:

    300 feet private drive set back from road...moreless

  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone:

    Good cell coverage...moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    For additional fee...moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    Full Size Front load...moreless

  • Wireless Internet:

    802.11bgn base station...moreless


  • Coffee Maker:

    Drip coffee with filters supplied...moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

    Stainless steel pots and pans-no teflon coated...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Well equipped kitchen...moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    Most soaps and cleaners included...moreless

  • Freezer:

    bottom freezer...moreless

  • Kitchen:

    Fully equipped with soaps, fresh sponge, dishcloth, trash bags...moreless


  • Deck / Patio:

    Table with six chairs, additional lounge chairs...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Weber Gas Grill on deck...moreless

  • Porch / Veranda:

    Lakeside wrap around deck with gates for child safety...moreless



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My Standard Rate
7 night min stay


Changeover Day: Saturday

Additional information about rental rates


  • Refundable Damage Deposit $350
  • Taxes Not included


Rate is BASED on week requested---beginning at $2,500.00 per week UP TO $3,300.00 in high season

This is not a commercial venture and not every week is available.

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Last updated: 04/11/2015
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30 Miles
Nearest Airport
Traverse City
4 Miles
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Nearest Motorway
W. Day Forest Road at M-22
3 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Glen Arbor
Nearest Beach
In front of home

Surrounded by Sleeping Bear National Lakeshore, sand dunes to our west, immediate Alligator Hill hiking trails to our north and swimming/boating directly to our south makes us the perfect central but quiet location to stay.


Owner info

Why the Owner Chose Glen Arbor:
Four generations of our family have enjoyed all seasons in this Glen Lake, Leelanau County area. Some of our best memories are of doing the simplest things with family, listening to the waves and children's delight while sitting on the swing or watching the sun set over the sand dunes at the camp fire.

The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
Cottage is very clean, uncluttered and comfortable. Peacefully quiet among private homes.

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Speaks: english


  • Cottage in quiet morning

    Cottage in quiet morning

  • approaching cottage from driveway

    approaching cottage from driveway

  • Glen Lake looking south from the deck.

    Glen Lake looking south from the deck.

  • entire lakefront looking north

    entire lakefront looking north

  • Sunset shoreline stroll

    Sunset shoreline stroll

  • living room area

    living room area

  • kitchen with dish washer, and dining looks over deck to lake

    kitchen with dish washer, and dining looks over deck to lake

  • full size laundry and tiled half bath

    full size laundry and tiled half bath

  • Master King

    Master King

  • late afternoon

    late afternoon

  • Our driveway in autumn

    Our driveway in autumn

  • 100 feet of private sandy beach.

    100 feet of private sandy beach.

  • sandy shore for sand castles

    sandy shore for sand castles

  • Dune climb view to our west

    Dune climb view to our west

  • afternoon deck dining

    afternoon deck dining

  • Weber gas grill for outside cooking

    Weber gas grill for outside cooking

  • overview of rooms lakeside

    overview of rooms lakeside

  • full size refrigerator and well equipped kitchen

    full size refrigerator and well equipped kitchen

  • tiled bath with shower over tub and pedestal sink

    tiled bath with shower over tub and pedestal sink

  • Bedroom to hall

    Bedroom to hall

  • National Park across our road in autumn

    National Park across our road in autumn

VRBO #243893

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Date last modified - Saturday, April 18, 2015

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Minimum stay: 7 nights
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