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Clean and quaint. French doors let you add to your living space


Last updated: 08/25/2015
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  • Minimum stay:1-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

GPS Location: 44.8956, -85.987

Greetings folks, Uncle Warren here. I just wanted to say hey to all of you folks that are lookin’ for a place to stay in Glen Arbor. I’ve had family comin’ to this village since the end of WWII, so you could say we know and love this place.

When I built my retreat in 2005, I had every intention of renting it to folks, like you, that love Northern Michigan, in particular, Leelanau County. So with the advice of my family, I believe I’ve built a place that’ll make you and your pet as happy and comfortable as you can possibly be.

Yes, I said PET. You can’t be from northern Michigan and not love your four-legged family members. So don’t worry about boardin’ little ‘Sparky’, or buggin’ your neighbors with checkin’ and feedin’ ‘em. Bring that mongrel along and enjoy your time with your WHOLE family. You’ll find a stainless-steel food and water dish and some mut-mits for cleaning up while you’re out walkin’.

Now let’s get down to what you really want to know, what’s this place like?

In a nutshell, my little Chalet can sleep up to 7 folks, in two bedrooms, each with its own attached bathroom, and on a pullout couch. I’m not sure what this means, but my family tells me to mention it. I have a Wi-Fi Hot-Spot built right in to my cabin (apparently folks like that).

The master bedroom is ‘beach’ themed, with a ceiling fan, a queen bed, with night stands and headboard handmade by my Great Nephew, ‘Little Davie.’ In the lighted closet there’s enough space and hangers to hang everything from tuxedos to T-shirts. The view from the window is a nice little woods scene. And there’s a little crank-out window over the headboard in case you want some fresh air through the night. There are nice bright lamps for reading and an alarm clock for when you need to catch that ferry to South Manitou. Did I forget to mention his and hers chest of drawers? Bed-sheets, blankets, pillows (foam and feather) and covers are all included.

The master bath has a 5-foot mirrored, single-sink vanity! Enough room for mom AND dad to get ready at the same time. A fancy wall-mount hair-dryer will save you some room in your suitcase. The three-person hot-tub will provide for at least one evening of romantic bliss. And the standing shower stall provides for the routine business. There is an adjustable tankless water heater, so don’t worry about runnin’ out of hot water! Oh, and don’t be surprised when you fill the hot tub. The water is actually BLUE, just like the Glen Lakes. Hand towels, washcloths and bath towels are included.

The upstairs bedroom is ‘nautical’ themed, with a ceiling fan, one full and one twin bed, also with handmade headboards and night stand. The view out this window is a nice woods scene, too. The lighted main closet is big enough for hangin’ stuff and the little closet has shelves for stackin’ stuff. Bed-sheets, blankets, pillows (foam and feather) and covers are all included.

The bathroom is just what kids need, vanity, wall-mount hair dryer and tub/shower combo. By the way, pull down on the water spigot to activate the shower. I get a lot of questions on that. Hand towels, washcloths and bath towels are included.

Now the kitchen, which is ‘wine-country’ themed. Aunt Maggie is a terrific cook. But she doesn’t like those big, fancy kitchens. She says, ‘Any family only needs one good cook. And as long as they got all the tools they need, they can feed an army.’ So believe-you-me, this kitchen has everything your family cook needs and it ain’t spread out. So if there’s cookin’ goin’ on, you’d just better sit back in one of the directors chairs and watch. Cause ‘a good cook is a miracle in the makin’. Or ‘a good cook is makin’ a miracle.’ (I can never get that straight). Toaster, toaster oven, coffee maker, ice maker, microwave, disposal and dishwasher are all included.

The Great Room has a pull-out couch, DVD/Blueray player, cable HD TV with more channels than you can shake a stick at and a gas fireplace, terrific for those chilly nights. Tiffany style lamps at each end of the couch provided for easy readin’. And a reclining leather chair and foot stool provides for relaxin’. A chest of drawers has a spare blanket and extra space for clothes.

Fancy French Doors open to a fully screened porch, essentially adding to the Great Room during the summer, and warmer days in the spring and fall. Ring-The-Bull is a great game to sit and relax with while you watch the wildlife pass by and listen to ‘the game’ on TV. There’s a table and chairs for 4 on the porch for eatin’ with no bugs or birds to pester ya. Sit down on the comfy chairs and turn the lamp on for an evening of reading. Or leave the lamp off and just listen to the critters.

The mudroom has a full size washer and dryer built right in. So this’ll save you some room in your luggage too. This is where you’ll find the dog-dishes and the mut-mits. Hang your leash on the coat rack so it is always available.

My Great-Niece Caryl is really into the outdoors. She spends a lot of time taking care of the plants around my place. And I wouldn’t have it any other way. She’s doin’ everythin’ she can to keep this little patch of soil as native as possible. She has even put in a fire pit with chairs so y'all can roast your marshmallows and make s'mores. (I love those things).

I love walkin’ around Glen Arbor, so I was sure to build this place just a block from all of the attractions of downtown.

Hope to see you in our Guest Comments book!

Uncle Warren

Keywords: House, cabin, loft, village, sleeping, bear, dunes, national, park, leland, wine, tasting, pet, friendly, michigan, leelanau, glen arbor, deer, hunting, cherry republic, cross country ski, hike, hiking, snow shoe, snowshoe,


Property Type

  • House

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Renter must be 18+...moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    There are SEVERAL family games in the hall closet. At least one deck of cards, Cribbage, Backgammon, Life, Clue, Aggravation, Cranium, pencils and sharpener, and several more games....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    If you choose to smoke, please keep it outside and field-dress your butts (empty the unused tobacco) and throw the butts in the trash in the house....moreless

  • Pets Considered:

    Max 2 pets. Food and water dishes provided. Mut-Mits provided for keeping Glen Arbor clean. This is actually a local ordinance so take two with you!...moreless

  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7, Beds for 4-7

  • Master Bedroom Main Floor: 1 queen


  • Loft Bedroom - Upstairs: 1 double, 1 twin/ single


  • Hide-a-Bed / Couch in Great Room: 1 double


  • Queen size Beds (1) The queen bed in the master bed is relatively firm. Four pillows are on the bed, both foam and firm down. Extra pillows and blankets are in the closet., Double Beds (1) The double bed in the upstairs bedroom is a medium mattress. Two pillows are on the bed and extra pillows and blankets are in the closet., Twin or Single Beds (1) The twin bed shares the upstairs bedroom with the Double Bed. On pillow is on the bed and extra pillows and blankets are in the closet., Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) The sofa pulls out to make a queen-size bed in the great room. Extra blankets are in the chest of drawers under the clock. You'll have grab a pillow or two from the bedroom closets....moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Master Bath - Main Floor: toilet, shower, jetted tub


  • Loft Bath - Upstairs: toilet, combination tub/shower


Other Amenities

  • Tank-less Water Heater (unlimited supply of hot water), Iron and Ironing Board, Water Softener, Stainless Steel Pet Dishes, Mut-Mits for walking your pooch, Tennis Rackets/Balls....moreless


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable:

    Extended basic cable provided by Charter Communications include nearly 100 channels. The DVD player and VCR are combined into one device....moreless

  • Television


  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Horseback Riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Miniature Golf
  • Paddle Boating
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Paragliding
  • Parasailing
  • Rafting
  • Roller Blading
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Skiing
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 7 people


  • Broadband Access:

    High Speed Internet access can be be used either by WiFi signal or by plugging the provided CAT-5/Network Cable that is located by the phone in the kitchen into your network connection on your PC....moreless

  • Clothes Dryer:

    The gas dryer is full sized. There is some clothes line in the shed and there is a full sized iron and ironing board in the coat closet....moreless

  • Gas Fireplace:

    The gas fireplace can be manually turned on or thermostat controlled....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    Master bedroom has 4 pillows on the queen sized bed. Both foam and firm down pillows. Extra pillows and blankets in the closet. Upstairs bedroom has 2 pillows on the full bed and 1 pillow on the twin. Extra pillows and blankets in the closet....moreless

  • Living Room
  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

    There is plenty of room beside the house to park your boat or snowmobile trailer. Although you really need to be a good trailer backer-upper to get down the narrow driveway....moreless

  • Telephone:

    The land line provides 911, local and toll free calls only. Cell Phone Tower Very Close. (Verizon signal is very good)...moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    The washer is full sized. The tankless water heater provides unlimited amounts of hot water....moreless

  • Wireless Internet:

    The WiFi is indeed an UNSECURED network connection. There are no network devices other than a Cable Modem and a Wireless Router....moreless


  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils:

    A lot of utensils, pots and pans....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher:

    Has a little sign on the front indicating when the dishes are CLEAN or DIRTY....moreless

  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    Toaster, Toaster Oven, Coffee Maker and Filters, Disposal....moreless

  • Microwave:

    The microwave has all of the popular pre-programmed buttons for, say, popcorn. It also has a revolving plate....moreless

  • Oven:

    Traditional electric oven...moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    Some basic spices as provided....moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    Plenty of room in the door, shelves and drawers....moreless

  • Stove:

    Traditional electric burners....moreless

  • Toaster


  • Deck / Patio:

    Open the french doors and enjoy the added living space on the fully screened porch. There is a little bench for putting your shoes on and off. Also a table and chairs for 4. Two additional chairs flank a little end table with a reading lap. Sit in the chair by the doors and play a game of 'Ring-The-Bull'...moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Jetted Tub:

    The Jetted Tub in the Master Bath is equipped for 3-Persons. A tank-less water heater provides unlimited hot water. The hot water temperature setting is in the Laundry/Mud Room. Maximum temperature is 120 degrees. Uncle Warren recommends 115....moreless



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Summer - Sunday to Sunday Only
Jun 21 - Sep 7, 2015
3 night min stay
$375 $425
Thu, Fri, Sat

Discounts: 7 nights or more: $329 Nightly

Christmas Night
Dec 25 - Dec 25, 2015
1 night min stay
Summer - Sunday to Sunday Only
May 27 - Sep 5, 2016
7 night min stay


Discounts: 7 nights or more: $329 Nightly

My Standard Rate
3 night min stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Non-Refundable Damage Fe $45
  • Pet Fee $150
  • Tax Rate 6%


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Last updated: 08/25/2015
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32 Miles
Nearest Airport
Cherry Capital Airport
0.25 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Art's Tavern
18 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Manitou Island Ferry
7 Miles
Nearest Golf
The Dunes
0.25 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Nearest Ski
The Homestead
1 Miles
Nearest Beach
Lake Michigan

Playground, Wine Tasting at OVER 20 wineries in the county, Charter/Stream/Lake Fishing, numerous Art Galleries, Fall Color Tours, Snowshoeing (rentals in Glen Arbor), Rustic Camping on Manitou Islands, (Petoskey) Stone Collecting, Beach Walking, Kite Boarding, Cherry Blossom Tours/Festival, Various Running Races (even through vineyards), Swimming on Inland Lakes as well as Lake Michigan, Various Festivals, Casino, Light Houses, walk to public beaches on either Lake Michigan or Glen Lake.


Manager info

Year Purchased: 2005

About: Third generation property owners in Glen Arbor. Boy has it changed. When I was a wee one, I would ride up to the 'Arbor Light' and get penny candy. Those were the days.

Why Glen Arbor:
Our Great Uncle Warren purchased land in Glen Arbor in the mid 1940's. He built the 'Little Red Cabin' around the corner on Lake Street, and that's where we would stay as kids. We chose to build this Chalet in 2005 as an upgrade from the 'Little Red Cabin' with the expressed purpose of sharing it with others so they can come to love Leelanau County as much as we do. Nowhere else have I even been where, when you fill the hot tub with water, it is BLUE!

The Unique Benefits at this House:
You will experience the comfort and seclusion of a wooded lot and all of the convenience that Glen Arbor has to offer within a couple-blocks walk. Leelanau County provides a wide variety of outdoor activities, including hiking, boating, wine tasting, color tours, biking, running, fishing, swimming and camp-firing. I could go on, but VRBO may not have enough room for everything.

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Guestbook comments from the property manager

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  • Clean and quaint. French doors let you add to your living space

    Clean and quaint. French doors let you add to your living space

  • All of the cooking utensils you'll need!

    All of the cooking utensils you'll need!

  • Perfect for the kids. They have their own bathroom too!

    Perfect for the kids. They have their own bathroom too!

  • Relax or enjoy a romantic interlude!

    Relax or enjoy a romantic interlude!

  • Watch for woodland critters while you read a good book or play ring the bull.

    Watch for woodland critters while you read a good book or play ring the bull.

  • Yes, another familiar site!

    Yes, another familiar site!

  • Warm and dry inside!

    Warm and dry inside!

  • Sit back and relax.

    Sit back and relax.

  • Yes, that's an alarm clock. Just don't use it. You're on vacation!

    Yes, that's an alarm clock. Just don't use it. You're on vacation!

  • Full dining service

    Full dining service

  • Don't forget Rufus!

    Don't forget Rufus!

  • The view from Inspiration point on the south side of Big Glen.

    The view from Inspiration point on the south side of Big Glen.

  • Welcome gifts for 1-week guests.

    Welcome gifts for 1-week guests.

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