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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. And complementary soap, shampoo and hand lotion should get you through. 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 tank less 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, IPOD player/radio, VCR/DVD player, cable TV with ‘extended’ channels (sorry, no premium channels) 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!
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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
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
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
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Summer ............................. $2,100/wk (Sun-Sun) Summer Night Thursday - Saturday ... $425 Summer Night Sunday - Wednesday .... $375 Sprint / Fall Night ................ $225 Christmas .......................... $250 Winter ............................. $225 Pet per visit ...................... $100 Holidays ........................... Please Call
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Playground, Wine Tasting at nearly 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.
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.
Clean and quaint. French doors let you add to your living space
All of the cooking utensils you'll need!
Perfect for the kids. They have their own bathroom too!
Relax or enjoy a romantic interlude!
Watch for woodland critters while you read a good book or play ring the bull.
Yes, another familiar site!
Warm and dry inside!
Sit back and relax.
Yes, that's an alarm clock. Just don't use it. You're on vacation!
Full dining service
Don't forget Rufus!
The view from Inspiration point on the south side of Big Glen.
Welcome gifts for 1-week guests.
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Date last modified - Wednesday, April 22, 2015
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