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Charming Woodland, Garden Guest Home, Remodeled June, 2012

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Brook Song with decks, balconies, handicap ramp

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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Property description

Brook Song is perfect for a family adventure or a romantic weekend retreat with its king bed, four twin beds, and a futon. Central heat and air conditioning, a gas burning fireplace, surrounding decks, two balconies, satellite HDTV, VCR, DVD, Wifi, radio, washer and dryer, fully equipped GE Profile kitchen including coffee maker, microwave, dishwasher, dishes, pots and pans, quality linens and towels. We provide a plate of homemade cookies and a fresh bouquet on the dining table. Enjoy selecting vegetables and fruit from our organic gardens.

Bordering on the beautiful Sleeping Bear Sand Dunes National Lakeshore Park (voted the 'Most beautiful National Park' by Good Morning, America), Brook Song is located six miles from Glen Arbor, 20 miles from Traverse City, and 0.7 miles from Big Glen Lake. The home is on the side of a hill overlooking a creek, extensive flower gardens, and a mature forest. Imagine waking up and walking out on one of two balconies to savor the woodland bird songs, waterfall music from the creek, and the peace of northern Michigan. Go for a stroll through the gardens or hike the trails on our 42 plus acres.

Remodeled 3 times since its construction.

Winner of the 'RATED EXCELLENT' Award 2011 and 2012 for Top Vacation Rental

We have abundant wildlife. Certified National Wildlife Federation Habitat, 2011. Certified bee habitat in 2014.

Nearby water recreation on Glen Lake or Lake Michigan includes swimming, snorkeling, scuba diving, water-skiing, surfing, paddle boarding, and canoeing. Also you can fish for bass, perch, bluegill, whitefish, king salmon and trout. Boat rentals and a launch are available. Charter fishing is available in Glen Arbor, Leland, and Traverse City. Other recreation includes golf, tennis, hiking, bicycling, horseback riding, and ATV trails. Bicycle the 10 miles long Sleeping Bear Heritage Bike Trail from the Dune Climb to Empire.

Nearby Glen Arbor and Empire are charming tourist destinations with art galleries and boutiques. Fine dining and great casual restaurants will please anyone's palate.

Spa options are available in Glen Arbor, Empire, and Traverse City.

Concerts, symphonies, and dramas are available in Interlochen, Glen Arbor, and Traverse City. Museums are available in Glen Haven, Empire, and Traverse City

Amenities:: Side by side refrigerator freezer,
microwave,
central air conditioning and heat,
overhead fans in living area, and bedrooms
continuous decks on four sides,
paved patio,
satellite HDTV and VCR, DVD, Wifi, and radio
washer and dryer,
handicap friendly shower,
handicap accessible,
ceramic top stove/conventional/convection oven,
dishwasher,
quality china,
complete kitchen utensils and small appliances,
charming antique furniture,
comfortable beds,
quality linens and towels,
gas burning fireplace,
books and children's videos,
swing set for children
woodimals to delight all children and those young at heart
gas grill for outdoor cooking,
glass top table on a covered deck with skylight for outdoor dining and an additional glass top table on the west open air deck,
2 lounge chairs for sunning on the south deck,
2 additional lounge chairs for relaxing on the east deck,
2 chairs at the creek overlook
gardens, gardens, gardens, and an organic vegetable garden
fresh herbs for your own cooking,
trimmed hiking trails,
one bathroom has double sinks and a skylight,
hair dryers and other conveniences.

Fax machine available at owner's home
Wireless internet is available.

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Property Type

  • House
  • 1200 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Children Welcome:

    There is an additional futon that could sleep 1-2 additional people, for an additional fee per person. Ask....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Suitable For Elderly Or Infirm
  • Wheelchair Accessible:

    Wheelchair accessible ramp, handicap equipped toilet and shower...moreless

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 6-8

  • Bedroom 1: 1 king

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  • Bedroom 2: 2 twin/ single

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  • Bedroom 3: 2 twin/ single

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  • A crib is available on request, and the futon (in the living room) can be used as a double bed. Both upstairs bedrooms have walkout balconies. The 2 bedrooms with twin beds have one dresser each, and the master bedroom has 2 dressers, an armoire, 2 bed side tables, and an armchair. The upstairs twin bedroom has an extra space that delights the children. The downstairs twin bedroom also has an antique desk. ...moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

    double sinks, sky light...moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower

    single sink, handicap accessible...moreless

  • Bathroom on first level is handicap designed: raised toilet, grab bars by toilet and in the shower. Shower has a low level entrance. Bathroom on the second level has a sky light and 2 sinks....moreless

Other Amenities

  • The east deck is covered, has 2 sky lights, and includes a glass top table and 4 chairs. The gas grill is on the east deck. Additional chairs include 2 chaise lounges and 2 others. The west deck is open and also has a glass top table and 6 chairs for additional outdoor dining. The south deck has 2 lounge chairs for sun bathing. Free standing flower pots and hanging flower pots decorate the decks. Follow the path to the steps to the overlook of Hatlem Creek. There you will find 2 Adirondack chairs and a small table. On a quiet morning the deer and fawns drink from the creek. Birds sing, butterflies land on the flowers, and the peace relaxes one. The organic vegetable and herb gardens usually provide for the owners and the guests. As guests stroll the gardens, benches and chairs will be found for relaxing. Some of the benches are rustic and made on site. There are also creations to delight the child at heart: dragon fly, whale, harp, etc....moreless

Entertainment

  • Books:

    Some children's and adult books are in the bookcase....moreless

  • Books For Adults
  • Books For Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player:

    DVD is located atop the china cabinet below the HDTV...moreless

  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable:

    Direct TV...moreless

  • Stereo
  • Television:

    wall-mounted flat screen HDTV with blu-ray new as of 6/2014...moreless

  • Toys:

    There is a large wand for making huge bubbles. Kids and adults enjoy making colossal bubble from the south deck....moreless

  • Video Library:

    The videos are family friendly....moreless

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Autumn Foliage
  • Bay/Sound
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Coin Laundry
  • Festivals
  • Forests
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Pond
  • Restaurants
  • Synagogues
  • Water Parks
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Eco Tourism
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Horseback Riding
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Paddle Boating
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Beachfront:

    The Sleeping Bear National Lakeshore Park has many lovely beaches. There are several public beaches on the Glen Lakes....moreless

  • Downtown:

    Glen Arbor, Empire, Leland, Maple City, Suttons Bay, Northport, and Traverse City are all within wan easy drive. All over great boutiques, movie theaters, museums, shopping, and dining....moreless

  • Golf Course View:

    There are many wonderful gold courses in our area, one as close as 4 and a half miles....moreless

  • Lakefront:

    Sleeping Bear National Lakeshore Park was voted by Good Morning, America the most beautiful National Park....moreless

  • Resort:

    The Homestead Resort offers many amenities....moreless

  • River:

    Hatlem Creek traverses the front of our 43 acres. From the steps down to the creek overlook there are 2 chairs to listen to the small waterfalls and the water music. Wildlife may wander by. ...moreless

  • Rural:

    Brook Song is located on 43 acres of woodlands, trails, organic vegetable gardens, floral gardens, and open areas. There is a small creek with waterfalls viewable from a small secluded platform....moreless

  • Village:

    Glen Arbor, Empire, Maple City are attractive and quaint villages....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Jet Skiing
  • Mountain Biking
  • Paragliding
  • Roller Blading
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing
  • Wind-Surfing

Communication / Internet

  • Fax

Dining

  • Dining:

    The inside dining area has a maple table, 2 captains chairs, 4 regular chairs. The covered east deck has a round glass top and 4 chairs, and the west uncovered deck has a rectangular table for 6....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    Central air-conditioning....moreless

  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer:

    We have a set of large capacity GE washer and dryer...moreless

  • Fireplace:

    Propane gas fireplace...moreless

  • Firewood
  • Free Local Calls
  • Garage:

    The garage is on the main level and can be used for storage of bicycles, water toys, but not cars....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Central heating, propane gas. no odor....moreless

  • Internet:

    Internet is available....moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    Quality sheets and towels...moreless

  • Living Room:

    A large futon,a loveseat, and a reclining armchair provide comfortable seating for 6, and there are three woven reed chairs with cushions for others....moreless

  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking:

    There is a circle driveway to the upper level of the home to make for ease in unloading your vehicle. Additional space is on the lower level....moreless

  • Parking Off Street:

    There is ample parking in convenient areas...moreless

  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone:

    Landline is available and free local calls. Use a cell phone for long-distance calls....moreless

  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided:

    We provide quality towels, but bring your own beach towels and make-up removal towels. Kitchen towels also provided....moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    Bring your own laundry soaps. Large capacity washer ...moreless

  • Wireless Internet:

    WiFi is available....moreless

Kitchen

  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker:

    Coffee maker is an automatic drip...moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

    pots, pans, corning ware casseroles, rubber spatulas, and other utensils...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    White and blue rimmed china and tableware...moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    GE Profile dishwasher...moreless

  • Freezer:

    side by side and clean...moreless

  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    Ge profile appliances, complete small appliances and cook ware, china, tableware, kitchen linens....moreless

  • Microwave:

    up-to-date microwave...moreless

  • Oven:

    self-cleaning with a special drip protector...moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    spices, herbs and fresh ones available in the organic garden...moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    side by side and clean....moreless

  • Stove:

    GE profile ceramic cooktop and clean...moreless

  • Stove
  • Toaster:

    4 slice toaster...moreless

Outside

  • Balcony:

    Both the upstairs king-size bed bedroom and the upper twin beds bedroom have balconies with great views....moreless

  • Bicycles:

    Available for rental in Glen Arbor. Enjoy the Sleeping Bear Heritage Bike Trail and the fabulous County Roads....moreless

  • Boat:

    Rentals available at local marinas...moreless

  • Child's Swing
  • Deck / Patio:

    Decks surround Brook Song on the main level and there are 2 balconies on the upper level....moreless

  • Deck Furniture
  • Golf:

    Many local golf courses...moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    Rentals available in Glen Arbor and in the area...moreless

  • Lanai / Gazebo:

    There is an overlook over the Hatlem Creek with chairs for a quiet cup of coffee or just a secluded retreat....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    There are several areas for playing games in the lawn areas, while the gardens offer both organic vegetables and herbs and flowers for bouquets. Extensive hiking trails lead around the 43 acres....moreless

  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill:

    new as of 6/27/2014 propane gas grill on the covered east facing deck...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Tennis:

    Tennis courts are available in Glen Arbor and at Miles Kimberly Park....moreless

  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Water Sports Gear:

    Empire has rental surf boards and other related equipment...moreless

  • Wood Deck
  • Yard

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional
 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Spring
May 2 - Jun 27, 2015
3 night min stay
$250
$1,600

Rates are based on 6 guests; add $16 per night, per additional guest

Summer
Jun 28 - Aug 31, 2015
3 night min stay
$300
$1,800

Rates are based on 6 guests; add $16 per night, per additional guest

Fall
Sep 1 - Oct 17, 2015
3 night min stay
$250
$1,600

Rates are based on 6 guests; add $16 per night, per additional guest


Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Taxes Included

Notes:

$1600.00 /Week

Rates are $250.00 per night (for spring and autumn). We require a three night minimum stay. The rate for a week from a Saturday to a Saturday is $1600.00 (depending on the season). We take a $300.00 security deposit and 1/2 of the cost to reserve Refund of security deposit is within the week or at departure if owner can verify satisfactory condition. No pets and No smoking.


Cancellation policy:

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.


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Location

25 Miles
Nearest Airport
Traverse City
8 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Art's Tavern in Glen Arbor
30 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Frankfort
3 Miles
Nearest Golf
Golden Valley Golf
160 Miles
Nearest Train
Grand Rapids
2 Miles
Nearest Motorway
M-72
2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
La Becasse in Burdickville
2 Miles
Nearest Beach
Big Glen Lake

Car: Necessary

Brook Song is 0.7 miles from Big Glen Lake, one of the World's Most Beautiful Lakes, 6 miles from Lake Michigan, and above Hatlem Creek. We are about 26 miles from Traverse City's Cherry Capital Airport and about a half hour's drive from Interlochen, an international music school and the home of the National Music Camp. The National Cherry Festival is the second week in July, the Asparagus festival is in Empire in June, mushroom and fishing festivals abound from spring through the fall. Watersports, fishing, hiking, and bird watching in the National Lakeshore Sleeping Bear Park are some of the favorite sports. Black Horse Farm with carriage rides is 1 mile away.

Other Activities: carriage rides 1/2 mile from Blackhorsefarm

The Sleeping Bear Heritage bicycle trail has just opened its second leg. It now extends from Glen Arbor to the Sand Dune Climb and on to Empire. The trail is off road and safe! and beautifully done.

Boats from Leland to North and South Manitou offer exploration of these two gorgeous islands in the National Park.

Almost all of our towns have Farmers' Markets with wonderful produce and crafts. The area attracts many fine artists and fabulous restaurants. The State theatre in Traverse City has won the best theatre in the world!

 

Manager info

Year Purchased: 1988

About: Larry and Ruth are retired schoolteachers. We love the area and its diversity of sports and recreation, the great restaurants, the local farming, the great people, the wonderful scenery, the fresh, clear waters of Glen Lakes and of Lake Michigan, the wide open and uncrowded beaches of the National Park, the quiet of nature, the festivals of the local towns and of Traverse City, the culture of both Traverse City and of Interlochen Music School. There is abundant and diversified good.

Why Glen Lake:
Leelanau County is spectacular with spectacular scenery and awesome people. Leelanau means 'Land of Delight.' Roo's grandparents started visiting the area when the Model T's became available, and since then our family has been present. We love the freshness, openness, and freedom of this multi-varied topography.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
The land is beautiful. Hills, gentle walking trails, steep hills, a creek that little ones might explore with water shoes on their feet, wildlife and wonderful abundant songbirds provide relaxing but invigorating joy. Our vegetable garden is all organic and when there is abundance, Brook Song guests are invited to help harvest some for their own use. Kids particularly like picking their own! There is abundant parking and storage for quests who want to bring bicycles or watercraft toys. Guests enjoy quiet and privacy, but if they need help, the owners are on site to care for eventualities promptly.


Contact us

Speaks: english

 

Photos

  • Brook Song with decks, balconies, handicap ramp

    Brook Song with decks, balconies, handicap ramp

  • The living room area with its new HDTV, Blu-ray and satellite receiver.

    The living room area with its new HDTV, Blu-ray and satellite receiver.

  • downstairs bathroom: handicap shower, ADA toilet, sink, shelves with towels.

    downstairs bathroom: handicap shower, ADA toilet, sink, shelves with towels.

  • GE Profile full size washer and dryer on the main level

    GE Profile full size washer and dryer on the main level

  • upstairs twin bedroom,  balcony

    upstairs twin bedroom, balcony

  • east wrap around deck, 2 skylights, glass top table, 2 lounge chairs, gas grill

    east wrap around deck, 2 skylights, glass top table, 2 lounge chairs, gas grill

  • New deck, table & chairs w/view of veggie-cutting garden, handicap ramp

    New deck, table & chairs w/view of veggie-cutting garden, handicap ramp

  • Lounges on south deck, overlooking a garden, creek overlook steps on the left

    Lounges on south deck, overlooking a garden, creek overlook steps on the left

  • waterfall, fish pond, a bench, and a swing set to the back right

    waterfall, fish pond, a bench, and a swing set to the back right

  • Sit on one of our homemade rustic benches and enjoy the gardens

    Sit on one of our homemade rustic benches and enjoy the gardens

  • fragrant oriental lilies blooming and supported by a branch fence

    fragrant oriental lilies blooming and supported by a branch fence

  • Stroll through the birch trellis along the garden pathways

    Stroll through the birch trellis along the garden pathways

  • living-dining-kitchen area

    living-dining-kitchen area

  • Downstairs twin bedroom, bathroom across the room

    Downstairs twin bedroom, bathroom across the room

  • the shower view of the downstairs handicap accessible bathroom

    the shower view of the downstairs handicap accessible bathroom

  • remodeled entrance to upstairs south twin bedroom and a small area for kids.

    remodeled entrance to upstairs south twin bedroom and a small area for kids.

  • upstairs bathroom with double sinks and skylight, shower/bath tub

    upstairs bathroom with double sinks and skylight, shower/bath tub

  • King bed upstairs with 2 chests, armoire, antique bench, and north balcony.

    King bed upstairs with 2 chests, armoire, antique bench, and north balcony.

  • Entrance to the vegetable-flower cutting garden-enjoy organic produce/flowers

    Entrance to the vegetable-flower cutting garden-enjoy organic produce/flowers

  • Firepit at the top of the former pasture

    Firepit at the top of the former pasture

  • Part of the garden area by the waterfall and pond

    Part of the garden area by the waterfall and pond

  • This is a child's size bench in the vegetable/cutting garden

    This is a child's size bench in the vegetable/cutting garden

  • See the outline of a bear?  We are contiguous to the Sleeping Bear Park

    See the outline of a bear? We are contiguous to the Sleeping Bear Park

  • Hiking in the Pyramid Point area dunes, Lake Michigan in the background

    Hiking in the Pyramid Point area dunes, Lake Michigan in the background

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  • Bedrooms
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  • Bathrooms
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  • Property type
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Member since: 2004
Speaks: english
  • Response time Within 12 hours
  • Response rate 100%
  • Calendar last updated 05/03/2015
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