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1938 Lakeside Cottage - Big Glen Lake Waterfront Historic 30's Modern Cabin

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Panoramic Lake Views from Living, Porch, Deck


Last updated: 12/15/2014
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  • Minimum stay:4-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Glen Arbor cottage description

* * Water & Views! * * Our lakeside summer cottage sits on the south shore of Big Glen Lake. A comfortable family retreat with views over turquoise water, a private dock & raft for your water-based activities. Dates available for Sat/Sat weekly rent are released in early January after family members have secured their dates. 1938 'Modern' cabin was designed by Harry Weese, while in architecture school, for his parents. It has been updated in keeping with its historic character. Down a private drive, a short distance east of the Narrows Bridge, it is Ideally located adjacent to the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. Relax, enjoy your vacation at our bright, comfortable cottage. The large living area with fireplace has a dining table for 8 & a selection of comfortable seating. The adjacent screen porch is filled with teak furniture & a table for snacking, dinner or games. Step out to the ample deck with lounge chairs. All areas overlook the crystal clear, spring fed lake. Four cozy bedrooms will accommodate 5-8.

The Cottage: Enjoy the peace of water lapping at the shore or the breeze passing the birches while reading in the hammock or rocking in a chair on the porch. A crackling fire will welcome you after an early morning or evening dip in the lake. Whatever your inclination, a variety of activities abound and you will have a memorable vacation at our family summer home.

Waterfront: The cottage has a private dock and raft. The water is shallow at the shore with minimal beach. There is ample sandy shallow water swimming between the dock and raft. Kayaks, canoes & windsurfers can be easily accommodated, however we have no facilities for launching or mooring larger or motorized watercraft and the driveway cannot accommodate trailers. Public launch ramps are nearby. Kayaks & bikes may be rented in town.

Availability: Indian Summer dates available beginning 9/7. Enjoy warm water, glorious sun and relaxing at this great time of year.


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Property Type

      • Cottage

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental


              • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


              • Children Welcome:

                Absolutely wonderful place for well behaved children ...moreless

              • Non Smoking Only
              • Pets Not Allowed:

                Please do not inquire if your friendly pet must accompany you. Members of the family have decided that in the best interest & enjoyment of family & guests to have our own pets take a vacation from us. Thank you for your understanding....moreless

              • Wheelchair Inaccessible

              Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8

              • Bedroom 1: 1 queen


              • Bedroom 2: 1 double


              • Bedroom 3: 1 double


              • Bedroom 4: 2 twin/ single


              • Four cozy bedrooms will accommodate 5-8. Two rooms are waterside, one with a queen bed and the other with a double. Two rooms face the birch and pines with a sunny south exposure, one with a double and the other with twin bunks. These rooms are comfortable but compact and cannot accommodate a pack'n'play or similar. Bedding, Linens and bath towels provided. Please bring your beach towels....moreless

              Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

              Other Amenities

                  • The KITCHEN is fully furnished and well suited for those who like to cook with modern amenities and appliances. It easily partakes of the activity. A grill is handy just a step outdoors. We have a Lakeview SCREEN PORCH with ample seating, dining table and direct access to DECK and chairs overlooking the lake. Steps to PRIVATE Dock & Raft. If you have specific needs or requests please inquire....moreless


                  • Away From It All
                  • Historic


                  • Autumn Foliage
                  • Restaurants

                  Local Services & Businesses

                      • Fitness Center

                      Leisure Activities

                      • Antiquing
                      • Bird Watching
                      • Boating
                      • Horseback Riding
                      • Sight Seeing
                      • Walking
                      • Wildlife Viewing

                      Location Type

                      • Lakefront:

                        Direct access to private dock & raft...moreless

                      • Waterfront

                      Sports & Adventure Activities

                      • Cycling
                      • Fishing
                      • Freshwater Fishing
                      • Golf
                      • Hiking
                      • Kayaking
                      • Sailing
                      • Swimming
                      • Tennis
                      • Wind-Surfing


                      • Dining Area
                      • Seating for 8 people


                      • Linens Provided:

                        Please supply beach towels...moreless

                      • Parking
                      • Parking Off Street:

                        Private drive and turn-around...moreless

                      • Telephone
                      • Towels Provided:

                        to be used in the bathroom. Please provide your own beach towels....moreless

                      • Wireless Internet
                      • Wood Fireplace:

                        Wood provided...moreless


                      • Coffee Maker
                      • Cooking Utensils
                      • Dishes & Utensils
                      • Dishwasher
                      • Kitchen:

                        Well Provided Kitchen with Microwave, Dishwasher, waffle iron, coffee maker, most things necessary...moreless

                      • Microwave
                      • Refrigerator
                      • Stove
                      • Toaster


                      • Deck / Patio:

                        Beautiful deck with benches and lounge chairs overlooking lake...moreless

                      • Outdoor Grill
                      • Screen Porch / Veranda
                      • Wood Deck


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                      from 4 traveler reviews
                      Rental basis: Per property
                      Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                      Late Spring
                      May 30 - Jun 12, 2015
                      4 night min stay
                      Early Summer
                      Jun 13 - Jun 26, 2015
                      7 night min stay


                      Changeover Day: Saturday

                      Jun 27 - Sep 4, 2015
                      7 night min stay


                      Changeover Day: Saturday

                      Late Summer-Labor Day
                      Sep 5 - Sep 11, 2015
                      7 night min stay


                      Changeover Day: Saturday

                      Indian Summer
                      Sep 12 - Sep 25, 2015
                      4 night min stay

                      Additional information about rental rates


                      • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
                      • Cleaning $75
                      • Taxes Not included


                      $2,275-$2,800 / week in season

                      Saturday 4:00 pm - Saturday 10:00 am

                      $1,500-$1,600 / 4 days shoulder season

                      Please check availability Calendar before Inquiring. -

                      Thank you for understanding that maximum number of guests is 8 & that the sleeping accommodations are limited to those as described for the 4 bedrooms.

                      A payment equal to 50% of the total rent, returned with the rental agreement, will secure the booking. Remaining rent and damage deposit shall be due as stipulated in the agreement in accord with date of rental, but in no case later than 90 days before rental date.

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                      Last updated: 12/15/2014
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                      27 Miles
                      Nearest Airport
                      Traverse City
                      3 Miles
                      Nearest Restaurant
                      Glen Arbor & Empire, nearby environs
                      3 Miles
                      Nearest Beach
                      Lake Michigan

                      Car: Necessary

                      Visit the National Park Headquarters in nearby Empire. Walks in natural areas abound: Alligator Hill in the shade of the trees & glorious views over the lakes, Pyramid Point & a vista over Lake Michigan to the Manitou Islands. Trek the dunes or marked paths through the wetlands, bogs & meadows, an area rich in flora, fauna & migrating birds. Learn about life saving & boats at the Sleeping Bear Point Coast Guard Station & Maritime Museum. Follow the Pierce Stocking Drive by bike or car for fabulous sunset views. Kayak, canoe the Crystal River to the Homestead, fish in the lakes or charter a boat from Fishtown in Leland, windsurf, sail. Ride bikes, play tennis or golf, walk in the sand on the Lake MI shoreline, take an art class at the Glen Arbor Art Assoc. Visit the shops & art galleries in Glen Arbor, Empire, Leland & Suttons Bay. Eat at a variety of local establishments. The Narrows Bridge is under construction so enjoy a slight detour around Little Glen to Glen Arbor.

                      Other Activities: Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore


                      Owner info

                      Year Purchased: 1936

                      About the owner: We are some of the grandchildren (in our youth) who own, manage and vacation at this wonderful cottage built by our grandparents.

                      Why the Owner Chose Glen Arbor:
                      Our grandparents visited this area to fish in the 1910's and made the great decision to build this cottage. Our parents, we, our children & theirs have made a seasonal sojourn ever since because there is so much the area has to offer.

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                      • Panoramic Lake Views from Living, Porch, Deck

                        Panoramic Lake Views from Living, Porch, Deck

                      • Private Dock & Raft, Great Swimming

                        Private Dock & Raft, Great Swimming

                      • BR 3 - Woodside, double

                        BR 3 - Woodside, double

                      • Bright Living & Dining

                        Bright Living & Dining

                      • Early watercolor by Harry Weese, architect

                        Early watercolor by Harry Weese, architect

                      VRBO #38270

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                      This listing was first published here in 2004.

                      Date last modified - Monday, December 15, 2014

                      $375 - $400 per night (USD)

                      4 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
                      Sleeps 8

                      View calendar: Updated 12/15/14
                      Minimum stay: 4-7 nights
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                      Member since: 2000
                      Speaks: english
                      • Calendar last updated: 12/15/2014
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