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* * Water & Views! * * AVAILABLE July 25th, August 15th & 29th. 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 Chicago architect Harry Weese for his parents while in architecture school. It is a notable early example of a style known as mid-centry modern. The wall of glass embracing the lake is the focal point for open-plan living, dining & cooking. Furnishings have 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 9/5. Enjoy warm water, glorious sun and relaxing at this great time of year.
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
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
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 choices including 2 cushioned rockers and armchairs, dining table with padded corner bench and 2 director's chairs. There is direct access to the DECK and chairs overlooking the lake. Steps to PRIVATE Dock & Raft. If you have specific needs or requests please inquire....moreless
The living/dining is one large room overlooking the water. Comfortable lounge seating for 6 on a 3-seat sofa with ottoman, leather armchair with ottoman, armchair and 2 leather sling chairs....moreless
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
Summer 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
$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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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
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.
The Unique Benefits at this Cottage: The Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore and all it has to offer is spectacular.