1938 Lakeside Cottage - Glen Lake Waterfront on Big Glen
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- Pets allowed:No
- Wheel chair accessible:No
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Water and 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 and raft for your water-based activities The 1938 'Modern' cabin was designed by Harry Weese, while in architecture school, for his parents. It was restored in keeping with its historic character. Down a private drive, a short distance from 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 eight and a selection of comfortable seating. The adjacent screen porch is filled with teak furniture and 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 six to eight. Two rooms are waterside - one with a queen bed and the other with a double. Two rooms face the birch and pines - one with a double and the other with single bunks. The kitchen is well suited for those who like to cook, contains modern amenities and easily partakes of the activity. A grill is handy just a step outdoors.
Visit the National Park Headquarters in nearby Empire for an orientation. Walks in natural areas abound. Choose Alligator Hill in the shade of the trees with glorious views over the lakes. Hike Pyramid Point to arrive at a vista over Lake Michigan to the Manitou Islands. Trek the dunes or marked paths through the wetlands, bogs and meadows, an area rich in flora, fauna, and migrating birds. Learn about life saving and boats at the Sleeping Bear Point Coast Guard Station and 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, or sail. Ride bikes, play tennis or golf, walk in the sand on the Lake Michigan shoreline, take an art class at the Glen Arbor Art Association. Visit the shops and art galleries in Glen Arbor, Empire, Leland, and Suttons Bay. Eat at a variety of local establishments.
Return to 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. * * PLEASE CHECK CALENDAR * *
Keywords: Cottage, Waterfront, Lakefront, Private, Scenic, Home, Cabin, self cater, vacation, family reunion, view
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Non Smoking Only
- Pets Not Allowed
- 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8
- 1 queen
- 1 double
- 1 double
- 1 bunk bed
- Bedrooms are compact & cannot accommodate a crib or pack'n'play
- 1.0 Bathrooms
Kitchen & Dining
- Dining Area Seats:
- Dishes & Utensils
- Cooking Utensils
- Wireless Internet
- Outdoor Grill
- Away From It All
- Wildlife Viewing
- Fitness Center
You are on the water! Swim, sail, canoe, kayak, windsurf & fish, Walk, Hike & Bike, Play Golf, View the Multitude of Wildlife. Enjoy the Village Shops & Restaurants & Nearby Towns & Historic Sites, Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore & All it has to offer. Wonderful and varied hiking trails. Empire, just a short drive, has a wonderful beach & recreation area with grilling & picnic facilities & play equipment. ART: The Glen Arbor Art Association has many classes, & a variety of galleries abound. VISIT Our Neighboring Family Home the '1936 Lakefront Log Cabin' on VRBO if you need more space....morecollapse
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early summer in glen arbor
early summer in glen arbor
An absolutely incredible place in every aspect--gorgeous views and amazing quiet, woodland retreat but still very close to town. The cabin was idyllically situated right on the lake with lovely quiet woods and was also incredibly comfortable, well-stocked for guests, and easy to reach. The owner was incredibly helpful in providing directions and information about the area, as well as very responsive and kind. It was very hard to leave the cabin at all while were there given how comfortable and beautiful the house itself was; but it's very easy to get to the dunes, to Glen Arbor town, and to other sites in the area--a perfect location. But no beach in the area is as calm, private and stunning as the water access you have from this house. All my friends who saw my photos want to come next year, and we want to make this an annual retreat!
- Guest Sarah M.
- Date of stay 06/08/12
- Review Submitted 06/20/12
I have stayed here many times over the last 30 years from June through September and have always marveled at the beautiful swimming and water. It is so peaceful to be here, read, relax, paint, walk, canoe, kayak, windsurf, hike in the Dunes National Lakeshore, and not wander far. On the other hand it is really nice to have so many other options close at hand such as good restaurants, the Art Association, Dunes Concert, shopping. It seems to get better every year without detracting from the wonderful natural environment. This cottage is really unique with expansive views on the lake. It is well provisioned for cooking, has a lovely screened porch & outside deck. The bedrooms are small, comfortable & in keeping with the 1930's modern character of the architect. A very special place where I hope to continue to return many times.
- Guest Anonymous
- Date of stay 03/01/08
- Review Submitted 03/02/08
This is the Carribean of the North! Swimming in the sparkling blue water is delightful. Beautiful moonlight views from our deck or screened porch well furnished for dining & relaxing. Terrific location at the Dunes National Lakeshore Park. This cabin with its expansive northern views of the lake, cozy fire & comfortable furniture is a welcoming home reflecting your family care in preserving this early modern example of a notable architect's work. See you next summer!
- Guest Anonymous
- Date of stay 08/01/03
- Review Submitted 08/01/03
* * 2013 GUEST Rental RATES by Week * * 5/18-5/30 $2,100,6/1-6/14 $2,275, 6/15-6/28 $2,450 6/29-8/30 $2,625 SUMMER 8/319/13 $2,450, 9/14-9/27 $2,275, 9/28-10/11 $2,100 4 day rentals available EXCEPT for SUMMER $1,400-$1,800 * * PLEASE check CALENDAR! * *
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- Nearest Airport: Traverse City at 27 Miles
- Nearest Restaurant: Glen Arbor & Empire, nearby environs at 3 Miles
Year Purchased: 1936
About the owner: We are some of the grandchildren (in our youth) who own, manage and vacation at this wonderful log cabin 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 Views of Big Glen Lake from Living Area, Screen Porch & Deck, Hamm
Comfortable Living & Dining by the Lake. Door to side deck and grill.
Dining for 8 with screen porch beyond
Corner for dining & game playing
Deck overlooking Big Glen Lake. Just a short walk to the Narrows Bridge
Lakeside Bedroom - Queen
Woodland Bedroom - Double
Inspiration Point just up the road
Crystal Clear Swimming in Big Glen Lake. Private Dock & Raft on South Shore
Dining with access to porch and deck to left. Kitchen beyond
Screen Porch. Ample seating for relaxing days
View back to living room
Kitchen provided with necessary amenities.
Lakeside Bedroom - Double
Woodland Bedroom - single bunks
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