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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

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Last updated: 07/01/2015
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  • Minimum stay:1-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

* * Water & Views! * * Late summer wind down? ONE WEEK LEFT ! Come the week of 8/29 with the option to add on the Labor Day weekend. * * 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.

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Property Type

  • Cottage

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • 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

    Lakeside...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 double

    Lakeside...moreless

  • Bedroom 3: 1 double

    Woodside...moreless

  • Bedroom 4: 2 twin/ single

    Woodside-Bunks...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

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 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

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Historic

Attractions

  • Autumn Foliage
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Medical Services

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

  • Dining:

    Teak table on screen porch can seat 4-6....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people

General

  • Firewood
  • Linens Provided:

    Please supply beach towels...moreless

  • Living Room:

    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

  • 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

Kitchen

  • 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

Outside

  • Bicycles:

    available for rent in Glen Arbor...moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

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

  • Golf:

    a number of courses in area...moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    Available for rent in Glen Arbor...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Summer
Jun 27 - Sep 4, 2015
7 night min stay

$2,800

Changeover Day: Saturday

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

$2,625

Changeover Day: Saturday

Indian Summer
Sep 12 - Sep 25, 2015
4 night min stay
$400
$2,450

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

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

Notes:

$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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Location

27 Miles
Nearest Airport
Traverse City
3 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Glen Arbor & Empire, nearby environs
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.

The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
The Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore and all it has to offer is spectacular.


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Speaks: english
 

Photos

  • Panoramic Lake Views from Living, Porch, Deck

    Panoramic Lake Views from Living, Porch, Deck

  • Private Dock + Raft, Great Swimming

    Private Dock + Raft, Great Swimming

  • Fireplace seating with dining table and kitchen beyond

    Fireplace seating with dining table and kitchen beyond

  • Looking on the lake

    Looking on the lake

  • Corner seating on screen porch for eating + games

    Corner seating on screen porch for eating + games

  • Kitchen

    Kitchen

  • Bedroom 1 - Lakeside Queen

    Bedroom 1 - Lakeside Queen

  • BR 3 - Woodside, double

    BR 3 - Woodside, double

  • Woodside of cottage looking toward sunrise on lake

    Woodside of cottage looking toward sunrise on lake

  • Early watercolor by Harry Weese, architect

    Early watercolor by Harry Weese, architect

  • Inspiration Point view just up the road

    Inspiration Point view just up the road

  • Cottage from the lake

    Cottage from the lake

  • Bright Living + Dining

    Bright Living + Dining

  • Dining table for 8 with view to screen porch

    Dining table for 8 with view to screen porch

  • Seating by fireplace looking toward kitchen

    Seating by fireplace looking toward kitchen

  • Screened porch

    Screened porch

  • Morning sunrise across screen porch from living room

    Morning sunrise across screen porch from living room

  • Kitchen

    Kitchen

  • Bedroom 2 - lakeside Double

    Bedroom 2 - lakeside Double

  • Bedroom 4 - Woodside twin bunks

    Bedroom 4 - Woodside twin bunks

  • Vacation on the lake - living room, screened porch, deck, hammock

    Vacation on the lake - living room, screened porch, deck, hammock

  • Morning sunrise

    Morning sunrise

  • Lake Michigan Beach at Glen Arbor

    Lake Michigan Beach at Glen Arbor

  • The family log cabin next door

    The family log cabin next door

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Speaks: english
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