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1936 Lakefront Log Cabin - Historic Big Glen Lake Family Retreat Dunes Lakeshore

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Historic log cabin lakeside view with Deck & Screen Porch

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Last updated: 05/01/2015
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  • Minimum stay:4-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

* * Sparkling WATERFRONT Big Glen Lake * * NEW AVAILABILITY 8/15, 8/22, 8/29. Our waterfront log cabin nestles in a sunny spot in the woods on the south shore of Big Glen Lake. A memorable family gathering place with views over Caribbean blue water, a private dock and raft for water-based activities. Dates available for Sat/Sat weekly rent are released in early January after family members have secured their dates. The log cabin is called Shack Tamarack after the trees felled for logs, gathered and peeled in nearby Cedar. It was designed by Harry Weese, while in architecture school, for his parents & has been used by family every summer since. A special place at the end of a private drive, a short distance from the Narrows Bridge & Ideally located adjacent to the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. Relax, enjoy your vacation at our memorable log cabin which contains much of the original furniture made of logs. A local field stone fireplace anchors one end of the large living area which looks to the water. To one side, a dining area with benches & table made of two wide planks

Kitchen & Amenities: The KITCHEN is well suited for those who like to cook, contains modern amenities and easily partakes of the activity. The adjacent screen porch with swing is a quiet retreat for sunrise, sunset or mid-day break. Just outside is an ample deck with lounge chairs and picnic table. A hammock and grill are nearby. All areas overlook the crystal clear, spring fed lake.

Log Cabin Retreat & Waterfront: 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. . . . . . . . . . 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.

AVAILABLE DATES!: July & August fully booked

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Property Type

  • Cabin

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: 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12, Beds for 12

  • Grandma's: 1 queen

    2 adults...moreless

  • Wing: 1 queen

    2 adults...moreless

  • Single: 1 twin/ single

    also adjoins Wing...moreless

  • First Floor: 1 double

    1 or 2 adults...moreless

  • Bunk room #1: 2 double

    bunks, 2 children maximum...moreless

  • Bunk room #2: 1 double

    1 child or adult maximum...moreless

  • Bunk room #3: 2 double

    bunks, 2 children maximum...moreless

  • PLEASE read this Bedroom description carefully before inquiring for accommodation. THANK YOU! Due to the beds & BR configuration, the cabin is most suited for 5-6 adults & a maximum of 5-6 children. All rooms except the double are on the second floor. The 2 queen bedded rooms, Grandma's and Wing, are suited for adults. The single twin bed room connects to the Wing queen room. Each has its own access. This is often used as a young child's room and can accommodate a small crib. The double on the first floor is favored by grandparents. The remaining 3 'bunk' rooms are off a covered exterior balcony accessible by both interior & exterior stairs. They rooms divided by about 9' high walls which do NOT extend to the sloping log & plank roof. They lack the privacy an adult may wish. 2 have double bunks and 1 a double. The beds are intended for 1 person each. Only the single room can accommodate a portable child's crib or pack'n'play....moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bathroom

  • Bathroom: toilet

    ...moreless

  • Bathroom: toilet, shower

    ...moreless

  • Outdoor: outdoor shower

    Perfect after a hike, bike ride or sandy excursion. Hot/Cold...moreless

  • This is an historic, well maintained log cabin with the convenience of a half bath on the second floor. There is one full bath with a shower on the first floor. There is a simple outside shower with warm water. Bedding, Linens and bath towels provided. Please bring your beach towels....moreless

Other Amenities

  • The Cabin has a Private Dock & raft. - The wonderful screened porch overlooks the lake as does the large deck with picnic table and comfortable seating. All family members like to cook and you will find the kitchen amply supplied with necessary equipment - The amenities are the absolutely wonderful lake and area of the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. If you have specific needs or requests please inquire....moreless

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic

Attractions

  • Autumn Foliage
  • Restaurants

Leisure Activities

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

Location Type

  • Lake:

    Private frontage on the South side of Big Glen Lake...moreless

  • Village:

    Glen Arbor 3 miles, Empire 5 miles...moreless

  • Waterfront

Sports & Adventure Activities

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

Dining

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 10 people

General

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Towels Provided:

    for cabin use only. Please bring beach towels...moreless

  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace:

    Wood Provided...moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave

Outside

  • Deck / Patio:

    picnic table and casual seating overlooking the lake...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda:

    screen porch overlooking the lake...moreless

  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Late Spring
May 30 - Jun 12, 2015
4 night min stay
$500
$2,975
Early Summer
Jun 13 - Jun 26, 2015
7 night min stay

$3,150

Changeover Day: Saturday

Summer
Jun 27 - Sep 4, 2015
7 night min stay

$3,500

Changeover Day: Saturday

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

$3,325

Changeover Day: Saturday

Indian Summer
Sep 12 - Sep 28, 2015
4 night min stay
$500
$2,975

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $750
  • Cleaning $100
  • Taxes Not included

Notes:

$2,975-$3,500 / week - Sat 4:00 pm / Sat 10:00 am

Rates are for 8 guests. A maximum of 4 additional guests may be accommodated & is subject solely to owner's determination if the complement of guests & total number will be comfortable & are appropriate to the cabin's design & historic features. Please contact us for rates & suitability.

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Last updated: 05/01/2015
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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.

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 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 log cabin and make it their home for a large part of the year. 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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Speaks: english

 

Photos

  • Historic log cabin lakeside view with Deck & Screen Porch

    Historic log cabin lakeside view with Deck & Screen Porch

  • Living Room

    Living Room

  • Reading Alcove

    Reading Alcove

  • Screen Porch

    Screen Porch

  • Crystal blue water of lake & private raft

    Crystal blue water of lake & private raft

  • Kitchen - well provided for cooking

    Kitchen - well provided for cooking

  • Dining

    Dining

  • Queen Bedroom

    Queen Bedroom

  • Double Bunkroom

    Double Bunkroom

  • Private dock access to lake and raft

    Private dock access to lake and raft

  • Inspiration Point - just up the road

    Inspiration Point - just up the road

  • Lake Michigan beach at Glen Arbor

    Lake Michigan beach at Glen Arbor

  • View of private raft from deck

    View of private raft from deck

  • Living Room - view on lake

    Living Room - view on lake

  • View from fireplace

    View from fireplace

  • Lakeside Deck

    Lakeside Deck

  • Morning sunrise

    Morning sunrise

  • Kitchen pass through to dining table

    Kitchen pass through to dining table

  • Bedroom - First Floor Double

    Bedroom - First Floor Double

  • Queen Bedroom

    Queen Bedroom

  • Bunkroom #3

    Bunkroom #3

  • Entry showing balcony access to bunkrooms

    Entry showing balcony access to bunkrooms

  • Lake Michigan beach at Glen Arbor

    Lake Michigan beach at Glen Arbor

  • Watercolor by Harry Weese of cabin he designed circa 1936

    Watercolor by Harry Weese of cabin he designed circa 1936

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  • Bedrooms
    7
  • Bathrooms
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  • Property type
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Owner
Member since: 2000
Speaks: english
  • Response time Within a few days
  • Response rate 90%
  • Calendar last updated 05/01/2015
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1936 Lakefront Log Cabin - Historic Big Glen Lake Family Retreat Dunes Lakeshore

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