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* * Sparkling WATERFRONT Big Glen Lake * * Last minute getaway? Come the week of 6/13. Late summer wind down? Come after 9/7 Labor Day. Perhaps our 1938 Lakefront Cottage next door which sleeps 6-8 would be of interest? . . . . 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 known as "Shack Tamarack" after the Tamarack trees which were felled for logs, gathered and peeled in nearby Cedar. It was designed by Chicago Architect 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 long benches & pine table 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.
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
PLEASE read the BR description carefully. THANK YOU! Due to the beds & BR configuration, the cabin is most suited for 5-6 adults & a maximum of 5-6 children. 10 total guests is the family preference, both for their comfort & impact on cabin's historic features. All rooms except the double are on the 2nd floor. The 2 queen rooms, Grandma's & Wing, are suited for adults. The single twin connects to the Wing queen (each has its own access). This is often used as a young child's room & 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 (see photos) accessible by both interior & exterior stairs. The rooms are 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 & 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
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
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
Away From It All
Private frontage on the South side of Big Glen Lake...moreless
Late Summer-Labor Day Sep 5 - Sep 11, 2015 7 night min stay
Rates are based on 8 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
Indian Summer Sep 12 - Sep 28, 2015 4 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
Refundable Damage Deposit$750
$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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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.
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 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.