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Private Beachfront Home on Lake Michigan Near Glen Arbor

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Last updated: 10/10/2014
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  • Minimum stay:3-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Glen Arbor cottage description

Surf Song on Sleeping Bear Bay - Just north of Glen Arbor, and nestled under towering pines and oaks with miles of soft sandy beach on its doorstep sits this peaceful waterfront haven. Set back from the water for privacy, and with a slight elevation, it offers dramatic views and memorable sunsets over Sleeping Bear Bay and the Manitou Passage. As its name suggests, many a day has been spent relaxing on the deck or playing on the beach with the ever-present sound of the waves refreshing the spirit.

This comfortable cottage has 3 bedrooms and 2 full baths, with a fully furnished kitchen, family rooms on each level with flat screen TVs and comfy seating. A maximum of 6 people are allowed to stay in the home at one time. With the rental of the cottage comes the use of a canoe, 2 kayaks, and 3 bikes.

You enter the cottage on the upper level which houses the kitchen, dining room, and living room with split stone fireplace on the north side and master bedroom and bath on the south. The master bedroom with queen bed has French doors opening onto the deck.

The walk-out lower level has another large family room, with fold-out sofa bed, large flatscreen tv and a woodstove, along with two bedrooms – one with a queen bed and another with two twins. There is also a full bathroom and laundry area.

The large deck off of the upper level offers a variety of comfortable seating, an outdoor dining table and charcoal grill. From the deck you have fantastic views of the beach and the Manitou Passage beyond.

Heading down towards the beach, you pass the hammock strung up in the shade of the pines, and a fire pit area that’s tucked into the dune. From there it’s just a few sandy steps down the path to the beach and the clean, clear waters of Lake Michigan.

The cottage is just one of about a dozen on this quiet, private road, and is surrounded by Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore land with miles of pristine beach and scenic hiking trails.

Surf Song has been owned by our family for the past 36 years, and is being made available to select guests in 2014. Please feel free to contact us with any questions or to reserve a week for your family this summer. Shorter stays ( 3 night minimum) are also available during the Spring and Fall. Be sure to check out the link below for our complete Photo Tour!

Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 1600 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

            Will not rent to anyone under 25....moreless

          • Children Welcome:

            Because of the large, high deck with open railings, young children will require close supervision....moreless

          • Non Smoking Only
          • Pets Not Allowed
          • Wheelchair Inaccessible

          Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

          Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

          • Bathroom 1

            ...moreless

          • Bathroom 2

            ...moreless

          • Each floor has a dressing room, vanity, sink, and closet; also a second sink area in the hall. Main bath has a toilet and tub/shower. Lower level bath has a toilet and a shower. ...moreless

          Other Amenities

              • The location of this home is what makes it a rare jewel! Located just north of the Homestead Resort on Sleeping Bear Bay. Quiet setting, in the woods, with private Lake Michigan beach. Gorgeous sunsets all year long! View of the Manitou Islands....moreless

              Entertainment

              • Books
              • CD Player
              • DVD Player
              • Games
              • Music Library
              • Satellite / Cable
              • Stereo
              • Television
              • Toys:

                Beach toys for children....moreless

              Theme

              • Adventure
              • Away From It All
              • Family
              • Historic
              • Romantic
              • Sports & Activities
              • Tourist Attractions

              Attractions

              • Churches
              • Health/Beauty Spa
              • Library
              • Marina
              • Museums
              • Playground
              • Recreation Center
              • Restaurants
              • Winery Tours

              Local Services & Businesses

              • ATM/Bank
              • Groceries

              Leisure Activities

              • Antiquing
              • Beachcombing
              • Bird Watching
              • Boating
              • Miniature Golf
              • Paddle Boating
              • Scenic Drives
              • Shopping
              • Sight Seeing
              • Walking
              • Wildlife Viewing

              Location Type

              • Beach View
              • Beachfront

              Sports & Adventure Activities

              • Basketball Court
              • Cycling
              • Fishing
              • Fly Fishing
              • Freshwater Fishing
              • Golf
              • Hiking
              • Hot Air Ballooning
              • Jet Skiing
              • Kayaking
              • Mountain Biking
              • Parasailing
              • Roller Blading
              • Sailing
              • Snorkeling/Diving
              • Swimming
              • Tennis
              • Water Skiing
              • Water Tubing
              • Wind-Surfing

              Dining

              • Dining Area
              • Seating for 6 people

              General

              • Clothes Dryer
              • Hair Dryer
              • Heating
              • Iron & Board
              • Linens Provided
              • Living Room:

                With view of Lake Michigan and South Manitou Island....moreless

              • Parking
              • Telephone
              • Towels Provided
              • Washing Machine
              • Wireless Internet
              • Wood Fireplace
              • Wood Stove

              Kitchen

              • Coffee Maker
              • Cooking Utensils
              • Dishes & Utensils:

                New in 2012....moreless

              • Dishwasher:

                New in 2012....moreless

              • Kitchen
              • Microwave
              • Oven
              • Pantry Items
              • Refrigerator
              • Stove
              • Toaster

              Outside

              • Bicycles:

                Three cross bikes and helmuts. Bike rack for car....moreless

              • Deck / Patio:

                Cushioned deck furniture plus dining table and chairs for four with full view of Lake Michigan. Also beach umbrella and six chaise lounge chairs on the beach!...moreless

              • Kayak / Canoe:

                Canoe, 2 kayaks, life jackets, and paddles....moreless

              • Lawn / Garden:

                Shade garden at entrance....moreless

              • Outdoor Grill:

                Charcoal provided....moreless

              • Tennis:

                Public tennis courts 12 minutes away are available in Glen Arbor....moreless

               

              Reviews

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              from 12 traveler reviews
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              Rental basis: Per property
              Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
              Memorial Day Weekend
              May 22 - May 24, 2015
              3 night min stay

              $1,500
              flat fee
              Early June
              May 25 - Jun 12, 2015
              3 night min stay
              $425
              $2,800
              Late June
              Jun 13 - Jun 26, 2015
              3 night min stay
              $475
              $3,200
              Standard Pricing
              Jun 27 - Sep 4, 2015
              7 night min stay

              $3,600

              Changeover Day: Saturday


              Additional information about rental rates

              Fees:

              • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
              • Cleaning Fee $250
              • Tax Rate 6%

              Notes:

              Until a reservation is confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.

              Deposit: 50% of the rental amount. Balance plus 6% Michigan sales and use tax, $250 cleaning fee, and $500 security deposit due 60 days prior to arrival date.

              Personal checks. No credit cards.


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              Last updated: 10/10/2014
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              Location

              30 Miles
              Nearest Airport
              Cherry Capital Airport in Traverse City, Michigan

              The home is surrounded by Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore including wonderful running trails!

               

              Owner info

              Year Purchased: 1978

              About the owner: Our mom (pictured here with her granddaughter and our dad) designed this cozy home and now 4 generations of family have treasured this beautiful spot! While each season has its unique beauty, we currently make it available for rental to select guests during the summer and fall.

              Why the Owner Chose Glen Arbor:
              The red pines and towering oaks make this wooded setting with spectacular lake views a prime beachfront property. Being on a private road, it is secluded and quiet. It has 100 feet of private Lake Michigan beach while surrounded by the beauty of Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore.

              The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
              While close to Glen Arbor, this generously furnished private home is away from the crowds and traffic. It is not your typical rental unit - it is a well-loved family home. The soft sandy beach and gentle slope into the lake make it ideal for family swimming. While some rental homes in the area are quite large, this one is very comfortable for about 6 people. Enjoy meals on the deck with the 'million dollar view' overlooking beautiful Lake Michigan!


              Contact us

              Speaks: english

              Links to more information:

               

              Photos

              • One view from deck

                One view from deck

              • Lakeside

                Lakeside

              • Dining room

                Dining room

              • Living room with fireplace

                Living room with fireplace

              • Dining table and chairs for 4 on the deck

                Dining table and chairs for 4 on the deck

              • Hammock in the woods

                Hammock in the woods

              • Master bedroom with french doors to deck

                Master bedroom with french doors to deck

              • Second bedroom also has a view of Lake Michigan

                Second bedroom also has a view of Lake Michigan

              • Third bedroom also has a closet and chest of drawers

                Third bedroom also has a closet and chest of drawers

              • 2 kayaks (life jackets provided)

                2 kayaks (life jackets provided)

              • Beach chairs and sand toys

                Beach chairs and sand toys

              • Afterglow

                Afterglow

              • Roadside

                Roadside

              • Private beach

                Private beach

              • Fully-equipped kitchen

                Fully-equipped kitchen

              • Living room with doors to deck

                Living room with doors to deck

              • Trees help shield the deck and house from the hot sun

                Trees help shield the deck and house from the hot sun

              • Fire pit, Adirondack chairs, picnic table, 180 degree view of Sleeping Bear Bay!

                Fire pit, Adirondack chairs, picnic table, 180 degree view of Sleeping Bear Bay!

              • Corner of master bedroom.  Note open railings on deck.

                Corner of master bedroom. Note open railings on deck.

              • Wicker dresser in second bedroom

                Wicker dresser in second bedroom

              • Family room with door to beach

                Family room with door to beach

              • Beach umbrella and 6 chaise lounge chairs

                Beach umbrella and 6 chaise lounge chairs

              • Oooh...the sunsets!

                Oooh...the sunsets!

              • Home base for fun!

                Home base for fun!

              VRBO #423118

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              This listing was first published here in 2012.

              Date last modified - Friday, October 10, 2014

              $425 - $514 per night (USD)
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              3 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
              Sleeps 6

              View calendar: Updated 10/10/14
              Minimum stay: 3-7 nights
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