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Private Beachfront Home on Lake Michigan Near Glen Arbor

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Last updated: 09/03/2015
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  • Minimum stay:1-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property 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 4 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 37 years, and is being made available to select guests in 2015. 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!

Why VRBO

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

  • Video Library

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:

    High-speed internet...moreless

  • 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:

    Two cross bikes, one recreational bike, and one little girl's bike with training wheels. Four helmets. Bike rack which fits over a car trunk....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

 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Standard Pricing
Jun 27 - Sep 11, 2015
7 night min stay

$3,600

Changeover Day: Saturday

Fall Special!
Sep 12 - Oct 16, 2015
4 night min stay
$500
$3,400
May 28 - June 11, 2016
May 28 - Jun 11, 2016
4 night min stay
$550
$3,600

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Cleaning Fee $250
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
  • 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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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!

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