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Spectacular Big Glen Beachfront! ☼

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Beautiful Sunset over Alligator Hill, right in front of the cottages!

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Last updated: 12/24/2014
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Glen Arbor cottage description

Plan ahead and reserve your summer 2015 week now.

Versluis Cottages are located in sleepy Burdickville (home of two popular restaurants, LaBecasse and Funistrada, as well as the family favorite Laker Shakes) on the southeast shore of Big Glen Lake. This is your opportunity to experience all the Sleeping Bear/Glen Lake area has to offer from a quiet lakefront setting. Available dates and rates are listed below, and booking your reservation is quick and easy with our online rental agreement and secure deposit payment through Pay Pal.

This exceptional property has been in our family for four generations. It's located on West Whispering Pines Lane, a quiet road along the southeast shore of Big Glen Lake. The park-like setting (100 ft wide X 350 ft deep) includes two updated well-equipped cottages (West Cottage and East Cottage), mature trees, private beach and firm, sandy lake bottom ideal for swimming.

West Cottage...
West Cottage (931 sq ft) is roughly 10 yards from the beach and features a living room with a flat screen TV, WiFi, iPod docking station, full sleeper sofa and panoramic lake views. The spacious master bedroom (1 queen bed, 1 full sleeper sofa) has windows on 3 sides. A second bedroom (2 twins) has windows on 2 sides and double doors that open to the living room. A good night's sleep is tough to avoid here! The fully equipped kitchen and bathroom with shower are stocked with soap and paper products. The laundry room with washer and dryer has an extra refrigerator. The lakeside deck is the perfect gathering place!

East Cottage...
Please visit the Versluis Cottages website listed below for information on the slightly smaller, pet-friendly (dogs only) East Cottage (sleeps 6) located 40 yards from the beach...same amenities as West except washer/dryer.

A canoe and rowboat (including flotation vests) are provided at no additional charge, as well as a dock and 2 moorings for larger boats. Bring your own boat or rent one locally ... they'll even deliver!

Each cottage has roughly 50 feet of beachfront with the dock extending midway into the clear, shallow water. The distance between them is 100 feet with trees strategically providing a natural screen for privacy. There is an abundance of lawn area, as well, for outdoor activities. We provide picnic tables, outdoor chairs, and barbecue grills for each cottage. There's a 2-person lawn swing at the beach for watching the sun set behind the Sleeping Bear Dunes, plus a fire pit for toasting marshmallows and telling ghost stories! This is a place where our guests can truly relax. Come spend a week with us!



FOR ADDITIONAL PHOTOS AND INFORMATION, VISIT OUR WEBSITE (listed below). Our cottages are smoke-free. Member of Glen Lake Chamber of Commerce and Glen Lake Association.

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Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 930 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Minimum Age Limit For Renters
          • Children Welcome:

            Loads of space on land and water for unlimited number of activities! Swimming is excellent for young children in shallow, clear water near the shore! Great beach for building sand castles!...moreless

          • Non Smoking Only
          • Pets Considered:

            Dogs are permitted in the East Cottage only with $200 refundable deposit...moreless

          • Wheelchair Inaccessible

          Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 4-6

          • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

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          • Bedroom 2: 2 twin/ single

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          • Convertible bed(s): 2 double

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          • Queen size Beds (1) Master bedroom in each cottage is equipped with a firm, comfortable queen bed and 4 pillows. West Cottage master bedroom also has a double sleeper sofa., Twin or Single Beds (1) Second bedroom is equipped with 2 new comfortable twin beds and 4 pillows. Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Sleeper sofa in living room....moreless

          Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

          • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

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          • TP, hand soap, bath soap, toweling and cleaning supplies provided. There is also a vacuum, swiffer and broom....moreless

          Other Amenities

              • Deck furniture, picnic tables, beach chairs, lawn swing,100 ft.sandy beach, fire pit on beach, rowboat, canoe, dock, 2 secure moorings for large boats or jet skis, breathtaking westward views!...moreless

              Entertainment

              • CD Player
              • DVD Player
              • Games:

                board games, cards...moreless

              • Satellite / Cable

              Theme

              • Family
              • Historic
              • Romantic
              • Sports & Activities
              • Tourist Attractions

              Attractions

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

              Local Services & Businesses

              • ATM/Bank
              • Babysitter
              • Fitness Center
              • Groceries
              • Laundromat
              • Massage Therapist
              • Medical Services

              Leisure Activities

              • Antiquing
              • Beachcombing
              • Bird Watching
              • Boating
              • Eco Tourism
              • Horseback Riding
              • Miniature Golf
              • Paddle Boating
              • Photography
              • Scenic Drives
              • Shopping
              • Sight Seeing
              • Walking
              • Wildlife Viewing

              Location Type

                  • Beachfront:

                    100 feet of private sandy beach with dock....moreless

                  Sports & Adventure Activities

                  • Basketball Court
                  • Cycling
                  • Fishing
                  • Freshwater Fishing
                  • Golf
                  • Hiking
                  • Jet Skiing
                  • Kayaking
                  • Mountain Biking
                  • Roller Blading
                  • Sailing
                  • Skiing
                  • Swimming
                  • Tennis
                  • Water Skiing
                  • Water Tubing
                  • Wind-Surfing

                  Dining

                  • Dining Area
                  • Seating for 6 people

                  General

                  • Air Conditioning:

                    No need for air conditioning at Glen Lake with plenty of fresh air coming in through the many windows on breezy days! There are 3 box fans in each cottage to provide additional air movement if necessary....moreless

                  • Clothes Dryer:

                    West Cottage has a gas dryer. Each cottage has an outdoor clothesline, and an ironing board and iron....moreless

                  • Garage:

                    Carport for covered bicycle storage....moreless

                  • Gas Fireplace:

                    New LP gas fireplace heater provides plenty of even heat throughout the cottage....moreless

                  • Hair Dryer
                  • Heating:

                    New LP gas fireplace heater provides plenty of even heat throughout the cottage....moreless

                  • Internet
                  • Iron & Board
                  • Linens Provided:

                    Each cottage is stocked with pillows, mattress pads, blankets, comforters, bath rugs and a few kitchen towels. GUESTS MUST PROVIDE SHEETS, PILLOW CASES, BATH TOWELS AND BEACH TOWELS....moreless

                  • Living Room
                  • Parking
                  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

                    Boat trailers may be parked on the grass next to the carport. RVs/campers not permitted on premises....moreless

                  • Telephone:

                    Local calls only....moreless

                  • Washing Machine:

                    West Cottage has a full-capacity washer....moreless

                  • Wireless Internet

                  Kitchen

                  • Coffee Maker:

                    Filters are provided....moreless

                  • Cooking Utensils:

                    6 qt. crock pot, pots, pans, etc....moreless

                  • Dishes & Utensils
                  • Kitchen:

                    Fully equipped with most commonly used items....moreless

                  • Microwave
                  • Oven
                  • Pantry Items:

                    Cleaning supplies, dish towels, dish scrubber, paper toweling, trash bags, dish soap, hand soap are provided....moreless

                  • Refrigerator:

                    Mid-sized refrigerator/freezer. West cottage has an additional fridge in laundry room....moreless

                  • Stove
                  • Toaster

                  Outside

                  • Deck / Patio:

                    Spacious wooden decks with bench seating and chairs facing the lake....moreless

                  • Outdoor Grill:

                    Charcoal grill for each cottage; charcoal not provided....moreless

                  Payment Type

                  • Amex
                  • Discover
                  • Mastercard
                  • Visa
                   

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                  3 night min stay
                  $400

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                  Fees:

                  • Refundable Damage Deposit $250
                  • Taxes Not included

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                  Last updated: 12/24/2014
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                  Location

                  25 Miles
                  Nearest Airport
                  Traverse City, MI (TVC)
                  6 Miles
                  Nearest Barpub
                  Art's Tavern (Glen Arbor)
                  5 Miles
                  Nearest Golf
                  The Dunes Golf Club
                  4 Miles
                  Nearest Motorway
                  M72 (between Glen Lake and Traverse City)
                  0.5 Miles
                  Nearest Restaurant
                  Funistrada
                  8 Miles
                  Nearest Beach
                  Empire Beach (public) on Lake Michigan

                  Car: Necessary

                  Glen Lake, Sleeping Bear National Lakeshore, and Lake Michigan are the true gems of the area. A scenic 10 minute drive will take you to Lake Michigan and in another 5 minutes you can be at the base of the famous Dune Climb...

                   

                  Owner info

                  About the owner: Cara, Tami, Bob and Brad are third generation owners of Versluis Cottages. The property was purchased by their grandfather after WWII, and the family has enjoyed many happy summers on Big Glen for over 60 years!


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                  Photos

                  • Beautiful Sunset over Alligator Hill, right in front of the cottages!

                    Beautiful Sunset over Alligator Hill, right in front of the cottages!

                  • Entry drive to Versluis Cottages on Big Glen Lake!

                    Entry drive to Versluis Cottages on Big Glen Lake!

                  • Sunny East deck faces lawn to beach and lake.

                    Sunny East deck faces lawn to beach and lake.

                  • East master bedroom gets high marks for its comfortable bed!

                    East master bedroom gets high marks for its comfortable bed!

                  • West Cottage is just a few steps to the water!

                    West Cottage is just a few steps to the water!

                  • Breezy West Cottage master bedroom has windows on 3 sides.

                    Breezy West Cottage master bedroom has windows on 3 sides.

                  • Be sure to get out on the water!

                    Be sure to get out on the water!

                  • 5 miles to the Pierce Stocking Scenic Drive - learn about the majestic dunes!

                    5 miles to the Pierce Stocking Scenic Drive - learn about the majestic dunes!

                  • Take an educational trip back in time in beautiful Glen Haven ... 8 miles away.

                    Take an educational trip back in time in beautiful Glen Haven ... 8 miles away.

                  • Private beach, dock and lake view toward Sleeping Bear Dunes and Alligator Hill.

                    Private beach, dock and lake view toward Sleeping Bear Dunes and Alligator Hill.

                  • 100 feet of private beachfront!

                    100 feet of private beachfront!

                  • Cozy East living room with queen sleeper sofa and new fireplace heater.

                    Cozy East living room with queen sleeper sofa and new fireplace heater.

                  • Plenty of shade on a sunny afternoon!

                    Plenty of shade on a sunny afternoon!

                  • West Cottage living room has large picture windows facing the lake.

                    West Cottage living room has large picture windows facing the lake.

                  • Another Sunset looking into the dunes, over Big Glen Lake

                    Another Sunset looking into the dunes, over Big Glen Lake

                  • A 2 mile hike to Inspiration Point is a great workout!

                    A 2 mile hike to Inspiration Point is a great workout!

                  • 6 miles to the popular Dune Climb - hike across the dunes to Lake Michigan!

                    6 miles to the popular Dune Climb - hike across the dunes to Lake Michigan!

                  • 8 miles to beautiful Empire Beach on Lake Michigan and South Bar Lake!

                    8 miles to beautiful Empire Beach on Lake Michigan and South Bar Lake!

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                  Date last modified - Saturday, December 27, 2014

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                  2 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 6

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                  Speaks: english
                  • Calendar last updated: 12/24/2014
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