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Glen Arbor - Bearberry House - Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore

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Bearberry House - Luxury Vacation Home; sleeps up to 12

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Last updated: 09/28/2014
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  • Minimum stay:3-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Glen Arbor house description

Spacious Vacation Home in the heart of Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore

This beautifully furnished vacation home is located in the middle of the charming village of Glen Arbor, which is surrounded by Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. Most of the park's main attractions are less than a three mile drive from our location, and most of the town's shops and galleries are a short walk from our home. We offer five bedrooms with five full bathrooms: four are private suites; each with either a king or queen bed, full bath, TV with cable, phone, and high-speed internet access. Fifth bedroom is a bunkroom featuring a twin over full bunk and a twin-sized fold-out oversized chair and TV with cable. There is an adjoining full bath in the hall. Air conditioned. Finished 3 car attached garage for easy loading and unloading.

Large, fully equipped kitchen (Jenn-Air stove/oven, overhead microwave, dishwasher). Fridge has wine cooler and icemaker + reverse osmosis water tap. Service for 12 is provided. Kitchen overlooks the great room and a floor-to-ceiling gas fireplace. There is also a 70-inch flat-screen TV (with Netflix). French doors open to a 10x20 screened porch facing the woods which leads to a large 2-tier deck with gas grill for outside entertaining and additional seating for 12. The house has wireless high-speed (30MB download)internet access in all rooms. Linens & towels provided. NO SMOKING/NO PETS.

Walk to shops, galleries, restaurants, groceries, tennis courts, playscape, Lake Michigan beach, kayak rental on Crystal River, charter fishing, cross-country ski/hiking trails. Enjoy the new Sleeping Bear Heritage Trail for biking or cross country sking from Glen Arbor to the dune climb. In Summer 2014 the trail will be extended to the Village of Empire. Great base for exploring the Sleeping Bear Dunes, fall winery/color tours, spring cherry blossom tours, or winter ski weekends. Down-hill ski nearby at The Homestead...30 miles North of Crystal Mountain. walkable to Alligator Hill X-country ski trailhead (hike in summer).

Bearberry House is a member of the Glen Lake Chamber of Commerce.

Keywords: Private Home, sleeps 12, 4 bedrooms with private baths, airconditioned, WiFi

Property Type

  • House
  • 3000 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Minimum Age Limit For Renters
          • Children Welcome
          • Non Smoking Only
          • Pets Not Allowed

          Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12, Beds for 12

          • Bedroom 1: 1 king

            Ensuite full bath w/ seperate soaking tub. TV w/cable....moreless

          • Bedroom 3: 1 king

            Ensuite full bath. TV w/cable....moreless

          • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

            Ensuite full bath. TV w/cable....moreless

          • Bedroom 4: 1 king

            Ensuite full bath. TV w/cable....moreless

          • Bedroom 5: 1 double, 1 sleep sofa /futon, 1 bunk bed

            Twin over Full bunk. Fold-out twin. TV w/Cable. ...moreless

          Bathrooms: 5 Bathrooms

          • Bathroom 1: toilet, tub, shower

            Large soaking tub...moreless

          • Bathroom 3: toilet, combination tub/shower

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          • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower

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          • Bathroom 4: toilet, combination tub/shower

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          • Bathroom 5: toilet, shower

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          Other Amenities

              • Air-Conditioning + Ceiling Fans in all Rooms, High-Speed Internet Access, Large Kitchen With Island Workspace, Reverse Osmosis Water Tap in Kitchen, Wall-mounted Hair Dryers, Sheets and Towels Provided, Washer/Dryer, 3-car Attached Garage, No Smoking/No Pets...moreless

              Entertainment

              • Books
              • CD Player
              • Satellite / Cable:

                One in each bedroom plus 70' in great room...moreless

              • Stereo
              • Television

              Theme

              • Away From It All
              • Family

              Attractions

              • Churches
              • Cinemas
              • Health/Beauty Spa
              • Live Theater
              • Marina
              • Museums
              • Playground
              • Restaurants
              • Winery Tours

              Local Services & Businesses

              • ATM/Bank
              • Groceries
              • Massage Therapist

              Leisure Activities

              • Beachcombing
              • Bird Watching
              • Boating
              • Horseback Riding
              • Scenic Drives
              • Shopping
              • Sight Seeing
              • Sledding
              • Walking
              • Wildlife Viewing

              Sports & Adventure Activities

              • Basketball Court
              • Cross Country Skiing
              • Cycling
              • Fishing
              • Fly Fishing
              • Freshwater Fishing
              • Golf
              • Hiking
              • Hunting
              • Hunting Small Game
              • Jet Skiing
              • Kayaking
              • Mountain Biking
              • Sailing
              • Skiing
              • Snowboarding
              • Swimming
              • Tennis
              • Wind-Surfing

              Dining

              • Dining:

                Harvest table seats 8 Raised bar seats 4...moreless

              • Dining Area
              • Seating for 12 people

              General

              • Air Conditioning
              • Broadband Access
              • Clothes Dryer
              • Garage:

                Attached 3-car garage...moreless

              • Gas Fireplace
              • Hair Dryer
              • Heating:

                Gas forced air...moreless

              • Internet
              • Iron & Board
              • Linens Provided
              • Living Room
              • Parking
              • Telephone
              • Towels Provided
              • Washing Machine
              • Wireless Internet:

                30 MB download...moreless

              Kitchen

              • Coffee Maker
              • Cooking Utensils
              • Dishes & Utensils
              • Dishwasher
              • Ice Maker
              • Kitchen:

                well stocked for cooking - salad spinner, crock pot, baking dishes, can opener...moreless

              • Microwave
              • Oven
              • Refrigerator:

                Built-in wine cooler Ice-maker ...moreless

              • Stove
              • Toaster

              Outside

              • Deck / Patio:

                2-level deck has seating for 12 to comfortably dine outside...moreless

              • Lanai / Gazebo:

                10 x 20 screened back porch leading to deck...moreless

               

              Reviews

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              Rental basis: Per property
              Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
              Fall/Winter/Spring
              Aug 31 - May 23, 2015
              3 night min stay
              $420
              Early June
              May 30 - Jun 12, 2015
              7 night min stay

              $3,100

              Changeover Day: Saturday

              Late June
              Jun 13 - Jun 27, 2015
              7 night min stay

              $3,400

              Changeover Day: Saturday

              Summer
              Jun 28 - Sep 5, 2015
              7 night min stay

              $4,100

              Changeover Day: Saturday


              Additional information about rental rates

              Fees:

              • Tax Rate 6%

              Notes:

              All rental agreements require a $250.00 refundable cleaning deposit. Deposit is refunded when house is left acccording to checkout list. Checkout list and fees available upon request. 6% State of Michigan Usage tax is additional to the rates.

              $1000.00 deposit for weekly rentals with signed rental agreement to book the week. Balance due in two payments prior to the rental week. 50% deposit for weekends with signed rental agreement. Balance due prior to weekend. Additional nights in September-May are $420.00 per night. We will consider mid-week rentals.


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              Calendar

              Last updated: 09/28/2014
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              Location

              • Arts Tavern

                "A Glen Arbor tradition. A must do on your trip. "

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              • Leelanau Coffee Roasting Company

                "Great service. Small town charm and great coffee"

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              • La Becasse

                "If you love french food, this is it. Reservations recommended."

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              • Glen Arbor

                "Stop by the gardens and restrooms and pick up brochures of the various businesses in the area."

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              • Western Avenue Grill

                "The place is very busy during the summer. Try the whitefish dishes. Open microphone night on..."

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              • Blu

                "This is our favorite special place. the views, the food and the wine...wow!"

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              • Cherry Republic

                "All things Cherry. Free samples. Don't forget the ice cream cones.... "

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              • North Bar Lake

                "Great place for kids - warm and shallow...bring your boogie boards!"

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              • Anderson's Market

                "Wine Room, Thermadore, nice selection of meats and cheeses. "

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              • Crystal River Outfitters

                "Kayak the Crystal!"

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              • Northwood Hardware for Home & Garden

                "Where we go to swap out the propane tanks."

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              • The Dune Climb

                "Bring Water... See the same view without wearing yourself out by driving Stocking Scenic Dr..."

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              • Sportsman Shop

                "Great mens/women sports clothes, fishing gear, and the base for charter fishing trips on Lak..."

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              • Watta Bite

                "Walk the beach, watch the sun set or launch your boat!"

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              • Becky Thatcher Designs

                "Beautiful pieces for all tastes and budgets in a very friendly atmosphere."

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              • Wildflower Inc

                "Great gifts and lovely gardens to walk through."

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              • Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore

                "Freindly Staff and great exhibit inside. Lots of useful information. Don't forget to buy yo..."

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              • Boone Dock's

                "Great deck and entertainment."

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              • Sleeping Bear Dunes Visitors Bureau

                "Great source of information and don't forget your park pass!"

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              • Glen Lake, Michigan

                "Check out the views from Inspiration Point. Old Settlers Park is great for picnic lunches."

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              • Trattoria Funistrada

              • Boone Dock's

              • Arts Tavern

              • Riverfront Pizza

                "Great pizza and sandwiches. Also soups and deserts. Great for the family"

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              32 Miles
              Nearest Airport
              Cherry Capital Airport
              1 Miles
              Nearest Ski
              The Homestead
              3 Miles
              Nearest Beach
              Glen Haven

              In-town Tennis Courts, Color Tour, Wine Tour. Walk to most attractions such as Galleries, Shops, Kayaking, and restaurants. Short drive to Cherry Bowl Drive-in Theater in Honor and Interlochen Arts Academy in Interlochen.

               

              Owner info

              Year Purchased: 2005

              About the owner: Located in the charming resort town of Glen Arbor and walkable to everything which is important during the summer when parking is at a premium, from restraunts to art galleries, and all sorts of recreation opportunities.

              Why the Owner Chose Glen Arbor:
              We have been coming up to Glen Arbor for years and kept looking for that perfect place for our second home. The place we envisioned just didn't seem to exist so we finally built it! Based on the floor plans of great resorts that we have stayed at, Bearberry House allows for all guests to have their own space (and bathroom) as well as ample inside and outside areas for everyone to gather together. We planned for good - and not so good - weather by having a large screened-in porch as well as an even larger two-tiered deck - both with seating for everyone. Our location is quiet enough to see and hear the wildlife, yet close enough to be able to walk to the grocery store ... and pretty much everything else in town!

              The Unique Benefits at this House:
              Walkable to everything in Glen Arbor: Shops, Galleries, Cherry Republic, Crystal River Kayaking, Glen Arbor Park and Tennis Courts, Art's Tavern, Western Avenue Grill, Boonedocks, Blu, Lake Michigan Beach, Alligator Hill Hiking/X-country Ski trails, biking and more!


              Contact us

              Speaks: english

               

              Photos

              • Bearberry House - Luxury Vacation Home; sleeps up to 12

                Bearberry House - Luxury Vacation Home; sleeps up to 12

              • French-door Fridge w/ice maker, reverse osmosis water tap, and more!

                French-door Fridge w/ice maker, reverse osmosis water tap, and more!

              • Couch and love seat with 70 inch flat screen

                Couch and love seat with 70 inch flat screen

              • Master suite - King bed, cable TV, Large, private bath with soaking tub

                Master suite - King bed, cable TV, Large, private bath with soaking tub

              • Cherry suite - King Bed, cable TV, private bath

                Cherry suite - King Bed, cable TV, private bath

              • Twin over full bunk systems with l twin sleeper chair

                Twin over full bunk systems with l twin sleeper chair

              • 2-tiered deck with plenty of room for all to relax, cook on the grill, and dine!

                2-tiered deck with plenty of room for all to relax, cook on the grill, and dine!

              • Our colorful chairs invite you to come and enjoy the wildlife!

                Our colorful chairs invite you to come and enjoy the wildlife!

              • Walk to Crystal River Outfitters for rentals from our house!

                Walk to Crystal River Outfitters for rentals from our house!

              • The trail is completely marked.

                The trail is completely marked.

              • Trail is trackset when conditions permit

                Trail is trackset when conditions permit

              • Voted Americas Most beautiful Place by Good Morning America

                Voted Americas Most beautiful Place by Good Morning America

              • Fully equiped kitchen to prepare, cook, and serve your family

                Fully equiped kitchen to prepare, cook, and serve your family

              • Everything you need to entertain up to 12 in our generously sized kitchen

                Everything you need to entertain up to 12 in our generously sized kitchen

              • Library - desk/seating for quiet time/web surfing with our high speed Internet

                Library - desk/seating for quiet time/web surfing with our high speed Internet

              • Sunshine suite - Queen bed, cable TV, private bath

                Sunshine suite - Queen bed, cable TV, private bath

              • Lilac suite - King bed, Cable TV, private bath

                Lilac suite - King bed, Cable TV, private bath

              • Relax or dine in the enclosed back porch

                Relax or dine in the enclosed back porch

              • A great place to sit and relate the events of the day with everyone...

                A great place to sit and relate the events of the day with everyone...

              • October Sunrise

                October Sunrise

              • Enjoy biking the SBHT to the dune climb and later this summer to Empire

                Enjoy biking the SBHT to the dune climb and later this summer to Empire

              • Enjoy cross country skiing on the Sleeping Bear Heritage Trail.

                Enjoy cross country skiing on the Sleeping Bear Heritage Trail.

              • Bike, kayak, snowshoe and cross country ski rentals 2 blocks away.

                Bike, kayak, snowshoe and cross country ski rentals 2 blocks away.

              • We look forward to having you as our guests!

                We look forward to having you as our guests!

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              Date last modified - Wednesday, October 01, 2014

              $420 - $586 per night (USD)
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              5 Bedroom / 5 Bathroom
              Sleeps 12

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              Minimum stay: 3-7 nights
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