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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), Apple TV and Blue Ray player. USB charging plugs on kitchen counter. 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.
In hall adjacent to bunk room on first floor....moreless
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.
Back up generator (automatic) for well, furnace, kitchen, living rooms and bathrooms....moreless
Fall/Winter/Spring Aug 31 - May 23, 2015 3 night min stay
Early June May 30 - Jun 12, 2015 7 night min stay
Changeover Day: Saturday
Late June Jun 13 - Jun 27, 2015 7 night min stay
Changeover Day: Saturday
Summer Jun 28 - Sep 5, 2015 7 night min stay
Changeover Day: Saturday
Additional information about rental rates
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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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.
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!