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View of living room and full kitchen

View of living room and full kitchen Kitchen looking from living room Living room with Sleeper sofa. Guest house (above garage) and deck in winter Guests enjoying fire pit at lakeside Wonderful "sand bottom" Big Glen Lake, from our Patio. We are 7 doors North of the "Narrows" on Big Glen. We put lots of "Lipstick" on what was a "pig" before construction in 2005 Free Use of 2 Kayaks, 2 Paddle Boards, and much more WOW! Try out the PaddleBoat! Have fun with the Free Bikes.

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Last updated: 04/09/2014
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  • Minimum stay:3-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Glen Arbor house description

FALL & SPRING 3 NIGHT SPECIAL: $450.00 Complete Cost. Additional nights @ $90.00 per night.

Newer (2004) construction on Big Glen Lake. This location offers a great view of the lake in a first class atmosphere. Rental includes 2 Moutain Bikes, 2 Kayaks, and 2 Paddle Boards for guest use. Also FREE wireless Hi Speed DSL:)

This is a private Guest House, above our garage (Carriage House), and is a wonderful place for couples to spend a relaxing vacation. We are also WiFi for those who need to keep in touch with the world. This location has room for you to moor your boat in crystal clear Glen Lake.

This property is high-end construction and has ALL the Luxury you could ever want. Just ask someone who has stayed here!

No Smoking, No Pets, Please.

Keywords: Carriage House

Property Type

      • House

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental

          Meals

              • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

              Suitability

              • Non Smoking Only
              • Pets Not Allowed

              Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4, Beds for 2-4

              Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

              Kitchen & Dining

              • Dishwasher
              • Ice Maker
              • Refrigerator
              • Cooking Utensils
              • Microwave

              Amenities

              • Linens Provided:

                Bed Sheets, pillows, and pillow cases provided. Bath Towels also....moreless

              • Air Conditioning

              Other Amenities

                  • Wireless DSL, Cooking Utensils and bed linens provided, Boat dock (for your boat) We also have a 'backup' Power Source. Never without electricity! If the power goes off, the backup generator starts automatically and powers most circuits in the house....moreless

                  Entertainment

                  • Satellite / Cable:

                    Expanded Cable, with 42 inch HD LCD TV...moreless

                  • Stereo
                  • DVD Player
                  • CD Player

                  Communications

                  • Wireless Internet:

                    High Speed Wireless DSL. All you need is your Laptop....moreless

                  • Broadband Access:

                    Free Wireless Broadband....moreless

                  Outdoor Features

                  • Balcony:

                    Also, feel free to use the Patio, and Fire pit at lakeside....moreless

                  • Outdoor Grill

                  Location & View

                      • Beachfront:

                        Just steps from all the fun of our sand bottom 'cove'....moreless

                      Activities

                      • Cycling
                      • Hunting
                      • Kayaking
                      • Freshwater Fishing
                      • Mountain Biking
                      • Swimming
                      • Water Skiing
                      • Jet Skiing
                      • Hiking
                      • Tennis
                      • Sailing
                      • Skiing
                      • Wildlife Viewing
                      • Paddle Boating
                      • Shopping
                      • Restaurants
                      • Sight Seeing
                      • Scenic Drives
                      • Fishing
                      • Cross Country Skiing
                      • Golf
                      • Walking
                      • Boating

                      Other Activities

                          • Included at no charge are 2 KAYAKS, 2 Paddle Boards, and 2 MOUNTAIN BIKES for our guest to use....moreless
                           

                          Reviews

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                          • Glen Arbor Michigan

                            Glen Arbor Michigan

                            • Guest Alex L. (Where do you live?)
                            • Date of stay 10/17/13
                            • Review Submitted 10/20/13
                            Was an awesome stay. Great location on the lake, very quiet neighborhood. It was exactly what we were looking for! Although we left a day early due to personal medical reasons, we plan on staying again here but for a longer period of time. Thanks for all your help, beautiful stay AL

                            Recommended for: Sightseeing, age 55+, romantic getaway, families with young children.

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                          • Decent not Great

                            Decent not Great

                            • Guest Biker (Franksville, Wisconsin)
                            • Date of stay 10/09/13
                            • Review Submitted 10/16/13
                            Our major complaint was the old queen bed with a dent and squeeking frame with any movement. Nice location, great biking, but left a day early to avoid a night on that bed Street noise was noticeable even with doors and windows closed.

                            Recommended for: Adventure seekers, sightseeing, age 55+.

                            Owner response: Elizabeth, I am sorry you had issues with our rental. I must admit, this is a first for us. I wish you would have called either myself, or our local managers. The rental is less than 8 years old and was built to very high standards. The bed issue is the first I have heard. I keep EXTRA NEW equipment (to guarantee satisfaction) and could have replaced the mattress with a new one stored in the lower level. If you decide to return, please call me with any issues. I have earned the reputation for being one of the finest properties in Leelanau County, and have that reputation as the result of having a great place and always showing good customer service. Sorry for the "hick-up". Fred

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                          • Holly

                            Holly

                            • Guest holly d.
                            • Date of stay 08/31/13
                            • Review Submitted 09/06/13
                            We had a wonderful time. The place was clean and well maintained. The lake was beautiful. We love the town and the area. Hope to come back in the summer!

                            Recommended for: Adventure seekers, sightseeing, age 55+, romantic getaway, families with teenagers, families with young children, girls getaway.

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                          • Little Slice of Heaven

                            Little Slice of Heaven

                            • Guest Linda T.
                            • Date of stay 08/24/13
                            • Review Submitted 09/03/13
                            This little gem was simply amazing. The lake was the bluest we have seen in the Mid-West. Truly one of the most beautiful we've seen anywhere other than the Carribean. We could see clearly to the bottom even in 4 foot of water. A beautiful dock with comfy chairs to sun or moon gaze. Everything we could ask for in the well appointed apartment, complete with our own balcony overlooking the lake. Kayaks and wave runners for exploring the lake. Mountain bikes to explore the beautiful surrounding area. And when we met the owner - Fred! He was such a friendly, kind, fun person who clearly wants his guests to have a wonderful experience. We have already booked our time for next year. This one is a treasure. Thanks Fred, for sharing your place with us. We loved every second of it! We will be back for color tour and again next year. This one's a keeper!!!

                            Recommended for: Adventure seekers, sightseeing, age 55+, romantic getaway, tourists without a car, families with young children, girls getaway.

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                          • Family Vacation 2013

                            Family Vacation 2013

                            • Guest Brie (Naperville, IL)
                            • Date of stay 08/10/13
                            • Review Submitted 08/26/13
                            What an amazing place!! This was our third year staying here and it is always the perfect place. The accommodations and amenities allow for total relaxation and comfort. We had great weather this year and the water was refreshing and clean. The renters are great people to work with and always make sure we have everything you need! We can't wait to come back next year, and many more after that!!!

                            Recommended for: Adventure seekers, sightseeing, age 55+, romantic getaway, families with teenagers, families with young children.

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                          • Perfect home base for Up North vacation

                            Perfect home base for Up North vacation

                            • Guest Deb (Troy, MI)
                            • Date of stay 08/03/13
                            • Review Submitted 08/14/13
                            My family of 4, which includes 2 teens, loved this condo. It was the perfect size for us, with the additional space of the lowest level for our teens (an extra minimal cost). There are a lot of stairs in this condo, so be warned if stairs are challenging for you. Big Glen Lake is clean and beautiful. We enjoyed the kayaks and paddle boards, which were a huge plus for our kids. It is a great location (2.2 miles to Glen Arbor), which we biked to and walked to almost daily. The condo is clean, fresh and updated totally. It was a pleasure coming home to our wonderful condo after long days in the sun. The only drawback is that the condo is very close to a main road (M-22), so we heard road noise instead of the lapping of the water with our windows open. But we were outside more than in, so just a small matter. A great place!!!

                            Recommended for: Sightseeing, age 55+, romantic getaway, families with teenagers.

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                          • Fantastic Rental Apartment Up North - Look No Further!

                            Fantastic Rental Apartment Up North - Look No Further!

                            • Guest SB (Ann Arbor, MI)
                            • Date of stay 06/29/13
                            • Review Submitted 07/07/13
                            My family just had a wonderful stay for a week at this carriage house rental unit. The accommodations were perfect for us - spacious kitchen with a dishwasher, large living room with a sleeper sofa, comfortable bedroom, and well-appointed bathroom. The new construction build was a draw for us - neat & clean, thoughtfully laid out, truly like a home away from home. The first floor entry-way was a nice large space to store our beach gear, coolers, shoes, and other items we did not need or want upstairs. We really enjoyed the included equipment - my husband took the paddle board out almost every day, we all enjoyed the kayaks throughout the week, and my husband and I had an opportunity to take the bikes out for a nice ride on Sleeping Bear Heritage Trail. The dock was a favorite for my 3.5 year old, he loved playing on it every day, and it was a great place to enjoy the lake from. We enjoyed the firepit while watching fireworks on the 4th of July - perfect! The 3rd floor deck facing the lake was a nice place to relax in the morning before we set out for the day (but watch out for those mayflies, they're everywhere.) The location to town and to Sleeping Bear Dunes was perfect, everything was just a short drive away. We even enjoyed some wine tasting on Leelanau Peninsula. My son loved getting ice cream at the Pine Cone and playing putt putt golf. This place truly gave us an opportunity to relax and unwind, and make new memories as a family. I highly recommend a stay here - book early!

                            Recommended for: Adventure seekers, sightseeing, age 55+, romantic getaway, families with teenagers, families with young children, girls getaway.

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                          • Best Value in Glen Arbor

                            Best Value in Glen Arbor

                            • Guest Anonymous
                            • Date of stay 01/11/13
                            • Review Submitted 06/19/13
                            I am a big fan of getting a good value with a vacation experience. I do not mind paying a little more to get a LOT more. The owners of this property have painstakingly gone out of their way to imagine anything a guest could want or need and then they provide it for you. We visited during the winter and found the location and amenities to be ideal. The place was brilliantly maintained, clean and comfortable, and as I stated earlier, anything you could want or need was there. I look at what they offer for their summer guests and start salivating! I have to come back in the summer. Big Glen lake looks like so much fun to play on. All we got to see was the ice-fisherman (but that was cool too) when we would go out walking around the lakes. Everything provided is top-notch, first class. I wish I could afford to have these types of appliances in my house! I am not sure this listing can do justice to the benefits that are offered, and if there were any questions Fred was always available with a helpful answer. The town and the people of Glen Arbor cannot be more charming. What a fun place to be. I recommend eating at Art's Tavern (a classic but be forewarned it's a cash only place), Boondock's and our personal favorite, The Western Avenue Grill where they always seem to have some sort of live entertainment going on and also deliciously wonderful food. The staff at the W.A.G. is excellent too. I would not hesitate to recommend this property to friends and relatives. There absolutely could not be a more fun place to hang out. I give this rental 5 star rating only because there's no option to give it more. Enjoy your stay at "The Steiner's Four Seasons". I cannot wait to return.

                            Recommended for: Sightseeing, age 55+, romantic getaway, girls getaway.

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                          • A great experience

                            A great experience

                            • Guest Sue and John (Kentwood, MI)
                            • Date of stay 05/24/13
                            • Review Submitted 06/05/13
                            This was our second stay at this property and we would definitely recommend it. The photos shown are accurate and everything was in great condition. We appreciated using the bikes there as that saved us the inconvenience of having to take our own bikes along. The owner is very generous with the use of lower deck on lake and fire pit as well as kayaks. Kitchen was well supplied as well. All in all a great place to rent!

                            Recommended for: Age 55+, romantic getaway.

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                          • NYE Get Away

                            NYE Get Away

                            • Guest Erik (Oakland, California)
                            • Date of stay 12/29/12
                            • Review Submitted 01/08/13
                            We needed a comfortable, Up North get away for New Year's Eve. This place was perfect. It's right on Glen Lake, and perfectly warm and cozy inside while it was cold and snowy outside. It was super easy to arrive and depart, and had everything we needed. I'd go back in the winter and in the summer.

                            Recommended for: Sightseeing, romantic getaway, families with young children.

                            Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 2/2

                           
                          Rental basis: Per property
                          Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                          Summer Rate
                          Jun 21 - Sep 6, 2014
                          7 night min stay

                          $1,350
                          My Standard Rate
                          3 night min stay
                          $150
                          $850 $1,250
                          * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

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                          Owner info

                          Year Purchased: 2004

                          About the owner: Fred Steiner purchsaed two 1940s style cottages on Big Glen Lake in 2004, and replaced them with a high-end quality Summer Home and Guest House. We are happy to share our Guest House with those who enjoy the beauty of Glen Lake, and also enjoy 'first class' accommodations.

                          Why the Owner Chose Glen Arbor:
                          Leelanau County is one of the 'best kept secrets' in Michigan. Voted 'The Most Beautiful Place On Earth' (Good Morning Ameroca 2011). Those that discover the area tend to return on a regular basis.

                          The Unique Benefits at this House:
                          Sleeping Bear National Lakeshore guarantees that this area will remain a 'pristine' destination for many years to come.


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                          Photos

                          • View of living room and full kitchen

                            View of living room and full kitchen

                          • Living room with Sleeper sofa.

                            Living room with Sleeper sofa.

                          • Guests enjoying fire pit at lakeside

                            Guests enjoying fire pit at lakeside

                          • We are 7 doors North of the "Narrows" on Big Glen.

                            We are 7 doors North of the "Narrows" on Big Glen.

                          • Free Use of 2 Kayaks, 2 Paddle Boards, and much more

                            Free Use of 2 Kayaks, 2 Paddle Boards, and much more

                          • Have fun with the Free Bikes.

                            Have fun with the Free Bikes.

                          • Kitchen looking from living room

                            Kitchen looking from living room

                          • Guest house (above garage) and deck in winter

                            Guest house (above garage) and deck in winter

                          • Wonderful "sand bottom" Big Glen Lake, from our Patio.

                            Wonderful "sand bottom" Big Glen Lake, from our Patio.

                          • We put lots of "Lipstick" on what was a "pig" before construction in 2005

                            We put lots of "Lipstick" on what was a "pig" before construction in 2005

                          • WOW! Try out the PaddleBoat!

                            WOW! Try out the PaddleBoat!

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                          This listing was first published here in 2005.

                          Date last modified - Saturday, April 19, 2014

                          $150 - $193 per night (USD)
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                          1 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
                          Sleeps 4

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                          Minimum stay: 3-7 nights
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