On Glen Lake Beach Across from Sleeping Bear Sand Dunes
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- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:No
Glen Lake cottage description
Glen Lake is the fifth most beautiful lake in the world according to National Geographic and this cottage is on that sandy shore. We are in the Sleeping Bear National Lakeshore that was voted the most beautiful Park in the U.S. The Sleeping Bear Sand Dunes are across the road with a half mile trail leading to the dune climb area. Enjoy the wildflowers and the freshness of spring in June, sun and sand in July and August, usually warm and wonderful September and the outrageous color of October. Located among lakeshore homes and cottages with woods on one side for privacy.
This cozy 50's cottage is pine-paneled with a fireplace, attractive furniture and new beds, updated kitchen and bathroom, row boat, lawn chairs. Glen Arbor has a large artist community with unique shops selling local artisans work. The Glen Arbor Annual Art Fair is the third Wednesday of July (7/17/13) with 96 artists participating, the National Cherry Festival in Traverse City 1st week in July . Many vineyards, wine tasting, championship golf courses, tennis courts, horseback riding stables, marinas, kayaking, tubing, bird watching nearby and throughout the Leelanau peninsula.
- 1 story
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Pets Not Allowed
- Non Smoking Only
Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 4-6
Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom
Kitchen & Dining
- Dining Area Seats:
- Cooking Utensils
- Coffee Maker
- Dishes & Utensils
- Living Room seats 0
- Wood Fireplace
- Parking Off Street
- Iron & Board
- CD Player
- DVD Player
- Video Library
- Satellite / Cable
- Lawn / Garden
- Outdoor Grill
- Tourist Attractions
- Away From It All
Location & View
- Water Skiing
- Deepsea Fishing
- Equestrian Events
- Water Tubing
- Sound/Bay Fishing
- Freshwater Fishing
- Fly Fishing
- Jet Skiing
- Scenic Drives
- Winery Tours
- Bird Watching
- Fitness Center
- Horseback Riding
- Wildlife Viewing
- Sight Seeing
- 17 golf courses nearby, tennis courts, swimming in Glen Lake and Lake Michigan, Charter Fishing, Wildlife watching, Sightseeing in National Lakeshore, Coast Guard Museum, Empire Museum, Stocking Scenic Drive to the top of the sand dunes, tour the beautiful Leelanau Penisula, climb Alligator Hill to view both Glen Lake & Lake Michigan, climb the Empire Bluff above Lake Michigan, birdwatching, creative shops selling local artisans work, wine tasting tours, hunting Petoskey stones...moreless
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This cabin was perfect for our family of four!
This cabin was perfect for our family of four!
This cabin fit our family PERFECTLY...myself, husband and our 2 boys. The cabin was clean and kept up well. We LOVED our "first" visit to Sleeping Bear Dunes. The cabin sits back from the road, is peaceful and private, the boys had plenty of room to safely ride their bikes around the driveway turnaround. The cabin is walking distance to the Dune Climb. Seemed like the perfect location for everything. We enjoyed having our own swimming area and walking right out on little Glen Lake. The sand area could be kept up a little better, I am a gardner by nature so I caught myself pulling weeds and cleaning it up (I also found poison ivy, just beware) The cabin was equipped with just about everything you can think of...a few things I didn't think of, dish soap and scrubber, kitchen towels, bathroom hand soap, a radio (there is alarm clock w/ radio but would have loved to have remembered real radio). We would love to stay here again and would refer this cabin in a second.
- Guest Kristina P.
- Date of stay 06/15/13
- Review Submitted 06/23/13
Manager response: Thank you for letting me know you enjoyed the cabin (Little Bear) and this beautiful area as much as I do. We look forward to seeing you again. Jeanine Dean
This is a comfortable small cottage. My husband and I enjoyed swimming in the lake as well as hiking on the many nearby paths and found the cottage a relaxing place to stay.The cottage has a great location across from the Sleeping Bear Sand Dunes. This was our 3rd year at this cottage and we plan to return.
- Guest Terry (Washington, DC)
- Date of stay 07/30/11
- Review Submitted 08/24/11
Recommended for: Families with young children, age 55+, romantic getaway, girls getaway.
Manager response: I love your enthusiasm for the beauty of the area, the lake, and the trails. I look forward to seeing you again next year,
This cottage gave us a great vacation! It was very comfortable and in fact a new bed was delivered while we were there! It has a great location and the lake is awesome, espically for kids! The cottage is furnished with everything you might need. We really enjoyed ourselves!
- Guest Liz (Archbold, Ohio)
- Date of stay 07/31/10
- Review Submitted 08/12/10
Recommended for: Families with young children, age 55+, girls getaway, sightseeing.
Manager response: A new double bed springs and mattress replaces the older one. The queen was new last year. We tightened the screws on the bed frame.
Quaint family cottage
Quaint family cottage
Was perfect for our family of 5, including 3 young children. The lake is about knee deep a quarter mile out allowing the kids to play all day long with no worries. Also, there is a small patch of sand at the waters edge that the kids can play in as well. The cottage was fully stocked with all our needs. The only downsides are the beds are a bit uncomfortable and noisy and there is no clothes line to hang wet towels and suits. Sleeping Bear Dunes is behind the cottage a few yards down the road. The cottage is set back off the road so it is private and peaceful. It had a great old cottage feel to it. The furniture was nice and newer. The bathroom and kitchen were clean. Overall, a great little place that accomidates the best that the Glen Lake area has to offer.
- Guest Jennifer (Midland, MI)
- Date of stay 07/03/10
- Review Submitted 07/13/10
Recommended for: Families with young children, age 55+, romantic getaway, adventure seekers, sightseeing.
Manager response: Thank you for your response. We replaced the double bed with a new springs and mattress. The queen springs and mattress were new a year ago. Tightening the screws on the bed frame stopped the squeaking. There are no trees on which to hang a clothes line, but a clothes drying rack is provided. We are glad you enjoyed your stay and hope you will return to our beautiful area.
We would recommend this rental to everyone. Had a great time, beautiful location and area. Perfect for young or old and vistit the Sleep Bear Dunes or just relaxing. The Coats's
- Guest Coats (Southern Michigan)
- Date of stay 10/11/08
- Review Submitted 10/22/08
Recommended for: Families with young children, age 55+, sightseeing.
$700 - $1600/week May 4 - June 7 $700 June 8 - June 28 $800 June 29 - July 5 $1200 July 6 - August 16 $1600 August 17 - Aug 30 $1200 Aug 31 - October 16 $800 Plus 6% sales tax. Fall weekends 2 nights $250
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- Nearest Airport: Cherryland airport in Traverse City at 30 Miles
- Nearest Barpub: Glen Arbor at 4 Miles
- Nearest Golf: The Dunes at 7 Miles
- Nearest Restaurant: Glen Arbor at 4 Miles
Year Purchased: 1995
About: I am a year around resident and love every minute here. My grandparents bought the property in the 1920's. My cousins and their families (about 30) vacation on Glen Lake every year for a week long family reunion.
Why Glen Lake:
I bought the cottage so that each of my children could have a home here when they retire.
The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
Wonderful community of friends with many opportunities to give back. Active churches. Community activities. Always beautiful and engaging. Cottage has been a year round home.
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Families love to play in the water.
Bedroom doors can be seen on right side.
Lakeside. Notice the beautiful sand bottom showing though the water.
Kitchen is difficult to photograph. Electric stove and counter on other side.
Roadside facing the Sleeping Bear Sand Dunes set far back from the road.
Sunrise as seen from the shore across bridge and Alligator Hill.
Sand dune on Lake Michigan side.
Rock picking on Lake Michigan. Coast Guard station in the distance.
Living area faces Glen Lake. Door to the Lake on right of sofa.
Dining area is large and comfortable. Kitchen to the right, door is to the beach
Little Bear is on shore of Glen Lake in front of the Sleeping Bear Sand Dunes
Bedroom with queen faces lake. Second BR is similar with double bed.
Family play on beach.
Kids love the lake and marinas are nearby to rent equipment,
Spring is here in the woods.
You may see wildlife in your yard.
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