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Large Modern Lake Home - Close to Everything

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Last updated: 11/27/2014
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  • Minimum stay:3-7 nights
  • Internet:No
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Bear Lake house description

The LakeSide House at HI Point offers a very comfortable yet serene and private setting. If you are looking for peace and quiet, this may be the place. The site is uncrowded tranquil and secluded with lots of space yet not far from the excitement of Lake Michigan, Frankfort, Interlochen and Traverse City. Hi Point Guests have full access to the lake front and to the 38 acres of private woods with sand trails for nice long walks.

The Lakeside House is a modern open air home that overlooks a small lake (Glovers’ Lake) on one side and 40 acres of private woods on the other. The house was built using an award winning design that is spacious and compact. Designed by Canadian architectural group as a vacation home, it is modern, elegant and light filled. The house also features laundry room, family room, eat in kitchen and living room with stunning view of lake; elevated screen porch and deck; and beach level patio. It is a two story home with walkout lower level that opens to a porch/patio that opens directly onto sandy beach that is suitable for wading and swimming. The porch is a straight 25 feet walk to the water’s edge. The family room, eat in kitchen, living room; elevated screen porch and deck; patio offer great views of the lake and sunsets.

Glovers Lake is a place for relaxation and socializing with family. Breath the clean air and luxuriate in the quiet of the secluded woods. Enjoy the many glorious faces of the lake from sunrise to sunset With over a thousand feet of lakefront, it affords the privacy that a true retreat deserves. Savor the beauty of nature in this peaceful setting. Come enjoy Breezy summer nights or the spectacular Fall colors. This is perfect if you are searching and need a place to get away from it all and do not wish to be far away from everything. If you want you action can succumb to the allure of golf, shopping, restaurants, gaming, swimming, or the attractions of Crystal Lake or Lake Michigan all within 10 to 35 minutes.

Location. The home is located in the upper part of the lower Peninsula, Western Michigan, about 10 miles from Lake Michigan. If you look at the coastline of Northwest Michigan, go down past Frankfort until you see Arcadia, the house is about 10 miles due East of Arcadia just across Highway 31.

Lake Quality. Glovers Lake is a small spring fed lake. It is clean, cool - good for swimming and fishing. It has a sandy bottom and a sandy beach next to the house. The lake is clean but small (estimated at 40-50 acres). You can walk right from the patio connected to the ground floor of this house directly onto the beach. The house is actually on waterfront no street to cross, no stairs to climb down. Glovers Lake is not an all sports lake.

Fishing. There is great fishing in the area. Glovers lake itself is average but the surrounding areas are extraordinary for fishing. Close-by is Lake Michigan, Bear Lake, Bear Creek (great salmon fishing in fall), Crystal Lake, the Betsie River and about 10 or so small to medium-size lakes. This area is a fisherman's paradise. With the house comes a three person row boat with oars that can be used for fishing or just rowing across the lake. You will have to provide life jackets.

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Property Type

      • House

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental


              • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


              • Children Welcome
              • Non Smoking Only
              • Pets Not Allowed

              Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16, Beds for 12-16

              Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms


              • CD Player
              • DVD Player
              • Stereo
              • Television
              • VCR
              • Video Library


              • Away From It All
              • Family


              • Churches
              • Cinemas
              • Festivals
              • Library
              • Live Theater
              • Marina
              • Restaurants
              • Synagogues

              Local Services & Businesses

              • ATM/Bank
              • Groceries
              • Hospital
              • Medical Services

              Leisure Activities

              • Antiquing
              • Beachcombing
              • Bird Watching
              • Boating
              • Gambling Casinos
              • Horseback Riding
              • Miniature Golf
              • Outlet Shopping
              • Paddle Boating
              • Photography
              • Scenic Drives
              • Shopping
              • Sight Seeing
              • Sledding
              • Walking
              • Wildlife Viewing

              Location Type

              • Beach View
              • Lake View:

                Pristine views of the lake are available from an upper and lower deck...moreless

              • Lakefront:

                This house sit on beach front with a sandy play area for children and a dock from which to fish...moreless

              • Rural:

                In addition to the lakefront the house is surrounded by 40 acres of pristine woods with walking trails....moreless

              Sports & Adventure Activities

              • Cross Country Skiing
              • Cycling
              • Deepsea Fishing
              • Fishing
              • Freshwater Fishing
              • Golf
              • Hiking
              • Jet Skiing
              • Kayaking
              • Mountain Biking
              • Parasailing
              • Rafting
              • Rock Climbing
              • Sailing
              • Skiing
              • Snowmobiling
              • Swimming
              • Tennis
              • Water Skiing
              • Wind-Surfing


                  • Dining Area


                  • Air Conditioning
                  • Clothes Dryer:

                    Laundry room on main floor...moreless

                  • Linens Provided:

                    Normally linen are not provided. For families travelling long distances linens can be provided for an extra fee of $75.00...moreless

                  • Parking:

                    space for multiple cars...moreless

                  • Parking Off Street
                  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
                  • Washing Machine:

                    Laundry floor on main floor...moreless


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

                    Fully equipped with mixer, blender, coffee maker cooking and serving utensils...moreless

                  • Microwave
                  • Oven
                  • Refrigerator
                  • Stove:

                    4 burner gas stove and oven...moreless

                  • Toaster


                  • Balcony
                  • Deck / Patio
                  • Outdoor Grill

                  Payment Type

                  • Amex
                  • Mastercard
                  • Visa


                  Write a review 4.7
                  from 3 traveler reviews
                  Rental basis: Per property
                  Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                  Oct 17 - May 31, 2015
                  3 night min stay
                  $300 $300
                  Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
                  $1,750 $6,000
                  Jun 1 - Aug 31, 2015
                  7 night min stay

                  My Standard Rate
                  3 night min stay
                  $330 $350
                  Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
                  $2,300 $8,400

                  Changeover Day: Saturday

                  * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

                  Additional information about rental rates


                  • Refundable Damage Deposit $250
                  • Tax Rate 8%

                  Cancellation policy:

                  100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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                  Last updated: 11/27/2014
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                  21 Unavailable
                  22 Today
                  23 Selected dates


                  45 Miles
                  Nearest Airport
                  Traverse City and Manistee Airport
                  30 Miles
                  Nearest Ferry
                  Ludington, Mi
                  7 Miles
                  Nearest Golf
                  2 Miles
                  Nearest Motorway
                  7 Miles
                  Nearest Restaurant
                  cherry Hut
                  7 Miles
                  Nearest Ski
                  Crystal Mountain Resort
                  Bear Lake
                  Nearest Beach
                  Glovers Lake, Lake Michigan and Crystal Lake

                  Car: Necessary


                  Owner info

                  Year Purchased: 2004

                  About the owner: I am a clinical psychologist and university professor. I taught at UM, Ann Arbor for 21 years then moved back home to New Orleans.

                  Why the Owner Chose Bear Lake:
                  I bought the first house and land as a place for me and my family with little children. We enjoy the peaceful and fun time together. I built two other houses on the 40 acres for families to enjoy. There is nothing more therapeutic and bonding for multiple generations to come and spend quiet time together than a week together enjoy the peace of water and woods. I thought of it as an effective way for families to bond and heal; for the old and young to come together. I saw this as an effective way to do family therapy without the therapist.

                  The Unique Benefits at this House:
                  We got away from the telephone, television, and the routines of daily living and just ienjoyed being with one another... playing cards, frolicking in the water, fishing, rowing the boat over the lake, walking in the woods, building campfires every night and telling stories before going to bed. My kids remember this as the best times of their young lives. As a parent whose children are all grown, I think it was the best thing I could have done for us as a family.

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                  • View of Lake Side of house

                    View of Lake Side of house

                  • Lower Level  Family Room

                    Lower Level Family Room

                  • View of house from Glovers Lake Beach

                    View of house from Glovers Lake Beach

                  • Living and Dining area

                    Living and Dining area

                  VRBO #76584

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                  This listing was first published here in 2005.

                  Date last modified - Wednesday, December 17, 2014

                  $300 - $350 per night (USD)

                  5 Bedroom / 3 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 16

                  View calendar: Updated 11/27/14
                  Minimum stay: 3-7 nights
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                  Speaks: english
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