Bluewater House, Big Glen Lakeshore-Fully Equipped 2 Bedroom Suites
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- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:No
Glen Arbor lodge description
Located adjacent to the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, the suites at 'bluewater house' occupy the lakeshore level of the owners' home on beautiful Big Glen Lake. They are available for lodging all year and have private entrances, fully equipped kitchens, living/dining area with sofa couch (sleeper), two bedrooms - one with a queen-sized bed and one with a single and a double bunk, full bath, and a patio. The interconnecting 'Cottage Room' is available to rent and has an additional sofa couch. A maximum of four adults is preferred without prearrangement. Children welcome. Rentals are by the week in the Summer. Daily lodging (two night minimum) accomodations in Fall, Winter and Spring.
The waters of Glen Lake are crystal clear. The sand bottom and very gradual descent make it very safe for families with small children. The lake is great for all types of activities, including boating, swimming, and fishing. A boat launch and a marina are very close by. The Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore surrounds our area and the world-famous dune climb is just two miles away. Both suites are located facing Big Glen Lake with walk-outs to the beach.
Keywords: Waterfront Lodge - Complete, Fully Equipped Suites. 2 available
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Pets Not Allowed
- Children Welcome
- Non Smoking Only
Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7, Beds for 5-7
Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom
Kitchen & Dining
- Dining Area Seats:
- Ice Maker
- Cooking Utensils
- Child's Highchair
- Dishes & Utensils
- Coffee Maker
- Pantry Items
- Living Room seats 4:
- Linens Provided:
- Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:
- Parking Off Street
- Satellite / Cable
- DVD Player
- Wireless Internet
- Deck / Patio:
- Kayak / Canoe:
- Beach Chairs:
- Lawn / Garden
- Outdoor Grill
- Sports & Activities
- Tourist Attractions
- Away From It All
Location & View
- Sound/Bay Fishing
- Deepsea Fishing
- Fly Fishing
- Medical Services
- Massage Therapist
- Water Tubing
- Freshwater Fishing
- Mountain Biking
- Basketball Court
- Water Skiing
- Cross Country Skiing
- Jet Skiing
- Live Theater
- Bird Watching
- Gambling Casinos
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Winery Tours
- Paddle Boating
- Miniature Golf
- Wildlife Viewing
- Sight Seeing
- Fitness Center
- Scenic Drives
- Horseback Riding
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Nice Units But No Privacy
Nice Units But No Privacy
This is the 11th place that I have rented on VRBO. I have been happy with all the units condition. This unit was the first that had an owner on the property. Based on our rental here, we will make sure to avoid owner occupied properties in the future. The units are very nice for Glen Lake. However, this was negated by the owners living in the house above. They are very particular and you certainly have the feeling you are always being watched. On a few occasions the owners scolded our young children for throwing rocks into the lake. They should never be addressing our 2, 3 and 4 year old children directly. I had a big problem with this. This rental is a wonderful bed and breakfast style rental, but does not offer the privacy of a summer lake house with the family.
- Guest Kyle (Shelby Twp, MI)
- Date of stay 08/20/11
- Review Submitted 09/27/11
Owner response: We appreciate the reviewers having taken time to share their concerns. We take great care to provide a clean, relaxing, and pleasant place for our guests...trying to accommodate their needs in as many ways as possible. Yes, this is an owner occupied property, as are many others on Glen Lake. Our guests have private entrances and exclusive use of the facilities along the beachfront and we try very hard to assure their privacy, but we do live here. We know that children like to throw rocks into the water, but to protect the integrity of our seawall, we ask that they do not do so along the shoreline. That request is included in the information and guidelines provided to our guests in each suite. Upon returning from a boat ride, we noted the children throwing rocks from the seawall into the lake and politely asked them not to do so. Speaking to the young children was not meant to cause them (or their parents) consternation, but to address the concerns about the seawall. We agree that it would have been better to address the issue with the parents, who were there with them. We have offered our rentals for over seven years and we attempt to provide a beautiful, tranquil spot for our guests to relax and enjoy. Many families return year after year. Testimony of their positive experiences have been recorded in the journals in the suites. We try to assure that our guests have their privacy and it is unfortunate that these folks felt that our presence on the property resulted in them feeling uncomfortable. bluewater house owners and hosts
Summer (each suite) . *$1350/week, Sat-Sat Interconnecting 'Cottage Room' w/summer suite .. $ 175/week Fall,Spring (each suite,2 night min.) $115/night (Couple)** Extra $15 charge/night: each added person in Fall, Spring *Wks starting Saturday: first 2 in June, last 1 in Aug. $1150/week **Extra one-time $15 fee for couples using two beds
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Year Purchased: 2005
About the owner: Owners Bill and Nancy Batterson built 'bluewater house' in 2005, replacing their summer cottage on Big Glen Lake. They had retired from General Motors and had previously lived on Williams Lake in Waterford, Michigan. Bill had been an Engineering Director in Flint and Nancy had been a Technical Education Manager at the GM Technical Center in Warren.
Why the Owner Chose Glen Arbor:
Blil's parents started vacationing at Glen Lake when he was eight years old. It quickly became his favorite place to be and in 1971 he was fortunate to acquire the property on which the original cottage stood. The cottage was used for Summer and weekend vacations for over thirty years. Bill and Nancy began construction of bluewater house in 2004 and have made it their home since May of 2005.
The Unique Benefits at this Lodge:
Guests at bluewater house will find friendly hosts, a spectacular lakefront location, stunning views of Big Glen Lake, and much to enjoy and do, both there and in the surrounding Sleeping Bear Dunes Lakeshore area.
- Primary: (231) 334-4996 (Michigan, USA)
bluewater house - Shown facing East toward the Lake
South Manitou Suite living/dining area
Living room area in North Manitou suite
The bunk bedroom in South Manitou suite
Peaceful morning on the dock
Sleeping Bear Dunes across Little Glen Lake
Lake Michigan beaches just 2 miles
One of Glen Arbor's quaint shops
Visit us in the Fall
Our winter wonderland
Pathway to your suite
Looking East from the Cottage Room
North Manitou Suite kitchen area
South Manitou suite queen bedroom
Our Cottage Room between the two suites
Our swim raft
Spectacular Inspiration Point over Big Glen Lake. We are near the left.
Famous Leland Harbor Fishtown
Tuesday Farmer's Market in Glen Arbor
Fall color at bluewater house
Snowy Winter in our yard
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