Your Own Private Beach on Sleeping Bear Bay!(17 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:3-7 nights
- Property type:Cottage
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:Yes
About the Property
Private Home, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6);
4 1/2 hours from the Detroit area, and 6 hours from Chicago. Day Drives include Petoskey, Harbor Springs, and Mackinac Island are to the North. Beulah, Frankfort and Benzonia are to the South. More information on things to do and see in the area is available upon request.
Other features include walk half a mile down the wooded highway and treat yourself to an ice cream cone, as you watch the band on the outdoor deck at Boonedocks Restaurant. Rent a canoe for half a day and float down the Crystal River, just minutes from the cottage. Shop till you drop at the many gift shops and galleries in the area.
Climb the magnificent sand dunes at the hill climb, just 3 miles away. Take a sunset drive on the Park's scenic drive overlooking Lake Michigan from on high. Park yourself on the beach and watch the waves roll in. Build a sandcastle. Swim in the clear blue water. Evenings, put jigsaw puzzles together on the porch, or play board with your family at the kitchen table. Rent a movie in Glen Arbor and watch it at the cottage. Build a bonfire after dinner and roast marshmallows for s'mores as the sun sets.
Our renters are repeaters. That says it all.
ADDITIONAL RENTAL INFORMATION:
*Intergenerational sharing is welcome, however, multiple family sharing for the week is not.
Keywords: Beachfront Cottage on Lake Michigan
Summer, Weekly Sunday-to-Sunday rentals only in July and August. Minimum 3 nights otherwise. Sorry, I cannot respond to summer inquiries for less than a one week stay. Due to repeat renters, I only have a few summer weeks available each year. Now booking July-August 2016.
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Member since: 2006
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Children Welcome
- Non Smoking Only
Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms
- Centered at the middle of the bay's beach, you look to the left and see the dunes. Turn right and see Pyramid Point, the tip of the eastern arm of the bay, home of Camp Leelanau for Boys and Camp Kohahna for Girls. The shoreline is 150 feet in front of the cottage, the blue and white, beautiful Manitou Islands are 8 and 10 miles straight out. The cottage sits on the tree-line, with full forest outside our back door, behind our grassy back yard and gardens. Gravel drive, shared with family neighbor, winds through the woods, with Screened-in front porch. Umbrella table on benched lakeside deck, picnic table in back yard, conversation seating area outside in back, wood deck walk to beach, mild short rise from walk to beach with no steps, flower gardens, knotty pine kitchen and living room, ceiling fans in all bedrooms and living room and dining area, caution, there is a steep stairway....moreless
- Away From It All
- Tourist Attractions
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Winery Tours
Local Services & Businesses
- Fitness Center
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Eco Tourism
- Gambling Casinos
- Horseback Riding
- Miniature Golf
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Basketball Court
- Cross Country Skiing
- Fly Fishing
- Freshwater Fishing
- Ice Skating
- Jet Skiing
- Mountain Biking
- Roller Blading
- Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
- Sound/Bay Fishing
- Water Skiing
Vintage 1940s table seats 6 with the island in, 4 with the island not sued. Picnic table outside in back seats 8-10, and patio table in front on the lake side is a round standard size--seats 4-5...moreless
- Dining Area
- Seating for 6 people
- Air Conditioning
- Broadband Access
- Clothes Dryer:
- Gas Fireplace
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided:
- Living Room:
- Parking Off Street:
- Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
- Towels Provided:
- Washing Machine:
- Wireless Internet
- Coffee Maker:
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|Dates||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
May 7 - Jun 23, 2017
3 night min stay
Jul 23 - Aug 26, 2017
7 night min stay
Aug 27 - Sep 9, 2017
7 night min stay
Sep 10 - Sep 23, 2017
3 night min stay
Sep 24 - Oct 28, 2017
3 night min stay
My Standard Rate
7 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
- Refundable Damage Deposit $250
- Optional soap/paper prod $75
- Cleaning $100
- Taxes Not included
Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed. Memorial Day Weekend at the summer rate of $500/day.
Owner's cancellation policy:
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Sleeping Bear National Lakeshore is in our backyard, with scenic drives, dunes, lakes, and hiking trails. The newly paved Heritage Trail for biking and hiking is just minutes and steps away in the woods behind us. Next door lives a charter fisherman. Family board games and puzzles are stored inside cottage.
Year Purchased: 1956
About the owner: I am a retired teacher, author, artist and composer. This was my grandparents' summer cottage. We had the one next door. As the family grew, they built a new one, we moved into this one, and my cousin's family moved in next door. Long story, but in 1999, I inherited the place, completely refurbished and winterized it for year round living. I have lived there ever since. Summers, I stay with my mother in Auburn Hills. I love my home. I think you will, too.
Why the Owner Chose Glen Arbor, MI, USA:
The location and the charm. The knotty pine interior I kept because it's so unique and old fashioned. The location - spot-on looking dead center out to the two beautiful blue and white Manitou Islands with the yellow sand dunes to the left and Pyramid point to the right just can't be beat. The beach is sugar sand, with some small semi-precious right along the shoreline--perhaps a foot or less. Sometimes they are more numerous than others--depends on the winter and the latest storm. The storms, suffice it to say, are magnificent. And the water...well. It can't be beat for summertime swimming. The new bike and hike trail is so close, you can walk to it from the cottage and it will take you five miles to the dunes and along the bottom of the dunes. Fab - u - lous.
The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
This is one of the very few homes for rent on Lake Michigan's Sleeping Bear Bay. Condos--yes, but not private homes. It's the location that makes this place special. That, plus the cozy charm of this place built by the owner's grandfather. Updated in 2004, but we kept the charm.
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A Safe Haven
Your walk to the Beach
Eating area. Additional leaf expands Grandma's 1940s breakfast room table
Gas fireplace insert provides warmth on cold winter days
Living Room couch, door to screened-in porch on Lake Side leads to deck
Back Terrace with view toward the lake
Small steps at entrance and long beach walk make Beachside handicap friendly.
Full kitchen features Grandma's original 1956 stove & added dishwasher!
Downstairs Bedroom with queen bed looks out on the lake.
Upstairs bedroom has ceiling fan.
Our garden terrace in back, the driveway just beyond.
This listing was first published here in 2006.
Date last modified - Sunday, February 19, 2017
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