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Northerness Cottage; a Short Ride to America's #1 Rated Beach!

Bedrooms 3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

3 Bedroom + sleeping porch. 2 full bath & outdoor shower. Sleeps 8-9.


This charming cottage is situated on a large corner lot just one and a half blocks off the Main Street of downtown Glen Arbor. This makes it an easy walk to the best shops and restaurants in the area.

Large palladium windows offer a beautiful view with plenty of natural light. A flag stone patio, fire pit and spacious decks are fully equipped for comfortable entertaining and easy outdoor dining. An outdoor shower provides comfort and enjoyment from a fun-packed day in the water or at the beach.

The Crystal river is located just a stones throw away, with access to fishing, canoeing and kayaking. Of course, Lake Michigan is a five minute walk or a quick drive from the cottage giving you access to multiple beach sites and beautiful vistas.

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Rick Vulgamott
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 10, 2018

About Rick Vulgamott

We have been enjoying Glen Arbor and the surrounding area for over 25 years. While living in Boston we chose this area for our destination wedding to share our love for Michigan with family and friends from all over. Spending summer vacations and raising 2 children on Lake Michigan we finally found the perfect slice of heaven in Glen Arbor and called it Northeness. We hope you will enjoy our home and this beautiful area as much as we have.

Rick Vulgamott purchased this cottage in 2006


Glen Arbor Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Garage
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 - outdoor shower
  • 2 full baths with outdoor shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Guest room on main floor
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single , SLEEPING PORCH
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king , Loft with sitting area, futon and attached full bathroom
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Master on Main floor: attached parlor & twin pullout
  • King size bed (1): Loft Queen size beds (2): Master and guest rooms twin size beds (2): sleeping porch twin pullout (1): Master parlor queen futon (1): Loft
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 6 bicycles
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


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Northerness Cottage; a Short Ride to America's #1 Rated Beach!
average rating of 4.857143 based on 7 reviews

Great stay in a comfy cottage

  • 5 of 5

Thank you for a great fall getaway

  • Submitted: Oct 22, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Sweet and charming!

  • 5 of 5

We had a phenomenal ladies weekend staying at the Northerness Cottage! Very accommodating and comfortable and clean! We absolutely loved the outdoor shower feature. Thank you Rick and Sue for an amazing weekend stay!

  • Submitted: Oct 15, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect location in GA

  • 5 of 5

Our family has stayed at the Northerness 3 times over the last 7 years. Each time we have enjoyed the cottage a great deal. It is located on a peaceful road within walking distance of town. The bikes that are available to guests make travelling to the grocery store quick and easy.

We always enjoy our evenings by the fire pit.

Great place for a family to stay while visiting Glen Arbor

  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful home, tucked away in the woods!

  • 5 of 5

My family definitely enjoyed our stay at the Northerness. The home was big enough for six adults and one child. The rooms were comfortable and beds were too! Having all the linens provided was such a perk! Kitchen has all the items we needed to do much of our cooking and eating at the home. The decor was fun and gave it lots of character. They really did a good job of thinking of everything you could possibly need while you're there. The outdoor seating area and fire pit were phenomenal! Unfortunately, our weather was a little on the rainy side, so we spent most nights inside, but we were happy and comfortable! Glen Arbor is much changed from 10 years ago. It's a busy place during the day but slows down at night and is super charming to walk through. We had two beautiful sunsets. We walked our kayaks down the street and were able to make it down the river just in time for the rain to hit. Crystal River Outfitters were super accommodating to us having our own gear. The Northerness is tucked away on a back road so we had plenty of quiet in the woods. Perfect walking distance from town. We ended up seeing lots of wildlife! Deer, raccoons, skunks, bald eagle... it was great! We were VERY happy with our choice to stay here.

  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely Memorial Day Weekend!

  • 5 of 5

Rick and Suzanne's house is simply lovely. Wonderful layout, great kitchen. We found little thoughtful details everywhere: a Petosky stone in the bathroom stone floor, a state of Michigan rock at the entrance. We used the hammock, the grill, the outdoor table, the firepit! Easy walk to Glen Arbor. Rick answered quickly when we asked about best beaches -- and we loved them too. (end of Bay road and Glen Haven FYI!). Quite, convenient to Glen Arbor. Thank you for a wonderful stay!

  • Submitted: Jun 5, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely, immaculate home

  • 4 of 5

My family was in Glen Arbor for a family reunion. Northerners was a perfect central location for all the other attendees. We slept 5 very comfortably. However the living space is very limited, with only one couch and two chairs., and no table for dining or games. Fortunately, when the weather cooperates, there is lots of space outdoors.

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2015
  • Stayed: June 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Traverse City
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
Arts Tavern
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Western Bar and Grill
Nearest Ski
2 Miles
Nearest Beach
0.25 Miles
Lake Michigan

National bike trail thru scenic wooded area winding thru National park and Sleeping Bear Dunes. Bicycles provided with cottage which include a tandem bike.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $125
Damage Deposit $500

$125 cleaning fee will be added to all rentals

• Cancellation policy: Rental deposits are refunded oNly if cottage is re-rented.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund