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Homestead Condo, on Lake Mich, Beach at doorstep, days in June & 8/5-12/18 avail

Bedrooms 4
Space 1,500 sq ft
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

Condo, 4 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 8)



7/8-15/2018 and 8/5-12/2018.

For GoogleMaps put in this address: West Overbrook Rd S, Leelanau, Michigan 49636

Bright, spotless, Homestead beachfront condo at the Southbeach condos in the heart of Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore Park, voted The Most Beautiful Place in the USA by Good Morning America. Four-bedroom, three full baths, two-story, upper-level directly on Lake Michigan’s sandy beach. Sleeps up to eight with a queen-size bed in master suite, a queen-size bed in the first floor guest room, twin beds in the upstairs bedroom and a single bed with a trundle in the other upstairs bedroom.

Directly outside of our beautiful condo is a private beach on Lake Michigan’s spectacular Sleeping Bear Bay. Enjoy breathtaking sunsets all year round. Walk or ride your bike into the quaint village of Glen Arbor for early morning latte, or killer hamburgers at the famous Art’s Tavern. Bike ride the Heritage Trail, a 15 mile bike trail that winds through the woods and along the seashore north and south of Glen Arbor. For dinner, enjoy family friendly dining, or fine gourmet restaurants, which are scattered throughout Glen Arbor as well as surrounding villages and coastal towns.

Glen Arbor is surrounded by the unique Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore Park, which encompasses 30+ miles of Lake Michigan shoreline and provides easily accessible hiking trails to views that are unsurpassed. One mile from Glen Arbor are Big Glen Lake and Little Glen Lake which are connected and have a surface area of over 6000 acres, from 130 feet to 13 feet deep. The watercolor is absolutely gorgeous and considered among the most beautiful lakes in the Great Lakes Region. Plenty of boating, fishing, water skiing and tubing. Flowing from Big Glen Lake to Lake Michigan is the idyllic Crystal River, an excellent source for canoeing, fishing or just watching the salmon and trout from Lake Michigan spawn in a natural and unspoiled setting. Step back in time to rural America by taking a scenic drive from Glen Arbor to nearby Leland, the oldest fishing town in Michigan. Enjoy peaceful vistas and tour century old farmsteads.

Come and discover the well- kept secret of Glen Arbor and the Leelanau peninsula.

Keywords: Condominium

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Mark Helfers
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 24, 2018

About Mark Helfers

My family of four boys live in St. Louis, Mo and we have been vacationing in northern Michigan since 1989. After trying several areas we tried Glen Arbor, staying in houses around the area. When we first rented at the Homestead Condominiums in 1998. We zeroed in on this particular condominium because it is everything we wanted. When it went up for sale in 2004 we knew we just had to buy it and actually worked out details when we were there on our August vacation.

Mark Helfers purchased this condo in 2004

Why Mark Helfers chose Glen Arbor

This place is our dream. The views are spectacular, it has plenty of space for our family which has now been expanded by 4 grandchildren. The kids grew up on the absolutely beautiful beach and in the pristine Crystal River. For all the years we have been going up north, every year we find something new. None of the family has ever been bored - it is impossible! There is something for everyone.

What makes this condo unique

Our condo is in the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Seashores Park. Glen Arbor is 1/2 mile south of us. It really is a spectacular place. Some of the sand dunes are the highest in the world and you can climb up and down them if you dare. The views from 15–20 stories high are unbelievable and the colors of the water and surrounding area are just incredible.

If your family likes bike riding it is considered the best area in Michigan for bike riding. There is the famous M 22 route but also the Heritage Trail, a 15 mile bike trail that winds through the woods and at times along the seashore north and south of Glen Arbor. It is mostly flat with no steep hills so easy bike riding for a family. There is a wonderful bike shop in town that rents bikes at a very reasonable price. If you like canoeing the idyllic Crystal River winds its way from big Glen Lake to Lake Michigan and passes right behind our condo. The water is crystal clear, only 1 – 4 feet deep and about 20 feet wide. Canoe rentals are right across from the bike shop. Big Glen Lake and Little Glen Lake are connected and have a surface area of over 6000 acres, from 130 feet to 13 feet deep. The watercolor is absolutely gorgeous and considered one of the most beautiful lakes in the Great Lakes Region. Plenty of boating, fishing, water skiing and tubing.

In the fall salmon and steelhead trout spawn in the Crystal River. These fish are 12 -30 inches and weigh up to 35 pounds. It really is a wonderful sight to see.

Farm houses from 150 years old are preserved in the park so the rolling scenery is just pristine and as it was 150 years ago. The hiking trails are too many to count but you won't find any that are boring.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Great place – wonderful amenities – Heavenly beach! Thanks for letting us come and visit – it was awesome. The Sullivans, Elmhurst , Indyour condo is beautiful and the view is breathtaking! We are having a wonderful week - The Hoffmans, st louis, moJul 6-13,08 Thank you so much, Mark and Maureen! It was an absolute delight to rent your beautiful , spacious condo for the week. We all had a wonderful time, and you thought of everything when furnishing and equipping your place. We sure would love to return sometime in the future! Best wishes. The Yetter Family, Farmington Hill, MiAugust 16, 2008 We had a most relaxing delightful week, thanks for your great condo. The view from the balcony is exquisite and awesome, especially at sunset. Our family has been coming to Lake Michigan for the last five years and my wife and I can honestly say this one has been the best. The Rudnick Family, Sam, Betty, Tom and Lisa. My other two daughters, their spouses and children (our grandchildren} always ended up at out condo even though they had their own a few units away from us, except for the evening bonfire gathering.
Aug 2008
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Glen Arbor Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 3
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , 2 single beds
    Bedroom 4 - Has a trundle bed
  • Queen size Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (1), Trundle (1)
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Balcony
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • jetted tub
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
2 cable connected TVs; wood provided for fireplace; Beach chairs, towels, toys and umbrella provided


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Homestead Condo, on Lake Mich, Beach at doorstep, days in June & 8/5-12/18 avail
average rating of 4.8 based on 21 reviews
St. Louis

Lovely condo with spectacular views

  • 5 of 5

Everything about this South Beach condo was wonderful. It is spacious, tastefully decorated and the unobstructed views of Lake Michigan are breathtaking. The owner has provided everything for the guests' comfort: nice linens, beach towels and chairs and a fully equipped kitchen. Nothing is lacking.

We often found it hard to tear ourselves away from the mesmerizing views of the lake and the freighters passing the Manitou Islands. There is, however, so much to do in the area from tennis and the beach to hiking and biking and exploring the rich history and wildlife of the area that the activities usually won out except at sunset time.

This condo was perfect in all respects and we cannot recommend it more highly.

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your great review. I am very glad you enjoyed our place so much. My family has been going to Glen Arbor for over 25 years and nobody is ever bored- there truly are hundreds of activities, something for everyone. The town residents are always thinking forward. They were instrumental in establishing the Sleeping Bear Heritage Trail bike path that winds over 20 miles through the woods and along Lake Michigan and is expanding more every year. Trail hiking is endless also. Mark Helfers
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Great accommodations, great views and great times

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for a week and had a wonderful time. The condo is spacious, clean, modern and well kept. The views are beautiful. It overlooks Lake Michigan and is a short walk to the nice sandy beach. Over the years we have stayed at various places at the Homestead and around Glen Lake, and this is easily one of the nicest places we've stayed. All four bedrooms were nice and to have 3 full bathrooms was a real bonus. The unit is up a few flights of stairs, but it was not a problem for my young daughter or elderly parents.

  • Submitted: Sep 29, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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View awesome and condo was clean

  • 4 of 5

Great view of Lake Michigan with a clean condo and the amenities that you need to enjoy a week away from home!

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Family Weekend

  • 5 of 5

We have a family fall color tour weekend every year and this was our destination this year. This was a perfect place for us with our kids and grandkids. The condo had everything we needed and was in a great location with many choices of things to do and see. We have many cherished memories of our trip together. Would highly recommend!! The owner was great to work with.

  • Submitted: Nov 7, 2016
  • Stayed: October 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location and accommodations - beautiful beach

  • 5 of 5

We had a great weekend getaway - this condo is very well set up - beach chairs, internet connection, beach towels and games for the kids, etc. Kitchen well set up - everything was just very convenient! Very clean and well maintained, and great views and very close to the beach. We were there in October so it was very quiet and peaceful. The area is just spectacular. Highly recommended!!!

  • Submitted: Oct 19, 2016
  • Stayed: October 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location - beautiful beach

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 9 enjoyed a week at this condo - 7 adults and 2 very young children. It was well equipped with everything we needed. Very clean and up to date. We have loved the Glen Arbor area for all of our lives and enjoy coming back every year. Plenty of things to do with Sleeping Bear, Traverse City, Leland all less than 30 minutes away.

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Traverse City, Mich
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Arts Tavern
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Manitou Passage
Nearest Beach
50 Metres
Lake Michigan


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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