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Incredible Family Compound on Glen Lake's North Shore, Sleeps 16

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The Beach House - From The Lake


Last updated: 12/02/2016

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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Sleeps:16
  • Bedrooms:6
  • Bathrooms:5.5
  • Property type:Cottage
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

About the Property

Cottage, 6 Bedrooms + Loft, 5 1/2 Bathrooms, (16 guest maximum)

Beautiful Family Vacation Compound on exquisite Glen Lake.

Location: Glen Arbor, Michigan USA (22 miles from Traverse City, in the heart of Sleeping Bear Dunes National Park and the National Lakeshore.

2 homes and Separate Rec Room building, 5 bedrooms, 1 sleeping loft (sleeps 7), Rec room also has sleeping loft (sleeps 4). 5 full bathrooms plus fabulous outdoor shower. The entire compound can sleep 16. 125 feet of lake frontage with sand beach, two separate decks, and private dock. Two full kitchens, and 2 grills.

This spectacular property offers a private and unique place to experience Glen Lake and the magnificent surrounding areas. We are pleased to be able to share the Glen Lake experience with others.

The Beach cottage is original to the property, which has been fully updated with much of its original charm retained. It is bright, airy and comfortable. It features beautiful views of Glen Lake from its vaulted ceiling living room, clad in traditional pine. The dining area seats 16 and is great for family dinners. A fabulous master suite with its own deck and luxury bath has a beautiful view of the lake. The second bedroom and bathroom are also beautifully decorated. The kitchen is fully equipped and can turn out meals for a large crowd. The home is handicapped equipped. The nearby wrap around deck also allows for evening dinners outside with the family. Both bedrooms have queen beds. The cottage also has a washer, dryer, flat screen TV, & DVD.

The second home is an exquisite chalet with contemporary flair and a beautiful view of Glen Lake. It features 2 bedrooms and 2 full bathrooms with a queen bed and twin beds in the bedrooms. The upstairs sleeping loft sleeps seven and can be divided by a privacy curtain. The Chalet has beautiful cherry hardwood floors. The living room features comfy chairs, sofa, TV,DVD & VCR. It is decorated with flair and art. The Chalet is equipped with a full kitchen and also has its own deck and grill.

The outdoor shower is truly an experience not to be missed. It is connected to a tankless water heater so the shower always has hot water. It's great after a long day at the beach.

The Rec Room is a separate building, was designed to be a playground for children and teens. It features a large screen TV, DVD & VCR, ping pong table, game table, sofa and chairs. Sleeping loft that sleeps 4. The building has a full bath, washer, dryer and a refrigerator. It is perfect for those rainy days, ping pong tournaments and is stocked with board games.

The sand beach is a beautiful place to lie in the sun and enjoy Glen Lake. The lake bottom is sandy and is shallow near shore, and gradually gets deeper. Glen Lake is known for its beautiful turquoise color. The dock has a deck to sit out with family & friends and offers the perfect star gazing platform. Glen Lake is an all sports lake. The cottages come equipped with three sit on top kayaks.

The property features high speed wireless internet, fax and land lines.

The area offers many and varied fun things to do and see.
The Leelanau Peninsula is made up of rolling hills and valleys, farms and orchards with charming towns and inland lakes surrounded by beautiful Lake Michigan.

Sleeping Bear Dunes is 10 minutes away
A must, is climbing the Sleeping Bear Dunes dune climb. Besides the exercise, the view at the top is of Big and Little Glen Lakes. It is breathtaking.

The interior roads of the Peninsula have well paved roads with little traffic making perfect for road biking. A 5 min. ride by bike from the property to Glen Arbor. For the more avid biker a ride around Glen Lake.

Stocking Drive part of the Lake Michigan National Lakeshore park system offers a spectacular drive through the national park offering various turnouts offering views of the beauty of the park and a great place to view the sunset over Lake Michigan.

Pyramid Point and Empire Bluffs
These two destinations offer hiking and views of Lake Michigan and the North and South Manitou Island that are world class. Novice hikers can make the trek with no problem.

Other areas of interest and things to do:
Lake Michigan and its beaches
Traverse City
North Bar Lake
Manitou Island
Canoeing the Platte River (30 minutes away)
Canoeing the Crystal River (10 minutes away)
Kayaking on Glen Lake right from the cottage
Fishtown - in Leland Michigan
Suttons Bay - quaint town with art galleries, shopping and good eats.
Northport - at the tip of the peninsula
Wineries – Scattered throughout the area

Traverse City Cherry Festival
Traverse City Film Festival, organized by Michael Moore
Casino Gambling
Dune Grass Music Festival
Interlochen Music Festival
Chamber Music North
Suttons Bay Art Fair
Food and Wine Fest
Cedar Polish Festival

In the fall, there are color tours, vineyard tour weekends and a culinary arts weekend, a long distance road bike race and the Iceman, a 30-mile off road bike race in November.

Within minutes of our property are several excellent restaurants and many throughout the region.

Glen Arbor, Michigan (five minutes away)
Glen Arbor has retained its small town feel and its family orientation. There are quaint shops, galleries, a great bookstore, a fabulous and unique gardening store, and many restaurants from family to fine dining, two great pizza places and a gym. There is an excellent grocery store and Barbs Bakery and Farmers Market featuring fresh produce daily.

Art’s Tavern deserves its own special mention. Arts offers a great time, good food and drink, breakfast, lunch and dinner and after dinner fun. The burgers are great, the soup and desserts are great and it’s very kid friendly (tater tots). It features Glen Arbor’s only pool table that comes out of the floor at night. The décor is uh shall we say funky and unique.

Keywords: Two Cottages and Rec Room
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Member since: 2009

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 12/02/2016

Property Type

  • Cottage

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 16
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Wheelchair Accessible

Bedrooms: 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16, Beds for 16

  • Bedroom 1 (Beach house, master bedroom suite): 1 queen


  • Bedroom 2 (Beach house, second bedroom): 1 queen


  • Bedroom 3 (Chalet, bedroom 1): 1 queen


  • Bedroom 4 (Chalet, bedroom 2): 2 twin/ single


  • Bedroom 5 (Chalet, Loft): 2 queen, 2 twin/ single


  • Bedroom 6 (Rec room, Loft): 4 twin/ single


  • Beach house has 2 queen size beds, one in each bedroom. Master bedroom has attached full bathroom with walk in shower, also another full bathroom with walk in shower. Chalet has one queen size bed in bedroom one, two twin beds in bedroom two, two queen size beds and two twin beds in the loft. Two full bathrooms, one downstairs and one in the loft. Rec room has four twin beds and full bathroom....moreless

Bathrooms: 5 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

Other Amenities

  • We have a strict 16 guest maximum, no exceptions to age or size. Additional numbers will incur loss of the damage deposit...moreless


  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable:

    Cable TV, with high Speed internet and WiFi...moreless

  • Television
  • VCR


  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • Fitness Center

Leisure Activities

  • Horseback Riding
  • Sight Seeing

Location Type

  • Beachfront
  • Lakefront

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Jet Skiing
  • Mountain Biking
  • Sailing
  • Skiing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining
  • Dining Area


  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer:


  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet:

    wifi throughout property...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    All Linens and Towels are provided...moreless

  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street


  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    Both Houses have full Kitchens with all utensils and appliances...moreless

  • Microwave:

    One in each Structure...moreless

  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator:

    Each Structure has a full Refrigerator...moreless

  • Stove
  • Toaster:

    in each house...moreless


  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill


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My Standard Rate
7 night min stay


Additional information about rental rates


  • Refundable Damage Deposit $1,000


2017 availability will show on the site as they open

The rental is $5500-$7200./week, there is a $250. cleaning fee and a $1000. refundable damage deposit

25% at time of booking

25% 45 days after bootking

50%, final payment and cleaning fee, separate damage deposit check, 30 days before arrival

Owner's cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting owner when booking

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sandy beach and bottom, great for boating swimming and kayaking


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  • The Beach House - From The Lake

    The Beach House - From The Lake

  • Ahhhh, the beach

    Ahhhh, the beach

  • master bedroom - Beach House

    master bedroom - Beach House

  • Beach House - Living room

    Beach House - Living room

  • Beach House Dining Room

    Beach House Dining Room

  • Chalet Kitchen

    Chalet Kitchen

  • Chalet Bedroom #2

    Chalet Bedroom #2

  • Rec room

    Rec room

  • Chalet From The Lake

    Chalet From The Lake

  • 'The Compound'

    'The Compound'

  • Second Bedroom- Beach House

    Second Bedroom- Beach House

  • Beach House Kitchen

    Beach House Kitchen

  • Chalet - Kitchen Living Room

    Chalet - Kitchen Living Room

  • Chalet Bedroom #1

    Chalet Bedroom #1

  • Chalet Upstairs Loft

    Chalet Upstairs Loft

  • Rec Room sleeping loft

    Rec Room sleeping loft

VRBO #227264

This listing was first published here in 2009.

Date last modified - Saturday, March 25, 2017

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