Location, Location! Large Home, Beach, Walk to Glen Arbor(4 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:1-3 nights
- Property type:House
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:N/A
About the Property
Six bedrooms, four baths - sleeps 16
With its two living rooms, two kitchens, three-season porch and deck the home easily handles an extended family, a wedding group, or families who traditionally vacation together. The main dining area seats 14. New stainless steel appliances were installed in the main kitchen winter of 2016. For added convenience when returning from the beach, there is a fully enclosed outdoor shower with hot and cold running water and a separate foot wash; the shower is located steps from the back door.
The home is located on a private road that ends at Lake Michigan providing picturesque views of the lake and Manitou islands, stunning sunsets, and a 1 minute direct walk to the private beach. During the summer season the light is visible from the South Manitou lighthouse and large freighters are often seen travelling through the Manitou passage. There are no bluffs or stairs to reach the beach; the beach is fine white sand as is the gently sloping lake bottom. (Lake Michigan is constantly changing; occasionally there may be several feet of small smooth stones at the edge of the lake.) Four kayaks and accompanying life vests are available for your enjoyment. New basketball backstop in the driveway installed spring of 2016.
Walk in the opposite direction from the lake and 3 minutes brings you into the heart of quaint Glen Arbor to enjoy locally-owned restaurants that range from casual to fine dining, organic to gourmet pizza. The new Sleeping Bear Heritage Trail is a 3 minute bike ride from your front door; bicycles can be rented in Glen Arbor. Galleries featuring local artists, specialty shops, mini golf, kayaking the lazy Crystal River, bicycle rental, tennis courts, a winery, legendary Art’s Tavern, and Cherry Republic - the world’s largest retailer of American cherry products - are all steps from your front door.
Several golf courses are within a 15 minute drive, as is downhill and cross country skiing. There are 24 wineries located throughout the Leelanau Peninsula for tours and tastings, as well as a casino (30 min), 140-year-old Leland Fishtown for fresh and smoked Lake Michigan fish and accompanying fare (20 min), a historic lighthouse at the tip of the peninsula in the Leelanau State Park (45 min), and a restored Coast Guard station and lighthouse in Glen Haven (5 min).
A 10 min. drive will bring you to marinas on Glen Lake where you can rent a boat and tour the beautiful Glen Lakes.
Festivals, celebrations and tours occur throughout the year in Glen Arbor and surrounding communities including the Empire Asparagus Festival, the Glen Arbor 4th of July Parade, the Leland Food and Wine Festival, the Lake Leelanau Blues Festival, the Glen Arbor Chili Cook-off and Perch Fishing Contest, the Empire Polar Dip, bicycle races, running events and numerous art and music events.
Glen Arbor is in the heart of the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore Park which provides opportunities for hiking on your own or hikes guided by the National Park Service or the Leelanau Conservancy. The National Park Service provides snow-shoe lessons and free snow-shoe rentals during the winter. Snowshoes and cross country skis and supplies are available in Glen Arbor for winter sports along the new Sleeping Bear Heritage Trail.
The 400 foot Sleeping Bear Dune is easily accessible and offers magnificent views of the bay. Visit the dune climb and climb the face of a 150 foot dune located 5 minutes from Glen Arbor.
Every season is a wonder in this National Park from the cherry blossoms and fresh produce in the spring, the miles of white sand beaches and outdoor activities in the summer, the majestic colors and festivals in the fall, and the softness and beauty of wintertime.
While all the activities and amenities in Glen Arbor are just around the corner from your front door at Hal-Sea-On House, the home’s location is secluded and away from the hustle and bustle of town. The only sounds are the waves lapping the shore, the breeze in the pines, and the laughter of guests enjoying their vacation “up north”.
And, if you’re wondering, why the funny name? It’s our version of “halcyon” which means happy, peaceful and calm.
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Member since: 2009
- Max. occupancy 16
- Children Welcome
- Non Smoking Only
- Pets Not Allowed
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
Bedrooms: 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16, Beds for 16
- King size beds (2) King beds are located in the main floor master bedroom with attached bath, deck access and lake view, and in a lower level bedroom with woods view., Queen size Beds (1) Queen bed is located on the main level with lake view., Double Beds (1) Double bed is located on the lower level, woods view., Twin or Single Beds (2) There are built-in bunk beds in the large bedroom on the lower level - these are not stacked., Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) The couch in the bedroom on the main level with stacked bunks converts to a twin bed., Bunk Beds (4) Bunk beds are located on the main level with woods view, top bunk is a double, lower bunk is a twin; also located on the lower level, top bunk is a twin, lower bunk is a double....moreless
Bathrooms: 4 Bathrooms
- 4 bathrooms, 3 with tub and shower, 4th is shower only
- DVD Player
- Satellite / Cable:
- Away From It All
- Tourist Attractions
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Winery Tours
Local Services & Businesses
- Fitness Center
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Miniature Golf
- Paddle Boating
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
- Beach View
- Lake View:
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Basketball Court
- Cross Country Skiing
- Freshwater Fishing
- Ice Skating
- Mountain Biking
- Water Skiing
- Dining Area
- Seating for 14 people
- Clothes Dryer:
- Gas Fireplace:
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided
- Parking Off Street:
- Coffee Maker:
- Cooking Utensils
- Dishes & Utensils:
(2) The main kitchen includes dishes and flatware, wine glasses, all cooking, baking and serving supplies, refrigerator, electric stove and oven, dishwasher, microwave, toaster, blender, hand held mixer, coffee maker, 6-qt. crockpot, electric fry pan, variety of spices. 2nd kitchen has service for 8, full size refrigerator, gas stove (no oven in the 2nd kitchen) microwave, and coffee maker....moreless
- Pantry Items:
- Deck / Patio:
Kayak / Canoe:
Four kayaks and paddles are mounted on the side of the garage, as well as an assortment of live vests. NOTE: life vests are required when operating a personal watercraft in the State of Michigan....moreless
|Dates||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Mar 8 - Jun 10, 2017
2 night min stay
Jun 11 - Sep 7, 2017
3 night min stay
Thu, Fri, Sat
Changeover Day: Sunday
Additional information about rental rates
- Taxes Not included
Manager's cancellation policy:
Policy available by contacting manager when booking
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Freighter in our bay
Front deck with lake view
Main living room
Fully equipped main kitchen
Reading room next to the library, also a couch in this room
Master bedroom with private full bath, king size bed, french doors open to deck
Bedroom with double bunks, sofa sleeper, large walk-in closet, woods view
Bedroom with king bed, woods view
Second view of large bedroom
Outdoor shower includes bench, hot and cold water, separate foot wash
Private Lake Michigan beach, Sleeping Bear Bay
View from the deck
Living/dining area with sliders to porch, large flat screen TV, wood fireplace
Main dining area seats fourteen; sliders to screened in porch
Kitchen side view, counter with bar stools
Second living room and kitchen: french doors to the front deck, gas fireplace
Bedroom with queen bed, large walk-in closet, lake view
Bedroom with woods view, full size bed
Large bedroom with three twin beds and one double bed, shuffle board table, TV
Outdoor shower and kayak storage including life vests
This listing was first published here in 2009.
Date last modified - Wednesday, May 24, 2017
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