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Charming Glen Lake Log Home

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Beautiful log home, sandy beach and crystal clear waters!


Last updated: 04/23/2017
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  • Minimum stay:4-7 nights
  • Sleeps:10
  • Bedrooms:4
  • Bathrooms:1.5
  • Property type:Cottage
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

Cottage, 4 Bedrooms, 1.5 Baths, (Sleeps 10)

Charming family log home on the east shore of Big Glen Lake. Our family has owned this cottage since our grandparents fell in love with Glen Lake, bought the property and built the cottage in 1939. Reminiscent of bygone days, while updated with modern conveniences. Cedar paneled walls and beamed ceilings create a warm and relaxed feeling. The kitchen has been remodeled to meet current chef standards and the dining room comfortably seats eight, unless you choose to eat outside at the picnic table.

There are three bedrooms on the first floor with a queen bed, double bed, and single bed, to accommodate the adults. The second floor is open and perfect for the children, with four single log-built beds, a queen bed, and a TV sitting area.

The outdoor stone fireplace is ideal for roasting marshmallows or an evening chat while sampling local wines. This private, picturesque setting boasts 200 feet of the finest sugar sand beach on Glen Lake. There are lots of toys for the kids to build sand castles and comfortable lawn furniture for the adults to read or sunbathe.

The dock provides additional access to the lake, as well as a large sunning area. A canoe and a 14 foot aluminum boat are provided for your enjoyment. Our lake front has a sandy bottom which gradually gets deep so it is safe for swimming, and it is the clearest water you'll find on any lake.

If you need a quiet place to get away from it all, head to the back of our property where you'll find a spring-fed stream and pond. There is a sunning deck over the pond with a bench where you can sit and contemplate life. Facing due west, we enjoy spectacular sunsets on the beach or from the cozy enclosed lake front porch. Some people have been known to spend the majority of their vacation on that porch.

Keywords: East Shore Big Glen Lake, sandy beach, waterfront log home, near Glen Arbor, Sleeping Bear Dunes, Lake Michigan, western Leelanau County, perfect for fishing, waterskiing, sailing, family vacations, private waterfront, 200 feet frontage, outstanding sunset views
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Member since: 2010

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few days
Response Rate: 60%
Calendar last updated: 04/23/2017

Property Type

  • Cottage

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 10
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 10

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bathroom

Other Amenities

  • Outdoor wood fireplace for evening campfires and marshmallow roasting, large sand area at waters edge for sand castles, spring feed pond with sunning deck, private dock, canoe and 14’ aluminum boat, lakeside screened in porch and upstairs TV area...moreless


  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library


  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Churches
  • Marina
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Miniature Golf
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Lakefront:

    On east shore of Big Glen Lake....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Sailing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people


  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Fireplace


  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill


Write a review 5
from 2 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Early June
Jun 3 - Jun 9, 2017
7 night min stay

Mid June
Jun 10 - Jun 16, 2017
7 night min stay

Peak Summer
Jun 17 - Aug 25, 2017
7 night min stay

Fall Rates
Sep 11 - Oct 31, 2017
4 night min stay

Rates are based on 4 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest

My Standard Rate
7 night min stay


Additional information about rental rates


  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
  • Tax Rate 6%

Owner's cancellation policy:

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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Last updated: 04/23/2017
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25 Miles
Nearest Airport
Cherry Capital Airport
18 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Manitou Island Ferry
6 Miles
Nearest Golf
Dunes Golf Course
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
La Becasse
5 Miles
Nearest Beach
Lake Michigan

200’ frontage of sugar sand beach and lake bottom that gradually deepens, safe for children and perfect for swimming and boating


Owner info

Year Purchased: 1939

About the owner: This log home is owned by two brothers and a sister. Our grandparents had this cottage built in 1939 and we spent our summers growing up here as children. Two of us have lived here for most of our adult lives. We strive to maintain the cottage in the best possible condition, while preserving it's quaint heritage. Our children adore this cottage and help us maintain it to the best of our abilities. We choose to share it with a few select renters to help defray the costs.

Why the Owner Chose Maple City, MI, USA:
This home has been owned by the same family since it was built in 1939.

The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
This is the vacation home most people wish they could enjoy with their families. Memories are created here. Glen Lake speaks for itself as one of the world's most beautiful lakes and we have one of the most perfect locations at which to enjoy it.

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Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few days
Response Rate: 60%
Calendar last updated: 04/23/2017

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  • Beautiful log home, sandy beach and crystal clear waters!

    Beautiful log home, sandy beach and crystal clear waters!

  • Cozy living room with fieldstone fireplace

    Cozy living room with fieldstone fireplace

  • Kitchen fully stocked with everything you'll need

    Kitchen fully stocked with everything you'll need

  • Second floor open bedroom with log beds

    Second floor open bedroom with log beds

  • Lakeside screened-in porch

    Lakeside screened-in porch

  • Spectacular sunsets viewed from porch or front lawn

    Spectacular sunsets viewed from porch or front lawn

VRBO #299084

This listing was first published here in 2010.

Date last modified - Tuesday, April 25, 2017

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