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Drive up the hill to Brook Song and its circular driveway and handicap ramp.

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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Sleeps:8
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Property description

Brook Song is perfect for a family adventure or a romantic weekend retreat with its king bed, four twin beds, and a futon. Central heat and air conditioning, a gas burning fireplace, surrounding decks, two balconies, satellite HDTV, VCR, DVD, Wifi, radio, washer and dryer, Weber propane gas grill, fully equipped GE Profile kitchen including coffee maker, microwave, dishwasher, dishes, pots and pans, quality linens and towels. We provide a plate of homemade cookies and a fresh bouquet on the dining table. Enjoy selecting vegetables and fruit from our organic gardens.

Bordering on the beautiful Sleeping Bear Sand Dunes National Lakeshore Park (voted the 'Most beautiful National Park' by Good Morning, America), Brook Song is located six miles from Glen Arbor, 20 miles from Traverse City, and 0.7 miles from Big Glen Lake. The home is on the side of a hill overlooking a creek, extensive flower gardens, and a mature forest. Imagine waking up and walking out on one of two balconies to savor the woodland bird songs, waterfall music from the creek, and the peace of northern Michigan. Go for a stroll through the gardens or hike the trails on our 42 plus acres.

Remodeled 3 times since its construction.

Winner of the 'RATED EXCELLENT' Award 2011 and 2012 for Top Vacation Rental

We have abundant wildlife. Certified National Wildlife Federation Habitat, 2011. Certified bee habitat in 2014.

Nearby water recreation on Glen Lake or Lake Michigan includes swimming, snorkeling, scuba diving, water-skiing, surfing, paddle boarding, and canoeing. Also you can fish for bass, perch, bluegill, whitefish, king salmon and trout. Boat rentals and a launch are available. Charter fishing is available in Glen Arbor, Leland, and Traverse City. Other recreation includes golf, tennis, hiking, bicycling, horseback riding, and ATV trails. Bicycle the 10 miles long Sleeping Bear Heritage Bike Trail from the Dune Climb to Empire.

Nearby Glen Arbor and Empire are charming tourist destinations with art galleries and boutiques. Fine dining and great casual restaurants will please anyone's palate.

Spa options are available in Glen Arbor, Empire, and Traverse City.

Concerts, symphonies, and dramas are available in Interlochen, Glen Arbor, and Traverse City. Museums are available in Glen Haven, Empire, and Traverse City

Amenities:: Side by side refrigerator freezer,
microwave,
central air conditioning and heat,
overhead fans in living area, and bedrooms
continuous decks on four sides,
paved patio,
satellite HDTV and VCR, DVD, Wifi, and radio
washer and dryer,
handicap friendly shower,
handicap accessible,
ceramic top stove/conventional/convection oven,
dishwasher,
quality china,
complete kitchen utensils and small appliances,
charming antique furniture,
comfortable beds,
quality linens and towels,
gas burning fireplace,
books and children's videos,
swing set for children
woodimals to delight all children and those young at heart
gas grill for outdoor cooking,
glass top table on a covered deck with skylight for outdoor dining and an additional glass top table on the west open air deck,
2 lounge chairs for sunning on the south deck,
2 additional lounge chairs for relaxing on the east deck,
2 chairs at the creek overlook
gardens, gardens, gardens, and an organic vegetable garden
fresh herbs for your own cooking,
trimmed hiking trails,
one bathroom has double sinks and a skylight,
hair dryers and other conveniences.

Fax machine available at owner's home
Wireless internet is available.

We have a newer 23 foot Cobalt motor boat on Big Glen Lake. Inquire with Captain Larry if you are interested in renting it.

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Manager

Member since: 2004

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 12/05/2016

Property Type

  • House
  • 1200 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Children Welcome:

    There is an additional futon that could sleep 1-2 additional people, for an additional fee per person. Ask....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Suitable For Elderly Or Infirm
  • Wheelchair Accessible:

    Wheelchair accessible ramp, handicap equipped toilet and shower...moreless

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 6-8

  • Bedroom 1: 1 king

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  • Bedroom 2: 2 twin/ single

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  • Bedroom 3: 2 twin/ single

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  • A crib is available on request, and the futon (in the living room) can be used as a double bed. Both upstairs bedrooms have walkout balconies. The 2 bedrooms with twin beds have one dresser each, and the master bedroom has 2 dressers, an armoire, 2 bed side tables, and an armchair. The upstairs twin bedroom has an extra space that delights the children. The downstairs twin bedroom also has an antique desk. ...moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

    double sinks, sky light...moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower

    single sink, handicap accessible...moreless

  • Bathroom on first level is handicap designed: raised toilet, grab bars by toilet and in the shower. Shower has a low level entrance. Bathroom on the second level has a sky light and 2 sinks....moreless

Other Amenities

  • The east deck is covered, has 2 sky lights, and includes a glass top table and 4 chairs. The gas grill is on the east deck. Additional chairs include 2 chaise lounges and 2 others. The west deck is open and also has a glass top table and 6 chairs for additional outdoor dining. The south deck has 2 lounge chairs for sun bathing. Free standing flower pots and hanging flower pots decorate the decks. Follow the path to the steps to the overlook of Hatlem Creek. There you will find 2 Adirondack chairs and a small table. On a quiet morning the deer and fawns drink from the creek. Birds sing, butterflies land on the flowers, and the peace relaxes one. The organic vegetable and herb gardens usually provide for the owners and the guests. As guests stroll the gardens, benches and chairs will be found for relaxing. Some of the benches are rustic and made on site. There are also creations to delight the child at heart: dragon fly, whale, harp, etc....moreless

Entertainment

  • Books:

    Some children's and adult books are in the bookcase....moreless

  • Books For Adults
  • Books For Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player:

    DVD is located atop the china cabinet below the HDTV...moreless

  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable:

    Direct TV...moreless

  • Stereo
  • Television:

    wall-mounted flat screen HDTV with blu-ray new as of 6/2014...moreless

  • Toys:

    There is a large wand for making huge bubbles. Kids and adults enjoy making colossal bubble from the south deck....moreless

  • Video Library:

    The videos are family friendly....moreless

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Autumn Foliage
  • Bay/Sound
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Coin Laundry
  • Festivals
  • Forests
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Pond
  • Restaurants
  • Synagogues
  • Water Parks
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Eco Tourism
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Horseback Riding
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Paddle Boating
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Beachfront:

    The Sleeping Bear National Lakeshore Park has many lovely beaches. There are several public beaches on the Glen Lakes. Empire has a fabulous playground for children right by the sandy beaches....moreless

  • Downtown:

    Glen Arbor, Empire, Leland, Maple City, Suttons Bay, Northport,Lake Leelanau, and Traverse City are all within an easy drive. All over great boutiques, movie theaters, museums, shopping, and dining....moreless

  • Golf Course View:

    There are many wonderful golf courses in our area, one as close as 4 and a half miles....moreless

  • Lakefront:

    Sleeping Bear National Lakeshore Park was voted by Good Morning, America the most beautiful National Park. Many great beaches and swimming in the Glen Lakes, other inland lakes, and on Lake Michigan....moreless

  • Resort:

    The Homestead Resort offers many amenities....moreless

  • River:

    Hatlem Creek traverses the front of our 43 acres. From the steps down to the creek overlook there are 2 chairs to listen to the small waterfalls and the water music. Wildlife may wander by. ...moreless

  • Rural:

    Brook Song is located on 43 acres of woodlands, trails, organic vegetable gardens, floral gardens, and open areas. There is a small creek with waterfalls viewable from a small secluded platform....moreless

  • Village:

    Glen Arbor, Empire, Maple City are attractive and quaint villages....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Jet Skiing
  • Mountain Biking
  • Paragliding
  • Roller Blading
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining:

    The inside dining area has a maple table, 2 captains chairs, 4 regular chairs. The covered east deck has a round glass top and 4 chairs, and the west uncovered deck has a rectangular table for 6....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    Central air-conditioning....moreless

  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer:

    We have a set of large capacity GE washer and dryer...moreless

  • Fireplace:

    Propane gas fireplace...moreless

  • Firewood
  • Free Local Calls
  • Garage:

    The garage is on the main level and can be used for storage of bicycles, water toys, but not cars. One lower garage is available for a car....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Central heating, propane gas. no odor....moreless

  • Internet:

    Internet is available....moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    Quality sheets and towels Bring you own beach towels...moreless

  • Living Room:

    A large futon,a loveseat, and a reclining armchair provide comfortable seating for 6, and there are three woven reed chairs with cushions for others....moreless

  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking:

    There is a circle driveway to the upper level of the home to make for ease in unloading your vehicle. Additional space is on the lower level and on the main level also....moreless

  • Parking Off Street:

    There is ample parking in convenient areas...moreless

  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone:

    Landline is available and free for local calls. Use a cell phone for long-distance calls....moreless

  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided:

    We provide quality towels, but bring your own beach towels and make-up removal towels. Kitchen towels also provided....moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    Bring your own laundry soaps. Large capacity washer ...moreless

  • Wireless Internet:

    WiFi is available....moreless

  • Fax

Kitchen

  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker:

    Coffee maker is an automatic drip...moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

    pots, pans, corning ware casseroles, rubber spatulas, and other utensils...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    White and blue rimmed china and tableware...moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    GE Profile dishwasher...moreless

  • Freezer:

    side by side and clean...moreless

  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    Ge profile appliances, complete small appliances and cook ware, china, tableware, kitchen linens....moreless

  • Microwave:

    up-to-date microwave...moreless

  • Oven:

    self-cleaning with a special drip protector...moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    spices, herbs and fresh ones available in the organic garden...moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    side by side and clean....moreless

  • Stove:

    GE profile ceramic cooktop and clean...moreless

  • Stove
  • Toaster:

    4 slice toaster...moreless

Outside

  • Balcony:

    Both the upstairs king-size bed bedroom and the upper twin beds bedroom have balconies with great views....moreless

  • Bicycles:

    Available for rental in Glen Arbor. Enjoy the Sleeping Bear Heritage Bike Trail ( now completed from Empire to Port Oneida) and the fabulous County Roads....moreless

  • Boat:

    Rentals available at local marinas or ask Captain Larry about our Cobalt motor boat....moreless

  • Child's Swing
  • Deck / Patio:

    Decks surround Brook Song on the main level and there are 2 balconies on the upper level....moreless

  • Deck Furniture
  • Golf:

    Many local golf courses...moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    Rentals available in Glen Arbor and in the area...moreless

  • Lanai / Gazebo:

    There is an overlook over the Hatlem Creek with chairs for a quiet cup of coffee or just a secluded retreat....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    There are several areas for playing games in the lawn areas, while the gardens offer both organic vegetables and herbs and flowers for bouquets. Extensive hiking trails lead around the 43 acres....moreless

  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill:

    new as of 6/27/2014 propane gas grill on the covered east facing deck...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Tennis:

    Tennis courts are available in Glen Arbor, at The Leelanau Schools, and at Miles Kimberly Park....moreless

  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Water Sports Gear:

    Empire has rental surf boards and other related equipment...moreless

  • Wood Deck
  • Yard

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional
 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
spring
May 6 - Jun 23, 2017
3 night min stay
$300
$2,000 $7,600
summer
Jun 24 - Aug 31, 2017
3 night min stay
$350
$2,200 $8,600
Fall
Sep 2 - Oct 14, 2017
3 night min stay
$300
$2,000 $7,600
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$300
$1,800 $6,900
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:


Notes:

$2000.00 /Week

Rates are $300.00 per night (for spring and autumn). We require a three night minimum stay. The rate for a week from a Saturday to a Saturday is $2000.00 (depending on the season). We take a $300.00 security deposit and 1/2 of the cost to reserve Refund of security deposit is within the week or at departure if owner can verify satisfactory condition. No pets and No smoking. Larger groups of more than 6 pay an additional $50.00 per person per stay. Groups can not exceed 8 without special permission.


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Location

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25 Miles
Nearest Airport
Traverse City
8 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Art's Tavern in Glen Arbor
30 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Frankfort
3 Miles
Nearest Golf
Golden Valley Golf
160 Miles
Nearest Train
Grand Rapids
2 Miles
Nearest Motorway
M-72
2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
La Becasse in Burdickville
2 Miles
Nearest Beach
Big Glen Lake

Car: Necessary

Brook Song is 0.7 miles from Big Glen Lake, one of the World's Most Beautiful Lakes, 6 miles from Lake Michigan, and above Hatlem Creek. We are about 26 miles from Traverse City's Cherry Capital Airport and about a half hour's drive from Interlochen, an international music school and the home of the National Music Camp. The National Cherry Festival is the second week in July, the Asparagus festival is in Empire in June, mushroom and fishing festivals abound from spring through the fall. Watersports, fishing, hiking, and bird watching in the National Lakeshore Sleeping Bear Park are some of the favorite sports. Black Horse Farm with carriage rides is 1 mile away.

Other Activities: carriage rides 1/2 mile from Blackhorsefarm

The Sleeping Bear Heritage bicycle trail extends from Glen Arbor to the Sand Dune Climb and on to Empire. It also now extends from Glen Arbor to Point Oneida. The trail is off road and safe! and beautifully done.

Boats from Leland to North and South Manitou offer exploration of these two gorgeous islands in the National Park.

Almost all of our towns have Farmers' Markets with wonderful produce and crafts. The area attracts many fine artists and fabulous restaurants. The State theatre in Traverse City has won the best theatre in the world! Traverse City has a Film Festival which attracts many people.

 

Manager info

Year Purchased: 1988

About: Larry and Ruth are retired schoolteachers. We love the area and its diversity of sports and recreation, the great restaurants, the local farming, the great people, the wonderful scenery, the fresh, clear waters of Glen Lakes and of Lake Michigan, the wide open and uncrowded beaches of the National Park, the quiet of nature, the festivals of the local towns and of Traverse City, the culture of both Traverse City and of Interlochen Music School. There is abundant and diversified good.

Why Glen Arbor, MI, USA:
Leelanau County is spectacular with spectacular scenery and awesome people. Leelanau means 'Land of Delight.' Roo's grandparents started visiting the area when the Model T's became available, and since then our family has been present. We love the freshness, openness, and freedom of this multi-varied topography.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
The land is beautiful. Hills, gentle walking trails, steep hills, a creek that little ones might explore with water shoes on their feet, wildlife and wonderful abundant songbirds provide relaxing but invigorating joy. Our vegetable garden is all organic and when there is abundance, Brook Song guests are invited to help harvest some for their own use. Kids particularly like picking their own! There is abundant parking and storage for quests who want to bring bicycles or watercraft toys. Guests enjoy quiet and privacy, but if they need help, the owners are on site to care for eventualities promptly.


Contact us

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 12/05/2016

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Photos

  • Drive up the hill to Brook Song and its circular driveway and handicap ramp.

    Drive up the hill to Brook Song and its circular driveway and handicap ramp.

  • Kitchen, dining, and partial living room.

    Kitchen, dining, and partial living room.

  • Downstairs bedroom, chest, dresser, rocking chair, and antique desk

    Downstairs bedroom, chest, dresser, rocking chair, and antique desk

  • Go through the downstairs bedroom, and see the GE profile large washer/dryer

    Go through the downstairs bedroom, and see the GE profile large washer/dryer

  • Remodeled entrance to upstairs south twin bedroom and a small loft area for kids

    Remodeled entrance to upstairs south twin bedroom and a small loft area for kids

  • King bed upstairs with 2 chests, armoire, antique bench, and north balcony.

    King bed upstairs with 2 chests, armoire, antique bench, and north balcony.

  • Looking up from the handicap ramp to the west deck and one of the entrances

    Looking up from the handicap ramp to the west deck and one of the entrances

  • South deck, 2 lounge chairs, (cushions inside), and view of south garden

    South deck, 2 lounge chairs, (cushions inside), and view of south garden

  • Brook Song's south, largely perennial garden

    Brook Song's south, largely perennial garden

  • Enjoy the goldfish pond from its wood bench.

    Enjoy the goldfish pond from its wood bench.

  • Sit on one of our homemade rustic benches and enjoy the gardens

    Sit on one of our homemade rustic benches and enjoy the gardens

  • Child's swing set and the gate to the north ridge trail.

    Child's swing set and the gate to the north ridge trail.

  • Enter and be greeted by a plate of Roo's made from scratch cookies and a bouquet

    Enter and be greeted by a plate of Roo's made from scratch cookies and a bouquet

  • Living room- HDTV, DVD, Direct TV, gas fireplace, denim couch, futon, chairs

    Living room- HDTV, DVD, Direct TV, gas fireplace, denim couch, futon, chairs

  • Handicap shower with bar, low entrance , ADA toilet and bar, and lots of towels

    Handicap shower with bar, low entrance , ADA toilet and bar, and lots of towels

  • Upstairs twin bedroom, chair, dresser, chest,  loft area, and south balcony

    Upstairs twin bedroom, chair, dresser, chest, loft area, and south balcony

  • Upstairs bathroom with tub/shower and twin sinks, toilet, and plenty of towels

    Upstairs bathroom with tub/shower and twin sinks, toilet, and plenty of towels

  • Another view of the master bedroom with ceiling fan

    Another view of the master bedroom with ceiling fan

  • Covered east deck, 2 skylights, Weber propane gas grill, another glass top table

    Covered east deck, 2 skylights, Weber propane gas grill, another glass top table

  • Stairs to Hatlem Creek overlook with 2 chairs. Listen to the waterfalls.

    Stairs to Hatlem Creek overlook with 2 chairs. Listen to the waterfalls.

  • The fire pit area with some open sky for star watching.

    The fire pit area with some open sky for star watching.

  • Part of the garden area by the waterfall and pond.

    Part of the garden area by the waterfall and pond.

  • See the outline of a bear?  We are contiguous to the Sleeping Bear Park.

    See the outline of a bear? We are contiguous to the Sleeping Bear Park.

  • Walk through the gate to the organic vegetable/cutting garden. See the tomatoes?

    Walk through the gate to the organic vegetable/cutting garden. See the tomatoes?

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