Charming Woodland, Garden Guest Home, Remodeled June, 2012
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- Minimum stay:3 nights
- Property type:House
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:Yes
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,
central air conditioning and heat,
overhead fans in living area, and bedrooms
continuous decks on four sides,
satellite HDTV and VCR, DVD, Wifi, and radio
washer and dryer,
handicap friendly shower,
ceramic top stove/conventional/convection oven,
complete kitchen utensils and small appliances,
charming antique furniture,
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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Member since: 2004
- 1200 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Housekeeper Optional
- Long-Term Renters Welcome
- Low Allergen Environment
- Children Welcome:
- Non Smoking Only
Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 6-8
- 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
- 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
- Books For Adults
- Books For Kids
- CD Player
- DVD Player:
- Satellite / Cable:
- Away From It All
- Sports & Activities
- Tourist Attractions
- Autumn Foliage
- Coin Laundry
- Live Theater
- Water Parks
- Winery Tours
Local Services & Businesses
- Fitness Center
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Eco Tourism
- Gambling Casinos
- Horseback Riding
- Outlet Shopping
- Paddle Boating
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
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
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:
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
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
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Equestrian Events
- Fly Fishing
- Freshwater Fishing
- Jet Skiing
- Mountain Biking
- Roller Blading
- Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
- Water Skiing
- Water Tubing
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
- Air Conditioning:
- Alarm Clock
- Basic Soaps
- Ceiling Fans
- Clothes Dryer:
- Free Local Calls
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided:
- Living Room:
- Local Maps
- Local Restaurant Guide
- Paper Towels
- Parking Off Street:
- Sofa Bed
- Toilet Paper
- Towels Provided:
- Washing Machine:
- Wireless Internet:
- Coffee Maker:
- Cooking Utensils:
- Dishes & Utensils:
- Ice Maker
- Child's Swing
- Deck / Patio:
- Deck Furniture
- Kayak / Canoe:
- Lanai / Gazebo:
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:
- Outdoor Grill Gas
- Housekeeper Optional
|Dates||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
May 6 - Jun 23, 2017
3 night min stay
Jun 24 - Aug 31, 2017
3 night min stay
Sep 2 - Oct 14, 2017
3 night min stay
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
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.
Manager's cancellation policy:
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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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.
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.
- Primary: +1 2313343902 May-October
- Secondary: +1 7722870428 November-April
- Fax: +1 2313344313 May--October
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Drive up the hill to Brook Song and its circular driveway and handicap ramp.
Kitchen, dining, and partial living room.
Downstairs bedroom, chest, dresser, rocking chair, and antique desk
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
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
South deck, 2 lounge chairs, (cushions inside), and view of south garden
Brook Song's south, largely perennial garden
Enjoy the goldfish pond from its wood bench.
Sit on one of our homemade rustic benches and enjoy the gardens
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
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
Upstairs twin bedroom, chair, dresser, chest, loft area, and south balcony
Upstairs bathroom with tub/shower and twin sinks, toilet, and plenty of towels
Another view of the master bedroom with ceiling fan
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.
The fire pit area with some open sky for star watching.
Part of the garden area by the waterfall and pond.
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?
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