Glen Lake Michigan Historic Cottage Rental (East Side)

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Last updated: 10/10/2016
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

East Shore Big Glen Lake, 150 feet of sandy beach frontage, waterfront home, near Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, Lake Michigan, Leland, Empire, Glen Arbor, located in Leelanau county, beautiful sunsets, boating, fishing, private beach, bonfires, waterskiing, sailing, reading a good book, dune climbs, view of the alligator and family vacations.

Beautiful historic original cottage that brings you back to yesteryear. Third generation ownership with the cottage built in 1923 by our grandfather. Family owned and operated historically preserved with the minimum of modern conveniences to make this a vacation that your family will talk about for generations. The cottage is clean and well maintained but you will still have to wash your own dishes if you are not eating out. Hand painted murals and curtains, open beamed ceilings, a large kitchen and eating area with a large lakeside screened in porch ideal for big family gatherings truly define this Unit.

In this Cottage on the second floor there are two bedrooms with a set of double beds each and one bedroom with a set of bunk beds then there is a large sleeping porch with beautiful lakeside windows and four single beds. Our cottages all have nice sized living rooms with fire place and cable TV and internet access.

Down at the lake is a fire pit and sunning deck ideal for families to gather and enjoy the sun and fun, the kids can keep busy building sand castles and running in the water on 150 feet of beautiful sand beach frontage. We have a 110’ dock that gets you out on the lake that also has a nice sunning area. Our side of Glen Lake has a sandy bottom and a gradual incline so it is ideal for young children who may not be able to swim and is also great for those who enjoy swimming and playing in the water and for those who are just water bugs. Be prepared to grab a lawn chair and enjoy the beach, a book, and a glass of wine, a beautiful sunset and roasted marshmallows.

This property has another cottage available, please contact us for additional information!

Keywords: Cottage, 4 Bedrooms, 1 Bath (Sleeps 10)

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Property Type

  • Cottage

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12, Beds for 10-12

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom


  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo


  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Horseback Riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Miniature Golf
  • Paddle Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Shuffleboard
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beachfront
  • Lakefront

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Parasailing
  • Rafting
  • Roller Blading
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Wood Stove


  • Cooking Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator


  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill


Write a review 4.5
from 2 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Late Spring
May 27 - Jun 9, 2017
7 night min stay

Just Summer
Jun 10 - Jun 23, 2017
7 night min stay

Jun 24 - Aug 26, 2017
7 night min stay

End of Summer
Aug 27 - Sep 2, 2017
7 night min stay

My Standard Rate
7 night min stay


Additional information about rental rates


  • Refundable Damage Deposit $400
  • Pet Fee $50
  • Taxes Not included

Owner's cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting owner when booking

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Last updated: 10/10/2016
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Owner info

Year Purchased: 1923

About the owner: My grandfather on a summer field camp while he was an undergraduate at the University of Michigan in 1920 looked upon alligator hill from what is now known as Old Settlers Park, and fell in love with the beauty of Glen Lake he then purchased a 1000 feet of frontage. It was passed down to my father and now to me and my two brothers and one sister. Our family has certainly enjoyed Glen Lake throughout many many years.

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VRBO #316914

This listing was first published here in 2010.

Date last modified - Friday, October 21, 2016

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Glen Lake Michigan Historic Cottage Rental (East Side)

Maple City, MI, USA #316914

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