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Glen Lake - Spectacular Dune Views & Complete Privacy!

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Space 1,000 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Cottage, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4)

The 'Beach House' on Little Glen Lake was built in the early 20's as part of the old 'Oasis Resort', one of the early resorts that used to operate around the lake. Originally a boathouse, It was converted to a cottage sometime in the late 30's. In 1996 we completely gutted the original building and rebuilt it as a private guest cottage. Surrounded by extensive decks and a shaded private outdoor dining area the cottage sits on a very private setting on the north shore of Little Glen Lake with spectacular views of the surrounding hills, the Sleeping Bear Dunes, and fabulous sunsets.

The water is crystal clear with a sandy bottom and is excellent for swimming and is especially nice for small children as it is shallow for over 100' out. You have your own private dock, and a dedicated mooring is available should you bring your own boat.

The south facing deck in front of the cottage has both chaise lounges and adirondack chairs and is perfect for reading, getting a tan or enjoying a beverage. A canoe and 2 kayaks are available for your use. After dark enjoy a fire and smores in your own private firepit.

Keywords: beach front, private,great views, dunes and sunset views.

More Details

Owner
Bob & Joan Hawley
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
July 26, 2018

Amenities

Empire Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Please make sure the windows are closed on the lake side if you are leaving in case of rain.
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
  • Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2) Guests provide their own linens and personal towels. Blankets and pillows are provided.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing

Reviews

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Glen Lake - Spectacular Dune Views & Complete Privacy!
average rating of 4.5 based on 10 reviews
5

Gorgeous - dosen't get any better

  • 5 of 5

Bob and Joan, the kind & gracious owners have a lovely estate on Little Glen that provides a Family Compound experience and lacks nothing. The beautiful waters, view of Sleeping Bear Dunes and the lovely cottage has everything one needs to live the cottage life in pure Michigan. Same time next year! Grateful for a place where each of us found the best of ourselves and had the opportunity to marinate in such beauty.

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your wonderful review. We enjoyed having you. What treat to see our cottage left spotless!
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4

Worth going back! A peaceful get away in a quiet area

  • 4 of 5

The location on Glen Lake was beautiful. We loved all the big windows that let so much light in. We were a little worried that there was no air conditioning at first but the lake breezes were perfect and we did not even need it. Joan and Bob were very accommodating and we felt right at home. We plan on going back again as Sleeping Bear beaches and dunes were amazing.

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect!

  • 5 of 5

Had a wonderful stay at the Beach House! We were looking to relax the week after our daughter's wedding, and this cottage was perfect for that! Very clean, very private and had everything we needed to relax. Cottage is right on the water and there are gorgeous views of the lake and dunes. Bob and Joan are great hosts and we hope to stay with them again some day! Highly recommend!

  • Submitted: Jun 2, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy when our guests really enjoy our cottage. Thanks for your feedback and we would love to have you back anytime. Glen Lake is truly a special place and we enjoy sharing it with visitors.
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5

It was a really cute cottege and in a great location. Can't wait to go back.

  • 5 of 5

Loved the view and the open windows at time, the only complaint is there weren't blinds on some of the windows and doors, and even though we were secluded I didn't like the feeling that people could see me at all times.

  • Submitted: Oct 3, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great lake house, great location, awesome owners

  • 5 of 5

Nice house six feet from the shore. Beautiful views inside and out. Fully stocked and perfect lake house for us to have a great family vacation. lots of hours spent in lake and nearby sites at dunes, glen arbor and more. Owners were extremely nice and helpful. They were very proactive in setting up a dock ladder for our little kids and explaining everything. Highly recommended

  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wolverine Lake
5

Amazing beach house

  • 5 of 5

Our family stayed at the beach house for the first time this summer. We had a wonderful time!! The house was perfect and more than we expected. We loved our stay so much we are already booked for next summer.

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Traverse City
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Art's, Boondocks, Western Ave Grill - Glen Arbor
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
The Dunes
Nearest Motorway
300 Metres
m-22
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Funistrada, Blu, Western Ave Grill, Boondocks, Etc
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
Lake Michigan at Glen Haven
Car: necessary

Less than 5 minutes to the Dune Climb, Glen Arbor, Empire, Glen Haven, Lake Michigan Beaches and the Pierce Stocking Scenic Drive.

Photos

Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refunds only with at least 30 days notice.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.