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Beautiful Glen Lake Home - Stunning Inside and Out

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 6-7)

Drom Hus is located on the north shore of Little Glen Lake, adjacent to the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore! Don't wait! Our home can be your home for a fabulous vacation in the heart of this outstanding National Park, named in August of 2011 as the most beautiful place in the nation by Good Morning America!


weeks of

June 24 - July 1,


August 19-26

JUST BECAME AVAILABLE. CHECK OUR CALENDAR AND CALL IMMEDIATELY TO SECURE YOUR VACATION; special discounts apply for May and color season (September and October).

If you're familiar with Glen Lake, you know why people come here again and again. If you're new to the area, you won't be surprised to learn that long ago, National Geographic named Glen Lake as one of the ten most beautiful lakes in the it remains, due to the strong community pride and stewardship of its owners. Located on the north shore of Little Glen Lake, this Town & Country-designed home is a lake house with all the amenities. Enjoy the lake for swimming and boating; we provide two kayaks, a Sunfish sailboat, a pontoon hoist and a buoy for mooring your boat or a rental. Watch the sun set over the dunes from the dock. Create some memories with family and friends around the bonfire. Explore the county's fabulous wineries and unmatched scenery.

The main level features the master suite (complete with private lake side deck). The master bath features a two-headed shower. The kitchen and living space is combined and large, with 20 foot ceilings and exposed beams. A huge wraparound deck offers great outdoor dining.

The lower level features two more bedrooms, one with a queen bed and one with twin beds. These bedrooms share a huge bathroom with tub. A large family room features a window wall and high ceilings, as well as a gas fireplace. You'll want to keep beverages and snacks handy at the wet bar. Sliding doors from this level lead outside to the water, and both bedrooms feature lake view windows. We have a Fisher Price Pack 'n Play for infants/toddlers, and an old fashioned high chair. In total, we can accommodate six overnight guests and will allow one additional infant who is still sleeping in a crib.

Located on Day Forest Road, you can enjoy lovely bike rides through the National Park. Our home is just three miles from the Dune Climb, three miles from Glen Arbor for restaurants (gourmet or great burgers), groceries, and unique shopping, including the headquarters of The Cherry Republic. The Dunes Golf Course is five minutes away. Our favorite Lake Michigan beach (if you're on the hunt for Petoskey Stones) is just four miles from our home in Glen Haven.

One hundred feet of beach frontage on Little Glen Lake offers fantastic views, exquisite sunsets, starry skies, and the most beautiful lake colors, sparkling turquoise and blues. Great site for children as the water is shallow for 300 feet, lake floor is sandy and water is crystal clear. A dock extends out into the lake; rented or personal watercraft can be moored in front of our home. A picnic table is great for family meals or entertaining.

This is our home, and we share it with only a select few. You will find it well-equipped with a gourmet kitchen, three refrigerators (one is bar size), comfortable and stylish deck seating, and creature comforts that might cause you to stay at the home for your entire stay.

But don't miss all that this area has to offer. Traverse City has been recently lauded as a gourmet city by Bon Appetit Magazine, and there are wine, comedy, film and harvest events, as well as the Cherry Festival. When you book your visit, we can help you with information about what will be happening during your stay.

Keywords: Sand beach, Leelanau Peninsula, Sleeping Bear National Lakeshore, cherries, wine, Glen Arbor, Northern Michigan, Traverse City, lake home, waterfront, Glen Lake

More Details

John Soderholm
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 25, 2017

About John Soderholm

John and Karen are retired and plan to travel in an Airstream motor coach while you're enjoying their lakefront home. John was the township supervisor in Glen Arbor for 16 years and Karen is a writer. While we know that we live in paradise, the open road is beckoning and we're excited to be planning trips to other national and state parks.

John Soderholm purchased this house in 1994

Why John Soderholm chose Sleeping Bear Dunes

Glen Lake has been our home for more than 20 years and prior to that we vacationed here. With four distinctly special seasons, you'll always find respite from the business of life and a place to make lasting memories.

What makes this house unique

Our home is adjacent to the National Lakeshore, 70,000 acres of woods and beach. Seeing wildlife is a regular occurrence. Our home is just a few steps from the lake, so evening swims and morning dips are easy and enjoyable. Our road is quiet and great for running, walking, bike riding.


Empire House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2.5
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Queen size Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (2), Baby Cribs (1)
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Outdoor Grill
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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Beautiful Glen Lake Home - Stunning Inside and Out
average rating of 5.0 based on 3 reviews
Anderson, Ohio

Beautiful lake home.

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed in many houses and cabins on both Big and Little Glan lake. This is by far the nicest. (It is a house, NOT a cabin) It is equipped in every way! We celebrated a birthday and the Fourth of July during our stay and had everything we needed for a gourmet dinner with cake and fitting American celebration. The two kayaks began and ended every day in a peaceful ritual I miss!! The beds were comfortable with plenty of clean, nice linens. I'm almost afraid to share this house!!

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Chicago, IL, USA

Wonderful home on beautiful lake!

  • 5 of 5

Considering this was our first trip to the Leelanau region, we could not be happier with the beautiful house set on a wonderful lake...set on the north shore with great access to town and the natural sites of the peninsula. Separation of bedrooms with master on main level and 2 bedrooms below was great for our family of 5. The lake buoy allowed us to keep a pontoon for the week and we loved sailing the included Sunfish. The house was very clean and well supplied...never saw another on the lake we would have rather been staying in! Would love to return!

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Bloomfield Hills, MI

Exquisite Home & Hospitality!

  • 5 of 5

Our family had the most wonderful stay at this home. We were warmly welcomed into this exquisitely appointed home from the moment we arrived. No detail was overlooked. The accommodations were nicer than a 5-star hotel - roomy enough for our family of 5, beautifully decorated, yet incredibly comfortable. Lake access was amazing. Close to Dunes, Leland, wineries, Lake Michigan hikes, delicious restaurants, Traverse City. Best of all was the hospitality and kindness shown by the owners. We made memories to last a lifetime!

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2011
  • Stayed: Aug 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Traverse City, MI
Nearest Point of Interest
Sleeping Bear Dune Climb
Nearest Point of Interest
Sleeping Bear Scenic Drive
Nearest Point of Interest
Glen Arbor
Nearest Point of Interest
Glen Haven Beach
Car: necessary

Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore surrounds the property; the popular dune climb and scenic drive are just five minutes from home; more than 30 wineries and many cherry orchards are nearby.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $200

50% of weekly rate is due to reserve; remaining 50%, sales tax, cleaning fee and security deposit ($500) due 30 days prior to start date. Checks only.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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