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Private, wooded cottage near Sleeping Bear Dunes and Big Glen Lake

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,000 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 8

Enjoy cool Glen Lake breezes on the shaded deck of this woodsy, classic up north cottage, then stroll across the street to Old Settlers Park for a dip in Big Glen Lake, watch the sunset on the dock or let the kids play on the playground. Close to Glen Arbor, Sleeping Bear Dunes and twenty minutes to Traverse City. Comfy for a large family or two couples.

Microwave, gas grill, coffeemaker, dishes and pans, fans, washer and dryer, pack n'play crib and child safety gate, high speed wireless internet, bonfire pit. Linens and bath towels provided. One bath, two bedrooms: one with a double and a double/twin bunk, the other with a double futon and a twin. pullout queen sofa in livingroom. No TV, air conditioning, smoking or pets. fans provided. Walking distance to two gourmet restaurants and an ice cream / convenience store.

Check in at 4:00 p.m, check out at 11:00 a.m. No pets, no exceptions sorry!

More Details

Property Manager
John Mugg
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 12, 2018

Why John Mugg chose Maple City

We knew this was 'The Country's Most Beautiful Place' long before it got that moniker. The air is fresher, lakes crystal clear, and the quiet will bring a lasting peace.

What makes this cottage unique

Location is great! Something for everyone--beach time, hiking, biking, kayaking, wine touring, or just relaxing on our hammock. The cottage is simple but still has everything you need to be comfortable.


Maple City Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake ...
  • River ...
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • washer and dryer are in the bathroom. bath towels provided.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 double , 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single
  • Both bedrooms are upstairs. Stairs are steep (babygate available). There is also a new pullout queen sofa bed in the livingroom.
  • Books
  • Games
  • Toys
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • water tubing
public park with swimming dock and playground right across the street. nonmotorized boat launch.


Very Good! 4/5 -
(28 traveler reviews)

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Private, wooded cottage near Sleeping Bear Dunes and Big Glen Lake
average rating of 4.0 based on 28 reviews

Quaint, wooded, stones throw to Big Glen ( with dock)

  • 5 of 5

Very cute home in the woods. Exactly as pictured. Private. Simple but with the things you need. We enjoyed our stay in this home very much!! We enjoyed outside fire pit. Literally across street from access to Big Glen lake with dock access( awesome!). Clean and nothing more to worry about other than an occasional spider ;) Some things are dated but charming. New couch. Carolyn was easy to communicate with and responded quickly. This is a great home :)

  • Submitted: Sep 20, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rustic means '50's original

  • 1 of 5

My sisters and I went to Glen Lake to revisit our childhood vacation spot. We dropped our things to explore. Upon arriving back in the evening we were greeted by a mouse running across the kitchen counter, leaping onto the floor, running around the living area. A text to owner directed us to mousetraps in the closet, where the mouse ran into. No further communication was received from the owner. One brave sister attempted to open closet door which was falling off the track. Mousetraps were broken and blood stained requiring purchasing new traps. We had to store our food in the refrigerator or car, suitcases kept zipped, slept with one eye open. The toilet flushes, shower has hot water, lake is across the road which earns one weak star. I am surprised at the rave reviews and understand the high rent in the area. We felt this cottage was overpriced and needs updating and deep cleaning.

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am sorry you were not happy with your stay. We stayed at the cottage just before and after your visit, and there were no mice or else we would have trapped them. As with any older home in the country they do get in occasionally, especially when food is left out which is why it is always a good idea to store food properly and keep dishes washed. I did not know there was any further communication needed, so sorry. The cottage is priced very competitively as we try to keep it affordable for families to enjoy. The pictures are accurate and it is clean and kept mouse free when they occasionally try to get in.
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  • 5 of 5

What an awesome location! Across the street from glen lake, 10 minutes from Lake Michigan, 25 minutes from traverse city and the Trading Post (Platte River tubing) 15 minutes from an awesome restaurant in Empire which is down the street from the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Park. The cabin is CLEAN and has everything you need except for bug spray and beach towels. Not too shabby! We will be back!

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location for family and friends

  • 4 of 5

We had a great stay at Mugg. The location was beautiful and was a nice location for our little group - short walk to the lake, great hiking and many cool outdoor things to do in the area. It was also nice to just kick back enjoy the campfire and grill. Cabin was clean and comfortable.

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Had a great time. Only thing was there was no where to put the garbage. Lol but over all nice cottage and will always love glen lake

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Cottage Life

  • 5 of 5

If you're looking for a real cottage in a beautiful place, then look no further.

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Traverse City Airport
Nearest Barpub
6 Miles
Art's Tavern
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
La Becasse'
Nearest Ski
10 Miles
The Homestead
Nearest Beach
10 Miles
Sleeping Bear Dunes
Car: necessary

Quiet, secluded house on a hill in a forest. Located 10 minutes from Glen Arbor and Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, 20 minutes from Traverse City. Watch the sunset from the dock in Old Settler's park. Biker and kayaker paradise--rent both in Glen Arbor.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $75

$75 cleaning fee
4:00 pm check in, 11:00 am checkout. Must stick to this, especially in the summer, unless prior requests are arranged.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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