Unique Haven for 6-8 in 4 cozy BR's +1 Bath, Open plan living embraces the lake
Ann - Member since 2000
About Ann - Member since 2000
We are some of the grandchildren (in our youth) who own, manage and vacation at this wonderful cottage built by our grandparents.
Ann - Member since 2000 purchased this Cottage in 1936
Why Ann - Member since 2000 chose Glen Arbor
Our grandparents visited this area to fish in the 1910's and made the great decision to build this cottage. Our parents, we, our children & theirs have made a seasonal sojourn ever since because there is so much the area has to offer.
What makes this Cottage unique
The Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore and all it has to offer is spectacular.
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
Damage and incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property caused by you or your party during your stay.
Children allowed - Wonderful for well behaved & supervised children.Wonderful for well behaved & supervised children.
No pets - We thank you & appreciate your understanding.We thank you & appreciate your understanding.
No smoking - We maintain smoke-free premisesWe maintain smoke-free premises
Max guests: 8 (sleeps up to 6 adults)
Minimum age of primary renter: 35
Great week in a great location
They don’t make them like this anymore, but they should! A charming cottage with a beautiful view and easy access to the whole SB lakeshore area.
So glad that you enjoyed your visit and exploring the Sleeping Bear. You are always welcome for a return visit. Thank you for your nice review!
Beautiful cottage, great access to Sleeping Bear
We had a fantastic time at the Weese cottage! The wooded surroundings are serene, and the cottage is clean and comfortable. The Dune Climb is just over 5 minutes away, perfect for evening climbs with our kids before bed. Glen Arbor is also 5 minutes away, which we appreciated for quick runs into town for groceries (we also found inflatable tubes at the Totem shop for swimming on the lake). We did lose power one day to a lightning storm but despite the cold weather that followed were able to keep warm with the fireplace. Note that there is no heat or AC in the cottage so you may want to check the nighttime lows before you go and plan accordingly. I do wish we had packed more sweaters or there had been a space heater for the nights that were in the 50s as we were quite cold but perhaps this is a fire risk. We swam almost every day in Glen Lake (no problems with swimmers itch at all!) and drove to Good Harbor Beach for playing in the sand and swimming in the big lake. Note that there is no beach at the cottage as the water goes all the way up to a small bluff you have to ascend/descend to get to/from the lake. All in all we had a lovely week - we drove to Mission Point, Grand Traverse lighthouse, and hiked Empire Bluffs and Pyramid Point with our three children ages 4-11. Our kids loved the sliding wall between the living room and the screened porch. We only had one housekeeping issue and that was that our bedding was not clean when we arrived (the beds were made, but the sheets were definitely not clean) which made for an unpleasant surprise when we climbed into bed the first night, so we did end up washing those in the laundry next door ourselves. A note for the house keeping service perhaps. Thank you Ann for a lovely cottage and stay!
A charming and thoughtful house in an area of great beauty and calm. A very special haven.
Ann was a thorough and gracious host who is a steward of a special legacy. Their family compound is a beautiful spot that they have maintained with simplicity and elegance and reminded of a time when northern Michigan was truly an escape from the cares of the world. The three houses are wonderful; our modest cabin showed that great intuitive sense of space and light that made the house a powerful presence while being as simple as a Japanese farmhouse. And Glen Lake is magical in every way. I could not stay out of the water!! When you add all these things to the beauty and charm of the area you have an ideal holiday spot. We loved our time there.
Perfect in every way.
Our group of 7 had a wonderful time here. Staying in this beautifully designed, architecturally significant cottage was a privilege we all enjoyed. It's equipped with everything you need for a comfortable, relaxing, lakeside vacation. Ann is responsive to any questions; her wonderful mother was just next door, and a brother with family in the cabin on the other side were lovely and helpful to us as first-time visitors to the area. The location is perfect; Sleeping Bear Dunes is very close, and we enjoyed going into Glen Arbor, Glen Haven, Empire, and Traverse City as well. But what we enjoyed most was just being there; on the deck, setting up an easel and canvas to paint on the path in the woods, doing puzzles on the porch, cooking burgers on the grill, floating around on the lake, kayaking, and just enjoying the sounds of the water and the breeze through the trees. You will sleep like a speckled pup here. We loved every minute and will return.
We loved it!
We have gone to the Traverse City area for several years and have stayed on many different lakes. Glen lake has been our favorite! The lake is clean, Caribbean blue and shallow--great for swimming! It's not too busy with boat traffic. The cottage was clean and you can feel the love the family has for it. Our only disappointment was the fact they did not allow outdoor campfires. It wasn't that big of a deal, but we would've enjoyed one. There was not a TV, so my family reconnected with board and card games. We had a great vacation!
Visit the National Park Headquarters in nearby Empire. Walks in natural areas abound: Alligator Hill in the shade of the trees & glorious views over the lakes, Pyramid Point & a vista over Lake Michigan to the Manitou Islands. Trek the dunes or marked paths through the wetlands, bogs & meadows, an area rich in flora, fauna & migrating birds. Learn about life saving & boats at the Sleeping Bear Point Coast Guard Station & Maritime Museum. Follow the Pierce Stocking Drive by bike or car for fabulous sunset views. Kayak, canoe the Crystal River to the Homestead, fish in the lakes or charter a boat from Fishtown in Leland, windsurf, sail. Ride bikes, play tennis or golf, walk in the sand on the Lake MI shoreline, take an art class at the Glen Arbor Art Assoc. Visit the shops & art galleries in Glen Arbor, Empire, Leland & Suttons Bay. Eat at a variety of local establishments. The Narrows Bridge is under construction so enjoy a slight detour around Little Glen to Glen Arbor.
Other Activities: Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore