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1936 Lakefront Log Cabin - Historic Big Glen Lake Family Retreat Dunes Lakeshore

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Historic log cabin lakeside view with Deck & Screen Porch

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Last updated: 08/16/2016
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  • Minimum stay:4-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Property description

* * Sparkling WATERFRONT Big Glen Lake * * Grab last available weeks 6/18, 6/25 or 9/3 . Our waterfront log cabin nestles in a sunny spot in the woods on the south shore of Big Glen Lake. A memorable family gathering place with views over Caribbean blue water, a private dock and raft for water-based activities. Dates available for Sat/Sat weekly rent are released in early January after family members have secured their dates. The log cabin is known as "Shack Tamarack" after the Tamarack trees which were felled for logs, gathered and peeled in nearby Cedar. It was designed by Chicago Architect Harry Weese, while in architecture school, for his parents & has been used by family every summer since. A special place at the end of a private drive, a short distance from the Narrows Bridge & Ideally located adjacent to the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. Relax, enjoy your vacation at our memorable log cabin which contains much of the original furniture made of logs. A local field stone fireplace anchors one end of the large living area which looks to the water. To one side, a dining area with long benches & pine table of two wide planks.

Kitchen & Amenities: The KITCHEN is well suited for those who like to cook, contains modern amenities and easily partakes of the activity. The adjacent screen porch with swing is a quiet retreat for sunrise, sunset or mid-day break. Just outside is an ample deck with lounge chairs and picnic table. A hammock and grill are nearby. All areas overlook the crystal clear, spring fed lake.

Log Cabin Retreat & Waterfront: Enjoy the peace of water lapping at the shore or the breeze passing the birches while reading in the hammock or rocking in a chair on the porch. A crackling fire will welcome you after an early morning or evening dip in the lake. Whatever your inclination, a variety of activities abound and you will have a memorable vacation at our family summer home. . . . . . . . . . The cottage has a private dock and raft. The water is shallow at the shore with minimal beach. There is ample sandy shallow water swimming between the dock and raft Kayaks, canoes & windsurfers can be easily accommodated, however we have no facilities for launching or mooring larger or motorized watercraft and the driveway cannot accommodate trailers. Public launch ramps are nearby. Kayaks & bikes may be rented in town.

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Property Type

  • Cabin

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Children Welcome:

    Absolutely wonderful place for well behaved children....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    It is appreciated that there is no smoking on the property....moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed:

    Please do not inquire if your friendly pet must accompany you. Members of the family have decided, that in the best interest & enjoyment of family & guests, to have our own pets take a vacation from us and stay with others. Thank you for your understanding....moreless

  • Wheelchair Accessible

Bedrooms: 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 10

  • Bunk room #1: 2 double

    bunks, 2 children maximum...moreless

  • Bunk room #2: 1 double

    1 child or adult maximum...moreless

  • Bunk room #3: 2 double

    bunks, 2 children maximum...moreless

  • Grandma's Queen: 1 queen

    2 adults...moreless

  • Wing Queen: 1 queen

    2 adults...moreless

  • Child's Single: 1 twin/ single

    also adjoins Wing...moreless

  • Pop's First Floor Double: 1 double

    1 or 2 adults...moreless

  • PLEASE read the BR description carefully. THANK YOU! Due to the beds & BR configuration, the cabin is most suited for 5-6 adults & a maximum of 5-6 children. 10 total guests is the family preference, both for your comfort & impact on cabin's historic features. All rooms except Pop's are on the 2nd floor. The 2 queen rooms, Grandma's & Wing, are suited for adults. The single connects to the Wing queen (each has its own access) and is most often used as a young child's room. It can accommodate a small crib. The Pop's double on the first floor is favored by grandparents. The remaining 3 "bunk" rooms are off a covered exterior balcony (see photos) accessible by both interior & exterior stairs. The rooms are divided by about 9' high walls which do NOT extend to the sloping log & plank roof. They lack the privacy an adult may wish. 2 have double bunks & 1 a double. The beds are intended for 1 person each. Only the single room can accommodate a portable child's crib or pack'n'play....moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bathroom

  • Outdoor: outdoor shower

    Perfect after a hike, bike ride or sandy excursion. Hot/Cold...moreless

  • Bathroom 2nd floor: toilet

    with sink and toilet accessible to all 2nd floor bedrooms...moreless

  • Bathroom: toilet, shower

    1st floor...moreless

  • This is an historic, well maintained log cabin with the convenience of a half bath on the second floor. There is one full bath with a shower on the first floor. There is a simple outside shower with warm water. Bedding, Linens and bath towels provided. Please bring your beach towels....moreless

Other Amenities

  • For HomeAway & VacationRentals, be sure to hover over the amenities with the ....for further information. * The Cabin has a Private Dock & raft. - The wonderful screened porch overlooks the lake as does the large deck with picnic table and comfortable seating. All family members like to cook and you will find the kitchen amply supplied with necessary equipment - The amenities are the absolutely wonderful lake and area of the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. If you have specific needs or requests please inquire....moreless

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic

Attractions

  • Autumn Foliage
  • Restaurants

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Horseback Riding
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Lake:

    Private frontage on the South side of Big Glen Lake...moreless

  • Village:

    Glen Arbor 3 miles, Empire 5 miles...moreless

  • Waterfront

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Sailing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 10 people

General

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Firewood
  • Linens Provided:

    Please provide beach towels...moreless

  • Parking:

    covered carport for one car & circular drive...moreless

  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided:

    for cabin use only. Please bring beach towels...moreless

  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace:

    Wood Provided...moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Deck / Patio:

    picnic table and casual seating overlooking the lake...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda:

    screen porch overlooking the lake...moreless

  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Indian Summer
Sep 10 - Sep 26, 2016
4 night min stay
$500 $525
Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
$2,975
My Standard Rate
7 night min stay

$3,675

Changeover Day: Saturday


Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $750
  • Taxes Not included

Notes:

Sat 4:00 pm / Sat 10:00 am

Rates are for 8 guests. A maximum of 4 additional guests may be accommodated. This is subject solely to owner's determination if the complement of guests & total number will be comfortable & are appropriate to the cabin's design, accommodations & historic features. Please contact us for rates & suitability.

The $750 refundable security is based on 8 guests. It is $1,000 for more than 8 guests.

A maximum cleaning fee of $75 for up to 8 guests, and $100 for more than 8 guests will be deducted from the security deposit.


Owner's cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting owner when booking


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Last updated: 08/16/2016
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Location

27 Miles
Nearest Airport
Traverse City
3 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Glen Arbor & Empire, nearby environs
3 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Glen Arbor & Empire, nearby environs
3 Miles
Nearest Beach
Lake Michigan

Car: Necessary

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.

Other Activities: Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 1936

About the owner: We are some of the grandchildren (in our youth) who own, manage and vacation at this wonderful log cabin built by our grandparents.

Why the Owner Chose Glen Arbor, MI, USA:
Our grandparents visited this area to fish in the 1910's and made the great decision to build this log cabin and make it their home for a large part of the year. Our parents, we, our children & theirs have made a seasonal sojourn ever since because there is so much the area has to offer.


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Speaks: english

 

Photos

  • Historic log cabin lakeside view with Deck & Screen Porch

    Historic log cabin lakeside view with Deck & Screen Porch

  • Living Room

    Living Room

  • Reading Alcove

    Reading Alcove

  • Screen Porch looking on lake

    Screen Porch looking on lake

  • Crystal blue water of lake & private raft

    Crystal blue water of lake & private raft

  • Kitchen - well provided for cooking

    Kitchen - well provided for cooking

  • Dining

    Dining

  • Queen Bedroom - "Grandma's"

    Queen Bedroom - "Grandma's"

  • Double, Bunk room #2

    Double, Bunk room #2

  • Private dock access to lake and raft

    Private dock access to lake and raft

  • Inspiration Point - just up the road

    Inspiration Point - just up the road

  • August Sunrise

    August Sunrise

  • View of private raft from deck

    View of private raft from deck

  • Living Room - view on lake

    Living Room - view on lake

  • View from fireplace - Queen BR top of stairs, Double on 1st beneath & bath

    View from fireplace - Queen BR top of stairs, Double on 1st beneath & bath

  • Lakeside Deck

    Lakeside Deck

  • Morning sunrise

    Morning sunrise

  • Kitchen pass through to pine plank dining table

    Kitchen pass through to pine plank dining table

  • Bedroom - First Floor Double

    Bedroom - First Floor Double

  • Queen Bedroom - "Wing"

    Queen Bedroom - "Wing"

  • Bunk room #3, Bunk room #1 similar

    Bunk room #3, Bunk room #1 similar

  • Entry showing balcony access to Bunk rooms, Wing queen & outside stair.

    Entry showing balcony access to Bunk rooms, Wing queen & outside stair.

  • Lake Michigan beach at Glen Arbor

    Lake Michigan beach at Glen Arbor

  • Watercolor by Harry Weese of cabin he designed circa 1936

    Watercolor by Harry Weese of cabin he designed circa 1936

VRBO #38271

This listing was first published here in 2004.

Date last modified - Tuesday, September 20, 2016

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  • Bedrooms
    7
  • Bathrooms
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