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SUGARLOAF RETREAT: August dates OPEN! Glen Arbor, Leland-10 min. away

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Space 1,250 sq ft
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

Spacious 2 bedroom, townhome with a property pool, located in Leelanau County! This Sugarloaf townhome is an ideal spot located in the heart of the Leelanau Peninsula- minutes from Lake Michigan,Sleeping Bear Dunes, Little Traverse Lake, Glen Arbor, Leland and much more!

This is the perfect retreat for the avid golfer, hiking enthusiast, water or wine lover. If you've always wanted to explore Sleeping Bear Dunes, this is the perfect location for your visit to Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. Rent a local dune buggy or bring your comfortable shoes for climbing and walking the dunes at your leisure. The area surrounding Sugarloaf has a variety of lakes to enjoy water sports, wineries (20+), spas and great restaurants, all within a short drive.

As you walk into Sugarloaf Sweet Retreat, you are greeted with an easy space to take off your shoes, hang your jacket and enter your vacation comfortably. On the left, you'll find the kitchen with all the modern conveniences of home. You'll have a full-sized refrigerator, stove/oven, and microwave. Even the washer/dryer is conveniently tucked into a special spot on the edge of the kitchen. The kitchen has pots/pans, and all your basic utensils. Just ask us if there is something special you need and we'll do our best to make sure it is there for you. We want your trip to be as comfortable and convenient as possible. The kitchen has 2 entry/exit points, so it's easy to get around. A nice, simple 1/2 bath (with a sink and toilet) is just the entry way and across from the kitchen.

Outside one side of the kitchen is the dining area. Six people can conveniently eat together, just outside the kitchen. Next to the dining area is the cozy living room. There you will find a comfy couch and chairs to enjoy a movie, TV show, a game to play or bring a good book to read. The options are endless on vacation.

Through the living room and the back door wall, you can take a quick 2 minute stroll over to the pool, open Memorial Day through Labor Day. Bring your own beach towels!

Adjacent to the living room, you'll find the staircase leading up to the bedrooms on the 2nd floor. The first bedroom you'll encounter is the bedroom with 2 twin beds. Across the hall is the full-sized bathroom. Continuing down the hallway with hardwood floors, you'll find the master bedroom. The master bedroom has an attached full bathroom. There awaits a comfortable king-sized bed with a large window overlooking the back patio, pool and plenty of space to play catch or throw a Frisbee with one of your kids.

Consider Sugarloaf Sweet Retreat your home away from home. This is a townhouse in a resort-like community, so modern technology (wi-fi, cable TV) is at your fingertips, as well as a resort pool right out your back door!

SLEEPING ARRANGEMENTS: 2 Bedrooms: Both upstairs, with 2 roll-away beds for additional sleeping.

Master bedroom: King bed (with an attached bath)

Bedroom #2: 2 twin beds (can be converted to king size, just let us know)

*Additional sleeping: 2 roll-away beds located in each bedroom.

2.5 Bathrooms:

Bathroom #1: 1/2 bath downstairs/main floor

Bathroom #2: Full bathroom upstairs.

Bathroom #3: Full bathroom upstairs (attached to the Master Bedroom)


Air Conditioning: Yes-central air!

ATV's & Snowmobiles: Yes you may bring them. There is trailer parking in the main lot.

Beach: The closest swimming beach is along Lake Michigan at Sleeping Bear Lakeshore, 1-2 miles away.

Boats: There is boat/trailer parking in main lot. The nearest boat launch is 1-2 miles at Little Traverse Lake. 10 minutes to Lake Leelanau.

Deck/Balcony: There is a small patio on the main level with patio chairs. There is also a balcony off of the master bedroom upstairs.

Dining Area: There is a dining room table that seats 6 people.

Fire pit: Sorry, there is not a fire pit on site.

Fireplace: Yes- natural wood burning fireplace.

Grill: Yes, there is a propane grill.

Internet/WiFi: Yes, while there technically is Wifi, it can be spotty at times. It is not ideal for people who need to have strong, steady WiFi.

Ironing Board & Iron: Yes

Kitchen Accessories:

1. Coffee Maker: Yes

2. Stove/oven: Yes

3. Dishes &Utensils: Yes

4. Dishwasher: Yes

4. Microwave: Yes

5. Pots & Pans: Yes

6. Refrigerator: Yes

7. Toaster: Yes

Linens: Yes, we provide your sheet, linens, bath towels and kitchen towels.

Pets: Due to allergies, we can not accept pets at this time. Thank you for understanding.

Pool: Yes-there is a community heated pool you are welcome to use during your stay.

Towels: Yes, we provide bath towels. Please bring your own beach/pool towels.

TV Yes, there is a cable TV. There is a TV in the living room and one upstairs in the master bedroom.

Washer and dryer: Yes, right off the kitchen on the main floor. Very easy and convenient.


The #1 attraction is Sleeping Bear Dunes and the Sleeping Bear National Lakeshore. It's a must-see if you are visiting for the 1st time.

Traverse City is a short 20 minute drive with everything you'll need from family activities (putt-putt, ropes course, etc.) and casual family dining to world-class restaurants and night life.

Enjoy swimming, tennis, basketball, and biking right here at the Sugarloaf Sweet Retreat. Plus, you are just 5 minutes from great golfing.

More Details

Property Manager
Freshwater Vacation Rentals
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 19, 2018

About Freshwater Vacation Rentals

Freshwater Vacation Rentals

If you are looking for a vacation rental, you have come to the right spot! We specialize in vacation rentals throughout Michigan. From your own private island to a lodge big enough to host your family reunion or a relaxing getaway on one of the Great Lakes.

Our philosophy

We work hard so you don't have to. Our goal is for guests have a wonderful vacation experience and assist our owners in maximizing their investment. We started this business 10 years ago, with the purchase of Republic Island, and added the Rapid River Lodge. We have a unique perspective, as we are both owners and property managers. We love the business and are enjoying it as it grows.


Cedar Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1250 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
Location Type:
  • Resort
  • Budget
  • Family ...
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area ...
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Downstairs - Main level - toilet
    Upstairs- Attached to the Master Bedroom - toilet , shower
    Upstairs- Across from the 2nd bedroom w 2 twin beds - toilet , shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - Balcony
    Bedroom 2 - 1 twin/ single , + 2 additional roll-away beds are available for you!
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • autumn foliage
  • festivals
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism ...
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing ...
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • swimming


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SUGARLOAF RETREAT: August dates OPEN! Glen Arbor, Leland-10 min. away
average rating of 4.0 based on 8 reviews

Great place to stay, nice location.

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay! It was in the perfect location. Not a far drive to Sleeping Bear, Traverse City, and up the peninsula. We loved the beach at Good Harbor and it was only a 2 minute drive. Torch lake was about an hour drive. The kitchen could use some updating, but it was functional for our needs. Overall we loved the condo and location.

  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Sugarloaf Sweet Retreat is a  townhome with a shared property pool. It's in the heart of the Leelanau Peninsula, so it's conveneince to great northern Michigan spots is fabulous. The area surrounding Sugarloaf has a variety of lakes to enjoy water sports, wineries (20+), spas and great restaurants, all within a short drive. What more could one ask for to make a memorable vacation!
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Petoskey, MI

Could have been better

  • 2 of 5

Property was not clean (toilets and surfaces not clean) and there were maintenance issues ( toilet ready to overflowing if we didn’t stop it manually). Let property manages know and they responded well (and were embarrassed) but we were just disappointed in not being comfortable for the weekend. I’m sure the place will be spotless from here on out!

  • Submitted: May 28, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: You are 100% correct. We are completely embarrassed by by both the toilet running and cleaning issues. We have made a change in our cleaning staff as a result. We appreciate your feedback. Thank you for reaching out to us to assist us in resolving this issue and remaining positive toward the future. We hope to have you back at one of our properties again. Sincerely, Cara
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Great place to stay.

  • 4 of 5

Condo was centered in the area that we like to visit. Easy access to Glen Arbor, Leland, Suttons Bay and Traverse City. Appeared clean but had a musty smell.

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are happy you found the location adequate. We are sorry about the "musty smell", I have a ticket out to the cleaning lady to correct that. That is pretty unusual for the updated condo? Thank you for your feedback. We hope you consider our 54 other properties for you next Michigan adventure.
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San Francisco

Comfortable Townhouse

  • 4 of 5

Townhouse G5 at Sugar Loaf was comfortable and roomy. It had everything I needed, and I would certainly recommend it to others.

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: FRESHWATER RESPONSE: We are happy you enjoyed your stay! Thank you for you support of our company. We appreciate the word of mouth!
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Great location

  • 5 of 5

Great location to travel around the area, close to Traverse City and easy travel to area wineries. Very affordable, the condo was neat & clean, really enjoyed our weekend getaway. We will not hesitate to stay here again.

  • Submitted: Oct 17, 2016
  • Stayed: October 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm so glad you had a nice time! We'd love to have you back again. We offer a 10% discount for returning guests. Thanks for taking the time to write a review.. Sincerely, Cara
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Clean but dated

  • 3 of 5

Very clean! Quite location. Plenty of linens and extra beds. Very hard water. Dishwasher old & didn't work well with the water. A little far from the real attractions. Plenty of room to park. Affordable compared to other places nearby.

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Traverse City
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Nearest Ferry
10 Miles
Manitou Island Transit
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Old Course at Sugar Loaf, Manitou Passage
Nearest Train
150 Miles
Grand Rapids Amtrak Station
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1.5 Miles
Sugarloaf Saloon
Nearest Ski
10 Miles
Homestead Resort
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Good Harbor Beach
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

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