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Private Sleeping Bear/ Lake Michigan 4bd/3BA - Glen Arbor. June Special 2018

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Space 3,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

For Rent

Beautiful 2007 tri-level Cape Cod style lake front home with beach frontage!

All hardwood floors and stainless steel appliances and fixtures. Granite counter tops and Italian fixtures and tiles.

Two lake view decks with a hot tub off of the lower level.

Enjoy a walkway to the beach with another beachfront deck! Access to a 2007 wave runner, paddle board, and an outdoor shower to finish your fun-filled day.

Our home is on a very private dead-end street minutes from Glen Arbor town center.

Aross the street is a newly paved bike, running, and nature trail taking you to the historic Sleeping Bear Dunes.

There is also horseback riding close by.

More Details

Robert smith
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 16, 2018

About Robert smith

Fish haven was built in the mid fifties by my grandfather Lester A. Smith. He bought ten lots for all his family members. Fish haven was recreated into a state of the art home with all the bells and whistles. Has a private beach with crystal clear water for that refreshing dip. World class salmon fishing one half mile off shore. Sleeping bear bay is the best place in America. I hope you get a chance to play in our backyard. We have been here for our entire lives and can be a resource to for restaurants,wineries. Bike rides hikes and fishing excursions.

Robert smith purchased this house in 2007


Glen Arbor House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Water View
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , outdoor shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet
  • All granite and tile
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king
  • Third floor masterbedroom overlooking the bay with deck and full bath
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Water Sports Gear
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


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Private Sleeping Bear/ Lake Michigan 4bd/3BA - Glen Arbor. June Special 2018
average rating of 4.5 based on 10 reviews

Beautiful Property!

  • 5 of 5

This house was perfectly set up, well-equipped and close to everything. The beach was beautiful. The owner, Bob, was incredibly easy to work with and responsive. A perfect getaway!

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Terrific in every respect

  • 5 of 5

Fantastic vacation thanks to Bob Smith.

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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lovely views but lacked privacy

  • 3 of 5

The house has beautiful views but is very close to neighbors. There is also an attached residence on the back and over the garage which had tenants during our stay which was rather unexpected. The other tenants had a dog that was very unhappy during the fireworks display and cried and barked for hours when he was left there. The hot tub is very nice and the main floor of the house is very open and good for a group to be together.

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 2 of 5

Buyer Beware! My family rented this place from a VRBO listing based on information provided on the site. Next time we will be much more wary. Issue 1, it is not private. When we pulled up, we thought we were in the wrong place. The driveway was crowded, and we could see folks dressing in an upstairs room. We soon learned it is a "shared house" with our place north, looking out over the lake and the house separated by a door to the back half, occupied by the owners family. Did this ruin our vacation? No, but we may have selected another place had we known. And oh, the owner also lives on the property in a Airstream. Many mornings we were awakened by yelling between adults and children in back half of house. Issue, two, the house is listed as a 4 bedroom. We really need four bedrooms so this was very important. It is really a 3 bedroom, with a utility room with the furnace and AC in the closet as the 4th room. And no windows. Imagine a couple on vacation for a week having to sleep in that noisy claustrophobic environment. If you need less than 4BR no problem. The house itself is nice and the master BR on top floor is great. The beach is nice, and the views are nice. Finally it seems as though we are not getting our deposit back based on some spurious claims, (burn marks on bedspread?) no one smokes, what is that? And more. If all this is no big deal, you may well find this place to your liking.

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: VRBO owners beware, been renting my 1.7 million dollar home for four years, this is the first time that my home was destroyed by renters. That have no respect for your property. House rules 8 people these people had 18 abusers many times during the week. House rules two cars, these people had as many has six. Instead of two hours of cleaning it took my professional cleaners five hours. They burnt a hole in down filled comforter, must of took it to beach bone fire. Smashed a king bed frame . All said and done cost over $1,000 dollars to get everything back they these people found this home. Never again will rent to these people
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Jeannette, PA

Beautiful home!

  • 5 of 5

The home was wonderful! Anything you would want or need was there. Great views. Plenty to do. The owner Bob Smith is a great guy! Can't say enough about the wonderful time we all had.

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Farmington, MI

The best of the best in Glen Arbor!

  • 5 of 5

We have been coming to the Glen Arbor area for more than 30 years, and this is our best experience yet! The house is gorgeous, fully equipped, and very comfortable for the 8 adults in our family. My husband and I had the beautiful 3rd floor master suite - spacious, windows galore, view beyond compare. The lovely living room, dining area, top of the line kitchen and laundry rooms, plus a half bath are on the main level. The lower garden level has 3 bedrooms and a full bath. The home is spotless, the owners super friendly. You will love this one! We've already booked for next summer :)

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2015
  • Stayed: August 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: not necessary

We own the Sportsmanshop in glen arbor and offer our clients discounts on charter fishing, use of our Yamaha four stroke jet ski, stand up paddle boards as well as discounts on our sportswear from the Northface,horny toad,Columbia, helly Hansen and woolrich


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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