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Sandy Cove is a Vintage Cottage On Big Glen Lake, Leelanau County, Michigan

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,100 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

3 Bedroom, 3 Bath Main Cottage Also 6 Person Companion Cottage 6-12 Sleeps

Sandy Cove is a lovely vintage cottage on the sandy shore of Big Glen Lake’s North End! Accommodating 7 guests in the main cottage; there is a Companion Cottage that sits behind which can provide for an additional 6 guests in it’s 3 bedrooms and includes a full bath. Renovated in 2013 this 3 bedroom and 2 bath main cottage is complete with traditional stone fireplace, full kitchen, dining room, large sun porch, beach-side decking and a dock extending over the Caribbean-like clear water.

*Please confirm a rate quote Direct with the manager* at [6330858 and 231]

Sandy Cove consists of a Main Cottage (sleeps 6-7pp) and a Companion Cottage (sleeps an additional 6pp) which causes confusion with the VRBO rate schedule format.

*Contact the manager for pricing for 8-13 people.*

Reservations for 2019 will be accepted starting December 2017.

***NO Reservations are assumed until you have received Direct Confirmation from the Property Manager. Reservations are not Secured until the property manager has received the signed contract and required deposit.***

**Please be aware that VRBO may give the impression that you have time secured. You do NOT until the Property manager has confirmed with you DIRECTLY. .

More Details

Property Manager
Laura K. Tarsa - Real Estate Broker
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 16, 2018

Guestbook comments from the manager

Everything was Excellent!

Thank you for a wonderful 2 weeks. The house was so comfortable and incredibly well equipped. Really convenient to town too. We loved it!
Aug 2014
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Glen Arbor Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2100 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 13
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
  • Lakefront
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Companion Cottage - 1 bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 1 - Master Suite - toilet , shower
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 13
  • Loft Bedroom - 2 twin/ single
    Companion Cottage bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Companion Cottage bedroom 2 - 1 twin/ single
    Companion Cottage bedroom 3 - 1 twin/ single , 1 bunk bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , can be converted to King
    Master bedroom suite - 1 king , plus Day Bed for 1
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • churches
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
WiFi, Main Cottage sleeps up to 7 people. If Companion Cottage is necessary, for an additional fee, it sleeps an additional 6 people (is not heated; available in warmer months only).


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Sandy Cove is a Vintage Cottage On Big Glen Lake, Leelanau County, Michigan
average rating of 5.0 based on 15 reviews
New York

Heaven by the lake

  • 5 of 5

We loved everything about our stay at Sandy Cove. We were there with our extended family for near-by wedding. It was the perfect property for our wide range of ages. The grown ups took the main house and the 20-somethings had the guest cottage. The kitchen was well stocked and equipped for large family breakfasts and lunches while cocktail hours were perfect on the lake. The sunroom was a great place to watch the sunrise. The sound of the waves lapping at the shore lulled us peacefully to sleep. Great spot for lovely walks, bike rides and yet a convenient distance to town. Easy location for a quick drive to Sleeping Bear Dunes. Our only regret is we didn't get to spend a quiet day by ourselves here with all the wedding festivities. We'll be back!

  • Submitted: Nov 30, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nice place!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great fall weekend with friends at Sandy Cove. We had nine adults and there was plenty of room for everyone with the extra cottage. In my opinion, this place is quite a bit more spacious than it looks in the photos. The sun porch is really nice and the view of Big Glen is wonderful. Our group likes to cook so we made good use of the kitchen and it had everything we needed. Everything was very clean and well-kept and the location is very convenient to downtown Glen Arbor and the national lakeshore. The property manager was really nice and great to work with. Highly recommend this place.

  • Submitted: Nov 7, 2016
  • Stayed: October 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We had a great time on our vacation. The cottage was perfect for our large group. Being right on the lake provided lots of play time in the sand for the kiddos. Very clean and lots of room. It was was also a great location, very close to town.

  • Submitted: Nov 1, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful view & perfect location

  • 5 of 5

Sandy Cove is right on the sandy shores of Glen Lake with a wonderful view. It is well maintained & has plenty of room. Location is ideal being minutes from the cute town of Glen Arbor & the incredible Sleeping Bear Dunes. It's a short drive to Golf, Kayaking, Wineries, State Parks & Traverse City. Laura did a great job for us. We really had a fun time & would stay there again!

  • Submitted: Oct 30, 2015
  • Stayed: August 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Atlanta, GA

Large extended family vacation

  • 5 of 5

Sandy Cove was perfect for an extended family getaway. The location was ideal in terms of access to the bike trail, Glen Arbor, shops and all that M22 has to offer. The main house and cottage were clean, well appointed and spacious enough to accommodate our larger party. The sandy beach and shallow sandy lake bottom made it easy for the kids to play in the water. Laura was a pleasure to work with from booking to check-in and throughout the stay. We'll definitely plan on returning next year!

  • Submitted: Oct 7, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Kalamazoo, Michigan

Lovely Sandy Cove Cottage

  • 5 of 5

Sandy Cove Cottage is located on Big Glen Lake just minutes to wonderful Glen Arbor. The cottage has a fantastic level lot and an amazing view! Nice space in the main rooms, newer kitchen. Loved the old stone fireplace. Large master and two small secondary bedrooms. Can rent a second cottage on the property to get a 4th bedroom, we didn't and wished we had. The only negative we found is the furniture in the home is old and very uncomfortable (carpet needs updating) .....but we spent most of our time by the lake or exploring Sleeping Bear Dunes and all the other wonderful things the area offers.

  • Submitted: Oct 7, 2015
  • Stayed: June 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Traverse City Cherry Capital Airport
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Art's Tavern
Nearest Ski
5 Miles
The Homestead
Car: recommended

located within 'The Most Beautiful Place in America', Glen Lake has been fondly dubbed by it's fans the Northern Caribbean. The Sleeping Bear National Lakeshore is a nearby National Park providing miles of hiking trails, beaches on the shore of Lake Michigan, wildlife and nature for peaceful enjoyment and the challenge of a Dune Climb. The surrounding Leelanau County has numerous wineries, beautiful natural landscaping that inspires many artists, photographers and plenty of country roads for leisurely meandering. Within 30- 45 minutes in any direction you can find a number of golf courses, art galleries, shopping areas, music venues, food, spirits, beaches, numerous festivities and any amenities that might be necessary.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

8-13pp? Contact Manager* $1,800
Refundable damage deposit $500

Weekly Rates listed are for the Main Cottage sleeping up to 7 people.
There is a Peak Season $1800.00/ week fee added for use of the additional Companion cottage (provides room for 6 additional guests) for a total of 13 guests maximum on the property. The Companion Cottage fee for the Interim and Spring/Fall Seasons is $1200/week or $200/night. There is no heat in the Companion cottage... it is available May 4th - October 14th only.
Spring/Fall and Interim Season Rates listed include a discounted Nightly rate when leasing 7 Nights.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the manager or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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