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

Glen Arbor, MI, USA
  • Cottage2100 sqft
  • Bedrooms4
  • Sleeps13
  • Bathrooms3
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay1 - 7 nights

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. .

Property Manager

Laura K. Tarsa - Real Estate Broker

Member Since 2013
Response rate:
Response time:
within a few days
Calendar last updated:
Apr 20, 2018


    • Internet
    • Fireplace
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 13
      • Loft Bedroom
        2 twin/ single
      • Bedroom 2
        2 twin/ single, can be converted to King
      • Companion Cottage bedroom 1
        1 queen
      • Companion Cottage bedroom 2
        1 twin/ single
      • Companion Cottage bedroom 3
        1 twin/ single, 1 bunk bed
      • Master bedroom suite
        1 king, plus Day Bed for 1


        • 3 Bathrooms
        • Bathroom 2
          toilet, shower
        • Companion Cottage - 1 bathroom
          toilet, combination tub/shower
        • Bathroom 1 - Master Suite
          toilet, shower

          Location Type

            • Beachfront
            • Lakefront
            • Waterfront
              Spacious sand beach on the Northern shore of Big Glen Lake.


                • Away From It All
                • Family
                • Sports & Activities
                • Tourist Attractions


                    • Guests provide their own meals


                        • 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
                                • comfy seating for 8 people


                                    • Books
                                    • DVD Player
                                    • Satellite / Cable
                                    • Television


                                        • Deck / Patio
                                          Large Picnic Table for 13
                                        • Lawn / Garden
                                          Fire Ring at Beach
                                        • Outdoor Grill


                                            • churches
                                            • restaurants
                                            • winery tours

                                              Leisure Activities

                                                • antiquing
                                                • boating
                                                • gambling casinos
                                                • scenic drives
                                                • shopping
                                                • walking

                                                  Local Services & Businesses

                                                    • groceries

                                                      Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                        • kayaking
                                                        • cross country skiing
                                                        • fishing
                                                        • freshwater fishing
                                                        • golf
                                                        • hiking
                                                        • hunting
                                                        • cycling
                                                        • 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).

                                                              11 Reviews


                                                              Latest reviews

                                                              Nice place!

                                                              Leah L.

                                                              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.

                                                              Heaven by the lake

                                                              alex b.New York

                                                              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!

                                                              Wonderful view & perfect location

                                                              Chris A.

                                                              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!


                                                              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.

                                                              Perfect Glen Arbor Lakefront Retreat

                                                              Robert D.Northville

                                                              We have been renting on Glen Lake for 15 years and this has been our favorite location. Quiet and peaceful location on Fisher Lake with quick and easy access to Glen Lake and Glen Arbor. Lots of room, updated and well equipped kitchen, laundry room, attached garage, two full baths and beautiful picture window view of Fisher Lake.

                                                              Without a doubt...The very best

                                                              UPNORTH Springfield Illinois

                                                              My family has been coming to Glen Lake since the 1920s.

                                                              There is absolutely no prettier place to spend time (summer or fall) than "The Lake".

                                                              Our accomadations at Sandy Cove made our 2015 summer visit even more incredible.

                                                              From the spacious accomodations to the fully stocked laundry room (we go through many many towels), to the beautiful beach area with comfortable chairs just made for sunset watching, our stay could not have been more enjoyable..

                                                              We loved it so much we have already "re-upped" for 2016..

                                                              Our hosts thought of everything and made our stay a true week to remember.

                                                              Looking forward to many more summers at "Sandy Cove".

                                                              Thank you Laura and John and Carrie..

                                                              See ya next June.


                                                              Glen Arbor, MI, USA

                                                              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

                                                              Additional information about rental rates

                                                              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.

                                                              11 Reviews
                                                              Exceptional 5/5
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