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Birch Bend Cottage is on Fisher Lake, Glen Arbor area, Leelanau County, MI

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,700 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 0 - 7 nights


About the property

3 bedroom, 2 bath (8person) cottage with spacious private yard area.

Northern Michigan provides many nice days and lots of colorful views! Come and Stay a spell!

Birch Bend is a lovely renovated cottage with over 200 feet of private shoreline on Big Fisher Lake. Big Fisher is a small sandy bottom lake at the north end of Big Glen Lake which then flows out to Lake Michigan by way of the Crystal River. This cottage will accommodate up to 8 guests. Newly renovated in 2013 this 3 bedroom and 2 bath cottage is complete with a modern kitchen, new deck, private dock and large yard. Also enjoy some rainy day family fun in the recreation room that is set-up in the attached garage!


- 3 bedrooms (1 King, 1 Queen, and 2 bunk beds)

- 2 beautiful bright bathrooms!

- Large updated kitchen with all new stainless appliances.

- Large yard!

- Private dock

- New deck with picnic table and grill.

- Lakeside fire pit.

- TV/DVD player.

- Cable and WiFi.

- Washer/dryer

- All linens and towels provided.

- Microwave, dishwasher, coffee maker, and toaster.

- Ping Pong Table

- Beautiful view of Big Fisher!

- Long private driveway, very safe for children and quiet.

Reservations for 2017 will be accepted starting December 2016.

***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. Thank you for your patience with this VRBO bungle.

More Details

Property Manager
Laura K. Tarsa - Real Estate Broker
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 18, 2018

Guestbook comments from the manager

We love the house! This is our favorite rental property in 15 years of coming to Glen Lake! Lots of room, beautiful lot, kitchen is fantastic.
Aug 2014
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Maple City Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1700 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lakefront
  • Waterfront
  • Family
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • 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
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • master bathroom - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 bunk bed
    Master suite - 1 king
  • DVD Player
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • churches
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • swimming
  • tennis


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Birch Bend Cottage is on Fisher Lake, Glen Arbor area, Leelanau County, MI
average rating of 4.8 based on 8 reviews

Beautiful Charming cozy Lake cottage

  • 4 of 5

We had a great stay at birchbend. The home was very well appointed with everything you need for a week-long stay. We rented a boat and had access to Glen Lake well staying at Birch Bend the entire trip. Using the owners doc was really convenient. Location is perfect for a tranquil quiet vacation. The owners even let us borrow their personal bikes which was a fun and kind thing for them to offer us. Wi-Fi work perfectly and even though there was no air conditioning it wasn't really needed with fans running on the cool Michigan nights. only issue we had was with the realtor responsible for renting the home. She was slow to respond we had to reach out multiple times to get answers for the initial rental. After the home was rented she was better in replying within a couple of days. I highly recommend Birch Bend for family looking for up North fun Vacation full of relaxation. Glen Arbor is an amazing community with plenty of nightlife shops restaurants and things to do. Get a hamburger at Arts a must. And if you're looking for upscale restaurant get reservations at Blue on Lake Michigan it's close by. Sleeping Bear Dunes is a must10 minutes from Birch Bend.

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great house, location, and experience

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time in August. The backyard was perfect for our toddler because it was flat and wasn't right on top of the lake. Fisher Lake was very shallow and we enjoyed hanging out there the days we didn't go to Lake Michigan. It very close to the main area of Glen Arbor and all the neighboring sites/attractions. It was very clean and updated and had all the amenities we needed for the week.

  • Submitted: Dec 6, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Glen Arbor Lakefront Retreat

  • 5 of 5

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."

  • Submitted: Oct 11, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place

  • 5 of 5

Very neat and clean and updated. Spacious.

  • Submitted: Oct 7, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Birch Bend

  • 5 of 5

This secluded house is on a lovely, quiet lake. Beautiful views. The kitchen is well equipped with good appliances and ample counter space for food preparation. A grill is right outside the dining area. The bathrooms look new and are clean. The TV has a great picture. There is plenty of closet space and lots of hangers in the bedrooms. The living room/dining area is well furnished and comfortable. The room with the bunk beds is far from the living room, which is great, as children can easily get to sleep and not be disturbed by noise. The beds have comfortable mattresses. A pool table is in the garage. This is very close to Glen Arbor so it is just a quick trip to get to the grocery store, newspapers and many restaurants. Should there be any problems, the property manager is on call 24/7.

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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

Refundable damage deposit $500

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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

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