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Family Retreat, Great Sightseeing Adventures

Bedrooms 5
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

5 Bedroom, 3 Bathroom, Sleeps 11

Family Cottage in exclusive Tamarack Cove on the north shore of Big Glen Lake. A sandy beach and crystal clear water make this an ideal spot for swimming, playing, fishing, or just relaxing. Mooring hookup for personal watercraft is available. Cottage is located within close proximity to restaurants and shopping in Glen Arbor and the Sleeping Bear National Park voted most beautiful spot in the United States!

Property Manager
Donna King
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 8, 2018


Maple City Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 11
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 5 - 1 double
  • there is a single roll out bed in upstairs closet
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


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Family Retreat, Great Sightseeing Adventures
average rating of 5.0 based on 3 reviews

As described

  • 5 of 5

Had a great time for our family vacation, enjoyed the location and property.

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful Location!

  • 5 of 5

We rented both the main cottage as well as the guest cottage above the garage for a week in July.

The home is located on a secluded cul-de-sac street and a quiet cove of Big Glen Lake, which was a perfect setting for our extended family of 11 (6 adults & 5 children) for the week.

The lake is crystal clear with a beautiful sandy bottom and honestly looks like the Caribbean with its different shades of blue.

The cottage is very well-equipped with dishes, utensils, blankets, firewood, fire pit, etc. that you would need for your stay.

The bathrooms for the cottage were surprisingly very large, which was a pleasant surprise since there were no pictures of them on the site.

There is plenty of outdoor seating, including a swing, to enjoy the beautiful lake. The cottage also has its own dock, which we used to moor the pontoon we rented for the week.

Denise was very responsive an answered all of my questions leading up to our stay.

If you are looking for a classic Michigan cottage on a beautiful lake in a perfect location, I would highly recommend this property.

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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East Lansing, MI

Great location, sandy beach, close to town

  • 5 of 5

Our extended family of 8 had a great time at this cottage. It has a beautiful view of Glen Lake from inside (through many large windows), a nice sandy beach (with both sun and shade), a great wooden swing near the water, and it was only a few minutes from Glen Arbor too! We rented kayaks and SUP's for the week and used them daily. We also rented a pontoon boat for half a day which allowed us to explore all of Big and Little Glen.

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2014
  • Stayed: July 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: recommended

Tamarack Cove is nestled on the north shore of Big Glen Lake and near Lake Michigan and the Sleeping Bear National Park. There are many scenic drives and hiking trails with awe inspiring views.. Glen Arbor is a small village around the corner and has shopping and restaurants to enjoy! You can also rent kayaks or canoes and take a trip down the Crystal River and take in natures serenity and beauty. The Sleeping Bear Sand Dunes are just the other side of the lake minutes away...don't forget to do the dune climb!




Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 6.0%

4 PM Check in and 10 AM Check Out

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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