|Minimum Stay||2 nights|
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Located in Glen Arbor. Three Bedrooms/Two Baths. Accommodates 12. Queen bed in master bedroom; queen bed plus full bed in second bedroom; Two full beds in third bedroom; Queen sofa bed in living room. Wireless and high speed internet; Air Conditioning; Washer/Dryer; TV/DVD. Linens and towels provided. Nonsmoking. Deck; Deck furniture; Gas grill, Fire pit. Walking distance to downtown Glen Arbor, restaurants, shops and Lake Michigan. Close to the Sleeping Bear Heritage Bike Trail. Summer rentals are Friday to Friday.
My extended family selected this house because of it's large size (we needed at least 3 full baths), walking distance to Glen Arbor, and it's main level bedroom/full bath (one of our group is in a wheelchair). We were a little disappointed with the "walk to beach" description--the beach in Glen Arbor is extremely small and unimpressive and wouldn't be an easy walk to get there if you were lugging beach stuff and kids. We ended up driving to nicer beaches. (the beach at North Bar Lake off Larahr Rd was quite nice if you don't mind a bit of a walk from the parking lot).
Forget Me Not was very clean and well-stocked. A great selection of movies, books, and games plus a Wii. We enjoyed the fire pit (don't forget the bug spray!)--it was nice to find marshmallow roasters in the cabinet. The mattresses were fairly comfortable but sat very low to the floor. We also brought along several air mattresses and found plenty of nooks & crannies in the house for setting these up (large closets, very large laundry room, floor space behind the sectional, etc). The dining room table and chairs are taller than normal, like counter height. Other than that the property is pretty wheelchair-friendly (if you bring along a portable ramp for the few steps leading from the carport). There was a card table we set up so our wheelchair-bound member had his own personal dining table! :)
The kitchen was well-stocked except for drinking glasses and casserole dishes (they had small ones but no 9x12 size. I made a birthday sheet cake that week and had to improvise). Some beach toys, boogie boards/floaties, maybe even a couple bikes would've been nice as well. The east coast beach house we rent has these--it's pretty handy!
Fun walking to Glen Arbor for shopping and restaurants! (Cherry Republic was the best restaurant we tried). Bring along plenty of cash--several places (Pine Cone, Art's Tavern) don't take credit cards. Grocery store is expensive (almost $6 for cereal!) but does carry some gluten free items. Highly recommend the bike path which is very close to this house--we biked to the dune climb, biked to Glen Haven to tour museums and watch the life-saving demonstration. We brought our own bikes because it is pricey to rent bikes in Glen Arbor. We also brought kayaks and some in our group enjoyed kayaking on the Platte River one day. Some also did the dune climb/hike (bring water!!) and the steep dune climb at the last stop on the Pierce S. scenic drive (bring water!!).