Three bedroom, 2 bath, 2 story townhouse with private sandy beach, beautiful views of Sleeping Bear Bay and the Manitou Islands. Bedroom 1 has queen bed, Bedroom 2 has queen bed, Bedroom 3 has two twin beds. Spacious kitchen has stainless appliances and undercabinet lighting; dining room has seating for 6-8; comfortably furnished family room with wood burning fireplace; cable TV and DVD; wireless high speed internet service; laundry with washer and dryer; ceiling fans throughout. Large lighted closets in lakeside bedrooms plus large hallway closets on both floors. All linens and towels provided. Lakeside decks on upper and lower floors have comfortable outdoor furniture. Picnic table, Weber gas grill, and outdoor shower conveniently available. Beach fires permitted. Kayaks, paddle boards, beach chairs, beach umbrella, and life jackets available on the beach. Pets considered. The nearby village of Glen Arbor is just a short walk or bike ride away. Easy access to the Sleeping Bear Dunes Heritage Trail for hiking, biking, and jogging. Local bike rentals readily available.
- Townhome1200 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Min Stay3 - 7 nights
3 Bedrooms / 2 Bathrooms / Sleeps 6
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- within a few hours
- Calendar last updated:
- Aug 12, 2018
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Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
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Sleeping Bear Bay Beauty
My husband and I spent a wonderful fall weekend at this lake front home. Trust me it is the best view of Lake Michigan, you won't want to leave. The home is comfortable and well appointed. We cooked our dinners in, as you won't want to leave and miss the sunsets. We will definitely book again.
Thank you for your generous comments. We are so very pleased to hear you had a pleasant stay. We do put a great deal of effort into trying to understand, and then provide the lodging and recreational experience we believe our guests desire. Hope you can return soon!
We were so lucky to have perfect weather, making this comfortable, well-equipped, "home-away-from-home" an extremely comfortable vacation on the beach!
We are very proud of our wide, sandy beach and Sleeping Bear Bay is among the best. Included in our house rental is free access to both kayaks and paddle boards. With them we also make available adult and child size life vests for maximum safety.
Family from Indianapolis
My family thoroughly enjoyed our stay....the view of Sleeping Bear Bay was outstanding! The home was immaculate, very well equipped with comfortable furniture and beds. The owners were very friendly and helpful. The location was just a short distance from Glen Arbor, Sleeping Bear Dunes and Empire. We enjoyed several scenic day trips to Leland, North Port and Suttons Bay. My family loved the fire pit, kayaking, collecting rocks on the beach and biking the local trails. The lake water is clear and beautiful. The beach has many chairs, kayaks, paddleboards and lifejackets. Just the best location! We hope to return in the next couple of years!
Lake Michigan Vacation
This was our family's second visit to this property. We think it's probably one of the best rental locations on Lake Michigan and Sleeping Bear Bay. The view of the bay and the Manitou Islands is just stunning. Both the beach and the townhouse are perfect, everything we wanted for a week long vacation.The owners keep the house shiny clean and comfortable, and for the beach there are kayaks with lifejackets, paddleboards, and plenty of lounge chairs and sun umbrellas. We tried something new this year, a day trip to South Manitou Island. We found a great hiking trail that took us to a secluded lake where we had a completely private picnic lunch and watched wildlife...including deer and bald eagles. A ferry returns in the afternoon and takes you back to the mainland. My family loved this trip. Glen Arbor has several good restaurants, but we generally prefer to grill out. The house includes a beautiful Weber Gas Grill, and the local market features excellent fish and meats although they are a little pricey. Probably our favorite hike in the National Park is the one to Pyramid Point, just north of town. It climbs to an elevation some 500 ft above the bay that is a truly breathtaking view, one I will remember all winter!
Thank you for your thoughtful comments. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your return visit.
Wonderful property and owners
We spent a wonderful two week vacation here with our young daughter. The house is very well appointed and clean. The owners live in the attached house. We saw them daily and are very friendly, but definitely give you your privacy. They are extremely attentive and helpful. We most enjoyed the beautiful, quiet, and relaxing Lake Michigan beach.
We are fortunate to have such a beautiful beach, and we're so pleased to hear how much your family enjoyed it! Thanks so much for sharing your impressions.
Wonderful place to stay, in a great area to visit!
This was truly a great place to stay. Gary and Carolyn were gracious hosts, making the entire process seamless - from initial inquiries and questions, to payment, directions to the property - all was timely, concise and spot on. As stated in previous reviews, the house is well-stocked with all the amenities (plus), and is very spacious, with plenty of room congregating for meals/games, as well as sneaking off for naps. The short boardwalk to the beach will spoil you, and having the benefit of beach chairs, kayaks, etc, was wonderful, which we definitely put to good use. Watched freighters (and got info on each via boatnerd.com, thanks Gary!), biked, did the Dunes and even found some Petoskey stones as we waded in the shallows. Ice cream cones at the Pine Cone were a daily occurrence, a quick drive to town and back in time to watch the sun set. We have rented in the Glen Arbor area before, and Gary/Carolyn have most certainly spoiled us with this rental home - we look forward to returning soon to "our place".
Thank you so much for your very kind review. We thoroughly enjoyed meeting your family. This region has so many beautiful sights to share. It means a great deal to us to know you had a terrific experience visiting here. Please do come back whenever you can!
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
Check in any time after 3pm Check out by 10am Small pets are considered but must have owner's advance approval. A $100 non-refundable cleaning fee would be due at the time of reservation.