Three bedroom, 2 bath, 2 story townhouse with private sandy beach, beautiful views of Sleeping Bear Bay and the Manitou Islands. Bedroom 1 has king size bed, Bedroom 2 has queen size bed, Bedroom 3 has two twin beds. Spacious kitchen has stainless appliances and under cabinet lighting; dining room has seating for 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.
3 Bedrooms / 2 Bathrooms / Sleeps 6
- Calendar last updated:
- Dec 17, 2018
Pool / Spa
Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
Glen Arbor gem
The property was as described except the beach was even closer than expected and there are no steep stairs to get to it.The views and the lake were beautiful. The home is well off the road and through the woods so no road noise, very serene. Carolyn has a hummingbird feeder by the lower deck and they were great fun to watch. There are chairs and kayaks already in place on the beach.The little village of Glen Arbor has several restaurants and shops, Glenn Haven and Sleeping Bear are very close and Leland and Sutton's Bay aren't far. Gary has a well prepared and indexed book in the unit that answers almost any question about the unit and the area. Our stay was late August. & early Sept. 2018.
Thanks for your thoughtful comments. We are pleased you enjoyed your visit here. We are fortunate to have one of the best beaches on Sleeping Bear Bay. It's wide and sandy with easy access to the lake. It's also simple for launching our complimentary use kayaks and paddle boards. Most visitors also appreciate the safe and gradual drop off for swimming and boating. It's ideal for young and old alike.
Great location and great amenities
The location and beach is great as expected. The surprise came when you walked inside. The kitchen was fully stocked and everything worked. Comfortable beds and a relaxing living area. There were small things that added to the experience such as phone charging stations in the bedrooms and some logs, including a starter log, at the beach.
We do worry about the big things here, but we also try to go beyond the most obvious concerns, to manage the smallest details. Even little things can help make the difference in a more comfortable, more interesting visit. We believe we are that kind of rental property.
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.
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!
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.
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.