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Beauty on Brooks, located on Brooks Lake, just off the East Shore of Glen Lake!

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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Minimum Stay
2 - 7 nights

About the property

3 Bedroom/2 Bathroom Sleeps 10

Perfect spot on a private road that opens up to a secluded home on Brooks Lake, that flows into Glen Lake. Unique and one of a kind!! Fishing out the front door and kayaking around the corner.

Look no further with the perfect stay in this beautiful home. Open concept great room, with a cozy fireplace, large flat screen TV, full kitchen and large dining area. Views are amazing from any angle.

The kitchen has everything you need to accommodate your big family. There are 3 bedrooms. The Master located in the West Wing, includes a large jacuzzi tub, heated tile floor with a full bathroom, flat screen TV and king bed. There are 2 bedrooms adjacent to one another in the East Wing of the house with a full bathroom. Included with Flat screen TVs and plenty of movies to pop in for the kiddos and guests.

Beautiful decks wrap around the outside of this home, which you can access through the sliders of each room, to enjoy the yard and views of the lake. Drop a fishing line in without waking the rest of the house!

Glen Lake and the Sleeping Bear Dunes, voted the most beautiful place in America, by GMA. Whether you seek pristine beaches, water sports, hiking, superb art and music, majestic sunsets, golf, wine tours, unique shopping, award winning restaurants or just an overall perfect place for a vacation get-away, our area offers something for everyone. The Sleeping Bear Heritage Trail is a wonderful way to walk, bike or ski from Glen Arbor and winds through the Sleeping Bear National Lakeshore with your destination at the majestic Dunes. Bike rentals available in town. Also kayaks and SUPs, to go along the meandering Crystal River, beautiful and sparkling, hence the name. Little and Big Glen Lake offers views of the Dunes amid these award winning sandy bottom, clear blue lakes. Rent a boat and float or ski the day away. Grab a charter from Captain Bob and catch fresh salmon out of Lake Michigan for dinner!

In the town of Glen Arbor there are restaurants, art galleries, shopping, grocery stores, post office, gas station, parks. Leelanau County winds around the famous M22 route which is breathtaking. Tour wineries, stop at the Casinos or go into Traverse City to get a 'city' fix. Perfect for your big family or corporate group. The Fall colors are a breathtaking sight this way!! Also, a great way to get to and from the ski hill and be able to sip some wine at the many local wineries. The activities here are endless, no matter the season.

Your stay will be memorable, nonetheless. There is a large garage for all your toys, no matter what season. Plenty of room to spread out, whether you are active or just want to chill out on this secluded, private piece of paradise.

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Dave Brown
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 10, 2017

About Dave Brown

Local Businessman

On property, if needed

Dave Brown purchased this house in 2013

Why Dave Brown chose Northwest

Private road

Secluded, yet close to beach and activities

Fishing out the front door

Brochures and a local guided list for the area


Excellent! 4.5/5 -
(11 traveler reviews)

Beauty on Brooks, located on Brooks Lake, just off the East Shore of Glen Lake!
average rating of 4.4545455 based on 11 reviews

Relaxing and beautiful

  • 5 of 5

Our first time in Glen Arbor and we were extremely happy with the location and the home. The house is beautifully decorated - loved the great room and the hand-carved bedroom set! Our 4 kids stayed in the bedroom with 2 sets of bunks - it was perfect! The outdoor grills were perfect and the fire pit was busy as the s'more making station. It is also nice that the backyard is shaded! You could enjoy the outdoors without roasting in the sun. The house is located just off Glen Lake, an amazingly clean, spring-fed, turquoise-colored lake that was truly breathtaking! I couldn't believe the color of the water, it felt like we were in the Caribbean not upper Michigan. There is kayaking and paddle boards near to rent, if you don't have your own. Or you can hang out on the awesome, sand bottom sandbar with your boat. We enjoyed the lake so much! We also did some sightseeing! I highly recommend Sleeping Bear Dunes - you get an amazing view of Glen Lake and if you continue walking you can see Lake Michigan. We also drove through Pierce Stocking Scenic Drive (the entrance into one gets you in the other!) - don't skip it! It was beautiful!!! Overall, we loved the area and the accommodations were AWESOME! Thanks, Dave!!!! We hope to return!

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lake Villa, IL

Beautiful place in a Beautiful area

  • 5 of 5

We have been going to Glen Lake for many years and this was our first time at this property, absolutely loved the place! Home is beautifully decorated, well appointed, clean and in good order. The large kitchen and adjacent family room worked perfectly for our large group (10) at meal time or when just relaxing. Large deck and fire pit were also a big hit, the home flows very well for entertaining.

Kids loved the family of turkey's passing thru the yard almost daily and all the other wild life about, it's a wonderful setting. The area is spectacular with so many things to do, Dave (the owner) was a great host and introduced us to a few new attractions we had not seen before.

Highly recommended, this will definitely be our annual Glen Lake spot from now on!!

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Chicago, Illinois

Awesome weekend getaway!

  • 5 of 5

my family and I enjoyed our Presidents day weekend trip to this beautiful home in the woods! Dave was the best and the home is in great shape! we had everything we needed and then some! close to town and the Chili cook off! I was a little nervous as some reviews cited items in disrepair... we found the home, clean, warm, and in excellent condition! Thanks again for exceeding our expectations.

  • Submitted: Feb 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Pro's and Cons

  • 3 of 5

We had a good week overall, despite the fact that Glen Arbor was recovering from the Storm of 2015, and it rained 5 days out of 7. This had nothing to do with the accomodation, which was awesome in some respects, and not so much in others. The master bedroom suite is beautiful, and the house roomy enough for 4 active children. The other end of the house is not so impressive. The second bedroom was missing a handle on the inside of the door and there were large stains on the carpet. The dishwasher is a relic which could not clean the dishes adequately, and one of the dining chairs was in need of gluing. This made me wonder how carefully the house had been checked after the last renters. The garage door opener was not working, but this was quickly remedied by Dave. We would have liked to have had the fireplace working, but this request went unanswered. The children had a great time fishing off the bridge and caught many small fish. We brought our own kayaks, as they were not provided,but it is not really a good place for boating. The setting is beautiful and peaceful and we enjoyed watching the swans glide by in the evening. It would have been nice to have had a Glen Lake beach nearby for the children. All in all, given the price of the rental, we would have expected a higher standard.

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Chicago, IL

Pros and Cons

  • 3 of 5

We had a good week overall and the area is great. We agree with others that Dave was pleasant and accommodating. Pros: We really enjoyed the setting-- kayaked a lot on little Brooks lake (a pond, really, but one that has plenty of wildlife to spy on-- including otters, big snapping turtles, small cute turtles, kingfishers). The layout of the house is good, bathrooms are nice, and the deck is fabulous. I am only giving 3 stars because there were some cons to go with the pros. First, Dave and his dad next door have two big dogs that are let into their yard every morning around 6:30 or 7, and they bark -- loudly and regularly. No sleeping in! They barked on and off the whole day as well, but the morning was most annoying. (The dogs were otherwise well-behaved.) Second, the house is clearly a "rental" in a few ways. There are some big stains on the carpet. The dishwasher doesn't work well and leaves a detergent residue on the dishes such that we had to rinse them all again before using. And because there is no A/C (which we didn't find a problem at all, even though the weather was hot our week), we wanted to use the ceiling fan in the great room, which didn't work and, according to Dave, hasn't worked in several years. Dave did have a floor fan brought over for us immediately to try to remedy that. None of these house-related things affected our experience in a major way, but if the owners actually used the place themselves they probably would not put up with these issues. And given both the price (which didn't include boats so we rented those separately) and the description, I was expecting a little more. Nonetheless, we had a good week. If the rental price had been about $600 cheaper for the week or at least included kayaks, I think my expectations would have been met. As an aside, upon Dave's recommendation we rented kayaks from Crystal River Outfitters and they provided excellent service -- easy to deal with and delivered/picked up the kayaks from the house.

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 3 of 5

When we rented this unit we were deceived. It does not have four bedrooms, it has three. It does not have Glen Lake access other than riding in a kayak down a 4' wide ditch. It does not have any Glen Lake beach to swim at, it is on a swampy looking pond! We had fun nonetheless because the area is great and there were many places to drive to, but when you rent what you think is a Glen Lake cottage, the least you expect is a beach near the property where you can swim. The house was beautiful and well equipped, it just didn't really have Glen Lake access. Yes the property sleeps ten as long as two of the ten are willing to sleep on a blow-up mattress on the floor of the living room. False advertising, or just deception?

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Cherry Capitol Airport TVC
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Arts Tavern/Boonedocks
Nearest Ferry
240 Miles
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Manitou Passage
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Glen Arbor
Nearest Ski
3 Miles
The Homestead
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
Glen Lake
Car: recommended

Manitou Island Camping and Island Tours

Owner has a private shuttle bus for tours and transport with a 16 person capacity Please inquire


Rates & Availability

Maple City House Rental Rates

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Jan 1 2017 - Mar 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
Apr 1 2017 - May 25 2017
2 night minimum stay
summer off peak
May 26 2017 - Jun 23 2017
2 night minimum stay
Summer Peak
Jun 24 2017 - Aug 12 2017
7 night minimum stay
fall peak
Aug 13 2017 - Sep 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
fall off peak
Oct 1 2017 - Dec 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
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2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $150

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Maple City House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2400 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Village ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , jetted tub , Heated floors in Master
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 2 bunk bed , Sleeps four.
    Living Room Sleeper Sofa - 1 double , Pull out sleeper sofa in living room
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
There is an aero bed available with linens

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