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Waterfront Home near Glen Arbor!

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,400 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

3 Bedroom/2 Bathroom Sleeps 10

Surround yourself by all that Leelanau County has to offer in this immaculate, rustic-style 3 bedroom, 2 bath home with private frontage on beautiful Brooks Lake. Quiet, secluded location off a private road boasts fishing right out the front door & easy access to canoeing/kayaking just around the corner. Big yard with fire pit and seating for evenings under the stars, plus huge deck for morning coffee and grilling out.

Impressive interior features open concept, main-floor living with vaulted ceilings & windows, Great Room with cozy fireplace & large flat screen TV, a fully-stocked island kitchen and dining area. Very private master suite in the west wing offers king-sized log bed, flat screen TV, deck access & large bath with jacuzzi tub, glass shower & heated tile floor. The east wing hosts 2 additional bedrooms, each with a flat screen TV, sliders to the deck, and a full hall bath. Attached 2 car garage for vehicle and/or toy storage.

Whether you seek pristine beaches, water sports, hiking, art and music, majestic sunsets, golf, wine tours, local breweries, boutique shopping, award winning restaurants or just an overall perfect place for a vacation get-away, our unique Up North locale offers something for everyone. The Sleeping Bear Heritage Trail, stretching 22 miles from Empire to Good Harbor Bay, is a fantastic way take in the scenery by foot, bike, snowshoe or ski with convenient rentals right out of Glen Arbor village. Rent a boat or jet ski for a fun-filled day on nearby Little and Big Glen Lakes boasting brilliant blue water, sand bars & views of the dunes and Alligator Hill… or grab a charter from Captain Bob and catch fresh salmon out of Lake Michigan for dinner!

Just 4 miles to charming Glen Arbor village which hosts several restaurants, art galleries, boutique shopping, grocery store, post office, gas station, hardware store & public park with tennis courts, basketball court & playground. Hop onto the famous M-22 highway dotted with quaint villages, wineries, Lake Michigan beaches & National Park Trails or head into Traverse City for “urban” amenities. Consider visiting in our shoulder seasons for breathtaking fall color touring and exhilarating winter outdoor recreation offering skiing, shoe-shoeing, fat tire biking, ice fishing, snowmobiling and more! Beauty on Brooks is the perfect place for a family vacation or corporate retreat!

More Details

Dave Brown
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 18, 2018

About Dave Brown

Local Businessman

On property, if needed

Dave Brown purchased this house in 2013

Why Dave Brown chose Maple City

Private road

Secluded, yet close to beach and activities

Fishing out the front door

Brochures and a local guided list for the area


Maple City House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2400 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
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
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • 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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Waterfront Home near Glen Arbor!
average rating of 4.3333335 based on 15 reviews
Grand Rapids mi

Beautiful, peaceful.

  • 5 of 5

Loved this place and we would definitely go back. Beautiful location.

  • Submitted: Oct 22, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great potential, but unfulfilled

  • 2 of 5

The property has the potential for a great vacation stay. But, unfortunately the owner's lack of attention to details made our stay less than satisfying.

-Beautiful location with unlimited firewood.


- When the owner met us upon our arrival,he failed to mention that the dryer did not work. We found out when we got stuck with a load of wet clothes. Although he offered to let us use his dryer, when we tried to contact him to bring the load over, he didn't respond until the day was over.

- There were not enough lamps to allow reading at night.

-The shelves had lots of nick-nacks that were dusty and dirty.

- There were no blankets for the beds, only bedspreads, which seemed dusty/dirty.

- The pots,utensils, dishes, and cups were not in good condition, There were nonstick pans which were scratched (not safe). Mismatched dishes and cups.The silverware was cheap (like the stuff you buy at Walgreens for 3/$1). There was not a single sharp knife for cooking.

- The outdoor grill was filthy.

- There was a bowl of remote controls, but there were no directions as to which ones did what.

- The DVD player did not seem to work

Once again, the place has so much potential if only the owner put a little more care into making it special.

  • Submitted: Oct 10, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Reston, Virginia suburb of Washington, DC

Nice stay on Brooks Lake!

  • 4 of 5

We had a great stay on Brooks Lake with our 2 daughters and their boyfriends. The property was very large, with comfortable furniture, and had a great deck and fire pit in the back yard. The owner lives next door and was nice to talk with giving us good recommendations for restaurants in the area. His dog barked initially but was quite friendly after he got used to the family! There were no instructions on care for the home or even how to leave it to best help house cleaning service so I hope we left the home in a way that was helpful to all!

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for being so kind to Ted! He is a gentle giant. You left the house in wonderful condition, and I am glad you enjoyed your stay and hope you come again.
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Absolutely beautiful home & surroundings!!!!

  • 5 of 5

The property was beautiful!! Everything we needed was there. The rooms were gorgeous & spacious! Very clean!! Had a great time in the most serene, peaceful setting! We will be back next year, for sure, but plan on spending a week, not just the weekend!!!

  • Submitted: May 17, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am glad you had a great time. I look forward to your return!
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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: July 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: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words! I am glad you enjoyed your time here and look forward to your return.
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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




Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $150

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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