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

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,400 sq. ft.
Property type house
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.

More Details

Dave Brown
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 24, 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


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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Beauty on Brooks, located on Brooks Lake, just off the East Shore of Glen Lake!
average rating of 4.4615383 based on 13 reviews
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: Jun 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: 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
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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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
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind words!
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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
Owner's Response: Thank you for the feedback. We've addressed all of the issues and based on reviews form other recent renters, we've come a long way in two years! Please consider returning some time!
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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

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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