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Spectacular Big Glen 100' Sandy Beachfront, Incredible Sunset Views, Kayaks

Bedrooms 2
Space 930 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Newly Renovated Cottages, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4-6)

NEW CONTACT INFORMATION: Leelanau Vacation Rentals & LVR Reality: Angela Brown (800)309-5045 & 1(231)334-6100,

More new pictures coming soon !!!!

Whispering Pines Cottages ( formerly Versluis) are located in sleepy Burdickville (home of two popular restaurants, LaBecasse and Funistrada, as well as the family favorite Laker Shakes) on the southeast shore of Big Glen Lake. This is your opportunity to experience all the Sleeping Bear/Glen Lake area has to offer from a quiet lakefront setting. Available dates and rates are listed below, and booking your reservation is quick and easy. LINENS ARE NOT PROVIDED.

This exceptional property is located on West Whispering Pines Lane, a quiet road along the southeast shore of Big Glen Lake. The park-like setting (100 ft wide X 350 ft deep) includes two updated well-equipped cottages (West Cottage and East Cottage), mature trees, private beach and firm, sandy lake bottom ideal for swimming.

West Cottage...

West Cottage (931 sq ft) is roughly 10 yards from the beach and features a living room with a flat screen TV, WiFi, iPod docking station, full sleeper sofa and panoramic lake views. The spacious master bedroom (1 queen bed, 1 full sleeper sofa) has windows on 3 sides. A second bedroom (2 twins) has windows on 2 sides and double doors that open to the living room. A good night's sleep is tough to avoid here! The fully equipped kitchen and bathroom with shower are stocked with soap and paper products. The laundry room with washer and dryer. The lakeside deck is the perfect gathering place!

East Cottage... Slightly smaller, pet-friendly (dogs only) East Cottage (sleeps 6) located 40 yards from the beach...same amenities as West except washer/dryer.

A Rowboat & 2 Kayak's (including flotation vests) are provided at no additional charge, as well as a dock and 2 moorings for larger boats. Bring your own boat or rent one locally ... they'll even deliver!

Each cottage has roughly 50 feet of beachfront with the dock extending midway into the clear, shallow water. The distance between them is 100 feet with trees strategically providing a natural screen for privacy. There is an abundance of lawn area, as well, for outdoor activities. We provide picnic tables, outdoor chairs, and barbecue grills for each cottage. There's a 2-person lawn swing at the beach for watching the sun set behind the Sleeping Bear Dunes, plus a fire pit & wood for toasting marshmallows and telling ghost stories! This is a place where our guests can truly relax. Come spend a week with us!. Our cottages are smoke-free. Member of Glen Lake Chamber of Commerce and Glen Lake Association.


More Details

Robin Versluis
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
November 19, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner

We had a wonderful time. We loved just being able to hang out on the dock and getting out in the water. It was a beautiful weekend up there.

Thank you again for letting us rent it.
Aug 2010
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Glen Arbor Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 930 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Garage ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • TP, hand soap, bath soap, toweling and cleaning supplies provided. There is also a vacuum, swiffer and broom.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Convertible bed(s) - 2 double
  • LINENS ARE NOT PROVIDED.Queen size Beds (1) Master bedroom in each cottage is equipped with a firm, comfortable queen bed and 4 pillows. West Cottage master bedroom also has a double sleeper sofa., Twin or Single Beds (1) Second bedroom is equipped with 2 new comfortable twin beds and 4 pillows. Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Sleeper sofa in living room.
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 6 beach chairs
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Deck furniture, picnic tables, beach chairs, lawn swing,100 ft.sandy beach, fire pit on beach, rowboat, 2 kayak's, dock, 2 secure moorings for large boats or jet skis, breathtaking westward views!


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average rating of 4.8 based on 25 reviews
Snellville Georgia

Perfect location and beautiful views!

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful cottage with spectacular views! It is the perfect location for visiting Sleeping Bear Dunes NP and the little town of Glen Arbor, which we loved! The cottage has everything you need including outstanding sunsets! The kayaks were great and we enjoyed exploring the lake. Perfect for families or couples looking for a getaway. Robin was great in her response time as well.

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wonderful, that you enjoyed your stay !!!! Our sunset's are simply the best, always changing & breath taking. Much time, thought & work was done to renovated the classic cedar & pine cottages built in the 1940's & 1950's. Thanks for your thoughtfulness, hoping your able to return soon. Best, Robin
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Fabulous Stay at Glen Lake

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful cottages on the South Shore of Glen Lake. Beautiful sunset view over Alligator Hill. Beach area, fire pit for s'mores & great swimming for all ages. Cottages are clean, comfortable and nicely updated, including heated floors in the bathrooms!

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great family cottage

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time in the West cottage with my family! The beachfront is amazing for little kids and it was great that sand toys were also provided. There were no surprises during our whole stay. The views are stunning if you are looking for a beautiful sunset! Thank you for providing such a great place for families!

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Annapolis, MD

GLenn Lake cottage

  • 5 of 5

Fantastic family cottage on beautiful Glen Lake. Beautiful sunsets, great little town, crystal clear water and sandy beach. Recent updates to the cottage make it a perfect spot for a family vacation.

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Spring Lake, MI USA

Returned to this Big Glen cottage rental for our 12th year. Love the sunsets on this southern shore.

  • 4 of 5

The improvements made to the cottage of new floors, bathroom renovation and new furniture have freshened it up and were enjoyed thoroughly. Thanks to the new owners and their improvements of this property. We have shower envy and need heated floors in our homes!

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful family vacation on Glen Lake

  • 5 of 5

We've been return guests for the past several years and always enjoy this special place with our family. The two cottages make it convenient to share the time with my brother's family and have the cousins get together. The cottages have been recently renovated (not yet shown in pics) and are a perfect home base for exploring all the area has to offer. The gradual sand bottom of the south side of the lake made this a great place to teach sailing on a sunfish to our younger children this year without getting in over their head:) The older children ventured out to the drop off (~200-300 yards from shore) each morning in the row boat and caught lots of perch. We're looking forward to our return next year!

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Traverse City, MI (TVC)
Nearest Barpub
6 Miles
Art's Tavern (Glen Arbor)
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
The Dunes Golf Club
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
M72 (between Glen Lake and Traverse City)
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Nearest Beach
8 Miles
Empire Beach (public) on Lake Michigan
Car: necessary

Glen Lake, Sleeping Bear National Lakeshore, and Lake Michigan are the true gems of the area. A scenic 10 minute drive will take you to Lake Michigan and in another 5 minutes you can be at the base of the famous Dune Climb...


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250
Tax Rate 6.0%

Maximum 6 persons
6% Mi sales tax on rental & cleaning fee
$100.00 discount on summer rates for return renters
5% summer discount for 2 weeks +
Summer week begin on Saturday to Saturday
Check in @ 4 pm , Check out @ 11 am

You will send the Rental agreement, with a $500.00 Deposit & a separate $250.00 Security deposit (held). The remaining balance will be split into two payments. The last payment needs to be received 1 month prior to the reservation.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund