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Spectacular Big Glen 100' Sandy Beachfront, INCREDIBLE SUNSETS, AVL 9/1 - 9/5

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)

Plan ahead and reserve your fall get away now.

New Pic's coming soon !!!!

Erdmann 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:
August 15, 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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Spectacular Big Glen 100' Sandy Beachfront, INCREDIBLE SUNSETS, AVL 9/1 - 9/5
average rating of 4.75 based on 22 reviews

Amazing beach front house!

  • 5 of 5

We loved our time on Lake Michigan! The house, property, and beach were all fantastic. Our group (aged 7 to 76) all had a wonderful time and we thank you for sharing such a special spot with us!!

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 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: Jul 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: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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East Lansing, MI

Cozy cabin and beautiful lake front location

  • 5 of 5

Perfect spot for our family- including two young kids. Great location to explore all the beauty of sleeping bear dunes.

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4th of july weekend

  • 4 of 5

It was a great time to spend with my family and dog. The lake was glass calm in the not morning. I took the kayaks out multiple times and paddled down to old settlers. The new floor was great so it kept the area quite clean. My kids loved the beach area to dig and play off the dock and look for crawfish and minnows. Property manager was quite responsive when a questioned was asked.

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Huntington woods

Perfect getaway

  • 5 of 5

Came up for the week with our 1 year old son and my inlaws. Had a perfect time! The cabins have been recently renovated and are perfectly clean and have everything you could need! The pics on Vrbo do not show the latest updates (new bathrooms, wood floors, etc) last i checked. Walking or bike riding distance up to the fabulous Funistrada where we had a great dinner out and Laker Shake where we had ice cream almost daily. Ten minutes to downtown Glen Arbor. Also 15 minutes or so to sleeping bear dunes where we enjoyed hiking, biking on heritage trail and the beach one day. We have already decided we will be back next year and hopefully with more friends and family! Met the owner who is fabulous as well. We were sad to leave. Thanks for a great trip! - the LeBlanc Family

  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 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

Damage Deposit $250

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