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Lou n' Lils - Lovely, 4 BR Home In The Heart of Charming Glen Arbor

Bedrooms 5
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


Minimum Stay
2 - 7 nights


Glen Arbor House Rental Photos and Description

4 BR (+ Den), 3BR Home in Walking Distance to All Glen Arbor has to Offer!

Lou n' Lils is a charming, 4 bedroom, 3 bathroom Cape Cod style home in the heart of Glen Arbor, and is within walking distance to all this quaint town has to offer! Just 5 miles from the Sleeping Bear Dunes Climb, the Pierce Stocking Scenic Drive, half a mile from Big Glen Lake, and 5 blocks from Lake Michigan, it couldn't be much more convenient! As a bonus, it's also one block from the famed Cherry Republic headquarters, one block from the town park and tennis courts, and 2 blocks from Art's Tavern...

This home comfortably accommodates up to 10 people. There is a queen bed in the master, a queen bed in second bedroom, a queen bed in third bedroom, a twin bed with trundle in fourth bedroom, and a full sleeper sofa in the den. There are also window air conditioning units and ceiling fans for the summer months, and a wood stove for the cooler ones. Also provided is wireless and high speed internet, a TV/DVD, washer/dryer, and linens and towels. Additionally, there's a covered porch, a deck, deck furniture, a gas grill, and fire pit. This home is absolutely non-smoking. Summer rentals are Sunday to Sunday.

Take in all this magical area has to offer. Between amazing beaches, hiking trails, the new Heritage Trail that runs from Glen Arbor to the dunes, wineries, and excellent restaurants, there is so much to see and do! Don't forget about the quaint towns surrounding Glen Arbor, as well...there is also so much to enjoy on the Leelanau Peninsula and in Traverse City!

More Details
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Property Manager
Anyone at Leelanau Vacation Rentals
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
October 7, 2016
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4/5 -
(4 traveler reviews)

Lou n' Lils - Lovely, 4 BR Home In The Heart of Charming Glen Arbor
average rating of 4.0 based on 4 reviews
New York, New York

My favorite vacation

  • 5 of 5

My family and I have spent many happy days at Lou and Lil's. This practically laid out home is perfect for a large family, a multi-generational family, two families or several couples to share. It is conveniently located to many favorite Glen Arbor activities: the big lake, Glen Lake, the bike/walking path, restaurants, shopping, galleries and Sleeping Bear Dunes.

We found it well equipped and comfortable with large common areas for cooking, eating or "hanging out". There are smaller indoor and outdoor areas to watch a movie or read a good book away from distractions.

You and your family and/or friends will love staying in this spacious, clean, furnished for everyday comfort. The central location makes it easy to get to all the area has to offer walking, biking or by car. It has a full kitchen, a centrally located washer and dryer, a large driveway with attached garage and outdoor areas to enjoy. The street is convenient but not busy, so it is quiet.

We have been here in the summer and in the snowiest, coldest days of the winter holidays. The pot belly stove makes it very cozy. We have been here with our kids, and without them. We have been there with close friends and even with people we had not vacationed with before. We have flown into a Traverse City. We even drove from New York City with our dog for a special holiday! This is a great place. You will enjoy.

  • Submitted: May 6, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Ann Arbor


  • 5 of 5

My family and I enjoyed a beautiful vacation at Lou N' Lil's and cannot wait to go back. Restaurants, stores, and the beach are all within a few blocks, yet the house sits on a quiet street away from the hubbub of downtown Glen Arbor. We felt very much at home and appreciated the owner's thoughtful appointments throughout the house, from a fully stocked kitchen to the lovely Up North art that adorns the walls. There is plenty of space to stretch out and read a book or play board games in the living room, watch movies in the den, or sit out back and marvel at the clear nighttime skies. I have rented several other properties in the Glen Arbor area, though none as nice as this one. We hope to return every summer!

  • Submitted: May 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Ypsilanti, Michigan USA

Best Rental Ever!

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay at this very cozy home. We couldn't have asked for a better setting or experience. It is set on a lovely wooded lot with a great private deck where we enjoyed our coffee every morning and a good book every afternoon! The home is located off the main drag, but within walking distance to all the shops, restaurants, kayak rentals and Lake Michigan. We also really enjoyed the ability to cook our own meals. The home is spacious, very comfortable and private. We found it to be an excellent value and great fit for our stay and would highly recommend it to others.

  • Submitted: May 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Spend your money elsewhere

  • 1 of 5

We checked in on Sunday August 2nd 2015 - 10 minutes before a storm came through and ravaged the entire town. The storm took out thousand of trees (my estimate) and left the entire area all the way to Traverse city without power. The entire town remained without power until Friday afternoon and power and water was restored to our unit on Friday evening. Not once did anyone (owner or Leelanau Vacation Reentals, the management company) come to check on us, make sure we were ok, that we had water, that we knew about the resources available, let us know what options were available. The only communication we received was an email to current and upcoming rentals that was MUCH more focused on ensuring that the future rentals didn't cancel vs. ensuring that the current renters were ok/alive. On Wednesday we all decided that we couldn't take it any more without a shower and checked into a 2 rooms at hotel in Traverse city for the night. Prior to leaving we checked in at the office as they were finally "open" to inquire as to our options. A confused seeming, but pleasant employee told us that if we had left earlier we could have been given a full refund, but now they were likely giving 50%. We asked several questions with different scenerios, but she was unable to really elaborate. On Friday, prior to getting power back, we stopped in again and spoke to the owner. She was incredibly rude during the entire conversation, stated that they could give a 50% discount (but I feel confident that no money would have been offered if we had not asked). She stated that since they didn't cause the issue that they shouldn't have to comp anything. I stated that even at a 50% discount that still amounted to paying over $100/night for camping plus our increased costs for hotel rooms, eating out, ruined food, etc. I offered to pay the full nightly rate for the days with power (Friday and Saturday) and the most expensive camping rate at DH Day campground for the other days - $40/day. This owner was more interested in ensuring she got every dime possible out of us regardless of how satisfied we were. Do not rent from Leelanau Vacation Rentals or this home - once your check is cashed you will not get any support if needed during your vacation.

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so very sorry that this was your experience. "The Storm" of 2015 was a terrible, fairly unpredicted one, and without power, water, phones, email, or any ability to communicate for 5 days of that week, we were truly doing our best to keep our heads above water, make sure that our renters were all safe (we did visit every single property), and keep things running as much as we could. Because we've never had any emergency of this sort, we will admit that we had no plan in place (we do now), and were scrambling to figure out the best way to handle everything. All employees in our office worked 10-12 days straight during this time, all made calls from their personal cell phones to contact renters, and everyone was working their hardest to make the best of a bad situation. Admittedly, it was a confusing situation, to say the least. We were offering full refunds to those who left as soon as they were able, and 50% discounts to those who stayed for the week. We thought this to be incredible fair, especially considering that as our policies and procedures read, with a natural disaster, we aren't actually responsible to return any payment. However, we deemed that unacceptable, and wanted to compensate our renters to the best of our ability. Again, we handled the situation the best we knew at that time, and are sorry that you see it otherwise. We thank you for having stayed with us. Warmly, Leelanau Vacation Rentals
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Rates & Availability

Glen Arbor House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Sep 8 2016 - Dec 23 2016
2 night minimum stay
Summer 2017
Jun 11 2017 - Sep 7 2017
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100
Damage Waiver $55
Tax Rate 6.0%

There is a $150 pet fee for a dog which is non-refundable. The $100 cleaning fee is for full week stays. In the off season, if you're renting for less than a week, it's a $50 fee. The damage waiver is a non-refundable fee. During the busy summer months, if we have a cancellation, we can sometimes go to a three night minimum. HOWEVER, when this happens, we do not go by a weekly summer average rate, but by a nightly summer weekday and summer weekend rate. Please ask our office for details!

We take 50% of the rent as a booking deposit. The remaining rent has the $50 non-refundable damage waiver and 6% Michigan tax on it, and is due two weeks prior to arrival if paying with a credit card, or cash or check would be due at arrival.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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Glen Arbor House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , On main level.
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub , Upstairs in main part of house.
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Upstairs in the area over the garage.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , One of the beds is a trundle.
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
    Den - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Double sleeper. The den can be closed off.
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
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