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Recently remodeled on Little Glen Lake - sand beach, Dune Climb across road

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,500 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Weekly Friday to Friday rental. Four bedroom, 3 bath cottage on the beach

Bricker Cottage description

Exceptional, historic cottage on west shore of Little Glen Lake built by our grandparents in 1918. Completely remodeled and refurbished in 2014.

We're surrounded by the Sleeping Bear National Lakeshore which has miles of sand beaches nearby on Lake Michigan. And, right across the road are the Dune Climb and Heritage Bike Trail which allows you to ride from Glen Arbor to Empire on the trail.

Our shallow water, sand beach is ideal for small children. Beach has canoe, kayak, boat mooring, dock, fire pit, grill, picnic tables and beach chairs.

Empire, to the south, has a nice public beach on Lake Michigan with a playground. Glen Arbor, to the North, has great restaurants and shops.

There are four bedrooms: Main floor has large bedroom with queen bed and bunk beds, a loft with two twin beds, another upstairs area has one queen bedroom and one twin bedroom Each area is near one of three bathrooms.

Guests provide their own linens and towels. Blankets and pillows are provided.

Sleeps 10.

Kitchen is well supplied with everything you will need.

Large, comfortable living room with stone fireplace.

Weekly rental. Rents - Friday to Friday.

Check in 4pm - check out 10am.

More Details

Bill Stege
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
November 3, 2017

About Bill Stege

I am the granddaughter of Frank Dillion who bought the property in 1918 and built a Sears kit home. He and his wife Alice were artists who lived in Chicago.

Bill Stege purchased this cottage in 1918

Why Bill Stege chose Glen Arbor

This is one of the nicest beaches for children on big or little Glen Lake and it is across the road from the Dune Climb.

What makes this cottage unique

Private sand beach.


Glen Arbor Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront ...
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Toilet and Tub/shower in bathroom and Vanity in hall
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 twin/ single , Up the stairs and a lake view.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 1 bunk bed , Large room on main floor
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Above garage with Lake view
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single , Above garage with Dune view
  • Bedroom 2 has a Queen bed and a bunk bed
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library ...
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shuffleboard
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Renters to provide own linen and towels.


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Recently remodeled on Little Glen Lake - sand beach, Dune Climb across road
average rating of 5.0 based on 1 reviews
Saint Louis, Missouri

Beautiful Lake Retreat

  • 5 of 5

We had the pleasure to stay a week in Bricker Cottage in July 2015. Our group consisted of two young boys, two teenagers and 5 adults (including my mom, who celebrated her 70th during our stay). All of us, from the youngest to the oldest, thoroughly enjoyed the cabin and its unbeatable location.

The property itself consists of the original 1918 cabin, plus some additions, including two bedrooms over the garage (connected to the main cabin by a hallway). The additions give the overall cabin a sort of eclectic nature, which we found charming. But if you’re looking for “refined” accommodations, Bricker may not be the choice for you.

That said, we found all the rooms to be very clean and to have newer furnishings, not to mention lots of personal touches, such as local art and shelves and shelves of books. The kitchen was modern and exceptionally well-stocked. There were plenty of plates, cups, serving dishes and everything we needed to cook and serve large family meals.

The grounds themselves are also very well maintained and private. We spent almost every evening down by the lake, courtesy of plenty of (newer) lawn furniture, a great gas grill and a fire pit. It was the perfect setting for our mini family reunion.

And of course the location is hard to beat. Little Glen Lake is stunning, and we walked to Sleeping Bear Dunes multiple times. The bike path for the national park is also right across the road. The owners will warn you that the lake isn’t great for fishing (we still tried, but never had a bite), and it’s important to understand that the lake is very shallow. You can walk out a hundred yards and still be only knee deep. Still, our younger boys had a blast on the beach and in the shallow water, and everyone had fun on the kayaks and the canoe. And there’s plenty of deeper water for swimming and boating on Glen Lake (or a bit out from the shore on Little Glen Lake).

The owners definitely seemed committed to ensuring we had a great stay and that we had everything we needed. They checked in on us multiple times and provided recommendations on where to eat, what to do, etc. They were great hosts. We’d definitely go back and hope to do so often!

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Traverse City, MI
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Nearest Ferry
70 Miles
Ludington, MI
Nearest Motorway
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Nearest Beach
Little Glen Lake
Car: necessary

Cottage on Little Glen Lake across road from the Sleeping Bear Dune Climb and new Heritage Trail bike path which goes through the National Park to Empire, Dune Climb, Glen Haven and Glen Arbor.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 6.0%

REFUND POLICY Full refund will be given if we can rent cottage for same week you cancel. Otherwise, full deposit can be used for any open week in any year.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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