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Glen Arbor - Bearberry House - Sleeping Bear Dunes- June 2018 weeks available

Glen Arbor, MI, USA
  • House2600 sqft
  • Bedrooms5
  • Sleeps12
  • Bathrooms5
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay3 - 7 nights

House, 5 Bedrooms, 5 Baths, (Sleeps 12)

Spacious Vacation Home in the heart of Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore

This beautifully furnished vacation home is located in the middle of the charming village of Glen Arbor, which is surrounded by Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. Most of the park's main attractions are less than a three mile drive from our location, and most of the town's shops and galleries are a short walk from our home. We offer five bedrooms with five full bathrooms: four are private suites; each with either a king or queen bed, full bath, TV with cable, phone, and high-speed internet access. Fifth bedroom is a bunkroom featuring a twin over full bunk and a twin-sized fold-out oversized chair and TV with cable. There is an adjoining full bath in the hall. Air conditioned. Finished 3 car attached garage for easy loading and unloading.

Large, fully equipped kitchen (Jenn-Air stove/oven, overhead microwave, dishwasher). Fridge has wine cooler and icemaker + reverse osmosis water tap. Service for 12 is provided. Kitchen overlooks the great room and a floor-to-ceiling gas fireplace. There is also a 70-inch flat-screen TV (with Netflix), Apple TV and Blue Ray player. USB charging plugs on kitchen counter. French doors open to a 10x20 screened porch facing the woods which leads to a large 2-tier deck with gas grill for outside entertaining and additional seating for 12. The house has wireless high-speed (30MB download) internet access in all rooms. Linens & towels provided. NO SMOKING/NO PETS.

Walk to shops, galleries, restaurants, groceries, tennis courts, playscape, Lake Michigan beach, kayak rental on Crystal River, charter fishing, cross-country ski/hiking trails. Enjoy the new Sleeping Bear Heritage Trail for biking or cross country sking from Glen Arbor to the Dune Climb. The hiking/biking options now extend South to the Village of Empire and North to Little Traverse Lake! Great base for exploring the Sleeping Bear Dunes, fall winery/color tours, spring cherry blossom tours, or winter ski weekends. Down-hill ski nearby at The Homestead...30 minutes South to Crystal Mountain. Walkable to Alligator Hill trailhead (hike in summer - X-country ski in winter).

Bearberry House is a member of the Glen Lake Chamber of Commerce and the Leelanau County Chamber of Commerce..

Keywords: Private Home, sleeps 12, 4 bedrooms with private baths, airconditioned, WiFi


William and Susan Vogel

Member Since 2005
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Calendar last updated:
Apr 11, 2018
About William and Susan Vogel

Located in the charming resort town of Glen Arbor and walkable to everything which is important during the summer when parking is at a premium, from restraunts to art galleries, and all sorts of recreation opportunities.

William and Susan Vogel purchased this House in 2005

Why William and Susan Vogel chose Leelanau County

We have been coming up to Glen Arbor for years and kept looking for that perfect place for our second home. The place we envisioned just didn't seem to exist so we finally built it! Based on the floor plans of great resorts that we have stayed at, Bearberry House allows for all guests to have their own space (and bathroom) as well as ample inside and outside areas for everyone to gather together. We planned for good - and not so good - weather by having a large screened-in porch as well as an even larger two-tiered deck - both with seating for everyone. Our location is quiet enough to see and hear the wildlife, yet close enough to be able to walk to the grocery store ... and pretty much everything else in town!

What makes this House unique

Walkable to everything in Glen Arbor: Shops, Galleries, Cherry Republic, Crystal River Kayaking, Glen Arbor Park and Tennis Courts, Art's Tavern, Western Avenue Grill, Boonedocks, Blu, Lake Michigan Beach, Alligator Hill Hiking/X-country Ski trails, biking, hiking and more!


    • Internet
    • Air Conditioning
    • Heater
    • Fireplace
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
      • Bedroom 1
        1 king, Ensuite full bath w/ seperate soaking tub. TV w/cable.
      • Bedroom 2
        1 queen, Ensuite full bath. TV w/cable.
      • Bedroom 3
        1 king, Ensuite full bath. TV w/cable.
      • Bedroom 4
        1 king, Ensuite full bath. TV w/cable.
      • Bedroom 5
        1 double, 1 sleep sofa /futon, 1 bunk bed, Twin over Full bunk. Fold-out twin. TV w/Cable.


        • 5 Bathrooms
        • Bathroom 1
          toilet, tub, shower, Large soaking tub
        • Bathroom 2
          toilet, combination tub/shower
        • Bathroom 3
          toilet, combination tub/shower
        • Bathroom 4
          toilet, combination tub/shower
        • Bathroom 5
          toilet, shower, In hall adjacent to bunk room on first floor.


            • Away From It All
            • Family


                • Guests provide their own meals


                    • Iron & Board
                    • Air Conditioning
                    • Clothes Dryer
                    • Garage
                      Attached 3-car garage
                    • Gas Fireplace
                    • Hair Dryer
                    • Heating
                      Gas forced air
                    • Internet
                    • Broadband Access
                    • Linens Provided
                    • Living Room
                    • Parking
                    • Telephone
                      Local and long distance. No collect or 900 numbers.
                    • Towels Provided
                    • Washing Machine
                    • Wireless Internet
                      30 MB download


                        • Microwave
                        • Coffee Maker
                          Number 4 cone filters.
                        • Dishes & Utensils
                          Glassware, flatware and dishes for 12.
                        • Dishwasher
                          Dish soap included.
                        • Ice Maker
                        • Kitchen
                          well stocked for cooking - salad spinner, crock pot, baking dishes, can opener
                        • Cooking Utensils
                          Well stocked
                        • Oven
                          Electric oven.
                        • Pantry Items
                          Salt and pepper grinders provided.
                        • Refrigerator
                          Built-in wine cooler Ice-maker
                        • Stove
                          Gas stove top.
                        • Toaster


                            • Dining
                              Harvest table seats 8 Raised bar seats 4
                            • Dining Area
                            • comfy seating for 12 people


                                • Books
                                • CD Player
                                • DVD Player
                                  Blue Ray
                                • Satellite / Cable
                                  One in each bedroom plus 70' in great room
                                • Stereo
                                • Television
                                • Video Library
                                  Netflix online in Living Room. Also Apple TV.


                                    • Deck / Patio
                                      2-level deck has seating for 12 to comfortably dine outside
                                    • Lanai / Gazebo
                                      10 x 20 screened back porch leading to deck
                                    • Outdoor Grill
                                      Gas, propane provided


                                        • churches
                                        • cinemas
                                        • health/beauty spa
                                        • live theater
                                        • marina
                                        • museums
                                        • playground
                                        • restaurants
                                        • winery tours

                                          Leisure Activities

                                            • beachcombing
                                            • bird watching
                                            • boating
                                            • horseback riding
                                            • scenic drives
                                            • shopping
                                            • sight seeing
                                            • sledding
                                            • walking
                                            • wildlife viewing

                                              Local Services & Businesses

                                                • ATM/bank
                                                • groceries
                                                • massage therapist

                                                  Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                    • jet skiing
                                                    • basketball court
                                                    • cycling
                                                    • fishing
                                                    • fly fishing
                                                    • freshwater fishing
                                                    • golf
                                                    • hiking
                                                    • hunting
                                                    • cross country skiing
                                                    • kayaking
                                                    • mountain biking
                                                    • sailing
                                                    • skiing
                                                    • snowboarding
                                                    • swimming
                                                    • tennis
                                                    • wind-surfing


                                                        • Air-Conditioning + Ceiling Fans in all Rooms, High-Speed Internet Access, Large Kitchen With Island Workspace, Reverse Osmosis Water Tap in Kitchen, Wall-mounted Hair Dryers, Sheets and Towels Provided, Washer/Dryer, 3-car Attached Garage, No Smoking/No Pets. Back up generator (automatic) for well, furnace, kitchen, living rooms and bathrooms.

                                                          18 Reviews


                                                          Latest reviews

                                                          ABSOLUTELY PERFECT FOR 4 COUPLES

                                                          cdngolfersToronto, Ontario, Canada

                                                          We were 4 couples celebrating a 50th anniversary and some golf. Trying to find a 4 bedroom with each bedroom having an ensuite was a difficult task until we found Bearberry House. This home in Glen Arbor is absolutely fantastic. The photos in the VRBO do not give it justice. All of us said "wow" when we entered. It was like walking into a Home and Garden set - the bear theme throughout the home was perfect. Sitting on the deck watching fawns, deer and "large" raccoons could not be better. The capability of walking to restaurants (Note: Arts Tavern is cash only) and the market was great. One could not beat watching the sun setting over Lake Michigan. For golf, Manitou Passage and Champion Hills are highly recommended with Sugar Loaf and Mistwood recommended for value.

                                                          The owners were very quick to reply and take action to any query. The cost is reasonable when you split the total between 4 couples. This VRBO is highly recommended, especially for 4 couples. Thanks, Des


                                                          Tim S.

                                                          This is a spectacular rental. The moment we walked in we were delighted with the layout, cleanliness and beauty of the house and surroundings. It was much more impressive than even the pictures suggested. It is the best stocked house we have ever rented with more than adequate kitchen supplies, paper goods and soap. The location is wonderful, within walking distance of everything in Glen Arbor. We spent an afternoon riding bikes as the bike trail runs in front of the house. Despite the noncompliance of the weather, one day full of rain, the puzzles in the house (and wifi connections) kept everyone entertained. The owners were spectacular, sending an incredible amount of information about the area before arrival, and calling the day we arrived to be sure everything was in order. My wife fell in love with the house and we are trying to arrange our schedule so we can return again.

                                                          Owner's Response:

                                                          Thank you for such nice words! We are proud of our central location within Glen Arbor and the easy access to activities in and around Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore - the Heritage Trail is one more way to be active in a beautiful setting! In addition to hiking/biking the trail, the portion of the trail between Glen Arbor and Glen Haven is groomed all winter for cross-country skiing!

                                                          We hope you will stay with us again soon.


                                                          Heather T.North Richland Hills

                                                          My dad rented this house for our family for a week and it was perfect! It has 5 bedrooms each with its own TV and bathroom. The kitchen is beautiful and has everything you could ever need for cooking. The beds are extremely comfortable and the linens are beautiful. The living area is great with comfy couches and a huge flat screen TV. There is even a screened in porch, an amazing outdoor deck with table for 8 people (plus extra chairs if you need them.) We used the huge grill on the deck several times, including twice for the salmon we caught on Lake Michigan. It did a great job! The front lawn was quiet with Adirondack chairs to relax in and watch the birds and chipmunks. The location is perfect-walking distance to all shops, restaurants, etc. Loved our stay and hope to go back next summer!

                                                          Perfect Wedding Weekend Getaway

                                                          Happy BrideLansing, MI

                                                          My husband and I spent a long weekend with our wedding party and friends during our wedding weekend and couldn't have been happier with our stay. The house provided the perfect amount of privacy and community among our diverse group of friends. The house was far more beautiful than the pictures and was very close to downtown shops and beach access. The Glen Arbor, Sutton's Bay, Traverse City area is our favorite. We've stayed in this part of Northern Michigan many times throughout the years but Bearberry House has been our favorite thus far. Not only was the location perfect for shopping, eating at nearby restaurants, bike riding, and kayaking, but the house was spacious, yet cozy and inviting.

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                                                          Barbara D.Springfield, MO, USA

                                                          My family spent a week at the Bearberry House and couldn't be happier with our stay. The home is beautiful, fully equipped, located within walking distance to all the shops and restaurants in the area and was so comfortable. We had 8 adults and 4 children and we had so much fun playing games, cooking, sightseeing and exploring the area. Our greatest accomplishment was climbing Sleeping Bear Dunes! This part of Michigan is gorgeous and clean. There are so many things to see and do but it doesn't feel "touristy". The flowers around Glen Arbor were blooming and so many varieties! The grandchildren loved seeing the wildlife including black squirrels, deer and even a porcupine! The owners were so accommodating and gracious. Be sure to take the Sleeping Bear scenic drive and try to climb it (if you dare)! We also visited a lighthouse and Fish Town and had a wonderful time there. We would love to come back some day and wouldn't consider staying anywhere else.

                                                          Owner's Response:


                                                          We are glad you enjoyed your stay! I am glad you discovered this part of Michigan.


                                                          Bearberry House in Glen Arbor

                                                          Kathleen D.Northfield, Ohio

                                                          Our family (ages 2 to sixties) spent a week at Bearberry House. It is inviting, spacious, well equipped, and in an ideal location, just perfect for the twelve of us. The owner called us the day we arrived to be sure that we had everything we needed and was happy to answer any questions about the area. Bearberry's proximity to Glen Arbor allowed us to walk to shops, restaurants, ice cream, a playground, putt-putt, and Lake Michigan, so we weren't constantly in the car. We had options to swim at a number of beaches in Lake Michigan, and the nearby Sleeping Bears National Seashore was a real gem with dunes to climb, hiking trails, the beautiful Pierce Stocking Drive, and historic Glen Haven. We ate in often but also tried several restaurants, all of which were enjoyable. Best of all are the priceless memories our family now shares!


                                                          Glen Arbor, MI, USA

                                                          In-town Tennis Courts, Color Tour, Wine Tour. Walk to most attractions such as Galleries, Shops, Kayaking, and restaurants. Short drive to Cherry Bowl Drive-in Theater in Honor and Interlochen Arts Academy in Interlochen.

                                                          Rates & Availability

                                                          Additional information about rental rates

                                                          Tax Rate

                                                          All rental agreements require a $250.00 refundable cleaning deposit. Deposit is refunded when house is left acccording to checkout list. Checkout list and fees available upon request. 6% State of Michigan Usage tax is additional to the rates.

                                                          $1000.00 deposit for weekly rentals with signed rental agreement to book the week. Balance due in two equal payments prior to the rental week. 50% deposit for weekends with signed rental agreement. Balance due prior to weekend. Additional nights in September-May are $430.00 per night. We will consider mid-week rentals.

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