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On Glen Lake Beach Across from Sleeping Bear Sand Dunes and Heritage Bike Trail

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Families love to play in the water.

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Last updated: 04/19/2017
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  • Minimum stay:1-7 nights
  • Sleeps:6
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:Cottage
  • Internet:No
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

Cottage, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4-6)

Glen Lake is the fifth most beautiful lake in the world according to National Geographic and this cottage is on that sandy shore. We are in the Sleeping Bear National Lakeshore that was voted the most beautiful Park in the U.S. The Sleeping Bear Sand Dunes are across the road with a half mile trail leading to the dune climb area. Ride the Heritage Bike Trail across the street to Glen Haven, Glen Arbor or Empire. Enjoy the wildflowers and the freshness of spring in May/June, sun and sand in July and August, usually warm and wonderful September and the outrageous color of October. Located among private lakeshore homes and cottages with woods on one side for privacy.

This cozy 50's cottage is pine-paneled with a fireplace, attractive furniture and new beds, updated kitchen and bathroom, row boat, lawn chairs. Glen Arbor has a large artist community with unique shops selling local artisans work. The Glen Arbor Annual Art Fair is the third Wednesday of July (7/19/17) with 96 artists participating, the National Cherry Festival in Traverse City 1st week in July . Many vineyards, wine tasting, championship golf courses, tennis courts, horseback riding stables, marinas, kayaking, tubing, bird watching, bike and walking trails nearby and throughout the Leelanau peninsula.



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Member since: 2005

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/19/2017

Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 720 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 6
  • Children Welcome:

    Shallow water and sand bottom makes it very safe for children...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 4-6

  • Convertible bed(s): 1 queen, 1 double, 1 sleep sofa /futon

    new springs and mattresses on all three sleep surfaces...moreless

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

    dresser, chair, clothes closet...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 double

    dresser, chair, clothes closet...moreless

  • Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1), Sleep Sofa with new spring mattress...moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

Other Amenities

  • complete kitchen, attractive livingroom furniture, new queen & double bed springs and mattresses, new spring mattress for Hideabed, blankets, fire pit, picnic table, TV/DVD/VCR Linens and towels not provided, No pets, No tents/campers, Maximum 6 people...moreless

Entertainment

  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • VCR

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Library
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Horseback Riding
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beachfront
  • Lake View:

    Across the lake to Glen Lake bridge and Alligator Mountain...moreless

  • Lakefront:

    On shore of sandy bottom crystal clear Glen Lake...moreless

  • Rural:

    Wooded areas among homeowners...moreless

  • Village:

    4 miles to Glen Arbor 5 miles to Empire 2 miles to historic Glen Haven...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Parasailing
  • Sailing
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people

General

  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room:

    picture window overlooks Glen Lake to the bridge and Alligator Hill...moreless

  • Parking:

    on road side of cottage near back door...moreless

  • Parking Off Street
  • Wood Fireplace

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven

Outside

  • Bicycles:

    new Heritage bike trail across the street rental bikes in Glen Arbor (4 miles)...moreless

  • Boat:

    row boat...moreless

  • Golf:

    The Dunes golf course about 7 miles and many other courses nearby...moreless

 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Wildflower Spring
May 6 - Jun 2, 2017
2 night min stay
$150
$800
Spring
Jun 3 - Jun 16, 2017
2 night min stay
$200
$1,000
Late Spring
Jun 17 - Jun 30, 2017
7 night min stay

$1,300
4th of July
Jul 1 - Jul 7, 2017
7 night min stay

$1,700
High Season
Jul 8 - Jul 14, 2017
7 night min stay

$1,700
High Season
Jul 15 - Aug 18, 2017
7 night min stay

$1,700
Late Summer
Aug 19 - Sep 1, 2017
7 night min stay

$1,300
Fall
Sep 2 - Oct 20, 2017
2 night min stay
$150
$800

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Tax Rate 6%

Manager's cancellation policy:

50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.

100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.


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Last updated: 04/19/2017
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Location

30 Miles
Nearest Airport
Cherryland airport in Traverse City
4 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Glen Arbor
7 Miles
Nearest Golf
The Dunes
4 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Glen Arbor

17 golf courses nearby, tennis courts, swim in Glen Lake and Lake Michigan, bike or walk wooded trails, visit the local artisan shops, Charter Fishing, Wildlife watching, Sightseeing in National Lakeshore, Coast Guard Museum, Empire Museum, drive the Stocking Scenic Drive to the top of the sand dunes, tour the beautiful Leelanau Peninsula and enjoy a wine tasting tour, climb Alligator Hill to view both Glen Lake & Lake Michigan, climb the Empire Bluff above Lake Michigan, birdwatch, hunt Petoskey stones on Lake Michigan, relax in the sun on the lakeshore

 

Manager info

Year Purchased: 1995

About: I am a year around resident and love every minute here. My grandparents bought the property in the 1920's. My cousins and their families (about 30) vacation on Glen Lake every year for a week long family reunion.

Why Empire, MI, USA:
I bought the cottage so that each of my children could have a home here when they retire.

The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
Wonderful community of friends with many opportunities to give back. Active churches. Community activities. Always beautiful and engaging. Cottage has been a year round home. Many activities on the water with marina to rent equipment, golf courses, Heritage Bike Trail, tennis, artists shops, restaurants,gorgeous sunrises, sunsets at Glen Haven, Stocking Drive to top of sand dunes, vineyards and wine tasting, hiking the woods, campfires, picnicking, sunbathing, swimming in the crystal blue water


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Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/19/2017

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Photos

  • Families love to play in the water.

    Families love to play in the water.

  • Bedroom doors can be seen on right side.

    Bedroom doors can be seen on right side.

  • Lakeside.  Notice the beautiful sand bottom showing though the water.

    Lakeside. Notice the beautiful sand bottom showing though the water.

  • Kitchen is difficult to photograph. Electric stove and counter on other side.

    Kitchen is difficult to photograph. Electric stove and counter on other side.

  • Roadside facing the Sleeping Bear Sand Dunes set far back from the road.

    Roadside facing the Sleeping Bear Sand Dunes set far back from the road.

  • Sunrise as seen from the shore across bridge and Alligator Hill.

    Sunrise as seen from the shore across bridge and Alligator Hill.

  • Sand dune on Lake Michigan side.

    Sand dune on Lake Michigan side.

  • Rock picking on Lake Michigan.  Coast Guard station in the distance.

    Rock picking on Lake Michigan. Coast Guard station in the distance.

  • Living area faces Glen Lake. Door to the Lake on right of sofa.

    Living area faces Glen Lake. Door to the Lake on right of sofa.

  • Dining area is large and comfortable.
Kitchen to the right, door is to the beach

    Dining area is large and comfortable. Kitchen to the right, door is to the beach

  • Little Bear is on shore of Glen Lake in front of the Sleeping Bear Sand Dunes

    Little Bear is on shore of Glen Lake in front of the Sleeping Bear Sand Dunes

  • Bedroom with queen faces lake.
Second BR is similar with double bed.

    Bedroom with queen faces lake. Second BR is similar with double bed.

  • Family play on beach.

    Family play on beach.

  • Kids love the lake and marinas are nearby to rent equipment,

    Kids love the lake and marinas are nearby to rent equipment,

  • Spring is here in the woods.

    Spring is here in the woods.

  • You may see wildlife in your yard.

    You may see wildlife in your yard.

VRBO #62689

This listing was first published here in 2005.

Date last modified - Wednesday, April 26, 2017

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