Lk Michigan Beach Front! Sunsets Over Sleeping Bear Dunes!(17 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:3-7 nights
- Property type:Condo
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:No
About the Property
2 Bedroom, 2 bathroom, sleeps 6
Come see why this location was 'Voted the 'Most Beautiful Place in America'. Enjoy the sunset views from your private deck overlooking Sleeping Bear Bay with views of the dunes and Manitou Islands. Even the master suite has a private balcony with sliders overlooking the lake - FALL ASLEEP TO THE SOUND OF THE WAVES! Our condo is located in the very small and secluded Beach Walk association of The Homestead Resort. The Crystal River runs along the parking lot - a great spot for the kids to fish, build forts, or to launch your kayaks/paddle boards and head out to Lake Michigan. See if you can find the hidden playground in the woods!
Our condo is 1100 sq ft with vaulted ceilings and floor to ceiling sliders leading out to the deck and those breath taking views. There are two enclosed bedrooms (no lofts). Unlike most condo's at The Homestead, our unit has a lakeside master suite, a fireplace, and a new KING size pillow top mattress. The oversized master bathroom has a two person jacuzzi tub as well as a separate shower. The large second bedroom features vaulted ceilings, a queen bed as well as bunk beds. Second bath features a tub/shower combo.
Kitchen faces the lake and has every gadget, utensil, pot or pan you could need! Washer and Dryer in unit. Flat screen TV in Master Bedroom is ready for you to bring your own HDMI cable for an apple TV or similar set-up. There is no AC/Central Air condition. We do have box fans and ceiling fans. Open up the backsliders/window and there is usually a nice cross breeze from the lake.
FREE WIFI and Cable (cable in living room only)
The association grill (no grilling is allowed on decks) is located next to the parking lot (overlooking the beautiful Crystal River). Our unit is on the top floor, the third level (two flights of stairs) - top floor views are the most breathtaking and you don't have to worry about noise from overhead.
Walk along the beach into Glen Arbor for ice cream or dinner, hike, snowshoe or cross country ski into the Sleeping Bear Dunes, or grab your bike and bike along the new Heritage Bike trail. We are truly in the heart of all there is to do!
SATURDAY to SATURDAY rentals only during the peak summer season (last full week of June, all of July and August). During the peak season we will only accept full week rentals. You must be at least 25 years old to rent. Like all private rentals at the Homestead, there are NO HOMESTEAD BEACH CLUB PRIVILEGES.
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Member since: 2014
- On floor 3
- 1050 sq. ft.
- Max. occupancy 6
- Minimum Age Limit For Renters:
- Children Welcome
- Non Smoking Only
- Pets Not Allowed
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Long-Term Renters Welcome
- Wheelchair Inaccessible
Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms
- DVD Player
- Away From It All
- Sports & Activities
- Tourist Attractions
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Recreation Center
- Winery Tours
Local Services & Businesses
- Fitness Center
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Horseback Riding
- Scenic Drives
- Wildlife Viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Cross Country Skiing
- Fly Fishing
- Freshwater Fishing
- Ice Skating
- Mountain Biking
- Water Tubing
- Clothes Dryer
- Fitness Room / Equipment:
- Coffee Maker
- Dishes & Utensils
|Dates||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Early Summer '17
Jun 1 - Jun 24, 2017
3 night min stay
Jun 25 - Sep 2, 2017
7 night min stay
Sep 4 - Oct 28, 2017
3 night min stay
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
- Online Payment $50
- Refundable Damage Deposit $350
- Tax Rate 6%
Cancellations may occur after the deposit has been paid but before the balance is paid or outside of 30 days prior to your check-in date and will cost $50. Cancellations within 30 days of your arrival date, even if the final payment has not been received, will result in forfeiture of the entire deposit unless we are able to rent the property to another party for the full amount of the rental agreement. If we are able to rent the property for a lesser amount you will only forfeit the difference. Refunds will not be given for early departures.
Owner's cancellation policy:
50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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We are in the heart of all that is PURE MICHIGAN! No trip to Glen Arbor is complete without a trip to the dune hike at Sleeping Bear Dunes, biking (or if it's winter, cross country skiing) the new Heritage Trail, visiting and tasting some of the Leelanau wineries, afternoons at the beach, a hamburger at Art's Tavern, a stop at the M-22 store, and cookies from Cherry Republic. If you have kayaks, bring them and kayak down the Crystal River (located directly behind our condo) into Lake Michigan. During the summer season, take a ferry from Leeland to the Manitou Islands for a day of hiking. Rent a pontoon boat for the day on crystal clear blue Glen Lake.
For the golfers, the Homestead Resort offers two courses to choose from as well as many other nearby courses. We are about 45 minutes from Grand Traverse.
The Homestead Resort offers many amenities that are within easy walking distance including restaurants, playground, market, skiing, gift shop, and spa. Rental does NOT include use of the Homestead pool and Homestead beach club.
Year Purchased: 2014
About the owner: We live in Grand Rapids, MI. We have three young boys and together we love to spend time outdoors hiking, biking, and swimming. Melissa is a licensed Realtor, but really she just loves to run! She's found some pretty amazing running trails that can be reached right from the condo's front steps - if you would like to know how to find them, please ask! We are also wine enthusiasts (we don't really know what we're doing! we just like to drink wine!) we are having fun exploring all the different wineries in Leelanau county. If you find a favorite, please share! The time spent together as family in Northern Michigan is priceless, we are happy that we can share the same opportunity with you.
Why the Owner Chose Glen Arbor, MI, USA:
We chose our condo because it is one of only a handful of units that are 'new' on the beach. Our unit was re-built in 1996 and was updated in 2013 with new paint and carpet, kitchen was updated in 2014 with all new stainless steel appliances. The family room and bedrooms have cathedral ceilings with floor to ceiling sliding glass doors that make the unit light, bright, and airy! Our unit also has a beach side Master Suite - also pretty unique to The Homestead as most master's face the parking lot. We are also one of only a handful of units that has forced air for heat (sorry, no AC but the lake breezes cool us off in the evening and we have fans). Unique to our location, the Crystal River runs along the parking lot with a bridge and lighted path that connects us to the rest of all The Homestead has to offer. With the river directly behind us and Lake Michigan right in front of us, nature's beauty is endless!
The Unique Benefits at this Condo:
We fell in love with Glen Arbor about 10 years ago when we were at The Homestead for a wedding. The natural beauty of the area along with the quaint town and easy access to all that the area has to offer kept bringing us back. We look forward to our trips up north, to 'getting away' to a slower pace, to a simpler way of living and spending time as a family - exploring new hikes in Sleeping Bear, evening walks along the beach, walking into town for ice cream or a cocktail, biking the Heritage Trail, fishing, and swimming, the endless searches for Petoskey stones, playing board games in the evening. Winter offers fun as well! The National park offers free snow shoe hikes on the weekends, skiing at The Homestead, ice skating, and cross country skiing (rentals at Crystal River Outfitters and The Homestead) to name just a few fun things. And of course the two person jacuzzi tub and two wood burning fireplaces to warm you back up when you come in from the cold. We do have free Wi-Fi and cable tv.
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One of three private decks
All new carpet in 2015
Views of the lake from the kitchen
Lakeside Master Suite
Oversized Master Bath with two person jetted tub
Guest Bedroom with queen bed, bunk beds, cathedral ceilings and private deck
Second full bathroom with tub/shower combo and washer/dryer in closet
Path to beach
Sleeping Bear Dunes National Park
Welcome to the most beautiful place in America!
Crystal River and the bridge connecting us to the Homestead
Famous ice caves formed right off our beach Winters '14 and '15
Fresh new paint end of 2015
Fully stocked kitchen with every gadget, tool, pan you need
New living room furniture end of 2015 season
Master bedroom with lake views, fireplace. New, KING size mattress.
View of our condo from the beach
Private Lake Michigan beach with wide sandy beach
We are part of The Homestead resort
view of Sleeping Bear point from the deck
Sunset in early July. The sun starts moving back to the south after the solstice
Skiing at Homestead. No crowds! Great for kids and views of Lk MI and Glen Lake
This listing was first published here in 2014.
Date last modified - Saturday, March 25, 2017
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