Glen Arbor Stunning Luxury Home on Little Glen Lake

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Last updated: 09/06/2016
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  • Minimum stay:1-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

The home is highlighted in 2015 Home Tour and in the Northern Home & Cottage August / September 2015 issue.

The home included in the 2015 Northern Home & Cottage Home Tour under the caption "Gatsby On Glen".

Home offers spectacular sandy beach and offers an exceptional vacation opportunity in any season. Voted one of the most beautiful locations in America on Good Morning America. This home has a full gourmet kitchen, butler's pantry, 2 master suites, 3 family rooms, 3 fireplaces, and bunk room with 4 bunks. Our amenities include 4 flat screen TV's, cable, internet, DVD, 2 laundry rooms, private dock, private sandy beach, over sized screen porch, 2 walkout balconies overlooking Little Glen Lake.

During 2016 the 2 level boat house was complete. It include 2 sitting rooms, a flat screen TV, full bath and partial kitchen.

Our vacation home accommodates adults, families with children of all ages and multiple families. This is a no smoking and pet free home. Glen Lake is the fifth most beautiful lake in the world according to National Geographic.

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Property Type

  • House
  • 6100 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    over 25 years old for prime renter...moreless

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16, Beds for 16

  • Bedroom 1: 1 king

    Large Master Bedroom Suite size 20' x 20' with balcony...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 king

    Large Bedroom suite size 12' x 21' with shared balcony...moreless

  • Bedroom 3: 1 king

    Bedroom size 12' x 15' with shared balcony...moreless

  • Bedroom 4: 1 queen

    Size 11' x 17' shares bathroom with bunk bedroom no. 6...moreless

  • Bedroom 5: 2 double

    2 full beds with private bath Size 13' x 19'...moreless

  • Bedroom 6: 4 twin/ single

    Bunk Beds size 8' x 16' shares bathroom with bedroom no. 4...moreless

  • 3 king bedrooms 1 queen bedroom bedroom with 2 full beds bedroom with 4 bunk beds There is also a portable crib stored in master bedroom closet ...moreless

Bathrooms: 6 Bathrooms, 2 Half Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, tub, shower

    Includes large walk-in closet and sauna...moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower


  • Bathroom 3: toilet, shower


  • Bathroom 4: toilet, combination tub/shower

    This bathroom is shared between bedroom 4 and bedroom 6...moreless

  • Bathroom 5: toilet, combination tub/shower


  • Bathroom 6: toilet

    In main portion of first floor by the dining room...moreless

  • Bathroom 7: toilet

    By the laundry room and garage...moreless

  • Bathroom 8: toilet, shower

    This bath is located on the lower level of the boat house....moreless

  • 6 full bathrooms, 2 half baths 8 baths total


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable:

    Charter cable and wifi...moreless

  • Stereo
  • Television:

    4 televisions - largest is UHD 60"...moreless

  • Toys
  • Video Games
  • Video Library


  • Family


  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Marina
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Horseback Riding
  • Miniature Golf
  • Paddle Boating
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beach View:

    Direct view of Sleeping Bear National Dune Climb...moreless

  • Beachfront:

    200 feet of private shoreline with a portion of sandy beach...moreless

  • Village:

    3.5 mile to both Glen Arbor and Empire...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Roller Blading
  • Sailing
  • Skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining:

    Separate Dining Room with seating for 12 Additional seating for 3 at kitchen counter and table for 4 in hearth room...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 12 people


  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer:

    3 dryers - 2 upstairs and one on main level...moreless

  • Fireplace:

    There are 3 gas fireplaces...moreless

  • Garage:

    It is used as an game / exercise room. It houses a foosball table and Tour de France exercise bike....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet:

    There are 3 routers: garage, kitchen and boat house Wireless Printer Available...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room:

    3 family rooms...moreless

  • Parking:

    Large circle drive with parking area...moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Complete set for up to 20 guest No beach towels are provided...moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    3 washing machines - 2 upstairs and one on main level...moreless


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Settings for more than 16...moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    2 Miele Dishwashers...moreless

  • Kitchen:

    Crystal Cabinets, marble / quartz counter tops, eat in kitchen with attached dining area...moreless

  • Microwave:

    There are 2 microwaves: main kitchen and upper level of boat house....moreless

  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    Paper goods supplied, small appliances available...moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    2 subzero refrigerators in main kitchen and a beverage refrigerator in the upper level of boat house....moreless

  • Stove:

    Viking 8 burner stove/oven...moreless

  • Toaster


  • Balcony:

    2 walkout balconies with patio furniture...moreless

  • Bicycles:

    An indoor Tour de France exercise bike. 3 outdoor mens' bikes of which 2 are light weight Trek bikes ...moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    2 patios - one next to house and the other by the shoreline...moreless

  • Lanai / Gazebo:

    There is a 600 sq ft two level boat house. The upper level is a sitting room with a partial kitchen. The lower level is a TV / sitting room with a full bath and accesses the beach directly....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    2 acres Brand new outdoor play / swing set....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool


Write a review 4.7
from 14 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Fall 2016
Sep 11 - Dec 31, 2016
3 night min stay

Spring 2017
Jan 1 - Jun 9, 2017
3 night min stay

Peak Season 2017
Jun 10 - Sep 9, 2017
7 night min stay

Fall 2017
Sep 10 - Dec 31, 2017
2 night min stay

Spring 2018
Jan 1 - Jun 8, 2018
3 night min stay

Peak Season
Jun 9 - Sep 8, 2018
7 night min stay

Fall 2018
Sep 9 - Dec 31, 2018
3 night min stay


Additional information about rental rates


  • Cleaning $250
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $1,000
  • Tax Rate 6%


The first half of payment is due at booking the reservation plus sales tax. The second half of payment plus sales tax and the damage deposit is due 30 days before reservation. If chose to pay via mc/visa through the VRBO system there is an additional 2.9% charge. Using ePay through VRBO system is free. There is a $25 fee should your payment be rejected.

Cancellation policy if over 60 days before reservation date a 100% refund.

Owner's cancellation policy:

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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Last updated: 09/06/2016
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30 Miles
Nearest Airport
Traverse City Cherry Capital Airport
3.5 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Art's Tavern
5 Miles
Nearest Golf
The Homestead
3.5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Boonedocks, Art's Tavern
5 Miles
Nearest Ski
The Homestead
Empire, MI, USA
Nearest Beach
On Private Beach

Car: Necessary

Dune climbing, Hiking, Lake Michigan Shoreline, Art galleries, Wine tasting, Golf, Bike trails, Kayaking, Tubing, Boutique shopping, Paddle boarding, Breweries, and Fine Dining


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2014

About the owner: Joe and Fran fell in love with the Glen Lake and Sleeping Bear National Shoreline when they first brought their children here on vacation 30 years ago. Now they would like to share their home and love of the area with others, so that they can make wonderful memories too.

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Speaks: english



  • North west water view from Master Bedroom balcony

    North west water view from Master Bedroom balcony

  • Shared balcony view

    Shared balcony view

  • New wolf range

    New wolf range

  • Pantry


  • East side showing living room doors access to patio

    East side showing living room doors access to patio

  • Waterside patio, beach and boat house

    Waterside patio, beach and boat house

  • Kitchen view with double Miele dishwashers

    Kitchen view with double Miele dishwashers

  • New Kitchen

    New Kitchen

VRBO #647742

This listing was first published here in 2014.

Date last modified - Friday, October 21, 2016

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Glen Arbor Stunning Luxury Home on Little Glen Lake

Empire, MI, USA #647742

6 BR  6.75 BA  Sleeps 16

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