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Fabulous Glen Lake Vacation Home - 6 bedrooms and 8 bathrooms

Bedrooms 6
Half Baths2
Space 6,100 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 0 - 7 nights


About the property

During late 2018 and first half of 2019 Enlarging Home to over 7500 sq ft

The home was highlighted in 2015 Home Tour and in the Northern Home & Cottage August / September 2015 issue under the caption "Gatsby On Glen".

Our vacation property does not allow any smoking.

Home currently has 6,100 sq ft of vacation home and boat home. It offers spectacular 200 shoreline with 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 6 bedroom 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, 3 laundry rooms, 200' shoreline, private dock, private sandy beach, fort / swing set, 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.

We also put in a Fort / Swing set for the children.

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.

As a final note. We have had a number of requests - but the township prohibits our vacation property from hosting weddings / receptions.

More Details

Joe and Fran White
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 6, 2018

About Joe and Fran White

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.

Joe and Fran White purchased this house in 2014


Empire House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 6100 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 16
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Village ...
  • Waterfront
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 6 Bathrooms
  • 2 Half Baths
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , Includes large walk-in closet and sauna
    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
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 6 - toilet , In main portion of first floor by the dining room
    Bathroom 7 - toilet , By the laundry room and garage
    Bathroom 8 - toilet , shower , This bath is located on the lower level of the boat house.
  • 6 full bathrooms, 2 half baths 8 baths total
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Large Master Bedroom Suite size 20' x 20' with balcony
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , Large Bedroom suite size 12' x 21' with shared balcony
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king , Bedroom size 12' x 15' with shared balcony
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , Size 11' x 17' shares bathroom with bunk bedroom no. 6
    Bedroom 5 - 2 double , 2 full beds with private bath Size 13' x 19'
    Bedroom 6 - 4 twin/ single , Bunk Beds size 8' x 16' shares bathroom with bedroom no. 4
  • 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
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 4 bicycles
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Sauna ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
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
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
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
If planning on more than 16 guests - discuss with owners. May be an additional charge.


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Fabulous Glen Lake Vacation Home - 6 bedrooms and 8 bathrooms
average rating of 4.736842 based on 19 reviews
Cleveland, OH

Wonderful Vacation Home!

  • 5 of 5

Lavender Hill is a fabulous vacation home! We had a family reunion with 14 adults and 3 children and the space could not have been better. The entire house has been remodeled and it was done extremely well. The kitchen is amazing (includes a trash compactor and ice maker!) and was a great place for all of us to gather for meals. The bedrooms and bathrooms are perfect for a large number of guests. The outdoor space is beautiful. We spent a hours on the back porch and had campfires almost every night. The water was pretty and shallow enough for young children to play on the beach and in the water safely. The owners were available at all times for any questions we had and went above and beyond to ensure we had a great vacation. We had a fabulous time and were thrilled to be one of the first families to enjoy this home!

  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2015
  • Stayed: June 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Glen Lake Awesome!

  • 5 of 5

Fantastic property on Little Glen Lake! We had 9 adults and 4 babies and there was plenty of room for more. Weather didn't cooperate as it was unusually cool and rainy but we made do. Beautiful property/setting. We hope to return next year!

  • Submitted: Oct 7, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great property with ALL the amenities

  • 4 of 5

This is a far cry from your grandparents' old family cabin. The lap of luxury with all the appointments of a high-end resort. Owners are great to work with, too.

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beyond words vacation home!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great vacation at this home. We have rented a number of properties on Little Glen and Lavender Hill surpasses all of them! We had 7 adults and 1 child staying at the home for the week, and 3 other adults that stayed a couple of nights here and there and space was never an issue. We typically go to Glen Arbor and the surrounding towns almost daily on these vacations for shopping, food and atmosphere, but found ourselves "staying in" most days to enjoy this home, its amenities and lake frontage. We spent most of our time gathering in the amazing kitchen (eating and raving about the nugget ice maker), hanging out on the covered porch, playing in the sand on the large beach or sitting around the campfire. The grounds are impeccable with resort-like landscaping and a gorgeous view of Little Glen. There truly is little reason to leave this property while you stay here. Joe and Fran are great - very attentive and responsive and they strive to anticipate all of your needs on a vacation stay. We highly recommend this property to anyone looking for a relaxing and luxurious stay on Little Glen!

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic family get away

  • 5 of 5

We had the opportunity to stay in this wonderful and meticulously maintained waterfront home and really enjoyed the home and grounds. Little Glen lake is magnificent, crystal clear and a very blue color. Was perfect for tubing and water activities with our children. Sleeping bear dunes are clearly visible from the lake. Glen Arbor is just a few minutes away and offers many activities such as bike riding, canoeing, Resturants, Shoppes and a small town charm. We hope you enjoy this rental and amenities as much as we did. The memories you will create are priceless.

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Our stay was perfect from start to finish. The house was more than we expected and perfect for our ladies weekend. Everyone was in awe of the house and it fit our group very comfortably. I would absolutely stay here again. We are already looking into available dates. Joe and Fran were great to work with and VERY quick to respond. I will recommend this vacation rental to everyone!

  • Submitted: Oct 10, 2016
  • Stayed: October 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Traverse City Cherry Capital Airport
Nearest Barpub
3.5 Miles
Art's Tavern
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
The Homestead
Nearest Restaurant
3.5 Miles
Boonedocks, Art's Tavern
Nearest Ski
5 Miles
The Homestead
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


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $400
Refundable damage deposit $1,000
Tax Rate 6.0%

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 credit card through the VRBO system there is an additional charge. Using eCheck through VRBO system is free. There is a $50 fee should your payment be rejected.

If you have more than 16 guests let the owner know. May be an additional charge.

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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.