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Bluewater House, Big Glen Lakeshore-Fully Equipped 2 Bedroom Suites

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bluewater house - Shown facing East toward the Lake

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Last updated: 03/25/2017
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  • Minimum stay:2-7 nights
  • Sleeps:7
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:Lodge
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

Lodge, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 5-7)

Located adjacent to the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, the suites at 'bluewater house' occupy the lakeshore level of the owners' home on beautiful Big Glen Lake. They are available for lodging all year and have private entrances, fully equipped kitchens, living/dining area with sofa couch (sleeper), two bedrooms - one with a queen-sized bed and one with a single and a double bunk, full bath, and a patio. The interconnecting 'Cottage Room' is available to rent and has an additional sofa couch. A maximum of four adults is preferred without prearrangement. Children welcome. Rentals are by the week in the Summer. Daily lodging (two night minimum) accomodations in Fall, Winter and Spring.

The waters of Glen Lake are crystal clear. The sand bottom and very gradual descent make it very safe for families with small children. The lake is great for all types of activities, including boating, swimming, and fishing. A boat launch and a marina are very close by. The Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore surrounds our area and the world-famous dune climb is just two miles away. Both suites are located facing Big Glen Lake with walk-outs to the beach.


Keywords: Waterfront Lodge - Complete, Fully Equipped Suites. 2 available
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Owner

Member since: 2006

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 03/25/2017

Property Type

  • Lodge

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 7
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7, Beds for 5-7

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

Other Amenities

  • DVD/VCR player, Picnic table, Gas grille. Fire pit on the beach, No smoking in suites on property, No pets, Bed linens and kitchen towles provided. Bathroom and beach towels not provided....moreless

Entertainment

  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • VCR

Theme

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

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • 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
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Horseback Riding
  • Miniature Golf
  • Paddle Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Lakefront

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Sailing
  • Skiing
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 7 people

General

  • Heating
  • Linens Provided:

    All bedding and kitchen towels provided. Bathroom and beach towels not provided....moreless

  • Living Room:

    Living area includes sleeper couch, lounge chair, dining table and chairs, and well equipped full size kitchen ...moreless

  • Parking:

    Parking for four vehicles (or two for each suite)...moreless

  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

    Moorings for two boats (or one per suite)...moreless

  • Wireless Internet

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    Full size appliances. Fully equipped....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Boat:

    Power and pontoon boat and equipment rentals available at marina 0.2 mile south on Big Glen Lake lakeshore...moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    Table and chairs on patio. Picnic table, fire pit. Additional seating on dock, lawn, and at fire pit....moreless

  • Golf:

    Leelanau County has several available golf courses including 'The Dunes' located four miles south of bluewater house...moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    Kayak and canoe rentals available in Nearby Glen Arbor (two miles)...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis:

    Nearby public tennis courts in Glen Arbor...moreless

 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
fall, winter, spring
Sep 5 - Jun 2, 2017
2 night min stay
$120

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

first 2 full weeks in June
Jun 3 - Jun 10, 2017
7 night min stay

$1,185
week ending Labor Day weekend
Aug 26 - Sep 4, 2017
2 night min stay

$1,185
My Standard Rate
7 night min stay

$1,385

Changeover Day: Saturday


Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Tax Rate 6%

Owner's cancellation policy:

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.


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Last updated: 03/25/2017
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Location

29 Miles
Nearest Airport
Traverse City (TVC)
2 Miles
Nearest Barpub
'Art's' Bar/restaurant
4 Miles
Nearest Golf
'The Dunes' public golf course
2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Full service dining restaurants
2.5 Miles
Nearest Ski
'The Homestead'
Glen Arbor, MI, USA
Nearest Beach
On shore of Big Glen Lake, 2 mi. to Lake Michigan

Located on West shore of Big Glen Lake adjacent to Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. Two miles from Sleeping Bear Dune Climb, new Heritage Bike Trail and Lake Michigan shore.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2005

About the owner: Owners Bill and Nancy Batterson built 'bluewater house' in 2005, replacing their summer cottage on Big Glen Lake. They had retired from General Motors and had previously lived on Williams Lake in Waterford, Michigan. Bill had been an Engineering Director in Flint and Nancy had been a Technical Education Manager at the GM Technical Center in Warren.

Why the Owner Chose Glen Arbor, MI, USA:
Blil's parents started vacationing at Glen Lake when he was eight years old. It quickly became his favorite place to be and in 1971 he was fortunate to acquire the property on which the original cottage stood. The cottage was used for Summer and weekend vacations for over thirty years. Bill and Nancy began construction of bluewater house in 2004 and have made it their home since May of 2005.

The Unique Benefits at this Lodge:
Guests at bluewater house will find friendly hosts, a spectacular lakefront location, stunning views of Big Glen Lake, and much to enjoy and do, both there and in the surrounding Sleeping Bear Dunes Lakeshore area.


Contact us

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 03/25/2017

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Photos

  • bluewater house -  Shown facing East toward the Lake

    bluewater house - Shown facing East toward the Lake

  • Check in

    Check in

  • Looking Northeast

    Looking Northeast

  • South Manitou Suite living/dining area

    South Manitou Suite living/dining area

  • Living room area in North Manitou suite

    Living room area in North Manitou suite

  • The bunk bedroom in South Manitou suite

    The bunk bedroom in South Manitou suite

  • Peaceful morning on the dock

    Peaceful morning on the dock

  • Sleeping Bear Dunes across Little Glen Lake

    Sleeping Bear Dunes across Little Glen Lake

  • Lake Michigan beaches just 2 miles

    Lake Michigan beaches just 2 miles

  • One of Glen Arbor's quaint shops

    One of Glen Arbor's quaint shops

  • Visit us in the Fall

    Visit us in the Fall

  • Our winter wonderland

    Our winter wonderland

  • You're here!

    You're here!

  • Pathway to your suite

    Pathway to your suite

  • Looking East from the Cottage Room

    Looking East from the Cottage Room

  • North Manitou Suite kitchen area

    North Manitou Suite kitchen area

  • South Manitou suite queen bedroom

    South Manitou suite queen bedroom

  • Our Cottage Room between the two suites

    Our Cottage Room between the two suites

  • Our swim raft

    Our swim raft

  • Spectacular Inspiration Point over Big Glen Lake. We are near the left.

    Spectacular Inspiration Point over Big Glen Lake. We are near the left.

  • Famous Leland Harbor Fishtown

    Famous Leland Harbor Fishtown

  • Tuesday Farmer's Market in Glen Arbor

    Tuesday Farmer's Market in Glen Arbor

  • Fall color at bluewater house

    Fall color at bluewater house

  • Snowy Winter in our yard

    Snowy Winter in our yard

VRBO #83258

This listing was first published here in 2006.

Date last modified - Thursday, April 13, 2017

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