Discover a selection of 400 vacation rentals in Glen Arbor, MI that are perfect for your trip. Whether you’re traveling with friends, family, or even pets, Vrbo vacation homes have the best amenities for hanging out with the people that matter most, including swimming pools and WiFi. Prices start at $78 per night, and houses and cottages are popular options for a stay in Glen Arbor. Either way, you'll find a rental for everyone's needs.
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Destination guide

Glen Arbor - the quaint beachfront village where Sleeping Bears lie

Tucked between Lake Michigan and the Glen Lakes, Glen Arbor is small waterfront village with a big attraction. During the summer, it's a popular base for visitors to Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. Swathes of buttery sandy beaches line the lakes and promise great fishing, waterskiing, and hiking through the dunes. Within easy reach of 2 bays, Glen Arbor vacation rentals are an ideal base to explore the lakes region. After a day on the beach, check out the quirky village shops and eateries that line the waterfront.

Things to do

Glen Arbor - putting the "great" in Great Lakes

While a visit to Glen Arbor is a water enthusiast's dream, it doesn't have to involve getting soggy all the time. The neighboring historic village, Glen Haven, offers a step back in time. Harking back to the day when the lakeside villages provided fuel to the steamers which passed through, it's now one of the best preserved logging stations in the Great Lakes region. Visit the general store and pick up some cutesy kitchenware, toys, and food. Peek inside a 1920s blacksmith's shop and the Cannery Boathouse Museum, home to a haul of restored fishing boats.


There are a lotta lakes to love in Glen Arbor

The buttery sandy beaches overlooking Sleeping Bears Bay are a true highlight of any stay in Glen Arbor, and perfect for a teddy bear's picnic. Water enthusiasts will love the choice of 2 lakes - for swimming and boat excursions choose the expanse of Lake Michigan, while Glen Lake is ideal for a spot of fishing. If fishing doesn't float your boat, why not potter around the quirky gift shops in the village center. Grab an artisan coffee and freshly baked cakes at a local coffee shop, or dine out in one of the many family-run restaurants.


It's all seasons greetings from Glen Arbor

Lake Michigan and the Glen Lakes are year-round destinations. In summer, the temperatures peak and the sun shines, drawing the active outdoor crowd. But beware, the sun is a fairweather friend. Winter brings a dusting of snow, and more damp days than dry. The best (and busiest) time to visit Glen Arbor is during the warm summer months, when temperatures can reach 80 degrees. However, spring and early fall are delightful times to stay and there's more choice of Glen Arbor vacation rentals, but rain can make an appearance, so bring your waterproofs.

Natural features

Nature's dunes and sleeping bears

Tucked between Glen Lake and Lake Michigan, Glen Arbor is surrounded by woodland and beaches. It's famous as the home of Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, which sits at the southern end of the village. Named after an Ojibwe legend, the dunes sweep for 35 miles along the eastern coast of Lake Michigan. Shaped by glaciers during the Ice Age, its otherworldly appearance is best seen on the various hiking and biking trails over the dunes. For a more leisurely experience, take the 7-mile Pierce Stocking scenic drive that loops around the beech maple forest and the dunes.

How to get there

How to get to and around Glen Arbor

The nearest airport is in Cherry Capital Airport (TVC), located 23 mi (37 km) from the city center.

What are the top vacation rentals in or near Glen Arbor?

Whether you're looking for an intimate retreat for you and your special someone or someplace spacious to fit the family, you'll find some top vacation rentals in and around Glen Arbor. Here are a couple to get you thinking:

  • Around 16 miles from the center of Glen Arbor, you'll find it hard to resist "Cozy Cabin In A Quiet Wooded Setting". It has 1 bedroom and a range of amenities including free WiFi and a restaurant dining guide.
  • Alternatively, unpack your bags at "Cute Cabin In A Beautiful Wooded Setting". Located around 16 miles from the heart of Glen Arbor, it has 1 bedroom and comes with winery tours and a hair dryer.

For even more great options, use the search bar at the top of the page to find the perfect Glen Arbor vacation rental for you.

What are the best tiny house vacation rentals in or near Glen Arbor?

Punching far above its weight when it comes to charm and innovation, a tiny house vacation rental in Glen Arbor offers a front-row seat to big adventure. Power down your devices and turn your focus to outdoor fun at one of these fun-sized escapes:

  • Get set for a simpler way of life at "Perfect For Two A Little Hideaway In The Woods. Tiny House". Amenities at this retreat in Sawyer include free toiletries and a washing machine.
  • Alternatively, make yourself at home at "Gorgeous, Vintage, Crystal Mt Tiny Home". Situated in Benzie County, this petite abode comes with free WiFi and air conditioning.

Can I find log cabins to rent in or near Glen Arbor?

Vrbo has some charming log cabins to rent in and near Glen Arbor. Get the rustic cabin experience while staying in Mother Nature at one of these impressive choices:

  • "Secluded Log Cabin In Manistee Nat'l Forest With Access To Lake Michigan Viewing" has all the comforts you need for a relaxed vacation, such as a barbecue grill and a smart TV. After you've settled in, head outdoors and take in the scenery.
  • Take a few pals along or cozy up with your honey at "Private Log Cabin Near Shanty Creek Resorts". A fitness facility and off-street parking options are just two of the conveniences included at this getaway.

What are the top-rated vacation rentals for weekend getaways in or near Glen Arbor?

Forget about catching up on chores, because weekends were made for fun. Escape to one of these weekend getaways in and near Glen Arbor and experience all the terrific things to do close by:

  • "Peaceful Cabin In Quiet Wooded Setting" is a comfortable option around 16 miles east of central Glen Arbor. You won't have to venture far to find something to keep you occupied around this escape. Get outdoors and explore Schuss Mountain and Platte Lake. Activities like fishing and windsurfing will add a nice finishing touch to your whirlwind break.
  • Alternatively, enjoy a rejuvenating getaway at "The Bay View Brick - Stunning View Of Bay". Use it as a base to relax, or head out for some mountain biking and fishing. When it's time to discover some nearby attractions, visit Grand Traverse Natural Education Reserve and Arbutus Lake. This great vacation rental is around 17 miles east of Glen Arbor.

Can I find studio apartments for rent in and around Glen Arbor?

Enjoy the energy and culture of Glen Arbor from the comfort and privacy of a studio apartment. Whether you're eager to escape on your own or paint the town red with pals, we'll help you find the ideal studio apartment for rent in or near Glen Arbor:

  • Make "Cozy Cabin In A Quiet Wooded Setting" your home for a week or more. This wonderful vacation rental comes with amenities including a barbecue grill and a restaurant dining guide.
  • Alternatively, get into vacation mode at "Cute Cabin In A Beautiful Wooded Setting", which comes with conveniences including off-street parking options and WiFi.

There are many highlights around Glen Arbor to put on your itinerary. Satisfy your inner culture fan and visit Kresge Auditorium and Old Town Playhouse.

Can I find short term rentals in or near Glen Arbor?

Whether you're seeking a compact apartment for you and a pal or a condo big enough for the whole family, there's no shortage of short-term rentals in and around Glen Arbor. These properties make the perfect base for a whirlwind visit:

  • For a memorable vacation, it's tough to beat "Cute Cottage - - Walk To Town And Restaurants. Close To Bike Trail". It's nice and close to the center of Glen Arbor, along with countless things to see and do.
  • Another great option is "Large Family Home, Perfect For Entertaining". Round up your favorite people and enjoy a comfy stay close to the heart of Glen Arbor.

What are the best romantic weekend getaways in or near Glen Arbor?

Forget about flowers and chocolates. Sometimes all you need is to get away for a weekend, just you and your honey. At Vrbo, we've got romantic getaways in and around Glen Arbor that would make Cupid green with envy. Here are a few that'll sweep you off your feet:

  • Put on some love songs and chill together at "Cozy Cabin In A Quiet Wooded Setting". Around 16 miles from Glen Arbor, this property has everything you need for a couple's weekend away, including winery tours and beauty services.
  • "Cute Cabin In A Beautiful Wooded Setting" is another retreat that's sure to impress. It's about 16 miles from Glen Arbor and has winery tours and a nearby bay.

What are the best large group vacation rentals in or near Glen Arbor?

Big groups mean enormous fun. They also mean finding a place that'll effortlessly fit your whole squad. Browse our large group vacation rentals in or around Glen Arbor and get everyone together under one roof:

  • A host of amenities including a kitchen and a swimming pool make "Beautiful Betsie River Cabin Mins From Crystal Mtn. Rst 5bd+2ba+loft+game Rm+a" a favorite with groups. This getaway has 5 bedrooms and sleeps up to 15 guests. From the center of Glen Arbor, it's around 25 miles away to the south.
  • Invite as many as 13 of your favorite folks to "Gorgeous Lemon Lodge 1/2 Mile To Crystal Mtn" and fill the place with laughter and love. This option has 4 bedrooms and is around 25 miles to the south of central Glen Arbor. It's crammed with features to keep your group occupied, including a swimming pool and a kitchen.

What are the best houses for rent with a pool in or near Glen Arbor?

A pool is often a nonnegotiable when deciding where to stay, especially if you're taking the kids. Check out these houses with a pool in or near Glen Arbor and fill your days with splashing good fun:

  • Say hello to "On West Grand Traverse Bay - Private Carriage House", where your top priority will be relaxing by the pool. Amenities such as a kitchen and nearby birdwatching activities help make this retreat a favorite with guests.
  • Spend leisurely vacation days swimming or simply unwinding beside the water at "Cozy House On High Lake, Near Tc". This vacation rental is another favorite and comes with a fridge, a living room and more.

Wondering what the weather is like in Glen Arbor? It has a humid continental climate, with average summertime temperatures ranging from 55 ºF to 70 ºF. If you're chasing a little more inspiration on places to stay in this epic destination, use the search bar at the top of the page and adjust the filters to browse through our entire selection of Glen Arbor vacation rentals.

What are the best large family vacation rentals in or near Glen Arbor?

The first stage of any great family trip is searching for the ideal place to stay. Whether you're organizing a break with the kids or a multi-generational getaway with relatives, we've got large family vacation rentals in and around Glen Arbor that'll fit everyone. Here are a couple of popular options that are ready to welcome you:

  • Make your catch-up a memorable one at "Beautiful Betsie River Cabin Mins From Crystal Mtn. Rst 5bd+2ba+loft+game Rm+a". This escape has 5 bedrooms, has space for 15 guests and comes with a host of amenities, including a dishwasher and childrens activities. You'll find it around 25 miles south of Glen Arbor.
  • "Evergreen Cottage In Lake Ann" is another rental the whole team will love. You'll be able to invite as many as 10 family and friends to this option which comes with 3 bedrooms, a smart TV, coffee and tea making facilities and more. It's located 11 miles to the southeast of central Glen Arbor.

When it's time to do some sightseeing, there are lots of family-friendly attractions in the area to put on your itinerary. Adventure Island Family Fun Park is a great place to start.