Glen Lake / Sleeping Bear National Lakeshore

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From $186 / night

7813 S. Dune Hwy, Glen Arbor, MI 49636
Glen Lake / Sleeping Bear National Lakeshore
3 bedrooms
6 guests
No min stay

Overview Description


Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 2
Sleeps: 6
Type: Cottage
Per night: $200 - $350
Per week: $1,300 - $2,300
Pets allowed: No
Internet: No
Description of the Glen Arbor vacation cottage rental
Nestled in the heart of Sleeping Bear National Lakeshore, one mile south of Sleeping Bear Dunes, a comfy three bedroom, two bath chalet/cottage awaits your first visit, one that will begin a summer tradition for years to come as it already has for many. Picture yourself awakening to the sounds of nature, the sun gently being nudged up over Alligator Hill as you brew your first pot of coffee or tea in the morning, taking that first cup outside on the deck or the dock or to the Adirondack chairs lakeside. You breathe in the fresh northern Michigan air and listen to the early morning silence...maybe even deciding to take the 14 foot aluminum boat out, trying your hand at the great fishing in the Glen Lakes. Later in the morning, the hammock beckons and you grab a good book or magazine and climb in, a gentle breeze blowing over your body, lulling you into a little cat nap between chapters or pages. You notice the fire pit by the Adirondack chairs and mentally plan to have a bonfire that night (plenty of wood in the shed). S'more ingredients are added to the grocery list. Wondering how the water is, you climb down the 3 wide, gentle steps at the end of the dock and find that the sand you see through the crystal clear water is hard packed and that the lake is shallow a long way out - ideal for small children. There is an auger in the shed that can be used to tie up a boat if you brought one (public landing on the other side of the lake, a marina less than .5 mile from the landing at the narrows where Little and Big Glen lakes come together).

Inside the chalet you will have found two bedrooms and a full bath (tub) up. The rooms have twin beds and those twin beds can be pushed together to form a king if need be. There is a Pack and Play and an older porta-crib with a new mattress. Both use knitted Pack and Play sheets. Downstairs, across the front of the cottage (lakeside) is the living dining area. There is a wood stove for those days when you might need to take the chill out (supply of wood in the shed). The kitchen (fully equipped, though not everything matches), a bath (shower) and bedroom (2 twin beds) are across the back of the cottage. There are decks off the two upstairs bedrooms and downstairs, both front and back.

A 14 foot aluminum fishing boat, a Weber charcoal grill, and various lawn chairs are available for your use. There is a portable CD player, a radio and several books for all ages (Sorry - no TV per request of long time renters), games and puzzles. You are close to hiking trails, the Sleeping Bear Dune Climb, shopping in Empire, Glen Arbor (both just minutes away), Suttons Bay, Leland, Cedar, Northport and only 30 minutes from Traverse City. Check the Chamber of Commerce for other area happenings or to have a brochure sent.

Linens for this chalet/cottage experience, are to be provided by you, the renter. You will need linens for bed, bath, kitchen and beach. There is no washer or dryer.

Karen Zerrenner

Area Information
You will be creating lots of lasting memories as you venture out from this cozy chalet/cottage on Little Glen Lake as you visit Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore (it surrounds the area) and find 35 miles of sandy beaches on Lake Michigan ( ). Hike some of the many hiking trails. Visit Pierce Stocking Scenic Drive. Kayak the Crystal River, the Glen Lakes or even Lake Michigan. Visit the light houses. Bring golf clubs and try the area's many fine courses. Hop on your bike and take in some of the breath-taking views as you pedal around the lakes, to Lake Michigan, or challenge yourself to biking the Scenic Drive. There are bike paths on M-109 and M-22 and all along the Scenic Drive. The area hosts many opportunities for the arts, too...the Manitou Music Festival, art galleries, and theater are just a few. Interlochen is nearby as are many fine wineries. You won't want to miss The Cherry Republic in Glen Arbor where everything there contains cherries grown in and around the area. Funky yarn shops, long standing family businesses, great dining variety and fresh roasted coffee beans are all nearby. Beautiful views, clean, crisp air, opportunities to do it all or do nothing... yours for the renting.


About the owner

Owner Profile



Begins Ends Week
Weekly Monthly Min
Jun 26 2016 Sep 03 2017 $350 $350 $2,300 - -
May 01 2017 Jun 26 2017 $200 $225 $1,300 - -
Sep 04 2017 Oct 31 2017 $200 $225 $1,300 - -
Check In: 4 p.m. Check Out: 10 a.m.
Lodging tax: 6%
Deposits: A third of the rent is required to hold your week, non-refundable after March 15th. Balance due two weeks before arrival at which time a key will be sent.
Payment Options: Money Order, Personal Check
Other Fees: Accidents happen, but if there is a big one and something major is broken, lost, totally damaged, or "disappears", payment is expected.

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Barb Wenzlick

Beautiful view

Barb Wenzlick

New Lothrop, MI

Beautiful view

June 13, 2011

Very nice property, good location, awesome view. Clean and well stocked.

Owner Supplied Testimonials

From guest book, 2003: Thank you for allowing us to use your cottage. We had a great time. Very relaxing, yet very fun. Swimming in the lake, sailing in Big Glen, S'mores at the fire pit, star-gazing and identifying constellations (with starfinder and red light), kids climbing Sleeping Bear Dunes (UGH), watching those adorable hummingbirds, shopping in Suttons Bay, Glen Arbor...Thank you SO MUCH! Tom, Bette, Brooke (11) and Dylan (8) J.

From guest book, 2010: Thank you very much for the opportunity to rent this beautiful cabin. Our weekend was peaceful and relaxing. The lake is gorgeous and the weather was amazing. We couldn't have had a better weekend. Thanks, again, and I am sure you will be hearing from us again the the future. James and Amanda - May 2010

From guest book, 2001: The birds are singing and the sun is warming the earth, as it gazes through a hazy clear blue sky. A soft breeze is whispering through the trees, and we appreciate its cool, gentle massage. In the distance we can hear the low hum of a motor boat, and children's squeals of summer fun, and beneath us, the lapping of the ripples kissing the shore. It is a perfect day! We are together, and enjoying each other's company. Thanks so much for the wonderful visit. It was so much fun to go shopping, climbing, swimming, walking canoeing, and sightseeing. The cottage is an adorable, peaceful retreat. Gail and Dave L. Prior Lake, MN

From guest book,2002: Thank you! Although it was chilly, the family stayed cozy with hot chocolate,games and the fire. It has been ages since we've not been distracted by friends, school, the phone and email. We enjoyed a hike on the dunes and braved the wind to overlook the lake (Lake Michigan on Scenic Drive). Milli took about 75 pictures with the digital camera - LOTS of the BEAUTIFUL landscapes. I took pictures of my BEAUTIFUL kids. We hope to return in the summer, although we will then miss the incredible colors of fall, we will enjoy swimming instead. Kevin, Linda and Wyatt October, 2002

From guest book, 2003: Oh, we hate to leave! The lake is so peaceful, the ducks are paddling around (I get such a kick out of them.), the blue sky is bright and the sun is bouncing off the water. Such perfection!!! We love the cottage - it's exactly what a cottage should be - "comfy and cozy". It doesn't matter where your sit down space is -the dock, the yard,the deck or the front room - they are all perfect for a cup of coffee, a good book and a wonderful view. Thank you! Thank you! Thank you, Karen, for opening up your slice of heaven to us. We really do hate to leave. Thanks again. Maria from Grand Rapids, MI

From guest book, 2009: Another amazing Glen Lake summer. You and this place are such a blessing to the four of us. We know all year long that spending two weeks here is priceless and exceeds all expectations. Why is it that we laugh more, relax and smile deeper, and love each other harder here? This place allows us to be with each other as a family like no other place in the world. So many memories. Every year it's fun to discover something new! This year we went to Esch Beach (Otter Creek) and rediscovered LeBecasse with the "new" chef. We hit all our old favorites - North Bar Lake, Glen Haven, hiking on Alligator Hill and the Empire Bluffs. Thrilled that Sugar Foot Saloon re-opened. Three trips to Funistrada. Two trips with Captain Scott on Reel Tales to stock up on salmon for the winter. Too many times to the Cherry Republic, Arts, and the Pine Cone. Boating, hiking, beaching, trips to Traverse City... Words can not express our gratitude to you for sharing this opportunity with us. Matt, Maggie, Beth and "Patch" S. from Winfield,Illinois (Renters for over 14 years.)

From guest book: I think you have the most beautiful place on this earth. What a peaceful place and a place of splender. My name is Sue B., daughter-in-law of Charles and Loann B (renters for many years). For several years now, we come to see them while they stay here. Every year we wait with great anticipation of the week with them. We have two children who enjoy the Dune Climb and the bicycle rides around the lake. To be in such a place for even such a short time allows one to become unaware of time or the necessity to have to be somewhere at a certain time. It's just great. The hummingbirds that come to the feeder are so neat to watch. Thanks for allowing others to use your cottage and experience what you indeed already know...that this is the calmist and most beautiful place which enriches one's soul. Thanks. Susan B. LaGrange, IL 1993

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