YOUR OWN PRIVATE BEACH ON SLEEPING BEAR BAY! LAST WEEK OF SUMMER JUST OPENED UP!

Linda Dewey

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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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YOUR OWN PRIVATE BEACH ON SLEEPING BEAR BAY! LAST WEEK OF SUMMER JUST OPENED UP!

Glen Arbor Cottage Rental Photos and Description

Private Home, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

Weekly Sunday-to-Sunday rentals only in the summer. Minimum 3 nights off-season. Must have 1 week advance notice. Sorry, I cannot respond to summer inquiries for less than a one week stay.

BEACHSIDE Cottage is your vacation home - not a condo, not on a busy street, and no roads between the cottage and Lake Michigan! Located dead center on Sleeping Bear Bay beach, the cottage looks directly out at the two beautiful blue and white Manitou Islands. On the map, it is off of - not on - M-109, between Glen Arbor and Glen Haven in Leelanau County, Michigan. Approximately 35 miles from the Cherry Capital Airport, 5 miles from Camps Leelanau and Kohahna, 3 miles from the Homestead and minutes from the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore.

4 1/2 hours from the Detroit area, and 6 hours from Chicago. Day Drives include Petoskey, Harbor Springs, and Mackinac Island are to the North. Beulah, Frankfort and Benzonia are to the South. More information on things to do and see in the area is available upon request.

This quaint cottage has two floors, with a 3/4 bath and two bedrooms above, having a full bed in one and a two twins in the other and a Stall shower. There are steep 10 inch stairs, 8 inch is standard. There is a rollaway on the screened-in, furnished front porch. Carpeted office and laundry room can house your port-o-crib for Baby or the porch bed.

Other features include walk half a mile down the wooded highway and treat yourself to an ice cream cone, as you watch the band on the outdoor deck at Boonedocks Restaurant. Rent a canoe for half a day and float down the Crystal River, just minutes from the cottage. Shop till you drop at the many gift shops and galleries in the area.

Climb the magnificent sand dunes at the hill climb, just 3 miles away. Take a sunset drive on the Park's scenic drive overlooking Lake Michigan from on high. Park yourself on the beach and watch the waves roll in. Build a sandcastle. Swim in the clear blue water. Evenings, put jigsaw puzzles together on the porch, or play board with your family at the kitchen table. Rent a movie in Glen Arbor and watch it at the cottage. Build a bonfire after dinner and roast marshmallows for s'mores as the sun sets.

Our renters are repeaters. That says it all.

ADDITIONAL RENTAL INFORMATION:

*Intergenerational sharing is welcome, however, multiple family sharing for the week is not.

Keywords: Beachfront Cottage on Lake Michigan

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Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair accessible
  • limited accessibility
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome

Linda Dewey

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I am a retired teacher, author, artist and composer. This was my grandparents' summer cottage. We had the one next door. As the family grew, they built a new one, we moved into this one, and my cousin's family moved in next door. Long story, but in 1999, I inherited the place, completely refurbished and winterized it for year round living. I have lived there ever since. Summers, I stay with my mother in Auburn Hills. I love my home. I think you will, too.

Linda Dewey purchased this cottage in 1956

The location and the charm. The knotty pine interior I kept because it's so unique and old fashioned. The location - spot-on looking dead center out to the two beautiful blue and white Manitou Islands with the yellow sand dunes to the left and Pyramid point to the right just can't be beat. The beach is sugar sand, with some small semi-precious right along the shoreline--perhaps a foot or less. Sometimes they are more numerous than others--depends on the winter and the latest storm. The storms, suffice it to say, are magnificent. And the water...well. It can't be beat for summertime swimming. The new bike and hike trail is so close, you can walk to it from the cottage and it will take you five miles to the dunes and along the bottom of the dunes. Fab - u - lous.

This is one of the very few homes for rent on Lake Michigan's Sleeping Bear Bay. Condos--yes, but not private homes. It's the location that makes this place special. That, plus the cozy charm of this place built by the owner's grandfather. Updated in 2004, but we kept the charm.

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights
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Your Own Private Beach on Sleeping Bear Bay! Last Week of Summer just opened up!
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Your Own Private Beach on Sleeping Bear Bay! Last Week of Summer just opened up!
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(231) 642-0742 (Michigan, USA)
Glen Arbor Northern Michigan
Orlando
5

BEAUTIFUL PEACE AND QUIET

  • 5 of 5
We were lucky enough to find this cottage for the last week in July. We had 6 total and all were very comfortable. The view is the best part and direct access to Lake Michigan was a plus too. Everything went very well as there is so much to do in the Leelanau Peninsula. I loved the fact that the bike trial was right across the street and you had to take a short dirt trail to find it. The town of Glen Arbor is charming with many small businesses and restaurants. The wifi and cable were excellent. I would recommend this location to anyone and I hope to come back soon.
  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
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Your Own Private Beach on Sleeping Bear Bay! Last Week of Summer just opened up!
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(231) 642-0742 (Michigan, USA)
Glen Arbor Northern Michigan
Florida
5

PERFECT RELAXING WEEK ON LAKE MICHIGAN

  • 5 of 5
This cottage was perfectly suited for our extended family. The location is great-very close to town and all water activities on Glen Lake, Crystal River, and Platt River. The house was very clean and homey-had all the amenities we needed and at a reasonable price. The screened-in porch and deck views were habit forming, and access to the beach was easy. The owner is extremely responsive and helpful in providing answers to any questions we had during the entire reservation-to-stay process, and I would definitely recommend this property to a group of no more than 6. The photos on the website provide a very accurate picture of the accommodations.
  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Your Own Private Beach on Sleeping Bear Bay! Last Week of Summer just opened up!
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(231) 642-0742 (Michigan, USA)
Glen Arbor Northern Michigan
East Lansing, MI
5

COMFORTABLE HOUSE, BEAUTIFUL BEACH

  • 5 of 5
We had a great time at the cottage! The view was spectacular, the beach was beautiful, and it was comfortable and cozy for the whole family. We particularly enjoyed building campfires by the beach and making s'mores.
  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
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Your Own Private Beach on Sleeping Bear Bay! Last Week of Summer just opened up!
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(231) 642-0742 (Michigan, USA)
Glen Arbor Northern Michigan
Chicago, IL
5

WONDERFUL WEEK

  • 5 of 5
Our family enjoyed this beautiful home. Comfortable accommodations, more roomy inside than I even originally thought from the pictures. Plenty of room to spread out for four adults and four children. Lots of outdoor space, and we used it all...having dinner at the picnic table, talking in the evenings and enjoying the breeze from the screened in porch. Best of all, the gorgeous private beach and crystal clear lake right outside your door. Roasting marshmallows in the evenings at the fire pit...just a place for good old family fun. Great location too...Glen Arbor is an adorable little town and this is within walking distance or a short drive to town for shopping, restaurants, ice cream. Thank you for a wonderful stay Linda! We hope to have the chance to visit again...
  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
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Your Own Private Beach on Sleeping Bear Bay! Last Week of Summer just opened up!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p105143vb
(231) 642-0742 (Michigan, USA)
Glen Arbor Northern Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI
5

BEACHSIDE COTTAGE IN GLEN ARBOR, MI

  • 5 of 5
We had a wonderful time at Beachside Cottage this summer!! The cottage was very comfortable and we felt quite at home. The beach, lake and view are spectacular. We rented a kayak and paddle board and spent alot of time in the water. It is a glorious spot!

The cottage and beach were beautiful and clean and looked exactly like what we expected from the photos and description. Linda was very warm and helpful with information. The cottage is well organized and there was a binder full of information about things to do in the area. There is alot to do in the area, but we especially enjoyed being at the cottage/beach. We loved our stay of almost 2 weeks at Beachside Cottage and would be extremely pleased to return!

Thank you Linda!
  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Your Own Private Beach on Sleeping Bear Bay! Last Week of Summer just opened up!
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(231) 642-0742 (Michigan, USA)
Glen Arbor Northern Michigan
Grass Lake
5

CHARMING, QUIET, BEAUTIFUL ... AMAZING!

  • 5 of 5
My family spent a week at this wonderful cottage, which more than lives up to its billing! Amazing views of Lake Michigan, a great sandy beach for kids and adults, and all the amenities you could wish for. I'd stay here again in a second. My son keeps asking me, "When can we go back?" I've been coming up to the Leelanau Peninsula for more than 20 years, and this was the best trip yet. Highly recommended.
  • Submitted: Oct 20, 2011
  • Stayed: Aug 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Map

Nearest Airport
32 Miles
Cherry Capital Airport, Traverse City
Nearest Motorway
0.1 Miles
M-109
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Art's!
Nearest Ski
5 Miles
The Homestead
Nearest Golf
7 Miles
The Dunes Golf Course
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Several in Glen Arbor
Car: recommended

Sleeping Bear National Lakeshore is in our backyard, with scenic drives, dunes, lakes, and hiking trails. The newly paved Heritage Trail for biking and hiking is just minutes and steps away in the woods behind us. Next door lives a charter fisherman. Family board games and puzzles are stored inside cottage.

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Availability & Rates

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Glen Arbor Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Summer
Jun 15 2014 - Aug 30 2014
7 night minimum stay
$3,500
$15,000
 
 
Early Fall
Aug 31 2014 - Sep 14 2014
5 night minimum stay
$428
$2,996
 
 
Fall - winter
Sep 15 2014 - Nov 30 2014
2 night minimum stay
$300
$2,100
$9,000
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
$3,500
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250
Cleaning $100
Optional soap/paper prod $75
$250 damage/phone/cable-event deposit.
50% Deposit with reservation, with 2 remaining payments of 25% beforehand.
Deposit refunded when long distance bill clears, damages will be deducted fairly.
Cancellations: Entire amount refundable when we replace your reservation with a new one. An honest effort will be made to re-rent. Contract is nontransferrable.
Bugs (gnats) in June can be bad on beach.
Notes Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed. Memorial Day Weekend at the summer rate of $500/day.
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Amenities

Glen Arbor Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Lakefront
  • Ski-Out ...
General:
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Broadband Access
  • Wireless Internet
  • Linens Provided ...
Kitchen:
  • Microwave
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Refrigerator
  • Cooking Utensils
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Queen sized hide-a-bed sleeper sofa in living room
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • VCR
  • CD Player
  • Stereo
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Deck / Patio
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • limited accessibility ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • children welcome
Attractions:
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • health/beauty spa
  • churches
  • library
  • playground
  • winery tours
  • marina
Leisure Activities:
  • wildlife viewing
  • miniature golf
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • boating
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • horseback riding
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • skiing
  • golf
  • wind-surfing
  • water skiing
  • mountain biking
  • hunting
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • cross country skiing
  • basketball court
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • racquetball
  • kayaking
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hunting big game
  • hunting small game
  • ice skating
  • roller blading
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
Notes:
Centered at the middle of the bay's beach, you look to the left and see the dunes. Turn right and see Pyramid Point, the tip of the eastern arm of the bay, home of Camp Leelanau for Boys and Camp Kohahna for Girls. The shoreline is 150 feet in front of the cottage, the blue and white, beautiful Manitou Islands are 8 and 10 miles straight out. The cottage sits on the tree-line, with full forest outside our back door, behind our grassy back yard and gardens. Gravel drive, shared with family neighbor, winds through the woods, with Screened-in front porch. Umbrella table on benched lakeside deck, picnic table in back yard, conversation seating area outside in back, wood deck walk to beach, mild short rise from walk to beach with no steps, flower gardens, knotty pine kitchen and living room, ceiling fans in all bedrooms and living room and dining area, caution, there is a steep stairway.
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