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1938 Lakeside Cottage - Big Glen Lake Waterfront, Historic 30's Modern Cabin

Ann - Member since 1990

Member since: 2000
Speaks: english
Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights

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Ann - Member since 1990

Member since: 2000
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
May 19, 2015
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1938 Lakeside Cottage - Big Glen Lake Waterfront, Historic 30's Modern Cabin

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights

Overview

Glen Arbor Cottage Rental Photos and Description

Unique Haven for 6-8 in 4 cozy BR's +1 Bath, Open plan living embraces the lake

* * Water & Views! * * AVAILABLE July 25th, August 15th & 29th. Our lakeside summer cottage sits on the south shore of Big Glen Lake. A comfortable family retreat with views over turquoise water, a private dock & raft for your water-based activities. Dates available for Sat/Sat weekly rent are released in early January after family members have secured their dates. 1938 Modern cabin was designed by Chicago architect Harry Weese for his parents while in architecture school. It is a notable early example of a style known as mid-centry modern. The wall of glass embracing the lake is the focal point for open-plan living, dining & cooking. Furnishings have been updated in keeping with its historic character.

Down a private drive, a short distance east of the Narrows Bridge, it is Ideally located adjacent to the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. Relax, enjoy your vacation at our bright, comfortable cottage. The large living area with fireplace has a dining table for 8 & a selection of comfortable seating. The adjacent screen porch is filled with teak furniture & a table for snacking, dinner or games. Step out to the ample deck with lounge chairs. All areas overlook the crystal clear, spring fed lake. Four cozy bedrooms will accommodate 5-8.

The Cottage: Enjoy the peace of water lapping at the shore or the breeze passing the birches while reading in the hammock or rocking in a chair on the porch. A crackling fire will welcome you after an early morning or evening dip in the lake. Whatever your inclination, a variety of activities abound and you will have a memorable vacation at our family summer home.

Waterfront: The cottage has a private dock and raft. The water is shallow at the shore with minimal beach. There is ample sandy shallow water swimming between the dock and raft. Kayaks, canoes & windsurfers can be easily accommodated, however we have no facilities for launching or mooring larger or motorized watercraft and the driveway cannot accommodate trailers. Public launch ramps are nearby. Kayaks & bikes may be rented in town.

Availability: Indian Summer dates available beginning 9/5. Enjoy warm water, glorious sun and relaxing at this great time of year.

More Details
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Ann - Member since 1990 (Owner)
Member since: 2000
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
May 19, 2015

About Ann - Member since 1990

We are some of the grandchildren (in our youth) who own, manage and vacation at this wonderful cottage built by our grandparents.

Ann - Member since 1990 purchased this cottage in 1936

Why Ann - Member since 1990 chose Glen Arbor

Our grandparents visited this area to fish in the 1910's and made the great decision to build this cottage. Our parents, we, our children & theirs have made a seasonal sojourn ever since because there is so much the area has to offer.

What makes this cottage unique

The Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore and all it has to offer is spectacular.

Why HomeAway

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights
Travel with confidence
Travel with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
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Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

Reviews

4.6
based on 9 traveler reviews

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1938 Lakeside Cottage - Big Glen Lake Waterfront, Historic 30's Modern Cabin
average rating of 4.5555553 based on 9 reviews
5

Ideal family vacation spot!

  • 5 of 5

Spent a wonderful week relaxing in this unique summer cottage. So many activities to choose from - mountain biking the Vasa Trail near Traverse City, conoeing several local rivers, hikes in the National Park (especially across the sand dunes), swimming and sailing on the incomparable Glen Lake, reading, playing games, visiting farmer's market in Glen Arbor to select ingredients for cooking delicious meals, biking to Cedar for tasty tacos, wine tastings at nearby vineyards, and so on. Glen Lake offers it all and our cabin was the perfect place to enjoy it all. Thanks so much. We are coming back!!

  • Submitted: May 20, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hope you can fit in Michael Moore's State Theater in Traverse and a show at Interlochen when you return! Thank you for sharing some of your delicious Tapas with us. The farmer's market with great seasonal & organic offerings continues to be a delight!
5

More than you would expect

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful cottage tucked in the woods & on the lake. Clean, bright & well furnished. Bedrooms a bit small but open living/dining & screened porch are awesome. Just reserved again for this year, prompting this review! Thanks

  • Submitted: May 20, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you! Your return visit is a review we appreciate! Looking forward to seeing you.
5

Super COOL! Designed 75 years ago & Modern Style!

  • 5 of 5

I am an architecture & design junkie. That's why I was attracted to this cottage. Of course, the BIG windows, super view & my own path to the lake were also the BIG attraction. Hosts wonderfully helpful (sister of architect has cute little "modern" cottage next door of similar vintage & offered me a book of Weese houses to peruse - SUPER). Bedrooms are basic in keeping with design & not intended for much more than sleeping. Beds are comfy, linens nice & it was great to find beds made upon arrival. Could sit for ages & visit at dining table with the tilt-back chairs. Also hard to move from the leather sling chairs in front of the fire at night. Loved being among the 3 family cabins privately strung along the shore. We were only 3 miles to Glen Arbor with the great food offerings. Rented a bike to charge around the lake one day. The hills can be a challenge when out of shape. Also rented a kayak to paddle the Crystal River. There was a lot I wanted to do & didn't get to. Great location for everything. Would love to return, but can't in '15.

  • Submitted: May 18, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to write a review and glad you enjoyed the cottage and book of Harry Weese Houses. We will miss you this summer and hope to see you next.
5

Love this cottage!

  • 5 of 5

I could look out at the changing light on the lake all day and the moonlight at night (even took a couple of warm night swims). The soothing lake is always present whether in the kitchen preparing a meal, at the table eating it, lounging in the living area or screen porch reading and playing games. No TV? who cares. It's so great to be away, but never fear wifi is good if you have withdrawal. If well provisioned, I could easily stay a week without leaving the this special piece of the lake. However, since it was my first visit to the area, I had to explore and was very pleased there were so many things to do. Glen Arbor is about 3 miles and a nice walk or quick bike ride. Kayaks are available to rent and we had a fun paddle on the Crystal River. Had to hit the local coffee shop and check the wonderful offerings at the local market which included a great selection of wines. Took a couple of hikes in the National Park (there are many) and swam every day, reserving some time to enjoy sunning on the raft. Back to the cabin, the bedrooms are spare (beds comfortable) and the bathroom functional. It's all in keeping with the early modernist design. Just a note if you have really young ones: there is no space in the BR's for portable sleepers - believe the ad description. It was especially nice to arrive after a long drive and find beds made and ready to slip in after an early dinner. Great vacation!

  • Submitted: May 1, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
5

Perfect cabin in the woods on a gorgeous lake!

  • 5 of 5

The cabin met our needs in every way. It has floor to ceiling windows in the living room letting in light on even the occasional gray day. There is comfortable seating inside, on the porch and outside on the deck, which allows for everyone to gather or find their place of quiet solitude. A fully equipped kitchen made it possible to prepare hearty meals after all the days activities! A dock and raft for water access and play and countless hiking, biking and other activities in the area made for a special vacation for all.

  • Submitted: May 1, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to write such a nice review! We are especially happy that you had a special vacation and hope that you will do so again when you return this summer.
Clarkston, MI
1

Very disappointed-pass this one by

  • 1 of 5

I will say first that the view is breathtaking. The cottage on the other hand is not. We arrived to find numerous holes in all of the screens. This included the living area and the screened in porch which connects to two bedrooms. Also the screened in doors did not sit flush with the door frame, leaving large gaps for bugs to get in. It was extremely hot but we could not leave the windows open due to the holes and bug concerns. We had a baby not yet able to walk and after a day of crawling on the wood floor, her hands, feet, and clothing were black-no exaggeration. The breaking point was making coffee the 2nd day and finding ants floating in the water tank of the coffee maker. We are a large family on our one family vacation per year and could not afford to eat out the entire vacation. We left immediately thereafter. The owners did not refund any money other than our deposit. We are good people who tried to have a nice vacation with our kids. We don't need "new", but we do require clean, especially with a baby. For the amount of money they charge, they should update the cottage and be more truthful in the description. We rent a different house every year and this has never happened. Disappointed that the family that owns the cottage took an extended period of time to respond, and when they did they were rude and advised had they known about the issues, they could have done something. Really? They acknowledged knowing about the holes in the screen the day we got there. Regardless, the doors need to be updated to keep bugs out and it needs a thorough cleaning. I really thought they would do the right thing but they didn't refund a dime. Ever hear of Karma?

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

Map

Sleeping Bear Dunes Visitors Bureau
La Becasse Restaurant
Trattoria Funistrada
Anderson's Market
Blu
Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore
La Becasse
Cottage Book Shop
Good Harbor Grill
Sleeping Bear Point Coast Guard Station Maritime Museum
Glen Arbor Art Association
Joe's Friendly Tavern
Interlochen Center for the Arts
Traverse City Film Festival
Martha's Leelanau Table
Horizon Books
Dennos Museum Center at Northwestern Michigan College
Nearest Airport
27 Miles
Traverse City
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Glen Arbor & Empire, nearby environs
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Glen Arbor & Empire, nearby environs
Nearest Beach
3 Miles
Lake Michigan
Car: necessary

Visit the National Park Headquarters in nearby Empire. Walks in natural areas abound: Alligator Hill in the shade of the trees & glorious views over the lakes, Pyramid Point & a vista over Lake Michigan to the Manitou Islands. Trek the dunes or marked paths through the wetlands, bogs & meadows, an area rich in flora, fauna & migrating birds. Learn about life saving & boats at the Sleeping Bear Point Coast Guard Station & Maritime Museum. Follow the Pierce Stocking Drive by bike or car for fabulous sunset views. Kayak, canoe the Crystal River to the Homestead, fish in the lakes or charter a boat from Fishtown in Leland, windsurf, sail. Ride bikes, play tennis or golf, walk in the sand on the Lake MI shoreline, take an art class at the Glen Arbor Art Assoc. Visit the shops & art galleries in Glen Arbor, Empire, Leland & Suttons Bay. Eat at a variety of local establishments. The Narrows Bridge is under construction so enjoy a slight detour around Little Glen to Glen Arbor.

Other Activities: Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore

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Rates & Availability

From $375 Per night

Glen Arbor Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Late Spring
May 30 2015 - Jun 12 2015
4 night minimum stay
$375
$2,275
 
 
Early Summer
Jun 13 2015 - Jun 26 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$2,625
 
 
Summer
Jun 27 2015 - Sep 4 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$2,800
 
 
Late Summer-Labor Day
Sep 5 2015 - Sep 11 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$2,625
 
 
Indian Summer
Sep 12 2015 - Sep 25 2015
4 night minimum stay
$400
$2,450
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500.00
Cleaning $75.00
Notes $2,275-$2,800 / week in season
Saturday 4:00 pm - Saturday 10:00 am
$1,500-$1,600 / 4 days shoulder season

Please check availability Calendar before Inquiring. -
Thank you for understanding that maximum number of guests is 8 & that the sleeping accommodations are limited to those as described for the 4 bedrooms.
A payment equal to 50% of the total rent, returned with the rental agreement, will secure the booking. Remaining rent and damage deposit shall be due as stipulated in the agreement in accord with date of rental, but in no case later than 90 days before rental date.
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Amenities

Glen Arbor Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
  • Village ...
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
General:
  • Firewood
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - toilet , shower , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Lakeside
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , Lakeside
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , Woodside
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single , Woodside-Bunks
  • Four cozy bedrooms will accommodate 5-8. Two rooms are waterside, one with a queen bed and the other with a double. Two rooms face the birch and pines with a sunny south exposure, one with a double and the other with twin bunks. These rooms are comfortable but compact and cannot accommodate a pack'n'play or similar. Bedding, Linens and bath towels provided. Please bring your beach towels.
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Tennis ...
  • Wood Deck
  • 8 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
The KITCHEN is fully furnished and well suited for those who like to cook with modern amenities and appliances. It easily partakes of the activity. A grill is handy just a step outdoors. We have a Lakeview SCREEN PORCH with ample seating choices including 2 cushioned rockers and armchairs, dining table with padded corner bench and 2 director's chairs. There is direct access to the DECK and chairs overlooking the lake. Steps to PRIVATE Dock & Raft. If you have specific needs or requests please inquire.

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