|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
Location: Glen Lake's north shore, beach facing south and surrounded by Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore.
Located on a quiet road between Glen Arbor and Sleeping Bear Dunes headquarters in Empire. Sun sets over the dunes to your west.
Accommodations: A direct beachfront cottage with three bedrooms, one with a king size bed and two with queen size beds sleep six. NEW bathroom with shower over tub, NEW half bath with full size front loading washer and dryer.
The lake is shallow and ideal for families with small children. A mooring buoy for your boat is provided with a marina and boat launch a mile east.
A large lakefront deck sits 40 feet back from a private 100 foot wide sandy beach with four person wooden swing and fire ring. Wide wraparound deck includes a gas grill and dining for six and can be closed off for child containment.
You will find this one acre 400 feet deep, private direct beachfront property to be clean, uncluttered and well maintained.
SUMMER rentals by week only, from Saturday check in after 3 pm to following Saturday check out before 11 am.
SUMMER base rate is from $2500 early season to $3300 high season, depending on week and number of families, no more than six total. DISCOUNTS offered in May-early June, late August, September-October.
Payment policy: $1000 to hold booking at time of application. Balance is due 90 days prior to check in date. A separate $350 deposit is required and returned in the event there is no damage to repair, replacement of loss, excessive wear and tear, or extra cleaning required of housekeeping for our following guest.
Due to a short season, payment is non refundable unless period is re-rented. If cancelled, a same year alternative week will be considered if at all possible. Crystal Glen Cottage is a pet free and smoke free property. Sheets and towels are not included but are available for an additional fee.
Keywords: Lakefront Cottage
Four generations of our family have enjoyed all seasons in this Glen Lake, Leelanau County area. Some of our best memories are of doing the simplest things with family, listening to the waves and children's delight while sitting on the swing or watching the sun set over the sand dunes at the camp fire.
Cottage is very clean, uncluttered and comfortable. Peacefully quiet among private homes.
A lovely cottage! We are experienced renters, so it was such a nice surprise to walk into a cottage that was so sparkling clean, it even got my Mother's approval! It was a great way to open a great week. The cottage is exactly as advertised and the view of the lake is gorgeous. The location can't be beat: close to downtown Glen Arbor and the Dunes, still peaceful and quiet. The lake is really shallow for a long way out, my children loved it. The Owner was extremely gracious and helpful. I recommend this property and hope to return.
We would like to express our sincere appreciation for the use of your lovely cottage....once again. After 20 years of staying at your charming place on little Glen it's seems to get better and better for us. We have such great memories there and are enjoying building more with each year. Between watching the sunsets over the Dunes and swimming in 84 degree, crystal clear water, I can't imagine staying anywhere else. It's such a great place for our kids...we just love walking out through the water about 150 yards from the shoreline and only being up to our waist in water....and the sandy bottom..my gosh it's like sugar under your feet. Unbelievable! I know your place books early and so expect us to be securing our week before Spring time next year.
Until next year...take care and have a wonderful winter.
The location and accomodations were beautiful, we had a perfect week on Glen Lake and it's only a 5 minute drive to the Dune climb. The house was very clean, very well maintained and comes with everything you need, including WIFI. Sheets and Towels were extra so we brought our own.
The frustration came the week after we got home and the property owner cashed our security deposit. In the end we did get approximately half of our deposit back but we were charged for a couple items:
* Property owner said there was a tear in the King Size mattress pad and charged us for a replacement pad. Since we brought our own sheets, we saw the mattress pad upon arrival (when putting the sheets on) and departure, and we did not notice any rip in the mattress pad.
* When we left we accidentally brought home the wrong blanket and pillow, leaving ours at the cottage. I offered to ship their items back but they never got back to me, instead they deducted money from our deposit. They will refund the money for the blanket and pillow but only once I ship back their items. If I want my items back I have to pick them up or send them prepaid shipping information which at this point isn't worth the frustration.
* Check out time is 11:00 am, I called the owner at 11:12 to let them know we were leaving and just wrapping up and they said no problem, never indicating that we'd be charged a late fee for leaving after 11:00. Additional money was deducted from our security deposit for "Late check out without notification"
*Finally when I did end up talking to the owner they indicated that we left the counters dirty and left dirty dishes, which they weren't happy with. The reason we were charged for the late check out was because the cleaning crew couldn't get in at 11:00. I don't remember leaving the counters excessively dirty , but even so, isn't that what the cleaning service is for -- to clean? As for the dishes, we loaded the dishwasher before we left and ran it.
When we first looked at this location we were cautious because there were no reviews from past renters, now I know why. I feel this property owner took advantage of us and cheated us out of half of our security deposit. I'm not posting this expecting to get my deposit back, I just want to make sure others know what they are in for.
There are plenty of other rental properties on Glen Lake with positive reviews to choose from, we would not rent from this owner again.
Surrounded by Sleeping Bear National Lakeshore, sand dunes to our west, immediate Alligator Hill hiking trails to our north and swimming/boating directly to our south makes us the perfect central but quiet location to stay.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event|
My Standard Rate
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
|Refundable damage deposit||$350.00|
Rate is BASED on week requested---beginning at $2,500.00 per week UP TO $3,300.00 in high season
This is not a commercial venture and not every week is available.
SEE LISTING for terms
Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency (USD) unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the owner / advertiser.