Glen Arbor House Rental Photos and Description
Charming 3BR2BA Guest Home, sleeps 6
Brook Song is perfect for a family adventure or a romantic weekend retreat with its king bed, four twin beds, and a futon. Central heat and air conditioning, a gas burning fireplace, surrounding decks, two balconies, satellite HDTV, VCR, DVD, Wifi, radio, washer and dryer, fully equipped GE Profile kitchen including coffee maker, microwave, dishwasher, dishes, pots and pans, quality linens and towels. We provide a plate of homemade cookies and a fresh bouquet on the dining table. Enjoy selecting vegetables and fruit from our organic gardens.
Bordering on the beautiful Sleeping Bear Sand Dunes National Lakeshore Park (voted the 'Most beautiful National Park' by Good Morning, America), Brook Song is located six miles from Glen Arbor, 20 miles from Traverse City, and 0.7 miles from Big Glen Lake. The home is on the side of a hill overlooking a creek, extensive flower gardens, and a mature forest. Imagine waking up and walking out on one of two balconies to savor the woodland bird songs, waterfall music from the creek, and the peace of northern Michigan. Go for a stroll through the gardens or hike the trails on our 42 plus acres.
Remodeled 3 times since its construction.
Winner of the 'RATED EXCELLENT' Award 2011 and 2012 for Top Vacation Rental
We have abundant wildlife. Certified National Wildlife Federation Habitat, 2011. Certified bee habitat in 2014.
Nearby water recreation on Glen Lake or Lake Michigan includes swimming, snorkeling, scuba diving, water-skiing, surfing, paddle boarding, and canoeing. Also you can fish for bass, perch, bluegill, whitefish, king salmon and trout. Boat rentals and a launch are available. Charter fishing is available in Glen Arbor, Leland, and Traverse City. Other recreation includes golf, tennis, hiking, bicycling, horseback riding, and ATV trails. Bicycle the 10 miles long Sleeping Bear Heritage Bike Trail from the Dune Climb to Empire.
Nearby Glen Arbor and Empire are charming tourist destinations with art galleries and boutiques. Fine dining and great casual restaurants will please anyone's palate.
Spa options are available in Glen Arbor, Empire, and Traverse City.
Concerts, symphonies, and dramas are available in Interlochen, Glen Arbor, and Traverse City. Museums are available in Glen Haven, Empire, and Traverse City
Amenities:: Side by side refrigerator freezer,
central air conditioning and heat,
overhead fans in living area, and bedrooms
continuous decks on four sides,
satellite HDTV and VCR, DVD, Wifi, and radio
washer and dryer,
handicap friendly shower,
ceramic top stove/conventional/convection oven,
complete kitchen utensils and small appliances,
charming antique furniture,
quality linens and towels,
gas burning fireplace,
books and children's videos,
swing set for children
woodimals to delight all children and those young at heart
gas grill for outdoor cooking,
glass top table on a covered deck with skylight for outdoor dining and an additional glass top table on the west open air deck,
2 lounge chairs for sunning on the south deck,
2 additional lounge chairs for relaxing on the east deck,
2 chairs at the creek overlook
gardens, gardens, gardens, and an organic vegetable garden
fresh herbs for your own cooking,
trimmed hiking trails,
one bathroom has double sinks and a skylight,
hair dryers and other conveniences.
Fax machine available at owner's home
Wireless internet is available.
- Long-term Renters Welcome
- Low Allergen Environment
- children welcome
- non smoking only
- pets not allowed
- suitable for elderly or infirm
- wheelchair accessible
About Larry and Ruth Smith
Larry and Ruth are retired schoolteachers. We love the area and its diversity of sports and recreation, the great restaurants, the local farming, the great people, the wonderful scenery, the fresh, clear waters of Glen Lakes and of Lake Michigan, the wide open and uncrowded beaches of the National Park, the quiet of nature, the festivals of the local towns and of Traverse City, the culture of both Traverse City and of Interlochen Music School. There is abundant and diversified good.
Larry and Ruth Smith purchased this house in 1988
Why Larry and Ruth Smith chose Glen Arbor
Leelanau County is spectacular with spectacular scenery and awesome people. Leelanau means 'Land of Delight.' Roo's grandparents started visiting the area when the Model T's became available, and since then our family has been present. We love the freshness, openness, and freedom of this multi-varied topography.
What makes this house unique
The land is beautiful. Hills, gentle walking trails, steep hills, a creek that little ones might explore with water shoes on their feet, wildlife and wonderful abundant songbirds provide relaxing but invigorating joy. Our vegetable garden is all organic and when there is abundance, Brook Song guests are invited to help harvest some for their own use. Kids particularly like picking their own!
There is abundant parking and storage for quests who want to bring bicycles or watercraft toys.
Guests enjoy quiet and privacy, but if they need help, the owners are on site to care for eventualities promptly.