Glen Arbor Cottage Rental Photos and Description
Private Home 3 Bedroom/2 Bathrooms Sleeps 6
Surf Song on Sleeping Bear Bay - Just north of Glen Arbor, and nestled under towering pines and oaks with miles of soft sandy beach on its doorstep sits this peaceful waterfront haven. Set back from the water for privacy, and with a slight elevation, it offers dramatic views and memorable sunsets over Sleeping Bear Bay and the Manitou Passage. As its name suggests, many a day has been spent relaxing on the deck or playing on the beach with the ever-present sound of the waves refreshing the spirit.
This comfortable cottage has 3 bedrooms and 2 full baths, with a fully furnished kitchen, family rooms on each level with flat screen TVs and comfy seating. A maximum of 6 people are allowed to stay in the home at one time. With the rental of the cottage comes the use of a canoe, 2 kayaks, and 3 bikes.
You enter the cottage on the upper level which houses the kitchen, dining room, and living room with split stone fireplace on the north side and master bedroom and bath on the south. The master bedroom with queen bed has French doors opening onto the deck.
The walk-out lower level has another large family room, with fold-out sofa bed, large flatscreen tv and a woodstove, along with two bedrooms – one with a queen bed and another with two twins. There is also a full bathroom and laundry area.
The large deck off of the upper level offers a variety of comfortable seating, an outdoor dining table and charcoal grill. From the deck you have fantastic views of the beach and the Manitou Passage beyond.
Heading down towards the beach, you pass the hammock strung up in the shade of the pines, and a fire pit area that’s tucked into the dune. From there it’s just a few sandy steps down the path to the beach and the clean, clear waters of Lake Michigan.
The cottage is just one of about a dozen on this quiet, private road, and is surrounded by Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore land with miles of pristine beach and scenic hiking trails.
Surf Song has been owned by our family for the past 36 years, and is being made available to select guests in 2014. Please feel free to contact us with any questions or to reserve a week for your family this summer. Shorter stays ( 3 night minimum) are also available during the Spring and Fall. Be sure to check out the link below for our complete Photo Tour!
- Minimum Age Limit for Renters
- children welcome
- non smoking only
- pets not allowed
- wheelchair inaccessible
About The Owner
Our mom (pictured here with her granddaughter and our dad) designed this cozy home and now 4 generations of family have treasured this beautiful spot! While each season has its unique beauty, we currently make it available for rental to select guests during the summer and fall.
The Owner purchased this cottage in 1978
Why The Owner chose Glen Arbor
The red pines and towering oaks make this wooded setting with spectacular lake views a prime beachfront property. Being on a private road, it is secluded and quiet. It has 100 feet of private Lake Michigan beach while surrounded by the beauty of Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore.
What makes this cottage unique
While close to Glen Arbor, this generously furnished private home is away from the crowds and traffic. It is not your typical rental unit - it is a well-loved family home. The soft sandy beach and gentle slope into the lake make it ideal for family swimming. While some rental homes in the area are quite large, this one is very comfortable for about 6 people. Enjoy meals on the deck with the 'million dollar view' overlooking beautiful Lake Michigan!