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James Smith

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Sleeps14
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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SMITTYS GA

Glen Arbor House Rental Photos and Description

Quiet comfort with room to move. 6BR - 4 Bath (Sleeps 14)

Smittys GA is a unique home situated on a very private seven acre wooded site, surrounded by flower gardens, featuring neo-classical inspired architectural elements uncommon to the area.

For a great look at what we are offering please make sure to take the virtual tour:

http://tours.bluelavamedia.com/73621

The main home features 3 bedrooms (1K,2Q), 2 loft bedrooms (1Q, 2T), 3 bathrooms, 2 spacious living rooms with 20' ceilings , an exercise room complete with a flat screen TV, stereo, universal weight machine, Precor elliptical glider and yes a ceiling fan. The home also features a screened in, fully finished, heated (hopefully not needed but there if it is) 3 stall garage with an all-weather ping pong table which can safely be taken outdoors, Tournament Foosball table (indoor only), stereo and also a lighted, marked, outdoor (driveway) 1/2 court basketball court also with stereo.

Inside the home the dining room opens to the formal living room (living room one) which runs the length of the house from Northern to Southern exposures. To the North the living room opens through double doors onto an airy enclosed screened porch featuring a 20' ceiling. The screened porch in turn, opens through double doors onto the rear of the homes two spacious decks. The rear deck overlooks a large and active organic fruit and vegetable garden which abuts the balance of the properties acreage. There are approximately 5 acres behind the home which in turn adjoin the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Park land. The property is surrounded by another 28 acres of land held in the Leelanau Land Conservancy.

Returning to the main home, the formal living (East end of home) room opens to the south (front of home) through double doors onto a sunny 320sf redwood front deck. This deck is in the feature thumbnail picture and is surrounded by flower gardens so don't forget to use the zoom feature on this one.

The middle door in the photo is the mainly used entrance on the front of the home. It enters into a large foyer and mudroom built to separate the house into two zones where, for instance, kids could watch an action movie in one living room and parents could read a book in the other or vice versa. The foyer leads to the mudroom and both also feature Brazilian terra cotta tile as an aesthetically warm but thoroughly protective flooring area and space to shed the shoes. Here you will find a thoroughly stocked walk in pantry. You will also find multiple closets built to accommodate our (multiple kids).

Through the mudroom turning to the right leads to the kitchen. Left at the mudroom leads to the second living room which intentionally incorporates many of the trim design elements of living room one. The spacious second living room was built to feel more casual and features high knotty spruce ceilings, two ceiling fans, an eight foot tall sliding window wall on the northern exposure and a spiral staircase to the 2nd loft bedroom as well cushy comfortable Natuzzi leather sofa, loveseat and chair and a Denon surround system.

Continuing west through the second living room takes you to the third bedroom featuring a queen bed, skylight for those spectacular starry nights and a sliding doorwall to the north deck. Continuing on you pass across the 'pass-through' which is the door nearest the garage. The 'pass-through' was designed to allow quick access between the front yard and the back yard. Accordingly this area also features Brazilian terra cotta tile and a place to 'kick off your shoes'.

Continuing on westward takes you past the 3rd bath and into the exercise room. Here you will find a universal weight machine, a Precor glider, flat screen TV, wet bar, a second refrigerator, and entrance to the garage which was described early on.

The finishes in the home were selected for both durability and comfort with floors being 75% hardwood, 15% quarry tile and 10% carpet. You will find carpet only in the master suite and the two loft bedrooms. The home features knotty spruce ceilings in both the 2nd living room and the exercise room. Countertops are ceramic tile in the kitchen and granite on both the kitchens breakfast bar countertop and the wet bar in the exercise room.

Appliances include a 2nd refrigerator just off the exercise room and front-load washer and dryer just off the kitchen. The kitchen features a Fridgidaire slide-in 4 burner range, over the range microwave, Kitchenaid dishwasher, blender, Bunn coffee maker and grinder, etc.

Above the garage is another 800 sf of living space which may be rented separately before and after the main season. It is, or will soon be, listed separately as “Little Smittys GA”. This “carriage house” apartment features hardwood throughout, one bedroom with a queen size pillow top bed, 1 bathroom with a shower stall, apartment sized “stacked” washer/dryer laundry unit, an open kitchen with a Jenn-Air electric range, Kitchenaid refrigerator, appropriate cooking and dining utensils, skylights, a ceiling fan, flat screen TV and bar seating and an open dining area which together would easily seat 6 adults comfortably.

Currently the carriage house also has two additional sleeper sofas for additional sleeping space one of which may be substituted with a second queen bed for a small additional fee.

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets not allowed

James Smith

This advertiser has been with HomeAway.com since 2013
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My wife and I are were both born in Detroit and grew up in the area with Denice graduating from Wayne State and myself from Ferris State . We met early in 1996, were married in may of 1997, sold our homes, left our jobs, got new jobs, combined two families, bought this home and moved up here to start one new life together in August of 1997. Thinking back it makes us tired just to tell the story

James Smith purchased this house in 1997

Go out on the deck at midnight on a clear summer night and look up - you will begin to understand.

I am allowed 2000 characters to explain why and its probably not enough. Maybe it was the tree frog stuck to the glass of our front door during a warm summer rain. Maybe it was the distant howling of coyotes deep in the woods late at night or then again maybe it was the cement trucks buried in the mud up to their fenders a hundred yards into a forest (our front yard) during construction.

Or maybe it was just the countless other construction projects done for others or the days, weeks and years of us working out of town to make this all possible.

In the end it simply comes down to the land, the magnificent water that abounds in the area, the unpredictable climate and what we have gone through to tame this land and build a home that provides us constant comfort in an unpredictable changing climate.

We have slowly over 15 years time, carved our homestead out of what, after a storm has knocked out power for few days, sometimes seems like pure wilderness. This is such a beautiful place but when a late November windstorm roars in from the West, and the leafless trees are swaying 10 feet at the tops or a mid-winter snowstorm from the North drifts 3 feet of snow on the deck the day before the temperature plummets to zero, we are reminded that our presence at our quiet little place in the woods is up to the good graces of mother nature.

And that's okay we prefer it that way.

Sleeps14
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Map

Nearest Airport
30.74 Miles
Cherry Capitol Airport, Traverse City MI
Nearest Ferry
92.98 Miles
SS Badger Ludington, MI
Nearest Train
159.91 Miles
Amtrak Grand Rapids MI
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
M-22
Nearest Beach
2.75 Miles
Public beach Glen Haven, MI
Nearest Barpub
1.05 Miles
Arts
Nearest Ski
3.21 Miles
Homestead
Nearest Golf
7.55 Miles
Dunes Golf Club
Nearest Restaurant
1.05 Miles
Arts

The property is located on a very private 7 acre wooded lot on a scenic drive near the heart of Glen Arbor's scenic Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lake Shore area. Cycling, hiking, swimming, beach combing, boutique shops, winery's, art galleries, great restaurants - it's all here. Relaxation is what we do.

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Availability & Rates

Glen Arbor House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
Per property
Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Minimum Stay
 
Early Summer
May 23 2014 - Jun 28 2014
$2,400
7 nights
 
 
Mid-Summer
Jun 29 2014 - Aug 30 2014
$3,700
7 nights
 
 
My Standard Rate
$2,100
7 nights
 

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $89.00
Cleaning fee $200.00
Notes Off season and weekend rates possible. Please inquire with owner.

Cancellation Policy

Policy available by contacting owner when booking.
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Amenities

Glen Arbor House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 4000 sq. ft.
  • 1 story
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Internet ...
  • Garage ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Parking ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
Kitchen:
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Toaster
  • Ice Maker
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Kitchen ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower , Carriage house bathroom with acrylic shower stall
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Master bath and shower, custom glass doors, kohler fixtures
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Tile bath and shower, custom glass doors, kohler fixtures
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , Tile bath with kohler acrylic shower, custom glass door
Bedrooms:
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Master Suite - 1 king , Waterbed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Features pillowtop mattress
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , Loft bedroom features pillowtop mattress
    Bedroom 6 - 1 queen , Guest Apartment BR features queen pillowtop mattress
    Bedroom 5 - 2 twin/ single , 1 queen , Bedroom 6 features queen pillowtop mattress
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , Loft bedroom 3 features two twin beds
Entertainment:
  • Television ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Foosball
Outside:
  • Boat ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • library
  • playground
  • winery tours
  • restaurants
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • boating
  • sledding
  • wildlife viewing
  • antiquing
  • miniature golf
  • horseback riding
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hunting small game
  • ice skating
  • roller blading
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • water tubing
  • golf
  • tennis
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • water skiing
  • jet skiing
  • swimming
  • snorkeling/diving
  • wind-surfing
  • cycling
  • mountain biking
  • cross country skiing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • hiking
  • fishing
  • hunting
  • basketball court
Notes:
Sorry no pets, no smoking in the rental
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