Glen Arbor cottage rental - Panoramic Lake Views from Living, Porch, Deck
Panoramic Lake Views from Living, Porch, Deck
 
  • Bedrooms4
  • Sleeps8
  • 1 Bathroom
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights
 

Glen Arbor Cottage Rental Photos and Description
- 4 Br, 1 BA, Sleeps 6-8

* * Water & Views! * * Please check calendar * * 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. 1938 'Modern' cabin was designed by Harry Weese, while in architecture school, for his parents. It has 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 8/31. Enjoy warm water, glorious sun and relaxing at this great time of year.

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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

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.

4 Reviews of Property 114671 in Glen Arbor, Michigan

1938 Lakeside Cottage - Big Glen Lake Waterfront Historic 30's Modern Cabin
average rating of 4.0 based on 4 reviews
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1938 Lakeside Cottage - Big Glen Lake Waterfront Historic 30's Modern Cabin
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p114671
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Glen Arbor Northern Michigan
Clarkston, MI
1

Very disappointed-pass this one by

  • 1 of 5
  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
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?
Helpful votes: 4/5
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1938 Lakeside Cottage - Big Glen Lake Waterfront Historic 30's Modern Cabin
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p114671
+1 2312246334
Glen Arbor Northern Michigan
5

early summer in glen arbor

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
An absolutely incredible place in every aspect--gorgeous views and amazing quiet, woodland retreat but still very close to town. The cabin was idyllically situated right on the lake with lovely quiet woods and was also incredibly comfortable, well-stocked for guests, and easy to reach. The owner was incredibly helpful in providing directions and information about the area, as well as very responsive and kind. It was very hard to leave the cabin at all while were there given how comfortable and beautiful the house itself was; but it's very easy to get to the dunes, to Glen Arbor town, and to other sites in the area--a perfect location. But no beach in the area is as calm, private and stunning as the water access you have from this house. All my friends who saw my photos want to come next year, and we want to make this an annual retreat!
Helpful votes: 2/2
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1938 Lakeside Cottage - Big Glen Lake Waterfront Historic 30's Modern Cabin
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p114671
+1 2312246334
Glen Arbor Northern Michigan
Boston, MA
5

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I have stayed here many times over the last 30 years from June through September and have always marveled at the beautiful swimming and water. It is s...
  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Mar 2, 2008
  • Stayed: Mar 2008
I have stayed here many times over the last 30 years from June through September and have always marveled at the beautiful swimming and water. It is so peaceful to be here, read, relax, paint, walk, canoe, kayak, windsurf, hike in the Dunes National Lakeshore, and not wander far. On the other hand it is really nice to have so many other options close at hand such as good restaurants, the Art Association, Dunes Concert, shopping. It seems to get better every year without detracting from the wonderful natural environment. This cottage is really unique with expansive views on the lake. It is well provisioned for cooking, has a lovely screened porch & outside deck. The bedrooms are small, comfortable & in keeping with the 1930's modern character of the architect. A very special place where I hope to continue to return many times.
Helpful votes: 3/3
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1938 Lakeside Cottage - Big Glen Lake Waterfront Historic 30's Modern Cabin
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p114671
+1 2312246334
Glen Arbor Northern Michigan
Chicago, IL
5

Guestbook Comment

This is the Carribean of the North! Swimming in the sparkling blue water is delightful. Beautiful moonlight views from our deck or screened porch well...
  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2003
  • Stayed: Aug 2003
This is the Carribean of the North! Swimming in the sparkling blue water is delightful. Beautiful moonlight views from our deck or screened porch well furnished for dining & relaxing. Terrific location at the Dunes National Lakeshore Park. This cabin with its expansive northern views of the lake, cozy fire & comfortable furniture is a welcoming home reflecting your family care in preserving this early modern example of a notable architect's work. See you next summer!
Helpful votes: 2/2