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Glen Arbor: Beachfront Lake Michigan Home, Walk to Town, Private Road

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

3 Bedroom, 2 Full Baths, King, 2 Twins, 3rd Bdrm/Den w/Sofa Queen Bed, sleeps 6

This beachfront home is on Sleeping Bear Bay of Lake Michigan, which was voted the Most Beautiful Place in America by Good Morning America. It is located at the end of a private road and faces 128' of private beach frontage with perfect views of Sleeping Bear Point, North and South Manitou Islands, and Pyramid Point . The sand and water stretch as far as you can see in either direction and which you'll enjoy from the house, the screened porch or the front deck.

Meals can be served at the dining room table or on the front deck picnic table. Comfortable chaise lounges are on the deck for reading or watching the epic sunsets. Beach chairs are also available for your enjoyment on the beach, which is steps away from the house.

The village of Glen Arbor is a very short walk from this private road and offers a wonderfully stocked grocery store, multiple dining options, shops and outdoor live music every night.of the summer.

Access to the Sleeping Bear Heritage Trail is only a short walk or bike ride from the house and is a great place for running, walking and biking. It now can be taken from Glen Arbor past the Sleeping Bear Sand Dunes into the village of Empire from this access point. Local bike rentals are available in Glen Arbor.

The kitchen is fully equipped, has updated stainless steel appliances and granite counter tops. The refrigerator features ice and water in the door and there is a microwave and dishwasher. There is also a Weber outdoor gas grill if you prefer to dine at home and enjoy the spectacular sunsets. The dining table comfortably seats 6 people.

The master bedroom has a king bed and its own private bathroom which includes a tub/shower and an updated granite vanity. The bedroom also contains a flat screen TV, as do all of the other bedrooms. The second bedroom has two twin beds and the larger third bedroom/den has a queen sofa bed. These two bedrooms share a full bath with shower and updated granite vanity.

All kitchen, bed, and bath linens are provided. All bedrooms have flat screen TV's. Living room flat screen features internet TV including Netflix and premium cable channels. Stereo system includes iPod connectivity. High-speed wireless internet is also included. Ceiling fans are in every room throughout the house and porch.

There is also a whole house back-up generator.

This home has been recently been remodeled giving you all new windows with plantation shutters and granite counter tops in the kitchen and baths. All sinks feature new sinks and faucets. The updated exterior features James Hardie board siding.

There is also a full size laundry room which includes a new washer and dryer.

Note to 2017 renters: The home interior update and remodel was recently completed in 2017. This included all new hardware flooring, with area rugs in the living areas and all three bedrooms.

The two full bathrooms and the laundry room feature new tile flooring. Every surface of the interior was repainted. The pictures currently on this site represent work-in-process. Updated photographs will be provided soon. Decorating continues.

More Details

Sue Nichols
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
January 3, 2018


Glen Arbor House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • fax
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Granite countertops with new sinks and fixtures in all bathrooms
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 2 sleep sofa /futon , Queen
  • This room also looks out onto beautiful Lake Michigan with wonderful views of the Manitou Islands from the windows.
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • forests
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
iPod dock on stereo system. Living room flat screen features internet TV including Netflix. Wireless internet included.


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Glen Arbor: Beachfront Lake Michigan Home, Walk to Town, Private Road
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 3 reviews
Southeast Michigan

Beautiful Getaway!

  • 5 of 5

The vacation we took to Glen Arbor to stay at this house was incredible. The location is ideal, and the photos of the house underestimate how beautiful and charming it is! The property managers were so sweet, they welcomed us with baked goods and a smile and they were available on call whenever we needed them. We will definitely be returning!!

  • Submitted: Jun 15, 2015
  • Stayed: June 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 4 of 5

The place is great, in ideal location. Beautiful views and glen arbor is the perfect "up north" town.

However, the bathrooms have carpet from the 80's/70's and that is a polite estimate. Bathrooms should never have carpet to begin with. The carpet in the bathrooms is shaggy and very unhygenic. The house is clean everywhere else but stepping out of the shower onto 30 year old thick carpet gives me the creeps.

Would love to come back or reccommend if this small change could be made. Had a few guests visit during our week and they all seperatley commented on this fact. Otherwise everyone loves the property.

It is a very small change to make for a beautiful property. I would reccommend to anybody if this sanitary change was made. My friends that came to visit said the same.

  • Submitted: Feb 2, 2012
  • Stayed: August 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: As the owner of this property, I’m pleased that my home on the beach of Sleeping Bear Bay was recognized to be ideal. I agree that it is the perfect house in the perfect location with the best views. Over the past few years the house has been renovated and upgraded with new granite kitchen and bathroom countertops, new sinks and fixtures, new appliances, new windows and plantation shutters and many other updates. The carpeting is professionally cleaned each year and bath and shower mats are provided in both bathrooms for guests. It is unfortunate that this review reflected a concern, and equally unfortunate that it was posted six months after the visit.
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Idyllic vacation property!

  • 5 of 5

The pictures don't do this justice! It is far prettier then average, comfortable, and the ideal location! We had one of the best vacations ever here. We rode our bikes into town for ice cream and shopping. The kayaking was amazingly beautiful! The dunes and Pyramid point were breathtaking. We had campfires on the beach with our cherry wine from Cherry Republic. Amazing sunsets and also very private. Our biggest complaint, having to leave....

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2008
  • Stayed: July 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
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Art's Tavern
La Becasse Restaurant
Trattoria Funistrada
Glen Lake, Michigan
Anderson's Market
Boone Dock's
Wildflower Inc
Western Avenue Bar and Grill
Sleeping Bear Point Coast Guard Station Maritime Museum
The Dune Climb
Crystal River Outfitters
Riverfront Pizza & Deli
Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore
Cherry Republic Grand Cafe
Good Harbor Grill
Glen Arbor Art Association
Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Traverse City

On beautiful Sleeping Bear Bay within minutes of the Sleeping Bear Sand Dunes National Lakeshore and Dune Climb, This is a northern oasis for the person who wants to get away from it all. Walk along the white sand beaches or take a short walk into downtown Glen Arbor to enjoy the many great restaurants, art galleries, activities and shopping.

Other Activities: golf, canoeing, kayaking, tubing, hiking, cycling.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional
This calendar has not been updated in over 2 months and the availability shown may not be accurate.

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100
Security Deposit $500

A $100.00 cleaning fee payment must be provided prior to the initiation of all rentals.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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