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Chase Kendall

Member since: 2009
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Speaks: english

Sunsets, Sand, Crystal Clear Water on East Shore of Glen Lake!

11 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


Northern Michigan House Rental Photos and Description

House, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 8)

Look no farther. This rental is not like others on Glen Lake. It was built as a second home on the property and is a truly great architecturally designed and comfortable home with all the amenities you would expect, year round in your own home. Located slightly to the south-east behind the main house, the home for rent is situated on the most sought after side of Big Glen with sandy bottoms and sunsets to die for. It has generous views of the lake, koi pond with waterfall, and professionally landscaped gardens. It also has 100 ft of private lake frontage with a fire pit, a dock, an anchored buoy for those that have or want to rent a boat, and a 19' trampoline tube to swim out to. The 1st floor great room has a pool table, family room with TV - stereo system - fireplace, a full kitchen, a dining area that seats 11, windows galore, and a full bathroom with shower. The 2nd floor has an additional sitting area off the 3 bedrooms with a kitchenette, a 50' plasma TV, a walk out deck, and a full bath room with a 2 person jacuzzi tub. The Master Bedroom is equipped with a TV and has a private sun deck. Wi-Fi is also available.

If you're not familiar with Glen Lake and its many surrounding attractions, you're in for something special. Just to start with, only 4 miles away (a great bike ride), Glen Arbor is a quaint, active small village nestled among tall deep green pines and fresh air breezes while situated amid the Sleeping Bear Sand Dunes National Lakeshore Park on three incredibly beautiful bodies of water: Lake Michigan with capturing awesome views of the Manitou Islands and Pyramid Point, the exceptionally scenic Glen Lakes ranked among the most beautiful lakes in the world, and the meandering Crystal River with sparkling clear flowing waters which truly live up to the river's name, a must canoe/kayak trip. In the Village there are restaurants, galleries, design studios, boutiques, grocery stores, shopping, canoe-kayak liveries, unique clothing stores and more. A village post office, a gas station and the local 'watering hole', too. All of Leelanau County is breathtaking and boast acres and acres of Sleeping Bear Dunes spanning from the town of Empire all the way North to the town of Northport. The shopping, wineries, restaurants, sightseeing, hiking, golfing, biking, tennis, water skiing, sailing, fishing, Lake Michigan beaches, dune climbs, galleries, sunset concerts,Fall Colors, Downhill or cross country skiing, snowmobiling, and close to anything you'd be up for are endless and are the best anywhere. One of the things that is remarkable in this day and age is that the area has not been inhabited by corporate chains such as McDonands, Starbucks, Holiday Inn, etc. A true Up-North local grown paradise. Although a quick 20 mile scenic drive to Traverse City will accommodate your city needs. A trip worth taking.

Rest assured your stay will be memorable. The home for rent is available year round and very private with woods on either side of the property all the way to the water. Whether you're active or laid back, this rental is the one for you. Renters return year after year and we're sure you will to. Reserve your vacation today.

Keywords: House, Beach Front, Glen Lake

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  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Chase Kendall (Owner)
Member since: 2009
Call Owner
Speaks: english

About Chase Kendall

Our home was built in 1995. We are third generation owners and I have been enjoying the glory of Glen Lake since 1969!

What makes this house unique

Our home is situated on the east side of Big Glen Lake. Sunsets, sunsets, sunsets!! Our home has a soft sandy beach, crystal clear water with all sand bottom and NO rocks!


based on 11 traveler reviews

Sunsets, Sand, Crystal Clear Water on East Shore of Glen Lake!
average rating of 4.909091 based on 11 reviews
Atlanta, GA 30327


  • 5 of 5

We as grandparents were fulfilling our duty to find the perfect location to entertain our 5 and 10 year old grandsons and somewhat selfishly ourselves. We did as much homework as possible and determined the Glen Arbor/Glen Lake area in Northern Michigan fit the bill. We found Kamp Kendall property and hoped for the best. We were not disappointed.

Our week on glen Lake was perfect. Our hosts were most helpful in providing us with local knowledge and the property was as advertised. The lakeside location was perfect an d the amenities mentioned on VRBO were awaiting our use. Kayak, canoe, off shore trampoline, and sandy beach are ready when needed. The fire pit, Weber grill and picnic table, made outside dining a joy.

Within a few minutes from the property is the village of Glen Arbor, the Sleeping Bear Dunes park, Lake Michigan and many other destinations on Leelenau peninsula. We hope to make this our annual destination in the upcoming years.

  • Submitted: Sep 9, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Winter Wonderland

  • 5 of 5

An awesome get-a-away for a mid-winter break! Our family of 8 adults thoroughly enjoyed every aspect of this rental home. We came "up north" to partake in a chili cook-off at the Boone Docks and try our hand at some ice fishing. Both were a success. Big Glen Lake also provided a great time of ice skating. Having town a short 5 minutes away made for some shopping and wine tasting by the ladies.

The property is easy to find and offers ample parking for multiple vehicles. It was appreciated to have everything we needed available to us, no need to pack the "little things". The home is well equipped with whatever you think you will need for your stay. The wood burning fireplace, stereo system, pool table, and bonus space upstairs were all put to good use. Luck was with us for a bright, sunny, snowy weekend which made for beautiful pictures. The lake is just panoramic!

Thank you Kamp Kendall for making new family memories for us to cherish....we will be back again someday.

  • Submitted: Mar 6, 2013
  • Stayed: Feb 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Good getaway

  • 5 of 5

I should admit that my family was very satisfied by this property. Everything exceeded my expectations. The size is just right for 8 people and full of amenities including washer/dryer, full kitchen and even a pool table. Location is also perfect/quiet, off from the main road/right next to Glen Lake. It is also located a few miles from little downtown where you can get stuff you need. It was little awkward at the moment that the property was sitting behind the main house but it was not a big deal for us.. Actually having the owner nearby was not really bad to ask questions, to borrow stuff that I forgot to bring.

Overall this was an ideal place for relaxing and also seems that you can get lots of actions when it's not so cold. Very looking forward to coming back.

  • Submitted: Dec 1, 2012
  • Stayed: Nov 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Ann Arbor, Michigan

Fantastic introduction to vacationing "Up North"!

  • 5 of 5

Our family had a great experience at this property during our first vacation "Up North."

The City of Glen Arbor and the entire Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore were big hits on our trip. The dune climb/hike to Lake Michigan, Heritage Trail Bike Ride, Pierce Stocking Drive Tour and a visit to Cherry Republic are MUST DO'S. Also enjoyed walking around the streets, shops, and restaurants of Glen Arbor.

However, the biggest hit of our trip was our time on Big Glen Lake. The property is as advertised...and much, much more. The home/property are beautiful, clean, and well maintained. The owners are on site and (as previously mentioned) are very welcoming, friendly, and helpful without being intrusive. They were very gracious and appreciative hosts.

The house and the property provided EVERYTHING for our vacation. The basics of the house were there, but all linens, towels, kitchen/cooking items, were also there including a few nice extras - a dishwasher, blender, coffee pot and washer/dryer in the garage area! The pool table was great and the whole home stereo system was perfect for entertainment. The 2nd floor has a great sitting/TV area with a wet bar so everyone can have their own space when needed.

The lakefront has use of the swimming area, a canoe, a kayak, life jackets, water toys, a fire pit, lawn chairs...and most important...a hammock looking out to Glen Lake!

All in all, would absolutely come back and would highly recommend this property to family, friends, or anyone interested in a perfect blend of activities/sight seeing....or doing nothing but relaxing!

  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Chicago, IL

Perfect rental for a "lake vacation" for two families

  • 4 of 5

We vacationed at this home with our friends. Our party totaled 4 adults and 4 kids (ages 7, 7, 3, and 2). We were very comfortable in the house and the location was ideal.

The rental house is on the same property as the main house. As renters you have access to the shared back yard, where we spent a good deal of time while at the house. It includes a wonderful, sandy beach area for the kids and includes a hammock, fire pit, comfy chairs, kayak, canoe, pier, and anchored raft. The water stays shallow for yards and yards, so it's ideal for kids.

The owners were super helpful without being obtrusive.

Glen Arbor is so quaint and pretty. The home location is just 4 miles (less than a 10 minute drive) from "downtown" Glen Arbor.

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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dayton, OH

Big Glen rental - guest house

  • 5 of 5

We loved this house and all its amenities. It offered a perfect beach for my 2 and 4 year-old granddaughters and for my 29 year-old daughter! The washer and dryer in the garage was a god-send and the kitchen really was fully equipped. My grown children loved the pool table. We were impressed with all the private space the house offered and how quiet it was; we didn't seem to hear one another even though we were all going to bed and getting up and different times. Owners were unobtrusive and so helpful. My husband loved eating outdoors and my grandchildren were delighted by the waterfall feature and the resident frog. We will come back!

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Maple City House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
summer peak
Jun 25 2016 - Aug 12 2016
7 night minimum stay
summer off peak
Aug 13 2016 - Sep 3 2016
7 night minimum stay
fall peak
Sep 4 2016 - Oct 22 2016
2 night minimum stay
fall off peak
Oct 23 2016 - Dec 31 2016
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Rate quoted are complete, no extra fees will be added. Checks or cash only. Check in 3:00 pm, check out 10:00 am.

*** Peak Summer Weeks are Saturday - Saturday ***

50% down at time of reservation then 50% at check in. Checks or cash only.

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Northern Michigan House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Bunk Beds (2) Double On Bottom, Twin On Top
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • jetted tub
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing

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