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Glen Arbor/Glen Lake Frontage, 3 Bedroom, 1.5 Baths sleep six, full laundry

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 1,200 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

Beachfront, 3 Bedrooms sleep 6, new full plus one half baths, washer/dryer

DIRECT frontage on Glen Lake's north shore, beach faces south, sunset over dune climb. 3 miles to downtown Glen Arbor, 6 miles to Empire, 1.25 mile to boat launch.

Select ALTERNATIVE weeks to meet your budget. Prices vary Saturdays, from $2,398. Consecutive week discounts. Three night rates early and late summer.

PET FREE and SMOKE FREE for the comfort of future guests.

Maximum OCCUPANCY is SIX without written permission. Parties or events are prohibited without written permission. Towels are included, Sheets for a fee.

PAYMENT: One half as deposit. Balance payable 90 days prior to arrival date.

A separate $400 security DEPOSIT is fully refundable in 14 days if there is no breakage, damage, or excessive cleaning necessary per rental agreement.

DETAILS: New bathrooms, hand held shower over tub, half bath, full size washer/dryer. Well equipped kitchen.

Lake is of shallow with gradual depth, ideal for small children. Your boat mooring device is directly in front of cottage, no sharing with others. In an area of only private homes, you'll have your own secluded 100 wide private beach with wooden swing and fire ring.

A large lakefront deck sits 40 feet back from lake with gas grill and dining for six, AND can be closed off for small child containment.

You'll find this private one acre 400 ft. deep, direct beachfront property to be very clean, uncluttered and well maintained with lots of nooks and hooks for your own belongings.

We enjoy the return of several families over the years and would welcome yours!

Keywords: Lakefront Cottage

More Details

Owner Carol
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 4, 2018

Why Owner Carol chose Empire

Four generations of our family have enjoyed all seasons in the Glen Lake, Leelanau County area. Some of our best memories are of sharing time with family, such as listening to the waves and children's delight while sitting on the swing or watching the sun set over the sand dunes at the camp fire.

What makes this cottage unique

Cottage is very clean, uncluttered and comfortable. Peacefully quiet among private homes.


Empire Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:30 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25 ...
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , pedestal sink, full size washer and dryer
    Main Bath - toilet , combination tub/shower , Shower wand over tub for ease
  • Each bathroom has new ceramic tile and bath fixtures, grab bar for safety
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
  • Ceiling FAN in each room.
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
  • limited accessibility ...
  • churches
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
1. CEILING FAN in each room 2. Sheets available for small fee per set. 3. BONFIRE ring, large wooden swing, seating on beach. 4. Boat MOORING provided in lake, center of property. 5. Towel use free if guest washes before leaving.


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Glen Arbor/Glen Lake Frontage, 3 Bedroom, 1.5 Baths sleep six, full laundry
average rating of 4.0 based on 4 reviews
Battle Creek, Mi

July 4th week

  • 5 of 5

we love coming up to Glen Lake any time in the summer but love the week of the forth. This cottage was great Carol has updated it very nice and the kitchen has all the utensils and things we need we brought our boat and used the lake all day long. Glen Lake is ver shallow so be prepared to walk out if you have a boat but it's worth it. We will be coming back

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great vacation cottage

  • 5 of 5

A lovely cottage! We are experienced renters, so it was such a nice surprise to walk into a cottage that was so sparkling clean, it even got my Mother's approval! It was a great way to open a great week. The cottage is exactly as advertised and the view of the lake is gorgeous. The location can't be beat: close to downtown Glen Arbor and the Dunes, still peaceful and quiet. The lake is really shallow for a long way out, my children loved it. The Owner was extremely gracious and helpful. I recommend this property and hope to return.

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2012
  • Stayed: July 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Vienna, VA

Another Remarkable stay at Your Lovely Cottage

  • 5 of 5

We would like to express our sincere appreciation for the use of your lovely cottage....once again. After 20 years of staying at your charming place on little Glen it's seems to get better and better for us. We have such great memories there and are enjoying building more with each year. Between watching the sunsets over the Dunes and swimming in 84 degree, crystal clear water, I can't imagine staying anywhere else. It's such a great place for our kids...we just love walking out through the water about 150 yards from the shoreline and only being up to our waist in water....and the sandy gosh it's like sugar under your feet. Unbelievable! I know your place books early and so expect us to be securing our week before Spring time next year.

Until next year...take care and have a wonderful winter.

  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2011
  • Stayed: August 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Sterling Heights, MI

Beautiful Property / Area - Not worth the frustration

  • 1 of 5

The location and accomodations were beautiful, we had a perfect week on Glen Lake and it's only a 5 minute drive to the Dune climb. The house was very clean, very well maintained and comes with everything you need, including WIFI. Sheets and Towels were extra so we brought our own.

The frustration came the week after we got home and the property owner cashed our security deposit. In the end we did get approximately half of our deposit back but we were charged for a couple items:

* Property owner said there was a tear in the King Size mattress pad and charged us for a replacement pad. Since we brought our own sheets, we saw the mattress pad upon arrival (when putting the sheets on) and departure, and we did not notice any rip in the mattress pad.

* When we left we accidentally brought home the wrong blanket and pillow, leaving ours at the cottage. I offered to ship their items back but they never got back to me, instead they deducted money from our deposit. They will refund the money for the blanket and pillow but only once I ship back their items. If I want my items back I have to pick them up or send them prepaid shipping information which at this point isn't worth the frustration.

* Check out time is 11:00 am, I called the owner at 11:12 to let them know we were leaving and just wrapping up and they said no problem, never indicating that we'd be charged a late fee for leaving after 11:00. Additional money was deducted from our security deposit for "Late check out without notification"

*Finally when I did end up talking to the owner they indicated that we left the counters dirty and left dirty dishes, which they weren't happy with. The reason we were charged for the late check out was because the cleaning crew couldn't get in at 11:00. I don't remember leaving the counters excessively dirty , but even so, isn't that what the cleaning service is for -- to clean? As for the dishes, we loaded the dishwasher before we left and ran it.

When we first looked at this location we were cautious because there were no reviews from past renters, now I know why. I feel this property owner took advantage of us and cheated us out of half of our security deposit. I'm not posting this expecting to get my deposit back, I just want to make sure others know what they are in for.

There are plenty of other rental properties on Glen Lake with positive reviews to choose from, we would not rent from this owner again.

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2011
  • Stayed: June 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Sterling Heights family was first upset because we would not allow occupancy change to eight. Maximum is six. Only $130 was not returned from the security deposit of $300. This was used to cover replacement cost of (additional refund $35 if returned) blanket, pillow and case taken from premise. Also 1/2 hour additional wages for the 38 minute wait for housekeeper entry, torn king mattress pad replacement, excessive cleaning of urine stain and food from sofa cushions along with thorough kitchen cleaning. We provided a local address for return to avoid mailing charge. For the benefit of guests, we offer a later (11am) checkout and earlier (3pm) check in time. A $300 security deposit is refunded after departure provided there is no damage or excessive wear. Several families return, and we enjoy the glowing notes in our guest journal. We are sorry we could not please this family. We wish for years of happy memories for all to look back at, especially the children who bring their families back to Sleeping Bear!
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Traverse City
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
W. Day Forest Road at M-22
Nearest Beach
In front of home

Surrounded by Sleeping Bear National Lakeshore, sand dunes to our west, Alligator Hill hiking trails to our north and swimming/boating directly to our south makes our place the perfect central but quiet location.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

housekeeping fee $100 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $350
Tax Rate 6.0%

Prices VARY per week!
Check out all weeks to meet your budget!
Consecutive week discount .

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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