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Location, Location! Large Home, Beach, Walk to Glen Arbor

Bedrooms 6
Space sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights
Popular Features
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking
  • Outdoor Grill
  • non smoking only
  • Wireless Internet
  • Fireplace
  • children welcome


About the property

Six bedrooms, four baths - sleeps 16

Hal-Sea-On House is perfectly located and can accommodate a group; the home is situated on a private road in the village of Glen Arbor and shares a private beach on Lake Michigan.

With its two living rooms, two kitchens, three-season porch and deck the home easily handles an extended family, a wedding group, or families who traditionally vacation together. The main dining area seats 14. New stainless steel appliances were installed in the main kitchen winter of 2016. For added convenience when returning from the beach, there is a fully enclosed outdoor shower with hot and cold running water and a separate foot wash; the shower is located steps from the back door.

The home is located on a private road that ends at Lake Michigan providing picturesque views of the lake and Manitou islands, stunning sunsets, and a 1 minute direct walk to the private beach. During the summer season the light is visible from the South Manitou lighthouse and large freighters are often seen travelling through the Manitou passage. There are no bluffs or stairs to reach the beach; the beach is fine white sand as is the gently sloping lake bottom. (Lake Michigan is constantly changing; occasionally there may be several feet of small smooth stones at the edge of the lake.) Four kayaks and accompanying life vests are available for your enjoyment. New basketball backstop in the driveway installed spring of 2016.

Walk in the opposite direction from the lake and 3 minutes brings you into the heart of quaint Glen Arbor to enjoy locally-owned restaurants that range from casual to fine dining, organic to gourmet pizza. The new Sleeping Bear Heritage Trail is a 3 minute bike ride from your front door; bicycles can be rented in Glen Arbor. Galleries featuring local artists, specialty shops, mini golf, kayaking the lazy Crystal River, bicycle rental, tennis courts, a winery, legendary Art’s Tavern, and Cherry Republic - the world’s largest retailer of American cherry products - are all steps from your front door.

Several golf courses are within a 15 minute drive, as is downhill and cross country skiing. There are 24 wineries located throughout the Leelanau Peninsula for tours and tastings, as well as a casino (30 min), 140-year-old Leland Fishtown for fresh and smoked Lake Michigan fish and accompanying fare (20 min), a historic lighthouse at the tip of the peninsula in the Leelanau State Park (45 min), and a restored Coast Guard station and lighthouse in Glen Haven (5 min).

A 10 min. drive will bring you to marinas on Glen Lake where you can rent a boat and tour the beautiful Glen Lakes.

Festivals, celebrations and tours occur throughout the year in Glen Arbor and surrounding communities including the Empire Asparagus Festival, the Glen Arbor 4th of July Parade, the Leland Food and Wine Festival, the Lake Leelanau Blues Festival, the Glen Arbor Chili Cook-off and Perch Fishing Contest, the Empire Polar Dip, bicycle races, running events and numerous art and music events.

Glen Arbor is in the heart of the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore Park which provides opportunities for hiking on your own or hikes guided by the National Park Service or the Leelanau Conservancy. The National Park Service provides snow-shoe lessons and free snow-shoe rentals during the winter. Snowshoes and cross country skis and supplies are available in Glen Arbor for winter sports along the new Sleeping Bear Heritage Trail.

The 400 foot Sleeping Bear Dune is easily accessible and offers magnificent views of the bay. Visit the dune climb and climb the face of a 150 foot dune located 5 minutes from Glen Arbor.

Every season is a wonder in this National Park from the cherry blossoms and fresh produce in the spring, the miles of white sand beaches and outdoor activities in the summer, the majestic colors and festivals in the fall, and the softness and beauty of wintertime.

While all the activities and amenities in Glen Arbor are just around the corner from your front door at Hal-Sea-On House, the home’s location is secluded and away from the hustle and bustle of town. The only sounds are the waves lapping the shore, the breeze in the pines, and the laughter of guests enjoying their vacation “up north”.

And, if you’re wondering, why the funny name? It’s our version of “halcyon” which means happy, peaceful and calm.

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Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
March 10, 2017

Guestbook comments from the manager

As we say goodbye to our favorite Lake Michigan home, we all feel refreshed and yet reluctant to leave.

Our family enjoyed terrific weather for outside activities.

Your home has great space for play and fun for the grandchildren ages 3 - 6. They do LOVE the bunk beds. They have come here every year of their young lives and new, fun experiences are added to their precious memory banks each time.

Thank you always for sharing HalSeaOn with us.
Aug 2014
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Glen Arbor House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 16
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Lake View ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 14 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Main floor large bathroom
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Second main floor large bathroom off the second lvg room
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower , Lower level bathroom
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Private bath off the main floor master bedroom
  • 4 bathrooms, 3 with tub and shower, 4th is shower only
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Master bedroom with private full bath, lake view
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Lake view
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Built in bunks, woods view
    Bedroom 4 - 1 king , Custom features, TV, lower level, woods view
    Bedroom 5 - 1 double , Woods view, lower level
    Bedroom 6 - 1 double , 3 twin/ single , Very large room, lower level, shuffle boards, TV
  • King size beds (2) King beds are located in the main floor master bedroom with attached bath, deck access and lake view, and in a lower level bedroom with woods view., Queen size Beds (1) Queen bed is located on the main level with lake view., Double Beds (1) Double bed is located on the lower level, woods view., Twin or Single Beds (2) There are built-in bunk beds in the large bedroom on the lower level - these are not stacked., Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) The couch in the bedroom on the main level with stacked bunks converts to a twin bed., Bunk Beds (4) Bunk beds are located on the main level with woods view, top bunk is a double, lower bunk is a twin; also located on the lower level, top bunk is a twin, lower bunk is a double.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • churches
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Four kayaks are located on the property and available for guests' enjoyment; life vests of various sizes as well as paddles accompany the kayaks. The outdoor shower is fully enclosed, has hot and cold running water, and a separate foot wash.


4/5 -
(4 traveler reviews)

Location, Location! Large Home, Beach, Walk to Glen Arbor
average rating of 4.0 based on 38 reviews
Scottsdale, AZ

Wonderful Family Home and Community

  • 5 of 5

We used this home to celebrate our anniversary with our children and grandchildren. Everyone had a wonderful time and all enjoyed being together at the beach and Glen Arbor and its surroundings including the Dunes, River kayaking, Big Glen Lake boating, wineries, Pine Cone ice cream, and Cherry Republic treats. The spacious home fit our families needs perfectly including the large dining room table which comfortably fit all twelve of us for meals. What a great place!

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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wonderful time in Glen Arbor

  • 5 of 5

Just got home from our week at your beautiful place. We were there with our kids and grand kids, I'm ready to go back, we had so much fun! Hoping to make this an annual event! We've been coming to glen arbor for years and use to stay at the homestead but we have outgrown the condos with our family of 15. We of course hung out at the boondocks, had burgers at Arts, went shopping at cherry republic, went kayaking and spent time at the beach. Also took advantage of the nice tennis courts, kids loved it! we were busy but also found time to hang out in the evenings on the deck playing guitar. wonderful time!

  • Submitted: Jun 23, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Bay City, MI

Location, location, location

  • 5 of 5

Pros - Location (walk to the heart of Glen Arbor), size, stocked with everything a large group needs, kayaks, Lake Michigan, proximity to the dune climb.

Cons - No beach chairs and no air conditioning.

Would stay here again, so long as the temperature was below 90 degrees. Love Glen Arbor!

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2011
  • Stayed: Aug 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Falsely Advertised

  • 1 of 5

This house is listed as a 6 bedroom house that sleeps a maximum of 16. In fact, only 5 bedrooms are available to renters. One room that is called a bedroom is not. There is only one way in/out of this room. It does not have a window or a door to the outside of the property as required by Michigan law/fire code. Also, saying that the property sleeps 16 is a stretch. Eight of the sleeping spots are not long enough to accommodate my nephews who are teenagers.

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2011
  • Stayed: Jul 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: The 6th bedroom has been remodeled and fully complies with egress requirements. Please refer to the pictures and detail to view the beds available which are all standard size: king (2), queen (1), double (3) and twin (4). The convertible option is a loveseat size pull-out couch that sleeps one located in the bedroom on the main floor with the stacked bunk beds. The 6th bedroom has two built in twin beds, a built in full size bunk (lower) and built in twin size bunk (upper) - each with its own reading light - as well as a shuffle board game table and television. It's a favorite gathering spot for games, story telling, and fun as it is a very large room. Thank you for your interest in HalSeaOn House, we look forward to having you as our guests!
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Rates & Availability

Glen Arbor House Rental Rates

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Mar 8 2017 - Jun 10 2017
2 night minimum stay
Jun 11 2017 - Sep 7 2017
Changeover Day: Sunday
3 night minimum stay

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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Traverse City
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Boonedock's, Art's, Western Ave Grill
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Good Harbor,Boonedock's,Art's,Western,Cherry Rep
Nearest Ski
5 Miles
The Homestead
Nearest Beach
Lake Michigan is at the end of the private drive
Car: recommended


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