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Ramune & Joseph

Member since: 2009
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Speaks: english, lithuanian

Homestead Condo -Beautiful view of Lake Mich & So. Maniou Island -A/C, internet

46 Reviews
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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Overview

Northern Michigan Condo Rental Photos and Description

Condominium, 2 bedrooms, 2 baths, (sleeps6)

The Homestead resort has been enjoyed by families for years and is located in the heart of Leelanau County, Michigan. The resort has a beautiful stretch of Lake Michigan beach. The Crystal River flows through the property and offers a wide array of sporting activities. It is located near Sleeping Bear Dunes National Park Enjoy nearby shopping, informal and fine dining, wineries, galleries, concerts, hiking, canoeing/kayaking, biking, golf, fantastic sunsets from the deck and more.

The condo is located on 260 foot bluff overlooking Lake Michigan with a beautiful view of Sleeping Bear Dunes and North and S Monitou Islands (Ridgetop 23 & 24). The condominium is located on the second floor, end unit, cathedral ceilings, 2 bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms, whirlpool tub, 2 fireplaces, deck, sleeps 6, 2 queen-size beds & sofa bed, 3 flat screen TV’s, Cable TV, Internet Wi-Fi, washer & dryer.. The newly remodeled kitchen with granite counter tops, is fully equipped. New carpets ATTN: AIR CONDITIONING. NO SWIMMING POOL PRIV.

Additional information related to this condo: The main attraction of the areas is Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore Park. The park has miles of hiking trails through the woods, meadows, sand dunes and shoreline. Some of the favorites include Pierce Stocking Scenic Drive with high overlooks of Lake Michigan and Glen Lakes, Sleeping Bear Dune Climb, Pyramid Point, Empire Bluffs trails, North Bar Lake, Platte River Canoeing and Tubing, Bay View Trail and North Bar Lake. There are a number of golf courses and many wineries in the area.

Summer fun begins on the shores of Lake Michigan and through groomed hiking trails throughout the Leelanau Peninsula. Fall brings quietness and is a perfect time to enjoy the beautiful color foliage by viewing the scenic hills or walking though any of the groomed trails. Winter fun begins on the down-hill slopes or cross- country trails. Morel mushroom hunting and spotting Trillium is enjoyed during the spring season.

Surrounding area and towns: The town of Glen Arbor is about two mile away & offers free tennis courts, a children's playground, wi-fi at the local coffee house, restaurants from the very casual Arts tavern , to the comfortable family dining of Boone Docks. The world famous Cherry Republic offers sampling of cherry products in the setting of a beautiful perennial garden. There are various souvenir and ladies apparel shops to enjoy. Glen Arbor offers a fishing boat excursion, kayak, river tubing, and bike rentals.

Leland is a picturesque little village located on a sliver of land between Lake Michigan and Lake Leelanau, on beautiful Leelanau Peninsula. This uncommon and charming village will mesmerize you with its beauty and amenities. Leland's historical district, known as Fishtown, features rustic shanties and docks reminiscent of life and commercial fishing one hundred years ago. Leland has galleries, unique shops , charter fishing trips, and the only ferry to the Manitou Islands.

Traverse City & Interlockin camp: Traverse City is about ½ hour from the Homestead resort and has movie houses, large malls, numerous restaurants and shops for the vacationers to enjoy. The condominium is also about ½ hour form the world renowned music camp Interlochen which produces many acclaimed musical events and entertainers.

Experience the wonderful winter atmoshpere with many winter activities . The condominiium is walking distance to downhill skiing at the Homestead. There are miles of cross country skiing trails withing the Sleeping Bear National Shorline.

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Suitability:
  • Groups
  • Singles
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Ramune & Joseph (Owner)
Member since: 2009
Call Owner
Speaks: english, lithuanian

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thanks again for another vacation at your beautiful condo. Most of all, thank you for adjusting your schedule in order that our daughter and her family could also enjoy a vacation with us.



We swam, hiked, kayaked, rented a pontoon boat and went tubing, golfed, and went sight seeing.



But most of all, we enjoyed the spectacular views your condo provides!

Thanks Again,
Aug 2012
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Reviews

4.9
based on 46 traveler reviews

Homestead Condo -Beautiful view of Lake Mich & So. Maniou Island -A/C, internet
average rating of 4.9130435 based on 50 reviews
5

Fabulous service, gorgeous private view, pleasant homey getaway

  • 5 of 5

A great experience from start to finish. The renter was extremely personal and prompt in communicating, and even when I accidentally booked the wrong week she graciously corrected the reservation within minutes. Extremely easy and clear instructions for getting in and out-- it made the logistics effortless. The property is lovely-- not flashy, but homey, clean, and spacious. It's really more like a small living area with two bedroom/bathroom apartments coming off in opposite directions-- two couples would have plenty of privacy staying together. Great to have use of the jet tub, the washer and dryer, a very well-stocked kitchen (the only thing I was glad I brought along was a muffin tin), and a fantastic view as pictured. Convenient access to all the close-by local sites. I would absolutely rent again! As a side note, since rain and weather can potentially put a damper on lots of outdoor activities, I was glad I'd rented right on the water-- I could still enjoy a spectacular view from my candle-lit bedroom even if a hike wasn't in the cards!

  • Submitted: Mar 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Unpack and you feel at home.

  • 5 of 5

The condo is great, what a view. Has everything you need for a relaxing vacation.

The owner contacted us to make sure of our arrival date and too give great tourist advice.

She really made us feel like a family friend and we were going to her home.

  • Submitted: Mar 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
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5

This condo is clean, tasteful, comfortable and the view is breathtaking!

  • 5 of 5

We loved being at The Homestead in February!! This condo is perfect - spacious, comfortable and the pride in ownership definitely shows!! We brought our two young children and I travel with wipes to clean everything, however this place didn't need a wipe down! It is nicely decorated and you instantly feel like a well known guest when you arrive. The beds are comfortable and the linens were great - honestly it doesn't feel like any corners are cut here! The view is gorgeous, the skiing staff is friendly and helpful, and the town is really just as great in the winter as it is in the summer. We will happily return to this unit knowing our family will be in a clean, cozy, and well appointed home! Thank you so much!!

  • Submitted: Feb 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
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5

Beautiful property on the Homestead resort

  • 5 of 5

This rental property was perfect for a girls' weekend. It was very well maintained and the view from the patio doors was amazing! We went on great hikes during the day, enjoyed cooking while enjoying wine in the afternoons and enjoyed the fire at night! Loved the fireplace! It was spacious and the four of us slept comfortably in the two bedrooms. The owners have a nice collection of maps/pamphlets of the property and surrounding trails/attractions. The owner called when we first checked in to make sure we were all taken care of! Would love to come back in the summertime!

  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: A weekend getaway with old friends is important in maintaining and nurturing old friendships. We are pleased that the beautiful natural setting of the Homestead and the comfort of our condominium facilitated you having a very pleasant weekend. Your friend told us that you saw 2 bald eagles circling on the ridge. The most we have seen is one!
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5

Outstanding view, very well maintained unit, very satisfied with our choice!

  • 5 of 5

The added bonus of having no one around over the holiday made for a fabulous few days in Glen Arbor.

  • Submitted: Dec 1, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful & convenient!

  • 5 of 5

Some friends and I stayed here for a wine tasting weekend. The condo was beautiful, comfortable, and spacious and the view was amazing! The owners were very accommodating and checked in to make sure all of our needs were met, which was great as well. We will definitely be back next year!

  • Submitted: Nov 20, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Lara for you kind and thoughtful response. The comfort of our guests is most important for us. So glad that you and your friends enjoyed yourself and the spectacular view!
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Rates & Availability

Glen Arbor Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Early spring 2016
Mar 1 2016 - May 19 2016
2 night minimum stay
$150
$975
 
 
Spring 2016
May 20 2016 - Jun 24 2016
7 night minimum stay
$1,130
 
 
Summer 2016
Jun 25 2016 - Aug 19 2016
7 night minimum stay
$1,600
 
 
Aug 20-Sept 2, 2016
Aug 20 2016 - Sep 2 2016
7 night minimum stay
$1,500
 
 
Early Fall 2016
Sep 3 2016 - Sep 23 2016
7 night minimum stay
$1,130
 
 
Late fall 2016
Sep 24 2016 - Nov 30 2016
2 night minimum stay
$150
$1,000
 

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 6.0%

WINTER-Walking distance to Homestead Resort downhill skiing or cross country skiing
$975-$1600/wk; $150-$180/nt
Rental payment: If less than $500 entire amount due at booking.If more than $500, balance due 4 weeks prior to rental. Payment by checks preferred but credit card payment accepted.
Reservations are confirmed upon owner’s receipt of deposit of applicable rent.
Early spring (Mar 1-May 20, 2016) & late fall,-book 2 nights or more, get 1 nt free-holidays excluded (MLKing, Presidents' Day, Columbus Day, Thanksgiving)
Winter- Early spring (Jan 8- May 20, 2016) book 2 or more nights, get 1 night free. Holidays excluded (MLKing, Presidents'Day , Columbus Day, Thanksgiving).
Late Fall 2015 dates - Oct 27- Nov 30.
Changeover day: Saturday for weekly rentals during prime season.

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Amenities

Northern Michigan Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beach View
  • Lake
  • Lake View
  • Resort
Theme:
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Free Local Calls
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , jetted tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • New granite counter tops.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • The master bedroom has a fireplace and beautiful view of Lake Michigan and South Manitau Island. Queen sofa sleeps 2. Flat screen TV &DVD
Entertainment:
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Umbrellas
  • Binoculars
  • Deck Furniture
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • 1 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Groups
  • Singles
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • forests
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
Notes:
Crock pot spices coffee filters, tea bags plastic wrap, aluminum foil,napkins cooking oil, spray iron and ironing board air conditioning 2 large fans paper towels laundry soap liquid dish detergent dishwasher detergent fabric softener

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