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Charming Glen Lake Log Home

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Cottage, 4 Bedrooms, 1.5 Baths, (Sleeps 10)

Charming family log home on the east shore of Big Glen Lake. Our family has owned this cottage since our grandparents fell in love with Glen Lake, bought the property and built the cottage in 1939. Reminiscent of bygone days, while updated with modern conveniences. Cedar paneled walls and beamed ceilings create a warm and relaxed feeling. The kitchen has been remodeled to meet current chef standards and the dining room comfortably seats eight, unless you choose to eat outside at the picnic table.

There are three bedrooms on the first floor with a queen bed, double bed, and single bed, to accommodate the adults. The second floor is open and perfect for the children, with four single log-built beds, a queen bed, and a TV sitting area.

The outdoor stone fireplace is ideal for roasting marshmallows or an evening chat while sampling local wines. This private, picturesque setting boasts 200 feet of the finest sugar sand beach on Glen Lake. There are lots of toys for the kids to build sand castles and comfortable lawn furniture for the adults to read or sunbathe.

The dock provides additional access to the lake, as well as a large sunning area. A canoe and a 14 foot aluminum boat are provided for your enjoyment. Our lake front has a sandy bottom which gradually gets deep so it is safe for swimming, and it is the clearest water you'll find on any lake.

If you need a quiet place to get away from it all, head to the back of our property where you'll find a spring-fed stream and pond. There is a sunning deck over the pond with a bench where you can sit and contemplate life. Facing due west, we enjoy spectacular sunsets on the beach or from the cozy enclosed lake front porch. Some people have been known to spend the majority of their vacation on that porch.

Keywords: East Shore Big Glen Lake, sandy beach, waterfront log home, near Glen Arbor, Sleeping Bear Dunes, Lake Michigan, western Leelanau County, perfect for fishing, waterskiing, sailing, family vacations, private waterfront, 200 feet frontage, outstanding sunset views

More Details

Betsy Fisher
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 17, 2017

About Betsy Fisher

This log home is owned by two brothers and a sister. Our grandparents had this cottage built in 1939 and we spent our summers growing up here as children. Two of us have lived here for most of our adult lives. We strive to maintain the cottage in the best possible condition, while preserving it's quaint heritage. Our children adore this cottage and help us maintain it to the best of our abilities. We choose to share it with a few select renters to help defray the costs.

Betsy Fisher purchased this cottage in 1939

Why Betsy Fisher chose Maple City

This home has been owned by the same family since it was built in 1939.

What makes this cottage unique

This is the vacation home most people wish they could enjoy with their families. Memories are created here. Glen Lake speaks for itself as one of the world's most beautiful lakes and we have one of the most perfect locations at which to enjoy it.


Maple City Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • King Bed (1), Queen size Bed (1), Double Bed (1), Twin or Single Beds (5), Baby Cribs (1)
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 8 beach chairs
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Outdoor wood fireplace for evening campfires and marshmallow roasting, large sand area at waters edge for sand castles, spring feed pond with sunning deck, private dock, canoe and 14’ aluminum boat, lakeside screened in porch and upstairs TV area


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Charming Glen Lake Log Home
average rating of 5.0 based on 2 reviews

Very quiet location!

  • 5 of 5

We truly enjoyed our stay here in 2013. The location was perfect - the water was GORGEOUS (a little chilly though) and the neighbors were either not around, or very quiet. There were so many fun shops and restaurants in Glen Arbor too!! (Cherry Republic is a must, Becky Thatcher Designs, etc!) We took several day trips to wineries when the weather was too cool to be out on the lake. The outdoor fireplace was AWESOME! Well-built and quite large - we spent a lot of time near it in the evenings! (Love the footprints in concrete!) The family who owns this home has wonderful memories on the walls - for example, marking children's heights every year, photos and military memorabilia, etc. It added such character! You can tell the home was loved by many family members over the years. They were truly a pleasure to deal with, and I would definitely recommend this home for a wonderful, relaxing stay. My apologies for not having written the review sooner!!

  • Submitted: Mar 11, 2014
  • Stayed: September 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Idyllic get-a-way!

  • 5 of 5

A CHARMING log home with every convenience ~ well maintained, clean and very comfortable! Stone fireplace with comfy seating, wifi and cable TV! ( Outdoor fireplace too! What fun! ) Plenty of room to relax in a very appealing setting! The view of Big Glen Lake from the great room and screen porch couldn't be any better...would not hesitate to book again!! A wonderful rental experience! A+

  • Submitted: Oct 15, 2012
  • Stayed: October 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Cherry Capital Airport
Nearest Ferry
18 Miles
Manitou Island Ferry
Nearest Golf
6 Miles
Dunes Golf Course
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
La Becasse
Nearest Beach
5 Miles
Lake Michigan

200’ frontage of sugar sand beach and lake bottom that gradually deepens, safe for children and perfect for swimming and boating


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 6.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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