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Diedre Galardi

Member since: 2000
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Speaks: english

Chic Condo Tucked in the wooded dunes of Lake MI

37 Reviews
Bedrooms 1
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

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Northern Michigan Condo Rental Photos and Description

1BR/1BA Condo, sleeps 4 (king size bed and fold-out sleeper sofa)

Everything 'up north' should be - Our condo is private, clean, comfortable, and conveniently located on the property of the Homestead Resort. This means you are just minutes from the beach, groomed hiking and ski trails, and the ski village. Just down the road is Glen Arbor, Glen Lakes and the Sleeping Bear Dunes. Glen Arbor offers resort shopping and a choice of delightful restaurants. Spend an afternoon boating crystal clear Glen Lake or kayaking the Crystal River. A trip up north wouldn't be complete without the challenge of climbing the Sleeping Bear Dunes or a visit to 'fishtown,' Leland. The new Heritage trail is perfect for a bike ride. From our villa you are just a scenic drive to all the other Leelanau Peninsula treasures- orchards, vineyards, golf courses, horse trails, historic sites and casinos.

Come, Be Our Guests. Tucked in the northwoods, renters comment on how private, clean, and comfortable villa is. Easy 3-step entry welcomes you to relax in the great north woods. Start the morning with the birds and a cup of coffee on our wooden deck. After a walk through the woods, a day at the beach, a game of golf, or a drive around the peninsula visiting wineries, return to our air conditioned villa and relax in our jacuzzi tub. Visiting in the cooler months? Settle down to a fire in the fireplace and a good movie on the DVD player. Ready for bed, tuck yourself in to comfort in our king-size sleigh bed and dream about returning.

Located between the reception center and the ski village of the Homestead Resort, our villa is a short walk to Lake Michigan, the entrance to the Bay View trail, Cavanaugh's deli and Nonnie's restaurant.

Glen Arbor: Just 40 minutes east of Traverse City is the quaint town of Glen Arbor. Nestled on the shores of Lake Michigan, it's a destination spot in any season. Summer attracts Glen Lake & Lake Michigan boaters, sailors, hikers, dune climbers, cyclists and sun worshipers. The restaurants are open late luring you in with their fare. Some even have live nightly entertainment. The shop doors are open enticing you to buy everything from Cherry wine to carved cherry wood tables. Plan accordingly and you can catch an art, polka, or jazz festival. Fall brings a quietness to the town. It's a perfect time to take a color tour through the scenic hills, catch a game of golf, or walk through any number of groomed trails. Perhaps you'll spot a deer, porcupine, red fox, or raccoon. We have. Winter fun begins on the down-hill slopes or cross-country trails. When spring arrives, everyone celebrates by hunting Morrell mushrooms and spotting Trillium as they poke through the winter leaves. Come, be our guests.

Area Attractions: Come, discover all of the Leelanau Peninsula treasures with us. Be awed by the Sleeping Bear Dunes or Lake Michigan or marvel at the beauty of a wildflower growing along one of the many groomed hiking trails. Tucked throughout the peninsula are vineyards, wineries, golf courses, lakes and scenic lookouts. For the nostalgic is Leland, a turn-of-the century fish town still practicing its trade but expanded to welcome inquisitive visitors. Empire too boasts a maritime museum depicting the wrath and splendor of Lake Michigan travel. Why you can even find a home-made cheese shop and family drive-in theater. For the modern sophisticate is Traverse City, just east on M-72. North of TC is the casino at Peshawbeston. To the south is fine arts school at Interlochen which hosts local and international artists throughout the year. No matter where you go in the area, there is something to do and something to see. So come, be our guest and experience all that 'Up North' was meant to be.

More Details
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Diedre Galardi (Owner)
Member since: 2000
Call Owner
Speaks: english

About Diedre Galardi

Private Owners

Diedre Galardi purchased this condo in 1999

Why Diedre Galardi chose Northern Michigan

Outdoor setting and convenient location to so many 'up north' opportunities - hiking, boating, swimming, trails, skiing, horse back riding, fishing, dunes, vineyards, shops, restaurants.


based on 37 traveler reviews

Chic Condo Tucked in the wooded dunes of Lake MI
average rating of 4.5405407 based on 37 reviews

There's Nothing Chic About This Condo!

  • 2 of 5

I want to preface my review by saying the the owner always responded to our questions and concerns about this condo. This was our first reservation at The Homestead, which is a beautiful resort located near Glen Arbor and the beautiful Sleeping Bear Dunes. We were very excited to see the condo and spend a few days in the lovely surroundings. We pulled up to the unit and noticed it was located near the playground and great little coffee shop and a fine restaurant. It is located on the ground level which made it easy to unpack. The area around the front door was dirty and had not been swept nor had any spider webs been cleaned up. I had that uh-oh moment but hoped that we'd be pleased with the interior. Inside, we noticed the condo had been well cleaned to our relief, however there was a mildew odor especially in the family/living area. The unit had not been updated in many years still having an 80s decor. The sofa and matching chair were well worn with a few pillows with stains. There were large windows which we enjoyed, that were covered with old and outdated micro mini blinds that were bent in places. The kitchen was small and had no table or chairs.The cupboards had china and glass wear, pots and pans, and cutlery. The drawers were unclean. It had a very small stove, dishwasher, and frig. The frig had not been cleaned in quite a while and we did not want to use it. We had been looking forward to a great cup of coffee, however, the coffee pot was filthy and completely unclean. Even though there was a small drop-down table in the family room area, we chose not to use it because the kitchen grossed us out. In the middle of the condo stood a very large jetted tub that we did not use. There was a sink next to the tub that didn't drain properly; and another sink which worked fine in the small bathroom. There was substantial space for hanging clothing and for suitcases on chairs in the bedroom. The bedspread was outdated with a few stains. We disliked covering up with the cheap green and ugly blanket. However, the mattress was very comfortable, but it was somewhat difficult to fall asleep thinking about all the yucky things we disliked. I couldn't wait to leave. If you are particular, you might want to pass up this condo.

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Condo in the woods

  • 5 of 5

Had a good visit. Great bed and my wife thought the bathtub was 5 stars!

  • Submitted: Jun 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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Owosso, MI

Amazing condo...already booked a second stay!

  • 5 of 5

I can't say enough about how this rental exceeded our expectations!!! The location is amazing. We spend time in Frankfort, Fishtown, Northport and other areas exploring breweries. It was a lovely, romantic get away. We have already scheduled another trip in December. The condo was perfect for a couple and the fireplace was great!

  • Submitted: Oct 21, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
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Just as advertised

  • 5 of 5

We found the condo to be *exactly* as pictured, and extremely well-maintained. The location can't be beat -- just steps from the shopping/dining Village at the heart of the Homestead, and a 5-minute drive from Glen Arbor. It was a cozy place to come back to after a day of exploring the dunes or the Leelanau Peninsula. We'll definitely return!

  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
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Very nice villa and great location.

  • 5 of 5

This is a villa that we will visit again and recommend. It is a great retreat: warm, comfortable and homey. The listing description is accurate and the villa is well-maintained and clean. The owners were very responsive to questions and inquiries by email. The Homestead is a beautiful location. For bikers, the Heritage Trail is one of the nicest we've biked and there is access to the trail just north of the Homestead entrance. We also greatly enjoyed the Funistrada restaurant in Burkickville, just 5-6 miles away.

  • Submitted: Sep 28, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
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Nice condo

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed here to attend a wedding at the Homestead. It was very nice, clean and convenient to enjoy the rest of Homestead. I wish we could have stayed longer so that we could have enjoyed it more. The condo was perfect for the 2 of us.

  • Submitted: Sep 24, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
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Just east of Traverse Ctiy is the quaint town of Glen Arbor, home of the Homestead Resort. Tucked in the north wood shores of Lake Michigan, it is a perfect get-away destination in any season. Summer fun begins on the shores of Lake Michigan and extends through miles of groomed hiking trails woven throughout the peninsula. The rolling hills and dunes attract bikers and dune climbers from around the country. There is also boating, sailing, fishing, canoeing, and 'rump bumping.' The hills are gorgeous in the fall and salmon fishing exhilarating. Cozy up to the fireplace and plug in a DVD this winter after your fun on the slopes or trails. Then look forward to coming back in the spring to hunt Morell mushrooms and spot the Trillium poking through the winter leaves. Come, stay with us and enjoy all that 'up north' was meant to be.

If you are familiar with the Homestead resort, our villa is a South Village unit located between the reception center and the ski village.


Rates & Availability

Glen Arbor Condo Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Jun 17 2016 - Aug 27 2016
3 night minimum stay
Late Summer
Aug 28 2016 - Sep 5 2016
3 night minimum stay
Sep 6 2016 - Oct 31 2016
2 night minimum stay
Nov 1 2016 - Feb 28 2017
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 8.5%

Holiday prices vary. Please contact owner for holiday rates. There is an 8.5% tax, you can deduct 2.5% if you choose to send a check rather than use the secure online site. Departure cleaning, linens and wood for the fireplace is included. Owner accepts: Checks, PayPal and Credit card payments. There is an additional 2.5% if using PayPal and Credit card payments

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Northern Michigan Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 1
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 650 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Resort
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • 2 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
  • Separate shower/toilet room from the jacuzzi area Linens, toiletries and hair dryer provided
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
  • Comfy king-size bed. TV. Additional fold-out sleeper in living room.
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Wood Deck
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • jetted tub
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • ski lift privileges
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
We do not rent through the Homestead Resort and therefore do not have access to the resort pools nor the beach restaurant.

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