About the property
- Condo650 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay2 - 3 nights
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, bike trail, 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 . 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 property 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.
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- Calendar last updated:
- Apr 17, 2018
About Diedre Galardi
Diedre Galardi purchased this Condo in 1999
Why Diedre Galardi chose Leelanau County
Outdoor setting and convenient location to so many 'up north' opportunities - hiking, boating, swimming, trails, skiing, horse back riding, fishing, dunes, vineyards, shops, restaurants.
What makes this Condo unique
Limited steps for ease of access. Walk-in shower Fully equipped kitchen - oven, frig, microwave oven, dishwasher.
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Sports & Adventure Activities
Comfortably Chic as advertised
Cozy and comfy - really nice to have two separate sinks/vanity areas so my husband and I could get ready at the same time without being on top of each other. The living room area was cozy and being elevated you didn't feel like you had to have the blinds closed for privacy all the time. AWESOME to have a king-size bed. Those are hard to find on VRBO (hint, hint to VRBO: it would be great to have a filter for king-size bed!). The only reason I took off one star was that the fridge wasn't working well and there was no oven to heat things up in (we don't care for microwaving). But all in all, a great stay and we would definitely consider returning again!
Thank you for your review. In a limited space we try to make our villa as comfortable as possible for our guests, thus the wide sofa, king-size bed, feather pillows, etc. We have hired a contractor and this winter plan on remodeling the kitchen all the way back to the tub area. This will include an oven and larger refrigerator. Right now our ad states that the condo does not include an oven. While the majority of our guests do not cook much in the condo, it will be a nice feature. Unfortunately, that means that we will have to eliminate one of the sinks. So please, check out our listing in the spring to check out the new look. We will look forward to having you back.
We loved it. It was just what we needed and worked out great.
it. It was just what we needed and worked out great.
We enjoyed our visit...
Perfect place to stay to visit Sleeping Bear Dunes as well as the towns and wineries of the peninsula. Place was clean and comfortable, and we would stay here again.
Very clean and fit our family of four fairly comfortably.
This was our first time using VRBO and it was an easy and pleasant experience overall. Only negative was that we couldn't use the pools on the Homestead property. The beach was great!
We spent 6 nights here. Location was convenient. Unit clean and well maintained. We would definitely stay here again.
Great place and location
The condo was very nice, well appointed, and in a great location to visit wineries and enjoy the Sleeping Bear National Park area.
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
Additional information about rental rates
Holiday prices may vary. Please contact owner for holiday rates. There is a minimum stay of three nights on holiday stays. PayPal and personal checks accepted. Cancellation Policy A 25% deposit is required to hold your reservation. The balance or a cancellation is due 30 days prior to your stay. A cancellation after that time will require the following cancellation fees:20% of the total rental cost if between 22-30 days; 40% of total rental cost if between 11-21 days; 80% of total rental cost if 10 days or less. Any on-line charges incured will be charged back to the guest.