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Glen Arbor 10 mins Sleeping Bear Dune, Lk MI, AIR,pet,4 bdrm 3 ba Slp 12

32 Reviews
Sleeps12
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

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Overview

Glen Arbor House Rental Photos and Description

4 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, Sleeps 12

Enjoy Glen Arbor in this one-of-a-kind, very cool 4 bedroom/3 bath historical home that sleeps 12. This home once belonged to the founder of Glen Arbor & is a little piece of Glen Arbor history. "Barefootin" is a great home and is an easy walk to a beautiful Lake Michigan beach down a quiet dirt road. 2 level home faces East, located on River Rd. (M-22). Sleeps up to 12.

3 large bedrooms on main floor each have 1 Queen bed. Spacious, open-style sleeping quarters upstairs has 2 Queens and 2 Twins plus TV. Bathroom on upper level with large walk-in shower. Full kitchen with dishwasher and dining table for 10. Washer/Dryer. Direct TV, DVD, WIFI, whole house stereo with iPod docking. New appliances, new furnishings, new decor! Oh my! >

Outside, enjoy the gorgeous deck and patio area. Just perfect for a get together around the firepit at the end of the day. Frontage on the Crystal River just across the street from the home with 2 Kayaks provided. Gas grill and fire pit.

A great spot to stay when you want to enjoy Leelanau. Just a 5 minute drive to the Sleeping Bear Dunes climb. A 5 minute walk to Sunset Point Beach on Lake Michigan, with great views of North & South Manitou Islands. M22 is a 1/2 mile into the heart of Glen Arbor where you can dine, shop, even play mini-golf! Bocce ball and croquet provided for outdoor fun. Board games are in the house for those rare rainy days. Walk down the street and rent a bike to tour the area. Putt Putt & Paddle is also walking distance for fun on the Crystal River.

Remodeled with a "green," mindset, this house has low-flow bathroom fixtures, CFL's, and recycling bins provided.

Central air conditioning. Linens are provided. Your well-mannered pet is welcome.Perfect fall location too! You will not regret staying at this fine home.

This is a Sunday - Sunday rental for prime summer weeks. Short stays available off peak.

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Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Visit Up North Vacation Rentals (Property Manager)
Member since: 2004
Call Manager
Speaks: english

Reviews

4.6
based on 32 traveler reviews

Glen Arbor 10 mins Sleeping Bear Dune, Lk MI, AIR,pet,4 bdrm 3 ba Slp 12
average rating of 4.59375 based on 32 reviews
4

A great location

  • 4 of 5

Rating Details:

The property manager was very helpful.

The vacation rental was clean.

I was very happy with the location.

I was more than satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental.

Overall, I recommend this vacation rental.

Reviewer Comments:

Overall thought the property was decent. Terrific location other than the traffic noise. Upon our arrival we found the house was not all that clean. Hair in the showers, dust everywhere. One of the first floor bedrooms could not be used due to the slumping mattress. The couches in the main room were also slumping and uncomfortable. Lack of vents in the bedrooms made it very warm.

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are sorry you didn't have the greatest experiance at Barefootin' most love the home and we haven't heard of the couch or bed slumping, we will check it out. As far as the clean not being perfect if you ever run into that please call us right away we will always send someone right out!
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Forney, TX
5

A Little Bit of Home

  • 5 of 5

Rating Details:

The property manager was very helpful.

The vacation rental was spotless.

I was more than happy with the location.

I was more than satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental.

Overall, I recommend this vacation rental.

Reviewer Comments:

The entire experience with both the home and the rental management company was enjoyable. The home is one we would enjoy owning which for us is a high recommendation. Keep in mind we live in a 100+ yr old home so love the character of the place. Yes it is close to the road and if we had small children that "could" be an issue. The rental came ready to "live in" and we would and very well may do the trip from Texas again!

  • Submitted: Jun 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad you had a great time and enjoyed the M22 house we love it too! Come back and stay anytime!
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Livonia, MI
4

October 2015 -Relaxing and fun

  • 4 of 5

Rating Details:

The property manager was very helpful.

The vacation rental was spotless.

I was more than happy with the location.

I was more than satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental.

Overall, I recommend this vacation rental.

Reviewer Comments:

Bedroom door leading outside did not lock. Called maintenance-told no crime in G. A. besides an occasional jaywalking & it would be noted. Wondered if that was true why there were locks on any of the doors. And why was a note on frig & app that specified all doors must be locked upon leaving the home. Rental advertised high-tech sound system. Unable to use as maintenance was unfamiliar w/system. Info should be provided. Many trees on property were destroyed in summer storm. Disappointing but of course no fault of owners or rental agency. BUT we were only able to use fire pit twice because when trees were cut down and piled they were left SO close to pit it was extremely dangerous to have a fire especially w/any wind. Many have commented on close proximity to M22–no way to comprehend just how close until you arrive. If you step off the front porch you are pretty much on the road. Ad stated there is a fence but it’s only on one side of M22–the rest of the yard is unfenced & in my opinion a danger for small children or animals even those closely supervised. Crossing to get to river was a hazard I was not willing to take. Walking to town was not possible. There is no side walk and it would be extremely dangerous to walk. Cars are literally traveling at least 55-65 miles. That said it is about a min drive to Glen Arbor where there is a sidewalk. The home was lovely and very clean! It’s huge so it would be perfect for a large group or family. It was only my husband, me & our dog so it was definitely too big for us but we knew that when booking. A DVD player downstairs in l.room but if you have kids staying upstairs there’s a VHS player so bring tapes or your own portable DVD player. If you like historical meets modern & eclectic you will love it here. Lots of antiques & unique touches throughout. Try Joe Friendly’s in Empire about 5 min away BEST burgers ever! All in all a wonderful vacation!

  • Submitted: Oct 29, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: Visit Up North Vacation Rentals
Owner's Response: We are sorry some of the difficulties you experienced. It sounds like over all you enjoyed the M-22 house. Here in Leelanau County walking along side the road is pretty common. The speed limit here is 35 miles and slows from there. In October it is relatively quiet in this area so usually the road is not an issue. If one would like to walk to Lake Michigan it is along a quiet road just to the west and north of the house where there is little traffic. The owner of M-22 house continues to make improvements to make each year better and better. We will include instructions for the sound system. We hope you will visit again.
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5

Great house in a beautiful setting

  • 5 of 5

Rating Details:

The property manager was very helpful.

The vacation rental was spotless.

I was more than happy with the location.

I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental.

Overall, I recommend this vacation rental.

Reviewer Comments:

The house is much larger than it looks on the outside. We had a group of 7 adults and 2 dogs, and still had plenty of space for everybody to hang out, sleep, shower, etc. The decor of the home is a charming mix of old and new. There is a public beach just down the street (within walking distance, but maybe not if you are hauling a bunch of beach gear with you). Downtown Glen Arbor is just a mile down the road. The house was clean and comfortable. The yard is a bit small, and the home is of course on a busier road, but the noise wasn't an issue for us (it gets very quiet at night). I would love to stay here again soon!

  • Submitted: Oct 20, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: Visit Up North Vacation Rentals
Owner's Response: We are pleased you enjoyed the M-22 house. It is indeed a great fun houe and great location for getting to the river and the lake. We look forward to your next visit.
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Cincinnati, OH
4

Barefootin' on M-22 House Review

  • 4 of 5

Rating Details:

The property manager was very helpful.

The vacation rental was very clean.

I was very happy with the location.

I was satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental.

Overall, I recommend this vacation rental.

Reviewer Comments:

Great location for everything we wanted to do. Don't kayak the river across the street, your time is much better spent going to the Platte River and kayaking there. House itself was big, which was key for us, with plenty of rooms so it make sleeping arrangements great. If you are looking for luxury, you won't find it. It is more like a cabin, woodsy feel, which was fine for us but might not be for the luxury-minded. The fire pit and woods were great. It was nice being able to walk to the lake, and have a short drive to a lot of things we wanted to do.

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: Visit Up North Vacation Rentals
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5

M-22!!!

  • 5 of 5

Rating Details:

The property manager was very helpful.

The vacation rental was spotless.

I was very happy with the location.

I was more than satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental.

Overall, I recommend this vacation rental.

Reviewer Comments:

Terrific experience. Only issue involved WIFI, which was down for the first day of our visit.

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: Visit Up North Vacation Rentals
Owner's Response: We are glad you had a nice stay and appreciate your patience with the wifi issue. Hope you'll stay with us again soon.
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Sleeping Bear Dunes Area – Nestled on either side of the the Sleeping Bear Dunes are the small towns of Glen Arbor & Empire. The streets are lined with quaint shops and great restaurants. This beautiful area features the breathtaking Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore which is a 72,000-acre national park. The big water beaches are flanked by sand dunes that are 40 stories high. The 500? point of Pyramid Point can be seen from space! The sand is perfect for for sun seekers and hikers. This area will take your breath away.

All of that activity surely makes you thirsty so why not grab a beer or a soda and burger at Art’s Tavern in Glen Arbor or Joe’s Friendly Tavern in Empire. Just west of Glen Arbor is the historic town of Glen Haven that boats historical displays, the Coast Guard museum, and a great sandy beach. In Empire, hike the Empire Bluffs trail for amazing views and have a picnic at the public beach. When the snow arrives, cross-country skiing and snowshoeing are great ways to enjoy nature. Staying at the Homestead? Downhill skiing is right out your door. All year long, these towns have something to offer!

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Amenities

Glen Arbor House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq. ft.
  • 2 stories
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • 5 Queen beds, 2 Twin beds
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Attractions:
  • festivals
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • golf
  • hiking
  • swimming
  • tennis

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