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Private, wooded cottage near Sleeping Bear Dunes and Big Glen Lake

Maple City, MI, USA
  • Cottage1000 sqft
  • Bedrooms2
  • Sleeps8
  • Bathrooms1
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay3 nights

2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 8

Enjoy cool Glen Lake breezes on the shaded deck of this woodsy, classic up north cottage, then stroll across the street to Old Settlers Park for a dip in Big Glen Lake, watch the sunset on the dock or let the kids play on the playground. Close to Glen Arbor, Sleeping Bear Dunes and twenty minutes to Traverse City. Comfy for a large family or two couples.

Microwave, gas grill, coffeemaker, dishes and pans, fans, washer and dryer, pack n'play crib and child safety gate, high speed wireless internet, bonfire pit. Linens and bath towels provided. One bath, two bedrooms: one with a double and a double/twin bunk, the other with a double futon and a twin. pullout queen sofa in livingroom. No TV, air conditioning, smoking or pets. fans provided. Walking distance to two gourmet restaurants and an ice cream / convenience store.

Check in at 4:00 p.m, check out at 11:00 a.m. No pets, no exceptions sorry!

Property Manager

John Mugg

Member Since 2013
Response rate:
Response time:
within a few hours
Calendar last updated:
Apr 12, 2018
Why John Mugg chose Leelanau County

We knew this was 'The Country's Most Beautiful Place' long before it got that moniker. The air is fresher, lakes crystal clear, and the quiet will bring a lasting peace.

What makes this Cottage unique

Location is great! Something for everyone--beach time, hiking, biking, kayaking, wine touring, or just relaxing on our hammock. The cottage is simple but still has everything you need to be comfortable.


    • Internet
    • Heater
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • No Smoking


      • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
      • Bedroom 1
        2 double, 1 twin/ single
      • Bedroom 2
        1 double, 1 twin/ single
      • Both bedrooms are upstairs. Stairs are steep (babygate available). There is also a new pullout queen sofa bed in the livingroom.


      • 1 Bathroom
      • Bathroom 1
        toilet, combination tub/shower
      • washer and dryer are in the bathroom. bath towels provided.

      Location Type

        • Lake
          Big Glen--public access across the street in Old Settler's Park; Playground, non-motorized boat launch and dock.
        • River
          Crystal River 5 miles away


            • Away From It All
            • Budget
            • Family
            • Historic
            • Romantic
            • Tourist Attractions


                • Guests provide their own meals


                    • Clothes Dryer
                    • Heating
                      wood stove and propane heater
                    • Internet
                    • Linens Provided
                    • Living Room
                    • Parking
                    • Towels Provided
                    • Washing Machine
                    • Wood Stove


                        • Coffee Maker
                        • Dishes & Utensils
                        • Kitchen
                          dishsoap & other necessary items included
                        • Microwave
                        • Oven
                        • Refrigerator
                        • Stove
                        • Toaster


                            • Dining
                              Outdoor dining table also
                            • Dining Area
                            • comfy seating for 4 people


                                • Books
                                • Games
                                • Toys


                                    • Deck / Patio
                                    • Outdoor Grill


                                        • Long-term Renters Welcome
                                        • wheelchair inaccessible


                                            • autumn foliage
                                            • churches
                                            • forests
                                            • playground
                                            • restaurants
                                            • winery tours

                                              Leisure Activities

                                                • bird watching
                                                • photography
                                                • scenic drives
                                                • sight seeing
                                                • sledding
                                                • walking

                                                  Local Services & Businesses

                                                    • ATM/bank
                                                    • groceries

                                                      Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                        • hiking
                                                        • cycling
                                                        • fly fishing
                                                        • freshwater fishing
                                                        • golf
                                                        • fishing
                                                        • jet skiing
                                                        • sailing
                                                        • skiing
                                                        • swimming
                                                        • water tubing


                                                            • public park with swimming dock and playground right across the street. nonmotorized boat launch.

                                                              28 Reviews

                                                              Very Good4/5

                                                              Latest reviews

                                                              Quaint, wooded, stones throw to Big Glen ( with dock)

                                                              Jennifer V.

                                                              Very cute home in the woods. Exactly as pictured. Private. Simple but with the things you need. We enjoyed our stay in this home very much!! We enjoyed outside fire pit. Literally across street from access to Big Glen lake with dock access( awesome!). Clean and nothing more to worry about other than an occasional spider ;) Some things are dated but charming. New couch. Carolyn was easy to communicate with and responded quickly. This is a great home :)

                                                              Rustic means '50's original

                                                              Ivy P.

                                                              My sisters and I went to Glen Lake to revisit our childhood vacation spot. We dropped our things to explore. Upon arriving back in the evening we were greeted by a mouse running across the kitchen counter, leaping onto the floor, running around the living area. A text to owner directed us to mousetraps in the closet, where the mouse ran into. No further communication was received from the owner. One brave sister attempted to open closet door which was falling off the track. Mousetraps were broken and blood stained requiring purchasing new traps. We had to store our food in the refrigerator or car, suitcases kept zipped, slept with one eye open. The toilet flushes, shower has hot water, lake is across the road which earns one weak star. I am surprised at the rave reviews and understand the high rent in the area. We felt this cottage was overpriced and needs updating and deep cleaning.

                                                              Owner's Response:

                                                              I am sorry you were not happy with your stay. We stayed at the cottage just before and after your visit, and there were no mice or else we would have trapped them. As with any older home in the country they do get in occasionally, especially when food is left out which is why it is always a good idea to store food properly and keep dishes washed.

                                                              I did not know there was any further communication needed, so sorry. The cottage is priced very competitively as we try to keep it affordable for families to enjoy. The pictures are accurate and it is clean and kept mouse free when they occasionally try to get in.


                                                              Amy B.

                                                              What an awesome location! Across the street from glen lake, 10 minutes from Lake Michigan, 25 minutes from traverse city and the Trading Post (Platte River tubing) 15 minutes from an awesome restaurant in Empire which is down the street from the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Park. The cabin is CLEAN and has everything you need except for bug spray and beach towels. Not too shabby! We will be back!

                                                              Great location for family and friends

                                                              Julia G.

                                                              We had a great stay at Mugg. The location was beautiful and was a nice location for our little group - short walk to the lake, great hiking and many cool outdoor things to do in the area. It was also nice to just kick back enjoy the campfire and grill. Cabin was clean and comfortable.


                                                              Dylan B.Chicago Illinois

                                                              Had a great time. Only thing was there was no where to put the garbage. Lol but over all nice cottage and will always love glen lake

                                                              Cottage Life

                                                              Bradley T.

                                                              If you're looking for a real cottage in a beautiful place, then look no further.


                                                              Maple City, MI, USA

                                                              Quiet, secluded house on a hill in a forest. Located 10 minutes from Glen Arbor and Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, 20 minutes from Traverse City. Watch the sunset from the dock in Old Settler's park. Biker and kayaker paradise--rent both in Glen Arbor.

                                                              Rates & Availability

                                                              Additional information about rental rates

                                                              Cleaning Fee

                                                              $75 cleaning fee 4:00 pm check in, 11:00 am checkout. Must stick to this, especially in the summer, unless prior requests are arranged.

                                                              28 Reviews
                                                              Very Good 4/5
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