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The Gem sits on 3 acres downtown Glen Arbor

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights


About the property

the perfect place to do everything or nothing at all .. enjoy!

The Gem sits on 3 acres downtown Glen Arbor. It is in the midst of everything and still private. Set back from the road, quiet woods, beautiful deck, with ideal location.

The house features a newly remodeled kitchen full kitchen with fridge, stove, D/W, microwave, coffeemaker and toaster, linens and towels included, hardwood floors throughout, WiFi, fireplace, 3 bedrooms, 1-1/2 baths with a jacuzzi tub and a walk in shower.

A wonderful porch welcomes you to view and dine overlooking the gardens. Tables, firepit, new grill, and lots of seating.

Children are welcome. No smoking.

Donna Burgan, owner

Minimum stay - five (3) nights at $450 per night. Six(6) nights or more at $400 per night.

One-time cleaning fee of $70

Refundable security deposit of $500.

Stroll out the front door, and discover the great Glen Arbor shopping--Cherry Republic, Wildflowers, Synchronicity, Becky Thatcher Jewelry, Petoskey Petes, Totem Shop, Kristin Hurley Gallery.

And when you're ready to sit down and grab a bite to eat--Art's Tavern, Blu (watch the sun set over Lake Michigan as you eat chef Randy's gourmet fare) and Boone Docks for family fun on the deck and live music nightly.

Tennis courts, basket ball and a kid's park are one block away. The Heritage Walking/Biking Trail is just around the corner. What more could you ask for!

More Details

Donna Burgan, Owner
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 23, 2017

About Donna Burgan, Owner

Kit and I love to travel. Around home gardening is my passion. Kit and I have been together over 12 years now. We spend some of our time at my home and some at his, a few miles away. Since I have a place to live when not at home, it made sense to share my home and be able to make more of our travel dreams a reality. I own a home decor, boutique, garden shop here in town.

Donna Burgan, Owner purchased this house in 1980

Why Donna Burgan, Owner chose Northern Michigan

This is a fun place to be. Glen Arbor is very safe. There are so many activities within walking distance. Lake Michigan, the park, mini golf or world class golf, pickleball, kayaking, hiking and biking on miles of paved trails meandering thru our beautiful countryside. It is obvious every direction you go why we are known as one of the most beautiful places in America. The best boutiques, art galleries, restaurants all right here for you to discover

What makes this house unique

There is world class entertainment at Interlochen School for the Arts close by. Wineries with award winning wines to taste, located in beautiful settings, over 20 of them. Delightful villages through out the county, each with it's own flavor. Old fishtown in Leland, the lighthouse in Northport, shopping in Suttons Bay and of course, Traverse City is also close.


Glen Arbor House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 6
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Village ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fireplace
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , jetted tub
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
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
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


5/5 -
(2 traveler reviews)

The Gem sits on 3 acres downtown Glen Arbor
average rating of 5.0 based on 2 reviews

Perfect for families

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at this house during the Glen Arbor Half Marathon weekend and had a great time. We brought our 3 young children and enjoyed walks to town, the beach, restaurants and to the adorable store across the street that is owned by this home's owner. It was a lovely house, very nicely decorated and had a great yard. Our family was very comfortable in the home and it was a very easy stay. The owner is very welcoming and a pleasure to talk to. She gave us great ideas for sites to see! Highly recommend this home and would definitely stay again.

  • Submitted: Nov 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Review by family of 4

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I along with our two teenage girls stayed for a week. The house is located about a block outside of Glen Arbor so it allows for easy walking distance to the shops, restaurants, beach, and grocery store along with picking up the Sleeping Bear Bike Trail about a block & 1/2 away. It's so close to everything that you could park your car and not need to drive it for a week if you were so inclined. House is maintained very nicely with all of the amenties you would ask for. Owner is very accomodating on giving suggestions and ideas for you to do within the area.

We hope to rent the house again next year and highly recommend it.

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Traverse City
Nearest Barpub
0.75 Miles
Art's Bar
Nearest Golf
9 Miles
Manitou Passage
Nearest Motorway
Nearest Restaurant
0.4 Miles
Nearest Ski
30 Miles
Crystal Mountain Resort
Nearest Beach
0.5 Miles
End of street

If you like the outdoors, this is your place! Delightful places to enjoy swimming, boating, hiking and biking. First class golf courses close by. Winery and Brewery tasting. Recently Smithsonian Magazine listed the area as having one of the top best small towns to visit, Country Living Magazine put us on their list of the 20 most charming places to visit. We have made the lists of coolest beach towns, the most stunning views and the best for weekend trips. We are on M22, listed as the most scenic fall route in the country. Conde Naste put us in their list in the top 20 Up and coming Food areas, mentioning the small farms, great wineries and craft breweries.


Rates & Availability

Glen Arbor House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Spring Rate
Apr 28 2017 - Jun 16 2017
4 night minimum stay
Fall Rate
Aug 19 2017 - Sep 16 2017
4 night minimum stay
Winter Rates
Sep 17 2017 - Nov 9 2017
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning Fee $100

Refund policy: Fully refundable 60 days in advance of arrival date

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
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