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Beautiful Glen Lake frontage close to Glen Arbor and The Sleeping Bear Dunes

Bedrooms 1
Space 300 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Newly remodled, bright and cheery, 1 bedroom plus a pull out double bed

Private frontage on the south shore of Glen Lake with breathtaking views of the the Sleeping Bear Sand Dunes. Sandy bottom with a gradual drop off perfect for kids to play and an easy access to your boat mooring. The cottage includes an electric fireplace to warm you on those rainy days. The skylights in the cathedral ceiling flood the cottage with natural light. Cable tv with a dvd player. No wifi. 327' of shared frontage with dock and boat mooring.

Property Manager
Tootsie Panayotou
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 15, 2017

About Tootsie Panayotou

I fell in love with this little cottage the first time I saw it. Actually I bought it site unseen from a Face time my daughter sent me. First thing I said...that is my little piece of heaven and it sure has been my Happy Place,

Tootsie Panayotou purchased this cottage in 2015

Why Tootsie Panayotou chose Sleeping Bear Dunes

the View of sleeping Bear Dunes. Beautifully maintained property Beautiful Lake front on the Best Lake in Michigan. Near fantastic places to eat and be entertained.

What makes this cottage unique

Too Many to count. Smile

Guestbook comments from the manager

Beautiful space, very clean, all new kitchen. very friendly area,very private.

Most beautiful lake I have ever seen. I will rent again next year
Jun 2015
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Empire Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 300 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront
  • Downtown ...
  • Golf Course View ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront
  • Monument View ...
  • Ski-Out ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Stand up shower. sink with cabinet below
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , double sleeper
  • Double bed with alarm clock and reading lamp. ceiling fan. view of Glen Lake
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Childrens playground. Community firepit Near wonderful places to eat. View of Sleeping beat Dunes Most beautiful place in USA 2015


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Beautiful Glen Lake frontage close to Glen Arbor and The Sleeping Bear Dunes
average rating of 4.5 based on 5 reviews

Awesome vacation destination!

  • 5 of 5

This is a very cute, clean little cabin. Perfect for 2 adults with small kids. The water is clear and the lake bottom is sandy. Plenty to do with Glen Arbor just a few miles away.

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed your stay. Hope you can come again. Tootsie
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Cozy Lake Cottage

  • 4 of 5

Nice little cottage with Little Glen Lake views and access. If you do not need a lot of space (we did not) this is for you. We were able to bring our boat up and moor it on the lake during our stay which was nice also. The cottage is maintained well and we did not have issues with anything. The cottage community this cottage is a part of has a community green space in the middle which has a nice bon fire pit to use. My wife and I stayed here with our baby and there was enough room for us all. A queen sized bed in the bedroom would have been nice instead of the full size though. Tootsie made our vacation easy!

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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lovely cottage

  • 5 of 5

My 8 yo daughter said: " I do not like it, I love it! ", so we already booked for next year. Small cottage but you have everything that you need. Glen lake is swallow , beautiful in the front of Shady Shores resort.

Thank you, Tootsie!

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Clean and beautiful cabin and location

  • 4 of 5

Tootsie made it very easy to have an enjoyable stay at the cabin. It is clean and Glen Lake is beautiful. There are a couple cabins located in a horse-shoe shape on the property, but everyone is friendly.

  • Submitted: Jun 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Car: necessary

Cute little cottage 2 or 4 people. Sit on the deck and look at beautiful Glen Lake. A little pc of heaven. Sits on 4 1/2 acre. With children's area, Big fire pit. Lovely area with the best view of Sleeping Bear Dunes. a little piece of heaven Great fishing lake. You can bring your boat. I have a mooring for you. Wonderful tennis courts in Glen Lake.

Really fun and great places to eat. Our favorite family eating place is Bonedocks and Bear Paws for Best pizza in Mi. Smile Great shopping in Glen Lake or Traverse City I have a 85% of people that re rent the cottage every year. Hope you will love it like we do.


Rates & Availability

Empire Cottage Rental Rates

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My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $100

$100 cleaning deposit Refundable No Pets, No Smoking.

Payment in full with return of signed contract.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the manager or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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