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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:
February 25, 2018

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 Empire

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 4.6666665 based on 10 reviews
Saranac Michigan

Perfect Little Cottage

  • 5 of 5

This is a perfect little cottage, everything you need for a week at the beach. The cottage is well stocked with all kitchen needs and VERY Clean! The Shady Shores has a campfire pit near the cottages and one also by the dock. The dock is stocked with chairs and loungers perfecting for sitting down by the water all day and only a short walk from the cottage. The owner was a pleasure to work with and answered all questions quickly. Thank you Tootsie for sharing your summer home with us!

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We really enjoyed having you at the Drake please come our way again thank you for leaving the cottage so clean
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Cozy cottage

  • 5 of 5

Celebrated our 1 year anniversary at Tootsie's cozy cottage on beautiful Glen lake. Everything was great but would bring an air mattress to throw on top of the current mattress in the bedroom. Kitchen was stocked with everything you will need. Thank you Tootsie and we will be back.

Jennifer H - Grand Rapids, MI -

  • Submitted: Oct 4, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Happy Anniversary So Glad you enjoyed the Drake Please travel or way again Tootsie
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Cute Summer get away

  • 4 of 5

The cottage was simply charming, The view of the lake was breathtaking, The location was perfect, The only thing I would change is having access to a DVD player!

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much and thank you for leaving it so clean
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Lovely week in this tiny house!

  • 5 of 5

Loved staying in Tootsie's place! Although very small, it's got pretty much everything you need. It's clean, light and comfortable enough for two of us for a week. Already booked for next year!!

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so happy you enjoyed your stay and booked for next year thank you for leaving the place perfect thank Again Tootsie
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Clean and well decorated!!

  • 5 of 5

Outstanding lakeside cottage. Will definitely return to this cottage next year!!!

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so glad you Enjoyed Our little pc of Haven. Looking forward to having you again. thanks for leaving the place so nice 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: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from 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

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $100

$100 cleaning deposit Refundable No Pets, No Smoking.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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

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